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About: Oil Spills in Wikipedia

History has much larger oil spills than the Valdez or the current one in the Gulf of Mexico:
source: ... That would mean 260,000 to 540,000 barrels had leaked as of 10 days ago. The Exxon Valdez leaked about 250,000 barrels into Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989.
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     A table of some of the large ones in the Wikipedia can be found here. Apparently the Gulf War & Saddam's burning of the oil wells etc. was about ~11 million barrels.  Another one the Ixtoc in the gulf was Mexico's responsibility ~ 3.5 million barrels.  Apparently the Earth recovered from both.
     Until we have all electric transport including passenger jets we are likely to need oil now & in the future.  As an aside, I suspect that copper for the motors will end up in short supply before oil does.  The rush to demonize oil before alternatives are in place is not a good idea.
     I suspect that the current politics is going in the direction of the cap & trade boondoggle rather than wholesale cooperation looking for alternatives & making such grow.
Here is a twofer cartoon to punctuate the item:

The debt thingy is
more massive &
harmful to US

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Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2010-05-29 05:48:05 13822
go ahead, minimize it stupid ass!
Go ahead & minimize the national debt, stupid ass-hole! Obama wastes no crisis - he makes them look larger when he can so he can rahm through more of his left-wing agenda!
Where are all those green jobs. How has he solved the energy problems? His only solution is going to make energy more expensive in a recession. Who really is the stupid ass?

Mark de LA says
to sum it up:


Mark de LA says
seth 2010-05-29 06:48:34 13822
I have said nothing about the national debt.  I am not fond of your comparisons.  To me they are erronious ways of thinking.
I am not fond of this disastrous president either.  He is like Nero who fiddled why Rome burned. He goes on campaigning & vacationing ....  At least the disaster that was Jimmy Carter held back while the Iranians held our embassy hostage. What good results does this president have for America to be proud of? His biggest accomplishment seems to be the disaster of a Health Care bill now examined more closely to not reduce the deficit & cost much more than the trillion first touted by O.  To paraphrase a commercial .... "it's all about the OH-OH! "

Mark de LA says
seth 2010-05-29 09:04:41 13822
M 2010-05-29 08:40:29 13822
BTW, I'm not minimizing the oil slick/spill I am minimizing Obama's usefulness in the matter!

To me the oil spill disaster is not abut Obama.
Technically O is responsible for the government response to the disaster just like Bush was responsible for the government response to Katrina.  Bush couldn't cause a hurricane Katrina. OTOH, Obama's lax department didn't enforce inspections & regulations already on the books which may have prevented it.


Seth says
M 2010-05-29 10:06:19 13822
seth 2010-05-29 09:04:41 13822
M 2010-05-29 08:40:29 13822
BTW, I'm not minimizing the oil slick/spill I am minimizing Obama's usefulness in the matter!

To me the oil spill disaster is not abut Obama.
Technically O is responsible for the government response to the disaster just like Bush was responsible for the government response to Katrina.  Bush couldn't cause a hurricane Katrina. OTOH, Obama's lax department didn't enforce inspections & regulations already on the books which may have prevented it.

Technically perhaps yes ... but still and all holding Obama responsible for something that he had no control of  is saying more about you than it is saying about Obama.  I did manage to listen to part of his news conference re this and was very impressed with his attitude  and approach to the topic.  He was doing precisely what i would have been doing.  Though perhaps i  would have cautioned him to be a bit less defensive and a bit more confident ... but then hyper-critical guys like you are actually to blame for that.

Mark de LA says
seth 2010-05-29 10:21:50 13822
Here's a good tweet !
Seems as if BinLaden can celebrate on both sides since Obama hasn't stopped the Iranians from getting the bomb (they will & he still will be doing nothing except talk) , he hasn't stopped the North Koreans from proliferating or re-starting the Korean War & is driving the U.S. into bankruptcy.  Twits like you just published above can celebrate as they ride into town on their asses!



Mark de LA says
M 2010-05-29 12:27:14 13822
The problem with Obama is not that he doesn't exude confidence, it's that there is nothing for him to be confident in backing him it up! He's all campaign & show. You might say he took too big of a bite of the Ego cookie.

Wes Pruden said it better:
WashTimes: ... Barack Obama would make a perfect ceremonial president. He reads a teleprompter well, gives good speech in the style of an eloquent preacher, entertains championship basketball teams and can even draw up a respectable bracket for the national college basketball tournament. A ceremonial president would never arouse anger beyond the Beltway or stir up the ticks, ants and chiggers in the grass roots. Almost anyone can learn to lay a wreath, and a ceremonial president would even have time to shoot a few hoops. A ceremonial president might occasionally bump into the vice president, but they could learn to split their duties and stay civil with each other....
There's a similarity between a ceremonial president and a community activist; neither is responsible for very much beyond saying pretty things. The ceremonial president could even have his own airplane; maybe not a Boeing 747, but something about the size and speed of a DC-3. Mr. Obama would no doubt prefer to have a something built in Europe, but hundreds of Douglas DC-3s survived World War II and, unlike the economy, they're slow and hard to crash. We would want him to feel safe and comfortable on his way to cut the ribbon at the opening of a sauna in Stockholm or making the keynote address at the dedication of that monstrous Saudi Arabian mosque to be built at ground zero in Lower Manhattan.


C says
Yep !


Mark de LA says
Another cross-over cartoon that makes sense in both worlds!

Mark de LA says
Plug the hole, please!  New Solution:


Mark de LA says
 Maybe the oil hyperbole, aided & abetted by the M$M to assist Obama's need for another crisis to exploit, was a bit over top; was a help to extort billion$$$ from BP, though. I wonder if there will ever be a detail accounting of the BP billions plus the taxpayer billions wasted by the government. Who can forget those pictures of oil soaked pelicans?
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Headlines borrowed from Drudge.


C says
Another cross-over cartoon - they just keep coming: