Shep Smith loses it momentarily with Judge Napolitano for supposedly defending BP.
Go Shep! We love it when Shep loses it.

Can you believe that Napolitano tried to blame the locals for the Katrina mess?


7 Thoughts to “Shep Smith Gets Grossed Out!”

  1. Wolverine

    Could it just possibly be that BOTH the government and BP are at fault here?

  2. I don’t know enough about deep drilling to answer that. I haven’t figured out why the govt. would be guilty and if it is, do we blame Obama, Bush, Clinton or Daddy Bush?

  3. The evidence apparently shows that BP cut corners. However, the evidence also shows that the government gave them a SAFETY AWARD in 2009. Sooo……apparently, BP fixed those. THIS mishap is, according to things I’ve read, been long in coming. The way the drilling was done had problems. However, Halliburton notified the government about their concerns about BP’s policies. The gov’t did nothing. In my opinion, both were at fault. And Napalitano is right. The oil industry follows the gov’t mandates. But only one of them is liable if the gov’t is incompetent.

    His statement about the locals being the competent force for the cleanup is dead on. Its the feds that are slowing the cleanup. His comment about Katrina was also dead on. Gov. Blanco was so far beyond incompetent, she should have be held liable. The mayor was also out of his depth. The locals in New Orleans were ALSO incompetent. I saw people, 3 days after the flood, still living in a home that was not flooded, ie high rise apt, stating that they had no food or water. WHAT? They had WEEKS to prepare. Cars were found on the street after the water subsided. Uh, guy? Hurricane coming….Leave! When I was growing up, I spent a few days elsewhere during hurricane warnings. We also turned our bathtub into a reservoir and kept 10 or 12 milk jugs filled with water. And we had 10 days supply of food, ie. Peanut butter, bread, etc. NOLA cops were found in Florida, WITH their cars. NOPD stands for Not Our Problem Dude for many of those cops.

    The locals in NOLA were TOLD not to put people in the Superdome by FEMA, but…..did they listen. And the NOLA authorities never told the Nat’l Guard where else they had “stashed” refugees. And the West Bank of NOLA was not flooded. THOSE authorities prevented people from crossing the river for fear of rioting and looting.
    THEN, FEMA came in. Of course all the 1st responders supplies had been wiped out by the hurricane damage which covered an area the size of England. No one expected that the damage would extend so far inland. Was FEMA well utilized? Probably not. I blame the problems on it being a federal bureaucracy and therefore, slow and rule bound. Like the “problem solvers ” in the Gulf.


    “Ironically, the superior European technology runs afoul of U.S. environmental rules. The voracious Dutch vessels, for example, continuously suck up vast quantities of oily water, extract most of the oil and then spit overboard vast quantities of nearly oil-free water. Nearly oil-free isn’t good enough for the U.S. regulators, who have a standard of 15 parts per million — if water isn’t at least 99.9985% pure, it may not be returned to the Gulf of Mexico.”

    So, the good is sacrifice for the perfect and it doesn’t get fixed. Only 5 of the dozens of countries offering help have been accepted. Miles of boom sit in warehouses in Maine.
    Congress and Obama refuse to streamline recovery efforts. I wouldn’t blame Gov. Jindal if he put state troopers or Nat’l Guard on his boats and told the Coast Guard or the Interior Dept to “eff off” when they try to stop him.

    Both BP and the government are at fault here. Both in the accident, the cleanup, and the prevention of press coverage. BP’s acquiesce to Obama’s shakedown may limit the liability. We don’t know, because the details aren’t published or been adjudicated. We still don’t know the cause of the blow out or failure. We have to assume that it was just an accident.

    While I can’t find the exact laws or regulations that prevent shallower drilling, I do know that the drilling is restricted to waters off of La and Texas. Its getting crowded. Perhaps if drilling had been allowed elsewhere in the Gulf, inside the 50 mile limit, in shallower water, this well would not have been necessary.

    Oh, and does anyone else realize that while Obama is trying to stop drilling in our waters, his gov’t is giving a 10 billion dollar loan of OUR money so that Brazil can use THESE drilling rigs to drill in deep water. And his political allies just bought a huge stake in Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company? Just sayin’…….

  4. SlowpokeRodriguez

    I didn’t see this, but I was listening to Neil Cavuto the other night when the chief AFL-CIO economist called him an asshole live on the air. Funny stuff!

  5. marinm

    I agree with Napolitano.

  6. I have it somewhere. It was funny. Cavuto was doing the bully thing.

    marin, why does that not surprise me?

  7. marinm

    The agreement? I would hope it wouldn’t!! 🙂

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