TIMELINE: Obama golfs while Gulf burns

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    How one spends ones time is a good indicator of priorities and values:

    April 22: The Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, which had been burning for two days, sinks into the gulf. President Obama, after speaking in New York about the significance of financial regulatory legislation, hosts an Earth Day celebration in the Rose Garden.

    April 23: The U.S. Coastguard pronounces 11 Deepwater workers dead after traveling almost 2,000 miles throughout the gulf in search of their bodies. The president and First Lady Michelle Obama travel to North Carolina for a brief vacation, where they enjoy BBQ.

    April 24: Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry announces that the Deepwater wellhead is spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The president and first lady continue to enjoy their vacation in North Carolina.

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    April 29: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declares a state of emergency, as the spill “now covers a 600-square-mile area” and “is about 16 miles off the state’s coast.” Obama delivers remarks in Washington on the importance of cybersecurity. Later in the day, he attends a FEMA meeting about hurricane preparedness.

    May 1: The U.S. military lends BP two C-130 aircraft to release potentially dangerous chemical dispersants over the oil spill. Obama tells jokes at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, including one about killing the Jonas Brothers using CIA drones.

    May 2: Obama makes a quick trip to Louisiana to ”get a firsthand view of the recovery efforts.”

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    May 9: The first tar balls wash up on Dauphin Island off the coast of Alabama. Obama delivers the commencement address at Virginia’s Hampton University.[Note: where he lectures graduates not to get their information from Ipods and Xboxes, which he claims he doesn't know how to use.]

    May 12: Under pressure from journalists and government agencies, British Petroleum releases a short video of the wellhead, located one mile beneath the gulf surface. Using independent analysts, NPR determines from the video that at 50,000 barrels a day, the leak rate is 10 times higher than NOAA’s estimate and 50 times higher than BP’s early claim. Obama spends the morning with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. After lunch, Obama retires to the Oval Office with his advisers.

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    May 21: ABC News reports that in the course of one month, enough oil has spilled to “fill enough gallon milk jugs to stretch more than 11,300 miles. That’s more than the distance from New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and back.” Obama hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers at the White House. Also signs a presidential memorandum “outlining the next steps in his vision for cleaner, more efficient vehicles.”

    May 22: Wildlife officials in Louisiana tell the Associated Press that they are considering setting the state’s fragile marshes on fire in an effort to staunch the contaminating effects of the oil. White House officials announce that they are beginning a multi-year renovation project for the north side of the White House. Obama delivers the commencement address at the Military Academy at West Point.

    May 26: BP announced yet another plan for stopping the spill, a maneuver called “Top Kill” that involves pumping mud into the Deepwater wellhead in order to clog it. This same day, officials begin pulling fisherman off the gulf due to toxic oil fumes. Obama hosts the U.S. World Cup soccer team and the Duke men’s basketball team.

    May 28: Obama makes only his second visit to a grief-stricken Louisiana before heading on vacation.


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    If only he would be willing to tell the American people he is Aquaman, and could have used his powers to seal the leak.
     
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    If only he showed some real leadership instead of whining and pointing fingers in his thin-skinned manner.
     
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    Hey before the "accident" DWH got safety awards and phony inspections from the O admin.. He has been there from before day 1.
     
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    If you think a captive regulatory structure is unique to this administration, you're more foolish than ever could have imagined. The only difference is that this administration has an active interest in good government, while the previous administration promoted ineffective oversight.
     
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    They left out Obama's trip to SF to raise money for Babs Boxer at the Fairmont and the Getties on May 25th where he led the crowd in a bi-partisan invitation to the GOP: "You can join us for the ride, but you're not going to drive".

    How inspirational!
     
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    "You can join us for the ride, but you're not going to drive".

    Love it!

    We have all seen the disasters that occur when we let the GOP drive

    Should I elaborate?
     
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    Start another thread if the topic interests you.

    And now for more on how Obama is spending his time. Just imagine if Bush had said this:

    New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes was skeptical: “Can you be sure these oil tar balls are from the oil spill? Because when I used to swim on the Gulf in Texas, I’d get tar balls in my bathing suit all the time.”

    Allen and Randolf, the parish president, confirmed that tar balls do wash up at other times, though these, they said, were likely from the spill.

    But the president was distracted. “At some point, Jackie, we’ll want to hear more about those tar balls and your bathing suit,” Obama said, as reporters laughed.



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    And one more stupid thread by a RW racist. Drill, baby, drill? Oh, yea, that was the slogan of RWers before the great spill of 2010 - now they blame the crisis on Obama.
    Obama who hoped to move forward on a new green technology, stymed all the way by the R party, and the RW fools who echo their bull shit and spread propaganda.
    You want to place blame, look to the OP, the R party, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, BP, Haliburton and the other companies who built and operated the offending well.
    And consider the hubris of McConnell and the R leadership in the House, stoogies for big oil, they capped the oil cartels liability at $75 Million - chump change, big oil, big farma, big pharma spend that each month bribing members of Congress.
     

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