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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)


Having declared that he cannot suck the oil with a straw and having deployed his strongest weapon “teh speech”, Obama decided the oil-kill is done and it’s time to “turn a corner” (where we can’t see it) Or, in other words, just as he did with any job he’s ever held, he is bored now with the “inconvenience” in the gulf (to use BP vernacular)

Gushes WaPo

Turning the corner on the Gulf oil spill?

Has the president turned the corner on the oil drilling crisis?

This week’s schedule for President Obama suggests that the White House believes he has. After dominating the conversation in Washington all last week, the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico does not appear front and center on the White House calendar.

It seems that, kust like in the first month after the explosion, Obama and friends still think their job regarding the oil-kill is news management.

The oil may be flowing in the ocean but it seems – or so the White House thinks – blame has been shifted

Still, there appeared to be a significant shift in the public relations last week, as anger was increasingly directed at BP and its CEO, Tony Hayward, instead of at the president and his administration.

And the debacle of Texas Rep. Joe Barton apologizing to BP — and then apologizing for his apology — forced Republicans off of their attack lines for several days.

All righty then. The enemy is…cornered. On to the whale killing we go! This guy?

Sucks to be him!

There is a problem however with turning corners too often (assuming they did in any way)

As the cartoon with W – who used the expression one time too often demonstrates, the trouble with turning corners is that…3 times, you’re back.

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


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