Skip to comments.Obama credits Chu with designing cap for Gulf oil spill
Posted on 02/01/2013 12:47:02 PM PST by ColdOne
over the past four years working on a whole range of energy issues but also designing a cap to plug a hole in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico when nobody else could figure it out," the president said. "And thats typical of the incredible contributions that he's made to this country.
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Within your area of expertise???
I thought Kim Jong Il did it, from beyond the grave.
Charles Adams of Radford, Va claims it was his design.
Why do I not believe the bat-eared-b@stard?
Let me count the ways.....
Link to story. Chu no where even close to people or company that did the cap.
Not unless he was a plumber back then. The idea came in as a drawing from a plumber weeks before the powers that be decided to give it a go. Even if the plumber’s design was not used, it was BP who engineered and implemented it, not the Feds.
Chu couldn’t have. At that time he was finishing the control system for the Stargate under Cheyenne Mountain, according to MGEN Hammond.
I knew it couldn’t have been the truth with this bunch.
Thanks, looks like have to check everything these people say.
Good link, thanks.
Chu isn’t mentioned at all...
The only thing this crew has invented is Obamas background.
This ENTIRE “Administration” is SO full of SH!T, they need a Septic Tank!
He’s full of it.
A friend of mine was working for Transocean at the time and called me the next day and asked me what I would do.
I told him to lower a cap over it.
He said he had already sent that idea to his boss and he and others were already working on the details of how to do it.
I emailed drudge and called BS on politico comment section. Not that the truth matters any more with these people.
Breitbart looking into cap BS.
Designed the cap my ........
Why does this administration absolutely have to lie about everything? Couldn’t they tell the truth just once? I mean, if it makes them feel better, they could think of it as a wily tactic, to build some credibility for their next lie. But every single thing they say has to be a lie?
“I do skeet shooting all the time.”
“Secretary Chu capped the oil leak.”
“I said the very next morning after Benghazi that it was an act of terror.”
“I have already released my long form birth certificate.”
“Our economic policies have worked and put millions of people back to work.”
“NRA folks heckled a grieving father during his testimony.”
“Tea partiers were hurling racial slurs at us as we walked to the Capitol to sign Obabacare.”
“. . . which will surely lower health costs for everyone.”
and on, and on, and on. It’s as nauseating as a buildup of toxins in the pit of your stomach.
An inventor claims his design was the basis for the cap used to choke off the flow of oil to the Gulf of Mexico nearly three months after BP's undersea well blew in 2010. And he says it was stolen. Charles Adams of Radford, Va., filed a federal lawsuit last week that names as defendants several players who were involved in helping resolve the disaster. They include Helix Energy Solutions Group, which supplied a rig that helped with the capping mission, and Cameron International, which made the blowout preventer that failed to stop oil from reaching the sea in the first place.So, did Obama just testify that Chu stole the guy's design?
As I recall, Obama made the same claim back at the time of the spill. I don’t think that anyone believed it then. I guess that he lacks the imagination to come up with a new fiction.
Chu didn't do it.
I went down to Louisiana, rolled up a great big ball of duck-tape and sticky, smelly whale vomit, and jammed it into the leaking pipe with my own hands.
There's more truth in my claim, than in Bam-Bam's.
Chu’s design was worked out with Kathleen Sebilius. It involved stretching a giant condom over the wellhead.
"Every one has one, and all must have prizes..."
-The Dodo rewards Alice's own thimble back to her, as a prize, from
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
It just dawned on me, I think I know what he’s talking about.
It was people from Transocean that came up with the original idea and plans.
Their plans were submitted to BP and the original plans were change.
The original cap that was built didn’t work. The oil wouldn’t flow because it basically froze up, so they went back somewhat to the original plans more or less.
The original design had a hot oil heater to solve the frozen oil problem which wasn’t on the original build.
More than likely Mr. Paint You Roof White, made them remove the hot oil heater which meant it didn’t work.
I'm sure "he designs caps for oil wells all the time."
He knows the media isn't going to check anything he says, we we've got to do their job. He is totally unchained from the truth.
No problem! His brother over in Kenya invented it.
Yeah, funny thing is politico called BS on Chu oil cap design back in
B.S. ! Al Gore invented it with the help of his internet !
Actually, there's no reason to check. My default presumption is that anything that anyone in this administration says is a lie until proven otherwise.
That’s a good way of looking it!
On another note, last summer Chu convened and chaired a panel of the “best minds in the world” to come up with solutions for radioactive waste disposal at Hanford. Brain-stormed for days in a conference room punctuated with tours of the facilities. Did they come up with solutions? Yeah, I guess, sort of. The blue-ribbon panel produced an official bound document with lots of impressive esoteric verbiage and fancy diagrams yet the actual recommendations were the same as any day laborer would have come up with and already did, as a matter of fact.
Yeah I was working at Hanford when we decided to turn the nuclear waste into glass logs (vitrification) then the idea was to place them in yucca mountain (was there to) but good ole Chu and Reid cut the projects out. Now nothing getting done.
Wow, Chu, Politico, and NPR calling obama a liar in gentle terms. I guess that makes him a liar in anyone’s book.
Yep, great point!