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Here is another incomprehensible display of government incompetence regarding the BP oil spill. Yesterday, ABC's Jake Tapper interviewed Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who is in charge of the oil cleanup. You aren't going to believe this:
TAPPER: I talked to a guy who runs a company in Maine that offers boom, and he has – he says – the ability to make 90,000 feet of boom a day. High quality. BP came there 2 weeks ago, looked at it, they are doing another audit today. He is very frustrated, he says he has a lot of high quality boom to go and it is taking a long time for BP to get its act together. Don’t you need this boom right now?
ALLEN: Oh we need all the boom wherever we can get it. If you give me the information off camera I’ll be glad to follow up.
Whaaaat ??? Fifty days into the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, and the government doesn't even know who manufactures containment boom ? How in the frigging world is this possible ? Here's an idea, you sorry government bureaucrats !!! Google 'containment boom manufacturers,' and you'll get a whole list of them, including that Maine company, PackGen, who has been sitting idly by for weeks waiting for BP or the government or anyone to purchase their boom. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal asked for three million feet more containment boom on May 24th, almost three weeks ago.
Also yesterday, President Kick-Ass continued his 'it's not my fault' rhetoric, saying of the oil spill, "I can't suck it up with a straw." That's right, Barry, it isn't cocaine. You can't suck it up with a straw. But how about taking other measures, like moving containment boom out of U.S. warehouses and getting it the hell down to the Gulf where it's needed ?
The ass our President should be kicking is his own, and it's time to lower the boom on his government's incompetent ass. Maybe our Boob-In-Chief can mention the containment boom issue to BP executives when he meets with them for the FIRST TIME on JUNE 16TH !!!
I have to stop now. My blood pressure is through the roof, and my head hurts from banging it against my computer monitor.