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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    However - since the government decided to regulate, set the requirements and otherwise specify what can and cannot be done
    I suggest you contact Msrs. Cheney and Bush. Those two oil company shills were the ones who set the "regulations" for underwater oil drilling and "oversaw" the *cough* MMS.

    Thanks to the legacy of the Bush-Cheney regime, acoustic switches --$500,000 critical defense measure capable of shutting down operations remote-control style-- were deemed unnecessary by the unit responsible for overseeing offshore drilling: the U.S. Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS).

    According to investigations by the Interior Department's former Inspector General Earl Devaney, the MMS, found to have accepted "gifts" from energy companies, was an agency marked by a "culture of ethical failure." Deepwater Horizon, the drilling rig that exploded, catalyzing the undersea spill, was exempted from environmental reviews by the MMS just days before the crisis. --Forbes
    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    they share some responsibility for seeing to things when it crumbles into a disaster.
    The only thing the current administration can be faulted for is not stepping in and correcting the good-ol-boy back scratching of the oil-centric Bush administration quickly enough.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    I suggest you contact Msrs. Cheney and Bush. Those two oil company shills were the ones who set the "regulations" for underwater oil drilling and "oversaw" the *cough* MMS.
    You mean congress.

    Because the President can't do **** without congressional approval - except for pick a fight

    The only thing the current administration can be faulted for is not stepping in and correcting the good-ol-boy back scratching of the oil-centric Bush administration quickly enough.
    I don't believe the government can *do* anything other than roll some heads. they certain don't have the ability to swoop in and fix it.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You have to admire the irony of a former governor of ALASKA trashing someone for being "in bed with big oil".
    Palin operates on the theory that, if the lie is big enough, people will assume it must be true because no one could be that brazen. Amazing.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You mean congress. Because the President can't do **** without congressional approval - except for pick a fight
    No. I don't. Cheney's Energy Task Force operated in total secrecy and Congress had no vote in the decisions made by that group. Further, Congress is not responsible for overseeing oil drilling safety requirements. The Minerals Management Service (an insanely corrupt group) is "responsible for the mineral leasing of submerged OCS lands and for the supervision of offshore operations after lease issuance."

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't believe the government can *do* anything other than roll some heads. they certain don't have the ability to swoop in and fix it.
    The "oil drilling safety" cat was let out of the bag under Bush's watch, but I give the current administration credit for doing what they can now that the **** has hit the fan.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    And tossing around the insults somehow sets a higher example of how to conduct yourself in the political circle?

    Quite frankly I could give a **** less if I "offend" people defending those that are Hellbent on destroying our Eco-systems to feed their greed. They offend me by still breathing.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You know, whether it's Bush or Obama, I don't understand why all of a sudden people want the Federal Government to do something?
    90% of the time you'd be correct - this is a state issue. But since this is affecting multiple states and the one time the Federal Government should actually step in is protecting our people, our ecosystem and our livelyhoods from natural disasters - you're right. I want the Fed to step in. Most time's I'm with ya --- stay the hell out. Disasters of this proportion is the exception.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I want the Fed to step in.
    Your wish has already been granted, starting on April 20, 2010, when the U.S. Coast Guard initiated emergency rescue operations for those who were on the rig when it blew.

    Coast Guard search-and-rescue specialist Kevin Robb said he was home after working a 12-hour shift when he got a call to return to handle a rig fire. The incident escalated into a massive rescue effort, and Robb said the Coast Guard called in every available helicopter to begin a nighttime search of the gulf. Pilots were flying with night-vision goggles, and other aircraft were fitted with radar equipment that detected heat to aid in finding anyone in the water. The task was enormous, he said. --Riveting testimony on oil rig rescue effort
    The federal government's involvement in mitigating the disaster has increased exponentially since that time.

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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Quite frankly I could give a **** less if I "offend" people defending those that are Hellbent on destroying our Eco-systems to feed their greed. They offend me by still breathing.
    Well my dear - the more you rant the less they'll give a damn about your view and your concern for the environment.

    So - obviously it's not going to catch you any flies.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    What do people expect Obama to do?
    We expect leadership from our Presidents, not a constant 6 years of campaign speeches. Not a constant barrage of blaming the past President. Not constant attacks against private citizens or companies.

    What do we get?….. A community organizer.
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    Re: Palin accuses Obama of being in bed with big oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well my dear - the more you rant the less they'll give a damn about your view and your concern for the environment.

    So - obviously it's not going to catch you any flies.
    I'm not interested in flies.

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