Obama Deliberately Increasing Gulf Oil Damage

From Gateway Pundit and ABC News:

Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state’s oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor’s wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

“It’s the most frustrating thing,” the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. “Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges.”

Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP’s oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.

“These barges work. You’ve seen them work. You’ve seen them suck oil out of the water,” said Jindal.

So why stop now?

“The Coast Guard came and shut them down,” Jindal said. “You got men on the barges in the oil, and they have been told by the Coast Guard, ‘Cease and desist. Stop sucking up that oil.’”

A Coast Guard representative told ABC News today that it shares the same goal as the governor.

“We are all in this together. The enemy is the oil,” said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan Lauer.

But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges.

Who is in charge of the Coast Guard? Ooooh, your Federal Government. They didn’t actually go on board and count the number of life jackets. They didn’t offer life jackets if there weren’t enough. Nope, they shut down the entire operation.

Do all the barges and container ships throughout the U.S. and in U.S. coastal waters get shut down if the Coast Guard cannot contact the owners/builders and verify the amount of life jackets on board? I think not. This is another chickenshit attempt on the part of the Obama administration to maximize the oil damage to the gulf, blame it on BP, and shut down all oil drilling. It’s time to prepare ourselves for defense against the war that the administration has declared on us.

These are the people that are going to be in charge of your healthcare, and who will decide whether you will live or die. Think about it.

Ooooooooh. After 24 hours’ worth of phone calls to the White House, the barges were “allowed” to proceed. Twenty four hours more of oil pouring into Louisiana’s marshes.

Have you ever noticed that Federal government is like ticks on a dog? They don’t do anything except suck your money and piss you off.

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6 Responses so far »

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    swampie said,

    Cool! I’ll pass it on to unemployed SIL. I would LOVE to find another job; however, I will be caring for grandkids all summer.

  2. 3

    swampie said,

    Oh, snap, the link won’t go through! Can you post it again?

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    swampie said,

    Hey, thanks! I would LOVE to do that this summer if I weren’t babysitting grandkids. Hope they call my SIL.

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    swampie said,

    Oh, and the second link worked for me. I’ve passed it on.


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