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When Fleet Street talks, Wall Street listens!
For some days now, a meme flies over the pond about poor BP getting a raw deal from “bitter Americans”. Not surprisingly Mayor Moneybags sees his BP stock go down and tells us
“The guy who runs BP didn’t exactly go down there and blow up the well,” the
Oh, well! Could the zero people who are out there, promoting the idea that BP CEO Tony Hayward went down to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to personally blow it up kindly shut up?
“And what’s more if you want them to fix it and they’re the only ones with expertise, I think I might wait to assign blame until we get it fixed,” Bloomberg said.
He concluded sarcastically:
“There’s got to be someone who’s culpable in everything. C’mon.”
That’s the guy Obama supported over the Dem candidate, btw.
Bloomberg: Obama’s Basically On a Fixed Income
.In Bloomberg’s vocabulary, fixed income is when an oil spill doesn’t affect your portfolio.
Since the UK meme started with the Mayor of London, and was supported by the Mayor of NYC, here’s the response of the Mayor of NOLA
“Quite frankly, I would suggest that London Mayor Boris Johnson park his anger at the waters’ edge and redirect it towards BP,” Landrieu said. “This is not America vs. Great Britain. It’s people, families and their livelihoods versus a negligent corporation that is responsible for the loss of 11 lives and an oil spill that threatens our coast, our environment, and our economy.
“In fact, our entire way of life is at risk. So we are going to hold BP accountable for the damage done,” he said. “While Mayor Johnson is concerned about their pension funds, we’re concerned about the lives and livelihoods of our people.”
mentioning the ocean and birds and fishes would have been nice too.
After Rahm couldn’t live well enough alone and had to gloat anonymously about their candidate squeaking through a run-off in Arkansas, the unions answered
“Driving home the point that the White House was cravenly hiding behind the cloak of anonymity in their attacks, the AFL-CIO spokesman signed off the conversation with the following: “My name is Eddie Vale of the AFL-CIO and I’m proud to fight for working families and I don’t hide behind anonymous quotes.”"
The White House didn’t tone down the rhetoric in the press briefing. Gibbs is asked about the WH remark and answers
And while the President might not have agreed with the exact characterization, I think that whether or not that money might have been better spent in the fall on closer elections between somebody — between people who cared about an agenda that benefited working families and those that didn’t, that money might come in more handy then.
Q I assume the President now would want to reach out to those who were supporting Bill Halter and say, please get behind Blanche Lincoln, she’s going to be our nominee. Is that the way to reach out to Halter’s supporters, by accusing them of flushing money down the toilet?
MR. GIBBS: Well, I think that everybody that supported one of the Democrats will have an obligation to now, as the President would, and has, in races that the nominee he has supported hasn’t won, now support the Democratic nominee.
Indeed! I can hear the hoofs of the unity pony now!
And here comes PUMA (it’s unions, not women now)
A union-backed movement said Thursday it turned in more than double the number of signatures required to get an independent candidate on the ballot to challenge Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell in November.
Wow! Not just refusing to endorse, but fronting their own candidate!
And this is a blog from Arkansas
We at Blue Arkansas decided as a team after the initial primary that if Blanche was the party’s nominee we would not be endorsing her. That’s the beauty of being a blog for progressive Democrats working to elect better Democrats-you don’t have to endorse all the bad Dems that come along.
Heck of a job, Rahmy-Baraky
I think I’ll call them PUMA 2.0
Screencap from yesterday interview demonstrating how hard presidentin’ really is.
This interview was given yesterday, oil-kill day 36
yeah, we know about fundraisers and trips to Chicago and skipping Memorial Day
but this is a new level of entitlement. Notice in the caption text – he doesn’t say “I don’t get to play lately” – just not quite that often.
You dirty, dirty spill! messing with Oprecious’s game!
The video is here
But it was that particular line
these days I play once about two or three weeks
that made an impression on me – why with the 38 days since an ecological disaster is unfolding.
Reminds me of W cutting on sweets as his war effort. But in light of his renewed – today – pledge of not resting till the oil-kill is stopped, this interview taken yesterday a way even more arrogant and clueless.
.It seems that the candidate that was so cool, he was texting his VP to his adoring fans is not turning against technology which he doesn’t even know how to use
.That was the NY Post headline. Two things did strike me from that commencement address Obama gave. First that he told students
“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,”
NY Post notices the contradiction too
Obama — whose election was credited, in part, to his skillful use of modern media, from smart phones to Twitter to Flickr – yesterday told college graduates that high-tech gizmos and apps are straining American democracy.
“With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not,” Obama said.
“Let’s face it — even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. I’ve had some experience with that myself. Fortunately, you’ll be well positioned to navigate this terrain.”
Translation: information is only good when I control it. Every other source is bad for you. Too many voices – bad for democracy. There should be only one – mine!
And while NY Post for some reason zooms on IPad in its headline – I wonder – what will those words to young people do for the sales of I-Pad and all the other new fangled gizmos Obama can’t even use?
Here’s a hint:
A South Park episode had a Japanese animation craze mesmerize the children
All methods to snap them out of it were tried, but finally it was the parents joining in and saying they were cool that turned the kids off instantly.
In aspiring to become Big Brother, Obama just made himself into a fuddy duddy, and this kid is heading to the Mac store today!
Roman Polanski is miffed and boy, do we all get a talking to!. He writes – many times and in each paragraph
There’s scolding to be done!
The narcissistic rapist is outraged that his cushy escape life has been rudely interrupted
had landed with a view to receiving a lifetime award for my work from the representative of the Swiss Minister of Culture,
and for what? For raping a 13 years old?
Polanski is very annoyed with us – and especially with the judge who refused to abide to the wrist slapping code
33 years ago I pleaded guilty, and I served time at the prison for common law crimes at Chino, not in a VIP prison. That period was to have covered the totality of my sentence. By the time I left prison, the judge had changed his mind and claimed that the time served at Chino did not fulfil (sic) the entire sentence, and it is this reversal that justified my leaving the United States.
“Common law crimes”? Sounds like “crimes for commoners. What were they, Roman? Bueler? Anyone?
Of course he, Polanski had to flee the jurisdiction – he was a celebrity damn it! And he already did hard time in the joint for what? An entire Forty two days and NOT even in a VIP prison? Oh, the humanity!
Polanski is outraged that the documentary designed to rehabilitate him (not unlike the interview after the crime bragging he foiled justice) blew in his face
The resulting documentary not only highlighted the fact that I left the United States because I had been treated unjustly; it also drew the ire of the Los Angeles authorities, who felt that they had been attacked and decided to request my extradition from Switzerland,
Roman Polanski is outraged that his victim(“I told him I wanted to go home, but he pulled me back in the room”) – to whom he never even paid the damages the settlement he promised to pay – couldn’t make a criminal case go away
I can remain silent no longer because the California court has dismissed the victim’s numerous requests that proceedings against me be dropped, once and for all, to spare her from further harassment every time this affair is raised once more.
I say, give that celebrity a pat on the back.
Shawshank Redemption this ain’t..
He acknowledged the facts establishing unlawful sexual intercourse with a person who was not his wife. He acknowledged knowing her age. That’s it.
New generations of girls await.