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Judge Rules Against Government on Drilling Halt
Reuters via Yahoo Finance ^ | 9/1/2010 | Reuters

Posted on 09/01/2010 10:52:08 AM PDT by Qbert

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1 posted on 09/01/2010 10:52:14 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Obama’s brilliance on display.

As with the auto industry. Manufacturers aren’t selling enough cars. He takes over GM and Chrysler and then shuts down dealerships and the sales people are fired.

Obamawisdom on parade.

By closing off the deep water drilling he exposed the Gulf to more danger of a spill than if he had let the drilling continue.

Carefully inspecting the rigs one by one would have been a much safer way to progress.

No one tells O, he knows it all.


2 posted on 09/01/2010 10:57:37 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 09/01/2010 11:43:14 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Qbert

Ha! How 'bout them apples?

4 posted on 09/01/2010 11:57:15 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Qbert

Let me guess: In response to the news, a disappointed President Obama issued a new executive order banning drilling in the gulf.


5 posted on 09/01/2010 12:05:08 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Most "have nots" are not "can nots" they are "will nots".)
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To: Qbert

Doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of difference to the Obama regime. They just ignore anything they want to, like the Law, the Constitution, or a Federal Judges ruling.


6 posted on 09/01/2010 12:05:25 PM PDT by Bayan
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To: Qbert

Louisiana and Texas - please secede from the union and withhold your oil. We will join you later.


7 posted on 09/01/2010 12:07:55 PM PDT by epithermal
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To: Personal Responsibility

Equivalent knee-jerk reaction: A Pinto is rear-ended and blows up, so all cars are banned for six months.


8 posted on 09/01/2010 12:08:16 PM PDT by alancarp (Please don't tell Obama what comes after "trillion")
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To: Qbert

What part of “no” doesn’t the administration understand?


9 posted on 09/01/2010 12:11:52 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Bayan

Obama will appeal it and then make sure a leftist progressive judge hears the case.


10 posted on 09/01/2010 12:13:59 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Qbert
By the Federal Government's own estimate, over 23,000 jobs have been lost.

The big Zero maybe should be called The King of Unemployment -- the Loser of American Jobs

11 posted on 09/01/2010 12:15:28 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Qbert

Next stop: the UN


12 posted on 09/01/2010 12:26:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Carley
Obama’s brilliance on display.

Oh I think you are right about that - his goal is the destruction of the free market capitalistic system and he has been quite successful if you count up what he has accomplished to-date.
13 posted on 09/01/2010 12:27:58 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Personal Responsibility

“Let me guess: In response to the news, a disappointed President Obama issued a new executive order banning drilling in the gulf.”

LOL...and sadly, probably true.


14 posted on 09/01/2010 12:30:28 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

“and caused the world’s worst offshore spill.”

Was this really the worst? Has everything living died in the gulf?

I think that statement is debatable.


15 posted on 09/01/2010 12:32:57 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: BookaT

“Was this really the worst? Has everything living died in the gulf?

I think that statement is debatable.”

Yeah, good point.


16 posted on 09/01/2010 12:35:48 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Carley; All
"Obamawisdom on parade."

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17 posted on 09/01/2010 12:36:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Qbert

What part of “NO!” doesn’t this stupid f——r get?


18 posted on 09/01/2010 12:39:06 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Qbert

Doesn’t matter.

Still not granting any permits.

Any applications to drill are balled up in the “approval” process and going through endless cycles of review and questions and adjustment and interpretation of the new rules (which by the way I consider illegal since there has been no comment period).

The bureaucrats in BOEM / MMS or whatever they call themselves will not stick their necks out one inch because they have had their phony baloney jobs threatened byt he administration / Salizar.


19 posted on 09/01/2010 12:45:59 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Obama will appeal it and then make sure a leftist progressive judge hears the case.

Hate to be a party pooper, but under the Seperation of Powers Clause, Obama has no control over the assignment of Judges, which in the Fifth Circuit, will come from Mississipi, Louisiana, and Texas. The litigants will not even know which three judges will be assigned to the panel to hear the appeal until a few days before oral argument, and indeed, the chief clerk who assigns the panel of judges will not even know who will hear the appeal until the case is fully briefed and ready for oral argument.

20 posted on 09/01/2010 1:26:20 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos

Good news! With other things Obama always SEEMS to win in the end with a liberal democratic appointed judge.


21 posted on 09/01/2010 1:32:03 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: epithermal
Louisiana and Texas - please secede from the union and withhold your oil. We will join you later.

"We will join you now!" -Mississippi and Alabama

22 posted on 09/01/2010 1:34:29 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/)
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To: Sequoyah101

Yep...unfortunately true.

“...interpretation of the new rules (which by the way I consider illegal since there has been no comment period).”

Interesting- I wasn’t aware that they haven’t had a comment period. I thought that was required, too.


23 posted on 09/01/2010 1:52:40 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

It doesn’t matter. Obama, et al, will just keep appealing which means they get the same results as the moratorium.

Drilling has already started to move since they can’t just sit there and do nothing.

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Jul 22, 2010

As U.S. suspends deep-water oil drilling, other nations move ahead


24 posted on 09/01/2010 2:14:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Qbert

Shut down the productive industries, and then hook up all the displaced workers to government welfare. That’s Obama’s vision for America. Successful, private industry is to be maligned. Only subsidized, government approved industry is ok. Outright government ownership is even better!


25 posted on 09/01/2010 2:28:43 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
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Did you see one? All I saw was NTL... which does not reqire a comment period but I think we have new rules and that has always required a notice of proposed rule making with a comment period etc.

Color me crazy but that is what I recall from the last 20 years or more.


26 posted on 09/01/2010 2:32:48 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: St. Louis Conservative
“Outright government ownership is even better!”

Yeah boy. All those on welfare and unemployment will be standing in line to buy the $41,000 Chevy Dolt. It will be just like the i-pad, with people paying more than list price. /s

27 posted on 09/01/2010 3:31:56 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Qbert

“Something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is. Do you Mr. Zero?”


28 posted on 09/01/2010 3:32:09 PM PDT by CDB (None dare call it "Reparations")
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To: epithermal

Brilliant idea!


29 posted on 09/01/2010 4:45:00 PM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: musicman

That says it all. That is Obama’s and the progressive liberals common sense explained in a cartoon.


30 posted on 09/01/2010 5:25:49 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I agree!! It was done by Mike Lester. IMHO, he is VERY good!!

This one was not created by Lester, but also is one of my favorites:

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31 posted on 09/01/2010 5:32:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Qbert

And yet Obama’s war on Southern Jobs continues unabated.


32 posted on 09/01/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Sequoyah101

“Did you see one? All I saw was NTL... which does not reqire a comment period but I think we have new rules and that has always required a notice of proposed rule making with a comment period etc.

Color me crazy but that is what I recall from the last 20 years or more.”

Nope...not crazy at all. I found a great blog article that examines what they’ve quietly been up to (”MMS And Public Transparency - Clear As Drilling Mud”):

“My colleague Michael Jasny and I have blogged recently on the ways in which the Minerals Management Service (MMS) has manipulated and misused the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to avoid public scrutiny of its leasing and permitting decisions. 

As much as we had to say to that end – unfortunately, it still gets worse.  MMS’ own internal rulemaking is too often shrouded from the public...

...A quick scan of the current NTLs indicates that MMS will sometimes use these as a substitute for actual regulations. In other words, they’re using this process to quietly make new rules that require less scrutiny...
We can find another example of MMS setting standards without public review when it comes to the enforcement of its “Safety and Environmental Management Program” (SEMP).  MMS describes SEMP as “a nontraditional, performance-focused tool for integrating and managing offshore operations. The purpose of SEMP is to enhance the safety and cleanliness of operations by reducing the frequency and severity of accidents...”  

Read the whole thing if you haven’t seen it before. So much for “transparency”:

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dpettit/mms_and_public_transparency_-.html


33 posted on 09/01/2010 5:46:58 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: epithermal

That is an option.


34 posted on 09/01/2010 6:05:09 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

We’ll resume our program, “Obama Eats a Giant Sh!t Sandwich”, right after this message from British Petroleum.

Thanks Qbert.


35 posted on 09/01/2010 6:07:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Since he has done it twice (?) already, I would not put it past him. The judge needs to tell them that if they do it again, someone is going to jail for contempt of court.


36 posted on 09/01/2010 6:49:46 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: BookaT; All
This “spill” was nothing but a liberal media LIE . A lie just like their “global warming lie”, both designed to destroy the oil industry and capitalism.

Where is their oil spill now?

But for nothing, Obama bans the offshore oil drilling, which hurts the economy and destroys not 23,000 jobs but hundreds of thousands of jobs in Louisiana.

37 posted on 09/01/2010 8:29:40 PM PDT by rurgan (1 gov regulation on banks is now causing a recession by limiting lending to business)
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To: Sequoyah101

““Did you see one? All I saw was NTL... which does not reqire a comment period but I think we have new rules and that has always required a notice of proposed rule making with a comment period etc...”

On second thought...the blog article I just referenced was from a lefty environmental group- so just a heads up. Just realized that now; I should’ve checked them out first.

(I think they’re ultimately driving at the usual allegation that MMS has “lax regulation and is catering to oil companies”, etc., etc., but it had some info on this particular issue that seemed useful.)


38 posted on 09/01/2010 8:37:58 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

I’m still waiting for Obama to ban egg farming in Iowa if he is to be logically consistent.


39 posted on 09/01/2010 11:59:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: houeto; epithermal

“Louisiana and Texas - please secede from the union and withhold your oil. We will join you later.”

“We will join you now!” -Mississippi and Alabama”

Abso-freaking-lutely! There are many support jobs on the line...not to mention those who live in AL, MS and FL who work on the rigs.

One thing I don’t get...why do people think all oil workers live in LA and TX? The fact is, they can live anywhere they want to live!


40 posted on 09/02/2010 12:04:38 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: OrangeHoof

True. But Iowa voted for him.


41 posted on 09/02/2010 1:01:43 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: houeto

We will too, when we get back from the beach. - Florida.


42 posted on 09/02/2010 1:16:26 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: dixiechick2000

It’s not that those states are the only ones with oil workers. It’s that they have most of the domestic oil reserves outside of Alaska and California. It just might get the attention of the Feds if that oil were to suddenly stop flowing to them.


43 posted on 09/02/2010 5:42:34 AM PDT by epithermal
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To: Bayan

Do not forget, Obamessiah clearly stated his intent to Fundamentally Transform.
What saddens me further is my expectation that the Pubbies, should they acquire congressional majorities, will decline to dismantle Obamessiah’s dictatorship by Executive Order.


44 posted on 09/02/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Elsiejay; All
The pubbies, Republicans, impeached, democrat president Clinton for less than what Obama is doing.

And with only a simple majority.

It is all this unfair criticism of Republicans and lies of the liberal media which has decimated the Republicans in Congress so much so that the socialists/democrats have total power.

Republicans in their ONLY short reign with only a simple majority stopped Clinton from doing many things including government healthcare, put 2 conservative justices on the Supreme Court, built up the military,2 tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, stopped Amnesty for illegals, stopped global warming legislation ,impeached lady Clinton, etc.

But all I hear is bashing of Republicans when it is the socialists, AKA the democrats who are destroying America.

45 posted on 09/02/2010 12:10:37 PM PDT by rurgan (1 gov regulation on banks is now causing a recession by limiting lending to business)
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To: rurgan

I admire George Dubya immensely, but he declined to veto EVEN ONE appropriation bill. I have speculated that this was the price he had to pay for bringing the Dems along in funding the battles against the brutal Saddam Hussein regime and Islamic terrorists generally, but that’s pure speculation on my part. Also, Dubya had too much admiration for Mexico and a blind spot regarding the ongoing alien invasion from the south.
If Republicans are again granted governing powers, they had damned well better do the RIGHT THINGS this time.


46 posted on 09/02/2010 1:59:41 PM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Elsiejay

Oh they will. After all, their families will still have to stay home and face the angry citizenry if the congresscritters fail to do so. Furthermore, with the judiciary in full blown rebellion mode against the Obama regime, I do not doubt that things will change for the better. Arizona is already taking charge and dealing with it and I am sure that other states will follow suit.


47 posted on 09/02/2010 2:21:36 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Qbert; All

Hussein lost in court to stop drilling this week, and lo and behold, another explosion. Hmm.


48 posted on 09/02/2010 3:26:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Niuhuru

The Supreme Court is a toss-up, on the very brink of being an enabler of the Soocialist Fundamental Transformer and his appointed coterie of Progressive/Socialist/Communist advisors/executive administrators.


49 posted on 09/02/2010 4:55:42 PM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: Qbert

Judge Rules Against Government on Drilling Halt

and then a platform explodes today.

Suspicious?
You tell me.


50 posted on 09/02/2010 5:04:05 PM PDT by a real Sheila (HEY, HEY, HO, HO. B.O. HAS GOT TO GO!)
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