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

BP Oil spill in Gallons

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Republican Thuggery Keeps the Subpoena Power Out of it.

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A conversation with a republican who voted to block it, like Jim "toilet" DeMint might go like this:

We have one of the most calamitous industrial accidents to ever take place in American history.


One in which eleven men lost their lives.


And as many as 200 million gallons of oil, and perhaps 2 million gallons of toxic dispersant were dumped into the Gulf of Mexico.


Millions of people affected by all this. Some of whom have lost their livelihoods and businesses going back generations.


And yet, you expect the American public to believe, it is a GOOD thing, that you are blocking a special committee set up to investigate it from having full subpoena powers?

"Yes, exactly. We need to block the committee from getting subpoena power!"

Why? Isn't a subpoena the method that compels witnesses to the witness stand so you can get them under oath?

"This accident does not rise to the level, legally speaking, of requiring such a drastic measure."

What the fuck are you talking about? After all that has happened? THAT doesn't rise to the level of necessity in this case? What sort of gibberish is that?

"You're mishearing me. I didn't say doesn't rise to that level, I said, the commission is stacked by Mr. Obama. We want a bi-partisan commission appointed by congress."

No. That's not what you just said. I'll read it back if you like.

"Well that's what I meant. You are deliberately mishearing me."

Okay, Uncle Buck. I'll play along. The commission is in fact, a congressionally-appointed commission, isn't it? It has Bob Graham on it for God's sake. You can't get more fair and balanced, can you?

"He's from Florida."

Yeah? And?

"He might really want to know what happened. And if he found out, he might get really pissed. And suggest some people go to jail."


"We would rather a do-nothing, feel-good sort of thing, you know? A commission that looks into it, sort of for a few days until the American public just sort of wanders off to sleep and starts thinking about American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and all that bullshit. Or what about Brad and Angelina! Can't forget them. I mean, haven't we been through enough? Hasn't the country suffered enough already?"

Is it really just the case that you people are corrupticians paid off by BP to make this thing go away? Can it truly be that every whack conspiracy theory, from the business about Cheney and Halliburton, on through the putrid corruption storied about the Minerals Management Service, is all actually true, and you bribed, paid-off soulless scumbags - who likely are destined for the flames and cinders of hell if there IS a God - are just that damned diseased in your souls you want to keep the information from all of us?

"I decline to comment on the grounds my answer might incriminate me."

So what do YOU want to happen here? Certainly the answer isn't to do NOTHING is it?

"We believe the answer is to wait until after the mid-terms so we can get some input from others who might be more sympathetic to the whining from Big Oil. Guys like Marco Rubio, who has shown himself to have the ability to mouth whatever dog-shit we come up with and vomit it back up for the benefit of our cause. We don't want anything happening with this investigation, because, hell, let's face it: we are bought and paid for by Big Oil and there's no doubt about in anyone's mind. And if this commission got down to the granular details about all of this, why, some of us ole Pole Cats up here on the Hill will LIKELY be going to jail. Oops, did I say that or just think it?"

Friday, September 24, 2010


A couple weeks back I wrote about the Science Black-Out that was being planned for the BP oil spill in the Gulf.

It has arrived. Scientists are just now waking up to the fact that the U.S. Coast Guard will be be in strict control of the $500 million in research funds taken from BP's coffers. That is to say no one from the scientific community will have a voice in where the funds should be spent.

While at least one bright spot exists, the Florida Institute of Oceanography will get $10 million of that, the question lingers. Will a Coast Guard Board of governors be objective, or even scientific?

The U.S. government has shown itself to be in lock-step with BP to settling on $20 B in clean-up, and moving on.

The U.S. Coast Guard is a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. Fact. BP is THE top provider of petroleum to the Pentagon. Fact.

They (the very important people) will tell you this in no way represents a conflict of interest. There's no whitewash here.

Really? Thad Allen admits here that 'how clean is clean' in the Gulf Oil Spill will not be based on science so much as negotiation. In the first post, Thad is driving it home that Janet Lunchenco, who wrote the white-paper called, the oil budget, declaring 76 percent of the oil had simply vanished will be in charge of analyzing all the findings. Thad stands by that in his latest statements.

Another question is, if $10 million of the cash is thrown to FIO in a nod to objectivity and serious inquiry, and $490 million is thrown into studies which are pre-arranged for favorable BP skew, what does that do to the overall findings? Little more than a science brown-out, or fudge out. Reasonable science shouted down by an alleged "overwhelming preponderance of evidence" that all the oil, like magic, simply went away.

What do YOU think will happen?

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Witch is NOT dead because the witch is the BS

The well may be dead but the gusher of unmitigated BS has not stopped flowing. Here is an example of the timid media being shewed off the job without knowing their own rights nor putting up a fight.

One calms down enough to realize the law officer is using the excuse of the sea turtles as a means to deflect inquiry - as in how deep is the oil? and what is the thickness of the oil layer? and over how large an area did unscrupulous contractors merely sand over it? Not that a layer of oil eight inches to a foot deep doesn't impede the sea turtles fight to dig themselves out of their nests, not that tilling the sand to hide all that oil didn't destroy untold thousands of sea turtle eggs, rending this particular beach a dead zone for the reptiles.

But "you can't film in a national park"? Pure excrement. Nonsense that every cub reporter knows is false unless this is a sensitive military base. Is this the case? Hell (to the) fuck (to the) no. Of course, limp-wristed corporately slavish media will not push to protect OUR first amendment, which reads as follows:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

In the case of corporate poisoning and environmental rape and subsequent cover up, we the people have the right to investigate for ourselves what has taken place on public lands. Beaches in Florida are all in the public domain. These are facts. They are unconditional and non-negotiable.

Another example. This morning Thad Allen, disaster presider, went on CNN to congratulate the protracted outcome and deflect questions, whereupon he was rewarded with a cheery send-off from Kira Philips and John Roberts. The all is well bon voyage was more befitting a rock star or former prime minster. They did everything but ask him whether he's writing a book, which, very likely, he will.

Overall, CNN's shilling coverage has proven to be a disgraceful sham; a Machiavellian exercise in intellectual dishonesty, over and over, with regard to this issue. They leave it to Anderson Cooper to ask the tough questions in the evening, then mop up for big corporate in the morning with their Romper Room coverage that swallows any damn swill officialdom feeds them. When Cooper gets too close to the bone, they move him away from the issue entirely, leaving us with downplayed Sesame Street music.

This morning, CNN mentions UGA findings that express without a doubt, the oil from the Macondo well is on the bottom coating the sediment NEAR THE BLOW OUT. Thad let this question slide from his back like grease off a dead mullet's scales. Throwing doubt by saying essentially, this is an unknown.

(Earth to Thad) A 15 car pile up happens. There's still blood on the freeway days later. Do you state for the record "that could be someone else's blood, we don't know." What simpleton would believe this?

This is how much regard they have for the thinking public.

More to follow. Too sickened with disgust to continue this post.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Oh Yeah! Whatever Happened to...?

Here's a little rundown of some of things we've all been conditioned to forget about and have been more than willing to do just that. These are stories that, soon enough, if you recall them, you will be deemed a conspiracy theorist and a nut-job.

Another rig exploded. The last meaningful coverage on this story was Sept. 2. No other mentions since the well-publicized photos of the oil rig on fire in the Gulf. You'll note through this link, that a man calling himself "Phil Jones" does quite a bit of work bashing NPR and other media outlets for "overplaying" the story. Jones appears to have spent his day doing this. He claims the rig did not explode and calls the word "explode" hyperbole. Well, if 13 people thought the fire was too great, the concussion from the ignition too dangerous to remain aboard, that they jumped five stories into the Gulf of Mexico, I don't know what you'd call it, Phil. Call me a shit-for-brains but I say that's an explosion. The timid media backed off the "explode" angle despite photographic evidence. Then the story evaporated, leaving chem trails in links like those found on this page. Open ended stories which will soon be denied as to having ever existed.

A Lybian terrorist was released to Lybia at the urging of BP. Again, this goes no where. This is fact that simply vanished. An oil company thought to involve itself in negotiations for the release of a convicted terrorist who killed 270 civilians above Lockerbie Scotland. They have admitted it. This is one of those toxic pieces of mercury that will scuttle and slide down the drain of history without answer. The last serious coverage on it coming in July.

The $20 billion escrow has not been filled and now BP makes noise that $20 B is too much. Which should alert everyone that perhaps if it isn't enough, someone should be filing a claim who has not done so previously. Scratch that, many of us need to really, really look at it, and see if maybe BP doesn't owe us pain and suffering from this.

The Kill Shot, or Junk Kill, or Top Kill - or whatever in Christ-fuck! Thad Allen is calling it these days - IS NOT COMPLETE AND (perhaps) NEVER WILL BE. The number of lies told on this project is uncountable.

BP continues to destroy Nigeria. You can only imagine the utter chaos and destruction being foisted upon a poor, third world country by this oil giant. We forget there are other people in the world besides ourselves. What we cannot forget is the stone fact that all water is connected and what we do to one body of it, we do to our own, and ourselves.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Response to Mother Jones excellent article today

Our government will roll over on its back like the whelp pup and ask for a belly rub from big oil while it says yes to this arrangement. It is a complete fornicatus fisticus of the Republic, all its laws, good sense, good science and common decency. But those in power will have an excuse or two for agreeing to this continued petty treason, eco-hate crime, corporate terrorism, however you view it. If you listen you can almost hear them drafting and practicing their damnable lies before a mirror. Can you see Ken Salazar in his funny hat, and perhaps some of his staff members, and even Obama? Can you hear their rationalizations and limp-wristed falsehoods? I can. They're at it, right now, as you read these words. Just listen...
The article adequately hits the point, that allegedly the "only way for BP to fill the $20 B coffer" - gosh golly, because BP wouldn't want to reduce their liquid assets and pony up the money NOW, I mean that would hurt the STOCK PRICE! GASP! - is to permit more rapine of the system. But the article missed, perhaps, the larger point that BP continues as sole-source mega supplier of the Pentagon!
This Ouroboros (snake devours self) arrangement is destroying our country, making mockery of our laws, making whores of our politicians, and a bald-faced, lying hypocrite of our fledgling president. It makes a mess of our environment, and a laughing stock of our national image.
Allowing BP to fund the $20 B escrow with MORE drilling is the prostitute asking for a permit to keep plying her trade so she can pay her legal defense fund, after infecting half the city with AIDS.