I have been appalled at the ongoing use of the word spill to describe what is the antithesis of a spill as we normally think of it. How about gusher, torrent, outpouring, spewing, or deluge for starters.
Instead of prayer, the president could have asked us all in his address to make sacrifices towards the goal of weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels. It wouldn't have hurt. But it would have been mostly ignored.
There is a deep distrust of anything British Petroleum has to say here in south Louisiana, and the President's claim that 90 percent of the flow will be stopped by the middle of July is being roundly criticized. If the number came from BP, there is good reason to be incredulous.
Obama was slow to react to the disaster. Luckily for him, the disaster itself is happening in slow motion as well. It is definitely not too late for Obama to lead. He can still redeem himself and his image.
The Obama administration seems to have repeatedly gone out of its way to suggest that it is British oil -- "British Petroleum" -- that is wreaking havoc in our waters. Does the Obama White House have something against the Brits?
Apple's co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs will rightfully be credited as the driving force behind the company's spectacular success, but he may also prove to be the cause of the company's ultimate failure.