May 2010

Last year the oil and gas industry had 780 lobbyists who spent nearly $170 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”

If you gave me $884,000…and you had a major problem with an oil rig whose leak qualifies it as THE SINGLE WORST MAN-MADE DISASTER IN HISTORY…and I was President…you would expect me, at the very least, to remember that you gave me $884,000, wouldn’t you?

While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years, according to the St. Petersburg Times.  At the very least, they are claiming deniability that the contributions were ever made.  Round and round and round it goes…(see previous blog).

BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.  Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees — $2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals.

On top of that, the oil giant has spent millions each year on lobbying — including $15.9 million last year alone — as it has tried to influence energy policy.   During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.  

An Obama spokesman rejected the notion that the president took big oil money.  

Once Again…today is opposite day…intent on spinning, each party has effectively cast doubt on the other, thereby perpetuating that whole Victim/Villain thing, creating even more distance and polarity among our population which typically believes it should take one side or the other; just like conservative media and liberal media tells them to – truth is both sides are co-opting and subjugating Joe the Plumber, Sally the Salon owner and Larry the Lawyer…the everyman is taking it between the eyes and will continue to until he takes self responsibility and loses tolerance for being led down the wrong road time and time again.  We are looking for friends in all the wrong places, folks…” – jeff cole

President Obama didn’t accept a dime from corporate PACs or federal lobbyists during his presidential campaign,” spokesman Ben LaBolt said. “He raised $750 million from nearly four million Americans. And since he became president, he rolled back tax breaks and giveaways for the oil and gas industry, spearheaded a G20 agreement to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, and made the largest investment in American history in clean energy incentives.”- Ruger Forum

Here is a link to the St. Petersburg Times article which appeared in today’s issue.  The St. Pete Times is known for it’s investigative journalism chops and, in my opinion, should be trusted over an Obama spokesperson.

Note also that the Florida Gulf Coast emergency center in charge of the oil rig disaster is located in St. Petersburg, Florida…right down the road from the St. Pete Times, in fact.



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What we were told…the opposite was true…

  1. Wall Street is to blame for our recession
  2. We are recovering from the recession
  3. The Irag War is not about Oil
  4. The Cold War is over
  5. Monsanto does more good than evil
  6. You can trust Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft, et al
  7. You can trust Clinton, Gore, Obama, et al
  8. The cost of gas is what you pay at the pump
  9. We have enough oil to last forever, we just have to get to it
  10. I did not have sexual relations with that woman
  11. Read my lips – no new taxes
  12. Solar Power is unattainable and too expensive
  13. We need big government spending during a recession
  14. The Check is in the Mail  – Larry DiVincenzi, SmartBrand
  15. What is needed is more government control – James Williamson
  16. I am not sick and tired of being sick and tired…

….please…feel free to contribute to this list by commenting.  Once we have 100 opposites, i will begin writing the book and all contributors will get credit and a free copy.

New White House UNOFFICIAL Group

I have started a new group for us…I joined the OFFICIAL White House Group last week and have found the group to be very engaged Americans who joined the group with the hopes of being heard and engaged by the White House.  I have polled this group several times and even made independent pushes to this group’s owner and have gotten no response whatsoever.  Along with about 300 other people in this OFFICIAL White House group, we have drawn the conclusion that we are all simply talking to ourselves in the official group, noting that it must be incredibly difficult for the White House to manage the level of intensity prevelant in some of the discussions.  Frankly, our discussions have been really, really good but we keep waiting for some sort of response from the White House…many members have told me that they have been members of the group for awhile and have also not seen any responses from the White House.

…since that’s case, we created the new Unofficial White House Group on LinkedIN…because, afterall…the White House is OUR house…and since we are only talking to ourselves in the official group anyway, we should do it without the veil and pretense that comes with airing our heartfelt opinions to a disengaged group manager.   We want our administration to hear us – we are hard working Americans from all walks of life and rather than being discouraged and torn apart, we can come together here and learn from one another and bring our work back to our communities where it can do the most good for our country.

I believe in America. I believe in you and I believe in US pulling together as we historically have done for centuries.  Please join our Unofficial White House Group and get engaged with other Americans who are trying their best to be strong and make a positive difference.

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As of today, this is a cluster —-, with no clear explanation and NO END IN SIGHT.  It’s STILL gushing oil and way more than we are being told.

Here’s what we know – the failsafe did not work as expected.  The rig blew up and has now caused hundreds of fishermen to lose work and livelihood.  Billions of wasted dollars and man hours and God only knows the toll to the entire food chain.

BP owns the rig and contracted Halliburton to manage some work on the rig, and some 20 hours after completion the single greatest man-made natural disaster in history was started by a huge explosion at the base of the rig.  Too far down for humans to dive and too tricky for robot submarines to be effective.  Of course, we cannot confirm most of this.  We cannot even confirm the extent of the leak.  We know that BP put out estimates of the rig leaking 1000 barrels of oil per day.  Those estimates were immediately revised ONLY AFTER pressure from SkyTruth, which called BS immediately.  BP revised the number to 5000 barrels per day and that number is very, very likely also extremely minimized.   As evidence for that, note that a February 2009 impact analysis filed with the Feds by BP claimed that an uncontrolled blowout of this very rig would spew 6.8 million gallons of oil daily.  This rig can only be classified as an uncontrolled blowout at this point, so…if


1 barrel of oil = 42 US gallons

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then that’s about 161,905 barrels of oil – DAILY….and even the most anybody knows that’s a lot more than 5000 barrels { actually it’s 156,905 barrels more than 5,000 }.

Here’s what else we know…any attempt by conservation groups to point fingers at Halliburton, BP or any other oil concern will be minimized and retorted as conservation groups attempting to blockade future oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.  Conservative media has already prepared their listeners to look out for this very thing.  We once again find ourselves being manipulated by some of the companies involved in this disaster and the conservative political machine is minimimizing the event while we { all of us } get pummelled in the process.   The liberals aren’t doing any better, mind you…as they have completely failed to produce meaningful policy around energy efficiency and renewable energy and the administration readily admits that it did not react quickly enough.

Here’s the message that is consistently being delivered throughout media today:  Don’t worry, there is no disruption of the oil flow to America consumers.  What?  Are you serious?  It begs the question – if there is no disruption of the flow of oil to American consumers, was this rig ever that necessary in the first place?  Oh…it’s just one of many, you say?  One of many that also don’t have adequate failsafe measures in place?  One of many oil rigs that are potential disasters beyond this one?  WAKE UP, AMERICA!  You’ve been had, again.

There are currently – as of today – 26 Federal lawsuits filed by commercial fisherman, resorts, property owners and others.  They will likely all be settled out of court, we are told.

I for one have a father who was killed on a classified assignment in the middle east – over oil – so it’s very personal to me.  He was expendable and so are you.  So were our fallen soldiers killed in Iraq.  Link to body count here to see where we really are on body count and remember that it is all over OIL.  Make sure to note that General Tommy Franks says that “we don’t do body counts” but I guaran-damn-tee you that they count barrels of oil in Iraq

Closer to home, though, this oil rig disaster has already taken lives, crushed families, damaged deepwater ecosystems and shattered dreams and livelihoods.  It’s going to be hard for us to recover anytime soon – bank on it.  What frustrates me most are all the lies and attempts of plausible deniability.  It’s always the same in situations like this – fingers get pointed and culpability is never acttually established.  We pay – and usually, the antagonists get even wealthier by direct and indirect means.

Meanwhile – the throttle is wide open and the oil is no more fettered today than the day the explosion happened – April 20 – 13 days ago!  They don’t know how to stop it.  THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO STOP IT!!!  So where’s the truth of it all?  Round and round and round it goes…i assure you…where it stops NOBODY knows.