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Old 05-03-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Monday offered a stern warning against halting oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of a massive oil leak, and he raised the question of whether the explosion was an “act of God.”
Rick Perry: Oil spill may be 'act of God' - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

The cheese has slid off his cracker.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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Really Rick Perry? Really?
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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Politico.. sorta like the ONION.. not real news.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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lol@ the cheese has slid of his cracker. Never heard that one before. got to you use that.

But if he really said this, it would be a joke if he is re-elected.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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More like an act of Dick Cheney, its now coming out that oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico were excused from installing fail safes on their rigs in 2003 that would have prevented this because it would have increased their costs. Remote fail safes to prevent this sort of thing are installed on rigs all over Europe, including on BP rigs in the North Sea.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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How embarrassing.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:31 PM
 
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Politico ;nothing more need be said
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio TX
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if we ban drilling in the gulf be prepared to pay more for gas. that is what Perry is trying to say.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:20 PM
 
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Its obvious that the fail safes in deep sea drilling are inadequate all rigs are going to have to be fitted with new equipment before they can drill.

I hate to see oil companies profiting from their own incompetence so open up the strategic reserve to mediate the price of oil until the rigs are back online.

If only I was king, shucks.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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Incredible. "Act of God"? Give me a break.
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