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© R. J. Matson

Once again, we seem to have a black person cleaning up for us.



  1. Jonah wrote:

    What makes it worse is that people on the left, like carville, also treat obama like a cleaning lady.

    Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10:10 am | Permalink
  2. Hassan wrote:

    The rats asking for birth certificate is funny

    Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Good point Jonah. It seems like people on both ends of the political spectrum are doing this.

    Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  4. pfemm wrote:

    I agree with you that it seems like he’s getting it from both sides…

    Though I think that in Carville’s situation with the BP oil “spill” cleanup… you’ve got to consider that the man is watching his home once again be devastated by a disaster and they haven’t really fully recovered from the last one. He is passionate about his home and I think that it’s only natural. Especially after seeing how Katrina was handled. A perceived lack of involvement is bound to evoke some fears.

    Monday, June 7, 2010 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  5. russell wrote:

    …but but but…

    Iron Knee recently assured me the economy was recovering and showed me a nice bell-shaped jobs graph to prove it.

    BP will get away with most of this. You watch. The system is broken and all sides SHOULD be pissed. First Goldman Sachs, now this.

    Obama didn’t create most of these problems, but he DID promote the hope some would be fixed. That poor scrubwoman depicted actually has the most influential position in the world. Cartoon is a little over the top (or beneath the bottom) in that depiction.

    Thus far, delivery is lacking. Even his ardent supporters are conceding that. It would be incredible not to.

    Monday, June 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Permalink
  6. pfemm wrote:

    rereading what I wrote… @759am… phew.. not a morning person… {tho 8/9am isn’t any better I’m more of an 11am person.. so forgive me if this ends the same 🙂 }
    I didn’t mean to imply that both sides shouldn’t be angry. I think Everyone should be angry regardless of “sides”. It makes me disgustingly sick thinking about this thing gushing out in the middle of the water… killing animals… killing livelihoods… killing the shore lines and spreading like disease.
    I really hope hope hope that BP is held accountable… but you’re probably right. They will get away with it. That’s another sickening thought. I’m tired of big companies getting away with murder just because they can and have a budget for it. They know exactly how to work it. They keep their yachts and mansions and bank accounts when other people suffer the collateral damages from their mistakes.
    I am one of the ones who haven’t been overly impressed thus far with the administration (on a lot of things and this in particular). I do feel they moved too slowly. But I don’t know everything they are doing that I don’t see or hear about. I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t have been trying to figure this thing out from the beginning. If they didn’t… well… that’s horrifying. It’s not just some barrel that tipped over on the side of a highway. But at the same time he’s just one guy… with a laundry list of problems to deal with and there are only so many hours in the day. How do you prioritize? You can’t spread yourself too thin but at the same time you can’t focus everything on one thing and let everything else fall to the wayside.
    I do think it’s a mistake to let the person who effed it up to begin with be in charge of fixing it. because it seems like they’d split their efforts 2 ways… Fixing the problem and damage control. and doing both as cheaply as possible. (Which is ridiculous… I’ve always found that if you do something right the first time it will end up being better and cheaper in the long run.)
    I don’t know if it was posted here but I watched the segment on Rachel Maddow with the footage from the 70s gulf spill and the fact that they used the same failed techniques on this spill… really?
    If something doesn’t work… you try again with something Different. Not the try again 30/40 years later and maybe it’ll work this time. The science on something like that doesn’t change.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  7. russell wrote:

    “How do you prioritize? You can’t spread yourself too thin”

    My impression is that is exactly what he has done. Shot his wad on health care, the only outcome of which is two years of uncertainty for anybody with a workforce.

    I don’t trust anything I see on Maddow, or O’Reilly, or Beck, or Olbermann. These are all just muckrakers.

    In the 1970’s there were no wells like DH. Once the BOP doesn’t work, you need a relief well and that’s what will stop this one. That hasn’t changed. The current recovery attempt (tophat) is innovative as hell. Pretty impressive it works at all, but they are getting as much oil as the recovery ship (Enterprise) can process right now. And Enterprise is the Queen Mary of drill ships.

    None of which is to the government’s credit. ALL of the expertise is in industry.

    I predict MMS will require relief wells on all deep drilling in the future; that requirement is already in place for arctic drilling.

    The UGLY part is you can’t sanction these big firms for billion dollar mistakes – It’s easier to clog the courts and just buy Congress. >:(

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Permalink
  8. ebdoug wrote:

    Back to “let the tax cuts to the rich expire.” “they keep their yachts and mansions and back accounts” Remember if the tax cuts to the rich are allowed to exire at the end of 2010, it is estimated 120 billion a year will flow into the IRS coffers. All congress has to do is do nothing. They are good at that. Contact your representatives. Meanwhile Obama will continue the cuts to the middle class. That is already set for 2010. I, for one, will be paying higher taxes because I have Exxon. Last year, I got rid of the tiny amount of BP I had. And remember, those with incomes over $250,000 voted 46% to 41% for Obama, knowing their taxes would go up.

    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Permalink
  9. pfemm wrote:

    “All congress has to do is do nothing. They are good at that.” lol… and sad at the same time 🙂

    I’ve contacted my reps before (calls & letters)… It always ends up feeling… pointless. Mostly because I live in the southern midwest and I’m almost always in the minority as far as my views go. plus I’m still a “kid” (late20s) with rose colored glasses 🙂

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:59 am | Permalink