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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:07 PM
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McCain LA Oil Rig Visit Cancelled, Huge Oil Spill Nearby
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/7/23/152437/064/496/...

Poor John McCain can't seem to catch a break. He had planned to counter Barack Obama's historic Berlin speech on Thursday with a visit to a Louisiana oil rig to highlight his support of offshore drilling.

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Now, Drudge is reporting that his oil rig photo op has been canceled due to weather....and it's been confirmed by MSNBC. McCain will travel to Ohio instead.


maybe because..


The U.S. Coast Guard has closed 29 miles of the Mississippi River from New Orleans southward after a tanker and a barge collided, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of fuel oil into the river.

Probably not the imagery the Republicans wanted for McCain's offshore drilling speech.


All Ur Photo OPs r belong to Obama



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Doug.Goodall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:09 PM
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1. Drill Here, Drill Now, and Pollute our own country
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:29 PM
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9. I saw one of those f'in stickers on the way home from work.
Wouldn't you know the guy was driving a huge (old) Lincoln Towne Car, trying to look at his cell phone and floatin' all over the highway. I hate these people.....
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:13 PM
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2. It would be impolite to laugh as the spill is not humorous
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:14 PM by eleny
It's like being between a rock and hard place. So I'll just say that I hope McCain and the media get a clue, a message, anything from this sad event. And if they can't, then let the American people practice thinking.
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:24 PM
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3. Any word on
where exactly the rig in question is located?
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:27 PM
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7. it just says 'off the gulf coast'
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:01 PM
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10. Pretty vague. n/t
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 PM
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12. yes, it is.
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:25 PM
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4. I'm sure the states will just love having to clean up after oil companies!
OFFSHORE DRILLING FTW!
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:25 PM
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5. That's why we have to have drilling off of EVERY state's coast!
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:38 AM
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18. Including Nebraska?
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Youphemism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:27 PM
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6. "McCain's speech from an oil rig has been replaced by a visit to a diner in Ohio."

That line made me laugh out loud especially, as it was, spoken in the monotone drone of Brit Hume. I immediately got the image of McCain sitting alone by a window, asking a waitress, "Does the 'Corned Beef Delight' come with a gravy muffin?"

(Don't shoot the messenger for watching Fox... I happened to catch it while flipping channels during a commercial.)
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:28 PM
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8. "I like pie"
ROFL!
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:43 PM
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14. Hope he remembers to demand the senior citizen discount!
Maybe he'll get swept up in the moment and join his fellow diners for a few rounds of BINGO after dinner!
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:13 PM
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15. "Hey, miss, what kinda pie you got?"
while he watches Obama's speech in Berlin on the TV in the corner.
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:48 AM
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20. Seems fair enough,
trading a visit to an oil rig for a visit to a greasy spoon.

Way to keep the theme going Big Mac.(pun intended)
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:07 PM
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11. hmmmm
http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/07/ap_collision...


A 58-mile stretch of the Mississippi River could remain closed for days because of the collision, after a tanker collided with a barge being pulled by a tugboat, slicing the barge in half and causing hundreds of thousands of gallons of heavy fuel oil to spill into the waterway.

No injuries were reported in the collision, but the heavy smell of fuel has continued to plague the French Quarter and other parts of the city.

The Coast Guard said that it had extended the closure area to 58 miles to as far south as Port Sulphur in Plaquemines Parish. Ships are being told not to enter the mouth of the river at Southwest Pass unless they have business south of river closure area, the Coast Guard said. Oil has been spotted to mile 60 around Point a la Hache area.

The Coast Guard is still investigating the cause of the incident. Captains of the tugboat and the tanker have been tested for drug and alcohol use, but the Coast Guard is not releasing any specifics until its investigation is complete.

In the meantime, state environmental officials are coordinating a massive effort to consolidate the oil and prevent it from drifting farther south, where there are more levee breaks that would allow it to leach into the wetlands.


Anyone familiar with this area?
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redstate_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 PM
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13. Oh my gawd. That fucker just can't catch a break.
Hell, he can't even buy a break. He is a Loser with a capital L.

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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:45 AM
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19. Really. Even God's kicking him in the ass
:rofl:
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seasat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:34 PM
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16. You get the feeling that the universe doesn't want McCain as president?
I think the universe has determined McCain is not destined to become president. He's done enough to kill his campaign himself but the media has ignored it. Now it seems like the universe has said enough is enough, let's get rid of this clown. It's like some great Shakespearean comedy. However, it is as I like it.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:50 PM
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17. Well THAT explains the cancelled trip.
Thanks for posting this. As usual, TV news completely missed the real story.

K&R
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