Posted Jun 30th 2010 at 9:27 am
by Todd Thurman
A lot of things have gone wrong in the last 72 days since oil started spilling into the Gulf, and very few things have gone right. Unfortunately, the oil spilling into the Gulf is only one of many, many problems in the Gulf. There are the obvious problems of extremely polluted water, the oil soaked animals, the oil soaked beaches, the loss of tourism, the loss of jobs, and the loss of faith in the process that is supposed to ensure things like this never happen. But, why hasn’t the oil been cleaned up? Why is the leak still spewing oil into the Gulf? BP has their fair share of blame, but so does the federal government.
The government has had a lot of missteps. The EPA would not allow ships to skim oil from the water because they couldn’t get 100% of the oil out. They could only get 99% of the oil out. They failed to get rid of the horribly outdated Jones Act that forbids foreign vessels from helping us clean up the gulf. There have been plenty of problems with the way the Federal Government has reacted to the oil spill, but it’s never too late to start getting it right.
The Heritage Foundation has put together a list of things the Obama administration can do to mitigate the damage that the oil slick can still do. These are steps that can be taken immediately, and more items will be added to the list when appropriate. Simple things like waiving the Jones Act (as the Bush Administration did during Katrina), or accepting international assistance. Or allowing ships like the S.S. A-Whale–that has the capability to skim 500,000 barrels a day– to immediately start assisting efforts. It’s in the Gulf now, but it is still not being used.
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posted at 7:34 pm on November 23, 2009 by Allahpundit
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The political repercussions for Congressional Democrats of not passing a health care bill could be severe. Our newest national survey finds that Democrats lead 46-38 on the generic Congressional ballot. But asked how they would vote if no health care bill is passed respondents split 40-40 between saying they would vote Democratic or Republican in next year’s election.
In some sense the Democrats may be in a damned if you don’t or damned if you do position on health care. Asked how they would vote for Congress next year if a health care bill with a public option is passed respondents said they would go Democratic by a 46-41 margin, still more narrow than before any hypotheticals about health care outcomes were introduced into the questions…-
November 24, 2009 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Congress: Inquiries & Committees, Constitution, Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Government, Healthcare, Most Americans Reject Socialism, Politics | Tags: America Against Government Healthcare, America Rejects Obama, anti-socialism, anti-socialist health care, big government, corruption, economy, high cost, high taxes, Let your voice be heard, Most Americans Reject Socialism | Leave A Comment »
From: Atlas Shrugs
Saturday, October 17, 2009
On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic, gave a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. In this 4 minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009.
Lord Monckton served as a policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher. He has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate, which Gore has refused. Monckton sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The judge found in favor of Monckton, ordering 9 serious errors in the film to be corrected. Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educate the public about the myth of global warming.
The Minnesota Free Market Institute hosted an event at Bethel University in St. Paul on Wednesday evening. Keynote speaker Lord Christopher Monckton, former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, gave a scathing and lengthy presentation, complete with detailed charts, graphs, facts, and figures which culminated in the utter decimation of both the pop culture concept of global warming and the credible threat of any significant anthropomorphic climate change.
A detailed summary of Monckton’s presentation will be available here once compiled. However, a segment of his remarks justify immediate publication. If credible, the concern Monckton speaks to may well prove the single most important issue facing the American nation, bigger than health care, bigger than cap and trade, and worth every citizen’s focused attention.
Here were Monckton’s closing remarks, as dictated from my audio recording: Please continue reading….
November 23, 2009 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Corruption in Government, Government, National Security | Tags: America Against Government Healthcare, Americans against one-world-government, anti-socialism, axis of evil, cap and trade trash, corruption, economy, global warming fraud, global warming trash, Most Americans Reject Socialism, obama may give away US sovereignty | Leave A Comment »
By David S. Broder
Sunday, November 22, 2009
It’s simply not true that America is ambivalent about everything when it comes to the Obama health plan.
The day after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) gave its qualified blessing to the version of health reform produced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Quinnipiac University poll of a national cross section of voters reported its latest results.
This poll may not be as famous as some others, but I know the care and professionalism of the people who run it, and one question was particularly interesting to me.
It read: “President Obama has pledged that health insurance reform will not add to our federal budget deficit over the next decade. Do you think that President Obama will be able to keep his promise or do you think that any health care plan that Congress passes and President Obama signs will add to the federal budget deficit?”
The answer: Less than one-fifth of the voters — 19 percent of the sample — think he will keep his word. Nine of 10 Republicans and eight of 10 independents said that whatever passes will add to the torrent of red ink. By a margin of four to three, even Democrats agreed this is likely.
That fear contributed directly to the fact that, by a 16-point margin, the majority in this poll said they oppose the legislation moving through Congress.
November 22, 2009 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Congress: Inquiries & Committees, Government, Healthcare, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News | Tags: America Rejects Obama, Americans against socialized healthcare, anti-socialism, axis of evil, corrupt democrats, economy, Most Americans Reject Socialism, unemployment | Leave A Comment »
by Washington News Observer SEIU President Andy Stern, took a couple of minutes to discuss with us recent developments in the Health Care debate, his support for a public option in the bill and the mistakes committed by ACORN.
November 02, 2009
November 10, 2009 | Categories: Corruption in Government, Elections Politics, Government, Healthcare, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Politics | Tags: America Against Government Healthcare, anti-socialism, anti-socialist health care, health care, Let your voice be heard, Rep. Mike Pence | Leave A Comment »