this and other “huh” statements courtesy of the court jester, MSNBC

Obama: Gulf seafood is safe to eat

In tour of Gulf coast, president strikes optimistic tone

Maybe is Superman after all. A few turns around the sun to return us 3 months ago would do it.

.The actual quote is

He declared, “I am confident that we’re going to be able to leave the Gulf Coast in better shape than it was before.”

It seems he thinks this will be accomplished mostly by eating shrimp and shopping (tourism)

I am also wondering: is he using the royal “we” and referring to this PR trip where he got photographed far from any drop of oil?

Is he including us and some time in that statement? And if so, how is 100,000,000 gallons of oil and going in the water going to better the Gulf?

And if we knew that is so beneficial, why didn’t we do it before?

I do understand the need to encourage people to spend there. It led W to the silly “fly to the fabulous destination spots” after 9.11 and it led Jr.jr to his eat shrimp stunt lovingly documented in B0botland with 3 photos.(Due to the extreme close-up, for your protection, I picked the one without his face)

Looking at those photos I was thinking of Mr Burns being fed a fish with 3 eyes by Marge Simpson.

Mr Burns couldn’t eat it so he lost the election.

Of course,Β  in the discussion, some remembered the safe air at ground zero after 9.11, and some even noticed that the testing took place in Mississipi, the state least touched by the spill so far

Maybe he should slip on over to Louisiana

and try their seafood. Then he can tell us how safe it is.

This is heart wrenching beyond belief. It seems we are doomed.

Greed has won out.

Apparently, he couldn’t as they ran out of sea food for some strange reason

Local restaurants are facing a big food shortage of a seafood staple thanks to the Gulf oil spill.

Some got the message and went after their worst enemy, ten times worse than BP:

Carville and Matlin should be the official taste-testers for

the inspection process.
As long as Mary tastes it first, and James eats twice as much as she does.

I have images of Mary dying on Fox News, live.

Yeah. People are reassured.

So, to recap: he can’t suck the oil up with a straw. But we will leave the gulf better than before.

Why do I think the operative words here are

“We will leave the gulf”?

Either way, I will hold Obama up to his promise. For years to come.

meanwhile, here’s a guy that never showed up in your photo ops

Let me see you make HIM better


PeterDaou tweets


The joke writes itself: “BP hires Goldman Sachs”

referring to this

BP has hired investment banks Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs Group and Credit Suisse Group as advisers, a source familiar with the matter said, without identifying the purpose of the advice.

and kudos to Legal Insurection for putting it into perspective

Birds are dying, marshes are being swallowed whole by oil, and communities are crumbling.

And Obama’s presidential address will focus on an escrow fund for liability claims?