Did the Federal Government Cause the BP Oil Spill?
Step back for a minute. It is a “known fact” that BP’s actions and handling of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon caused the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It is an actual fact that the oil spill did not start until after the oil platform sunk. There is a growing body of evidence that the Coast Guard and fire team handling the | Read More »
Joe Barton, Honesty, and Shakedowns
Let’s be honest. The White House meeting with British Petroleum was a shakedown. The White House threatened criminal prosecution of BP, the President gave a miserably received speech, then he hauled BP into the White House and put the Attorney General in the room with the CEO to stare at him, then the President demanded $20 billion. It was a shakedown. Had British Petroleum affiliated | Read More »
Pride, the Fall, and Barack Obama
The Houston Chronicle is reporting the Netherlands, a experienced oil producing nation, offered the United States help in dealing with the British Petroleum spill very quickly after it started, but the Obama Administration turned them down, opting instead to coordinate with BP to stop the spill and contain the damage. Made worse, with the Obama administration threatening criminal and civil prosecution of British Petroleum as | Read More »
Never let an oil leak go to waste?
Glenn Reynolds reminds me of this paragraph by Allahpundit in response to the news that the President has been aware of the true magnitude of the BP spill all along: The real disgrace here is why, if he really did know right away that this was the oil equivalent of an asteroid strike, he didn’t scramble some sort of all-hands-on-deck emergency operation to protect the | Read More »
BP/Obama Karma Watch: June 2, 2010.
(Via Drudge) The saw is stuck. The risky effort to contain the nation’s worst oil spill hit a snag Wednesday when a diamond-edged saw became stuck in a thick pipe on a blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said the goal was to free the saw and finish the cut later in the day. This is | Read More »
The Great Divorce
People on the right often look at corporations and this administration and see an administration hostile to the free market. Therefore, we defend the corporations. It is natural and it should be the default. At the same time, however, we should be willing to point out the massive ties between British Petroleum and the Obama Administration. From Rahm Emanuel to Barack Obama’s own campaign coffers | Read More »
The Gulf Oil Spill is Barack Obama’s Katrina and Halliburton All Rolled Into One
There was the delayed response. There was the worrying about the image. There was the lack of resources. No, I’m not talking about Hurricane Katrina, but the Obama Administration’s handling of the British Petroleum oil spill. But it gets better. It is not only like Bush’s Katrina, but like Halliburton too. Turns out Barack Obama has gotten more money from British Petroleum than any other | Read More »