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  • Setback: BP cap in limbo over gov't questions (Obama stops plugging the leak and relief wells)

    07/14/2010 10:19:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 75 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo ^ | 7/14/2010 | TOM BREEN and HARRY R. WEBER
    BP's work on capping the Gulf of Mexico gusher was frozen Wednesday after the federal government raised concerns the operation could put damaging pressure on the busted well that could make the leak worse. An administration official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the talks with BP, said the government was acting out of "abundance of caution" and didn't want potentially dangerous pressure tests on a tighter containment cap that has been placed over the well to go ahead until BP answers questions about possible risks. At the same time, BP on its own halted...
  • Bobby Jindal Gives Most Blistering Comprehensive Report On Federal Response To Gulf Oil Spill

    Sean Hannity got Bobby Jindal on the radio today to talk about the Gulf oil crisis and just let him go. One thing is clear: Bobby Jindal does not need a teleprompter to give you the entire run down on the Federal response to this crisis. In fact he spit out so much information I had to listen to this a couple of times because he really does lay it out in detail. The bottom line is what we all know already, that the Feds have botched this oil response royally from day one. But it’s the specifics that Jindal...
  • Obama Should Focus on Gulf, Not Golf

    06/24/2010 6:20:08 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | JUNE 24, 2010 | Andrea Tantaros
    When it comes to me and golf, the two don't mix. I don't understand the fascination. I don't care to learn the "sport." And when it comes to United States presidents and golf, the two especially don't mix. That's why it's perplexing to me that in a time of crisis, our commanders in chief continue to work on bettering their backswings, knowing criticism is bound to ensue. When British Petroleum CEO Tony Hayward was seen lounging on a yacht this past weekend, the White House wasted no time reprimanding him for taking some time off in the middle of a...
  • Judge denies Obama admin stay on drill ban ruling

    06/24/2010 9:23:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies
    Judge denies Obama admin stay on drill ban ruling 10 mins ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge refused on Thursday to put on hold his decision that blocked the Obama administration from enforcing its six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans rejected a request by the Obama administration to stay his decision that allowed deepwater drilling to resume after the Department of Interior ordered it halted temporarily when the BP Plc well began gushing oil more than two months ago.
  • Do BP Shareholders Have Rights?

    06/23/2010 9:19:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | June 23, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    When eight British soldiers were indicted in Boston for murder in 1770 after five people were shot to death in a rioting crowd that was pelting the soldiers with projectiles, a young lawyer named John Adams took up the soldiers' case because he had a point to prove: Americans believed in -- and lived by -- the rule of law. "The law, in all vicissitudes of government, fluctuations of the passions or flights of enthusiasm, will preserve a steady undeviating course; it will not bend to the uncertain wishes, imaginations and wanton tempers of men," Adams said in his summation...
  • Oil gushing at spill site after vent damaged

    06/23/2010 9:29:13 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 84 replies · 1+ views
    NBCNews ^ | 6/23/10
    Oil was again gushing uncontrollably from the BP spill site on Wednesday after the company was forced to remove the containment cap when a robotic submarine hit a vent. The news came as officials also reported two deaths in the response effort. BP hoped to reinstall the cap later Wednesday after fixing the vent and checking for safety. Earlier Wednesday, BP said that Bob Dudley was appointed to head the new Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, which is in charge of cleaning up the oil spill.
  • Shaking Down the Slush Fund (Saturbray)

    06/19/2010 7:13:55 AM PDT · by bray · 6 replies · 133+ views ^ | 6/20/10 | bray
    Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will LOVE him more?” Luke 7:42 The BP shakedown is the perfect example of the brainwashing of America. We have been transformed over the past 70 yrs into believing in an all compassionate gummit over capitalism. We have been taught from baby to grave into believing our govt is the only interest powerful enough to stand up to evil industry so the slaves can get their fair share of the pie when nothing could be farther from the truth....
  • Gingrich Reacts to Obama's Oval Office Address

    06/16/2010 11:44:36 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies · 1,596+ views
  • BP to Stop Dividend, Curtail Exploration to Finance Spill Fund [Obama wrecks another industry]

    06/16/2010 4:31:50 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 27 replies · 608+ views
    uncitable ^ | 06/16/10 | Brian Swint
    Halting the $10 billion-a-year dividend, reducing investments in drilling and selling oil and gas fields will do enough to ensure the company’s financial stability, Chief Financial Officer Byron Grote said today. Credit swap contracts before the announcement showed investors pricing in a 39 percent risk of default within five years. “This move protects the long-term [blah blah freaking blah]"
  • Doing the Job Media Won't Do: Fact-checking Obama's Gulf Spill Address

    06/16/2010 2:32:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 989+ views
    Doing the Job Media Won't Do: Fact-checking Obama's Gulf Spill Address By Lachlan Markay Created 06/16/2010 - 17:12 Plenty of prominent media figures were upset with President Obama over his substandard address to the nation last night (full text [1]). While most are distraught, none seem to be doing what should be the essential journalistic task of the day: pointing out all of the factual misstatements the president made. So, in absence of a serious attempt at fact-checking from the legacy media, let us undertake some of our own. In all, the president misrepresented the federal government's--and especially his cabinet's--role...
  • Obama volunteers face anger in gulf in wake of oil spill

    06/16/2010 11:10:51 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 21 replies · 1,648+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    Thousands of Obama's most ardent supporters like Gay-Allen are now filtering out into communities as part of the group's Vote 2010 campaign, aimed at persuading people who do not ordinarily participate in off-year elections to go to the polls in November. Volunteers say those they approach are largely receptive, which is not surprising considering their primary target: voters who cast their first-ever ballots in 2008, a group that heavily backed Obama. But not all have a favorable view of the president. And some volunteers are vexed themselves -- not necessarily at Obama, but at the cascade of bad news that...
  • Sarah & Hillary smiling? Rasmussen reports Obama’s approval numbers plummet to historic low of 42%

    06/16/2010 2:27:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies · 2,034+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 16, 2010 | Raj Rajagopalan
    Rasmussen Reports, which has been tracking President Obama’s job approval numbers ever since he became the President, released shocking numbers today. President Obama’s job approval has dropped to historic low of 42%. Yes, only 42% of American voters say they approve of President Obama’s performance. An overwhelming majority of Americans, 57% of them, disapprove of the job President Obama is doing. Yet another index that Rasmussen has been tracking is called the Approval Index. This is the difference between the percentage of voters who “Strongly Approve” of the job the President is doing, and the percentage of voters who “Strongly...
  • Is MSNBC Falling Out of Love with Obama?

    06/16/2010 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 41 replies · 1,120+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Is leftist network MSNBC falling out of love with President Obama? It certainly looks like it. Keith Olbermann, for instance, was less than impressed with Obama’s BP speech. “It was a great speech if you were on another planet for the last 57 days,” the man who became (in)famous for doing everything in his power to discredit and disgrace conservatives said on his show yesterday. When guest Howard Fineman asked Olbermann whether he believed Obama had aimed too low, he responded: ”I don’t think he aimed low, I don’t think he aimed at all. It’s startling.” A little later he...
  • Could the Horizon Leak Be Much, Much Worse? Is That Why Foreign Help Has Been Turned Away?

    06/14/2010 7:20:31 PM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 44 replies · 1,468+ views
    www.HillBuzz.Org ^ | June 14, 2010 | HillBuzz
    Could the reason for the 'hide behind the Jones Act' strategy of Duh Won be not one of Union appeasement (hardline adherence to the the Jones Act--waived by GWB in Katrina) or not even Greenie homage...could it be that the lack of media access, the stoppage of all flyovers, be due to the Horizon Deep Water leak being much, much more profound than originally reported? The Boyz at HillBuzz pose the question, via an article posted by The Oil Drum (link to TOD also attached).