31 May 2010

Funny Late Night Comedy Roundup - 31 May 2010

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From Denny: And we are sending in the air troops to spy on BP in the Gulf to report back to the President about their latest weasel lies of what they claim to be doing and aren't. Lady Karma can be a real bitch for multi-national company CEOs like BP's Tony Hayward. Guess he will have to forego his lucrative bonus this quarter. The word is from Huffington Post that BP is losing billions of dollars every week.

Awwww... everyone raise their hand who feels sorry for little Tony who "wants his life back." Uh, yeah, and so do several thousand other people on the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama to Florida. And the rest of the nation is also thrilled Hayward is so sensitive to the environment, the once pristine beaches, the great vacation spots formerly known as beautiful and clean.

The continued insensitivity of Hayward is astounding. Today he tried to say it was not his toxic banned-in-the-UK-for-10-years dispersant that caused sudden onset of serious respiratory illnesses in thousands of clean up workers. He blamed it on food poisoning. This guy is one cold hearted rat bastard.

The reality is from the oil industry is that oil relief wells generally take 10 months to complete. And that's without facing down a predicted violent hurricane season in the Gulf. There are seven hurricanes predicted to be a category three or greater - like the one that hit and drowned New Orleans.

The other ugly reality is that as this well continues to gush oil there is only so much space in the Gulf before the currents begin taking it up the Eastern seaboard and destroy oyster beds and fishing on the Atlantic Coast. That same current goes over to Britain and the European coast. If this thing goes on long enough we could have one very sick and dying ocean.

Again, Mr. President, why are the Super Tankers not out in the Gulf sucking up the oil as it gushes out of the ocean floor? There is no reason for clean up on a smaller scale as you have been doing. Get BP a minder, like Shell Oil, to instruct and watch over their shoulders as they work - and make BP pay for it. BP has hundreds of safety violations compared to a handful for other oil companies. Clearly, they are reckless cowboys.

While it's great you have moved to criminal prosecution this will not quell the anger on the Gulf Coast. What we want is a huge clean up operation far beyond what is going on right now. Get serious about freezing at least $15 billion of BP's assets before they decide to move their monies or go into bankruptcy. Do not delay or poke your head into the sand. If you ignore the obvious then Lady Karma will only kick you in your assets and the American public will hang you out to dry.

Fortunately, during this wait-and-see-what-the-business-and-political-idiots-will-try-next-time, there is good ol' Colbert and his wonderful mock 'em all sense of humor. Check out his funny video clips and what the late night comics have to say about the state of America and the world. We all know you will remember this better than any facts in a history book.

Funny videos from Colbert:

Funny Video: Colbert Gives Domino Pizza Alpha Dog Award

Funny Video: Colbert Mocks Surburban Backyard Clothesline Terrorist

Funny Video: Colberts ThreatDown of Food Police, Jazz Robots, Pretty Girls

From Jay Leno:

Well, folks, here's the latest update. I guess this is good news. BP officials say the 'top kill' plan is working. The bad news — BP officials are a bunch of lying weasels.

British Petroleum is still trying to minimize the PR damage. You know what they said today? They said all the oil that spilled this month is on the house. No charge.

Obama looked pretty mad, if you watched his press conference today. President Obama said the head the Federal agency in charge of regulating the oil company is no longer there, but he didn't know if she resigned or if she was fired. Didn't know if she resigned or was fired. I got a better idea. How about arrested? Let's try that.

"Earlier today, British Petroleum began this operation known as 'top kill,' which comes on the heels of their previous operations, 'fish kill' and 'bird kill.'" –Jay Leno

And now, here's something that's going to get a lot of people upset. It turns out according to a report by the Interior Department Inspector General, employees of the Federal agency that inspects these offshore oil rigs accepted gifts from the oil companies. And you know who arranged the payoffs? Fergie.

According to a White House report, President Obama becoming more and more frustrated by this whole oil leak thing. He lost his temper today. He reportedly yelled at people, 'Plug the damn hole!' That's the same thing he says whenever Joe Biden starts talking.

President Obama announced yesterday he plans to send 1,200 troops to the U.S.-Mexican border. You know who we should hire to protect our border? It's so simple. Mexicans. They want jobs, they're there already.

Hey, today is National Tap Dancing Day. Yes, this is the day we honor BP executives trying to explain the gulf oil disaster.

One of the big gambling Web sites published odds on what species would be the first to become extinct from the oil spill. Unbelievable. You know the odds-on favorite? Democrat.

Sarah Palin has now weighed in on the gulf oil spill. Finally, the voice of reason. She said that President Obama should grasp the complexity of the situation. Sarah Palin giving advice on complexity. What, was Snooki from 'Jersey Shore' unavailable?

Oh man, and the stock market. Another bad day. The market is so bad, BP had to lay off 15 senators.

In Idaho, Republican Congressional candidate Vaughn Ward is in trouble after he was caught plagiarizing a famous speech by Barack Obama. When they asked this guy if he thought he could get away with this, you know what he said? 'Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can!'

And over the weekend, at the Shanghai World Expo, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton passed out teddy bears to Chinese children. The kids politely accepted the bears even though, you know, they made them.

Well, folks, it seems that oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, much worse than British Petroleum first reported. You know how bad it is? Yesterday, I checked the oil in my car, had seawater on it.

And because of the ocean currents, experts say oil from the Gulf could easily spread up the East Coast all the way to the Carolinas. In fact, today, people in North Carolina said they hadn't seen anything this slick and slimy since the John Edwards campaign.

And last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderóne spoke at the White House. He called for a ban on assault weapons, and he also wanted to know why do we keep calling Taco Bell Mexican food?

Calderóne also lashed out against Arizona's new immigration law. To give you an idea of how serious he is, he is calling for Mexicans to boycott sneaking into this country until that law is repealed.

At the White House, speaking last week, a rodent ran in front of President Obama as he stood at the podium. In fact, the rat was picked up on the microphone going, 'How do I get off this sinking ship?'

Another bad day for the stock market. The stock market is bad. It's so bad, for a lot of brokers now, there's a half-hour waiting line to get on the ledge.

Oh, and scientists in Maryland say they have created the first ever synthetic cell. They say their goal is to create a life form that can withstand lead products from China, volcanic ash from Iceland and contaminated water from the Gulf of Mexico.

And a Montana man has admitted that he killed a bald eagle, but his alibi is he thought it was a porcupine. How blind do you have to be to mistake a bald eagle for a porcupine? Anyway, the guy pleaded guilty so he could get back to his regular job inspecting oil rigs.

BP is saying that the oil leak is bigger than they estimated. In a related story, the executives at BP are far bigger idiots than we estimated.

A very embarrassing moment for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who was running for the Senate. He's the guy who lied about his war record. He was overheard telling his wife, 'After the campaign, let's take a vacation and go somewhere I've never been.' She said, 'How about Vietnam?'

A family values conservative Republican from Indiana, Mark Souder, has admitted to having an affair with a woman on his staff. Apparently Souder would take this woman to remote locations inside state parks and have sex with her. See, this is what Republicans mean when they talk about opening up our public lands for drilling.

Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is coming under fire for some comments he made in support of Arizona's immigration law. He's a basketball coach. He can take a tough stand on immigration. Try doing that with a baseball team. There wouldn't be anybody left.

There was a big state dinner at the White House last night in honor of Mexican President Felipe Calderón. The Mexican president pointed out that he and President Obama have a lot in common. He said they are both presidents of two beautiful countries, they're both left-handed, and they both preside over 40 million Mexican people.

The U.S. Navy announced this week they are now using sea lions to fight terrorism. They did a drill this week where they hid a bomb underwater. A trained sea lion found the bomb in less than a minute. The bad news? He then balanced the bomb on his nose, threw it back at the trainer.

In Supreme Court news, the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings will begin around June 28. I guess they have to wait until softball season's over.

And in Connecticut, Attorney General Dick Blumenthal's campaign is now saying there are only four times that Blumenthal said he served in Vietnam when he really didn't. That's what politics has come down to now, when your campaign slogan is, 'I only lied four times.'

Blumenthal said he is not apologizing for misleading people about his war record. He said all he did was use the word 'in' instead of the word 'during.' He insists he just 'misspoke.' You know, like using the word 'misspoke' instead of the word 'lying.'

From David Letterman:

Well, Memorial Day weekend is ahead. I know it's only Wednesday, but you want to get a jump on being stuck at the airport for 24 hours.

Memorial Day is the day we honor military heroes with a mattress blowout sale at Sleepy's.

Ladies and gentlemen, this week is the 25th anniversary of Fleet Week, which is early this year, because the people in the Navy and the Coast Guard all wanted to get to the harbor before the oil slick did.

You starting to get sick about the economy again? I was talking to my broker today. And he said: 'Don't worry. Everything's going to be fine.' Then the prison guards took him away.

This is the end of the big TV viewing season. For example, 'Lost,' that's gone. 'Law & Order,' wrapping it up. Also say goodbye to the Gulf of Mexico.

British Petroleum is now saying the oil spill was caused by a bad underwater cement job. You don't have that problem with the mob.

John McCain is angry with British Petroleum. But in all fairness, he's had a grudge against the British since the Revolutionary War.

Elena Kagan is the new Supreme Court nominee. If she's not confirmed, she is a Mets fan, so she's used to disappointment.

From Jimmy Kimmel:

President Obama's big financial reform bill passed. From now on, bankers will be required to dress like robbers.

They put a cap on ATM transaction fees, though a lot of the senators didn't want to discuss it because they've never used an ATM. The Senate has mobile cash machines — they're called 'lobbyists.'

From Jimmy Fallon:

A new poll found that 43 percent of Americans think President Obama is doing a good job at handling the BP oil spill. Of course, the same poll found that 43 percent of Americans hate pelicans.

And today at a press conference, Obama said that the government does not have better technology than BP. That's a nice thing to announce to the world, that our government has fewer resources than a company that tried to plug a hole with a 'top hat.'

In fact, President Obama fired the head of the Mineral Management Services, because of lack of oversight of offshore oil rigs. It's got to be tough finding another job after that. It's like, 'I see you were head of the department in charge of preventing oil spills? And this was during the huge oil spill?' 'Yeah, that's right.' 'You may not be Wendy's material.'

Last night was the finale of 'Dancing With the Stars' and Kate Gosselin made an appearance. I don't want to say it was bad, but this morning, the Pakistani Taliban took credit for it.

BP wants Twitter to shut down a fake BP account that is mocking the oil company. In response, Twitter wants BP to shut down the oil leak that's ruining the ocean.

The White House is backing a new plan to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' They want to relax the harsh standard and implement their new policy, 'Just Try To Not Make It Super Obvious.'

BP said today that in the worst-case scenario, it would take until August to clean up the Gulf Coast. That's not so bad. I mean, who goes in the ocean during the summer anyway?

Octomom Nadya Suleman has a PETA sign in her front yard that encourages people to have their pets spayed or neutered. Isn't that kind of like BP putting out a sign that says 'Don't pee in the pool?'

I heard that Paul McCartney invited the Jonas Brothers to his tribute at the White House next Wednesday because he thinks of them as the next Beatles. The Jonases were like, 'Oh, man, that is so nice of you — who are the Beatles?'

It's pretty hard for fans of 'Lost' now that it's finally over. If people want to get their fix, they'll have to follow that other group that's lost and confused in the middle of the ocean. You know, BP.

Fox News is launching a Web site this fall aimed at the Latino population. Latinos were like, 'Wait, what is Fox News aiming at?'

On Saturday, Hillary Clinton passed out teddy bears to children in China. That was a nice break for the children from their job of making teddy bears.

From Bill Maher:

How to describe Rand Paul? I mean, he's a doctor. It's as if Sarah Palin somehow made it through medical school. –Bill Maher, on Kentucky Senate candidate and Tea Party hero Rand Paul

He's an ophthalmologist, he does a lot of lasik surgery, and he has a lot of interesting points of view. Like he thinks Obama, because he went to Copenhagen where they were talking about global warming, is apologizing for the industrial revolution. He's against the Americans With Disabilities Act. He says restaurants should be able to refuse service to black people. And today, he said Obama was un-American for getting on BP's case for the oil spill. I tell you, the s**t doesn't fall far from the bat. –Bill Maher, on Rand Paul, son of Rep. Ron Paul

Every time this guy opens his mouth, it gets a little crazier. Today he angrily demanded that the liberal media stop quoting him in context.

I guess he's trying to get the press to get off the racism thing, so his big thing today was that the oil spill in the Gulf was the blame game. He said, 'Sometimes accidents happen.' Which is not really what you want to hear from the guy who's doing your lasik surgery.

Good news in the oil situation. BP said they found a way to start breaking up their oil slick. The bad news is it involves a toxic chemical called Corexit 9527A. Apparently this is moving us further from a solution and closer to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Sunday, listen to this, they’re going to try something new. They're going to try what they call a 'top kill.' That's where they shove a fluid that looks a lot like mud down into the well. I hope this works because the next idea involves Bruce Willis and an asteroid.

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Funny Video: Colberts ThreatDown of Food Police, Jazz Robots, Pretty Girls

*** Colbert in funny form mocking just about everything once held sacred like food, jazz and beautiful women.

From Denny: Colbert is his usual cheeky self when he takes on threats to our country - the militaristic food police fighting national obesity, robots that can play jazz and dig it at the same time and pretty girls who give men heart attacks by raising their stress hormones. Hear Colbert comment upon society's ills and quirks.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
ThreatDown - Military Food Police, Jazz Robots & Pretty Girls
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Funny Video: Colbert Mocks Surburban Backyard Clothesline Terrorist

*** Funny Colbert mocks the town of a woman hated by her neighbors for drying her clothes outside in her back yard.

From Denny: Colbert really should be a news man and we all would actually sit in front of our TVs every night totally enthralled. :)

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Enemy Within - Backyard Clothesline
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Funny Video: Colbert Gives Domino Pizza Alpha Dog Award

*** Check out Colbert as he disses Dominos Pizza for dissing their customers.

From Denny: Six months later after Colbert did this funny video, we are still seeing Domino Pizza mea culpa ads begging their customers to come back again after getting screwed for twenty years.

Colbert gives Domino's his Alpha Dog of the Week Award:

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Alpha Dog of the Week - Domino's Pizza
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30 May 2010

Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 30 May 2010

*** Check out what's happening at all 14 of Denny's blogs: news, politics, political cartoons, poetry, great recipes, science and health news, photography, humor and spiritual thoughts from great quotes.

Cup of coffee from Brazil by il Quoquo @ flickr

The Social Poets:

Obama Cowers to BP: Rejects Super Tankers for Gulf Clean Up

Whats Happening in America This Week: BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 29 May 2010

Peace Upon The Land poem – Libations Friday 28 May 2010

Check It Out: Rolling Stones Mag Names 5 Best Songs Ever

BP Oil Spill: White House Updated News - 24 May 2010

Transcript of White House Press Briefing on 24 May 2010

Roundup of Late Night Funnies and Funny Videos - 24 May 2010

Funny Video: Outgoing British Leaders Walk of Shame After Election

Funny Video: Colbert Mocks Glenn Beck for Comparing Himself to God and MLK

Funny Video: Jon Stewart Sees BP Fixing Oil Spill with Stupid Anagrams

Posts Roundup at Dennys Blogs - 23 May 2010

Dennys Global Politics:

American and World Politics Cartoons - 29 May 2010

Child Porn Social Site Busted - News Headlines 27 May 2010

Use NASA 4 Oil Spill Help, Corrupt MMS, Lightning Rod Rahm Emanuel - News Headlines 26 May 2010

Beautiful Illustrated Quotations:

What Is Your Quality of Listening to Truly Benefit From the Hearing?

Photo by Helen Maria Bjornsd/Nordic Photos/Getty Images

The Soul Calendar:

Passionate Volcano Chasers: Photographing Eruptions Around the World

Why Black Holes Burst With Light When Galaxies Merge

The Healing Waters:

*** Photo by asobitsuchiya @ flickr

Heart Health: Beware of Sugar Pirates in Your Diet

Coming Soon: Get an Orgasm Boost with Female Viagra

Humor blogs:

Tea Party and Rand Paul Cartoons - 29 May 2010

Funny Facebook Cartoons - 29 May 2010

Romancing The Chocolate:

Cream Cheese n Sour Cherry Filling 4 Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Battle Belly Fat: Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate French Toast

Simple Summer: 2 Super Easy Spaghetti Sauces

Comfort Food From Louisiana:

Seafood Recipes: Crawfish Casserole, Crawfish Corn Bread, Crawfish Tortellini

Easy Recipes: 4 Versions of Crawfish Pie

Unusual 2 Tasty:

Battle Belly Fat: Pan-Seared Shrimp Tacos, Crunchy Crust "Mac n Cheese,” Oven Fries

Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo Sauce Used 3 Ways: Seafood, Chicken, Polenta

Elegant Cheap Dishes From Manhattan Chef: Chicken With 40 Garlic Cloves, Salad and Dessert

2 Crowd Pleasing Easy Casseroles: Mexican Lasagna, Turkey Tetrazzini

Visual Insights:

Memorial Day Madness Cartoons - 29 May 2010

Poems From A Spiritual Heart: This is a poetry only blog so the poems don't get lost in the noise of all my other posts on The Social Poets. So, if you are in the mood just for a quick read of some simple poetry I'm parking it here after it debuts on the Libations Friday segments.

Peace Upon The Land

The Mystics Arrive

We Are All Sleeping Beauties

Legacy of Love

Honoring Ourselves

Pollen Storms

Snowing The Perfect Balance

The 11 Choices

The Smallest Earth Day Poem

Three Endings and One Beginning

One Mother and One Child

Release Your Dreams and Spring into Life

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29 May 2010

Obama Cowers to BP: Rejects Super Tankers for Gulf Clean Up

*** From Louisiana blogger Denny Lyon: Bring on the Super Tankers for Gulf Coast oil spill clean up. Obama cowers to BP and accepts reasons not to do massive clean up.

Greenpeace in the UK protesting the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill

From Denny: After a positive appearing and grand standing political show courtesy of the White House on Friday Louisiana and the Gulf Coast is left with this Top Kill nightmare. We all knew the Top Kill method wasn't working when there was no word from BP within 24 hours. We all knew BP wasn't that serious about the Top Kill project when they took an 18 hour break without explanation. Either they ran into serious problems or just didn't want to spend the money. Somehow, 30,000 pounds of concrete doesn't sound like much to plug up the equivalent of an underwater volcano spewing oil. What kind of drop in the bucket insult is this?

BP downplays environmental disaster

Again, BP continues to downplay this environmental disaster, anger Americans, lie to the President and lie to the world about what they are doing. Just today, the Super Tanker idea of creating the equivalent of a floating oil refinery on the Gulf was revisited by Shell Oil CEO. The Gulf Coast residents have desired the Super Tankers get sent out ASAP a month ago and still BP continues to stall the idea. Again, they are being cheap.

BP lies about Super Tankers ability to help control oil spill by clean up

In this video clip, BP gives the lame explanation of it wouldn't work because the oil is coming up from the ocean in several places. These guys have been wrong on every step of this process. Why believe this to be true now? The Super Tankers are used to skim the surface oil from the entire area and separate out the ocean water from the oil. This explanation makes no sense and is just a stalling tactic.

What are Gulf residents supposed to do as their economy slowly dies because they can't make a living from the water any more? Why does this White House continue to not take seriously the prominent issue of oil clean up when they know it will be six months before the possibility of shutting off the oil flow? Whose advice are they taking over common sense?

President's visit to Louisiana on Friday

President Obama came down to Louisiana on Friday. He allocated a mere 30 minutes to local leaders to hear their frustrations. He ended up in a two hour meeting. Why did he not do this over a month ago when the military hierarchy was interfering with common sense emergency relief?

The President getting bad advice from White House advisers and BP

Surely now Mr. Obama now realizes how poorly and ineptly his delegated parties have not served the President. Any kind of Alpha leader would be down here on a weekly basis checking up on progress and breaking log jams of miscommunication, authority turf wars and logistic problems. It would appear that everyone involved in this situation is too cozy with BP.

Again, the President is getting bad advice from his politically motivated Chicago mindset advisers. They just don't see the big picture. This White House is frozen with fear, trying to placate Big Business because they believe they need the money for elections. The fear is so palpable and smells so strong I smell it all the way down here in south Louisiana. To say I'm disappointed in this President and his team is an understatement. They have let us down. They have let down America. They refuse to govern. They are too busy with their eyes on the next election and yet as they do so they are lousy at reading the mood of America.

The only advisor who is serious about safeguarding Americans is Press Secretary Gibbs who practically screams at the President and the team daily, sledgehammering to get past their wall of intense fear of angering Big Business. The one advisor the President should be listening to and acting upon his advice is the one guy who is sidelined by the others. Unbelievable.

Voters poised to bring about real change in America out of disgust

The fact that this White House is frozen about moving forward to make tough decisions and act punitively with Big Business tells me they are not true leaders. I'm sure the Republicans are laughing in their sleeves right about now. What neither political party seems to accept and fully understand is just how furious the American public is with our government.

The country is now poised to lurch to a hard left in their voting they are so disgusted with Washington. The Republicans, all moderates and conservatives, even conservative Democrats will be given the bums rush at the voting polls come November. The President has spit on his base repeatedly and now his left leaning base is putting in new people to push him back onto the path of actually doing something for the middle class.

White House too politically motivated and not governing

This political White House knows this to be true or they would not have tried to sideline Admiral Sestak in his run for the Senate in Pennsylvania. They view him as a threat to run against Obama in 2012. This is where their heads are instead of curing the ills of this country. By the way, gentlemen, Sestak is no threat to you. As a military man he is accustomed to being fanatically loyal to the office of the President. Read that as disciplined to be obedient. He isn't your problem. I'm your problem - and people like me.

Obama's advisers mollify him into complacency by telling him that those Gulf Coast people are just angry about the worsening situation. Again, none of them "get it." Everyone in America is angry with the Obama White House for the half-stepping and tip toeing around Big Business that is constantly costing the middle class their jobs, their lifestyle. Their whole world is crashing down around them while you fiddle with election ideas.

Mr. President, your current political advisers got you into the White House but they are clearly not capable of keeping you there. Either lose them now before your Presidency disintegrates before your eyes or grab a hold of them and put them on another path that is productive.

How ruthless business people operate effectively

Let me share a thought with you, Mr. President, continuing to cower in the corner while Big Business bullies you is not a pretty picture. I choose to differ with your statement that you are in charge for clearly you are not. You should be in charge but clearly by all the constant missteps you and your team still have not taken prove you do not consider this environmental disaster seriously enough. You can be angry at my words all you like. When do you and your team plan to start governing this country on a daily basis?

Here's the low down about ruthless people like the Big Business crowd. You think if you are nice to them then they will cooperate with you. You think if you don't press them then they will reward you with money for elections. You are naive. Do you know what truly ruthless people and business men do?

Here's what they do: The whole time you are making nice they are doing back room deals to bank roll your opposition. The whole time you are cutting sweetheart deals in their favor they are busy bankrolling the elections of any and all opposition. Every time you put up new legislation they hire an army of lobbyists to shoot it down and rewrite it for you. In the end, they also give money to all the politicians. They give money to everyone to hedge their bets, including the Democrats. The object is to spread around the money to see just how much influence and cooperation they can purchase.

The reality is that, in the end, Big Business will bankroll you if you do right by the American people or if you sit in the corner too afraid to lead. Big Business wants what it wants. And what is wants are two things: access to the President and influence over the President.

Time to lead America the right way

Just how long are you going to continue cowering? You are supposed to be the leader of the free world. You are the President. You command a million man army. You have a Congress and more to help you lead. Lead. And lead from the front - not the back of the room.

If you don't step it up beyond your current game your Presidency will be remembered as weak as rainwater: the Lukewarm Presidency. When you try to please everyone you end up looking like a milquetoast kind of guy that nobody likes in the end. It's better to err on the side of the American people and stand up for us over enabling Big Business to run rough shod over the economy and collapse it.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

A newly released NASA video as satellites trace the changes that have taken place in the Gulf of Mexico, showing the expanding oil spill. It goes to 24 May:

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Whats Happening in America This Week: BP Oil Spill Cartoons - 29 May 2010

*** Boycott all BP companies worldwide. Check out the political opinion cartoons about the oil spill.

From Denny: "The British (Petroleum) are coming! The British (Petroleum) are coming!" is the cry throughout the land in America these days. I'm just as amazed as everyone else watching the news that this President actually takes the word of BP and takes their lead on decision-making from BP - all in the name of election donations.

President Bush sold out the American people to Big Business greed and, now, it looks like the first African-American President in history is doing the same. Obama is ruining it for any one of color or female gender to run for the Presidency after his administration. All he's done is give energy to his opponents who claim he is not up to the task of being a President.

As long as he and his team are cozy with Big Business it really will be "Washington business as usual." Anger burns in the hearts of all Americans right now as they have witnessed their jobs implode along with their savings, retirements and investment accounts all in the name of unbridled selfish Big Business run amok over the weeping faces of fellow Americans.

This President possesses a very weak will to corral business and political greed. Since the President or Congress won't do what needs to be done it's now time for the American people to do it in the voting booth. In every election - the primaries too, every two years for the House and every six years for the Senate, we must throw out every incumbent of both political parties tied to Big Business until the grip of Big Business upon our government is weakened and pried off.

It's going to take the next twenty years of an uphill fight by the American people to right the ship and get America back onto a more righteous path that helps the middle class. We must accept we will not receive any true help from our so-called representatives. What would be more to our voter liking is to impeach every person in government, make them all run a second time without Big Business funding to level the playing field. Let's push the re-start button for our government all over again.

BP oil cartoons and President Obama:

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*** Boycott BP photo by Rusty Boxcars @ flickr who started the "Boycott BP" flickr group.

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28 May 2010

Peace Upon The Land poem – Libations Friday 28 May 2010

*** A Memorial Day poem to honor ourselves.

Peace Upon The Land

Have you ever noticed how a sense of Peace
Settles upon The Land this time of year?
People halt their usual daily routines.
All over the country we feast and celebrate,
Everyone happily enjoying time from work.

Lots of families pack up and go on holiday.
The kids are excited every time this year.
Plans are made; places are visited all in a rush,
Only to return again to the same daily hurry.

Everyone talks excitedly about what they are cooking,
Grilling in their back yards for this holiday menu.
Competitions abound for cooking festivals and neighbors
As to who has the best food everyone loves to eat.

Businesses sponsor special Memorial Day weekend sales
Hoping to get customers in the door and move the goods.
Customers are praying for a good deal they normally can’t afford.
The deals are struck and happy faces glow on sales days.

Memorial Day parades blare loud music while old and
Young veterans march by the yelling flag-waving fans.
Children laugh at the excitement; Parents jostle for a good look.
Veterans barely smile but wave as tears glisten on their faces.

Maybe this year everyone will begin the Remembering.
Someone will start the national conversation, the storyteller.
Maybe this year they will stop their hurry and raise their glass.
We will suddenly realize we are meant to be the protectors.

Meant to create stronger government, avoiding those wars
And change the holiday of visiting cemeteries to weep.
Maybe this year we will accept their sacrifices as our own.
We owe them a lasting Peace to settle upon The Land.

Denny Lyon
Copyright 28 May 2010
All Rights Reserved

*** I would be honored if you choose to use this poem on your site or blog. Please include attribution and a link back to this blog post. (Please drop me an email so I can thank you: warriorspearl@gmail.com)

Thank you and have a great Memorial Day. Remember those who have fought for us and renew your commitment to fight for them. We are all one America.

Photo Credits

Flag waving at cemetery by Beverly & Pack @ flickr

Flags at Arlington Cemetery by The U.S. Army @ flickr

Central Park Memorial Day festival by Ed Yourdon @ flickr

Funeral flag by Beverly & Pack @ flickr

Child at the cemetery by ingridtaylar @ flickr

Human flag by marada @ flickr

Horns blaring at marada @ flickr

Grilling hamburgers by {nutmeg} @ flickr

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