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MORE SPILLS AND THRILLS Dana Milbank of the "always reliable" WaPo picks up where we left off last week with his own Schadenfreude in Through oil-fouled water, big government looks better and better: There is something exquisite about the moment when a conservative decides he needs more government in his life. 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 of Mexico. "I strongly believe BP is spread too thin," he wrote. The poor dears. He thinks it would be a better arrangement if "federal and state officials" would do the dirty work of "protecting and cleaning up the coast" instead of BP. About an hour later came word from the Pentagon that Alabama, Florida and Mississippi -- all three governed by men who once considered themselves limited-government conservatives -- want the federal government to mobilize (at taxpayer expense, of course) more National Guard troops to aid in the cleanup.... About the time that Alabama, Florida and Mississippi were asking for more federal help, three small-government Republican senators, Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions of Alabama and George LeMieux of Florida, were flying over the gulf on a U.S. government aircraft with small-government Republican Rep. Jeff Miller (Fla.)....All these limited-government guys expressed their belief that the British oil company would ultimately cover all the costs of the cleanup. "They're not too big to fail," Sessions said. "If they can't pay and they've given it everything they've got, then they should cease to exist." But if you believe that the federal government won't be on the hook for a major part of the costs, perhaps you'd like to buy a leaky oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Well said, Dana! He goes on to explain how these "small government" politicians' constituents actually "received an average of $1.50 back from the federal government for every dollar they paid in federal taxes." Damn! Meanwhile oil keeps gushing out of the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico and oil is washing ashore. Leslie Kaufman of NYT reports in Concerns Up and Down the Food Chain: But biologists are increasingly alarmed for wildlife offshore, where the damage from a spill can be invisible but still deadly. And they caution that because of the fluidity between onshore and offshore marine communities, the harm taking place deep at sea will come back to haunt the shallows, whether or not they are directly hit by the slick. The gulf’s deeper water harbors 10 species of threatened sharks, 6 species of endangered turtles, manatees, whales and innumerable fish. It is also a temporary home for the eggs of dozens of species of fish and shellfish, whose offspring spend their earliest days floating along currents at the surface of the water — the very layer where most of the oil settles....“Unfortunately, we’ve had a lot of experience in how oil affects marine life, ecosystems, coastal communities, and fisheries,” said Christopher Mann, with the marine program of the nonprofit Pew Environment Group. “The iconic images of oiled seabirds are just the tip of the iceberg, because oil spills affect life up and down the food chain.” ... Even normal feeding might expose sea creatures to harm from the spill: sea grass and other vegetation covered in oil are ingested by fish that are then eaten by bigger fish and finally by manatees or other marine species. It is this food-chain effect that worries Larry Schweiger of the National Wildlife Federation.“It is not a question of whether all these species will be affected now. It is when,” he said. We have no words for this ecological disaster while BP uses "secret chemical dispersants" so the giant oil spill cannot be photographed, releasing thousands of gallons of unknown chemical carcinogens into the Gulf. Go to for Transocean Deepwater Horizon Explosion-A Discussion of What Actually Happened. Meanwhile, it looks like Greece has been snookered into buying weapons-of-mass-destruction as part of the IMF-led "austerity measures" while Greeks protest the unfair cuts all over the country. Franco-German lawmaker Daniel Cohn-Bendit ( Cohn-Bendit accused France and Germany of making their contributions to an IMF-led rescue package for the debt-ridden Greek economy contingent on Athens honouring massive arms deals signed by Papandreou’s predecessor. “It’s incredible the way the Merkels and Sarkozys of this world treat a Greek prime minister....Mr Fillon and Mr Sarkozy told Mr Papandreou: ‘We’re going to raise the money to help you, but you are going to have to continue to pay the arms contracts that we have with you.' In the past three months we have forced Greece to confirm several billion dollars in arms contracts. French frigates that the Greeks will have to buy for 2.5 billion euros. Helicopters, planes, German submarines.” . The Corporate/Flat-Earther Shock Doctrine is working its way across the globe, isn't it? Please check out MAX KEISER for updates below and on his website. The Bobblehead shows will avoid the Greece-IMF-Goldman "weapons-of-financial-destruction" but focus on the Times Square Wannabe Bomber with the WH limo shuttling ERIC HOLDER to This Trapper and Meet the David plus Undersecretary JOHN BRENNAN to State of the Candy, Face the Bob and FAKE SNOOZE. Throw bricks at RUDY GHOULIANI on This Tapper and RICHARD SHELBY on FTN and SOTU. 60 Minutes has three good stories, including an interview with SOS HILLARY and the housing meltdown. Be sure to check out Ring of Fire Radio for more coverage on the Gulf Oil Gusher, Max on the Dow tanking (courtesy ZeroHedge), Peter B and Scott Horton interviews. (Be sure to check out the 2-hour Scott Horton interview with Peter Lance, author of "Triple Cross" from last week!) The Brick TeeVee Crew is basking in the Cavs delivering the Celtics' WORST PLAYOFF LOSS EVER, a fine 124-95 wire-to-wire thumping and enjoying the great anti-immigration turnout at the PHOENIX LOS SUNS (see Democracy NOW! below) while The Tribe is reeling on their homestand. The BTV garden is almost ready for planting while we narrowly avoided a giant maple tree falling on our compound during Friday's massive wind/rain/hail storms! (it fell W-to-E in the neighbor's yard - phew!) Have a great week and support the alternate media outlets we present every week!


Democracy NOW!
FULL COVERAGE OF THE Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico CATASTROPHE at BP Oil Spill
»»» Jeremy Scahill @ Democracy NOW! Investigative journalist and Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill obtains a rare audio recording of a recent, private speech delivered by Erik Prince, the owner of Blackwater, to a friendly audience in January. The speech, which Prince attempted to keep from public consumption, provides a stunning glimpse into his views and future plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed activities of Blackwater. In a Democracy Now! exclusive broadcast we play excerpts of the recording and speak with Scahill about the revelations. WATCH EXCLUSIVE…Secret Recording of Erik Prince Reveals Previously Undisclosed Blackwater Ops.
»»» Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen @ Democracy NOW! We speak with Slocum and with an attorney representing several workers who survived the blast that sank BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig. He’s also representing the wife of one of the 11 workers now presumed dead who is filing a lawsuit accusing BP of negligence. WATCH BP Oil Spill Highlights Poor Safety Record, the Worst of Any Oil Company in America
»»» Democracy NOW!/RNC LAWSUIT Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman along with producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar are filing a federal lawsuit today that challenges the police crackdown on journalists at the Republican National Convention in 2008. WATCH Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! Producers File Lawsuit Over RNC Arrests
»»» AZ Immigration Law @ Democracy NOW! Opposition to Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law has extended into the world of sports. Over the past week, numerous professional athletes have publicly criticized the law and even threatened to boycott games in Arizona. We speak with sportswriter, Dave Zirin. WATCH From Basketball to Baseball, Professional Athletes Speak Out in Opposition to AZ Immigration Law
»»» S. 3081 – The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act of 2010 @ Democracy NOW! We speak with Shayana Kadidal, senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights who says the proposal is “constitutional buffoonery.” WATCH Lieberman, Brown Proposal to Strip Terror Suspects of U.S. Citizenship is “Constitutional Buffoonery,” Says Attorney
»»» GRITtv @ with Laura Flanders
»»» Jim Hightower @ GRITtv Hightower joined Laura in studio recently to talk about the economy, populism, the Supreme Court and Citizens United, and more. WATCH Jim Hightower: A Politics For The People
»»» Danny Schecter @ GRITtv WATCH Mike Papantonio: Legal Case Against BP
»»» Mike Papantonio @ GRITtv WATCH Danny Schechter: The Crime of Our Time
»»» NBA PLAYOFFS 2nd round Playoffs! ABC Cavs @ Celtics Game 4 - 3:00 PM then TNT LOS SUNS @ Kings 8 PM
»»» MLB on TBS Braves visit Phillies, 1:30 ET Sun.
»»» MLB on ESPN Yankees @ Red Sox 8 pm et

Offshore Drilling is Not The Answer: Restore the Moratorium
from Surfrider Foundation (h/t jen)
The tragic and devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder that offshore oil drilling is not the answer.
The Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank has spilled millions of gallons of oil into the ecologically rich waters in the Gulf of Mexico and continues to gush 210,000 gallons of oil into the sea every day. The spill remains unabated and now has the potential to become one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. The unfolding catastrophe clearly illustrates that offshore drilling is not safe and new technology is not fool proof.
Tell the Obama Administration new drilling is NOT THE ANSWER. Our coasts and the economy they support cannot withstand anymore!
We are reminded why the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill led to state and federal moratoriums on offshore oil drilling. The tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico makes it clear that it is time once again time to restore those moratoriums.
Also visit Rep Alan Grayson's site

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    This Week on Ring of Fire - posted May 7th, 2010
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