Feds halt berm-building dredging off Louisiana coast

posted at 10:55 am on June 23, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday, Senator George LeMieux told me in an exclusive interview that the Gulf response is still chaotic, with no clear idea of anyone being in charge or having a clear plan.  States have begun bypassing the feds in responding to the spill; in Florida, the state rented skimmers to keep oil from getting to their beaches after the Obama administration dragged their feet on supplying them.  The feds did start building sand berms to keep the oil out of Louisiana wetlands, but late yesterday they blocked those efforts to save the Louisiana coast:

The federal government is shutting down the dredging that was being done to create protective sand berms in the Gulf of Mexico.

The berms are meant to protect the Louisiana coastline from oil. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department has concerns about where the dredging is being done.

If the federal government has “concerns” over the location of the dredging, then they should have made that decision immediately.  After all, they have had 64 days now in which to react to the disaster by building these berms themselves.  Governor Bobby Jindal has been shouting about this very issue since almost the first days of the crisis, along with skimmers, boom, and all sorts of other efforts.

Now, more than two months after the spill started, the government is still vacillating on the precise location from to dredge, a decision that should have been made in hours, not months.  It’s yet another example of a lack of leadership and engagement on this crisis.  Instead of throwing every available resource at the spill, the people in charge are debating the finer points of sand dredging as the oil washes up on shore.  It’s as if this is a  theoretical construct in a graduate-school bull session rather than a real-world disaster requiring actual leadership and decisiveness.

The president of Plaquemines Parish is begging the government to continue its dredging efforts in the seven days it will take to relocate to new positions.  With hurricane season on the horizon, the issue of berms becomes even more urgent.  It would be nice if the Obama administration acted as if they understood that.  Failing that, maybe they should just get out of the way and let Louisiana do what they know is necessary, because that appears to be the only way anything is getting done in the Gulf.


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Jindal’s got material for his first campaign ad for 2012.

fossten on June 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Give me one iota of proof that Obama doesn’t understand exactly what he’s doing. I have firmly come to the conclusion that while yes, he’s inept, stupid, and fully incapable of doing the job of President ….

[capejasmine on June 23, 2010 at 11:29 AM]

I know what you mean. I’ll only offer this as another way of looking at it.

You are right (in the italicized part) only according to your standards based on your perceived ‘conventional wisdom’, if you will, expectation of outcomes. But, since you say his actions (which would include the work leading up to his actions) are being done with “intent and deliberate”, then you have to assess whether they are inept, stupid, and fully incapable based on your criteria of intent and deliberate.

I’d say he’s not inept as he’s being rather successful. Since the actions are planned in advance and very responsive to push back — enough so that it is often stymied — it appears he’s pretty smart.

As for incapable, I presume you mean incapable of leading, so I’ll stick with that. Obama is leading legions intent on laying low our country. How’s he doing on that score?

Dusty on June 23, 2010 at 11:47 AM

It’s as though he’s carving out one entire section of the country for hardship and disorder:

Immigration — Arizona, Texas

Oil moratorium and cleanup — Louisiana, Alabama, Florida

petefrt on June 23, 2010 at 11:36 AM

And for those who say “Florida voted for Obama,” consider this: we here on the WEST coast of Florida – the area being directly affected – did not and will never vote for him.

This is his revenge. Jerk.

Marybeth on June 23, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Baloney! What nonsense…academics are not the problem the ideology of who we have in power is the problem. The anti-intellectual bias creeping in to the discussions because of a few clowns running around ruining things misses all the academics that have moved civilization forward.

PierreLegrand on June 23, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I think you’re missing the point of the post. The point here is that O is presented as the most intelligent person to ever walk the planet, but reality is he has no experience to lead, and relies solely on academics rather than those who have both academic and leadership traits.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Come on Ed. Getting in the way is their goal.

thekingtut on June 23, 2010 at 11:49 AM

If I were Jindal, I’d ignore the feds and keep doing it anyway. Dare them to send in the Army to stop LA.

crushliberalism on June 23, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Keep doing the berm and tell the Feds and Obama to POUND SAND.

Hire a skimmer and keep and sell all oil that comes even close to the berm for the people of Louisiana.

I think Pinnochio is actively trying to push this country over the edge and into violence so that he can declare martial law and suspend the constituion.
Nothing else makes sense.

I have hope that the General is going to do his duty and take the fight to the Enemy Domestic!

dhunter on June 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Let’s call it “Hurricane Obama Barry”.

Uniblogger on June 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM

ya2daup on June 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM

It’s as though he’s carving out one entire section of the country for hardship and disorder:

Immigration — Arizona, Texas

Oil moratorium and cleanup — Louisiana, Alabama, Florida

petefrt on June 23, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Ukraine just emailed to say “Bingo!”

Dusty on June 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Jimmy Carter is feeling pretty good these days.

Roy Rogers on June 23, 2010 at 11:53 AM

There should be heads rolling all over the Federal Government because of delays like this.

thmsmgnm on June 23, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Jindal needs to file lawsuit after lawsuit. Get that AG in LA crankin’.

Kissmygrits on June 23, 2010 at 11:04 AM

All of the AGs in TX, MS, AL & FL need to start firing up their petitions to the courts too. (The FL GOV’s repulsive mancrush on Obama be damned).

And every citizen of the Gulf states with a boat needs to start prepping our vessels to stage our own damn flotilla against the insane bozos in this administration deliberately destroying our fisheries & intentionally collapsing our energy-based economies.

Every Sunday for twenty effing years, Barack Obama sat in the front pew with a smarmy little smile on his face listening intently to his bogus preacher as he demanded that “God damn Amerika!” – and sat complacently as his wife whooped & hollered her approval for that sentiment.

It certainly would seem that the prized member of Reverend Wright’s ugly flock is doing absolutely everything he can to make his America-hating pastor’s vilest wishes come true.

leilani on June 23, 2010 at 11:53 AM

If BO can ignore Mexcian ganngs occupying the southern part of Arizona and that section is is called too dangerous for Americans then I believe Jindal can go ahead and do his work without fear from BO. BO seems disjointed, not caring and is preoccupied with the general right now. Go ahead Bobby ignore the feds and proceed right ahead. The feds won’t protect Arizona either.

garydt on June 23, 2010 at 11:54 AM

And for those who say “Florida voted for Obama,” consider this: we here on the WEST coast of Florida – the area being directly affected – did not and will never vote for him.

This is his revenge. Jerk.

Marybeth on June 23, 2010 at 11:47 AM

My mom and brother live in Panama City Beach and they agree with you. The oil is starting to hit there and the economy was already bad. There will be 500,000 people out of work along the Gulf by the end of the summer at this rate. Obama wants them all on welfare, I guess.

rockmom on June 23, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Why would a radical Marxist worry about the LA coast?

faraway on June 23, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Yesterday, Senator George LeMieux told me in an exclusive interview that the Gulf response is still chaotic, with no clear idea of anyone being in charge or having a clear plan. Uh oh! Isn’t this some what like what McChyrstal said? Will LeMieux be summoned to the White House?

katablog.com on June 23, 2010 at 12:03 PM

There will be 500,000 people out of work along the Gulf by the end of the summer at this rate. Obama wants them all on welfare, I guess.

rockmom on June 23, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Cloward-Piven

pseudonominus on June 23, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Meanwhile, drilling continues in the Gulf…not by the US, mind you, but by SEVEN OTHER COUNTRIES!

/This is what I have heard…looking for links to confirm…

ornery_independent on June 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM

it has to start somewhere, dredge baby dredge, save the coast. Damn the yankee politicians, full speed ahead.
we support YOU Mr. Jindal

VTWaldrup on June 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Why would a radical Marxist worry about the LA coast?

faraway on June 23, 2010 at 11:57 AM

If the oil gets into Chocolate City, and a levee breaks, then he’ll worry.

Governor Bobby Jindal has been shouting about this very issue since almost the first days of the crisis, along with skimmers, boom, and all sorts of other efforts.
Now, more than two months after the spill started, the government is still vacillating on the precise location from to dredge, a decision that should have been made in hours, not months. It’s yet another example of a lack of leadership and engagement on this crisis.

Gov. Jindal should probably order the dredging to continue and tell Obummer: I’m protecting my state. If you don’t like it, sue me. Tenth Amendment, baby!

Steve Z on June 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM


Baloney! What nonsense…academics are not the problem the ideology of who we have in power is the problem.

And where – precisely – do you think that those “who we have in power” came to embrace that ideology? Taco Bell?

The academic’s pursuit of “the perfect solution” is in no way separable from the Leftist ideology that 90% of them embrace: both are rooted in abstraction rather than reality.


The anti-intellectual bias creeping in to the discussions because of a few clowns running around ruining things misses all the academics that have moved civilization forward.

I’m not anti-intellectual in the least. I’m merely stating a simple fact: if you put theoreticians in charge of an emergency, don’t be surprised when you get indecision and paralysis. Need proof of that assertion? Take a look at the BP oil cam…or the whole lot of nothing being done everywhere else.

The Executive Branch is best populated by executive temperaments. If academics want to serve in govt, they should limit themselves to the Legislature or the Judiciary.

rvastar on June 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Let’s call it “Hurricane Obama Barry”.

Uniblogger on June 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM

ya2daup on June 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I like “Hurricane Hussein

It has a nice poetically pugilistic alliterative quality to it.

ornery_independent on June 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM

Obama doesn’t care for anyone south of the mason dixon line. That includes YOU, Arizona.

kurtzz3 on June 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Never mind the 2012 race, every ’10 backwater campaign should be nationalized and use this as a referendum against obama. America can’t afford to wait two more years for this traitor to become accountable. Wrestle control of congress away from him, and put the fear of God into every Crat that manages to remain.

paul1149 on June 23, 2010 at 12:11 PM

My mom and brother live in Panama City Beach and they agree with you. The oil is starting to hit there and the economy was already bad. There will be 500,000 people out of work along the Gulf by the end of the summer at this rate. Obama wants them all on welfare, I guess.

rockmom on June 23, 2010 at 11:55 AM

You know I am not conspiracy theorists, but I am beginning to think that obama is doing what he is just to make the people more dependant on the federal govt and give him more powers. I am almost to the point that to start thinking that maybe he had something to do with the explosion to start with

ConservativePartyNow on June 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Obama took no action until the crisis was nearly a month and a half old.

The EPA ordered BP not to cut and cap the pipe on day 1.

Now LA is ordered to stop making barrier islands.

Obama orders a moratorium on drilling for 6 months for no reason. (George Soros needs the rigs in Brazil.)

Conclusion 1: Obama does not give a rip about the environment.
Conclusion 2: Obama is all about helping his radical friends.
Conclusion 3: Would it surprise anyone to discover that OPEC or George Soros sabotaged the oil rig? They had everything to gain and little chance of getting caught.

The Rock on June 23, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Wonderful. More news the MSM will do what it can to keep from the average person.

Grafted on June 23, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Drudge says the containment cap is removed. Any body know how this may help?

clnurnberg on June 23, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Now you see, all you need to do is spend 6 months making an Environmental Impact Statement on what the impact of these berms will be and you’re all set!

And all those skimmers should need an EIS, too…

Plus any of those booms should have one because they just might harm sea life, donchyaknow?

Do you think we are uncivilized? We have REGULATIONS TO SAVE YOU!

ajacksonian on June 23, 2010 at 12:19 PM

I think they’re using the sand to berm the white house.

BKeyser on June 23, 2010 at 12:23 PM

And Obama does know how to cut red tape… length-wise.

ajacksonian on June 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Jindal, Barbour, & Riley need to give Obama the figurative collective finger and do what is necessary to save their states.

Crist is a lost cause.

Maybe his old buddy Senator LeMieux can put pressure on him, but I doubt Crist would listen anyway. He’s on an “Obama is doing a great job with the oil spill” propoganda tour, so he can get his hands on some Democrat election $ in return.

AG McCollum should pick up the slack and sue Obama for dereliction of duty – if that’s even possible.

If not, Florida’s screwed.

Marybeth on June 23, 2010 at 12:24 PM

the Gulf response is still chaotic, with no clear idea of anyone being in charge or having a clear plan.

Bu… but we have a czar now!! How can this be?!?!

crazy_legs on June 23, 2010 at 12:31 PM

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department

Looks like that should have been an 18-agency committee instead of just a 17-agency committee.

BTW, I think the problem for Jindal is that these berms are in federal waters and the jurisdiction for his authority is three miles. And the feds have taken control over the BP compensation because they are in federal waters.

Texas Gal on June 23, 2010 at 12:34 PM

What are they going to do, throw Jindal in jail?

Bobby ought to do it just to make them jail him. He’d be like MLK at the Birmingham Jail all over again.

The Monster on June 23, 2010 at 12:34 PM

It’s as if this is a theoretical construct in a graduate-school bull session rather than a real-world disaster requiring actual leadership and decisiveness.

Which is exactly what I expected from a President with no real-world experience who thinks he’s qualified for the office by virtue of his success in graduate-school bull sessions.

Socratease on June 23, 2010 at 12:35 PM

This is treasonous.

jimmy2shoes on June 23, 2010 at 12:36 PM

CNBC reporting that BP shut down the riser cap due to “an undersea robot collision.” Quick, somebody wake up AP!

RedWinged Blackbird on June 23, 2010 at 12:39 PM

I’ve been involved in projects managed a lot like this effort. You get a bunch of people in a room with different goals and ambitions and no clear central leader among them, this is what happens. Someone proposes something that is so obvious and so necessary (like putting berms to block the oil) and i guarantee there is always going to be one person with a “concern” about it. In this case its the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department.

With no leader in the room to tell them to shut up and sit down, nothing will get done. You’ll run into endless roadblocks because you’ll never get such a diverse range of opinions to perfectly agree on one course of action.

tflst5 on June 23, 2010 at 12:42 PM

This foot dragging is intentional. The coastal south will have to be evacuated because of this. When that happens, every one who laughed off the fema camps will have major egg, and a federal boot, on their faces.

abobo on June 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I keep looking for the news report explaining that the dredging that was going on is not a Big Effing Deal because 50,000 cf of material wouldn’t fill the Superdome and wouldn’t even measure 7 foot high on a football field, but I haven’t seen it yet.

I’ll keep on it … it must be I’m looking in the wrong place … I’ll find it eventually ….

Dusty on June 23, 2010 at 12:47 PM

This confirms that the white house is purposefully trying to make the spill worse.

Vashta.Nerada on June 23, 2010 at 12:54 PM

DOTUS (Destroyer of the United States) and his minions at it again…….

this time?

DESTROY Louisiana and private sector jobs.

PappyD61 on June 23, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Obama keeping his boot on the throat of Louisianans

faraway on June 23, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Meanwhile, drilling continues in the Gulf…not by the US, mind you, but by SEVEN OTHER COUNTRIES!

/This is what I have heard…looking for links to confirm…

ornery_independent on June 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM

The countries are: Russia, Cuba, China, Angola, Mexico, and Vietnam…. and Great Britian. There’s your seven.

itsspideyman on June 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM

the federal government has “concerns”

Ya right.
More likely, Obama acting like a child, is having another hissy fit due to a Fed Judge tossing Obama’s dumb moratorium on drilling.

“It would be nice if the Obama administration acted as if they understood that”.

Obama understands that he just doesn’t care.

O/T question?

Is this how the Vietnam war was run?

DSchoen on June 23, 2010 at 1:15 PM

This is like the 10th time the Obama Administration has stopped oil cleanup efforts. What’s the deal?

SoulGlo on June 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM

I think Pinnochio is actively trying to push this country over the edge and into violence so that he can declare martial law and suspend the constituion.
Nothing else makes sense.

I have hope that the General is going to do his duty and take the fight to the Enemy Domestic!

dhunter on June 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM

This is the only explanation that makes sense when you look at the pattern of “incompetence” by Junior and cadre.

To call it “icompetence”, you have to assume someone has good intentions at the start and just lacks the smarts to get it done. Even the dullest people can get it right if they want to and keep trying.

You can’t buy the level of “incompetence” regularly shown by this regime in so many ways, despite the ballyhooed “smart” this or that, “best and brightest”, blah , blah.

When you identify what something isn’t, or what didn’t happen, you are left with what is and did happen, to paraphrase Holmes.

I find it appalling how many useful idiots have signed on, or are participating in spite of their better (?) judgement. Maybe the Rolling Stone reporter should spend a week with Thad Allen, Adm, USCG…see what he really thinks he is doing down south.

Harry Schell on June 23, 2010 at 1:21 PM

DOTUS (Destroyer of the United States) and his minions at it again…….

this time?

DESTROY Louisiana and private sector jobs.

PappyD61 on June 23, 2010 at 12:56 PM

DOTUS! I love it!

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 1:21 PM

This is like the 10th time the Obama Administration has stopped oil cleanup efforts. What’s the deal?

SoulGlo on June 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Like everything else he does, this is not about cleaning anything or fixing anything – it’s about fundamentally destroying the country so he can transform it into an islamic dictatorship.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 1:24 PM

This is like the 10th time the Obama Administration has stopped oil cleanup efforts. What’s the deal?

SoulGlo on June 23, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Their plan is to make it last a looooong time.

Tim Zank on June 23, 2010 at 1:28 PM

I like “Hurricane Hussein”

It has a nice poetically pugilistic alliterative quality to it.

ornery_independent on June 23, 2010 at 12:09 PM

True, but I like Hurricane Kickass. Not poetic, but definitely has a pugilistic ring to it.

Gang-of-One on June 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

I think Pinnochio is actively trying to push this country over the edge and into violence so that he can declare martial law and suspend the constituion.
Nothing else makes sense.

dhunter on June 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM

We held elections during the civil war, so he has no precedent.

Vashta.Nerada on June 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM

Message to the Pol’s and people of Louisiana, Defy the Fed’s and build the F*&%ing berms….go to jail for your state….won’t that make nice press coverage.

PatriotRider on June 23, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I think Pinnochio is actively trying to push this country over the edge and into violence so that he can declare martial law and suspend the constituion.
Nothing else makes sense.

dhunter on June 23, 2010 at 11:50 AM
We held elections during the civil war, so he has no precedent.

Vashta.Nerada on June 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM

At the rate Obamas going – it won’t be a civil war, it’ll be an outright revolt. Hence the need for martial law, the stifling of free speech and the control of the internet.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Baloney! What nonsense…academics are not the problem the ideology of who we have in power is the problem.
PierreLegrand on June 23, 2010 at 11:45 AM

It’s academia, the world that “works on paper” AKA the world of NO real experience.

In academia you get the “lesson” first, then the “test”.

In the real world you get the “test” first, then the “lesson”.

The anti-intellectual bias creeping in to the discussions because of a few clowns running around ruining things misses all the academics that have moved civilization forward.

Someone who is truly intellectual understands that, academia/academics prepares students for entry-level positions in their respected fields, it does not prepare them to run the company.

The anti-intellectual bias you see is actually anti-idiot bias. Anyone who thinks academia/academics is all ya need to run the country is an idiot.

Olbermann an extreme example of an idiot/intellectual that thinks academia/academics prepares one to run the country.

DSchoen on June 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM

I think people need to stage a massive protest in front of the White House over the oil spill issue. Maybe if we embarrass the President enough, he’ll do something.

Conservative Samizdat on June 23, 2010 at 2:15 PM

I think people need to stage a massive protest in front of the White House over the oil spill issue. Maybe if we embarrass the President enough, he’ll do something.

Conservative Samizdat on June 23, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Yeah, he’ll call SEIU to beat up the protestors, then call MSNBC to label everyone a nazi, redneck, stupid racist. Protesting is good, but we need something with more bite, like a GOP congressman or two to introduce articles of impeachment.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 2:19 PM

I think you’re missing the point of the post. The point here is that O is presented as the most intelligent person to ever walk the planet, but reality is he has no experience to lead, and relies solely on academics rather than those who have both academic and leadership traits.
jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 11:49 AM

And they are giving him EXACTLY the right advice to accomplish what HIS goals are…destroy this country. It so happens that the academics, that are advising O, ideology is exactly the same as his. They ALL hate the United States of America and are hell bent on destroying it.

WE MUST REALIZE THIS IMMEDIATELY AND ACT AS IF IT IS TRUE.

PierreLegrand on June 23, 2010 at 2:19 PM

And where – precisely – do you think that those “who we have in power” came to embrace that ideology? Taco Bell?

The academic’s pursuit of “the perfect solution” is in no way separable from the Leftist ideology that 90% of them embrace: both are rooted in abstraction rather than reality.

There are many academics, no sadly maybe not the majority, who DO NOT have that ideology. There are many academics who understand getting things done…sorry we don’t need to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

PierreLegrand on June 23, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Once the glden goose is killed and there is true serfdom of the masses, will democrats declare victory?
Inanemergencydial on June 23, 2010 at 11:42 AM
That will happen when the Stars and Stripes on the Capitol is replaced with the Hammer and sickle, and Sharia law replaces the Constitution.
jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM

that will be the beginning of a just insurgency

I would take particular delight in performing my part

Sonosam on June 23, 2010 at 2:28 PM

They want Cap and Tax and they will kill to get it.

Key West Reader on June 23, 2010 at 11:12 AM

Correct.

My biggest question is how obama can successfully calculate that he can sabotage the Gulf cleanup, stop all oil production and be rewarded instead of removed and criminally charged.

How is this even remotely possible in the most twisted imagination, let alone the fact that we are allowing it to happen in real time before our eyes?

What is wrong with us???

How can this kind of dereliction of duty, malicious negligence and refusal to fulfill duties of office result in obama seizing more power, INSTEAD OF IMPEACHMENT AND CRIMINAL CHARGES BEING SHOUTED FROM EVERY ROOFTOP???!!!

If he gets away with something that is so completely BIZARRE, so inverted as to what should happen to him in a sane nation, then we have gotten what we deserve.

EVERY conservative person of influence, from politician (don’t laugh) to blogger, to talk radio host, to pundit, to Gulf state Governors, should be calling, every minute of every day, for obama’s job and for criminal charges.

If it doesn’t happen, then the many nation-destroying successes that obama has racked up in a scant 17 months will be added to the destruction of the Gulf and his takeover of the energy industry.

And to hear anyone over the age of twelve, look at the shambles that our nation is in, with so much more to come, and think for one SECOND, that it is due to stupidity, ineptitude or incompetence should have their head examined.
He is a stalinist/maoist marxist. His entire being and lifetime reek of it. Wake up. Stop giving him a pass on stupid. Alright, he may be personally stupid, but he is not the one planning all of this. He is the one taking the plans from his transnational handlers and carrying them out flawlessly. He does execute orders very well. Give him that. And the orders are: Destroy the one nation that stands between them and their New World Order.

Yes, the fact that he is getting away with destroying the nation, and being rewarded for it with untold power, says more about us than it does about him. And the fact that we recognize this should rally us to action, not to cynical acceptance, of which we all need to guard against.

I think many are waiting for November. But don’t you think they have a plan for November as well?

If he can destroy the Gulf of Mexico, don’t you think he can impose Martial Law?

What if obama gets his middle east war started using Isreal as bait?

What if the Gulf becomes so toxic, and the oil drilling embargo so serious that it sets off a chain reaction of economic disaster, that when combined with the current economic cliff we are looking over results in food shortages, riots and blackouts?

What if he plans serious riots with all of the illegals that we have seen the communist/SEIU people rally to march by the hundreds of thousands?

What about the 500 Billion in unspent, unaccountable stimulus monies? Do you think maybe that this record shattering slush fund can’t start a war, fraud the vote, start riots? It’s half-a-trillion dollars for Heaven’s sake!

We don’t have time to wait for obama to spring his crisis and impose Martial Law. We have to go on the offense now.

Normal quaint, backwater, yesteryear, good ‘ole American constitutional acts like voting are completely laughable to obama and his globalist bosses. They spit on the process and us. Can’t you see it in obama’s utter contempt for God, man and nature in his Gulf sabotage??

Yeah, everybody. Remember November. Remember what it used to be. Like remembering what America used to be like before abortion and before obama. Be passive. Remember.

Don’t go on the offense now. Wait until the trap door is firmly locked, until the boot on the throat chokes us dead.

Wait. Remember.

That’ll suit obama just fine.

tigerlily on June 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM

DOTUS (Destroyer of the United States) and his minions at it again…….

this time?

DESTROY Louisiana and private sector jobs.

PappyD61 on June 23, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Hope it catches on. I’ll be using it if it’s ok by you, Pappy.

tigerlily on June 23, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Once the glden goose is killed and there is true serfdom of the masses, will democrats declare victory?
Inanemergencydial on June 23, 2010 at 11:42 AM
That will happen when the Stars and Stripes on the Capitol is replaced with the Hammer and sickle, and Sharia law replaces the Constitution.
jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM

that will be the beginning of a just insurgency

I would take particular delight in performing my part

Sonosam on June 23, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Remember, he (supposedly) told some Egyptian official that he fully supports the Muslim agenda, which is the destruction of America as a free nation. Everything he has done has been about the destruction of the US as a free republic.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Once the glden goose is killed and there is true serfdom of the masses, will democrats declare victory?
Inanemergencydial on June 23, 2010 at 11:42 AM
That will happen when the Stars and Stripes on the Capitol is replaced with the Hammer and sickle, and Sharia law replaces the Constitution.
jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM

that will be the beginning of a just insurgency

I would take particular delight in performing my part

Sonosam on June 23, 2010 at 2:28 PM

Remember, he (supposedly) told some Egyptian official that he fully supports the Muslim agenda, which is the destruction of America as a free nation. Everything he has done has been about the destruction of the US as a free republic.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Sorry, meant to do a blockquote, not a strike.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 2:45 PM

tigerlily on June 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Well put. And don’t forget the media is all about making O a dictator. We’d better wake up and smell the coffee quick, while we still can.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Some birds gotta die
For them to get Cap and Trade…
Omlettes and Eggs, man…

Haiku Guy on June 23, 2010 at 3:06 PM

It’s as though he’s carving out one entire section of the country for hardship and disorder:

Immigration — Arizona, Texas

Oil moratorium and cleanup — Louisiana, Alabama, Florida

petefrt on June 23, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Actually, this is the triple whammy for Texas. I think we could handle the immigration debacle alone; afterall, we assimilate tens of thouseand of refugees from California on a regular basis (joking! joking!). However, this oil moratorium will be devastating for us as well, and Obamacare will be hard on our budding biotech sector.

It’s hard to think of an economic area he will leave untouched around here.

bitsy on June 23, 2010 at 3:13 PM

Well put. And don’t forget the media is all about making O a dictator. We’d better wake up and smell the coffee quick, while we still can.

jdawg on June 23, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Yes, jdawg. The media monopoly on crowning DOTUS is being held up by the internet, thus, when Martial Law is imposed the internet will be shut down. Look for all of this to occur before November, or at the very latest, before 2012.
Stalinists don’t leave power, once attained. They only increase it.

If we allow obama to grow to strong and to continually use the powers of his office to “overeach authority” (this is a term coined by leftists to see how much power they can accumulate by simply breaking the law and getting away with it. obama is a classic example of communist “overreach of authority”.

In other words, if we don’t go on a relentless offense, NOW instead of our continual weak and worried defense, obama will have amassed the power he needs to stop us all in our tracks.

November is very possibly going to be too little too late.

2012 will not happen if obama continues to destroy at his breakneck pace.

He must be removed from office AND criminally charged. If this is not a political possibility, it sure as heck can be accomplished by a roar of the people, every day, and in every way, to remove and charge him. It must become a non-stop demand and be designed to politically hamstring him and to give courage from The People to our cowardly GOP.

tigerlily on June 23, 2010 at 3:27 PM

We should go to DC and throw oil on the WH lawn

eff these commie traitors

Sonosam on June 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Good idea in theory-but they wouldn’t even let you throw the oil bottle labels on the WH lawn without being arrested. Littering/terrorism. Then they’ll confront you with all the pics of Timothy McVeigh having sex with little kids on your PC they “found” after ransacking your abode.

Now, if you choose to burn the Flag or a GI in effigy on Pennsylvania Ave., I’m sure that will be protected free speech. Just be sure to wear a Che T-shirt with ‘YES WE CAN’ emblazoned on the back.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Time for a Gulf Coast Million Men and Women March on Washington.

ThePrez on June 23, 2010 at 4:09 PM

tigerlily: 1 trillion kudos for your posts.

Sadly, I’ll be even more stark. What we are witnessing daily. . . the evil, diabolical Obama is precisely what he appears to be: the Dark Side, in league with the Dark Side of Islam.

The Light will prevail; unfortunately, I fear we will endure untold additional horrors if we don’t act, as tigerlily warns, immediately.

If the Dark Side is successful in canceling elections and eliminating our ability to communicate via the internet, and if the election of 2012 either doesn’t occur or Obama is reelected, then all that has been prophesied over the ages and from across the globe regarding December 21, 2012, will indeed occur. But if we are able to turn the tide, we may have a shot.

I pray I am wrong. If I’m not, it’s not too soon for light warriors to unite. Recognize the evil for what it is. Every day now, I speak to those who also see what is unfolding and are no longer afraid to name it.

I offer my services to the Divine in this extant battle. I hope and pray that you will, too.

Opinionator on June 23, 2010 at 4:22 PM

You know I am not conspiracy theorists, but I am beginning to think that obama is doing what he is just to make the people more dependant on the federal govt and give him more powers. I am almost to the point that to start thinking that maybe he had something to do with the explosion to start with
i,m with you a 100%

ATEXAN on June 23, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Time for a new Jean Lafitte. Get the Cajun navy out to Barataria Bay and build those berms.

huckleberryfriend on June 23, 2010 at 4:27 PM

Wait. Remember.

That’ll suit obama just fine.

tigerlily on June 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Oh please. What are you proposing exactly? You know as well as I do that you aren’t going to do one damn thing that will ever stop him, let alone slow him down.

I’m not suggesting you just sit here and take it, but we both know that’s what you will in fact do. Banging on an anonymous message board on the internet is useless, but you have nothing else.

Understand, I’m in total agreement with you that such measures are the only things that will stop him. I’m simply saying that you won’t take such steps, and neither will anyone else, until it’s too late for them to be effective. That time is now. It’s already too late, he’s already got all the power you fear him getting. And we did this to ourselves. Again.

runawayyyy on June 23, 2010 at 4:29 PM

I feel safe in saying that I represent the majority of Louisianans when I say that we feel like passengers on a hijacked bus. Are we almost to the scene where we overpower the maniacal driver?

cane_loader on June 23, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Holy cow, I called it?

Back in the 17th on the “Hillary says they’ll sue AZ” thread I jokingly stated they should sue Jindal as well for building the berms and trying to protect his state without their permission.

I wanted it to be a joke, why are these guys such idiots that they in all seriousness enact the stupidity I’m trying to use as an exaggeration?

gekkobear on June 23, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I wish our media had not gone belly-up. We really need an unbiased media right now to run “scream bloody murder” headlines day after day and put an end to all this. Even on the Gulf Coast, so many are not awake, and so many are listening to a biased media. Nevertheless, the undercurrent down here is of profound dissatisfaction and growing outrage against Obama and the Democrats who enable him.

cane_loader on June 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM

We should go to DC and throw oil on the WH lawn
eff these commie traitors
Sonosam on June 23, 2010 at 11:05 AM
Good idea in theory-but they wouldn’t even let you throw the oil bottle labels on the WH lawn without being arrested. Littering/terrorism. Then they’ll confront you with all the pics of Timothy McVeigh having sex with little kids on your PC they “found” after ransacking your abode.
Now, if you choose to burn the Flag or a GI in effigy on Pennsylvania Ave., I’m sure that will be protected free speech. Just be sure to wear a Che T-shirt with ‘YES WE CAN’ emblazoned on the back.
Dr. ZhivBlago on June 23, 2010 at 4:06 PM

worse than that they would give me a ticket from the EPA for like million dollars for the cost of gov retards to clean it up

just like the stupid EPA lead initiative that if you do the slightest work on your house you need some moron lead expert

first an additional useless cost

second so they legally have a reason to know all that you do to your property

eff them all, put em in a pit, cover with gas and light it

Sonosam on June 23, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Obama stated on the 8th hole that he would look into the matter as soon as he gets to the 13th hole….

right2bright on June 23, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Opinionator on June 23, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Thank you, Opinionator. You have hit the nail on the head when you point out that obama is in league with islam.

As for you runawayyy, I have posted many times what I would propose to do, knowing full well that I have no power, humanly speaking, against the obama juggarnaut, but united with millions of others, we are the one thing that Saul Alinsky said must be defeated at all costs because united and strong, it would defeat every evil plan the Left has. What is this one thing Alinsky feared? The middle class.

We must be the middle class who offers united prayers on specific days by the millions.

The middle class who demands that their conservative pundits, GOP reps, Governors, talk and cable hosts, bloggers and writers begin incessantly calling everything that obama has done criminal, lawless, illegtimate and unconstitutional and deserving of removal from office and criminal prosecution.

How many conservatives have even once, let alone ceaselessly, literally spoken the words: malicious negligence, dereliction of duty, failure to fulfill duties of office, and impeachable offenses, when it comes to his sabotage of the Gulf cleanup??

Why has there been no outcry of larceny on a magnitude unheard of when discussing the 800 BILLION dollars in “stimulus” that has literally disappeared?

“Conservatives” who have a bullhorn need to start discussing all of these things in the context of violation of specific statutes of the law, not droning on with cute nicknames for the crimes, as hannity does about the “Louisiana purchase” and the “Cornhusker kickback”. Those things are felonies and should be called such.

And this is just scratching the surface. obama is breaking the law every day in scores of ways; who will call him on his criminal chaos?

And why do we tolerate o’reilly and fox news, krauthammer, et al, discussing obama and his policies on their panels as if he and they were legitimate, meanwhile he is literally burning the nation down!

And I don’t care whether it’s politically or numerically possible to impeach him. That’s not the point.

Public outcry must be deafening. We must roar.
INVESTIGATE! IMPEACH! IMPRISON!

And to do that we must insist that the above named conservatives ROAR, or we must vote or boycott them out of their jobs. We pay them to be our voices. Right now, they are too afraid to do what the Left does every day: pulling the alinsky tactic of picking our target (obama), freezing it, polarizing it and destroying it. (with removal and jail time.)

That’s the goal. Don’t whine and talk about how it can’t be done. Go about the business of making it happen. Aim for the stars, not the gutter. We may not make it to the stars, but we may well capture the moon. Naysayers like runawayyy may be correct in saying obama has stolen the power he needs already, I agree with that and have said and say as much, but as I watch us let him brutalize and destroy the Gulf and our nation, it is wrong to say we can’t stop him. We can, but only with the help of God Almighty.)

And most importantly, we must become the middle class who has repented of the abortion demon we have let loose to murder 40 million innocents. The middle class who realizes that the rot of abortion and the horror of legalizing the butchery of the most helpless among us has led inevitably to a monster like obama, with more than half of the populace too warped to recognize the sheer evil he represents.

We must become the middle class who demands a Human Life Amendment, which would put the power of purity, goodness and the Light of Christ Himself on our side, guaranteeing a win in a battle that we will lose without Him and our promise to protect his littlest ones.

Yes, as I said in my earlier post, obama has employed what the leftists smugly call, “over-reaching your authority”.
It means to go as far as you possibly can in breaking the law, realizing that most people are cowards and won’t stop you. We see that every day between obama and the GOP.

So let’s start the tom-toms beating throughout every heart and then into every patriots voice and every place in the nation.

obama should fear us and our relentless pressure, that we will drive him out of office and into prison. We should be employing the cloward-piven overload strategy on him, destroying his credibility in the public sphere and doing all we can legally so that he will be so busy trying to stay out of jail that he’ll up and run out of the country.
That’s the amount of pressure WE should be putting on HIM, not the other way around.

INVESTIGATE! IMPEACH! IMPRISON!

tigerlily on June 23, 2010 at 7:23 PM

If this wasnt such a devistating catastrophy it would be funny…in an insane out of your mind hysterical laughter kind of way. The flat out incompetence of the federal behemoth and administration in all its glory is fully on display here for all to see. With a firm hand guiding its massive ineptness it is at least able to pretent to function, but without? It mangles and destroys what it was created to protect contradicting itself at every turn and amazingly staring common sense in the face and refuting it. Its almost time to close up shop and jump off the grid.

Koa on June 23, 2010 at 7:49 PM

We are your Federal Government and we’re here to interfere.

curved space on June 23, 2010 at 8:13 PM

G*d Damn Obama.

cane_loader on June 23, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Dude’s incompetent.

CWforFreedom on June 23, 2010 at 8:48 PM

The president of Plaquemines Parish is begging the government to continue its dredging efforts in the seven days it will take to relocate to new positions. With hurricane season on the horizon, the issue of berms becomes even more urgent. It would be nice if the Obama administration acted as if they understood that. Failing that, maybe they should just get out of the way and let Louisiana do what they know is necessary, because that appears to be the only way anything is getting done in the Gulf.

Clearly, we should consult Froma Harrop.

Kralizec on June 23, 2010 at 9:09 PM

The WSJ listed the members of ObaMao’s Oil-Spill Commission, and they are all committed left-wing environmentalists. I am not a subscriber to WSJ, where the names and their credentials are listed. I only saw a partial list at freerepublic, which appears to be down at the moment.

Anyway, here are further thoughts re this sham commission:
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/06/obamas_gulf_oil_spill_commissi.html

onlineanalyst on June 23, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Its the feds v the states. simple as that.

james23 on June 23, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Wait. Remember.

That’ll suit obama just fine.

tigerlily on June 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM

I’ll wait til November, but if the shooting starts, my Mosin-Nagent’s coming out of the basement.

You need a rifleman? I can put 8 rounds down range at 300 yards.

Chaz706 on June 23, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) probably better have her staff unplug her phones again so she doesn’t get calls from worried constituents…

TN Mom on June 23, 2010 at 11:21 PM

It’s time to turn this over to the Navy.

The Navy has better robots and if their submarine rescue systems can open up a sub and remove the reactor and warheads, they can certainly work on this. LCAC’s are ideal for moving people and equipment and booms up and down the coast without damaging the beaches. Thousands of sailors are already trained to contain and manage spills. Given that sailors can be ordered to spend weeks in decompression if necessary, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Navy could get UCT hard-suit divers down there.

Jason Coleman on June 24, 2010 at 1:31 AM

OT I got the following link from a GatewayPundit post

I hope(as do they) that they are wrong, but they don’t think so. If they are right then the Gulf BP disaster could continue until the whole field is emptied…as much as 2-2.5 billion barrels, or more. According to the article, BP and the administration know this, but aren’t being forthcoming. A must read!!

http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6593/648967

stacy on June 24, 2010 at 2:24 AM

Meanwhile, in other news, Pensacola woke up this morning to MILES of tar balls on their once-pristine beaches. Gov Charlie Crist has vowed to defy the Federal Overlords by building sand berms offshore and inviting Dutch and other foreign skimmer ships to Florida to battle the oil and protect Florida’s economy…

Heh, just kidding about that last part….

/scared in Sarasota

ornery_independent on June 23, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I was going to say that Crist bet on the wrong horse, but I think he was at the Daytona 500.

Academics “think”. Executives “do”. Currently, the academics (represented by Obama) are paralyzed by indecision, second-guessing, and over-analyzing, while the executives (represented by Jindal) are screaming “Let’s go!”. When you’re facing a crisis, one of those attributes is far more useful than the other. Can you guess which one it is?

Baloney! What nonsense…academics are not the problem the ideology of who we have in power is the problem. The anti-intellectual bias creeping in to the discussions because of a few clowns running around ruining things misses all the academics that have moved civilization forward.

PierreLegrand on June 23, 2010 at 11:45 AM

And where – precisely – do you think that those “who we have in power” came to embrace that ideology? Taco Bell?

The academic’s pursuit of “the perfect solution” is in no way separable from the Leftist ideology that 90% of them embrace: both are rooted in abstraction rather than reality.

There are many academics, no sadly maybe not the majority, who DO NOT have that ideology. There are many academics who understand getting things done…sorry we don’t need to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

PierreLegrand on June 23, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Academics means the teachers and administrators.

So the “Academics” that get things done, and that the have moved civilization forward, are in fact not the Academics, but the students.

For a look at how it works read this to the end. http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1

Slowburn on June 24, 2010 at 5:08 AM

I work in an industry which is dreadfully impacted by the decisions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Often, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department attempts to protect a species in decline due to Darwinian evolution at the expense of the human species.

In my chosen career, we spend hundreds of thousand of dollars yearly to merely haze several species into believing they are in danger of loosing their lives. however, they become accustomed to these efforts and simply continue nesting within our boundaries, engendering the public where the score would be one dead endangered species whose actions kill 157 humans.

We have asked the Fish and Wildlife management to quantify to loss of one member of a given species on the entire population and its ability to grow to self sustaining levels. I have never received any answer.

The conclusion of my research is that there would be absolutely no impact. Thus, I would consider that the Agency is out of touch with reality and need to audit their data to determine which species can be removed from their endanger species list allowing controlled depredation as a means to change their behavior and make our industry safer.

MSGTAS on June 24, 2010 at 7:31 AM

“Barack Obama doesn’t care about Southern people…”
— Kanye West, redux

VekTor on June 24, 2010 at 2:11 PM

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