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BP Oil Spill: President Obama Says, "Never Again".
scottfactor.com ^ | 05/29/2010 | Scott Factor

Posted on 05/29/2010 4:34:41 AM PDT by scottfactor

The BP oil spill is undeniably turning into President Obama's very own Hurricane Katrina. The big difference here is that many Katrina victims, largely dependent on the government welfare system to begin with, sat by and waited as the government failed to act. However, the victims of this tragedy, instead of hopelessly awaiting for the government to act, have taken it upon themselves to try and clean this mess up.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: bp; dncnegligence; obama; obamahatesamerica; obamanegligence; obamasoil; oil; promise

1 posted on 05/29/2010 4:34:41 AM PDT by scottfactor
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To: scottfactor
BP Oil Spill: President Obama Says, "Never Again".

Uh, oh. Hang onto your wallet. The mother of all BOHICA moments is coming........

2 posted on 05/29/2010 4:40:42 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: scottfactor

Obama’s Oil

1) Pres_ _ent Obama gets $$$$$ from BP ............. check
"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million
to federal …with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama"

"Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico"

BP oil leak: Fallen Deepwater Horizon was tapping second largest oil deposit in the world
If there is a single aspect to the dangers of the BP oil leak,
it lies in the question CEO Tony Hayward and other BP executives
have been avoiding since the first drop of oil went rogue: How much oil is leaking?
The real answer is - more than anyone wants to admit,
because the well holds enough oil to make Saudi Arabian drillers jealous."


2) Pres_ _ent Obama exempts BP from normal requirements ......... check

Gulf oil spill: BP has a long record of legal, ethical violations
…. BP's actions are facing unprecedented scrutiny, thanks to a years-long history of legal
and ethical violations that critics, judges and members of Congress say shows that the
London-based company has a penchant for putting profits ahead of just about everything else.

Over the past two decades, BP subsidiaries have been convicted three times of
environmental crimes in Alaska and Texas, including two felonies. It remains on
probation for two of them. "

“Heated Argument on Rig Hours Before Blast ( Deepwater Horizon oil spill )
Mr. Brown said Transocean's crew leaders—including the rig operator's top manager,
Jimmy W. Harrell—strongly objected to a decision by BP's top representative, or
"company man," over how to start removing heavy drilling fluid and replacing it with
lighter seawater from a riser pipe connected to the well head. Such pipes act as conduits
between the rig and the wellhead at the ocean floor, and carry drilling fluid in and out of the well."

“Workers on doomed BP oil rig: Corners were cut to save money
Two workers injured when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico told Congress on
Thursday that the companies in charge of the doomed drilling operation cut corners and
neglected maintenance in a race toward higher profits.
MMS official Jason Mathews, one of the panelists who questioned Harrell, noted that the
project was several weeks behind schedule, a delay that had cost more than $20 million at
a daily rate of $525,000."

“BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast
Several days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose,
partly for financial reasons, to use a type of casing for the well that the company knew
was the riskier of two options, according to a BP document.
BP’s decision was “without a doubt a riskier way to go,” said Greg McCormack,
director of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas at Austin"

“U.S. oil drilling regulator ignored experts' red flags on environmental risks
Minerals Management Service officials, who can receive cash bonuses in the thousands
of dollars based in large part on meeting federal deadlines for leasing offshore oil and gas
exploration, frequently changed documents and bypassed legal requirements aimed at
protecting the marine environment, the documents show."

Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon – Including for... Obama Presidency
ABC News has learned that in the 16 months from January 2009 through April 2010
MMS failed to inspect Deepwater Horizon four times – in May 2009, August 2009, December 2009, and January 2010."

"U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study"

"Obama admin exempted BP's Gulf drilling from environmental impact study "

"Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement"

"Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig "

"US allowed drilling 'without required permits"

"U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits
The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP …
to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits "


3) Pres_ _ent Obama and the DNC begin the obstruction ......... check

“McCarthy: Obama hasn't returned call of lawmaker representing district of rig!! "

"Obama sat on sand berm request 2 weeks, still no reply"

"Frustration over sand barriers boils in Louisiana as federal government offers few answers"

President Delays Oil Spill Recovery Efforts For San Francisco Fundraiser With Getty Oil Heirs”


4) Pres_ _ent Obama and the DNC begin the coverup ......... check
“Parish official: BP shipped in workers for president's visit
Roberts said the workers were offered $12 an hour to come out to the scene at Grand Isle and work.
But, when Obama departed, so did the workers, he said."

"Oil Spill - CBS Threatened With Arrest For Filming The Oil Spill (Coast Guard: "This Is BP's Rules."

"Lab Chosen To Test Oil Spill Water & Animal Samples Has Ties To BP
In addition to this potential conflict of interest, federal officials have mandated that BP
gets to hire the companies that collect data as part of efforts to rescue wildlife covered with oil."

BP reports warning signs before gulf oil rig explosion"


5) The REAL DEAL: Pres_ _ent Obama destroys America (again) ......... check
“President Obama Returns to LA to Assess the Oil Crisis
Prepare for another impact from the deep water Horizon accident: higher energy prices.
It`s not the rupture of the well itself that`s going to influence prices, but a six-month
extension of the moratorium on new deep water drilling projects declared yesterday by
the Obama administration. Bernstein Research predicts if the moratorium continues
for a year, it would cut global oil supplies by 500,000 barrels a day between 2013
and 2017. …The Bernstein report expects new regulations to add about 10 percent
to the price tag of offshore production. U.S. drillers will get hit first, but if the new
tougher regulations become the worldwide standard, then offshore drillers every."

“Analysis: Could U.S. Lose 200 Rigs by the End of Summer?
The Philadelphia Oil Service Sector index, commonly known by its ticker OSX, is based
on the stock market movements of 15 oil service company components.

Most recently the OSX peaked on April 23rd at 228.22, the day after the Deepwater
Horizon sank. Subsequently, the index has fallen 20% as both the broader markets have
been roiled by European concerns and the oil prices have begun to re-couple with
fundamentals (i.e. excess inventory levels). Crude oil has fallen 14% in recent weeks.
If the recent fall of the OSX and commodities foreshadows a similar move in the US rig
count, then a pullback to 1300 rigs or a 15% decline from current level of 1518 rigs
would not be a huge surprise. Of the 200 rigs that would be sidelined, a split of 45% oil
and 55% gas rigs removed from the count seems plausible."

“Worst Press Conference Since " I Am Not A Crook"
It's hard to imagine a Republican president getting away with the weasel words offered
today by Barack Obama. The President couldn't determine if MMS head Elizabeth
Birnbaum was fired or she resigned. Even the Obama bread carriers at CBS were skeptical:
Elizabeth Birnbaum's departure was first reported as a "firing." Later, a "resignation."
When asked for clarity, President Obama told the press corps today he had no idea."


3 posted on 05/29/2010 4:42:25 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: scottfactor
"Obama Says, "Never Again""

How do we get this idiot to stop saying "never again"? My alcohol budget is running way too high.

4 posted on 05/29/2010 4:43:29 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
"Obama Says, "Never Again"

Guess that all depends on whether we have another spill in the couple remaining years of his failed presidency. Odds are there won't be another spill for him to royally screw up.
5 posted on 05/29/2010 4:47:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Paladin2
How do we get this idiot to stop saying "never again"? My alcohol budget is running way too high.

I only hope most Americans are thinking "Never Again" to voting for an undocumented candidate.

6 posted on 05/29/2010 4:48:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: cripplecreek
Odds are there won't be another spill for him to royally screw up.

Unfortunately, and to our detriment, he might be able to ensure that.

7 posted on 05/29/2010 4:49:59 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Paladin2
How do we get this idiot to stop saying "never again"? My alcohol budget is running way too high.

Maybe we should ask him kindly to substitute "We will never rest until....."?

Don't let the charlatan drive you to strong drink, friend. This too, shall pass.

8 posted on 05/29/2010 4:52:45 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: scottfactor

Is he golfing again today?


9 posted on 05/29/2010 4:56:11 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Smokin' Joe

If he can end drilling, the adults can restart it.

Personally, with the way the states are stepping up to demand their rights to self determination, I expect some to start inviting oil companies to drill and the feds be damned.


10 posted on 05/29/2010 4:57:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: scottfactor
Yep, the very same government stooges that designed the 1990 OPA so that it would not happen again, ever ... and it did happen again. I'm shocked I tell you, I thought big nanny was watching the store, tending to keeping fire booms at the ready and inspecting every step of the drill process. Now we know, none of that was true, none. And so big nanny wants to do what?

Hey you know, maybe if Clinton had killed bin Laden when he had the chance, 9/11 would have never happened ... silly me. But I digress.

Regulations were violated, rules were bent safety was tossed overboard, by the very same “never again” government. Had to watch that porn instead of inspecting and monitoring the rigs ehhh.

So now we have this jug eared stooge planning on fixing things by never drilling again ... When in fact the cause of the gusher is the government not doing it's job.

Come to think of it, the money gusher that caused the financial meltdown was caused by the very same government stooges, sitting at Fannie and Freddie and we know how that is being corrected — with government snooping on your bank accounts.

The problem is government, not the solution.

Just tell me why our borders are still wide open, just tell me why. I am tired of the lies, government lies.

11 posted on 05/29/2010 5:02:20 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: cripplecreek
If he can end drilling, the adults can restart it.

Roger that!!

Personally, with the way the states are stepping up to demand their rights to self determination, I expect some to start inviting oil companies to drill and the feds be damned.

Only problem is the Feds 'own' over half the land (and mineral rights) west of the Mississippi, and they aren't going to give it up without a fight.

Obozo's bunch shutting down federal drilling leases (on land) so the EPA could 'evaluate greenhouse gas emissions' (when the climate is cooling) just deprives the public coffers of revenue from royalties.

12 posted on 05/29/2010 5:26:09 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

In a disturbing turn of events I sort of agree with nobama:

nobama...never again
libs...never again
dims...never again


13 posted on 05/29/2010 5:41:16 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: scottfactor

If he were honest he would couched his statement to reflect reality. Currently his position is one of absolutes.

“Our plan will ensure it never happens again!”

Please, don’t be stupid. Of course, it will happen again. Maybe not on your watch but, it will happen again.

It would be honest to give a backgrounder of why we drill(you drive, I drive, the stuff you buy was driven by....etc) and we will mitigate against.....

That would be a fair and intelligent answer but saying “I will make sure it never happens again”?

Get Real. It will happen again.


14 posted on 05/29/2010 5:42:14 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

and I thought it was just me.

“It will never happen again”

“It will never happen again”

“It will never happen again”

Neener, Neener, Neener.

What a simplistic, child like reaction.

This guy should be eating cotton candy, while walking in awe of the midway carnies, at a state fair.


15 posted on 05/29/2010 5:46:09 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Unfortunately, the only person he seems to be walking in ‘awe’ of is himself...


16 posted on 05/29/2010 5:58:23 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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