There is NO distinction between the First Amendment and the Second. One enforces, and reinforces the other. Either direction.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
A Gulf Apart
With the exception of a slavishly democratic Paul Begala I can find no positive appreciation of Mr. Obama. Full disclosure: I was watching Yanks-Phils, then the NBA finals, but the substance as disclosed yesterday afternoon matched with what was said.
The president of the USA, last time I checked, does not have the power to ORDER BP to pay what they should pay via corporate conscience. But he claims he did just that.
He maintains he will keep oil workers on deep well rigs and all who derive income from those wells out of work until it is determined what caused the accident (THAT WILL BE > A YEAR, BET ON IT), and we can be sure of what caused this accident right now, carelessness and greedy dedication to pump at any cost, including documented ignoring warning from engineers, bordering on or exceeding the line of negligent manslaughter. In other words, an individual circumstance. It might be reasonable to immediately reinspect all BP rigs. Isn't it bad enough what has been done to the beaches, fish, shrimp, crab, and oyster fisheries?
And the BIG issue, is what HAS been done.
Where is the Manhattan Project sense of urgency to build barrier islands, sand berms, booms from around the world?
Why wasn't the president in rain gear on the prow of some boat along with the fisherman helping out FOR AN HOUR?
THREE WEEKS AGO
Why, as late as yesterday afternoon, was there no response to calls from overseas offering help for what is a Valdez sized disaster every five days?
Why does this TEN YEAR OLD CHILD CONTINUE TO BLAME OTHERS?
This accident is not Obama's fault, even if his people gave BP the last waiver(s), but the response REQUIRED from a federal govt to help with stopping the oil from destroying fisheries, protect shorelines, and GIVE COMPLETE LEAVE to state and locals govts to act in their own best interests in a reverse Dunkirk was stupefyingly missing. All Obama had to say was ..GO, PROTECT YOURSELVES AND I'LL BACK YOU UP
All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born with the same unalienable rights; to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick skulls, then, regime change will be necessary.
"The problem is if they think they )the citizens) are not doing anything that’s wrong, they don’t get to define that. The central government does, the central government defines what is right and wrong and whether or not they target you. So, it’s not up to the individuals. Even if they think they aren't doing something wrong, if their position on something is against what the administration has, then they could easily become a target."
--- William Binney, National Security Agency
"An Islamic regime must be serious in every field," explained Ayatollah Khomeini. "There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam."
"I want to be very, very clear, however: I understand and agree with the analysis of the problem. There is an imminent threat. It manifested itself on 9/11. It's real and grave. It is as serious a threat as Stalinism and National Socialism were. Let's not pretend it isn't." ~~~~~Bono~~~~~