by John Vodila
I hear so many ludicrous comparisons these days by the talking large mouths, “and we all know who they are” comparing the gulf oil disaster to car accidents, plane crashes, a percent of a drop of oil in your bath tub etc, they don’t want anything to change the status quo and they are being paid millions to make sure of it.
What most don’t understand it wasn’t the hurricane it was the failure of the levies that wiped out New Orleans, Katrina missed New Orleans where it was equivalent to a category 2 hurricane.
Expert Dr. Ivor van Heerden who was fired warned the levees would break said…
“The Bush White House did nothing about the levees, despite warning after warning.
Why? A hurricane is an Act of God. But a levee failure is an Act of Bush — of the federal government. Under the Flood Control Act of 1928, once the levees break, it’s Washington’s responsibility to save lives — and to compensate the victims for lost homes and lost loved ones.”
The levees were a disaster waiting to happen and the state and federal governments had known this for decades.
At least 1,836 people lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina and never received the federal aid promised, instead the ones that were left to drown that didn’t, were rounded up and carted off to camps in Texas and other areas to fend for themselves.
Let’s Give credit where credit is due.
The BP oil is not Obamas Katrina, it is Bush and Cheneys Katrina. Has everyone already forgotten the damages caused to our country we are living today are mostly from the eight years of the big oil, big corporation and war boys Cheney and Bush?
Have they gotten away with all their crimes? Sadly it appears so.
Have we forgotten the record profits the big oil companies enjoyed such as Exxon in 2007 at a forty billion dollar record profit for 2007 while the economy and citizenry were damaged to the point of no return by four and five dollar a gallon gasoline and rising cost of everything because of it?
Have we forgotten about Cheneys secret energy meetings (BP was there) prior to 911 that are still held secret from we the people as of date, where they were planning on what they were going to do with the oil of Iraq and Afghanistan all the while Cheney was still on oil and gas company Halliburtons payroll as CEO.
How about Bush’s legislation to lift all bans on offshore shore drilling and basically giving the oil companies free reign.
“Drill Baby Drill”.
As anyone that reads my writings and rants knows I am in no way shape or form a Obama supporter and in fact I am a proud so called “Birther”.
This is about truth.
I had sometime before Obama was put into office as president replied on a pro Obama blog where most the comments had been stating in so many delusional words, it was going to be like magic when Obama becomes president, the next day everything in the world would be OK and the so called “change” would be almost instantaneous.(There were many people that really believed this.)
I posted a comment on this blog and I believe it to pertain to what I am writing here today. I am going by memory but it went something like this.
“Don’t get your hopes up too high”This way you don’t have such a long way to fall, even if Obama gets the office of president of the US, the presidents power is limited by the real one’s in charge, remember it takes eight to ten years to see the effects of an administration, there is a delay. It is not like everything instantaneously changes as soon as a president comes into office. For example it has been eight years of Bush and we are just now beginning to live the effects of this administration.” (end comment)
In this writers opinion we are and will be living until somewhere around 2016 the Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld nightmare, from eight years of big oil, big corporation and the big military industrial complexes monopoly on corruption that doesn’t even blink an eye at destroying everything in it’s path for power, profit, and greed. And in 2016 in my opinion “that is if there is still a world left” we will begin to see the effects of the Obama administration, and those effects will be the status quo, more government , more control, more taxes and a never ending state of servitude to the giant monster we have all had a part of growing, “The GOVERNMENT”.
If you are a fellow American and you want to blame somebody, look in the mirror, that is what I do, for we have only ourselves to blame.
There are reports as of now 6/22/2010 that there is a possibility of a giant methane gas explosion from the sea floor in the Gulf, there is a huge bulge and experts are saying that if this thing blows it could wipe Florida off the face of the earth. Maybe this is why Obama is stopping all drilling in the gulf I don’t know. What I do know is if this does happen and he did nothing in advance to evacuate and warn the people of this fact then it would become Obama’s Katrina tenfold.
Coast to Coast interview on this subject (inside information).
Emergency ALERT! OIL SPILL – BULGE on ocean floor, methane gas buildup – EXPLOSION
BP OIL SPILL: VOLCANIC TSUNAMI AND POISON GAS ALERT
BP Oil Spill – Silenced Scientists Are Breaking Their Silence