For the last several months, I have been invited to be a guest on Local Edge Radio with Blake and Lesley. I’m on a Thursda’s at 4 pm (EST). This week – we discussed how we aren’t moving forward as a country. We get distracted by mosques at Ground Zero and some preacher thinking about burning Korans. What’s up with Iraq? I’m having a problem with the idea that combat operations are over. They aren’t. We take a break then come back and talk about labor and how unions are dying. This show was fun. I hope that you enjoy it.
BTW, next Tuesday (9/14), @ 3 pm (EST) I’ll wipe the dust off of BlogTalkRadio. I’ll be back on the air (really I’ll be on the internet). My guest will be Markos Moulitsas founder of the Daily Kos. We’ll chat about his new book, American Taliban.
President Barack Obama is in the Gulf. Many progressives want more to be done. My question is what? What more can and should Obama be doing? I can’t think of anything. Neither he nor the federal government have expertise in oil spills (it doesn’t seem that BP has expertise either, but that’s another story). Just think of what’s on Obama’s plate. Granny Doc has more:
Barack Obama has been elected to be President of the United States. Among the issue on his plate, today, are the attack on two mosques in Lahore, Pakistan. The standoff between North and South Korea, a situation so serious that China felt the need to try and calm the situation down. The continuing melt down in the Euro Zone, with terrific potential to bring the economy crashing back to bottom.
The ongoing crisis in Haiti. The intrusion of Brazil and Turkey into the nuclear issues surrounding Iran. The current blockade of 9 large relief ship headed to Gaza, by Israel. Two wars. And, they’re STILL rioting in Africa!
If we profess to live in a Global World, a world in which every issue must be treated as effecting us, compromising our security, or effecting our economic well being, is it reasonable to expect the President to push everything else aside, concentrating only on the Bright Shiny Object that has our immediate attention? (more…)
Reporting from Washington A team of top federal prosecutors and investigators has taken the first steps toward a formal criminal investigation into oil giant BP’s actions before and after the drilling rig disaster off Louisiana.
The investigators, who have been quietly gathering evidence in Louisiana over the last three weeks, are focusing on whether BP skirted federal safety regulations and misled the U.S. government by saying it could quickly clean up an environmental accident.
The team has met with U.S. attorneys and state officials in the Gulf Coast region and has sent letters to executives of BP and Transocean Ltd., the drilling rig owner, warning them against destroying documents or other internal records.