Dem Rep blasts Obama Gulf response as “incompetent”

posted at 12:15 pm on June 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Plenty of Republicans have assailed Barack Obama’s handling of the Gulf crisis as “incompetent,” but few have made Katrina comparisons, mindful of the sensitivities involved in the previous disaster in the Gulf.  Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor of Mississippi isn’t nearly as shy.  Calling the federal response to the Gulf oil spill “a Katrina flashback,” Taylor ripped the Obama administration’s “incompetent” response and says he hasn’t seen anything like it since, well … let’s just say Taylor thinks Obama and his team are doing a heckuva job:

As oil spread as close as 1½ miles from Jackson County’s coast Saturday, U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor called the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster “incompetent.”

“I’m having a Katrina flashback,” said the Bay St. Louis Democrat after an aerial survey of the Mississippi Sound and barrier islands Saturday morning. “I haven’t seen this much incompetence since Michael Brown was running FEMA.” …

Taylor said U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who heads the spill response, should fix problems that include a lack of direction and equipment.

“Vessels of Opportunity do not identify themselves,” said Taylor. “There is no way to communicate with them.

All those boats are running around like headless chickens. None of them are skimming for oil. It is criminal. Between the amount of money, the amount of wasted effort, there shouldn’t be a drop of oil in the Mississippi Sound, but because of this incompetence, it is there.”

Maybe Taylor just got caught up in an emotional moment, and the Mississippi Press took advantage of it.  Perhaps he regrets his words.  One look at his official website refutes that notion.  Not only did he link to the article, he actually reproduced it entirely to make sure people know what he thinks of this response:

“It is criminal what is going on. This doesn’t have to happen, and it is not like I said ‘go fix it.’ I gave them a detailed plan how to do this two weeks ago. They are not doing any of it.”

Taylor’s plan, like the state’s, called for a multilayered response that relied heavily on skimmers to collect oil south of the barrier islands, at the island passes and within the Mississippi Sound.

“I’m absolutely furious,” said Taylor. “If the president of the United States can’t find somebody who can do this job, then let me do it.”

It could hardly hurt.  Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) concurs with Taylor, saying that a bipartisan consensus has begun to develop that Obama is in over his head.  The lack of skimmers has been a particular criticism.   Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has had to start building skimmers, as the federal government has only provided two while the state needs at least 20.  They won’t get full capacity of skimmers on the water until the first of August now, probably far too late to keep the oil off of Mississippi’s shores.

The problem isn’t that the President can’t find someone to do this job.  The problem is the President himself isn’t up to the job of leadership required by the crisis.


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But…But…he’s Spock!!!

More like a lobotomized Pakled, truth be told.

ebrown2 on June 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM

Obama doesn’t WANT to do the job. He doesn’t want the spill cleaned. Even some in the media know that, but they can’t say it because you can’t prove motive.

Daggett on June 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM

The problem isn’t that the President can’t find someone to do this job. The problem is the President himself isn’t up to the job of leadership required by the crisis.

Isn’t this the Peter Principle? Getting promoted to your level of incompetence, IIRC.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:21 PM

it’s tee time, can’t it wait?

cmsinaz on June 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM

The Peter Principle is the principle that “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” It was formulated by Dr. Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull in their 1969 book The Peter Principle, a humorous treatise which also introduced the “salutary science of Hierarchiology”, “inadvertently founded” by Peter. It holds that in a hierarchy, members are promoted so long as they work competently. Sooner or later they are promoted to a position at which they are no longer competent (their “level of incompetence”), and there they remain, being unable to earn further promotions. This principle can be modeled and has theoretical validity.[1] Peter’s Corollary states that “in time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out his duties” and adds that “work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence“.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:22 PM

GOLF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

txag92 on June 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM

cc:
Southern Baptist Convention
Dr. Russell Moore

P.S. Thanks for the $2,400 campaign contribution, Russ.

Dusty on June 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM

One way that organizations can avoid this effect is by having a policy that requires termination of an employee should they fail to attain a promotion after a certain amount of time. Even in instances where an employee can handle their current job but fail to do any better, they can still cause harm within the company, by way of preventing those beneath them with higher potential of moving up, as well as lowering morale once such employees become aware of this fact. The United States Military for instance requires that certain ranks be held for no longer than a set amount of time, a lack of compliance of which could render grounds for dismissal.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Now it seems our glorious fedgov will force the gulf states to bail out the very “Too Big To Fail” (thanks again, GWB!) corporation that destroyed them.

Ain’t government incompetence and fascism grand?

Rae on June 29, 2010 at 12:24 PM

According to the Peter Principle, the subject has been competent at some job in his past. The Dilbert Principle attempts to explain how a person who has never been competent at anything at any point in time can still be promoted into management. Of course, both the Peter Principle and the Dilbert Principle may be operating in the same organization at the same time.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:24 PM

FUMU

PatriotRider on June 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Obama has no sense of perspective. If at first glance he decides that unions won’t like him waiving the Jones Act, well that’s the right answer then–don’t waive it. That issue is settled. It’s only in cases where his friends don’t have a dog in the fight that his decisions get hard.

RBMN on June 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

This bho has just so many things to think about, this oil mess is way down the list of things to do! The week-end is coming up and this bho just needs to veg with golf to clear the one brain cell still working in his head.
L

letget on June 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Just a reminder: nobody who lives on the Gulf Coast has ever seen a drop of oil wash ashore until recently, not counting a boat blowing an engine or something. This is unprecedented. Obama owns this.

I know admitting fallibility isn’t in Obama’s nature, but multiple Democrats are noting the tepid response.

When historians delve back into this, would Obama prefer his legacy being hard-headed and incompetent or learned from his bad start at crisis management?

(hint: take door #2)

Beagle on June 29, 2010 at 12:25 PM

The Dilbert Principle, by contrast, assumes that hierarchy just serves as a means for removing the incompetent to “higher” positions where they will be unable to cause damage to the workflow, assuming that the upper echelons of an organization have little relevance to its actual production, and that the majority of real, productive work in a company is done by people lower in the power ladder. An earlier formulation of this effect is known as Putt’s Law.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM

It could hardly hurt. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) concurs with Taylor, saying that a bipartisan consensus has begun to develop that Obama is in over his head.

You figure. Better late to the party than never to arrive.

chemman on June 29, 2010 at 12:27 PM

That’s okay our dear leader will just play through…..fore!

jbh45 on June 29, 2010 at 12:27 PM

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:26 PM

on par my friend

cmsinaz on June 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM

“Maybe Taylor just got caught up in an emotional moment, and the Mississippi Press took advantage of it.”

Maybe he’s in a district that has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+20.

Dusty on June 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Actually the problems with Katrina were inflicted by local incompetents. This appears to be a stark contrast of the opposite occurring. The “intellectuals” elected by the American people like to think about cures, but that’s as far as that goes. If this had been Bush, DC would have been burned to the ground by now. Instead, it’s the GOP and “big oil” at fault, and the idiots that elected Obama are swallowing it. The absence of leadership calls for the fabrication of false realty, unicorn style.

Hening on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

The problem isn’t that the President can’t find someone to do this job. The problem is the President himself isn’t up to the job of leadership required by the crisis.

Ed,
The President doesn’t WANT to do the job. He likes to inflict MISERY on the Gulf Coast Subjects.

antisocial on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

O/T: Pardon me while I throw up listening to Rush describe Algore’s sexual massage. I sat down to catch up on the news here while I listen to Rush and now I’m sick.

silvernana on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

on par my friend

cmsinaz on June 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM

thanks. I was just trying to play through this thread–got me a new set of irons and wanted to try them out. See you at the clubhouse.

FORE!!

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM

To be perfectly fair, when President Obama was candidate Obama he never said that, if elected, he could handle disasters. He never even tried to give any evidence of executive experience or skill. He (and his supporters) said that he had led and won campaigns. In fact that is pretty much all they ran on.

So why would anyone expect anything more?

29Victor on June 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM

FORE!!

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM

lol, drinks on me

cmsinaz on June 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Obama dreams of the time when he took on the Somalian pirates. Life was so simple back then and the world loved him.

Electrongod on June 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM

It is criminal what is going on. This doesn’t have to happen, and it is not like I said ‘go fix it.’ I gave them a detailed plan how to do this two weeks ago. They are not doing any of it.”

Then be a good chap and introduce Articles of Impeachment for the criminal behavior. A democrat could sell it where a Republican would be accused of doing something for political gain. Remember it was the GOP that forced Nixon to resign by giving him the ultimatum of resigning or we support Articles of Impeachment.

chemman on June 29, 2010 at 12:34 PM

Obama dreams of the time when he took on the Somalian pirates. Life was so simple back then and the world loved him.

Electrongod on June 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM

yeah, it was easy to plug those three holes in those pirates….

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Maybe they should have told him that there was a spill in the Golf of Mexico? That seems to be his priority.

It is bewildering how the media and environmentalists came down so hard on Bush, who in my mind did not do so bad a job with Katrina, but are still playing ho-hum about obama’s astonishingly poor response to the Gulf crisis. He has not lead effectively, to say the least. He has even turned away readily available remedies such as foreign skimmers. But even worse, he has give every indication of not caring the least about the crisis, except as political pressure began to accrue against him. His poll numbers should be down to the low twenties by now, and all media should be bitterly against him.

paul1149 on June 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM

It began with the lack of a prepared initial response to the disaster by BP. Then we discovered that the disaster plan devised in 1995 was in shambles (levees anyone?). Then the man who claims he was in charge from day 1 has failed to harness and coordinate the means and resources that were available to mitigate the damage.
I believe that the boy-king and his regents thought to capitalize politically on the disaster by letting it fester. They miscalculated, badly, and the gulf coast will suffer in a sea of boils. Meanwhile there is an opportunity for Americans to see how weak and mean-spirited and inept this administration really is. This a clear demonstration of the the failure of “progressive” liberal ideology.
Can’t wait for November.

Randy

williars on June 29, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Quickest way to reduce our food supply to 3rd world status- poison the gulf with oil by not cleaning it up and then go after the farmers for carbon output and water usage. Voila

We will feel their pain. Obama commands it.

journeyintothewhirlwind on June 29, 2010 at 12:38 PM

Bring in the A-Whale!!!

Tim Burton on June 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM

Ain’t government incompetence and fascism grand?

Rae on June 29, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Thanks for pointing that out.

The only thing worse than a Fascist Government, is an Incompetent Fascist Government, which is what we got.

Holger on June 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM

bo plans call for closing the “MALL” to have golf course installed. Is there no end to this guys folly?

tim c on June 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM

PBHO can find all sorts of people to “do the job”, the problem is that they are all inexperienced blowhards like himself. He doesn’t choose anyone for their experience, except Petraeus, and that was only after being dragged kicking and screaming to the choice.

Bishop on June 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM

What he doesn’t realize or appreciate is that if we drop to 3rd W.S what do those at 3rd world status drop to?

journeyintothewhirlwind on June 29, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Actually the problems with Katrina were inflicted by local incompetents. This appears to be a stark contrast of the opposite occurring.
Hening on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

During Katrina, local officials sat on their asses expecting “federal Greyhounds” to drive INTO the hurricane zone, somehow find and round up all the citizens and then drive them to safety. Meanwhile, housands of perfectly good buses were parked in flooding lots, and even the usual drivers of those busses had to individually find their own transportation out of state.

What’s going on now is indeed the exact opposite of that: local officals are frantically trying to handle protection and cleanup, and even trying to coordinate help from foreign governments, while Washington is doing everything in its (gigantic) power to IMPEDE their efforts.

logis on June 29, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Finally! A democrat throws Obama under the bus!

DamnCat on June 29, 2010 at 12:42 PM

’ I gave them a detailed plan how to do this two weeks ago. They are not doing any of it.”

…Ah…appreciate you calling the Obama administration out for their criminal neglect in carrying out their responsibilities….but looking at the time line…..you putting together a plan just “two weeks ago” does not exactly make you “Johnny on the spot” there Rep. Taylor.

Baxter Greene on June 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM

O/T: Pardon me while I throw up listening to Rush describe Algore’s sexual massage. I sat down to catch up on the news here while I listen to Rush and now I’m sick.

silvernana on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

That was pretty nasty, wasn’t it? It’s like the guy hasn’t seen himself in a mirror in the last thirty years.

CurtZHP on June 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Stop being such a smart ass
/Joe B

blatantblue on June 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Baxter Greene on June 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM

nice work. +2

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I have concluded that Obama doesn’t care. How did I get here? I stopped listening to what he says and watch what he does.

Try it, it will give you clarity.

booter on June 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Does this mean that Captain KickAss will have Gene Taylor down at the WH for a Burgers/Beer/Golf discussion session?

pilamaye on June 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Perhaps one day they’ll figure it out…

GOVERNMENT IS INCOMPETENT!

ItsForTheChildren on June 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM

“I’m having a Katrina flashback,” said the Bay St. Louis Democrat after an aerial survey of the Mississippi Sound and barrier islands Saturday morning.

Yeah, well I’m having a Carter Flashback (best case scenario).

Bruno Strozek on June 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM

CurtZHP on June 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM

I think Rush wanted to take the moment to tell the unvarnished truth about another Democrat sexcapade and how the “family man” images of guys like algore and silky pony are contrived by the msm and the left.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

The only thing worse than a Fascist Government, is an Incompetent Fascist Government, which is what we got.

Holger on June 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM

The private sector is generally more incompetent than the public sector.

crr6 on June 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM

Obama & co don’t give a crap about Gene Taylor, he didn’t vote for any of the big bills, stimulus, health care, cap & tax, probably not voting for financial reform. He’s of no use to them, so who cares if the coast that he represents gets buried in oil.

lizzie beth on June 29, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Has anyone else noticed that Obama’s cleanup man’s most infamous comment, “I want my life back!” echoes Bush’s cleanup man’s, “Can I quit now? Can I go home?”

calbear on June 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM

The private sector is generally more incompetent than the public sector.

crr6 on June 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

That wasn’t a real comment, was it? Seriously?

Daggett on June 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM

The Prezidunce is a cur dog.

TinMan13 on June 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Yeah, well I’m having a Carter Flashback (best case scenario).

Bruno Strozek on June 29, 2010 at 12:48 PM

I wasn’t alive then, but it is starting to sound like the country is about to have a Hoover flashback..:(

txmomof6 on June 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM

In a way that is true. The Private Sector is a little incompetent about being competent. The Public Sector is very Competent at being utterly incompetent. So, yes, the Public Sector is more competent, in the same way a Chimp is a major league pitcher of turds.

Holger on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

The private sector is generally more incompetent than the public sector.

crr6 on June 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM

even if this is true, consider the scope of the incompetence jack. While someone at McDonalds might be incompetent, I don’t have to eat at McCdonalds. The government, or public sector as you put it, has a far wider range and scope of operation and the effects of that incompetence are far broader than those of a single business/company. Therein lies the difference bub, here’s your affirmative action B+ anyway.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

I believe that the boy-king and his regents thought to capitalize politically on the disaster by letting it fester

I think you’re right. Giggles thought he could use the spill to push cap-and-trade and badly overshot the mark. And he’s too stupid and arrogant to realize that his inaction is only perpetuating the disaster, while he still thinks he can blame “Biiiiiiiiiiig Oooooooooooil” and “BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH” for all of this while passing cap-and-trade.

Remember, “never let a good crisis go to waste.”

crazy_legs on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Quickest way to reduce our food supply to 3rd world status- poison the gulf with oil by not cleaning it up and then go after the farmers for carbon output and water usage. Voila

We will feel their pain. Obama commands it.

journeyintothewhirlwind on June 29, 2010 at 12:38 PM

When the riots start, avoid large urban areas if you can. They’ll make Rodney King look like a kids birthday party.

BowHuntingTexas on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

So, yes, the Public Sector is more competent, in the same way a Chimp is a major league pitcher of turds.

Holger on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

priceless. +10 for you

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM

nice work. +2

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:47 PM

…I’ts good to see a democrat tell it like it is…..but this smells more of someone trying to save their own butt with their local Constituents.

……Take this to the Hill and it will carry more weight.

Baxter Greene on June 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM

I think Rush wanted to take the moment to tell the unvarnished truth about another Democrat sexcapade and how the “family man” images of guys like algore and silky pony are contrived by the msm and the left.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Scary images from that story by Byron York:

The accuser said Gore maneuvered her into the bedroom. His iPod docking station was there, he told her, and he wanted her to listen to “Dear Mr. President,” a lachrymose attack on George W. Bush by the singer Pink.

Translated: 6 years later, Algore still hadn’t gotten over his failure to steal the 2000 Presidential election.

“He pleaded, grabbed me, engulfed me in embrace, tongue kissed me, massaged me, groped by breasts and painfully squeezed my nipples through my clothing, pressed his pelvis against mine, rubbed my buttocks with his hands and fingers and rubbed himself against my crotch, saying, ‘You know you want to do it.’”

Translated: Bill Clinton taught him well. And convinced him that abuse of women was something he could get away with.

Later, she talked to friends, liberals like herself, who advised against telling police. One asked her “to just suck it up; otherwise, the world’s going to be destroyed from global warming.”

Translated: As with Bill Clinton, sexual assault isn’t a crime to women on the Left, if it’s done by someone who will protect their right to chose.

One of the many comments under York’s piece bears this out:

If N.O.W. doesn’t complain about Muslims beating their wifes and giving their daughters clitorectomies, and they didn’t say boo about Clinton’s serial abuse of women, I doubt Gore’s Big Night Out will register as a blip on their screen. The truth is, they really aren’t feminists anymore…they are just “progressives” with breasts. Marxism is their new modern day religion, not feminism.

Del Dolemonte on June 29, 2010 at 12:58 PM

The handling of this disaster is far worse than what happened after Katrina. At least within a few days people started getting help. You now have 4 states over two months into a catastrophe continuously asking for help and the response seems to be one big “doh” from Mr. President. This is an outrage and the media just yawns.

scalleywag on June 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM

That wasn’t a real comment, was it? Seriously?

Daggett on June 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Yes, it was. Sad, isn’t it?

Del Dolemonte on June 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM

When the riots start, avoid large urban areas if you can. They’ll make Rodney King look like a kids birthday party.

BowHuntingTexas on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

+1

txsurveyor on June 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM

I wasn’t alive then, but it is starting to sound like the country is about to have a Hoover flashback..:(

txmomof6 on June 29, 2010 at 12:54 PM

If by Hoover, you mean Obama sucks, then yes.

;)

DrAllecon on June 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM

So, where’s Spicoli errrr Sean Penn now paddling his boat around and alleging criminal negligence.

ieplaya on June 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Obama’s areas of competence are:

1) “economic justice”.
2) redistribution of wealth,
3) social engineering,

as defined by the socialist/communist left. Nothing else.

jaime on June 29, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Maybe he’s in a district that has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+20.

Dusty on June 29, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Gene Taylor’s probably in no trouble no matter how Republican his district is. He’s one of the few true conservative Democrats left, and has always represented his district well no matter which way the general electoral tides are rolling. The ‘chocolate milk’ comment might have been a problem, but he likely has begun to fix it.

When he retires his seat will flip.

lizzie beth on June 29, 2010 at 1:01 PM

The handling of this disaster is far worse than what happened after Katrina. At least within a few days people started getting help. You now have 4 states over two months into a catastrophe continuously asking for help and the response seems to be one big “doh” from Mr. President. This is an outrage and the media just yawns.

scalleywag on June 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Worse, it has been a big “No” rather than “Doh”. Turning down offered help and equipment, refusing to allow barrier berms to constructed, etc.

Aviator on June 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM

So where is the new spill czar?

scalleywag on June 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM

When the riots start, avoid large urban areas if you can. They’ll make Rodney King look like a kids birthday party.

BowHuntingTexas on June 29, 2010 at 12:55 PM

Some of us intend to go into those urban areas.

Holger on June 29, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Some of us intend to go into those urban areas.
Holger on June 29, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Some of us foresee the urban areas coming to us. I’m making caltrops as we speak.

Bishop on June 29, 2010 at 1:08 PM

But man, look at the crease in those pants.
– Brooksie

angryed on June 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

The problem is the President himself isn’t up to the job of leadership required by the crisis.

Gee, who could have guessed that a guy with no leadership experience whatsoever would not be the best choice for President of the United States?

If only there’d been some clue . . . .

AZCoyote on June 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM

So where is the new spill czar?

scalleywag on June 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Bill Clinton is thinking about it.

Electrongod on June 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Later, she talked to friends, liberals like herself, who advised against telling police. One asked her “to just suck it up; otherwise, the world’s going to be destroyed from global warming.”
Translated: As with Bill Clinton, sexual assault isn’t a crime to women on the Left, if it’s done by someone who will protect their right to chose.

One of the many comments under York’s piece bears this out:

If N.O.W. doesn’t complain about Muslims beating their wifes and giving their daughters clitorectomies, and they didn’t say boo about Clinton’s serial abuse of women, I doubt Gore’s Big Night Out will register as a blip on their screen. The truth is, they really aren’t feminists anymore…they are just “progressives” with breasts. Marxism is their new modern day religion, not feminism.
Del Dolemonte on June 29, 2010 at 12:58 PM

that’s interesting. Your hypothesis is that women should let horndoggies like Edwards and Algore do as they will since they will preserve their “choice” to abort the baby in case the lady messes up and gets herself pregnant by the VIPer after she rubs his chakra.

is that true feminists? Are you there to just get bent over and groped by the top dem fellas since they’ll “protect your rights?” Wow…..that’s liberating./

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Some of us foresee the urban areas coming to us. I’m making caltrops as we speak.

Bishop on June 29, 2010 at 1:08 PM

The ones who come out will more than likely be self-motivating and intelligent people. It is the ones who stay you gotta worry about in the long run.

Holger on June 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM

But man, look at the crease in stain on those pants.
Brooksie MSM??? natch…

angryed on June 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 1:13 PM

yeah, it was easy to plug those three holes in those pirates….

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM

..someone get the hose, Ted C’s on fire today! Good stuff, Ted..keep it coming!

The War Planner on June 29, 2010 at 1:13 PM

The Chicago Community Organizers

Come and listen to a story about a man named Barack,
A poor commander ‘n chief, barely smarter than a rock,
Then one day he was shootin some hoops,
And up through the Gulf came a bubblin crude.

Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well the first thing you know ol bama’s gotta work,
The Gulf folks said “Help clean up the Oil JERK!”
He Said “A Golf Course is the place I ought to be”
So He loaded Air Force One and Flew off to Tee.

Tee off, that is. Putting Greens , with movie stars.

portlandon on June 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Bill Clinton is thinking about it.

Electrongod on June 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM

..actually, no, he’s rehearsing his televangelist gig..

The War Planner on June 29, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Obama is in over his head.

Come, come now! You expect MORE from an empty suit?

GarandFan on June 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Hening on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Absolute truth, every word!
.
Now we have two Federal catastrophes in the southern tier of states. Illegal immigration is not under control to the extent that the entire southern band of Arizona is off-limits by Federal decree; the Federal government is planning to attack Arizona in court for defending itself where the Federals will not do so because of political contradiction by the Democrat president. Typical jackass behavior, just like Andrew Jackson.
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In addition, the Gulf states, led primarily by Republican political figures, are being denied Federal services to mitigate their suffering and economic harm. Øbummer and the Democrats can deny it all they want but they are kidding themselves if they think anyone believes it.
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Any attempt by Øbummer to present any different perception other than “political payback” against southern states should be met with the loud retort “You LIE!” Thank you, Joe Wilson, for being the visionary that you are!
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Barack Øbummer: Vindictive to a Fault!

ExpressoBold on June 29, 2010 at 1:16 PM

The ones who come out will more than likely be self-motivating and intelligent people. It is the ones who stay you gotta worry about in the long run.
Holger on June 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Then I will just have to prepare accordingly. A long range heart stopper for the wanderers, and a stubby carbine for those who get too close.

I’m waiting on my AR-57 conversion kit with upper feed right now, can’t wait to see how that round works out.

Bishop on June 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Obama doesn’t WANT to do the job. He doesn’t want the spill cleaned. Even some in the media know that, but they can’t say it because you can’t prove motive.

Sure you can. Look at the train of “mistakes” everywhere Junior or his minions go. It is impossible to hire this level of “incompetence”. Idiots get it right once in a while. Junior and cadre have such a consistent record of pulling turds (instead of rabbits) out of their hats wherever they go, whatever the subject, it just can’t be anything but intent.

Can anyone get hung by a court? I think not. As Clinton proved, even the baldest liars and feather merchants can escape judgement. That said, there really can’t be another explanation, except for the blindest of acolytes.

As Holmes said, “Once you know what something isn’t, you are figuring out what it is.” Or something like that.

Harry Schell on June 29, 2010 at 1:19 PM

New Orleans has another story on skimmers that aren’t being used because of various sorts of red tape:

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/red_tape_keeps_prized_oil-figh.html

hawksruleva on June 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM

New Orleans has another story on skimmers that aren’t being used because of various sorts of red tape:

http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/06/red_tape_keeps_prized_oil-figh.html

hawksruleva on June 29, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Let me guess…. Ray Nagin can’t find the keys nor drivers for those buses er, skimmers?

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 1:23 PM

The War Planner on June 29, 2010 at 1:13 PM

thx. BTW, I love that B52 pic at your site.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Gee, who could have guessed that a guy with no leadership experience whatsoever would not be the best choice for President of the United States? If only there’d been some clue . . . .
AZCoyote on June 29, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Nope. Sadly, it was completely impossible for even the smartest conservatives in the world to imagine that Obama’s “180-degree change” could ever take place in a million years.

logis on June 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Bishop on June 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

It is like Rahm always said, “Never let a Good Crisis go to Waste”.

Holger on June 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM

that’s interesting. Your hypothesis is that women should let horndoggies like Edwards and Algore do as they will since they will preserve their “choice” to abort the baby in case the lady messes up and gets herself pregnant by the VIPer after she rubs his chakra.

is that true feminists? Are you there to just get bent over and groped by the top dem fellas since they’ll “protect your rights?” Wow…..that’s liberating./

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Ask “writer” Nina Burleigh, late of of the WaPo and TIME Magazine, who said:

In an interview with the Washington Post, Burleigh said, “I’d be happy to give him (President Bill Clinton) a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal.”

NOW never raised a peep when the Clinton Justice Dept. successfully prosecuted a career female Federal employee for lying under oath about sex. And when Clinton himself was accused of the same thing, they said he was above the law.

Del Dolemonte on June 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM

OH JOY……it’s official DOTUS is “turning his attention to the energy industry and immigration”.

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2010/06/29/business-financial-impact-us-obama-preview_7728056.html?boxes=Homepagetopnews

DESTRUCTION OF OIL INDUSTRY and hello Millions more illegals in 5…..4……3….

PappyD61 on June 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM

“B-b-but HE QUOTES NIEBUHR!!!!”

CDeb on June 29, 2010 at 1:45 PM

A Democrat Rep. calling Obama’s response incompetent is gonna hurt. Sure, Gov. Bobby Jindal has been furious for weeks, but he’s a Republican, and James Carville ranted about Obama’s incompetence, but he’s not in Congress.

There have been so many failures to use available resources to contain the spill–foreign governments and other oil companies offered help and were refused, containment booms sat idle and were not deployed, oil-sucking barges were sent to port for lack of life jackets, dredging operations to build protective sand bars were halted for “environmental” reasons–it almost seems like the Obama Administration WANTS this to be a major disaster so he can use it as an excuse to ban ALL drilling in the Gulf.

Then, when gasoline goes up to $4+ a gallon, he can demonize the “greedy” oil companies some more, and sell some of his “green” energy from golf courses to the taxpayers, whose vibes his cosmic enlightenment has captured from the astral plane that stopped the seas from rising.

Steve Z on June 29, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Oh, Gene, this is way worse than anything that happened after Katrina. The coast of your state will be ruined for decades. This is what we reap when we depend on the federal govmint for anything. Stop your dependence on them and start taking the actions that are necessary. Florida, are you listening?

Kissmygrits on June 29, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Is anyone really that surprised that when it comes down to making decisions or hard choices, that Obama would vote “Present”?

Old Fritz on June 29, 2010 at 2:03 PM

If the Dalai Obama wonders why he’s got the stink on him, then he’s an even bigger idiot, than I’d thought he was. Mark Levin is right: everything Obama touches turns to crap. Everything. He is an indecisive, cowardly, epic fail of a poor-excuse for a leader, and his response to this latest crisis is near-criminal. He failed to implement the government response to the gusher (a protocol that had been in place for years before he’d been put in place), he failed to accept help from experts (probably because he’s too busy asking those experts whose ass he should kick) from around the world, and he’s failed to enlist the help of the American private sector.

This man-child is every inch the living personification of the EPIC FAIL.

Virus-X on June 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM

The biggest difference between Katrina and the Gulf Crisis is Bush didn’t create Katrina,Bambi created the Gulf Crisis. Unfortunately the Libidiot Jihadist isn’t smart enough to figure out that if you cause an oil leak under a mile of water,you can’t stop it on cue.
So,to hell with the gulf coast,he’ll just go golfing in Canada.

DDT on June 29, 2010 at 2:11 PM

Obama doesn’t WANT to do the job. He doesn’t want the spill cleaned. Even some in the media know that, but they can’t say it because you can’t prove motive.

Daggett on June 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM

He’s getting his revenge on all the red-staters that voted for McCain. Obama is like the kid in high school that nobody, even the nerds, liked.

Ward Cleaver on June 29, 2010 at 2:20 PM

thx. BTW, I love that B52 pic at your site.

ted c on June 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Isn’t that a D-model (“tall tail”) BUFF? As for Gene Scott, I used to crack up watching him.

Ward Cleaver on June 29, 2010 at 2:25 PM

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