May 26, 2010

ICYMI: Carville Blasts BP

Posted: 02:38 PM ET
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David Kaas   May 26th, 2010 2:50 pm ET

Larry King,

Reports coming from the Kremlin are that a Israeli sub blew the gulf platform by order of Obama, designed to instill a military build-up in S Korea since the event will be blamed on a N Korean Submarine instead.

The news is starting to look pretty bad now days!

Scott Hall   May 26th, 2010 3:34 pm ET

Larry, I am just your average working American and no expert on drilling but it seems to me that by dumping concrete into the BP oil hole is a big gamble. I have never heard anyone suggest using the power of mother Earth to cave in the hole. Seal it with the natural susbstance they drilled out in the first place. HOW?

Drop a powerful explosion device deep within the hole and create a cave in on the shaft, thus sealing the hole. IF this does not create a trigger to ignite the mother load, it should cave in the shaft and seal the hole.

However, I have heard no one discuss this option. Am I nuts or could this work? Unfortunately it works all to often on miners.

Thank you Scott

Truckdriver   May 26th, 2010 3:49 pm ET

Find it crazy.From a truck driver anyway that hauls BP's stuff.My truck is leased to ACE Transportion.BP is one of the cheapest people we haul for.But yet wants the most done.They're always preaching a us about safety.What this haul this way,that hauled that way.They just about tell us how to load our trucks.Always telling us to plan ahead and see if something bad could happen.Sure is funny how a company thats so cheap and worried about safety could let this happen.I hear that they was even warned.Hear that if they simply would have changed a battery this might not have happen.Are they that cheap they can't afford one.When they tried the dooms over the pipe leaking.Had to wait from them to get built.When asked why they wasn't.Bp said they never thought they would need them.Always look ahead they say.Now they done messed everything up for the rest of us.Our great President lifted the ban on the east coast for drilling.Wow for a min i thought he was going to really do something right since he's been in office.But it sure didn't take him look to put his tail between his legs and stop that.He talks about the jobless rate.Say's he wants to create jobs.But yet he wants to stop drilling.Him and the environmentalists wants to depend on other coutries.I might as well as move out of Louisian then.That's want keeps alot of people working.So lets do that Mr. Obama,Environmentalist.Lets stop drilling for oil all together in this country.Lets put millions of people out of work and make other countries rich.All because some cheap company messed up.As for as the Environmentalist go.Lets stop everything.When the space shuttle went down.Did we stop sicking money into that.No the President said we must move on.So we sunk billions in that.Wonder how many car wrecks and deaths their are a day.Should we ban driving.When a plane is hijacked and crashes into building.Did we ban flying.There's more of them then oil spills.We really do have some smart people running our country.Well I gues I'll sell my truck get out of trucking.Sell everything and move overseas where the works going to be.Sure will miss the good ole U.S.A..thanks Mr. Obama and ya'll great Environmentalist

charles   May 26th, 2010 3:50 pm ET

CNN asks wether BP should face criminal charges? My answer is; Yes!, and it should be carried out the same way as "China" would do it; a firing squad. It's an honorable way to carry out the punishment due for treason.

Dodie   May 26th, 2010 4:23 pm ET

@David Kaas

Those reports are just 'ass'umptions there is no fact or validity to any of what you say. To create possibly the worst environmental disaster in US history possibly the world, next to Chernobyl is absurd! The DPRK and South Korea may take 'pot shots' at each other, but it would never escalate to a full scale war. Why, you might ask? Because China will not allow it. China borders the DPRK and less than 200 miles from South Korea. If you notice the DPRK does not conduct underground Nuclear testing... since China said "enough"

Keith S   May 26th, 2010 4:26 pm ET

I hope you'll have some engineers on your program tonight to tell us who the oil spill disaster is going.

I'm watching Rick Sanchez's program, and the engineer has been very interesting and informative of what is going on.

CNN has done an excellent job of covering the politics, a pretty job of covering the legal issues - but on the science and engineering it has been weak.

CNN would benefit from being more like The Economist, and having scientists and engineers on staff to work on reporting scientific and engineering issues.

Smith in Oregon   May 26th, 2010 4:27 pm ET

The Hero and Darling of the Republican Party, former President George W. Bush speaking before an audience of entranced ardent Republican boosters and neo-cons at the Dallas Convention Center today who had gathered at the American Wind Energy Association meeting stated, 'It's in our economic interests that we diversify AWAY from oil' and 'It's in our environmental interest'. The former Texas Oilman and member of a longtime Oil family finished his speech stating 'It's in our national security interest'.

The Republican party now has their marching orders. Perhaps they'll stop bashing former Vice President Al Gore over his insistence for America to move away from Oil for the past 20 years.

The MAJORITY in America expects the Republican party lawmakers, leaders and members to now follow your Hero's advice and help move America AWAY from Oil.

IKHAN   May 26th, 2010 6:30 pm ET

Hi Larry,
Hi folks
you are right this theory is rather absurd. China of course is to be reckoned with.
Another theory doing the circuits is that the Tome Square failed bombing plot was a set up by those upstairs who would want us to remain paranoid.
@Smith in Oregon
Well said. However moving away from oil would be hard to come by taking into account our thirst for this liquid & the big big money involved from the point of view of Big Oil.

Smith in Oregon   May 26th, 2010 6:53 pm ET

With James Carville and his wife who are often CNN commentators and Guests of CNN graphically showing the CNN Audience the crude Oil that has gushed out of the deep sea ruptured BP well site IS NOT LIGHT LOUISIANA CRUDE, I have yet to see CNN post an apology nor a retraction made by CNN Staff including Anderson Cooper who repeated BP's original claim this well consisted of Light Louisiana Crude Oil.

That BP Claim was a utter lie. ALL Oil wells undergo chemical analysis to determine almost immediately the 'type and content of the Oil contained in a underground reservoir'. BP in my opinion already knew this well's Oil contained 50% Asphalt which was LATER confirmed by the State of Louisiana's Earth and Science Department heads.

Sadly Coast Guard Admiral Thad (not a clue) Allen was lied to also by BP and told the Oil in that well was light Louisiana crude Oil. Which would almost entirely rise to the surface and immediately show surface observers the extent or lack of Oil gushing out from the Oil well. Not seeing a large amount of light Louisiana crude Oil rising to the surface, Admiral Thad Allen made a huge mis-speak in telling the American public the deep undersea well wasn't leaking Oil.

Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen should have waited until the flotilla of remove operated deep sea vehicles (ROV's) had been brought to the deep sea well site and visually via remote camera's seen for himself if there was Oil Gushing out or not, rather than simply mouth the lie from BP there was no Oil gushing out from the well!!!

Yes, it appears both Thad Allen was lied to and CNN was lied to in regards to the type and composition of the Oil gushing out from the Mercado Oil field. IT IS HEAVY CRUDE OIL composed of 50% ASPHALT, not light Louisiana crude oil.

CNN should voice and post a retraction on its earlier mis-comments which were proven to be entirely false and wrong by James Carville and his Wife showing the viewers the very thick sludge and telling the viewers this isn't light Louisiana crude, this isn't motor oil, this isn't 3 in one light oil folks. Yes James, I fully agree and have early on attempted to tell the CNN audience that earlier information about the crude Oil composition and type was WRONG.

Smith in Oregon   May 26th, 2010 7:08 pm ET

James Carville coined the term 'Republican Plume of Doom' in describing the heavy crude Oil plumes from the ruptured Oil well, that is pretty catchy James!

Susan, Vancouver   May 26th, 2010 7:42 pm ET

My anger is with the people who want to do something – who actually have some solutions and are stopped because the EPA or other entities say they have to wait for approval. I say, unless their solutions are predictably a bad idea, let these people put their boots on and try to clean up this mess!

Chuck   May 26th, 2010 7:50 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon,
Within the last 20 years Gore was VP under a Democrat President. What happened during their administration that we didn't move away from oil?!

gerald Jolly   May 26th, 2010 8:10 pm ET

@ Dodie.

You've got that 100% right.

Having lived and worked in China for seven years, I can assure you that, when the chips are down, North Korea will do exactly what China tells them to do.

There is severe widespread famine in North Korea, and more that 60% of the food consumed in North Korea is donated to them by China.

Linda Faulk   May 26th, 2010 8:18 pm ET


Give my best to James but tell him his head shaking wife on your 6:00 news this evening said it all....she knows, like I know, the federal government bears the biggest part of the responsibility in this disaster.
I am a Louisiana native in live in one of the southern most parishes of the state being affected. Houma, La. (Terrebonne Parish) my fiance' a
Charter Boad Capt. for 40 years has lost his livelihood.
We are on the front line and see the devastation....but the biggest disaster is the NOTHING THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING BUT
As laymen with no experience but loads of common sense, I would be throwing everything we have to protect the fragile coastline, bays and estuaries that are vital to this WHOLE NATION, NOT JUST LA., MISS., FLA. OR TEX. This past Thursday as we begged the Corp. and the Coast Guard....we did not have enough boom and when we did receive a little boom, there it sat on the docks. The commander answered a news reporters question : "Why isn't the boom being put out" . His reply on T.V. was ...and I quote: " I guess I am just slow and dumb". No one is really paying attention to the lack of attention Obama is putting on this tragedy -boy but he could send it all to Haiti without flinching or batting an eye within 24 hours. Guess what ......when we turn off the oil spickets.....the rest of the nation will be paying attention.
We have lived in a relative cozy co-existance with the oilfield companies for our entire lives. I worked for some of the largest! Yes there are mistakes that have been made here.....but this can be fixed AFTER the mess is stopped and cleaned up. ENOUGH OF THE LIP SERVICE BY PEOPLE MAKING EXCUSES FOR OUR "SO CALLED LEADER"!


andreas   May 26th, 2010 8:36 pm ET

Hi Larry

Why not drop a small bomb down the shaft between ocean floor and oil resevoire, (13000Ft).
If the small bomb was detonated say 8000Ft beneath ocean bottom, whole shaft will close and problem over.
Only thing BP will lose well, or at least shaft to resevoire.


Las Vegas

Smith in Oregon   May 26th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

With the Republican marching orders now given by their former leader former President George W. Bush to 'move away from Oil', the Democratic lawmakers should continue to move America to implementing America's 3rd. Generation Electrical Power grid which is necessary to fully use alternative electrical energy production.

Moving America to the mass use of pure electrical vehicles is going to need a new Nation wide electrical power-grid be in place to power them.

Will the Republican Party of NO Way, No How and No Ideas now follow their former leaders direction and help to move America away from Big Oil?

I doubt it, Big Oil to the Republican lawmakers is like Heroin to a Junkie, they can't get enough of it. And they don't care what it costs the American society to have it.

butch   May 26th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

How many gallons of oil have been stopped by reporters and politics? It truly is an unpresidented disaster so why don't why not get the hell out of the way and let the most capable people in the world do what they can to fix this. If we could pulg the pipe with commentary from people who don't 'have a clue but instead but have the right to question BP's every move on the media this problem would be hostory! If I hear one more "expert" I'll be sick. We complain about drilling in the gulf but let gasoline go up $2 a gallon ,even worse keep people from random trips down the interstate and see who's foot is on who's throat.

Joe G. (Illinois)   May 26th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Listen up all you Mr. James Carville out there..

It’s not appropriate to criticize the White House Administration’s handling of this matter. It could be misconstrued as “Tea Partian.” You know..!

And maybe Borak Obama has good enough reason to appoint Czars for every which way, office and direction and not one for the Gulf Oil Spill.

Evelyn, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan CANADA   May 26th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I'm sure that most people agree right now that there is more than enough lead in the a_ _ _ s of the BP executives and engineers to plug that hole.

Also, the USA needs to spend way less on shooting out more space junk, and spend more on developing ecologically friendly ways to clean up this mess – ie oil eating microbes, etc.

Cathy   May 27th, 2010 1:11 am ET

it's sad to hear James Carville basically say the President hasn't known the real situation. This has been going on for quite a while now and there would be no good excuse for him to not know exactly what is or is not happening. He is the President. We need him to be on the frontline with the appearance that he is full engaged. What' the plan, another Czar? James Carville served the President better when he criticized the administration. To back peddle by suggesting the President "doesn't know" really makes the President look worse.

Smith in Oregon   May 27th, 2010 2:05 am ET

Why I feel Interior Secretary Ken Salazar needs to utterly clear out many of the Mines and Mineral Federal employees hired under the Bush-Cheney friends of Big Oil administration who are now causing problems to the Obama Administration and to the welfare of America:

The Federal Minerals Management Service had approved BP’s drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico without any environmental review!!!

The Federal agency was able to do this using a loophole in the National Environmental Policy Act created for minimally intrusive actions like building outhouses and hiking trails.

When any Federal agency is going to approve a project, it has to go through an environmental review. But for projects that have very little impact like building an outhouse or a hiking trail, they can use what is called a categorical exclusion and say there’s no impact here at all so we don’t need to spend energy or time doing a review. Looking at the oil drilling permits being issued by the Minerals Management Service in the Gulf, you would be shocked to find out that they were approving hundreds of massive oil drilling permits using this categorical exclusion instead of doing a full environmental impact study. And lo and behold, the very BP’s drilling permit (the very one that exploded, and is gushing in the Gulf of Mexico) was done under this loophole and never reviewed by the federal government at all.

It was just rubber-stamped!!!


710-77342   May 27th, 2010 5:19 am ET

By Valdez cleanup and damage cost standards, BP is now broke.

By a rough calculation, we have figured a 65000 BOPD leak rate, for over 30 days, and using Valdez costs adjusted for inflation, but not for value of the economic area ,

BP total projected cost is now over $ 100 Billion!

Ted   May 27th, 2010 8:33 am ET

@ David Kaas

You are correct on your assumption of an israeli sub blowing up the platform!!
It was financed by the American Jewish Congress, GoldmanSachs, the Vatican, the Dalai Lama and the Great Imam of Jerusalem.
Only the southern Baptist said no to this sceam.

Why did they do it? They are all short on BP stocks and options!!!!

gerald Jolly   May 27th, 2010 9:00 am ET

Absolutely, and without doubt.

If there is'nt a federal investigation done on the practices and methods that B.P. uses or does.

Then I'm sorry to say, but something smells very fishy in Washington.

How many of our so-called representatives have taken money and favors from B.P.???

I assure you, that will never be disclosed.


Donald L Allen   May 27th, 2010 9:15 am ET

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jona   May 27th, 2010 11:38 am ET

BP is just an oil company. They're as bad as any I suppose. THis is a natural disaster. Obama is going on vacation, going to concerts and generally taking full advantage of the luxuries of posing as President of the US.

I could not care less about BP. THE GOVT should protect the beaches and shold have been ON THE SCENE with military support and the US Navy to prevent the largest oil spill in history.

Where's Kanye now?

Fred Wink   May 27th, 2010 11:50 am ET

Wow, Caraville criticizing the anointed one for a lack of leadership. What did he think? Did he expect this person with no leadership experience to rise up and lead suddenly? Well, that does happen sometimes but usually the individual has to have at least some of the ingredients (Honesty, integrity, a clear vision of what needs to be done even if they don't know how and a willingness to step up and take the blame, being just a few) of a leader.
A man with no moral compass and no desire for anything but the power to fundamentally transform this great nation into a second rate european socialist nation, is not likely to reach down within themselves and find the kind of character that it would take to lead the nation in this cleanup or in any other wworthwhile endeavor.
We wanted change, we got it, now what are we going to do with it?

Carolyn   May 27th, 2010 1:52 pm ET

Please, James, I know you are more than upset about the environmental disaster affecting the region you so love. I can't believe you would join media colleages in a chorus of "Is the oil spill Obama's Katrina?" Shouldn't the correct question be, "Isn't the oil spill ANOTHER Katrina for BUSH/Cheney?" Why aren't the Democrats hammering that home? B/C coddled their big oil cronies for many, many years, and now we are seeing the disastrous result. This is yet another monumental mess inherited by Obama while Bush/Cheney sit back and write their "memoirs"!

sasha   May 27th, 2010 2:29 pm ET

Ben Stein's comment that executives should face criminal charges but BP shareholders shouldn't be punished is selfish because he owns BP stock. I recently BP stock but in the interest of fairness shareholders are entitled to the benefits of deploying capital but should also take the bad if things don't work out. Criminally charging the executives isn't fitting punishment. They'll be easy to replace.

IKHAN   May 27th, 2010 2:40 pm ET

Hi Larry,
We are now being educated on' Honesty,integrity, a clear vision of what needs to be done' in leadership.The paradigms given to this hapless nation by the Bush-Cheney era of infamy. What leadership that was 'Honest, loads of statesmanship,wisdom & a clear vision of the world & where America should go'.

The worst possible time in our history.We lost our prestige,credibility & influence on this planet. Thousands of precious American lives, thousands more scarred & maimed for life, a trillion dollar down the drain, a whole region turned into a hot bed of violence,extremism & breeding ground for terrorism for decades to come. All for greed, perverted ideology based on dishonesty & misleading the American public.
The repercussions of follies committed during that regime bound to haunt us for a long time to come on the economic,financial &fiscal horizon making it difficult to dig ourselves out of the debris.
And we have the temerity of abusing the current President.

Cajazz76:24:8   May 27th, 2010 2:55 pm ET

Hey Carville, your pathetic and childish outburst reminded me why I am repulsed by your're carpet tape..TWO-FACED. Watching you and the bag-of-wind beside you yesterday said it all. I just forgot what you really are, the syphilitic afterbirth of a bastard rat. I think you may have become a bit less source-able to the network of CNN. You may as well apply at Fox News where you would best fit in as a fair and balanced oxymoron, at best. You are a selfish and self servicing in-breed with diseased malfunction.

Luis   May 28th, 2010 1:05 am ET

Once again; Where are the tankers? What happen with K. Costner
machine's? do they work or not? Let's put it to work, it's nothing to lose, but a lot gain. Again the vesell's :I really really hope that "top kill"
work, but is nothing to trust about BP. My suggestion for second time is: A pipe surrounding the hole acting as a funnell, to the surface with
the tankers as a recipients. This will minimize a lot the amount of oil
spreading around. This pipe only need to be wide at the end surrounding the hole, just like a funnell. There is somebody out there
like a marine engineer who can analize this idea? If is any possibility
this can be work?

Ted   May 28th, 2010 8:09 am ET

@ cajazz

Wow, you sure like that guy!!
His constant stuttering and whining noise gets on my nerves, too.
I see you know him better.

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