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By Tom Toles




By Tom Toles  | June 6, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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To bobbo2,

Megawatts from 0.3 grams of palladium.

Posted by: robin-carter | June 8, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

bobbo2 you are right as well, my bad..the containers I saw were on a storage pad...though after looking through one of the few brochures I picked up I see the water-filled pools as well...Dont think I well travel to the Yucca site...looks rather intimidating.

Posted by: bertzel | June 7, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Toles is fun to read. Every morning when I read his one-sided apologies for Barack "No Stones" Obama and the rest of the Demorats, his biases make me thankful I am not like him, an a++hole.

Posted by: MoonDoggie | June 6, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Dear Bertzel,
The Yucca Mountain facility even has tours of the empty facility. It is built on one of the most geographically stable and studied pieces of real estate on the planet. But Mr. Yu, under President Obama has decided to block it's use. All those billions wasted. What is the alternative? Also when I went to Calvert Cliffs the spent fuel was kept underwater in canisters awaiting final disposal. All nuclear facilities have such a holding facility. Ridiculous. One thing the environmentalists are worried about is the radiation level that would exist in 10,000 years at the Yucca site. A grave concern indeed.

Posted by: bobbo2 | June 6, 2010 5:53 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: bertzel | June 5, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of signs, even though that was on a different post...I just ran in from seeing the biggest, brightest, double rainbow in my entire life...I'd post a pic but I can't and I also couldn't get the entire 'bow' in one shot...amazing.
Chow : )

Posted by: bertzel | June 5, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

And one more thing I happened to "overlook" in your "statement"...The waste material is NOT stored in a water tank...It is stored in a steel container...water is used t as a coolant...some plants actually do not need the water tank because they are near water...isn't the plant you mentioned near a body of water??

Posted by: bertzel | June 5, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

bobbo2..I am not sure of your facts...but even if I were to take your tax dollar statement and your alligation that Obama "cancelled it after it's practical completion" (did it even get started?) not Nevada susceptible to EARTHQUAKES? As for the tanks on the plant site...only for temporary purposes are they not?

Your final statement is a bit of a contradiction as well..

cheapseats...Being the President of the United States does indeed involve a full "case load" I agree. Know I couldn't handle ALL the job entails.....By the way what is it you actually expect him to do down there....syphon the oil out of the water????

Posted by: bertzel | June 5, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

To bertzel, the Federal Government spent billions of our tax dollars for a waste containment site, Yucca Mountain. And then in his great wisdom our Fearless Leader, President Obama, cancelled it after it's practical completion. This makes no sense whatsoever. On my tour of Calvert Cliffs they showed us the water tank that all Nuclear plants must have on site for waste containment. Environmentalists are preventing us from doing what we need to do to make nuclear energy more safe and practical.

Posted by: bobbo2 | June 5, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse
Mr. Obama faux interest from day one seems to be a MAJOR topic across the board, even CNN I dare say.

According to Hot Air:
posted at 11:36 am on June 4, 2010 by Ed Morrissey:

For those who read yesterday’s Obamateurism of the Day and followed the links, this won’t be new material, but the new presentation is powerful enough to revisit it. Kevin Kristy did the legwork at PolitiPage, at least up to the holiday weekend. While Obama claimed a “singular” focus on the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill in the Gulf since Day 1, the Singular Sensation spent a lot of time at parties, golf courses, and political fundraisers:

Just to remind people of the unofficial count:
•Two days of media events (White House Correspondents Dinner and a tête a tête with Bono)
•Three days of fundraising
•Four commemorations (graduations, Cinco de Mayo, etc)
•Six days of vacation
•Six days of campaigning
•Six sports events
•Seven days of golf
In comparison, how many days did Obama spend at the Gulf? Three, during this span of time, and he’s back again today.

Posted by: fromthecheapseats | June 5, 2010 8:01 PM | Report abuse

oh, and excuse my two typos...guess I was a bit more "freaked out" than I thought. Ahh well ' happens' : )

Posted by: bertzel | June 5, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

wow, fromthecheapseats,your "facination" with Obamah is rather..."odd", to say the least.
so the guy can multi task...I see that as a good thing.

bobbo2, I have been giving nuclear power a bit of thought lately myself, in fact visited a site only concern is the "waste" containment.
We should still pursue solar and wind power...It may take a while, but well worth the effort. We wouldn't consume as much oil or coal, and the need for more rigs and mines would be obsolete.

Posted by: bertzel | June 5, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

bobbo2 live long and continue to prosper

Posted by: taxcutsin12 | June 5, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Or for those that prefer the nasty little daily details of the Obama:

4-22- Obama hosts an Earth Day reception at the White House,

4-23 to April 25to The Obama’s vacation in Ashville, NC.

4-26-Obama welcomes World Series Champion New York Yankees to the White House.

4-29-Obamas, Joe Biden attend Dorothy Height’s funeral; Obama delivers remarks.

Later, Obama attends a DNC fundraising dinner.

5-1-White House Correspondents Dinner.

5-3-Obama delivers remarks at the Commander in Chief Trophy Presentation with the Naval Academy.

Obama hosts dinner for the Business Council.

5-4-Obama has lunch with Elie Wiesel.

5-5 (Wed)- Obamas hold Cinco de Mayo reception.

5-9-Obama delivers the commencement address at Hampton University In Virginia.

5-10-Obama holds a meeting to review BP efforts to stop the oil leak.

5-13-Obama delivers remarks at a DCCC fundraising dinner.

5-14-Obama honors the TOP COPS award recipients in a ceremony.

5-15-Obama delivers remarks at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial (last year, Obama’s scheduled photo shoot with sports champions was the priority over fallen police officers.

5-17-Obama welcomes NCAA Champion University of Connecticut women's basketball team.

5-18-Obama meets with Jewish members of the Democratic caucuses.

5-19-Obamas host White House State dinner. Obama and President Calderon and Mrs. Zavala Calderon deliver a toast.

5-21-Biden meets with representatives from the National Association of Police Organizations. Obama meets with Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank on Wall Street reform.

5-22-President delivers commencement address at United States Military Academy at West Point.

5-24- Obama attends a reception for the Federal Judge Association.

Obama hosts a reception to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

5-25-Obama delivers remarks at a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer and the DSCC in San Francisco, CA.

5-27-May 31, 2010- Obama welcomes the NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion Duke Blue Devils.

Obama and Biden photo shoot with former President Bill Clinton and the U.S. World Cup Soccer team.

Obamas and Biden Obama host a reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.

The Obama family departs Andrews Air Force Base en route to Chicago.

Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Chicago

6-1-Obama meets with President Alan Garcia of Peru.

6-2-Obama departs Andrews Air Force Base en route to Coraopolis, Pa.

Obama delivers a speech at Carnegie Mellon University.

Busy fellow indeed.

Posted by: fromthecheapseats | June 5, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

The irony of Mr. Toles, "Your right to remain silent" out take, seems to ring true with this Administration.

Before my rant, to the families of the oil riggers, may you gain strength to join together, and be the change by drafting a bill with each of your family names with the necessary regulations, restrictions, inspections and oversight for the correction of these existing and future BP oil rigs, any and all oil rigs in the US and push for all other countries. Know that you family members are the change agents in saving this planet and the business as usual politics.

This Administration has remained silent, detached and removed until as of yesterday’s State of Panic. Now the damage control of their lack of response and leadership to this epic oil disaster is too little to late, the rhetoric soiled the campaign trail now covers the oil soaked beaches across far too many states. Blame BP, Baby BP, instead of Drill Baby Drill.. hmm...March 31, 2010, this Administration announced expanding off-shore drilling.

However, a belated invite to the White House to the families of the eleven oil riggers, please this should have been a Presidential Eulogy this lives were just as important as the miners. Understand this Administration has had a hectic schedule of MISGUIDED priorities since April 20, 2010. Someone should have told him now all he’ll be remembered for is being a sports enthusiast, with a huge scrap books with celebrity parties and sports champs and partying like is 1999, golfing.

Here’s a rundown-

Two vacations, April 23 to April 25 in Ashville, NC, May 27, to May 31, 2010 Chicago, a few Democrat fundraisers, several commencement addresses, White House Correspondents and State Dinners, Seven Sports Trophy Presentations Photo Shoots, Weekly reception parties, Cinco de Mayo, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and seven golf outings.

A little bird told me that Obama and BP (a heavy contributor to his presidential campaign) have been quietly working behind the scenes to use this opportunity for marketing a salad dressing from the oil spill from day one. Rahm Emmanuel is still working on the salad dressing name, “Oil and Water Don’t Mix.” Bottled up goo for those White House Garden greens, eat it and you’ll glow in the dark delicious.

Posted by: fromthecheapseats | June 5, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Rent and watch Hemp Revolution. You will be pleased to know that Hemp is a plant that has 4 growing seasons, can grow to about 25 feet, and is a weed that can grow in poor soil and is low maintenance, and can easily be converted to fuel. Make it legal and we will never have to go through this nightmare in the gulf again. Click below and rent the movie and get educated.

Posted by: jpena16 | June 5, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse


May you children and grandchildren die of dehydration and starvation.


Posted by: SuperGriz | June 5, 2010 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Pollution and waste are the byproducts of humans living on this earth. I wonder how much trash is removed from the Washington Post building everyday? We can't blow our way out with pinwheels. We can't fix everything with solar. Those are two green sources of energy that are very limited. We will continue to use oil, coal, and gas for decades to come. That is a fact. The left is trying to wreck our economy with taxes on energy and limits on production of proven sources of energy. They are wrong. We should be able to drill, with safe systems, our oil. We should be able to build new nuclear reactors. The left is against both of these. Green sources of energy will not power cars and trucks. Period. We will improve technology with proven sources of energy, even with the resistance of the left. Maybe Al Gore should look into cold fusion again.

Posted by: bobbo2 | June 4, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

In response to your agitation...
I vehemently disagree.

Posted by: bertzel | June 4, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

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