April 30, 2010

I've Got Some Good News and Bad News
— Ace

It's hard to convince people that, even though I'm a conservative, I actually like animals and nature. I'm demeaningly noting the otter is cute and fuzzy, thus ridiculing those who put too much stock in that, but the fact is, I like cute and fuzzy critters too.

Otters are swell. It's heart-breaking that they should die. I'm generally a fan of higher mammals.

Especially the cute and fuzzy ones.

I mean, look at hedgehogs! I mean -- just look at 'em!

Adorable.

On the other hand, it does make sense to have a sense of proportion about these things, a perspective.

The explosion that destroyed that rig killed 11 human beings -- cute and fuzzy mammals, too, you know -- and yet is not the human death toll causing Obama's inevitable walkback of his previous weak-sister oil exploration policy.

It's the otters. 11 people? Who cares. No one for one second talked about shutting down oil exploration when it was only 11 people who died.

But otters?

Otters? Oh, now it's on like Donkey Kong.

It reminds me of the joke about the guy who was watching his friend's dog for him. The dog died while the owner was away.

The man explains:

I've got some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is: Your dog died.

The good news is: It was just a fucking dog.

I love dogs-- I mean, seriously, I love dogs -- but there's a sickness in the American mind when animals are so routinely elevated above human beings.

It's terrible that so many otters are going to die, or at least be slicked over and inconvenienced, by this disaster.

There is an upside, though: They're just fucking otters.

I've got news for people: They were going to die anyway. At most they were going to live for 25 years.

In the long run, as they say, we're all dead. And otters even in the medium-run.

I know it sounds like I really don't care about otters. I do, though. I am a sucker for these sorts of animals.

I just don't understand how human beings are so routinely derogated as being less important than otters.

Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter. I wish people could keep that in mind.

Oh, Dear: Halliburton was servicing the rig when it exploded.

The problem may have been the cementing of the pipe, something that experts (I don't know if we're talking about real experts or "experts" who just show up to claim that all of human activity harms the environment so we should just ball up in the fetal position and die) criticize as a poor manner of handling things.


Posted by: Ace at 10:38 AM | Comments (245)
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1 +10000000000

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at April 30, 2010 10:40 AM (DXDGN)

2 well said.

Posted by: trailortrash at April 30, 2010 10:42 AM (5JiB+)

3 Um, Ace, I posted below about a rapid otter here attacking a family dog on a pier.
Hopefully, there will be animal rescue folks loaded with Dawn to clean up the otters and waterfowl.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 10:42 AM (UOM48)

4 People say they love dogs so much (sometimes more than people) because dogs are innocent creatures and not all humans are.  Maybe they have a point.

Posted by: anon at April 30, 2010 10:43 AM (j/wD+)

5 Harumph Harumph

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 30, 2010 10:43 AM (yQWNf)

6 Agreed 100% F the animals. Man RULEZ!!Eleventy!11!!1

Posted by: Calypso at April 30, 2010 10:43 AM (eoYse)

7 No otters in Louisiana - but perhaps some nutria (an introduced pest) will bite the dust.

Posted by: katrinaman3 at April 30, 2010 10:43 AM (OYeDg)

8 Dammit.  Now I want a hedgehog. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 10:44 AM (UOM48)

9 I watched that video expecting it to be covered in unrefined crude at some point. What a ripoff.

BTW- Speaking of the 11 dead, is Obama going to their memorial service? If not, why not?

Posted by: DrewM. at April 30, 2010 10:44 AM (9B5OK)

10 Barbecued otter. 

Posted by: mesablue at April 30, 2010 10:44 AM (ggsyx)

11 I'm not past considering that the explosion was caused by eco-terrorists.  It happened the day before Earth Day, when they usually strike, and they were pissed off at Obama's off-shore drilling memo.

You're telling me the worst oil spill in history just coincidentally happened after a Liberal says he's open to off-shore drilling?

I'll go find my tin-foil hat now.

Posted by: enoxo at April 30, 2010 10:44 AM (NH3wr)

12 Was gonna read this, but gotta get my dogs to their spiritual adviser appointment.

Posted by: beerologist at April 30, 2010 10:45 AM (tgXx6)

13 Code name Ewok promotes the fuzzy cuteness of humans. There's a metaphor there somewhere.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at April 30, 2010 10:45 AM (CoBtF)

14 Obama's only interested in dead Americans if he hears that they are going to be buried in an Obama tshirt

Posted by: negentropy at April 30, 2010 10:45 AM (27KAF)

15 Raccoons are cute also, they make adorable hats!

Posted by: Dan'l Boone at April 30, 2010 10:45 AM (4y0YU)

16 DrewM, like he went to the coal miners' memorial?  He can't wait to shut down the mines. 

Yeah, he'll attend the oil rig workers' memorial.  Can't miss face time on our TV's.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 10:46 AM (UOM48)

17 So now you're into mammals?  That's not what you  told me last night.

Posted by: The Chicken at April 30, 2010 10:46 AM (2+9Yx)

18 I've got to admit, I tend to feel more sympathetic to animals too.  I have to reason with myself about it all the time because it ain't right.


Posted by: ashamed at April 30, 2010 10:46 AM (wdoa2)

19 I've got the simple answer as to why no one cares that humans died.  By and large, give or take a bit, humans are largely douche bags.  American society has become populated by whiners, demanding that they be given everything.  So really, who cares if a dozen less humans are dead?  Sure it's a tragedy for them, but in the long run, probably half of them voted for Obama anyway.

And in the end, the entire Earth will be nothing more than a burned out carbon cinder when the Sun goes Nova, so really, who cares about politics anymore. 

It's just too draining to fight forever.

Posted by: Cro at April 30, 2010 10:46 AM (q6MO3)

20 Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter.

Well, some of  'em.  I'd go out of my way to save a kitteh, but Queef Olbermann is on his own.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 10:47 AM (mR7mk)

21

Perspective?

Good luck selling that concept to lefties.  You'll admit global warming data wasn't faked before that happens.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 10:47 AM (RkRxq)

22 Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter.

*cough* RosieO'Donnell *cough*

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2010 10:47 AM (rOd1g)

23 People > otters because you can't fuck otters.

Posted by: F at April 30, 2010 10:47 AM (QQn2V)

24 Oh, and I prefer kittehs to puppehs too...

Posted by: ashamed at April 30, 2010 10:47 AM (wdoa2)

25 Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter.

*cough* henrywaxman *cough*

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2010 10:47 AM (rOd1g)

26 I must admit.... I talk to the animals.

Posted by: Dr. Doolittle at April 30, 2010 10:48 AM (yQWNf)

27 "Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter," says the well-known Ewok impersonator....

I dunno, humans don't seem all that "fuzzy" to me -- at least not the really cute ones.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2010 10:48 AM (fYgoq)

28 Algore will become a polar bear hunter before that happens.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 10:49 AM (RkRxq)

29 I cannot but agree that humans are cuter than otters (or at least a fair portion of those of the opposite sex are), but you hang out with some pretty strange people if they are fuzzier than otters.

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at April 30, 2010 10:49 AM (91XRk)

30 Otters are also good food for killer whales.

I'm not too concerned about Obama's walkback of a token policy. It wouldn't have made any difference anyway and people wouldn't have blamed him as much when the gas prices hit 6 or 7 bucks a gallon again. Hopefully in October of this year.


Posted by: K at April 30, 2010 10:50 AM (bfcmA)

31 Personally, I've never met an otter I liked.  Down to the last pelt, they are all money-grubbing opportunists who are constantly scheming up ways to steal from the rest of us and take over the world.  They spread fungus and disease. They are pathological liars and pretty much the weasels of the ocean world.  They are obnoxiously fuzzy and even less fashionable than the Scandis.

I say there's only one ULTIMATE SOLUTION to the problem of otters...(IYKWIMAITYD)

Posted by: Scott in OC at April 30, 2010 10:50 AM (ihwEw)

32 Dang it Cthulhu, you beat me to it!

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at April 30, 2010 10:50 AM (91XRk)

33 Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at April 30, 2010 03:49 PM (91XRk)

Have you seen a picture?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2010 10:50 AM (fYgoq)

34

Keith Olbermann will admit that Sarah Palin is a genius before that happens.

 

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 10:51 AM (RkRxq)

35 Yeah, and you know, Kim Kardashian looks as "cute" without her clothes as she does with her clothes.

Posted by: A Casual Observation at April 30, 2010 10:52 AM (ITzbJ)

36

Charles Gibson will find out that there is a group called the Tea Party before that happens.

 

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at April 30, 2010 10:52 AM (RkRxq)

Posted by: Hobo at April 30, 2010 10:52 AM (mMdWG)

38
No otter ever gave me the VD.

Posted by: Peta File at April 30, 2010 10:52 AM (Oxen1)

39

On the other hand, it does make sense to have a sense of proportion about these things, a perspective.

Perspective is racist ... and certainly sexist.  Empathy is where it's at.  Perspective won't get you a SCOTUS nomination ... if you catch my meaning.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at April 30, 2010 10:53 AM (5TNVe)

40 Personally, I've never met an otter I liked. what about otter pops grape is my favorite

Posted by: bulwark at April 30, 2010 10:53 AM (PO/9k)

41 Oh don't woory Ace, there is a plus side.  My P&G stock might go up thanks to all that Dawn and Pepto Bismol they'll be using.  Just joking.  But you're right, people do endow animals with human characteristics.  I used to train dogs, mostly hunting dogs, but I also taught obedience classes.  I couldn't believe the number of  dog owners who couldn't control their pets.  They couldn't get it through their heads that the dogs didn't think or have emotions like people do.  Dogs please you for two reasons:  they depend upon you for food and shelter and they respect you as the pack leader...no love involved

Posted by: Deanna at April 30, 2010 10:53 AM (oflVV)

42 I think it is common knowledge that substantially all species of wild animal are Leftist in their political outlook. 

People are more of a mixed bag.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at April 30, 2010 10:54 AM (IVQSY)

43 Heh, and today I got my Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt on.

Seriously, this total veneration of the Earth has got to freaking stop.  George Carlin had a good routine on "Saving the Planet" in the early 90's.


Posted by: Kratos (reunited with the Blade of Olympus) at April 30, 2010 10:54 AM (9hSKh)

44 For those who may be wondering where the "cuter and fuzzier" thing is coming from, behold!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2010 10:54 AM (fYgoq)

45

On a long enough time span everyone's survival rate drops to zero.

 

His Name was Robert Paulson

Posted by: Ben at April 30, 2010 10:55 AM (wuv1c)

46 No matter what you do.

Every single otter on this earth will die.

Every single one.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2010 10:55 AM (T0NGe)

47

This is the heirarchy of the value of living things:

Regular humans > yummy animals > regular animals (non-plaguebearing) > leftards, muzzies = rats/fleas/harmful bacteria & viruses

 

 

Posted by: Reactionary at April 30, 2010 10:56 AM (xUM1Q)

48 7 No otters in Louisiana - but perhaps some nutria (an introduced pest) will bite the dust.

We could only be so lucky.  The little farkers have survived being used for target practice by Harry Reid's deputies in Jefferson Parish for years, so I'm guessing they're too many of them inland to get hit hard by this.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 30, 2010 10:56 AM (S/HSv)

49

The problem may have been the cementing of the pipe...

Watch your language!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 30, 2010 10:56 AM (QMtmy)

50

watched that video expecting it to be covered in unrefined crude at some point. What a ripoff.

BTW- Speaking of the 11 dead, is Obama going to their memorial service? If not, why not?

He will go to their memorial service and pay homage to the risks they take, then do everything he can do destroy their industry just like he did with the WV miners.

Posted by: Ben at April 30, 2010 10:56 AM (wuv1c)

51 *Harry Reid's deputies* should be Jefferson Parish Sheriff *Harry Lee's deputies*

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at April 30, 2010 10:56 AM (S/HSv)

52 Where do I sit?  I'm like triple awesome, right?

Posted by: ManBearPig at April 30, 2010 10:56 AM (pUfK9)

53 OK my computer skills are weak. As a result I can't post a picture of what I would like. I will have a go of it with writing skills. You are at the beach enjoying the sun. There is no one on the beach but in the water you notice a cute beagle and Nacy Pelosi struggling for survival. Which one do you save?

Posted by: chicken thief at April 30, 2010 10:57 AM (Q0lfL)

54 Remember the Nuclear Winter thing back in the 1980's (Carl Sagan was involved)?

The premise was that if the USSR and USA shot off all their nukes at once, the resulting firestorms would cause a global nuclear winter.      This was intended to serve a political end for anti-nuke guys.   The science was discredited a few years later.

But think about it  Millions of people would be killed, but the left only thinks we can appreciate it is if there is some kind of environmental angle.

Posted by: DirtyJobsGuy at April 30, 2010 10:57 AM (N7ULP)

55 Otters are cruel and vicious animals and they should all be destroyed.  Don't believe me, then check this out.

Posted by: Scott at April 30, 2010 10:57 AM (yfsWy)

56

But the lefties think that if you leave nature alone, everything will be peachy keen.

The kicker is the lefties who are working to stop the natural erosion of the Badlands, which is what creates the Badlands.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 10:57 AM (Gorqm)

57 Otters are cute, sure, but you can tell just by looking at them that they can be real smart asses.  Also, dolphins.  Who here wouldn't want just one chance to wipe that smug fucking grin off of a dolphins face.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy's Gristle Encased Head at April 30, 2010 10:57 AM (+lsX1)

58 You forgot:

Regular humans > yummy animals > regular animals (non-plaguebearing) > leftards, muzzies = rats/fleas/harmful bacteria & viruses > lawyers

FIFY

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2010 10:57 AM (T0NGe)

59 OT
Palin hacker, son of democrat state rep, convicted of 2 of 4 charges.  One a felony!
25 years possible!

Posted by: Kemp at April 30, 2010 10:58 AM (2+9Yx)

Posted by: Mjim at April 30, 2010 10:58 AM (mMdWG)

61

In the long run, as they say, we're all dead.

Nonsense. I've decided I'm going to live forever.

And I would've, too, but then those bastards passed Obamacare.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2010 10:58 AM (P33XN)

62 Speaking of animals, it looks like Tiger is going to miss the cut at Quail Hollow. 

Posted by: Y-not at April 30, 2010 10:59 AM (Kn9r7)

63 You will all live forever and LIKE IT!!!

Posted by: Obamacare 9000 at April 30, 2010 10:59 AM (pUfK9)

64

Palin hacker, son of democrat state rep, convicted of 2 of 4 charges.  One a felony!
25 years possible!

Which means he'll serve 25 days in jail and then run for Congress as a Democrat.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2010 10:59 AM (P33XN)

65 That hedgehog video was one of the greatest things I've ever seen. But, yeah...they're still just f*ckin hedgehogs. I mean, I love my dog to bits...in fact, I'm way more fond of him than my brother...but if there was some kind of emergency, and I could only help one of them...sorry, puppy. =(

Posted by: Emily M. at April 30, 2010 11:00 AM (BuL+A)

66 23 People > otters because you can't fuck otters.

Now see here, sir...

Posted by: Lucius Q. Otterfucker at April 30, 2010 11:00 AM (DXDGN)

67 Otters are salmon stealers, fuck em.

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 11:00 AM (fwSHf)

68 (I don't know if we're talking about real experts or "experts" who just show up to claim that all of human activity harms the environment so we should just ball up in the fetal position and die)

For advice: See Al Gore

Posted by: Mjim at April 30, 2010 11:01 AM (mMdWG)

69

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2010 03:57 PM (T0NGe)

Hmmm... Overall I'd have to say good catch - thank you.  Though with lawyers there are a few that are good (not many) so I had a hard time categorizing them effectively.  Whereas leftards and muzzies, along with plague vectors, are universally undesireable and suited only for irradication.  It was easy to put them down at the bottom.

Posted by: Reactionary at April 30, 2010 11:01 AM (xUM1Q)

70 The premise was that if the USSR and USA shot off all their nukes at once, the resulting firestorms would cause a global nuclear winter.      This was intended to serve a political end for anti-nuke guys.   The science was discredited a few years later.

Bullshit science should come with the death penalty. 

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2010 11:01 AM (T0NGe)

71 Fox headline now: "In Oil Rig Mystery, Officials To... PROBE 'EVERYTHING'"

Sheesh, are they getting tips from Tiger?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 30, 2010 11:02 AM (fYgoq)

72 #64

Holy shit, I left too early.  He must have blown up on the back  nine.  +4 sucks.   Guess there will be a lot of tickets for tomorrow!

Posted by: Kemp at April 30, 2010 11:02 AM (2+9Yx)

73 "Regulators have previously identified problems in the cementing process as a leading cause of well blowouts, in which oil and natural gas surge out of a well with explosive force. When cement develops cracks or doesn't set properly, oil and gas can escape, ultimately flowing out of control. The gas is highly combustible and prone to ignite, as it appears to have done aboard the Deepwater Horizon, which was leased by BP PLC, the British oil giant."

LEADING CAUSE OF BLOWOUTS
So why the hell aren't the rigs evacuated, at least to skeletal crew, during the cementing process?!

Posted by: maverick muse at April 30, 2010 11:02 AM (H+LJc)

74 63 Speaking of animals, it looks like Tiger is going to miss the cut at Quail Hollow.

That has to be a double entendre.  I can't find it now, but it has to be.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2010 11:02 AM (T0NGe)

75 63 not 64, oh well

Posted by: Kemp at April 30, 2010 11:03 AM (2+9Yx)

76 Harry Reid's Lee's deputies in Jefferson Parish

FIFY, unless Harry Reid's been moonlighting there alongside Steven Seagal

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at April 30, 2010 11:03 AM (DXDGN)

77 Otters are swell. It's heart-breaking that they should die. I'm generally a fan of higher mammals.

You speciesist!  What about higher reptiles, or higher prokaryotes?

Posted by: Kratos (reunited with the Blade of Olympus) at April 30, 2010 11:03 AM (9hSKh)

78

Dogs > 99% of Democrats

 

Bad news:  Aliens disintegrate every Democrat in Washington D.C.

Good news: No animals of value were harmed

Posted by: IN 8th at April 30, 2010 11:03 AM (VmtE9)

79 Oh Noes! that oil spill be givin' me the heebie-geebies, we need more obama-monies quick!

Posted by: Rochester at April 30, 2010 11:03 AM (yCH89)

80

The kicker is the lefties who are working to stop the natural erosion of the Badlands, which is what creates the Badlands.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 03:57 PM (Gorqm)

That's yet another funny thing about greens.  Nature is out there changing stuff all the time, without our help.  Yet the greenies want total stasis - everything must stay as it is right now - forever!  No matter how much effort man must put into it to make sure it stays the same.

Posted by: Reactionary at April 30, 2010 11:04 AM (xUM1Q)

81 Wow. I heard about this from a lefty, and I remember my first question was if anyone on the rig had been killed. She says "That doesn't matter, the environment is going to die and it's all Bush's fault!!!!"

I swear to God, I'm going to die in 60 years or so, and as I lay there in my bed one of my lefty friends will say "Damn it. Damn it to hell, somehow this is Bush's fault."


Posted by: Britt at April 30, 2010 11:04 AM (VN7Wi)

82

His Name was Robert Paulson

HAHAHA!

O.k., which one of you fuckers named an otter Robert Paulson?

Nevermind...you're not supposed to talk about Fight Club.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2010 11:04 AM (P33XN)

83 Hey, Tiger.  Karma's a bitch.  Wouldn't it be awesome for an otter to go after Tiger on a course?  Bet he'd scream like a little girl.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:04 AM (UOM48)

84

 

Otters are stupid animals, but they taught me a lot about myself, lessons I’ve tried to retain going forward.

Posted by: A. Marcotte at April 30, 2010 11:05 AM (QMtmy)

85

Fox headline now: "In Oil Rig Mystery, Officials To... PROBE 'EVERYTHING'"

Told you Obama was alien

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 11:05 AM (fwSHf)

86 Lose the wellhead=4 Exxon Valdez's per week=dead fuzzy animals?

Ace. Do you ever think maybe you should just shut your fucking mouth?

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 11:05 AM (hXTix)

87 Though with lawyers there are a few that are good (not many) so I had a hard time categorizing them effectively.

They're like spies.  Yeah, there are some that are on your side, but they're still sleazy.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2010 11:05 AM (T0NGe)

88

What about monkeys? You have something against monkeys too? There COULD be a monkey out there, swimming around, off the Louisiana coastline, on vacation, and wtf, there's this fucking oil ALL over my fucking monkey coat? What about THAT?

 

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:05 AM (Af7Er)

89

11 

 

Mr. Obama said SWAT teams were being dispatched to the Gulf to investigate oil rigs and said his administration is now working to determine the cause of the disaster.

"I am confident we will get to the bottom of what happened here," said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "Those responsible will be held accountable."

 

 

Posted by: wytshus at April 30, 2010 11:05 AM (C8byF)

90 Awwwwwwwwww. [Hangs head, proffers mancard] I love my dogs. If I had to leap through flames to save my dogs from a fire I'd do it. I love otters too; they're cute and cuddly and play a key role in the ecosystem. But to paraphrase Heinlein, willy nilly, I am H. sapiens, and my species comes before any other. Be good to animals, but don't bow before them.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2010 11:06 AM (RD7QR)

91

WE WERE NOT 'SERVICING' THE RIG WHEN IT EXPLODED (Press Release also available at our website):

And all of our guys made it off safely, thanks for asking.  Because if we were 'servicing' it at the time, that wouldn't've been the case.

>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2010

HALLIBURTON PROVIDES CEMENTING FACTS REGARDING RIG INCIDENT

HOUSTON - Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) confirmed today its continued support of, and cooperation with, the ongoing investigations into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig incident in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month. Halliburton extends its heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends and our industry colleagues of the 11 people lost and those injured in the tragedy.

As one of several service providers on the rig, Halliburton can confirm the following:

Halliburton performed a variety of services on the rig, including cementing, and had four employees stationed on the rig at the time of the accident. Halliburton's employees returned to shore safely, due, in part, to the brave rescue efforts by the U.S. Coast Guard and other organizations. Halliburton had completed the cementing of the final production casing string in accordance with the well design approximately 20 hours prior to the incident. The cement slurry design was consistent with that utilized in other similar applications.  In accordance with accepted industry practice approved by our customers, tests demonstrating the integrity of the production casing string were completed. At the time of the incident, well operations had not yet reached the point requiring the placement of the final cement plug which would enable the planned temporary abandonment of the well, consistent with normal oilfield practice. We are assisting with planning and engineering support for a wide range of options designed to secure the well, including a potential relief well.

Halliburton continues to assist in efforts to identify the factors that may have lead up to the disaster, but it is premature and irresponsible to speculate on any specific causal issues.

Halliburton originated oilfield cementing and leads the world in effective, efficient delivery of zonal isolation and engineering for the life of the well, conducting thousands of successful well cementing jobs each year. The company views safety as critical to its success and is committed to continuously improve performance.

>end quote

Posted by: blogRot at April 30, 2010 11:06 AM (A6JXc)

92 Tossup between #46 and #64 for thread winner.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at April 30, 2010 11:06 AM (DXDGN)

93 I guess this will hurt The Men's Club.  One of Tiger's girls is dancing there this weekend. 

Tiger, fire that G-4 up and get the f*** out of town(take your groupies with you).

Posted by: Kemp at April 30, 2010 11:07 AM (2+9Yx)

94

Told you Obama was alien

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 04:05 PM (fwSHf)

Yeah, an ILLEGAL one......BTW, Hot Air sux it...I'm moving over here.

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:07 AM (Af7Er)

95 oily otters stop my gears from creaking...

Posted by: Industry at April 30, 2010 11:08 AM (yCH89)

96 This guy saves up for a trip to Europe - his first - and he asks his brother to watch his cat while he's away.

The guy lands in London and calls home to let his brother know the flight arrived safely.  Brother says, "Uh, your cat died."

The guy goes nuts!  "I haven't been gone twelve fucking hours and you've already killed my cat?  What the fuck, you bastard?"

Brother says, "Hold on, it wasn't like that.  I went over to feed the cat and it bolted out the door as soon as I opened it.  I chased it through your yard and it ran up a fence and onto your roof.  So I climbed up to get it, but it ran away from me and jumped off the roof -- onto that greenhouse window in your kitchen.  Busted the glass, got cut up pretty bad.  I rushed it to the vet, but he couldn't save it."

The guy calms down.  "Well, I guess it couldn't be helped.  But geez, can't you break bad news better than that?"

Brother asks, "Whaddya mean?"

The guy explains, "Well, on this first phone call, suppose you told me the cat got out and ran away from you and is up on the roof.  Then I'll say, 'If she doesn't come down by tomorrow, go up and get her.'  Then I'd call tomorrow and you'd say you went up and tried to get her but she jumped down and went through the window, and you rushed her to the vet.  That way, by the time I called the day after that and you told me she didn't make it, at least I'd be prepared."

"Sorry, bro," the brother apologizes.  "I totally get what you mean."

"Okay, then," the guy says.  "Everything else at home is okay?"

"Errrr," mumbles the brother, "ummm... Mom's on the roof."

Posted by: stuiec at April 30, 2010 11:08 AM (W+GYq)

97 Ace. Do you ever think maybe you should just shut your fucking mouth? Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 04:05 PM (hXTix) Maybe you should fucking leave Ace's blog, which he runs, instead. Asshole.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2010 11:08 AM (RD7QR)

98 oily otters stop my gears from creaking...

Posted by: Industry at April 30, 2010 04:08 PM (yCH89)

Weasels ripped my flesh.  Gr-r-r-r!

Posted by: Frank Zappa at April 30, 2010 11:09 AM (W+GYq)

99

What do we call otter abusers?

Niedermeyer or Marmalarde?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 30, 2010 11:09 AM (QMtmy)

100 Gateway Pundit has up that the Palin Email hacker was convicted on two counts and could serve up to 20 years!!!  A win for the good guys.

Posted by: Deanna at April 30, 2010 11:10 AM (oflVV)

101

Don't trust otters. One will distract you while the other is your backyard having their way with your labrador.

Posted by: conscious and singing my favorite song at April 30, 2010 11:11 AM (YVZlY)

102 Ace. Do you ever think maybe you should just shut your fucking mouth?

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 04:05 PM (hXTix)

At the current rate it will take 50 days to equal the amount of oil spilled by the valdez. Since it took Obama 8 days to do anything about it he evidently doen't think it's a big deal.

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 11:11 AM (fwSHf)

103 [face palm] Halliburton. Why did it have to be Halliburton?

Posted by: joncelli "Indiana" Jones at April 30, 2010 11:11 AM (RD7QR)

104
There ain't no motherfucking OTTERS in no motherfucking LOUISIANA!!!!1211!!!

Posted by: Dang Straights at April 30, 2010 11:12 AM (fx8sm)

105 Otters are the poor man's seals.

Posted by: Good Lt. at April 30, 2010 11:12 AM (n/M5O)

106 Barry needs to send Joey B down in a mini-sub to cap the damned leak.  Just think of the awesome stories he could regale us with.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:13 AM (UOM48)

107 oil soaked varmits with sticks jammed up their asses can light the streets of New orleans for months to come!

Posted by: 2 birds, 1 stone at April 30, 2010 11:13 AM (yCH89)

108
O/T Earth sends NorCal 5.0 quake to protest Arizona boycott.

Posted by: Katie Couric's colon at April 30, 2010 11:13 AM (Oxen1)

109 4 Exxon Valdez's per week

Math is not your strong suit, is it?

Exxon Valdez: 250,000 barrels spilled.

Deep Horizon: current high estimate is 5,000 barrels per day or 35,000 per week

So you're only off be a factor of 28 with your 4*Exxon Valdez per week claim.

You stupid innumerate fuck.

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2010 11:13 AM (rOd1g)

110 Barry needs to send Joey B down in a mini-sub to cap the damned leak.  Just think of the awesome stories he could regale us with.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 04:13 PM (UOM4

He would free dive, that's what real sheriffs do

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 11:14 AM (fwSHf)

111 Fuck.  Axelrod on Cavuto talking about putting the brakes on drilling.  Perfect.  Sigh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:14 AM (UOM48)

112 How is BUSH going to be blamed for this...I mean, besides all the Halliburton employees that should have been on the platform that were in line to buy tickets to see one of Tiger's beavers strippin'?

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:14 AM (Af7Er)

113 I swear to God, I'm going to die in 60 years or so, and as I lay there in my bed one of my lefty friends will say "Damn it. Damn it to hell, somehow this is Bush's fault."

Heh.  We have the same friends.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 11:14 AM (mR7mk)

114

54 OK my computer skills are weak. As a result I can't post a picture of what I would like. I will have a go of it with writing skills. You are at the beach enjoying the sun. There is no one on the beach but in the water you notice a cute beagle and Nacy Pelosi struggling for survival. Which one do you save?


Can't I just order another drink and enjoy the show?



Oh, and

20 Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter.

Um, Rosa Delauro?

Posted by: s'moron at April 30, 2010 11:15 AM (UaxA0)

115 [face palm] Halliburton. Why did it have to be Halliburton?

Posted by: joncelli "Indiana" Jones at April 30, 2010 04:11 PM (RD7QR)

It was either them or Schlumberger.

Posted by: stuiec at April 30, 2010 11:15 AM (W+GYq)

116 106 Otters are the poor man's seals.

Posted by: Good Lt. at April 30, 2010 04:12 PM (n/M5O)

Are you calling LOUISIANA POOR? Fucking racist.../

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:15 AM (Af7Er)

117

Lose the wellhead=4 Exxon Valdez's per week=dead fuzzy animals?

Bigger than the Exxon Valdez! I know it's true cuz Brian Williams said so!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2010 11:15 AM (P33XN)

118 You stupid innumerate fuck.

Math is hard.  Let's go trolling!

Posted by: Ergamoobymuffin Barbie at April 30, 2010 11:16 AM (mR7mk)

119 Cheney's fingerprints are all over this!!11eleventy!!11

Posted by: typical libtard at April 30, 2010 11:16 AM (UOM48)

120

54 you notice a cute beagle and Nacy Pelosi struggling for survival. Which one do you save?

I'm confused...because I thought this was about caring more for humans than animals, but that requires that you actually put a human in the choice, right?

Posted by: April at April 30, 2010 11:16 AM (b0THY)

121

I suspect sabotage. Crichton's "State of Fear" warned us that the libtards will stop at nothing to prove the danger of man to the planet.

 

/snark...well kinda half snark.

 

 

Posted by: JDW at April 30, 2010 11:17 AM (uw+0A)

122 It was either them or Schlumberger. Yeah, but a Schlumberger sounds like something on the menu at a diner in New Jersey. Much less threatening and demonic-sounding.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2010 11:17 AM (RD7QR)

123 109
O/T Earth sends NorCal 5.0 quake to protest Arizona boycott.

Posted by: Katie Couric's colon at April 30, 2010 04:13 PM (Oxen1)

No, no...it was because I was running around my backyard with my teats hanging out....my local Imam told me so.

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:17 AM (Af7Er)

124 Maybe it's already been mentioned (I haven't read the whole thread), but don't be surprised if Dear Leader shuts down all of the offshore rigs and wellheads until "proper inspections can be made".  Just in time for vacation season.

Posted by: Soona' at April 30, 2010 11:17 AM (9abg4)

125

It's terrible that so many otters are going to die, or at least be slicked over and inconvenienced, by this disaster.

Wow!! That just fuckin classic DUDE!

 

Posted by: dananjcon always late to the threads at April 30, 2010 11:18 AM (pr+up)

126
And why does everyone believe the "5000 BARRELS A DAY!!!!11!!" number from the Wee Wee administration, anyway?  It's unlikely either of them is right and it's somewhere in the middle, and in any case as soon as the wind dies down we'll have a submersible down there to cap it off.  No way in HELL this is anything like Valdez, the commie greenpeace scum are just doing their usual FUD campaign to attack the eeeevil Big Oil companies.

Posted by: Dang Straights at April 30, 2010 11:18 AM (fx8sm)

127 I'm pretty sure the environmentalists blew up this rig with the help of the Obama Administration to discredit domestic drilling.

We need to form a Remember the Otters for Truth organization.

Posted by: DrewM. at April 30, 2010 11:18 AM (9B5OK)

128

BTW- Speaking of the 11 dead, is Obama going to their memorial service? If not, why not?

Depends.  What's the weather gonna be like this weekend?  Might be a good day for a round of golf.


Posted by: wiserbud at April 30, 2010 11:18 AM (wWwJR)

129 Ya know that Sonic the Hedgehog was pretty fast, I was sad when he died when he went into the wrong room.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at April 30, 2010 11:18 AM (7VvJB)

130

You should even have to post this; a person shouldn't feel the need to qualify what was a valid opinion.

Imho: conservation is a good thing to practice...real conservation though, not this ridiculous Gaia worship cult thing (which actually doesn't conserve so much as it destroys).  It's a good practice because we live here too, so what's good for the environment (and the cute and not so cute little animals) will most likely be good for us too (like watershed management, erosion control, air quality, not wasting resources).  And hey, if it saves some animals in the process of making our lives better and more sustainable, then that's a big bonus.

The problem is, that it seems to not be in the nature of people to think that way -- it's either horridly prolifigate or terribly aesthetic.  There is no concept of a middle path 99.9% of the time.

In the years since the Valdez accident, would it have been too much to ask that we had divested some energy into learning how to control oil spills?  I don't think so (and to an extent we have -- we are much better at protecting the environment in these situations than we were, yay us -- we need to continue to do even better).  Was it incredibly stupid for people to use it as an excuse to waste time and energy yammering about the poor little otters and try to block oil production?  Uh, yeah; only a fool would think otherwise (sadly, there are a lot of fools).  By the same token it is also incredibly foolish to have to divert time and energy from finding better ways of doing things in order to protect against the yammering idiots -- as it does no good, creates no progress...and then both humans and cute little otters both lose out.

Posted by: unknown jane at April 30, 2010 11:19 AM (5/yRG)

131 The worst-case scenario for the broken and leaking well gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico would be the loss of the wellhead currently restricting the flow to 5,000 barrels -- or 210,000 gallons per day.

If the wellhead is lost, oil could leave the well at a much greater rate, perhaps up to 150,000 barrels -- or more than 6 million gallons per day -- based on government data showing daily production at another deepwater Gulf well.

By comparison, the Exxon Valdez spill was 11 million gallons total. The Gulf spill could end up dumping the equivalent of 4 Exxon Valdez spills per week.

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 11:19 AM (hXTix)

132 We need an Otter Czar...

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:19 AM (Af7Er)

133 105 There ain't no motherfucking OTTERS in no motherfucking LOUISIANA!!!!1211!!!

Not anymore!

Posted by: Sentient Otter-Hating Oil Slick at April 30, 2010 11:20 AM (H9J8z)

134 Yeah, but a Schlumberger sounds like something on the menu at a diner in New Jersey. Much less threatening and demonic-sounding.

Posted by: joncelli at April 30, 2010 04:17 PM (RD7QR)

It's French and sorta rhymes with "Faberge," so it's positively wussy-sounding.

Posted by: stuiec at April 30, 2010 11:20 AM (W+GYq)

135

gulf of mexico full of oil and dead critters?

just add rice and strike a match... that's what I call jambalaya!

Posted by: the cajun at April 30, 2010 11:20 AM (yCH89)

136

Man, this one time? I was like in South Miami or some shit, or maybe it was Biloxi -- I get kinda confused sometimes -- and I'm like down by the water, right? Minding my own fucking business? And this fucking otter comes outta the water and attacks me, man! I mean, yeah: I'd been eating oysters on the half-shell by the bucket-load earlier, and I know otters love that shit, but come on! That's just some fascist shit right there, man! Bit the shit out of my right foot and totally wrecked the Doc Marten sandals I bought at Hattie's for like eighty bucks. Fucking otters got sharp teeth, man! Sharp fascist teeth! And then -- get this! -- and then my fuckin foot swells up where the litttle beast bit me and I gotta get this scabies shot (or hoobies, or something like that -- some fascist otter-borne disease, anyway).

Fuck those otters, man.

 

Posted by: Monty at April 30, 2010 11:21 AM (4Pleu)

137

This is why I call myself a conservationist, as opposed to an environmentalist.  The left has utterly destroyed any positive associations with that word.

 

I'm all about the earth, just not at the expense of people.

Posted by: BadgerHawk at April 30, 2010 11:21 AM (/O094)

138 Tiger in the water on 14. 
heh

Posted by: Y-not at April 30, 2010 11:21 AM (Kn9r7)

139
Not anymore!

I lulz'd.

Posted by: Dang Straights at April 30, 2010 11:21 AM (fx8sm)

140

Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter. I wish people could keep that in mind.

That's mighty debatable Ace. I wouldn't trade an otter for fucking Botox. No way, no how.

Posted by: maddogg at April 30, 2010 11:21 AM (OlN4e)

141

Looks like the May Day protestors will be keeping a lower profile in Arizona than elsewhere tomorrow.

Numbers are to be highest in LA, and it will be a lower key event in Phoenix, geared more to education on their rights, per a link at Drudge today.

The shift to other states has begun already.

Good for Arizona, bad for California.

Posted by: Who Knows at April 30, 2010 11:22 AM (7FgWm)

142
(hXTix)

Jeez stfu you stupid fuck, please.

Posted by: Dang Straights at April 30, 2010 11:22 AM (fx8sm)

143 I thought they were going to burn the slick?  Rick Sanchez would have had a melt-down on camera wondering how oil can burn when it's wet. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:22 AM (UOM48)

144 But, for the "Concrete Party," "Drill, Baby, Drill" would work were it not for the untidy impositions of Reality.

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 11:23 AM (hXTix)

145 Those 11 oil workers wouldn't have been killed in the oil rig explosion if they weren't working on the oil rig raping Gaia in the first place.

Posted by: eco freak at April 30, 2010 11:23 AM (aag4W)

146 Tiger in the water on 14. 
heh

Did he get oil on his balls?

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at April 30, 2010 11:24 AM (7VvJB)

147

science should come with the death penalty. 

There should also be a penalty for the willfully ignorant who believe it.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 11:24 AM (Gorqm)

148
5000 barrels a day means it's a good hit, hope they get another rig on that puppy ASAP.

Posted by: Dang Straights at April 30, 2010 11:24 AM (fx8sm)

149 Weasels ripped my flesh.  Gr-r-r-r!

Uh, Frank... The noise an electric weasel makes is "Rzzzzz!", not "Gr-r-r-r!". You said so yourself on the album cover.


Posted by: The Highland Pipes - that heartless sarcastic bastard at April 30, 2010 11:24 AM (5v5hP)

150 By comparison, the Exxon Valdez spill was 11 million gallons total. The Gulf spill could end up dumping the equivalent of 4 Exxon Valdez spills per week.

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 04:19 PM (hXTix)

Yeah and Obama could end up creating fucking jobs. Just saying it doesn't make it so though.

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 11:24 AM (fwSHf)

151 And if all the oil reserves in the world join up and spill out of this one well, it will cause a GAZILLION EXXON VALDIZES!!!11!1!!!!11!

Posted by: What'd DailyKos tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 11:25 AM (VmtE9)

152 Hedgehogs look tasty.

Posted by: Dr. Spank at April 30, 2010 11:25 AM (I1/U/)

153

15.  Raccoons are cute also, they make adorable hats!

Amen brother.

Posted by: Davey Crockett at April 30, 2010 11:25 AM (cniXs)

154 "Drill, Baby, Drill" would work were it not for the untidy impositions of Reality.

As would your brain.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at April 30, 2010 11:26 AM (7VvJB)

155

Rick Sanchez would have had a melt-down on camera wondering how oil can burn when it's wet. 

ROFL

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 11:26 AM (Gorqm)

156 But, for the "Concrete Party," "Drill, Baby, Drill" would work were it not for the untidy impositions of Reality.

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 04:23 PM (hXTix)

I'm sorry, do I know you? I don't think we've met.

Posted by: Reality at April 30, 2010 11:27 AM (zgd5N)

157 I think we'd all agree that people who work in on oil rigs are in a dangerous line of work.   There is no reason to shut down an entire industry due to death.
Birds etc minding their own business are now stuck in oil muck created by human error or sabotage and not because they weighed their choices amongst many and decided that yes, the payscale in Louisiana is worth the risk of nesting near the oil rigs.
Your reasoning is ridiculous.  You won't catch me agreeing with Obama on hmmm much, but yes, the coast which is used by a ton more humans than just 11 and a whole lot of animals really should not be subject to an ongoing oil spill like this is.

Posted by: Terri at April 30, 2010 11:28 AM (aBFtp)

158

If the earth suddenly moved a lot closer to the sun, all the oceans would boil off and everything else would burst into flames.

In other words, it would be like a gazillion Exxon Valdez spills, like, per day!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2010 11:28 AM (P33XN)

159 By comparison, the Exxon Valdez spill was 11 million gallons total. The Gulf spill could end up dumping the equivalent of 4 Exxon Valdez spills per week.

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 04:19 PM (hXTix)

IF the Exxon Valdez had spilled its entire cargo, it would have been 54 million gallons, or FIVE Exxon Valdez spills!  And since we're operating in fuckin' Hypothetical Land, the Exxon Valdez STILL trumps your wellhead loss that HASN'T HAPPENED YET.  Dumbfuck much?

Posted by: stuiec at April 30, 2010 11:28 AM (W+GYq)

160 @ Brandon

Newell Normand is sheriff in Jefferson Parish now. Harry Lee (PBUH) died about a year or two ago. And his deputies didn't even make a dent in the nutria population. No one can.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 30, 2010 11:29 AM (Xuxia)

161 Ya know that Sonic the Hedgehog was pretty fast, I was sad when he died when he went into the wrong room.

Yeah, that spike pit of doom gets 'em every time.

Oh, and bwahahahah.

P.S. Eggman is a stupid name.  I don't care what SEGA says.

Posted by: Dr. Robotnik at April 30, 2010 11:29 AM (hA3Vp)

162

Prediction: Sarah Palin will jump into this issue with both stompy boots via FB/op-ed/FNC. The left will react hysterically, crying about the otters, Halliburton, etc. Palin, who is an expert on the Exxon-Valdez situation and energy policy in general, will respond with common sense arguments which the majority of Americans will agree with. Obama will pivot again and say that domestic oil exploration is necessary (with his awesome, new safety standards enforced).

Lefty commentators will be forced to admit -again- that Palin won the exchange.

Posted by: Moron in an oil-soaked Snuggie at April 30, 2010 11:30 AM (Ks4nX)

163 146 But, for the "Concrete Party," "Drill, Baby, Drill" would work were it not for the untidy impositions of Reality.

Posted by: What'd HotAir tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 04:23 PM (hXTix)

Keep farting into your car for fuel and fuck off already. Fucking idiot.

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:30 AM (Af7Er)

164 Uh, Frank... The noise an electric weasel makes is "Rzzzzz!", not "Gr-r-r-r!". You said so yourself on the album cover.

Posted by: The Highland Pipes - that heartless sarcastic bastard at April 30, 2010 04:24 PM (5v5hP)

Cerebral decomposition is worse than damn Alzheimers.

Posted by: Frank Zappa at April 30, 2010 11:30 AM (W+GYq)

165 Somewhere, deep in one of his mansions, Al Gore is getting a headache wondering why the oil spewing out of the ocean floor isn't on fire, since the earth's core is millions of degrees.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:31 AM (UOM48)

166   Raccoons are cute also, they make adorable hats!

Amen brother.

My dad always thought raccoons were like cats.  The only good ones were dead ones.  Used to practically run the car into a ditch trying to run them down.  Btw, he was technically a hippie.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 11:31 AM (Gorqm)

167 only the weak ones will die...

Posted by: Darwin at April 30, 2010 11:32 AM (yCH89)

168

Somewhere, deep in one of his mansions, Al Gore is getting a headache wondering why the oil spewing out of the ocean floor isn't on fire, since the earth's core is millions of degrees.

I hope Al Gore suffers from chronic insomnia for the rest of his life.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 11:32 AM (Gorqm)

169 54 you notice a cute beagle and Nacy Pelosi struggling for survival. Which one do you save?

Beagle would die of poisoning from the botox leaking from SanFranNan before you could get to it.

Posted by: PA Cat at April 30, 2010 11:33 AM (/1gsc)

170 Hmmm the locals in Louisiana are saying that neither BP or the Obama government reacted fast enough and that the Obama Government doesn't have a plan or a clue about what they are doing.

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 11:34 AM (fwSHf)

171 And his deputies didn't even make a dent in the nutria population. No one can.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 30, 2010 04:29 PM (Xuxia)

Oh, just you wait until we come out with our new line: Nutria Noodle and Cream of Nutria!  They'll be on the endangered species list before you can say, "Mm! mm! good!"

Posted by: Campbell's at April 30, 2010 11:34 AM (W+GYq)

172

Lefty commentators will be forced to admit -again- that Palin won the exchange.

While telling everyone how stupid she is.  No wonder lefties are grouchy.  Schizoprenia will do that to you.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 11:34 AM (Gorqm)

173 Have the greenies hopped all over al gore yet for his new second or third massive home or does he get a pass for making a non-fact filled movie which used tons of electricity in its making and everytime its shown?

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at April 30, 2010 11:35 AM (7VvJB)

174 54 you notice a cute beagle and Nacy Pelosi struggling for survival. Which one do you save?

Beagle would die of poisoning from the botox leaking from SanFranNan before you could get to it.

Posted by: PA Cat at April 30, 2010 04:33 PM (/1gsc)

True.  If you saved Nancy, then when the beagle swam to shore, it might gnaw on her toxic flesh, mistaking its total lack of movement for death.

Posted by: stuiec at April 30, 2010 11:35 AM (W+GYq)

175

Can't I just order another drink and enjoy the show?

I would recommend a Blackened VooDoo. One of the best beers around and only available in NO! Please record the screeching for me.

Posted by: chicken thief at April 30, 2010 11:36 AM (Q0lfL)

176 "Drill, Baby, Drill" would work were it not for the untidy impositions of Reality.

So drilling for oil doesn't work?

Someone alert the media!

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2010 11:37 AM (rOd1g)

177  the Obama Government doesn't have a plan or a clue about what they are doing.

Posted by: robtr at April 30, 2010 04:34 PM (fwSHf)

In other news, oil is black.

Posted by: Brass Monkey at April 30, 2010 11:39 AM (Af7Er)

178 Drilling for oil will cause the Earth to assplode like a giant balloon!!!!11!!!1!

Posted by: What'd DailyKos tell me to think about today? at April 30, 2010 11:39 AM (VmtE9)

179

the Obama Government doesn't have a plan or a clue about what they are doing.

Plan? We don't need no stinking plan?

Seriously, I saw better organizational skills in the fight scene in Beach Blanket Bingo than this administration has ever shown.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2010 11:39 AM (P33XN)

180 untidy impositions of Reality.

Is that why you used a hypothetical Deep Horizon spill in your Exxon Valdez comparison, instead of the Deep Horizon spill of reality?

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 30, 2010 11:39 AM (rOd1g)

181 this is all the fault of evil right-wingers because only wingers use oil, my car goes because I push the pedal down, my house gets warm because I turn up the thermostat, it has nothing to do with oil!

Posted by: Green Gestapo at April 30, 2010 11:39 AM (yCH89)

182

Have the greenies hopped all over al gore yet for his new second or third massive home or does he get a pass for making a non-fact filled movie which used tons of electricity in its making and everytime its shown?

What counts is that he has good intentions.  Facts just get in the way.

Posted by: katya at April 30, 2010 11:39 AM (Gorqm)

183

Hedgehog spaghetti carbonara (serves four):

http://tinyurl.com/mln3tx

mmmmmm.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 30, 2010 11:40 AM (QMtmy)

184 MY dog is awesome.

YOUR dog needs to stop barking so damn much.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at April 30, 2010 11:44 AM (z4es9)

185 Some Troubling Questions

1. Why was the fire at the Deepwater Horizon platform extinguished? Even after the platform sank, the oil was still burning. It could have been allowed to burn up until weather conditions changed today and the winds and seas picked up. Burning off a crude oil spill can eliminate up to 98 percent of the product; it simply doesn’t make sense to have allowed the better part of 40,000 barrels of oil to produce a slick that now threatens to wipe out Louisiana’s coastal fisheries and cause an environmental disaster along our shores.

2. BP is hard at work recruiting fishermen, oystermen, shrimpers and everybody else with a boat to deploy booms to contain the oil, which is a smart response. But eight days after the explosion and with the outer reaches of the spill likely hitting the coast tonight, it’s a bit late for such a massive deployment. Why wasn’t a much larger fleet dispatched with booms immediately to corral the oil closer to the disaster site? Wouldn’t it have been more effective to have an immediate collection action underway?

3. The default position for BOP’s (Blowout preventers) is the “down” position, meaning that they seal the wellbore. Why did Deepwater Horizon’s BOP fail? It’s not totally unheard of for this to happen, but it’s extremely rare. And for ROV attempts at closing the BOP to fail as they have is even stranger. Rumors that the rig came down on top of the BOP are apparently not accurate.


Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at April 30, 2010 11:45 AM (H9J8z)

186

Human beings are cuter and fuzzier than any otter.

I've always wondered what kind of wimmenz ace dates.

Posted by: Bosk at April 30, 2010 11:46 AM (pUO5u)

187 "1. Why was the fire at the Deepwater Horizon platform extinguished? Even after the platform sank, the oil was still burning. It could have been allowed to burn up until weather conditions changed today and the winds and seas picked up. Burning off a crude oil spill can eliminate up to 98 percent of the product; it simply doesn’t make sense to have allowed the better part of 40,000 barrels of oil to produce a slick that now threatens to wipe out Louisiana’s coastal fisheries and cause an environmental disaster along our shores.

2. BP is hard at work recruiting fishermen, oystermen, shrimpers and everybody else with a boat to deploy booms to contain the oil, which is a smart response. But eight days after the explosion and with the outer reaches of the spill likely hitting the coast tonight, it’s a bit late for such a massive deployment. Why wasn’t a much larger fleet dispatched with booms immediately to corral the oil closer to the disaster site? Wouldn’t it have been more effective to have an immediate collection action underway?

3. The default position for BOP’s (Blowout preventers) is the “down” position, meaning that they seal the wellbore. Why did Deepwater Horizon’s BOP fail? It’s not totally unheard of for this to happen, but it’s extremely rare. And for ROV attempts at closing the BOP to fail as they have is even stranger. Rumors that the rig came down on top of the BOP are apparently not accurate."


 

wingers!

Posted by: Green Gestapo at April 30, 2010 11:48 AM (yCH89)

188 In the years since the Valdez accident, would it have been too much to ask that we had divested some energy into learning how to control oil spills?

Billions have been spent on R&D into control/cleanup over the past twenty years. so no, I guess it wasn't "too much to ask."  Meanwhile, the shore wouldn't be threatened if there had been action when it happened instead of waiting for it to blow up into a useful, agenda-forwarding crisis.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 11:48 AM (mR7mk)

189 An otter can whip a dog.  Seriously.  A kitteh?  Not so much. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:49 AM (UOM48)

190 Isn't the usual libtard position that the earth is out of oil? Cause now it seems to have morphed into "OMG teh earth is going to be covered in limitless amounts of oil spurting FROM THIS ONE WELL!!!"

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at April 30, 2010 11:49 AM (Aymvb)

191 I predict gas prices will be in the $4+ range by mid-summer.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:50 AM (UOM48)

192 My dog will eat your dog. It was bred to pull sleds and weighs 125 lbs. baby.

My dog can outrun your dog. He was bred to run 35-40 mph.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at April 30, 2010 11:50 AM (z4es9)

193

Prediction: Sarah Palin will jump into this issue with both stompy boots via FB/op-ed/FNC.

Posted by: Moron in an oil-soaked Snuggie at April 30, 2010 04:30 PM


4:48 PM:

Domestic Drilling: Why We Can Still Believe


Gonna sit back and watch the fireworks with some beer and wings.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 11:50 AM (mR7mk)

194 I predict gas prices will be in the $4+ range by mid-summer.

$6 in July.  Because I have to drive halfway across the country in July.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 11:52 AM (mR7mk)

195 195 I predict gas prices will be in the $4+ range by mid-summer.

I'd bet $5+.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at April 30, 2010 11:52 AM (H9J8z)

196 Heather.  I feel your pain.  For Earf Day I drove my husband's SUV to get our kid, nearly 2,000 miles round trip.  Even with gas prices below $3, wow.  (Had to take the SUV.  We filled the sucker up with D'oh Boy's stuff.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:53 AM (UOM48)

197 Reminds me of my favorite pro-life pin ever - a baby harp seal holding a little sign that read "Save the Baby Humans."

I never will get the mentality behind a heart that bleeds for everything on the Earth that walks, runs, crawls and swims and yet totally approves of the taking of very tiny but undeniably human lives.

Posted by: Angry Beaver at April 30, 2010 11:54 AM (lhFRM)

198 #204

+1,000

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2010 11:55 AM (UOM48)

199 Here's why lefties don't give a shit about oil riggers -- they see them as white trash. White trash who make way too damn much money for not having the proper education, just because they took shop class instead of AP English and are willing to accept the occasional risk of being blown up. How dare that kinda pick-up truck driving moron pull down 6 figures?!

Now coal miners are different. They're still white trash, but you can take pity on them. The Left imagines they were forced to go down in the mines cause that's where they were born and their daddy was a coal miner and their momma was a coal miner and their dog was a coal miner. Like it never occurred to anybody in West Virginia to move to the city and get an office job or deliver pizzas or be a cable installer. Nope they were forced by circumstances out of their control!

But with oil rigs ... well, nobody is born in an oil rig. You have to travel just to get there. It's clearly a choice. You can't pretend otherwise, not even the Obama-left. It's just some no good white trash trying to get rich and buy some dumb-ass SUV.  Well screw them, says the Obama-left. No sympathy for you if you are just trying to get rich while you are young and healthy and feel invulnerable.

Posted by: buckofama at April 30, 2010 11:58 AM (+ABdJ)

200 Jane D'oh--Oof.  My drive is only ~1000 miles.  Only, heh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 30, 2010 11:58 AM (mR7mk)

201

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at April 30, 2010 04:45 PM (H9J8z)

 

 

Plus, this happened the day before Earth Day.  I apologize again for seeming conspiritorial, but there's just too much here that isn't jiving with me either.  It's all way too convenient for Dear Leader's ultimate agenda.  This regime cannot be trusted about anything.  They want to destroy us.

Posted by: Soona' at April 30, 2010 11:58 AM (9abg4)

202 When a human being is killed, there is a normal rationalisation made by other humans that in someway that humans death  was partially caused by their own error or decision.
They choose that airline, they drove on that dark rainy road, they choose oil drilling as an occupation.
Right or wrong that's how we deal with a death. It is a bit of a defence mechanism. Most people would have a problem believing that at any moment some giant oil slick could come from outer space and kill everyone on the planet.
So it is normal to be compassionate for animals who have no say in the events that might control their fate.
Try dealing with having a faithful dog put to sleep because you know what is best for them, but they have no say in the decision.

Posted by: NortonPete at April 30, 2010 12:05 PM (fVuwW)

203 108 oil soaked varmits with sticks jammed up their asses can light the streets of New orleans for months to come!

Posted by: 2 birds, 1 stone at April 30, 2010 04:13 PM (yCH89)


Thread Winner ....love it...I gota go get a beer...see ya mnons.

Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2010 12:06 PM (AfORa)

204 Hmmm. Golly, I wonder if this convenient accident will cause the Obama admin and allied Congresswhores to call for "closer oversight" and "improved accountability" of oil drilling operations. Hmm, yes...I wonder. I guess Waxman now has material for a new show-trial now.

Posted by: Chainsaw Chimp at April 30, 2010 12:10 PM (pLTLS)

205

209the ability to cement them together in so powerful a fashion? She has help

Who else have I heard this about?  Oh yeah, Ronald Reagan. 

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 30, 2010 12:13 PM (cniXs)

206

I'm certain that the thoughts are Sarah Palins, but the ability to cement them together in so powerful a fashion? She has help.

You're right. Sarah was sent here by an advanced civilization to help us prosper. Knowledge has been revealed to Sarah. This is all explained in the Alaskan cave drawings.

Soon she will assume her rightful place as our leader. Very soon. Oh yes.

Posted by: Moron in an oil-soaked Snuggie at April 30, 2010 12:14 PM (Ks4nX)

207 Posted by: Upscale Community Organizing Thought Criminal at April 30, 2010 05:04 PM (IhHdM)

She's got a degree in journalism with a minor in PoliSci.  I doubt she needs help writing a brief Facebook note on a policy matter that she's an expert in.

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b+tard at April 30, 2010 12:27 PM (+EGil)

208 148 Tiger in the water on 14. 
heh

Did he get oil on his balls?

How would you  know?  Same color?

Posted by: Kemp at April 30, 2010 12:31 PM (2+9Yx)

209 Two days ago there was this dog that had gotten onto the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago.  Despite the fact it was the morning rush hour, and that some lanes were already closed because of the literally never-ending construction (again, Chicago), a city truck was pacing the dog to keep it from running into traffic and being killed.  Meanwhile, local stations were following the dog with a frickin' helicopter and giving it non-stop live coverage.  Eventually the dog got off the highway and disappeared.

OK.  I get it.  People like dogs.  As Ace says, I do too.

Anyway, the next day the same freaking dog ran back out onto the expressway again.  Traffic was again hopelessly snarled up for hours, because this area was down to like one lane already.  This time I was like, "They should just shoot that dog."  I actually said that to somebody later, and they said, "Well, you know, they couldn't do that."

Why the hell not?

Posted by: Ken Begg at April 30, 2010 12:32 PM (0pNdu)

210 200

My dog can outrun your dog. He was bred to run 35-40 mph.

Ahh. Well played. But, lets see whose winning about 20 miles into the race.

Posted by: Mallamutt at April 30, 2010 04:52 PM (V9SYy)

My dog can sleep 23 hours a day and let farts that will clear the room.

Posted by: conscious, owner of crazy bulldog at April 30, 2010 12:38 PM (YVZlY)

211 Dogs look out for one another. Giraffes don't. Giraffes are selfish.

Posted by: Barney Fife at April 30, 2010 12:41 PM (Ks4nX)

212 Interesting thought, Ace.  Why are people drawn to the "cute" animals,  and not to real people.

I read an essay once which postulated it is because "cute" animals have juvenile faces,  reminding us of babies,  to which most normal people are drawn.

For example,  people tend to like golden retrievers more than german shepherds,  because they have the broad brow and shorter nose, similar to infants.   Same reason people like giraffes, kitties, and hedgehogs.

People do NOT feel drawn as to animals which have pointed noses (rats, herding dogs, wolves,  etc.). 

So,  because of how we look at things due to our biological instincts,  otters =cute while people (no longer infants) = uncute.

Solution:  when people ar4e killed in accidents like this,  we should post their baby pictures.   Then everyone would feel sad and not pay attention to the otters.


Posted by: Miss Marple (redneck teabagger) at April 30, 2010 12:46 PM (xxe/9)

213 I'm a Facebook fan of an African pygmy hedgehog breeder in Massachusetts called Pierce's Pogs. If anyone wants to adopt one, that's a very good source.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at April 30, 2010 12:49 PM (DfVed)

214

"146 But, for the "Concrete Party," "Drill, Baby, Drill" would work were it not for the untidy impositions of Reality."

ah, yes. Because drilling for oil is, of course, impossible.

Posted by: Randy at April 30, 2010 12:56 PM (zQKSr)

215 "Your reasoning is ridiculous.  You won't catch me agreeing with Obama on hmmm much, but yes, the coast which is used by a ton more humans than just 11 and a whole lot of animals really should not be subject to an ongoing oil spill like this is.

Posted by: Terri at April 30, 2010 04:28 PM (aBFtp) "

Should not be? Not shit, no one wants this to happen.

But it is a cost that does not trump the benefits to humans that cheap oil brings.

As to the costs to animals? Apart from the joy and/or sustenance that plants and animals bring to humans, current and future, they are entirely irrelevant. In comparrison.

Posted by: Randy at April 30, 2010 01:00 PM (zQKSr)

216

Hey Ace I can sooo relate to your feelings about being wayyyyy to serious about animals. I would add kids to the list too. If you think about it kids are used to coerce all sorts of behaviour from society. I say beat back Brown v.s. Board of Ed  stop bussing and bring back paddling and study hall and watch those grades rise. Next we need to eliminte all college grants and open more vocational schools. We have wayyy to many college grads in this country,but I'm just a carpenter so what do I know.

Posted by: sonnyspats1 at April 30, 2010 01:14 PM (68tQb)

217 The 11 deaths and the lack of attention to those 11 deaths if really what is important here.  I think when they were looking for them Bo was on his way home from vacation and he made a quick stop at the memorial for the miners.  I think then I noticed a picture of him crying (now he can't criticize Beck) at the funeral of a civil right's pioneer but I don't recall a funeral for his gram, mo and the girls going to see her before she died (they were there but I remember reading that for some reason they decided that he would go alone, they never gave the reason).  Anyway, don't remember the funeral for his gram (did he go?) or any pictures of him balling.  not being  critical here just trying to figure out if he cried at that funeral cause the enormous stress of his job is reaching him

Posted by: curious at April 30, 2010 01:22 PM (p302b)

218

The only question I have: "Will this make my food more expensive?"

Other than that, I don't care.

Posted by: dagny at April 30, 2010 01:31 PM (5k9UL)

219 I was in college when the OK City bomb went off at the federal building.  The media spent a full week focusing on "the children."  Now I love kids and all, but there were over a hundred adults and the media could only shed light on "the chiiilllldren."  I remember a professor at the time making the same point, what about the adults!  Full disclosure, this professor was actually a veteran of Operation Barbarossa, a German veteran.

Posted by: ccruse456 at April 30, 2010 01:44 PM (xcbly)

220 There's a hierarchy, though, for putting animals over humans. Hedgehogs, bunnies, dogs, cats, and spotted owls hover in the ether well above Homo sapiens; however, rattlesnakes, piranhas, and bayou-sized bloodsucking mosquitoes readily get purged with extreme prejudice. I mean, they're icky. The key is marketing the crisis effectively.

IOW humans are irrational. Environmental extremists are especially rational in trafficking in the irrational because the politics of it all are too inviting. They depend on it to force humans to accept that which is essentially detrimental to the species.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 30, 2010 01:52 PM (swuwV)

221

But it is a cost that does not trump the benefits to humans that cheap oil brings.

As to the costs to animals? Apart from the joy and/or sustenance that plants and animals bring to humans, current and future, they are entirely irrelevant. In comparrison.

Posted by: Randy at April 30, 2010 06:00 PM (zQKSr)

The question is - expand oil exploration in the gulf with the same safety measures or not and why is this shut down because of animals vs humans.  The answer stands.  Animals are not irrelevant and you're saying so doesn't just make it so.  This accident is screwing with people's livelihoods along with animals lives.  To hold off expanding the big plan while oil is STILL cheap and abundant makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Terri at April 30, 2010 01:57 PM (aBFtp)

222

To be fair -- it ain't just cute furry creatures like otters that're dying.  Slimey cold yummy creatures like oysters will die too -- or be rendered inedible, which is worse, because then they won't die for their reason.  I'm sad for the oyster growers in the gulf.  They're just recovering from hammered by a hurricane, and now this.

Also, our faith in safe offshore drilling has been shaken by this incident.  At first, when it seemed there was no leak, we said, "It's a disaster, yes, but it's not going to wreak the widespread harm the eco-nazis are always saying it will." 

Now, since it is leaking and they can't readily shut it off and the environmental and economic harm is going to be enormous, it's only right to step back and analyze what went wrong so we can avoid it in the future.

It's not a reason to abandon offshore drilling entirely, however, any more than a jetliner crashing would be a reason to abandon all commercial aviation.

And otters are cute, dammit.  That does count for sumpin in this cold, harsh world.

Posted by: starboardhelm at April 30, 2010 02:04 PM (SgSfB)

223

Agree with what you're saying overall, but all otters are cuter than 95 percent of most humans.

Posted by: MissTammy at April 30, 2010 02:13 PM (GXLjK)

224 Cheney did to collect the insurance.  [/sarc - for those who needed this tag]

Posted by: chuck in st paul at April 30, 2010 02:22 PM (adr25)

225

My faith in offshore drilling has not been rocked by this -- shit happens, world goes on, let's try to find a way to make sure this sort of thing doesn't happen again.

And while I like animals and don't want to see them dead for no reason than error, I really don't like to see people die for no reason than error either.  I don't have to love them or think them cute to hate to see their lives wasted by an accident.

What kills me though is the hand wringing and the lack of proactive response -- essentially all that is really getting accomplished is a back and forth shouting match of recriminations that does nothing helpful.  Some people died, some coastline is going to be contaminated, a bunch of oil that would have been really nice to use is wasted, and people are spending more energy on a shouting match than anything else (and if more attention had been paid to trying to perfect the systems, it need not have been so bad all the way around).  That's what really kills me.

Posted by: unknown jane at April 30, 2010 02:40 PM (5/yRG)

226 OT  Caller on Mark Levin show, claims he was on rig when it blew.  Continues after hourly news break/commercials!!!! Sounds like accident from what he has said so far

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 30, 2010 02:55 PM (cniXs)

227 He's on now!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 30, 2010 02:56 PM (cniXs)

228 I've already received an email from an artist friend inviting me to take a photograph of some pristine local waters and send it to her so make a giant collage or some such.

The title?  Spill, baby, Spill.

I sent back to ask if it was okay to drive to the water.

Posted by: damian at April 30, 2010 03:06 PM (4WbTI)

229
  Hell with the otters, they'll survive just fine.

  On the other hand, I've frequently said that humans could take lessons from dogs about friendship and loyaly.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 30, 2010 03:14 PM (ud5dN)

230 There are a whole lot of comments and I dont want to read them all but I blame hollywood. I have a three year old and all the cartoons are cute talking animals. When I was a kid I watched cartoons of cute talking animals. Human acting animals. I firmly believe this is contributing to the pussification of America.

Posted by: Dopey at April 30, 2010 03:30 PM (cw8fk)

231

"left a gusher of oil streaming into the Gulf"

Obviously this is just another Libtard lie. We're running out of oil. There aren't any such things as gushers. Sheesh.

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2010 03:59 PM (cjGPk)

232

My 85 Tbird has 2 deer kills under her undercarriage. Hundreds of feet of deer parts.....deer poop from stem to stern. It was like flying right up the deer's ass at 50mph.

Thank god for 'Pick'nPull'.

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2010 04:03 PM (cjGPk)

233

I hate to point out the obvious but this is obviously Captain Onederful's fault. Cue B+rry hating in 5,4,3,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,

I give up.

Posted by: torabora at April 30, 2010 04:07 PM (cjGPk)

234

I dunno, I am no energy scholar but I cannot understand why the federal government sends SWAT teams to every rig in the Gulf instead of providing environmental assistance to the ONE collapsed rig and leak in the Gulf.

 

Posted by: misty at April 30, 2010 04:09 PM (noysm)

235 Norman the Hedgehog is coming after Baracky. Doug and Dinsdale are jealous.

Posted by: either orr at April 30, 2010 06:01 PM (tK42Y)

236 Some years ago a young woman jogger was killed by a mountain lion in California. She left two children. The lion, when destroyed, left a couple of cubs. Local groups separately started collections for the women's orphaned children and the orphaned lion cubs. The charitable fund for the lion cubs drew way more donations than the one for the children.

Posted by: Spartan79 at April 30, 2010 11:59 PM (8cT7H)

237 IP = 69.31.101.61

Posted by: spammer at May 01, 2010 12:54 AM (svPAw)

238 Well, Ace, it's like Terry Pratchett said:

   "Human beings are relatively worthless. When your sick Grandmother dies after spending weeks, possibly months wasting away in the hospital, the doctor can come out wringing his hands and say 'So sorry, done all we could do, etc.'"

   "But if a veterinarian lets a Champion Racehorse (edit - or in this case a cute widdle fluffy animal) pass on to the Great Paddock in the Sky a bit too soon, he might be walking along the city streets one day and, passing an alley opening, hear the blood curdling phrase 'Mr. Chrysophase is very disappointed.'

   Human beings are always going to be relatively effing worthless in the eyes of moonbat environmentalists and the MSM. Unless, of course, they can somehow lay the blame for the "accidental death" at the hands of the Military, Big Business, the Catholic Church, Judaiism, or Scientific Research.

   When a Human Adult dies in something like this, there is always a sense that somehow the Human Adult involved somehow deserved it. That's what I get when I read between the lines.

   "11 Humans die in a tragic explosion and subsequent sinking of an oil platform off the Gulf Coast." Note: 11 people dying in an explosion isn't tragic, nor is the loss of an enormous amount of capital shaped like an Offshore drilling rig.

    What was tragic about it, you ask? "Otters might dieeee! Waaaaaah!" "See! SEE! I told you that offshore drilling was bad news bears!"

    Hypocrites, all.

Posted by: AZRadioguy at May 01, 2010 01:15 AM (K3QQi)

239 IP = 116.21.19.24

Posted by: spammer at May 01, 2010 01:19 AM (6eKl7)

240

No shit. I have NOT SEEN ONE NAME of a deceased human as a result of this explsion.

Plenty of replay(s) of concerned folks wiping down a bird, though. You know and they know and they know that we know, that shit ain't coming OFF!

Posted by: j.b. at May 01, 2010 07:58 AM (fBs80)

241 They aren't burning the slick because it's the windy season along the Gulf. You are lucky to be able to get out of port more than 30% of the days from March to May. All the wind is chopping up the oil, emmulsifying I believe is the term. Grade A disaster. Almost as bad as the two largest symbols of western commerce and dominance coming down in a gigantic heap one sunny morning. So if this was an accident, it could not have happened at a worse time, Do we have the names of every person deceased yet? I would be curious to know the names of the deceased.

Posted by: Thunder Struck at May 01, 2010 12:33 PM (crDIp)

242 researching further it appears this was a tragic accident. RIP brave rig workers.

Posted by: Thunder Struck at May 01, 2010 01:02 PM (crDIp)

243 Keith Olbermann will admit that Sarah Palin is a genius before that happens.

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245

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