Skip to comments.More on Fallout from Obama-BP Gulf Oil Disaster
Posted on 06/06/2010 11:38:47 AM PDT by Welshman007
Sources along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana have reported to Conservative Examiner that citizens, private relief groups, photographers, bloggers, and citizen journalists have been barred from access to the region.
Only 'authorized' personnel are allowed, and that includes those journalists that are deemed 'authorized' by the federal government.
Conservative Examiner has also learned that the few authorized journalists and photographers that are allowed in the area have been instructed by the Feds not to write anything critical of the Obama Administration's response--or shall we say the lack thereof--to the crisis. Photographers have also been instructed to limit photographs of the devastation.
These actions by the federal government do nothing but raise suspicions even more about the nature of this disaster and the scenario that led to it.
Those suspicions are certainly not abated at all by reports such as this, in the Telegraph of the U.K.:
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
James Cameron will sort it out.
He is an expert in underwater technology...sarc!
If you ever wondered how soviet style journalism can exist in an electronic world then wonder no more.
If we're going "back to the USSR" - how long until the secret police take our cameras?
Thanks you effing dems for giving us a police state.
President Tar Ball sucks,
and his response to the oil spill is a joke.
What I would have done if I was president would be to put my desk on the beach. Any SE beach would do, but let’s go with Louisiana’s since it got hit first. I would put my desk right there by the waters edge, along with some other things, not historic of course, from the Oval Office, and I would go to work there every single day. I would then say this is my office, this is the office of the american people. Who will prevent this oil from washing into my office, and how do you intend to do it? Anyone who then offered a reasonable solution would be allowed to submit a proposal, and then I would put them to work, with pay, from BP.
I would not leave that beach until this matter was 100% resolved.
What works in Chicago cannot and will not work on the national level. Cameras are everywhere and the truth will get out.
That said, it is frightening that Obama thinks he can bully Americans until they fall in line.
He's nothing but a thug!
I don’t doubt that the news control/black out is true but some names and quotes would help.
It amazes me that they think all they have to do is say something and it becomes reality and the minions from the left take it hook line and sinker.
That said I can understand not allowing the hordes (or is it whores) of media to descend upon a fragile environment, especially if they are from a completely different type of ecosystem. Somebody from the middle of the desert would have no clue as to what to do in a marsh.
And please don't think I am trying to justify any actions by the great Zero. I find him totally disgusting and incompetent. I just would like to know if the report is a knee jerk reaction to a reasonable limitation.
I think that we could easily get some video of a private citizen or group being denied access to the region. I’ll find this report much more credible when such a video emerges. I think that James O’Keefe is enjoined from leaving New Jersey at the moment, but I’m sure that some other intrepid truth seeker could fill in.
Are you still planning to “expose Free Republic nationally” unless everyone agrees with you?
Transocean workers argued before blast:
Before rig workers aboard a doomed drilling platform performed a procedure that BP Plc says may have been a “fundamental mistake,” there was a “skirmish” between BP and Transocean staff about whether to proceed, the rig’s chief mechanic told federal investigators on Wednesday.
Gulf Oil Spill
Around 9:53 p.m. CDT on April 20 (0253 GMT on April 21), Swiss-based Transocean Ltd’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded while it was drilling a well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico under contract for London-based BP Plc. Eleven rig workers are presumed dead.
Someone really needs to tell Paul that the hair dye at his age just looks ridiculous.
Oh, good grief....they should just get a room already!
“Ebony and Ivory.....”
Yeah, he really looks so ANGUISHED /sarc.
At the same time that the “take-charge” Feds shouldered the responsibility for regulating drilling in the Gulf, they shouldered the responsibility to make sure Americans did not suffer needlessly from disasters related to that drilling.
Yes, BP should ultimately pay for the clean up, but the Federal Government should have moved quickly to make sure the damage was minimized as much as possible.
Has Obama declared a state of emergency in Louisiana yet?
OILGATE: It’s not about the costly leak, it’s about the stingy cleanup.
One day I had a song pop into my head:
Salt and Peppers shakers we
Shake together in perfect harmony
Side by side on the dinner table
Oh, Lord, why don’t we?
Frank Sinatra: "You are black, and I am white
Life's an Eskimo Pie, let's.. take a bite!
That was groovy thinkin'
Lincoln, when you set them freeeeeee...
We all know
Cats are the same
Maine to Mexico.
Guys and chicks!"
Stevie Wonder: "I am dark, and you are light."
Frank Sinatra: "You are blind as a bat, and I have sight!
Side by side, you are my amigo,
Negro, let's not fiiiiiiiight!"
Stevie Wonder: "Ebony, ivory
Living in perfect harmony."
Frank Sinatra: "Salt and pepper,
Sammy and Dean
Stevie and me are peachy keen!"
Stevie Wonder: "You are white."
Frank Sinatra: "You are black - and who cares!"
Who cares, baby!
Yes but you would have to care about the American people to do that and we all know that that POS that now occupies the WH despises us.
You know, in all fairness, I must admit that the president, any president, lacks the technical knowledge of how to plug this hole.
But this is why I, as president, would employ pressure tactics of the greatest sort to motivate those who do have that knowledge to come up with it and fast.
Imagine the president of the united states sitting at a desk on a beach surrounded by crude oil washing up day after day after day...
That would be pressure. If Obama did that, then I might believe that he is mad. Watching him lollygag around at Paul McCartney shows makes me think that he doesn’t give even a single sh!t about what’s going on in the gulf.
Ah that is a good point. This is the action I would take though. Every day I wake up, this is the first thing that jumps into my head, infuriating me every single day. If I was president, that is where my desk would be. I would view this as the most important item on my agenda bar none. My staff would be there every day too, and if they didn’t like it, they can find another, less important job.
There would never be any need for me to say, “Make no mistake, no one is angrier than me”. People would see me sitting at my desk on the beach night and day in stinking oil and say, “Wow, that president is angry, and he is on the job”.
That picture cant be real, can it??
Obamaman, the Destroyer, has become the Commander-inchief of all tar balls.
The entire ceremony looks pretty ridiculous IMO
They wont be able to hide it forever, but by then it might be to late.
Which pic? I don’t do Photo Shop. I just snag them from the internet.
LMAO! “Tar Balls the newest Green Energy, coming to a shore line near you soon.” Cap and Trade it!
I snagged that one from the internet some time ago. I can’t remember the source.
How can you “close” a region? I can see Obama government officials refusing interviews, but I don’t see how they can stop reporters from talking to fishermen, cleanup crews or even walking down the beach.
Look at that disgusted look on her face. I’m sure none of them had much of an appetite but Barry the Kenyan comes down there, has a photo op, takes a quick trip to the No Tell Motel with ole Charlie Crist then pigs out their shrimp that are being poisoned by Corexit.
You really think there is something to that story on Corexit?
I dunno, it seems so diabolical but with this administration its all up for grabs, nothing seems to be beyond the pale.
It's all driving me crazy to tell you the truth.
citizens, private relief groups, photographers, bloggers, and citizen journalists have been barred from access to the region.
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