Skip to comments.BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard
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?
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal F***ups.... One of Zero’s buddies must have a contract to study the situation.
The new reality of change.
It’s gonna come to blows real soon. I can feel it.
“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
And the msm focuses on ‘small people’ bullship and then moves on the ‘shakedown’ bullship.
Will we allow them to get away with this?
This is just more proof that the destruction of the coast is part of a strategy...this administration is attacking the US literally!
"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?
oh yes, and small plaques mounted on every head stating “NO DISCHARGE UNDER PENALTY OF LAW”
This entire situation is SO STUPID and immature. Where are the %^&$%^%$^% grown ups????
Drudge has the story breaking hard in red headlines. It should get traction.
FUBO...FOBO and fed “union” gov...we need to rid ourselves of this BS...the sooner the better...a call to _ _ _ _!
So...what if the barges ignored the Coast Guard. Are they going to ‘open fire’ ?? Somebody needs to push this to the breaking point.
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.
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?
And this is the way Obamacare will be handled.
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?
This whole "crisis" smells rotten. The administration and certain members of Congress need to go before hearings. Not just BP.
Exactly what I was going to say.
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.
Someone in the government hierarchy wants to make this blowout as damaging as possible. We need to find out precisely who that person is.
“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.
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?
The Coast Guard has been cut so many times I didnt know there were any left.
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.
—And surely that the crews had completed Sensity Training classes! Good freaking Grief!!!
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.
That's exactly what Obama and the Democrats have going on. And nothing gets done. 24hrs to approve life jackets and fire extingueshers. Unbelievable.
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..
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.
The WHite House can’t be bothered, Zero is probably on his way to meet up with the wifey for the weekend.
Obuttface wants a blue ribbon commission to study what a fire extinguisher and life jacket is.
It’s about time—and on ABC too! Hope this gets people who watch it tonight as PO’D as I am!!
Hmmmmmm.....I wonder what Huey Long would be doing if he was alive and governor given this situation?
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?
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!
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!
Never let a crisis go to waste.
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.
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.
Who is that person?
Obama. No joke.
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!