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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 06:05 PM
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"Drill. Baby. Drill!" Bill Maher Today: "Every Asshole Who Ever Chanted..."
Edited on Thu Apr-29-10 06:24 PM by Hissyspit
BILL MAHER TODAY VIA TWITTER:

"Every asshole who ever chanted 'Drill Baby Drill' should have to report to the Gulf Coast today for cleanup duty."




INCLUDED IN THE ROLL CALL:

  • So, do you want to put your country first?, asked former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. Then lets reduce our dependency on foreign sources of oil and promote oil and gas production at home. In other words: Drill, baby, drill! And drill now!, he said.

  • Egged-on by delegates on the floor of the Xcel Center Rudy Giuliani said, Drill, baby, drill, a little tentatively at first, which was then followed by a more robust Drill, baby, drill.

  • Senators who once were tempted to expand offshore drilling are raising alarms instead about a destroyed well that is spewing a thousand barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. The continued failure to stop the leak threatens to wreak untold damage on Floridas coastlines, Florida Senator George LeMieux warned this week. The federal government needs to make this their immediate, number-one priority... Just a few weeks ago, LeMieux was talking hopefully about the revenue potential of allowing expanded drilling closer to the shores of Florida. His Republican colleague Richard Shelby has long favored offshore drilling if it brings revenue to his state of Alabama.

  • ...Political figures like former Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) chanted the popular cry: Drill Here, Drill Now!

  • Said Sarah Palin: "Thats why we must develop our own domestic supplies of oil and gas. Though the chant of 'Drill, baby, drill' was much derided, it expressed the need to confront this issue head-on before it reaches a crisis point."


    DEEPWATER HORIZON:


























































































    "Drill, Baby, Drill! Drill, Baby, Drill!"...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhvRQyRdVEI

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    JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 06:29 PM
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    1. This is slowly killing our planet...
    Yet no one seems to realize that suicidal tendencies are a sickness. It's really sick what we're doing... even more sick are the greedy bastards who push for more domestic drilling.
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    roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 11:11 PM
    Response to Reply #1
    19. wait until the dead and dying animals wash up. this is bringing back
    terrible memories of Exxon Valdez. :(
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    Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 11:23 PM
    Response to Reply #19
    21. Updated Version at Daily Kos with More PHOTOS:
    Edited on Thu Apr-29-10 11:30 PM by Hissyspit
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/4/30/862077/-DRILL-B... ...

    EXPLANATION AT THE TIME OF WHY "DRILL BABY DRILL" WOULD WORK BETTER AS A PALIN PORNO THAN AS A NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY:

    "Since 1949 the overall pattern has been this: the harder we look for oil and the more we drill, the harder it gets to find ... The facts clearly show that people who believe that by simply ramping up drilling we will substantially improve our diminishing domestic oil production, well, these peopleto use an expression not uncommon in oil countryare very much pissing in the wind..."


    WARNING AT THE TIME OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:

    "Environmentally speaking, the possible effects of offshore drilling range from dangerous to disastrous. Proponents of drilling cite new technology that has minimized spills from hurricanes. However, 2005s hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused spills of at least seven million gallons of oil, a huge number even in comparison to the 11 million gallons spilled by the oft-cited 1989 Exxon-Valdez environmental disaster. In November of 2005, an oil tanker spilled an estimated one to three million gallons of oil when it hit a sunken platform in the Gulf that had drifted out of place. The affects on global warming are also numerous as each oil platform produces 214,000 pounds of air pollutants each year."


    LATEST DEVELOPMENTS:

    Gulf Oil Spill Could Eclipse Exxon Valdez

    Massive Spill Far Worse Than Initially Thought


    CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press Writers
    UPDATED: 7:29 pm CDT April 29, 2010

    VENICE, La. - An oil spill that threatened to eclipse even the Exxon Valdez disaster spread out of control and drifted inexorably toward the Gulf Coast on Thursday as fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes.


    Oil Slick Just a Few Miles from Louisiana Coast

    Ten wildlife refuges in Mississippi and Louisiana are in the oil's likely path, with the Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area at the tip of the Mississippi River likely to be the first affected, Jindal announced. Wildlife conservation groups said Thursday the oil could be a disaster for coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. (FishOutofWater's Diary)

    Originally estimated at 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) per day, now 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of oil per day.
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    louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:29 AM
    Response to Reply #19
    41. Only this is a lot closer to home.
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    madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:55 AM
    Response to Reply #19
    54. My first thoughts also
    followed by a flood of tears for the animals and those whose livelihood depend on the gifts of the oceans.

    Buy Dawn dish detergent - they donate money and product to save the animals. :cry:
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:40 PM
    Response to Reply #19
    87. .. and right wing got them off the hook for the fines . . .as I recall--!!
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    happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:21 PM
    Response to Reply #87
    135. i thot it was FIRST DUDES business partner SARAH WAS TELLING TO "drill oh baby drill"
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    AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:21 PM
    Response to Reply #1
    67. The planet will be fine.
    We're killing ourselves.

    The planet may take a few hundred, or a few thousand years to recover, but meanwhile, we're killing ourselves. If nothing else, we're destroying our own habitat and food chain.
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    stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:47 PM
    Response to Reply #67
    90. the sped-up mass-extinction
    Earth cannot be destroyed, but something about my species wiping out other whole species breaks my heart, it's just cosmically dirty.
    No matter how many times I'm told the planet will be just fine, I am still sick.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:52 PM
    Response to Reply #67
    92. Nonsense . . . there is no way to guarantee that the planet will survive our destruction...
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 01:53 PM by defendandprotect
    our capitalistic destruction of nature --

    Much of the Ozone layer has close to 50% damage, other than the actual holes -- !!

    We've already had tremendous changes in temperature -- 25 degrees above normal here in NJ --

    And we are suffering steadily increasing chaotic weather across the planet -- which will

    increase. There's a 50 year delay in Global Warming which means we are only feeling the

    effects of our activities up to 1960. And no one knows how all of this may compound.

    Especially with the latest disaster from BP/Gulf oil spill!

    Glacier melting seems also to be increasing plate shifting -- causing more earthquakes

    When you HEAT up the atmosphere, you get chaos.

    Again, no one can guarantee that the planet will continue turning --

    and there is always the possibility of a pole shift.


    THIS is capitalism -- and its suicidal!




    PS: Every day more and more of nature and its beauty is destroyed --

    as patriarchy/capitalism build a world which reflects its own inner ugliness/sickness/violence.


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    ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:26 PM
    Response to Reply #92
    132. Rumor has it, the next big venture is mountaintop mining in Yosemite. nt
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 07:28 PM by ooglymoogly
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    texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:25 PM
    Response to Reply #67
    110. Bing-GO!
    Mother Earth will be fine. She gave us a wonderful chance, but we just had to increase our numbers to the point that She can't provide for us all in the fashion to which we've become accustomed. We are fools.


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    G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:17 PM
    Response to Reply #67
    116. that's not true
    I mean, of course there will still be a planet, but it's not just human beings we are talking about.
    For example, extinct species are just that.
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    h9socialist Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:06 PM
    Response to Reply #1
    77. Drop the word "slowly" . . .
    . . . this accelerates matters quite a bit.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:55 PM
    Response to Reply #77
    95. Completely agree -- no one knows how all of this may compound. . . .
    Here in NJ we have temperatures averaging 25 degrees above norma --

    When you heat up the atmosphere you get chaotic weather conditions and we are

    seeing those conditions more and more frequently --

    Melting glaciers also seem to be increasing plate shifting --

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    h9socialist Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:23 PM
    Response to Reply #95
    103. Conservative denial
    What's even more incredible is how many people listen to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck ranting on that global warming and environmental damage is a hoax. Limbaugh insists that capitalist industry hasn't harmed the enviroment at all and that it is an "absolute good." Such denial will be the undoing of human civilization!
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    AtheistCrusader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:52 PM
    Response to Reply #95
    120. Source on the plate shifting?
    I haven't seen any increase in actual earthquake activity around the world. We've had a few hit close to civilized areas, but the overall number of quakes, and the strengths of those quakes are not abnormal.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:27 PM
    Response to Reply #120
    121. Well . . .
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 07:03 PM by defendandprotect
    someone here supplied some info on that only about a week ago --

    if you know how to use archives -- good luck!

    However, the original Pentagon memo to Bush included increasing EARTHQUAKES in their

    rendition of how much more dangerous Global Warming was to us vs "terrorism."

    Granted, I don't think at the moment there is hard evidence that that we have as yet

    passed any average number of earthquakes.

    But, the Pentagon believed this would happen -- among other chaotic weather conditions

    and increasing chaotic conditions -- and the info someone else supplied suggested that

    Glacier melting would cause plate shifting.

    Keep in mind the Pentagon memo has been scrubbed of that detail - - and I don't have the original.

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    Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:57 PM
    Response to Reply #121
    127. I don't think glacial melting
    is contributing to extra plate tectonic activity. Plate shifting is non-stop.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:05 PM
    Response to Reply #127
    129. I am of the opinion that the Pentagon is correct . . .
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 07:06 PM by defendandprotect
    that Global Warming will increase earthquake activity --

    one of the reasons for that would be glacier melting/plate shifting--

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    Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:21 PM
    Response to Reply #129
    131. Okay,
    I do know that earthquakes we experience in Ohio and the Great Lake States are generally from rebound after the ice sheets from the last glacial period melted. But, it is vertical movement more than horizontal.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:23 PM
    Response to Reply #131
    134. Others here seem to have more info on it --
    I certainly don't understand the vertical/horizontal difference --

    Surprised someone didn't come along here to help out -- maybe later?

    :)
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    Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:34 PM
    Response to Reply #1
    84. LATEST UPDATES: First Injured Bird
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 01:38 PM by Hissyspit










    New drilling on hold as Gulf spill oil washes up

    By CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press Writer 53 mins ago

    The National Weather Service predicted winds, high tides and waves through Sunday that could push oil deep into the inlets, ponds and lakes that line the boot of southeastern Louisiana. Seas of 6 to 7 feet were pushing tides several feet above normal toward the coast, compounded by thunderstorms expected in the area Friday.

    First oiled bird found, cleaned up

    No burning or skimming oil for now due to winds, high seas


    NBC News and news services updated 31 minutes ago

    FORT JACKSON, La. - Oil from a massive leak in the Gulf of Mexico was starting to ooze ashore in the southeastern U.S. on Friday, as crews cleaned up the first bird found coated with oil. The wide leak threatens wildlife along fragile islands and barrier marshes and puts one of the world's richest seafood grounds in peril.

    Workers with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, which is based in Delaware, used Dawn blue dishwashing soap to scrub the oil off the young Northern Gannet. The detergent is commonly used to clean animals. Dr. Erica Miller, with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, gave Pepto-Bismol to a Northern Gannet on Friday in Fort Jackson, La. The bird, normally white when fully grown, was covered in oil from the rig leak. Pepto-Bismol was used because the bird probably also ingested oil.

    The rescue center says the bird was found offshore, not on the shoreline.
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    Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:54 PM
    Response to Reply #1
    126. But but.....
    the "End Times" are near. No reason to preserve the environment.
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    MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 06:33 PM
    Response to Original message
    2. +1000
    Here in New Orleans, the smell is already burning my husband's throat.
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    malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:00 PM
    Response to Original message
    3. K & R
    Spill baby Spill!
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    HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:02 PM
    Response to Original message
    4. Does that include anybody who's ever complained about gas prices?
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    BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:07 PM
    Response to Reply #4
    5. Strawman
    Gas prices go up and down independent of spills.

    So your bs is just that. You really ought to stop spilling that crap.
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    Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:08 PM
    Response to Reply #4
    6. No. But it does include industry shills...n/t
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    laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:43 AM
    Response to Reply #6
    44. +1 nt
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    HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:59 AM
    Response to Reply #6
    56. Just not their customers?
    Their loyal, regular customers?
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    pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:39 PM
    Response to Reply #56
    72. Customers don't have much choice beyond who they vote for. So customers
    voting for those who abandoned CAFE standards, or who voted for those weakening environmental enforcement, or those defeating exploration of new technologies are also culpable.

    We, as a country, have reached new standards for willful ignorance. And we are being exploited for it.
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    Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:42 PM
    Response to Reply #4
    9. .
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    sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:14 PM
    Response to Reply #4
    14. No it includes everyone who was in a position to do something
    about and who blocked every effort to develope alternative energy so that they could continue to profit from oil. Surely you are not as dumb as that comment makes you appear to be. I would expect it from the Glen Beck contingency but not from anyone with a few brain cells still functioning.

    But, since you raised it. What exactly is your point?
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    AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:57 PM
    Response to Reply #14
    75. What exactly is your point?
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 01:00 PM by AlbertCat
    Perhaps it's to show he can pretend solar panels and wind energy have not been around since the 1970's.... and completely sidelined.... for 40 years....
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    texastoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:06 PM
    Response to Reply #75
    113. Sidelined in large part by efforts of the oil bidness
    And the nukular bidness. Big construction didn't want anything that didn't include LOTS of steel and concrete and risk.

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    LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:59 PM
    Response to Reply #4
    16. oil supplies have NOTHING to do with speculators driving up prices
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    laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:49 AM
    Response to Reply #16
    46. True. I noticed that prices didn't come down after a couple of weeks of no planes flying in
    Europe. Obviously a lot of gas was saved during the volcano eruption which meant demand was down. Yet, prices continued to go up.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:30 PM
    Response to Reply #46
    122. Someone had best be working on planes flying on solar energy -- !!
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    Chef Eric Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:22 AM
    Response to Reply #4
    30. No, but it does include folks who make snarky comments that stray off topic. nt
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    Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:44 AM
    Response to Reply #4
    37. At least you are consistent.
    Always smugly wrong, but consistently so.
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    spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:50 AM
    Response to Reply #37
    39. Has become a broken record of being smugly wrong
    I am sure it is by design.
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    gtar100 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:18 AM
    Response to Reply #4
    40. I'll just label this as 'bate' and leave it at that.
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    Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:50 AM
    Response to Reply #4
    47. A better tactic would have been...
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 09:51 AM by Javaman
    we all use fossil fuel based products. In our ever self denying pursue of more oil for our grossly over indulgent lifestyle, we seem to only complain AFTER a spill. As if oil only exists in the abstract prior.

    we type our screeds, our words of wisdom and our indignation on a machine produced via fossil fuels.

    We eat, live and drive because of fossil fuels.

    The amusing hypocrisy of complaining while we motor to work, eat our factory farmed food, wear our fossil fuel produced clothes and breath our fossil fuel polluted air.

    yet, we get bent out of shape when one oil platform gets a leak, rather then get pissed off and angry at the daily pumping of fossil fuels into our system.

    There are spills every freaking day, but they don't get reported. There are spills in the middle east, in Nigeria, in China, in Canada, but yet, we get pissed off over this one because it's right in our face. In an area that is basically a dead zone due to fertilizer run off. But no one complains about that.

    We choose to willingly live in disconnect. I recall something my mom would say to me when I was a kid, that would really piss me off, "what? you want to save the world?" Yes, actually, I do. But I can't do it alone.

    Stop being gluttons. Stop driving when you can walk. Eat less junk food, bicycle more. Reduce your footprint.

    We all can rant and rave all we want about this spill, but our life style is what made this happen.

    If you don't demand something, there will be no need for it.

    It's really that simple.

    But alas, it's easier to expunge ones hate, frustration and powerlessness on the internet that it is actually doing something about it.

    Meh, I'm no better.
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    Boudica the Lyoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:44 AM
    Response to Reply #4
    64. It's kind of people saying they are hungry
    and then someone kills a baby for them to eat and says, "Well you said you were hungry".
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    stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:51 PM
    Response to Reply #4
    91. I've been complaining for years about the prices being too low.
    And I don't even drive, but since I'm a human I take blame for everything we're doing to the rest of the animals and to the planet.
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    slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:35 PM
    Response to Reply #4
    105. You know,
    I was initially thinking of piling on the bandwagon to deride the drill baby drill mantra like some hysterical fool...but then I realized that I drove my car to work this morning.

    So I think I'll just sit down and shut up.


    But this really is terrible and has me thinking twice about my commuting options.
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    Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:47 PM
    Response to Reply #105
    118. Driving your car to work and chanting braindead slogans are not the same thing.
    There are degrees of involvement here. Some people work for alternate energy sources and some people work against them. Some people work to educate others on the need and possibilities for shifting from oil consumption and some people muddy the dialogue deliberately. Almost all of these people have to drive a car.
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    ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:10 PM
    Response to Original message
    7. kick.
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    glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 07:11 PM
    Response to Original message
    8. K. Baby. R! nt
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    humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 08:51 PM
    Response to Original message
    10. Stop the Insanity...
    Doesn't everyone understand that we all are slaves, slaves to oil, no gas for your car no transportation to work, no oil no heat, no production, ask yourself a simple question when gas goes up by a dollar a gallon how painful is that for you? My family has to give up things, vacations, deserts, movie night, cable... and on and on...What happens to that top 1 percent that we always hear about? NOTHING, it means absolutely nothing to them. If Oil was distributed based on your income and you were charge on a curve so that it hurt your damned right people that could, would, fix this problem.

    People need to get a grip and solve the problem from the consumer level. Screw the Oil industry, if you make the need for oil obsolete we solve a multitude of problems.

    I thought Obama would have truly gotten serious about addressing this problem but we just keep on driving ourselves toward the cliff so much for the Change we can believe in.
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    Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:00 PM
    Response to Original message
    11. EXACTLY, that was my first thoughts
    too. Give them some wader boots and a bottle of Dawn and started cleaning up those poor little critters that are in that F'ing mess! :mad:
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    HipChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:01 PM
    Response to Original message
    12. If aliens do exist..

    they are smart to stay the hell away from us..
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:32 PM
    Response to Reply #12
    123. Think they feel the need to keep an eye on us -- we could pollute the entire universe!!
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    The Damned Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:02 PM
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    13. K&R
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    Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 09:25 PM
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    15. Redneck Battle Cry. Drill Baby Drill!!!!
    Every time I hear that, I'm reminded of the time, right before the election, sitting in a Tarpon Springs area restaurant, with a booth filled with 4 rednecks, 2 male, 2 females, with about 12 teeth between them, chanting, Drill baby drill!
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    AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:11 PM
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    78. Redneck Battle Cry. Drill Baby Drill!!!!
    And look at the map! Look at those deep red states...LA, MS, AL, FL.... who's coasts are gonna be mucked up.


    I'm in NC. And they want to drill off the Outer Banks???? The Gulf is relatively calm compared to the friggin' "Graveyard of the Atlantic" (from Wikipedia: More than 1,000 ships have sunk in these waters since records began in 1526.)... where the Gulf Stream would probably carry an oil slick right up to DC and New England.
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    obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:40 PM
    Response to Reply #78
    117. Exactly, they want to drill off the OBX which would be far better suited
    for a massive wind farm.
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    lfairban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 10:59 PM
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    17. Oh, the futility of it all.
    It is kind of funny to see those tiny boats trying to corral that big oil slick.

    {Head shaking noise}
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    Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 11:08 PM
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    18. add Bob McDonnell to the roll call
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    Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 11:21 PM
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    20. K&R
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    progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 11:36 PM
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    22. This doesn't mean shit to them.
    They could care less about this. Just another day in their selfish lives.
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    lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 11:55 PM
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    23. Maybe they will offer to throw their teabags in to sop up some and if not
    maybe we should sop it up with THEM.
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    BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:55 PM
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    112. This the the result of an out of control spill, baby, spill "Texas tea" party.
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 04:56 PM by BrightKnight
    Irresponsible dumping is what tea baggers are all about. It was caused by lack of government oversight, and a complete lack of corporate accountability.
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    Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:04 AM
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    24. Self-kick nt
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    Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:34 AM
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    25. K&R for Bill! Sarah Palin had better get out her waders!
    Another terrible environmental tragedy. ;(
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    LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:47 PM
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    111. She doesn't own any - They wre just props.
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    unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:30 AM
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    26. This Republican plan is working the same as all the others.
    Why the surprise?
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    Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:25 AM
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    27. There hasn't been a Republican idea worth a shit since Ike Eisenhower...
    suggested that we needed to do something about the collusion of industry and the military.

    Since Richard Nixon, I honestly cannot think of a single Republican plan that hasn't inflicted some form of pain and misery on anyone NOT in the top 1% income bracket.
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    GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:05 AM
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    28. Hell, even Nixon looks good compared to the current crop.
    He's the one who gave us the EPA, and signed the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts that his party has been trying to obliterate. Even ol' Tricky Dick would be disgusted with these clowns. at least regarding the environment.
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    pezDispenser Donating Member (443 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:22 PM
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    68. that RINO!
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    ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:28 PM
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    69. Don't give him too much credit
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 12:29 PM by ProudDad
    At that time there was a Congress filled with Democrats who were born, bred and weaned on the New Deal and who could muster a veto override...

    And Nixon himself, when it came to clean air and water and food safety was also born and bred on the New Deal and still believed that government had a right to protect "We the People" from SOME of the most egregious forms of corporate greed...

    But that's all gone, not just in the far-right bat-crap crazy republican party but most of the Dems don't have a clue about community -- just their corporate masters' needs.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:38 PM
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    124. True . . . Nixon damaged what he could damage . . . but he could only go so far at the time...
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    pezDispenser Donating Member (443 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:21 PM
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    66. If only Eisenhower would have been in a position to do something about that
    :shrug:
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    ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:30 PM
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    70. Don't give Eisenhower too much credit
    He was totally hands-off...

    He would be on the golf course...letting his corporate friends take care of it...
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    Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:39 PM
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    86. He was the king of committee creation.
    He liked being general were people followed orders, wasn't so simple as prez, so he chose to go golfing instead.

    Sounds like someone* who used to clear brush.
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    Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:18 AM
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    29. Something called oil-spill monitoring. n/t
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    Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:24 AM
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    31. K & Highly rec'd nt
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    southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:11 AM
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    32. Hey Sarah how is that Drill baby drill going for you know?
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 06:39 PM
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    125. Will she ever be asked that question?
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    ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:11 AM
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    33. until we give up our dependence on oil, this is what we can expect.
    or would it be better to cover "somebody else's" shores with oil?
    unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. What affects the oceans (and in the big picture, what affects any land anywhere) affects us all.

    Planetary suicide is not pretty.
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    anachro1 Donating Member (388 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:11 AM
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    34. If only we could toss
    Sarah Palin & her ilk into the spill. The GREED alone would pick up most of the mess.
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    disillusioned73 Donating Member (963 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:27 AM
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    35. They need to be reminded...
    of the their idiotic mantra every day, every hour until the cleanup is concluded( probably years?? or never??). I remember cringing every time I heard their slogan and it brings me no pleasure to be proven correct that more drilling was/is not the solution.....

    How did our country get dumbed down this much?? I here of previous generations and how they blazed the trail in inovations and technology - what the hell happened to my generation?? I hope my son sees better days, and that I live to see that trend as well...
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    AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:27 PM
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    83. How did our country get dumbed down this much??
    Talk radio and the rise of the Religious Right. Remember...faith is the end of inquiry. The Bush administration was the triumph of anti-intellectualism. You see the results.
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    scentopine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:41 AM
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    36. Bill, Baby, Bill ! -nt
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    florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 08:47 AM
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    38. amazing pictures
    Why is BP drilling in our waters anyway? Both BP and Trans Ocean should be sued by any the states it's oil will ruin..not to mention
    the families of those who died and are injured.

    Big Oil Fought Off New Safety Rules Before Rig Explosion
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    PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 06:58 PM
    Response to Reply #38
    137. Because BP has bought out what used to be Amoco,
    Standard Oil of Ohio, and Arco.
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    Juan_de_la_Dem Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:30 AM
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    42. Just horrible. I guess it is simply collateral damage to Sarah and her ilk.
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    joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:37 AM
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    43. KNR
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    Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:47 AM
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    45. Karma expressing its opinion on offshore drilling and continued abuse of our planet ...
    :(
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    axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:51 AM
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    53. Karma is really trying to make a point too - add in 2 mining accidents.
    maybe the next mountain top they blow off will land on the board some how and the sludge over their families.
    Keep thinking about the animals. They don't deserve this...and they did nothing to deserve us. Been crying - the storms are coming which will blow that further up into the MS area. Florida should feel this as well.

    Cheers
    Sandy
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    laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 09:54 AM
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    48. K & R nt
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    Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:11 AM
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    49. Sarah Palin can shove her oil drill up her ass
    Non-thinking idiots like her just hasten the demise of our planet, and ruin it for everyone else.

    Your financial profit don't mean shit when you've made the planet we have to share with you uninhabitable.
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    AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:00 PM
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    97. She would probably like it if it was 'lubed' up with hot, sweet crude...
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    liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:29 AM
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    50. And Palin should be required to take a bath in the shit.
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    madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:50 AM
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    52. Has the dumb bitch said anything about this?
    I don't know about anyone else but, trying to keep up with all the shit that happens - Wall Street, oil spills, Arizona Nazi's, Health care Reform. I can't do it!! I'm going to pick 1 or 2 issues and focus on those with a vengeance. The scatter gun technique - into it all doesn't seem to work for me. I'll focus on my passion and hopefully make a small difference.
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    madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:45 AM
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    51. RIGHT ON BILL!!!!!!!!
    10 thousand cheers my man!
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    Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 10:56 AM
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    55. What a mess.
    :(

    Thanks for the thread, Hissyspit.
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    EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:09 AM
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    57. Every asshole that chanted that crap should be drowned in it.
    Fuck every last one of them, especially that stupid asshole Sarah Palin.
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    stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:53 PM
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    93. ..
    fuck them to death. 6 billion people need to be deleted and they are fucking first in line.
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    The Damned Donating Member (284 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:11 AM
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    58. Palin with a pail
    I like it!
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    David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:13 AM
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    59. K&R 147.
    n/t
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    edwinmathews Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:14 AM
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    60. It breaks my heart
    to see whats happening to the gulf since i use to live down there . How ever i don't need a goof /pedophile like Maher that rides around in limos and private jets and does nothing for the environment except pay it lip service to comment on anything .
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    KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:19 AM
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    61. Corporations are "people" now...
    If you or I did this, we'd be looking at huge fines and maybe some jail time.

    So, what are we waiting for? Round up the usual suspects... :grr:
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    Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:22 AM
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    62. Last night on the news they said the oil spill was now the size of Jamaica.
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 11:22 AM by Rex
    And you can see it from space. :(
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    lupinella Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 11:39 AM
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    63. K&R n/t
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    gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:12 PM
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    65. some strangely beautiful photographs of a horrible situation
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    ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:33 PM
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    71. Mother Nature bats last...
    Peak Oil...

    Catastrophic Climate Destabilization...

    Economic collapse (since the entire capitalist system was built on fossil fuels)...

    Connect the dots...

    It IS the end of an era...this is just another symptom of the process of decline...

    Power Down...

    Relocalize...

    www.transitionus.org
    http://transitiontowns.org/
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    janet118 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:53 PM
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    73. Is that plume headed for Mississippi and Alabama?
    If so, Haley Barbour and Richard Shelby will be screaming like stuck pigs soon. "Waaaaah!!! We meant 'Drill somewheres else, baby. Drill!'"
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    aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:22 PM
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    80. I wish it would only spill on them, but it won't.
    My question is how deep inland will the reek go? And what do we know about the health issues for the people breathing it?
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    txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 06:42 AM
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    136. Fuck Haley..., but the spill is following the same path as Katrina...
    so my heart goes out to my friends in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.

    :cry:
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    Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:54 PM
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    74. KnR. Great photos. Horrifying, but great.
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    Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 12:58 PM
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    76. Does that include Obama?
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 12:59 PM by Hell Hath No Fury
    :hide: :evilgrin:

    Yeah, overturning the ban on offshore drilling doesn't have the same ring as "Drill, baby, drill!" but the ugly results tend to be the same.
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    MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:22 PM
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    81. excuse 1: "It's okay of he does it"
    excuse 2: "Republicans"
    excuse 3: Focus only on McCain and Palin, thereby cementing BIpartisanship via PARTISANship
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    Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:45 PM
    Response to Reply #81
    88. You know, I am getting mighty fedup --
    with the "It's OK when he does it" shit I read on a daily basis here. I feel like I stepped down some, sick, fucked up rabbit hole when that happens. :mad:

    I have been coming here for 8+ years to get the TRUTH.

    Not spin, not propaganda, not partisan excuses, but the TRUTH.

    I hated it when the GOPer sheep excused W's bullshit and I am doubly hating it when I see Dems doing it for O.

    Thank you for "getting" my point.
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    ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:20 PM
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    79. Eaarth
    Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben and Executive Director Asher Miller discuss Bill's sobering assessment of life on earth as presented in his brand new book Eaarth. Bill also provides an update on the efforts of his 350.org campaign.

    http://www.postcarbon.org/video/94306-post-carbon-excha...
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    erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:27 PM
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    82. He Has a Point
    Bill Maher does have a point. Since these people were so in favor of drilling they should be willing to go to the Gulf and help in the cleanup. My only question is could anyone, if they wanted to, go to the area and try to help?
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:37 PM
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    85. And a cap to prevent this would have cost $500,000 . . . !!! Vs this damage --!!!
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    Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:47 PM
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    89. I am horrified about this. Make Sarah Palin clean it up!
    I remember Sarah Palin's screech "Drill, Baby, Drill" on SNL soooooooooo proudly!!!
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:58 PM
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    96. Shouldn't we have a comment from Palin about now . . . ???? Hmmm....??
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 01:58 PM by defendandprotect
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    ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 01:53 PM
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    94. KR; Destroying the planet; Destroying humanity; One gallon, one barrel,
    one rig/ship catastrophe, at a time; But mostly by sheer self immolating ignorance and profound stupidity; Unbridled by mountains of the most careless greed.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:02 PM
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    99. NATIONALIZE the oil industry . . . it was a good idea in 1960 . . .
    it was a good idea before that -- and it's still a good idea.

    The Democratic Platform JFK ran on in 1960 called for the nationalizing of oil.

    FDR wanted to nationalize oil and sought advice from LBJ who wasn't for it.

    Long and damaging road from those times to these!!


    And, what if the oil is actually the earth's ballast -- ?

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    BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:21 PM
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    109. It would pay for health care. - n/t
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    KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:00 PM
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    98. Perhaps their cry now should be "Spill, Baby, Spill"
    Sometimes I can only shake my head in disbelief at the Republicans.
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    defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:03 PM
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    100. Yes . . . but Obama is also walking the "drill, baby, drill" path . . .
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 02:03 PM by defendandprotect
    though evidently he's taking a step or two back from it since this catastrophe --!!

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    AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:07 PM
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    102. Sarah Palin would make a good conservative Secretary of the Interior...
    Look at Reagan's Secretary of the Interior James Watt? Between Reagan thinking trees caused pollution and James Watt wanting to turn our country into one big desert, Palin would be a conservative dream-come-true to oversee our nation's environment.

    How stupid does a person have to be to qualify as a conservative?
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    dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:05 PM
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    101. The beaches in Texas always have brown water. It looks like
    someone took a big dump in the ocean. It really is a shame what we are doing to the gulf.
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    earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 02:27 PM
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    104. OMFG!!! This is horrific!!! Meanwhile Obama still wants to drill!
    We need a president who gives a damn about the environment and our planet!!!
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    underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:10 PM
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    115. He threw them a bone because he knew it wouldn't happen
    the LAST thing oil companies want to do is change the current situation. They have control of the final tap (for most oil) and they like it just the way it is. Does any of us really think that they want to sink (sorry) that much into capital? Does anyone think that if there was an expansion WE wouldn't pay for it?


    The nuclear idea is actually a good one. Thankfully there was a halt on construction until we got to better reactors. But the oil drilling is never going to fly and he knows it.
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    Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 03:34 PM
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    106. This could become the worst man-made environmental disaster EVER
    They are no closer to closing this well as they were the moment the oil rig collapsed.

    I'm so angry right now that so many Americans are resistant to making just a handful of sacrifices to reduce our collective dependence on oil. It will be the undoing of the planet.

    Of course, BP, Halliburton (serioulsy? Is this the most evil company on the planet?), and every other company involved with this will get off scott free.

    IMHO, this is criminal negligence and the leadership of all companies involved should rot behind bars.
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    BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:02 PM
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    107. and they should have to do it in a tshirt, jeans and sneakers,no gloves, no masks,nothing to protect
    them from the mess they have been so supportive of creating.
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    stevenleser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 04:14 PM
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    108. HUGE K&R n/t
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    BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:07 PM
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    114.  Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Brenton National Refuge,
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 05:15 PM by BrightKnight
    Pass-A-Loutre, Bret on National Wildlife Refuge, Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Islands National Seashore Antional Park, Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge...

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    GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 05:52 PM
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    119. Thanks Bill Maher - Republicans mantra always, corporations profits above safety or regulations.
    Edited on Fri Apr-30-10 05:54 PM by GreenTea
    fuck the environment, fuck the workers, safety & oversight. To republicans corporations profits are far more important that anything else and safety precautions would cost corporations money, safety precautions cost corporations money....they want all the profit but will never accept any responsibility....Fuck the environment, fuck workers & safety...and fuck foresight...it would cost the corporations a tiny fraction of their profits, yet the republican will have none of that.
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    Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:15 PM
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    130. That's the Republicans. nt
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    ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:01 PM
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    128. For all our leaders in big oil's pocket, the mantra should now be
    shill baby shill.
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    DailyGrind51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-30-10 07:39 PM
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    133. New Progressive slogan: "'Drill, Baby Drill' then YOU pay the bill!
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