Saturday, June 19, 2010

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Gulf Oil Gusher: With last week's appearance by Tony "I want my life back" Hayward at the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce all the Sunday Talkies will be focused on the Belching Petroleum (BP) failed deep-sea well. Guardian UK reports in BP oil spill: Tony Hayward stonewalls Congress, "Hayward, who had been carefully coached by legal and media teams and was testifying under oath, failed to satisfy" sprinkling in memorable tidbits like "I had no prior knowledge" and the ever-popular "I don't recall". See Guardian UK's BP boss Tony Hayward faces Congress - as it happened for a great blow-by-blow account! So Meet the David goes full-out with their "Crisis in the Gulf" with HALEY BARBOUR, ED MARKEY and MARY LANDRIEU. Face the Bob goes with an All-Senate line-up featuring BARBARA BOXER, BILL NELSON, JOESEPH CAO and RICHARD SHELBY. Not to be outdone, State of the Candy gets her own All-Senate line-up with RICHARD LUGAR, DIANE FEINSTEIN, JOE LEIBERMAN and LISA MURKOWSKI. This Jake gets a one-on-one with Rahm Emanuel plus Fake Newser GRETA VAN SUSTERN! Speaking of Faux Snooze, look for SecDef BOB GATES and Minority "leader" bulldog MITCH MCCONNELL. Do check out the BTV Alerts and our regulars Peter B, Scott Horton, Bob Kincaid, Ring of Fire Radio and Max for much more info and news, including info about wikileaks' Julian Assange. See Max below for Glenn Greenwald's article, AntiWar Radio's Greenwald interview and Democracy Now Roundtable discussion for details. The Brick TeeVee team has the garden all finished and all the yard work done so we're going to take in some Interleague Play to see the Tribe @ Pirates at PNC Park! Enjoy your Sunday!


IMPORTANT! MUST READ! From the Oil Drum! Editors' note for first-time visitors: What follows is a comment from a The Oil Drum reader. To read what The Oil Drum staff members are saying about the Deepwater Horizon Spill, please visit the front page. (Were the US government and BP more forthcoming with information and details, the situation would not be giving rise to so much speculation about what is actually going on in the Gulf. This should be run more like Mission Control at NASA than an exclusive country club function--it is a public matter--transparency, now!) CLICK HERE to read!
Democracy NOW!
FULL COVERAGE of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico CATASTROPHE at BP Oil Spill
»»» Robert Reich @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Fmr. Labor Secretary Robert Reich: US Should Put BP Under Temporary Receivership During Gulf Coast Recovery
»»» Tom Engelhardt @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Tom Engelhardt on "The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s"
»»» Jeremy Scahill @ Democracy NOW! WATCH Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater Owner Erik Prince’s Rumored Move to UAE and Obama Admin’s Expansion of Special Forces Operations Abroad
»»» wikileaks @ Democracy NOW! We speak to Daniel Ellsberg, who’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers has made him perhaps the nation’s most famous whistleblower; Birgitta Jónsdóttir, a member of the Icelandic Parliament who has collaborated with Wikileaks and drafted a new Icelandic law protecting investigative journalists; and Glenn Greenwald, political and legal blogger for WATCH With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information
»»» Spill Roundtable @ Democracy NOW three guests: New Orleans attorney Monique Harden of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights; Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune; and Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado, widely recognized as one of the world’s most influential energy thinkers. WATCH Roundtable: NOLA Environmental Attorney Monique Harden, Sierra Club Exec Director Michael Brune and Leading Scientist Amory Lovins on the BP Oil Spill and the Way to a Green Energy Future
»»» GRITtv @ with Laura Flanders
»»» NYU professor Greg Grandin @ GRITtv WATCH Greg Grandin: Beck, BP and Latin America’s Leadership
»»» Brave New Films @ GRITtv Our friends at Brave New Films pulled together this clip looking back at our fight in Afghanistan and asking the question: when will it be clear that we need to get out? WATCH Rethink Afghanistan: Worse Than Vietnam?
»»» NASCAR on TNT The Left Turn League makes right turns too in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma CA's Infineon Raceway! - Coverage begins at 3 pm et
»»» PGA on NBC U.S. Open Final Round live from Pepple Beach. Coverage begins at 3 pm et
»»» MLB on TBS INTERLEAGUE! Mets @ Yankees 1 ET Sun.
»»» MLB on ESPN INTERLEAGUE! Dodgers @ 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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    • Senator Mary Landrieu (D) of Louisiana
    • Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) of the Energy and Commerce Committee
    • fmr President of Shell Oil Company and author of "Why We Hate the Oil Companies," John Hofmeister
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    • Exclusive! Ken Feinberg, the man who will implement and administer the $20 billion fund BP established to compensate victims of the disaster.

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    • This week on Ring of Fire Radio, Ed Schultz, the host of MSNBC’s The Ed Show will be here to tell us how he helped America overcome the conventional wisdom that liberal radio wasn’t viable, and became one of the pioneers of liberal media – Which he talks about in his new book “Killer Politics: How Big Money and Bad Politics Are Destroying the Great American Middle Class.”
    • Cenk Uygur from the Young Turks will be joining us to talk about the protest he led last week in Washington to convince the Treasury Department to force Goldman Sachs to return billions of dollars worth of bailout money that the company actually claimed they didn’t need.
    • Russell Mokhiber from the corporate Crime Reporter will be here to tell us about the possibility of prosecuting Don Blankenship and other executives from Massey Coal for the mine collapse earlier this year that claimed the lives of 29 men.
    • Thomas Kennedy Lowenstein, activist and author of the terrific new novel, "The Ghost Detective" (and a New Orleans resident), will join David to talk about the news of the week from the Gulf and Tony Hayward’s shocking lack of memory and accountability.
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    • VIDEO! Papantonio: Republicans & Limbaugh Love BP - BP CEO Tony Hayward appeared before Congress today to tell Congressional leaders why his company has failed so badly in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, and whether or not BP allowed the accident to occur by cutting corners on safety measures. Mike Papantonio appears on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews to give us the truth that Mr. Hayward was incapable of delivering today.
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: BP’s $20 Billion Down Payment - President Obama addressed the nation last night to discuss the oil spill and the government’s role in the ongoing issue. Unfortunately, most progressives believe that he failed at taking a stand and showing real leadership on the spill. Mike Papantonio appears on MSNBC’s The Ed Show to tell us what Obama should be doing about the crisis.
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    Scott Horton interviews Robert Parry (mp3) 29:04 June 17, 2010. Robert Parry, founder of, discusses the mainstream media’s persecution of journalist Gary Webb for daring to investigate the CIA/contra 1980s drug trafficking connection, how the empowered right wing media and associated personal-attack groups have created a generation of self-censoring and timid journalists, alternative media that can contest conventional wisdom but can’t compete with the MSM budget-wise and the recent hit pieces on classified documents leaker SPC. Bradley Manning.
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