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bito
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I saw an hour long show on PBS (I think) on this subject. I couldn’t believe what I saw. Is it any wonder they were having kidnappings of oil execs.in an attempt to clean it up and share the wealth?

The New York Times reminded us today that while the oil spill in the Gulf is an acute shock to Americans, oil spills have become a way of life in the Niger delta. The area has

PatsyT
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Check out these arial photos

Aerial photos of the oil slick
James Duncan Davidson, TED’s conference photographer, is among a crew of five photographers and videographers reporting on the Gulf of Mexico for the TEDxOilSpill Expedition. His photos, taken aboard a plane above the Deepwater Horizon accident site, reveal the staggering extent of the oil slick

http://blog.ted.com/2010/06/aerial_photos_o.php

bito
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Wow Patsy, Seeing those pictures after reading the article I just put up with all the oil PR people saying ” it’s not that bad–Nothing to worry about–It will go away–it won’t harm the gulf”

I don’t think that guy has looked at the destruction the spill has caused. The slicks are so vast those ships looks like little toys.

Amazing, Thanks

PatsyT
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Bito, they DO Look like toys, that is a great observation!

bito
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Oh Kewel, The Gulf of Mexico Foundation with its Gulf of Mexico Program,is proud to acknowledge these companies for the 2008 “Guardians of the Gulf Awards:
BP America
Marathon
Transocean
ConocoPhillips
Shell
DuPont
with Guardians like these, whats to worry?

Could these groups possibly be what is known as “front Groups”?

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/gulfofmexico1.jpg

http://thinkprogress.org/2010/06/18/bp-gulf-foundation/

Pepe Lepew
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dildenusa
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CEOs don’t get demoted. In corporate speak they get “kicked upstairs.

bito
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The big scramble today for the Goopers is to cool the Joe oily thing. They want to put the whole thing on Bartons lap. But, wait a second the largest GOP caucus in the house, the Republican Study Committee supported it yesterday:

Last night, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus of Republican House members, fired off a statement declaring that the $20 billion dollar negotiated by BP and the Obama administration for victims of the oil catastrophe in the gulf is a

kesmarn
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O brother. Since no one in real life could be as dumb as they’re all pretending to be, we have to look below their superficial comments to find the more superficial bed-rock of their convictions. Which would be that corporations never do anything wrong and that more money should always be channelled to big business and big businessmen.

Well…if this is “tainted money,” then I’m sure that Bobby Jindal and all the Republican business owners on the gulf will have nothing to do with it. Which leaves more for the rest of us.

😉

bito
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“Oily” Joe and his next apology.

http://joebartonwouldliketoapologize.com/

Sorry U.K., we didn’t mean it. OK? please?

Blues Tiger
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Blues Tiger

Just be patient and I am positive that BP will take all steps to right the wrongs to the satisfaction of all you “small people”… 😀

bito
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If the Dems don’t use the fact that the “RETHUGS are for BP and against the little people.
And the fact that they keep voting against deficit reducing bills while yelling about the size of the deficit.

If the Dems don’t use it in the midterm they are sorry.

escribacat
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I am sorry to say you’re right. It would be a pretty sorry show.

bito
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Hey, E’cat, good to see you.
Those two points were just handed to the Dems. Please people use them!

PatsyT
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Joe Barton has a face book page

http://www.facebook.com/RepJoeBarton?v=wall&story_fbid=130316913655840

He still has his statement up

Joe Barton PERSONAL UPDATE: today is hearing with BP ceo…..BP is definitely responsible for the accidental oil spill in the Gulf,and should be liable for costs of clean up ….BP should also, however, be given due process ….The President’s $20 billion fund,negotiated in the White House with the attorney general in the room, is unprecedented and smacks of a shakedown .

43 people like his comment
over 500 have something else to say…
on the first page……

“You are a a**hole!”

PatsyT
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A little update on this site….

It’s still up and OMG the photos are making me laugh so hard!!!!

I am not sure if this is his real site but lots of people there think it is…
Just not sure …the photos in the photo gallery are kinda giving it away.
I don’t think Joe Barton would have put up those photos….
edit…
Reading the links….
This can’t be his page
someone was very quick and creative
oh boy this has me laughing

bito
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I like this comment on his facebook:

Christy Usilton said:

Hey Joe. Newsflash: THE GULF OF MEXICO IS DYING, AND THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IS NEXT. My beloved native state of Florida will be ruined. The people in SE United States are being poisoned. BP has lied over and over again. Tony Hayward should have been arrested today for his smug non-answers. This apology of yours to BP was beyond shameful and I’m wondering if the paycheck for this “shakedown” remark was worth it to you.

30 minutes ago

bito
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How’s that working out “oily”? 500 to 43!
Seems that a few of his fellow R’s in the house that aren’t to happy with him either.

“GOP Rep. Jeff Miller calls for Barton to step down from top committee spot over BP comments.”

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), whose Pensacola district is among the most-impacted areas in the Gulf by the oil spill, condemned Barton for apologizing to BP CEO Tony Hayward during a committee meeting on Thursday.

Mightywoof
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Arrrrg – in lieu of a group hug I think we need a group apology!! All together now ………. 🙂

escribacat
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Kalima
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😆

Kalima
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Here’s my contribution. Will this help?

boomer1949
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I’m sorry I missed it all; I’m really, really sorry. 🙁

bito
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Is that a sincere apology, boomer? 😉

Kalima
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Nowhere near as sorry as I am. Just searching for a hole to hide in.

Pepe Lepew
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Joe Barton apologized to BP for that big meanie Obama.

Then he apologized for his apology.

PatsyT
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That’s ok Boomer No need to be sorry…..
Joe Biden said the 20 billion was a responsible response..

Mightywoof
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I like people who responsibly respond to a responsible response – rational, really, rather than rashly responding.

PatsyT
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🙂

Pepe Lepew
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Joe Barton has apparently apologized for his apology…. 🙂

What a doofus!

escribacat
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Pretty soon he’s going to have to apologize for apologizing for the apology.

PatsyT
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Then he will call Rush and apologize on the air.

choicelady
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Then we’ll make him apologize for apologizing for apologizing about the apology. We can do this longer than he – we’re smarter, and I bet he can’t even spell apologize.

PatsyT
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I think he can spell O I L
and P R O F I T

bito
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Patsy,Did Barton just apologize for this morning or what was that all about? I need a replay?

PatsyT
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Well,
I’m sorry,
I do not know for sure.
Sorry
Let me know if you find out
Sorry to ask
Sorry

bito
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No, no Patsy, I’m sorry, and I’m sorry I expected that you saw it and I’m sorry I missed it. Sorry to bother you

PatsyT
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Oh bito, you are never a bother, sorry if I made you feel that way,
I apologize.

PatsyT
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This is worth looking at…
http://oilmoney.priceofoil.org/index.php

kesmarn
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Patsy, thanks for this! Have I mentioned that you are a genius?

PatsyT
Member

Thanks kes,
I’ll inform my husband… 😉

choicelady
Member

What amazes me is how little they spent per corporation in the last election. If you’re gonna be bought as a Congressman – shouldn’t it be for a whole lot more? Don’t you have STANDARDS? They’ve sold their souls for very little, IMHO.

PatsyT
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Choicelady,
Do you think they are getting the rest in pac’s and the general repub groups?

bito
Member

Patsy, I had to take one of my many naps and you greet me with this site?
It’s chockfull of info! Seems ole’ Mr. (I’m Sorry, BP) Barton is leader of the pack. No wonder his feelings are with the Gas & and; Oil Companies.

Looks like if you want to hit the jackpot it helps to be from Texas and Republican.

PatsyT
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Loads of info and fun to use!
They did a great job with that site!

kesmarn
Admin

Hayward DOES look drugged up!

Pepe Lepew
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I thought Joe Barton ACTED drugged up!

bito
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Nah, Pepe, he was just huffing benzine fumes from the oil.

bito
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So? Whats wrong with that? 😉

kesmarn
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😆 If I had his job, I’d probably be popping Xanax like Tums!

EDIT: And — from the way he has run things — he has used that “coping technique”!

PatsyT
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Actually in Haywards case, Tanax

PatsyT
Member

What happens when you mix that with the afternoon martini?
Are we in for a real show?