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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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To: Hoodat

This really is Obama’s fault. He is a pitifully poor manager.


51 posted on 06/17/2010 5:33:48 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: Hoodat

The Obama Regime is INCOMPETENT. No one is really in charge this is Chaos and the Gov. is right to complain..... Obama should be made to answer for this stoppage NOW.... this minute,

IMPEACH THE INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT BEFORE HE GETS US ALL KILLED>


52 posted on 06/17/2010 5:38:53 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Our nation has a choice, Vote or Die.)
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To: concerned about politics

We must pray for deliverance from this evil evil man.


53 posted on 06/17/2010 5:42:09 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
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.

I seriously doubt that, but even if he did, I can't imagine that any of the Coast Guard personnel would actually fire on a citizen militia.

54 posted on 06/17/2010 5:51:33 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Hoodat
So the Feds make a passive-aggressive form of war against Louisiana and Arizona on the same day.

This is nasty.

Powder keg indeed.

55 posted on 06/17/2010 5:52:29 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Hoodat

Simple solution: staff the crude-suckers with illegals. No fed will come within 50 miles of them.


56 posted on 06/17/2010 5:59:30 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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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.

You mean someone else besides "the one" that gave the prime time speech the other night?

57 posted on 06/17/2010 5:59:52 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: piytar
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...

Fighter jets? In reality, a couple dozen random citizens brandishing their personal rifles with undetermined loadedness status, and a single picket sign reading "Louisiana Citizen Militia", would almost certainly be plenty to persuade the Coast Guard to back off. Add a single camera from a major media outlet, and I guarantee it would be plenty to persuade them to back off.

It's high time to start pushing back hard against federal government tyranny, and it would be greatly preferable to do it under the direction of a state governor, than just random citizens doing it on their own. This is a perfect scenario in which to start the process. There would be virtually no political opposition from the usual worshippers of federal government supremacy because their voter base consists almost entirely of enviromentalists who are (quite reasonably, for once) desperate to see this oil gushing disaster brought under control. From their point of view, if it saves one pelican, then a band of citizens pointing rifles at the Coast Guard and telling them to get lost is a good thing.

58 posted on 06/17/2010 6:02:12 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Hoodat

Ok. It’s official. The US federal government is not just incompetent, it’s insane.


59 posted on 06/17/2010 6:02:39 PM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Aren't there any armed Patriots there who would protect the barges to allow them to keep doing their job?

Exactly. Jindal could secure plenty of votes for the next Presidential election from both the right and enviro-left, if he put out an official call to the citizen militia. And I guarantee not a single shot would need to be fired to get the job done. How many thousands of gallons of oil didn't get sucked up, on account of this 24 hour work stoppage?

60 posted on 06/17/2010 6:06:23 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker
Hillary told us the democrats wanted to take the oil profits away from the oil companies and do something else with them (long before this oil spill).

You tube

61 posted on 06/17/2010 6:12:33 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: jersey117
This whole "crisis" smells rotten.

Economy crash just before Obama's election - which leads to "financial reform" and industry takeovers.

Swine Flu "epidemic" just before passage of the health bill.

Oil platform explosion and an out-of-control oil spill just before the Cap and Trade Bill gets through Congress.

...I think we're ALL smelling some rats here. We're being played for fools.

62 posted on 06/17/2010 6:13:08 PM PDT by Magnatron
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To: Hoodat

The state should make it a state crime with a penalty of death to interfere with it’s cleanup operations... And then shoot the SOBs.


63 posted on 06/17/2010 6:16:44 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: silverleaf
“The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board”

A quick pitstop at WalMart could have gotten everything needed. Meanwhile the oil continues gushing as the feds keep stalling.

64 posted on 06/17/2010 6:21:11 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ( Redundancy Can Be Quite Catchy As Well As Contagious)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

The Feds attacked the Waco people after 51 days and 87 men, women, and children died as a result.


65 posted on 06/17/2010 6:23:10 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: okie01
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

I don't think so. He very much needs the votes of the young environmentalist leftists, and they're growing more disillusioned with each day that features more oil-covered wildlife dead and dying. I think he just has no clue what to do.

Personally I thought all the hand-wringing over his spending "only" 20 minutes meeting with the BP CEO was idiotic. 20 minutes was 20 too many in my opinion -- what the heck is going to be accomplished by President Obama, who knows nothing whatsoever about oil wells, meeting with the CEO of BP? On the other, he could have made much better use of that 20 minutes by using it to ensure that senior staff would be reachable and prepared to respond 24/7 whenever anyone as important as the Governor of a Gulf state called. That would have been a proper function of the CEO of the United States of America; meaningless yakking with an oil company CEO accomplished absolutely nothing that couldn't have been accomplished by senior staffers trading e-mailed memos on their respective bosses' behalf.

It's certainly very harmful to President Obama's political prospects to have outlets like ABC News publishing stories quoting governors of Gulf states complaining that the federal government is being of no help whatosever, and even actively interfering, and quoting Jindal as saying he "tried" to reach the White House in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the Coast Guard from interrupting the operation of oil-sucking barges.

66 posted on 06/17/2010 6:26:04 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: DebraAI

I hope he has someone documenting ever issue that Zero has stalled and made the situation worse.


67 posted on 06/17/2010 6:26:13 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
"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."

Sorry, Bobby, that's a FAIL on your part. As many have said, you should have told the Coast Guard to respectfully "F**K OFF!" and called in your state militia to protect the barges while they continued their work.

Calling Uncle BO in Washington to tell the Coast Guard to stand down made it even worse. Did you really think he'd be there for you? Do you not understand that these sorts of orders come from the very top?

FAIL, Bobby, FAIL. Do not even think of running for president anytime soon. You need to grow a pair, first.

68 posted on 06/17/2010 6:27:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hoodat
We need to have the same safety standards as Canada - a relief well needs to be drilled at the same time - and tapped into in case of a catastrophe like what's happening in the Gulf. The problem is there is an upfront cost that is greater than the scenario presently employed.

BP and the US played the odds and lost - big time.

69 posted on 06/17/2010 6:27:53 PM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: Carley

Does anyone imagine that Conservatives benefit from Barton apologizing to BP?

There is Obama stupid, and then there is really stupid.


70 posted on 06/17/2010 6:30:13 PM PDT by saltus (God's Will be done)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes, but the child-molesting cultists in Waco didn’t have the have the political support of tens of millions of American voters. Any and all serious efforts to mitigate the environmental damage from this oil gusher DO have that support, and have it from all points across the political spectrum, especially the young environment-obsessed left, which was a critical voting block in getting President Obama into the White House, and will certainly be needed if he’s going to get back in the White House for another 4 year stint.


71 posted on 06/17/2010 6:30:29 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Domandred

Dear Reader sent the coast guard to harass the Governor just like he sent the shock troopers to march around and harass the grannies at the Tea Party.


72 posted on 06/17/2010 6:31:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Hoodat

Paging Gov. Jindal:

Station Louisiana State Patrol officers outside of every CG base and housing area and ticket like there’s no tomorrow for every minor infraction.


73 posted on 06/17/2010 6:34:09 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Hoodat

The commies will have their crisis. Don’t try to get in the way of it.

They require suffering.

And they certainly wouldn’t want to give a Republican an edge in all of this.


74 posted on 06/17/2010 6:35:20 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: SaraJohnson

Look. Just stop reading this stuff, get to work and pay your taxes. nobama wants you to shut up. All praise nobama. Just think...all these emergencies and crises and nobama is probably sitting tonight eating expensive beef, smoking ciggies and drinking beer in the white house watching the NBA final game. Life is good if you are king. The so-called “man” is a feckless oscitant.


75 posted on 06/17/2010 6:37:29 PM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: SandRat
Forgive me 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub...

FWIW, somethin' tells me that what we've got here just ain't the Coast Guard ol' Tonk knew and loved, and right about now, given his vantage point away up in the crow's nest, I'm pretty sure he knows that better 'n' we do.

76 posted on 06/17/2010 6:38:04 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Boy! LOOK at that! Them figs'll be ripe sooner'n ya think. [Matt. 24:32])
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To: SaraJohnson

The feds better watch their collective asses.
Things happen in the swamp at night.
Those boys down there know their territory.

Just sayin.


77 posted on 06/17/2010 6:40:37 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Hoodat
If you think this sucks just wait until Obama care kicks in.
78 posted on 06/17/2010 6:41:26 PM PDT by kempo
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
It’s gonna come to blows real soon.

Yeahbut NOT like with Bill Clinton. [rimshot]

[Thank you. Thank you. I'll be here all week. Be sure and tip your waitress. If she likes it, tip her farther.]

79 posted on 06/17/2010 6:43:00 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Boy! LOOK at that! Them figs'll be ripe sooner'n ya think. [Matt. 24:32])
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To: Hoodat

Fire extinguishers and lifevests....

Riiiiiiiiight....


80 posted on 06/17/2010 6:44:30 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (We don't have a leader in the Oval Office, we have a reader in the Oval Office.)
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To: Hoodat
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.

If I were Bobby, I'd grab hold of Thad Allen and cuss him a blue streak over this nonsense!!!!!!!!!

81 posted on 06/17/2010 6:45:17 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: HKMk23

LOL!


82 posted on 06/17/2010 6:58:14 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: muawiyah
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. 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.

Good work pinpointing the bureaucratic link to the physical sabotage mechanism. I was wondering how the whole thing was implemented.

So now, assuming a major oil/"carbon" disaster was desired to shove through captrade, we have 1) knowledge of massive drilling pressures in gulf oil drilling; and 2) the bureaucratic mechanism necessary to unleash those pressures in the name of "protecting the environment."

It fits how they think - they love to make the assassin the bodyguard. It gives these sadistic morons shivers to contemplate how brilliant they believe such a cover story is.

83 posted on 06/17/2010 7:01:34 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Hoodat
This is not an accident.

It's becoming clearer that Obama WANTS the ecological disaster to continue, and worsen.

84 posted on 06/17/2010 7:01:54 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: savedbygrace
This really is Obama’s fault. He is a pitifully poor manager.

The thing you are not understanding is, this is going exactly to Obama's plan.

85 posted on 06/17/2010 7:03:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Hoodat

When in the course of human events...


86 posted on 06/17/2010 7:06:16 PM PDT by craig_eddy (Equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome)
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To: concerned about politics; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNu9xjUwPEk&feature=related


87 posted on 06/17/2010 7:06:49 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray. Stop Barrystroika.)
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To: Hoodat
Who's to benefit? PetroBras and their big investor George Soros. As the now banned drilling rigs all pull up their anchors and head off to Brazil.
88 posted on 06/17/2010 7:07:36 PM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy + Governmental authority. (I'm green; are you?))
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To: Hoodat

The Obama Regime does not want anyone or anything to clean up the oil. The longer this goes on and the worse the problem gets, the easier it will be for the Democrats to cram their will down our throats.


89 posted on 06/17/2010 7:09:58 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Lazamataz

I think it’s going exactly according to Obama’s handlers’ plan.


90 posted on 06/17/2010 7:18:48 PM PDT by savedbygrace (Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
You're voting for "incompetent", then?
91 posted on 06/17/2010 7:19:15 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: hal ogen

I had to look up oscitant, LOL. Yes he is.


92 posted on 06/17/2010 7:20:40 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ladyvet
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.

Only someone who was focused on helping would come up with that.

93 posted on 06/17/2010 7:21:19 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: TennTuxedo
The Obama Regime does not want anyone or anything to clean up the oil.

I think more and more people are starting to notice that.

94 posted on 06/17/2010 7:21:50 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: muawiyah

Great post!!


95 posted on 06/17/2010 7:22:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TLI

Bookmark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


96 posted on 06/17/2010 7:25:58 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Outlaw Woman

The Louisiana Blockade is now in place.


97 posted on 06/17/2010 7:31:31 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: Hoodat

Obama is supposed to be in charge. Doesn’t he command the USCG?????


98 posted on 06/17/2010 7:36:32 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - The anti-American dictator disguised as a President)
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To: okie01

Yep, that’s my vote. I don’t expect him to work miracles — this is a crappy situation, and he no more caused it than President Bush II caused the 9/11 attacks, but he’s not even competently fulfilling basic executive functions in ways that could at least modestly mitigate the impact. He might as well just go play golf all day every day, for all the impact he’s had on managing this disaster.


99 posted on 06/17/2010 7:51:17 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Rapscallion

Screw the life jackets. Get your ass out of the way!! Obama is political history!! BP is NOT the problem it is these damned DEMOCRATS!! Stop this madness!!! Skim the oil and screw the JONES ACT . The Environmentalists caused this by pushing drilling that far out. Obama personally approved this drilling. All we have is this grand standing Democrat Congress. God bless Joe Barton and these weak Republicans telling him to apologize better watch their political ASS.


100 posted on 06/17/2010 7:51:41 PM PDT by mpeters
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