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June 08, 2010

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Clarice

Yipes!! But isn't it who's in charge. Or is this a play on Whose on First?

rse (JOM's Panhandle correspondent)

When they thought it a success two nights ago they added that the cap had been placed "under the federal government's supervision".

When I checked last night's update, it no longer said that.

However, the currents have taken back over and are pushing what's out there westward.

The manatees, sea turtles, and schools of rays are more numerous than usual and all headed eastward.

lyle

Um...Al Haig?

hit and run

Obama is looking for Whose ass to kick - so,naturally,Whose in charge.

daddy

An interesting question to Chu over TM.

Even Palin's cooled on hanging Obama with the 'big oil' tag.

The ironies abound. I'm amused by Beyond Petroleum goring Obama's ox, I'm stricken by what this may do to offshore drilling and energy independence.
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Pofarmer

It seems to me, that without the scrutiny and political pressure, they would have simply done the best they could and waited on the relief wells. Surely we aren't suggesting that allowing politics to overcome the normal decision making process has made things worse.

narciso

I don't know about that, she's certainly tweeted up a storm on how Obama and Heyward
have not been in contact for 50 days, in a
perfect world, it should be like Iran and Iraq, why can't they both lose, but we don't live in that world, and BP seems to be the
onyl experienced one in this deal, from the LUNed panel, I think they really could have benefited from that Dr. Katz

Clarice

Code Pink just kicked Pelosi's ass ..Oh, let's see, whose support is more useful to the party Medea and Hugo's or Hollywood's..Decision 2010.The creaky left wing coalition shows signs of a catastrophic rift.

Wright Truesdell

Sorry -
WHO’S/WHOSE
“Who’s” always and forever means only “who is,” as in “Who’s that guy with the droopy mustache?” or “who has,” as in “Who’s been eating my porridge?” “Whose” is the possessive form of “who” and is used as follows: “Whose dirty socks are these on the breakfast table?”

But clearly, no-one is in charge.

Danube of Thought

His not having talked with the CEO since this happened is flabbergasting.

At some point somebody's going to do a tick-tock about just who the hell he has been talking to, and when.

matt

this isn't a drip, drip, drip of incompetence, it's a gusher....

Thomas Collins

Warning! Totally Not Safe For Work! Left on Left (as in Code Pink on Pelosi). See LUN. :-))

PaulL

It's nice to think that Ibama could lose left support, but . . . no way. Does anyone think lefties'll vote Republican instead?

Janet

droopy mustache, porridge, dirty socks on the breakfast table?...what do these examples tell us about Wright Truesdell? :)

bgates

Paul, they don't have to vote Republican to hurt Oilslick Barry. They just have to do what he does: sit on their hands when it's time to act.

Clarice

Wright never saw "Whose on First?" with Abbott and Costello.

Janet

Maybe too busy raising kids to watch old comedy routines.
droopy mustache - Yosemite Sam (I think Appalled brought up his name recently)
porridge - reading the 3 bears recently
dirty socks on the table - well, that just screams kids.

Either that or Wright is a down on his luck bachelor with an advanced degree in grammar!

Rob Crawford

For some reason, the office smells like chocolate cookies. Burning chocolate cookies.

No one seems to be panicking, so I'm going to wait and see what happens.

Wright Truesdell

Who's on First? by Abbott and Costello

One of the most famous baseball comedy acts to ever take place was the following humorous exchange between Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. The words alone cannot do it justice, but it is still quite funny to read. The skit was originally done on the radio live (each & every time) until the legendary duo later included it on The Naughty Nineties compilation.

(from Baseball-almanac.com)

Janet

LUN Democrats propose further tax hike on offshore oil.

When Dems don't know what else to do they raise taxes....well, pretty much that is what they do ALL the time.

jvc

Dateline: March, 2017 It was five years ago this month that the Atlantic Ocean was officially declared dead, a victim of an uncapped oil well that eventually spilled 562 million barrels of crude oil into the open sea. No signs of sea life were detected up to 1000 km from both the American and European coasts after nearly two years of uncontrolled oil spread. U.S. government officials announced last month the formation of their 18th blue-ribbon panel to assess the damage and begin the process of ass-kicking and neck-booting on what is left of a once-thriving oil industry. The hammer will likely fall on BP and its 840 remaining employees, though that is cold comfort to the more then 240,000 fisheries workers who are now entering their 5th year of government subsidized unemployment. For millions of Americans, seafood and Atlantic beaches are just a distant memory.

Danube of Thought

Charlie Rangel weighs in:

“I don’t think the administration has the slightest clue. We’re bringing in experts now, in and outside of government, to see whether or not BP will do more. We should have had the answers to that long before we even drilled. Now we’re trying to find the answer after the problem. The potential danger was always there.”

narciso

I think he first sentence is the only part we need to consider, you realize he was the largest single recipient of BP funds in the House

Rob Crawford

eventually spilled 562 million barrels of crude oil into the open sea

The Atlantic Ocean itself is 77.6 million cubic MILES of water. Each cubic mile is more than 10^12 (that's a one followed by 12 zeroes) GALLONS. In short, that 562 million gallons is not even a drop in the bucket.

More importantly, IT'S FREAKING ORGANIC. It will be eaten by bacteria, broken up by sunlight, and will eventually disappear.

Is it good? No. Will animals die? Yes.

But seafood and Atlantic beaches will not be a "distant memory". Odds are the impact will, at most, be a minor increase in prices. Heck, I bet this place won't even notice.

matt

I dunno's on third (or in the Oval Office).

Rob Crawford

Charlie Rangel weighs in:

Who cares? Rangel should be in prison.

peter

Thomas collins, that video link of left on left reminds me of the fall of Romania. LUN

PaulV

Whose on first video LUN

Janet

I agree with Rob.
LUN Haley Barbour: Media's Oil Spill Coverage Exaggerating Facts, Harming States' Economies


bgates

Further to Rob's point, let's suppose the leak is 20 times the size of the current high-end estimate of 30,000bbl/day, and the leak keeps going for 100 years. That would be a total leak of 2.6 cu kilometers (and a convincing rejection of the peak oil theory).

To visualize that volume of crude in the Atlantic, dump a tablespoon of motor oil in an Olympic pool. That's what the leak would look like if it continued for 100 years (and it won't) and it was gushing much faster than anybody thinks (and it probably isn't) and none of it degraded (though it will).

narciso

Well we want the spill capped off for many reasons, ecological, economical, for the simple reason that's an awful waste of oil, our concern is very little seems to directed
to that goal.

Perspective changes everything.

James Delingpole has a nice article about the way the Greens are lapping up this catastrophe and includes an insight from one of his commenters; the sinking of tankers during WWII released more oil daily than this spill, and the spilling went on for four years.
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narciso

"Fire in the whole" in the LUN

Rob Crawford

Oh, there are plenty of reasons to want the well capped. The lost oil is a huge waste. The dead animals are a huge waste.

But it's not the end of the world. It's not even the beginning of the end of the world. It's a bad thing, but as bad things go, well, there are bigger bad things.

MOSTLY I'm sick of the Age of the Drama Queen. An oil spill that MIGHT rate #3 ever is not the end of life in the Atlantic. The enforcement of US immigration laws is not the reinstatement of the Nuremberg Laws. Industrial civilization is not going to turn the Earth into another Venus.

Get a grip, people. Grow up, get a sense of perspective.

Rob Crawford

I do wonder -- what about spreading emulsifiers on the oil? Would we get a great big blob of crude oil mayo?

BobDenver

Not too late to set it afire. Imagine the great photos!

bunkerbuster

Easy to see why teabag conservatives are made so unhappy by news reporting and require daily re-edification via unopposed commentary a la talkradio blather, Fox News blowharding and WSJ opinion-page screed.
It's because events on the ground, ie hard news, are always one-step ahead of the poor teabaggers' rhetoric. Just when they decide that styling themselves as Constitutional purists, along comes the Arizona anti-Mexican law to make them admit that, well, its find to bend and push on the Constitution if it's brown-skinned people you're trying to suppress.
Just when Big Government is the bete noir, along comes a massive environmental crisis that demands, without exception, swift, sure action from Big Government. The reaction teabaggers can come up with is to attack the government for not reacting in a big enough way. Hilarious...
And then there's all those "Drill Baby, Drill'' T-shirts and bumper stickers. Maybe some enterprising liberal activist will buy them up at at pennies on the dollar...lol
Where would teabag conservatives be without a ubiquitous commentariat to spin events for them?

Rob Crawford

along comes the Arizona anti-Mexican law

See? Age of the Drama Queen.

I bet the 'tard thinks he's being witty, too.

NK

Hey TM--

Disagree. I don't think BP is behaving that way. What may be going on BP is setting up their defense to punitive damages. How could BP have been wreckless when as fearless Leader said back on 5/27, your government is in control?! When the lawsuits come, BP will still be in Bid'ness, and when BP files its motions to dismiss punitive damages, what is Your Government gonna say? Maybe that works for BP, maybe it doesn't, if it doesn't, then bankruptcy becomes a real option -- the Code may bar Chap 11 from covering environmental damages, bankruptcy Code experts will have to help with that one-- or maybe BP's Board are just fans of irony and they want to see the Obamaniacs deal with this legal pickle. We shall see.

bunkerbuster

Drama? you want drama? Check the comments on this blog for daily hyperventilations about Obama single-handedly "destroying" America.

BobS

Good to see that college kid turfsters haven't forgotten about us. It seems the only smart thing that the administration has done is to send a retired admiral down to be the front man. Still, there is no leadership coming from the president. The members of his cabinat have not been helpful. Lisa Jackson and Ken Salazar have been good at hysterics, but their departments have hindered efforts.

Rob Crawford

Still, there is no leadership coming from the president.

There are entirely too many people who think "leadership" means calling a meeting.

matt

CNN had some of the rig workers on Cooper today. A number of them are now suing BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and anyone else they can think of.They had their lawyer present, from the report I read. So now we'll surely get to the truth.

bunkerbuster

``too many people who think "leadership" means calling a meeting.''
And a wingnut whine festival that can't identify, even vaguely, what it is they expect from the Big Government they're demanding, right after they were demanding Small Government...

RebeccaH

According to tonight's newscasts, BP is claiming that they are capturing significantly more of the oil that previously. Evidently they mean it to reassure people, but to me it says that the well is gushing considerably more.

BobS

Narisco....I'll bet I just lost several of my New York lib friends on Facebook after I shared that. The only thing that Democrats have left is name calling. Republicans are going to be able run as "Not Obama". What makes it worse for them is that unlike George Bush, Obama actually HAS a devastating record to run on and not just some mantra. Sadly Obama and the Democrats can still do alot of damage over the next two and a half years.

Gmax

Naww that aint it. We learned the rules quite well. Natural disaster hits, blame the President. If the President says anything at all, twist it and use it as a club to bash him with it. "Heckuva job Brownie" becomes " Have you plugged the damn hole yet?"

But why do I have the sneaking suspicion that we would be doing no worse if it were Malia in charge?

narciso

Hey BobS, Admiral Allen is the only one that gives any degree of confidence in this crew,
I don't know if it's simple incompetence or studied malice, probably a little of both,
that is driving this operation

Gmax

But bunkie the ass to be kicked follows Zero everywhere he goes. Seems like the American people have the distinct impression that Zero could not find it with both hands, a flashlight and a global positioning device!

Jeff McCabe

"along comes the Arizona anti-Mexican law to make them admit that, well, its find to bend and push on the Constitution if it's brown-skinned people you're trying to suppress. "

Who do you know is saying that? Better yet, how is this bending or pushing on the constitution? (I assume you are trying to say the law is unconstitutional? How so?)

BobS

It's actually kind of sad that an entire political party can be brought down by it's collective insanity. First, it nominates an ideologue and passes him off as a moderate to the nation. Second,they failed to take into account his lack of experience. Third, it turns out the party mislead an entire nation about it's candidate and their party's true agenda. Fourth - and likely not to be last - they've continued to justify their disaster by still blaming the last administratio.

Danube of Thought

BP is looking at huge civil damages no matter what.

Just heard Obama explaining why he hasn't spoken to the BP CEO. Something like "I know when you talk to a guy like that [like what?] he's gonna say all the right words. I'm not interested in words, only in action." I could detect no irony in his voice.

Clarice

OT

In his confession, Joran said he killed the girl because she was looking up stuff about him on his computer. His computer was on him when he was arrested. Let's hope that like most serial killers he's kept a record and the Holloways may finally find out what happened to their daughter and if he committed more murders, the families of those girls will put their searches to rest.

Jane says obamasucks

In 50 days Ear leader has gone from cool to toast. Stick a fork in him - he's not coming back -

unless ...

We take the house or the senate, force him into moderation and the people suddenly ignore the incompetence.

All I want in November is the party of "NO"to stay the party of "no".

matt

my thoughts on good fences and good neighbors. We can add Mexican Presidente Calderon to the assclown club. LUN.

As to Joran van der Sloot, I think they may find more victims. If they are calling him a serial killer that would normally tend to mean more than two.

Danube of Thought

Ah yes. Remembering Helen:

As other media outlets have given Helen Thomas the kid glove treatment in light of her "trailblazing" career, media consumers may be forgiven for assuming that Helen Thomas's anti-Israel, arguably anti-Semitic comments were an aberration in an otherwise unblemished career of assertive but fair journalism.

To his credit, Washington Post's media reporter Howard Kurtz made note of other incidents, such as the time Thomas blamed Israel for inspiring "99 percent" of terrorism and the time in 2002 when she exclaimed "Thank God for Hezbollah," the Iran-backed terror group that murdered 241 U.S. servicement in 1983 and has plagued Israel for decades.

Danube of Thought

Just voted. Low turnout statewide. No need to show ID; all you have to do is sign your name.

narciso

OT, Weaselly Wiegel is using that bogus ABC poll, and Ponnuru is agreeing in part to
try to argue that the Tea Party has lost steam

Pagar

Gateway Pundit says the entire spill problem solution is setting (has been setting) in this company's warehouse and no one is even asking for It.

If this is true, someone really needs to get fired.

Jane says obamasucks

I just read about the tea party losing steam too narciso - and they say especially among young people.

I don't buy it. If we lose steam it will because our gains have made people more comfortable, but at this point I'm not buying that either.

Clarice

Luckily , neither of those guys is a biggie to the tea partiers.

Clarice

I'm excited--both my kids are voting on the Ca Republican ticket. Couldn't believe it of my DIL

Stephanie knows of a  butt that could plug the damn hole

My experience (though, granted, I got the message loud and clear during the campaign that my executive experience managing the fastest growing community in the state, and then running the largest state in the union, was nothing compared to the experiences of a community organizer) showed me how government officials and oil execs could scratch each others’ backs to the detriment of the public, and it made me ill. I ran for Governor to fight such practices. So, as a former chief executive, I humbly offer this advice to the President: you must verify. That means you must meet with Hayward. Demand answers.

In the interview today, the President said: “I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.”

Please, sir, for the sake of the Gulf residents, reach out to experts who have experience holding oil companies accountable. I suggested a few weeks ago that you start with Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources, led by Commissioner Tom Irwin. Having worked with Tom and his DNR and AGIA team led by Marty Rutherford, I can vouch for their integrity and expertise in dealing with Big Oil and overseeing its developments. We’ve all lived and worked through the Exxon-Valdez spill. They can help you. Give them a call. Or, what the heck, give me a call.

Verify... hmmm... where have we heard that before?

LUN

Sue

LOL. Sarah spanked him http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin?v=app_2347471856&ref=ts>again

They can help you. Give them a call. Or, what the heck, give me a call.

Bill in AZ sez it's time for Zero to resign

"LOL. Sarah spanked him again"

more like kicked his ass

Stephanie knows of a  butt that could plug the damn hole

Did she or didn't she? More pictures can be posted, if needed, for further analysis.

LUN

Clarice

I don't think she did..She's just wearing a very thin t-shirt.

Susanne wants to kick obamas ass

I don't think so either...the yoke and the gathers are going to emphasize those attributes, as is the thin t-shirt.
But, even if she did - she looks like a woman who could kick some ass.

Extraneus

I could detect no irony in his voice.

But can you just imagine all the withering during the determination of whose ass to kick?

Stephanie knows of a  butt that could plug the damn hole

I don't either. In the two sports pics she's probably in a sports bra and those tend to uh... smash em in place to reduce bounce; whereas, a nice properly fitted bra from Intimacy will accentuate the positive.

I saw the story and wanted to post some pics of an attractive woman who should be in the white house as opposed to the usual Moochelle frights, that I find.. good Karma v bad Karma offsets as it were.

 Ann

Another Party Extravaganza at the White House tonight:

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Mr. Kick Ass can't even handle BO!

Palin's gonna clean his clock.  Sign up Bolton, quick.

Well, I like that dress, Ann.
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Jane says obamasucks

Congrats Clarice - you have done well!

BobS

Clarice: I saw your comment about Code Pink. When doing some posts on undocumented students, I discovered that Code Pink's primary blogger also manages a site that supports the activities of undocumented students. She also posts at other sites on immigrant affairs. It reminded me of the links between all leftist groups that Andy McCarthy has been writing about.

Nikki Haley's blowing out the competition in SC and now has 47%. Gonna have to go to the run-off. Closest opponet has 23%.

Steven Strasberg struck out 14 in his debut. wow.

Janet

I haven't seen Jim Ryan around...wondering how he thinks Hurt(R) will do against Perriello(D) in VA 5th district in Nov.? Perriello has some $$$

I voted today to decide the Republican challenger for Moran...We will need a miracle no matter who wins the (R) nomination. Scandal won't be enough...Moran is already a corrupt, drunkard, fist fighter, antisemitic, cussin SOB...

Clarice

Code Pink is a commie outfit working for Chavez and Cuban puppet masters.

I think few things outrage taxpayers more than free or in-state tuition for undocumented students.

Sue

Good grief, the people over at Wonkette's are nuts. And crazy to boot. Who cares if she had breast implants? She. Is. Not. Wearing. The. Horrible. Outfits. Worn. By. FLOTUS.

BobS

I'm just amazed that there are countless organizations that award scholarships without SSNs. And how-to's on getting a driver's licence?? This particular blogger sports one of those California seperatists flags on her Facebook.

Haley's got a chance to get 50%. Only 11 of 46 counties have reported.

Pagar

Haley needs to get that 50%. We need to get the ugly out of the headlines in SC.

Janet

Steven Strasberg struck out 14 in his debut. wow.

My daughter wrangled tickets to the game through a friend that is disabled & gets priority tickets to sporting events. He took a whole pack of friends. My little Imelda Marcos shoe addict has figured out the new rules in America...if you are not one of the chosen victims...then be sure and have friends that are.

BobS

Here's the link to SC for all you other junkies.

Janet

in-state tuition for undocumented students.

Yeah, Naomi got into U.of TX & wanted to go but we couldn't swing out of state tuition. TX is one of the states that offers in state tuition to illegals. We thought about dropping her off in Mexico and having her swim the Rio Grande but decided against it.

narciso

She's one third of a percent short of 50, which 16/46 precints reporting, that's .33
for those in NY State

Soylent Obamacare

But, even if she did - she looks like a woman who could kick some ass.

Fake, real...who cares? What I want to know is when Sarahcuda is going to start giving out motorboats.

BobS

she just went over 50

Clarice

wouldn't Haley's winning over 50 be wonderful! C'mn , girl!!

Danube of Thought

Dorothy Rabinowitz absolutely nails this clown, and I mean she nails him.

hit and run

I think TM shoulda stuck with Whose.

Obama went in search of Whose ass to kick,and when he found Whose,Whose kicked Obama's ass.

Whose,In Charge Here.

BobS

Clarice: I thinks she's got it. Usually when someone gets to 50, they dont come back.

narciso

She's back short of 50, but the other candidates are down by at least 20 points

bunkerbuster

Jeff McCabes asks "How" Arizona's anti-Mexican law is unconstitutional.
Karl Manheim of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and Erwin Chemerinsky of UC Irvine Law say the Arizona law is unconstitutional and ``dead on arrival.''
It appears to be “facially unconstitutional,” Manheim said. “States have no power to pass immigration laws because it’s an attribute of foreign affairs. Just as states can’t have their own foreign policies or enter into treaties, they can’t have their own immigration laws either.” States have long attempted to regulate immigration and in some instances the federal government successfully challenged state laws in court, including in the 1800s, Manheim said. In 1994, for example, California voters passed a law designed to deny social services to undocumented aliens. The law was challenged by private litigants and struck down by a federal court.
A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new immigration law SB1070 has been filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The Complaint alleges violations of
• the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,
• the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,
• the speech clause of the First Amendment,
• the Fifth Amendment,
• the Fourth Amendment,
• and of preemption (see our analysis here) and unauthorized or supervised federal immigration conduct.
The plaintiff, Martin Escobar, alleges he is "Hispanic" and "is employed as a permanent Police Officer with the City of Tucson for the Tucson Police Department."
Details here: http://tinyurl.com/2vkfxfh

bunkerbuster

Dorothy Rabinowitz: ``He is the alien in the White House, a matter having nothing to do with delusions about his birthplace cherished by the demented fringe.''

Demented fringe delusions! nailed, indeed.


Clarice

Well, if Erwin Chemerinsky says so ! LOL

He was laughed out of Court on the Solomon Amendment case and the Plame/Wilson lawsuit.In fact, I cannot thin of a case where Erwin hitched up his loincloth to do battle that he didn't end up in the ditch.

BobS

I wonder if Reuters gives two-day seminars on photoshop and cut-and-paste.

narciso

Yes, I was going to bring that up, Clarice,

BobS

I think that Haley will get to 50 Narisco. Her home county-Lexington has not reported yet.

Janet

Or like Captain Hate said,"It must be 'use the internet' day at the halfway house.".
LOL!

His allegiance is not to this country.

Heh, bb. Dorothy's bit about 'alien' is just exactly one of the reasons the whole 'birther' thing has legs. He is just exactly the sort of person the founders worried about when they came up with 'natural born' American.

And it ain't the birthplace, it's the cover-up.
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Clarice

**thinK of a case****

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