Chris Britt editorial cartoon on BP "cleaning up" the Gulf oil spill.
Dave Granlund cartoon on the BP cleanup crew in the Gulf.
Dear Diary: Well, it's been a pretty heady time for me. A few days ago, I blocked that presidential six-month moratorium on deep-water drilling. That's right, I overruled the president of the United States. How cool is that? I got your "separation of powers" right here, Obama.
Dave Granlund cartoon on BP CEO Tony Hayward going yachting.
If anyone has been standing around over the past two months waiting for a bit of good news to come out of the BP Gulf oil spill, they may have received it Thursday when the White House announced that BP will establish a $20 million escrow fund to pay for claims and cleanup costs.
Here we go again. Another big corporation has inflicted incalculable damage on the economy, on thousands of families and on the environment. And whose fault is it? The government's.
BP CEO Tony Hayward didn't want to be a total jerk, so he went to A YACHT RACE, because it was the wanker-est thing he could think of that didn't involve tucking his polo into his khaki shorts, which I cannot imagine also didn't happen.
The damage that resulted from the British Petroleum oil spill is beyond tally in many terms — lives lost, family earnings ruined and destruction of nature’s gifts that will take a century to correct. But there’s one damage no one has spoken of.
"The Daily Show" news staff outdid itself Wednesday. While often specializing in skewering the news and the TV personalities who deliver it, Jon Stewart’s team showed what national news ought to be presenting. On the day after President Barack Obama’s prime-time address pitching a renewed emphasis on developing alternative fuel sources to wean our country off its oil dependence, "The Daily Show" presented a well-researched documentary of sorts in a segment titled “America is an unstoppable oil-dependency breaking machine – unfortunately, the machine runs on oil.”
Chris Britt's editorial cartoon on BP.
"The time for considerin' is over," one of those victims of the Gulf oil spill faced with the loss of his livelihood said on CNN on Tuesday after the president's first prime-time, Oval Office address to the nation.
Joe Liccar cartoon on Jaws and the oil spill.
Dave Granlund cartoon on President Obama and the oil spill.
Tonight President Obama gives a prime-time address to the nation in which he'll try to ease public concern over the oil unrelentingly spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, now reaching our shores, as well as share what his administration intends to do about it.
Joe Liccar cartoon on what you hear when you hold a shell up to your ear.
Dave Granlund cartoon on BP CEO Tony Hayward.
There’s a paragraph that’s been making the rounds lately — on Facebook statuses, blog posts, Web forums and even the occasional letters to the editor section. You’ve probably seen it.
We have seen the oil slick, and it looks tasty. At least that is the opinion of the television reporters at the site. The spill is the biggest news story of the day, but it doesn't make for good TV. Beyond some brief video of oily ducks, the other imagery is of brownish streaks in bluish water. The video is far less compelling than the story it conveys.
Chris Britt's editorial cartoon for Thursday, June 10.
Whether you consider yourself an environmentalist or not, it is immensely saddening to see such a lovely ecosystem and such a unique way of life damaged by the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and subsequent underwater oil leak. And that’s especially true for those of us who have spent time in that region.