Monday, June 07, 2010

The Killing Fields--Obama spends fortunes partying with rock stars but nothing for sand barriers requested to save suffering US wildlife

that gathers in hip-deep pools, while others stretch out useless wings, feathers dripping with crude.

...along the beach at Queen Bess Island, oil pooled several feet deep, trapping birds against

"I would have died if I would have been out here alone," he said.

With no oil response workers on Queen Bess, Plaquemines Parish

coastal zone management director P.J. Hahn decided he could wait no longer,

"We're in the sixth week, you'd think there would be a flotilla of people out here," Hahn said. "As you can see, we're so far behind the curve in this thing."

  • After six weeks with one to four birds a day coming into Louisiana's rescue center for oiled birds at Fort Jackson, 53 arrived Thursday and another 13 Friday morning, with more on the way. Federal authorities say 792 dead birds, sea turtles, dolphins and other wildlife have been collected from the Gulf of Mexico and its coastline....

Experts say the Gulf's marshes, beaches and coastal waters, which nurture a dazzling array of life, could be

though the die-off could take months or years and unfold largely out of sight. The damage could be even greater beneath the water's surface, where oil and dispersants could devastate zooplankton and tiny invertebrate communities at the base of the aquatic food chain.

"People naturally tend to focus on things that are most conspicuous, like oiled birds, but in my opinion the

by AP, "Gulf oil spill's threat to wildlife turns real," by Holbrook Mohr and John Flesher,"

After weeks of requests and filing of documents, on June 4 it was reported that Obama would "approve" some sand berns but offered no federal payment for the only remedy that has been forthcoming for the disaster.

finally said ok it will ask BP to pay for 6 barriers, but of course nothing has been done and

  • Obama has offered no financial aid for the desperate and dying on the US coast.

Top photo Getty. Reference, "Get BP moving on sand berns to shield Louisiana marshes," 6/4 editorial Times-Picayune (in which they are very polite and do not call out the US president)
  • (I wouldn't mention any of this but the media told us Obama would care, would make us safe, that we could sleep now. This is obviously not a person who "cares." ed.)
above photo reuters, editor's pick of the day 6/6/10
  • No, I guess he's too busy partying via dumb US tax dollars.
6/7, "Let them eat tar balls," American Thinker at a greater rate than any U.S. president. Your parties have averaged one every three days and
  • your vacations seem endless as you've satisfied the vow of your former social secretary
to bring "the same kind of [party] environment" you had in Chicago to the White House.
  • You weren't known for your attention to business in the Illinois state senate, but, as one friend said
And as little as you did in the Illinois and the U.S. senates, you've been doing (P.S. Thanks again to the inept GOP for bringing us Obama). ed. 6/7, "While much of the country is struggling to pay their bills, the President and First Lady are partying like rock royalty. The collection of talent that has made the pilgrimage to the White House to entertain Obama and friends is nothing less than amazing:
  • Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennet, Paul Simon, Marc Anthony, Herbie Hancock, Martina McBride, Queen Latifah, The Foo Fighters, Faith Hill, and recently foot-in-mouth Paul McCartney to name a few."...Canada Free Press, via gateway pundit


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