Skip to comments.AP: BP Plug/Top Kill Has Failed
Posted on 05/29/2010 1:13:23 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
AP news break via ABC News Radio that the top kill plug has failed and has not worked. Link to follow...
I’m sure Obama will fly down there tonight in a superhero suit to stuff it full of his magical basketballs....
Sad, sad, sad. I wish they could almost do an ‘angioplasty’ type procedure on the damned thing to stop it up.
Hey it’s ok, BHO is catching some hoops in Chicago.
I expect to not here much from -22’o for a spell, up until Plan-B looks like it will succeed.
Now I gotta think this is all on purpose beginning with replacing the mud with seawater, nobody is this stupid and inept.
I think the entire Gulf Region could use some heavy duty prayers
But hey! The gubmit is in charge and has been in charge since the unexpected “day 1”! I heard Barry say so yesterday!
Hey! Let’s ask Malia, Sasha, Aunt Esther and Grandma Munster what to do. How ‘bout if Pepsi has a contest with a Obama-style logo and the winner gets a chance to plug the hole?
The silver lining is we don’t have to suffer through those stupid BP “alternative fuels” commercials.
. . . since Day One.
I guess daddy still hasn’t plugged the hole.
All morning CNN has been in ‘damage control’ mode covering Obama and slamming BP at every sentence.
Suddenly, no more coverage of the oil spill catastrophe.
Amen. I have friends who have canceled their vacations. It’s going to kill EVERYTHING in the surrounding states.....from wildlife to the economies and families. Just makes me sick. :(
We have a little restaurant in our town that drives to the gulf every week to fill up their truck with fresh seafood. It’ll kill their biz.
Looks to me like, not only did it fail, it’s Worse!
WHAT? This can’t be. Obama said he was on top of the situation and has been since the very first second this whole CATASTROPHIC event began.
This is his Chernobyl.
We are in good hands!!!! What could go wrong.
PAGING BAGHDAD BOB PAGING BAGHDAD BOB - PLEASE PICK UP THE COURTESY PHONE
Lots of oil men have been saying it’d not work.
FGS, keep Maliha away from tvs. I don’t think the poor child could take a failure from daddy. another, that is.
Obama lied. Seabirds died.
This may have been asked and answered on other threads, but are there other countries capable of handling this situation?
Well the word is Obama has told all of his henchmen that he is going to bring criminal charges against the heads of BP...methinks this is their answer to him...from what I am hearing on the ground they hate Obama and think he is a total goon moron.
Obama lied. Ocean died.
Build a huge steel plate, carry it out to sea with those huge choppers, lower it unto the well until it is crushed into the seabed. Then drop dirt on top of the plate til the whole mess is buried.
Hey, Little Girl, your Daddy DIDN’t plug the leak....He is too busy ....... off.
has anyone heard any estimates on how long the spill would continue if no action was taken. Won’t it stop on it’s own eventually if the pressure equalizes as the oil flows out?
Are there any websites that show comparisons of the leak at different times? It does indeed look worse(just checked the video at www.bp.com). It also appears to be from a different depth and angle than before, so hard to tell for certain.
Have they released the last name of the company man killed in the explosion>??? I wonder if it is Hadji Ba Ba.??
Just say a little one.
As far as Obama...Just like Ft. Hood, the panty bomber, Faisal in NYC, the coal disaster....He doesn't give a damn...Everything he does is for his socialistic mindset...not "FOR THE PEOPLE".
Stupidity in the name of the environment IMO.
Call out the Natural Guard!!! LOLOLOL!
he’s on vacation, and Rahm is in Israel. No one’s home
I’m beginning to think that whenever his handlers have no instructions for him and he has no ideas of his own, he either shoots hoops or golfs.
It’s unfortunate that BP hasn’t been able to stop the leak at this point, but I think more effort (and media coverage) should be focused on preventing the spread of the oil. There are several untried options out there. This is where the Obama admin has true responsibility.
They need to insert a refrigerant coil into the well, pump seawater into the well around the coil (using the already installed mud pump) and then pump refrigerant through the coils to freeze the seawater in place, enabling them to then cap the well with concrete.
Sounds so simple it may just work.
WHAT A LOSER! Daddy can’t even plug a hole!
Time to try the classic BP Butt Plug (BP) maneuver.
August or September barring hurricanes.
I was thinking more of a long sticky fibril type material that could clot up the leak long enough to put a permanent cap on it.
This is the third time in three days that the media has announced it failed, I guess they’re going to keep at it until they finally get it right. The actual news conference is at 2pm PDT, in about 25 minutes. What Doug apparently said this morning is that the effort hasn’t stopped the flow. Stopping the flow isn’t going to happen until the well is under control, which would be the last step of Top Kill. The more important issue is how far down the well they’ve been able to push the mud, and how much pressure reduction they’ve monitored. They said last night that it’d be 24 to 48 hours before they had a handle on whether it was working. We’ll see if Suttles has anything to offer that actually changes that during the press conference.
I’ve got reservations in Gulf Shores at the end of July. Still hanging on.