Thursday, May 27, 2010


No.  BP's not.  No, the Gummint's not.

FREAKING PHYSICS is in charge.  Until we put the brightest and non-conflicted engineers, geologists and physicists on it, FREAKING PHYSICS will win.  Physics always wins. 

Even OJ couldn't break the laws of Physics and get away with it.  


At 10:34 AM, May 28, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BP and the oil companies have taken and taken from the public for far to long. Time is now to send a message. BOYCOTT BP products for a month. They only listen when you hurt their pocketbook. BOYCOTT

At 3:35 PM, May 28, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Even OJ couldn't break the laws of Physics and get away with it."

Chuck Norris could.

At 11:47 AM, May 29, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BP seems to have cut some corners that allowed "physics" to make a mess. But then again, after 20 years or so of deep drilling, they never had a BOP fail like this, as I understand it.

Don't we already have the best and brightest geophysicist types figuring out how to stop the thing? There is a sideshow we see on the news with self proclaimed "experts", but the real experts work for BP and the other oil companies.

It is the geophysicists "in charge", with some less competent government officials nodding approval.

Laws of freaking physics are not in charge .. they just exist and don't know about winning or losing or fixing.

At 11:58 AM, May 29, 2010, Anonymous QC Examiner said...

Gee UMR, I knew you were a Democrat, but I didn't know you were a closet conservative.

The idea that government isn't the solution to all our problems is a conservative one; on the other hand the idea that government is the solution to all our problems is a "progressive" one.

Obama was going to heal the planet and lower the oceans---how's that working out for him?

For better or worse, the disaster in the Gulf shows the limits of government. Before, Democrats/liberals/progressives/leftwingers thought that Bush failed with Katrina (and other stuff) because he didn't believe in the power of Big Government and that he was personally incompetent.

I'm not sure how they will explain Obama's performance now.

At 8:27 PM, May 30, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"... the disaster in the Gulf shows the limits of government" is absolute pure bullshit. The government wasn't drilling, BP was. And it isn't the government's job to clean up BP's mess, it's BP's job and all those other outfits who cut corners to pad profits.

The government's big mistake was permitting BP to deep-water drill in the first place. You right-wing bastards want the government "off your back" — everything unregulated — until you want the government save your hypocritical hides. I, for one, don't want Obama spending my tax dollars bailing out BP's sorry ass. Make BP pay for its mistakes — and make Cheney's old outfit and TransOcean pay as well.

But you've learned the Bush dogma well, Examiner: raid the public treasury to enrich your friends while mouthing lies and platitudes about the evils of the big government you SOBs use to enrich yourselves at everybody's else expense. You've got a good scam going and it's too bad Obama and the Dems are too spineless to put a stop to it.

At 12:20 PM, May 31, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:27 ... you seem to be in the heavy denial camp of the far left. Obama was "The One" ... just ask Oprah. He himself claimed the start of his regime was the day the oceans would start to recede. I can understand you acting out in anger like this, though your anger is misguided.

But the big bailouts went to the Goldman and bankers regime, with "helpful" cronies fully entrenched in the Obama administration (as well as Bush's). Fannie and Freddie are Democrat strongholds, and are deeper in our pockets than ever, while still hemorrhaging billions.

BP actually has the gall to make a profit and provide real goods and services, while paying a lot of taxes. No deep drilling, because of one accident after 25 years?

Life has risk, and we will now take more risk out of deep water drilling by requiring a relief well to be drilled at every deep site, better BOP backups, etc.

It is not mostly lack of regulation that has led to our financial or oil or immigration problems ... it is lack of enforcement, and political payoffs.

There may well be more damage done by shutting down and preventing drilling than by the oil gushing out, though it would be nice if they could stop the thing before August.

At 1:34 PM, May 31, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...

0827 and QCE,

You're both doing a fine job of representing your positions and you don't need me to referee.

I would add that you can't do deepwater drilling without a permit and the permit was approved by MMA, as presented. To some extent, gov't owns this. They can't fix it. They own part of it.


At 9:54 AM, June 01, 2010, Anonymous QC Examiner said...

I do so enjoy these wonderful discussions with the left where "you right-wing bastards", "you SOBs", "your hypocritical hides" and "mouthing lies and platitudes" passes for intellectual argument and debate.

Anon's comment would have been sent to Spam Hell on my blog because this is how most on the left choose to defend their positions---ATTACK! ATTACK! ATTACK!

This is your blog UMR, and you can do what you want, but these sort of mindless attacks are far too frequent on mine, and life is too short to attempt engagement with these unhinged frothers in any sort of reasonable debate or discussion.

From experience, I know it can't be done.

At 2:29 PM, June 17, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, the average person can boycott BP by...oh yes, denying business to the locally owned independent affiliate who has zip to say how corporate BP does business. So the local station lays off people, affecting the local economy, possibly being bankrupted.

Boycotts of this type are stupid, my friends because they don't affect the people you want them to affect.

In any event, I should think we would want to keep BP healthy. If they go under, it will be under the laws of Great Britain and the US will get jack squat out of the process, including that $20-billion escrow.

A healthy BP means we can milk them for years for the costs of the disaster (as well as any other sins we can think up to tack onto the bill).

At 7:57 PM, June 17, 2010, Blogger UMRBlog said...


I could not agree more. A boycott is the worst thing that could happen to the people of the gulf states.



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