Skip to comments.Billy Nungesser says obama has problems.MPG (Awesome)
Posted on 06/24/2010 5:54:36 AM PDT by wilco200
Last night on CNN, AC spoke with Nungesser again and boy did Billy rip Obama and his admin a new one. It was a thing of beauty. I couldn't find a link, but if someone does, please post the link - everyone needs to see it.
He even connected the incompetence in the Gulf to the war in Afghanistan - saying basically that the thoughts McC has for Obama are probably running through the entire military, just as the same feelings are running through the entire gulf.
The guy is fed-up. And unless Obama can blacklist him from CNN - this is gonna get ugly.
Pass the popcorn.
I wish, but the General probably has more class than that.
I was waiting for this to be posted. I saw Nungesser last night, I hope this thing goes viral. Finally Nungesser isn’t carrying Obama’s oily water anymore. Being stabbed in the back repeatedly, will do that.!
Oh, I thought there was a link...
The military is there.
The Gulf is there.
Some TV comedians are there.
The rest of the folks are coming down that road as well.
To judge by my chance encounter with a couple of marines in transit this past spring, they sure are. It was sometime after 11 PM that a friend and I repaired to the "courtyard" at our Marriott to enjoy our cigars. After a while two young guys in an interior first floor room came out and sort of asked us "what was going on out here." One of them, or maybe both of them, came out with glass quart bottles of beer. They let it be know that they were on their way to redeployment, in Afghanistan I think. My friend is ex-Navy, and it didn't take long for the conversation to become friendly. I think I must have asked them what they thought about their Commander in-chief. Well they just launched, especially the one who had obviously consumed more than his daily ration of beer. Sometimes it wasn't pretty. One of those quart bottles found its way to the cement. And the marine who was still in control of his beer bottle sometimes tried to get his buddy to calm down. We wound up passing around my cigar, as I imagine hippies might do with a joint. And no one spoke an encouraging word about the Commander in-chief.
It was priceless. Needed to be said. AC was speechless.
Found the link. Quality is poor
(not sure how someone who posts to youtube doesn’t have a DVR, but oh well)
Turn the volume up. Maybe someone will post a better version later.
It’s a huge file but here is a link to AC360 podcasts including last nights.
This is all I could find (not sure if it is from the same interview)
President Obama: The BP oil spill has hardened negative perceptions of President Obama’s leadership style, playing into the flipside of “No Drama Obama” — namely that the president is so analytical as to seem aloof. It has highlighted questions raised during the campaign about his readiness to take the “3 a.m. call” and provided evidence of why we’ve only elected three people without executive experience to the presidency over the past century: Warren G. Harding, John F. Kennedy and Obama. Comparisons to President Carter are overdone — a reflexive attack by the right against any Democratic president. But the tick-tock of each day that passes has been compared to the Iranian hostage crisis in that they seem to symbolize an impotence of government.
When the president of Plaquemines Parish, Billy Nungesser, told a Senate subcommittee, “I still don’t know who’s in charge. ... Is it BP? Is it the Coast Guard? ... I have spent more time fighting the officials of BP and the Coast Guard than fighting the oil.” It was a scathing condemnation of a lack of leadership. And when Nungesser said he wanted someone “with the guts and the will to make decisions” — well, that’s what we elect presidents for. There is still time to turn this around — the $20 billion escrow account was a step in the right direction — but for the Obama administration, it’s later than they think.
It’s not just the people in the Gulf that see O for what he is....an utter incompetent failure.
It’s the entire thinking world, and that includes his fellow muslims.
Fascinating interview. It was interesting to see Cooper try to turn the conversation back to BP instead.
Some background information might be appreciated..
That was beautiful! Nungesser is Awesome. He has not been political at all, he has been concerned about his people regardless of race, party and gender. A sincere individual who is up against a freakin brick wall.
Some of what Nungesser said in that interview:
"I asked the governor, let me go out there at night to stay on the dredge. Let 'em come out there and try to take the permit away. Tell 'em the radio isn't working. We'll smash it with a hammer."
Also, in Nungesser's letter to BO, he issued a threat, of sorts:
""If it (dredging) shuts down at 6 o'clock, I'll be on Anderson Cooper at nine; and it's not gonna be pretty."
I watched Nungesser's interview last night when it first aired. It was a beautiful thing to behold.
I am still looking for a good vid of the interview.
Mike Church was playing it this morning. He was great.
“It could, would, should... It could rain cats and dogs tonite!!!!” Now that is good stuff there no matter who you are!
Are they still dredging or did they stop?
What is a Nungesser?
Sorry there are updates to the post now including audio links.
I work near a recruitment center and oftentimes have opportunity to talk with the recruiters. They basically are of that same mind set concerning Bo as commander in chief. Awaiting 2012 far more than the citizens for the sake of their fellow troops in battle. They hate how these wars are being fought.
They know they are being used. They know he is a Saudi agent.
Here is the wiki entry on his father. I knew him and served on the LA GOP Central Committee with him.
William “Billy” Nungesser
Interesting Louisiana facts:
Total number of barrels of oil produced by LA in 2009: 48,164,979. Not including this new and very significant find.
Royalties charged to oil companies: somewhere between 12.5 and 16.7 percent.
Current price of a barrel of oil: $77.63
Doing the math, based on the current price of oil total oil royalties are worth between $467 million and $624 million per year. Again, not including this new and very significant find.
State budget for Louisiana: $28.986 billion
Total amount of Federal income taxes paid by Louisiana: $33.676 billion.
The Port of New Orleans is the only deepwater port in the United States served by six class one railroads. By volume, it’s the 3rd busiest port in the world.
And Obama does nothing.
That's a guy that tries to figure out the name of a Catholic sister.
I never watch CNN and am only vaguely aware of Anderson Cooper. He had what should be every reporter’s dream - an explosive interview with someone publicly and effectively criticizing the President. He looked like he needed to go to the little boy’s room he was so uncomfortable. Does he carry Obama’s water like his network or what? I’ve never watched him.
Second time I’ve seen/heard Billy - thoroughly enjoy that guy. Says it like it is and damn the personal consequences.
I guess the governor did not accept Nungesser's offer of civil disobedience in defense of Louisiana coast. Mistake on Jindal's part
. He should have joined Nungesser on the dredge, and said, "Come and stop us," to BO and his administrative blockheads.
Now they wait while the Sand Berm Police hold conference calls.
Who is “Nungesser” and why are you watching Anderson Cooper?
It’s interesting to see people post threads without key information.
Wow—I’m impressed with this man’s passionate common sense as he deals with this Alice in Wonderland bureaucracy—a bureaucracy characterized by inertia except when it is actively wrecking something. If you like this, then you’ll LOVE health care. Same thing multiplied 100 times.
And then put them under BREAKING NEWS.
I’ve updated the post. I just wanted to get the news out in case anyone already had access to the video, which needs to go viral.
Nungesser is the President of the Parish at ground zero of this oil leak.
I was watching AC because Nungesser issued a threat to the President earlier in the day and I wanted to see if he would deliver — which he did.
"What we have h'yre, is failure to communicate!"
We have government disobedience!
I’m not sure what the best approach is.
Do you continue to dredge and risk going to jail in hopes to stop the oil? Or do you stay free and let the oil ruin your coast and then tie that to Obama not allowing you to finish the work?
I think the later is the wise choice. If the oil never comes then nothing lost. But if it does come all the dead wildlife is on Obama’s hands and that will make for compelling story. It’s clear if you watch the interview that since they can’t dredge any wildlife killed on the coast there is Obama’s fault for not allowing them to dredge. Play the viddeo of Nungesser saying this and the date. Then show the date of the oil coming in and killing the wildlife. Send it around the Internet...and it appears as if CNN is endorsing it because we can use CNN clips.
Unbelievable that Cooper let him talk as he did without interrupting him!
NUNGESSER: It could, just like the -- just like we have been hearing, could, would, should have, maybe. Those are not comments made when you go to war: It could.
You know what? It could rain cats and dogs tonight. Come on, guys. We're at war here. It could. We're going to replace the sand.
Let me tell you something, Anderson. I thought about this a little while ago when you talked about the general being replaced. And I don't agree with anybody speaking out that's in the armed forces against our leader and our chief.
But I think it's time for the president to take a step back. He has got a bigger problem. Just like the problems we have with the interior secretary, with Thad Allen, with everybody with the administration. The only way anything ever got done was the president coming down here himself.
Well, the people in the military have those inner thoughts about his administration, the same thoughts all of Louisiana has. He has got a bigger problem than a loose-lipped general. He better take a soul-search and look at the people surrounding him, because the job ain't getting done here and it obviously ain't getting done over there.
And we got a serious problem in this country, and the president of the United States better address it, because it's not just somebody like me or him or anybody sounding off at the mouth. It's what we truly feel, that we are getting the runaround.
The -- the -- we're not getting the truth half the time, and nobody has the sense of urgency to do anything, whether it be here or obviously overseas. And I'm sure whoever he replaced him with may not say that, but if that -- that hero is thinking that, I guarantee you it's widespread in the military.
NUNGESSER: So, the president needs to do a little soul- searching. I don't want to tell him how to do his job, but he needs to take a step back and say, I have got some problems up here in Washington, and I better address them, and quit letting bureaucrats stand in the way of defending this country and protecting our wetlands.
I'm fed up with it.
COOPER: To hear that — to hear, as we learned tonight, that, according to these new documents released by the Coast Guard, that BP was offered technology back on May 4 to measure the leak, and, on May 19, you have Lamar McKay testifying that they don’t know about any technology to measure the leak, what do you make about that?
NUNGESSER: I told you about two products that were brought to me by local scientists here in Louisiana.
Versabar had one and the guy that started Krispy Kringle Doughnuts. Both of them would have measured every drop. They wasn’t even considered. We have been saying that from day one. But you know what? Once again, we find out we were lied to, just like — just like the dispersants were going to keep it on the bottom.
Well, now it’s coming in underneath the surface. We haven’t even re-looked to see if we should quit spraying the stuff, and maybe have a fighting chance on top of the water. We just keep letting them spray.
This is the biggest debacle in the history — I am so unbelievably upset about this. We — we fought for months to get this dredge approved. Men and women are working around the clock.
Anderson, we put lights on our boats tonight to go out at night and pick up oil in the bays where you went out with us, because we’re tired of losing the battle. And we are getting absolutely shut down. And bureaucrats in Washington — this is unbelievable. This doesn’t seem like America.
COOPER: Billy Nungesser, I appreciate you talking with us tonight.
Billy, thanks very much.
NUNGESSER: Thank you, Anderson.
Thanks! I have sent an email to Mr. Nungesser to express my appreciation for his speaking out.
This is the VERY first I’ve heard of ANYONE saying, “Ya know, it looks like the MILITARY DOESN’T THINK THE WHITE HOUSE CARES ABOUT THEIR VICTORY.”
Because you damn well know if this were President Bush, THAT WOULD BE THE STORY.
AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE
COOPER: Billy, there was a meeting late today with the Interior Department where they were going to review this. Any word on what happened there?
NUNGESSER: Yes, they denied it. Yes, we have got to wait the nine or 10 days to build this pipeline.
And the lady — that same lady that stood up in the meeting in New Orleans that the — that eventually approved the permit, and she kept giving us every reason why we can’t do this, is the one that shut us down, that Jane Lyder.
And to give you the kind of person we’re dealing with, she sent an e-mail out today that said, could we possibly move volunteers to shorten that time frame?
Obviously, this lady has never — doesn’t know what a dredge is, doesn’t know what a barrier island is. It’s a 36-inch steel pipe, lady. You don’t move it with volunteers.
And the pelicans she’s worried about — Anderson, you saw that small grass area behind us. This berm by Friday would have protected that small, one of the last breeding grounds out there left.
But this — with this project being shut down, if that oil comes to the Chandeleurs by Friday, like projected, those pelicans, those breeding grounds will be destroyed because she single-handedly stopped this project.
And I want to put her on notice...
NUNGESSER: ... that I will send her those pictures personally, because she will personally be responsible for killing hundreds of pelicans.
It’s about time he and Jindal and the people on the Gulf woke up. They need to rise up and march on Washington — and bring some of that oil with them to paint the town.
Thanks, Kristinn! I can’t hear well enough without captions. I appreciate you posting the transcript.
bump for later
Thanks for posting!!! Wow. This guy was trying to be nice about it too. He just got sick of being lied to (who isn’t). The most amusing thing to me was the silence of Cooper and the inability to defend Obama. He barely even tried but when he did try he was quickly corrected. What IS evident through all this mess is that the President cares most about himself above all else.
Thanks for the post. Anyone following the oil spill knows who Mr. Nungesser is.
I hate to ask this but were either of the Marines black? According to a guy on Lou Dobbs yesterday who was from Gallup, black support is still over 90%.