Someone once asked me to write about myself and what I love about life. My answers, three pages that said over and over, I love people and I have faith and hope in my relationships with God's son's and daughter's.
But the greatest of these is LOVE
Grammar stops at love, and at art. ~Valentine Sterling
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Dear Obama, Please stop planning parties and going on vacation, appearing on TV to tell us about your "agenda" and do your job. It's not an easy one, but hey, you ran for it!
Obama to Address Nation Tuesday Night on Gulf Oil Spill
May 28: President Obama picks up a "tar ball" during a tour of areas impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill in Port Fourchon, La. He returns to the region on Monday.
President Obama will address the nation Tuesday night to talk about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the White House prepares a plan to require oil giant BP to set up an escrow account to pay for lost income to local businesses as a result of the April 20 explosion.
The 8 p.m. ET speech will take place from the White House shortly after the president returns from a two-day trip to the Gulf.
The president is expected to address efforts to contain the spill, the timeline for capturing the oil, the long-term recovery and restoration of the Gulf region and regulatory reform efforts at the Mineral Management Service.
"This is an ongoing crisis, much like an epidemic," David Axelrod told NBC television's "Meet the Press."
The 10-15 minute speech will provide more details about a BP escrow fund the president wants established for fishers and trawlers whose livelihoods have been shot as a result of the spill. The administration wants a third-party reclamation process rather than BP managing distribution of funds.
The next day, the president will make clear in his meeting with BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg and others about his expectation of BP's responsibility for caring for people affected by the spill.
"Our mission is to hold them accountable in every appropriate way," Axelrod said.
The speech comes as the Obama administration faces criticism for a slow reaction time to the Gulf spill, including the approval for the construction of barriers and assistance to the states. At the same time, frustration is growing about the slow pace of the cleanup and BP's inability to stop the flow while the estimates on the leak have grown exponentially.