Archive for the ‘Oil spill’ category

Governors With Guts! Christie, Jindal and Brewer

July 3, 2010

Well, I like Governor Christie of New Jersey.  I like a Politician that does what he says.  To help balance his states budget, his state Treasurer gave him 378 quick-freezes he could put thru and he did 375 of them.  Now, this is a guy who takes his job seriously and does it. 

Congratulations Governor Christie, you are a man of your word.  We need more Politicians like you.

I would like to also point out that there are a couple of more Governors out there that need mentioning.  One is Governor Bobby Jindal.  This guy has been out there with his constituents everyday, since the oil spill, which is about 75 days in a row, helping and doing what he can.  Now, that’s dedication.  He certainly deserves recognition.

And last but not least Governor Brewer of Arizona.  I mean this woman is really good.  I’m amazed that a Governor has taken on the crooked machine in DC, and even the President.

And she has been very straightforward in her criticism of Obama, and I love it.  She’s mad that he has not secured the border, and she’s right.  It is his sworn duty, his obligation, to make that border secure.

There are Americans being raped, kidnapped and murdered in Arizona by illegals, gunrunners, and Drug Lords and “He” (Obama) wants to sue her, and the state of Arizona.  It’s time he gets his priorities straight. 

I call for Impeachment!  He has basically destroyed this country and done it in a year and a half too.  It’s time for him to go.  He may (or May Not) have been born in the USA, I don’t know, because whether or not that Birth Certificate they show on the Internet is real (and I’m one of those who says it’s not) or not, he doesn’t act like an American.  Which should be a tell tale sign that he’s not. 

So, he can’t be Impeached until the Republicans replace 41 Representatives in the House, and gain a majority, so all I can do right now is pray that they do.

Then we can fix what he has broken.   ss


$130 Million Dollar Payback to Medicare

July 2, 2010

I was watching the news tonight and saw this little tidbit.   I remembered the story about the trailers not being used, after our government spent millions of dollars to buy them after the Katrina Hurricane.  Now, 5 years later these same trailers pop up again?  Very strange and here is my opinion, and I’m sticking to it.

Trailers that were once bought to house the homeless after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, are now being sold to the BP oil spill clean up people along the Gulf.   It seems the Government banned these trailers because they have levels of formaldehyde higher than federal limits.   Evidently the workers who are buying these trailers, 20  so far,  have not been warned of this ban.

It seems that the owner of a disaster contracting firm is the guy who is selling them.  He says that they are perfectly alright to live in.  He said that the smell of formaldehyde is the same smell one gets in a brand new car.

As I understood it, these trailers were bought during Katrina and basically just sat on some farmland, I mean thousands of them, and the homeless people they were supposedly bought for never used them.  We never found out why, these trailers just sat there unused which was a total waste of our federal dollars.  Now, after all these years they are being sold to workers cleaning up the Gulf beaches. Yet, again the government does not want them to be used.

If, as the government claims, these trailers, which our tax dollars paid for, are not in livable condition, then why have they not been destroyed?  They are sitting on some acres of land, thousands of them mind you, and the rent for this parking lot of trailers is $130 million dollars a year, to store and maintain what, a bunch of contaminated metal?

This deal smells very fishy.  I think it’s time to find out, just who sold these trailers to the government in the first place, and who okayed the purchase. Or was the claim that the trailers had toxic contamination just a “LIE” so that the government could have a publicly acceptable excuse as to why they were bought and then never used?

Just who made the decision not to use them after they were bought?  But most importantly, if these trailers are contaminated with toxic formaldehyde and are not livable, why have we been storing them for 5 years at a total cost of $650,000,000 and to what end? 

Inquiring minds, really want to know the answer to this one.  Which Congressman’s buddy owns the property where the trailers are being stored?  There just might be something fraudulent about this whole deal.  I think I just found the next case for the Justice Department to investigate. 

I also think I just found $130,000,000 dollars a year we can save in wasteful government spending.   We can give the $130,000,000 dollars to the State of Arizona, so that they can start building that wall along the Southern border.  Though I thought President Bush had okayed $700+ million dollars before he left office for the wall, I guess Home Land Securtiy decided they could protect us better by taking pictures of all t he illegals coming over the border at night, with there very over-the-top expensive camera’s with night scope capabilities, then we could watch these invaders from the South on our nightly news.  Bottomline the the money was there once before, until someone thought cameras were a better idea, and we have seen how that worked. 

So use the rent money from the “Katrina trailer park” for border security.  If not, then use that $130,000,000 to pay back the money the government borrowed from Medicare for years and never paid back.   Either way, the money goes to main street America, and not some pork barrel scam some Congressman conjures up.

Well, I solved one problem for Congress today, and not only did it not take me more than 5 minutes to solve, and I didn’t have to do it at night, behind closed doors, and they don’t even have to pay me.  ss

Obama, Finally Waives the Jones Act

July 1, 2010

All of a sudden, Tuesday, day 71 of the oil spill, the White House waives the Jones Act, and will now, allow foreign ships into the Gulf to help with the oil spill cleanup.   Day 71, whatever happened to the days between the first day when Obama said he was on top of everything and day 70?  Remember on Day 38, Mr. Obama came out and said, “I have been on top of the situation since day 1.  We had a meeting”.  Wow, a meeting!  At that time he had never even met with the CEO of British Petroleum.  How can you be on top of everything and not talk to the CEO of BP? 

On day 3, 13 countries offered their help in cleaning up the oil spill, yet Obama told them we didn’t need any help.  For two month Governor Bobby Jindal has asked for booms, skimmers, and permission to build a burm out by the wetlands, and our inept Army Corps of engineers said (after almost a month and a half) after the request was submitted, that they thought this would be ecologically destructive to the wetlands.  I mean, really, are these people all there?  The oil will destroy the wetlands and every living organism living there.  What were these people thinking? 

Wasn’t it a week and a half ago when Obama told the American people, we could still eat the fish from the Gulf?  Oh, yes he did.  Now, if we wanted to, which there is no way in hell that I would eat the fish from the Gulf, but I wish he would have told us how we are supposed to get that fish.  Commercial fishing has been shut down in the Gulf.  Authorities have said that no one should even get the oil on their skin. 

Then the authorities have said that there are fumes coming from the oil that has been washed up on the beaches.  Now, with all these warnings of don’t touch, don’t breath it, tell me again, why would we still eat it, Mr. President?  

Then Obama comes out a week ago and says his self appointed group of experts that he appointed to advise him on the spill said that there should be a 6 month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf.   Soon after this announcement was made public, eight (8)of those same experts, on the committee said this was not true, that there wasn’t anything in the report that they signed and submitted to the President stating that there should be work stoppage or a moratorium on any drilling in the Gulf.  Obama lied!

Does anyone in DC or the News media even care about the fact that this moratorium is just Obama’s way of making sure that massive job losses in the oil, fishing, hotel, restaurant and other related businesses, due to the oil spill will be the incentive needed to push people into an emotional urge to demand an Energy bill be rushed thru Congress, just like every other bill they have passed this year?

Sadly, I have to say that I’m afraid that President Obama just doesn’t care about the damage to the Gulf and the land surrounding it, the wild life, or the jobs of the citizens that he’s supposed to be helping.  Nope, Obama only cares about getting his own way.

This moratorium will cost approximately 80,000 jobs.  It will cause businesses to shut down, more home foreclosures, and more people on unemployment.  The oil companies will move their rigs out of the Gulf to other locations around the world, and those rigs will be tied up for 5 to 6 years, before we can get them back. Which will be another way to push his agenda of an alternative energy bill. 

This is just more of the “Change” that Obama has bestowed on America. ss


What Other Changes Do You Have Planned, Mr. President?

July 1, 2010

Sitting here in the warm sun, outside in the courtyard where I live, I happen to think about the Stimulus bill and all the unemployed people in America.  It’s not a subject I’m happy to be thinking about, but just the same, it popped into my head today, and so, here are my thoughts. 

When Congress passed the Stimulus bill, in such a desperate hurry, they did everything humanly possible to make Americans think that they were the smart intelligent ones, and the rest of us were just stupid and didn’t get it.

Congress assured the American people using words that implied that the Stimulus bill was the answer to all their problems and that the Stimulus bill would turn the economy around.  Never mind that they didn’t take the time to read the legislation.

Now, after they have spent every penny there is, they come out and say, hey, remember all the jobs you people lost; well they are gone for good now and they aren’t coming back.  And to put things in a more realistic light, we want to let you know that there is no more money left for extended unemployment benefits. 

In other words, the word from the White House and Congress is, now that we have saved and taken over two of the auto companies, (except for Ford “the smart one”) and that we have been able to fund and save the banks, and  that Fanny and Freddie, will have unlimited funds available to them, because they are  TOO  BIG  to fail, we have succeeded in implementing many changes. 

The fact  that Obama has allowed the Gulf  to be destroyed, and will at the height of destruction allow approx. 80K jobs, to be lost, due to the oil spill and that we have waited until a hurricane is hitting the Gulf, after waiting 71 days, he will waive the Jones Act so foreign countries can come in and help clean up the mess, will be the cherry on top of the cake.

You may also recall that  Obama said, just two weeks ago that the fish in the Gulf are still good to eat” so maybe some of you can move to the Gulf and even though fishing has been banned, you might be able to grab some, when no one is looking, and as they hit the beach drenched in oil, wash them off with Dawn soap and cook them up for dinner.  Isn’t “Change” great?

I’d like to send some shrimp to the White House from the Gulf and go along and prepare them for the President’s dinner, and see if he wants to eat them, when he finds out I just grabbed them out of the Gulf.

Bona petit,  Mr. President!