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    Oil Spill Cancels McCain Photo-Op?

    this dude just can't catch a break

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    So why exactly did Sen. John McCain cancel an event yesterday on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana?

    According to the McCain campaign, the event was canceled over weather concerns.

    However, that explanation is not sitting well with Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who claims McCain canceled the event because of a nearby oil spill that dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Mississippi.

    “Look up ‘irony’ in the dictionary and you will find a description of this turn of events. Having to cancel your big oil drilling photo op because of a massive oil spill is like canceling a crime safety photo op because the house next door just got robbed," said Menendez.

    "In selling his absurd coastline drilling plan to the American people, Sen. McCain has time and again pointed to advanced technology that would supposedly eliminate the threat of massive oil spills. As he can now personally attest, even with the most modern technology, we can’t prevent massive oil spills like the one currently devastating the Mississippi, just as we couldn’t prevent 7.7 million gallons of oil spills after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This is the type of straight talk about oil drilling the American people deserve to hear.”

    On Wednesday, a 600-foot tanker and a barge loaded with fuel oil collided near New Orleans, breaking the barge in half. While there were injuries, more than 419,000 gallons of thick oil spilled from the barge, forming a slick 12 miles long.

    McCain's critics also pointed to the forecast, which according to weather.com called for scattered showers with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the New Orleans area.

    Menendez has authored legislation to permanently ban drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf, however, McCain has come out in favor of expanding offshore drilling.

    [url]http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/24/politics/politico/thecrypt/main4290899.shtml[/url]
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    many report you can smell the stench of diesel in the french quarter

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    I love the smell of diesel.

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    By the way, click on that link and look who the sponsor of the story is.


    irony

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    [QUOTE=SanAntonio_JetFan;2643653]By the way, click on that link and look who the sponsor of the story is.
    [/QUOTE]

    CBS? A Democratic Senator?

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;2643741]CBS? A Democratic Senator?[/QUOTE]

    When I click on it, it says "presented by ExxonMobile" at the top of the page.

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    [QUOTE=SanAntonio_JetFan;2643805]When I click on it, it says "presented by ExxonMobile" at the top of the page.[/QUOTE]

    oh yeah - missed that - funny :)

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    Was it the oil companies fault the barge crashed? Or are we grasping at straws. It must be like this a tanker truck carrying a thousand gallons of gas crashes and highway buckels because of the heat. One must blame the oil company, they refined the oil, sold the gas, tanker picked up gas and crashed!

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    Who do you think owns the oil tanker? The two owners of the vessels are going to have a big bill.

    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2644260]Was it the oil companies fault the barge crashed? Or are we grasping at straws. It must be like this a tanker truck carrying a thousand gallons of gas crashes and highway buckels because of the heat. One must blame the oil company, they refined the oil, sold the gas, tanker picked up gas and crashed![/QUOTE]

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2644260]Was it the oil companies fault the barge crashed? Or are we grasping at straws. It must be like this a tanker truck carrying a thousand gallons of gas crashes and highway buckels because of the heat. One must blame the oil company, they refined the oil, sold the gas, tanker picked up gas and crashed![/QUOTE]

    No it wasn't the oil company's fault. It was the morons operating the tug boat, not one of which was licensed to do so. These jackass are in deep, deep **** tonight.

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2644275]Who do you think owns the oil tanker? The two owners of the vessels are going to have a big bill.[/QUOTE]

    Did the oil company own the tug boat? The tug boat captain was the one in control.

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    I would guess there are contracts and agreements with the tugboat company. If you own a company care and you hit someone you and your company are taking the hit.

    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2644327]Did the oil company own the tug boat? The tug boat captain was the one in control.[/QUOTE]

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    It's a shame that any oil was spilled, but that is but a minor fraction of what seeps out of the ocean floor natually. Don't believe me? Research it yourself. Man made spills aren't even close.

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    [QUOTE=cr726;2644555]I would guess there are contracts and agreements with the tugboat company. If you own a company care and you hit someone you and your company are taking the hit.[/QUOTE]

    So it's the oil companies fault no matter what?

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2650309]So it's the oil companies fault no matter what?[/QUOTE]

    Of course not. It's Barack Obama and Al Gores fault. Duh.

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    Liberals aren't blaming Bush?

    A sign of the impending Apocalypse?

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