Head of oil spill claims fund heads b...

Head of oil spill claims fund heads back to Gulf

There are 57 comments on the WLS story from Jun 22, 2010, titled Head of oil spill claims fund heads back to Gulf. In it, WLS reports that:

A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, saying the government rashly concluded that because one rig failed, the others are in immediate danger, too.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#44 Jun 23, 2010
WORST PREZ EVER wrote:
<quoted text>AND a black judge to boot...
Black judge slams Obamy? Must be racism! The judge must have ruled agaisnt Obama's 1/2 white side! ROFL!

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#45 Jun 23, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
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Obama is a shank.
FOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!!!
Your constant referral to the President playing golf is becoming a
BOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!!!

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#46 Jun 23, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
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Wake Up! IT'S NOT. OBAMA IS THE PREZ.
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How is Obama playing Golf, Jetting around for DNC Fundraisers, Hosting Lavish Mexican Dinners, conducting Basketball interviews, taking vacation, etc, WHILE NOT MEETING WITH BP's Engineering considered "trying to get to the bottom of the issue?"
You are smoking crack.
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Make the Blowout Device "Fail Safe." Obama doesn't even have a clue what that means. He's Lost and is waiting for a committee that doesn't even have Engineering Experts in the Field!!!!
W-T-F! How embarrassing and what a Sham!
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I was once an Obama supporter. Why would I "like" anyone this god-awful, corrupt & clueless as Obama?
You must think this is a joke. Obama's budget Deficits have put our entire country on the glide path to Bankruptcy according to the CBO, Bernacke & Volker. Grow up!
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OBAMA IS THE PREZ. Not McCain or Bush or Clinton or anyone else. Your deflection failed.
Hypothetical situations aren't your strong suit are they?

I was merely pointing out that if John McCain were president, people like you wouldn't be riding his ass about this and the judge wouldn't have overturned his moratorium. I realize that the President is Obama, and I seriously doubted you ever supported him at all.

But I do have to wonder if, when you type in call caps in some spots in your post, do you really pound those keys?

Be honest, you couldn't bring yourself to say one positive thing about President Obama even if your life depended on it.(before you get your knickers in a twist, that wasn't a threat...so take it easy.)

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#47 Jun 23, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
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ROFL! What a Moron! Anyone with a job with retirement has Oil Company stock you idiot!
His decision was based on the law. Sorry!
Maggot Oh-sh*tbama needs to get off the Golf Course and get a clue. He's had 2 months to meet with BP and yet just met last week. W-T-F!!!
Any decent exec would have had daily or weekly meeting with BP from the Start and gotten with their engineering group to determine cause and corrective action.
Obama is simply too stupid and inexperienced to know what to do. IMPEACH THE MAGGOT!
And if President Obama had done as you suggested by meeting with BP daily and/or weekly, you would have said that the President was brow beating BP, leave them alone, he has no business telling BP how to run things, he's trying to take over the oil industry, and using "Chicago style" thug tactics with them.

Face it you couldn't say a positive thing about this President even if he solved all the world's problems.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#48 Jun 23, 2010
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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Your constant referral to the President playing golf is becoming a
BOOOOOOOOOOORE!!!!!!!!!!
I'm getting tired of hearing about him playing all the time too. Why isn't he taking a few of these hours to meet with BP and ask them why the blowout happened and even ask them WHAT IS A BLOWOUT?

It's painfully obvious Obama hasn't a clue. Why would the entire gulf have to suffer through an Obama imposed moratorium while Obama sluffs along playing Golf instead of "Figuring out what went wrong"

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#49 Jun 23, 2010
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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Hypothetical situations aren't your strong suit are they?
Actually they are but I don't play them when it's an attempt to deflect.
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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I was merely pointing out that if John McCain were president,
Obama is the president. We don't know what McCain would have done but a moratorium after 2 months of dithering was a fools move.
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
<quoted text> people like you wouldn't be riding his ass about this and the judge wouldn't have overturned his moratorium.
We don't know what McCain would have done if sitting in that chair so it's quite useless to speculate on the impossibility.
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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I realize that the President is Obama, and I seriously doubted you ever supported him at all.
I did support him but when my defense of him forced me to research deeper, I found many troubling things about Obama.
I supported and defended him side by side with XOXO, Aging Hippy, and many other confirmed Obamabots back then. I evolved and crawled out of the mud. They stayed in the sludge.
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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But I do have to wonder if, when you type in call caps in some spots in your post, do you really pound those keys?
NO, I USE THE "CAPSLK" KEY.
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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Be honest, you couldn't bring yourself to say one positive thing about President Obama even if your life depended on it.
Obama seems like a good father to his kids. I've said many complementary things about him but nothing recently because it's all been bad to worse news coming from him and his decisions.
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
<quoted text> (before you get your knickers in a twist, that wasn't a threat...so take it easy.)
No prob.
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#50 Jun 23, 2010
The other wells should never have been shut down. That is like stop driving all cars because Toyota had a run away accelerator problem.

Of course Obama did not shut them down for safety. He did it to spike the price of gas down the road as he believes we use too much and that will help solve the problem.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#51 Jun 23, 2010
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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And if President Obama had done as you suggested by meeting with BP daily and/or weekly, you would have said that the President was brow beating BP, leave them alone, he has no business telling BP how to run things, he's trying to take over the oil industry, and using "Chicago style" thug tactics with them.
Face it you couldn't say a positive thing about this President even if he solved all the world's problems.
No. Daily meetings take the edge off and get both sides talking much more freely. Heck, he'd know what a Blowout was and what causes them by now if he'd just talk to them.

Of course when you announce you're going to Prosecute them Criminally, the other side tends to roll out their lawyers and clam up.

We may never know if I can say some positive thing about Obama's admin because he's not doing anything worthy of praise. Oh, wait, it was cool that he had the somali pirate killed by sharpshooters.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#52 Jun 23, 2010
Robert wrote:
The other wells should never have been shut down. That is like stop driving all cars because Toyota had a run away accelerator problem.

Of course Obama did not shut them down for safety. He did it to spike the price of gas down the road as he believes we use too much and that will help solve the problem.
You would think Obama would have taken a crash course in Oil Drilling and Blowouts after the first month of the spill but Golf outings, Lavish WH dinners for Mexico to bash Arizona, vacations, Democrat Fundraisers, Million Dollar trips to Ohio for 10 min speeches, etc, all got in the way.

This is one of the first times where you'd actually want an Oil man in the WH instead of just a community organizer.

“or Fox News”

Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#53 Jun 23, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
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I'm getting tired of hearing about him playing all the time too. Why isn't he taking a few of these hours to meet with BP and ask them why the blowout happened and even ask them WHAT IS A BLOWOUT?
It's painfully obvious Obama hasn't a clue. Why would the entire gulf have to suffer through an Obama imposed moratorium while Obama sluffs along playing Golf instead of "Figuring out what went wrong"
Along the same lines as BP exec that went yachting or watching a yacht race instead of trying to figure out what went wrong as well. If it's bad for one it's bad for all parties involved.

Before this all occurred did anybody outside the oil industry know what a blowout on a rig was? Most people know what a tire blowout is, or a blowout in a lopsided game score, or even how to extinguish a flame, but an oil rig blowout...I highly doubt that.
Tired of the BS

Saint Louis, MO

#54 Jun 23, 2010
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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Oh yes, heaven forbid we actually try to figure out what went wrong so we could prevent things like this happening again. What sense would that make? That Republican mantra of "Drill baby drill" has the same cadence as the followers of Imotep from the Mummy movie.
If I were the President, I'd tell the 'fine' folks of Louisiana and this judge
"Fine, go ahead drill more, drill deeper, but when it all goes to hell again don't come crying to the government to do something about it. We tried that route before and your judge here decided against it. Oh and by the way that 20 billion that we had saved up for you fine folks...forget it, it's going back to BP."
ITA I am sick of hearing about the gulf! Tired of no one having any problems but the GULF. When others start to drill and they run into problems let them hack it out themselves! Stop whinning to the government! And like I have been posting how has any disaster been the president's fault in the first place.
Tired of the BS

Saint Louis, MO

#55 Jun 23, 2010
Robert wrote:
The other wells should never have been shut down. That is like stop driving all cars because Toyota had a run away accelerator problem.
Of course Obama did not shut them down for safety. He did it to spike the price of gas down the road as he believes we use too much and that will help solve the problem.
Everything that goes bad is always the presidents fault! I am beginning to believe NO matter what this president does or does not do it will be his fault!
Toyota's problem was not leaking oil all over the gulf but I do agree I would not have shut down drilling nor would I have been running down there because it is obvious he is gonna be blamed for nonsense! Let the ones who did the damage hash it out! And if they don't oh well?
the used bond salesman

United States

#56 Jun 23, 2010
that 100 mile area is consuming taxes faster than they can print it

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#57 Jun 23, 2010
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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Along the same lines as BP exec that went yachting or watching a yacht race instead of trying to figure out what went wrong as well. If it's bad for one it's bad for all parties involved.
Before this all occurred did anybody outside the oil industry know what a blowout on a rig was? Most people know what a tire blowout is, or a blowout in a lopsided game score, or even how to extinguish a flame, but an oil rig blowout...I highly doubt that.
The BP execs knows what happened but surely aren't going to say anything to congress or publicly after Obama said he was going to PROSECUTE THEM IN COURT.

That was an exceptionally stupid move by Obama.

No doubt Blowouts weren't well known before this spill but that's no reason for Obama to take his sweet time learning about them over 6 months.

I don't think Obama is taking this seriously or simply doesn't know what to do and is making this up as he goes along. It makes no sense to NOT SPEAK TO BP on a Weekly if not Daily basis to learn what's going on.

Maybe he blew that by Threatening them with Prosecution. It's nuts anyway you slice it.
Teach

United States

#60 Jun 23, 2010
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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Along the same lines as BP exec that went yachting or watching a yacht race instead of trying to figure out what went wrong as well. If it's bad for one it's bad for all parties involved.
Before this all occurred did anybody outside the oil industry know what a blowout on a rig was? Most people know what a tire blowout is, or a blowout in a lopsided game score, or even how to extinguish a flame, but an oil rig blowout...I highly doubt that.
The CEO of BP went to a yacht race on what...the 60th day after the explosion and after it was announced that some other BP exec was taking over on the Gulf oil spill.

Now, I don't doubt that being the President of the United States is easily the most stressful job there is and relaxing down-time is certainly a requirement, but comparing one outing with the almost daily golf outings, fund raisers, baseball games and the frequent, high profile parties and guests at the White House is stretching the comparison by a bit, wouldn't you say?
Tired of the BS

Saint Louis, MO

#61 Jun 24, 2010
Teach wrote:
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The CEO of BP went to a yacht race on what...the 60th day after the explosion and after it was announced that some other BP exec was taking over on the Gulf oil spill.
Now, I don't doubt that being the President of the United States is easily the most stressful job there is and relaxing down-time is certainly a requirement, but comparing one outing with the almost daily golf outings, fund raisers, baseball games and the frequent, high profile parties and guests at the White House is stretching the comparison by a bit, wouldn't you say?
Whais stretching is the media who keeps trying to make our President look small, what is stretching is the gulf disaster that NO one seems to be able to fix? What is getting nauseating that everytime a disaster comes people keep trying to play the blame game!

And mostly what is the REAL question is who will be satisfied NO matter what? If the president does nothing he is dayum and if he tries to help by making those who did the damage accountable for their mistakes he is dayumed? So I am pretty much stretched about this whole thing mean while it is still pumping oil!??????
Teach

United States

#64 Jun 24, 2010
Tired of the BS wrote:
<quoted text>Whais stretching is the media who keeps trying to make our President look small, what is stretching is the gulf disaster that NO one seems to be able to fix? What is getting nauseating that everytime a disaster comes people keep trying to play the blame game!
And mostly what is the REAL question is who will be satisfied NO matter what? If the president does nothing he is dayum and if he tries to help by making those who did the damage accountable for their mistakes he is dayumed? So I am pretty much stretched about this whole thing mean while it is still pumping oil!??????
President's always get the blame. It goes with the job.

He went after BP with a vengeance, even though BP repeatedly promised, from day 1, that they would pay for everything. He turned down aid from thirteen other countries to help capture the oil before it washed up on shores. He allowed agencies and depts. in his administration to get in the way of clean-up efforts when he has the authority to overide those concerns. He put too much focus on blame, and not enough on doing.

His Interior Department leader, Salazar, amended a report from a group of engineers so that they could shut down oil drilling in the Gulf. I'm not saying that the President was aware of that at the time, but he certainly knows now. Shouldn't Salazar be, at the very least, reprimanded? And he's challenging the court decision concerning the moratorium on drilling, basing the argument on the fact that they don't know what caused this accident, when they've already tried and convicted BP for the accident in the court of public opinion.

To many Americans, it looks as if he doesn't know what he's doing and that his focus was directed in the wrong place.

This is how it goes. Three states were devastated by Hurricane Katrina under Bush. Thousands of people were rescued in the days following the storm, by both government and volunteer rescuers. People were housed, fed and cared for by both. But none of us focused on what the government had managed to do after the storm. But we shouted our heads off and excoriated the government over what hadn't been done. Not the local government, who hadn't put their own emergency plans into action. Not the state government, who delayed in ordering a mandatory evacuation. All the blame went to the fed, to Bush in particular.

Fair? No, not really. Deserved? Not entirely.

And now Obama is sitting in the Oval Office, suffering the same treatment. Fair? No, not really. Deserved? Not entirely.

It goes with the job.

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