Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Culture | No Comments

Louisiana has a very high rate of teen pregency. So how to you deal with it, well you do this: If an administrator or teacher suspects a student is pregnant, a parent conference will be held. The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not […]

BP’s Expected Oil Disaster Fine: $17.6 Billion

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in Government | No Comments

Ouch, this is going to leave a mark: At its height, BP’s leaking well gushed 62,000 barrels of oil a day, the federal government said Monday in a revision of its figures that reveals how far off initial estimates turned out to be. The government and BP initially offered estimates of the leak at 1,000 […]

Solid Business Thinking BP

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in News | No Comments

According to the Houston Chronicle BP saved $5 million by taking shortcuts while drilling the Macondo/Deepwater Horizon well. BP stock has lost $80 billion. $20 billion placed into an escrow for damages. $2.5 billion in clean up costs to date. Solid business decision there BP.

Rand Paul Should Stop Talking

Posted by on May 21, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

First he gets himself into a ton of trouble by tell the Courier-Journal, NPR, and Rachel Maddow that he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hilarity ensued for a complete day as he tried to walk that statement back yesterday. Now today on Good Morning America he says Obama’s comments about […]

I'm Noticing A Pattern Here

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in News | No Comments

Lately, there seems to be a pattern in developments surrounding the BP oil gusher spill: the news is always bad and getting worse. Scientists are finding enormous oil plumes in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, including one as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick in spots. […]

Al Gore: The Crisis Comes Ashore

Posted by on May 10, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

Al Gore says ee need to use a little reason, logic, and maybe some science to understand that we are utterly destroying the planet. Not going to hold my breath any of that will happen. However, in a wonderful article written for the New Republican Gore has his great graph. Just as the oil companies […]

Why Doesn't This Surprise Me

Posted by on May 6, 2010 in Government, News | No Comments

The Minerals Management Service (MMS), the agency tasked with regulating offshore oil rigs, gave BP what you might call a little bit of a pass: A rule change two years ago by the federal agency that regulates offshore oil rigs allowed BP to avoid filing a plan specifically for handling a major spill from an […]

Vitter And GOP Friends Lament Poor BP

Posted by on May 4, 2010 in Government, Politics | No Comments

You got to be freaking kidding me. Republicans now want Obama and the Federal government to bail out the poor folks at British Petroleum? About 10:30 Monday morning, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), an ardent foe of big government, posted a blog item on his campaign Web site about the huge oil spill in the Gulf […]

Is The BP Oil Spill Obama's Katrina?

Posted by on May 2, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

The Washington Post today considers the politics (stupid as they are) of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the suddenly-ubiquitous media efforts to compare the Obama administration’s response to the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Unlike Katrina, there has been no obvious failures of government, no images to compare to the Superdome or […]