A couple of quick questions about oil induced political ignorance…

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…

Lawyers, guns and money…now featuring the Feds!

In the Gulf of Mexico, the government serves two fundamental roles: 1. They are the protective savior, providing certain corporations and clean-up contractors legal cover for any consequences that might arise from the manufacture and use of poisonous products. or… 2. They are an overprotective savior, goose-stepping boogeymen who don’t know shit about marine life,…

A GOP meteoroligist – on climate change…

As any who check this site with any regularity are sure to know, my politics run to the left, really far to the left… Left like Obama? No…fascist. Left like Russ Feingold? No…he’s nothing more than a covert member of the Heritage Foundation. My politics…they run further left than professionals of this ilk, they rumble…

This week, it was not Jindal’s fault…

Quite the week for Mr. Jindal. Bobby goes to CPAC. Bobby releases his budget for Louisiana. Bobby blames everybody but Bobby for all the criticisms levied against the decisions and policies of Bobby. Gotta feel for the guy, though…it must be difficult to be the only reasonable man in not only Louisiana, but the United…

More lies, more dead dolphins…

It just keeps getting funnier, except it’s not… In this past week, it has been reported how, in the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, British Petroleum had demanded via e-mail that it’s own expert be kept quiet when he gave his opinion stating 82,000 barrels of  crude a day were coming from the Macondo Well. In fact, two…

A lesson in spin…oil spills and states of unions

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…

In here is more important than out there…

Internals and externals… Why do I do what I do? Why do I write the things I do on the internet? For what purpose? Do I believe that by writing all the things I’ve written over the past year or so about British Petroleum, Ken Feinberg, the GOP, Barack Obama and whatever else will create…

Republican coincidence and payroll tax holidays…

At the end of this month the payroll tax holiday will expire, and if allowed to lapse, it will come as a tax increase for working lower and middle class Americans. The Democrats, including Obama, are in favor of an extension while many Republicans are not. Many Republicans are demanding the extension be offset by spending cuts elsewhere or…