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BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard
ABC ^ | 17 June 2010 | DAVID MUIR and BRADLEY BLACKBURN

Posted on 06/17/2010 4:24:50 PM PDT by Hoodat

Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

"It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."

Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.

"These barges work. You've seen them work. You've seen them suck oil out of the water," said Jindal.

So why stop now?

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bayofrigs; gulf; obama; obamaskatrina; oil; oilspill; spartansixdelta
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I am not quite sure what constitutes "crude sucking", but with this Administration, anything is possible.
1 posted on 06/17/2010 4:24:50 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

I hope he runs against Obama. We need men of action and I would love to see him face off in a debate with Obama.


2 posted on 06/17/2010 4:28:08 PM PDT by DebraAI
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To: Hoodat

Barry must have given the order to make them stop. After all it is working and HE didn’t come up with the idea so he can’t take credit.


3 posted on 06/17/2010 4:28:23 PM PDT by freebird5850 (B.P. = "Baracks' Problem")
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To: Hoodat
Forgive me 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub,

Coasties better be careful and remember what happened when another military power tangled with P.O.’d Louisiana Boys at the Battle of New Orleans.

4 posted on 06/17/2010 4:29:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Hoodat

Besides, even if they have to check for life jackets and fire extinguishers why not check the boats one at a time and have a supply to give them if they need them. This is suppose to be an emergency.


5 posted on 06/17/2010 4:30:43 PM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Hoodat

Un-&^%&^-believable...


6 posted on 06/17/2010 4:31:21 PM PDT by Left2Right ("Starve the Beast!")
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To: Hoodat

Federal F***ups.... One of Zero’s buddies must have a contract to study the situation.


7 posted on 06/17/2010 4:32:15 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Left2Right

The new reality of change.


8 posted on 06/17/2010 4:32:53 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: Hoodat

It’s gonna come to blows real soon. I can feel it.


9 posted on 06/17/2010 4:32:55 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Hoodat

“The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board”

JEEZ LOUISE! How long does it take to board and inspect 16 barges for life jackets and fire extinguishers whan you’ve got THE ENTIRE US MILITARY AT YOUR DISPOSAL????

Send in BOY SCOUTS for GODSAKE.

Coast Guard Commander= obama tool


10 posted on 06/17/2010 4:33:11 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Hoodat

And the msm focuses on ‘small people’ bullship and then moves on the ‘shakedown’ bullship.

Will we allow them to get away with this?


11 posted on 06/17/2010 4:33:15 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Hoodat

This is just more proof that the destruction of the coast is part of a strategy...this administration is attacking the US literally!


12 posted on 06/17/2010 4:34:15 PM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Hoodat
From the article:

"The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board"

Really? They were worried about fire extinguishers and life vests?

13 posted on 06/17/2010 4:35:27 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

oh yes, and small plaques mounted on every head stating “NO DISCHARGE UNDER PENALTY OF LAW”


14 posted on 06/17/2010 4:37:32 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: Hoodat
Why don't they just keep on "sucking " up the oil? Disobey orders or whatever it is that is stopping them from cleaning up.

This entire situation is SO STUPID and immature. Where are the %^&$%^%$^% grown ups????

15 posted on 06/17/2010 4:37:36 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Carley

Drudge has the story breaking hard in red headlines. It should get traction.


16 posted on 06/17/2010 4:38:28 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Domandred

FUBO...FOBO and fed “union” gov...we need to rid ourselves of this BS...the sooner the better...a call to _ _ _ _!


17 posted on 06/17/2010 4:38:38 PM PDT by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: Hoodat

So...what if the barges ignored the Coast Guard. Are they going to ‘open fire’ ?? Somebody needs to push this to the breaking point.


18 posted on 06/17/2010 4:40:06 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Hoodat
The governor said he didn't have the authority to overrule the Coast Guard's decision, though he said he tried to reach the White House to raise his concerns.

TRIED to reach the White House??? Given the gravity of this situation, it shouldn't take the governor of an affected state more than a few minutes to get through to a responsible party at the White House who can see to it that his concern is addressed very promptly.

Absent and immediate and acceptable response from the White House, Jindal should have put out a call to the citizen militia to defend the barges and their continuing activity. The heck with "authority" to overrule the Coast Guard. Lousiana's governor and citizens have every right to defend the state's land from this extremely destructive assault by an offshore pollutant.

19 posted on 06/17/2010 4:40:07 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Hoodat
I am not quite sure what constitutes "crude sucking", but with this Administration, anything is possible.

I'm beginning to think it may not be incompetence and bureaucratic red tape that's stalling action.

Instead, I'm beginning to think that Obama wants this disaster to become a catastrophe. He wants to destroy the economies and the people of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. They are, after all, the enemy -- red states.

And he wants to destroy the oil industry (but we already knew that).

Incompetence? Or malevolence? Which is it?

20 posted on 06/17/2010 4:41:11 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Hoodat

And this is the way Obamacare will be handled.


21 posted on 06/17/2010 4:41:20 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Hoodat

The actions of the Administration borders on the treasonous. Clearly, Hussein Obama hate America and is lashing out in any way he can.

This act here shows wa an a** clown he is. Where is the impeachment for crimes he’s committing?


22 posted on 06/17/2010 4:42:23 PM PDT by BlackjackPershing (The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree - Thomas Campbell (Scottish poet))
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Given the gravity of this situation, it shouldn't take the governor of an affected state more than a few minutes to get through to a responsible party at the White House

This whole "crisis" smells rotten. The administration and certain members of Congress need to go before hearings. Not just BP.

23 posted on 06/17/2010 4:43:23 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Left2Right

“Un-&^%&^-believable...”

Exactly what I was going to say.


24 posted on 06/17/2010 4:44:51 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: Domandred
EPA has a problem with drillers using "brown mud" during well pipe sealing operations ~ they imagine that the "brown mud" might come into contact with some of the petroleum in the well and then contaminate the pristine environment outside the well.

Of course it's the best stuff to use to maintain pressure during sealing so that the well doesn't suffer a major blowout.

Halliburton was advising the BP workers to use "brown mud" and the BP company man, listening to EPA ordered the "brown mud" out and to instead use sea water.

The well then blew out.

Later on EPA said that the US couldn't use the oil skimmers the Dutch provided because, alas, they pumped "contaminated" water back into the Gulf. They preferred to allow 100% of the oil to contaminate the Gulf than to skim off 95% of it.

Now, this.

Someone in the government hierarchy wants to make this blowout as damaging as possible. We need to find out precisely who that person is.

25 posted on 06/17/2010 4:45:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: GovernmentShrinker

“So...what if the barges ignored the Coast Guard. Are they going to ‘open fire’ ?? Somebody needs to push this to the breaking point.”

If enough weaponry was produced to back up the words “Eff Off!” to the the Coasties I have no doubt in my mind that Obongo would give the order to fire.


26 posted on 06/17/2010 4:47:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BlackjackPershing
The actions of the Administration borders on the treasonous

That's the understatement of the day. It's becomming more clear with every day that the goal here is the complete destruction of all private business in the region, and to make every person there completely dependent on the government for generations to come. That's exactly how the Obama administration wants it.

The bigger question in my mind is... what's in store for other regions of the US? How will he do the same for the rest of the country?

27 posted on 06/17/2010 4:48:05 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Hoodat

The Coast Guard has been cut so many times I didnt know there were any left.


28 posted on 06/17/2010 4:49:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: okie01
Malevolence. A republican was sabotaging Obama's shakedown of BP. Can't have that.

There is absolutely no reason for the Coast Guard to essentially impound a whole group of ships for a safety inspection. They were ordered not to let them out in the gulf.

29 posted on 06/17/2010 4:49:49 PM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Hoodat
>>>>The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board...<<<

—And surely that the crews had completed Sensity Training classes! Good freaking Grief!!!

30 posted on 06/17/2010 4:49:54 PM PDT by Shqipo (I stand with AZ!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thinking about it again, it would be cool if Jindal called in enough state law enforcement to protect the barges and to tell the Coasties to take a hike so the barge workers can continue Operation Vacu-Suck along the coast of Louisiana.


31 posted on 06/17/2010 4:49:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Hoodat
o is such a fraud,

btt

32 posted on 06/17/2010 4:50:29 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Hoodat
It's like this huge committee down there," Riley said, "and every decision that we try to implement, any one person on that committee has absolute veto power."

That's exactly what Obama and the Democrats have going on. And nothing gets done. 24hrs to approve life jackets and fire extingueshers. Unbelievable.


33 posted on 06/17/2010 4:51:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (I Don't Want Obama to Kick Ass. I WANT HIM TO GET OFF HIS ASS!!!!)
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To: Hoodat



34 posted on 06/17/2010 4:52:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Hoodat
"But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges."

Can this be any more blatantly pretextual? This is tantamount to the police stopping the fire-engine racing to put out a blazing building because the cops in the patrol car cannot confirm that the fire-engine has more than the legally-required minimum amount of tread on its tires, and are having difficulty contacting the people who put the tires on the fire-engine.

Keep in mind, the Coast Guard simply couldn't confirm that fire extinguishers were on board. In the game of Alinsky-style disinformation, that is intended to be understood as (falsely) implying that the barges in fact do not have fire extinguishers on board, when all it really means is that the Coast Guard doesn't know one way or the other.

This is either clear-cut ideologically-motivated action, or else is evidence that the Obastard administration is so monumentally incompetent and negligent, that they make Jimmy Carter look like an artist by comparison.


35 posted on 06/17/2010 4:55:05 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: All

I’m looking at the comments, but from what I’m seeing a lot of negative comments towards Obama over this move... I think they want the spill to go on..


36 posted on 06/17/2010 4:55:21 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Soccer was invented by European ladies to keep them busy while their husbands did the cooking.)
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To: jersey117

This was a deliberate delaying action. The question must be answered. Who ordered this ‘inspection’.

If this was at O’s behest due to union considerations, then Thad Allen must resign. If he pulled this stunt on his own then he must be fired.

We cannot allow this continued destruction to continue.


37 posted on 06/17/2010 4:55:23 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

The WHite House can’t be bothered, Zero is probably on his way to meet up with the wifey for the weekend.


38 posted on 06/17/2010 4:57:26 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: pointsal
Federal F***ups.... One of Zero’s buddies must have a contract to study the situation.

Obuttface wants a blue ribbon commission to study what a fire extinguisher and life jacket is.

39 posted on 06/17/2010 4:58:36 PM PDT by Pit1 (Not illegal immigrants. They are CRIMINAL BORDER CROSSERS.)
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To: jersey117

It’s about time—and on ABC too! Hope this gets people who watch it tonight as PO’D as I am!!


40 posted on 06/17/2010 5:10:31 PM PDT by milagro
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To: Hoodat

Hmmmmmm.....I wonder what Huey Long would be doing if he was alive and governor given this situation?


41 posted on 06/17/2010 5:11:28 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: muawiyah
Someone in the government hierarchy wants to make this blowout as damaging as possible. We need to find out precisely who that person is.

I don't know about you, but if there was some shady character running around that gave 10 billion u.S. tax dollars to Brazil to develop offshore drilling operations in a new field with a company that had been bought by George Soros just three days before and is now snapping up the drilling rigs leaving the Gulf, well I would be mighty damn suspicious.

Can anyone thing of such a person?

42 posted on 06/17/2010 5:11:39 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Pit1
why only fire extinguishers and life jackets?
Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, gas detectors, sprinklers, masks, gloves, shoes.... is anyone over weight? They'll come up with any stupid reason to stop the clean up.

Aren't there any armed Patriots there who would protect the barges to allow them to keep doing their job?

Why is Jindal wasting time to do things legally when we all know that all barack is doing is unconstitutional. Jindal is for the people, barack is for himself.

Storm the white hut, peasants!

43 posted on 06/17/2010 5:12:22 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Hoodat
Oboma seems to want this disaster to be as bad as it possibly can be. Screw the environment - this is a crises that the Marxist can't let go to waste! "Spew that oil! Go baby, go!"
44 posted on 06/17/2010 5:16:16 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: GovernmentShrinker

CG: Stop helping mitigate Obama’s oil spill. Heave to and prepare to be boarded.

Barge Captain: See those fighter jets? They are Louisiana National Guard and they have orders to sink you Obama lackeys’ tubs if you don’t move away in 10, 9, 8...

FUBO and your thugocracy!


45 posted on 06/17/2010 5:17:02 PM PDT by piytar (Obama keeps going to golf courses instead of the Gulf. Maybe he's too stupid to know the difference?)
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To: Hoodat

Never let a crisis go to waste.


46 posted on 06/17/2010 5:18:37 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I’m giving it two weeks. People are outraged. Heck, even the left is pissed beyond belief at so much incompetence.

There’s a limit as to what people are going to swallow from the federal government and the White House.


47 posted on 06/17/2010 5:25:32 PM PDT by bergmeid (Stop the assault on the Gulf Coast!)
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To: Carley
This was a deliberate delaying action.

Yes, it was. It looks like the Oboma administration is doing everything in it's power to make sure the oil continues to run.

He's doing the same thing to unemployment and the economy. Oil people around the country are now out of work. The unemployment numbers are sky rocketing. We're heading for a major economic crash - double digit the economists are saying.

Yet...Oboma appears to be so pleased about it all. He's almost giddy.

48 posted on 06/17/2010 5:26:46 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: muawiyah

Who is that person?

Obama. No joke.


49 posted on 06/17/2010 5:27:15 PM PDT by piytar (Obama keeps going to golf courses instead of the Gulf. Maybe he's too stupid to know the difference?)
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To: Hoodat

This should be in Breaking News. I want the whole world to know the Resident is deliberately trying to destroy the coast. Impeach the b*stard!


50 posted on 06/17/2010 5:28:07 PM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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