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Why I call them BP Barbies

Why I call them BP Barbies

I've taken some heat for not being politically correct with my description of the spokeswomen for British Petroleum as "BP Barbie." On Saturday night, WEAR TV 3 had a live interview with yet another spokesperson for BP: Lucia Bustamante, Director Public Affairs at BP America. (See here). I was [...]

Pensacola Blogs ranked in Top 10

Pensacola Blogs ranked in Top 10

BlogNetNews ranks the most influential blogs in the state. Our area has top in the top 10: Ricksblog.biz and Pensacola Beach Blog: 1: ricksblog.biz 2: EYE ON MIAMI 3: The Buzz 4: South Florida Daily Blog 5: Central Florida Political Pulse 6: Jax Daily 7: Naked Politics 8: Pensacola [...]

More BP globs headed our way

More BP globs headed our way

From The Ledger: Oil Crisis Focus Now On Tactics Pushed by the strong prevailing wind and currents, the globs of today will become the tar balls of tomorrow on the Panhandle beaches. Key points from the article: Florida officials asked for and got a promise from BP to provide 20 more [...]

OIL IMPACTS BON SECOUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

OIL IMPACTS BON SECOUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Press Release - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Tar balls of weathered oil began washing up along Gulf beaches at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge yesterday afternoon with the high tide at approximately 3:00 p.m. Cleanup crews began removing oil on the Fort Morgan Unit of the refuge [...]

Escambia EOC Update #36

Escambia EOC Update #36

Press release - Saturday, June 5 - 5:30 p.m. - Update #36: # The beaches at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key remain open. # For a second day, tar balls and mats washed onto the shoreline of Pensacola Beach. # It has been confirmed that tar balls and mats have impacted Escambia gulf side [...]

Storm washes more BP globs on Pensacola Beach (updated)

Storm washes more BP globs on Pensacola Beach (updated)

Just got a phone call from a friend renting a house on Pensacola Beach at Avenida 15. He says that the tide line is filled with tarballs (also known as BP globs). They range from quarter to half dollar size. No BP clean-up workers are anywhere to be found. I gave him the BP toll-free number: [...]

BP Claims chief here on Sunday

BP Claims chief here on Sunday

While most of Pensacola is in church tomorrow, BP Chief Claims Officer Darryl Willis will visit the Escambia County EOC (6575 North "W" Street, Pensacola) at 9:00 a.m. He will attend the EOC briefing and join Commission Chairman Grover Robinson for the 9:30 a.m. news conference. He will also [...]

Perdido Key: Photo ops and few BP globs

I drove over to Perdido Key this afternoon. Very few BP globs could be found on the beach. The ones I did see were the size of pennies and nickels. Pensacola Beach was much worse. I go this report from a reader: On my way out to Ft McRae this morning I saw this tug boat just sitting in the [...]

“What we’re going to be dealing with the rest of the summer”

“What we’re going to be dealing with the rest of the summer”

The Mobile Press Register isn't covering up the magnitude of the oil disaster: The slick that struck there was spotted early in the day by vacationers in adjacent condo towers as well as a reconnaissance flight commissioned by Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. But an effort to corral the mess at sea [...]

Peaceful Rally against BP

Peaceful Rally against BP

From Chris Slick: Sunday, June 6, 2010 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Pensacola Downtown BP Gas Station Street: 1 West Cervantes Street City/Town: Pensacola, FL Show up with a sign or two and as many friends and family as possible. Come on Pensacola - let's make our voices heard! The tar [...]

Tony, it may be time for soap on a rope

Tony, it may be time for soap on a rope

On Thursday morning, I was interviewed by Jim Sanborn and Don Parker on WCOA 1370 AM They asked me what I thought about BP CEO Tony Hayward's statement that he wanted his life back. My response: "I think Mr. Hayward better get used to taking showers with soap on a rope. He might find showering a [...]

Media Roundup 6.05.10

Media Roundup 6.05.10

We are in Day 46 of the BP Oil Disaster and 16 days before the Pensacola City Council meets again to express its "outrage." cfnews13.com: Computer Model Shows Oil Could Threaten Atlantic Coast By July "With news of tar balls washing up on Pensacola Beach, Florida joins the list of states [...]

Gaetz report

The following is the Friday report from State Sen. Don Gaetz. The only exception I have is that we were told that BP initially responded with six two-man crews, but maybe they upped the number when BP heard girls in bikinis were on the beach: For Immediate Release June 4, 2010 Dear [...]

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

Morning Beach Walk: June 5, 2010

I walked Pensacola Beach this morning around 6 a.m., wanting to see the beach before the cleanup crews arrived. TV vans lined the parking lot at Casino Beach, about dozen people were walking the beach. When I think of tarballs, I picture black golf-ball-size globs. The beach is dotted with brown [...]

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