Obama Just Approved over 400 Gulf Drilling Leases

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Yellowbird7
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Regarding the TIN EAR of this president.  What in the WORLD is the RUSH?

Why did the Obama administration just approve more than 400 new leases for oil companies to operate in the Gulf of Mexico?

http://motherjones.com/environment/2010/06/new-drilling-leases-gulf-of-mexico

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polycarp2
And, of course, we still

And, of course, we still don't require them to have an acoustic emergency shut-off. They cost money. It's wacky.

The national motto should be changed from E pluribus unum  (out of many one) to  "Profit Above All Else".

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

Dusty
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 Way to go, Yellowbird7! That

 Way to go, Yellowbird7!

That illustrates the character of Obama like a Bruno Magley shoe. Sadly, Thom wants this guy to be re-elected??????????

polycarp2
Dusty wrote:  Way to go,

Dusty wrote:

 Way to go, Yellowbird7!

That illustrates the character of Obama like a Bruno Magley shoe. Sadly, Thom wants this guy to be re-elected??????????

Well, mainly because of upcoming Supreme Court nominations.

Maybe Congress should just expand the court. The size of the court is determined by Congress. It isn't set by the Constitution.

The way global economics is going...the way envronmental  meltdown is going, if someone doesn't step up to the plate quickly, it probably won't matter much who the next Pres. is...Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum. Some things will be irreversible in the time frame that matters...people's lives.

Retired Monk- "Ideology is a disease"

slabmaster
Hope & Change Baby!

Hope & Change Baby!

polycarp2
Well, it's pretty much the

Well, it's pretty much the same hope McCain promised. A continuation of the same  with a hope sticker attached to it.

There is a slight difference in the application of change. ConservaDems offer a wee bit of sugar to make the medicine go down. Repubicans have a  market solution...run down to the market and buy nose clips to avoid the stench.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

Dusty
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Where Obama is concerned we

Where Obama is concerned we have all the evidence necesssary to understand how out of step he is with the electorate. It is the very definition of insanity to be beating a drum for Obama in order to affect change we can believe in.

One of the few very honest remarks made by McCain was "The two parties conspire to mainatin their grip on power in Washington." It is stunning to read or hear people staying the course for more dems or repugs. More Kagens are what we can expect from Obama. More corporate ass kissing.

With the possible exception of a libertarian I just don't understand why anybody would continue supporting dems or repugs. "Anybody but..." should be the popular chant to America's salvation.

Kucinich would never have done the shit that Obama is obviously committed to. Nader would have corralled these corporate crooks on his first day. Is there any doubt that any Green Party candidate would better serve the nation? Or a socialist like Sanders? Cripes! I'd vote for Gus Hall (deceased) before Obama.

This thread and its priceless example of why Obama is bad for the country cannot be ignored. The dems helped Bush pack the court and it no longer matters who Obama appoints - it won't help with "preogressives" in the minority.