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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    I guess I won't be deep-sea fishing off of Port Aransas this year.

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    Why would ya wanna do that when the best fishing in Texas is a stones throw from the beach. Port A. Aransas pass, Port Isabel, Laguna Madre...

    ****, I'll just fish the flats and be happier than a pig wallowing in ****.

    I just hope the slick stays away from Clearwater/Hundon bay/New Port Richey in Florida. Specks, reds, groupers and AJ's, here I come!

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Wow, I'm impressed. Only took 168 posts before someone blamed this on Bush.
    But now that it's been brought to the table, not to single Bush out but to give a clearer idea how most republicans (and maybe even a handfull of democrats) with their historical "Screw the environment/Go-big-business" stances usually come about, let's just take Mr. Bush for an example. But, it must be said, Mr. Bush isn't alone in putting dollars ahead of our lands.

    It's a fixed game. The same industry that is at fault will be the same industry that will make huge profits from this disaster. However, although I wouldn't wanna be in BP's shoes right now, I'm certain the big oil industry will grease enough pockets to minimize their losses. In the end, no matter which way it goes, you and I will end up paying for this. Mark my word.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    But now that it's been brought to the table, not to single Bush out but to give a clearer idea how most republicans (and maybe even a handfull of democrats) with their "Screw the environment/Go-big-business" stances usuallu come about, let's just take Mr. Bush for an example. But, it must be said, Mr. Bush isn't alone in putting dollars ahead of our lands.

    It's a fixed game. The same industry that is at fault will be the same industry that will make huge profits from this disaster. However, although I wouldn't wanna be in BP's shoes right now, I'm certain the big oil industry will grease enough pockets to minimize their losses. In the end, no matter which way it goes, you and I will end up paying for this. Mark my word.

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    I agree partially with you, except that the Dems are just as bad as the Rupublicans when it comes to bailing out businesses.... they are just sneakier about it. Just look at the deal Obama cut with big Pharma.

    After all, they have to get their share of campaign money. The Dems can't get all of it from movie stars and Soros.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I agree partially with you, except that the Dems are just as bad as the Rupublicans when it comes to bailing out businesses.... they are just sneakier about it. Just look at the deal Obama cut with big Pharma.

    After all, they have to get their share of campaign money. The Dems can't get all of it from movie stars and Soros.
    Exactamundo my brutha from anutha mutha. Each party has their own special interests and it's usually the ones who put the most $$$ in their pockets. That's why there is always such partisanship actions instead of acting in the best interests of the people. That's the set-up. That's the game. It's Yin meet Yang.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I'd like to see all these "concerned" environmentalist that feel they contribute by lecturing the rest of us put their money where their mouths are. Since you guys hate oil so much and care, lock up your homes, start walking towards La. with your dishwashing liquid and cleaning rags, swim out to the landfall sites and start cleaning some birds. Remember though, since you hate oil and want to use this as an example of why we need to stop drilling you can't use any petroleum products or byproducts, otherwise you'd be a hypocrit. Start walking, then come back and tell us lowly dirtbags how it went.

    Sorry, LaMid... this post is downright asinine and completely off the mark.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Thanks, I think you make my point.

    My emphasis.
    Actually you just made mine. Good to see you agree this story is being exploited for political purposes.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Do you think the cost of destroying one of the most productive fisheries in the world was worth 30 years worth of oil?
    I am waiting for an answer erod.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Actually you just made mine. Good to see you agree this story is being exploited for political purposes.
    I think you're trying to make an accusation by using the word ‘exploited’ but it's not very meaningful in this context, at least so far.

    “In a sprawling, contentious democracy, competing interests suspend their antagonisms only when they have to confront an alarming common threat.” — JACK ROSENTHAL, explanation of the phrase, “ You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

    The spill is a crisis, Americans will look to their political leaders to work together and address their concerns about these events. Politicians of all stripes will be under pressure to deliver. You say “this story is being exploited for political purposes” but its the American people who are the driving force.

    I think the real discussion will wrap around the substance of those political purposes. Will Obama's offshore oil drilling expansion plans be curtailed or abandoned? Will the regulations be sufficiently toughened? Etc. If you don't think there should be any political repercussions then I think you are seriously misreading the American people.
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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I think you're trying to make an accusation by using the word ‘exploited’ but it's not very meaningful in this context, at least so far.

    “In a sprawling, contentious democracy, competing interests suspend their antagonisms only when they have to confront an alarming common threat.” — JACK ROSENTHAL, explanation of the phrase, “ You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

    The spill is a crisis, Americans will look to their political leaders to work together and address their concerns about these events. Politicians of all stripes will be under pressure to deliver. You say “this story is being exploited for political purposes” but its the American people who are the driving force.

    I think the real discussion will wrap around the substance of those political purposes. Will Obama's offshore oil drilling expansion plans be curtailed or abandoned? Will the regulations be sufficiently toughened? Etc. If you don't think there should be any political repercussions then I think you are seriously misreading the American people.
    It sounds as if Jerry is stocking this thread with red herrings to divert the reality of the subject. Lots of strawmen, too.

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    Re: Gulf of Mexico spill may hit coast this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Somewhere in America, there was a car accident...quick let's get rid of all cars!!!
    Only the Japanese ones.
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