Friday, September 10, 2010

That is "My Barak."

President Obama in his eightth news conference sounded like the President we elected.  Quite frankly, until lately, it sounded as though he had been shanghaied by OLD agendas that were set up by the previous administration to undermine the change he pledged to achieve.

I listened to the entire news conference as I am sure many others did.  He was focused on answering every question with truth and honest information.  There was little opinions from him.  He informed the people of the facts he is faced with and the loyality he has to our USA Constitution and cultures.

There has been silly words used to describe the news conference in that it was 'boring.'  Well, too bad and it may be that 'dry material' is more refreshing to many of us than anyone can know.  There were observations that he exhibited 'passion' on some issues.  Those issues are probably the ones he cares about deeply while he is still saddled with unresolved 'old Bush/Cheney baggage.'

INFOTAINMENT is not about governing. 

No matter.  I thought I heard my President, the President I voted for, once again and he sounded wonderful.

I trust President Obama.

At least four people dead. The EPA opened discussions of "Gas Hydraulic Fracturing' yesterday. I think they know the dangers.

The EPA needs to immediately shut down any and all hydraulic fracturing in the USA including on lands owned by the people of the USA through their Interior Department.  This potential is real for hydraulic fracturing.  Today in areas across this country there is terrestrial seeps of natural gas (methane) that could be 'set off' with a simply match.

The reason for this explosion in California is yet to be known.  But, it doesn't matter.  These practices by this industry needs to stop.  NOW !!!!!!!

My deepest sympathies to the families that have lost members in this tragedy in California.  They thought they were safe.  They weren't !

Hydraulic Fracturing is a National Security issue as it can turn a simple 'match strike' into an attack against our nation on some of the most precious lands of this country.  It imperils lives and it needs to be stopped immediately.

PG&E Continues Response Efforts at Scene of San Bruno Fire

Release Date: September 10, 2010

Contact: PG&E External Communications (415) 973-5930
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) crews worked through the night and continue to work this morning with emergency officials at the scene of yesterday's explosion and fire in San Bruno.
"On behalf of our 20,000 men and women, our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by yesterday's terrible tragedy," said PG&E President Chris Johns. "I also want to express our appreciation to the hundreds of first responders and emergency services personnel who were on scene and who are assisting those in need."
PG&E crews are working to make the area safe, assess damage and restore service, where possible. PG&E's emergency operations center has been activated, and additional crews are ready to assist.
The damaged section of the 30-inch steel gas transmission pipeline has been isolated and gas flow has been stopped to the affected area. Gas flow to the area gas distribution pipes has also been stopped....

EPA asks for data on natural gas hydraulic fracturing practices  (click title to entry - thank you)
9 September 2010 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued voluntary information requests to nine natural gas service companies regarding the process known as hydraulic fracturing. The agency called the data requested "integral" to its study of the issue, which Congress in 2009 directed the agency to conduct to determine whether hydraulic fracturing has an impact on drinking water and public health.
EPA made the requests of nine national and regional hydraulic fracturing service providers: BJ Services, Complete Production Services, Halliburton, Key Energy Services, Patterson-UTI, PRC Inc., Schlumberger, Superior Well Services and Weatherford.
EPA is seeking information on the chemical composition of fluids used in the hydraulic fracturing process, data on the impacts of the chemicals on human health and the environment, standard operating procedures at hydraulic fracturing sites and the locations of sites where fracturing has been conducted. EPA said this information will be used as the basis for gathering further information on a selection of sites.
Hydraulic fracturing is a process in which large volumes of water, sand and chemicals are injected at high pressures to extract oil and natural gas from underground rock formations. The process creates fractures in formations such as shale rock, allowing natural gas or oil to escape into the well and be recovered. During the past few years, the use of hydraulic fracturing has expanded across much of the country.
EPA announced in March that it will study the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on drinking water. To solicit input on the scope of the study, EPA is holding a series of public meetings in major oil and gas production regions to hear from citizens, independent experts and industry. The initial results of the study will be announced in late 2012. EPA will identify additional information for industry to provide – including information on fluid disposal practices and geological features – that will help EPA carry out the study.
Read more news and features on environmental regulations....

A law enforcement official (click here) walks away from a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno, California. A huge explosion rocked a neighborhood near San Francisco International Airport.

San Francisco, California (CNN) -- Pacific Gas and Electric, (click here) whose ruptured gas transmission line led to a massive fire in San Bruno, California, was culpable in at least one previous deadly incident, documents show....

The reason Jones is lying is to try to 'invalidate' yet another Muslim leader.

It is really obvious to me that media doesn't care about the truth anymore.  On a rare occasion do the facts actually matter to them.  They haven't improved their performance from the years of Bush when they sold the Iraq War for the plutocracy.  The New York Times has improved as of late.  But, for the majority of the media reporting the FACTS doesn't matter.  What matters is flaming the political 'theater' to elect Republicans so the plutocracy can get their tax cuts.


The reporting of Jones, even this morning isn't accurate.  Look, Jones has a long history of being a bigot.  He wants to hurt whomever he can in whatever way he can.  When Imam Musri came to him, do you actually think Jones was interested in resolving this issue.  No.  He was going to use the moment to further victimize Muslims and he lied about the content of the talks between he and Imam Musri.  He lied so he could later come back to a press 'on his side' to make the statement that Imam Musri lied and therefore, all Imams are liars.  Jones has no intention of not desecrating the Muslim religion, it is just a matter of how bad he can make it.  

...That stunt took place in 2008, (click title to entry) involving members of the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kan., an almost universally condemned group of fundamentalists who also protest at military funerals...

This morning Buchanan is playing President as if he sincerely has an answer to the problem.  Jerk.  He is trying to defame the President of the USA, AGAIN.   The people that have the solution to the problem is the Gainesville Fire Department !

Sept. 9, 2010 Due to the large volume of emails and phone calls, we are unable to respond to individual requests regarding the activities scheduled for Saturday Sept. 11.  Please refer to the statement provided by City of Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe for further information. 

Pastor Terry Jones did the best thing for our troops and HIS country. But, look, he has a history, okay?

I am not going to make a hero of the guy.  He has a lousy history of bigotry and have the reason the 'rumors' about the President's faith exists is because of bigots like this!

This entry was made on a Blog on August 31, 2010.

The media has treated this Bozo with 'sterile' content as to his past and his 'real intentions' of political sensationalism.  Keith Olbermann did a great job yesterday in regard to chasing down the FACTS regarding the suspension by this idiot in regard to burning a book.

...Luxury brands (click title to entry - thank you) certainly have teams of brand police within Marketing to ensure their products aren’t being “Brand Jacked” or improperly positioned, but H-D is missing in action when it comes to the racially charged “N” word debate by pastors Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp of Florida’s Dove World Outreach Center.  
I’ll avoid getting into the debate over the ‘church’ content, but rather I want to point out that pastor Terry Jones is wearing a Harley-Davidson t-shirt and something like this can’t help the motor company or worse can potentially hurt the iconic brand.
Here’s my take…  H-D has nothing to do with the video, and their brand is being dragged through the “N” word debate to make a, Dr. Lausra-esque  point about racial double standards.  H-D hasn’t done anything to draw this unwanted attention.  Terry Jones and the Dove World Outreach Center have seen a rapid rise in notoriety for their pending “Burn a Koran Day” on 9/11.  It seems show business have outruled common sense....


Even the AP has it "W"rong.  Olbermann was able to validate, through Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's wife, a conversation took place with Imam Musri in regard to visiting New York with Jones to have a conversation about the NYC Mosque and its location.  Olbermann not only did his homework right on national television he probably saved lives in Afghanistan and Iraq in his determination to 'nail this mess down.'  No one pays attention to MSNBC?  Why?  They get it correct.

The Imam's wife stated that the commemoration of 9/11 was in prayer for the families and survivors of that tragedy.  She stated they would be meeting further down the road with such short notice.  She also stated there was no link between the Mosque and Jones issue.  She made it clear the commemoration would not be interrupted.  Jones lied to the press to exploit the moment.

Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, right, speaks to the media as Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center looks, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
AP Top News at 4:40 a.m. EDT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two religious leaders are at odds about whether a deal was struck to stop a Quran-burning at a tiny church in exchange for moving the location of a mosque planned near ground zero, with the church's pastor leaving the door open to still go through with his plan. Imam Muhammad Musri said he was clear on Thursday when he told the Rev. Terry Jones that he could set up a meeting with planners of the New York City mosque, but insisted he never promised to shift the location. Jones announced after the meeting — with Musri at his side — that they had a bargain and that he would call off the Quran-burning for Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorst attacks.