and the planet began to heal?

This McCain commercial recals it best (ht WMCB at the Confluence)

I guess he forgot to specify that the slowing down of the oceans would be accomplished by replacing the water with oil.

Here’s Philippe Cousteau on it

“I could cut my leg off, I could cut my arm off, I could gouge my eye out, I’d still probably survive, but not very well,” Cousteau said. “And that’s what we’re doing to our oceans.”

Pointing to massive annual dead zones off the U.S. coast, Cousteau explained that our oceans are past their tipping point:

Heck of a job, Oprecious!

For added fun, use this map to compare the size of the spill to your home town. Here’s mine. Can you spot NYC?

Just as we didn’t know that the cleaning of the beeches in LA would be done by BP hired tmps for Obama’s photo ops

“The level of cleanup and cooperation we’ve gotten from BP in the past is in no way consistent to the effort shown on the island today,” Roberts said by telephone. “As soon as the president left, they were immediately put back on the buses and sent home.”

Reminds me of the good old days when Ceausescu was touring farmers’ markets and truckloads of  merchandise were preceding him, moving the same potatoes and carrots from market to market.

I always wondered then who was supposed to be fooled by this trick.

Later, I found out: not the Ceausescus, as later, when visiting Macy’s in New York she told him: “I bet they loaded all this just before we came”

More details from Obama’s Ceausescu moment

Roberts said that since oil started coming ashore in Grand Isle last week, no more than a dozen workers hired by BP have been seen on the beaches in the area, until Friday when the president arrived.”I’ve heard estimates of 300-500 people there today,” Roberts said. “They were given T-shirts and pants and handed a shovel and taken to the beach.”

“So, just to be clear, there are allegations this was just a dog and pony show for the president. So you’re saying this was nothing more than a sheer coincidence that the president shows up and all the workers come out in force on the same day?” asked WDSU I-Team reporter Travers Mackel.”Yes, absolutely a sheer coincidence,” said BP contractor Donald Nalty.

and yeah, it was BP putting on a show for Obama. Just like Macy’s.

Except here’s the ad for hiring those people, and it’s not from BP, it’s a local government page

Ashland Services, LLC needs 500 workers to assist with the oil spill cleanup in Grand Isle. Recruitment is taking place today, Thursday, May 27, 2010 only at 7528 Main Street (old unemployment office).

Workers will be paid $12.00 per hour and are expected to work 14 hour days 7 days a week. Transportation to Grand Isle, breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. All required safety gear will be provided by Ashland Services, LLC.

So, yeah, I’ll remember the moment the planet started bleeding to death when Obama authorized off-shore drilling.

I’ll akso remember how when he was grandstanding about suspending permits and six months moratoriums in the presser meant to show he cared about oil kill, they were lifting the ban on shallow water drilling. Check the date on that: it’s May 27.

Remember.

Oh, and Malia, Daddy didn’t plug the hole just yet. But he’s certainly trying hard  to make it so we think he did.

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