Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’
So, I was reading an article/book review in Time magazine about the Deepwater Horizon where the writer, a Mr. Bryan Walsh separates people into two camps…people who can’t forget about the oil spill and say the region still hasn’t recovered (Dead coral, dolphins, depleted shrimp catches, health problems, tar balls still and oil entering the food chain…etc…) and the people who just want to forget all about the oil spill, mainly people in the oil industry and Republicans who complain that offshore drilling has slowed under Obama.
And I just gotta ask, which I know puts me in that first group…forget about the oil spill? Seriously? You’d have to be pretty boiled over with distracted emotion to forget about millions of barrels of oil and millions of gallons of Corexit being dumped all over our nation’s main source of seafood, among other things…
Hmm, did I say anger?
Yeah, the GOP, they’re really, really angry…at Obama and the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOERME) with it’s new (kind-of) safety regulations and (kind-of) oversight.
GOP Rep. Doc Hastings is beside himself pissed, issuing subpoena’s every chance he gets…but with all that anger, being so focused and all…I gotta ask, “Hey, GOP, what about BP?”
Can you spare a bit of your angry jackassery for the dipshits at British Petroleum?
As this article points out, by way of a review of Abrahm Lustgarten’s book, Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon:
“What had been a company with a history of safety—even dullness—was turned upside down. And while profits and market share increased, the accidents started piling up. In 2005 a major explosion occurred at BP’s Texas City refinery, killing 15 workers. Employees had complained for months of the dangerous conditions at the refinery, but nothing was done. The next year a major spill occurred in BP’s Prudhoe Bay, Alaska facilities, resulting in more fines for the companies. Even before Deepwater Horizon, BP was cited far more often by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration for safety violations than any other company. As Scott West, a former EPA official who had investigated the company in Alaska, told me after the spill, BP was a “serial environmental criminal.”
A “serial environmental criminal…”
So, Obama and BOERME play it safe, a move necessitated by the fact that British Petroleum played it anything but and thus caused the United State’s worst environmental disaster of all time and now, correct me if I’m wrong, but the oil industry and the GOP are maintaining that it is Obama who’s the asshole in all this?
Well, in my opinion, you guys should all go and kind of eat some shit…and that goes double for you, Vitter, you self righteous-hypocritical prick. Maybe you might listen to reason at the next BOERME meeting if they bring you a pair of diapers and a bible, ass.
Read the article:
Have a nice day.
It really is this simple:
At the height of British Petroleum’s catastraphuk…the scientists involved from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) were estimating at least 25,000 barrels per day were gushing from the well.
But, the National Incident Command suggested they report the flow rate to be between 12,000-25,000 barrels per day.
And a White House Communications person suggested they report the flow rate at 12,000-19,000 barrels per day.
However, part one:
Both would have been a lie, because as previously noted the USGS were estimating a minimum of 25,000 barrels per day and now…21 months later…the above-mentioned facts come out, that the White House was trying to downplay the amount of oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico and unlike 21 months ago, nobody’s really paying attention anymore so it’ll be pretty much like it never happened…even though, all their bullshit obfuscations resulted in a less effective response to this spill.
Hey, it’s all politics, baby.
However, part two:
So then, tonight, when all over the fucking television will be Mitt Romney giving his pre-State of the Union Speech to be followed by Barack Obama giving his actual State of the Union Speech, to then be followed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels giving a GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union Speech – what one might ask is what will all these asshole politicians be lying to you about now?
And do you really care?
And if you do care, what are you willing to do about it?
Read the articles:
Have a nice day.
Really, not making it up at all: Obama Delivers Impassioned Defense of the Labor Movement
And hey, sounds pretty good, until you remember that, well…this speech was given in front of Union People in Detroit on Labor Day.
Whereas on Debt Deal Day, in front of the Nation, he was all about giving all the money to all who were much more wealthy than laborers…not that I’m saying he’s a conniving politician/liar…oh wait, yeah, that’s what I’m saying. Ask the citizens of Wisconsin and Ohio, you know, when their governors were destroying unions and Presidential Obama was forgetting about his shoes, and the promises of Campaign Obama.
Perhaps it’s time to formulate the new narrative, one that no longer involves politicians and keeps its focus on protecting family, especially when one considers family is your entire community, your country… America.
But, more to come on that in the future…
I crushed up ergot and made it a paste. I spread it on the dollar bills.
Everyone who touched it caught the disease for luscious bits of landfill.
It sparked an epidemic of self hate. They wanted it so bad they could kill.
Everyone believing everything ain’t enough, trampling bodies on the tread mill.
Makin’ money, all things shiny
(If you don’t spend it, you are spent)
Bullet into gun, barrel lips pout, finger in the ring, money into mouth
The first letter in Sydney is a dollar sign. The first symbol in London is a pound.
The life ain’t yours ’til you fuck it away. The dream ain’t yours until it’s burned to the ground.
The city of beauty is built on the dead, temple of wealth is built on the poor,
Spend life just passing away ’til you get up off your belly and crawl.
You are allowed to burn books, hope can rot. Dreams go up in flames, that’s ok.
We’ll turn a blind eye if you burn a poor man but if you burn your money…
You’re going to pay.
Anger is a currency, acidically mad, hatred is the new economy.
I am the inspiration of every wicked woman, viciously corrupt, greed is monogamy.
All power, all truth, all knowing, all destroying, all dying… not caring
Have a nice day.
…it would seem perfectly reasonable, if most any national-level politicians were to show up at any labor event, nationwide…the only appropriate response would range from politely asking them to leave to forcibly throwing them out…
If Republican, they actively attempt to stamp out unions that built the middle class, and if Democrats, their expression of support only rises to a level of occasional, mutual self-interest. After all, who else remembers the stark difference between Campaign Obama’s strong, unreserved support of unions and President Obama’s utter disregard as governors in Ohio, Wisconsin and elsewhere launched their attacks on collective bargaining.
So Happy Labor Day everybody.
Everybody except the politicians who use, or lie to the unions…and Herb Johnson.
Yeah, screw Herb Johnson too.
Have a nice day.