As you may have heard, General Stanley McChrystal will be at The White House today to answer to President Obama for his controversial Rolling Stone profile. I don't know about you, but I'm still trying to make sense of all this. I mean, it's just so shocking. Rolling Stone is still in print?
Stephen Colbert's take on the story can be seen below.
Tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Energy & Oil, Fox, Gulf Coast, Joe Biden, Jon Stewart, Sean Hannity, Stanley McChrystal, Steve Doocy, The Daily Show, Video
As Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, while oil continued to poison the Gulf of Mexico at a catastrophic rate, BP CEO Tony Hayward was participating in a yacht race over the weekend. There is a bright side to this story though, as engineers now believe they may be able to plug the gushing well with Hayward's giant balls.
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From a distance, the most devastating, terrifying and depressing environmental disaster in the history of the world looks like the most devastating, terrifying and beautiful environmental disaster in the history of the world…
Ah, the way the sun gleams of the shimmering oil-soaked corpses of the dead fish. 'Tis almost as though poetry itself — thick and black as a Night Goddess's veil — is gushing forth from the ocean's depth.
Oh, and don't forget, we've only seen about five percent of the oil released into the Gulf so far. So, this shit is gonna get 20 times more beautiful eventually.
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You know that old canard of criminal investigation: Cui bono? To whose benefit? What this usually means is that if you can find out who is profiting from an unpleasant scenario, you can infer that that party is guilty. This is obviously airtaight reasoning that ever ever fails.
So, what happens if we apply that to the oil spill in the Gulf?
While Crist appears cool, composed, and in control — calling for tougher legislation to shut down offshore drilling — GOP wunderkind Rubio seems out of step with Florida’s populace, supporting a policy of continued offshore drilling that polling shows voters reject.
Standing among the suits, Crist is getting to play action hero. On Tuesday, he surveyed the shoreline in Pensacola Beach with President Obama. On Wednesday, he worked the phones, talking to fellow Gulf Coast governors and federal officials who are managing the Deepwater Horizon spill. Suddenly a whirl of activity, Crist has watched his popularity crest. Last week, a Quinnipiac poll had Crist, who trailed Rubio by 8 points in May, ahead anywhere from 4 to 7 points, depending on which Democrat eventually joins the pair in the race.
Ipso facto, Charlie Crist stripped down, greased himself up, swam out out to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig's drilling site six miles beneath the ocean's surface and, using only his upper body strength, tore asunder the ocean floor.
When you think about it, it's the only explanation that makes any sense.
Tags: Charlie Crist, Energy & Oil, Environment, Florida, Gulf Coast, Marco Rubio, Senate