Friday, May 14, 2010

It's Just Another Day

With another long list of wankery and outrages not being given proper coverage in the MSM.Some of which I talked about on my radio show today.

There's no way for me to begin that doesn't include the day's biggest butthole: Tony Hayward, the BP CEO who said today of the oil spewing into the Gulf, "The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume." We would like to offer him a very tiny bit of anthrax or maybe a dollop o' rat poison so he can learn a basic lesson about chemistry and see how that works out.

The NYT's reports that for years, the MMS (Minerals Management Service) has not bothered to require the necessary permits from BP and other major offshore drillers, even though government scientists were reporting major safety concerns, likely environmental impacts and threats to endangered species.

BP had wrong diagram to close blowout preventer. Really, you couldn't make this stuff up. McClatchy says criminal charges against BP are likely.

That didn't take long: From the LA Times, ...seafood shortages are starting to plague markets in New Orleans and throughout the country. Note the LA Times still reporting only 5,000 barrels per day spewing into Gulf.

Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski votes against holding Big Oil companies responsible for their crimes.

Remarkable and sad amateur video of BP Valdez oil slick:

Other remarkable goings on include the bit of good news that Obama may create more jobs this year than Bush jr. did in his entire Presidency.

Republicans in Maine holding a convention in a middle-school went through eighth-grade teacher Paul Clifford’s items, opened sealed boxes, stole a prized poster, and vandalized the room with Republican slogans. Go read all the sophmoric and hateful things they did. Remarkable.

Climate science denier and all around moronic GOP Senator Inhofe says soldiers "not equipped" to deal with gay comrades. Clearly Inhofe not equipped to deal with reality.

GOP yesterday killed a House bill that would increase funding for scientific research and math and science education by forcing Democrats to vote in favor of federal employees viewing pornography.

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