Saturday Oil Spill Summary – 74 Days & Counting

Here are a few videos to watch and some links to follow to keep yourself updated about the DeepWater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf Of Mexico.

If you watched the video last night, you’ll understand the importance of passing on every piece of information, especially when some of it seems a bit ‘different’ than anything else you’ve heard from anyone in the government.

How far inland will Toxic Rain spread?

 

Have you looked at the 3-D Models of the Oil Spill?

 

 

How widespread (and deep) has the oil spread?

 

Did you know that authorities are cracking down on people taking photos from public roads? And Democrat leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are rejecting Republican visits to the areas affected by the oil spill.

What happens when the oil reaches the Atlantic? What happens when the entire Atlantic and Gulf food chains are completely destroyed? No wonder the Obama Administration doesn’t want anyone showing us what’s really going on down there.

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A Nation In Suspense

Are you wondering why you haven’t seen more photos of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

Why hasn’t the media been showing you the latest videos of the clean up effort?

Take a look at this video from Anderson Cooper and CNN.

 

It doesn’t get much bigger or more disastrous than the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but the fact that the press is no longer allowed to report this story means there is a bigger and much more disastrous story brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Since when is it permissible to suspend the First Amendment?

Barack Obama has been manipulating the media since he took office. There is no excuse for this, and we, the American people, should be ashamed of ourselves for letting him get away with this kind of bullshit.

How many of our freedoms will we willingly part with until we take a stand? How far will we allow the government to go in stripping us of our rights before we say enough is enough? How many gallons of crude oil must leak before the most dangerous administration in our nation’s history is called out for their actions?

Enough is enough.

Saturday Summary

I have several thoughts I want to write about that cannot wait until my next Thursday Thoughts post. Maybe I’ll start doing a “Saturday Summary” each week to summarize some more thoughts since they don’t always come to me by Thursday each week.

Thought #1

Are people really surprised when allegations of wrongdoing are brought against John Oxendine? Really?

11Alive News has learned the University of Georgia Office of Legal Affairs is weighing its options on the Oxendine campaign’s use of school trademarks.

Republican candidate for Governor John Oxendine has been featuring the Georgia “G” and use of the word, “Dawgs” on stickers, banners and campaign signs.

The article states that many campaigns are using the logo, but 11alive chose only to post an example of Oxendine’s use. Interesting. Are they trying to make it sound like it’s excusable because “everyone is doing it” or were they trying to make an example of Ox?

Either way, it’s wrong, and he should stop using the logo.

Thought #2

The last person we need in any elected position is a lobbyist, no matter whether they are ethical or not.

Conservative Republican candidate Darwin Carter of Alma, Georgia on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 has filed an ethics complaint against CEO/Lobbyist Gary Black for failure to disclose the use of his office as CEO/Lobbyist for the Georgia Agribusiness Council (not-for-profit) to run for Commissioner of Agriculture. Additionally, Carter charges that Black’s lobbying firm, Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) is a nonprofit 501c6 corporation and according to the IRS, should pay taxes on their extensive partisan political work.

These are some serious allegations. It doesn’t matter to me if he is guilty or not, I don’t trust lobbyists anyway.

Thought #3

Jan Brewer is an awesome governor. She never hesitates to tell it like it is.

 

Thought #4

There are 2000 oil skimmers in the United States. 20 of them are in use right now in the Gulf of Mexico. The fact that we are not utilizing every resource to contain this spill shows just how negligent the Obama administration has been since this disaster began.

 

17 countries have offered help 21 times since the DeepWater Horizon rig exploded in April. Every offer of assistance has been turned down. In addition to being the most negligent administration in the history of the United States, it is also the most destructive. Had these offers of help been accepted from day one, we wouldn’t have oil seeping 6-inches into the beaches along the Gulf shore, hundreds if not thousands of birds wouldn’t be dying, and the economy of the southern gulf states wouldn’t be in shambles.

The Obama administration truly is an abomination.

There’s Plenty Of Blame To Go Around

Isn’t it funny how fingers keep pointing, but nothing is being done? The following quote comes from an article in the New York Times titled, “Documents Show Early Worries About Safety of Rig“.

Internal documents from BP show that there were serious problems and safety concerns with the Deepwater Horizon rig far earlier than those the company described to Congress last week.

The problems involved the well casing and the blowout preventer, which are considered critical pieces in the chain of events that led to the disaster on the rig.

The documents show that in March, after several weeks of problems on the rig, BP was struggling with a loss of “well control.” And as far back as 11 months ago, it was concerned about the well casing and the blowout preventer.

Did BP know there were safety issues? The answer to that question is obvious. But what isn’t so obvious, is what did the government know about these safety concerns.

Oh sure, members of Congress are probably clueless about what was really going on with that oil rig, but how often were government inspectors on that rig? How often did government regulators give the all clear so oil could be pumped through that faulty well casing and the blowout preventer?

I’m not saying BP isn’t at fault. I just find it rather coincidental, and ironic, that the well casing and the blowout preventer failed and caused an explosion of that magnitude just hours after government inspectors left the rig.

As we sit back and watch the live feed of oil spewing from the ocean floor and wait for someone to come up with a solution that works, we need to remember there is plenty of blame to go around. If we’re going to point fingers at BP because of their internal documents, then we better make sure we save a few fingers for the government regulators and inspectors who knew exactly what was going on.

Asleep At The Wheel

Do you remember when Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast? I sure do. I remember seeing people at our local truck stop who had nowhere to go. I remember talking to those people, and they questioned our government. They wanted to know why it took so long to respond after the hurricane hit.

Then President George W. Bush was criticized, along with his administration, for the slow response. So what’s happening in the gulf now?

Officials in the Obama administration began for the first time Friday to publicly chastise BP America for its handling of the spreading oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, calling the oil company’s current resources inadequate to stop what is unfolding into an environmental catastrophe.

That’s right. Ten days after the oil rig exploded and eight days after the oil rig sank, the Obama administration began criticizing BP. Uh, hello?!?

This oil spill could cause a complete and catastrophic failure of the commercial fisheries along the gulf coast because the Obama administration, not BP, waited more than a week to send any kind of response to the region.

The Defense Department has the equipment needed to help disperse the oil before it reaches shore. The Defense Department has the technology needed to help mitigate the damage from the leak. The Obama Administration waited a week, oblivious to the fact that they were capable of doing anything to help.

Doesn’t that explain this administrations entire record? They are oblivious to the facts, and they are incapable of doing anything except tearing apart the fabric of our country.

If you would like to know how you can help, visit the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, or the Audubon Action Center.

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