Saturday, June 19, 2010

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden enjoyed a round of golf Saturday near Washington while their Sugar Daddy Tony Hayward does the Yat'Race!
~Editilla Publicatas~My letter to this Fuck Off Loser Narcissists Suck Me President at
[And lest anyone misunderestimate my sentiments here: Barack Obama is the most worthless excuse of sold-out, punked, opportunistic Presidential horse shit we have ever seen! A Real Textbook Jack'off!]
Mr President,
while Tony Hayward is enjoying his Effete Yacht Race, I am glad you and VP Biden are enjoying your Golf Game. Please Resign.
You give even less of a Rat's Ass for the American People than Bush did when he left us to die in the Flood of New Orleans 8/29/05. You are a DISGRACE. Please Resign.
Step Aside. Go hug your children. Play Cards. WTF Ever...
Whatever... but get out of the way of our National Disaster.
You may as well close up shop right now, don't even wait to get buried in the next election. You are history, a history of flaccid fey Presidents, sold-out to a preternational corporation.
What could BP have possibly offered you for the rest of you life to make it worth selling out our country, you turncoat?
The Well is COLLAPSING beneath the Blow Out Preventer, you absolutely out-of-the-loop lackey bitch'slapped worthless leader?
RESIGN!!!! It appears that the Well is Collapsing, Tony Heyward is at the Yacht Races, you are playing golf with Biden...
---and the Well Is Collapsing????
Do the honorable thing. Please Resign.
Do the honorable thing. RESIGN!
You honestly cannot expect to believe you would get another term with this sort of unconscionable crap? Really!
Your profoundly disillusioned voter,
Editilla~New Orleans Ladder
~Editilla Coverellas~We published our letter so the Secret Service will know that we have no Personal Problems with this wasted, Toasted Presidency.
Obama WILL BE VOTED OUT IN 2012 --that much is obvious. So we are just bitching at him now.
We sincerely hope the SS doesn't construe our angst as anything other than voter disaffection. We trust the Electoral Process to rid us of this lying piece of lackey pretty'boy bullshit known as the Obama Presidency.
I mean, what have we now but a nation of Ass Kissers?

Oil spill containment efforts approach their current capacity, says Sold-out Bitch'punked BP Admiral Thad Allen

Beach report: Where the oil has washed ashore

BP Oil Spill: Nungesser Complains About Cleanup
~“This is infuriating. We continue to stress how important it is to get out early and at 10 a.m. no one was out on the water yet. The oil doesn’t wait. This is unacceptable and unbelievable, it’s the reason why I’ve called for a change in leadership. I’m going to send this to the White House so they know what’s happening on the ground,” said President Nungesser. “There’s no sense of urgency. Wilkinson Canal was lined with skim boats and other boats, not being utilized. Meanwhile, the Parish Strike Force is out there sucking up barrels of oil using a new air pressure shop vac. The vacuum sits on top of a 55 gallon drum and runs on air instead of electricity for safer use. This morning alone it filled up a 55 gallon drum in a matter of minutes. We will also begin picking up boom that’s been deployed for weeks, saturated, and still laying in the marsh and put it in garbage cans lined with garbage bags.”

BP claims it owns 'blackened'
~The New Orleans Levee
Barack Obama takes shot at Bobby Jindal on issue of National Guard activation?~Jindal hasn't called up anywhere close to Louisiana's allotment of 6,000 Guard members, though his spokeswoman insists he's called up the numbers requested and needed to aid the clean-up efforts.

Obama spill panel big on policy, not any engineering that matters
~The panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is short on technical expertise but long on talking publicly about "America's addiction to oil."
British Petroleum's partners are backing away as Anadarko, with 25% stake in rig, blasts oil giant's 'reckless decisions'
--As Questions remain about who's in charge of BP oil response
~Anadarko CEO Jim Hackett (aka: Donnie Darko, Hymie the Robot) criticised BP's 'reckless decision and the actions' of PEO Tony Feyward (aka: Smurfette) and Thad The Impaler Allen (aka: Vanity Smurf)
~Donnie Darko: Smurfette doesn't fuck.
Sean Smith: That's bullshit. Smurfette fucks all the other Smurfs. Why do you think Papa Smurf made her? Because all the other Smurfs were getting too horny.
Ronald Fisher: No, no, no, not Vanity. I heard he was a homosexual.
Sean Smith: Okay, then, you know what? She fucks them and Vanity watches. Okay?
Ronald Fisher: What about Papa Smurf? I mean, he must get in on all the action.
Sean Smith: Yeah, what he does, he films the gang-bang, and he beats off to the tape.
Donnie: [shouts] First of all, Papa Smurf didn't create Smurfette. Gargamel did. She was sent in as Gargamel's evil spy with the intention of destroying the Smurf village. But the overwhelming goodness of the Smurf way of life transformed her. And as for the whole gang-bang scenario, it just couldn't happen. Smurfs are asexual. They don't even have... reproductive organs under those little, white pants. It's just so illogical, you know, about being a Smurf. You know, what's the point of living... if you don't have a dick?
Ronald Fisher: [pause] Dammit, Donnie. Why you gotta get all smart on us?

Troubling testimony from BP engineer warrants Justice Department's attention
~Manuel Torres

~Editilla Hotellas~ We should not bow to this Preternational Oil Corporation Snakedown Extortion of Job Losses over the Deep Water Drilling Moratorium. OK, if they want to drill in our Deep Waters, then they can obey our laws and regulations.
~For Example: Smurfette Tony Fey Hayward has escaped our shores and is now bent- over, spreading his days at the yat'races!
~The yacht 'Bob' owned by BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward is seen at left as the sun rises Saturday before the 5 a.m. start of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race near Cowes, Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. June 19.
~The good thing about yacht races is, there are probably no “small people” there.
~A BP spokeswoman says BP chief executive Tony Hayward is attending a yacht race off the Isle of Wight in southern England. Spokeswoman Sheila Williams says Hayward took time off his duties handling the oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico to see his boat "Bob" participate in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on Saturday.

~Thanks Ho!
~Editilla Dotellas~ Can Somebody Arrest this Pinky MFKR?
This Effete Ass Bastard Sheep Fakir? This Wang Dang Noodle?
This Forking Icehole Corksucker? This Queen's Boogerlark?

Is the BP Gusher Unstoppable? ~Mother Jones
~You know by the time it reaches the Times-Picayune, we are good and truly forked! Bea is more concerned about the worst-case scenario than Van Nieuwnhuise. In an answer to a question, Bea said there is reason to think that hydrocarbons are leaking from places in the well other than the containment cap. "The likelihood of failure is extremely high," Bea said. "We could have multiple losses of containment, and that's going to provide much more difficult time of trying to capture this (oil)."
~"What does this mean?" (asks the Oil Drum) A down hole leak is dangerous and damaging for several reasons. There will be erosion throughout the entire beat up, beat on and beat down remainder of the "system" including that inaccessible leak. The same erosion I spoke about in the first post is still present and has never stopped, cannot be stopped, is impossible to stop and will always be present in and acting on anything that is left which has crude oil "Product" rushing through it. There are abrasives still present, swirling flow will create hot spots of wear and this erosion is relentless and will always be present until eventually it wears away enough material to break it's way out. It will slowly eat the bop away especially at the now pinched off riser head and it will flow more and more. Perhaps BP can outrun or keep up with that out flow with various suckage methods for a period of time, but eventually the well will win that race, just how long that race will be? one really knows.... However now?...there are other problems that a down hole leak will and must produce that will compound this already bad situation.

Equipment malfunction halts oil suctioning~Jaquetta White

BP Engineers and Uncle Sam Provide a Double Whammy for Louisiana~Sandy Rosenthal
Who currently supports the 8/29 Investigation?

GOP = Grand Oil Party?~slabbed

Concerns mount about destination of oil-spill waste
~Naomi King

BP claims process manager prepares to set standards for payment

Colbert Nation raises $130,000 for Gulf grants~Amy Wold
~Clean brown pelicans are seen at the Fort Jackson Bird Rehabilitation Center Friday, June 18, in Buras. The birds were rescued and cleaned after being covered in oil from the BP Leak. ~LeveesOrg I challenge a jeweler to create a better rendition of the sturdy yet graceful endangered Pelican than what I see advertised on

James Lee Burke Foresees Devastation of His Louisiana Wetlands ~Bloomberg
~Burke worked his way through college as a sort of scout for Sinclair Oil Corp. in the 1950s. He knows from experience that oil has already worked its way into the area’s canals, eroding a root system vital to the integrity of the marshlands.
“There are 10,000 miles of extant canals that have been cut over the decades through the Louisiana wetlands,” he says. “The first time there’s a storm surge -- and it’s probably going to happen this summer -- that oil is going to be driven into those canals. That’s the story that’s not being covered.”
~Hat Tip~

Leaking Well at Platform 23051 Location - New Images ~SkyTruth

Vast Amounts of Methane in Gulf Spill Pose Threat

Friends of the Earth ask for end to Big Oil influence in politics
~Green Heritage News


Treme…Creighton and I
~Bayou Creole

~I’ve just finished watching Sunday’s episode of Treme and apparently, ole Creighton has committed suicide.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Glen David Andrews Leads Protest Second Line in Jackson Square, Promises March on City Hall if NOPD Continues to Enforce Noise Ordinance ~Gambit
~“We’re not going to have another musician getting arrested,” said Andrews. “We’re not going to have another musician getting a ticket, and if we get word, if I get word of any other musicians being harassed, we’re going to get Trombone Shorty, Lenny Kravitz, the Andrews [Brass Band], Rebirth [Brass Band], Dr. John, and we’re going to march on City Hall.”~Mitch Landrieu statement on street musicians and the noise ordinance

One of America’s Largest Oyster Processors Ceases Operations ~NOLAFemmes

Stats show slow pace of oil spill claim payments
Official report on gov't investigation of Australia's blowout and spill last year being withheld from public -

BP's Admiral Thad Allen Doesn't Know What The Fuck He Is Talking About Period, Really.... So Why Does He Still Wear That Silly Uniform?

~Unfortunately Thad The Impaler now finds himself in the Real World of Real Consequences, not his Cotton Candy World of Miami Suck Up for Advancement. Poor Thad, Poor America, is now in way over his Brown Nose. He cannot hang with The Oil Men. There Will Be Blood, Thad's Thin Blood all over this Crime.
~Editilla Crowtellas~ Why is this Gravy Train Conductor still on this broken derailed track?
Given May 28th the 2nd Relief Well was reported suspended --despite Thad Allen's BP line at the time, how do we fact-check Thad The Impaler's glowing crowing for his sugar- daddy Tony Fey's pusillanimous pack of Preternational Pirates?
Thank you, Masqued E'vinga! for helping illustrate this Vampyrrhic Victory Meal! Welcome to The Gravy Train Wreck!

~What will Thad Do Now that Tony is getting sacked?
British Petroleum exhibits extreme hubris in having Tony Fey Hayward testify with NOTHING the day he is Removed from management of this disaster. A true WTF Moment. He had no answers because BP ain't the Answer Men! BP is the Oil Men!

BBC Limey Pukes say: "US oil spill" in Gulf 'making dolphins act drunk'...Oh! Silly US! We thought it was the British Petroleum Oil Fail!

My son's grieving family deserves more from BP~Keith D. Jones
~My son, Gordon, died aboard the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010. That statement, standing on its own, might say everything about my life these days. But in truth it says little. Although I am consumed with grief over the loss of Gordon, because I am a lawyer, I am needed elsewhere.
Gordon's older brother Chris and I are directing all our energies to try to make right an outdated law that would deprive my daughter-in-law, Michelle, and her two boys, my grandsons, of "more nearly fair compensation" for the loss of their husband and father.

BP Oil Spill Flows As Louisiana, Gulf, World Damage Shows
~Steven Sabludowski, BBuzz

Bill passes to open La. gov's oil spill records

BP, Nalco Sued Over Dispersant Used in Gulf Spill
Hah...we kicked your ass... thanks for the 5 million, can we have 75 million more?
~American Zombie

What’s in a blowout’s name?
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

Levee officials to review Corps of Engineers plans for New Orleans canals~Sheila Grissett

BP adding piers to marina owned by Plaquemines President Billy 'The Nun' Nungesser

Judge favored by BP has financial ties to oil industry

Oil rig workers forced to job hunt as oil industry begins screw-tight job-extortion over deepwater drilling moratorium

Obama's Gulf Coast restoration plan is short on details

~Very Special Hat Tip to our friends @ Levees Not War

Thursday, June 17, 2010

8th Generation Oyster Fisherman worries
~Thanks Katrina

~Green Heritage News

NPR goes all out for their Pimp Funder BP, now says clean-up workers are out at night due to hot temperatures rather than media view BWAHAHAHAHAH!
"We're all Americans, and we're not Small."
~A.C. Cooper
Louisiana response to Gulf of Mexico oil spill obstructed by BP and federal agencies, state officials say~Mark Schleifstein
~The state's attempts to rapidly deploy oil-catching strategies is being driven by increasing concern that the oil is beginning to have serious effects on wetlands. Some oiled wetland patches were clearly dead after only three days, he said.
~But Ivor van Heerden says this has all been "Overstated"? Nothing to worry about!
~Once that occurs, said Robert Twilley, a Louisiana State University biologist (and Van Heerden Nemesis?) who also serves as science adviser to the state's Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, the first tropical storm that hits the coast will wash away the dead plants and their roots, and the soil beneath them. "Once it tears apart, it becomes open water," Twilley said. "And once it goes to open water, getting it back to land ... it's toast."
But! Buuutttt! What Would Ivor Say? WWIS?

$5 million tourism campaign: 'This isn't the first time New Orleans has survived the British'~Matthew Albright

GOP lawmaker demands Barton step down from top committee
~A Republican lawmaker from a district affected by the oil spill called on Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to step down as the ranking member of his committee.
Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), whose Pensacola district is among the most affected areas in the Gulf by the oil spill, condemned Barton for apologizing to BP CEO Tony Hayward during a committee meeting on Thursday.

Thanks, Joe Barton
~John Mquaid

~BPGlobalPR Rep. Joe Barton has taken our side and apologized. Looks like we've got our very own Deep Throat. #DontForgetTheBallsJoe
~StephGraceTP Awesome! Joe Barton apology generator:

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) Puss'mouth, coward punk BP girlfriend retracts apology?

~"I want to apologize for that misconstruction."~Republican BP Pussy'Boy Joe Barton HAHAHAHAHAHA --New Word! "Misconstruction!"
~Editilla Blow'tellas!~ We are now laughing so hard that our gears are slipping, we can't keep up with this BP Congressional Lobby Anti-American Limey Horseshit! Hahahaha, it is getting Crazy --especially considering that The Well Appears To Be Collapsing! Then there won't be any stopping it at all! Hahahaha!

Hey Wait a Minute! I thought liberals were the American apologists~American Zombie

In this episode of Magnum J.D., Bull Durham sells his machines to BP and creates a conflict of interest for Magnum’s firm Gauthier Houghtaling and Williams ~slabbed

Our Gulf Coast First Impressions

It Ain't My Fault (feat. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, and Trombone Shorty) - Single

Oh just forking great! BP Oil cleanup subcontractor has moved beyond his early involvement in Klan!

And yet another Great passes! RIP Starchild!
Gary Shiber...pilot of the Mothership

Oil spill response by BP Suckbox Adm. Thad 'The Impaler' Allen is inadequate, Plaquemines president says

Mayor Landrieu requests $75 million from BP to promote area tourism ~Gambit

TILT: The illness afflicting workers exposed to BP's oil disaster?~Facing South

~Special Thanks~Humid Beings

Video - Oil Confirmed to Be Leaking from Cracks in Sea Floor~Humid Beings

From Bad to Worse
~Rob Kall

Is the BP Gusher Unstoppable? ~Mother Jones

"To those of us outside the real inside loop, yet still fairly knowledgeable, [the failure of Top Kill] was a major confirmation of what many feared. That the system below the sea floor has serious failures of varying magnitude in the complicated chain, and it is breaking down and it will continue to.

"What does this mean?

"A down hole leak is dangerous and damaging for several reasons. There will be erosion throughout the entire beat up, beat on and beat down remainder of the "system" including that inaccessible leak. The same erosion I spoke about in the first post is still present and has never stopped, cannot be stopped, is impossible to stop and will always be present in and acting on anything that is left which has crude oil "Product" rushing through it. There are abrasives still present, swirling flow will create hot spots of wear and this erosion is relentless and will always be present until eventually it wears away enough material to break it's way out. It will slowly eat the bop away especially at the now pinched off riser head and it will flow more and more. Perhaps BP can outrun or keep up with that out flow with various suckage methods for a period of time, but eventually the well will win that race, just how long that race will be? one really knows.... However now?...there are other problems that a down hole leak will and must produce that will compound this already bad situation.
Another president, another set of promises~Stephanie Grace

Jim Brown’s Weekly Column: Risk Takers Stick it to the Taxpayers ~slabbed

BP Unified Command retreating from oil impacted coast, plans to regroup in N.O.

Spill press coverage barriers remain despite promises

MS gov. Babar pines for BP: "$20B escrow by BP might hurt, not help! Waaaah!"
We're only $19,999,980,000 away from our goal. Please buy a free $25 "bp cares" t-shirt -

Sea turtle update - track a Ridley from your computer
~Gulf Restoration Network

Re-Engineering Mississippi River Could Help Gulf

~Due to increased illness among clean up workers, BP has resorted to using giant cow-mannequins to be placed along the beaches to scare the oil away. It makes about as much sense as anything else.
~Photos by Ladderilla Reporter on the Ground Georgianne Neinaber.

~facingsouth Is "toxicant-induced loss of tolerance" (TILT) the illness affecting BP cleanup workers? #oilspill #fsouth

A real-time view of a surreal leak
~“The spill-cam has allowed the public and independent scientists access to the crime scene,’’ said Markey. “This is a real time video of BP’s real world disaster.’’

The Oil Drum

Far From Gulf, a Spill Scourge 5 Decades Old~Adam Nossiter
~Special Thanks~Constance Ash

TBC Brass Band Protests City’s Sudden Enforcement of Controversial Street Musicians Ordinance ~Gambit
~Louisiana Bicycle Festival

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Louisiana response to Gulf of Mexico oil spill obstructed by BP and federal agencies, state officials say~Mark Schleifstein

Lawmakers sold off BP shares

Colbert Nation Gulf of America Fund
BP Suffers the "Small People"
BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told reporters in Washington: "I hear comments sometimes that large oil companies are greedy companies or don't care, but that is not the case with BP.
We care about the small people."

~BPGlobalPR Didn't mean to say "We care about the small people." Meant to say "We care about the nobodies." Our bad. #bpcares

"It's Unfortunate That Walruses Were Included"~Kate Sheppard

Oil Spill Forces Animals To Flee To Shallow Water Off Coast, Scientists Warn Of 'Mass Die-Off'

Bottlenose Dolphin Teeth, British Petroleum PR and Reality on the Mississippi Delta
~Georgianne Neinaber

BP / Gulf Oil Spill - June 12 MODIS/Aqua Image ~SkyTruth
~This MODIS/Aqua satellite image, taken on June 12, has a broad sunglint pattern centered on the eastern Gulf that effectively illuminates the main oil slick as well as areas of what we interpret as much thinner sheen.

Matthew Simmons, founder of the Ocean Energy Institute, talks with Bloomberg's Lori Rothman about BP Plc's oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and his view that the use of a "small-bore nuclear device" is now the "only option" to stop the flow of oil.

*~But Ivor van Heerden says this has all been "Overstated"?

Hello Hurricane Season Benefit

New Orleans municipal code: Street performers shut down at 8 pm, lawn mowers and leaf blowers shut down at 10 pm ~Gambit

We Support Our Street Musicians ~NOLAFemmes

This will be fun
~Library Chronicles
Obama's Oil Spill Speech: What Was The Point?~Jason Linkins

Liveblog of the President’s Remarks on the BP Oil Disaster ~Michael Whitney, FDL
~UPDATE: Well, that was underwhelming to say the least. In fact, Obama basically said nothing, offered no specifics on how to bring some life to the recovery effort, used BP’s unfounded statistics to promise about the cleanup, and again offered no specifics for what he will do to help the people of the Gulf. There’s a whole lot of pretty sentiments and references to maritime tradition, but nothing about what the administration will do differently. There wasn’t even a specified number for BP’s escrow account, just “whatever amount is required.” How’s that supposed to work?

Gulf residents seek more than talk from Obama ~WWL

Another man-made disaster, another presidential speech
~Mark Moseley, The Lens

~letwits Today, rhrsl for Evening of Political Song, Thurs night @ Festival Hall. UK premieres of "Addicted to Oil" & "Deaf Boys".

We hate BP, we need BP
~James Gill
~Obama, on taking office, removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and packed it off to the British Embassy. He has since declined to affirm British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. A British offer to supply dispersants a couple of days after the spill was rebuffed. Fair enough. The limeys are not everyone's cup of tea.

BP engineer's testimony contradicted by e-mail released by congressional investigators
~David Hammer

Oil spill news miscellany. BP’s solvency is still the topic ~slabbed

Large Fla. Firms Tapped for Defense in Oil Spill Cases

A primer on the law and the oil spill~Green Heritage News

BP gives LSU $5 million for oil research~What Would Ivor Say? WWIS?

Ad for a Dish Detergent Becomes Part of a Story~Leslie Kaufman

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

President Obama, are you saying we are so Fucked? Tell us about our latest Blow, you BPig!
  1. Editilla Editilla If Barack Obama could stick his tongue any further into #BP assets I'd say we should be tasting Spotted Dick any day now #oilsoill #bppr
Joe Cao: BP, Do the Right Thing!
~As the oil executives testified at a House hearing,
Rep. Joseph Cao said: "In the Asian culture, we do things differently," Cao said. "During the samurai days, we'd just give you a knife, and ask you to commit hari-kari."
~Editilla just gotta AXE!~ Oh? Vietnamese Samurai? Hey, Joe, where'ya going with that pun in your hand? MEMEFAIL!
New spill numbers could top 2 million gallons per day
~A government panel of scientists said that the ruptured well is leaking between 1.47 million and 2.52 million gallons a day of oil.
~Editilla Uuhm Y'ALL! LOOK! Multiple #BP Sub-Cams single page show weird shit gon'crazy, new gadget action #oilspill #oilcano

Nungesser says BP workers broke eggs, crushed chicks in cleanup~A Plaquemines Parish cleanup crew discovered broken eggs and crushed chicks on Queen Bess Island on Tuesday, and parish leaders are blaming BP workers cleaning up the oil spill for the damage.

BP Engaged in Massive Coverup of Oil Damage, Human Health Crisis~Michael Whitney, FDL

Exxon Mobil and Chevron Executives Say BP Spill Unlikely to Repeat BWAHAHAHAHAH!!

BP Doesn't Deserve a Liability Cap ~WSJ

Whisteblowers attorneys ask for fraud investigation of BP, others
~Green Heritage News
Ship fire halts oil capture in Gulf

~The_Gambit Photo of wave crashing on Alabama beach #bp #thanksbp

As Mess Is Sent to Landfills, Officials Worry About Safety
~Felicity Barringer

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Workers Falling Ill With TILT (VIDEO)

Coast Guard Dumps Shrimp Caught In Closed Water:
19,000 Pounds Of White Shrimp Confiscated

Barack Obama wants you… donate?
~Alex Woodward, Gambit

~Today in BP Oil Disaster: Day 57
Proceeds from this T-shirt from Threadless (at right) support the Gulf Restoration Network.

An inordinate number of major U.S. floods this year~Wunderblog

TED x Oil Spill EXPEDITION: Headed to New Orleans & The Gulf of Mexico~Kris Krug
Official: La. needs hurricane plan by BP~Amy Wold
~Unusually well-organized 92L disturbance may become a tropical depression

NOAA launches new Interactive BP oil spill map

Bobby Knows Best!~LaCoastPost
~Hat Tweet~LeveesOrg

Condensed Carville column causes stir among Corps critics
~Dwayne Fatherree

~Editilla Notellas~Reposted due to Rollicking Commentary!

Focus of contingency bill narrowed to oil spill

Magnitude of Gulf of Mexico oil spill fuels concerns that BP may be bankrupted

A Word to BP Shareholders
~Harry Shearer

~Fitch downgrades BP to near-junk rating

BP's growing isolation: Industry peers sense distress, circling
~When they file into this hearing, however, there's likely to be a crack in that united front. BP has turned toxic, and the others know it. It's in their own interest now to argue against rules that would hurt the industry while letting BP dangle alone.

University of So. Fla. scientists try to tie oil cloud to BP spill
~Editilla Multiple #BP Sub-Cams on single page show leak raising hell #oilspill #oilcano #nola

Carol Forsloff’s picture story of the oil spill in Grande Isle
~greenheritage Truck stops in Cajun country, best places to eat in the Gulf - Green Heritage News -:

On Saving Louisiana, Or, Send Me Your Mud, Yearning To Be Free ~TPM

Oil spill spreads in La.'s big, rich Barataria Bay
~In this June 7, 2010 photo, a dead turtle floats on a pool of oil from the BP Oil Fail in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

R/V Cape Hatteras Heads to Gulf Oil Spill for 10-Day Research Cruise
~The R/V Cape Hatteras, a 135-foot oceangoing research vessel operated by the Duke/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC), left the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., on June 5 to conduct a 10-day research cruise in waters affected by the ongoing Deep Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The ship will collect data in affected waters between June 10 and 20. A webcam and blog chronicling the expedition will be accessible. The primary objective of the cruise is to quantify the amount of methane from the spill that is being dissolved or retained in the water column and emitted into the atmosphere, says Bruce Corliss, DUNCOC director and professor of earth and ocean sciences at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

UM's Boesch named to BP Oil Disaster panel

Miss. beaches largely unspoiled by Gulf oil gusher
~So far, Mississippi hasn't dealt with such messes, largely because of the underwater DeSoto Canyon in the Gulf, which is south of the Florida Panhandle, said Don Johnson, an oceanographer at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Shipping remains normal as Gulf spill closes in on Port of N.O.

Foreign flagging of offshore rigs skirts U.S. safety rules
~Humid Beings

Monday, June 14, 2010

Song for the Gulf with Ellis

*Special Thanks Youz to Georgianne Neinaber for hipping the Ladder to premier this video to'da Gentle'rillas!

BP & NOAA Coving Up Magnitude of Wildlife Deaths? ~NOLAFemmes

And at least some things are still Rockin'Cool!

CenLamar Since it still hasn't been reported by The Town Talk: BREAKING: Rapides Parish Police Jury Approves Using LRA Funds to Repair Levees, 6-2.

Fifth-grader raises $70K to help birds in Gulf oil spill
Oil spill tourism? Obama Kisses Tar Baby, shares a Snow Ball with Babar, urges Americans to 'come down here and visit'
~President Obama enjoys lemon-lime snow balls with Mississippi Gov. Haley Babar, right, and Gulfport, Miss., Mayor George Schloegel, after meeting with residents affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
~Alex: We were all feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, it being a night of no small expenditure.

Gov. Bobby Jindal Orders National Guard to Build Barrier Wall Off Louisiana Shore
This Illegal BP Press Censorship Horse Shit Must Stop Now!

BP says it's baring all; facts say something else~When a CNN camera crew tried to talk to workers cleaning oil-drenched birds on the Gulf Coast last Thursday, it was turned away by a man from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team, a group that says it's working with BP to help wildlife. Never mind that the crew had federal permission to visit the site. "I make the final call," the man said brusquely.

Brits Cry POOR ME! Telegraph View: BP's shareholders have every right to feel angry at the prospect of losing their dividend.

British Press Is Onto Us Now! Relentless BP PR! Arrrgggghh!!

Investigators: BP ignored warnings, proceeded with Gulf well

BP oil disaster threatens Mississippi Delta goods and services~Louisiana Weekly

Oil spill coats Louisiana's Barataria Bay

Watchdog To Salazar: Close BP's Atlantis Or Get Out Of The Way
Condensed Carville column causes stir among Corps critics
~Dwayne Fatherree

~Editilla Notellas~We did post about this yesterday ahem.
A major hurricane in Gulf could burst pipelines and topple rigs, research says~Mark Schleifstein
~First tropical depression of the season may form from 92L ~Wunderblog

The Mississippi, the Atchafalaya and Oil~Quinta Scott

Mississippi River can buy time for Louisiana wetlands, scientists say

Grande Isle stands bravely, gloomy still, as oil seeps into its waters~Green Heritage News

President BP Obama to again spin through Gulf states today to again make flaccid BP demands and yet again get photographed hugging and kissing tar baby
~Obama says BP oil spill impact 'echoes' 9/11; some say President is smoking crack oil
~Oil Under the Water May Be Worse Than Thought
~But! Butttt! What Would Ivor Say? WWIS?

Exactly the kind of superficiality we come to expect from WLOX --A Slabbed Oil Spill update

Sarah Palin, The Quitter, Thinks “It’s Amazing” Obama Not Following Bush’s Awesome Katrina Playbook~FireDogLake

Oil washes up on employment
~Opelousas Daily World

Northern waterfowl could be sitting ducks in gulf disaster

Oiled birds everywhere, but little rescue crews can do

Grieving families visit Arkansas flood site

Special Libraries Association convenes in New Orleans

Singer Susan Cowsill wants a cap on the whole Katrina experience

~"San Juan 2", acrylic on canvas, 18 x 24"~Polly Jackson

Sunday, June 13, 2010

British Petroleum Rebuffs Better Boom Barrier
~Georgianne Neinaber Censors Carville!
~Editilla Notellas~ For inexplicable reasons, cut Carville's CNN piece to ribbons for his "Guest OpEd".
We cannot fathom why, but perhaps because the statements censored regard the Corps Engineering Failures, and runs globs of Corps Flash Ads. (We used to collect them at that link, but got so tired of it. Lately they have become relentless during this BP Oil Fail, ever determined to paint the Corps in a Media-Positive Light) has been known to protect the Corps in the past over these lucrative Ads.
It is a pretty surgical hatchet job actually, but for mention of Duvall's Ruling, they completely censored all of Carville's many other statements referencing Corps of Engineers culpability in the devastation of New Orleans. And, oddly enough, they cut statements that Carville resonates from
"We felt the effects of this neglect for the past five years, after rebuilding a city which was 80 percent flooded due to shoddy construction of flood control systems and levees by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
~"In case anyone misses the point here, let me state it bluntly: There is nothing natural about the great engineering failure of 2005 in Orleans and Saint Bernard Parishes. There is nothing natural about the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico today. Both were the result of shoddy engineering on the part of private industry, which was in both cases supposed to be regulated and overseen by the federal government."