This is esteemed blogger and jetset playboy iSenseChange reporting to you LIVE from the frontlines of the War on Information. Let's get into 'er!
This weekend, for me and a great many others it's all about the oil. I won't be paying attention to any Sestak nonstory items although Lizard Cheney will be on and I feel compelled to watch her like I'm compelled to look at traffic accidents as I drive by.
Prediction One: This weekend I expect lots of MEANINGLESS jibber jabber about whether Obama is pissed at BP enough or not and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the only viable solution at this juncture, that which is recommended by both Ralph Nader and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, to whit: Obama seizes control of British Petroleum's North American assets (financial, equipment, transport and intellectual)and takes charge away from the kids that broke it, ensuring what is being done is in America's best interest, as opposed to BP's.
Its basic, shoulda been done a long time ago and as Reich says, if we were dealing with a nuclear power plant, it woulda happened a long time time ago. It's called 'temporary recievership' and everybody, Obama included, is whistling Dixie until they do it.
*Prediction 2: Israel's actions vs the flotilla will be staunchly defended by politicans from the Left, anybody from the Right and the Moderator. So it shall be, so it has always been. Kos and Huff I predict to be sensible on the issue. Onwards!* Oh Jesus, just caught a commercial on CNN by Lord Fauntleroy whatshis nuts, CEO of BP. Save the cash from the commercials, you dick, you're gonna need it.
*Since MSNBC isnt broadcasting today we're gonna start with Jake Tapper and 'This Week' on ABC NEWS. I've often thought Tapper a total asshole and am still quite prepared to continue labelling him so but the one thing he's doing which I would say is revolutionary is actually fact checking guests in the days that follow. How he can continue to even look world champion liar George Will in the eye without shaking his head and laughing his ass off is a mystery to me but it's not my show.
*Part of the high level of preparation that goes into this project from the iSenseChange Center for Positive Change is to contact guests from some of the shows I'm watching and seeing if I can get them to actually ask or answer relevent questions whilst all this 'news' is going on. I contacted Tapper first, through Twitter and asked the following:
"@jaketapper Too deep to fix is too deep to drill. Pass it on. #Oilspill
about 21 hours ago via web"
"@jaketapper Also, Im going 2 lose my mind if nobody on Sunday Talk shows @ least talks abt US Gov nationalizing BP & fixing the #Oilspill
about 21 hours ago via web"
Tapper responded, though he was careful not direct his response @ me so as I coudnt use it against him. Which is smart and I give him points for it:
"not sure anyone on the roundtable -- @Markos, @AriannaHuff, Will or Cheney -- will make the argument and i need to prep 2b devils advocate
about 16 hours ago via web"
A pussy answer but he covered his ass and who can blame him? Its nothing serious. Only journalism. And a massive ecosystem/economy crushing disaster
I should also note I approached Kos also:
"@markos Is anybody going to talk abt Gov nationalizing BPs US assets and taking charge of the situation tomorrow?
about 14 hours ago via web"
and Ariana Huffington with this little gem:
"@ariannahuff Too deep to fix is too deep to drill. Pass it on to serial liar George Will tomorrow"
No responses yet but the iSenseChange Center for Positive Change is just now gathering steam. Now on with the LiveBlog, Sensey, Jesus H!
*First up, Tapper and Admiral Thad Allen. I havent developed an opinion of the man but again, until somebody puts a bug up the President's ass to seize BP I suspect everybody and everything. Whattaya got to say, Admiral?
-First of all, whatever moderate successes are being reported by BP right now, that they're saving some quantity of oil from spilling into the Gulf, well, it has no meaning to me due to the fact that they've lied to me before. Might as well be Cheney telling me, is the way I look at it.
-Allen calls it 'a war' which is a start
-Tapper asks about whether Gov has been too trusting of BP and Allen says they have to work together due to BP having "the means of access." Get that? Gotta trust em because they own the toys. Prediction One rears its ugly head. Will Tapper push it? Nope. That's a FAIL, Tapper, perfect opportunity to ask it. What shit.
-A few hard hitting questions, credit where its due but as I say, unless we're talking about seizing BPs assets then the fox is still firmly in charge of the henhouse. Who's next?
* John Kerry and John Cornyn. I respect Kerry and I respect his mind. He goes toe to toe with Senator Cornhole, whom I respect not even slightly, which I guess is obvious. Let's see what happens...
-Alot of talk about accountability. Cornyn flirting with my theory One. Let's see how close he gets. Not close enough. Dick.
-Kerry repeats meme that Government can't do anything, BP has all the equipment, the 'knowhow' etc. This is shit and everybody should know it. Goes on to blame Bush and Cheney, which can never be done enough because its totally legitimate. Cornyn is grinning like a horny sheepdog to respond to it.
-Agree with everything Kerry said about an energy bill. Wonder if what is actually required in an energy bill to actually make a difference can ever emerge out of polluted entities like the American Congress or Senate. Doubtful to me, for alot of reasons I won't get into here.
-Cornyn advocates smaller solutions that won't change a lick. What a dick. Makes me sick. "Danke schoen, darlin' danke schoen..."
-Fairly strong case made by Kerry inre stepping up and getting something big done for energy production in the states.
-Cornyn blames the Flotilla, calls it a provocation as if that makes it okay
-Kerry toes the line. Israel has every right and no, they are not a strategic liabilty. That last part may well be the King Hell lie of the week but let's wait and see, Cheney's on the Roundtable this week...
-Kerry reminds us that "it's not just Israel performing this blockade, it is Israel and Egypt." There's some real moral authority for you. Egypt. Boo, Kerry. Boo.
-Tapper asking strong questions here. Actually impressed.
-Kerry expresses a limp wish to bring together both sides. Israel scuttled it, not for the first time during this administration.
-Another good question from Tapper to Kerry and Cornyn regarding this bizarre tendency of politicians on both sides of the aisle to lie about easily checkable war records or non war records. Kerry ducked it twice, leave it up to the voters, did at least admit that Blumenthal 'stepped over a line.'
Wow, that's a LINEUP. Representing the Dark Side of the Force we have Serial Liar George Will and the utterly Insane Lizard Cheney, who should not be taken seriously by a single intellectual on earth. Representing all that is Good and Truthful we have Ariana Huffington and the Mighty Kos. Should be a decent dust-up.
-Jesus. Will wonders never cease. I actually agree with George Freaking Will. All this talk about the President's 'emotions' is indeed ridiculous, meaningless. No doubt he'll say something utterly full of crap in the next few minutes to vindicate his dickishness...
-Jesus Squared. I just agreed with Lizard Cheney?!? Ugh. I feel dirty. Bad dirty. But she's right, the BP image campaign is an atrocity. Focus on what matters. Actually, don't. The Gov needs to take over anyway.
-Kos on anger management. I didnt get alot out of it. Made a point abt need for regulation and the futility of 'drill baby drill.'
-Ariana on futility of Thad Allen saying he 'trusts BP' and trashes Bush/Cheney for lack of regulation
-Ariana comes out slugging, says it's "1000% Bush Cheney's fault" and then gives Obama some blame too. Strong showing from the Huff. Also good dig on Halliburton and Lizard pulls the talking over trick, Huff brings up Politifact, which is a kudos to Tapper and his show.
-Lizard talks about 'what the American people are afraid of' as if she's in any position to know. Heaven forbid any kind of slowing down on offshore drilling. Kos to respond, cut off by Tapper, I throw my fried eggs at the TV screen, which is stupid. Ketchup smears all over the screen which looks like the set and cast of 'This Week' has just been magically transported from the Palestinian Flotilla or something.
-Huff makes strong point inre Structural problem versus Cyclical. Not afraid to drop some blame on Obama.
-Liz makes the claim 'this isn't complicated.' Right. Course not. Love it. US is only major country not condemning Israel and Cheney calls it 'wrong and shameful' that Obama didnt go far enough defending Israel's open sea attack on international waters. That's why I call her 'Lizard'.
-Kos makes point about how Israel is only hurting itself, which is of course true and then Cheney gobbles up more airtime.
-Another solid point by Ariana about marginalizing extremists and reinforces Kos' point
-Cheney denies Israel has any control or resposibility for the conditions in Gaza. A bigger lie than Kerry's, though just barely, giving her King Hell Lie of the Week status. Let's see if Ironman Will can beat it...nope.
*On to baseball, and I'm tempted to say I don't care about anybody's opinion on it but it's actually a nice friendly chat and for what may well be the first time in history, Liz Cheney doesnt interrupt anybody.
*Well, that's this week in MetaNews Analysis. Tapper did well, Huff was the strongest guest, Kos isnt great at being rude and interrupting obviously rude people like Lizard Cheney and I dont see that as a fault of his but I do see it as a fault of Tapper's when you let somebody interrupt and gobble up minutes as Cheney does everywhere she goes.
Both my predictions held 100% true, unfortunately. As I bring this to a close I would just like to say that the biggest underreported story about the Oilspill is exactly this: "Why doesnt the Obama administration put BP's US operations under temporary recievership." You can of course agree or disagree but the longer there is nobody talking about it, from all sides, the more suspicious you should be. Of everybody.
This is the blogger iSenseChange reporting to you LIVE from the front lines of the War on Information. Thanks, and have a GREAT day!
p.s. Too deep to fix is too deep to drill. Pass it on