Some Oil Spill Events From Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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#1 Jun 8, 2010
Mr. President, you need to kick Dick Cheney's Halliburton ass. Americans believe that supporters of supremacist tea-baggers and Fox News working for Halliburton are responsible for the BP oil rig sabotage.
Mr. President, with the explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, those right-wing extremists killed three birds with one stone:
1. They get to punish BP for their generous contributions to your last presidential campaign
2. They get to blame your Administration for the disaster, and turning your supporters (Environmentalist) against you because you did express your support for off-shore drilling few weeks earlier
3. They hope to keep you preoccupied by the scope and impact of the cleanup job, hence preventing you from addressing other crises like Umemployment/National Debt/Healtcare/Economy, etc.
Mr. President, Supremacist Fox News and the Tea-Party are apparently resolving into sabotage to make sure YOU (another black man) FAIL along with the nation, just to perpetuate the myth that Blacks can't lead!
Nation or Race first, Fox News?
Saint Johnsbury, VT
#11 Jun 8, 2010
It does seem staged....What a shame they had to kill those men in the process but many more people have been killed for the same reason through the ages...
#17 Jun 8, 2010
The word is out: Sabotage!
Republicans to Obama and America:
. "We want him to fail"
. "This is going to be his Waterloo"
Now, Tea-baggers want to make sure Obama fail: They are resolved to a tactic involving acts of SABOTAGE & CRITICISM used in tandem.
There it is:" President Obama's oversight of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have been hampered by his relationship to BP, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Sunday in the opening salvo of a verbal cage match with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs"
Tea-baggers, supporters of Sarah Palin/Dick Cheney and Fox News' Sean Hannity, working for Dick Cheney's Halliburton may have tampered with the Blow-Out Preventer, just to punish BP for their generous support of Obama's presidential campaign.
BP later hired Cheney's spokesperson to prevent further retaliation attacks from tea-baggers.
Dick Cheney's former campaign spokeswoman reportedly has been hired to run U.S. media relations for BP as the oil giant struggles to plug the massive leak in the Gulf of Mexico while fending off mounting criticism. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/02/ch...
#29 Jun 8, 2010
You're NOT fooling anyone MSNBC. This is "OBAMA'S OIL SPILL." Obama OWNS it. It happened on Obama's watch and to try and blame it on George Bush and Dick Cheney just shows your programs dishonestly towards the American public. Your liberal bias is apalling. No wonder your ratings at at the bottom with CNN and why Fox news beats MSNBC and CNN COMBINED. You commentators making stupid voices and your nasty name calling shows the juvenile aspects of your lame TV reporting.(see Ed Shultz and Keith Olbermann)
No Matthews, we don't feel that tingle that you get up you leg from Obama. What we Ameriacns see is a naive, ineffective, impotent president just like Jimmy Carter was in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. We won't be hoodwinked and bamboozled by the lame street Obama biased liberal media ever again.
Is President Obama bowing to criticism that he hasn't shown enough emotion and outrage about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill? In an interview with the "Today" show's Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning, the president offered his bluntest response yet about the disaster, telling Lauer he's been talking to experts about "whose ass to kick" when it comes to responsibility for the mess.
Yet administration officials are not ignorant of polls showing the nation less than thrilled with Obama's handling of the Gulf. According to the latest ABC/Washington Post poll, more than two-thirds of those polled, 69 percent, disapprove of the federal government's handling of the spill. That's higher than the outrage over the Bush administration's handling of Hurricane Katrina
50 days and counting and that oil well is still spewing its toxic waste into our waters and onto our beaches.
Obama has failed with his oil spill and is a failure as a president and no one, not BP, Iran, North Korea or radical, Muslim, jihadists terrorists are afraid of Obama in any way and it shows.
Paying 10 years for 6 years of service. Not enough doctors and nurses. Long waiting lines. Americans will die. This will be a total failure. More wealth redistribution by socialist Obama.
Liberal socialist are rabid, foaming at the mouth lying dogs.
#32 Jun 8, 2010
Embattled BP CEO Hayward to testify before Congress next week
Jun 08, 2010 13:23 EDT
Tony Hayward, the embattled CEO of BP, will make his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the catastrophic Gulf oil spill when he testifies before a congressional committee next week.
Hayward is scheduled to appear at a House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee hearing June 17. The subject of the hearing is the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
Hayward enraged some when he said, "I'd like my life back." He's sure to receive pointed questions from lawmakers about the cause of the accident and the response to it.
Source: AP News
Wonder which Member of Congress will ask Hayward about B-P and the benefits they received from the Cheney Energy Task Force?
Also wonder which member of Congress will ask Hayward how many former Bush I, Bush II and Cheney cohorts are now employed by B-P?
#33 Jun 8, 2010
Hey, WAHOO, it's time to take your meds.
#43 Jun 8, 2010
"I want him to fail!"
Keep Hope Alive, little Limbaugh. Maybe right-wing supremacist sabotage will work against the Black president and our nation, and your supremacist grand kids will live happily ever after in "space"!
#45 Jun 9, 2010
Like the August 2001 Memo on "Bin Laden Due to Strike America", here's another report the Bush/Cheney Administration ignored:
WASHINGTON A decade ago, U.S. government regulators warned that a major deepwater oil spill could start with a fire on a drilling rig, prove hard to stop and cause extensive damage to fish eggs and wetlands because there were few good ways to capture oil underwater.
The disaster scenario contained in a May 2000 offshore drilling plan for the Shell oil company that McClatchy has obtained is now a grim reality in the Gulf of Mexico. Less predictably, perhaps, the author of the document was the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service, the regulatory agency that's come under withering criticism in the wake of the BP spill for being too cozy with industries it was supposed to be regulating.
The 2000 warning, however, indicates that some federal regulators were well aware of the potential hazards of deepwater oil production in its early years, experts and former MMS officials told McClatchy.
Yet over the past decade, the risks faded into the background as America thirsted for new oil sources, the energy industry mastered new drilling technologies and the number of deepwater wells in the Gulf swelled into the thousands. Then-President George W. Bush ushered in the new era with an executive order on May 18, 2001, that pushed his new administration to speed up the search for oil.
"I think it was certainly overwhelmed by the excitement of all the oil and gas that was starting to show up in the seismic studies and the technical excitement of how to drill these reservoirs," said Rick Steiner, a veteran environmental scientist who reviewed the document for McClatchy. "I think that had a way of subduing the real concern about the risk of these things."
The Shell plan, which Greenwire, an environmental news service, first reported last week, described a worst-case scenario for a deepwater blowout that in several instances reads like a preview of what's happened since BP's Deepwater Horizon rig began spewing crude into the Gulf seven weeks ago.
While noting that a major blowout was very unlikely, the Shell plan said: "Regaining well control in deep water may be a problem since it could require the operator to cap and control well flow at the seabed in greater water depths ... and could require simultaneous firefighting efforts at the surface."
The BP disaster started when the drilling platform exploded, sending a towering wall of flames into the sky and killing 11 workers before it sank.
The 2000 Shell plan also cautioned that an oil gusher wouldn't behave the same way in deepwater as one would in shallow water, where most drilling to that point had been done. "Spills in deep water may be larger due to the high production rates associated with deepwater wells and the length of time it could take to stop the source of pollution," it said.
Among its other warnings for a drill site less than 140 miles southwest of BP's Deepwater Horizon:
The chemical dispersants required to clean up a major spill would expose adult birds to a combination of oil and dispersant that could "reduce chick survival."
"Fish eggs and larvae within a potentially large area of the northern Gulf would be killed."
In certain weather and oceanographic conditions, a large blowout could have "severe adverse impacts" for wetland areas.
Not all the spilled oil would rise to the surface, and "there are few practical spill response options for dealing with submerged oil." It predicted that gas surging from a blowout could form hydrates and remain deep underwater, a likely cause of some toxic subsea oil "plumes" that scientists have identified in the BP spill.
Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/06/08/95535/f...
#47 Jun 9, 2010
Tea-baggers/Fox News are the same folks who blamed 911 on Bill Clinton even though 911 took place under Cheney's watch. Why is it so hard for Tea-baggers/Fox News to accept responsibility for their misdeeds?
Dr. Dick Evil Cheney & Repubs Congress sold Regulation Rights and nearly Zero LIABILITY/accountability to Big-oil; now the same CROOKS is blaming Obama for the Big-oil's raping of our Ecosystems?
Come on, American Media, quit being the mouthpiece for Big-business,do your fawkng job!
#49 Jun 29, 2010
Has anyone seen Dick Cheney?
Where has the former vice president been these last two months? After all, his No. 1 goal when entering office in 2001 was to fashion a new energy policy for the nation, remember?
So where is the man who, during the first month after being sworn in, was having private White House meetings with oil company executives? Could he be in one of those undisclosed locations?
Last year and earlier this year, Cheney didn't hesitate to speak out about President Barack Obama's handling of the "war on terrorism," suggesting that the man who succeeded George W. Bush had made us "less safe."
Surely this energy expert can offer suggestions on how to "plug the hole." After all, he was head of Halliburton, one of the largest oilfield services companies in the world. And that company was doing work on the BP well that exploded and collapsed into the Gulf, creating heartbreaking calamity.
It's strange we haven't heard a peep out of him on this one.
Many feel his administration's coziness with the oil and energy companies led to lax regulations and very well may have contributed to this environmental disaster. I certainly hold that view.
As the president made his way to the Gulf Coast on Monday, he sent an e-mail message to supporters asking them to stand with him as he pushes legislation "to promote a new economy powered by green jobs, combat climate change and end our dependence on foreign oil."
He pointed out that last week that he met with leaders of both parties in Congress to talk about the legislation.
"Today, we consume more than 20 percent of the world's oil, but have less than 2 percent of the world's oil reserves," Obama said. "Beyond the risks inherent in drilling four miles beneath the surface of the Earth, our dependence on oil means that we will continue to send billions of dollars of our hard-earned wealth to other countries every month including many in dangerous, unstable regions.
"In other words, our continued dependence on fossil fuels will jeopardize our national security. It will smother our planet. And it will continue to put our economy and our environment at risk. We cannot delay any longer, and that is why I'm asking for your help."
A comprehensive energy and climate bill has passed the House, and a bipartisan plan has been introduced in the Senate.
The president is right in saying we can't afford to delay these new policies while we wait for another disaster to happen.
Just as we have to clean up the mess in the Gulf, we also have to clean up the mess in Washington that for years thanks to people like Dick Cheney basically allowed big energy companies to make their own rules.
Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/06/18/96077/c...
Dickie was just released from the hospital.
More heart problems?
Yep, they are still trying to find his.
#51 Jun 29, 2010
Another "Fake" heart complaint to gain sympathy.
According to reports, for kickbacks and in secret, Cheney has allowed Big-Oil to write their own Oil-Drilling Safety policy.
Cheney is drowning the Gulf Coast in Black Gold!
Cheney has oil running through his veins; he's the Jockey, he'll destroy America before going anywhere!
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