Friday, May 14, 2010

Oil Man River

The New Orleans Ladder continues to be the place for up-to-the-minute reporting and exposes about the BP/Halliburton River of Oil...

Earth and sky...

The Maine Republican Party carries the fight to Portland's King Middle School. More here. Apparently, it's one thing when free copies of the Constitution come from the Heritage Foundation and quite another when they come from the ACLU. If you ask me, the Heritage Foundation could save a bundle on costs by printing only the Second and Tenth Amendments...

Obama to GOP: NO!...

The Education of T*E*A*B*A*G*G*E*R*S...

And I thought Red Velvet was a cake. I stand corrected...

John Hayes at Robert Frost's Banjo thinks that Natalie Merchant's success in revealing all aspects of childhood raises Leave Your Sleep from a worthwhile project to a whole other level...

Deeply concerned by the possibility of invasion from a country with a GDP 7% of that of the United States, Arizona strikes back by banning ethnic studies...

Don't buy it at the station/You can get it now for free/Just come down to the shore where the water used to be. Steve Forbert's "The Oil Song" is now "The Oil Song 2010" (free on-line listen)...

T-Bone Burnett: There's a river of love that runs through all times:


Roy said...

Holy mackeral! The Knox county caucus actually stole a poster, rifled the teacher's desk, and opened a closed box in said desk? Why aren't those people in jail? As far as I can see, they've vandalized public property, not to mention invasion of privacy and theft.

There's something very wrong when people like this can get this much attention. The Distributocap article really hit the nail on the head.

K. said...

Worse, they baldly justify it. If liberals do it, it's theft. If they do it, it's a blow for freedom.

Rockland in Knox County was the boyhood home of Adelbert Ames, whose career was covered in both The Bloody Shirt and Redemption.

My father has been going to that part of Maine every summer for over thirty years. Rockland is a nice town with many nice people; don't judge it by this crew!

nursemyra said...

That oil video is the most seriously scary thing I've seen all week

K. said...

NM, then consider that there are 86,400 thirty-second intervals in a day and you get an idea of how much comes out every 24 hours. Plus, the upward pressure widens the hole, so the actual amount increases steadily. The New Orleans Ladder usually has a current satellite photo. Didn't you have a spill in Australia recently?

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tnlib said...

Loved the Education of the Teabaggers but then they are one of my favorite targets.

Can't watch the video. It makes my blood pressure rise to unhealthy levels.

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Editilla~New Orleans Ladder said...

Hey Thanks Youz! We STOLE that T-Bone onto da'Ladda.

Oil Man River,
Dat Oil Man River
He mus'know pumpin'
But don't say nuthin',
He jes'keeps flowin'
He keeps on flowin' along

He don' plant taters/tators,
He don't plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants'em
is soon forgotten,
But oil'man river,
He jes keeps flowin'along.

You an'me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin' an' racket wid pain,
Tote dat barge!
Lif' dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But oil'man river,
He jes'keeps flowin' along.

[Colored folks work on de Mississippi,
Colored folks work while de white folks play,
Pullin' dose boats from de dawn to sunset,
Gittin' no rest till de judgement day.]

Don't look up
An' don't look down,
You don' dast make
De white boss frown.
Bend your knees
An'bow your head,
An' pull date rope
Until you' dead.)

Let me go 'way from the Mississippi,
Let me go 'way from de white man boss;
Show me dat stream called de river Jordan,
Dat's de ol' stream dat I long to cross.

Oil'man river,
Dat Oil'man river,
He mus'know Pumpin'
But don't say Nuthin'
He jes' keeps Flowin'
He keeps on Flowin' along.

Long oil' river forever keeps Flowin' on...

Distributorcap said...

where did the country go so wrong? oh i can answer. a little election in 1980 started this ball rolling into the sewer

K. said...

The 1980 election will be regarded historically as a tragedy, although Reagan wouldn't have won had the country not already turned in his direction. He was blessed with a weak opponent, the energy crisis, inflation, and the hostage crisis. But the warning signs were there in 1976 when Carter barely beat Ford in what should have been a walk.