Built to spill

Could this be the same black ops SWAT team that gunned down those grandmas in Illinois earlier today?

Limbaugh laid out his conspiracy theory, “Now lest we forget, ladies and gentlemen, the carbon tax bill, cap and trade, that was scheduled to be announced on Earth Day, I remember that, then it was postponed for a couple of days later, after Earth Day…This bill the cap and trade bill was criticized by hard core environmentalist wackos because it supposedly allowed more offshore drilling and nuclear plants, nuclear plant investment, so since they’re sending swat teams down there folks, since they’re sending swat teams to inspect the other rigs, what better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants than by blowing up a rig? I’m just noting the timing here.”

41 replies
  1. 1
    srv says:

    Shhh. I’m working on the screenplay. Hillary’s Ninjas attacked the platform to try to get Obama’s original birth certificate. Obama sent in Mecha-Vince Foster. A battle ensued.

  2. 2
    daverave says:

    Kind of like the timing of Rush’s drug rehab efforts post-DR.

  3. 3
    aimai says:

    Now I feel stupid. I meant to post a prediction that this would become the next right wing meme–right after the spill. I thought it was inevitable. But I’m trying to cut down–on paying attention to Rush Limbaugh that is–so I didn’t bother. Damn. I could have won the internets already.


  4. 4
    SGEW says:

    Yeah, we kind of predicted that this would happen.

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    frankdawg says:

    It must be true! In addition to “Talent on loan from Dog”, meaning the syphilitic pustule can’t be wrong, there has never been a case in history of another oil rig ever having a similar problem.

    Add to that the strong statement against off-shore drilling that Sultan Commisar Obama made about what a bad idea OSD is because of the risk and no reasonable person could dispute the very real chance that this was done by Algore, in a huge wet suit (it would have to be he is fat you know), knife in teeth slithering aboard in the dead of night to plant C4 . . .

    Can I just drink my Brawndo now & ‘bate in peace?

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    YellowJournalism says:

    How long until this hits Glenn Beck’s chalkboard?

  7. 7
    JK says:

    Knuckledragging neanderthal Sarah Palin speaks out on oil spill

    “Having worked/lived thru Exxon oil spill,my family&I understand Gulf residents’ fears.Our prayers r w/u.All industry efforts must b employed”

    h/t http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....58014.html

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    Kryptik says:

    Seriously, no seriously, are they going to claim next that Obama built a time machine for the express purpose of starting the Holocaust?

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    patrick II says:

    Aside from the obvious and usual conspiracy idiocy, this meme is doubly dumb because the reason the environmentalists wanted to avoid more drilling is primarily because there might be a large oil spill that could cause widespread environmental damage. This is not a means to avoid some other bad end — this is the actual bad ending we were trying to avoid.

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    Comrade Colette Collaboratrice says:


    Algore, in a huge wet suit (it would have to be he is fat you know), knife in teeth slithering aboard in the dead of night . . .

    Please leave Rush’s sexual fantasies out of this blog.

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    John Arbuthnot Fisher says:

    I wonder how many of these idiots complaining about “SWAT teams” attended the pinnacle of hypermilitarized security theater known as the 2008 Republican National Convention (though arguably, it was decidedly not theatrical). Moreover, Obama really is using SWAT teams to covertly destroy offshore rigs in order to prevent future drilling? I mean, really?

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    Pasquinade says:

    From one Limbaugh listener:


    Put eco-alinsky’s on the defensive, presume oil rig to be eco terror.

    Oil rig explosion too convenient for coincidence, sabotage evidence forthcoming.

    Follow the money: who gains from oil rig explosion? Besides Iran & the hard left?

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    dmsilev says:


    Seriously, no seriously, are they going to claim next that Obama built a time machine for the express purpose of starting the Holocaust?

    Of course not, that would be silly. The time machine was built so he could fake the evidence of his own “birth”.


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    licensed to kill time says:

    I’m having flashbacks to the jack-booted thugs of the Clinton era. Ol’ Rush really has no new material, does he?

    He does like to recycle though.

    “Give them your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled memes yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming overactive imagination.”

    Suckers.every minute.etc. Bucks.rake in.etc.

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    Comrade Javamanphil says:

    In all seriousness, it’s a nice gig they’ve got here. Spend 8 years tearing down the regulation and protections that are in place to prevent disasters like this, turn the government over to the adults, watch disaster happen and then point out how convenient the timing is. All that’s left is a trip to the Dominican with some blue pills to celebrate.

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    Evinfuilt says:

    So Al Gore took Vince Fosters corpse onto the Rig, stuffed into into a boiler, which caused the catastrophic explosion. Destroying the Oil Rig, untold damages to the wildlife and coastal communities. This of course makes Obama look bad for promoting off-shore drilling.

    Yup, Limbaugh is onto something, Obama planned it all.

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    Richard says:

    Awesome reference in the title. I was listening to them this morning and reading about the spill but didn’t make the connection at all. A+ DougJ…

    Edit- Repub’s campaign theme: “Ancient melodies of the future.”!

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    Kryptik says:


    Edit- Repub’s campaign theme: “Ancient melodies of the future.”!

    In other words: “(Second/Third/Fourth/etc.) verse, same as the first.”

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    giltay says:

    @patrick II: Oh, please. You and I know that environmentalism is just a cover for Obamic s____lism; environists don’t actually care about the spotted owls and chupacabres and things. Clearly, the gummint sent SWAT teams down to sabotage the oil rig to make an excuse to enact oppressive Obammunist laws.

    Besides, it’s not like it’s a real disaster. Oil can’t pollute our precious bodily fluids. It’s not like it’s arugula.

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    shortstop says:

    Complementing the Obama Did It line is the other winger theory: that the SWAT teams were there because terrorists blew up that fine American oil. Because oil spills just do not happen unless some antichrist tyrannical president and/or his Muslim henchmen make them happen.

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    frankdawg says:

    @Comrade Colette Collaboratrice:
    I cruse you for putting that image in my head! :)

    My guess is the syphilitic pustule’s sexual fantasies revolve around males of a much younger age & duskier hue than Mr. Gore.

  22. 22
    Richard says:

    @Kryptik: Precisely. Epistemic closure and all that.

  23. 23
    slag says:

    This sounds like it could be true. And Rush usually has his facts straight. Nonetheless, I’m waiting for the front-page WSJ story before I believe it.

    Is this where we party like it’s 1994?

  24. 24
    El Cid says:

    It was Judy Bari again.

  25. 25

    This is so beautifully insane… with a really nice wingnut logical coherence. Obama blows up oil rig to enrich his communo-fascist buddies in Iran, Russia, and Venezuela and then uses the publicity to enact a carbon tax to take Hard Working Americans’ money and give it to illegal immigrants.

    They can really run with this one.

  26. 26

    Never, and I do mean never, take advice from a guy who has breasts larger than Pamela Anderson’s.

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    patrick II says:


    You are right of course. To those who’s primary use of policy is as a means to the ends of more power and money actual policy results are an intermediate means, not an end. I don’t know what I was thinking when I asserted that anyone should care about anything else, nor expect others to.

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    trollhattan says:

    So that IIUC, Limbaugh’s suggesting the administration killed a dozen workers, sunk a billion-dollar oil rig and triggered the worst U.S. oil spill in decades…all to score political points. Irresponsible to speculate? Irresponsible not to!

    Rush needs to double-down and predict which nuke plant the preznit is going to sabotage. Otherwise it’s just garden-variety paranoia of the Tom Clancy school he’s sowing–sissy stuff.

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    Comrade Javamanphil says:

    @trollhattan: Obama’s already making dry runs on this strategy with the Vermont Yankee plant.

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    frankdawg says:

    My irony meter just broke!

    “It was to be a celebration, but a federal agency in charge of offshore drilling has postponed next week’s annual luncheon in Houston, which was to extol the safety record of offshore oil drilling.”

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    Felonious Wench says:

    “Now I’m not saying your mother’s a whore…”

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    Mnemosyne says:


    So that IIUC, Limbaugh’s suggesting the administration killed a dozen workers, sunk a billion-dollar oil rig and triggered the worst U.S. oil spill in decades…all to score political points.

    Hey, Rush’s guy started an unwinnable land war in Iraq that killed thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in order to score political points. Why wouldn’t he assume Obama would do the same?

    If anything, he probably thinks Obama’s a piker for killing so few and causing so relatively less damage. His guy was more destructive! So there!

  33. 33

    And here I thought Gawd caused it from us electing a Muslim Soshulist.

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    Linus says:

    I love the inherent cowardice of his last comment, “I’m just noting the timing here.”

  35. 35

    I do kind of appreciate that he’s conclusively proving that once you get to Crazy there is no longer a distinction between right or left wing.

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    S. cerevisiae says:

    Oh lord that is so insane. I know some pretty hard core Earth First types and there is no way in hell they would monkeywrench anything that would: 1) kill people and 2) cause an ecological disaster. Do they think Greenpeace has submarines?

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    BarneyG2000 says:


    How long before Beck accuses the Obama regime of blowing-up the oil rig to further their socialist energy plan?

    Ding, Ding, Ding It was Rush!

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    shortstop says:

    Put eco-alinsky’s on the defensive, presume oil rig to be eco terror.

    I can’t stop being amazed at the right’s complete ignorance of and/or full willingness to lie about who Saul Alinsky was and what tactics he espoused. The guy never advocated violence in his entire life. He spoke out against the New Left for using it.

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    Quiddity says:


    “what better way to head off … [building] nuclear plants than by blowing up [an oil] rig?”

    Makes sense to me.

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    jrosen says:

    You guys have got to be more careful. There is nothing posted here that is too crazy for some wingnut riffing, seeing as both satire and irony are totally obtuse to them. Let’s not do their work for them.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:


    “Our prayers r w/u” …. seriously?

    It’s like she’s a parody of herself.

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