RANT: The oil spill and “bigger fish to fry”

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703426004575339650877298556.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_opinion

* OPINION
* JULY 2, 2010

Why Is the Gulf Cleanup So Slow?
There are obvious actions to speed things up, but the government oddly resists taking them.
By PAUL H. RUBIN

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As the oil spill continues and the cleanup lags, we must begin to ask difficult and uncomfortable questions. There does not seem to be much that anyone can do to stop the spill except dig a relief well, not due until August. But the cleanup is a different story. The press and Internet are full of straightforward suggestions for easy ways of improving the cleanup, but the federal government is resisting these remedies.

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One possibility is sheer incompetence.

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Another possibility is that the administration places a higher priority on interests other than

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Finally there is the most pessimistic explanation—that the oil spill may be viewed as an opportunity, the way White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said back in February 2009, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

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Oh come on now, you couldn’t possibly believe that BHO44 wants to use the spill for political purposes?

I do!

Argh!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Gooferment doesn’t learn from history

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2010/06/25/lawrence-solomon-avertible-catastrophe/#ixzz0s9jeLCy7

Avertible catastrophe
Lawrence Solomon
June 25, 2010 – 9:06 pm
The BP oil-rig explosion. The U.S. turned down an offer of Dutch technology that might have reduced the spill’s impact.
How U.S. labour and ­environmental rules blocked Dutch spill-cleanup technology

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Then again, perhaps he should not be all that perplexed at the American tolerance for turning an accident into a catastrophe. When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker accident occurred off the coast of Alaska in 1989, a Dutch team with clean-up equipment flew in to Anchorage airport to offer their help. To their amazement, they were rebuffed and told to go home with their equipment. The Exxon Valdez became the biggest oil spill disaster in U.S. history — until the BP Gulf spill.

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It just proves that the Gooferment is stupid!

And, we are just a dumb for believing their illusions and promises.

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