June 17, 2010

For Those Who Just Can't Get Enough

Based on the response to my previous post, apparently there is quite a bit of interest in the progress of the oil spill. So here is more information for you guys. This is a list of links followed by short excerpts from those links. I know it's a lot of info, but don't take my word on anything. Read it for yourselves. Knowledge is power.

Obama criticized over spill aid rejection - During the course of the crisis, the White House received 21 other aid offers from 17 countries and international groups, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. However, the Obama administration declined all offers.

That Stench of Rotting Bull is Just Obama’s Oval Office Speech - Mr President you are lying. A report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) dated October 2009 proves Obama is lying. The report shows the amount of recoverable oil in the U.S. to be 167 billion barrels of oil, not the 21 billion figure pushed by the Democrats. If exploited that 167 billion barrels could replace America’s imports from OPEC countries for more than 75 years. (this is the best analysis of the lies upon lies otherwise known as the Presidential address the other night)

CHANGE! 53 Days Later Obama Administration Decides to Accept Dutch Offer to Help With Spill - Since the Obama Administration turned down assistance from The Netherlands at least 125 miles of Louisiana coastline has been ruined by the BP oil spill. Tar blobs began washing up on Florida’s white sand beaches near Pensacola days ago. And, crude oil has also been reported along barrier islands in Alabama and Mississippi.

Plug the damn holes, Mr. President. All 18 of them. - George Bush stopped playing golf after 9/11. President Obama has played golf seven times since the Gusher in the Gulf began.

An Absence of Executive Temperament - Nor was the Obama administration quick off the mark in doing what could be done to contain the spill. Instead, while the govenors in the Gulf states clamored for action, the President played golf and partied and the bureaucracy dithered, delaying by weeks efforts to prevent the oil from coming ashore, from fouling beaches, and killing wildlife. Nearly two months have passed since the accident on the Deepwater Horizon, and to date President Obama has issued no waiver to the Jones Act, which stands in the way of foreign ships with foreign crews helping to contain and suck up the spill.

Obamanomics is Exhausting - One way or the other, one of us is going to go down. President Obama, by insisting that he will go to the mat on his “green jobs” agenda, which is simply central planning with a coat of green paint, indicates he will risk his presidency on getting the cap-and-trade, gas tax and windmill mandate through the Senate (with a stranglehold on domestic energy production to boot), then through the House again on a conferenced bill.

BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard - 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.

Anger mounts over offshore drilling moratorium - The Louisiana Economic Development department estimates the six month moratorium on exploratory drilling announced by Obama last month will translate into the loss of up to 10,000 jobs within a few months.

Obama meets with BP officials for 20 minutes, just about long enough to take care of introductions - When Obama said the Gusher in the Gulf was like 9-11, it was obviously a typo. It was supposed to read “the oil spill is like 9+11.”

And what happened during those 20 minutes?

Joe Barton is Right: There Was a $20 Billion Shakedown in the White House - What happened in the White House yesterday was a “shakedown” of Godfather-like proportions. Lets review: 1) BP agreed to pay $20 billion over four years to an “independent” party; 2) BP immediately identified $20 billion in U.S. assets that could be liquidated should BP not be able to pay on time; 3) BP received no assurances that the ultimate economic damages would not be higher; 4) BP is still liable for all individual and state claims in court; 5) The fund is completely separate from any environmental damages, which the Obama administration says could top $30 billion; 6) BP paid another $100 million for workers made unemployed by President Obama’s indefinite ban on offshore oil drilling; 7) BP received no assurance that the White House would not ask for more money if the ban becomes permanent.

Any ire still directed at BP is now misplaced. The length and breadth of the mismanagement of the oil spill is directly the result of the Obama Administation's actions, which amount to nothing less than a deliberate attack upon our country's energy independence, our economic stability and our natural resources (not just oil, but also the food gathered from where the spill has spread over the last 2 months and continues to spread towards).

These are the views of a private citizen and do not represent my husband, the armed forces or any entity affiliated with the armed forces.

1 comments:

  1. outrageous! outrageous!!!!!
    i don't have any other words.

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