Friday, June 18, 2010

Fire Extinguishers and Life Vests!

Oil flows toward the Louisiana shore and yet the barges equipped with vacuums to clean it up sit idle while the United States Coast Guard inspects them to make sure they have fire extinguishers and live vests! You’ve got to be kidding me? Governor Bobby Jindal ordered sixteen barges out into the Gulf of Mexico to suck oil from the water that is still leaking from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The workers were wearing hazmat suits and gas masks as they pumped oil out of the water off the Louisiana shore and into steel tanks. It was working. Finally something was working. Is that what the Federal government is afraid of, that something might actually work? Shouldn’t a State have the right to clean up the water off from its own shore without being told how to do it? If the Federal government won’t do it, why can’t the people of the State of Louisiana? What’s your opinion? –Julie

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