Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Well, Did You See the Speech?

If not, I can tell you what he said.... If you did, we can compare notes and see if we received the same message...........

He said that he called in this really great team of experts from every applicable field (plus movie people who photograph deep water scenes) "just after" the explosion causing the oil spill. (Why is everyone calling this a spill? An explosion resulting in an eruption with oil covering the surface and wetlands might better be called oil pollution or at least something closer to the description. - my opinion) Question: What time frame encompasses "just after?"

He was "on top of this from the beginning." So why did it take 9 days for his first acknowledgement of the problem?

Said he welcomed any and all suggestions. As we said before, using two man teams to pick up tar balls is ridiculous. Teen-agers could do a better job with a strong butterfly net and s Hefty bag.

3 point plan: BP to establish escrow account for funds to be used for claims; commitment to a long term plan as well; establishment of a National Committee to study the problem and make sure it doesn't happen again.

There will be a 6 month moratorium on new drilling. (Our reference to Salazar not carrying this out a year ago when he "discovered" problems would have been a good idea) but Salazar determined firing the guys at MMS he considered corrupt a better use of his time. (Hardly a safety move.)

He said we have known for many years that we are too dependent on oil but no one has had the "political courage" to do anything about it. Doesn't want to saddle our children with the problem so he will take care of it. (But he doesn't care about saddling the children with the enormous debt he has already incurred for them)

We can't afford not to pass Climate Change/Energy legislation. (With the already avg of $700 for healthcare tax and the estimated cost of "only $1 a day" which I don't believe for a minute, we are already on the hook for a minimum of $1430 per year.)

We put a man on the moon, we can do this. (Really? Since he has put the kabosh on space travel, he apparently doesn't have much faith in it....)

He ended what had been advertised as a really great speech, his first from the Oval Office, with an anecdote about the blessing of the fleet and a message of faith. (This coming from the guy who went to great pains to tell the world that we are not a Christian nation. Just a tad hypocritical, right?) Why in the world would he mention prayer? I just don't get it.

All in all, it appeared to be a very weak effort. Good thing it was short. Can't help remembering what he said when talking about the costs of an energy bill:


God bless us........
We need all the help we can get.

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