Late Night: “Oil to the World” We’re Fracked

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Oil. Oil to the world. And that’s what America is hoping for by 2020. That flow of generosity, that holiday spirit has seeped into Versus, where creator Marcy Schaffer has penned a new set of lyrics to celebrate that we’re fracked.

 

Late Night FDL: Holier Than Thou

By: Thursday February 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Probably the most convenient thing about turning one’s political party into a something closer to a religion, as the Republicans have increasingly done, is that your adherents can be relied upon to believe anything you say, no matter how implausible, provably false, or downright cuckoo it happens to be. When you’re talking about a religion, after all, the more improbable the belief is, the more fervently it is held, and for Republicans this tendency is always a bonus, for good reason.

Republicans Hypocritically Attack Joe Barton (R-TX) for Clearly Articulating Their Official Position on BP

By: Sunday June 20, 2010 11:30 am

Why all of the Republican hand-wringing and pearl-clutching and phony outrage about Barton’s apology to BP’s CEO? Look at this press release from Republican Study Committee chairman Tom Price (R-GA), dated 6/16 — the day before Barton’s nationally-televised apology to BP’s chairman.

The Remarkable Transformation of John Boehner: From “Drill Baby, Drill” to Environmental Activist

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 10:30 am

Last month, President Obama announced a new offshore drilling plan, which the Tanman immediately criticized as being insufficiently drilly.

It’s Time for Republicans to Apply the “One Percent Doctrine” to Offshore Drilling

By: Sunday May 2, 2010 11:30 am

Wonder if Kenneth Jindal, Haley Barbour and the Secessionist have changed their tune. Meanwhile, the Quitter is still saying drill baby, drill.

BP Cited in 2002, 2007 for Problems That Could Lead to Off Shore Oil Spills

By: Tuesday April 27, 2010 2:45 pm

BP has a recent history of blowing off the procedures and training that are one key to emergency management in this industry.

Driven to Destruction – The Streetcar Conspiracy

By: Sunday April 18, 2010 6:30 am

Our love affair with our cars has also been fueled by the devious actions of a few major corporations. The once ubiquitous electric streetcar was driven into the ground by colloboration of Big Oil and Big Auto. It wasn’t a fair fight.

Obama Was Against Offshore Drilling Before He Was For It

By: Friday April 2, 2010 8:17 am

Obama’s announcement on offshore drilling this week was a standalone measure. It was not in fact “paired with comprehensive energy conservation measures and alternative energy development.” By taking this action without the accompanying positive measures, this is a step further in the wrong direction than what was signaled during the campaign.

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