Obama's BP Speech Set to Music – UPDATED

It was about at specific as this:

Legal Insurrection has Obama’s speech in one sentence and questions.

Even MSNBC is underwhelmed

ReasonTV:
3 Reasons why Obama should kick himself.

Stephen Green
: liveblogged as did Althouse. Note, Obama is going to start a commission!

So, he’s going to create “green jobs” which last week the WH asked Americans to define for them. He’s going to help out all the oilmen he’s about to throw out of work with “green jobs.” He’s going to fix everything.

We are going
Heaven knows where we are going
We’re going there
We will get there
Heaven knows how we will get there
We know we will

Glenn Reynolds has more and and more links

Jennifer Rubin: Boring

Ace:
really impressed with that czar, idea!

Mediaite: hears the Righteous Brothers losin’ that lovin’ feeling.

Allahpundit: MSNBC waking up to the fact that Obama uses many words to say pretty much nothing.

Palin: Obama is allowing BP to define things

Pursuing Holiness: One Louisianan’s Response to the speech.

Little Miss Attila:
Thinks of a bad Titanic scenario

UPDATE: A must read on sick systems.

And BP apparently is hiring armed mercs to keep people away from the beaches.

Mark Knoller Tweet: Tomorrow at WH, Obama will spend just 20 minutes with the BP CEO. Just long enough for the photo op, and so he can say he “met” with him. Unreal.

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  • Jeff

    I’m almost, but not quite, starting to feel bad for him he is so bad. He has this sing songy cadence that never changes. “There are those who say x, but I say y.” “Some say this, but I say that.” It’s godawful speechwriting.

    [The "some say" straw man has long since worn out its effectiveness - admin]

  • Jeff

    I’m almost, but not quite, starting to feel bad for him he is so bad. He has this sing songy cadence that never changes. “There are those who say x, but I say y.” “Some say this, but I say that.” It’s godawful speechwriting.

    [The "some say" straw man has long since worn out its effectiveness - admin]

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  • Beth

    I’m wondering. Does BP have any legal grounds to sue the government for preventing the waiver of the Jones Act, therefore allowing more oil damage than there might been?

    [I am wondering the same, and also if the Gulf states can sue the gov't for doing NOTHING when this was the fed's to address from the start. -admin]

  • Beth

    I’m wondering. Does BP have any legal grounds to sue the government for preventing the waiver of the Jones Act, therefore allowing more oil damage than there might been?

    [I am wondering the same, and also if the Gulf states can sue the gov't for doing NOTHING when this was the fed's to address from the start. -admin]

  • DeLynn

    It is all SO depressing.

    I can’t believe BHO is going to have a token meeting with the BP CEO. I hope Mr. Hayward is a strong leader and will stand up to BHO–not that it will make any difference…

    Very interesting point about suing the gov’t. I hate it that I think that sounds appealing.

  • DeLynn

    It is all SO depressing.

    I can’t believe BHO is going to have a token meeting with the BP CEO. I hope Mr. Hayward is a strong leader and will stand up to BHO–not that it will make any difference…

    Very interesting point about suing the gov’t. I hate it that I think that sounds appealing.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    I’m almost, but not quite, starting to feel bad for him he is so bad.

    I just want to know how he could have won the South Carolina Democratic primary for Senator when he is already president.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    I’m almost, but not quite, starting to feel bad for him he is so bad.

    I just want to know how he could have won the South Carolina Democratic primary for Senator when he is already president.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    No, you can’t sue the government — ever — unless the government lets you.

    But, BP can rightly claim only limited liability because of the government’s total failure to mitigate the damages here. The government cannot impede and obstruct clean-up and capping efforts and then complain about BP being responsible for the extent of the damage that has been done. And when Obama plays the dictator to BP, trying to tell BP that they ARE going to put such-and-such amount of money in escrow, without any legal authority to make such dictates, BP can tell Obama to get lost.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com Bender

    No, you can’t sue the government — ever — unless the government lets you.

    But, BP can rightly claim only limited liability because of the government’s total failure to mitigate the damages here. The government cannot impede and obstruct clean-up and capping efforts and then complain about BP being responsible for the extent of the damage that has been done. And when Obama plays the dictator to BP, trying to tell BP that they ARE going to put such-and-such amount of money in escrow, without any legal authority to make such dictates, BP can tell Obama to get lost.

  • DeLynn

    It is all so depressing.

    I am so curious to hear what Mr. Hayward has to say after the meeting. I wonder what kind of leader he is–will he stand up to BHO?

    What a mess.

  • dnb

    1. Couldn’t pay attention to the speech because he moves his hands so much; I was trying to determine the choreography to all that movement. Someone should do a video of his hand fluttering and Nancy’s blinking.
    2. Love the music. Kinda of made me feel like I did when I was on drugs right before delivery. psychodelic!

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  • newton

    “He’s going to help out all the oilmen he’s about to throw out of work with “green jobs.””

    Yeah.

    Hey Barry: try that trick with the people of Corpus Christi and the Texas Coastal Bend. I dare you.

    About a year ago, fields right north of Corpus Christi and Nueces bays experienced the springing up of hundreds of energy windmills, to take advantage of the natural breeze coming from the Gulf in order to obtain that golden “green energy.”

    (Sure, it ruined forever the flat landscape for the homes in the area that once looked lovely there, but let’s face it, no one could ruin the millionaire views of Nantucket, the Vineyard and Cape Cod. Who gives a dead rat about the Texas Coastal Bend? A zero to the left of the dot in the interests of the country. A place where jobs in the offshore oil industry magically disappeared the moment The One was elected president.)

    How many jobs did those windmills create, you might ask? How about a Big Fat Zero?

    Maybe you already know that.

    Don’t lie to us. We all know You Don’t Care. The Coastal States, after all, Didn’t Vote For You!

    Wake up, America!

  • Joe

    You know what, I am no fan of Obama’s Anglophobia, but this is funny.

  • http://zachriel.blogspot.com/2005/07/liberal-v-conservative.html Zachriel

    “Over the last decade, this agency has become emblematic of a failed philosophy that views all regulation with hostility – a philosophy that says corporations should be allowed to play by their own rules and police themselves. At this agency, industry insiders were put in charge of industry oversight. Oil companies showered regulators with gifts and favors, and were essentially allowed to conduct their own safety inspections and write their own regulations. “

  • Jeff

    Who was responsible for making companies like BP drill so far offshore?

  • Piano Girl88

    Thank you, dear Elizabeth, for paying attention so I didn’t have to last night ~ I can “catch up” well enough today with my reading, and didn’t have to scream at the TV last night!

    @Jeff…I suspect you know the answer to your question!

  • Jeff

    One of his comments reminded me of Police Squad with Leslie Nielsen. Obama said something about how he would “not rest” for “however long it takes” to wage war against the spill. I’ve heard this overblown rhetoric so many times that I was expecting the next line to be, “Now let’s go grab a bite to eat.”

  • Joe

    These are not on topic, but they are fun to watch…

    Charge!

    Calculating!

  • Judith L

    And to make matters worse for the President, there’s another Chris Christie video making the rounds this morning–speaking plainly, with no notes, directly to a diverse group of New Jersey citizens about taking responsibility for the mess New Jersey is in. The contrast couldn’t be starker.

  • Bill

    Perhaps some of the environmentalists were right when they said the oil wells were not safe.

    [Then perhaps they should have stopped insisting that off-shore drilling take place five miles from shore, and 5,000 feet down, complicating the resolution of mishaps. Nothing is 100% safe, after all -admin]

  • Beth

    Thanks, Bender.
    I had heard that suing the government is rare (thank goodness, since it is really we who would be sued) but your clarification on how BP could fight back against the administration helps enlighten me on what could happen.

    Darn, what a mess. I just heard on the radio that a rainstorm somewhere near the Gulf left an oily sheen on cars. Can’t find any online verification of it yet.

  • http://zachriel.blogspot.com/2005/07/liberal-v-conservative.html Zachriel

    The Anchoress: Then perhaps they should have stopped insisting that off-shore drilling take place five miles from shore, and 5,000 feet down, complicating the resolution of mishaps.

    Most oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico are in shallow water, but they have become depleted over time, forcing oil companies farther offshore.

  • http://zachriel.blogspot.com/2005/07/liberal-v-conservative.html Zachriel

    Beth: your clarification on how BP could fight back against the administration helps enlighten me on what could happen.

    Al Gore: I am therefore proposing a Federal bail-out to our oil companies because hey, if it were the other way around, you know the oil companies would help us.

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  • Charles

    How about actually trying to clean up the mess?

  • Peggy Coffey

    Ok, I have asked many people this question and no one knows the answer. This is hurricane season and if a hurricane starts toward the Gulf, will the oil prevent it from coming ashore, or will the oil be blown all over the Gulf states. No one has a clear answer for me and I have had a couple of people say they hadn’t thought about that scenario. I suppose no one really knows. Hope we don’t find out.

  • Kurt

    Thanks for posting the musical version of the Obama speech. Whenever I’ve gotten bored today, I’ve been able to hit “play” and to get a good laugh about it. (OK, it has only happened twice so far, but still, just thinking about it makes me chuckle.)

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