An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 5 May 2011
Randall Stilley has witnessed firsthand the Obama administration’s job-killing agenda. As the president and chief executive of Seahawk Drilling, he had to lay off 632 employees before filing for bankruptcy — a direct result of President Barack Obama’s anti-energy policies.
Stilley’s company owned and operated 20 shallow-water rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The lack of energy production — a consequence of Obama’s drilling moratorium and subsequent “permitorium” — led to Seahawk’s demise. Now he’s speaking out, sharing Seahawk’s story in a new video from Heritage and the Institute for Energy Research. (Click to watch.)
It’s an unfortunate example of how policies in Washington are harming American jobs and also squelching energy production at a time when consumers are paying $4-per-gallon for gasoline.
The South has had it pretty rough recently, devastating tornadoes with the loss of lives in the hundreds, torrential rains, and a lot of flooding. Right now, Memphis is bracing for more from the Mighty Mississippi. Here in Podunk, we’ve watched the Tennessee River overflow it’s banks and flood streets and homes. But all that is no reason to lose your sense of humor.
Photo from WREG.