Saturday, May 29, 2010


BP / Gulf Oil Spill - Moving Toward Florida Straits (??) ~SkyTruth
~MODIS / Aqua satellite image, May 27, 2010

BP's ballyhooed "top kill" process fails, forces officials to attempt yet another strategy
~Mark Schleifstein

~Why is Coast Guard Admiral Mary Landry UNDERSTATING OIL COASTAL IMPACT AREA?
This is the Press Conference Download (Audio only) from today's latest BP Fail Announcement. NOTE: This took a little while to download but I gotta a lot of stuff going on too.
Landy's response to the Why of Managing Public Expectation, makes her sound like the Daughter of Dr. Strangelove. I've never heard such complicated double'think bull shit in my life.
Oh No... this is pretty bad. Mary Landry is Very Bad.
My brain has fallen and I can't get up!
~In sum, the testimony so far shows:
  • BP's engineer struggling to address problems in the days leading up to the explosion.
  • On the day of the explosion, BP had to be persuaded to do tests that suggest issues with the well's cement.
  • BP sent home a crew that could do a definitive test on the cement without performing the assessment.
  • BP apparently insisted on using nitrogen-infused cement at a depth the rig hadn't ever used it before, over Transocean's objection.
  • BP executives have refused to testify.
  • This is all set against the backdrop of BP rushing to finish the well.
  • BPGlobalPR -FREE BP SUNDAY! Tomorrow only! Come get 1 free thing! Simply come in, select an item, say "thanks bp" to the cashier and leave! #bpcares
Louisiana Justice

Federal environmental officials say more than 700 dead animals have been collected in latest Gulf of Mexico wildlife report

62 oiled birds saved; most dead birds not oily

At Pass a Loutre, oil seeps deep into Louisiana marshlands

Tropical Storm Agatha ~NE @ 6mph

Verti Marte burns!~Gambit

Social Aide and Pleasure Club Task Force Second Line Sunday 3-5pm~Red Cotton, Gambit
Limits on access to oiled waters, coast frustrates journalists
~Ted Jackson, a photographer for The Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans, said Saturday that access to the spill "is slowly being strangled off."

Legislators tap attorney general for spill claims~Bloomberg
~Another piece of legislation that would put Louisiana on record as requesting President Barack Obama to use all available resources -- including military forces and martial law, if needed -- to stop the spill will be heard by the committee.

Ex-EPA Officials: Why Isn't BP Under Criminal Investigation?
~David Leopold
Hat tip-Humid Beings

BP Criminals In The Gulf ~emptywheel

Witness says drilling mud loss puzzling

Cocodrie is staging area for fight against oil spill~Naomi King

New Yorkers remain on call to rescue animals from Louisiana oil spill disaster
~A pelican tries to clean its oil-slicked wings in Grand Isle, La.

Can Mushrooms Help Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill?

I'm with da'Zombie: Call Sidney!

Green N.O. Inaugural Meeting: June 3, 2010 3:00-4:30 pm
~Watershed NOLA

Coast Guard is urged to fast-track Lake Borgne protection projects

Expedited Funds, Authorizations Will Help Reduce Impacts of Nation's Largest Oil Disaster

State scientists find flaws in coastal-barrier plan
~Nikki Buskey

Fresh questions raised about chemicals

NWF: BP underestimates acres of wetlands affected by oil spill

Monkeyfister Updates

Track the Black Tide: Send Your Images of the Oil Spill from the Central Gulf Coast ~EDF
~Heading down to the Gulf Coast some time soon? Make sure to take a camera along with you.

New Orleans resident asks for caution in reporting on oil spill
~Carol Forsloff

Letter: Van Heerden’s treatment appalling

Carville: La. needs justice now
~“I’m not going to let people be abandoned,” he said. “That’s not right and you know they’re going to do it if they get half a chance. That BP, you watch, they’re trying to slip out of this thing. They’re going to try every delay, every shyster thing that you can imagine. We’re going to hold them accountable in the civil law, and we’re going to hold them accountable in the criminal law.”
“You’re watching the largest environmental disaster in the history of the United States right in your home state,”
he said. “That’s the reality. That’s the world that’s being left to you.”

Obama and the Great Oil Spill
~Vérité Parlant

BP's oil gusher in the Gulf: Spin terminology explained
~"Blowout Preventer" - BP's public relations person who lies to the press to prevent a P.R. blowout from occurring.
A blowout preventer preventer is any member of the press who asks tough questions.

~Special Thanks~ Gil Man Bayou Child

Friday, May 28, 2010


Obviously our President has a firm grasp of The Obvious
"These are the tar balls that everyone's been talking about,'' he said.
~Editilla~ Mr President,
umruh yea'yuh, they certainly weren't talkin'bout yours, or the obvious lack thereof.
"Obviously, until we can stop the flow (of oil from the well) we've got problems.''
~Editilla~ Get off your Obvious BP Dip Stick Mr President,
our problems are not over if your padres somehow finally manage to stanch this gaping wound. Please Stop Trying To Managing Our Expectations. Our big problems haven't even begun OBVIOUSLY!
"Obviously there's some precious wildlife out there.''
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BP bused in 100s of temp workers for Obama visit, state official says~Hat Tweet~ Cajun Boy via Judyb1954

BP’s Murky Management of Information~From Louisiana’s tarred beaches to the silty scenes on the seabed a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico, there have been repeated instances in which BP has tried to limit or delay the flow of information to the public on what is clearly now the biggest oil “spill” in United States history. Every time BP delays releasing information on its oil gusher and slick, the company’s credibility sinks a bit lower.

Jindal to Obama: "Don't Make Excuses for BP"~Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal called Friday's meeting with President Obama, "Good, direct, frank." However, he added the Gulf Coast disaster relief effort is in need of much more than talk now.
"We've had a lot of great talks in the last month, with a lot of different people. Now we need action."

Top Kill suspended again, 2 junk shots failed, mud not staying in well, President puts his hands on his hips in fey pusillanimity

Lost as an Easter Egg
~American Zombie

~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

~Visible satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico taken at 2:55pm EDT Thursday May 27, 2010, by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. Thin streaks of oil can be seen moving southeast and then southwest around the eastern side of the new Loop Current Eddy. Image credit: NASA.

U.S. to halt 33 exploration rigs in deepwater review

Now the Gulf Spill Companies Are In-Fighting Over Insurance

Drilling ban hits rig, oilfield service stocks
~Shares of companies that lease drilling rigs including Transocean Ltd (RIGN.S)(RIG.N) and oilfield services firms like Halliburton Co (HAL.N) fell on Friday on worries about financial fallout from the U.S. government's 6-month ban on new deepwater drilling permits.

~NOAA Expands Fishing Closed Area in Gulf of Mexico

The BP logo contest
~Kevin Allman, Gambit

~The UK chapter of Greenpeace recently had a contest to redesign BP’s iconic green-sunflower logo to something a bit more … appropriate for the times. Dozens of entries, but here are a few we particularly liked.
Turning anger into satiric art: how New Orleans can you get?

The Gulf's silent environmental crisis
Obama’s Half-Truth on the BP Oil Disaster~Tyson Slocum

Obama's oil spill response:
Too much culpability, too much passivity ~Dana Milbank

Judge rules against Ivor Van Heerden, but the Show Ain't Over till the Fat Jury Sings
~Before issuing his ruling though, Judge Brady described the university's behavior in the situation as "beyond unprofessional."

How did the pumps get from...
~Fix the Pumps

A Fitting Image~Bayou Child
~Sieze BP Campaign Gaining Momentum

May 27th, 2010~News from
United Commercial Fisherman’s Assn.
Contact: Val P. Exnicios (504) 495-9666 or
George Barisich (504) 439-2013 If you need help reaching these contacts, call C. Brylski (504) 460-1468 or H. Harper (504) 289-0499
Counsel for George Barisich, President of the United Commercial Fisherman’s Association, announced today in open court that an agreement has been made with BP in the attorney’s continuing efforts to add transparency and accountability to the claims process.

On behalf of the group, Attorney Val P. Exnicios presented the agreement, which stated:
1. Claimants with lawyers will not be treated any differently than those without;
2. BP will maintain the confidentiality of all claimants financial information; and
3. BP has agreed to hire more multi-lingual translators to process claims.
The motion for court supervision, or alternatively to appoint a special master or special master over claims will be continued on June 4.

The Court also indicated that BP should cooperate with plaintiff’s counsel in determining whom to appoint as the independent mediator that BP announced yesterday would be overseeing claims-payment process for damages caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Mr. Barisich stated, “I am very pleased that my attorneys have been able to advance this case so rapidly.”
On May 15, Plaintiff George Barisich, President of the United Commercial Fisherman’s Association, Inc., submitted a memorandum to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, in support of his motion to appoint a special master to provide oversight and implementation guidance for the claims processing program initiated by BP to provide emergency interim compensation for the damages caused by the ongoing oil spill.
These documents are available at:

Blame it on the porn
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

22-mile oil plume under Gulf nears rich waters

Loop Current Eddy cuts off; oil danger to Keys now greatly reduced ~Wunderblog

Chance to buy an island
~Library Chronicles

~Matt Stamey/The Courier~ A worker places absorbent pads in the marsh grass in Lake Barre near Cocodrie, La. on Thursday, May 27, 2010. Crews worked to wipe the grass of oil to prevent it from spreading farther into the marsh. The grass that's already been in contact with oil will die.

Science be damned; Bobby, Buddy and Billy draw a states’ rights line in the sand! ~LaCoastPost

Billly Nungessser, Louisiana BP Oil Spill Folk Hero ~BBuzz

The tort lawyer and the BP oil disaster~Oil giant will have to deal with Louisiana’s ‘firehouse dog’

Smart Pig: BP's OTHER Spill this Week~Greg Palaste

Can BP do the math? Can BP keep its word?~GRN

Gulf Oil Spill: With so many oil resources, can't we just drill somewhere else?
~Gail the Actuary

BP calls Gulf oil leak 'environmental catastrophe' they give a flip?
~Hat Tweet~John McQuaid
~BPGlobalPR~ Can we just start calling it the oilcean and move on please? #bpcares

~Special Thanks~Humid Beings

Coast Guard harass journalists covering BP's oil spill disaster
~On Tuesday, a photographer with the New Orleans Times-Picayune was prevented from flying over the ocean after the plane company was issued with a temporary flight restriction after BP officials learned a member of the press was on board.
~Newsweek: The media blocked from photographing worst-hit oil sites.

Joint hearings resume for 3rd day in Kenner

Alaskan offers Louisiana advice
~Amy Wold

~The Exxon Valdez spill occurred 21 years ago, but it still feels like yesterday, said Gunnar Knapp, professor of economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research.
One lesson is that the oil spill in Alaska raised a number of opportunities and challenges for scientists, he said.
Soon after the oil spill occurred, decision makers wanted answers to basic science questions that no one had been interested in funding before the spill, Knapp said. That meant some of that basic science still needed to be done.
In addition, there is a lot of money at stake after an oil spill, so the conversations between scientists, that need to be done for good science, don’t happen, he said.
“It’s shocking. You find people attacking you and your research because what you find is inconvenient,” Knapp said.

Jus'soz Ya'knowz....Louisiana Sinn Féin
~Hat Tip~KG

"Blue Window with Peonies"
~Polly Jackson

Thursday, May 27, 2010


TOP KILL PROBLEM: BP Delays Operation Due To Too Much Leaking Fluid, Obama Sucks BP ahem Diction! Gimp Fool Throws Away Presidency on BP Word

Top Kill Operation halted as BP Gimp'bucket Traitor Fey Admiral Thad The Impaler Allen spins it as: 'a work in progress'
~Editilla gotta toll'ya~ It is past time to furlough this punk. Put him out to pasture, let him go work for British Petroleum as a punked former person or whatever. He is no longer a Person, he is a BP Spinner Bait. He does NOT have our country's best interest in mind, he is about to take a Job with BP. Don't let this fey coward Sell Louisiana Out to BP! As long as the President has this Bitch Punk on the payroll we cannot believe a word coming out of his office. I don't care what he says, how many trips he makes to Louisiana. Thad Allen needs to die an ignoble death, suck it up and go to hell. Get this forking BP Traitor out of the way.
His word alone has bumped up BP shares 7% according to Marketplace. Bull Shit. He works for BP not US.
Photo above right: Thad Allen acting like he has actual balls exiting the big pellipopter after he has sold this country to BP! How did this punk make it up the ladder to command our former heroes the US Coast Guard? Why is he working for BP?
How much longer will we suffer his punk'ass bull shit for BP?

Pouring muscato by a Monet... Oh SNAP!~Louisiana is DYING and there is nothing more important than this? We remember how Journalists handed us George Bush for 8 years after he stole the election in 2000. We remember how the 4th Estate Bowed Down when they stole the election and began setting up this BP Oil Fail. I don't see what else matters as we lose our Louisiana.
I really can't understand this from Journalists. Get this story or go the fuck home and appease your lost souls!
Top Kill Success Reports by fey
BPPR Cmdr Thad 'all hand' Allen

~Coast Guard Lt. Commander Tony Russell said Thursday reports that fey Admiral Thad BPPR Allen, who is overseeing the operation, had called the procedure a success were incorrect.
He said Allen said that the flow of mud was stopping some of the oil and gas but had a ways to go before it proved successful
~LA TIMES~ Reporting from Houma, La. —Engineers have stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government's top oil-spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning.
~WWL First News~"They've stopped the hydrocarbons from coming up," said National Incident Commander Thad Allen. (Listen too)(Does Thad work for BP yet or what?)

Obama brings in his Daughter to illustrate BP Oil Fail... are we forked or what!

Coast Guard approves building one part of state barrier island plan at BP expense
~Corps approves more, but says state must pay for that part in typical Disaster Capitalists Fashion of Bastard Big Business Gimp Lackey Weirdo Horse Shit.
Editilla Calls a Spade an Edge in our Forehead~
Come one, we face catastrophe and yet the Corps of Engineers sees the perfect opportunity to screw us on several projects, not just this one. Notice how they slam the Flash Ads on Notice how they now proffer Option 1 over Option 2. Where the hell is our New Mayor Mitch'mo? Who can protect us from these friggin'Pirates on Leake Street? Who'z watchin'out for NOLA?

All Ova da'Place: Believe Who???
~American Zombie

~Editilla Crucifixionellas~Success My White Ass!
I don't see where anyone should let up of one goddamn second on this catastophe. These mfkrs need ot GO TO JAIL DO NOT PASS GO DO NOT COLLECT $200,000,000 IN DIVIDENDS!
This is as profound as when they Gassed 6 Milion Jews!
How much culture needs to die before this will rate as a...

Elizabeth Birnbaum QUITS Under Pressure: MMS Director Is Pushed Out After Gulf Spill
~Still No Word on Deep Sixing BPPR Fey Admiral Thad 'All Hands On My Deck' Allen

NOAA's forecast: a very active, possibly hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season ~Wunderblog

Defend Ivor Van Heerden:
Call to Action ~Beyond Katrina

Bayou Child...gen'rally speaking
Boudreaux, him, one night he went out to de bar to drink wit’ his frinds. He didn’t come home dat night. An’ not de nex’ night either. Finally, his wife Clotile tole her friend Marie.
“Clotile,” says Marie, ” you need to call de sheriff an’ file a missing person report on Boudreaux.”
So Clotile called the sheriff’s department. They asked for a description.
“Mais,” says Clotile, “he’s 6′2″, muscular, blonde, blue eyes, an’ he treats me like a queen.”
After Clotile hung up de phone, Marie says, “Clotile! why you said dat? You know Boudreaux is a little ol’ fat bald brown-eyed coonass wit’ a bad temper.”
“Yeah,” says Clotile, “but if dey bring me de guy I tole dem about, Boudreaux, him, he can STAY gone.”

Despite oil spill woes, many Louisiana seafood festivals will go on~Molly Reid

Dawg Days~Little Queenie
Coast Guard says 4 oil-cleanup workers fall ill~~Daily Comet says 9, including some from Lafourche Parish

Plaquemines Fishermen Ask Who's In Charge, Federal Gov't or BP ~Courthouse News
Editilla Poor Ed Stanton, the Apollo 13 meme didn't work either! hahahahaha thanks for covering this #BP #oilspill y'all. Next? Trojans? in reply to TheLensNOLA

Why This is Obama's Katrina Moment--Literally
~Harry Shearer

~Editilla Rotellas~Actually, we are beginning to think of this man-made catastrophe as "Obama's 9/11", in that both Presidents disingenuously over-reacted to disastrous effect --while, even worse, squandering the moment to lead our nation unified by its collective experience of unbelievable tragedy.

Recent oil sightings in four coastal Louisiana parishes
~Jeff Taverner and Keith Cascio, center and right, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries rescue a trapped and oiled pelican on an island near Grand Isle on Tuesday.
Several birds were rescued Tuesday and will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild.

Terrebonne proposal to use parish money for barriers fails ~Fox 8 ~Hat Tweet~ kareng N.O. still not ready for a hurricane
~Lee Zurik: Levee board member resigns

NASA Satellites' View of Gulf Oil Spill Over Time-lapse

BP's Photo Blockade of the Gulf and Oil Fail~As BP makes its latest attempt to plug its gushing oil well, news photographers are complaining that their efforts to document the slow-motion disaster in the Gulf of Mexico are being thwarted by local and federal officials—working with BP—who are blocking access to the sites where the effects of the spill are most visible. More than a month into the disaster, a host of anecdotal evidence is emerging from reporters, photographers, and TV crews in which BP and Coast Guard officials explicitly target members of the media, restricting and denying them access to oil-covered beaches, staging areas for clean-up efforts, and even flyovers.

Shaking a fist at Monkeyfister
~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Gulf Tides: Monitoring BP's Drilling Disaster
~Gulf Restoration Network

Jean-Michel Cousteau on BP Oil Disaster: We are All Responsible, Stop Talking, Take Action

Ending States’ Rights to Pollute? ~The Seminal

BP’s Nightmare: Obama Could Nationalize Oil Cleanup Effort

BP spill eclipses Exxon Valdez, says government~The amount of oil spilled by BP Plc's blown-out Gulf of Mexico well has eclipsed the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, and could be flowing at a rate nearly four times BP's recent estimates, according to findings of a U.S. government expert panel released on Thursday.

Jim Brown on the Louisiana’s dependence on petro-dollars ~slabbed
And now a word from our Sockers on Sop'n Chickens!
~Streetcar hit dump truck at Arabella
Interesting juxtaposition don't y'all think? Jus'sayin...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


No Federal Takeover of BP Oil Fail, O'Pines, Branded BPPR Mouthpiece Fey Thad Allen... The Manchesterian Candidate

Take punitive action against BP now~Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré
~It's interesting how many people have swallowed the BP public relations' bait to call the explosion from Deepwater Horizon oil rig the Gulf oil spill. We need to call it what it is: the BP oil spill. The federal government needs to take control and take punitive action against BP and any negligent government regulators immediately.
As a concerned citizen, preparedness speaker and author, and former commander of federal troops in disaster response, I watched with interest as BP brought out its big PR guns to protect its brand and its platoon of expert engineers, paid by BP to talk about how it happened and how they intended to fix it.

~Editilla gotta axe~ WTF does State's Rights mean? Our Ragin'Cajuns know where every Valve is on Every Pipeline laid in Louisiana. 30% of America's Oil, Let's Roll! Let us establish our State's Rights, Governor Jindal. It is Past Time to understand what Louisiana Means! Appoint Honore' as Commander and let's take over this Problem and Protect our State!

~On May 24, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi River Delta. Ribbons and patches of oil that have leaked from the Deepwater Horizon well offshore are silver against the light blue color of the adjacent water.
Vegetation is red.

Jindal, others bash BP and federal government over oil cleanup efforts
~Gov. Bobby Jindal watches Wednesday as Mary Matalin raises a hand she dipped in oil from Pass a Loutre.
Calling Gulf of Mexico oil spill containment efforts by BP and the federal government "too little too late," Gov. Bobby Jindal said today the state is taking more matters into its own hands.

Oil spill hearings: BP man on Deepwater Horizon rig refuses to testify, says he will take the 5th

Blog for Birds Day 2: We Have Pelican!~We're gonna adopt some birdies.
~Hat Tweet~ erster

Art Linkletter, TV Legend, Dead At 97~NPR
Oil coating Lake Chien's marsh in Terrebonne Parish
~HOUMA~ Oil is coating parts of marsh grass in Lake Chien off the coast of Pointe-aux-Chenes, the farthest-inland area impacted in Terrebonne Parish so far.
~Alaskans paint sobering picture of oil-spill aftermath

Lafourche Parish’s eastern wetlands protected from oil
~Bayou Child

Cleanup workers report illness

Scenes of frustration
~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

The Pelican~Horatio Algeranon
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped an oil-drenched pelican of the Saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Expedite just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Then this piteous bird now-dying turned my former fright to crying
By the foul and stinking nature of the coat of tar it wore,
`Though thy wings be soiled and caved-in, thou,' I said,
`art sure no raven.

Ghastly grim and ancient pelican wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the pelican, `Nevermore.'

Mama Bleeding Blues ~NOLAFemmes

Geaux Home'boy Jim Carville!
~Hat Tweet~

It Ain't My Fault!
Special Thanks~ Alejandro de los Rios, Gambit

Monkeyfister grip on Top Kill Vid
~TheOilDrum Live comment thread on the video link from the ROV monitoring the damaged riser #oilpocalypse #BP #oilspill #peakoil
~Oil_Leaks BREAKING ABC HAS: 8 Different CAM Live Feeds of #Topkill in progress: #boycottbp
~kareng Yes, the Top Kill equipment really does say "Kill" #oilspill

Does This Look Like a Drop in the Ocean to You?~EDF

What would a hurricane do to the BP Oil Fail?~Jeff Masters

Oil Gives Corps of Engineers Hurricane Concerns

3,700 ready to respond, corralled under armed guard
~They’ll tell you where they’re from, but otherwise they won’t comment — the hundreds of men and women who’ve been brought in to the Mississippi Coast to work on the BP oil spill.
They’re well-schooled on not talking, and each of the major deployment sites has a makeshift security-guard stand.
At BP’s “north staging” area, one of two near the industrial area off the east end of Ingalls Avenue in Pascagoula on Tuesday, the Sun Herald was greeted by an armed security guard wearing a Taser and a local police department shirt who said, “Nobody comes by here who’s not authorized. That’s all I can tell you.”

BP Like Fish in a Barrel
~Jeremy Alford, Gambit

Civil fine in BP spill could be $4,300 a barrel

BP runs full-page ads in major newspapers defending its oil fail response: “We have taken full responsibility”

Experts have their doubts on well's design~Engineering plans for the thousands of feet of pipes and joints, which BP filed with federal regulators prior to drilling, made the well particularly susceptible to a major accident, a number of industry experts say.
The design left an unobstructed path for highly pressurized natural gas to reach the wellhead should safety systems fail.

Coast Pipelines Face Damage as Gulf Oil Eats Marshes?
~National Geographic

~Looking for all the world like $ signs, or junk needle tracks,
a vast network of pipes and platforms is woven into these wetlands, and the BP Oil Fail could literally expose them to potential ruptures and wreckage, experts say.

BP Alaska pipeline shuts in on spill ~The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, partly owned by BP, shut down on Tuesday after a crude oil spill, drastically cutting supply out of Alaska's oilfields.

Why This is Obama's Katrina Moment--Literally
~Harry Shearer

Interview with FSU Oil Ecosystems Oceanographer
~FatLadySings, BPI

N.J. monitors path of BP Oil Fail

Coast Guard Fey Leader Quits... but remains to manage BPERPR
Frustrated Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser Calls Out Fey Traitorous US Coast Guard Commanders, Leadernots

'The Plan Is to Let Us Die,' says
St. Bernard Parish Parish Pres.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010



Donald Clark, Newellton, LA

Stephen Curtis, Georgetown, LA

Blair Manuel, Eunice, LA

Gordon Jones, Baton Rouge, LA

Roy Wyatt Kemp, Jonesville, LA

Karl Kleppinger Jr.,Natchez, MS

Dewey Revette, State Line, MS

Shane Roshto, Liberty, MS

Aaron Dale Burkeen, Philadelphia, MS

Adam Weise, Yorktown, Texas

Jason Anderson, Bay City, Texas

BP-idled Cleanup Boats Delayed Over Lack of Authority, BeePCEO Tony Coward: Talk to the Hand!
~Sandy Davis

Tony Coward
asks members of the media to step back Monday as he walks along Fourchon Beach in Port Fourchon.
Back! he bays,
Bloody Press!
A fleet of boats under BP’s control sat idle this weekend as Jefferson Parish officials begged for the company’s help when a thick brown slick of oil threatened to enter two passes leading into Barataria Bay. BP officials in Grand Isle told Chris Roberts, a Jefferson Parish councilman, and other parish and city officials they did not have the authority to order the boats into action. “They said they were waiting for some direction from their people in Houma,” Roberts said. “But they never got it.”
Oil poured onto and past Grand Isle. But the boats never moved, Roberts said. Finally between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, parish and city officials decided they could not wait any longer.
“We commandeered the boats and brought them out to the area where they needed to be and got things moving,” Roberts said.
Editilla sayz: Sinn Féin, Louisiana.

BP'S Shocking Memo
~Daily Beast

~A document obtained by The Daily Beast shows that BP, in a previous fatal disaster, increased worker risk to save money.
Are there parallels with the Gulf explosion?

BP now saying "top kill" on well could be delayed again~Hat Tip~KG
BP will cut video feed for top kill, congressman says
  • New Orleans, La: Sunday, May 30, 1-7:30pm @ Jackson Square, French Quarter
  • New York City: Friday May 28, Flash Protest, 6-6:30pm, Houston St. @ Lafayette Park
Transocean Can’t Cap Spill Liability, Lawyers Say

BP Oil Fail could spur consolidation: banksharks

Lafourche Parish Receives $1 mil from BP~Bayou Child

Gulf Tides: Monitoring the BP Oil Drilling Disaster ~GRN

iRobot UUV is monitoring gulf oil spill~Researchers in the Gulf of Mexico have deployed Seaglider to locate and monitor large clouds of dispersed oil droplets believed to be at depths of approximately 700 meters (2,296 feet). Seaglider can provide up to 10 months of continuous operation, and data can be transmitted via satellite several times each day to anywhere in the world using an Internet-connected device.

BP / Gulf Oil Spill - 39 Million Gallons And Growing~SkyTruth
~The MODIS / Terra satellite image of the Gulf taken yesterday (May 24, 2010) is a relatively cloud-free look at the ongoing oil spill in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Areas covered by oil slick and sheen are marked with a solid orange line. Areas where we think there may be slicks and sheen, but our analysis is of lower confidence, are shown by dashed orange lines. All together, slicks and sheen are possibly covering as much as 28,958 square miles (75,000 km2). That's an area as big as the state of South Carolina
It's Day 35 of this fatal incident. Our estimated spill rate of 1.1 million gallons (26,500 barrels) per day, now on the conservative end of the scientific estimates, leads us to conclude that almost 39 million gallons of oil have spilled into the Gulf so far.
~Editilla Plays Hella~New Game! Compare this BP Monster to the size of each of our States as it grows ever larger to engulf the entire country! Next, God Fearing Texas? Soon, Been-there-done-that-and-still-have-ruin-to-show-for-it Big Alaska?
And the BP Coast Guard's Fey Thad "All Hands On My Deck" Allen says Bow to the Queen? Yoooohohoho!

Little change to 90L ~Wunderblog

Gulf Coast chefs, fishermen fight tide of misinformation

BP Oil Spill Nightmare May Impact Chesapeake Seafood

N.J. monitors Gulf oil spill in case slick reaches East Coast

~Federal Fisheries Closures May 25, effective 6:00pm EST

“Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.”
~Alex Woodward Gambit

~Explore an underwater oil rig in the Aquarium’s Gulf of Mexico exhibit — the largest exhibit at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

Coast Guard should not get too cozy with BP ~Stephanie Grace

Boats moored by the BP oil spill, a long-threatened community of black fishers fears for its future
~Brentin Mock, The Lens

Gulf region MMS employees accepted gifts, food, tickets at oil and gas company expense
~Mark Schleifstein

GREENPEACE activists arrested in Port Fourchon

Port Fourchon Harbor Police officers arrest a Greenpeace activist that climbed aboard the Harvey Explorer offshore service vessel this afternoon in Port Fourchon.
The seven envir- activists were arrested at Port Fourchon today after boarding an offshore service ship and painting messages protesting drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
The group claims the vessel, which is owned by New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International, is leased to Shell and is preparing to depart in support of drilling off the Alaskan coast this summer, which environmental groups have opposed.

The seas connect us all, Tony Coward: A letter to the editor

How the Oilspill Can Affect Your Health ~NOLAFemmes

Louisiana Fishermen Helping in Spill Cleanup Report Getting Sick

Alaskan residents visiting coastal Louisiana
~The residents and the visitors will share common concerns about coastal land loss and the impact on community ecosystems from oil contamination.
All will participate in an annual conference about socioeconomic research on coastal systems, hosted by the LSU Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy, Thurs in New Orleans.
~Editilla Crowtellas~LSU's Gets Barrels of BP Funding.

White House in Denial; Public Wants Real Action on BP Oil Disaster NOW ~FDL

Tab Benoit When a Cajun Man Gets the Blues
~Georgianne Nienaber

~The Louisiana Delta, shorelines and marine sanctuaries from Grand Isle to the Florida Keys are in peril, but the men and women profiled in this article are not giving up. New roots singers have joined with their voices. Sadly, this account will not be "outdated" for decades to come. - GN

Birds call to me, they call, they call to me, they call so deep.
I gotta feel it all no time for sleep, no time at all.
When they call they call to me. They call so deep.
I gotta feel it all no time for sleep, no time at all"
~A brown pelican struggles to fly with a heavy coating of crude oil near Cat Island in eastern Barataria Bay, Monday, May 24, 2010. The vast majority of the other pelicans on the island seem protected by a double and triple layer of boom material.

Helpless Victims of the spill
~Thanks Katrina

Zoos and Aquariums on Oil Alert

Slideshow: Gulf Wildlife in Peril From Oil Spill ~EDF
~Kemp’s ridley hatchling: The rarest of sea turtles

A catastrotree falls in the forest?
~Horatio Algeranon

~Sometimes that
~Which you cannot see
~Turns out to be
~A catastrophe.

Oyster moves to The Lens
~Your Right Hand Thief