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Boulder County Judge Strikes Down Longmont Fracking Ban
A Boulder County District Court judge has struck down Longmont’s fracking ban but said the ban can remain in place while the city considers an appeal.
Judge D.D. Mallard issued the summary judgment Thursday. In the ruling, she said Longmont’s charter amendment clearly conflicted with the state’s regulations and its interest in the efficient development of oil and gas deposits.
“While the court appreciates the Longmont citizens’ sincerely held beliefs about risks to their health and safety, the court does not find this is sufficient to completely devalue the state’s interest,” Mallard wrote.
The case had been expected to go to trial in 2015.
The ban, passed by Longmont voters in 2012, forbids the practice of hydraulic fracturing, which uses high-pressure water, sand and chemicals to crack open hard-to-reach oil and gas deposits.
Colorado Governor John Nickenlooper — known in these parts as Mr. Howdy Doody — a so-called Democrat — joined the oil and gas industry in this suit. I.e., he effectively sued the citizens of his own state because they voted against the corporatocracy he represents.
Who put “the state’s regulations and interests ” into effect?” Corporate lobbyists who own the Colorado statehouse and the governor.
Again, the citizens of Longmont voted NO on fracking in 2012. A judge nullified that vote today.
Why the hell vote anymore, huh? The system is so rigged, our votes don’t seem to matter.
July 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM
So, I guess we really are going to let the oil and gas companies destroy the entire planet in their desperate search for more and more oil and gas:
Navarre Beach, Florida (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.
Friday’s announcement is the first real step toward what could be a transformation in coastal states, creating thousands of jobs to support a new energy infrastructure. But it dismayed environmentalists and people who owe their livelihoods to fisheries and tourism.
The cannons create noise pollution in waters shared by whales, dolphins and turtles, sending sound waves many times louder than a jet engine reverberating through the deep every ten seconds for weeks at a time. Arguing that endangered species could be harmed was the environmental groups’ best hope for extending a decades-old ban against drilling off the U.S. Atlantic coast.
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management acknowledged that thousands of sea creatures will be harmed even as it approved opening the outer continental shelf from Delaware to Florida to exploration.
July 19, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Hey “Liberal Media,” let’s blow this up:
(Image via Google.com/Maps)
A Massive Rockaway Gas Pipeline Is Being Built Right Under Our Beaches
A year and a half after Hurricane Sandy swept surging seas over the Rockaway spit, the neighborhood is finally beginning to claw its way back to a normal summer. Fort Tilden beach, closed to the public last summer season due to dangerous debris left by the storm, has finally reopened. And what better way to celebrate the partial recovery from a climate-change-fueled Superstorm than by laying a high-pressure fracked-gas transmission pipeline right under the beach?
At this very moment, work is underway on the Rockaway Lateral Project, a giant 26-inch diameter pipeline that will bring 647,000 dekatherms per day of fracked natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, under high pressure, beneath the beach, under a golf course, under the Marine Parkway Bridge, through Floyd Bennett Field, and into a new meter and regulator station in an old hangar at the airfield before connecting to distribution lines running up Flatbush Avenue into Brooklyn.
Ordinarily, it’s pretty hard for gas companies to lay pipe through taxpayer-protected parkland. But less than a month after Sandy, ethically embattled and all-around-reasonable guy Rep. Michael Grimm pushed a law through Congress granting an energy company the right to do just that.
Of course, with the approval process concluded and construction virtually underway, the Rockaway Lateral looks like a done deal. Even the CARP activists who fought long and hard against it consider the pipeline inevitable at this point. But this summer, a new group calling itself No Rockaway Pipeline has popped up on the beaches and on social media, distributing flyers that declare their intention “to take over the beach and stop the Rockaway Pipeline for good.”
Meet Michael Grimm.
July 15, 2014 at 9:36 PM
I love this and I could see it working in cities and towns around the world. I almost want to start one myself!
3 College of Charleston Graduates Start Solar-Powered Golf Cart Taxi Business
June 22–What started as a class project has blossomed into a unique business.
Last fall, while in their senior year at the College of Charleston, Matthew Coda, Jake Cotreau and Taylor Denny happened to be in the same entrepreneurship class with an assignment for different teams to come up with an idea for a new venture.
Denny had an idea. He wanted to start a solar-powered golf cart taxi business on peninsular Charleston.
After getting licensed by the town, setting up the carts on Erie Avenue in the proper zoning district, acquiring insurance and traveling to Blythewood near Columbia to wrangle with the state Department of Motor Vehicles to get license tags for each cart, the three entrepreneurs began serving customers earlier this month. They also had to work out problems with the Canadian company that provided the solar panels and secure investments from family members and friends.
The solar panels send power to a converter just above passengers’ heads. The power then goes to eight batteries under a seat.
The golf carts can generally go about 50 miles on electric-charged batteries. The solar panels add about 50 percent extra range.
“If we are rotating them all day, we don’t have to charge them at all,” Cotreau said.
Again, here’s their Facebook page.
June 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM
Wow, what hutzpah and what a huge middle finger to all the people, animals, sea creatures and land damaged or destroyed by British Petroleum (BP) and oil companies past, present and future. Talk about a corporatocracy. This is just sickening. Talk about outrage overload:
(Image via Wikipedia.)
Rejecting the advice of his own attorney general and dozens of legal scholars, Louisiana governor and potential presidential contender Bobby Jindal effectively blocked a New Orleans-area levee board from suing oil and gas companies for allegedly destroying the state’s coasts – and in so doing, may have also derailed state and local claims against BP for damages and tax revenue lost following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, was also quoted in the statement distributed by the governor’s office, hailing the measure as a “huge victory for the oil and gas industry.”
The law, SB 469, essentially bars a levee district in New Orleans’ East Bank – the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, or SLFPA-E – from pressing forward in its lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies, which it blames for exposing New Orleans to catastrophic damage from hurricanes Rita and Katrina by cutting thousands of miles of pipes and canals through sensitive barrier islands and wetlands that otherwise would have protected the coastal city.
The lawsuit, filed last summer, sought to force energy companies to restore the wetlands, fill in the canals, and pay for past damages.
“We are looking to the industry to fix the part of the problem that they created,” SLFPA-E vice president John Barry told the Times-Picayune last year. “We’re not asking them to fix everything. We only want them to address the part of the problem that they created.”
Impeach the bastard for crimes against humanity and nature. Not only that, what, he wants to use taxpayer dollars to clean-up BP’s mess? What, he probably doesn’t care about clean-up at all.
Everyone in the country, er, the world needs to know about this. This is what politicians who are owned by oil and gas companies do.
June 7, 2014 at 1:16 PM
This is good, via Act.TV/Americans United:
The GOP may be a lot of things, but “climate scientists” is not one of them. But that won’t stop them from ignoring a 97% consensus among actual scientists, along with 7 out of 10 Americans, that climate change is man-made and needs to be dealt with.
June 5, 2014 at 9:34 AM
(Fracking well heads via Wikimedia)
Check out what corporate-owned Republicans in North Carolina are doing. The chemicals used by the fracking industry must be terrifying if they’re going to this length to keep them secret:
As hydraulic fracturing ramps up around the country, so do concerns about its health impacts. These concerns have led 20 states to require the disclosure of industrial chemicals used in the fracking process.
North Carolina isn’t on that list of states yet—and it may be hurtling in the opposite direction.
On Thursday, three Republican state senators introduced a bill that would slap a felony charge on individuals who disclosed confidential information about fracking chemicals. The bill, whose sponsors include a member of Republican party leadership, establishes procedures for fire chiefs and health care providers to obtain chemical information during emergencies. But as the trade publication Energywire noted Friday, individuals who leak information outside of emergency settings could be penalized with fines and several months in prison.
“The felony provision is far stricter than most states’ provisions in terms of the penalty for violating trade secrets,” says Hannah Wiseman, a Florida State University assistant law professor who studies fracking regulations.
The bill also allows companies that own the chemical information to require emergency responders to sign a confidentiality agreement. And it’s not clear what the penalty would be for a health care worker or fire chief who spoke about their experiences with chemical accidents to colleagues.
Amazing. The citizens of North Carolina pay these guys’ salary but these state senators are blatantly and flagrantly working against the wellbeing of the very people who voted them into office and again, who pay them to ah, work for them not against them. Thomas Jefferson must be twirling in his grave.
May 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM
And it’s no wonder. Look where they’re itching to drill:
(Image via SaveTheArctic on Twitter)
This is where and how they’ll put the final dagger in the Earth’s heart.
Larger version here.
May 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM
This sounds awful:
Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.
A geyser of crude spewed 20 feet high over approximately half a mile at about 12:15 a.m. and was knee-high in some parts of the industrial area of Atwater Village before the oil line was remotely shut off, said Fire Capt. Jaime Moore.
A handful of commercial businesses near the border of Glendale was affected, as well as a strip club that was evacuated.
Firefighters and hazardous materials crews responded. Several roads were closed.
Four people at a medical business were evaluated with respiratory complaints, and two people were transferred to a hospital, Moore said.
Here are photos:
May 15, 2014 at 9:18 AM
Two Adelie penguins stand atop a block of melting ice on a rocky shoreline in East Antarctica January 1, 2010. (Reuters/Pauline Askin via Reuters.com)
See the slide show here, via Reuters.
May 13, 2014 at 2:07 PM
President Obama is holed up in the D.C./White House bubble, and has been for lo the the last six years, but one would hope and think he’d appoint advisers who are in touch with reality and with the pulse of his party. I mean, there is an election coming up.
But no. This is so shockingly tone-deaf:
What. Are. They. Thinking?
Oh, and btw, Obama went to Walmart to promote solar energy. If you’re like me, you’re shaking your head. Walmart = solar energy? Really?
May 10, 2014 at 7:48 PM
It’s not clear whether this train crashed first or exploded first but that said, here we have yet another crude oil disaster (oil is leaking into the James River in the heart of downtown). I swear, the gods are trying to tell us to get the hell off of oil:
(Image via sherifelipe on Instagram)
Breaking: CSX Railroad “Bomb Train” Carrying Crude Oil Explodes in Lynchburg, Virginia
A freight train owned by CSX Corporation has erupted in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, which sent “flames stories high” into the air, creating a large black cloud.
ABC‘s WSET has reported four of its cars were “labeled crude oil” and one witness interviewed on WSET who is an employee at Lynchburg’s Market at Main restaurant, Randy Taylor, told show hosts it “sounded like a jet” when it exploded.
“The train that derailed and caught fire in Lynchburg, Virginia, belongs to CSX Corp. and was carrying crude oil,” explained a Reuters breaking story. “The accident occurred near the waterfront and some crude oil is leaking into the James River, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.”
Around 300 people were evacuated following the accident because of the black, billowing smoke. Though the incident happened in the heart of downtown, no injuries or deaths have been reported.
The post I linked to being updated continuously so check it out.
April 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM
(Image David Gubler via Wikimedia Commons)
Geezus Obama, you’re a huge disappointment:
Nine days after announcing new regulations designed to improve oil-by-rail safety, the Department of Transportation quietly weakened the rules for testing rail cars and exempted shippers of bitumen from having to meet the new regulations.
In a Feb. 25 press release, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said all of the right things:
“Today we are raising the bar for shipping crude oil on behalf of the families and communities along rail lines nationwide —if you intend to move crude oil by rail, then you must test and classify the material appropriately.”
The industry quickly responded with a letter to Foxx letting him know that keeping families and communities safe might require them to shut down oil-by-rail shipping, which would “have an immediate and significant negative economic impact on the nation”.
Apparently this got Foxx’s attention. And the Department of Transportation did the industry’s bidding and relaxed the regulations. This time there was no press release or PR blitz touting the change.
I think this would commonly be known as blackmail.
Like I said, corporations are the government now.
I expected more of you Mr. Prez. I expected you to stand up to these tyrants who think only in terms of profits at any cost, including the lives of We the People.
Oh, and in looking for a photo to add to this post, I came across these inconvenient facts:
April 2, 2014: Firefighter training inadequate for crude oil train fires, group tells Congress
February 27, 2014: Rail cars used to ship oil are ‘unacceptable public risk,’ NTSB official says
January 25, 2014: Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train
But, according to the Obama administration: Oh well!
April 4, 2014 at 5:07 PM
Hanford warning sign circa 2005. (Image Tobin Fricke via Wikimedia Commons)
From Seattle’s King5.com:
The state of Washington is preparing to take the most aggressive action in four years against the U.S. Department of Energy for the federal government’s failure to adhere to waste laws and legally binding cleanup schedules at the Hanford ["nuclear reservation"] Site – a sign of state officials’ growing frustration with lack of progress in the decades-long nuclear waste cleanup.
On Friday, the state Department of Ecology ordered a new, faster timetable for pumping out a massive double-shell waste tank — designated AY-102 — that is slowly leaking highly radioactive waste. Next week, the state will communicate to the Department of Energy and the Department of Justice that the government is in violation of the 2010 consent decree governing the Hanford cleanup…
The order issued Friday deals specifically with AY-102, a massive waste tank that has been at the center of a year-long KING 5 investigation, Hanford’s Dirty Secrets. KING 5 exposed the government’s contractor in charge of the tanks, Washington River Protection Solutions, ignored scientific evidence for nearly a year that the tank was leaking.
The thing I find the most outrageous:
According to a plan released on March 7, the federal government said it would not begin pumping the leaking double-shell tank until 2016 at the earliest. State and federal waste laws require leaking tanks to be emptied within 24 hours or whatever is practical.
I guess we’re supposed to believe that, after ten or so years of this Hanford disaster going nowhere, 2016 is as fast as is “practical” to pump out that leaking tank.
March 22, 2014 at 6:51 PM
You won’t hear about this in the corporate media because the corporate media has unilaterally decided to ignore We the People but an estimated 4,000 We the People demonstrated in Sacramento and surrounded the capitol building today urging Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in the state:
(Image via Danny Berchenko)
My favorite sign? Keep the oil in the soil. Love it.
March 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM
(Image via Wikimedia Commons)
Wow, Brad Wieners, the Executive Editor of Bloomberg / BusinessWeek is out with an editorial urging President Obama not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
The first two paragraphs cut to the quick (though I could do without the part about Justin Beiber):
Give Me One Good Reason Obama Should Approve Keystone XL
Really, there could be two:
1. President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and economic growth-focused Washington want China as America’s new BFF and plan to let Beijing know by offering up an energy supply from our friends to the North.
2. Obama, Kerry, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have worked out a quid pro quo. The Yanks will accept a pipe carrying toxic sludge through America’s bread basket so long as Canada takes over counterterrorism in Afghanistan, sends peacekeepers to Ukraine, and Harper himself places Justin Bieber under house arrest so he can’t tour in the lower 48.
Those are such short-term, short-sighted reasons to approve the pipeline. Just sad.
March 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Ah, yes, We the Little People who live near fracking wells and drink water contaminated by them should be so lucky as to have pockets lined with $1000 bills so we can afford to fight against having our environment trashed by, wait for it, Exxon!
For an example of hyper-elitism, NIMBYism, and the arrogance of the corporatocracy and the 1%ers, you’ve gotta read this:
(Image via Wikipedia)
February 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM
On Tuesday, February 11, a gas well about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA erupted in flames:
State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron monitored a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well on Wednesday.
The well, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh in Dunkard Township, erupted into flames on Tuesday morning, injuring one worker and leaving one still unaccounted for. State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Jon Poister said Wednesday night that the fire had partly extinguished itself due to moisture from inside the well. It will take time for multiple investigations to determine the cause.
Yesterday, Chevron dropped off coupons for free pizza to their “neighbors” in the area in an effort to placate them (and it’ll probably work):
(Image via PBS.twimg.com)
February 17, 2014 at 12:41 PM
It isn’t about energy, it’s about money:
(Image Simon Pemberton via NewScientist.com)
If you thought shale gas was a nightmare, you ain’t seen nothing yet. A subterranean world of previously ignored reserves is about to be opened up. These are the vast coal deposits that have proved unreachable by conventional mining, along with gas deposits around them. To the horror of anyone concerned about climate change, modern miners want to set fire to these deep coal seams and capture the gases this creates for industry and power generation. Some say this will provide energy security for generations to come. Others warn that it is a whole new way to fry the planet.
Some 300 metres beneath the plains east of Tashkent, Stalin’s engineers and their successors have been burning a seam of brown coal that can’t be mined conventionally. There are two well heads on the surface: one pumps air down to fan the flames while the other retrieves a million cubic metres of combustion gases a day. Scrubbed of coal dust, cooled and compressed on site, the gases are then sent down a pipeline that snakes across the countryside to a sprawling power station on the outskirts of the industrial town of Angren, where they are burned to generate electricity.
Without a way to capture all the carbon and store it out of harm’s way, it could raise the world’s temperature by 10 degrees or more. Is this burning desire for fossil fuel pushing us towards disaster?
February 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM
(Fracking Well Heads via Wikipedia)
Report: Fracking Raising Aater Supply Worries
The USA’s domestic energy boom is increasing demands on water supplies already under pressure from drought and growing populations, a new report says.
The water-intensive process used to extract oil and gas from shale underground — known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking — has required almost 100 billion gallons of water to drill more than 39,000 oil and shale gas wells in the U.S. since 2011, says Ceres, a green investment group.
More than half of those wells — 55% — were in drought-stricken areas, and nearly half were in regions under high or extremely high water stress, such as Texas, the report says.
Yeah, you read that right. Fracking has consumed “almost 100 billion gallons of [fresh] water” in two years and belched it out as chemical-laden toxic crap.
February 6, 2014 at 4:21 PM
I guarantee you won’t see this on the corporate media tonight:
Happening today at 6:33 p.m. ET:
And there’s this tidbit about We the People having the right to assemble:
February 3, 2014 at 7:12 PM
(1) The corporatocracy is out of control and, (2) what price are we willing to pay to maintain our dependence on oil (never mind what fracking’s doing to us).
(Image: Wikimedia Commons)
More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, an analysis of the data shows.
Including major derailments in Alabama and North Dakota, more than 1.15 million gallons of crude oil was spilled from rail cars in 2013, according to data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
By comparison, from 1975 to 2012, U.S. railroads spilled a combined 800,000 gallons of crude oil. The spike underscores new concerns about the safety of such shipments as rail has become the preferred mode for oil producers amid a North American energy boom.
January 21, 2014 at 12:50 PM
(Image via Wikimedia Commons)
This morning I came across this:
ALEC Plans Massive Environmental Attack for 2014
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has a big year ahead of them, as they attempt to dismantle a slew of environmental protections from state to state. More specifically, the corporate front group is hoping to pass dirty energy friendly legislation to ease the rules for electric utilities.
From state to state, ALEC is drafting legislation that would cut renewable energy, increase dependence on coal and dismantle energy efficiency standards.
And then I remembered reading about this a few days ago:
[Colorado's "Democratic"] Governor Hickenlooper has chosen Glenn Vaad, a former state representative from Weld County, as the newest of the three-member Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Mr. Vaad is no friend of clean energy for Colorado—his voting record allied primarily with the fossil fuel industry at the expense of Colorado’s clean energy economy. Mr. Vaad is also a former high-ranking member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a powerful corporate lobbying group whose members include Koch Industries and others pushing state legislatures to turn back the clock on adoption of renewable energy in Colorado and elsewhere.
If a so-called Democratic governor is appointing “former high-ranking” members of ALEC to state boards — any board — we’re doomed. Seriously. It illustrates the fact that this isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats anymore — they’re all being corrupted — it’s about the corporatocracy and the monied class against the rest of us.
January 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM
(Image via Wikipedia)
WELD COUNTY, Colo. – Last month, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program saw a record number of hawks hit by cars, specifically in one area of Weld County.
Rehabilitation coordinator Michael Tincher told 7NEWS a total of 10 birds were hit by cars. Seven of those were rough legged hawks.
Tincher drives the area routinely and said on any given day there are dozens of trucks using that corridor. While many of the species that live in the area, like the red tailed hawk have adapted, the rough legged hawks have not.
Rough legged hawks migrate south every winter from the Arctic. These hawks are not used to dense populations with heavy traffic.
“Due to their hunting style, they hunt low across the ground and they come from up above Canada, up in the Arctic low grasslands.They don’t have the same type of hazards that we have down here, like vehicular traffic.”
January 6, 2014 at 9:25 PM
(Fracking Well Heads via Wikipedia)
For the past three decades, Oklahoma averaged about 50 earthquakes a year. But that number has skyrocketed in the past few years. In 2013 — the state’s most seismically active year ever — there were almost 3,000.
The quakes are small, and they’re concentrated in the central part of the state, where the Erwins live.
Amanda Erwin says that even on a clear day, she knows something’s up when the thunder begins: The chandelier swings, and the walls and bed start rumbling. Her husband, Keith, says the earthquakes remind him of the artillery he used to hear growing up near a military base. And when the sound and shaking fade, the game starts.
“That doesn’t mean that there’s going to be a large earthquake tomorrow, or next month, or next year even. But those probabilities are up very substantially,” says , senior science adviser for earthquake and geologic hazards at the USGS.
He says there’s linking Oklahoma’s earthquakes to the state’s large oil and gas industry. When they drill, toxic fluid from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and other types of drilling is injected deep underground. That can change pressures near fault lines, says , a seismologist at Cornell University.
“We can show that it’s quite reasonable that water flowing from these wells is actually triggering these earthquakes,” Keranen says.
And there’s this:
North Texas Mayor Blames Earthquakes on Fracking.
All Shook Up: Citizens Call for Moratorium on Disposal Wells [Fracking]
January 4, 2014 at 8:49 PM
(Image via ThinkProgress.org)
At next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford will be displaying a solar-powered concept car that the company says can get the same performance from using a day’s worth of sunlight as the plug-in hybrid gets in a four-hour battery charge.
According to Ford, the vehicle’s estimated combined city-highway mileage is 100 mpg, and an average driver will be able to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by about four metric tons. With a range of 620 miles, including 21 electric-only miles, Ford said that three-quarters of all trips made by normal drivers could be powered by the sun.
January 2, 2014 at 10:12 AM
(Image via Mother Jones)
The growing fracking industry is “yielding gushers” of campaign donations for congressional candidates—particularly Republicans from districts with fracking activity—according to a new report from the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
The report, “Natural Cash: How the Fracking Industry Fuels Congress,” examines data compiled by MapLight covering a period spanning from 2004 to 2012. In that time, CREW finds, contributions from companies that operate hydraulic fracturing wells and fracking-related industry groups rose 180 percent, from $4.3 million nine years ago to about $12 million in the last election cycle.
Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican from Texas, was head and shoulders above his fellow candidates in donations from the fracking industry. Barton accepted more than half a million dollars—$100,000 more than any other candidate. In the past, he chaired the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and he sponsored legislation in 2005 to exempt the fracking industry from the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Check out Barton’s Wikipedia page. Scroll down and read the paragraph titled: “Barton Family Foundation.” What a piece of work this guy is. He probably thinks of himself as a good Christian too.
December 27, 2013 at 9:03 AM
The folks at British Petroleum (BP), you know, the people who destroyed the Gulf of Mexico, think Liz Sidoti, the Associated Press’s national political editor is so good at spin, they’ve hired her to be the head of “U.S. communications.”
(Image via Liz Sidoit on Twitter)
Got that? Sidoti is supposedly in the news business, you know, as in honesty and facts. But BP, which has launched a massive operation to demonize victims of its calamitous 2011 Deepwater Horizon disaster, thinks she’s so good at what she does — BP isn’t into honesty and facts — she caught their eye and they offered her a job. Oh, and she took it.
Ah yes. Liz Sidoti: A Dedicated bearer of the truth? Clearly not. If she were, (1) BP wouldn’t have offered the job and (2) she wouldn’t have accepted.
P.S. This is the first time I’ve seen Liz’s Twitter photo. Unprofessional or what? I mean, is this acceptable at the AP too?
December 16, 2013 at 6:35 PM
This, from the Daily Mail.
The most destructive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ever, after which people and animals are still suffering is mesmerizingly beautiful?
Really? Is that where we are? Is that what we’ve become? People who see beauty in oil spills?
December 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM