Time Magazine: "Limbaugh has a point."

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  1. Revmitchell

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    President Obama has called the BP oil spill "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced," and so has just about everyone else. Green groups are sounding alarms about the "catastrophe along the Gulf Coast," while CBS, Fox and MSNBC are all slapping "Disaster in the Gulf" chyrons on their spill-related news. Even BP fall guy Tony Hayward, after some early happy talk, admitted that the spill was an "environmental catastrophe." The obnoxious anti-environmentalist Rush Limbaugh has been a rare voice arguing that the spill — he calls it "the leak" — is anything less than an ecological calamity, scoffing at the avalanche of end-is-nigh eco-hype.

    Well, Limbaugh has a point. The Deepwater Horizon explosion was an awful tragedy for the 11 workers who died on the rig, and it's no leak; it's the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. It's also inflicting serious economic and psychological damage on coastal communities that depend on tourism, fishing and drilling. But so far — while it's important to acknowledge that the long-term potential danger is simply unknowable for an underwater event that took place just three months ago — it does not seem to be inflicting severe environmental damage. "The impacts have been much, much less than everyone feared," says geochemist Jacqueline Michel, a federal contractor who is coordinating shoreline assessments in Louisiana.

    Yes, the spill killed birds — but so far, less than 1% of the number killed by the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska 21 years ago. Yes, we've heard horror stories about oiled dolphins — but so far, wildlife-response teams have collected only three visibly oiled carcasses of mammals. Yes, the spill prompted harsh restrictions on fishing and shrimping, but so far, the region's fish and shrimp have tested clean, and the restrictions are gradually being lifted. And yes, scientists have warned that the oil could accelerate the destruction of Louisiana's disintegrating coastal marshes — a real slow-motion ecological calamity — but so far, assessment teams have found only about 350 acres of oiled marshes, when Louisiana was already losing about 15,000 acres of wetlands every year.

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  2. Scarlett O.

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    Oh, forget it.
     
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  3. carpro

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    The reason Limbaugh is hated and feared so much by liberal is because he frequently has "a point" and often seems to know what they are up to before they do. :applause:
     
  4. Crabtownboy

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    Most amusing that Rev. uses a source at which he has ridiculed others, me for instance, for using.
     
  5. Revmitchell

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    Do you agree that Limbaugh has a point.
     
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    No substantive response I see.

    Remark on the poster and not the post?

    You must be conceeding his point.
     
  7. matt wade

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    Wow....the point of the post flew right over that cranium of yours didn't it? Let me spell it out for you. Even the liberal media is admitting that Limbaugh has a point. There...can you figure it out now?
     
  8. Robert Snow

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    I agree that on this point, Rush Limbaugh is correct! :love2:
     
  9. rbell

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    You've done it now.

    I foresee a signature line quote in about half of the BB members. :eek: :D
     
  10. Robert Snow

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    Hey, if he's right, he's right. You know even a broken clock...(unless it's digital)! :laugh:
     
  11. rbell

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    Great...can't wait to hear the second time you agree with him!
     
  12. Robert Snow

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    Come back in either 12 or 24 hours, there's always a chance.

    Seriously, it's not always what Rush says, it's how he says it. It's like Carpro or Revmitchell. The attitude that President Obama is always wrong, and if he happens to be correct, ignore him.
     
  13. Revmitchell

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    Brother you know not of what you speak. In fact I have started several threads because I agreed with Obama.
     
  14. Robert Snow

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    Well then, I stand corrected.
     
  15. rbell

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    So now, RS will quote Revmitchell in his sig line, saying "I agreed with Obama."

    This is getting fun.
     
  16. carpro

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    Offhand, I can't think of a single decision he's made that has been beneficial to the country.

    He's screwed up the economy, he's a threat to national security, he's guiding us into national bankruptcy, his racist policies are dividing the country along racial lines like it hasn't seen for the past fifty year. His Justice Dept. has become the Injustice Dept.

    He's an arrogant elitest pathological liar and narcissist. I really believe his ultimate goal is to destroy the nation seeking a socialist eutopia that has failed, and is still failing, everywhere else in the world it has been tried.

    On and on.

    The Zero is an apt nickname for him.
     
  17. just-want-peace

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    Likewise!!

    If he has, I'd like to see it.
     

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