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Adios to a way of life that may be gone forever.

The photos of the wildlife in the Gulf region will break your hearts.

(Cross posted on Texas Kaos and The Burnt Orange Report.)

But, but, but, according to BP.

BP's soul mates, Republican politicians agree.

Hypocrisy Watch.

Republicans hate big government but now that big oil has trashed the Gulf of Mexico, Bobby, Jindal, Rick Perry and Republican governors are howling for big government to bail them out.

I wonder why the drill, baby, drill crowd has been mighty quiet of late?

Republicans sure did love the chant not so long ago.

A lawyer for the people.

A tough road lies ahead for all impacted by BP's devastating oil leak.  And yet Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal wants to continue to drill, baby, drill.

TX (R) Joe Barton, a pimped out tool for Halliburton agrees with LA Governor Bobby Jindal.

"I think putting our drilling programs in those areas in a deep freeze is exactly the wrong approach. All we’re going to do is cause unemployment and cause the price of oil to go up, which is going to hurt our economy even more," said Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

According to an article written in Politico yesterday,  Halliburton made 14 contributions to politicians in May alone.  Thirteen went to Republicans while one Democrat received Halliburton money.

Governor Rick Perry, Attorney GeneralGreg Abbott and all Texas Republicans lie in bed with BP and Halliburton. All are focused on lining their personal pockets.  

None represent the needs of the people of Texas.  Please remind me why folks vote for politicians that work against their personal well-being and  financial security.

If you want to help those impacted by BP's devastating oil leak please visit here.

Originally posted to Libby Shaw on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 07:41 AM PDT.

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    •  Thad Allen: "we may be able to start production" (3+ / 0-)

      Note his use of the word "we"- Thad Allen is working for BP- so naturally his biggest concern is that they start production on this well!!

      Thad Allen:  BP shill

      Although oil is still leaking out the sides of the steel containment cap placed on the leaking Gulf of Mexico well, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said this morning that over the next few hours engineers expect to close off a series of vents around the cap that will seal it and allow oil to be brought to the surface.

      "I think we need to caution against overoptimism here," Allen said. "But in general, progress is being made, and we may be in a position to be able to go to production."

      "Drill Baby Drill": Stupid in 2008, criminally stupid now.

      by MD patriot on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 07:48:03 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Jindal Jumps the Shark (2+ / 0-)
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    Libby Shaw, cumberland sibyl

    Here's the latest from Tea Bagger Bobby Jindal:

    In the letter, Jindal expresses "grave concerns" for the "economic impact of a six-month (or longer) suspension of activity" at 33 Gulf rigs — "including and in particular the 22 deepwater drilling rigs currently in operation off the Louisiana coast." Jindal warns that the "announced moratorium of deepwater drilling activity creates a significant risk that many of these drilling platforms would be relocated to other countries — along with the hundreds of high-paying jobs that they each create."

    Jindal seems oblivious to the ’significant risk’ and potentially devastating economic impact posed by the drilling itself — risk that will be present until we figure out all of the causes of the spill and how to make sure it never happens again.

    Amazingly, Jindal writes:

       I fully understand the need for strict oversight of deepwater drilling. However, I would ask that the federal government move quickly to ensure that all deepwater drilling is in proper compliance with federal regulation and is conducted safely....

    Jindal omnisciently — and mistakenly — asserts here that current federal regulations are sufficient to avoid another blowout disaster. He has no way of knowing if this is true, whereas we have every reason to believe it is false.

    Climate Progress- Jindal's Idiotic call for more drilling

    This sort of talk is all too common in Louisiana, the people seem to be quite easily led by their tea bagger politicians.  Time to call out Jindal for each of his lies, his sand berm idea is a $500 million dollar mistake that may hurt the marshes more than helping them, including makeing the oil go farther inland when the channels are narrowed- what an idiot!

    "Drill Baby Drill": Stupid in 2008, criminally stupid now.

    by MD patriot on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 07:51:19 AM PDT

  •  Look at all the wildlife killed when a house goes (0+ / 0-)

    up on a vacant piece of land.  Why no grief for these critters destroyed by development and all this grief over an oil slick?

    •  Excuse me but (1+ / 0-)
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      there is a huge whopping difference.  When development interferes with nature, the birds and the wildlife can at least relocate.  They have a chance of survival. When they are covered in oil they cannot fly.  They are stuck where they are unless someone rescues them.  The oil is poisonous.  It will kill them.

      The people thrown out of work, i.e. the fishermen who have been fishing all of their lives as have their fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers.  They know no other line of work.  What the hell is going to happen to them now that they can  no longer fish? Those who are helping with the clean up are getting sick from the toxic brew out there.

      Secondly, this freaking oil volcano is hardly a slick.  It is a raging and up to now, an unstoppable gusher.  

      Where the hell have you been?

  •  Thanks for posting the Ed Schultz and Pap (2+ / 0-)
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    churchylafemme, Libby Shaw

    interview.  I recommneded your diary for that guitar player and his song.  I am heart broken for that young man and I am heart broken for the whole Gulf region.

    I do believe that there will have to be a huge relocation of people in that region for health reasons..I am so sorry to see all this horror.

    •  Horror indeed (2+ / 0-)
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      churchylafemme, seattledoglover

      My husband and I visited the Louisiana marsh region 3 summers ago.  We took a boat tour through it and it was absolutely beautiful. We saw a lot of beautiful, stunning birds.  It kills me to know what is going on there.  New Orleans is barely recovered from Katrina.  Three years ago the 9th ward still looked like a war zone.  

      The people there have been through too much.  I posted this diary in honor of the guitar player and all of those whose lives have been devastated by BP.

      I hope they know that we care.

      •  I hope they know we care also. I wish there were (0+ / 0-)

        something I could do.. all I can do is continue to research...I am currently researching the backgrounds of all the board members of Goldman Sachs.  I am researching the members of the board of BP and the history of that company.  That is a start..I don't care much for the Swedish fellow on the board of GS.  

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