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GOP's Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh Blast Administration In BP Fund Case

June 21, 2010 by  

GOP's Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh blast administration in BP fund case Following a late afternoon meeting at the White House on June 15 between President Obama and CEOs of major oil companies, the administration revealed that BP agreed to set up a fund to compensate the victims of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The escrow account will amount to $20 billion, although both the president and his staff were cafeful to stress that the amount is not a cap. They also added that the fund will be administred by an independent overseer.

While Obama supporters and many Gulf Coast residents may be satisfied with the decision, the president’s Republican opponents and conservative commentators have been critical.

Appearing on CNN‘s John King USA show, Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann expressed her concern ahout the extent of the the government’s expansion into the private sector in the last 18 months, and warned that the administration should not treat BP as "a permanent ATM card."

In a similar vain, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh claimed on his radio show that "this is going to be used as a little miniature slush fund," and urged affected Gulf residents to "keep a sharp eye on who gets the money."

On top of that, the Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele criticized Obama for waiting 58 days to meet with BP executives, according to CNN. ADNFCR-1961-ID-19844866-ADNFCR

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  • s c

    It’s hard for any rational adult to expect the current clowns in the White House to act responsibly where serious money is involved. The temptation to ‘redistribute’ that booty will be tremendous.
    There are SO MANY ‘friends’ who can use that money to bolster their pension funds, make new friends, start businesses, bribe prospective peers and/or start living a lifestyle that the downtrodden masses can envy. Maybe my check’s in the mail, eh?
    It will be interesting. I’ll check with Las Vegas, and see what the odds are that this half-baked non-leader will do it right and not screw it up the same way he’s done everything else. For now, a million to 1 sounds about right.

    • Norm

      s c
      It’s all Obama’s fault and BP is the injured party. Even you can’t be that stupid.

      • http://naver samurai

        No abnorm you can’t be that stupid. Yes, BP owns the equipment and is responsible for its operation. But Obama bin Laden is the one who is responsible to initiate the clean up on our side of this problem. Obama bin Laden was slow to get staryed and purposely waited for our southern coast to be polluted and unable to be used, at least for the time being. Just anoth feather in his hat for trying to destrpy America. Have him suspend the Jones Act so we can get some serious things done and in a hurry. Vote them out in 2010! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Norm

          samugli
          God hates hypocrites and fools. You had better hide.

          • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Thomas the Citizen

            norm, norm, norm. What will it take for some people to accept the fact that obama is a muslim? When you talk about God I suspect you speak of my savior Jesus Christ, our present president is not on the same page. Also my God is the only person I have ‘blind faith’ in why would you back obama ‘no matter what’? You must have eyes and see what is going on, take a clear view and see the truth. he is the anti-Christ and will ruin anything he touches…

          • Jana

            Norm,
            Then look no further becasue your hero and your buddy Obama is the biggest hippocrit of them all. He blamed Bush for Katrina loudly and often during his campaign. He blamed Bush for everything even after he himself was President.

          • http://naver samurai

            Norm, get a life and off of the kool aid. What I said is true. If you don’t think so, so me some sources and facts to back them up or just shut up and let us speak our minds. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Grover Syck

          As I said in another poAs I said in another post, the Republican’ts are responsible for this mess. For 28 years the Republican’ts have systematically deregulated every thing.

      • eddie47d

        Oh, yes she can!

      • cella

        Why should Obama even be down there? You people bit-h and want less government. Let each state deal with BP. If it takes years for them to get their money. Who cares. Leave my tax dollars out of it. When did the government get in to dealing with oil spills, brought on by corporate greed?

        • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Thomas the Citizen

          obama loves this catastrophe!!! It gives him opportunities he never would have had otherwise, the big spin is on baby and he’s going for cap and tax!!! He dropped the ball from the beginning and — which state would you hang this on? There are more than one in the gulf and now it’s hitting Fla; if that isn’t a national disaster than what is??? You don’t want your taxes going to actually help fellow citizens but you approve when the government takes it for themselves. How many trillions do they take before you say enough?? Those of us who see through their tactics have said it already!!!

          • Claire

            Both parties love this catastrophe. They are playing it for all they can–after all, November is coming up. Do you think any of them actually care about this oil leak? I don’t think they do. They want to promote all the ugliness and lies they can just so they can get elected. None of them are capable of the truth and none of them even discuss “what they would do to get America back on her feet.” They are too busy slinging lies and hate at each other like a bunch of schoolyard bullies. Decency, ethics, morals, honesty, rationality, logical thinking, fairness, etc. does not apply to either party. I would rather vote for one of my dogs. My dogs have a hell of a lot more common sense than any of these idiots.

        • Jana

          cella,
          Even though you probably won’t be back on this site I would like to answer this no brainer for you.
          The states themselves have been wanting to get out there and clean up the oil BEFORE it reached their shores, but the Federal Government won’t let them. The Coast Guard has been sending them home! Obama who can cause a moratorium on drilling for 6 months can also cause the Fed. Gov’t to allow individuals and states to do the clean up, but no, that makes too much sense. Besides your precious Obama is too busy out playing Golf and going to Baseball games. Play before work.
          Oh yes, and while calling for a drilling stop off of our shores he is lending Brazil’s oil company two billion dollars to do some off shore drilling all over the world. Of course, George Soros is a big investor in Brazil’s oil Company to the tune of at least one million dollars, and he will get richer, and he has Obama’s ear so Soros gets richer and the poor working people get slapped down again.
          Obama says he is for safety before jobs, but he is for anything before jobs.

          Why should Obama even be down there? You people bit-h and want less government. Let each state deal with BP. If it takes years for them to get their money. Who cares. Leave my tax dollars out of it. When did the government get in to dealing with oil spills, brought on by corporate greed?

          • Jana

            That last paragraph is what cella said.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          cella,
          Odummer is down there because it is his job to be there! The individual states are not responsible for the coastal waters, the federal government is!!! That is why Jindal didn’t get the barriers built in time to stop the influx of oil on the beaches and bayou’s!!! He didn’t have permission from the federal government to build them in coastal waters!!!

          • Claire

            Obama should have been down there immediately. I will never forgive these jerks for prolonging this disaster. BP, all of them are at fault. I believe the entire lot of them are crooked as heck. I don’t feel sorry for any of them, they have reaped what they sowed. And I sure hope it haunts all of them for the rest of their lives.

      • Grover Syck

        And Adolph Hitler and Germany were the ‘victims’ in WWII.

        Both the oil spill and the financial debacle are the direct result of the Republican’ts systematic deregulation over the last 28 years. For 6 years of Clinton’s administration, the Republican’ts were handing the hen house to the foxes.

        Obama is being blamed for the Republican’ts mess.

    • Kinetic1

      Perhaps you have not done your homework here. Though not mentioned in this article mentioned that “the fund will be administred by an independent overseer.” it failed to note that the “overseer” would be the same man who handled the 9/11 fund. Now thee have been a few cases of “victims” defrauding the 9/11 fund, but I don’t recall anyone yelling that Bush was using it as a “slush fund.” If this man can be trusted with the 9/11 money, why do you suppose he would suddenly be accused of being Obama’s puppet. This is just more of the same attack dog politics.

      • Kinetic1

        I apologize for failing to proof read. My posting should have read;
        Though this article mentioned that “the fund will be administred by an independent overseer.” it failed to note that the “overseer” would be the same man who handled the 9/11 fund.
        Sorry for the error.

        • http://naver samurai

          I heard the overseer is from Chicago. What kind of coincidence is that?

      • Marc

        I was going to make that same point…..thank you for getting it in before me. Of course I see people are having trouble with that now……not that anything would satisfy them.

      • Joe K

        The most obvious answer to that is that any body that obama puts in charge of any thing is either a puppet, or a partner in crime. When I consider the personal character of our present “commander in chief” I remember what Fletcher Christian said to the captian of his ship: “Sir, if honor be not in the captain of the ship, it is not on board”.

    • emilym

      Kinetic1, what makes you think that “this man could be trusted” under Bush!? Govt “overseers” are not to be trusted, period. Get over the party politics, and see things as they really are: We have a wanna-be dictator funded by oustide giant corporations, who followed a pushover for giant corporations, who followed another pushover…Just look at who all these admin’s appoint to gov’t posts: Monsanto men, and other corpoarte officials.

      The only hope for this country is to get rid of all incumbants, and to have more than 2 failed parties to choose from.

      • Kinetic1

        Many progressives and liberals would like more choices as well, myself among them. My trust in this case is not in the politicians, but is based on this man’s history. By all accounts, he has faithfully distributed the 9/11 funds, failing only where dishonest citizens made false claims. I am sure that he will face these same issues with this fund, but to suggest that this man will slip some of the money into the Democratic campaign coffers is unfair and unfounded. I am not suggesting that one party is better than another, only that it is wrong to let political bias color your trust in a man whose job is apolitical.

        • Jana

          Kinetic1,
          I am sure this man will do the very best he can, but he still answers to the Obama administration. These people are very good at cheating everyone and anyone out of whatever they can. The typical Chicago thug style rules.
          I do hope for the sakes of those who have suffered through all of this will get what they deserve. However, it will only go so far. If this drilling is allowed to be stopped, and a Federal Judge is supposed to be looking into the legality of this moratorium on drilling, then it won’t just be for 6 months, it will end up being a lot longer, and then we will have all of these people on either welfare or some other government entitlement. These oil rigs will be long gone if this moratorium stands.

    • Oscar

      Hey, sc: Will you be surprised when the Dem’s campaign chest is bursting with a few unexplained billions in the fall, this year and in 2012?

    • Peter

      I am neither staunch liberal nor conservative. I’m a swinging voter, but this article is just too pathetically stupid for words, sorry. When you haven’t got anything to complain about, twist it around so you’ve got something…anything…that even remotely looks like a valid complaint. (This doesn’t BTW)
      Rush Limp-wrist should take a valium and have a good rest. (Or at least keep his hands above table level!)

  • Barbara Humphrey

    Time will probably prove that $20B is a small price to pay for the damage that continues unabated. No amount of money will repair the destruction to the environment in our lives, and perhaps will never come back. Each day brings new damage reports–today, it is destruction of the deep sea reefs. Is anyone that naive to think that this won’t disrupt the entire food chain, and I don’t mean no more Louisiana oysters on the menu. Yes, the money will probably be sucked up by those who don’t need it, leaving the truly needy without. The only positive I see in the monetary agreement is that it might lead to more regulation, environmental protection, an end to the eras of oil, and to people taking back this country and this world from corporations.

    • Shelly

      No one disagrees that this is a terrible tradegy, a horrible accident and needs to be taken care of. I believe that one of the worst outcomes of this is that this administration will take this tragedy as an opportunity to push the cap & trade bill forward. If Americans think that they are hurting now financially, just wait. We will be taxed everytime we turn a light on. Jobs will drop drastically and more freedoms will be taken away from us. Not only does this Government own the banks, car manufacturers, soon the insurance companies, and now they will control how much energy we use and tax us to death for it!
      Yes, we need to continue to find alternative energy, because solar and wind does not work. It has been proven.
      Don’t forget, the bureaucrats won’t deny themselves the luxury of what we Americans have enjoyed in the past. We will just keep voting them back in.

      • Barney

        I have solar panels on my house and they work just fine

    • Claire

      Barbara Humphrey– I appreciate your words.

  • Wanda Murline

    To Barbara Humphrey: End to the era of oil…have you lost your mind? Do you think for one minute that the 18 wheelers that put the groceries in the stores can run on solar? Or that the farmer and milk farmers can use solar to run their tractors that till the land for food? Yes, alternate energy like solar and wind is nice as an addition, even coal, but these will not run the machinery that Americans use every day. Ok, now you are going to say, lets use Nuclear Energy, it is safe…not hardly…what are you going to do with the radioactive waste if you have a Nuclear Power Plant in several parts of every state. If you think the CO2 from cars is bad (which the volcanic eruption in Iceland did more CO2 damage than the last 20 years of auto CO2) radioactive waste, if it gets into the ground, that ground will not be useable for anything for 100 years. Maybe, you would like to ride your bicycle to work. Get real, we should be doing more exploration so we don’t have to purchase oil from our enemies in the Middle East. We have vast reserves right here in America…and remember, there has not been an accident involving huge amounts of crude for over 30 years. That is a pretty long time. Had the Department of Energy been doing its job of “real” inspections, maybe this would not have happened, but it did, and America will find a way to clean up…the beaches have been cleaned up before…we will clean up as soon as BP stops the flow…but to state that we need to end the era of oil is just plain stupid on your part.

    • Jana

      Wanda M,
      She could not ride her bicycle to work as the tires are a by product of petroleum. By the way all plastics are so she would have to quit using her computer as well as quit watching TV or listening to the radio. Neither can she wear her tennis shoes as a big portion of them are also are made of petroleum by products.

      • Claire

        Politicians have to suck up to oil companies, if they didn’t they would lose their donations. Oil companies = politicians, all cut from the same cloth. Hell yes, we need oil, but we need our own oil onshore. We have plenty of resources, if the government and oil companies would use their brains. We can drill onshore and be environmentally safe. All it takes is someone that will do it and do it properly. No more half-assed shenangans. Get down to serious business.

        • Claire

          shenanigans

      • Barney

        Plastics can be made from hemp and corn,for the tires,rubber trees.why are some people so hostile about finding solutions. Windpower and solar do work.planned communities can get people out of their cars.God gave us this beautiful planet,lets not insult him by destroying it.

        • Jana

          Barney,
          And at what price? Going green is not cheap. Maybe you haven’t noticed but we are in a recession here and most people don’t have the money to go out and buy these things.Solar panels are expensive, as well as windmills. We are planning on using a windmill because on our property we have a windy area that is windy all of the time, but we are having to save up for this expense.
          If you can afford to do all of this, then do it and great for you. Make sure the products you purchase are made from corn and hemp and from the pure rubber trees.
          Yes, God did give us a beautiful planet and we Praise Him for it. He also gave us oil.
          Man does not cause volcano eruptions and their aftermaths are not pretty, but this is also one of God’s creations.
          No one is in disagreement about new technology but we also need to use wisdom in how to walk into this technology.

  • Pat Ridge

    Whether we like or not we have to ween ourselves off oil sadly we will keep on going until the day the wells run dry.1973 should have been a wake-up call for whole world but we did nothing,when President Carter told America we have to end our love affair with oil but he was mock and laughed at.

    • .45CaliberCure

      That’s simply ridiculous. Carter was a dunce who has not ended his own f’n love affair with oil to this day. Didn’t get the press release announcing that he bicycled down the Pan-Am highway to America-bash with Chavez or the other petty tyrants he <3's so much. Ignorance is so cheap these days. For Christ's sake, at least try not being a tool for 5 minutes a day.

    • Claire

      The well is sure as heck going to run dry if they don’t get this leak stopped.

  • Cecil Sloan

    Even the gangsters of the 1920s were not as corrupt as our present White house, Its time to change that.

  • Ilene Richman

    Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Bachman are two big mouths who think only of themselves. The $20B set up by BP is not a slush fund.It is a fund to pay people who have been horribly damaged in earning a living in the Gulf Coast.Let me look at Michelle Bachman’s slush fund from lobbyists. Let me look at Limbaugh’s bank account and see how much he has made from slandering people.Limbaugh and Bachman are greedy, selfish, self absorbed narcisistic people who are wealthy and begrudge people who have lost their livilihood due to criminal BP.Michelle Bachman should be dumped in the next election and Rush Limbaugh should be criminally indicted for “hate speech”. He got away with his Oxycontin criminality due to the amount of money he has. He is no person to speak of anyone else. Let him look in the mirror.

    • dolphine2u

      What happened to the people that were damaged insurance (Buisness,House,unemployment)Why should our government expect everything to come from BP? I believe our government was the ones who gave them permission to do this and expected something from it. If they are desperate why hasn’t our government said anything about that. But yet he is having his own war with them. I hope these people are getting these benefits. So now he has his funding. Are these people getting benefits or not and if not why not? Other people have disasters. This should not be made into a war. As to the BP CEO going and watching a sailing race with his boat in it. The man has a right to take a break. Our President should understand that and not keep allowing hate press.(Don’t think he can’t)He has taken off more than his fair share since he has been in office when we are going though our own nations problems. And is able to keep it mostly undercover. First State of the Union address since he took office. 50 days before he talked to the CEO. Yet created a war before he even did that with them. Hey if he used the death penalty they would have been dead before the hearing. If they went into this hand and hand they should take care of this hand and hand. I’m trying not to believe the talk about the Dem. party demeaning slandering, labeling, causing hate talk. Implying they are criminals before they even know what really happened. Someone tell me and show me I’m wrong. Please

      • Barney

        Banning hate press is a great idea!Goodbye fox,rush,hannity,beck.

        • Jana

          Barney,
          Sounds like you have a few “hate” issues yourself. Hmmmm.

        • Claire

          Barney–I say ban them all. No more right wing, no more left wing. Just the pure and simple truth is what we all need.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Ilene… It’s not supposed to be a slush fund, but neither was social security. Government taking control of this money is very scary. It should be an independent company, monitored by both BP and our government. I am thinking that there will be a lot of people who are deserving, but only a select few will get.

      • eddie47d

        In order for a business along the coast to make a claim they should be asked to show last years earnings and how much of that they will be losing. That should be fairly easy to prove and if anyone else makes a false claim then audit their taxes and throw the thieves in jail or fine them. We don’t have to complicate the problem for the hard working fishermen and others affected.

        • Tom T

          The BS by BP has already started. As shown on TV, there are lots of people that have filed claims and are already getting shot changed. Some of the fishing businesses have submitted the last 3 to 5 years of tax forms and receipts and BP wants the to take a pittance amount. One individual submitted his claim, which clearly showed his income of over $100,000 a year and BP wanted him to accept $30,00+, less than a third of his estimated income would have been. There are already several cases of this type of accounting taking place. If this is the type of payments the people on the coast can expect then it is time for the state governments to get involved and administer the money to their taxpayers, not the federal government or BP. We all know that the federal government will skim off the top and pay themselves first so the states need to make sure the taxpayers get theirs first, not the federal government which let this catastrophe happen in the first place. Why should the people and the states suffer from the mistakes of the federal government. The federal government should be the last to get paid. Time will tell who actually is at fault and I’m sure that the individuals at MMS and the associated departments are secure in their jobs, or are they. Fire them all like the private sector would, but it probably won’t happen because of politics.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Tom T,
            There was also a restaurant owner that showed 20,000 in losses and was offered 5,000 in compensation!! A quarter of his losses! It’s almost laughable!!!!

          • Claire

            JoeH– I have heard this type of situation is happening more and more.

  • Norm

    If the oil disaster were caused by a terrorist group or foreign country, the right wing nuts would be screaming in favor of another trillion dollar military adventure.
    Because it was caused by the reckless actions of the private sector untitled lords of profit, the wing nuts are apoligizing and defending the the people who are destroying the gulf coast of the United States.
    While Tony Hayward is sailing his yacht around the waters of Britania the people of coastal area are suffering financial hardships and the area is enduring destruction that may never be repaired.
    Simple minded Rush knows all the answers, but I don’t see him donating a dime to help the cause. Michele Bachmann is a hopeless case and not to be taken too seriously.
    The most ironic thing is the right wing (I hate the federal government)crowd demanding more government intervention and less BP action.

    • Mike Austin,TX

      The most ironic thing is the right wing (I hate the federal government)crowd demanding more government intervention and less BP action. Norm seems to be drinking his own swill…
      I don’t know of any right wing nuts that think the Gov’t is better suited for the cleanup. They should be working together using the strengths of both to accomplish the plugging of the well and the cleanup.
      Instead we hear about who is to blame.
      Lack of class and lack of leadership skill. Very evident.

      • Kinetic1

        Mike,
        How can you say “I don’t know of any right wing nuts that think the Gov’t is better suited for the cleanup.” If this is not their opinion, than why do they claim that it’s the government’s responsibility to clean this up? I KNOW that the industry has more equipment and knowledge then our government. Oil exploration is not their job. Rig operation is not their job. Unless you want our government to shell out billions of taxpayer dollars for the manpower, the equipment and the research to handle this type of disaster, then we need to continue to depend on the industries we contract with. What’s appalling is how little the oil industry has done to prepare for this. Even if everyone had done their jobs to the best of their abilities (which mounting evidence makes clear that they did not) something like this was bound to happen. Perhaps the MMS should have demanded and enforced regulations requiring more up to date emergency plans, plans that did not call on expert 5 years dead! We could have done that, but that would have gone against the rights position that the government should get out of the way and let business do what they do best, right?

        • Jana

          Kindetic1,
          It’s the Governments responsibility to get out of the way and let the clean up begin. They are standing in the way of the States getting out there and cleaning up this mess.

      • eddie47d

        You must be talking about Tony Hayward.

  • Bob P.

    While it may be expedient to circumvent well established laws (Bankruptcy laws for example)or retroactively change laws (Lift the $75 Million Dollar Cap)It. Think about it!
    I submit that the potential unintended consequences are boundless.
    May well prove the maxim that the cure will be worse than the illness.

  • Mondovibe

    agree or disagree w/him, it’s always good to at least check what the President IS doing:
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/issues/Deepwater-BP-Oil-Spill?page=6

    The June 16th meeting was to establish:
    FACT SHEET: Claims and Escrow
    INDEPENDENT (KEY WORD) CLAIMS FACILITY
    A new, independent claims process will be created with the mandate to be fairer, faster, and more transparent in paying damage claims by individuals and businesses.
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/17/a-new-process-and-a-new-escrow-account-gulf-oil-spill-claims-bp

    how we got here:
    mediamatters.org/research/201006150030

    Limbaugh, Bachman and ilk don’t care about the needy…according to them, the millions of needy just want a hand out. They continue to worship the greedy unregulated free market as solutions to our complex casualties of the same.They’re more concerned with the myth of size of gov’t instead of one that works. Isn’t it pricless that those who want small gov’t, one that doesn’t interfere also scream that that Obama is doing enough, as they obstruct any and all debate for humane solutions.

    We could have and therefore should have transitioned our industry to greener energy decades ago…but we made fun of Jimmy for his initiatives and let deregulating, military expansion, deficit is good, Reagan undo them.

    • Tom T

      Keep drinking the cool-aid cause that is all you will have left if you continue your way of thinking. Yes, we need to get away from oil but but we didn’t and the US won’t without destroying the economy.
      When the US was importing about 1/3 of the oil necessary back in the ’70′s, we restricted the drilling of oil so that today the US imports almost 70%. The environmentalist didn’t want nuclear power or more hydroelectric because they were scared that something might get polluted, there was no where to put the used rods or some fish somewhere might not be able to swim upstream. Today, the federal government wouldn’t let BP drill in the 500 ft deep range but forced them to go further offshore to the 5,000 ft deep shelf, which is quite considerably more dangerous and complex. Louisiana had issued the permit for the shallow water drilling but the federal, in their infinite wisdom, said “no”. What a government solution that was. Look at what happened.
      Show me one thing that the government handles that doesn’t cost more or functions as it should from the private sector. Fannie Mae, Fredie Mac, the postal service, medicaid, medicare, they are all mismanaged and going broke.
      It is the responsibility of the federal government to protect the people but they can’t even do that. This country is being invaded by a foreign government and the US does nothing. Drug dealers and terrorist are allowed to cross our borders almost at will and our government doesn’t enforce the laws. The terrorist are even in the military and the government refuses to acknowledge they exist and wants to call them something else. Our way of life, and our descendants, is under attack and our Constitution and laws being ignored and this government is the main culprit.
      This is the worst government I have ever seen in my 60+ years and I can only hope and pray that this country survives. It takes more than listening to a “snake oil salesman” to get things done. We have a president that has shown that he doesn’t believe in the American way, doesn’t even know what it is, and wants to change what has been a success for over 200 years. This government may not be perfect but it is a lot better than anything else in the world and those that have fallen in the last 100yrs. A republic based on free enterprise is the best form of government to have, one that should survive the test of time. What Obama and most of the progressives want is a government that will give you everything you want and then take everything you have. You will be subjects to the elite and not free citizens. Keep on dreaming of Utopia like Obama promised but you will never find it because there is no such thing in this world and never will be until the end times. Obama is nothing but a great orator, a “snake oil salesman”, a “used care salesman”, a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, all show and no substance, a man that promises everything and produces nothing.
      I am an embarrassed registered Demoncrat that is considered a “blue dog” or “centrist” by most and am disenchanted by the party and it’s leaders. They are no longer the party of the people but are the party for the chosen. (their elitist friends and themselves) I just feel sorry for the poor fools that can’t see through all the smoke screen. They are either dreamers, too stupid to think for themselves, too stupid to see what is actually going on or they are part of the problem. Whatever they are, this country can not survive the path that it is going down and the people in Washington have to be replaced. We, the people, are the strength in this county and are not subjects of this government but the people in Washington work for us and they have forgotten this. It is time for us to remind them. Vote them all out this fall and in 2012, all of them.

      • Claire

        I used to be an embarassed Democrat, now I have been an embarassed Republican for over 30 years. But no more, I am fed up with both parties.

        • Jana

          Claire,
          Now we are just wiser voters.;)

          • Claire

            Jana–Thank you. And you are so correct–I am a heck of a lot wiser now than I was 2 years ago!! As I have said before, there are several people on this site that should run for office–I would vote for them in a New York minute. At least there is common sense on this site. I can read between the lines. I think I can tell a person’s character by what they post. Geez, I better watch my words!! lol
            This administration is without any common sense whatsoever, they all have failed miserably, and I don’t think the people that will run in November and get elected will do much better. In fact, I don’t see how anyone can get us out of this mess.

  • Patriot

    We need to start holding our politician accountable for their actions. How about complete financial disclosure reform for starters (how do these people come to D.C. with modest assets and turn out to be billionaires without creating a thing?), we need to look at the net worth of these individuals prior to their political lives and if they have profited at all from any passed legislation under their watch (anytime during their lifetime), all assets are seized then they are put on trial for insider trading, what is the difference between these people and Wall Street insiders, not much!

    We can start with the biggest fraud on the American public that is Global Warming and Al Gore, we the people need to confiscate all his assets since this low IQ, communist, traitor, profiteer, fraud and complete waste of humanity of which the liberals enabled him with a forum all because of greed in the disguise of the environment. How do all you bleeding hearts feel about being taken advantage of, all in the name of something that never existed? I remember when the movie An Inconvenient Truth came out, all the bleeding hearts gave it a standing ovation (I bet if they asked you to drink some Kool-Aid at that time in the theater you would have all drank without question); again everything a liberal says is the exact opposite. The movie should have been “A Convenient Lie”, all about profiteering at the Alter of doing good for the environment. Many of us were never taken in by this fraud since we looked at the true science, I am wondering why the people that were completely taken advantage of are not at Al’s doorstep with pitchforks? Oh by the way with our largest environmental disaster in our history, where is Al now?

    • Mondovibe

      Al Gore addressed BP at Panetta Lecture in California.
      “Former U.S. Vice President and environmentalist Al Gore talks about climate change in Manila, Philippines on June 8. Gore has called BP’s refusal to allow access to journalists ‘completely unacceptable.’
      http://www.algore.com/
      He and his daughter are going thru a divorce right now.

    • eddie47d

      Rush Limbaugh wouldn’t be on the radio if the right wing extremists didn’t believe all of his inconvienent truths. Patriot, you’ve swallowed your share of swill by this master manipulator.

  • Harold Olsen

    As Joe Barton correctly stated, this is nothing but a shakedown. Unfortunately, though, the Republicans once again showed what cowards they are. After Barton said what he did and apologized to Hayward for the shakedown, the Republicans got scared, wet their pants and forced Barton to apologize. He then wimped out and did what he was told like good little boy. The same thing happened when Joe Wilson correctly called our fuhrer a liar. The Republicans got scared, wet their pants and also forced Wilson to apologize. He then wimped out and also did what he was told like good little boy. It’s what I hate most about the Republicans–they’re just a bunch of wimps and cowards. Should they gain a majority in November they won’t have the courage to change anything to save our country from being destroyed.

    • Kinetic1

      The Republicans HAD a majority for years, during which time they made many changes to benefit no one but them selves. Remember, it was under that Republicans that our oversight of companies like BP was reduced. The heads of departments like the interior and the EPA were brought in from the same industries that they were tasked to oversee. The Bush administration trumpeted there new whistleblower law, then Bush produced one of his infamous “legal interpretations” that left the whistleblowers hanging in the wind. Regulations were relaxed, the number of inspectors cut and we were told that we could trust industry to do the right thing. After all, it was in corporate America’s best interest to do what is best for us, right? Just look at Enron, Goldman-Sachs and Halliburton, upstanding companies, one and all.

      • Marc

        Another good point……..

    • Norm

      bob pa
      Go Joe Barton!

      FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
      Joe Barton has received $1.7 million from Big Oil and Gas
      by Chris in Paris on 6/18/2010 08:56:00 AM

      He’s not only in bed with Big Oil, but he’s had a candlelight dinner and is filling a bubble bath with rose petals on top and asking them if the water temperature is just right. I almost thought he was going to ask Hayward if he needed a soft pillow or a La-Z-Boy so he could relax. It’s too bad people like Joe Barton care so little about corporate responsibility or the impact on us “little people” who aren’t in the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.
      Republican Joe Barton, who accused the White House Thursday of a $20 billion “shakedown” of BP, is the biggest recipient of oil and gas money in the House of Representatives.

      The 60-year-old Texas lawmaker, who later apologized for using the word “shakedown,” has collected at least $1.7 million in political contributions from oil and gas interests over the past two decades, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

      Barton, a former oil company consultant, used his seat on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to apologize to BP CEO Tony Hayward and castigate the White House for pressing BP to finance a $20 billion fund for damage claims from its Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He also later retracted his apology to the company.

      • Norm

        The above blog was a reply to Harold Olsen and like minded folks who don’t have a problem with BP.

      • Mike Austin,TX

        Like it or not, we need oil. Lots of it. BP should be held responsible because of the shortcuts they took and lack of safety.
        Why is there a moratorium on drilling now? Political ignorance that can push our economy back into a depression. Just wait until someone decides to slow the oil to the USA. It will happen. Will the anti-oil nuts stop driving cars or using plastic or the many other products of petroleum? No. They will only complain louder.

        • eddie47d

          It’s called business responsibility. Try it sometime.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Mike,
          It’s called Odummer has oil stocks in Petras oil!!!! He can’t make money if all these American wells are producing!!!

    • eddie47d

      Did you Harold get ahold of that Koolaid you accuse the Dems of drinking?

  • Marilyn

    I want to know “who” will be the independent “overseer.” If it is the United States Government as it now is moving toward Socialism, the money, 2 Billion + will be in the wrong hands. We are not guranteed that the money will be paid to the people who are most affected nor are we gauanteed that the money will be used to help the wild life covered in oil; and, the money sure as hell will not be used to help stop the oil flow in the Gulf!!! Obama LOANED our tax dollars to the tune of 2 Billion to Brazil for off shore drilling. All oil, if found, will go directly to China. Did you or I vote on such a deal with our money? NO! There is so much corruption with this Obama Socialist Platform that I do not trust BP’s payments to be handled correctly or wisely while in Socialist’s control.
    In reply to Richman’s comments about narcistic people, a good look at your own President might give you a clue about narcistic behavior. Obama will now begin making promises to the American public to create jobs if the jobless have hard labor skills, love the health care program designed for a socialist country (which has proven to NEVER work),and make promises that he knows he will not support once he gets re-elected. It’s all for show and nothing else and all the words are for the mighty vote to keep his butt in the big leather chair in Washington. He knows the majority of Americans are fed up with him and he will say anything to make everyone think he is a wonderful leader.
    Actions speak louder than words!
    Just look at the illegal Mexicans and Terrorists entering USA in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. What has been done in the past and present to prevent this situaion? NOTHING! Why? You guessed it. More votes for Obama and his Socialist propaganda. That is why Arizona stepped up and did something. Good for Arizona!! It is time for States to start taking command and getting the Washington DC smell out of their hair. The politicians pass legislature that pleases them and Obama. Poor legislature then muist be cleaned up by the American people with our tax money. I’m sick of cleaning up politican’s mistakes.
    I once thought The United States was the Best Country on earth. but it is being made into a third world country by Obama. By 2014, you will not recognize The United States if Obama gets another chance to intimidate the Congress and Ameican people and demand his kind of government. Checks and Balances are NOT working.

    • Marc

      Read or watch the news and you will see who is overseeing the fund……

    • Mondovibe

      The fund will be independently run by Kenneth Feinberg, the mediator who oversaw the 9/11 victims compensation fund, according to two people familiar with the deliberations.

      It’s irresponsible to confuse investing in social infrastructure, which we’ve always done w/taxes and a Socialist Dictatorship.

      Terrorists enter this country with “legal” visas, mostly thru Northern and Eastern ports of entry.

      Obama is pro- Comprehensive Immigration Reform…pay attention to what reps are for it and which ones are obstructing it and keep pressuring all of them for reform asap. But if we get it done, don’t complain about big government or more spending.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Mondovibe,
        three of the terrorists that tried to attack Ft. Dix came in through the southern border. they have proven that about 5 to 10% of the illegals coming in through the southern border are from china, Phillipines, and the Middle East!!!

    • Marc

      By the way, illegals and foreign terrorists can’t vote here……..

    • Marc
  • Kinetic1

    Wanda, where is your confidence in America’s ability to innovate? Some of the greatest inventions in history have come from America’s minds, so why assume that they will stop now? I watch Propane and natural gas buses run all day long. Trucks can and do run on the same, cleaner burning fuel. True, it still requires drilling, but it’s a start. We could also modernize and depend more on our rail system and less on trucks for the long hauls. Let’s not brand anyone stupid for looking beyond what is. If we all responded that way we would still be using oil or gas lamps.

  • Kathy Crookston

    Once again, Obama has suspended our “protection under the law” and decided what will be best for the gulf. The result of “the meeting”, BP has been saved, BP stockholders are screwed and gulf coast residents are royally screwed.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    First, our dictator-in-chief doesn’t have the authority to compel this with BP!!…..Second, while BP is undoubtedly at some fault, the lackadaisical negligent BHO administration also shares the blame. Thus BP must bear responsibility. But BP’s liability should be limited to the monetary loss which would’ve occurred had this crisis been dealt with properly by the fed. gov’t. BP should not be responsible for the negligence or incompetence of the Obama regime…..Third, drones and liberal morons are always happy to see wealth confiscated from producers. But do they ever ask: Where will all this money go?? Will the $20 billion actually go to people who suffered monetary losses due to the Gulf crisis? Or will it go to BHO’s cronies and democraps’ midterm re-election campaigns?? Don’t forget about the tobacco industries, which were foolish enough to settle with the states instead of fighting such frivolous lawsuits. Little, if any, went to the so-called victims of tobacco. Most went to the greedy trial lawyers, general state funds, and for all we know, maybe into the pockets of crooked politicians!!

    • Kinetic1

      Yes, if restitution had been left up to the courts, the trial lawyers would have been the ones to profit. That is why the Obama administration stepped in and negotiated with BP to create this fund. Read the latest report in the Wall Street Journal. BP did not cave to a “shake down.” It was a negotiation where each side had a goal in mind and each side gave some and won some. So enough of this right wing chatter about Stalinist thugs, it was business.

      As for the responsibility of the administration, I will say again that some blame falls on those responsible for oversight. However, it is important to recall that many of the positions in those oversight offices (EPA, MMS, Dept. of Interior etc.) were populated with industry insiders while under the Bush administration. Their repeal and relaxing of regulations, along with cuts in the numbers of inspectors did little to help fend off disasters such as this. The new administration did replace the heads of these offices, but many on the front lines remain faithful to the policies of the Bush administration. In fact, Dick Cheaney once boasted that their policies would continue for years due to such placements. I wish that more attention had been paid to cleaning house, but I understand that the economy, the wars and the unrelenting opposition of the Republican party have made it difficult to get things done over the past 18 months.

    • eddie47d

      Wow Earl,You not only stand up for BP but big tobacco. Now you can smoke in the oil slicks and catch yourself on fire.

  • bob pa

    to ms humphry and ms murline I say you are both wrong. we have more oil on the land than the rest of the world combined. in alaske north slope, and in colorado and montana where there is more oil than the whole middle east combined but the enviromental wackos like you 2 are trying to stop us from extracting it. and as for nuclear power france has been using nuclear power for almost 100 percent of its power and they just bury it on the reactors land and it will decompose itsself. we get our nuclear fuel from uranium which is the most abundant element and is everwhere. you can pick up dirt from the ground and there is uranium in that dirt. the sun sends radiation to the earth 24/7. and we do not become radioactive. you can store the nuclear waste indefinately. futhermore you can repross the waste and resuse the stuff again. and when you use it again it can be repossed again.which keeps reducing the waste. if you want to return to the caveman life as do the islamic terrorists do than join them and find a nice desert and live there as nobody without much cranial capacity.

    • Marc

      Please research the number of failed U.S. nuclear power plants that have closed due to accidents and/or failure to efficiently produce power.

    • eddie47d

      Nuclear power isn’t as clean as you say and takes 20,000 years to decompose,but like everything it can be an option. Environmental “whackos” are not stopping oil from being drilled for there are wells all over this country.They just want these natural resource companies to show concern to the land or sea that they are taking from. Big difference. Money no longer goes into the Superfund which was created to clean up the messes left by previous contaminations.Most Superfund sites are sitting idle because of no funding. I believe that is a darn good reason for Obama to go after BP for as much as he can get for companies in the past made their riches then skipped out. The taxpayer always got left holding the bag.

  • bob pa

    thanks for censurship on my reply by not posting it.

  • http://aol.com tessie

    Yikes conspiracy is a funny thing! I was just wondering… BP made a financial contribution to Obummer’s campaign, explosion still not explained how or why it happened, one survivor, no one seems interested in asking him what happened, inspection checks ignored(too busy down loading porn to actually be working)no one fired, laws in place that cannot compel a business to ante-up, 20 billion placed in a fund(for what no one can be sure of), insisting the government was involved from day1, no addressing/informing the public for 58 days, no real plan for clean-up discussed; however, Cap and Trade brought to the forefront when the Nation is out of work. What the HELL is really going on???????

    • Norm

      tessie
      What the HELL is really going on???????
      Unfortunately you haven’t got a clue. You do have a good imagination. Maybe you can write paperback novels.

    • Claire

      I cannot understand why some of you simply do not realize that the oil companies have donated to Democrats and Republicans alike?? Both parties have politicians that have fed off the oil companies and they still are. This is why Republicans are against the $20 billion escrow. Repubs are going to scream about this forever, they will use it as a campaign tool. Same with the Dems. These politicians don’t want to lose their donors! And they ALL think we are too stupid to realize this crap. They consider us all to be “sheeple.” They don’t give a crap about the oil leak and the economic disaster it has become. They don’t give a crap about the earth, the marine animals, nothing. Neither party is moving efficiently and HONESTLY to get anything done. Americans are being conned by BOTH parties! They are only thinking about November and what they can do to win. After this past weekend and with all the crap that is going on –I can tell you all one thing–there is NOT a single politician out there that I will vote for. I will write in a candidate. I am done with the two-faced SOBs that think they are doing such a wonderful job. They are doing nothing. The politicians of the Democrat and Republican parties are like snakes. I am sick of the two-faced, backstabbing, dishonest, lying slugs. I will not be jerked around anymore by either party. They disgust me.

      • Jeep

        And I suppose Claire that it would not fit in that the largest beneficiary of campaign donations from BP in the 2008 election cycle, was President Obama, who took in $77,000 from company executives and its political action committee. This year, Senator Blanche Lincoln, Democrat of Arkansas, leads all candidates with $286,000 in donations from oil and gas companies.

        Awww…gosh…Maybe this thing is a little more complicated…I find it amusing that Dems took more wall street money than Reps in 2008, are provided with more funds by big oil, and yet these clowns are the first to publically excoriate those donors. Doesn’t it make you wonder what goes on behind closed doors?

        • Claire

          I think you and I both are well aware of what goes on behind closed doors. More deviousness. I apply this comment to the Democrats AND the Republicans. Both parties are capable of backroom dealings and all of them have participated.
          The oil companies have donated to the Democrats AND the Republicans. Both parties are “guilty” of taking money. Politicians need all the money they can get for their campaigns and I seriously doubt if any of them care where it comes from just so they can be “elected.” I do not have much respect for politicians, and there is no such thing as an honest politician.

  • sam

    I just love how nobody realizes that the liberals are the responsible party for forcing oil companies to drill far off shore. In water so deep that if there is a problem, it would be nearly impossible to fix. Almost seems like that was the plan from the beginning. If the oil leak was in shallow water or, on land, it would have been stopped some time ago.

    • Mondovibe

      The oil companies drill in land, in shallow waters & deep waters. Environmentalists are for alternative greener energy R & D and sources.

      • Jeep

        Do some research Mondo…Spain is the “greenest” nation on earth. But, that comes with a price tag of some $780,000 per job. Wonderful, huh? And, if you dare look at those green companies biting at the chomp for gov’munt money and who they are connected to. But, that would be asking too much from you, I am sure.

  • May

    For you people who denigrate big corporations and their profits, where do you think jobs come from? Do you expect businesses to operate without profit? That is the only way they can continue to hire people, update their business and provide a needed product. Government lives off taxes, nothing more, and if people have no jobs there will be no taxes and all government programs will disappear. If Obama and his henchmen don’t have sense enough to see this, it means our country will collapse in the next 2-1/2 years.

    • Kinetic1

      No one has denied BP their profits. In fact, their profits were up 135% in the last quarter. Profits of $16 million a day, $14 billion in 2009 despite a miserable record that includes refinery explosions and avoidable spills. I want to see every responsible company make a healthy profit. I want to see their workers well paid and our communities grow from the healthy spending of prosperous citizens. What I don’t want to see are companies that take advantage of our people and our resources, then pass of responsibility. What I don’t approve of are companies moving their offices to the Cayman Islands and elsewhere to avoid paying American Taxes. These corporations depend on our roads, our fire and police services and our basic infrastructure to make and transport the products they sell, but they want to avoid paying their fair share for what they use. So don’t lecture me with blanket statements about what the big corporations do for us. Let them show us with their actions.

      • Marc

        Have you ever considered running for public office? Not sure it would work out though….you’ve been making too much sense here….

    • Mondovibe

      What we denigrate is the shift towards plutarchy in the last few decades… the big corporate political & profiteering power that has allowed, too much self-regualtion, out sorcing of jobs/industry, invest off shore instead of paying taxes, while they make record profits/CEO benefits, raise prices, spend billions on lobbying/PR, while reducing services and continue to buy politicians that create loop holes/policies that allow them to essentially gambled our economy & environment away. US Profits are vital and great! Small biz is also vital to a healthy economy. Be very clear, we are against exploitative profiteering of people and planet, that jeopardizes all of our well being.

      The Obama administration clearly understands that without enough made in the US jobs and industry, with exponential profits for all of US & the environment, we can’t get back on our feet economically or environmentally. Pay attention to which representatives are trying to rebuild “We the People” & Planet rights that yeild exponential US profits, and who is fighting to protect big corporate “personhood rights” and exploitative profiteering.

      • Jeep

        Yeah…right. Oman “clearly” understands that small business is the economic backbone of America. Which is why this administration’s policies are “clearly” designed to inhibit the small business. New taxes and the health care law has already crushed small business incentive. What’s next? How about Cap and Trade? Oh, more taxes that cannot be readily absorbed by individuals or small business. Good luck in your fantasy world.

  • Marc

    So perhaps we should turn the government over to the corporations? (I know….there are a lot of politicians now in the ‘pocket’ of corporations…..)

    • Claire

      Limbaugh and Bachmann?? Now, there’s a pair. Why doesn’t he run for POTUS since he thinks he has all the answers. Oh I forgot he is already filthy rich. She should be VP–after all, a VP does next to nothing. A very fitting pair-they deserve each other.

      • Jeep

        You ever notice how jealousy makes you fell bitter?

        • Claire

          Jeep–if you are referring to me, I sure as hell am not jealous of these two frauds. Jealous of Limbaugh? Please… don’t insult my intelligence. I don’t consider any politician to be on the up and up. I personally do not have any trust or faith in any of them, Democrat or Republican. There are numerous women out there that have more brains than Bachmann. I think there are numerous women on this blog that have more brains than her.
          Find someone else to argue with, My mind is made up. And no one will change it. No one.

  • sam

    Environmentalists have a large hand in where or where not an oil company is able to drill through political sources

    • eddie47d

      Capitalists have a big hand in how much their cronies make through political wrangling.

      • Jeep

        Right on eddie! Just ask the Dems!

  • ONTIME

    I am of two minds on this issue with BP, I think this devious bunch of elected crooks we call congress is toying with the public in this matter.
    BP may look as bad as this administration can paint them as long as they have the price of the ticket to maintain their cost for the fed Gulf leases they hold and if they can afford it, then they may very well gain the access to the entire Gulf and continue to feed the Deemer kitty into time inmemorium.

    Should they (BP) fail in this capacity, the unused oil riggs will be pulled and sent to the Soros investment off the coast of Brazil to drill in even deeper water and Soros has our money $20B to begin and hire the crews. G. Soros will become a oil Tsar and Barry Sotero a very rich muslim black boy. Looks like a win-win for the Soros Barry Petrol company either way.

    • eddie47d

      What bigoted garbage! Bp and all the oil companies in the gulf are making massive profits even with the oil spill. Your a shallow troll for Limbaugh.

  • mlhtmilldr

    The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training,” a campaign rival said. That was Joe Biden. Maybe we should of listened to old Joe?

  • jopa

    Wanda; Cleaning the beaches is only the tip of the iceberg.It is in the water where all the longterm damage is being done.Just think of the entire Eco system of the gulf from the plankton to the whale and everything in between.All of the tour operators and commercial fisherman rely on whats in the water and oil is perhaps the most lethal agent to be put into this environment.Imagine one of those underwater plumes of oil making it’s way to the coral reefs of Florida.It would result in total devastation.Perhaps I should say when.

  • D Engineer

    I believe that BP should be held responsible in making all the residents and businesses whole during this effort however I do not believe in handouts and payments for not working. This is just a wrong way of thinking that is killing this country. All those standing in line for damage payments need to be held responsible to put in a few hours each week in the clean up efforts – They would be normally be working for their money if nothing had happened. They should not expect to be able to go on a 5 year vacation with no work. There are birds and wildlife that need rescuing and beaches that need cleaning – put them to work if they want money. Like the rest of us, they should work to be able to eat. I feel the same way about hurricane and other victims that want to lie around and watch TV and whine about how bad things are and wait patiently for a hand out.

    • Joe K

      A monetary repayment for the destruction of your business or your home or the value of either is NOT a hand out.

      I agree though that wherever the government has anything to do with handing out money for any reason at all, the lazy, the scammers and the system players will be up to their necks in freebies.

  • http://yahoo rev gay

    I’m concerned that those people in the Gulf who are supposed to get the money won’t. I’m concerned that those funds from BO will disappear in the same way that the Social Security money was borrowed and never paid back. I’ve heard that there all all kinds of standards that those people who are applying for the money must meet. I also think we should lift the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf so our oil rig workers can get back to work and those rigs don’t pull out never to return. I think our president should be working harder at getting the leak plugged—there are lots of experts around the world that we could be using! I still wonder if we know the whole story about the explosion or if there is a coverup

    • Joe K

      I think we need to make it against the law for the federal government to re-distribute wealth in any way, shape or form. Obviously, that cannot be done. The next best thing is the line item veto which republicans and conservatives have wanted for years but the democrats and other socialist liberals (currently disguised as mild mannered “progressives”) have fought against tooth and nail to protect their pork barrel.

  • cporter

    SO MANY WORDS,SO MANY OPINIONS.eVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THINGS FROM THEIR
    SIDE OF THE ROOM.
    ARE WE TOO BLIND TO SEE,NO ONE IS GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN WASHINTON
    NOT THE DEMOCRATS,NOT THE REPUBPICANS,NOT THE TEA PARTY.
    VOTING INCUMBENTS OUT IS NOT GOING TO DO MUCH EITHER.
    WE SIT AROUND AND LET OURSELVES GET RILED UP FROM TALKING HEADS WHO
    ONLY SAY WHAT THEIR AUDIENCE WANTS THEM TO SAY AND THEY GET PAID FOR THAT.
    THE LIMBAUGHS,THE BECKS AND HANIITYS AND WOULD NAME SOME LEFT WING TALKING HEADS BUT I DON T KNOW OF ANY OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.
    EVERYONE LOOKS BACK AND ARM CHAIR QUARTERBACKS A SITUATION AFTER THE FACT.
    BUT ITS ALL CONTROLLED BY BIG MONEY AND BIG CORPORATIONS AND OTHER ENTITIES BIGGER THAN OUR POLITICIANS.THAT S WHERE WE NEED TO BEGIN
    HOW I DON T KNOW.
    BUT AFTER ALL OF THE TALK IT SEEMS NO ONE HAS STOPPED THIS OIL SPILL
    OR MOST OF THE OTHER MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY.
    AND ON THE SPILL MAYBE,JUST MAYBE IF ANYONE HAD CARED ABOUT THE OTHER SPILLS ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT DID NT GET CLEANED UP OR INVESTIGATED BECAUSE THEY WERE IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES WHERE THE ENVIROMENTS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND PEOPLE LIVES RUINED MAYBE WE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER PREPARED FOR THIS DIASTER.
    STOP,LOOK,LISTEN AND SEE THE TRUTH FOR WHAT IT IS NO MATTER IF IT S WHAT YOU WANT OR NOT,THEIR IS A SUCH THING AS THE NATURAL TRUTH

    OH BY THE WAY SHOULD I LABLE MYSELF AS REP OR DEM OR SOMETHING?

  • chuck b

    cporter

    if it wasn’t for these so called talking heads you ridicule, the public would really be in trouble, where would the info come from abc,cbs,cnn, nbc and npr. you bet!!!
    you sound like a disgruntled democrat that is starting to see what this idiot is doing to the country and can’t find anyone to blame it on. try blaming yourself, i’ll bet you voted for him.

  • Joe C

    Joe C Says:
    Hussein O’Bama is a president who hates Ametica, hates the military, hates the Jews, does not salute our flag, is corrupt and a pathelogical liar. He is glad for the oil catastrophe. I wouldn’t be surprise if he had something to do with the explosion to the rig.
    He’s leading America to distruction. Lord, help us!

    • Norm

      Joe C
      Lord help you. Maybe some medical treatment can get your thinking back to normal. Your hateful rant, based on your personal demons, is pure unadulturated BS. It’s totally without fact or reason.

    • Barney

      He probably hates baseball and apple pie i heard on hannity he even kicked a puppy

      • Claire

        Obama kicked a puppy? Is this true? You heard this on Hannity?

        • Claire

          If he did indeed kick a puppy, I would like to have the opportunity to give Obama a good swift kick in the rear. And I don’t give a darn how childish this sounds. I despise cruelty to animals.

  • chuck b

    joe c

    i agree with all you say with the exception of barry hating the jews, that strikes me as strange. how can he hate the jews when his cabinet is filled with them? of course they are all communist like him, so maybe that’s the answer.

    • Norm

      chuck b
      The Dems need more ranting idiots like you to underline how twisted the neocons and tea baggers have become.

      • Jeep

        Norm, since you are so familiar with “tea bagging” I’ll let that go (what you do in your personal life is your business)…but, I don’t think “the Dems need more ranting idiots…” They have you Norm, and that is enough.

        • Norm

          Jeep
          Keep your teabags warm and split the Republican party further between the sane, the nut cases, and the out and out traitors. You seem to be one of the nut cases.

          • http://naver samurai

            Obama bin Laden and his group of fools are the biggest traitors here. I guess that since abnorm loves them so much, he’ll probably go to the prison they are in for conjical visits (tea bagging).

  • chuck b

    norm

    people like you are the ones that voted this trash into the white house and i defy you to deny what i said in my last post. try doing a little investigation in stead of listening to your bleeding heart. if you can’t read then ask someone to help you.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      chuck b,
      norm not read??? Why I’ll have you know he took the Evlun Reed sped redin corse!!!!! He cun red reel fas!!!

    • Norm

      chuck b
      Would care to prove or at least justify:

      Hussein O’Bama is a president who hates Ametica, hates the military, hates the Jews, does not salute our flag, is corrupt and a pathelogical liar. He is glad for the oil catastrophe. I wouldn’t be surprise if he had something to do with the explosion to the rig.

      It’s is all venomous nonsense.
      It’s you who hates America.

      • http://naver samurai

        I love it enough to serve it for 20 years and almost died twice doing my duty. How about you, tea bagging norm?

  • ROSEBUD

    THIS SPILL IS NOT GOING TO STOP SO READILY AS THEY EXPLAINED FROM THE BEGINNING.THE PRESSURE IS GREATER & THERE IS GAS COMING UP FROM BENEATH THE OCEAN FLOOR. IF THEY CREATE THE RELIEF VALVES, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO STEM THE FLOW, BUT IT’S DOUBTFUL. THE BEST THING IS TO BE ABLE TO PUMP & SEPARATE THAT OIL INTO TANKERS. THERE IS ALSO A RUMOR THAT GAS FROM BENEATH COULD CAUSE AN EXPLOSION LARGE ENOUGH TO CAUSE A TSUNAMI THAT COULD WIPE OUT THE GULF COAST & FLROIDA. FACTS ARE; THAT BP ENGINEERS ON THAT RIG SHORTCUT PROCEDURES THAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION. FACTS ARE; THAT OUR DEPT OF INTERIOR IS RESPONSIBLE TO OVERSEE THE OIL-RIG PROJECTS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE DONE ACCORDING TO THE RULES. THEY WEREN’T. KEN SALZAR, SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, HEAD OF MMS, APPROVED BP FOR DEEP-WATER DRILLING WITHOUT NECESSARY PERMITS REQUIRED BY LAW FOR DRILLING THAT MIGHT HARM ENDANGERED SPECIES OR HAVING A PLAN WHERE AN ACCIDENT COULD HAVE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON THE GULF REGION. THE WHITEHOUSE & DEMONCRATS ARE GOING THROUGH THEIR USUAL “CHARADE” SO NONE OF THEIR OWN TAKES THE BLAME. JUST LIKE THE FINANCIAL CRISIS WAS BLAMED ON GOLDMAN SACHS. ACTUALLY IT WAS CREATED BY DEMONCRATS IN CONGRESS & A DEMONCRAT PRESIDENT, BILL CLINTON WHEN HE REINVENTED “THE COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT” IN ’93 & FORCED THE FED TO LOWER CREDIT STANDARDS SO POOR PEOPLE COULD OWN A HOME W/O CREDIT, THAT THEY COULDN’T AFFORD. OBLAMO WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER FOR ACORN & HE FORCED THE BANKS TO GIVE THE LOANS TO THE POOR, MOST OF THESE LOANS WERE PROMOTED BY THE DEMONCRATS IN CONGRESS, WHO BACKED FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC. THEY WERE BUNDLED & SOLD OFF TO OTHER BANKS & INVESTMENT INSTITUTIONS. EVENTUALLY THE LOANS DEFAULTED DURING THE HOUSING BUBBLE BURST & CAUSED THE BANKS TO FAIL & THE TAXPAYER HAD TO BAIL THEM OUT. OBLAMO WAS IN THE SENATE IN 2006 WHEN CEO FRANKLIN RAINES, HIS BUDDY, FILLED HIS COFFERS AS WELL AS BARNEY FRANK, CHRIS DODD & MAXINE WATERS. HE KEPT TWO SETS OF BOOKS & TOOK $90 MIL FOR HIMSELF. HE WAS ONE OF HIS “FAT CATS”. IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE HISTORY OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, YOU WOULD ALMOST BELIEVE THE PROPAGANDA THE DEMONCRATS TALK ABOUT DAILY WHE THEY BLAME BUSH WHEN THEY ARE THE GUILTY ONES, INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, OBLAMO, WHO WORKED FOR ACORN & STILL DOES EVERYTHING FOR THE UNIONS WHO GOT HIM ELECTED FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES. THE UNIONS ARE THE REASON WHY THE SKIMMERS WHO WERE WILLING TO COME FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE WERE NOT ALLOWED IN GULF WATERS. OBLAMO IS TO BLAME BECAUSE HE COWTOWS TO THE UNIONS, WHO ARE RUNNING THE COUNTRY WHILE THE SOCIALIST, GEORGE SOROS, GETS RICHER & RICHER & PAYS NO TAXES BY LIVING IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS. ALL YOU CRITICS OF THE TALKING HEADS CAN LEARN FROM THEM IF YOU WEREN’T SO MESMORIZED BY A FAST-TALKER WHO IS BANKRUPTING OUR COUNTRY ON A DAILY BASIS & MUST BE STOPPED. THIS IS A DELIBERATE CRISIS CREATED TO PASS AN ENERGY PACKAGE THAT WILL CAUSE $7 A GAL GASOLINE & HEATING OIL. JUST LIKE OBLAMO REFUSES TO ENFORCE OUR BORDERS IN ORDER TO FORCE CONGRESS TO PASS AN IMMIGRATION BILL SO HE CAN GET 12 MIL MORE VOTES IN 2012. THINK ABOUT HOW HE PLACED A 6 MONTH MORATORIUM ON DRILLING THAT PUTS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK & HUNDREDS OF COMPANIES OUT OF BUSINESS. IS THIS A NORMAL THINKING INDIVIDUAL? OR A SOCIALIST? REMEMBER THIS WHEN NOVEMBER COMES, WE NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE! ALL OF IT!

  • Norm

    The GOOD:
    Rahm Emanuel says the GOP philosophy is to paint BP as the victim, pointing to Rep. Joe Barton’s apology to BP for what the congressman called a White House “shakedown.”
    “That’s not a political gaffe, those are prepared remarks. That is a philosophy. That is an approach to what they see. They see the aggrieved party here as BP, not the fishermen

    The BAD:
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to put himself at arm’s length from Republican congressman Joe Barton, who became embroiled in controversy last week for his apologetic comments to BP’s Tony Hayward.
    “I couldn’t disagree with Joe Barton more,” McConnell said in an appearance on Fox News Sunday. “BP doesn’t need an apology, they need to apologize to us.”
    House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) broke with a top Republican on Thursday who suggested BP had suffered a “shakedown” by being forced to set up a $20 billion fund to pay out damages.
    Asked at his weekly press conference if he disagreed with Barton’s characterization of the deal struck Wednesday at the White House, Boehner quickly responded, “I do.”
    “BP agreed to fund the cost of this cleanup from the beginning and I’m glad they’re being held accountable,” Boehner told reporters.
    Rep.
    Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) added his name to the list of Republicans calling on Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to step aside as ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce committee.

    The UGLY:
    Today, Rush Limbaugh gave Barton his gold star of approval:
    “It was a shakedown pure and simple,” said Limbaugh, echoing the words for which Barton later apologized. “And somebody had the audacity to call it what it was and now everybody’s running for the hills.”
    On last night’s episode of Sean Hannity’s TV show, Hannity and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) went ahead and agreed with Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) that the BP escrow account is a “shakedown.” And amusingly, they failed to even mention that Barton was subjected to widespread media ridicule and then ordered by the GOP leadership to retract his comments just hours after he dramatically apologized to BP.

    • coal miner

      Norm,

      Rush Limbaugh is a joke,he incites people.

      Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
      — Voltaire

  • Joe

    Obama is over-sexed! He screws taxpayers every chance he gets!

  • Autumn

    Government-Approved Illegals !

    Speaking of illegals, the government hasn’t built the fence high enough to keep out the un-American criminals who want to take away our freedoms.
    Yes, the government hasn’t built the White House fence high enough to keep out the un-American criminals who somehow got into the White House and who are now working hard to take away the religious, social, and economic freedoms of true American patriots!
    Here are two slogans that Obama would rather not think about: “Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms – and legs and ears and eyes, etc.!” and “Unborn babies should have the same right to be born alive that abortionists had!”
    If Obama should ever happen to Google “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right,” do you think he would feel guilty merely walking in the hallowed halls of that House where true Americans walked?
    Is it safe to assume that Mecca Wafers are Obama’s favorite candy? And is barack-coli a vegetable or a disease?

    (Neither Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi nor any other DemocRAT approved of this message! BTW, for more info on Obama in Washingdumb, Google “Obama Supports Public Depravity” and “Obama Avoids Bible Verses.”)

  • Grover Syck

    Too bad it was only $20 billion. It should have been $200billion.

    Damn those oil company apoligist. BP should pay for the cleanup, and they should be made to pay any one who was hurt by the oil spill ‘whole’, with out reguard to what it does to BP.

  • http://gmail i41

    So all the liberal green weinies, it was Whore Hound Clinton that gave the oil companies to right to head in to deep water. Bubba made sure they didn’t pay any taxes in deep water. If they drill on shallow water or on land they pay over 16% in taxes. . edee, try and disprove that fact, I think it was May 1995. Listening to all of the egg sucking democrats complain about BP, but he got the most campaign money. The smuck agencies that inspected the rigs and gave a OK. I think you puke nuts are always creating a eternal circle, with your heads inserted in your evacuation vent. Maybe your BOP valve is working and preventing, a blow out on what few brain cells you still use or try to activate. The unelected paper chasers control who gets a drilling permit, and ho much of a shake down you will endure , BP is a prime example, Onumnut’s thugs never checked the pipe hardness and what grade it was. Democrat party once a crook and a crimminal alway crook and a thug!

  • Barney

    I dont think that anyone who considers themselves liberal are very proud of clinton,bush and cheny share some blame too, but if you consider yourself conservative, you should not be proud of them either.

  • Claire

    Barney–I agree with your words.

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