Obama to end Gulf drilling ban early

posted at 2:16 pm on October 12, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

What a coincidence!  Just as Democrats approach a shellacking in the midterms on jobs and the economy, the White House has decided to move up the end of an executive order that put tens of thousands of jobs at risk:

The Obama administration is preparing to end the ban on deep-water oil and gas drilling imposed after the BP oil disaster in April, lifting it more than a month ahead of schedule.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to make the official announcement during a conference call at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“There have been meetings on this in the last few days — suffice to say, I think we are getting close to having in place something that would likely allow us to lift the moratorium,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday.

A month early?  Try at least two months too late.  A study conducted by Barack Obama’s own hand-picked commission showed that not only was the blanket moratorium no longer needed, it was never necessary in the first place.  When did they tell the White House of these conclusions?  Almost two months ago, in late August.

At the time, the White House insisted that more research was needed before they would lift the moratorium.  The only data that has changed since then has been provided by the pollsters, not the scientists, and that points to political catastrophe not just in the Gulf but around the nation.

However, don’t expect work to begin again soon, nor the same level of exploration and production:

Since the April 20 explosion, Kish said, Interior has issued shallow-water permits at a 10 percent clip of its previous rate over the past two years. “I don’t know what business can run at 10 percent of what it normally does,” Kish said.

Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement, said Tuesday it would take at least four to six weeks before new deep-water-drilling permits are granted.

“It will take some time for companies to believe they have complied with the new rules and requirements,” Bromwich told reporters, according to Fox News. “We will need to do inspections on all the platforms before we can allow those permits.”

In other words, the moratorium may be lifted, but that may not make much difference at all to the industry.


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Unprecedented.

Unexpected.

portlandon on October 12, 2010 at 2:18 PM

No style, no substance. All hat, no cattle.
The smell of desperation is in the air…and we still have 3 weeks to go!

kingsjester on October 12, 2010 at 2:19 PM


A study conducted by Barack Obama’s own hand-picked commission showed that not only was the blanket moratorium no longer needed, it was never necessary in the first place.

Quite indicitive of the Obama Administration itself.

Tony737 on October 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM

moron.

ORconservative on October 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Well, who needs jobs and business when we can have high taxes and redistribution?

And if the business don’t produce the revenue, we’ll just sue them out of existence.

What could possibly go wrong?

After all, Ivy Leaguers came up with this brilliant plan.

Infallible, by the divine right of secular humanists.

NoDonkey on October 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Ironic, I tell you, just plain ironic!

pilamaye on October 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM

the White House has decided to move up the end of an executive order that put has already eliminated tens of thousands of jobs at risk:

CDeb on October 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Of course, Barry will expect them to thank him.

Christien on October 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM

This should help all the foreign companies wanting to drill in our Gulf. I wonder if these companies will have to go through all the fed crud American companies have to go through to drill? Probably not!
L

letget on October 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM

strong courageous leadership… this is not

gatorboy on October 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM

damage is done champ. rigs are sailing. Are you going to get out there and suck it up with a straw now?

methods.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Meanwhile, gas is going up.

To little to late, in my opinion. They’ll play games with the oil industry, and further damage the economy. It’s all just a game to them…and it’s sick. Because this kind of crap affects every single person in this country.

Watch the left rear up in anger though? They seemed to adore the moratorium. How will this affect their vote, if they vote at all?

capejasmine on October 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

More oil for Mexico.

Anti-capitalism at work.

Canadian Infidel on October 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM


… it would take at least four to six weeks before new deep-water-drilling permits are granted.

Well, if it’s gonna take THAT long, then why even bother? Right Libs? Wasn’t that one of your arguments against drilling?

Tony737 on October 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Too little, too late — both for the Obama Democrats, who deserve it, and the Gulf oil industry, which does not.

We had darn well better get a new and much better government after next month’s elections.

jwolf on October 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM

damage is done champ. rigs are sailing. Are you going to get out there and suck it up with a straw now?

methods.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Didn’t Obutthead sell a bunch of gulf drilling rights to China, and Mexico as well? Last I’d read, and I can’t remember where I’d read it, but we’re paying billions to Mexico, to drill. Yup…he really cares about Americans, and jobs, doesn’t he? *sigh*

capejasmine on October 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM

but we’re paying billions to Mexico Brazil, to drill. Yup…he really cares about Americans, and jobs, doesn’t he? *sigh*

capejasmine on October 12, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Petrobras. $2billion. Soros’ initiative.

Coincidence, I think…/..or maybe not.

ted c on October 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Too little, too late, and too desperate.

Good Lt on October 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I thought the moratorium was declared illegal by a federal judge in the first place…how did they get around THAT one?

They’ve probably sufficiently damaged the Gulf oil industry to where it doesn’t matter. Plus, notice the shift in strategy…sure, they’ll lift the moratorium, but good luck

…and can we assume this is nationwide?

ornery_independent on October 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Wait a tickaroo,sooooooooo close to November 2,and he’s
going to end the Oil Drilling Ban!

Me Thinks,

Hopeys Political Horizons,has had a “Blow-Out”!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Hopeys having a Mid-Term Desperation Ploy,

Hopey/Changeys Political Well From H*LL!!

I say,cement up his hole,and……..(snark).

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Ok, NOW it makes sense…

China stakes claim to S. Texas oil, gas

ornery_independent on October 12, 2010 at 2:30 PM

After rescinding the moratorium, President Obama said,”You’re welcome!”

Meanwhile, the gulf coast economy has rebounded due to the thousands of people who lost their jobs because of the drilling ban. “It’s a miracle!” said Bubba Thibideaux, a self-serv clerk at the Shell station,”All that unemployment money and food stamps, well, God bless Nancy Pelosi!”

cartooner on October 12, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Dear leader: don’t make me look bad now

cmsinaz on October 12, 2010 at 2:32 PM

You would think they would be saying thank you.

Love,
BO

VibrioCocci on October 12, 2010 at 2:33 PM

sort of parallels to waivers of obama care

joeindc44 on October 12, 2010 at 2:33 PM

Heres the Judge ruling back when!

Deepwater Oil Drilling Ban by Obama Lifted by U.S. Judge
June 23, 2010, 12:03 AM EDT

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-06-23/deepwater-oil-drilling-ban-by-obama-lifted-by-u-s-judge.html

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Any chance this was a tradeoff to Mary Landrieu to remove a hold she’d put on one of his appointed officials rather than pandering for public votes?

teke184 on October 12, 2010 at 2:36 PM

But,there are rules first!!
=============================

New offshore drilling rules require rigs practice for spills

Read more: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2010/09/30/1310347/new-offshore-drilling-rules-require.html#ixzz12Ag9fz6H

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Since the April 20 explosion, Kish said, Interior has issued shallow-water permits at a 10 percent clip of its previous rate over the past two years. “I don’t know what business can run at 10 percent of what it normally does,” Kish said.

The announcement is merely for political purposes – the ban is still in practical effect as long as permitting is moving at a glacial pace.

Vashta.Nerada on October 12, 2010 at 2:39 PM

And Landrieu is NOT rolling over.

…“I am not going to release my hold on Jack Lew,” Landrieu [Sen Mary, D-LA] said in a statement. “Instead I will take this time to look closely at how [the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management] is handling the issuing of permits and whether or not drilling activity in both shallow and deep water is resuming.”

Landrieu said she will use the remaining month before Congress convenes on November 15 for the lame-duck session to “evaluate if today’s lifting of the moratorium is actually putting people back to work.

tree hugging sister on October 12, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Hey, more jobs saved or created. He could do a commercial, I guess.

JellyToast on October 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM

tree hugging sister on October 12, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Good for her. I usually despise my senior Senator, but this is a case where she’s doing what’s right for the state.

teke184 on October 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Export-Import Bank, an independent federal agency, loaned more than $1 billion to the Mexican state oil company PEMEX in 2009 to support the company’s oil drilling in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The bank has another $1 billion in loans in the pipeline for 2010, unless Congress objects.

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/as-we-ban-our-own-offshore-drilling-were-subsidizing-mexicos-offshore-drilling-102533544.html#ixzz12AhAEiik

capejasmine on October 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Obama can’t even pull off the “for show” stuff competently; nobody’s going to believe that this guy just HAPPENED to have an epiphany on oil drilling three weeks before Election Day.

Aitch748 on October 12, 2010 at 2:44 PM

How does this guy manage to shoot himself in the same foot that’s in his mouth all of the time?

NoDonkey on October 12, 2010 at 2:44 PM

I say,cement up his hole,and……..(snark).

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Tell you what: We’ll trade you obama for Mulroney, and you can throw in Drywall.

Lanceman on October 12, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Is Pinnochio lifting the ban while Holder is still fighting the lifting of the ban in court?

How’s the Holder suit filled against Az protecting its borders coming? Any chance the “Cousin Eddie” pres will lift that ban too.

If they really want to help they can lift their arses up out of their chairs and resign, then move to Cuba where their like minded friends hang out.
SCUM!
Vote em out all of em!

dhunter on October 12, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Meanwhile, gas is going up.
capejasmine on October 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

I pay 3.37 a gallon. Besides those in CA… I don’t see anyone else who needs to complain.

tree hugging sister on October 12, 2010 at 2:39 PM

She is talking out her butt concerning the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. They have nbothing to do concerning Permitting .. it is all DOI and MMS. She is looking down a blind hole hoping no one notices.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 2:45 PM

I wonder how many of the drilling rigs have already been booked.

rbj on October 12, 2010 at 2:46 PM

The truth is that the next court hearing on the moratorium was probably coming up and they didn’t want to lie under oath again.

barnone on October 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM

“The U.S. Export-Import Bank, an independent federal agency, loaned more than $1 billion to the Mexican state oil company PEMEX in 2009 to support the company’s oil drilling in the southern Gulf of Mexico. The bank has another $1 billion in loans in the pipeline for 2010, unless Congress objects.”
We object,I object and congress damn well better OBJECT.
Sarah is right DRILL AT HOME!

Col.John Wm. Reed on October 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM

China stakes claim to S. Texas oil, gas

ornery_independent on October 12, 2010 at 2:30 PM

The deal represents China’s second try at making a big move into the U.S. oil and gas market, following a failed bid five years ago to buy California-based Unocal Corp.

Intense political opposition over energy security concerns derailed that $18.4 billion deal. But analysts expect few political or regulatory hurdles to the CNOOC-Chesapeake deal.

“The climate is much more hospitable now,” said Juli MacDonald-Wimbush
From the article.

fourdeucer on October 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM

fourdeucer@2:47,
I wonder if china will have all the rules from the feds American oil and gas companies have put on them?
L

letget on October 12, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Dateline, November 3rd: “Lame duck demorat congress re-institutes oil drilling ban in Gulf of Mexico.”

Bishop on October 12, 2010 at 2:53 PM

MMS. She is looking down a blind hole hoping no one notices.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 2:45 PM

upinak: MMS,yup!!!

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:55 PM

letget on October 12, 2010 at 2:52 PM

yes. Just because they are a China based company, doesn’t mean they do it different here in the U.S.A. We do have Regulations and Laws that even they have to go by.

E.N.I. is a Italian based Oil Co., that drills in the U.S., and are responsible for the regulations and laws like any other company.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 2:55 PM

they didn’t want to lie under oath again.

Thought they would do something different for a change, just to see what it would feel like?

NoDonkey on October 12, 2010 at 2:56 PM

upinak: MMS,yup!!!

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:55 PM

yep.

For those who do not know.

You have the DOI: Dept of Interior who over see:
MMS. Minerals Management Service
BLM. Bureau of Land Management
USGS. U.S. Geological Service
BOEM. Bureau of Oceanic Energy Management

and a few others… including DOE… Dept of Energy.

Foloow the paperwork.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Offshore Drilling Ban Lifted

The new sites are shown in red.

http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=12231737

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM

This must signal that all the big rigs have left for friendlier waters or else the Won got the donations he was looking for. The libs never do something for nothing.

Kissmygrits on October 12, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Good for her. I usually despise my senior Senator, but this is a case where she’s doing what’s right for the state.

teke184 on October 12, 2010 at 2:42 PM

There is a difference between doing what’s right because it’s right and doing what’s right because it’s politically expedient. In the first case you can usually count on the individual to repeat those actions. Not in the second.

Extrafishy on October 12, 2010 at 3:08 PM

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Hmm. Didn’t see many places where we know oil already is. Apparently no more oil west of Alabama.

ConservativePartyNow on October 12, 2010 at 3:08 PM

It’s safe to open the barn doors once you’ve shot all the horses.

TexasDan on October 12, 2010 at 3:09 PM

This puts me in mind of the auto dealership closings, which the inspector general said were unnecessary and politically motivated. 100,000 jobs flushed at the whim of the govt.

I can’t for the life understand why this isn’t a bigger scandal.

juliesa on October 12, 2010 at 3:10 PM

*for the life of me*

That’s what I get for texting my son while simultaneously commenting.

juliesa on October 12, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Foloow the paperwork.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM

upinak: Exactly,I still have all the Deepwater Horizon
related websites!!

Heres one,Im gonna research,what ever happened
to Obama`s Private Environmentalists Group that
he hired, besides,the Offical Coast Guard one!:)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 3:12 PM

I think we are getting close to having in place something that would likely allow us to lift the moratorium,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Tuesday

.

Donations to Dems? To O?

journeyintothewhirlwind on October 12, 2010 at 3:14 PM

“Have you fixed the hole yet Daddy?”

PackerBronco on October 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM

Heres one,Im gonna research,what ever happened
to Obama`s Private Environmentalists Group that
he hired, besides,the Offical Coast Guard one!:)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Bet 5 bucks it is a Dem corp or a ghost corp.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 3:22 PM

Hey, you’d think with all I’ve done for the energy sector in the gulf states, they’d be thanking me. I just approved a plan that will create or save tens of thousands of jobs in the gulf region. – Barack Obama

ButterflyDragon on October 12, 2010 at 3:22 PM

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 2:58 PM
============================================
Hmm. Didn’t see many places where we know oil already is. Apparently no more oil west of Alabama.

ConservativePartyNow on October 12, 2010 at 3:08 PM

ConservativePartyNow:Yes it appears,onAlabama State,try`n
to find better maps!!

===========================================================

Press Release

——————————————————————————–

Salazar: Deepwater Drilling May Resume for Operators Who Clear Higher Bar for Safety, Environmental Protection

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Salazar-Deepwater-Drilling-May-Resume-for-Operators-Who-Clear-Higher-Bar-for-Safety-Environmental-Protection.cfm
—————————————

for an unsigned text PDF

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=64768
——————————————

On July 12, Secretary Salazar suspended certain deepwater drilling activities based on his authorities and responsibilities under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) to ensure safe operations on the OCS. The decision was supported by an extensive record of information supporting his determination that certain deepwater drilling posed a threat of serious, irreparable, or immediate harm or damage to the marine, coastal, and human environment.

Secretary Salazar’s decision memorandum on the new deepwater drilling suspensions is available

http://www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=38375
========================================================
========================================================

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 3:35 PM

IIRC, there were only something like 33 rigs in the Gulf, and some sailed on during the moratorium — and are unlikely to return. How many are left? If 10% went elsewhere, that’s 10% of the jobs gone for good.

cthulhu on October 12, 2010 at 3:36 PM

This is an eye opener!
==========================

Oil industry attention turns to Iraq amid concerns about US production post Gulf spill

http://www.theoildrum.com/
==============================

Oil industry attention turns to Iraq amid concerns about US production post Gulf spill
12:59 p.m. CDT, October 12, 2010
——————————–

LONDON (AP) — Iraq’s oil production is increasingly important to meet world energy demand, industry executives meeting in London said Tuesday, as they predicted that the political fallout from the Gulf of Mexico spill will have a long-term impact on U.S. production.

After years of sanctions and war, Iraq — home to some of the world’s largest reserves — is finally finding the political stability necessary for oil extraction.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-eu-britain-oil-conference,0,7882053.story

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 3:39 PM

This should help all the foreign companies wanting to drill in our Gulf. I wonder if these companies will have to go through all the fed crud American companies have to go through to drill? Probably not!
L

letget on October 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM

I am sure they can cut a deal with Chamber of Commerce, who is, as we all know, in the pocket of foreign oil, or foreign business, or getting their money from somewhere foreign. We just can’t prove it because they are so sneaky.

/s

Lily on October 12, 2010 at 3:43 PM

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 3:12 PM
==========================
Bet 5 bucks it is a Dem corp or a ghost corp.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 3:22 PM

upinak:Dam* straight,I had the link,I`m still looking,it
was announced by Team Hopey,that he assembled all
his environmentalist buddies for a investigation,
besides the offical one,and besides,there are En
vironmentalist Wackos,saturated throughout his Ad
ministration!!-:)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 3:44 PM

A study conducted by Barack Obama’s own hand-picked commission showed that not only was the blanket moratorium no longer needed, it was never necessary in the first place.

This is the whole modus operandi of ObaMao, the Greens, and the “progressives”: Creat a problem and then “solve” it with a more economically damaging “solution.”

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM

So, does taking your boot of someone’s neck prompt that person to vote for you? We’ll see the answer if they do post-election polls with oil workers.

hawksruleva on October 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM

err- that’d be off, not of.

hawksruleva on October 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM

LONDON (AP) — Iraq’s oil production is increasingly important to meet world energy demand, industry executives meeting in London said Tuesday, as they predicted that the political fallout from the Gulf of Mexico spill will have a long-term impact on U.S. production.

After years of sanctions and war, Iraq — home to some of the world’s largest reserves — is finally finding the political stability necessary for oil extraction.

How many people would think of thanking George W. Bush?

Steve Z on October 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM

What Oblamer knows about oil is that it goes on his (arugula)er salad.

docflash on October 12, 2010 at 3:55 PM

She is talking out her butt concerning the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. They have nbothing to do concerning Permitting .. it is all DOI and MMS. She is looking down a blind hole hoping no one notices.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Didn’t ObaMao play musical chairs with these agencies and shift the responsibilities where he wanted them to serve his purpose?

That photo of ObaMao taking a dump on the beach is a symbol of his destruction of our energy production and economic growth.

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Ah yes, but how many permits were issued????

tarpon on October 12, 2010 at 4:01 PM

And how many more costly and delaying hoops will American oil and gas producers have to comply with?

A related aside: Here in PA, Gov. Fast Eddie Rendell is looking to tap into the cash cow of the Marsellus shale gas production by imposing more taxes on the companies.

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2010 at 4:14 PM

upinak

Girlfriend, if she gives that you-know-what in the White house just one more second’s pain in the YOU-KNOW-WHAT, because she’s holding up an umbrella, I don’t give a rat’s a$$ ~ I’m ALL for it! {8^P

tree hugging sister on October 12, 2010 at 4:16 PM

How many people would think of thanking George W. Bush?

Steve Z on October 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Steve Z: A very good point!!:)

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM

And how many more costly and delaying hoops will American oil and gas producers have to comply with?

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2010 at 4:14 PM

onlineanalyst:Good point,I heard on The Top of the News
Hour Spot,Hannitys Show,a hurdle of red ta
pe,heres one I found!!:)

PS.Note the date of the article!
======================================================
Price tag for new drilling rules: $183 million a year
Friday, October 8, 2010 at 10:45 AM

New offshore drilling regulations come with an annual price tag of $183 million and could slow the pace of energy production — but will not hike motorists’ costs at the pump, the federal government predicted today.

Obama administration officials stress that the higher costs are offset by the benefits of avoiding another catastrophic spill — a potentially $16.3 billion scenario. And they note that the new costs are a relatively small piece of the overall price of drilling deep-water wells with floating rigs, a process that typically costs $90 to $100 million.

http://fuelfix.com/txpotomac/2010/10/08/price-tag-for-new-drilling-rules-183-million-a-year/

canopfor on October 12, 2010 at 4:34 PM

Didn’t ObaMao play musical chairs with these agencies and shift the responsibilities where he wanted them to serve his purpose?

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2010 at 3:58 PM

No, the musical chairs was via Salazar.. only problem they still go to the DOI, which is the head anyways.

tree hugging sister on October 12, 2010 at 4:16 PM

woman, trust me on this. She is talking and looking and showing something that has nothing to deal with permitting and drilling and hoping you all don’t notice. She isn’t doing anything.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 4:36 PM

And how many more costly and delaying hoops will American oil and gas producers have to comply with?

onlineanalyst on October 12, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Ummm it depends on what you mean by comply. Are we talking the IOGCC regulations for the Nation from on and off shore drilling and such including gas off takes and conserving gas as well as oil in a water static drilling senerio…. or are we talking DOI, who actually doesn’t go by their OWN regulations?

Don’t believe me? Look it up.. IOGCC is based in Okalhoma.. the DOI have the federal regs (written by the IOGCC) and can’t even go by them.

upinak on October 12, 2010 at 4:39 PM

… it would take at least four to six weeks before new deep-water-drilling permits are granted.

Well, if it’s gonna take THAT long, then why even bother? Right Libs? Wasn’t that one of your arguments against drilling?

Tony737 on October 12, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Bold prediction – in 4 weeks, the ban is back on. After all, it’s after the election.

The only concession to the new political climate will be that it won’t be admitted to.

steveegg on October 12, 2010 at 4:46 PM

How many people would think of thanking George W. Bush?

Steve Z on October 12, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Thank him? Democrats would point to that to indict him. After all, it would finally prove their claim that George W Bush invaded Iraq to get their oil.

ButterflyDragon on October 12, 2010 at 4:59 PM

upinak

You, I trust.

Rats.

tree hugging sister on October 12, 2010 at 5:03 PM

What investor is likely to throw money at the Gulf after this fiasco?

Um, none?

That would be my prediction.

Ojesus is hell-bent on making energy prohibitively expensive for both corporate and private US consumers for some reason. I can’t imagine why.

hillbillyjim on October 12, 2010 at 5:30 PM

I think it’s time for Ojesus to show his face in some blue-dog districts and preach Cap & Trade.

I won’t be holding my breath.

hillbillyjim on October 12, 2010 at 5:33 PM

It is staggering to contemplate how many constitutional violations and illegal actions obama has perpetrated.

If you take just one issue, such as the Gulf disaster (we have no idea how bad was his malfeasance) obama’s killing of the Gulf economy, “they can always get unemployment”, obama said, and the convenient 20 Billion dollar presidential shakedown, (where’s that money? where will it go when we have forgotten about it, as he piles the crises sky high?), you could unearth scores of illegalities and unconstitutional actions that obama is responsible for.

Add in the GM takeover, closure of dealerships, health care takeover, Fannie and Freddie, Fin Reg, Tarp, stimulus, foreign relations/muslim appeasement, Arizona lawsuit, open borders, Black Panther freedom fest, hundreds of millions of foreign donations to obama’s campaign, attack on manufacturing and all business, and on and on and on.

Then multiply each act such as the GM/secured bondholder theft, or the stimulus trillion dollar theft, by at least another 100 violations within that specific violation and this “president” has literally rammed thousands of violations down out throats. He is impeachable to the tenth power, imo.

This equation which is: the “issue” x violations of law in regard to the “issue”, should be used to estimate the total the number of violations obama has perpetrated.

It should be called the “Obama Violation Finder” and we should get a concrete number out there to pin this crook down and give the public something solid to hold on to. As it is, we careen from crisis to crisis, and nobody can keep up with or remember the horrors from even the recent past.
Take the Chamber of Commerce story. How many bloggers have commented their “thanks” for obama “reminding” them of his multi-hundred-million dollar illegal funding of his campaign?

And we don’t have any idea what his “czars” and regulators have put in place to explode in our faces.

I just can’t think of one person, place or thing that is associated with obama, going back as far as we “know” of him, (save his children), that is not irredeemably dirty, unethical, islamic appeasing or law breaking on every level possible.

How does one operate when buried so deep in such deviance and decay? The horror of his real persona shows on his face as he campaigns across the country, the ugly, glaring expression, the hatefilled glassy eyes under the tightly frowning brows. His expression fills me with dread and is truly nasty in a way that makes me feel nauseous and fear deeply for our nation. I don’t think we can let him sit in the most powerful chair in the world for another two years, even if we take Congress.

It is just staggering when you think of the filthy wheels within wheels that make up who and what is Barack Hussein Obama.

tigerlily on October 12, 2010 at 6:18 PM

It means nothing really since they have been stalling on issuing permits in shallow water not covered under the moratorium.

I want to see action first.

Kermit on October 12, 2010 at 6:41 PM

A day late and a dollar short.

chemman on October 12, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Well, the Dem’s (dim’s) had their War on Poverty already, and look how successful that was.

Now it’s the War on Prosperity.

Liberal dimwits will be the downfall of us all.

hillbillyjim on October 13, 2010 at 3:23 AM

I know what let’s do:

Let’s elect an unproven mouthpiece from Chi-town, and watch him organize this community.

Great idea, that.

Suckers.

hillbillyjim on October 13, 2010 at 3:43 AM