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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:54 PM
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Obama tells Matt Lauer he wants to know whose ass to kick
 
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:56 PM
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1. well alrighty, now!
kr
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:57 PM
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2. ANGRY BLACK MAN!!!! ANGRY BLACK MAN!!!!
:sarcasm:

Just watch.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:58 PM
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6. they asked for it - they got it - f 'em
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:58 PM
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7. Unhinged...
You know it's coming.

He's doing too much! He's not doing enough!

He's moving too fast! He's taking too much time!

He's not angry enough! Look at the angry black man!

Yep... fits right in, doesn't it?
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:05 PM
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10. Strawmen are for the birds...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 06:22 PM
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59. Please remember that.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:05 PM
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11. If he's not agonizing over those hyenas, I'm not going to
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:19 PM
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14. I always land there too...
He must really be thick skinned... or extremely focused, or both.

He would spend far too much precious time defending himself, that's for sure. It's good he doesn't, because that would only give them more fodder... he spends too much time on personal PR!
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:32 PM
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16. As for this situation, he needed not to wait 3 weeks before a return visit
I always thought he should go back once a week or the right wing press would be on his back. It's the Gulf of Mexico for pity sakes.

So now he's going back and this video clip shows him to be as pissed off as we probably presumed. I'm glad to see him live and learn as we all must.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:45 PM
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17. The media would have you believe this was his first visit...
A visit every week, yes, that would probably have helped. At the very least a presser with questions and answers... and bullet point memos on the work that had been done since the last presser.

People need a picture drawn... I guess.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:48 PM
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18. He made it easy for the press - a gift
And yes, of course people need a picture drawn.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 09:02 AM
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38. here's a good source to keep up with what is actually being done
http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com/go/doctype/2931... /

Monday, June 7 Statistics

RESPONSE VESSELS

Total active response vessels: more than 3,559

Aircraft: 64

BOOM DATA

Containment boom deployed: more than 2.25 million feet

Containment boom available: more than 670,000 feet

Sorbent boom deployed: more than 2.55 million feet

Sorbent boom available: nearly 2.38 million feet
Total boom deployed: more than 4.80 million feet (regular plus sorbent boom)
Total boom available: more than 3.05 million feet (regular plus sorbent boom)

OIL RECOVERED

Oily water recovered: nearly 15.86 million gallons

Amount captured to date (CAP): nearly 2.71 million gallons

Amount estimated burned: nearly 3.58 million gallons

DISPERSANTS

Surface dispersant used: more than 790,000 gallons

Subsea dispersant used: more than 331,000 gallons

Total dispersant used: more than 1,121,000 gallons
Dispersant available: more than 480,000 gallons

PERSONNEL INVOLVED

Overall personnel responding: more than 24,000 personnel responding

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Bodie the Dog Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 11:52 AM
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45. more inflated body counts
Not kills this time, just inflated numbers to show how diligently they're working.

How many of those 3,559 responding vessels are buoys?
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:25 PM
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25. More than that, if he DID kick some ass, this oil leak could have been stopped. Here's how:
He should and could have come down on BP like a ton of bricks with anti-trust violations or things like that. He should have threatened to break up BP. Even a threat if backed up with even a little teeth could have caused chaos to BP investors, the stock could have plummeted a lot sooner and BP investors, who are private citizens, would have been all over BP threatening to screw Hayward at the next stockholders meeting. There are lots of ways Obama could have made BP sh*t a brick and I guarantee that suddenly, SUDDENLY, BP would have gotten off their lethargic fat ass, stopped being so HALF-assed about everything they do and gotten it right for once.

Obama should have scared the sh*t out of BP and that would have brought results a thousand times faster than all this luvvy-duvvy palsy-walsy corporatism.


Obama didn't do this because he is a corporatist wimp and this is going to drag the Democratic Party down to defeat in November.






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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 02:49 PM
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48. You're mistaken. Nothing anyone has done thus far could have stopped this -
they're learning as they go along, and will get it stopped as soon as possible.

BP is facing billions in fines and lawsuits, their stock has plummeted, and they are becoming the poster child of environmental destruction. You don't think they would have stopped it by now if they could have? Their raison d'etre is profit, and the longer this goes on, the more their profit dwindles.

I wish those of you who know more than the engineers, physicists and experts would just get yourselves down there and fix it if its so simple.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:07 PM
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61. don't you just love all these keyboard
engineers who KNOW EXACTLY what should have been/should be DONE - and RIGHT F"ING NOW!! :bounce:


Geesh :eyes:
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Alpha Numeric Wanda Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 09:09 PM
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65. I agree, but...
... the problem isn't so much that they don't know how to fix it, but that lack of accountability led to the spill in the first place. Who's responsible for that? Hm. Don't tell me, I think I know the answer.
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Alpha Numeric Wanda Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 09:04 PM
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64. @JuniperLea -- yes!! n/t
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ProgressOnTheMove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:06 PM
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12. LoL +1
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 07:11 PM
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21. +2 LOL
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 04:52 PM
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51. Actually, it's more like "ZOMG he said ass!"
"That vulgarizes the public sphere, unlike Dick Cheney telling a reporter to go fuck himself, which is fine, because Cheney is a Republican, therefore everything he says or does is justified".
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:57 PM
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3. The media has made this last visit out to be his first...
So have many DUers... disgusting. I'm so glad to see him reiterate his FIRST visit that no one seems to want to remember.

So, now that he's identified the appropriate asses, let the kicking begin.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:57 PM
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4. Start with Cheney
Then move on to Bush.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:48 PM
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19. Agree, and agree...
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:43 AM
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34. oh most definitely, that coward cheney has his daughter pleading
his case, what total BS.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 05:58 PM
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5. ...
:popcorn:
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:01 PM
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8. Good for him! I hope he finds the answer and does kick ass!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:02 PM
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9. That would be the press Sir .....
.... it's the press who's ... um ... asses need kicking.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:06 PM
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13. Good on him.
Start with your own agencies bowing and scraping to the every talking point and "fact" whim of BP. :thumbsup:
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:20 PM
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15. LMAO.
Thats the most hilarious thing, I've ever heard a President say
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WileEcoyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 06:49 PM
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20. Funny
Obama is best when he's just being himself.
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theFrankFactor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 07:31 PM
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23. His Indignation is Not Consistant With His Record.
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 07:33 PM by theFrankFactor
As public pressure mounts the act must adjust to quell the agitation. This guy and the Democrats in congress have let war criminals get away with murder and more. Our corporate soldier isn't going to bite the hand that feeds him. We are owned and nothing short of real indignation ON OUR PART is going to even begin to make a difference in reality.

The election process is shit.

Lobbyists rule Washington.

Our debate and campaign systems are big Super Bowl commercials.

I mean really...
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 08:18 PM
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24. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, and who knows... maybe he actually shows spine
Stranger things have happened. But if there is a miracle, and he indeed does the right thing. Awesome!


That being said, if after almost 5 decades on this earth, his gigs as senator, and almost half way through his first presidential term he still doesn't know whose ass needs kicking, either he is playing coy or he ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer. He speaks real pretty though...
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liquid diamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:21 PM
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30. All you do is talk shit. Bitter much?
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 02:08 AM
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31. Well, I am honored that you found time to send sweet nothings my way...
Edited on Tue Jun-08-10 02:09 AM by liberation
... after doing all that stuff the other day about that thing that totally saved the day.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 06:21 PM
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58. You should thank the poster
for calling you on your uglyness. Did you a favor.
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theFrankFactor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 11:44 AM
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42. All you do is talk like a responsible adult, not a spinless Democrat much?
You have to expect this pom pom crap. The President of the United States doesn't know what the snafu was on this little oil thingy? And how much did he get from BP for his campaign?



WRITTEN BY A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT HIS PARTY!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:32 PM
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56. Yeah, you have lot of ugly words but you don't say shit.
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:46 AM
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35. you got it.
but good luck trying to get some folks around here to believe anything bad about a democrat, in general, or obama, in particular.

i mean really...it's all nader's fault, dontcha know?
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99 Percent Sure Donating Member (355 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:28 PM
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26. Well, then. drop it like it's hot, Mr President. Heh. eom
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:33 PM
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27. I think Obama needs to go all George Steinbrenner on his staff & cabinet and fire a few key people.
Preferably those named Rahm Emmanuelle and Timmy Geithner.

Yeah I misspelled their names on purpose! So what if I name one after a softcore-porn movie and another to sound like a boy. I f***in hate them!
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 09:51 PM
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28. then they asked Joe Biden...
Edited on Mon Jun-07-10 09:51 PM by awoke_in_2003
and he said "this is a big fucking deal" :)
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liquid diamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-07-10 10:15 PM
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29. Holy fuck. Is this real?
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:46 AM
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32. I'd love to see Obama start out the asskicking on Matt's sorry ass!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:47 AM
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36. ..................
:)
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:16 AM
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33. if he doesn't know by now whose ass to kick, God fucking help us all. He's either playing
dumb or he's actually dumb. And I know he's not dumb. What he really wants to know is how to make it LOOK like he's kicking someone's ass without actually doing anything that will offend the DLC's corporate masters.
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tomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:48 AM
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37. you got it! it takes a moron not to see it. nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:36 PM
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57. Yeah, a bunch a internet cheap shots throwin' the "moron" around
like they actually do shit.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:57 AM
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41. ^5
"What he really wants to know is how to make it LOOK like he's kicking someone's ass without actually doing anything that will offend DLC's corporate masters."


:thumbsup:


NEVER BITE THE HANDS THAT FEED YA. :evilgrin:


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theFrankFactor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 11:47 AM
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43. +1
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 12:50 PM
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46. +1000
Well said.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:25 PM
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54. No, it's not President Obama who is "dumb" .
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 12:21 PM
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62. Uggh... or maybe it's you...? He didn't say he didn't know whose ass to
kick. Re-watch the video, figure out the audience he was addressing, and go from there. Basic listening comprehension helps.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 09:08 AM
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39. I see critical listening skills are no better
for some of you than your critical reading and thinking skills.

:eyes:


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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 03:56 PM
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50. feel free to break it down for us idiots..
this shit has been ongoing for FIFTY FUCKING DAYS! asses should have been kicked a gawddamn month ago! laden tankers are still sitting offshore. what the FUCK already?!
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 08:06 PM
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60. listen to what he actually SAID
not what you think he said.

:eyes:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:26 PM
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55. They don't need them..
to lash out with their cheap internet pot shots.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 10:38 AM
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40. He seemed to be about to say..
"I was down there a month ago before these FUCKERS " Then he caught himself and said talking heads..
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 11:49 AM
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44. Oh please, too little too late......
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pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 01:49 PM
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47. I have been critical about the president, but I do not see what else he could effectively be doing
about this spill. I am concerned over his apparent interminable learning curve - he should now have learned that the oil industry has lied about their ability to address leaks. The next spill is on him if he allows any further deep drilling before there is proven success cleaning up this spill.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:24 PM
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53. For what exactly?
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 03:53 PM
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49. 50 days into this shit and he doesn't know whose asses to kick..
Edited on Tue Jun-08-10 03:53 PM by frylock
fifty. fucking. days.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-08-10 05:19 PM
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52. BFD.
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 12:27 PM
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63. Let me break this down to people:
He obviously was responding to a criticism put forth by Matt Lauer about whether it's worth it to talk to experts. Without even seeing what Matt said, it's obvious that Matt's comment was something along the lines of "talking to experts" isn't doing anything and is basically just more "Professor Obama" stuff.

Obama's response pointed out the reason why he and his staff talk to experts. AT NO POINT did Obama say he didn't know whose ass to kick. Talking to experts provides critical info including info on how the failure happened. We ALL KNOW BP is to blame, but there may be other fail safes that did not work properly along the way as well.

My god, did I really need to spell this out?
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