I can’t imagine how much someone can get done in a hundred days being president, but I’ll say at this point Obama continues to disappoint.
A giant oil slick has been spewing out of the Gulf of Mexico towards Louisiana (still recovering from Katrina six years later), Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Vital fishing industries will be devastated and the ecosystem will be spoiled twice in ten years. Who’s to blame?
I’d suggest Halliburton, who just finished laying the final coats of paint on this rig before it exploded.
Lawsuits point to cementing in rig disaster
(AP) – 1 day ago
HOUSTON — Although no cause has been determined, oil services contractor Halliburton Inc. says it finished a cementing operation 20 hours before a Gulf of Mexico rig went up in flames.
Halliburton is named as a defendant in most of the more than two dozen lawsuits filed by Gulf Coast people and businesses claiming the oil spill could ruin them financially. In one lawsuit, two Louisiana shrimpers claim cementing contributed to the explosion.
Halliburton said Friday it had four workers stationed on the rig, performing several tasks, including cementing — a process of applying cement and water to a pipe used to prevent the wall of the hole from caving in during drilling.
According to a 2007 study by Minerals Management Service, cementing was a factor 18 of 39 rig blowouts in the gulf between 1992 and 2006.
The fact that after all the crookery in Iraq and Afghanistan, this monstrous vulture of a corporation is able to work on such sensitive infrastructure like oil rigs! Off the coast of our country! This is the corporation that kept on poisoning and electrocuting Our Troops, right? The guys who kept shoveling money into their deep deep pockets while Iraqi hospitals and schools collapsed in on themselves? And let’s not forget our deepest burning Patriot’s shame – New Orleans.
I can tell you Obama has disappointed me because even through Guantanamo is open, even though a secret ruthless war is being raged against the majority, Obama can’t even give Halliburton the pink slip. And their shoddy work continues to bankrupt America. Throw these guys in jail already! B-b-but how can he do that, you say. Well, a single man got them all up and encamped in our system, so one single man should be able to toss them out!