Category Archives: Gulf

Category 5 climate change denial


Warmest climes but nurse the cruellest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure. — Herman Melville Another week, another hurricane in paradise. This one is called Maria, and it just ripped through the densely populated … Continue reading

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Yahoos to feds: We hate you, but send money


Last month I made fun of the new breed of Republican governors by posting something headlined “Federal Government for Dummies.” But the governors aren’t really dumb. They’re sly yahoos who know they can demonize “big government” as they make massive … Continue reading

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The repo man is bigger, badder than Irene


Some people are arguing over whether politicians and the media hyped the hurricane. Was the coverage of Irene too intense, were the predictions too doom-ridden? But these are the wrong questions. It’s a given that politicians will ask people to … Continue reading

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Consumer confidence & the price of Cheez Whiz


Pat’s Steaks, in South Philadelphia, which raised the price of its cheesesteak from a tourist-targeted $8 last year to $8.50, is getting by with a bit less profit to keep from raising prices again, said spokesman Tommy Francano. “Last year … Continue reading

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Kristof to Obama: Do you sweat?


“Mr. Obama has a far better product to sell than Tea Partiers like Mr. [Jim] DeMint. But Mr. Obama needs to connect better with American voters. He needs to lose the cool and start sweating — and slugging.” — Nicholas … Continue reading

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The mystery of the vanishing oil spill


The Times seems stumped. Maybe the Hardy Boys should be on the case. I clicked on the New York Times link this morning and there it was — “On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay” — … Continue reading

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The audacity of nope


Obama silent on safety of BP workers Am I the odd man out, or are there other Democrats who think President Obama is doing a piss-poor job of helping people made sick by BP’s poisoning of the Gulf of Mexico? … Continue reading

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