This story originally broke on PowerLine’s Blog: Apologizing For Arizona
I’ve got a better idea that killing and capitalizing off of destroying capitalism… vote an oil man in and another person with pull at Halliburton that know how bad this situation can get and have the know-how and strings to pull to end the crisis — Bush and Cheney. Too bad Obama’s in the middle of this Chris!
(Bloomberg) The chief U.S. oversight official for offshore oil drilling resigned today, four weeks after a rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers, sank the vessel and triggered leaks that have spewed millions of gallons of crude into the sea.
Chris Oynes, associate director of the offshore energy and minerals management program for the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service, has left his job, Bill Lee, an agency spokesman, said in an interview.
Oynes left amid heightened scrutiny of rig-safety inspections and mounting criticism of what President Barack Obama described as the agency’s “cozy relationship” with the energy industry… (read more)…
Won safety award last year and was going to be handed another this year:
(AP)….In fact, last year MMS (federal Minerals Management Service) awarded the rig an award for its safety history.
(Drudge) Obama administration cancels offshore SAFETY awards; BP a finalist
The Interior Department’s 2010 SAFETY awards luncheon this afternoon has been cancelled. The “awards recognize outstanding safety and pollution prevention performance by the offshore oil and gas industry.”
BP is a finalist for government award this year and made the cut in 2009 as well. According to Interior, “only the top candidates who show outstanding performance in each of their respective OCS districts will be considered a finalist for the National SAFE Award.”
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(Posted originally by a Musician looking for handouts!… just kidding, posted by a friend)
A project I have been “splicing” this morning:
Remember the “Crash the Tea Party” guy? He is Jason Levin, seen in the photo at right with his “disguise” with which he hoped to crash a Tea Party in order to discredit it. Levin, an Oregon schoolteacher, was placed on administrative leave before being allowed back in the classroom. However, it now appears that he is vying for another job: news writer. His blog analysis about who was behind the Times Square bomb plot fits almost perfectly into the mainstream media pattern in reporting on the plot. First Levin, like many in the MSM (and NY mayor Bloomberg) who at least made that charge by implication, blamed the Tea Party people (emphasis added):
UPDATE MAY 03 Suspect currently being questioned by law enforcement.
Anonymous sources have reported that a suspect is currently being questioned in the Bridgeport / New Haven CT area. The suspect is a middle age white male, has a history of strong political views, and considers himself a Sarah Palin Tea Party express activist. An arrest is expected within days.
…Anonymous sources at the scene have reported that the terrorist attack is likely related to theSarah Palin Tea Party movement. “Much like the 911 attackers, Sarah Palin’s Tea Party movement also has shown a strong dislike of the United States government.” one source reported.
May 4th. A message from Jason Levin concerning this article:The tea bagging terrorists have been filling my PM box with there usual rantings….NO, I will not retract my story.
I stick by my story as written. The Tea Party is responsible for the Times Square bombing. Perhaps not physically, but there hatred for the current administration gives fuel to the fire. Since they are on the same page as foreign terrorists concerning there hatred of America, they should be treated the same.
I am sure the Tea Party movement is secretly funded by Al Queda and that it is only a matter of time before there Timothy McVay clones attack OUR country.
Naturalized citizen and Islamic Terrorist Bomber Faisal Shahzad opposed the War in Iraq. New reports suggest he held views much in line with leftwing AntiWar activists who fiercely opposed the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan.
There are even indications he may have been aligned with the so-called “Truther movement.” A witness told the Associated Press, that Shahzad believed that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11. In truth, Hussein harbored top Al Qaeda Terrorist Abu Massad al Zarcawi and hosted two Al Qaeda-linked Terrorist training camps: Salman Pac and Answar Al-Islam….
….Yes, indeed. Around that time many Americans did not like Bush either: Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, Al Gore, NetRoots, the Greens, the entire Progressive wing of the Democrat Party, and a host of other AntiWar advocates.
Is it safe now to begin referring to Shahzad as a “Liberal Progressive”?
This video tears many aspects of the “racial slur” incident said to of happened by Tea Partiers towards two black congressmen. There has been some back and forth going on on this topic over at POWER LINE BLOG that will enlighten the reader here to what is still going on with this story.
Bloomberg here shows the thinking of the Left right now. As with the post below this one. Their agenda is so off-kilter that these progressives feel they have to attack in order to “progress.” Its sad really.
I would say this is nuts… but after covering these loony liberals for years, this doesn’t surprise me whatsoever. The Contessa audio was found over at HotAir. (If you listen carefully, you will realize she is doing exactly what she wishes not be done.) This myth that the Left so often falls to — that is, the conservatives they dislike as being violent/evil, no matter that there isn’t any evidence of this. I do not think Obama is evil or violent, merely wrong. His policies will hurt this nation deeply, but he does this with no evil intent… he does this because he truly believes the liberal agenda will build America towards a loftier goal than what it was founded on. Mind you, I am well aware that these leftist policies lead to violent ends because the goals are so lofty (Utopian in fact) that they can never reach it, so scape goats are made and people killed. In order to stop this, we have to win in the realm of ideas and at the ballot box. C.S. Lewis say it better than I can:
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” (God in the Dock)