‘Top kill’ has halted flow of Gulf spill, USCG says

It’s still too early to celebrate, or even breathe a sigh of relief. But the attempted “top kill” of the Gulf oil spill may be working.

Reports the Los Angeles Times:

“Engineers have stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government’s top oil spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning.

The “top kill” effort, launched Wednesday afternoon by industry and government engineers, has pumped enough drilling fluid to block all oil and gas from the well, Allen said. The pressure from the well is very low, but persists, he said.

[For the record ... an earlier version of this story termed the effort "successful." Officials clarified that neither government nor BP officials had declared the effort a success yet. They caution that only after the cementing is complete and the well is sealed can the top kill be called successful.]

If the flow of oil is indeed halted, hallelujah. But all that means is that a very very bad situation will now stop getting even worse. An enormous amount of oil has been dumped into the Gulf over the last 37 days, and I fear we’re not even close to comprehending the scale of damage it will do.

220 comments Add your comment

Gale

May 27th, 2010
10:08 am

At least we can shift focus to safeguarding wetlands and coasts, and making certain regulations and safeguards are enforced.

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
10:18 am

Oh good new thread. That one was getting a little too much.

This is good news. I just wonder why they didn’t try this first – this seemed like a much better plan than a dome.

Steve

May 27th, 2010
10:18 am

Hopefully it is stopped. Now on to the cleanup. BP get your check book ready.

@@

May 27th, 2010
10:18 am

Awesome!!! although, I must say, I was disappointed to see “the slick” you left downstairs, jay.

Chris

May 27th, 2010
10:23 am

Stopping the oil is nothing to cheer about when they have all of these huge oil plumes still floating around that need to be cleaned up. Only when that’s cleaned up can we start to smile again.

jt

May 27th, 2010
10:23 am

Hope it works but alas……….

the real tragedy is yet to come.

The final monetary settlement will leave a few well-connected lawyers wildly rich, government larger and more intrusive, BP none the poorer, the enviroment possibly ravaged, and the American consumer obscenely fleeced.

As usual.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 27th, 2010
10:27 am

The other day we were talking about how long the oil would come out of the well, if repairs are unsuccessful. Last night I saw a scientist on TV and he was saying, it could go on for years and nobody really knows how much oil is in that particular reservoir. Whether or not he knows what he’s talking about, I have no idea.

I do know that the Centralia, PA coal fire has been burning since 1961. That’s a scary thought.

Proud American

May 27th, 2010
10:29 am

Now if the Oblunder admin will get out of the way so the local gov’s can prevent additional oil from reaching the coast.

FinnMcCool

May 27th, 2010
10:29 am

“Hey, BP guys. glad you got that stopped. Now, we need you to take a look at this map. This is the Gulf of Mexico and we want it cleaned from end to end.”

Rightwing Troll

May 27th, 2010
10:30 am

jt, I agree with you. But how do we keep the lawyers from getting rich while the locals get NOTHING for thier losses?

NRB2

May 27th, 2010
10:33 am

And now worthless Obama will step up to the ‘prompter and take all the credit for it.

At least the spill gave the Dems an excuse to raise taxes on oil.

Thank Oblamer when you’re paying 4 bucks per gallon, folks.

Rightwing Troll

May 27th, 2010
10:33 am

So… “Oblunder” is now responsible for EPA regulations that have been in place for decades?

This just keeps getting better and better… What next? “Oblunder” is responsible for the extinction of the Dinosaurs? “Oblunder” is responible for the dissappearance of the Mayan civilization? “Oblunder” gave Eve the apple?

scrappy

May 27th, 2010
10:35 am

PA – Cause the Obama Administration has been trying to purposely hinder the efforts to stop the oil? More empty talk from the party of no, where anything the Prez does is considered socialist and anti-American.

Rightwing Troll

May 27th, 2010
10:35 am

“At least the spill gave the Dems an excuse to raise taxes on oil.”

Ummmm no, the rapid reaction cleanup force advocated by wingnuts costs money. Can’t build and maintain the equipment and manpower neccessary to be ready to cleanup everytime a private corporation screws up without money now can we?

Rightwing Troll

May 27th, 2010
10:37 am

“And now worthless Obama will step up to the ‘prompter and take all the credit for it.”

Well… gosh if he is responsible for the blowout and oil leak, then he’s just as responsible for the fix, right?

md

May 27th, 2010
10:38 am

“Awesome!!! although, I must say, I was disappointed to see “the slick” you left downstairs, jay.”

This is Jay’s version of “top kill” – he choked out the downstairs thread.

Proud American

May 27th, 2010
10:39 am

Rightwing troll, from some one who worships the biggest finger pointer in history , I find your comments laughable, hold on Oblamer will blame Bush for something in 5 4 3 2 1 seconds. Right on cue Oblunder scum bag of the decade.

joe matarotz

May 27th, 2010
10:39 am

Yeah, yeah. The oil stopped. It’s Obama’s fault. It’s the Dims fault. It’s the Repugs fault. BP is richer. Yada, yada, yada.

What about those poor people who are out of work, or who have lost everything they had, with little hope of ever getting much compensation for all they lost?

That’s where the real outrage should be.

CJ

May 27th, 2010
10:40 am

should hav ben attempted 1st wat took so long?

Mick

May 27th, 2010
10:40 am

Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that there are other leaks in that pipeline. BP wants to control this but where did the large oil plumes come from? This is a long way from over.

md

May 27th, 2010
10:41 am

“But how do we keep the lawyers from getting rich while the locals get NOTHING for thier losses?”

When their brethren are the misfits in DC, don’t hold your breath. Attorneys taking care of attorneys – just another good ole boy club.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
10:42 am

King Obama said cap it, and it was done.

ALL HAIL KING OBAMA!!!

Gator Joe

May 27th, 2010
10:44 am

Jay,
Having spent a good deal of time in South Florida’s Everglades, specifically the fresh, brackish, and salt marshes, it is difficult to imagine that effects of this oil spill will ever be corrected, or even mitigated in our lifetimes, or those of generations to come. BP doesn’t have enough money to compensate anyone for this disaster, though seeing them pay until they are forced out of business would be a good start. As for those directly responsible, arrest, trial and incarceration if appropriate, should be the course of action. The most apalling comments, especially from politicians, since the disaster, are those which support continued offshore drilling.

Normal

May 27th, 2010
10:44 am

Bosch

May 27th, 2010
10:18 am

Bosch,
I’m not sure but I think at first they wanted to save the oil. Now they just wanted to stop it.

aaron levin

May 27th, 2010
10:45 am

They didn’t try this method earlier out of a concern that it could damage the mangled riser pipe, thereby increasing the oil and gas flow. When real people like engineers do real work like killing a well, rather than just talking about it, they have to work systematically, and balance best solutions with the risks of applying them. This entire situation has been a wake-up call around the costs of technological complexity, and widespread social/policy indifference to anything but delivering oil to everybody’s 20th century lifesstyles.

Normal

May 27th, 2010
10:46 am

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
10:42 am

Ramble,
The one good thing I can think of if we really had a king, is that we wouldn’t have to suffer through all of those political ads every five minutes…

BMDPD

May 27th, 2010
10:47 am

Finally some good news. RAMBLE ON!!!, you may be a techie, but at least we have something in common ;) !

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
10:48 am

Normal, if you were in AL., you would consider the political ads a godsend.

jt

May 27th, 2010
10:50 am

The first head has rolled for the MMS. (she probably still gets a lifetime pension).

RWT-

jt, I agree with you. But how do we keep the lawyers from getting rich while the locals get NOTHING for thier losses?

Simple ………cap all federal lawyer/proscecutors/politicians salary. Maybe around 80,000 dollar. This would work for the oil spill downstairs that Jay top-killed toooo.

NRB2

“Thank Oblamer when you’re paying 4 bucks per gallon, folks.”

We should be so lucky. Try 8 dollars. After all, other countries get this. Politicians lose sleep over this.

CJ

May 27th, 2010
10:50 am

thanks aaron!

Rightwing Troll

May 27th, 2010
10:50 am

“Rightwing troll, from some one who worships the biggest finger pointer in history”

So can you show me some proof on the “worship” thingy? You’ll find plenty of examples of me criticizing those who worship Bush (like yourself) so much to the point they voted for him not once but twice, and who will act like the years 2000-2008 never happened and scream bloody murder about someone who has carried on most of Bush’s policies and done the same thing Bush did, but no worship… not my style. I’m dissappointed that the “change” is just more of the same. I’m mad that while the economy blew right through rock bottom and continued down, our “change” was over a year of partisan bickering over something that should’ve been put off until the economy was in a better place.

I, unlike you and yours, can find fault and admit failures.

reebok

May 27th, 2010
10:50 am

of course this is good news if true…now all available brainpower and resources needs to go to limiting the damage…skimmers, man-made barrier islands (seriously, it can be done), chemical dispersents, burning the stuff on the surface…

Rightwing Troll

May 27th, 2010
10:51 am

But there was no better choice in 2008. Crapshoot for “change” or more of the McSame/Snowbilly from wasilly?

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
10:52 am

BMDPD, I’d rather be a dawg than a democrat, and that’s saying something.

Pennsylvanian

May 27th, 2010
10:53 am

I heard the “Top Kill” technique is a variation on the little Dutch boy who plugged a leak in the dike with his finger. And now Janet Napolitano is missing. Coincidence?

CJ

May 27th, 2010
10:53 am

after top kill can this well be re opened?

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
10:56 am

“But there was no better choice in 2008. Crapshoot for “change” or more of the McSame/Snowbilly from wasilly?”

Well, the USA would have about 1 trillion dollars not wasted on paying back The Kings lobbyist.

Doggone/GA

May 27th, 2010
10:56 am

“after top kill can this well be re opened?”

Not this well, no. But the field can still be drilled at some other place.

Rightwing Troll

May 27th, 2010
10:57 am

“Simple ………cap all federal lawyer/proscecutors/politicians salary. Maybe around 80,000 dollar. This would work for the oil spill downstairs that Jay top-killed toooo.”

It’s not the fedral lawyers that are going to get rich on this, it’s the guys out there in the private lawyers are going to be flocking to the gulf coast like Republicans to a Klan meeting. No, it’s the free market that’s going to screw the folks who have already been screwed the hardest….

Gale

May 27th, 2010
10:59 am

I really get tired of the constant “Obama’s fault” shouted by some here, with “witty” misspellings of the name to point up their intelligence, I guess. Neither the explosion, nor the cleanup were anything the President can do anything about. The Coast Guard was on the scene doing what they could do. Experts were working on the problem. What did anyone expect a career politician, Obama or who ever they would prefer in the Whitehouse, could do about this. If you want to complain about Obama, choose something he can effect.

godless heathen

May 27th, 2010
11:00 am

I knew once Obama got on top of this the hole would be plugged. All he had to do was tell BP to “Plug the damn hole!” Maybe he should have acted a little quicker but what the hey, he’s a busy man.

Jess

May 27th, 2010
11:02 am

After standing on the sidelines, it will be interesting to watch Obama start taking credit for stopping the leak. I predict he will become very visable on the issue starting today.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
11:03 am

Gale, King Obama has taught us well on how to blame someone else.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
11:06 am

Will King Obama be giving his press conference (307 days since his last one) from the Paul McCarthy stage, or a golf course?

jt

May 27th, 2010
11:06 am

RWT–you are wrong.—–you wrote

“It’s not the fedral lawyers that are going to get rich on this, it’s the guys out there in the private lawyers are going to be flocking to the gulf coast like Republicans to a Klan meeting. No, it’s the free market that’s going to screw the folks who have already been screwed the hardest….”

If the free market WAS allowed, then SOME people MIGHT get justice. You probably forgot that our friendly federal government has already put a cap on damages.

There will be millions of ambulance chasers involved, but only the select connected few will see any compensation.

The American consumer will be sore and fleeced.

jt

May 27th, 2010
11:08 am

Putting caps on damages is NOT the free market.

godless heathen

May 27th, 2010
11:08 am

NOAA has predicted a really bad hurricane season. Similar to their predictions last year and the year before. They will revise their prediction all through the season, until at the end they will have the # exactly right.

TaxPayer

May 27th, 2010
11:08 am

Republicans are so funny.

Where is Obama. Why hasn’t he fixed this?

Why is Obama taking credit. Who asked him for help

Obama is just going to raise our taxes for this!

Why is Obama out to get the oil companies. They didn’t do anything!

Why didn’t Obama stop the leak from happening?

Why did/didn’t Obama let them drill in the Gulf?

Y’all keep it up. Humor is supposed to help us live longer and healthier lives.

Jay

May 27th, 2010
11:09 am

jt proposes that we “cap all federal lawyer/proscecutors/politicians salary. Maybe around 80,000 dollar” as a way to keep the money from being wasted on lawyers.

Intriguing idea, but it gets to part of the problem in this industry/government relationship. We cap the salaries of federal lawyers and prosecutors at around $80K, meaning you limit your employee pool to folks with five years or less legal experience.

Now who do you think BP is going to hire? How much are THEY going to get paid? Surely jt isn’t proposing to also cap what BP, a private company, should pay their own people?

You walk into a courtroom where the government and people are represented by a handful of rookies and BP is represented by lawyers who bill $80K in a week, who do you think is going to win? Once again, the corporation skates. And why? Because we hate federal lawyers?

The problem is, that’s not all too far from what already goes on in such matters.

John

May 27th, 2010
11:10 am

If BP has control of the well as reported what disaster or crisis will Obama fall to next? He is already vowed to punish the American economy with a moratorium on drilling. The 1,200 National Guard troops he says he’s deploying on the border won’t be armed or allowed to enforce the law. He’s even to good to attend the memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, but instead will be on another vacation from “stress”. What a guy.

Gennifer Flowers

May 27th, 2010
11:10 am

If Bill Clinton was still President that hole would have been plugged the day it blew. Bill is the master at plugging holes, especially ones that blow .

Doggone/GA

May 27th, 2010
11:10 am

“They will revise their prediction all through the season, until at the end they will have the # exactly right.”

Yep, that’s how predictions work. They are making PREDICTIONS, not prophesies

scrappy

May 27th, 2010
11:10 am

Did you ever refer to him as King Bush? excessive much?
After all, Bush obviously did nothing wrong in the previous 8 yrs.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
11:12 am

I wonder where Gail has been the previous 10 years?

whose fault was Katrina?

Not Mother Nature (a democrat), the Gov. at the time (democrat), or the Mayor (democrat)…NOPE, George W. Bush, remember?!?

maybe you been busy monitoring the Glaciers melting for the last ten years?

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
11:13 am

Blessed be. This appears to be good news.

Still have every finger and toe crossed per Jay’s earlier instructions (I follow them closely so’s to have a better chance of entering the Inner Circle of Dingleberries referenced downstairs).

scrappy

May 27th, 2010
11:14 am

I didn’t know Mother Nature was a democrat? I will have to invite her to the next meeting…

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
11:23 am

“after top kill can this well be re opened?”

Not this well, no. But the field can still be drilled at some other place.

Actually it is being drilled in two places, per this…

http://www.examiner.com/x-46110-Sacramento-Technology-Examiner~y2010m5d27-The-tech-behind-Top-Kill-BPs-latest-plan-for-the-oil-leak-in-the-gulf

“They are drilling two relief wells that are continuing to approach the current spilling well.”

I’ve heard elsewhere that they won’t be pumping oil out of a relief well any sooner than August.

Scout

May 27th, 2010
11:25 am

Soothsayer

May 27th, 2010
11:28 am

Too bad we don’t have live feeds from Iraq and Afghanistan. Then the American public couldn’t exist in blissfull ignorance.

Pennsylvanian

May 27th, 2010
11:30 am

SFD @ 11:13 – Not a chance for you. Decibel is a dimensionless unit…..

Betty Boop

May 27th, 2010
11:31 am

Scout,

Did you order the code red?

Scout

May 27th, 2010
11:33 am

Betty Boop:

No, but I did take part in the “blanket party” and the next day that recruit (although a little bruised) was highly motivated !

Ooo Rah!

Sextet

May 27th, 2010
11:33 am

The leak is plugged?

Buy signal.

Gale

May 27th, 2010
11:35 am

Ramble on, Katrina was not the result of corporate actions. Bush was not responsible for the hurricane, nor the failed levies. Bush was not even responsible for the failure of people to evacuate. Bush was responsible for putting a poor administrator in charge of FEMA. Who do you think Obama should have put in charge of BP, or maybe the Coast Guard?

stands for cubic centimeters

May 27th, 2010
11:36 am

SFD @ 11:13 – Not a chance for you. Decibel is a dimensionless unit…..

maybe now?

Gale

May 27th, 2010
11:37 am

Soothsayer, live feeds from the battle arenas? Do you remember the reactions to video footage from Viet Nam? TV watchers became desensitized to the pictures of wounded soldiers crying. Live feeds will not end the wars.

stands for decibels

May 27th, 2010
11:38 am

Who do you think Obama should have put in charge of BP

I could go for Naomi Klein.

Peadawg

May 27th, 2010
11:41 am

We can get the champaign bottles ready…just can’t pop the cork yet. This is good news. Lettuce hope it works. Better late then never, right?

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
11:44 am

Umm, you mean he put someone in charge?

Janet?!?

oh yeah, she’s got her ‘foot on the throat of BP’. lol

did you hear about a little flood in Nashville recently. It killed a few people. Does Barrack Obama hate country music fans?

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
11:48 am

Maybe Barrack just hates people from the South.

jt

May 27th, 2010
11:51 am

So Jay buys into the fact that it takes a high priced lawyer to interpret the law?

As per Jay, the higher paid attorney, the better understanding of the law?

And I guess a federal judge is not immune to this fallacy? What happened to “higher” calling of public service.?

The Harvard school of Law has done more damage to our enviroment than any oil spill.

Keep up the good fight!

May 27th, 2010
11:51 am

Now the wingnuts want to cap salaries of federal prosecutors (who are on salary) and private attorneys…but they dont want to cap salaries of Wall Street companies. The way you level the playing field is to make BP liable not only for damages but also to compensate claimants for legal fees in filing their claims and to bring actions against BP to collect. Currently the rule in most states is that each party pays its own attorneys fees and that is way plaintiff’s lawyers take some matters on contingency (when clients cannot fund their own fees but are still wronged), except in extreme abuse situations which are difficult to prove. Too often justice in civil matters is determined by those who have the deepest pockets (read BP). Some of the Exxon Valdez victims got paid only after 20 years….so their attorneys had to wait years for any payment. Its not the attorneys who are making millions, it is the company who finds it cheaper to pay their big firm attorneys large sums of money to delay and to resist valid claims and to threaten the little people who need money to eat, etc. Its way too easy to blame the lawyers for the abuse of justice by those with deep pockets.

Kamchak

May 27th, 2010
11:52 am

Does Barrack Obama hate country music fans?

Do the people that use this puerile “Why does ____ hate ____?” have the ability to think beyond this good/evil dichotomy?

jt

May 27th, 2010
11:52 am

And I don’t “hate” federal lawyers. I hate no one nor anything.

Maybe corruption among public servants.

Mr. Snarky

May 27th, 2010
11:54 am

Finally some good news! Keeping fingers crossed.

Jefferson

May 27th, 2010
11:57 am

Great news, now clean the mess up and learn a lesson.

jt

May 27th, 2010
11:59 am

Keep up the good fight! (and cheerleading for corruption)

“Its way too easy to blame the lawyers for the abuse of justice by those with deep pockets.”

Just who exactly is “delaying and resisting” claims?

I’ll answer. Government lawyers who just so happen to wear black robes.

Get a clue.

Kamchak

May 27th, 2010
11:59 am

Keep up the good fight!

You once expressed the desire for the ability to code for italics, bold, strike and link through text. This tutorial—http://jaybstutorial.blogspot.com/–can teach you that .

Kamchak

May 27th, 2010
12:00 pm

Saul Good

May 27th, 2010
12:04 pm

RAMBLE…. perhaps you MISSED the fact that Obama and our Federal Government were right on cue with giving money to the “country music fans” in Nashville:
From Nashville Public Radio:
http://wpln.org/?p=17682

“Tennessee communities trying to rebuild from historic flooding could be in line for more money from the federal government. A U.S. Senate committee approved billions of dollars in extra emergency funds for states on Thursday. Tennessee’s share is $150 million.”

http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/president-declares-nashville-disaster

“President Declares Nashville A Disaster Area; Federal Funds On Their Way
By Susie Madrak Wednesday May 05, 2010 10:00am

Today, according to the Office of the Press Secretary, President Obama “declared a major disaster exists in the State of Tennessee and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts.”

Say again?

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 27th, 2010
12:04 pm

The Harvard school of Law has done more damage to our enviroment than any oil spill.

I’d agree with that but I’d add the Harvard Business School to it.

Scout

May 27th, 2010
12:06 pm

“OFF TOPIC #1″

Prefixes and Suffixes:

I have given Obama several prefixes since he became president ………….

“Che/Karl/Capo/Private/Jimmy/Jose/El” Obama ………….

but he has degraded so far now that he gets a suffix:

“Obamagate” !

Del

May 27th, 2010
12:08 pm

Elizabeth Birnbaum Director of MMS has been fired. Let the B.O. administrations internal finger pointing begin. Strategy might be a little late since many now are pointing fingers at Obama.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
12:11 pm

150 million wouldn’t even pay for his own presidential inauguration. That cost, 175 million. I guess he does hate country music fans.

Thanks for verifying.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 27th, 2010
12:15 pm

Elizabeth Birnbaum Director of MMS has been fired.

Yep, and I goggled her. Guess which law school she went to. Go ahead, I dare you.

Yep, Harvard Law School.

Saul Good

May 27th, 2010
12:16 pm

Scout: The “THREE” federal offenses Obama broke please? Please list the actual “laws” he broke via our “federal laws and policies”… feel free to copy and paste the COMPLETE verbiage of those laws and defend your position on HOW he broke those three.

****tap, tap, tap**** :)

jt

May 27th, 2010
12:17 pm

Hillbilly Deluxe

I second that.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 27th, 2010
12:17 pm

150 million wouldn’t even pay for his own presidential inauguration. That cost, 175 million. I guess he does hate country music fans.

Tennessee didn’t vote for Obama. Any more questions?

Keep up the good fight!

May 27th, 2010
12:19 pm

Thanks for the info Kam!

Ummm…jt (or champion for ignornace?).. perhaps you need to learn more about our justice system. Not all judges are lawyers. There are local, state and federal systems as well as time constraints built into the rules and by law. In addition, there is not unlimited funding of courts. There are dockets, etc. There is also a criminal and a civil system. Most civil matters are not handled by government prosecutors.

Cheerleading for corruption! Hardly. I spend most of my days fighting for small business and small owners. People that dont have deep pockets. There is also a great deal of litigation caused because of poorly written laws and just simply bad laws…..

Larry Craig

May 27th, 2010
12:19 pm

****tap, tap, tap****

I am not gay. I never have been gay. So stop doing that.

Saul Good

May 27th, 2010
12:19 pm

Redneck Convert (R–and proud of it) :

“Elizabeth Birnbaum Director of MMS has been fired.

Yep, and I goggled her. Guess which law school she went to. Go ahead, I dare you.

Yep, Harvard Law School.”

Those damn “elites” huh? Must be some sort of Commie School up there in Cambridge. I mean… look at how much those that have come from there have “harmed” our nation…

Saul Good

May 27th, 2010
12:20 pm

Larry….wrong restroom!!! Jezbus! I TOLD you I had that sex change operation! I was waiting here all day in the ladies room! Don’t you love me anymore? Where is Ted Haggard when you need him! I’m SOOOO over you!

AmVet

May 27th, 2010
12:23 pm

If this thing is truly stopped (why do I have my doubts?) that is great.

But as Andy asked for days on end, “what oil?” I imagine when the final numbers are revealed by BP it will show that the thing was only leaking 500 pints a day. No big whup…

As for Obama’s rendition of Bush Corporatism uber Alles, why the self righteous indignation now, conned?

I told you schmucks back in Oct. of 2008 he was gonna be just like his predecessor in this regard and take his marching orders from the same boys.

I know, I know. You true patriots were screaming for him to clean up the MMS and EPA and SEC! And to crack down on corporate crime and tighten up on the innumerable unenforced regulations.

You are back seat driving, never got it right, frauds and posers almost to a man…

diabolical butter

May 27th, 2010
12:26 pm

Obama probably had to beg Bush to make a call to his oil buddies to stop the leak.

Aaron

May 27th, 2010
12:26 pm

Now all of yall redneck republicans should be satisfied now. What happened to “Drill baby drill”

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
12:28 pm

Maybe that plugged the link now, so Obama can finally provide proof to the media, that yes indeed, he can walk on water.

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 27th, 2010
12:30 pm

Aaron, just wondering, how did you get to work today?

If you have a job, that is.

Normal

May 27th, 2010
12:30 pm

Mick

May 27th, 2010
12:30 pm

Obama derangement syndrome – symptoms include: all bad events connected to obama, teleprompter fixation, military disloyalty, socialist delusions, and not one of us. Treatment: shut off fox news, get out of the house and breath some fresh air, get some exersize and enjoy your precious time on earth.

Sgt. Schultz

May 27th, 2010
12:31 pm

What happened to “Drill baby drill”

I know nothink. I hear nothink.