Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ivor van Heerden downplays Gulf oil spill damage in BP PR Video
~Mark Schleifstein

~Editilla grabs a Rat Fink and shakes'em until they STFU~
~just 1 of our comments on this hard article by Big Schleif:
This is pretty devastating to his case for Academic Integrity I'd say. This ugly PR Video makes me wonder if BP didn't hire him for his expertise as much as to further disgrace Any Scientific Assessment of this man-made disaster. In other words, BP was not interested in Van Heerden's so-called Shore Assessment, but in making him a bobble-head sock puppet, parading him around their PR Net like some Vermillion Candidate. The larger damage Van Heerden is providing here lies in the lies... the entire scientific community, just as with the so-called tobacco studies, has been taken down a notch in veracity and efficacy.
Van Heerden's true job here for BP seems to be to spread the Scientific Ambiguity.

If Van Heerden were "For Louisiana" he would be working "FOR LOUISIANA" and not doing cotton candy PR Propaganda Videos for our enemy BP.
Who wants to bet me that Van Heerden does indeed get a job at LSU, but only working for BP in the new Research Dept they are setting up to "study oil spills"? How darkly ironic on the eve of our 5th Anniversary of the Federal Flood of NO 8/29/05 that one of the greatest "heroes" of that man-made disaster is now Sucking Tar Balls for the Perps of this even greater Man-made Disaster. This hurts in words that I can scarcely describe. I will ask this of anyone who supports this self-aggrandizing opportunist's return to LSU: "What was that again?"
~There is this from the Wounded Bird. Thank God we ain't alone here!

~And Editilla gotta add here: it says a lot for the depth of his betrayal that this traitor gets to speak to the Press at all (as in the lede below) yet The Press is restricted to 65 feet away from ANYTHING involving this criminally negligent ecocide. Once BP has succeeded in supplanting our First Amendment Rights to Freedom of the Press, they must replace the Truth with The Story, enter Ivor van Heerden: one of the most famous story tellers of Man-Made Disaster!
See, it isn't enough to Censor the Truth, but then you have to Replace the Truth with this Faux-Scientific Public Relations, this Jello-Truth. Perhaps we are witnessing the birth of a new Eponymous Snigglet: Getting Ivor-ed to Death!
~Oh Snap! Mo'Ivor Mo'Da Time! Vote this man a job or someting!

~What Is Ivor van Heerden Saying Now? Everything but what he was hired for?
~How bad was the view from the air? "It was truly impressive. Some of the slicks are huge - one we looked at was 10 miles by 2 miles, about a mile off the coast. If something like that came ashore it would be devastating."
"Obviously BP, or Transocean are at fault since it's their equipment that failed. Whether it was malfunction of equipment or human error, they are ultimately responsible. But we Americans share a fair amount of the blame.
Most of us are in denial about the whole energy situation in this country so it is our fault as much as anyone else's."

~Editilla Panictillas~Pay no attention to the man behind the needle bit....
Fuck Cassandra, as did most of the gods, poor Ivor is Jailhouse Punk Polyana!
No Ivor, WRONG. Bad Science! What side of Hubris did you wake up on?
We Americans do not share a "fair amount" of the blame for this negligent homicide. You Do, every time you Peep for the Perps. Victimize somebody else!
Fuck You and the Fallacy of Equivalency you rode in on. Polly wants a Cracker!

~But! But!!! WTFWIS: What The Fuck Would Ivor Say???~

World Wide BP Protest Day July 10 ~NOLAFemmes

Calling on all Perfomance Artists, Top This: Art Performance Protest in London: Licence to Spill
~Plutonian Mac

Cap Removed From Gushing Well, Oil Flows Freely
~Crews to lay new type of boom around Rigolets marsh~Jeff Adelson

~Open Web Platform for Gulf Oil Spill Beats Media Boom Ban~Georgianne Nienaber, Known Media Felon In Drag

Anadarko won't pay big bill sent by BP
~Anadarko Petroleum Corp. won't pay the $272 million in oil spill related costs that BP billed it for last month. The Woodlands-based company has a 25 percent nonoperating stake in the Macondo oil well gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.
The company has argued that it's not responsible for costs arising from an operating partner's "negligence" or "willfull misconduct" — something it accuses BP of in relation to the spill.

~Levee District wants BP money to plug levee ~Nikki Buskey

~BP meets with Wal-Mart for oil spill cleanup help

~NSF Awards Rapid Response Grant to Study Oil Found on Alabama, North Florida Beaches

~Flooding Continues Along the Rio Grande ~Wunderblog

~50 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

~The Thunderbolts of Certitude
~Citizen K

~Grisly Mommas

Stage nearly set for Jimmy Buffett show in Gulf Shores~Mobile Press Register

Friday, July 9, 2010

BP / Gulf Oil Spill - Radar Comes Through Again ~SkyTruth
~This satellite radar image taken by Envisat's ASAR sensor at 10:44pm local time on July 7 shows a large patch of oil extending north from the site of the leaking Macondo well, and an area of small slicks along the Mississippi shoreline.

~HealthyGulf We saw dolphins, pelicans and, sadly, plenty of oiled marsh in Barataria Bay today. Check out the Flickr album:

Tar Patty and Oil Locations in MS Southwest Hancock County ~slabbed
~And this from the Biloxi Sun Herald

New Orleans council committee discusses oil spill, hurricanes ~WWL
Winona LaDuke Pledges Help for Native Tribes Facing BP Oil
~Georgianne Neinaber

~Special Thanks~BP Oil Spill Updates

Today we assessed the response to BP's drilling disaster in Barataria Bay, where storms blew boom into marshes:

Reality sucks~American Zombie

In Louisiana, politics keeps getting in the way of science~Jarvis DeBerry

Today in BP Oil Disaster: Day 81 ~Gambit

Reporters say new Coast Guard rules restrict coverage of oil disaster

Anadarko rejects BP $272m oil leak bill
Polishing Beaches
by Horatio Algeranon

~~"Restore The Gulf" is not about speeches
But "Ponies & Balloons" and "polish-ing beaches".

A picture is worth a thousand words
So we must keep the focus off oiled birds

And on the beaches where children play
And northern tourists come to pay

Polishing beaches to a brilliant sheen
Free from tar balls, squeaky clean.

Bringing the beaches to a better state
From Florida to Louisiana...if it's not too late.

( or from Bermuda, if it is. ~@:> )

The truth hurts~Ray Lang

Oil minefield poses future risks
~NJ Star-Ledger

Latest report of Louisiana oil sightings from BP Gusher

EPA: Moderate health concerns with Gulf air

“Change oil in the Gulf every six months or 15,000 lies” – 5th Circuit panel rejects moratorium ~slabbed

Lloyd's CEO Sees Insurance Coverage for Rigs Rising 30% After BP Oil Spill ~Bloomberg

Postcard from the Spill Zone: Jackie Orr's Journey Down Highway 1 ~EDF

~Cartoon Thanks~J.D. Crowe, Mobile Press Register

Holy Walking Batfish, BATMAN!

Corps says it welcomes hearing on actions during Nashville flooding

Mold Grows... Where Flood Water Rose ~Katy's Exposure

51 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Full text of Mayor Landrieu’s ‘State of the City’ address

French Quarter residents, musicians gather to discuss live-music ordinance
~Kevin Allman, Gambit

Lafayette Named One of America's Top Music Towns

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Imagineering an oil disaster, minnows and all ~Mark Moseley, The Lens
~Special Thanks~ DC Comics
~Hat Tip~
Brian Steinberg
~BPGlobalPR Here's a preview of Saturday's BP Cares Art Show/Party in LA, CA. Buy some stuff, drink up & forget!
~LaSeafoodBoard Our answer to that tasteless sign put up at the "Taste of Chicago"...(cc @kbeninato @loringaudin @cheftramonto)

Hitting close to home. Oil has entered the “Jackson Marsh”. Please don’t kill the marsh in order to save it. An open letter to Senator Roger Wicker ~slabbed

Defense moves for judge to recuse in New Orleans levee class action
~Alejandro de los Rios
~New Orleans attorneys Lambert Hassinger Jr. and Timothy Hassinger claimed that Griffin is not fit to preside over this case on the grounds that she was affected by the citywide flooding in New Orleans after the levees failed during hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Tar balls moving through Rigolets
~Bob Anderson
~Tar balls spread several miles west of Interstate 10 in Lake Pontchartrain on Wednesday, as more pollutants moved into the lake. After tar balls also showed up at Slidell, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis asked for the immediate halt of use of dispersants at the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana, saying it causes the oil to submerge, leaving local officials fighting an “unseen enemy.”
He asked the National Incident Command to immediately halt use of dispersants, which causes the oil to travel under water. During a briefing Wednesday, retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander, said he’s not sure there is a link between dispersants and tar balls, but he would be happy to consult with an expert on the subject.
~And this from the Times-Picayune (Don't step in the BP Adverts!:)
In other words BP Sporker Thad Allen had No Answer, No Protection:
"Yeah, we'll get back to'Yaz! If'ya want, I'll even ask someone! What?"

~EDF_Louisiana Exceptions swallow the rule: "Rare cases" turn into daily approvals for dispersant use #oilspill #dispersants #BP #EPA

Today in BP Oil Disaster: Day 80... 'Beach Polishing'~Gambit

Pelicans rescued from BP oil disaster make themselves at home in Tampa Bay

BP-Coast-Guard-Unified-Command Changes Name and Website AGAIN #7!
~In further futile efforts to ReBrand their Failing Message, BP Public Relations has erased any reference to the cause of this ongoing disaster from their Product Display Venue: their website is now named RestorTheGulf. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! What? Did the Well Stop Gushing?
BP Spokesman Thad Allen, aka: 'Thad The Impaler', 'Thaddy Boy', 'BPunk', 'Spinner-bait', disgraced former Commander of our now Unbelievable BP/US Coast Guard, announced the Product Roll-out at a much heralded presser.
In the meantime BP PR Proper BPPRP has ramped up the Expensive Flash Advertising in Every Online News Outlet On The Gulf --particularly You see that goddamn Oil Flower everywhere! Hell, we even found their phone number and logo scratched into every bathroom stall in the French Quarters. Call'em and you get someone named "Big Mouth".
As only idiots' wind blows from a ruptured well, we must endure BP Unified Command BPUC working the comments sections of journalists with Defensive Blogging Ops. As with any unstoppable ubiquitous pestilence, these Fakir Anti- Twitters of the Apocalypse buzz our ears like the breath of demons, the desolate sound of bloodthirsty horseflies on a hot Texas highway.
~johnmcquaid BP still has not learned the basic political technique of managing expectations #oilspill

CNN Demonstrates Absurdity of Accepting Government Statements on BP Oil Well Disaster at Face Value
~Jim White, FireDogLake

BP Oil Crimes, our US Coast Guard and the Perils of Losing Trust

Environmentalist Group and LA Independent Press find barriers to checking wildlife status
~Green Heritage News

No Free Press for BP Oil Disaster
~Dahr Jamail

"Concerning the 'Interview"~digby
~Hat Tweet~

BP to Resist Early Notice Of Asset Sales

BP Named The Fourth Most Profitable Company In The World

Becky Mowbray breaks down the 5th Circuit panel assigned to the drilling moratorium case. Slabbed provides some additional analysis.

Pensions weigh options from BP spill

Catch-and-release policy called no cure-all for oil spill's toll on marina business~Bob Marshall

Mississippi coast hit by tar mats 'size of school buses'

Under the sand, BP oil remains dirty secret hidden from easy cleanup

Texas Governor Crying Alligator Tears and Spitting Greasy BBs!

Jet-fuel dumping behind Tenn. crop damage blamed on BP spill
~Facing South

Second tropical depression of the season forms in Gulf of Mexico

52 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Old Earhart plan causes new concerns among neighbors on appropriateness
~Karen Gadbois, The Lens

Running of the NOLA Bulls~Gambit

Iving Mayfield Spotlights Local Groups Tonight: & Beacon of Hope!
~At Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel, we have launched “Playhour: Networking with Jazz,” a business networking happy hour every Thursday from 5-8pm. Aimed at emerging entrepreneurs, successful business leaders, business associations, non-profits, local companies and social networking organizations, Playhour is the crossroads where professionals are able to mingle, share ideas and socialize, all in the speakeasy setting of the Playhouse.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Louisiana Considers Lawsuit Over Rock Barrier Plan ~WDSU

Humane Society holding workshop for oil spill animal assistance

BP, Governments Downplay Public Health Risk From Oil and Dispersants (PHOTOS) ~Riki Ott
Waste Management bringing oil spill waste to MS landfills Uhmmuh Hello?

Vitter Blasts EPA, NOAA, Corps Over Bureaucratic Delays
~Inside Louisiana News

~Dear Administrator Lubchenco, Administrator Jackson, and Colonel Lee:
I write to express my strong and ever growing frustration with yet another example of the faceless bureaucratic mindset of our federal agencies when it comes to protecting the Louisiana coast versus a solutions-oriented approach. On June 7th Jefferson Parish requested a permit for the emplacement of temporary rock dikes in the Barataria Bay passes as a defensive measure against oil intrusion into the bay. As of late last week expectations were that this project would receive the go-ahead from the Corps of Engineers.
Appropriately, BP moved forward and procured $16 million in rocks, which are currently sitting in Barataria Bay on roughly 40 barges. However, yesterday the Corps denied the permit request.

Babar Inspects New Skimmer Boat!
~MS Gov. Haley Babar inspected yesterday the first of what he said will soon be a vast fleet of 27 oil-skimmer boats and ponies and, and balloons for Mississippi! Also, the headjob of BP’s oil-disaster response visited the Coast.
Bo Dudley DoWrong, the winky new tubby in charge of BP’s oil response, told reporters the company was committed to the long-term devastation of the Gulf and South Mississippi
— a place he said he knows well from his days as a mounted corporate bat-boy.

Beaux Prince Tony Fey HeyVard visits home of top sovereign wealth fund

Reviled here, BP cost-cutters rewarded in the U.K.~James Gill

US Justice Dept seeks advance notice of any BP sales~Updata~BP has agreed to inform the United States government of major transactions that may affect the future shape of the company in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, a British paper reported Wednesday.

Big Oil fights tax, reaps Fed subsidies

BP Oil Gusher only the latest battle waged to protect Lake Pontchartrain ~Mark Schleifstein
~A pelican flies away from a channel marker in the Rigolets Tuesday, July 6.
~Photo: Scott Threlkeld, Times-Picayune

Quote of a Day~Library Chronicles
~"Switching from oil to ethanol to save the Gulf would be like switching from cheeseburgers to cocaine to save your heart."

“BP and anyone else underestimates coast residents at their own peril” ~slabbed

Request for Action for Resilient Gulf Coast ~Greater New Orleans

Deepwater oil likely didn't get here naturally, officials say
~Austin American-Statesman

Disposal of BP spill waste in Texas needs more public scrutiny, less Holy Divine Intervention

Thad Allen, BP Spokesman and 2nd Class Pouty'Mouth is coming to Houston for Production Update, Pep Talk, dinner with Beaux Prince Tony Fey HeyVard?

Does a River Need a Purpose?
~Caroline Pufalt
~Please also see: Quinta Scott's Weblog

Members of Congress should not prey on Katrina funds
~T-P editorial

53 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey ~NOLAFemmes

The Northeast Heatwave~Wunderblog

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

EPA, Coast Guard, and BP PR Tied to Airborne Corexit Denials
~Georgianne Neinaber

~2-Butoxyethanol is an organic solvent with the formula BuOC2H4OH
(Bu = CH3CH2CH2CH2). It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, ether-like odour.
It is a butyl ether of ethylene glycol.

Scientists Beg For A Chance To Take Basic Measurements~Dan Froomkin

Jindal, local officials blast feds over oil spill response

Weather hampers Gulf of Mexico oil spill containment efforts

BP moving fast, launches new brand management campaign on social platforms

~A nearly 40-year-old board game is getting a lot of new attention because of eerie similarities between the scenarios of its play and the 78-day-old BP Gulf oil disaster.
The game BP Offshore Oil Strike, which came out in the 1970s and is adorned with an old BP logo, revolves around four players exploring for oil, building platforms and constructing pipelines all in the name of being the first to make $120 million.

3rd Annual Environmental Video Competition~GRN

From Safe To A Flood Zone, Without Moving An Inch, FEMA plays Shell Game with Illinois levees ~NPR
Gulf Coast folks will fight for their rights~Kathleen Koch~Hat Tip~SOP

Today in BP Oil Disaster: Day 78 ~Gambit

Oil's fingers reach into Louisiana's inland waters~Cain Burdeau

Register in Kinship Circle's Animal Disaster Aid Network
System in place to try to minimize impact of oil in Lake Pontchartrain

BP / Gulf Oil Spill - July 4th Weekend
~With oil continuing to billow into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's failed Macondo well, the holiday weekend brought little cause for celebration, and no break for the folks working hard to clean up the oil coming ashore and to plug the leaking well. Oil was reported for the first time in Lake Pontchartrain, and the discovery of tar balls on some Texas beaches means this spill is now directly impacting all of the Gulf states.~SkyTruth

Sand berms a dubious solution:
A guest column by Len Bahr

Corps rejects barrier plan~Sandy Davis

While Jimbo the Clown and his sidekick Mikey the Cook are MIA, BP claims go unpaid ~slabbed

Oil out of sight out of mind settles in several layers deep into Pensacola beach sand

Patterns in Oil: 4 Gulf Oil Spills Prior to 4/21 and Ponchartrain Tar Balls
~Green Heritage News

~Please also see Fix the Pumps

Tar Balls Hit Texas, Whose Governor Said The BP Disaster Was An ‘Act Of God’ ~Think Progress

Why it's important to surf the fringe ~American Zombie

Are DOJ and DOI Making A Competent Legal Effort On Gulf Moratorium? ~Emptywheel

Our Barbarous Ancestors~Citizen K

Post-Katrina N.O. Richer, More Blighted ~Gambit

54 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Monday, July 5, 2010

Heads Up Terrebonne Parish!
Oil Advances Into Lake Pontchartrain
Oil has entered Lake Pontchartrain

State closes more fishing areas around Lake Pontchartrain due to BP Gusher

Bird oil spill rehab center moving from Fort Jackson, out of hurricane zone

Oil on Bolivar, Galveston beaches from BP spill~Hat Tweet~BrettAndersonTP

Jus'Checkin in Wit'da Slabbed
Coast Guard Media Liaison Works for BP's PR Agency~Georgianne Neinaber
~Astounding UPDATE!
~BP PR Succubette Rachael No'Joke Polish has sicked her fucking wimp husband (self-aggrandized) onto Georgianne Neinaber's Huff Post Comments to defend his (alleged) Wife's PR HOINTELPRO Spinfiltraition Conflict of Interests! Goddamn! Can you believe this?
Not only do we have to battle BP's ungodly PR Budget and BP's total infiltration of our Coast Guard...but we have to also face their Bizarre, Smarmy, Pusillanimous Chest-thumping, Pussy-whipped Spouses?
He even had the gall to leave his freaky phone number? Eeewwweee Dirty Nasty Strange!
"If anyone wants to know more about Petty Officer Rachel Polish (including you backhandpath)<(;That would be your Ho'So Humble Editilla!;) go ahead and give me a call at 415-717-1942 - that way I can help you get your facts straight." What? What?
Is this Punk gonna Dunk Editilla's Ass?

Hell Yeah! I'm in! Lemme'At'em! Lemmeeeee At'Emmmm! --'cept... I'm not calling this pervert on his freaky phone. Jeez Louie!
I'd rather slam my penis in a car door then run naked through a snake farm than give this Nameless Disaster Porn Star my phone number. Veeee haf other veys to make him talk. Mmwhahaha...silly meeses!
~Oh Snap! Here's Rachel No'Joke Polish talkin'da Crack! Thanks Yous, Gentle'rilla Reader Anon! Editilla cannot express the glee across our many selves in concert when Ladderillas take a post and Crunk It Up to'da N'th Degree!

~So! Our Nation has been taken-over by Goobers and Raisinettes!
But where does the Conflict of Interests stop? Rachael No'Joke Polish works for BP PR and yet she is allowed to Represent our Coast Guard too.
Who is paying this two-faced, double-dealing Succubette City Ho? Moi'n'Toi!
This would certainly explain why Admiral Thad The Impaler Allen has consistently spoken for BP even while disgracing the uniform of our formerly respected US Coast Guard.
~Special Thanks Masqued E'Vinga!
for the Illustration (at right) of this Wedding of Dantean Hellhounds

We interrupt this horrific blog'O'reamin to bring you some of the Other Work from our intrepid Masqued E'Vinga!
Jus'soz Ya'Knowz some peoples gotta life worth makin'a living.
~"View of Tijeras Canyon" finished today, 18 x 24", acrylic on canvas

~Thanks to Ladder'rilla Reporter and Known Media Felon In Drag Georgianne Neinaber for filing this Annulled Vegas Wedding Pic of Admiral Thad the Impaler Allen and the much younger Petty Officer Rachael No'Joke Polish. (left-riiiight-left:->)
Note da'sexy blue T-Shirt lingerie! Kinda gives new meaning to the phrase PR Embed eh? Coast Guard Public Affairs... Left-Riiiiiiiight-Left!

Is the Coast Guard working for the public or BP? ~T-Picayune Editorial
~Editilla Commentellas~It was definitely hard yesterday... celebrating our nation's founding and Independence in the face of overwhelming British Tyranny. Most of the other "major nations" of the time, including our allies, had us double-down and out. The only question about our piddly revolution was what land would be left for the taking on the cheap from our British Lords at the East India Company. But we begged to differ and used our beautiful, terrible land, time and again, to win our Independence from foreign lords. We used our sacred Ground to Manifest Our Sovereignty, and now we have lost control of our Sovereignty and our own American soil.
On this day we have handed to British Petroleum our National Identity as Owners of our Fate.
~They have taken our Beach Heads without firing a shot (yet).
~They have pirated our seas without taking a single vessel of our heroic Coast Guard
--we gave it to them!
~And, it appears that British Petroleum has effectively Neutralized our Congress, our Executive Branch and a good chunk of our Federal Judiciary. That is a fact in the US Fifth District at least.
~British Petroleum has single-handed eviscerated our First Amendment Right to Free Speech and Press as the alleged "4th Branch" of our Living Constitution now operates under threat of Felony Criminal Prosecution, Fines and Incarceration.
So on this Independence Day, our 234th as the First Nation of its own choosing, what were we celebrating again?
~Illustration: Colonist, Loyalist and The Devil.
~"From an American standpoint, this whole thing is ridiculous," said Cliff Tucker, a 63-year-old retired police officer. Like many in this town 30 miles south of New Orleans, he lives on a bayou just a short boat ride to the ocean. "When you lose your faith in the system," Tucker wonders, "then where do you go?"
~BPGlobalPR This 4th of July, I'd like to wish all Americans a very happy checkmate. ^Tony #1776 #bpcares

Coast Guard denies CNN Anderson Cooper's report on media restrictions
~Yobie Benjamin

Independence Postmortem:
A BP summer~Terri Troncale

Obama’s Louisiana Purchase ~LaCoastPost

Ivor van Heerden, the Compromised Cassandra of the Gulf
~Ben Sandmel, Politics Daily

~Many harsh critics of BP – including Leonard Bahr, a former Louisiana State University marine sciences faculty member and coastal policy adviser – vouch for Van Heerden without reservation, praising him as "well-respected."
But other observers disagree, especially those with more of a fringe perspective
(:?Fringe?Us?:). Last month the blogspot New Orleans Ladder commented "now that it appears that Ivor van Heerden is into the Jury-Tainting Business with BP, I sincerely hope that our readership may [serve on his jury] in his own case against LSU."
~Editilla Fringellates~ A few more of my past "Fringe Perspectives":
~"We have a toybox in Hell where we keep those words for just his sort of liaises fairer scientry."
~"But! But! What Would Ivor Say? WWIS????"
~"OVERSTATED"??? I still can't get my mind around that.
Ivor van Heerden...
I just can't do the et tu Judas thing.
But my sense of abject betrayal by someone I threw it all for is Nothing compared to the pain our coast will feel as a result of this bull shit. That is what really bothers me. The babies who will be born into this hell with defects, the grain belt stained by the blood of this black swan, our people with their 100 year stares. The Pelican, blinded by the gobs of oil that Van Heerden has said is only on "tens of miles" of coastline. The Devil is actually honest in the details.
This is another Contract all together."
It’s An “Unprecedented” Oil Blowout –Just Another Lie~Dave Marsh
~Hat Tip~Charolette

Submerged oil off Alabama coast poses dangers without immediate solutions
~Ben Raines
~Despite the commonly held belief that oil always floats, both the Press-Register and Alabama officials have documented oil on the seafloor of state waters in the wake of the BP Oil Gusher.

Study: Oil Spills Raise Arsenic Levels in the Ocean~Carol Forsloff, GHN

Accommodations planned for species that migrate ~Amy Wold
~“It’s an incredibly important place for us,” said Paul Schmidt, assistant director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service migratory bird program. “We’ve got waves of migrants, but it will begin in (mid-) July.” Approximately five million waterfowl will call the Gulf coastline home during the winter, which is a good proportion of the 40 million total waterfowl in the United States, he said. That’s in addition to the hundreds of millions of shorebirds, neotropical birds and other birds that either stop to winter along the coast or use it as a refueling station before continuing their migration farther south, Schmidt said. ~Click map to enlarge.

NOAA Forecasts Long-Term Threat To Coasts ~SkyTruth

Iowa Flood Updates

55 Days to Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Declaration of Corporate Independence
By Horatio Alegeranon

When in the Course of oil drilling, it becomes necessary for one Corporation (BP) to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with The Small People, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and fundamentally un-equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of The Small People requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Persons (and that includes corporations according to the US Supreme Court) are absolutely not created equal (and certainly not equal with pelicans and dolphins), that some are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life (yachting), Liberty (to censor photographers, reporters, scientists and others at will) and the pursuit of Happiness ($$$). That to secure these rights, Corporations are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the Board of Directors, That whenever any Form of Government (eg, Plaquemines Parish ) becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of The Big People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government (headquartered offshore), laying its foundation on such principles (maximizing profits and minimizing losses) and organizing its powers in such form (no photographers or others within 65 feet of boom or beaches or cleanup workers under threat of fine and/or jail time), as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety (minimize future jury settlements) and Happiness (maximum $$$). Prudence (The Small People and the Pentagon buy our gas), indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that Corporations are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses (from the likes of Billy Nungesser, Andersen Cooper and even Jimmy Buffett) and usurpations (Georgianne Nienaber and other photographers trying to get photos of oiled pelicans), pursuing invariably the same Object (information that might help mitigate the oil impacts -- and act as evidence in future court cases) evinces a design to reduce them (The Big People) under absolute Despotism (legal regulations in place but not currently being enforced), it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security (minimize liability).

We, therefore, the Representatives of BP plc, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the Big People of these Conglomerates (BP, Transocean, Halliburton), solemnly publish and declare, That these United Conglomerates are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent of the United States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the American Clown, and that all political connection between them and the United States, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent Corporations, they have full Power to create oil volcanoes, apply Corexit, burn sea turtles alive, contract Alliances (eg, with the US Coast Guard), establish press blackouts, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Corporations may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence (and a few well place judges), we mutually pledge to each other our Lives (yachting), our Fortunes ($$$)
and our sacred Honor (His Royal Heinous Tony Hayward)
What'Up Right Now @ The Well Head?
~Editilla Notellas~ This is a Wall of Cams from the ROV Subs so beware.
Stuff definitely be goin'on down'dere chere.

Before the BP Gulf Disaster
– Grand Gulf ~slabbed

Mideast buyers reported to be eyeing BP investment
BP Coast Guard Blame Boom Vandals ~Media Felon Georgianne Neinaber

---for shredding 1st Amendment Press Freedoms!
~Happy 4th'O'July to End British Tyranny and Polish Jokes!!??
Astounding UPDATE!~ This BP PR Hack, Rachael Polish, has sicked her fucking wimp husband onto Georgianne Neinaber's Huff Post Comments (linked above) to defend his Wife's lying PR Spinfiltraition Conflict of Interests! Goddamn! Can you believe this? Not only do we have to battle BP's ungodly PR Budget and BP's total infiltration of our Coast Guard...but we have to also face their Smarmy, Pusillanimous Pussy-whipped Spouses too???
Hell Yeah! I'm in! Lemme'At'em!
But where does the Conflict of Interests stop? Rachael Polish works for BP PR and yet she is allowed to Represent our Coast Guard too. Who is paying this lying bitch?

The Brand of “We” Versus the Brand of “Me”~Rachel Polish BP PROINTEL Ops
~Oh Sbap!~Behind the scenes at Ogilvy’s BP Ultimate TV ad
~Thanks to Ladder'rilla Reporter and Known Media Felon Georgianne Neinaber for filing this Annulled Vegas Wedding Pic of Admiral Thad the Impaler Allen and much younger Petty Officer Rachael No Joke Polish.
Note da'sexy blue T's! Kinda gives new meaning to the phrase PR Embed eh?

~BPGlobalPR Today, July 4th, happens to be the 76th day of this travesty. Today, we don't laugh. We reflect. We mourn. We mobilize. #WeCare
~Editilla Say'z'wellas~Somebody call Captain Kirk!

Make Levees Not War

Louisiana college students find their role in Gulf oil spill cleanup
~Matthew Albright

Oil-cleanup efforts progress in Terrebonne and Lafourche

Video: Dive into Low-oxygen dead zone found on seafloor off Alabama coast

Whoa! Is this Cool or what?
~When Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans in 2005, it [The Federal Levee Failure Flood] devastated the city, including the Botanical Garden, flooding the grounds in 3 feet of water and knocking over trees. As the (flood) waters receded, nurseries from around the country helped rebuild the collection of some 2,000 lost plants. Today, the garden is thriving and its renewal is a source of pride and inspiration, even as strides toward recovery remain slow throughout the city.
~Hat Tip~ Humid Beings to Good Nola!

56 Days to Year 5: A Photographic Journey ~NOLAFemmes

Tales of the Cocktale!