June 3, 2010

LKL Tonight – President Obama 'furious' over BP oil spill

Posted: 04:39 PM ET


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Jerry Mc Andrew   June 3rd, 2010 4:46 pm ET

Another question to ask the President.... Hilary Clinton the Secretary of state has just sign a gun control agreement. So now what happens to our constitutional rights under the 2nd Amendment...

Mary Patt   June 3rd, 2010 5:03 pm ET

I keep hearing Obama stating that immigration and the borders are the federal government's responsibility. I remember when Reagan said he would give amnesty to those that were here in 1986 and then halt the flow. How many millions have come in and drained our resources, including our educational and health care systems as well as enormous
increase in crime.

Close our borders and stop messing around. I don't care who is offended. Most probably came illegally since 1986.

James Aliotta   June 3rd, 2010 5:13 pm ET

Someone needs to ask the question why BPcan not shut off the flow of oil with explosives deep into the pipeline below the sea floor and kill the flow of oil permanently? I'm guessing they don't want to do that because it doesn't allow them to recover the potential oil. They want to continue to get at this oil regardless of the damage done.

James   June 3rd, 2010 5:20 pm ET

I think the owner of BP should be charged for animal crulty &animal abuse & should spend a few years in prison
ps. I'm from Ottawa Canada come back & visit soon Obama your always welcome

Wild_Bill_Walker   June 3rd, 2010 6:40 pm ET

Two Cents From The Peanuts Gallery

Oil Spill – Now that they have cut the pipe off – why don't they use the fitting that is visable in the photo's – the vidio shows the nuts and bolts at the fitting just below where they cut the pipe why not re-fit it or drill back into it.

Economy – why don't we try trickle up economics – instead of collecting income tax from middle class pay checks – why not let them have that money back in cash and send a voucher to the government so they can keep track of stimulous money in the hand on the men and women that made it and who still have a job. We have a cash flow problem in this country. When I got out of the USMC in 1969 a brand new loaded Corvette cost about $4800. and I was making $8.00 per hour. Now a new Corvette cost over $48,000. and I'm still making
$ 8.00 per hour.
If the consumer is pour so will the economy follow.

Jobs. – When are we going to realize that job sharing woks in a 12/7 day operation or a 24/7 day operation. Ross Perot at EDS Corp. has already proven this model for employing 33% more people without any major increase in employment cost and everyone sharing their job still gets to work 168 hours per month, yet they only have to go into work 15 days per month instead of 20, they only have to work six months out of the year and they get three day weekend every other week end and never work over three consecutive days without getting two days off. Not to mention the residual energy savings ... etc.

Larry call me at 432-294-3991 I would love to come on your show and tell you my ideas for saving this economy and this country.

Beth L.Messersmith   June 3rd, 2010 7:53 pm ET

How is it that nobody has addressed the Biblical statement being made with this oil catastrophy ? We should ALL count our blessings and ask God's forgiveness: ask Jesus to be your Savior ! I think the longer it goes, the more it encircles our globe. Once in all the oceans, it is only a matter of time before the oil starts afire, and VIOLA ! The end of the world indeed, as told in the Bible : New International Version : Isaiah 34:9 & 10. Also stated in Malachi 4:1 Isaiah 34:9&10 even refers to " pitch ", and " sulfer " and " BLAZING PITCH " !!!

MadAngry   June 3rd, 2010 9:11 pm ET

I dont think we need to hear the prez tell us how bad the spill is, I dont think we need to hear him tootin his own horn about how "fast" he acted upon hearing of the explosion,....I think what we need to hear from him is what he intends on doing about shoreline protection and clean up NOW

Dinah Bynum   June 3rd, 2010 10:02 pm ET

I have read all the anger and finger pointing.. But to all of you I say what is done is done. My beautiful state is dying. My heart is breaking and my eyes fill with tears. My father fished and trapped most of his life, as did his brothers and father before him. My husband and step son may lose their jobs. BP made the Gulf Bleed. The Government is finishing the demise of our beautiful state . I will say BP is trying to stop the oil gushing. I wish there was a simple solution but there is none. We will do what needs to be done to clean and pick up the pieces. We are a strong people , we will survive as we have in the passed. What we must do is pray for God's grace to give strength to all those who can help put LOUISIANA back together.

Davidson Mourillon   June 4th, 2010 12:20 am ET

An immediate solution for the oil spill in the Golf is as follows:
1. – Lower 4 pipes connected to each other by metal rods leaving sufficient space between them to allow a 5th pipe to fit into the space left open between the 4 pipes.
2. – Attach scoops like loader scoops at the end of each of the 4 pipes with the scoops in dumping position (in a catching position)
3. – at the upper side of the pipes high speed pumps should be attached (connected) to pump at a higher speed than the oil is spouting out of the well
4. – The tower of 4 pipes is positioned over the the outlet of the well leaving the out let clear – This is achieved when attaching the pipes to each other by the rods leaving the space required for the 5th pipe.
5. – The pumps aare then activated pumpingthe oil into stanby tankers.
6. – The fast pumping will divert the spoutung oil into four direction reducing the pushin force (which is the natural force with which the oil is spouted out)
7. – The mouth of the well is then left without the upward pressure allowing the 5th pipe to be lowered between the 4 pipes already in place and gradually positioned into the mouth of the well. A high pressure pump which pumps the oil into standby tankers should also be attached to the 5th pipe to prevent the oil to flow at its own speed. The 4 pipes which will be left in place will remain there to catch any excess spill around the mouth of the well.
Alternative: Instead of using 4 pipes one can use rubber hoses normally used in refineries but the size should be large enough to absorbe the flow required to comply with the pumping pressure of the high speed pump.
This investment will be a lot less which already has been spent – the time to get it done is estimated to be around 80 working hours if pipes are used for the welding of the pipes and if hoses are used this will be less because there is no welding to be done. The time spent is dependent on how many persons are used.
Important is to remove the spouting pressure from the mouth of the well to allow the fifth pipe to be placed into the mouth of the well.
If I can get an email address I will submit the drawings for this proposal.
Constraining the spouting to the bottom at the mouth already stops the spreading of the oil spill.
It works – Just do it – You have nothing to loose.

mr bob   June 4th, 2010 12:52 am ET

I think if they were to install a valve, then close it ,it would solve the problem . ???

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 4th, 2010 9:59 am ET

I think the Government needs to step in and bring in their own independent people, independent of BP, who can help to shut-down this oil well. Sounds like the Russians could have expertese in this area with underground explosives. BP can then pay the bill for this.

BP are probably protecting their interests and have their own agendas.

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   June 4th, 2010 10:18 am ET

Of course President Obama would be angry over this oil-spill. Who in their right mind wouldn't. He even voiced his anger by crying out........."Plug that damn hole." We all are angry and rightly so.

This is bigger than all of us. What has happened, has happened unfortunately. Everyone must come together in this and do all in their power to help out. There is no time for finger-pointing and blame. That will have to come later. Action is the key now.

The more delay the worse it is going to be.

Doris   June 4th, 2010 12:29 pm ET

Go to and watch J. Brent Tuttle's you tube video on how to clean up this mess with microorganism. It is an eye opener and not one news outlet has reported on this solution.. Please forward it to everyone you know. I,too, am furious and I am sending this to everyone I can think of.

ray   June 4th, 2010 12:44 pm ET

The Solution to the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico A win win solution to a very bad situation:

When you add up environmental cost, environmental cleanup cost, and fines that BP is going to pay for every barrel of oil that has been spilled. The oil then becomes a commodity with a large price tag on it —black gold.

Here's how to clean it up:

First - quit using the dispersants immediately. Let the oil come to the surface where it can be fully salvaged.

Secondly– for every barrel of oil that is collected and cleaned by the private sector PB will be forgiven their per barrel fine. With this savings BP will pay anyone two thousand dollars or more for a barrel of pure salvaged crud oil. Payment will be on the spot, when it is off-loaded from private boats. At the time of payment the private individuals will sign a waiver that they will be responsible for their own equipment, and purchases of all personal safety equipment, which can be provided by private venders.

They will start salvaging this oil at the leading edge, closest land. The logistics of this would be easyily figured out. There are enough local people, entrepreneurs, and those who would travel to this area to clean it up.

Government should relax taxes on cleanup monies for those private individuals doing the work to make it more profitable. This would have to be implemented immediately before more damage is done to the coast and wetlands.

First and foremost, the oil would be cleaned up before it destroys an area that is vital to our country.

The Benefits to local fisherman and the local economy is that they would be able to recuperate lost money. BP could relax efforts to cap the well immediately and concentrate effort and resources on the two relief wells.

I wanted to make this suggestion short and sweet. This not rocket science and should not made into a bigger deal than it is. All that is required is the rallying of the citizens of this Great Country and a lot of hard work. Because time is of the essence, everyone needs to get off their thumbs and get to work.

m.w   June 4th, 2010 12:58 pm ET

Hi Larry, poeple of this planet should know that this planet is our
home . No mather where you are, what goes around, turn around. It is time for the people to put their difference aside and get together to solve this problem. We build some powerful weapon to destroy and protect our home why??? To drain our home at the same time???.
Put you pride aside, ask the engineering from all nation to put their heads together to resolve this situation, this Is how a human being will do. But i guess that it will be the biggest task of all. I know that the second attemp would not work and now this third attemp will still not work either because of the pressure and currents changes.
it is time to remove those guys and stop wasting time with their failure.I am sure that all humans of this planet (OUR HOME) are thinking the same thing . It is time to make a change to bring a solution into the science world and for them to realize once and for all this is our home and we are tired to see them destroying the beauty of all thing and all living form that don't belong to them but to all humans of this world. Our home needs some cleaning, so let's work together as one to put an end to it.

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