God? Hello…it’s Bobby. I know I’ve only been coming to you with problems lately, and I did do my best to clear the scheduling conflicts with Rick Perry’s Reliant Stadium deal, but you know how it is, the laundry needs doing, the house needs painting and the television needs watching and besides, word is you’re not going to Houston either, so live and let live, right right? What? Jindal…right, … Continue reading Are you there God? It’s me, Bobby…
Almost five years ago, I and the rest of the country watched the results from the Corp of Engineers faulty New Orleans levee’s and then the equally disastrous response by Bush and his buddies at FEMA as they spilled out across the major news networks. The original story pointed the finger of blame at the then President and the equally inept FEMA director, but over … Continue reading As the Narrative Turns…Fraudulent Fisherman…Agenda Setting in the Gulf
Via Florida Oil Spill Law Meet Pheobe Jones: honest and direct, giving her opinion on the government’s rosy assessment of the oil spill. Wouldn’t it be nice if the feds had the frankness of Ms. Jones and perhaps, the credibility? Jones: “If they’re doing so good why are all those people down here working? Why? Because they’re not done.” CNN: “So you don’t believe what you’re being told? … Continue reading “Because they want to cover their butts…” Meet Pheobe Jones
The British Petroleum Oil Spill Catastraphuk has been about the bottom line for this company, from April 20th to the present time and keeping this in mind, it would appear the relief wells are taking too long to finish. According to BP they estimate the relief wells won’t be ready to seal the well permanently until early August and this is presenting them with a … Continue reading The Static Kill…BP’s latest attempt to avoid a flow count..er, seal the well
In a bit of conditional good news out of the Gulf, public pressure has forced the Coast Guard to lift their ban on the press from getting within sixty yards of boom. Throughout this episode, the Coast Guard has maintained this was being done to protect the boom that is protecting very little, due to dispersants driving the oil underwater and therefore underneath the surface … Continue reading Free Speech for Reporters in the Gulf Freed, With Two Exceptions
Ed. Note: Since this story broke, the Coast Guard has been trying to deny the evidence, then admitting the rule is in effect, then producing false photographs to show vandalism of boom as reasons why, then saying the photographs were a mistake…many of these corrections done by a woman named Rachel Polish who works PR for a company that has BP as a client, while … Continue reading Obama, Coast Guard Criminalize Free Access to the Gulf Spill, Reporters Must Now Get Permission
So it finally gets to the mainstream news…well about time. Check out this conversation between Anderson Cooper and Fred McCallister, where Fred discusses trying to get skimmers to the Gulf for over a month. BP isn’t helping, they don’t want skimmers, why? Dispersants submerge the oil, limit liability by hiding the size and spreading the costs of cleanup over time. The safest way to remove … Continue reading Yes, thank you…Dispersants are about BP liability, not Gulf protection
I will eat my words…okay, well some of them if this comes to pass…this is from Anderson Cooper where Douglas Brinkley is discussing a Gulf Recovery Act, on the magnitude of the St. Lawrence Seaway…all funded by BP and TransOcean for what they’ve done. If this is correct they will go after these assholes for breaking the National Resource Damage Act and the Oil Spill … Continue reading Gulf Recovery Act?