This should be the top story on every news broadcast, and the number 1 priority for this administration. If they don’t stop the oil from spewing up from the floor of the Gulf soon, our entire eco-system will likely be doomed.  The Mayans may have really been on to something.

I’ve watched this video a few times today… I certainly didn’t want to, as once was more than enough. But I wanted to play it on the video stream tonight, so I watched it again as I tried to figure out how to do that, and then yet again during the show. The impact doesn’t lessen with each subsequent viewing, and I think that’s a good thing.  We can’t get complacent about this.

Tonight, I spoke with Rick Outzen, publisher of Pensacola Florida’s alternative weekly paper, the Independent News, who also blogs at  Rick is also a Daily Beast contributor and, today, had a stunning piece about BP’s callous disregard for human life in favor of profits called “BP’s Shocking Memo”.

If that’s not enough to entice you to read the story, perhaps this actual image of the memo will:

At this point, nothing about BP shocks me any more.

I took a few moments to speak with Bob Fertik of, and got a news update from the Talk Radio News Service.

And we spent most of the second hour chatting with the very outspoken Brent Budowsky.  His two latest pieces at The Hill are “Super Dem Tuesday,” about how the Dems are not necessarily sunk in November (though the party had better get its shit together…soon!) and “Senators Screw American Troops for Memorial Day.”  Brent pulls no punches!