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Now that BP totally ignored US orders about the cap again, it’s time for the UK prime minister to set Jr.jr straight. Here’s a Moonie Times headline on it  DESPITE OIL SPILL ‘CATASTROPHE’ CAMERON STANDS UP FOR BP (why quotation marks under “catastrophy”? And why “oil spill”?)

and one in Metro NY (next to the Playboy story) AS GULF DISASTER UNFOLDS, OBAMA AND CAMERON TRADE NICETIES

Funny how those special relationships weren’t that special under Jr.jr until the need to cover for BP

Wall Street Journal thinks that US DRILLS DEEP INTO BP but they also thought the financial reform had teeth, so…

In reality, after being stomped all over by BP, Admiral Thad is trying to reassure people that it will be OK on BP’s terms

while in Florida, they were unable to pass the drilling ban – if not now, when?

And a shocker from Chicago: Blago has been silenced

out of character, notes the Tribune



If we only had a leader! It seems US can do little to impress BP which as usually has its way  in oil-kill decisions, not just with Corexit

even if some headlines make believe US has some sway


Good to know something concerns them at all.Outside the oil-kill news getto, Dana Priest continues her expose on the secret government

the Express chimes in with the privatizing of secret government work

Rebuilding Afghanistan isn’t going much better than rebuilding US

Scaring people about the Social Security goes on (caution – we vote!)

In NYC, Metro piles on the Palin melee and reports further screwing of the passengers by the MTA following the old pattern: less service, more expensive..

USA Today gets cover of the day for reporting on oil-kill and war death toll

Even Washington Times pays a bit of attention to the oil-kill today, together with Blago’s “mud pies”

In Florida, they worry about Alex’s effect on the oil-kill

while in LA they are hopeful about the big skimmer A Whale

and in Mississippi they worry about the oil waste

in NYC, NY Post milks the spy story day 3 with  their favorite no longer red headed spy

and AM NY moans and bitches on the benefit of us. East Siders for the change of the fireworks on the other side of the Isle of Manhattan (I still trust my roof with a view)


Because BP’s  oil-kill can’t be expected to do everything, today at the whaling summit Obama is expected to argue for killing them outright (lifting the ban on whaling)

Meanwhile, in NYC, from Daily News no less, Obama’s golfing gets noticed – at least by the GOP according to the paper. The rest of us would feel he should gold all the time, damn it!

LA Times serves us the cornucopia of disasters – the war (one of them) and the oil-kill causing mental stress

From Alabama, a history of BP lies – how they got 100 times bigger with the estimates

From Florida, more on the whaling ban and Tony’s yacht (but not Bam’s golf – to use Daily News vernacular)

In Luisiana they keep their hopes in the relief drill

while in Mississipi a new substance comes ashore – hey, maybe we should give BP a Nobel prize for chemistry

Wall Street Journal writes how BP managed to “blunt US’s demand” – apparently 20 minutes photo op with Obama can only accomplish that much

From Missouri (not Chicago) a bit on Blago’s trial

In NYC,a chapter in the Madoff saga that for those who watched Damages is “life imitates art”

Elsewhere in NYC, the talk of the tabloids is dirty subways

and Metro too


From CNN, comes this headline

Louisiana lawmakers propose prayer to stop oil disaster

State senators designated Sunday as a day for citizens to ask for God’s help dealing with the oil disaster.

“Thus far efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no avail,” state Sen. Robert Adley said in a statement released after last week’s unanimous vote for the day of prayer. “It is clearly time for a miracle for us.”

The resolution names Sunday as a statewide day of prayer in Louisiana and calls on people of all religions throughout the Gulf Coast “to pray for an end to this environmental emergency, sparing us all from the destruction of both culture and livelihood.”

Something here seems amiss… Oh, that pesky separation of state and church again.

Something here seems insane. Oh, yeah, that magical thinking again.

Something here seems familiar. Where did we hear – 6 paragraphs out of 32 speech on this?

Apparently B0bots forgot that part because they are all jumping on this.

A few great lines too

As a friend noted yesterday

“Does this mean they think that God wanted this to happen to begin with?”


10. I wanna help god

Where do I send my money?

But no one remembers the six paragraphs in teh speech. You know, the stuff that made Andrew Sullivan’s father cry

And while I approve of prayer as  as much as I approve of yacht racing for stopping the oil, the state legislators were no more removed from reason than Obama  in his speach to the nation.

So, if we’re going to mock, let’s give credit where credit is due.


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