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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?
Hey, that’s a good one, Huffpo! Maybe I can use it for the Obama Strawman  (is he supposed to personally dive and plug the hole?)
More for Mayor Charming

“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.

Because before defending BP, he defended Obama too

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.

As more is found out about the refusal of the administration to do anything about the oil-kill besides news management, and more people are disappointed, the lower expectation brigade is out in force

Don’t expect Obama to be Superman

.comes the chiding from WaPo. The author thinks all Americans are cry babies for expecting POTUS to do a job beyond reading of TOTUS and news management:

Obama, fairly enough, is reaping what he sowed in assigning himself an impossible mission as a global savior. But Americans are his culpable enablers. Few people want to hear this, but he’s doing the best he can, considering the difficult circumstances that he and the nation face. And what he needs most from the public is a quality that distinguishes adults from children: patience.

Or, put another way: America, grow up!

In this video, James Carville is asked to respond to similar entreaties from CNN’s Fareed Zackaria:

how dare the Gulf people take so much of Obama’s precious time?

You’ll want to hear the reply.

It’s from the likes of the Spectator, amongst UK sponsored memes of “Leave BP alone” that we get the right image in the end

Obama shook his head censoriously as Lauer read Hayward’s comment to him. But doesn’t Obama act like he wants his life back too? He has a put-upon air about him, as if it is outrageous that the presidency should make demands upon him beyond placing ribbons around the necks of rock stars. Obama couldn’t even suppress that air during the Lauer interview. Obama said that he was, long before the pundits noticed the crisis, “standing in the rain” talking to “fishermen” down in the Gulf a month ago.

Can you believe it? Obama had to talk to fishermen while pelted by rain drops. The things he has done for his country and the “planet.”


.In Bobotland, everyone loves the WaPo article

Obama isn’t Superman (about time someone said it)

Well, almost everyone. I seem to detect some PUMA 2.0 there

16. What happened to “Chill, I got this”

New talking point?

First it was: Obama is smarter then us so sit down and shut up cause he knows best.

Now it seems to be: Obama isn’t superman, it takes a long time to change (especially when moving in the opposite direction)so sit down and stop your whining.

I would like to say this to the Obama administration: If you continue to shit all over the grass roots liberals who worked their asses off for you and the other Dems in DC then do not be surprised when we n turn tell you to go fuck yourself when you come around next with your hands out looking for money or volunteers.

This is not a fucking sporting event where its all about your team winning. This is about real issues that effect real lives.


4. Then why did he run as Superman — with all the hope and change bullshit?

Nothing has changed.



The Big Pink discovered the source of the meme – straight from Oprecious

“Even though I am President of the United States my powers are not limitless,” Obama said last Friday at Camardelle’s Live Bait and Boiled Seafood, “So I can’t dive down there and plug the hole. I can’t suck it up with a straw. All I can do is make sure that I put honest, hardworking, smart people in place.”

Bravo! I knew it was started from the center, it spread to fast!

The top story today seems to be the unmarked, mismarked graves in Arlington

.Daily News has a cover on that too

.On a very related note, Stars and stripes tells us of prolonged battles in Afghanistan

.On the spill front, there goes Florida’s drinking water

.and Alabama’s education fund

.as ne estimates reveal more BP lies

.Bu now BP might even cut some of the dividends, the poor darlings

.From the primary stories – the mystery Dem nominee from South Carolina

.In NY – higher damages for the EMS workers on 9.11

.and the mix and match from WaPo

.and NYT

.I meant to check the Blago trial, but Newseum is putting an embargo on Chicago papers for 2 days now.


Not Your Sweetie

June 2010