Thursday, July 8, 2010

Missed Opportunity: The Gulf

Just imagine if Lord Falderal had actually taken the reigns on the Gulf Disaster.

All that hyperbole during the election of creating jobs and becoming a new age de facto FDR, all that Hope and Change crap that the Obama-zombies bought hook, line and sinker could all be legitimized if only our feckless President had done his job and taken control.

Here we are still losing hundreds of thousands of jobs every week, yet we have an extraordinary opportunity to create thousands of jobs down in the Gulf. Yes, it’s jobs created out of tragedy, but its jobs all the same. The BP oil spill has been called the largest environmental disaster to ever come along in this country. Well, if I remember correctly, true capitalists can take the worst situations and create something great out of them. Think both World Wars and 9/11 for starters. Problem is our President is a complete idiot and apparently doesn’t recognize both the obvious pragmatic as well as political solutions to the problem.

Let’s think about the economics for a minute.

Last I checked there was still some of that outrageous stimulus money kicking around. (Which apparently we aren’t allowed to use to extend unemployment benefits.) Wouldn’t the remainder of that dough be best used trying to save all we possibly can of our Gulf ecosystem as well as salvage the remnants of the lives of the people effected by this horrific circumstance?

We are not talking about a one hit deal here either. Pouring money into the Gulf situation just makes good sound economic sense. It’s so obvious I can’t believe I just typed that line. Could there possibly be anyone out there who wouldn’t rather see their tax dollars going into saving our own countrymen’s livelihoods, our environment, and help give a kick start to the National economy as a whole, than pouring it into ridiculous social programs that have no long term positive effects? That supremely stupid Obamacare Legislation is a good example. Talk about many billions gone to waste when they finally realize they can’t administrate that abortion.

This is a national emergency, has been since day 1, and Lord Falderal has done everything in his power not to deal with it. This moron and his cadre of amateurs in knee pants haven’t got the memo that the election is over and it is time to GOVERN. Talk is cheap Falderal, and even your talk isn’t saving your ass now.

He wants to be FDR? Here was the perfect opportunity. Unlike a lot of the uselessness that went along with FDR’s job creation programs, Falderal was in the unique position of being able to create legitimate jobs for the actual good. You know, real, needed stuff that could have made him a hero. Hell, if he had jumped on this from the start, a second term would have been a non-issue.

Falderal didn’t even respond when the Ragin’ Cagin’ James Carville bitched him out.  Talk about a clear queue to take some action. When a guy like Carville says to jump to and you are a Democrat, well sir, jump to! Nope. Nothing.

That’s not fair though. Falderal has worked hard on the Gulf situation in between vacations, meeting with rock stars, and tossing the Israeli/Palestinian situation back into the dark ages. He has worked very hard placing blame and throwing stones. He has done the best he possibly could to make BP the ultimate evil empire, which is fine, but let’s do that later on after we fix the problem, eh?

There are fisherman, trades people, divers, and all manner of working folk being destroyed by this catastrophe. Why isn’t the government seeking the use of their specific knowledge of the area, their equipment, and their passion to help with the problem. How hard would that be? Assign tasks, pay per diems and I assure you this thing would disappear a lot faster than it ultimately will. Instead, our government sits around mentally masturbating every angle (mostly from a political stand point) instead of taking action. It’s despicable.

The psychological effect of tasking those worst hit and paying them for their contribution is huge as well. It brings everyone together and there is nothing this country can’t do when brought together. Think 9/11. Did you ever think New Yorkers could be cuddly before that date?

What really, really, REALLY kills me is that even if Falderal wanted to continue playing politics instead of actually dealing with the situation, he could have and still would have been a hero. All he had to do was say “we’re sending as many people down to the Gulf as needed, we will hire private contractors and work day and night until the leak is stopped and clean up is finished.” But, no. His way of dealing with it was to immediately declare there would be justice. BP would pay.

Well, BP didn’t bomb a building or take out an airplane or plant a dirty bomb in a subway. BP was drilling for oil to satisfy OUR greedy demands. Justice can wait. Falderal’s “just plug the damn hole” statement shows how out of touch he really was right from the start.

It’s sickening, disheartening, and just adds to the insults this President has brought this country.

But, you know, he isn’t worried because somehow this is George Bush’s fault anyway!

Check this out:


  1. facts of reality .

    All along the Gulf coast, local officials have been demanding more help from the federal government to fight the spill, yet the Gulf states have deployed just a fraction of the National Guard troops the Pentagon has made available, CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian reports.

    That's a particular problem for the state of Louisiana, where the Republican governor has been the most vocal about using all resources.

    Special Section: Disaster in the Gulf

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's message has been loud and clear, using language such as "We will only be winning this war when we're actually deploying every resource," "They (the federal government) can provide more resources" and "It's clear the resources needed to protect our coast are still not here."

    Gov. Jindal Responds to CBS News Report

    But nearly two months after the governor requested - and the Department of Defense approved the use of 6,000 Louisiana National Guard troops - only a fraction - 1,053 - have actually been deployed by Jindal to fight the spill.

    "If you ask any Louisianan, if you said 'If you had those troops, do you think they could be put to good use? Is there anything they can do in your parish?' I think they'd all tell you 'Absolutely,'" Louisiana state Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, said.

    As of today, the federal government has authorized a total of 17,500 National Guard troops across four Gulf states, all to be paid for by BP.

    But CBS News has learned that in addition to Louisiana's 1,053 troops of 6,000, Alabama has deployed 432 troops of 3,000 available. Even fewer have been deployed in Florida - 97 troops out of 2,500 - and Mississippi - 58 troops out of 6,000.

    Those figures prompted President Obama to weigh in.

    "I urge the governors in the affected states to activate these troops as soon as possible," Mr. Obama said.

    It's believed officials in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi and are reluctant to use more troops because their presence could hurt tourism. In hardest-hit Louisiana, however, Jindal is pointing fingers.

    "Actually we asked the White House to approve the initial 6,000," Jindal said. "What they came back and said is the Coast Guard and BP had to authorize individual tasks."

    But Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the national incident commander in charge of the government's response to the spill, said Jindal is just flat wrong.

    "There is nothing standing in the governor's way from utilizing more National Guard troops," Allen said.

    In fact, the Coast Guard says every request to use the National Guard has been approved, usually within a day. Now Jindal's office acknowledged to CBS News the governor has not specifically asked for more Guard troops to be deployed.

    Whether it's simple confusion or the infusion of politics into the spill, the fact remains thousands of helping hands remain waiting to be used.

  2. Further underscores the weakness of this President. If what is posted here is true, then he should put his foot down and put everyone to work. But, he probably has some rock star to suck up to.


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