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Bloviating Zeppelin: Your Federal Government: Cooperating To Its FULLEST In The Gulf

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Your Federal Government: Cooperating To Its FULLEST In The Gulf

Government obstructionism? Red tape? Cross every "t" and dot every "i"? In a time of extreme peril? No one has the power to set anything aside?

Yes, that's your federal government at work.

From Reuters:

Bureaucracy frustrates U.S. Gulf oil spill efforts
19 Jun 2010 20:16:24 GMT
Source: Reuters
* Local officials frustrated by delays, red tape
* Barges halted for 24 hours for safety inspections
* Military-type chain of command urged
By Jeffrey Jones
GRAND ISLE, Louisiana, June 19 (Reuters) - Those on the front lines of the U.S. Gulf Coast oil spill say they are forced to fight two battles -- one against the crude washing into lush wetlands and another against needless bureaucracy.

Sixty-one days after the BP Plc well began spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, angry local officials blame dozens of federal agencies involved in approving response plans, a maze of regulations and poor coordination for their struggles beating back the slick.

"My experience has been frustration, too much red tape, no a sense of urgency. For the state and the coastal parishes that are directly affected to put forth a plan, you have to kick and scream every step of the way to get it approved," said John Young, council chairman for Jefferson Parish in Louisiana.

"The president said it's a war. I agree we're under siege, but if it was a war, we'd be occupied territory now."


". . . we'd be occupied territory by now."

There's no refuting BP's role in the initial catastrophe chain resulting in the spill. None whatsoever. There is no refuting the federal government's role insisting on BP and others drilling in waters over a mile deep because it was "bad" to drill either close to shore or our own sovereign soil. Resulting, of course, in these wells being geometrically-major problems at those depths.

Yes, there is no refuting the fact that the government has taken a laissez-faire attitude towards one of the greatest recent threats to our shores.

Anyone remember General Russel L. Honore and Katrina? "Stuck on stupid"? Where's the gulf's Gen Honore?

Just remember this, my dearest readers: if you are not affected now, what happens in the future when your area is struck with catastrophe? And what if politics or agendas are somehow involved? Do you think your area or your community is any more "special" than an entire series of coastal states as are currently affected in the gulf region?

Because, after all, one person really does have the power in this current administration to grab the bully pulpit and get things moving -- if they want to.

Do you think Mr Obama will gallantly stride his federal government into your area and cast aside red tape in consideration of your plight?

Do you?

BZ

7 Comments:

Blogger A Jacksonian said...

No, instead he will greatly stride out to the golf course and catch a ball game. Yes this is his very top priority now... golfing, going to games, and putting out a speech here and there.

Oh, and if you think the federal government really needs to take on more things, check out this little site by HHS. Yes as Dewey and others pointed out in the Progressive era, the only way to change society was to remove the family as the pillar of it. From low to high it is now an assault on the American way of life...

Mon Jun 21, 08:39:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AJ: "remove the family as the pillar of it." PRECISELY. An assault.

BZ

Mon Jun 21, 10:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Honore was far to Un-PC... He spoke the truth, and we KNOW that the truth is not to be spoken when mundane verbosity, veiled reference and outright lies will work just as well...

Mon Jun 21, 01:19:00 PM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

So the lunatics are really in charge of the nut house. The man seems determined to destroy everything that's good.

Mon Jun 21, 01:39:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

BHO has no sense of (1) empathy or (2) responsibility for the office he's serving in.

Mon Jun 21, 01:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

But wait; it gets even BETTER.

Obaka is doing this for PROFIT and to BREAK DOWN the United States!

Watch for my NEXT lying post on Tuesday!

Except that it's the TRUTH.

BZ

Mon Jun 21, 03:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Debbie said...

I have no doubt, given the opportunity, Obama would take over EVERYTHING.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Mon Jun 21, 06:03:00 PM PDT  

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