BP spills, Feds burn off American employers
Just six months ago I felt extremely blessed to be employed as we emerged from what will hopefully be the worst recession we face in our lifetime. I was inspired when I heard the president say in his state of the union address that his number one priority for 2010 would be jobs. Now I am disappointed that Washington seems to think my job doesn’t | Read More »
Oil spill update.
So, let us recap: an unexpected leak has dumped highly alarming amounts of crude oil into the water, taxing the resources of local authorities. Wildlife and wetland areas are already affected, and there’s no sign of swift relief. The governor of the state primarily involved – a state that frankly cannot afford more bad things happening to it – is screaming for the relevant federal | Read More »
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 »
Musings on the Vanishing Oil Spill, Romney vs. Palin, North Korea’s Diplomatic Victory, and Sundries
The world, always an interesting place, has not disappointed for news in the last few weeks. Below are some thoughts on just a few recent events. President Obama appeared this morning, the 87th day of the Gulf oil spill, to discuss the spill and BP’s relief efforts. According to the Heritage Foundation, today was the first time since June 22 that Obama had publicly acknowledged | Read More »
Tags: alvin greene
, Barack Obama
, Hillary Clinton
, jim clyburn
, Mitt Romney
, North Korea
, Oil Spill
, Sarah Palin
, South Korea
Sen. Lemieux: “It’s not just oil washing up on the shore Mr. President, it’s failure.”
Via The Right Scoop: Unlike President Obama, Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) has no confusion about just whose ass needs kicked. For more from Senator LeMieux, check out his excellent appearance on the Ed Morrissey show just after delivering said kicking. (embed below the fold.) Please consider this an OPEN THREAD.
Rep. Joe Barton: Right, but at the wrong time
By now we’ve all heard about Rep. Joe Barton’s apology to BP for the government’s “shakedown” of forcing them to fund a $20B slush fund to pay for the Gulf oil spill damages. On the surface, Barton’s statement was correct, and he should not have had to apologize for it. But, he should never have said a word in the first place. Sometimes it is | Read More »
We Should Not Be Surprised By Barack Obama’s Speech
“Mr. President, windmills will not clean up this mess and windmills will not fuel my car and get me to work. It is that simple.” While conservatives have had a marvelous time laughing at Barry O the Butt Kicker who can’t plug the darn hole, none of us should expect anything else from him. Whether conservatives, independents, and liberals want to admit it or not, | Read More »
Obama Speech Breakdown
President Obama’s much hyped Oval Office address on the Gulf oil disaster is being roundly criticized from the left and the right as lacking in substance and leadership on the spill but full of presidential inaction on the cleanup. An analysis of the number of words the president devoted to the four general topics of the speech shows that the critics are right. The problem | Read More »
So, how bad was the Obamaspill speech last night?
Well, don’t ask me*: ask Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post. Yes. The Huffington Post. President Barack Obama took to the Oval Office to address a nation worried to death over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a location used so much more often by Saturday Night Live than by actual presidents that my brain actually released a small dollop of dopamine in anticipation of comedic | Read More »
Barack Obama Embraces His Inner Jimmy Carter
“Barack Obama, like Jimmy Carter before him, has proven himself overwhelmed by the job, not up to the task, and looking for answers in all the wrong places. Let’s hope the nation can survive him.” Perhaps it is because his chief speechwriter has spent the crisis playing beer pong in Georgetown bars. Perhaps it is because while embracing peak oil, the oil spill never piqued | Read More »
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R, LA) gives up on waiting for BP/WH.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Given that the leak hasn’t been plugged yet, and given that the Gov. Jindal has a state to look after, this isn’t surprising. Eight weeks into the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of the Mexico, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has told the National Guard that there’s no time left to wait for BP, so they’re taking matters into their own | Read More »
Today in Washington – June 15, 2010
The President will address the nation from the Oval Office this evening. Like many of the President’s actions during the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, this speech may be a day late and a dollar short. President Obama will have to explain why he has not taken responsibility for his slow and distracted response to the crisis and avoid his natural urge to blame to others for | Read More »
A Presidency on the Brink
Tonight, President Obama will speak to the country from the Oval Office for the first time in an effort to recover from his disastrous response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The president will try to push back against the perception among the American people that he and his administration don’t know what they’re doing when it comes to the spill—a | Read More »
The Brits and the BP Spill
It’s BP, not British Petroleum, ever since Maggie Thatcher privatized the government’s stake in the energy giant back in the 1980s. But the stakes involve a large chunk of the UK’s national wealth, not to mention their national pride. From Foreign Policy: Has the BP Bashing Gone Too Far? There has been extensive coverage in Britain of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. | 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 »