Gulf spill surpasses Valdez; plug try going well

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 27, 2010, titled Gulf spill surpasses Valdez; plug try going well. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

An untested procedure to plug the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico seemed to be working, officials said today, but new estimates showed the spill has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history.

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Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#1 May 27, 2010
I thought W was a lunkhead but Obama is putting him to shame, this guy is just a cautionale and a first class d-bag.
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#2 May 27, 2010
Sorry, should read-
Cautionary tale
Mormon Nailer

Hudson, WI

#3 May 27, 2010
This is what you get for selling out to Big Oil, Barry. Blame.

Of course, they would have blamed you even more if you DIDN'T sell out to big oil and let them drill off our shores. So yeah... f'd either way.
The Big Bopper

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 27, 2010
We don't know the facts, said Obama. So...Tell us the facts.
Revolution No 9

AOL

#5 May 27, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
I thought W was a lunkhead but Obama is putting him to shame, this guy is just a cautionale and a first class d-bag.
Ever heard of the trerm, "bait and switch"?
That`s what the republicans have been pulling for years, in their efforts to get more drilling in Alaska.
This enabled the gulf to be off the scope of the eye of the public, as it was illegally opened for expanded drilling.

Eveyone looked north, while Exxon and it`s partners drilled soulth.

Obama is now going to have to deal with it as best he can. Since it`s off our coast, in is in our best interest to get involved fast.

Yeah, G W Bush was the lunkhead of lunkheads alright. Chaney and Bush both should have been shot for treason over the signing of the Warner and Patriot Acts as it was....this crap just adds to it.

I`m no fan of Obama myself, because I think it`s time both parties were overthrown by armed revolution. But if there was ever a "fist class dirt bag", it came from the BUSH family.

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Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#6 May 27, 2010
Revolution No 9 wrote:
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Ever heard of the trerm, "bait and switch"?
That`s what the republicans have been pulling for years, in their efforts to get more drilling in Alaska.
This enabled the gulf to be off the scope of the eye of the public, as it was illegally opened for expanded drilling.
Eveyone looked north, while Exxon and it`s partners drilled soulth.
Obama is now going to have to deal with it as best he can. Since it`s off our coast, in is in our best interest to get involved fast.
Yeah, G W Bush was the lunkhead of lunkheads alright. Chaney and Bush both should have been shot for treason over the signing of the Warner and Patriot Acts as it was....this crap just adds to it.
I`m no fan of Obama myself, because I think it`s time both parties were overthrown by armed revolution. But if there was ever a "fist class dirt bag", it came from the BUSH family.
Psssst, I don't think it was just the Repubs who were in on the bait-and-switch, sounds like everyone knew..........
http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1414103...
America the Great

Minneapolis, MN

#7 May 27, 2010
Bright Guy wrote:
I thought W was a lunkhead but Obama is putting him to shame, this guy is just a cautionale and a first class d-bag.
When it came to Big Oil, W and Cheney were lunkheads. In fact, most of the environmental policies Bush and Cheney undertook was to help Big Oil become extremely rich (and that includes going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan where Iraq and portions north of Afghanistan are supposed to have vast quantities of unearthed oil). Where W's lunkheadedness came into play was on domestic and international policies.

Fastforward to Obama. Obama's lunkheadedness continues to be this---he doesn't realize that every decision he makes will be aired on television and turned into something negative wherever possible. Obama still assumes he can win bipartisanship when that is just a fantasy. He does need to get tough with British Petroleum regardless of the consequences because this spill not only threatens Southern wildlife, it threatens their economy. The South simply can not wait for BP to get it right. And Obama is going to have to say sorry Republicans, I tried to build consensus but this disaster just isn't getting public support for such a thing.
Christy NE Mpls

Canada

#8 May 27, 2010
Obama is bed with BP for 700,000 in campaign donations....hope n change
The Cold Hard Truth

Fargo, ND

#9 May 27, 2010
America the Great wrote:
<quoted text> When it came to Big Oil, W and Cheney were lunkheads. In fact, most of the environmental policies Bush and Cheney undertook was to help Big Oil become extremely rich (and that includes going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan where Iraq and portions north of Afghanistan are supposed to have vast quantities of unearthed oil). Where W's lunkheadedness came into play was on domestic and international policies.
Fastforward to Obama. Obama's lunkheadedness continues to be this---he doesn't realize that every decision he makes will be aired on television and turned into something negative wherever possible. Obama still assumes he can win bipartisanship when that is just a fantasy. He does need to get tough with British Petroleum regardless of the consequences because this spill not only threatens Southern wildlife, it threatens their economy. The South simply can not wait for BP to get it right. And Obama is going to have to say sorry Republicans, I tried to build consensus but this disaster just isn't getting public support for such a thing.
I was just wondering which party and individual got the most money from BP in the last election, the democrats or republicans? Obama or McCain? Anyone know or have a link?
Irony

Minneapolis, MN

#10 May 27, 2010
He was on it day one...right. That is why he had a vacation planned for this weekend.

Lets see how that would work with your spouse.

Wife: "Honey, the house is on fire"
Husband: "I'll keep an eye on it while I am golfing...let me know if it gets worse."
More of the same BS

River Falls, WI

#11 May 27, 2010
Yes well quite a few facts about the government response considering Katrina were held back by the press too! The press loves to paint a negative picture about everything Obama - welcome to the club.
Robert

Whitehall, WI

#12 May 27, 2010
America the Great wrote:
<quoted text> When it came to Big Oil, W and Cheney were lunkheads. In fact, most of the environmental policies Bush and Cheney undertook was to help Big Oil become extremely rich (and that includes going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan where Iraq and portions north of Afghanistan are supposed to have vast quantities of unearthed oil). Where W's lunkheadedness came into play was on domestic and international policies.
Fastforward to Obama. Obama's lunkheadedness continues to be this---he doesn't realize that every decision he makes will be aired on television and turned into something negative wherever possible. Obama still assumes he can win bipartisanship when that is just a fantasy. He does need to get tough with British Petroleum regardless of the consequences because this spill not only threatens Southern wildlife, it threatens their economy. The South simply can not wait for BP to get it right. And Obama is going to have to say sorry Republicans, I tried to build consensus but this disaster just isn't getting public support for such a thing.
Among the rest of your rantings, you have a giant error when you say that we can not wait for BP to get it right. Up to the moment of the disaster, there is plenty of blame to go around and BP deserves a large share, but from that moment on, don't blame them.

Quoting President Obama from the article: "The American people should know that from the moment this disaster began the federal government has been in charge of the response effort," he said. "Make no mistake: BP is operating at our direction."

Don't blame BP for any failed efforts to deal with this. The President has laid claim to the process. I hope he's successful, because I'm not interested in the politics of it, I want the oil leak stopped.

It's good to know that the President is so on top of things yet can't tell you the specifics of why the MMS chief has resigned in the midst of the crisis. Unbelievable how the press swallows his every word.
Goldy1

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 27, 2010
Napolean had his Waterloo.
Bush had his Katrina.
Obama has his Gulf Coast oil gaffe.

We do know the facts, Mr. Thin-skinned. You ain't gettin' away from this one.
Bright Guy

Schaumburg, IL

#14 May 27, 2010
America the Great wrote:
<quoted text> When it came to Big Oil, W and Cheney were lunkheads. In fact, most of the environmental policies Bush and Cheney undertook was to help Big Oil become extremely rich (and that includes going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan where Iraq and portions north of Afghanistan are supposed to have vast quantities of unearthed oil). Where W's lunkheadedness came into play was on domestic and international policies.
Fastforward to Obama. Obama's lunkheadedness continues to be this---he doesn't realize that every decision he makes will be aired on television and turned into something negative wherever possible. Obama still assumes he can win bipartisanship when that is just a fantasy. He does need to get tough with British Petroleum regardless of the consequences because this spill not only threatens Southern wildlife, it threatens their economy. The South simply can not wait for BP to get it right. And Obama is going to have to say sorry Republicans, I tried to build consensus but this disaster just isn't getting public support for such a thing.
More accurately, it's every inaction and poor decision that makes Obama a lunkhead.
I'm just waiting for Obama to say that this oil spill was something his administration "inherited".
Typical

Minneapolis, MN

#15 May 27, 2010
Goldy1 wrote:
Napolean had his Waterloo.
Bush had his Katrina.
Obama has his Gulf Coast oil gaffe.
We do know the facts, Mr. Thin-skinned. You ain't gettin' away from this one.
Typical, the republicans want smaller government and deregulation for business but then when business screws up they want government to come in and fix it.'Not gettin' away with this one.'. What wrong with this picture?
Independent Voter

Minneapolis, MN

#16 May 27, 2010
So he started the news conference by saying that we "don't know the facts" and not once did he provide the facts.

I'm also getting tired of him taking responsibility for some short coming and then not doing anything to change it.
Nota Sheep

Midlothian, TX

#17 May 27, 2010
Revolution No 9 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ever heard of the trerm, "bait and switch"?
That`s what the republicans have been pulling for years, in their efforts to get more drilling in Alaska.
This enabled the gulf to be off the scope of the eye of the public, as it was illegally opened for expanded drilling.
Eveyone looked north, while Exxon and it`s partners drilled soulth.
Obama is now going to have to deal with it as best he can. Since it`s off our coast, in is in our best interest to get involved fast.
Yeah, G W Bush was the lunkhead of lunkheads alright. Chaney and Bush both should have been shot for treason over the signing of the Warner and Patriot Acts as it was....this crap just adds to it.
I`m no fan of Obama myself, because I think it`s time both parties were overthrown by armed revolution. But if there was ever a "fist class dirt bag", it came from the BUSH family.
In other words,

IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!!!

You'd think you leftist loonies would have given up on that by now.

Want to have some fun? Search youtube for a video from Rep. Scalise of Louisiana. He laid into The One about his complete lack of action to this spill. The "finger-pointer in chief" has failed his obligation to lead this country. Badly.
Independent Voter

Minneapolis, MN

#18 May 27, 2010
America the Great wrote:
<quoted text> When it came to Big Oil, W and Cheney were lunkheads. In fact, most of the environmental policies Bush and Cheney undertook was to help Big Oil become extremely rich (and that includes going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan where Iraq and portions north of Afghanistan are supposed to have vast quantities of unearthed oil). Where W's lunkheadedness came into play was on domestic and international policies.
Fastforward to Obama. Obama's lunkheadedness continues to be this---he doesn't realize that every decision he makes will be aired on television and turned into something negative wherever possible. Obama still assumes he can win bipartisanship when that is just a fantasy. He does need to get tough with British Petroleum regardless of the consequences because this spill not only threatens Southern wildlife, it threatens their economy. The South simply can not wait for BP to get it right. And Obama is going to have to say sorry Republicans, I tried to build consensus but this disaster just isn't getting public support for such a thing.
So we went into Iraq and Afghanistan for oil. Why do you suppose that is? Could it be that the American consumer just can't get enough of the black gold? hmmm ever thought that maybe the reason Big Oil wants more oil is because Big American Consumer wants more oil?

Building concensus? When has he tried that? You don't build a concensus by calling things you don't agree with "misguided" you don't build a concensus by bulling your bills through congress.
hdog

Sauk Rapids, MN

#19 May 27, 2010
Nor do you, Mr. Obama.
Nota Sheep

Midlothian, TX

#20 May 27, 2010
Here... watch this. It shows how much The One is in charge of this fiasco.

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