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BP: Ship Fire Halts Oil Capture in Gulf

June 15, 2010 politisite 0

Update:  Fire is now out, No Injuries, but Oil capture has stopped. BP PLC said the fire was spotted around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday on a drill ship called the Discoverer Enterprise. The fire was quickly extinguished. BP says were no injuries, and all procedures were followed and, as a precaution, a system siphoning oil from a containment cap above the well was shut-down. BP says the capture operation is […]

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Obama Failed to Clean up MMS prior to the Oil Spill

June 15, 2010 politisite 0

The Minerals Management Service, which is charged with regulating offshore oil drilling, was a deeply troubled agency when Barack Obama inherited it from George W. Bush. Top MMS officials had been caught drinking, doing drugs and even having sex with oil-industry contacts. More prosaically, they accepted gifts from industry representatives and did favors for them. The cleanup had already begun in the last months of the Bush administration, but President […]

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Obama Failed to Clean up MMS prior to the Oil Spill

June 15, 2010 politisite 0

The Minerals Management Service, which is charged with regulating offshore oil drilling, was a deeply troubled agency when Barack Obama inherited it from George W. Bush. Top MMS officials had been caught drinking, doing drugs and even having sex with oil-industry contacts. More prosaically, they accepted gifts from industry representatives and did favors for them. The cleanup had already begun in the last months of the Bush administration, but President […]

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Obama Sings 'Kick Ass' Song

June 11, 2010 politisite 0

The folks at Auto-tune the News have done it again, this time putting President Obama’s “Whose ass to kick” interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer to a hip-hop melody (h/t Right Scoop). Enjoy! via Friday Night Funnies: Obama Sings ‘Kick Ass’ Song | NewsBusters.org. I talk to the experts So I know whose ass to kick So I know whose ass to ki-i-ick So I–So I know whose ass to kick […]

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Poll: Government response to oil spill is Obama's Katrina

June 7, 2010 politisite 0

Americans view the government’s response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill more unfavorably than its response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a new poll found Monday. A new ABC/Washington Post poll released this afternoon shows wide margins of disapproval for both BP and the federal government in their response to a leaking pipeline that has spilled thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf for more than a month. […]

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And the #1 recipient of BP political contributions is (drumroll please) Hint: Lives in a White House

May 5, 2010 politisite 0

Who was the top recipient of British Petroleum campaign contributions?  The Grand Oil Party (as the dems like to call them)?  No!  The President and other democrats Lined their pockets with money from an industry they say the despise. Politico puts it this way: While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to […]

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Gulf oil spill: Worst-case scenario

May 2, 2010 politisite 0

Conspiracy theories are flying about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig explosion from Eco-terrorists, North Korea Torpedo,  Middle East terrorists, all the way to the White House media black out and the sending of SWAT teams to other oil rigs.  With all the events in the last 24 hours.. one begins to wonder.  One reader even gave an April Time line: April – Second drilling rig overturns, LA April – Firefighters […]