Thursday, June 3, 2010

Oil Spills in some Perspective.......and a NEW VIDEO addition to this post that you should see

And, please...no, I AM NOT suggesting that this BP oil spill isn't horrid, I just wanted this to be known. Please pray they can get a handle on this newest spill.............(thanks, Elbro) And, now, please see the video I just got sent via email:


I'm so tired of posting nasty stuff on Obama, but this just takes the cake and ties in so well with my post that I had to. And, really, we should all be aware of all of this and our media sure isn't telling us. Even Jon Stewart was showing Obama saying I'M ON THIS and then showing him at the White House entertaining sports teams....then I'M SPENDING MY TIME ON THIS and then talking about a Paul McCartney Tribute or something....Stewart was incensed. I'm not saying Obama can cancel everything at the White House, you can't disappoint those teams and the McCartney honor (why would an American president do that in such gala fashion?..but that's another post, I guess) can't be stopped after all that planning. But, IT LOOKS BAD. His going to Chicago last weekend LOOKED BAD (especially because it was just before the Blogo trial, think there's any connection? Any private talking happening?)...........anyway, here's a video for what it's worth. Maybe you'll send it to your friends...I hope so, because after that speech I blogged about just below this, we need to see criticism HE deserves.
z

49 comments:

JINGOIST said...

Way to go Z! What you did was add perspective to the story, something that I HAVEN'T seen in any "msm" story to date.

Chuck said...

I'm with Gucci

Ducky's here said...

GO BOSTON !!!!!

Ducky's here said...

Just what is your point, z?

They drilled at depths of extreme pressure with no plan to manage a blowout and have been aided by cronies in agencies intended to regulate for decades.

Prayer isn't going to stop this. That will be accomplished by the relief well.

FrogBurger said...

I like getting stats like this. So thanks.

FairWitness said...

This oil spill disaster is the cause of environmentalist wackos & Democrats who support them. If we were drilling for oil in safer areas, shallower waters or on land, we wouldn't need to deep water drill.

When are we going to elect a government that will break the stranglehold radicals have on us? We need to unlock the doors, unchain the gates and let the oil flow!

This environmental/green movement is a big scam perpetrated on us by a political movement, Progressives, who want to take away our freedom and dictate to us. It's just that damn simple.

They're enormously greedy control freaks and we must fight them back!

Mustang said...

I’m not sure what you intended to accomplish by providing common sense comparative data; I mean, are you trying to drive the communists out of their minds? Do you realize that doing such a thing may get you in trouble with animal rights activists, or that no self-respecting progressive moron will appreciate your efforts?

Semper Fi

Brooke said...

What's horrid is king Obama's complete lack of dealing with this situation.

So, is he playing some more golf. Priorities, I suppose.

Faith said...

Really good to get this in perspective, thanks. You'd think the BP leak were the end of the world they way they talk about it.

Enough prayer WOULD take care of it, Ducky, but I have to admit we're not on the job as we should be.

LASunsett said...

It's bad. But no where near the magnitude of those we see from the past. It does not excuse the situation, but the left is desperate to exploit anything they can.

Obumbles took money from BP and the oil industry as a whole. The MSM isn't holding them accountable like they would have Bush, but this is no real surprise.

It happened on Obama's watch. This is HIS headache

It isn't his fault that it happened. But it does show the folly of believing that government is a panacea for everything man screws up on his own.

Man will screw up, man will have to solve it. To blame anything on a system called capitalism is merely an idiot's way, of coping with the fact that the government is not not the answer.

Z said...

Faith, good point..I think it's important to have hope that this spill will not be the total disaster so many are threatening...although it's VERY bad and so many fisherman and other people are going to suffer for years...
There have been much more huge problems in other areas and I'm hoping that this doesn't hurt our coastlines and those who fish there as much as we all fear.

SUNSETT: yes, it's very clear the left is trying to exploit it...STOP ALL DRILLING. It's the typical "One woman burned herself on hot coffee so every cup must have a warning on it" kind of thinking..ONE person has a problem and the Left can't take it..There's the expression that we all know and most of us accept "shit(sorry) happens"...but for the left it must NEVER be allowed to happen. Utopia is the goal.

How ridiculous.

Z said...

To my prayer warriors: I've sprained my foot pretty badly...could y'all say a quick prayer that the swelling goes down soon? thanks.
And, for my dear friend Martha with MS, that she's feeling MUCH better soon... I sure appreciate it. :-) xxx

Elmers Brother said...

on it Z

Z said...

Elbro, you're the best xxx

cube said...

I know. It does get tiresome to find oneself pointing out the crap about Obama's mishandling of EVERYTHING in the world. Can the man do something right, for the love of God??????

RE: the oil spill, the visual aid was helpful in keeping the spill in perspective. Still, I think the containment should've been handled sooner. I don't know why they didn't jump on it when it happpened and ran a controlled burn? It was out in federal waters, something the government should be involved in, not healthcare, banking, etc.

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Look, I don't fault the president for continuing with his schedule. The flip side of this would be running down to the gulf and sticking his face in every camera, a la Clinton. And I certainly don't agree with Spike Lee that the president should stomp and shout and flail about.

So, where is federal culpability? Since the early 90's protocols have been in place for immediate federal action in the case of a spill in these kinds of waters. The Obama administration stood down the plan and requisite specialty boats that should have been dispatched as soon as the disaster occurred -- soon enough to apply a big bandaid to a small cut. With BP unable to staunch the flow we can't tell how much better the outcome would have been. But we do know the feds shirked their responsibility.

Fair Witness brought up a serious consequence of the ignorati playing green. We've forced oil exploration into situations more fraught with opportunities for disaster.

EXAMPLE: Years ago the greenies whined about extending the oil pipeline as far through Alaska as it should have gone, and it ended up truncated at the port of Valdez. Had common sense reigned, the Exxon Valdez spill would never have happened.

Deborah on the Bayside said...

PS. Thanks for the chart. Terrific to have perspective!

Z said...

Cube, I don't mean at all to suggest more shouldn't have been done, quite the contrary; you make excellent sense with that last statement.

Deborah, it's how things LOOK...As I said in my post, he can't just cancel event after event and, God forbid he gets THAT 'hands on', since he knows nothing about this.....to say the least...
matter of fact, it looks rather silly to see him walking on a beach peering at oil blobs in the sand...
but, the appearance is one of blustering and threatening BP and not much else. And suing BP to the point they'll probably have to go bankrupt and then where will we be? excuse me, the phone's ringing..

Aha...that was "GOVERNOR PETE WILSON.." earlier today it was "HI, THIS IS MITT ROMNEY..." telling Californians how to vote. I hang up, of course..

Anyway, I just wanted to mention that...!

Yes, if we could have drilled when and where we'd needed to, unimpeded by the Left, we'd be so far ahead and so much less damage would have been done.
BUT, as Obama said yesterday (which I put in my post below) Republicans just can't do ANYTHING right.

Steve Harkonnen said...

The BIG problem is the MEDIA and how they're deliberately sensationalizing this so-called "disaster." So now some guy gets oil on his big toe on a Florida beach, and that's the oil from the leak in the Gulf? PLEASE. Spare me the BS. Florida's beaches always had oil or tar on them before this "massive" oil spill.

Ducky's here said...

That's right. LA. They'll just clean it up and everything will be back to normal, no harm no foul.

Nothing a battery of PR specialists and some lawyers can't straighten out. BP won't even have to lower the dividend.

"They'll fix it. They fix everything".

--- Robocop


Of course the Exxon Valdez spill is still causing trouble but that's just those nasty commies causing trouble.

Well, there are going to be some angry bubbas after they get a load of the Full Ayn Rand.

Meanwhile, pray. Don't pray that we come to understand this and take stock of our excessive consumption. No, that isn't what the grace of prayer is all about.
Pray that God will stop the spill and we can all get back to consuming as much as our out of control appetites allow.
Bon temps roulez !!!

Deborah on the Bayside said...

No, I don't like the blustering, especially when done so poorly through Obama's hapless proxy, Napolitano (it was almost comedic). The trip to Chicago was - ahem! - odd, to say the least. Otherwise, it just doesn't "look bad" to me as portrayed in the video.

The media frenzy (or lack of such frenzy) as compared to Bush -- THAT's beyond bad. (I wonder if Michael Moore-of-the-Same-Old-Lies will make another sleazy movie -- about Obama cowering while the gulf died.)

What looks bad to me is the Obama administration REFUSAL TO ACT on Governor Jindal's urgent request (May 5 or 11) to clear permission for the corps of engineers to dredge protection with more sand on for the little bars off Louisiana's coast. What a visual that could be on video.

Jindal can't bring them in - only the feds can. And Obama has sat on that for weeks. THAT is criminal! They'd probably do anything to lever Jindal out of that office and maybe figure they can deepen the crisis and take advantage of it. Doesn't matter who suffers, as long as Jindal does. Seems to be their MO.

Elmers Brother said...

Pray that God will stop the spill and we can all get back to consuming as much as our out of control appetites allow.

duhkkky, Catholics don't pray? I find your statements rather odd

Elmers Brother said...

Meanwhile, pray. Don't pray that we come to understand this and take stock of our excessive consumption. No, that isn't what the grace of prayer is all about.

yep...creating solar panels out of thin air is a lot like suggesting that our excessive consumption got us into this...

that'll stop the spill

Elmers Brother said...

hold on everybody...duhkkky has figured it out...

if everyone carpools this should stop the oil from flowing

Ducky's here said...

Elmo, I find your statement rather stupid. How would you know, anyway?

Elmers Brother said...

Elmo, I find your statement rather stupid. How would you know, anyway?

so you're saying that Catholics don't pray or are you saying if they do it's ineffective?

interesting but still quixotic

Craig and Heather said...

Hi Z,

I skipped over from Dan's site and thought this post and discussion was interesting.



You said: SUNSETT: yes, it's very clear the left is trying to exploit it...STOP ALL DRILLING. It's the typical "One woman burned herself on hot coffee so every cup must have a warning on it" kind of thinking..ONE person has a problem and the Left can't take it..There's the expression that we all know and most of us accept "shit(sorry) happens"...but for the left it must NEVER be allowed to happen. Utopia is the goal.

Which brought to mind a thought I had that the lack of White House activity does seem odd in light of the fact that preservation of the global eco-system appears to be a big concern of theirs.

"Utopia" is indeed a goal. Rebellious, God-despising humanity's been working for millenia to make a name for itself (ie Tower of Babel,world empires) and the socialist/leftist agenda is just the most recent manifestation.

Seems as though the harder people work at creating a perfect society, the worse things get.

Heather

Elmers Brother said...

meanwhile...less consumption less taxes into the all benevolent coffers of the federal government and into social welfare programs and union pocketbooks

I think you've got it backwards there duhkkky

Elmers Brother said...

I mean as long as you're going to mock people who pray why not go all the way duhkkky

Z said...

Ducky, it's "laissez les bon temps roulez"

As for praying, I seem to remember you were against it at one point?
The rest of your comments are nonsensical....
as if we don't care about Exxon Valez's damage? ...what, because we're that evil CHRISTAN word, Ducky?

As if we don't think this spill is BAD? can you wrap your brains around the chart I posted...perhaps hopeful we'll get through this if THE OTHERS have fared better than originally thought?

Anonymous said...

"Don't pray that we come to understand this and take stock of our excessive consumption."

Right Ducky, we bad Americans should learn to live like the North Korean people. Utter poverty, and at night, in oppressive darkness. That'll teach us, right?

This is what you and yours are all about. Punishing Americans for the life we created for ourselves, that nasty pursuit of happiness.

Take your happiness for instance. You wouldn't mind if we shut down all theaters and playhouses would you?

After all, we don't NEED them, and since people need fuel to get to work, we can sacrifice getting to those places with "little extras" like entertainment houses.
In fact, we don't NEED the entertainment industry at all. It's nothing more than a perk!


Pris

Brooke said...

What cracks me up even more are people that now want to boycott BP and oil in general. Don't they know how many everyday products contain petroleum?

But, you just can't reason with a leftist.

Craig and Heather said...

What cracks me up even more are people that now want to boycott BP and oil in general. Don't they know how many everyday products contain petroleum?

This thought went through my mind, too...

While I know it's important to be good stewards of the planet, I'm not sure too many people (environmentalists included) would be willing to return to an 1800's style of living.

Heather

Elmers Brother said...

While I know it's important to be good stewards of the planet, I'm not sure too many people (environmentalists included) would be willing to return to an 1800's style of living.

but equality of misery is what it's all about Heather

Craig and Heather said...

but equality of misery is what it's all about Heather

LOL!

Yeah, that does seem to be the natural result when almighty godless government gets hold of everything.



H

Z said...

Good points, ALL :-)

It's fine to bash BP (and they deserve some of it) but nobody's mentioning how Obama's people took $70K and overlooked environmental studies they were supposed to have done.
AND, if we did have to go back to living like the 1800's, the limousine liberals would be incensed, wouldn't they?!

beamish said...

duhkkky, Catholics don't pray? I find your statements rather odd

Catholics do pray, but it's got to be done by a precise number ritualized iterations of appeals to a particular saint who's department it is to bother Jesus about oil disaster cleanups. Ducky's hesistancy could be based on some internal canonicity disputes about whether or not prayer to St. Rita of Cascia, patron of "achieving the impossible," baseball, and land-based oil well drilling can be justifiably expanded to deep sea oil drilling without an infallible decree from Mr. Ratzinger.

Craig and Heather said...

As I'm a new reader, I hope my question doesn't come across as rude...

but what's up with Ducky?

I've been trying to figure out his perspective and am failing miserably. Could someone please clue me in?

Heather

Elmers Brother said...

I've been trying to figure out his perspective and am failing miserably. Could someone please clue me in?

social democrat ukrainian ancestry, liberal Catholic and film editor

those are his good qualities

Elmers Brother said...

and he likes kielbasa

beamish said...

Heather,

Ducky's perspective is that of a leftist, those from the side of the political spectrum that draws its name and intellectual origins from the side of the French Estates General where the illterate rabble was seated.

Craig and Heather said...

Ah. Thanks guys.

That explains some things.

I think.

H

LASunsett said...

//They'll just clean it up and everything will be back to normal, no harm no foul.
//

That's not what I said. I said you and your leftist buddies in government have no answers for this either.

Not only that, you bitch about gas prices when they are high, and you bitch when we drill in the ocean to keep the prices low.

You cannot have it both ways.

FrogBurger said...

Heather,

Ducky is our fool. Any court needs a jester, a hunchback. That's Ducky.

Craig and Heather said...

Frogburger.

Thanks. I'm assuming from the ongoing commentary that it's okay to address him directly?

I got in trouble once for feeding another blogger's troll, so I figure it's wise to check out the rules of engagement before becoming too involved in discussion that involves one loudly dissenting opinion.

H.

Anonymous said...

Heather, you're not being rude. When it comes to Ducky, we've all asked ourselves the very same question.

What's up with Ducky? He's a far left extremist who dreams of a socialist, redistributive paradise, where less is more, and the government is everything.

He comes across as anti-American, and believes he is an enlightened thinker, like most leftists do.

He comes here to, in his words, "cheese us off". Classy huh?

However, I believe when he leaves here for the day, he finds himself to be dissatisfied, and keeps coming back for more.

Ducky is just a diversion most of the time. This is a good group, which enjoys discussion, and debate. Sometimes very lively, depending on the issue at hand.

Pris

Z said...

Heather, FIRE AWAY!
I get complaints about allowing Ducky to comment here but, as I've said before, I want a good conversation going and I learn a lot from those who do let him have it..it's invaluable.
Thanks for asking...you're right. I have a leftist troll I WISH people wouldn't feed, but alas......

Ducky..well, sometimes he's even fairly ...okay. :-)

FrogBurger said...

Heather,

Don't worry too much. People are actually very polite with him, except me. Just want to make French pate out of this lame duck. Not sure it would taste that good.

Jen said...

Ducky's a good egg...err, Duck. He knows a lot about art and has a kind streak when shown kindness.

Coming here so much, I have to wonder if any of the common sense has gotten through to him. I know that a lot of what he has said has gotten through to me.

Now I will dodge the cyber tomatoes. :-)