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Top 20 Photos From the Gulf that Obama Doesn’t Want You to See

posted at 9:33 am on July 4, 2010 by

It’s Day 74 and President Barack Obama is laser-focused — spending every waking moment — on the Gulf oil spill. Uhm, plus comprehensive immigration reform. And firing general officers who insult his battered image. Oh, and regulating CO2 emissions, too.

Although Obama appears to have ordered a media blackout of the Gulf disaster, a relative few shocking photos have leaked out thanks to enterprising area residents. You won’t be seeing these in your local paper, that’s for sure.




















Maybe after Key West, Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale are coated in oil, the President will begin paying attention.
 
 
Update: Spill continues to pump oil into Gulf, but White House successfully plugs leaks — of information on websites, from journalists, and local officials

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Alternative energy cannot get here fast enough.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 9:42 AM

shameful….those bird pics get me every time…

*sigh*

dear leader could have done something for the beaches and wetlands at day one…

cmsinaz on July 4, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Alternative energy cannot get here fast enough.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 9:42 AM

I think you know better, libtard. The problem is the myriad of bureaucratic rules that necessitated drilling in mile-deep water in the first place. Government is the problem.

gryphon202 on July 4, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Alternative energy cannot get here fast enough.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 9:42 AM

If viable alternative energy was anything other than a Liberal Fantasy™ it would already be running our economy.

But the reality is that viable alternative energy does not exist and will not exist as an alternative to carbon based energy….ever.

But you already knew that.

uknowmorethanme on July 4, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Alternative energy cannot get here fast enough.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Yeah, I can’t wait for that wind-powered car.

rockmom on July 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Yeah, I can’t wait for that wind-powered car.

rockmom on July 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM

+1000

Daggett on July 4, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Tar and feathers belong on politicians, not birds.

meci on July 4, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Tar and feathers belong on Dem politicians, not birds.

meci on July 4, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Meci, a thread winner as written.

NaCly dog on July 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Alternative energy cannot get here fast enough.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 9:42 AM

And if it ever does I’m sure it will be bad for some plant or animal thus negating its’ use by people!

Gods in control NOT people, though Liberals denial of a God allows them to play one……POORLY and to mans detriment!

dhunter on July 4, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Yeah, I can’t wait for that wind-powered car.

rockmom on July 4, 2010 at 10:44 AM

And I can’t wait for you wingnuts to get a clue, as badly as the libtards. They push unready tech for the wrong purposes, you refuse to even imagine a future that doesn’t include shuttling your fat butt hither and yonder by cheap oil.

The only cure for that appears to be finally running short on crude, but when that happens we’re more likely to get anarchy and war than to screw our heads on straight and find a new way.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

It’s Day 74 and President Barack Obama is laser-focused — spending every waking moment — on the Gulf oil spill. Uhm, plus comprehensive immigration reform. And firing general officers who insult his battered image. Oh, and regulating CO2 emissions, too.

…And celebrity parties…and award ceremonies…and golf…and vacations…and visiting dignitaries…and golf…

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Yes! You shall be vindicated! …In the 29th century AD.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM

The only cure for that appears to be finally running short on crude

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

We have 1000 years of crude underground. Absolutely. But we’ve already harvested most of the low hanging fruit, so to speak. Gryphon202 has the correct answer; must have studied.

China’s provinces containing all the rare-earth elements currently being used in manufacturing NiMH and Li-ion batteries are toxic wastelands. Curb your enthusiasm. And the amount of energy needed to manufacture solar panels, both the silicon substrate and the stainless steel framework, uses more energy than the finished product can produce in 5 years, ounce for ounce.

Wind, like Rockmom says, wind powered car anyone? The infrastructure needed just to run the conductors cross country to the power grid is enormous; steel galvanized towers, insulated copper wiring by the mile, and fuel to power the vehicles that carry all the hardware in to the boonies because that’s where the wind is.

Yes, over time, and quite a bit more of it, there will be alternatives. But oil is used in making car tires, plastics, styrofoam, lots-o-stuff that everyone, including the Greens, use all day every day. Perhaps there would be more headway made into alternative energy if there were more chemistry and physics majors and fewer poly-sci majors.

Just sayin’

Robert17 on July 4, 2010 at 9:33 PM

The photos are terrible, but those captions over at the original site are really awful.

Y-not on July 4, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Yes! You shall be vindicated! …In the 29th century AD.

itsnotaboutme on July 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM

“AD”?

More likely “…In the 27th century AB (After Barack).”

Josiah on July 4, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Although Obama appears to have ordered a media blackout of the Gulf disaster, a relative few shocking photos have leaked out thanks to enterprising area residents. You won’t be seeing these in your local paper, that’s for sure.

Um, wow.

You are giving a false impression. These photos were not “leaked.” How can you say that?

Most if not all of the photos you’ve posted were taken by professional photojournalists for the Associated Press, not “enterprising area residents.” Many have run with news stories about the BP oil spill online and in my “local paper.” I won’t begin to list every person whose work you’ve misrepresented but you should get a good start here.

You’ve used professional journalists’ work to besmirch the profession while violating the most basic ethical boundaries. You are using Hot Air’s soapbox for your bellyaching. The presumption being that you don’t go off half-cocked, that you do your research and not commit flagrant-fouls right in front of the ref. If my words seem harsh consider the harshness of being a named defendant in an IP infringement case.

Also, I think linking to your own blog is ill-advised since your journalistic-standards are questionable. Would you consider yourself a credible source to substantiate the crap you’ve said here?

See what I mean?

The Race Card on July 4, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Alternative energy cannot get here fast enough.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Yeah if we could just find a way to collect all the fairy dust and unicorn farts going to waste into the atmosphere, all of our energy problems would be solved for good…huhhhh…

starman on July 4, 2010 at 11:38 PM

The only cure for that appears to be finally running short on crude, but when that happens we’re more likely to get anarchy and war than to screw our heads on straight and find a new way.

Dark-Star on July 4, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Well what are you sitting around yakking for, get to work!

Or do you expect commenters here at Hot Air to do it for you?

Do you have an alternative, or are you just going to sit around demanding someone “invent something, quick!”

When you actually come up with a small-scale fusion powerplant or a dimensional energy differential generator, you let us know. If all you have is demands that someone else do it for you, frankly, you’re not adding anything to the discussion.

Hundreds of thousands or millions of people are spending billions or more a year doing “alternative energy research.” Looking over their shoulders doesn’t make them work any faster.

Merovign on July 4, 2010 at 11:51 PM

The Gulf of Mexico should be renamed The Dead Obama Sea in honor of Emperor Obama.

Luka on July 5, 2010 at 12:35 AM

I don’t know why more people and volunteer groups aren’t trying to save the wildlife.

Blake on July 5, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Sounds to me like darkstar is gettin’ all hopey-changey for Ayn Rand’s protaganist, John Galt, and his static electricity engine.

fgmorley on July 5, 2010 at 10:58 AM

If all the oil the world uses each year (27 billion barrels) were put into a single volume, it would amount to only 1.03 cubic miles. If this amount of oil were spread over the entire Earth, how thick would it be? Well, print this out. It would take 12 years worth of the world’s oil consumption to be as thick as a single sheet of copier paper. That sheet of paper is only be 0.004 inches thick. Now imagine burning that thin layer of oil, 12 years worth in a single day. Would you even notice it an hour later? Consider that above that sheet of paper is 1375 pounds of air. While 12 years worth of oil spread equally would weigh about two tenth’s of an ounce. In other words, the air out weighs the oil by a factor of 106,000 to 1. Remember this is 12 years worth of oil consumed by the entire world. For a single year, the ratio of oil burned to the atmosphere it goes into is 1.27 MILLION to

Highplains on July 5, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Recent news has it that Afghanistan has huge mineral reserves, including lithium and rare earths needed for hybrid vehicle batteries. Will we see the pony-tailed moonbat trustfund libtards showing up at demonstrations in their Priuses and Leafs to shout “NO BLOOD FOR LITHIUM!!!”? Somehow I doubt it. In related news, a Leaf airbag deployed on a freeway recently after colliding with a mosquito. “The system worked!”, exulted the driver, who was addled but otherwise uninjured, after being released from a local hospital.

fulldroolcup on July 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Most transparent administration, evah! And if you don’t agree with them, you’ll soon meet some ‘greeters’ from SEIU.

GarandFan on July 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM

I rewatched a special report on the disaster last night. What struck me was one of the engineers trying to shut off the well saying that they were trying things that had never been done at that depth before. I’m sure they were doing the best they could, but one can’t help asking why that was so. Why did neither the industry nor the regulators think of testing their equipment and methods at this depth and pressure?

It was foreseeable that such a blowout could happen, but what is unthinkable and criminal is the failure of the federal government to do everything in its power to limit the damage and expedite the clean up. All they really had to do was follow the examples of Bobby Jindal.

flataffect on July 5, 2010 at 11:35 PM

Alternative energy won’t replace oil (and even if it did there are plenty of non-energy-related uses for the stuff that would continue to demand drilling for it). But it can certainly supplement it and lessen our dependence on it. Development of alternative energy sources would also help keep us from having all our eggs in one basket, so to speak.

RonF on July 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM