Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft and now environmental warrior, is in a little bit of hot water after his 300-foot yacht destroyed large parts of a coral reef in the Cayman Islands:

And we do mean destroyed. From Reuters:

An anchor chain from the vessel damaged nearly 14,000 square feet (1,300 square meters), or about 80 percent, of reef near two scuba diving sites in the West Bay, the islands’ environment department said, according to the Cayman News Service.

Allen’s Seattle-based Vulcan Inc organization, which manages his fortune, said on Wednesday that the M/V Tatoosh was moored on Jan. 14 in a “position explicitly directed” by the local port authority and that his team was cooperating with the investigation.

“When its crew was alerted by a diver that her anchor chain may have impacted coral in the area, the crew promptly, and on their own accord, relocated their position to ensure the reef was protected,” Vulcan said.

Oops.

Allen, of course, is a climate alarmist who is really, really concerned about how humans are treating the environment:

Heh. Swim faster, whale! Before Paul Allen kills you with one of his mega-yachts!

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  • david4041

    Is that a hybrid yacht? How much fuel required to run a 300 foot yacht?

    • david4041

      . . . and how about that helicopter on the back of the yacht?

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I wonder if he bought it from the same outfit where he bought the two helicopters he keeps on one of his other megayachts, that Octopus.

    • Arttie the Deplorable

      “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it” is what I am told.

      • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

        That’s only “if you have to ask” price of the boat, whereas needing to ask “how much fuels it guzzles”…makes anyone still poorer and yet way less hypocritical than Polluto Allen.

        • BillinDetroit

          Technically, hydrocarbon fuels are simply another form of renewable solar energy.

          If you think of “renewable” in terms of geological epochs

    • MiguelLC

      No fuel required. It runs on pixie dust and unicorn excrement.

      • Greg-O


        And kids eat the stuff at the end of the video.

        • MiguelLC

          I am never eating “swirly” ice cream again. Thanks a lot, Greg!

        • john lecorchick

          hence, Marie Harf

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Nobody can top the hypocrisy of these lefties….they want to spend BILLIONS of YOUR money to force YOU to live in stone-age conditions to save an environment that they have spent a LOT of money to abuse for their own comfort….does that about cover it!

    • Jim

      You forgot that they accuse anyone who disagrees with them of being a holocaust denier.

    • Don Reed

      The Al Gore Naval Maneuvers. Surprise!

    • Grumpy

      Not quite: you didn’t mention the snotty attitude.

    • Dave

      Are we sure it wasn’t John Kerry at the helm here?

      • Gunnhild4

        Are you sure Bruce-the Caitlyn-Jenner wasn’t texting/talking on it’s cell phone at the helm?

  • AMD_Afficionado

    ROFL, this is even better than the normal hypocrisy of the sanctimonious greenies flying in private jets.

    With being busted in the Caymans, something no liberal billionaire wants to get out, turning this into a double-whammy, this should be most deleterious to his liberal credentials.

    • vetgal1970

      Not if he has that ‘D’ behind his name

      • Grumpy

        The “Dumbass” one? I think it goes without saying…

  • YesMeansNOMeansYES

    someone should destroy his yacht and home

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      That’s what they would do if this guy was a conservative in any way, shape, or form.

    • AskmewhyIleftCA

      I was wondering if Greenpeace was up to the challenge of blowing it up.

  • oodee

    80% of it destroyed? Talk about a Blue Sea of Death.

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      ICWYDT 🙂

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Somehow I doubt the other climate alarmists (those who freak out when people turn on air conditioners during summer) will raise a fuss. I only base that, though, on everything I’ve ever seen climate alarmists do and say.

  • Kenton Clarkson

    If it saves just ONE coal reef…..

  • rountry

    Some confusion about square feet and square miles, but still a lot of damage by this douche

    • tverle

      Yes! When I read the first tweet I wondered just how big this yacht was that it could destroy 14,000 square miles of reef.

      • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

        “Some confusion about square feet and square miles, but still a lot of damage by this douche”

        “Yes! When I read the first tweet I wondered just how big this yacht was that it could destroy 14,000 square miles of reef.”

        I figured someone was just trolling…

  • Please, god help us!

    Allen’s Seattle-based Vulcan Inc organization, which manages his fortune, said on Wednesday that the M/V Tatoosh was moored on Jan. 14 in a “position explicitly directed” by the local port authority …

    Of course, it’s the progressive’s first response every time when exposed: “It’s not our fault.”

    • BillinDetroit

      And then, they moved it against those very same instructions.

      If you have enough money you can hire enough lawyers to wear down your average tropical paradise government.

  • schveiguy

    I bet Rubio’s luxury vessel never was responsible for coral reef damage.

    • rick

      Mine,neither.

  • MoxieLouise1

    He was just pruning it. It’ll grow faster now.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    DiCaprio will superglue it back together.

    • Michael the white suburbanite

      he might get tangled up with a ray

      • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

        When are they announcing their engagement?

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          Who? Barney Frank and DiCaprio?

  • unknown

    Will he be going on an apology tour like Tony Hayward? https://youtu.be/rDqatJPvOfk

  • Lance H

    What a hypocrite, even if his ridiculous yacht hadn’t torn up a bunch of coral reef.

  • thedeplorableblonde

    I hope the Cayman Islands sue his ass to the hilt despite his deposits there…oh wait. Cash before coral.

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      We love the Caymans and this is so sad to hear. Screw Allen and his carbon-emitting yacht. You’re right: he needs to have his ass sued off.

      • thedeplorableblonde

        WTF is he doing mooring a mega-yacht on or about a damn reef?? He has lots of excursion boats on that ship. Damn.

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          Exactly. Such a (insert expletive of choice here).

          • thedeplorableblonde

            We need to form a group: Florida Women for Practical Conservation.

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            I’m in. No friggin’ liberal greenies need apply. They’re all brain dead anyway and don’t know how to conserve or protect sh*t. When do we get the party started?? 🙂

    • vetgal1970

      Maybe they should sink his yacht to give the creatures a new place to live

  • American

    Hey…now, Obama knows who’s ass to kick.

    • Suzyqpie

      Thanks for the reminder. I forgot that sophormoric display by Pres Pen & Phone.

  • Mohawk77

    another one..”get up against the wall”, Next~!~~~~~

    this list is getting long.

  • Perso Nasplit

    “If the climate wont destroy itself for our political benefit, we must destroy it ourselves!!!” -Secret Billionaire meeting at the white house.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Why does the first tweet say 14,000 square miles? I’d be surprised to see the yacht still floating after that.

    • thedeplorableblonde

      He didn’t park it on the reef…but the mega ton ship, on an anchor, fractured a living thing. Where’s PETA?

  • LimpingHenry

    You mean this “conservationist” doesn’t have a sailing yacht?

    • thedeplorableblonde

      New money.

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        “The nouveau riche are so icky and tacky.”

  • deepdiver

    Nothing is ever a liberal’s fault.

    Edit: grammar

  • bunnehbooboo

    He just transformed a coral reef to fight climate change…nice

  • Michelle ✓classified

    This dude owns three mega-yachts, all registered in the Cayman Islands. Apparently he cares more about conservation than he does about paying taxes in the United States. I don’t subscribe to the mindset that rich people should pay more income tax than they’re already paying, but when they register numerous multi-million dollar luxury items out of the country in order to avoid paying taxes, I want them taxed on that. This yacht in the post is the Tatoosh valued at $160 million dollars. Keep in mind, he has two more.

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      No one needs 3 mega yachts. ? Just ask Bernie Sanders.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        I actually don’t mind anyone owning countless mega-yachts (this dude also owns two Boeing 757s), but I have major issues with these billionaires who register these mega-million toys in other countries so they avoid taxes here.

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          I concur 100%. They preach higher taxes for us but they work very very hard to avoid paying them themselves, those hypocritical a**holes.

          • Michelle ✓classified

            And they preach the rich need to pay their “fair share” of taxes, but register their toys out of the country.

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            They just nean the Koch Bothers need to pay more. They all have that crazy Koch problem. 🙂

  • RSnyder

    Untouchable. The guy has so much f you money.

  • Sanchez

    That fkng boat consumes more energy in a year then my 1400 F2 home consumes in 25 years.

    I don’t really care except for his hypocrisy.

  • Petrucio14

    Environmentalism for thee, but not for me.

  • ricoliv

    The spin will be, “There’s nothing to see here, folks. We were going to get rid of that reef anyway. It has damaged too many yachts.”

    • Suzyqpie

      It was a junk reef. Now we’ll get a better reef.

      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

        …and it’s gone be the biggest, most fantastic reef you’ve ever seen. Everybody says so. It’ll be yuuuuge. It’ll be so big you can’t imagine.

        • Suzyqpie

          The new reef will grow the economy, reduce the deficit, and create jobs.

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            And make America great again! Oh wait…

  • Suzyqpie

    Paul Allen’s tweets look like suck-up spin to me. I’m a rich guy pushing climate change climate change climate change, don’t send the IRS, SEC, or any of your other thugs after me climate change climate change climate change here’s a $250,000 donation to OFA & same for Hills operation, CGI, climate change climate change. When you are in Seattle I’ll hold a fund raiser for you climate change

    • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

      Be funny if all the newly and/or soon to be unemployed people who once worked in the coal industry appeared on Allen’s horizon…

  • topperj

    As the great Dave Barry says, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

  • ArtBrecher

    I just what to know where this multi-millionaire hypocrite moron pumps his waste water and other types like human waste? Does he have a holding tank that is pumped out when he reaches port or does he pump the crap directly into the ocean. If I had to guess I’d pick the latter.

  • marcus tullius cicero

    …Is Di Caprio jealous?…Or who’s the biggest hypocrite….

  • Kevin Giltrud

    Jeebus!

    Is that yacht a Littoral Support Ship?!!!

  • allyall

    Well, y’all know how it goes, if it weren’t for double standards, the left would have no standards at all.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Is Paul Allen an anti-vaxxer like so many of the Warmistas are?

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    I’m rich beotch!!!

  • JV

    asshat

  • globalcrap

    An O Bogus climate change billionaire spreading his giant footprint all over the world , who knew ?

  • Luv2GoFly

    These freakin’ wealthy climate alarmists are causing more damage to the environment than a thousand of us common folks would. Consider their carbon footprint with their planes, yachts, cars, mansions, etc. Yeah, bunch of freakin’ hypocrites.

  • lonestar

    Liberals will blame Exxon.

  • interestedobserver2

    Environment! YOU must protect it! (Excuse me while I commit a crime that would have any of you peons put in jail immediately…)

  • wharfrat

    $ 6,000 to fill the tank with Premium fuel,this is the problem with Billionaires, they think they can abuse the Earth and it’s people to get what they want and don’t care what anybody thinks of it.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I always miss the good stuff.

  • ThomasCollins1

    Paul Allen’s yacht destroyed 14,000 square MILES of protected coral
    reef. Man billionaires really do wtf they want. Money is supreme….An anchor chain from the vessel damaged nearly 14,000 square FEET…

    Good grief!

  • Conserv_58

    I despise dishonest liberal hypocrites with a passion, especially uber rich ones.

  • CrystalDawn0603

    People, people, it’s ‘do as I say, not as I do!’ yeesh /eye roll/