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.

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Published in: on June 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Who’s to blame…the rock music or Bush for Al and Tipper Gores seperation?

According to CNN – Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have sent an e-mail to family friends announcing a mutual decision to separate, a longtime family friend told CNN.

“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate,” the message said.

“This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend to comment further.”

Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider confirmed the authenticity of the e-mail but decline to comment further.

The couple, married for 40 years, has four grown children.

Published in: on June 1, 2010 at 10:35 am  Leave a Comment  
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Timmy says: I never had a real job

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/04/25/geithner_i_never_had_a_real_job.html

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 11:28 am  Leave a Comment  
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Biden drops the F Bomb at Bill

The outrage if this was Palin

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Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dalai lama shown the back door

“Quick, Run! Tiger needs our help and I’m sick of hanging out with Richard Gere”

Published in: on February 19, 2010 at 10:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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Men who killed black man in racial attack in Australia – revealed

Clinton David Rintoull and Dylan Giuseppe Sabatino bashed Sudanese refugee Liep Gony to death minutes after one was heard yelling: “I guess I’ll go and take my anger out on some niggers., have finally been revealed.

They have tried to conceal their faces in fear of retaliation…..”fear of retaliation”, sounds funny coming from two guys that decided to beat a guy to death because he was a “black”.Rintoull pleaded guilty to murder and was jailed for 20 years with a minimum of 16 years. Sabatino, 21, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and must serve at least six years of a 10-year term. The terms in itself is part of the problem

BTW – Im guessing with surnames of Rintoull and Sabatino, your family is certainly not “natives” of Australia and once moved to Australia to make a better life for themself.

President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, speaks out about growing debt

The only Fed member to speak up and say the US must fix its growing debt problems or risk a new financial crisis was Thomas Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Mr Hoenig said that rising debt was infringing on the central bank’s ability to fulfil its goals of maintaining price stability and long-term economic growth. “Stunning” deficit projections were putting political pressure on the Fed to keep interest rates low, infringing on its independence at the risk of inflation, he said.

The US budget deficit is projected to be $8,000bn in the next decade. Barack Obama, US president, recently lifted the government’s borrowing authority to $14,300bn.

Thats alot to swallow

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 11:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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Romney attacked in Economy class

Well, I’m guessing somone was not a republican or a Mormon

Republican politician Mitt Romney was physically threatened by a violent passenger on an Air Canada flight leaving Vancouver this morning.

Mr. Romney, who has been in Vancouver since Friday for the Olympic Winter Games, did not respond to the attack. Instead, he allowed the airline crew to deal with the incident, according to his spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom.
Mr. Romney, 62, and his wife, Ann, were sitting in Row 15 of the economy section of the Embrarer 190 airplane, waiting for the plane to take off when the incident happened.

“His chair went back “this” far”

Published in: on February 16, 2010 at 9:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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Obama: “I’m not starting from scratch on the Health Care Bill”

O-man made a guest appearance in the White House press room Tuesday afternoon to brief reporters about his meeting with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders.

Obama said he told House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) that his core goals — lowering health-care costs for businesses and individuals and expanding coverage to the uninsured — remained non-negotiable. But Obama said he would consider GOP alternatives that accomplish the same results. He also said he would sign what he considered to be a less-than-perfect bill.

“I am going to be starting from scratch in the sense that I will be open to any ideas that help promote these goals,” Obama told reporters. “What I will not do, what I don’t think makes sense and I don’t think the American people want to see, would be another year of partisan wrangling around these issues, another six months or eight months or nine months worth of hearings in every single committee in the House and the Senate in which there’s a lot of posturing.”

The president added, “Let’s get the relevant parties together. Let’s put the best ideas on the table. My hope is that we can find enough overlap that we can say, “This is the right way to move forward, even if I don’t get every single thing that I want.”

Yes, Yes…thats what we need, a less than perfect bill to go along side all the other less than perfect bills.

Published in: on February 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Bush Asks: “Miss Me Yet?”

Well we have all seen the email chain go around when it is a phot of Bush waving with the quotes under it “Miss Me Yet”, but it seems oneone tea party member fan has taken it to the next level and made a billboard along the 35 in Wyoming.

Published in: on February 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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