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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 12:03 AM
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45. Take over the cleanup efforts in the ocean.
Take over efforts to stop the leak, as BP obviously has other priorities. Start a temporary WPA-style work organization to hire laborers who desperately NEED jobs right now, train them, and send them down to the Gulf to start cleaning the beaches and wetlands. Force BP to disclose to the public exactly what's going on, how LONG it's been going on, exactly how much oil is leaking into the Gulf every day, and what their corporate plan is to heal the long-term damage. Start hammering Congress to get rid of any liability caps that might be standing in the way of forcing BP and Transocean to take full and personal responsibility for this mess. Address the nation at least once a week on TV to explain what's going on and what the current government efforts are to address the incoming problems like creeping ocean pollution via the loop current, wildlife casualties, wetland damage and cleanup, the fishing industry crisis, the tourism/state economy issues, potential health problems, corporate accountability, and ensuring that this never happens again.

You know...be a leader?

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  -God forbid the Obama administration be held to account noise  May-21-10 10:52 PM   #0 
  - Well said...  CaliforniaPeggy   May-21-10 10:57 PM   #1 
  - Your moniker serves you well.  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 10:58 PM   #2 
  - Perhaps they are referring to the response.  Bluebear   May-21-10 11:00 PM   #5 
  - Irony. n/t  ProSense   May-21-10 11:06 PM   #13 
  - Just because the spill isn't his fault doesn't absolve him of responsibility for the cleanup.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:01 PM   #6 
     - So I guess that you know all that is going on behind the scenes...  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:05 PM   #9 
     - Honest question, why "behind the scenes"? Why not full disclosure?  Bluebear   May-21-10 11:06 PM   #12 
     - Honest question. Why this tagteam bullshit?  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:13 PM   #16 
        - So we had our accountability moment  noise   May-21-10 11:18 PM   #18 
        - And the tagteam keeps on coming. I love it.  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:22 PM   #19 
           - Listen, if you don't want open discussion, don't start a thread.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:26 PM   #22 
           - I DO know that DU is populated by experts of every color...  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:37 PM   #27 
              - It's almost as ridiculous as whining about the whining, isn't it?  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:39 PM   #29 
                 - Not really. I like calling other on their BS.  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:41 PM   #31 
           - You invited it when you decided to snark on the OP's user name.  dgibby   May-22-10 12:50 AM   #56 
        - No one could accuse him of leading now.  girl gone mad   May-21-10 11:41 PM   #30 
        - GGM, I would not want his job for a billion Euros.  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:46 PM   #34 
        - paranoid much?  Bluebear   May-22-10 03:36 AM   #60 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   May-22-10 04:49 AM   #62 
     - Well, I know that 30 days after the spill, BP is recovering about 5% of what is being spewed...  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:13 PM   #15 
        - You seem to have all the answers. What would you do...legally?  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:16 PM   #17 
           - See post #20.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:23 PM   #21 
              - Comments like this constitute a fucking joke.  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:31 PM   #24 
                 - Well, if Obama has been threatening BP, they sure as hell aren't listening.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:43 PM   #33 
                 - I love the crystal ball that many of ther DUers have: seeing in to the deep  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:48 PM   #35 
                 - Oh please.  Lyric   May-21-10 11:50 PM   #36 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   May-22-10 12:23 AM   #51 
     - You're right  ProSense   May-21-10 11:06 PM   #11 
     - I don't see any details regarding the government's role in the cleanup.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:31 PM   #25 
        - Alright. Answer time. What are you going to do about it?  MUAD_DIB   May-21-10 11:42 PM   #32 
        - I'm pretty sure I detailed that in post #20.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:51 PM   #37 
        - Well...  MUAD_DIB   May-22-10 12:08 AM   #48 
           - "Probably" may be enough for you, but it's not enough for me.  Barack_America   May-22-10 12:19 AM   #50 
              - Solutions, sweetheart. I'm looking for solutions.  MUAD_DIB   May-22-10 12:25 AM   #52 
        - Take over the cleanup efforts in the ocean.  Lyric   May-22-10 12:03 AM   #45 
        - That's part of the President's response.  ProSense   May-21-10 11:51 PM   #38 
           - Maybe I'm a stickler for details, but I see a lot of "assessing" and "discussing" there...  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:59 PM   #41 
              - Or maybe you're not looking hard enough n/t  ProSense   May-22-10 12:02 AM   #43 
                 - If I have to search with a magnifying glass to learn the response of my govt. to a crisis...  Barack_America   May-22-10 12:06 AM   #46 
                    - It took me five seconds to find. n/t  ProSense   May-22-10 12:07 AM   #47 
                       - Then post it.  Barack_America   May-22-10 12:12 AM   #49 
     - To paraphrase Biden  noise   May-21-10 11:07 PM   #14 
     - Bingo!  jillan   May-22-10 02:18 AM   #59 
  - Unrecced.  bluestateguy   May-21-10 10:59 PM   #3 
  - You're right. It's his fault...whatever it is we're talking about.  Drunken Irishman   May-21-10 10:59 PM   #4 
  - Nice canned response.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:02 PM   #8 
  - No. I don't know WTF we're talking about.  Drunken Irishman   May-21-10 11:54 PM   #39 
  - Absolutely his fault.  NanceGreggs   May-21-10 11:05 PM   #10 
     - Bush was also not responsible for Katrina, but he was responsible for the government's response...  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:23 PM   #20 
        - The similarities are astounding  ProSense   May-21-10 11:29 PM   #23 
        - Try reading posts before responding.  Barack_America   May-21-10 11:38 PM   #28 
           - The problem here is that you don't know what he is doing.  Drunken Irishman   May-21-10 11:57 PM   #40 
              - Isn't that a problem? That none of us know what he is doing?  Barack_America   May-22-10 12:02 AM   #42 
              - Well maybe he has.  Drunken Irishman   May-22-10 12:34 AM   #54 
                 - Spot on DI.  MUAD_DIB   May-22-10 12:40 AM   #55 
                 - Thanks, MUAD.  Drunken Irishman   May-22-10 01:53 AM   #58 
                 - Absolutely agree..  nenagh   May-22-10 04:38 AM   #61 
              - You don't understand the DU mindset.  MUAD_DIB   May-22-10 12:33 AM   #53 
              - Some of us not only know one of the main things that this President is going to lose votes for  truedelphi   May-22-10 11:16 PM   #67 
        - The BP execs come across as sociopaths  noise   May-21-10 11:33 PM   #26 
  - YOU GODDAMN RIGHT!!!  Swamp Rat   May-21-10 11:01 PM   #7 
  - +1  Fearless   May-22-10 12:02 AM   #44 
  - +1000  havocmom   May-22-10 04:20 PM   #64 
  - . . .  EFerrari   May-22-10 11:15 PM   #66 
  - Because corporations are behind them as well as a large portion of "the Left,"  Eric Condon   May-22-10 01:13 AM   #57 
  - You become the thing you hate  nichomachus   May-22-10 04:15 PM   #63 
  - if you criticized Bush's policies the RW called you a Bush-Hater  G_j   May-22-10 11:21 PM   #68 
  - + 2.  truedelphi   May-22-10 11:10 PM   #65 
 

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