TLP: First the "Damn Hole" and Now "Whose Ass to Kick"

obama oil anger
If this busted well doesn't stop gushing oil, Obama will be dropping f-bombs. Then we'll know that he's really mad. Of course, at the rate he is demonstrating anger, that'll be sometime around Labor Day.

The latest "outburst" of presidential ire comes in an interview airing Tuesday on "Today."

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Don't put it all on Obama. The media is playing this up, too. The "plug the damn hole" comment was cleverly and purposefully leaked (ahem) and reported in a way that offered a little bit of behind-the-scenes drama. Can't you just see his clenched jaw when he cut loose with that? And now the on-camera potential ass-kicking president. Of course, NBC teased the fucking thing mercilessly and then dropped it at the very end of the clip.

The Lazy Paperboy

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

These politicos can be downright dangerous & reptillian after they've painted themselves into a corner and it is an election year. How far can you trust any politician (nevermind a Chicago politician) who is in that position? Former contributor to the last campaign?? Booster within the party?? I've got a book title for you - That was Then, This is Now. The slogan is going to be: It's every man for himself, bitches. I <3 American Politics.

Jeff

Hey Jeff --

Another theory I heard this morning on the teevee about this whole incremental release of anger by Obama is that he has to temper his emotions, lest he be viewed as "scary black man" ... this riff came after Drudge posted a headline about Obama going "street" ...

Anonymous said...

I could see that - but he's not gonna be impeached over being the Richard Roundtree in the Oval Office - he's a bad mother fuc.... shut yo' mouf. He's got everything to gain by getting pissed and puttin' his gangsta' on in public but I don't think OMGObama IS gangsta'. I do think he's a more calculating individual than that and therefore MORE dangerous and not less. I wouldn't want to be the fall guy playing "Christ" opposite his "Pilate" in this coming political season.

Anonymous said...

Feelin' a photo shop moment comin' on?? I vote O'Clubber Lang

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself.
Herbert Hoover


Watch how bad the scapegoating gets. I wish I had been born in the time when they would duel each other with pistols and attack each other on the Senate floor with canes. I wonder if popcorn had been invented back then.... well, just ask Mr. Google, right?

Anonymous said...

Well, learn something new every day - dates back 5,000 years!

Popcorn was spreading through almost all tribes of North and South America by the time the Pilgrims arrived. Quadequina, a brother of Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving dinner in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Well in advance of 1856!

Anonymous said...

Well guys... looking for a wild card in this political season? A black swan within the mix? Fun "black swan" fact - Winston Churchill had black swans as pets - no shit.

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/kent-news/Black-swans_-victory-at-Churchill_s-home-newsinkent24217.aspx?news=local

Anyway, look no further... I give to you Blago the Indicted

JDA, you'll really dig him with that full head of lustrous dark hair! Go nuts!

Anonymous said...

"Folks are waiting for a Samuel Jackson 'Snakes on the Plane' moment from this president as in: 'We gotta' get this $#@!!* oil back in the $#!!* rig!' But that's just not who Obama is,'' says Saladin Ambar, a political science professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

like I said, I don't think Obama IS gangsta' He's smart enough to know it will come across as phony - kind of like Bush I wearing a cowboy hat. You can take the boy out of CT and put him in TX but you can't take the CT out of the boy. Anyhoo, let's remember who he is... this was my personal favorite song for the Obama campaign when he was running against Hilary

thanks to Dewey Cox

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

Blago to Monk & Monk to Rezko

then

some are going to make the leap of Rezko to Barry but, as I see it, these jokers might be playing with fire. By fall, people are going to be in a kung fu fighting mood.

Anonymous said...

It won’t be too far down the road before they start asking questions about Jesse Jackson, Jr. (a.k.a. Candidate number 5 – not be confused with Chanel #5). The good Reverend began throwing support behind Barry early in his campaign against Hillary and the good Reverend’s son was in the bidding for Barry’s old vacated Senate seat (if he won). There was obviously mucho pay for play going on but whether or not Barry had any involvement is probably only known to God for the moment. Guilt by association? Maybe, but if you gonna lay down with hound dogs, you bound to wake up with some fleas, right? I think Barry should pull out the bazooka now and get “ahead of the airplane” as we used to say in pilot school. I lived in Illinois for twenty years before moving to Missouri. The clusterfuck known as Illinois politics – it is very good entertainment (in addition the fantastic Federal level fiascos). It almost makes paying all the taxes I have to pay worth it.

Anonymous said...

when the Fall comes this will become the environment I'll be up in the cheap seats munching popcorn.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Kunstler will ditch that whole Peak Oil notion when the entire Gulf of Mexico is nothing but a new La Brea Tar Pit Fun Fact - right after college, Kunstler was a staff reporter for the Rolling Stone magazine!

"The industry definitely believes the higher-end values," the source says. "That's accurate – if not more than that." The reason, he adds, is that BP appears to have unleashed one of the 10 most productive wells in the Gulf. "BP screwed up a really big, big find," the source says. "And if they can't cap this, it's not going to blow itself out anytime soon."

Anonymous said...

It's tempting to believe that the Gulf spill, like so many disasters inherited by Obama, was the fault of the Texas oilman who preceded him in office. But, though George W. Bush paved the way for the catastrophe, it was Obama who gave BP the green light to drill. "Bush owns eight years of the mess," says Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican from California. "But after more than a year on the job, Salazar owns it too."

Hmmm, well why stop there when it comes to dragging a Bush into the soup. W's Daddy, Bush I made his first real serious money by being first in line with Zapata Offshore drilling service waaaaaaayyyy back when in the 50's Texas oilfields. Fun Fact! Zapata was named for the movie "Viva Zapata!" starring a young Marlon Brando.

Anonymous said...

"This response plan is not worth the paper it is written on," said Rick Steiner, a retired professor of marine science at the University of Alaska who helped lead the scientific response to the Valdez disaster. "Incredibly, this voluminous document never once discusses how to stop a deepwater blowout."

YIKES! NOT WORTH THE PAPER IT IS WRITTEN ON!?!?

OMGObama ASS KICKING OR NO WE APPEAR TO BE TRULY FUCKED ON THIS ONE!

"It was a bargain with the devil," says Steiner, the marine scientist who helped lead the response to the Valdez disaster. "And now the devil is gloating."

YOU KNOW WHAT A SOFT GOOSHY SPOT I HAVE FOR BIBLICAL REFERENCES.

Anonymous said...

I have a theory that part of the reason the MMS allowed the oil companies run roughshod is because of the "War on Terror" (what a load of crap) and our housing boom. Modern militaries run on lots and lots and lots and lots of oil. Roofing shingles and asphalt roads and building materials require lots and lots and lots of oil in their manufacture. The more oil produced, the greater the royalties at MMS. The higher the prices the better. Taxpayers paid for all this hub bub but not in a direct tax - they never would have swallowed that kind of giant dick. They paid for it everytime they went to an Exxon station to fill up the Dodge Ram extended cab 4wd pick 'em up truck and drove 30 miles one way to their home after working their 8-10 hours at their office job. The best way to enslave a person is to do it by stealth - like a frog in a pot of water that is gradually turned up to boiling. If it's done slowly enough the poor frog never has enough sense to jump out.

Anonymous said...

old BP news in Missouri

Gasconade is a pretty river

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/business/stories.nsf/story/4C16B68404C37A3286257740000F7545?OpenDocument

"It's a lot of stupidity once again," said Sherry Bingaman, who lived along the Gasconade during the 1988 spill.

Anonymous said...

whoops that was a Shell fiasco

they have a refinery north of St. Louis in Wood River, IL

Anonymous said...

On the use of dispersants - "The effort should be in recovering the oil, not making it more difficult to recover by dispersing it," says Sylvia Earle, a famed oceanographer and former NOAA chief scientist who helped the agency confront the world's worst-ever oil spill in the Persian Gulf after the first Iraq War. The chemical assault appeared geared, she says, "to improving the appearance of the problem rather than solving the problem."

- sorry Sylvia... not the American way. We get there eventually but we usually have to beat our heads against walls for at least a few months (maybe years) before we do the right thing. We're just kind of "special ed" that way.

Anonymous said...

I had a thought while watching more of this fiasco the other evening... how's about monetizing the situation.

In other words...

first phone call.... say bye, bye to your lease BP.... EPA will be in touch with you very soon.... keep your checkbook handy.... tell the Brit pensioners to start saving now for the winter heating bill....

next phone call..... Yeah Exxon?... this is Barry.... if you can get this mother fucker plugged you get a 5 year deal on the lease... 1/2 price.... special deal on the taxes and royalties .... so you've got the expertise and wherewithal to do the plug job?.... uh huh.... that's what I thought. Let's get a meeting set up, pronto... also you get to kick one of your competitors in the nuts a few times on this one and boss 'em around on the grunt clean up work... sound good? See ya at the meeting... click.

Anonymous said...

and now a new wrinkle in the story - giant volumes of methane

Yikes!

"The small microbes that live in the sea have been feeding on the oil and natural gas in the water and are consuming larger quantities of oxygen, which they need to digest food. As they draw more oxygen from the water, it creates two problems. When oxygen levels drop low enough, the breakdown of oil grinds to a halt; and as it is depleted in the water, most life can't be sustained."

Halliburton (and maybe Schlumberger) has an opportunity to polish its much tarnished image (and make some serious cash). Everyone loves the 5th Cavalry coming to the rescue.

Anonymous said...

"Cementing a deep-water drilling operation is a process fraught with danger. A 2007 study by the U.S. Minerals Management Service found that cementing was the single most important factor in 18 of 39 well blowouts in the Gulf of Mexico over a 14-year period -- more than equipment malfunction. Halliburton has been accused of a poor cement job in the case of a major blowout in the Timor Sea off Australia last August. An investigation is underway"

Well, on second thought... maybe Schlumbeberger

Anonymous said...

"By fall, people are going to be in a kung fu fighting mood."


Ooooh, the kung fu fighting season begins early this year. Goody goody gum drops!