David Anthony Kearns with video contributions by Stanley S. Morton, III

BP Oil spill in Gallons

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

American Hitler

Dick Cheney will go down in history as one of the most evil men this country has ever produced.

We will only fully appreciate this fact, after we deal with the world war he intentionally helped to start.

The most recent $250 million payment by Halliburton to the Nigerian government's anti-corruption police, is the latest of his Teflon-Antichrist acts.

He had been charged in connection with a bribery case involving a $6 billion natural gas lease. Muh-huh-illions! had been paid in bribes - allegedly - to government officials for securing that lease but when the government began to implode under the weight of its own corruption all the truth cookies fell out for all the world to see.

Again, Dick skates.

Let's review:

1. Dick escapes the Skooter Libby indictment. Remember? Valerie Plame's outing as a CIA agent? See the movie Fair Game for details.

2. The aforesaid scandal let the cat out of the bag on the absolute crock of shit the original "credible intelligence" was on the oh-so-deadly and yet non-existent weapons of mass destruction program of Saddam Hussein.

3. Hallibuton was served up buh-illions! in contracts for the war which resulted.

4. Cheney held a 100-day long meeting with oil industry execs within the White House during his time as Vice President that allegedly nutted, de-fanged and de-clawed regulatory agencies overseeing domestic oil drilling operations. Halliburton and BP were represented at these meetings. No minutes from the meetings have been available to the public.

5. Cheney accepted a huge final payout from Halliburton at the time of his (wink) "exit interview" before becoming vice president. He then urged his president on to a war...........which resulted in a number of multi-billion dollar contracts for services, that went to Halliburton and subsidiary KBR.

Where is Cheney now? Anecdotal reports have him constructing a massive underground bunker somewhere but who knows, and the media never finds out. He pioneered such a structure allegedly, beneath the official Vice President's residence, in 2002. When neighbors complained of all the noise and construction, Cheney's people reported that the vice president was merely creating an office work space on an upper floor. Current Veep Joe Biden later confirmed that indeed there exists an underground bunker beneath the residence.

You note that Halliburton is NOT named as one of the defendants of the US Government's limp lawsuit in the BP oil spill, despite the conspicuous reports that there was something, at the very least different, if not deficient, about their cement mix used prior to the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.

The televised media shied totally away from the Nigerian bribe within a bribe.

Only those of us who assiduously read the internet for BP news and watch our YouTubes are really aware that the former Vice President of the United States was named as a defendant in a bribery lawsuit in Nigeria. Has this sort of thing ever happened before in the history of this country? Much less that his former employers paid a $250 million highwayman mordida to make those nasty charges simply vanish.

Why? Why is cable news afraid of Dick Cheney?

How docile is the allegedly-left television winky-tinks, to the former republican veep, who should normally provide red meat for the libby grist mill? Why is there this deafening silence where there should be outrage and clamor?

How is it the allegedly responsible players, CNN and MSNBC, haven't reported on it? Choosing instead to snatch the predictable divisive issues, perennial low-hanging fruit, such as Don't Ask Don't Tell?

At the beginning of the summer Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper stood with their concerned gazes before the scenic backdrops in places like New Iberia, vowing to get to the bottom of it all. Oh how those teary concerned eyes lied to us.

"Look how concerned she is. She really means it, doesn't she?" we said, feeling good that a voice and a face America trusts would not let us down.

Now? The beltway sword dances during the lame duck weeks, the idiotic tears of John Boehner, and other nonsense minutia, these bits of awful fill the screens of gelded lightweight MSNBC, and CNN between the Cadillac commercials and celebutard news: Lindsay Lohan slapping a nursing tech at her rehab center.

Disgraceful, emblematic of a society in decline, piloted there by a media controlled by plutocrats who silently, malevolently brook no dissent, no discussion, no protest against their atrocities.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ooopsie Daisy. Blow-Out Preventer Useless as Evidence?

Yeppers. Steep chance that this is now a sad fact.

Coming up on one month ago we made a comment concerning the blow-out preventer in this article that postulated corporate sabotage as a potential root cause for the oil spill.

You'll note deep in the article we discuss the Blow Out Preventer, that earlier reports note the BOP sitting on a NASA dock, open to the elements and largely unsecured.

Now The Houston Chronicle and MSNBC report that the very same BOP (oops and gosh golly) is possibly null and void as a key piece of evidence.

Anymore I hate it when I am correct.

So let me get this straight: a supervisor works for Transocean one of the three major players in the drama. He's working on the rig before the explosion happens. He then goes to work for a contractor helping to investigate the blow-out preventer and there's video of him putting his hands on this key piece of evidence?

Is this accurate? Are we serious here?

Is that not like putting an Oswald relative in charge of securing Dealey Plaza prior to an investigation on the Kennedy assassination?

Cluster-fuck alert!

Well, of course, this is all just random, see? There IS no conspiracy here, folks. Nothing to see, go about your business. Move along now sheeple. Er, uh, I mean people.

The bad decision count on the logic board by now is certainly up to 20 to 0. The null set representing good decisions start to finish.

The Obama administration of course should register its outrage with regard to this by orchestrating a Rose Garden photo op with the nuns and orphans fund, sometime following the Holiday week. So please look for it.

What no one will report on this week is the potential sabotage angle.

"Really? Pfft. You must be joking. C'mon, nnnnnno one would ever THINK of doing something so heinous. Get real and have some egg nog. Go ahead, have sex with an office mate atop a copy machine or something, like the rest of us. Go soak for a while, would you please?"

If there was any evidence to be found of any sort of negligible culpability, or sabotage, either exculpatory or damning to any party in this mess whatever, that evidence is now tainted.

And what we all know about that from either the Simpson trial or a thousand cops shows we have watched is, that introduces reasonable doubt, which lets everyone off the hook.

Merry Christmas BP, Halliburton and Transocean! You've just been handed your "get out of a meaningful trial free" card.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Halliburton: "Hey Nigeria! Here's $250 M! Buh-bye, thanks for playing."

The Nigeria vs Halliburton bribery case that threatened to ensnare our former vice president Dick Cheney has evaporated.

What made it go poof? $US250 million.

The next time someone decries a rapper getting off with only probation on a weapons charge, you tell them where the real gangstas can be found.

Nigeria's anti-corruption police are human, after all. They have needs as do any of us; needs for brilliant things, electronic devices, plasma screens, the Almighty HD; things that go zoom in the night, like on all the commercials: Lexus, Mercedes, Cadillac. Needs of wearing the latest from Armani to Bvlgari. And we can't forget the need to take elaborate vacations; yes, trips to Swiss banks with shiny, metal, cases.

Why do the same names keep popping up in the negative column as we read about Cheney, Halliburton, KBR, and BP?

The usual suspects.

In the records of the Old Bailey, there can be seen court notations for those characters who frequently found themselves before the magistrates. One asterix meant you had appeared in court before. Two indicated you were previously convicted. And a cross beside your name, indicated you were a frequent guess of His Majesty. Double cross pegged you as a known associate of on-going criminal enterprises, a villain.

Analogs in the current circumstance? You get the drill.

Meanwhile, our television media concentrates on the surprising fact that there is a thing called winter, that it definitely exists, and it has brought us this curious substance called snow this week. And it is AMAZING!

CNN is skywriting in the mundane today. Weatherman Rob Marciano - and he must have had an argument with a higher-up - is somewhere in Arkansas; again and again describing what is snow, how it works, how it can gum up traffic and so on; how a snow-plow operates, how road salt helps to lower the freezing point of water to about to 28 degrees, so that the ice on the street melts.


While our news media continues on toward its eventual death rattle, let us walk away from the television and sit here at our computer and reflect on a few facts.

One, WikiLeaks has released a new document today about BP's narrow escape from another blow-out in Azerbaijan. This comes hours after Obama administration's Eric (place)Holder, released the US Department of Justice's meekly delayed, mincingly announced decision to sue the oil giant for damages from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

No criminal charges have been filed.

Is it fair to picture the scene?

Somewhere high over the Atlantic, a man sips Brut in his first class cabin. He's quite pleased with himself. All is well.

The camera pans up from his reclining form to the overhead bin, wherein can be found a shiny, metal, case.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cheney's Nigeria Connection? HELL-O!!!

Now might be time for the Big Dick to get sick all over again. The hours are counting down.

Dickensonian Cheney in his bed, awaiting the big one or the spirits one, two, and three, to erase all his sins, and "God Bless us EVERY ONE!"

Okay charges were filed earlier this month. That's right as CEO of Halliburton, along with then subsidiary KBR, it is alleged Cheney and others gave out serious cash to secure a $6 billion oil and natural gas lease in the African country.

You'll note the stalwart denials, of course. "Nigeria? Never even heard of the place! I protest!"

Wwwah, wwwah, wwwaaaaaah. Come to find everyone will likely settle and make nice. Of course deniability is still there, right? Why? Because Nigeria is only slightly more corrupt than we are.

And by the way, that's how completely out-of-touch the news cycle is. Apparently the former vice president of the United States being charged in Nigeria for fu-hu-cking BRIBERY! isn't news-worthy.

What? That's SICK!

MSNBC with its thundering away, pontificating Keith Olbermann, and the Queen of Sanctimony Herself Rachel "DADT is the ONLY issue" Maddow?

Nope. Didn't touch it.


See Kyra Philips, Kiran Chetry, John Stossel, ANDERSON COOPER all collectively looking up into the trees; "Hey, that's a neat bird!" while whistling Christmas Carols to no one.

Can't even type. Fingers shaking. Eyes blinking.

Will the Lord God pardon Dick Cheney after he croaks?

We know that pussy, otherwise known as President Barack Obama, will likely do so. But will God?

Okay, I'm God. Just for a minute now, work with me. I'm God, okay?

And I say "fuck that motherfucker! He goes RIGHT TO HELL!"

Now I am not God. Okay? I'm back. Just me at the controls of my little hate machine here. And yet, somehow, I'm imagining God getting back to his desk, checking his email, and realizing that I have ordered Cheney to Hell while he was at lunch.

"Hmmmn," God says. And maybe he even takes out a bag of Cheeto's from his desk. He leans back in his chair, mulls it over, downs one Cheeto, then then next and goes.

"Yeah, sure. What the hell. Let's go with it."

More later.

Feinberg: "BP Will Pay Fee For pro-bono Lawyers"

File it under "yeah, that'll work."

Watch to the end of this video. Did you hear that?

Let me see if I have this correct. If you need to get a lawyer to address your issues with BP and you need one pro-bono - which is like, free to you! - BP will foot the bill out of the goodness of their sweet baby Jesus hearts.

Feinberg, says that "in no way" will this impact the sort of legal advice doled out to the unfortunate victims of the worst oil spill in our nation's history.

Nnnah. Come on.

And y0u believe that with all your heart, don't you?

Just like you believe him when he says the liability release waivers he is asking those afflicted parties to sign, holding BP harmless, are no way timed with the Christmas season and the need for families to at least put something on the table?

Sure. You buy that too, don't you?

Because you're a trusting person, right? And the government and large corporations don't lie, and if I close my eyes really hard and pray, everything will be alright.

This is what is going through my head just now:

Because I believe whatever it is Santa-Jesus BigGovCorp tells me.

Of course Feinberg's comments represent the latest hypnotic idiot-speak that has passed muster with a docile, auto-orgasmic media all flutter-eyed and shivering to its own rhythmic strokes at the hypocrisy of the extended Bush tax cuts.

Mmmmmnn, yeah! so good, as it flails away at that which is glisteningly obvious: on the one hand Tea Partiers begging for more debt, and on the other a campaign pledge broken.

"Did he really?"

"Oh hell yes he did. Look at the tape!"


"Look again!"


And President Obama in no way shape or form made this latest boo-boo to deflect the nation's attention from what continues to happen in the Gulf.

You believe that right?

You believe there are no back room deals flying all over the place at the moment. Florida trial attorney Mike Papantonio was looking into whether Feinberg was getting a cut of whatever he saves the oil giant, but that issue vanished into thin air. All quiet, all better.

You would agree that if Feinberg is getting a percentage at whatever BP saves is a pretty big conflict of interest right? That's huge, right?

That's why in Florida real estate law you can't perform property appraisals AND be paid fees based on the appraised value, right? Because, somehow, gosh golly, every property you looked at would suddenly be worth $1 million or better. Makes sense.

But we, here down the other end the information pipe have no answer either way on this seemingly ridiculous question that is suspiciously going unanswered.

Just shit-nuts crazy enough to be true? Consult history on this thing.


In the end, if you want to go back to sleep, take none of this seriously. DON'T think that Ken Feinberg is now BP's legal and financial point-man. DON'T think that he is doing everything in his power to minimize damage to the oil giant who has maximized damaged to the people on the Gulf Coast for decades. DON'T think Ken Feinberg's mission in life is to keep BP out of court at all costs, including the skin of the very people the company has harmed the most.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The President's Shylock

Ken Feinberg, playing Ken Feinberg, in Barack Obama's modernized Shakespearian tragedy The Merchant of Menace!

Seen here in an earlier role as Uncle Kindly, he says "you don't have to give up your right to litigate." He also says that the small business person is a "priority!"

But this morning on MSNBC "Morning Joe" the allegedly "independent" administrator of the $20 billion fractional-reserve damage check disbursement account/morale murdering program of patronization, is on tape admitting that, yes, in order for the damaged fishermen and business operators to get their lump sum checks and expedite the process, they must first sign a paper that gives up the claimant's right to sue at a later date.

Of course, this sort of "give me my pound of flesh" tactic was used by the oil giant at the beginning of this disaster and was roundly lambasted as underhanded. Recall that lawyers -checkbooks, pen and paper in hand - were all over the Gulf Coast at the start, urging those wishing to earn at least something while the oil came ashore to sign the papers giving up their right to sue.

This was one of the reasons an independent disbursement authority and fund was set up in the first place: to eliminate the conflict of interest and cut through smokescreen harassment and strong-arm tactics used to stay out of the courtroom.

How quickly we forget why in hell Ken Feinberg was called into this game by President Barack Obama, in the first place, right?

Bloomberg won't let me embed this video, but, you just have to watch it. This is the party line now. IT'S ONE TIME ONLY FOLKS! HERE'S A DEAL FOR YOU JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!

Joe Scarborough had Alabama Governor Bob Riley on MSNBC's Morning Joe today discussing this. Riley told the story of a young Alabama couple forced out of business because they were coming up short, but they refused to give up their right to sue.

"These aren't corporate people," he said. That says a lot, coming from a republican governor. One, who obviously very much gives a damn about small business. The convenient Kewpie-doll to others who use "mom and pop" as a touchstone of vanishing Americana all the time, while they blithely sell our small business interests down river to Chinese sweatshops.

When the producers played the tape, just referenced above, Scarborough nearly gagged from laughing. Not at the tragedy of this all but, in my view, the unbelievable absurdity, the spectacle of this game of Three Card Monty, "take it or leave it" attitude from the president's "Compensation Tsar."

Here's the Ed Show's, radio version on it. Perhaps more will be aired on it this evening. Or perhaps Ed will want to stay out of this prickly situation, as it reflects poorly on his president. Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow still have that warm, "I Have Dream/Yes We Can" dust in their eyes, and a major blind spot for the bad policies of this president. Which is why it's been so easy for them to close their eyes to the on-going economic holocaust along the Gulf. For what it's worth, here's what was said recently on Ed's radio segment about Feinberg.

Plaquemines Parish President Billy Numgesser the rare exception, nearly every other public official that has anything to do with this tragedy, through their close working association with BP, has undergone a transformation from honorable public servant and concerned watchdog, to spokesperson for BP.

Feinberg's transformation may not have taken root as quickly as some others. Or, perhaps the agenda to slide gracefully into the oil giant's arms was always in the works from the moment he took over the compensation fund.

No matter, Ken Feinberg now joins Thad Allen, President Barack Obama and the chairpersons of the President's National Oil Spill Commission in that regard.

Oil corrupts, and BP oil corrupts absolutely.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Julian Assange: We will Shoot this Messenger

One day we'll all call this guy a hero. Mark my words.

People who bring us the truth have a habit of ending up dead first before we do.

Because that's what we do to our human heroes, we canonize them, memorialize them, after we murder them for bringing us the truth. Or after we have appreciated their bravery, with pity, following the destruction of their villages, tribes etc.

Examples: Sitting Bull (America), Montecuzoma (Mexico), Lenca (Central America) Atahualpa (Peru), Martin Luther King, Jr. (USA), Bobby Kennedy(USA). Oh yeah! Gandhi (India)! Oh, and who else? Now I remember, Jesus (Nazareth).

"Wasn't he a good fellow," we say. "Wasn't he brave. Let's put up a statue in the park. There, all better."

He will be murdered soon. Does he have a hinky sex background? Perhaps. But the odds that the recent charges against him in Sweden are trumped up and built on shaky evidence, at best, are now astronomically inclined in his favor.

Intelligence people know this: such coincidences don't exist in reality.

No matter. He'll either be zapped in prison - carry it under the heading "found hanging in his cell" - or he will be found in a hotel room in city X having died after an alleged "drug overdose".

"Depressed, poor fellow, from all the hubbub. Moving on."

Note that the ball, on his arrest and capture, started moving faster, and with greater purpose AFTER he threatened to release documents pertaining to the untouchable:, the banks, and oil companies, who have both royally screwed us all.

If we could see all of those correspondences! Well, that's a REAL peek behind the reality curtain, isn't it.

No. Likely never happen. "Moving on."

BP was in his most recent statement: he was going to release documents related to BP. BigGovCorp simply cannot have that. That just won't do.

"Sorry Mr. Assange; but thank you, valued employee, for all your efforts. We must kill you now, and put up a statue later when we've all thought better on it, and we fool ourselves that we've seen the light and become civilized."

But four characters like him will be standing in his shoes on the following day, sixteen when those are removed, and so on.

Not that Mr. Assange isn't being used by our enemies, speaking as an American citizen, of course he is. But what is really happening?In my view Mr. Assange is using our enemies, and in jiu jitsu fashion, our own ills. By this he is liberating something we aren't accustomed to hearing or seeing: the truth.

In this case, it's truth about who we've become through years of closing our eyes.

I can't help but thinking of Oscar Wilde's novel, A Picture of Dorian Grey. I started reading it recently as research on the time period, for a novel I am working on.

You remember Wilde, jailed in London for being openly homosexual in 1893 or so? Ring a bell? No? Most of us were shielded from Wilde in school. I know I was. "Simply won't do" they said. "Moving on."

Recapping history, to be secretively gay was okay in Victorian London, but not openly. DADT was in place for all of the UK. The Anglo-Irish poet did 18 months hard labor because he got sick of lying about it. The time in prison crushed him. He died soon after as a sick, broken man.

In his one novel, which revealed the underside of the British upper crust - their lives of infidelity, homosexual leanings, languid sensuality, and disdain toward those less fortunate - the character Dorian Grey is given a painting that is such a precise representation of who he is, it subsumes his soul.

The Faustian bargain Dorian strikes with the universe is that, as he physically ages, everything bad that his soul has become is sort of slurped off of him and onto the painting, which itself begins to weather - the lip snarls at first after he hurtfully dumps an actress and so on. You get the drill - while Dorian retains all the vitality of youth and innocence in full-bloom physically.

So - and there's always an upper story attic in these sort of arrangements - he has the painting shrouded and hauled up to his secret place.

(hands flapping in the breeze) Right, so, off we go with the concept. You can imagine truth being like a gas under pressure. In this situation you'd want to contain it, but the lie forces you to contain more and more of it, right? Well pretty soon the vessel likely can't take it, and so too with this painting. Pop, out comes the truth which by now, has grown quite ugly.

You can see the analogies and the strange similarities and parallels between then and today and how life imitates art.

Julian Assange isn't Jesus, Gandhi or Dorian Grey. But, he is someone attempting to bring us the truth. His reasons are likely as egotistical and narcissistic as they are altruistic. This much I have gathered from his interviews.

It takes great narcissism to be so bold to think you, and you alone, are responsible for bringing the real truth forward into the world; so that you may transform all mankind with it. That takes near insanity. The sort in which you value your quest more than your own life.

What many of us fail to see is that Julian Assange is the tip of a gigantic iceberg of truth that has only now begun crashing into our shore.

All our business runs on machines operating with outdated code. Code created last week is already outdated the moment it was written. How much of the government do you suppose runs on something so idiotically vulnerable as Windows XP? A lot of it. How easy is it to sit passively across the net via a wireless point and monitor every word written, either in code or any language anywhere, even these words as I type them? The right tools and an eight year old can do it.

We share everything on an iPod made in China, or other complex machine, while the most difficult device to hack and monitor is a $3.95 cell phone bought at the Wal Mart checkout. A device which is also, curiously, made in China.

You see these posts and comments all across the net now, "anyone who would tell him anything should be shot!" That sort of thing.

Shoot all of us, then. Our information systems are as vulnerable, porous and defenseless as Sarah Palin's logic.

The problem isn't Julian Assange. The problem is us and our acid reflux to the truth. We avoid it like a vampire shuns the dawn.

Unless we change who we are on a fundamental level, how we treat our fellow earthlings, the truth will get out, that we are not who we seem to be, who we pretend to be.

I haven't reached the end of Wilde's novel yet. Like you I am playing catch up with culture. Somehow I see that Dorian's efforts to contain the truth behind the shroud are actually making things worse.

Somehow I don't think Dorian is going to make it. I hope we can do better.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


You should read this article by the New York Times on Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu's ties to BP. It goes deeper than Dr. Chu. His undersec is also a BP insider.

You should get a kick out of this quote from an Energy Department spokeswoman, found in the article.

Ms. Mueller added, “No one in their right mind would suggest that Dr. Chu is beholden to oil companies, especially since he’s spent the past decade working to cut America’s dependence on oil and move us toward a clean-energy economy.”

Call me crazy then. Here, I want you to listen to me while I say it, Ms. Mueller; "Dr. Chu is beholden to one oil company in particular and that company is BP!"

Having listened to the news reports and watched tape on His Majesty's $15 million laissez faire coffee clatch commission (AKA Presidential Oil Spill Commission) which, by the way reports directly -do not pass go, do not collect $100 - to Dr. Steven Chu, I can safely say the results of that commission are bought and paid for by BP, in my humble opinion.

In my humble opinion I'd also like to add that I think Al Capone was guilty of murder, in addition to income tax evasion. I just want to cover all bases of ludicrous, over-indemnification.

By the way, you have to love the way government people parse their words. It works like this: Q: "Did Senator Snort take the money?" A: "Why these questions are as outrageous as they are sophomoric! Of course the sun is the center of the solar system!! (harumpf)"

"No one in their right mind would suggest Dr. Chu is beholden to the oil COMPANIES" Plural. Did you catch that?

No. That's obviously not the question, in the plural. That's very different than issuing a categorical denial to the assertion that Dr. Chu is beholden to BP, specifically. It shows you that even the spokesperson for the department of energy KNOWS something hinky is up with Dr. Chu and his strange association with BP.

I highly recommend you read the NYT article and balance this against the bizarre, inconsistent findings of the president's oil spill commission.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Was there sabotage involved in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

"Heavens no. Who would even think of such a thing?"

What do you mean by that? Is that even a logical answer?

"No but, there's no way."

How do you know?

"Because no one would ever be so evil as to do such a thing."

How do you know?

"I....I.....let's not even discuss it. Too difficult to believe or even track down the answer."

Sounds like you work either for the media, or the United States government.

Just because you can't believe someone would do something that is hideous, murderous and evil, is NOT a fact-based reason NOT to investigate whether or not they did it.

If your only criterion for removing a suspect from a list is because you "just can't believe they would do something like that" you should be fired as an investigator.

Example: a woman runs over her own toddler with the family car. Police have run into this situation from time to time. It usually turns out to be an unthinkably tragic accident.

The point is, the police at some point, have to ask mom what happened, what she was thinking, what was her frame of mind at the time, and what led up to the accident? If they don't they aren't doing their jobs.

But take the hypothetical a little further: she placed the stroller behind the car, got in, put it in reverse without looking, and mashed her foot all the way to the floor atop the accelerator.

Now what? Three different lapses in judgement, each as reckless as the other.

Take it even further.

Now she "lawyers up", as they say on the television dramas. She lawyers up and she shuts up completely with the bland statement "it was an accident," being her only explanation. The police ask her to come in to speak with them and she refuses. They launch an investigation and she fights it. They get a warrant to search her home and she and her high-priced lawyer fight that as well.

Come to find out, she was cited for shaking the toddler so bad the month prior, the Department of Children and Families came to the home and issued her a warning, and assigned an investigator.But the investigator was so overworked he hadn't time to report to the home. Police look a little further into her background and discover that two years ago, she dropped the child off with a friend and disappeared for a week! Her last words to the friend before she left? "I just can't handle one more second with this kid!"

Now what? Does a good cop still swallow the "too horrible to be true" defense and not even pursue the line of inquiry called "was it intentional?"

We have a similar set of outrageous circumstances with this oil spill. His Majesty's weasel commission isn't even making inquiries into the possibility that someone, somewhere inside the whole mess, MADE this accident happen.

You have a greedy company cutting corners time and again. As anyone who plays Jenga knows, the last block removed is the one that results in collapse. In this case, was not every last "responsible decision" block quietly ushered out of the way? Which was the last Jenga block in this case? Is it not possible that any one of these blocks - from the cement mix, to the decision not to use quite so many centralizers, to the decision to remove the drilling muds prior to making sure the cement plug was in place - could have been the Jenga block? Who is responsible for that decision for removing the Jenga block? What is their background? What was their motivation? Have they experienced any massive economic windfall recently? Do they have mysterious bank accounts anywhere?

So many different possibilities: so many potential villains.

But no. Your government isn't even looking into the possibility. Does this even concern you? Is this the way the NTSB behaves after an airplane crash? Of course not. They consider the unthinkable if ever so briefly.

"This is too difficult; to run down all these questions," so too, is not a responsible reason NOT pursue any line of inquiry

Why are they not asking this question given the obscene preponderance of evidence that the wrong decisions were made from shore over and over and over and over and over and over before finally one of these became the Jenga block? Why isn't the sabotage angle even entertained? Does this make sense to you?

Because it is too hard to even question whether or not someone would do something so hideously evil?

But see history's many examples and you have to conclude not only WOULD man do something so monstrous to his fellow man, but he has, time and again.

And those who eluded capture the longest were those who did the MOST monstrous things.

Because no one believed that a human being with a heart was capable of it.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Corporate Sabotage STILL ON THE TABLE

Anyone with a rational mind knows it. No small irony that if it was an act of sabotage originally designed to possibly reduce our domestic oil exploration, it will now end up being government sponsored in the form of sanitation, and blow-back muffling.

Because those formerly in possession of a conscience and a spine are found without them when it comes to BP.

Manslaughter, eco-terrorism, sabotage. Yes. That's what I said. There is a strong possibility, in my view, that this is precisely what we have experienced and the government blessing thereon will fall from His Majesty, our own wayward and corrupt president, and our equally corrupt congress who don't particularly care anymore about this issue and want it gone at any cost.

Months ago we spoke of motive and opportunity in the potential sabotage angle concerning the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

An article Saturday reported that the Oil Minister for Pakistan says his president and another official have forced him to accept a deal giving BP massive oil reserve drilling rights in Pakistan for pennies on the dollar.

(Use the pretty colors, they are links to more information, then come back using the back arrow.)

Recall that the previous article regarding the sabotage angle I said something to the affect that for a thing to be intentional, there has to be a number of decisions that could have been made to prevent it, and yet were not chosen.

More simply, the curious presence of the wrong decision, not once but in repeated succession, again and again. More than three bad decisions leading to a disaster of this proportion, and you have to ask yourself if there isn't intent to make the wrong thing happen.

We have at least twelve such bad decisions.

Yes, the muted weasel commission's findings actually show about twelve things that could have gone wrong and did and each decision was based, nine times out of twelve, on time constraints. And curiously most of the bad decisions were made in the safety of the shore side urging the workers on the rig, on pain of termination from employement for failure to follow through, who then suffered the outcome in eleven human fatality cases. Those dozens who survived deal with horrific memories, injuries, and nightmares.

As in "Oops. Our bad. Sorry guys! But keep up the good work, valued employee! ... those who survived anyway.."

Other seemingly random events such as the worn out blow-out preventer parts have yet to be addressed since the $15 million, six meeting, presidential oil spill commission is apparently waiting for the recovered device to rust before commissioners - gasp! - "discover" the parts' rusted condition prevents its use as actual evidence."Heavens! Look! It's Rusted! Oh well!"

This no joke. This crucial piece of evidence is reportedly languishing in the open air on a NASA dock in New Orleans receiving whatever insults nature and Joe the Dumbass wandering by? can mete out to it, just now. Do you find that curious? No? Nothing conspicuous with this choice for THE most crucial piece of evidence in recent memory? No? Not surprised?

BP have allegedly lobbied to release a convicted terrorist, remember? No investigation currently? BP have certainly killed their own employees (oopsie!) before this, then pinky-promised to do better. Remember? BP allegedly continues its enviro-pillage in Nigeria, oh but, you know, there's no evidence to suggest perennial partner Halliburton allegedly bribed anybody in the Nigerian government, and get real would you?

Halliburton has also allegedly killed its own employees and just as allegedly raped others; then allegedly told them to shut up about it while pointing to non-disclosure agreements. But it's all good because it was a subsidiary KBR, see? and not really the parent company, so that makes it alright, allegedly.

These are not nice people, allegedly. By that I mean the alleged management of these corporations. Not the line employees who risk their lives under a cloud of taint and bad decisions.

But now, with a deal cut in Pakistan, everybody gets rich who is supposed to, the war continues via cheap gas in situ.

Connections: BP supplies our war gas. It now has a cheap supply in Pakistan, so who needs competition coming from the Gulf? But if BP is also hamstrung by persecution by Obama for its misdeeds here, it finds solace of friendship with Musharraff who is talking a little more like our enemy, lately.

Reviewing then. BP= Nation state unto itself. And we wouldn't want to piss it off, would we? So accept the lie, I suppose. This thing is scripted. Get on the page and STFU. Like that.

Now Obama can glide through the end of his historic term as "first black president" having accomplished absolutely nothing. His Glibness playing mop boy a part scripted for him, sprung on him like a trap, by republicans and oil greased democrats.

Thus, a mathematically probable act of corporate sabotage, and most certainly a wanton act of disregard for safety and life on earth, in lieu of money, is ushered under the rug of obfuscation so that business in the corrupt usual may continue.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Un-Fucking Believable!

This is MR. OBAMA'S Oil Spill Lie-Wash Commission's essential finding:

(Puffed up voice of officialdom here) "There is no indication safety was compromised for monetary concerns."

Yes, this is what they told us via anal fog horn, just a week ago. Remember? Can you remember last week? Hello? Are you there? "DOCTOR GET THE PADDLES THE PATIENT IS DOA!"

But as luck would have it - or perhaps it's God talking to us, or the Dalai's karma - an internal memo has surfaced now in the form of a slide within a presentation that was to be aired only "interoffice" of the weasel commission. This leaked out to the wider world through the website of said entity, also known as The Presidential Commission on the Gulf Oil Spill. And from there it found its way into The New York Times and its associated web site.

This PowerPoint slide more clearly and concisely, without the mumbo-jumbo previously fed to the public, iterated eleven conclusions. These each state that safety WAS pitched for monetary (aka TIME!!) concerns in as many as nine out of a possible eleven procedures omitted in the worst man-made upward fornication, in earth's history. The other two omitted procedures may have been time savers, or they may not have been.

Time is used parenthetically here only because some folks (namely the commissioners themselves) need it pounded into their heads that there is absolutely no difference between time and money in the adult world of drilling for oil.

I have already decried all this in a previous blog. As Dale Bozzio said "Do you hear me? Do you care?" She also said "What are words for when no one listens anymore?"

I was so angered I even trotted out my old friend Stanley Morton to say it in a video now found on YouTube, last bastion of the insane. Stanley feigned urination on the commissions' findings because he believes that our minds long ago reverted to the fecal stage, and thus special impactful images are necessary in order to reverse Societal Bullshit Tone-Deafness Disorder (SBTDD). You'll notice Stanley gets so worked up b y all this he can't even add and subtract anymore while explaining things. Sad, really.

Stanley says; "I stood in a public bathroom out in the middle of nowhere in Palm Bay, Florida and poured GatorAid on a piece of paper then flushed it for y'all. Did anybody listen?"

We continue:

This little ditty of a slide, well, the commission wanted that right back again didn't they, so they pulled it from their website.

These guys wrote a nice article about the whole thing, and here it is. (See where the colors are different? You take the mouse and guide the cursor over the pretty color then click. Then you hit the back arrow when you're finished. Yes, come straight back here, because I want to yell at you some more. Why? Because damn it all, I have no one else to scream at and my hands are shaking my cheeks are wobbling, and if I have to endure this feeling then, my friends, SO DO YOU!!)

Oh, and here's the offending item GovMediaCorp didn't want you to see, AKA the truth. (Repeat instructions)

In summation, no one likes to admit this about any public official they previously believed in. In my case there are two who fit into this category, Senator Bob Graham who chairs the weasel commission, and President Barack O-goddamn-I-ain't-doing-shit-about-the-oil-spill -bama.

The weasel commission is proving itself to be a passel of lying villains, who can't even lie with competence. They are acting every bit like they are being bribed, drugged into stupidity, coerced through strong-arm tactics or all of the above.

They have now let the "truth pig" out of the bag. And they want it back, so they can dress that bad boy up and put lipstick of obfuscation, the soft, legalized piss-water, the parsed nothingness of GovSpeak all over it.

At the very end tail of this pig they wish to place a little glop of dog shit like a bow for us to grab with our mouths, suck on hard and swallow. This dollop of poo lamely asserts that everything previously stated, is only true, in the exact opposite sense.

Yes, "Opposite Day" for grown-ups. Remember Opposite Day as a child? Only we Americans are now such utterly clueless idiots. Now, without the benefit of an education befitting an eighth grader to guide us, we can't taste the dog shit going down, much less understand it for what it is when we hear it, or read it.

And that's just un-fucking believable to me.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Obama's Circumlocution Commission; the Itty-Bitty Whitewash Committee, the Compost Consortium, the get the drill.

Writing the last missive about the "Woopsie Daisy Commission" compelled me to actually read the charter of the group looking into the Gulf oil spill. Found at this hyperlink, gang! Use 'em if you got em!

The first thing that jumps at me is how sparingly the charter uses the word "investigation". Once! In that case it refers to their promise not to go off Helter Skelter interfering with REAL investigations currently underway by actual government agencies and law enforcement. Translation: THIS HERE ain't no INVESTIGATION!

No, this is an "advisory committee", submitting toothless "recommendations" after "findings of fact." With all the non-judgmental warmth and love of The Litte Red School House in Manhattan. Not that there's anything wrong with nurturing CHILDREN WHO HAVE DONE NO EVIL!!; as in caused the death of coworkers, destruction of ecosystems, and damaged thousands of businesses, careers, and families.

..........But I digress.

The committee will submit a report to His Tone-Deafness, His World Traipsing Majesty, the President of the United States Barack Obama, in January. And sixty days later the group will disperse.

Second thing that caught my eyes is the price tag: $15 million smackeroos! Third thing, is that the group is only required to meet once a week. Fourth thing that jumped out, is it engages no less than 35 full-time employees each drawing a government salary. (Yee Haw!) I can only imagine what G-level their average pay-grade is. There are seven committee members and subcommittees appointed ad hoc, in other words, no vote.

What I know about government service, having worked two years overseas, one year here in the U.S. boils down to this: a government worker, or official, will do the bare minimum amount of work mandated, for the total maximum price permitted.

If the minimum effort required is once a week, he will do that thing, once a week, and only once a week! To do otherwise invites hatred and ostracism from his chain of command. If he is given leave to hire, or appropriate 35 FTE's to do that one thing, he will ask for 35 and one more, pretty please, oh please, oh please, oh please!

The group will all work on the wasteful, unverifiable Flex-Time sheets, consume as much per diem as is permitted, exploit every last coffee break, lunch break and water break for the computation of hours. And they will stay in THE VERY BEST hotels, and then some, hoping their credit card expenses are given the blind-eye glance for propriety. They usually are rewarded for their largess.

Now, (sound of crinkling chart paper, accompanied by the hiss of hotel ballroom air-conditioners) the group, like Project Blue Book, like the Warren Commission is likely armed with "guidelines" sent down from on high. In this case, since it was chartered under Executive Order 13543 the "Decider" of those guidelines is the most powerful public official on planet earth, the President.

The go-to guy, is the Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu. Where have I heard that name? Oh yeah! Here, CLICK THIS LINK and scroll down the page, please! Dr. Chu accepted a $500 million grant from BP, on behalf of Berkeley Labs, in 2007 BEFORE he was appointed Energy Sec.

............Yeah...........that'll work.

Dr. Chu can appoint ad hoc ( no vote) the subcommittee members. The subcommittee members can be department of energy employees.

............Yeah...........that'll work.

What you are seeing here of course is the gentle, slow wonkification of this issue. They are taking any potential blame, liability, not to mention the truth, out behind the barn, and slitting its collective throat with a dull blade of government wonkery. And they are charging you $15 million dollars to do it.

Next we'll explore some of their most bizarre positions, as highlighted in their preliminary findings.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Woopsie Daisy Commission

The last post highlights the ever-changing narrative; the bumbling, about-face, mushy, non-findings of President Barack Obama's Woopsie Daisy Oil Spill Commission.

The commission also goes by the misnomer "The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling." I say misnomer because nowhere in this title can be found the word 'investigation' which is something the commission have led us to believe was a function, when it has outed itself as yet another government funded "Ponies and Balloons" program.

At the end of the day (because wonks always use that phrase), when they are cornered with their own bullshit, they admit they have needed subpoena power all along. This, in spite of British tonnes of evidence already in the public record that BP CUT CORNERS, IN CRIMINAL FASHION and something was FLAWED WITH HALLIBURTON CEMENT!


1. Here's the word coming out on the commission's findings on November 3. To wit: Halliburton Cement = Bad.

But now? Woopsie daisy!! Not so much. 'No no, children. No smoking gun here'.

How are these two accounts so divergent in just six days time? In what universe are they even remotely congruous? Did an alternate reality superimpose itself on the previous? Was there some time warp paradox? Or - just spit-balling here - do they truly believe WE ARE THAT FUCKING STUPID?

2. And how about the numerous new stories including video testimony of survivors that BP was attempting the old, "wham bam, thank you ma'am" early withdrawal method from operations, to save time and money. This included the fatal removal of the drilling muds and replacement with lighter seawater BEFORE the well was entirely capped with failing cement!

BTW Did you hear the Doug Suttles quote mentioned? "let the investigation" find out what happened. Sure he's all for that. Because what he is talking about is the current, flaccid 'investigation'.

The investigation that, Woopsie-daisy!! Really needs subpoena power to actually do its job. Oh, boo-hoo. Included in the limp requests for more power, they (and it must be said) fully intend not to use, is the implied excuse and caveat "Well, we did as much as we could." (palms turned upward, shoulders shrugged here)

But now? Woopsie daisy!! Not so much. No. You must have heard wrong. " 'BP took no shortcut! What shortcut?'" And anyway, shortcutting was standard operating procedure so, technically there's nothing out of the ordinary going on. You see, that makes it okay, right? If everyone is doing it in the industry, even though it's unsafe, and like, BP have been doing it this way all along even though it defies even the notion of safety, then it's fair game, all good, end of story.

Funny how a trial balloon works. If you go for it and salute, why, that old trial balloon because stone-carved history. Anyway, you'll see it down there at the very bottom of the page:

"BP's temporary abandonment procedures introduced additional risk."

Wow, searing! Scathing! Ouch! Blistering! Yikes! You can bet they won't do that again!

Imagine post-Auschwitz, a similar investigation into prisoner treatment; "The use of this material can be toxic at these quantities." Or how about after 9-11, "Training procedures for pilots from Middle Eastern nations need to be modified to ensure proper control techniques."

Can you feel the urgency of this commission as it does its job! Just click on the videos. Why, they've dedicated a whole 30 minutes to public commentary!

The truth is, this commission is a white-wash. They float turds of do-nothing, and when they come to conclusions that enrage people still watching, they cry weakly that they can't get subpoena power.

Have they been fighting for it? Have they demanded it? No. They asked for it once, that request went nowhere, in fact was blocked by a group of senators including Jim DeMint and John Boehner.

The House of Representatives has passed a motion to give that power to the commission, but with any luck at all, it will hit the senate floor just as the new crop of lunatics hits their seats and the do-nothing Woopsie Daisy Commission has muddled to an early demise like a bad round of golf.

The president, already having cut massive deals to make the whole mess go away, simply flies to India, Indonesia, Korea, wherever to distance himself physically on the polar opposite side of the planet while this clunking, sputtering, wonky little group of disgraceful do-nothings and say-nothings, continues to shuffle papers, go to break, grab some coffee, maybe head to the can, then come back and mumble sweet, impotent nothings into their microphones.

Be sure to tell them how you feel via their email. And you can be sure they'll read each and every one. But heck, it might feel better for you to stuff their mail box chock full.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


His Majesty Barack Obama's "do nothing and see if that shit flies" commission looking into the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is in a bit of a bind.

Two days ago the commission, chaired, disgracefully by Senator from Florida Bob Graham, attempted to float the turd of "BP did not sacrifice safety" in spilling 205 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and that the commission agreed with 90 percent of what a BP inquiry into the matter had discovered; that being "ooops, it happened" and sometimes things do and BP weren't especially cutting corners or doing a rush job on sealing the well.

But yesterday, Graham and others of the committee were on the record, walking back those words with a more stern finger wagging, "these firms need top to bottom reform."

.........And they'll get right on that.

The UK's Daily Mail has some interesting comments: I thought this one particularly apt:

"This sounds like American policitis at its best. Reilly and Graham are all backpeddaling from comments made yesterday by another of their peers because Obama and his henchman called them on the carpet for being positive about BP. Mr. Barlitt said yesterday that he and the rest of his colleagues agreed with 90% of what the BP report stated. For this "team" to come out singing a different toon today sounds alot like Obama policitics."

The commentator hits the nail squarely. Tried to get away with taking the fish entirely off the hook and setting it free, but now with the finger-wagging for the benefit of the media.

Top to bottom reform was what was promised us when BP killed several works in 2007 with shady practices in a Texas City Oil refinery.

Top to bottom reform was what new CEO Tony Hayward was all about, until the Macando well exploded and could not be contained for months.

Now again we get this soft cheese about the need for Top To Bottom reform. These are your hard earned tax dollars at work. This is what they have arrived at after a few weeks and a few million in funding for the committee, the need for "Top to Bottom Reform."

Be sure to tell the White House what you think of their lame-assed response.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Whore Judge Blocks Media from Hearing

U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman, the same judge who admitted to owning stocks in the oil companies, but who would not recuse himself from hearings on Big Oil in Louisiana, has blocked the media from a hearing concerning renewed drilling in the Gulf.

This is the same judge who ruled that July's moratorium on deep water drilling was too strict because the U.S. Department of Interior solicited no public comment, prior to implementing the drilling moratorium rules.

So which is it, Judge? Public oversight=good? Or public oversight=bad? Obviously, it depends on whether such oversight is good for big oil, or bad for big oil. And can you believe it? It seems the judge, in his honest pursuit of justice, rules in favor of big oil every single time!!

Wow! How did that happen?

Feldman as you may recall struck down the Interior Department's first moratorium in June. At that time, financial disclosure forms located in an Associated Press investigation showed that in 2008 the judge of the Eastern District of Louisiana owned $15,000 in stock from Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig.

Many media outlets call $15,000 in stock a paltry sum, really nothing to worry about and certainly the judge felt this amount wouldn't in any way necessitate he recuse himself for involvement in this case. Likely because he dumped all the stock and collected all the cash. Payday? What payday? Just $15,000 cash. What?

Yet when you and I fill out our W2 forms, gosh golly, we would certainly have to declare $15,000 of assets in any form. Boy-o-boy, that paltry sum would be substantial enough for us to go to jail if we treated it as negligible. Wouldn't it?

Of course "how in hell is this guy still involved in ruling on this" bla bla bla...etc etc. ad nausea. Right? Of course.

But stop for one second. Breathe. And now consider it.

The guy is a federal judge. He hasn't recused himself from this case and no higher power has removed him. Obviously he has a conflict of interest. Now, he says the media has "no right" to hear decision-making about the re-opening of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. His decision making!

Run the replay tape in your mind of everything we have been through with this, all of it. All the images of the dead sea life, all the oil, people with open sores on their bodies from the dispersant, Tony Hayward wanting his life back, the gut-wrenching terror at the thought this thing might NEVER be capped.

The media has "no right" to hear what goes on behind this closed door? And this is okay with everyone? And our absentee president is in India of course. Sure, that's okay too. Oh yeah.

And of course you've heard the latest atrocity; the latest coitus justicus interuptus from His Majesty's Presidential Do Nothing Commission, to the effect that "no one single cause," precipitated the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Right?

We were really getting somewhere with this business about the Halliburton cement mix, remember? All the nitrogen in the mix? How it was odd? How everyone knew it? And the well was acting up and bucking something fierce, and everyone knew something bad was about to happen but no one had the guts to say anything?

Now? Not so much, children. Shhhhh. Go back to sleep. How about some chocky milk? And blanky? You want I should sing you a song, or read a story?

This while those involved slither away from potential litigation we suppose, while someone else gets their pockets lined. All deals made in the back rooms with the dirty little whores, and those infamously closed doors.

I think Boardwalk Empire's Nucky Thompson is more honest than Judge Feldman.

You want my honest opinion? I think Judge Martin Feldman is a dirty goddamn whore unworthy to even walk the boards in Atlantic City during Prohibition.

Telling him straight to his face would be the nicest thing I could do to him.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


War isn't a morally-defensible jobs program.

But brace yourself, that's all you're going to get from the bright-idea, think-bank of the republican-controlled congress. Scrap alternative energy as means to get the economy moving, reduce oil spills, and reduce our need for foreign entanglements because they have demonized it with the catchy term "cap and trade."

Worse, so-called democrats have been feigning interest in alternative energy for years; all the while taking cash under the table continuing the mush-mouth, limpotent ruse that they actually give a damn.

Don't expect help from the right. They will continue to look into the camera and spew this gibbering canine excrement with total conviction: "cap and trade is a jobs killer!"

They got this phrase, for the most part, from foreign-run, enemy combatant counterintelligence shill and traitor to his adopted country, Rupert Murdoch; through his sniveling sock-puppet Glenn Beck.

Now class, does anyone know precisely what this phrase "cap and trade" means? Anyone? No, and what's more, neither do goddamn those who defecate this out of their mouths every time one itsy bitsy solar panel or wind turbine is ever mentioned, or even meekly pointed at, in a news item.

Cap and Trade, Cap and Trade, Cap and Trade, Cap and trade!

What is it?

Job Killer, Job Killer, Job Killer, Job Killer, Job Killer

See? I can do it too!

Never mind that war is an actual people killer, running a close second to famine.

The "Cap and Trade = Job Killer" saw reminds me of this little ditty from the movie Idiocracy.

Predictions: future talk about solar panels and wind turbines, tidal and geothermal will be sidelined. Though they may discuss the nuclear option because republicans have an affinity for anything that produces deadly toxins, or anything that kills human beings or the delicate creatures of the environment that sustain life.

They also like nuclear, much the way they like oil, because of the large initial investments required for start-up. This means construction contracts, massive outlays for materials, engineering. These kinds of projects have more sheer tonnage of bribe money and kick backs available for the taking.

Prediction: all the sudden, the word will get out that unless we do something about Iran, as in yesterday, the world is going to go to hell in a hand-basket. We will be ushered to massive warfare on a new front. If you throw up a hand in protest, you will be deemed unchristian, unpatriotic, all-together un. Again, nothing provides for kick-backs, thievery and bribes, like a little psuedo-christianity/patriotism and a whole whopping shitload of fear.

Look for pseudo-terrorism to be on the rise.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fake Terrorism Again Rears its Pseudo Head

Just as news about Halliburton's faulty cement mix surfaces, we get more home-front pseudo terrorism in the form of "plots" that are "thwarted" along with undated media file footage, and stills of "terror devices," such as printer cartridges and electronic components.

Caption writers, if you still exist: what the hell are we looking at, please?

That's twice the news cycle was interrupted by incompetent "terrorists" uh-gin! sidetracking interest in Halliburton's participation in the BP oil disaster. This time it was a report by the National Oil Commission that the cement used in the Macondo well was unstable which preceded the terror plot by minutes. Halliburton is challenging the commission's findings of course .

Uh-Ghin! there is a Dubai connection, where Halliburton has its overseas nest of operations. In this case, the first package was actually discovered in Dubai on THURSDAY, same day as the cement story.

Still can't find out whether this is Halliburton's world headquarters. It is an established fact they have major international offices offices there for tax-free purposes.

Also, the American news media, especially CNN doesn't like to mention Dubai. They mention it once, as having something to do with the case, (WHERE THE FIRST FUCKING ALLEGED BOMB WAS FOUND, GUYS!) then promptly forget.

Dubai? What Dubai?

And well they should be. Let's not take me wrong. Real terrorism exists, I just don't believe this last threat was a case of it.

But the new TerrorismLITE (TM) has a habit of following on the heels of any big news related to Halliburton, its cement mix and BP, GOSH GOLLY. This time, that heel-time was measured in minutes.

Someone in Saudi Arabia "tipped off" authorities that a flight from Yemen had the bad stuff aboard a UPS cargo plane. The run-down on who, what, why someone in Saudi Arabia, where the USGovCorp maintains much of its intelligence community for the middle east, is now water under the bridge and well downstream.

Curiously, CNN keeps running these images of alleged terror weapons but they never fuhhhhucking! tell you whether these devices pictured are the ones actually found on the recent "terror attack"! Nope. Not gonna do it. You are left sitting there asking "how did they get photos of the weapons so fast?"

I bet you think those devices are the ones they recently found, don't you?

Well if they are, the folks at CNN won't say so! They won't differentiate between the most recent developments and what is more likely file footage of other suspicious packages and devices.

"Here's a photo of something, it might well be the insides of a Hoover vacuum cleaner for all any of us know, but here it is! Whatever the hell it is, or isn't... and hey, we're the Most Trusted Name in NewsLite(TM)."

FORNICATE CNN. C'mon. Let's just render an opinion here: It gives the public hind-tit when it comes to the truth, and it does so intentionally.

President Obama called the threat "credible." More lip, mumble from The AdministrationLITE(tm)

This incident in part mirrors the last act of pseudo terrorism where a curiously photogenic man "left" all the makings of a "bomb" on a busy New York City Street, before boarding a flight to Pakistan with connection through Dubai. This dangerous man was knowingly permitted to board the flight, presumably putting all the lives of some two hundred passengers at risk. Another inconsistency in the story that is glazed over by the big media players in between commercials.

Was this even a credible threat?

The most recent activity, as Chris Mathews pointed out Friday - well, as much as corporate slave-masters permitted him to - has to be one of the most circumlocutious "attempts" at terrorism, ever. You put the devices inside UPS packages destined ultimately for a couple of synagogues in Chicago. That's the official story on this anyway.

Okay (shakes hands wobbles cheeks in disbelief) I'd be delighted to know what was printed on the label, right?

"To: Staff at the synagogue
From: Yemen, where all the terrorists live

Love, Bob"

Mathews said it best. Is someone inside the synagogue even going to open this?


Mathews also had the guts - likely had to fight for it with his producers at MSNBC - to put a "where's Dick Cheney/Halliburton" comment immediately following his take on the terror "plot."

The newest terror threat would accomplish three things in the agenda of someone working for Halliburton, or Dick Cheney, or anyone within that whole nest/cabal of fascist, scumbag traitors to their country.

1. Make-work for more for weapons' manufacture.

2. Fear at election time favoring GOP candidates.

3. Bump the old Halliburton cement story right the hell off the front page.

Or look at my post on Feisal Shahzad, back in May, when word about Halliburton's cement mix was bumped off the front page the first time by the psuedo-bomber. Please take time also to watch Iraq For Sale parts 1-8 on YouTube (hey it's free, folks!) which investigates accounts of Halliburton/KBR's massive over-bulling, and other criminal acts too numerous to be believed and yet have never been denied, and yet again, never prosecuted or even slowed down, certainly not by the current administration - meet the new boss, same as the old boss .

Also, be sure to check out this story on Halliburton/KBR's brutal rape and imprisonment of an American employee. Okay? They rape, torture their own female employee, and thirty senators like Jim DeMint R vote to try to keep everything all quite.

I like to call him "toilet" DeMint, or De "Toilet" Mint. He and his fellow conspirators in the senate also voted to BLOCK subpoena power from the congressional committee investigating the BP/Halliburton Oil Spill.

What are the odds these two votes are bought and paid for by Halliburton? Do reporters still investigate the finances of senators anymore? Or is dead from the neck up, spoon-fed, dogshit, pseudo-journalism now the order of the day.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Why Pay NOAA to (expletive) LIE TO US?

Just in case you missed USA Today on this date, scientists working under a contract for Greenpeace, and from a state university in Mississippi reportedly found one hell of a lot of oil all over the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. Also discovered were persistent trace amounts of toxic dispersant 50 miles from the Macondo well near Louisiana.

That's right, the dispersant that was supposed to break down quickly in the environment, posing no threat?

Chief Scientist on the Research trip finding the oil was Kevin Yeager of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Yeager, Southern Miss U, Greenpeace and company, have the right stuff whereas our officials from NOAA continue to lie to us.

Months back I told you about the science taking a powder: the NOAA administrated science black-out. We discussed how the government response team was trying to corral all science under the NOAA aegis. The agency would then begin the process of whitewashing and downplaying the affair as only droning, plodding, maddeningly foot-dragging, give-a-shit government thick-heads can do. Hell they write manuals on how to stymie serious inquiry into colossal screw-ups; especially ones the government helped create.

This latest development which I found buried in my local paper on page A-4 just shows you how bad the government is lying, has been and will continue to do so, with regard to the spill.

Last week Steve Lehman a scientist working for NOAA told the Times-Picayune "The concept of a big oil slick sinking to the bottom is kind of an anathema," he said. "We have not found anything that we would consider actionable at 5,000 feet or 5 feet."

There's a point when governmentalese, designed to confuse and misdirect, must be called what it is: a damn lie. Making the person who said it, a damn liar, along with his agency. The word "god" was stricken from the previous statement in a self-edit; merely in a nod to those who have asked for not quite so much angry cursing from me.

Too strong still? Let's take a look.

The context of the word "anathema" makes it seem Steve's indicating that there is a fallacy in thinking regarding this notion (oh, silly naive us and our notions) of oil persisting on the sea floor this very minute. This professorial word tries to imply that our childish notion - that 200 million gallons simply cannot have so soon vanished into thin air - is without merit or a basis in fact. However the definition of anathema - and it's not meant to be used with a modifying article, Steve - is something very different.

The other part of his statement is parsed with legalese;"actionable" It is not a scientific term at all. What it does is, totally let BP off the hook for clean-up of any oil found on the sea floor within "5 feet of water, or 5,000." Done. Over. End of story. They don't have to clean this oil up.

Why? Because NOAA just said so. NOAA is now in charge under the response team coordination/science black-out for deeming what's actionable and what's not. Media missed this, by the way. It's huge. NOAA says no clean up of any oil found on the bottom.

Why? Because such oil deposits where ever found, have been deemed not worthy of collection, not that such deposits don't exist, aren't deadly or toxic but that they are legally in-actionable, for whatever dismissive reason of governmental not-give-a-f*ck; about you, your seafood, your ocean, or your continued survival.

No science, being responsible science, in their dim view.

There is no question that within the vast expanses of sea floor being discussed here since May 20, there hasn't been time for NOAA or ANY organization to FIND, or DISCOVER where all the oil might be, or what might the damage from such deposits might pose to the environment in the future.

Such discoveries would take years to sort out as far as impacts. Yet, we ponder the wonderfulness of NOAA yet again.

Let's flow out their logic.

NOAA: "Seventy-six percent of 200 million gallons is all gone. Bye bye."

ALL: "WTF? Are you serious? That doesn't even make sense!"

NOAA: "No no, that's not quite right. It's been handled. It's accounted for. Tiny quantities. Itty bitty tar balls."

USF: "Bullshit, here's some right over here."

Woods Hole Oceanographic: "Hey look, here's some more over here!"

NOAA: "Well is it really oil from this well? C'mon."

ALL: "Hell yes it is!"

NOAA: (pause. Nothing. Mumbling. Kind of a mewling sound like a goat chewing food and bleating at the same time)

Then Later

NOAA: "Any oil found on the bottom anywhere , and we hope you don't catch this, is AN anathema, yeah, that's it. And furthermore its inactionable. End of story, close the book, cut, print, check the gate, we're moving on."

Southern Miss U: "Hey wow, a shitload of oil over here, guys!"

NOAA: (mummed silence)

Yes, and so it will continue. As these new deposits are discovered by other agencies and universities who have taken the initiative to actually find the oil - not within the pages of Obama-drafted back room compromises and deal - but actually within the environment; BP will respond to such reports with utter Shynxian silence. The government through lying NOAA will issue bland statements of falsehood such as these.

It makes you wonder why we pay scientists, spokespeople and all their slow-moving, mush mouth staff to continue to lie straight into our faces via a tone-deaf docile media?

Rick Scott: A *Criminal You Can Count On

*never convicted of bilking millions from Medicare while CEO of Columbia Health Care. He was "out of the loop" while fraud was all around him. Yeah....sure.

Be sure to catch the Alex Sink/Rick Scott debate tonight at 7 p.m. CNN, live from University of South Florida Tampa; where they actually give a damn about real science!

Oh, be sure to check out Rick's Mom's advertisement below this post.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Have You Noticed? Nobody Mentions BP this election: nobody

What is this telling you?
Candidates don't want to offend the oil money.
Look at it objectively:the biggest single ecological disaster to hit this country since the dust bowl is caused, this time, by a single corporation and its subcontractors.
It happened because an entire industry has been deregulated to the extent our government officials actually were having sex - actual sex! not figuratively in bed with, not metaphorically "playing footsie" no, this time actually fornicating - with the businesspeople they were supposed to be regulating.
Nothing was done. No one was even fired. And certainly no one went to jail.
Plaquemines Parish Louisiana President Billy Nungesser walked out of a meeting in Tampa where BP officials discussed the bilious topic "what have we learned?"
Billy just couldn't stand the bullshit anymore. It was about to give him a damned heart attack. He could feel it coming.
A woman in the big bend area of my state found oil in a bag of oysters sold to her as clean. Oil keeps washing ashore in Louisiana. The bayou is still choked with crude. And BP is quietly disengaging from the disaster it created.
The media has gone away.
Oh, CNN did a hand-washing ten minute segment yesterday, to commemorate the six month clock-tick on it. But Jon Roberts and Kiran Chetry sloughed off recent reports with ridiculous smiles and all is well banter.
"We've moved on now. Things are better. Things getting back to normal"
Despite the fact the woman they were interviewing kept having to restate the heart of the issue: "responsible science takes years and years" to determine the actual impact. She had to keep saying it. You could see by the look on her face, she was annoyed at the fog of stupidity.
You know, the way your boss doesn't want to hear you when you ask for something important?
"Boss my kid is throwing up in class I have to go get him, now."
"Yeah, but, you'll take care of that thing, right?"
"Boss, my kid is like actually vomiting, projectile, on his fellow classmates!"
"Oh sure, he's okay, right? You'll take care of that thing first, right?"
As with the financial melt down, the liars who are responsible are likely to be the ones singing the hand-wringing refrain "what have we learned?" the loudest. They will be found all over government. Like Nungesser said, they will also be the ones talking about how their boots were on the ground, but had not one drop of oil on their own shirts.
Back to our politicians.
Everything else but the oil spill, which should be at the top of the list.
Is our system corrupt? Do politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle continue to take bribe money from BP and other big oil interests?
If you answered yes, how long do you think it's going to take for us to seriously develop an alternative energy strategy for this nation?
Does the word forever sound about right?
While you're thinking about your venal, corrupt, scumbag politicians this election cycle, taking money under the table, hand over fist, I want you to enjoy all the new faux green commercials the oil giants are coming out with to put you back to sleep.
Lots of people standing by solar panels - always the same damned array - a couple of wind turbines. Some ass-hat in glasses while a million chemical formulas float in cartoon around his head, sweet music plays in the background. A deep baritone voice sums up: "we're facing the challenges of tomorrow here today at (insert enviro-raping corp name here).

Saturday, October 16, 2010

On Finance Reform, Foreclosures and Evictions

I haven't posted in a while. And I deeply apologize for that.

What I have been doing is some research on a book I have been writing when I came across an old poem dedicated to a rack renter landlord in Ireland in the 1890 time frame.

When the family and I went to Ireland in 2007 we visited an old manor home called Portumna Castle in east Galway. Inside were some paintings of the family members that ran the estate. Finding them interesting I snapped a pic of each of the portraits, really not knowing why.
I researched them this morning, I discovered I was staring into the face of one of the worst rack renters in Irish history and who perhaps had a hand in the removal of one of my ancestors from County Galway.

I give you Hubert George de Burgh, 2nd Marques, 14th Earl of Clanricarde. There he is.

The reason he's here is simple: even as we speak people are being evicted from their homes. Different from many foreclosures, these are folks whose banks are using robo-signatures and other illegal methods to speed the illegal foreclosure process.

Where in Clanricarde's day, a land agent used a battering ram against the side of the house, for renters who couldn't make the extortionate payments of their landlords; today we have robosigned documents ousting people from their upside down mortgages just when they almost get rightside up.

I think bankers, financiers and elected officials need to tread very carefully around the boiling kettle of public distaste all of this mess has engendered within the American public. While corporate media has many of us like lemmings following the party of the tea, the people who have been and are being boosted from their homes ILLEGALLY are waking up to who is really at fault for all this - bankers and Wall Street thugs - and to the fact that much of this was done in a DELIBERATE EFFORT which is on-going TO DESTROY THE MIDDLE CLASS.

We have to combine what has happened with the outrage of the oil spill to understand THAT ALL OF THIS IS INTENTIONAL and some of the very same people claiming to be outraged at an alleged scheme for a communist take-over and being paid under the table to ship even the bad jobs to China.

This poem from the past could just as easily be a warning from our future.

By “Brigid”, reply to Hubert George de Burgh-Canning 2nd Marques and 14th Earl of Clanricarde

Portumna County Galway, Ireland

Circa 1890

So you say we are cunning, ungrateful

Our cabin doors kept on the latch

Show nothing but squalor within them

While money we’ve hid in the thatch

That we smile in the face of “his honor”

And blessings invoke on his track

While we mutter a curse as he leaves us

And shake the clenched fist at his back

But you don’t give a hint, my Lord Marquis

That we dared not to own those few pounds

Or show signs of comfort around us

For fear of your sharp scented hounds

For fear of your spies and informers

On the watch to report to their lords

If their serfs had coin in their pockets

Or a decent meal on the boards

And you hint not , at times not long vanished

When ye chased us to woods and the caves

Where we wailed over the corpse of our freedom

A poor stricken nation of slaves

We are cunning, aye we needed cunning

When our lives were scarce held as right

And plundered unarmed and unlettered

T’was our last weapon left for the fight

It was men such as you taught us cunning

As up these old tales we must rip

When for Limerick’s trust they repaid us

With pitch-cap and gallows and whip

When we dared not stand upright and fearless

As men should on their own native sod

Nor dared the faith of their fathers

Save in secret to worship our god

Can it be your Lordship in College

Never heard a text all should know

Coming straight from the lips of our savior

Men should only reap as they sow?

Why the words of our poor hunted teachers

That ever kept school by the hedge

Could tell that if fathers eat sour things

Their children’s teeth will be on edge

And when savage things scattered the cockle

Through our lands years early to late

Till it choked the wheat of good feeling

You must now reap a harvest of hate

Then your Lordship says “nothing would please them”

Though you take but the corn and the wine

And leave us with freehanded bounty

The husks in the trough with the swine.

Oh specimen peer of our rulers

Great the anger with which you give breath

But no doubt we are very ungrateful

For rack rents, evictions and death

For fevered ones homeless at Christmas

Cast out by the snowy ditch side

While my lord draws his ermine around him

And scoffs at their rags in his pride

Ah my lords, up to this it was your day

Our bent necks were held in your thrall

For you were soft ease and rich plenty

For us were the labor and gall

But today we feel life in our members

Good blood each vein flows apace

Tis not the clenched fist to your back now

But sturdy demand to your face

Cling not to your old rules they are broken

Old customs have rotted away

Ireland must be at length for the Irish

No more in strange lands shall you squander

What this land our labor has sown

As of old fell the horse and the rider

You are now overthrown

*Hubert George was an absentee landlord who scarcely set foot in his Irish estate, using a number of land agents to evict 243 tenant farmers, and their families, between 1890 and 1893, for as little as 5 pounds sterling owed in arrears. He was condemned by fellow members of the English Parliament for his cruelty to his tenants.