Archive for July 8th, 2010

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

Wow.  And this guy’s a “marine scientist”…

But not everyone is convinced that all of this cleanup business is necessary. For instance take George Crozier, a marine scientist from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, who thinks everyone should just suck it up and learn to live with it:

“Buried is buried. It will get carved up by a hurricane at some point, but I see no particular advantage to digging it up,” he said. “It’s a human environmental hazard only because people don’t want to go to the beach if it’s got tar balls on it.”

Fantastic.  As long as it’s under the sand, there’s nothing to worry about.  Sure, a hurricane might spread it all over the Southeast, but I’m sure it’ll be fine.

July 8th, 2010 at 07:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Environment,Wankers

Republicans Persist In Their Inability To Take It

This is just too hilarious…

In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims:

— That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes.

— That David Harmer of California received $160,000 in bonus and severance pay from a firm that got a federal bailout.

— That Jon Runyan of New Jersey got a legal break in property taxes for his 25-acre homestead by qualifying for a farmland assessment thanks to his four donkeys.

(…)

“When the issues are cutting against you, it is typical for a party in trouble to resort to other means,” said Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. “With the unemployment rate unacceptably high and President Obama’s approval rating falling, they have nothing left to run on other than character assassination.”

Yes, that’s right: The party of Karl Rove, Lee Atwater, Andrew Breitbart, James O’Keefe, Dan Burton, Ken Starr, and the Swift Boat Vets is complaining about Democrats resorting to character assassination to compensate for unpopular policies.  I dunno, maybe the Republicans would be more understanding if the Democrats just made shit up like they do.

Also, it’s a shame the story focuses entirely on House races and doesn’t mention that the Republican’s serial liar nominee for the Illinois Senate makes the right-wing caricature of Al Gore look like George Washington.

July 8th, 2010 at 08:14am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Elections,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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