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The EPA, Starring In James Cameron’s The Oil Spill

June 1, 2010

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What to do when you are totally inept and in way over your heads? Call in Hollywood and turn a disaster into a disaster film! At least, that’s what our illustrious federal government does now, under the king of all things scripted and illusionary, President Obama.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse than Shakira interjecting herself in Arizona’s illegal immigration policy, the feds swoop in and do one better.  Sadly, this isn’t from The Onion. It’s for real:

Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The “Avatar” and “Titanic” director was among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.

The Canadian-born Cameron is considered an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies.

“Avatar” and “Titanic” are the two highest-grossing films of all time.

Brainstorming. With James Cameron. Isn’t that an oxymoron? I wanted to title this “Obama, Starring in James Cameron’s The Oil Spill”, but the article doesn’t specify whether Obama was in attendance or not.  So, I somehow doubt that he was, it being a brainstorming session and all. That’s not his forte, as he’s made painfully apparent. Over and over.

I just hope Obama doesn’t start adding the soundtrack to The Titanic now or speaking in Na’vi, whenever talking about the spill and it’s progress. No one needs to be subjected to that; his own total fabrications and overwhelming smug are bad enough.

At least they didn’t call in Kevin Costner as well. That would just drag the leak on and on; never-ending with the added insult of a tedious narrative, to boot.

The EPA’s new slogan: WWJCD? (What Would James Cameron Do?)

(originally posted at NewsReal)

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2010 7:20 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO! I must confess that this leaves me speechless.

  2. Bear1909 permalink
    June 1, 2010 7:38 pm

    I think therefore I star. President O-Hole’s contribution to post-modern media philosophy.

  3. June 1, 2010 8:08 pm

    James Cameron directed the movie the Abyss, in which he actually did pioneer some pretty sophisticated technology for diving equipment, underwater filming, and underwater remote vehicles, as the article said. While Cameron may be a moonbat, it is entirely possible that he is equipped to offer some ideas and technical assistance.

    I am inclined, however, to suspect that the technology that Cameron developed back them has been sold to, overtaken by, and improved upon by other companies. Cameron might know who those companies are, but the President of the United States should have had the resources to find them on his own. For that matter, I would be surprised if those companies were not already involved in trying to cap the leak.

    This smacks more of a PR stunt than a legitimate effort to intervene. If Obama can tell America that it’s okay because he’s getting James Cameron involved, then he’ll probably get more of a pass from the press about the fact that he is not doing anything, is grossly incompetent, and is in fact impeding efforts to limit the environmental damage.

    Maybe it would be a good idea to get Cameron involved. He’s certainly better qualified to help out than the Obama Administration is.

  4. Esteev permalink
    June 2, 2010 9:47 pm

    You do know that Cameron has logged more time with Remotely Operated Vehicles than arguably anybody on the planet. If, instead of going for the snark [btw, snark works better when it’s a) funny and b) factual] you should have checked Cameron’s bio.

    As the Republican Heretic hinted to out of the side of it’s mouth, besides creating some of the highest grossing films of all time, he also has a number of documentaries on the Titanic, namely “Ghost of the Abyss”.

    Considering the ocean depths at which “Ghosts” was filmed, it would have been prudent of BP to have enlisted Cameron’s expertise without pressure from the White House. One could say that Obama did the smart thing. But not you because that would destroy your fictitious world view.

    Facts are so annoying, huh?
    http://www.astrobio.net/interview/658/james-cameron-i-the-titanic-explorer

    Good work, Lori. <— snark

    • Lori Ziganto permalink*
      June 2, 2010 9:54 pm

      Nice try.

      Did he not hire experts to complete such tasks on his “films” or did he magically perform them all himself, drawing from his vast knowledge as a director?

      Consult with those firms, not with a man who fiddles about making movies. He’s a director, not an engineer. But, then, y’all prefer magic fairyland and make believe stuff anyway. There is your fictitious world view, as always.

      • Bob permalink
        June 3, 2010 1:32 am

        WTF do you know about anything, you ignorant moron?

      • jayrtfm permalink
        June 6, 2010 1:34 pm

        He DID perform a lot of it himself. His BROTHER built the cameras used to film the titanic. He *is* an expert, and has involved a team of experts. Please read http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/04/why-cameron-is-diving-deep-on-gulf-oil/
        Just as liberals hurt their cause and sound like idiots when they make snarky jokes that have no basis in reality (the latest that comes to mind is McCartney saying that Bush doesn’t know what a library is, when the fact is Laura Bush is a librarian) sticking to the false view that Cameron is just a director and not an engineer will hurt the conservative cause. While he may not be an accredited or licensed engineer, by most definitions (www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm and honorary degree of doctor of University of Southampton) he IS one.

  5. Bob permalink
    June 3, 2010 1:30 am

    Good grief…if it wasn’t for hate and ignorance, you douchebgas would be catatonic, staring at the ground all day. It must really suck to wake up each morning feeling so oppressed and put upon because you espouse a failed ideology and are, basically, full of crap. I pity you pathetic morons, I really do. Having said that…FOAD.

    Have a nice day.

  6. June 3, 2010 8:25 pm

    I’m quite sure that President Obama will gat Paul McCartny to sing the theme song to the new movie. Let’s see, what Beetles classics would plug in here?

    Oil Fields Forever

    Obama Road

    Back in the USSR

    And the timeless classic…”Help! I need Somebody!”

    http://scottfactor.com

  7. June 4, 2010 12:31 pm

    too funny, wait, that scares the hale outta me.

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