And there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider
was holding a pair of (fish)scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded
like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat
for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do
not damage the oil and the wine!" Oh hell, who spilled the oil?
Who knew John was channeling the Gulf disaster on CNN? But there is more to His-story: this was all an honest mistake. According to BP, it had only “good intentions” when it made a fatal error in the creation of the Dead Gulf of Mexico.
But then comes this revelation: senior managers complained BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out, triggering the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a witness statement obtained by The Associated Press.
Dick Mora, ace 11 o'clock news reporter, says a roustabout for drilling rig owner Transocean Ltd., told Coast Guard investigators about the complaints:
“The seawater, which would have provided less weight to contain surging pressure from the ocean depths, was being used to prepare for dropping a final blob of cement into the well. I overheard upper management saying that BP was taking shortcuts by displacing the well with saltwater instead of mud without sealing the well with cement plugs, this is why it blew out.”
What’s an Obama to do?
Obama has named a special independent commission to review what happened. (Is they incompetent or is they just stupid?)
Oil spill frustration is
rampant. Obama is being pounded for not
acting more aggressively in the month-old oil spill disaster in the
The fact is Obama has his attention on fixing other leaks. The Obama administration's war on whistleblowers -- whose disclosure are one
of the very few remaining avenues for learning what our government actually
does -- continues to intensify. Last month, the DOJ announced it had obtained
an indictment against NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, who exposed
serious waste, abuse and possible illegality. Then, the DOJ re-issued
a Bush era subpoena to Jim Risen of The New York Times,
demanding the identity of his source who revealed an extremely inept and
"They’re going after this at every opportunity and with unmatched vigor," said Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, a critic of government classification policy. . . .
"I think it's remarkable," said Gabriel Schoenfeld, a fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute who urged prosecution of The New York Times for publishing details of the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program in 2005. "This is the administration that came in pledging maximum transparency. Plugging leaks is traditionally not associated with openness or good intentions."
While Team Obama fiddles with fixing leaks that threaten to reveal the truth
of crimes committed by the Blackwaters and their ilk, the American voters may
burn the Obamas if they don’t fix the “black water” leaks that threaten US