Obama plays Golf during the Gulf Oil Spill oh and a Baseball Game as well

WASHINGTON – A White House spokesman says the whole country benefits when President Barack Obama takes time to go golfing and “clear his mind.”
Obama spokesman Bill Burton on Monday defended Obama’s leisure activities amid some Republican criticism that Obama should not be scheduling fun time during the Gulf oil spill crisis. The president went golfing on Saturday afternoon after attending a baseball game Friday night.

Burton said the people of the country stand by the notion that “their president ought to have a little time to clear his mind.” He said Obama relaxed after a week in which he got help for victims of the oil spill and traveled to Ohio to speak on the economy, among other work. Burton said that having time to himself “probably does us all good.”

Im sure it does do us all good, but I’m not the commander in chief nor did I decide to run for the President of the United States
Afterall, I was not the one that told voters in November 2007 that in the wake of President Bush’s “catastrophic failure of leadership” the nation needs a candid leader like himself (Obama)

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Published in: on June 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm  Comments (1)  
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Deepwater Drilling to go on in the Gulf.

A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Drilling services shares jumped on the news. Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet on May 27 to give a presidential commission time to study improvements in the safety of offshore operations. More than a dozen Louisiana offshore service and supply companies sued U.S. regulators to lift the ban. The U.S. said it will appeal the decision.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman today granted a preliminary injunction, halting the moratorium. He also “immediately prohibited” the U.S. from enforcing the ban. Government lawyers told Feldman that ban was based on findings in a U.S. report following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the Louisiana coast in April.

“The court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings and the immense scope of the moratorium,” Feldman said in his 22-page decision. “The blanket moratorium, with no parameters, seems to assume that because one rig failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent danger.”

Considering the country is seeing one of its largest unemployment rates and the Gulf is still in recovery mode after Katrina etc, this is a sensible idea.

We should focus on stopping the leak and then worry about what caused it, but the fact of the matter is, we may never know what caused it. No one would dare mention that perhaps it was human error and now that Human is no longer with us to tell us the story and there is no black box to find that will give us the answers.

Published in: on June 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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