An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 15 July 2010
BP says oil has stopped leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April, touting the success of its new cap on its broken well.
BP has been slowly dialing down the flow as part of a critical pressure test on its new cap, which it now believes is fully containing the oil for the first time since the crisis began nearly three months ago.
Gee, I wonder who is going to take the credit if this is a success? We ALL know who will be blamed if it fails.
Now, if the Obama minions would just get the hell out of the way, let the clean up go forward, listen to those who KNOW what the hell they are doing, and STFU, perhaps we could all see mass improvements in the conditions on the Gulf. Oh, and let the companies who do NOT have almost 600 safety violations continue their work, let the rigs get back to what rigs do! Support the economy!
As for BP? Well, no offense to the folks on that side of the pond, but personally, I don’t want them doing anymore drilling over here. Ignoring safety is not a real good way to stay in business.
And, don’t forget to pray that this works! NOT to ‘Mother Earth’! To the ONE that created her!
….but there is quite a resemblance! Although, in my opinion, Walter is a WHOLE lot brighter!
Why the Obama Stimulus Failed
Today, President Barack Obama will attend a groundbreaking ceremony in Holland, Mich., for a South Korean-owned factory that will make batteries for electric cars. The purpose of the trip is to highlight the “success” of the President’s $862 billion economic stimulus package which the White House claimed yesterday has already “saved or created” 3 million jobs. Specifically, this factory is being subsidized by $151 million of stimulus funds from an even larger $2 billion honey pot of stimulus money set aside for electric car battery investments. This one plant is expected to employ 300 workers. That works out to more than $500,000 per job created. $500,000 per job. This plant, in a nutshell, explains why the President’s stimulus plan has been an objective failure.