Monday, June 28, 2010

Timeline: BP Oil Spill WAS ALL OBAMA'S FAULT... Bush-Cheney Had Nothing To Do With It... The Timeline Proves It!!!

Almost since the beginning of the BP Oil Spill accident, Obama, his administration and their lackeys have been blaming Bush-Cheney and Big Oil for this potential disaster. Here's my first blog that I wrote on May 27, 2010, after hearing Obama blame Bush-Cheney yet again!!!

I've been Googling and reading and reading and Googling for several weeks and finally started finding some halfway reliable information as to the facts and timeline about the BP Oil Spill, aka Deepwater Horizon Accident, aka Macanado Well Accident.

Once I started finding some reliable sources and then Googling them for more info, I found that Wikipedia was working on a "Timeline Of The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill" article as well as the main article, "Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill" . I just spent about a half hour making edits to the main article to include some of the timeline data since the main article did not show any timeline information and of course, the bleeding heart liberals and LSM (Lame Stream Media) are constantly trying to blame this accident on President Bush and V.P. Cheney but the FACTS are that this entire operation and accident all started, happened and continues under Obama's administration.

Here's a quick timeline...

1979-1980 - Ixtoc 1 well in Mexican waters of the Gulf Of Mexico spills for 10 months and an estimated 150 million gallons of heavy black crude oil.  Since the well was close to shore, the oil coated the entire shoreline of the Mexican Gulf Coast and 160 miles of Texas Gulf Coast.  See photos and videos here -

1980-2010 - FORTY YEARS with no major accidents in the Gulf Of Mexico... even after tens of thousands of wells have been drilled.

1995 - "... In 1995, President Clinton signed the Outer Continental Shelf Deepwater Royalty Relief Act which exempted oil wells drilled deep in the Gulf from the normal royalty payments they would normally have owed the government for their oil. Usually, these payments amount to between 12% and 16% of their revenues, so exemption from this requirement did a great deal to catalyze drilling in deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico. As a result of the Administration action, deepwater oil production in the Gulf increased rapidly, growing from 42 million barrels annually in 1996 to 348 million in 2004... The Deepwater Horizon [rig] was one of those catalyzed by the Clinton legislation and began drilling in 2001..." -

2007 - 2008 - "...BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama..." -

2007 - 2008 - "...The oil and gas giant is a major campaign contributor, giving more than $6 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years. President Obama has received the most - $77,051 — which might seem surprising at first blush. But presidential candidates receive a lot more than everybody else, and most major donors, including energy companies, spread their donations between Republicans and Democrats. So it's not shocking that Obama's among the very top recipients, although I would've expected McCain or Bush to have received more...." -

February 2009 - BP files 52 page plan for Macanado exploratory well with MMS... waiting until after Obama was in office, even though they acquired the drilling rights to the area in March 2008. Were they waiting for Obama to take office in January 2009 because they knew he was already bought and paid for... or is this just a coincidence???

April 6 - The Department of the Interior exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact study after concluding that a massive oil spill was unlikely. (Wikipedia Timeline)

October 2009 - Drilling commences on the Macanado exploratory well, using the TransOcean Marianas drilling rig since the Deepwater Horizon was being used on another project at the time. A late season hurricane damages the TransOcean Marianas in November.

January 27, 2010 - Obama reiterates openess to drilling... well he should since he's been taking all their money and his people in MMS have been approving all of the plans.

February 15, 2010 - Deepwater Horizon drilling rig takes over drilling of the Macanado exploratory well. ( interactive timeline)

March 31, 2010 - Obama proposes MORE offshore drilling... thank God!!! ( interactive timeline)

April 01, 2010 - Deepwater Horizon passes inspection. ( interactive timeline)

"April 6, 2010 - MMS issues permit to BP for the well with the notation, "Exercise caution while drilling due to indications of shallow gas and possible water flow." (Wikipedia Timeline)

"April 9 - BP drills last section with the wellbore 18,360 feet (5,600 m) below sea level but the last 1,192 feet (363 m) need casing. Halliburton recommends liner/tieback casing that will provide 4 redundant barriers to flow. BP chooses to do a single liner with fewer barriers that is faster to install and cheaper ($7 to $10 million)." (Wikipedia Timeline)

"April 15 - MMS approves amended permit for BP to use a single liner with fewer (safety) barriers." (Wikipedia Timeline)

April 17, 2010 - Deepwater Horizon finishes drilling. ( interactive timeline)

April 20, 2010 - Explosion occurs.... and the rest is history.... and remember that at all stages of the planning, drilling, accident and cleanup, Obama was the President and his people were in charge... or rather NOT in charge.

April 24-25, 2010 - Robots find well is leaking and fail to shut down flow with blowout preventer. Leak estimated at 42,000 gallons per day.

April 25, 2010 - Jun 14, 2010 - Obama turns down offer of skimmers and other assistance from foreign countries... a total of 21 offers from 17 different countries were turned down. At the same time, more than 2,000 American skimmers were NOT mobilized either and most of them are still sitting idle on the east and west coasts and other major waterways. Obama's excuse is that "What if there is an accident in one of those areas?" but that would be like a Fire Department NOT sending fire engines from different stations to put out a major fire and use the excuse that there might be a fire in one of those other areas. A COMPLETELY ASININE EXCUSE.... FROM A COMPLETELY ASININE PRESIDENT!!!

April 29, 2010 - LA Governor Bobby Jindal declares State Of Emergency.

May 02, 2010 - Obama finally visits Louisiana coastline 13 days after explosion and NINE days after oil leak is discovered.

June 29, 2010 - OVER TWO MONTHS LATER, Obama finally accepts partial help from less than half... 12 out of 30 of the countries that have offered clean-up help. No excuse given for turning down help from 17 countries.

June 29, 2010 - Dick Morris basically agrees with me and writes, "Obama's Big Oil Spill Bungle"

July 12, 2010 - BP replaces old cap with a new cap that is expected to contain ALL of the oil leak into this new cap which will then be pumped up to at least four surface tankers. Let's pray that this works!

July 25, 2010 - So far, so good!

July 27, 2010 - The boat crews, planes and helicopters are having trouble finding any oil to clean up so now the left-wing wacko so-called scientists are claiming that the oil is not floating to the surface and that it's hanging around in large plumes hundreds of feet under the surface.  The problem is they can't prove this and they refuse to admit that maybe, just maybe, since the 90 million to 180 million gallons of oil that possibly spilled into the gulf is just 0.000000015% to 0.00000003% of the total water volume of the Gulf of Mexico, it's less than a ten drops in an Olympic sized swimming pool or less than a can of beer in a domed stadium... so maybe, just maybe, that's why it's so hard to find!  DUH!!!!


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