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‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ Says… Bill Clinton?

By Doug Powers  •  March 12, 2011 03:18 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Is this an honest change of heart from the President of the World, or do Bill and Hill have 2012 in their sights and are starting to do more cold and calculated angling than Babe Winkelman at the Tip-Up Town festival? From Politico: Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays […]

Dems Drill for Enthusiasm: Obama Administration to Lift Gulf Deep Water Moratorium

By Doug Powers  •  October 12, 2010 01:48 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The Dems are finally slamming on the brakes — unfortunately for them they’ve already hit the tree (two can play the “car analogy” game). From the New York Times: The Obama administration on Tuesday plans to announce that it is lifting the moratorium on deep-water oil drilling, after putting in place […]

Obama Swims in Gulf — or Maybe Not

By Doug Powers  •  August 15, 2010 10:35 AM

**Written by Doug Powers A couple of days ago, President Obama said that he’d take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico to prove to America that the water in the Gulf was safe for swimming in the wake of the oil leak. He also said that there would be no press allowed in the […]

If You Miss Just One Movie This Year, Make it ‘Inception’

By Doug Powers  •  July 17, 2010 12:40 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Some of the stars of the new movie “Inception” are hitting the promotional circuit, hell-bent to insult public figures who are respected by a good portion of the American movie-going public. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page. In the clip below, Levitt and Page refer to Dick […]

President Michelle Obama to Make 2nd Trip to Gulf in a Month

By Doug Powers  •  July 16, 2010 05:02 PM

“I shall return…”

Michelle Obama: Take Your Vacation in the Gulf, America — If You Need Us, We’ll Be Vacationing in Maine

By Doug Powers  •  July 12, 2010 10:50 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Michelle Obama visited the Gulf coast today, and suggested that Americans who are planning vacations this summer consider taking them in the Gulf region as a sign of economic solidarity with those impacted by the oil spill. From ABC’s Jake Tapper: On her first trip to the Gulf Coast since […]

Jobs Float Away: Economy Rigged for Failure

By Doug Powers  •  July 11, 2010 11:02 AM

Crude sendoff

Bomb Injures Wife of Oil Exec; Obviously the Work of Those Darn Tea Partiers

By Doug Powers  •  July 10, 2010 06:56 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers From KTRK: HOUSTON (KTRK) — Local and federal investigators were at a northwest Houston home Friday night where an explosion sent a woman to the hospital. The woman was opening a package left at her doorstep in the 2100 block of Seamist Court Friday evening. She had found the shoe-sized […]

Michelle Obama Gets Funding for Gulf Visit; Republican Members of Congress Not So Much

By Doug Powers  •  July 8, 2010 02:31 PM

I’ll bet she can find an ass to kick

Transparency: Report Reveals Gulf Cleanup Deception and Incompetence, Not Necessarily in That Order

By Doug Powers  •  July 2, 2010 12:15 PM

“Pay no attention to the skimmers behind the curtain!”

Democrats Deny Republicans Funding for Gulf Visit; Here’s Another Option

By Doug Powers  •  July 1, 2010 10:46 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers First, the story, and after that, what the Republicans might consider. From NOLA: House members who had planned to travel to Louisiana next week for a tour and meetings on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill being organized by Rep. Steve Scalise won’t be able to tap their member accounts […]

Day of Prayer for the Gulf, and Father’s Day Wishes

By Doug Powers  •  June 20, 2010 11:40 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers So far, in order to end the catastrophe in the Gulf, we’ve tried yacht races, seemingly endless golf (“did you plug the hole on the 17th, daddy?”), baseball games, cute catch-phrases, McCartney concerts, looking for an ass to kick, delaying offers of assistance from other countries, idling skimmers for life […]

Effort to Clean Up Gulf Spill Seriously Thwarted by Safety Patrol

By Doug Powers  •  June 17, 2010 09:23 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers This is unbelievable, in a governmentally believable kind of way. We have a serious emergency in the Gulf requiring the help of every available resource, and yet the government entities in charge just can’t put down their rules, regs & safety manuals as if they’re on harbor patrol during spring […]

Code Pink Enlightens BP House Hearing

By Doug Powers  •  June 17, 2010 01:35 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Hot Air Pundit identified her as a member of Code Pink, but all I know is that she looks just about the right size to plug the hole with: If you’re wondering how Code Pink manages to gain entrance to House hearings, Henry Waxman allows it in an often futile […]

Language Expert: If You Didn’t Like Obama’s Oil Spill Speech, It’s Probably Because You’re Stupid

By Doug Powers  •  June 17, 2010 08:48 AM

“Do you understand the words that are comin’ outta my teleprompter?”

Obama: Gulf Spill Echoes 9/11 — FORE!

By Doug Powers  •  June 13, 2010 10:03 PM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers You wouldn’t think it would be difficult for President Obama to understand why his response to the Gulf oil spill leaves many of us more baffled than Joe Biden in a Dunkin Donuts with no Indians behind the counter. Obama skipped the memorial service of those killed in the Deepwater […]

Obama to Tea Partiers: See! The Gulf Disaster is What Smaller Government Will Get You

By Doug Powers  •  June 12, 2010 11:29 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers When you’re stuck in quicksand — or even a vat of thick oil for that matter — the first pointer in the survival manual is not to flail. President Obama hasn’t read that manual: The president also implied that anti-big government types such as tea party activists were being hypocritical […]

USA vs. England; Updated

By Doug Powers  •  June 12, 2010 10:11 AM

It’s on…in more ways than one

Louisiana Guv: The Ass Obama is Kicking is Ours

By Doug Powers  •  June 11, 2010 08:55 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers The Louisiana Governor didn’t exactly put it that way, but that’s what he’s saying. Bobby Jindal is becoming increasingly peeved at the Obama administration’s response to the oil spill — particularly the drilling moratorium that is stepping on the oxygen hose of an economy that is already on life support. […]

Why Won’t Obama Meet With the CEO of BP?

By Doug Powers  •  June 9, 2010 09:43 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Presidential candidate Obama, would you be willing to meet with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and and Kim Jong Il? “I would.” ***** President Obama, have you spoken with the CEO of BP to discuss the oil spill in the Gulf? “No… when you talk to a guy like the BP […]

Gulf Oil Spill: An Enemy With Many Asses

By Doug Powers  •  June 8, 2010 09:05 AM

**Written by guest-blogger Doug Powers Crisis of not knowing whose ass to kick: Day 50 A short time after telling high school grads in Kalamazoo, Michigan “don’t make excuses,” President Obama told Matt Lauer: “I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they […]

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