Let us bow our heads and remember The Promises of The One:
“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth.”
Actually, I remember when the president’s response time to address a crisis (according to the democrat party) was somewhere south of a minute/30 seconds, and required the leader of the free world to be on the ground leading the response within three hours tops.
Apparently the criteria has been changed… drastically.
Now the appropriate response is any, or a combination of the following:
- grab four, five guys and or lesbians for an hour of hoops
- play a round or two of golf
- threaten to put “a boot on the neck of__________.” (This excludes, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Hamas, Hezbollah, democrats who lie about serving in Vietnam, Vlad Putin, Red China and Big Bird, right.)
- Talk about Lebron James going to the Bulls.
- Take Elena Kagan to the annual Dykes on Bikes Softball Tourney in San Francisco’s Castro District.
- Blame George Bush
- Blame Dick Cheney
- Immediately create another 657,000 green jobs in the burgeoning windmill and electric car industries.
Yes, when you care enough to get the very best, democrats select a community organizer while the insane yellow hordes in NoKor are poised to provoke their southern neighbors to a major war in the Yellow Sea (see: update), Louisiana is being coated with 5W-30, and we are about five dominoes away from a global economic disaster.
Let us look at the euphemistically-named “oil spill” about which the federal government—run entirely by left-wing democrats—has done absolutely nothing but blame British Petroleum and thwart its attempts to stop the blow and simultaneously begin the massive clean up.
Worse, the federal government is preventing Louisiana from protecting its own coastline, resources and fishing industry.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar continued direct blame at BP. "We came to see what BP has done and not done." Janet Napolitano said. "We continue to hold BP responsible as the responsible party, but we are on them, watching them."
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and his administration are pleading for federal approval to build colossal sandbars outside barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico to protect the state's vast wetlands from the oil spurting from the Deepwater Horizon rig.
Bu Jindal said he has been forced to protect Louisiana without the approval of the Army Corps of Engineers, which is weighing the ecological impact of the construction of more sand booms.
Got that? Obama, in the midst of the worst oceanic disaster in US history, is worried about the impact of sand in the Gulf of Mexico.
Yeah, yeah… you’re way ahead of me…. You wanna know what it’s gonna cost you.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple—to 32 cents a barrel—a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade.
What this means is that the government will keep the tax, and you’ll soon be paying $4+—gallon gasoline; the feds will force BP to pay for the lions’ share of the clean up.
So… you pay the government to do nothing and BP legitimately ups its prices to cover the cost of the clean up.
If you have investments in oil, as any sound person does…then you’ll take a double hit; but at least Obama was about to have Chicago pizza flown in for din-din to watch the disaster on TV… or maybe it was the playoffs.
Last thought… since when does an accident warrant a government’s jackboot on the neck of a private industry that suffered it?
I understand it was all the rage in the 1930s in Italy and Germany.