Aspects of oil spill reek of impropriety

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The announcement by President Obama that we would resume offshore drilling was met with seething anger from the environmentalists. Soon after, the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was destroyed by a mysterious explosion, creating a huge environmental disaster.

No one knows who or what is responsible, but administration speculation is accepted as fact by the media. Whoever is responsible, whether it's BP or some terrorist entity, is still entitled to due process under the law, not an automatic presumption of guilt plus punishment.

The president, in a knee-jerk reaction, declared an immediate halt to new offshore drilling as too risky. Is there any correlation between these incidents? Al Gore, in a recent speech to environmental groups, urged them to commit civil disobedience, and environmental terrorists have struck before in similar fashion!

The proof of this act, whether deliberate or not, is a mile down on the ocean floor and will never be determined. In any case, it is a very convenient coincidence, all favoring the radical environmentalists.

Meanwhile, Democrats are in an inquisition mode such as would make Tomás de Torquemada, the head of the Spanish Inquisition, proud! U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., is cast in the role of Torquemada in the House and, with nostrils flaring, assaults his chosen victims without mercy.

The president, in true Chicago style, has extorted $20 billion from BP. He has no authority to do this, and probably has committed a crime in doing it! It is the courts' responsibility to affix blame and decide punishment, not Barack Obama's! Consequently, we have the president ignoring the rule of law and arbitrarily acting as judge, jury and executioner!

Will this extorted money find its way to Democratic Party pockets? Almost certainly!

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 07/04/10 - 03:10 am
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One airplane crashed! Quick

One airplane crashed! Quick - ground EVERY flight in the US for the next six months!!

Techfan
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Techfan 07/04/10 - 05:19 am
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Why does the AC even print

Why does the AC even print this guy's monthly paranoid rantings?

sconservative
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sconservative 07/04/10 - 06:28 am
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The government has proven

The government has proven themselves incompetent to regulate the oil development industry. To punish all companies - and Americans - for one failure is also incompetent. Obama must lift the moratorium because the American economic machine uses petroleum for 95% of its fuel. Even 20% from wind and solar power is decades away.

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Rhetor 07/04/10 - 06:33 am
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BP did the damage; we all

BP did the damage; we all know they did the damage; they are cleaning it up. If they were not cleaning it up, we all know perfectly well that the public would raise an outcry against any more offshore drilling. Offshore drilling will surely resume once it is certain that proper safeguards are in place to prevent another disaster like this.

sconservative
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sconservative 07/04/10 - 06:36 am
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The Democrats do not need the

The Democrats do not need the $20B from BP to buy the next election. They will do that with unused "fiscal stimulus" money. They will start by saving jobs of firefighters, police and teachers in blue states and continually extending unemployment compensation nationwide.

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seenitB4 07/04/10 - 06:49 am
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Just read this am that the

Just read this am that the top management in BP will probably lose their job by August......soooo some will pay the price for greedy actions..
Bottom line is ...We still need oil, until the day comes that we don't, we will be drilling. This gusher has made me think hybrid for my next car though.....if this doesn't change people..what will!

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55 F-100 07/04/10 - 07:19 am
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Keep an eye on the $20

Keep an eye on the $20 billion, or it may end up in A.C.O.R.N.'s efforts to register illegal aliens, and tombstone names to vote in November 2010, and 2012............I'm just sayin'.

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dwb619 07/04/10 - 07:26 am
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How quick we forget. Remember

How quick we forget. Remember Cheney and his secret energy policy meetings with the oil and utility companies? They essentially wrote their own rules, over-sight, regulations,etc. They rejected the type blow-out preventers that several of the other oil producing nations mandate.
Cheney was on the national talk shows,giving his opinions on everything until the well blew up. Haven't heard squat out of him since. Said his heart is acting up. How convenient.

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apex24 07/04/10 - 07:59 am
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Obama and his cronies will do

Obama and his cronies will do ANYTHING they feel will benefit themselves. You haven't heard anything about the Sestak job offering scandel in a while. Obumbler supporters are always blaming Bush, I guess the haven't looked at the scandels that come up every week with this administration. I guess this is the 400 years of payback.

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impossible 07/04/10 - 08:05 am
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Critics of Mr. Smock should
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Critics of Mr. Smock should restrict themselves to the points he raised in his letter and if they disagree with a point or points, they should confine themselves to presenting evidence to support their position(s) instead of attacking him personally.
Unless one attends a secret meeting, one doesn't know what took place there. Unless one were on site as an objective observer, one does not know what or who caused the oil spill. In this country a person and/or company is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Mr. Smock is merely a citizen exercising free speech. Save the vitriol for those who can and do threaten the independence we celebrate this weekend.

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FaceTheMusic 07/04/10 - 08:33 am
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A few facts. There are

A few facts. There are approximately 3500 oil drilling rigs and platforms in the Gulf of Mexico; 79 of them are deep-water rigs; Obama's moratorium applies to only 33 of them. That's hardly all of them. A question: What would be the Republican response if Obama had not issued the moratorium and there had been another major oil spill? Something along the lines of "Why didn't Obama do something? He knew this could happen." I assume, Mr. Smock, that you would be happier if the Gulf residents were forced to wait 20 years for compensation for the disaster like the Alaska residents did after the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, with 40 percent of the money going to attorneys? BP caused the spill; BP should pay for the spill. Obama made BP fork over $20 billion to pay for it; he did exactly the right thing. I was wondering too, dwb619, why Cheney's usual big mouth has been so quiet about the oil spill; he's usually ready to flap his jaws about any other issue. I'd say big Dick doesn't want the contents of his meetings with oil executives to be brought up. Little Liz usually takes up the slack for him, but she's too busy today going after Michael Steele, the head of the RNC, for saying the Afghanistan war is unwinnable. The GOBP just doesn't support our troops!

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FaceTheMusic 07/04/10 - 08:35 am
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impossible - One could well

impossible - One could well ask why Cheney held secret meetings with oil executives anyway?

FaceTheMusic
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FaceTheMusic 07/04/10 - 08:45 am
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apex24 - I'll be willing to

apex24 - I'll be willing to listen to more about the Sestek situation when I hear an equal discussion about the Reagan and S.I. Hayakawa job offer and the Bush and Benjamin Gilman job offer. Let's keep it "fair and balanced."

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dani 07/04/10 - 08:56 am
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"secret meetings"? Remember

"secret meetings"? Remember the Obama Health-care plan? Lets not speak of secrets please.

impossible
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impossible 07/04/10 - 09:44 am
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Since when is depriving
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Since when is depriving someone of their property without due process of law the right thing to do? It's right only in the minds of those who disdain our Constitution. Other than a certain few, "we" do not know that BP caused the spill. If in fact they are found in accordance with the rules of law to have caused it, then there are legal ways under law to seek dmages from them.
Please refrain from erecting libelous strawmen about your imaginings of Mr. Smock's motives, and stick to the issues. That was so Obamaistic of you.

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lsmith 07/04/10 - 10:02 am
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55-f100: You are very correct
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55-f100: You are very correct on that 20 billion dollar account sitting at the Dems control. I have no doubt that community organizing groups using claims in LA or ALA have enormous access to this money. It's probably only a footnote here, but I'd feel at least a little better if that money was presided over by a legal proceeding presided over by a judge and a full committe of non-partisan individuals who carefully screen applicants for that money to ensure they are legit and have NO connetion to OBamanation and his henchmen. I'm afraid that huge sum of money is going to leak out to radical sources like the oil leaking at the bottom of the Gulf. There needs to a whole lot of SUNLIGHT shed on this process along with a jaundiced microscope. The rush to get people paid is going to make frauds, scams and political chicanary vey easy.

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apex24 07/04/10 - 10:54 am
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FacetheMusic, you're

FacetheMusic, you're commenting on everything from Reagan to Bush (forgot Clinton) but you have not made any statements about the Obama administration and it's ineptness in handling anything. You must work for the guvmint or on guvmint assistance.

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chascush 07/04/10 - 12:45 pm
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Facethemusic, “One could well

Facethemusic, “One could well ask why Cheney held secret meetings with oil executives anyway?” The place that reported that Cheney had such meeting was MSNBC and boy I really believe what those say.

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IMRIGHTYOUREWRONG 07/04/10 - 01:11 pm
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Anyone notice how Florida

Anyone notice how Florida tourism ads seem to be popping up left and right these days? If you do not believe me just watch TV for an hour and you will see one. Anyone wonder who is paying for these ads? The answer BP. You see, that is part of the whole $20 billion campaign (which in and of itself is some admittance of guilt). Regardless, there are a lot of industries in historically red states calling out for assistance trying to get some compensation and rightfully so (albeit slightly ironic). So it makes sense that the source of the problem try to offer some sort of a solution. Nonetheless, impossible you make very valid arguing points for arguments in general. I have tried to preach similar points on this message board many of times (to no avail of course). However, Mr. Smock is subject to those same standards you suggest. And while I will never attack his freedom of speech, I can and will attack his character when he supplies inadequate facts to support his claims. In other words, his mindless rants are merely a waste of space. I would rather see that annoying Milton Reuben pop-up ad.

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TheFederalist 07/05/10 - 12:37 pm
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Spot on, Mr. Smock! Yes, had

Spot on, Mr. Smock! Yes, had GW been in office, there would have been a lynch mob after his scalp the first week, due to uncle's inept handling of the cleanup effort. Why did he reject offers to help from some 38 other nations? Why was he so reluctant to waive the Jones Act, which GW did just 2 days after Katrina? Why is Bobby Jindal still getting no response from the Corps of Engineers about some of the sand berms? Why was FEMA never involved in this disaster? The questions go on, and on, but still no answers, and the general lack of coordination that has plagued the efforts from the start, continue still to delay and cause confusion and anger. What a mess. Remember, this is a two part problem. Nobody ever expected uncle to stop the leak, as that still is the job of BP. What we are criticizing, is the weak, almost non-existant leadership that we are recieving from this administration, as regards the cleanup efforts. I guess if you shake BP down for a $20 billion slush fund, then your job is done eh? It is important to note that Bobby Jindal's valiant efforts during the last months have been heroic, winning the respect and admiration of most of the USA. Uncle could have learned from his example of leadership, but that would require him to actually get his hands dirty, so all we get are empty words, excuses, and a continuation of his belief that if you just BEOB (Blame Everything on Bush), then you must be held blameless, and you can stay in the WH, and give empty speeches. Imho, that policy will earn him only one thing. One term!

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Sargebaby 07/05/10 - 12:40 pm
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The Federalist asks: "Why did

The Federalist asks: "Why did he reject offers to help from some 38 other nations? Why was he so reluctant to waive the Jones Act, which GW did just 2 days after Katrina? Why is Bobby Jindal still getting no response from the Corps of Engineers about some of the sand berms? Why was FEMA never involved in this disaster?"
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Sarge says; TOTAL SYSTEM FAILURE!

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TheFederalist 07/05/10 - 01:23 pm
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Amen Sargebaby!

Amen Sargebaby!

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lsmith 07/05/10 - 05:59 pm
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NASA Chief: Next Frontier
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NASA Chief: Next Frontier Better Relations With Muslim World
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world.

Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him.

Folks, we are in deep, deep deep doo......

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Little Lamb 07/05/10 - 10:18 pm
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Robert Smock for President! .

Robert Smock for President! . . . or at least for mayor ? ?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 07/05/10 - 10:19 pm
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Sargebaby asked: Why was FEMA

Sargebaby asked:

Why was FEMA never involved in this disaster?

Because it was not, is not, and never has been an emergency!

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