Disaster is too mild a term for the entire Gulf Coast and at worst case, the US Atlantic and perhaps even Cuba, the Bahamas, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos.

The dark stuff has not even reached shore yet. That stuff is hard to get rid of and harder still to burn. It will be like tar when it comes ashore! Only the light stuff is reaching the marshes in LA right now. But a bird has been sighted in LA covered with the actual crude. Bon Secour? Bayou LaBatre? The entire Gulf Barrier Island complex and then on down into Appilachicola Bay and then towards Tampa and outwards towards Merida?

I am heart sick. I think this calls for a Dunkirk type action, myself.
They waited too long before taking action, I'm certain the main stream media will call this "Obama's Katrina"...hmmmm, maybe not. Where was FEMA??? Did Obama even do a "fly over"??

The way this will play out goes something like this...BP pays for the clean up and financial loses, then they pass the cost along to the consumer at the pumps...their competition will raise their prices to keep BP's actions from being so obvious. In other words, boycotting BP will not help...every producer will bump prices, and as usual, we lose.
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Originally posted by SHELDIVR:
They waited too long before taking action, I'm certain the main stream media will call this "Obama's Katrina"...hmmmm, maybe not. Where was FEMA??? Did Obama even do a "fly over"??

The way this will play out goes something like this...BP pays for the clean up and financial loses, then they pass the cost along to the consumer at the pumps...their competition will raise their prices to keep BP's actions from being so obvious. In other words, boycotting BP will not help...every producer will bump prices, and as usual, we lose.


thats the exact though i had
I must agree. Just because only a few lives were lost and a little oil in the water doesn't mean this isn't as devastating to our environment and our economy as Katrina was.

But another thought I had -- Obama gives the go ahead for more drilling in the gulf and shortly after this situations happens. Not insinuating that Obama had anything to do with it, but it is very odd the chain of events. Makes you wonder if someone somewhere didn't have a hand in it.......we may never know what caused the accident. I feel for the families that lost loved ones.
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Originally posted by Eastside:
I must agree. Just because only a few lives were lost and a little oil in the water doesn't mean this isn't as devastating to our environment and our economy as Katrina was.

But another thought I had -- Obama gives the go ahead for more drilling in the gulf and shortly after this situations happens. Not insinuating that Obama had anything to do with it, but it is very odd the chain of events. Makes you wonder if someone somewhere didn't have a hand in it.......we may never know what caused the accident. I feel for the families that lost loved ones.


I have heard that he put a stop to new deep well drilling until it can be determined what went wrong here and what can be done to prevent it in the future.

This is one more reason we should push hard and support new technology for getting away from oil as a major energy source. Drill baby Drill may sound like a good slogan for that dimwit from Alaska, but in the real world, drilling for oil is a risky and dirty business.
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Drill baby Drill may sound like a good slogan for that dimwit from Alaska, but in the real world, drilling for oil is a risky and dirty business.



Typical. When we continue to consume and don't drill all we are doing is pushing it off to other countries with less lax standards. You would have some credibility if you were walking to work.
It is all so clear now. I can't believe we couldn't see it earlier. Obama is the cause of the oil spill. Obama caused the economy to fail. Obama is responsible for the death of the sardine canning industry. Obama is responsible for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama created the earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tornados, and hurricanes that are plaguing the planet. Obama was responsible for the the assassination of Kennedy and Lincoln. He started the Civil War , World Wars l and ll. He is trying to destroy health care, and he has ruined prime time television. If it weren't for Obama we wouldn't have the nationwide drug epidemic and feral cats on TVA. Obama personally sabotaged the gas pedals on a million Toyotas and I hear he doesn't like capitalism. One busy dude huh...?
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Originally posted by Ronnie P.:
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Drill baby Drill may sound like a good slogan for that dimwit from Alaska, but in the real world, drilling for oil is a risky and dirty business.



Typical. When we continue to consume and don't drill all we are doing is pushing it off to other countries with less lax standards. You would have some credibility if you were walking to work.


I am retired and therefore don't go to work, but I do ride my bicycle to the store to get bread, etc weather permitting, and I run my truck on 40% used fry oil. My car gets 31MPG highway, and my wife's gets 34MPG, and my motorcycle gets over 50MPG which is what I use mostly , again weather permitting. All the lights in my house are CFL's that carry duty (not closet lights etc), and my A/C and Heating system was replaced a few years ago with high efficiency units.
I was a conservationist long before it became the in thing to do. Mother Earth News was my reading material for years back, in fact since the first copy.
Point is, I do try to mitigate my environmental impact as much as I can and remain in the 21st century.
Do you do as much ?
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Originally posted by leo:
It is all so clear now. I can't believe we couldn't see it earlier. Obama is the cause of the oil spill. Obama caused the economy to fail. Obama is responsible for the death of the sardine canning industry. Obama is responsible for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama created the earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tornados, and hurricanes that are plaguing the planet. Obama was responsible for the the assassination of Kennedy and Lincoln. He started the Civil War , World Wars l and ll. He is trying to destroy health care, and he has ruined prime time television. If it weren't for Obama we wouldn't have the nationwide drug epidemic and feral cats on TVA. Obama personally sabotaged the gas pedals on a million Toyotas and I hear he doesn't like capitalism. One busy dude huh...?


You left out Obama starting the war in Vietnam and Korea.
Most important though is that he introduced sex to the American youth in the 1950's for the purpose of destroying our morality.
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