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  •  We aren't even close to knowing the eco-damage (6+ / 0-)

    done down there---and may not know for some time.   Way too early for that assessment!!

    •  Sounds like (0+ / 0-)

      "while we still haven't found Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, we expect to any day now". At some point you have to fess up that (thankfully, right?) this didn't turn out to be nearly as bad as we thought. That is a GOOD thing man.

      I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

      by doc2 on Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 08:17:16 AM PST

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      •  I will make an evaluation of how bad it was; (4+ / 0-)
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        regards the environment, after some lengthy studies are done---a rush to judgment on that score is unwise.

      •  Sounds to me like Right-Wing talking points. (6+ / 0-)

        New Science Chair Ralph Hall Praises ‘Tremendous’ BP Spill, Plans To Subpoena Climate Scientists

        Incoming science chair Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) plans to put big oil back in charge of his committee. In an interview with the Dallas News this month, the climate zombie declared his intention to use the House Science and Technology Committee to investigate the "false statements" of climate scientists, and "subpoena" those who don’t appear willingly. Hall also explained why the BP disaster "didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for offshore drilling." He sees the BP explosion that killed eleven men, injured dozens, and led to the despoilment of the Gulf of Mexico as a "tremendous," "blossoming" flower of energy:

           As we saw that thing bubbling out, blossoming out – all that energy, every minute of every hour of every day of every week – that was tremendous to me. That we could deliver that kind of energy out there – even on an explosion.

        Hall has received $14,500 in campaign contributions from BP.

        "Institutional racism doesn't require intent. It's more like inertia." --blindyone

        by Yasuragi on Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 10:45:22 AM PST

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        •  Thx, Yas----excellent anecdote to this crap!!! (5+ / 0-)

          And Happy New Year!!   (It IS already in Australia!)

          •  Happy New Year, Phil. (5+ / 0-)

            I can't find the original article by Hall, but what's quoted there is just the beginning of the most shocking bunch of bullshit (see? can't quit cussin') I've read on the spill.  All about how it was a wild overreaction to this, that no harm was really done, and how beautiful it was to watch all that oil erupting from the broken riser.

            Sick bastard.

            "Institutional racism doesn't require intent. It's more like inertia." --blindyone

            by Yasuragi on Fri Dec 31, 2010 at 11:00:45 AM PST

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            •  From his fucking website.... (5+ / 0-)


              I am alarmed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama Administration are forging ahead before Congress has finalized any legislation, and are taking further steps to promote Federal regulations of carbon dioxide. There is growing concern and evidence that scientific data, from which global warming theories emerged, has been manipulated, enhanced or deleted.  The IPCC data was used by the EPA as part of the data that went into their endangerment finding. This is especially problematic since the endangerment finding will most likely be used as the basis for a regulatory regime in the U.S.

              Recent events have uncovered extensive evidence from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in England, which involved many researchers across the globe discussing the destruction, alteration and suppression of data that did not support global warming claims.  Leaked email exchanges detail attempts to alter data that is the basis of climate modeling.  These exchanges reveal actions that constitute a serious breach of scientific ethics.

              He's so full of crap, it's unbelievable!!!   But he's got plenty of support in TX---gonna be a bitch to deal with!!!

              His fucking website

              Yeah, TX politicians piss me off too---swearing like crazy.....

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