So Barack Obama, Who is the Government of “Unconscionable Ineptitude” … BP Oil Spill Meets Hurricane Katrina
When it comes to the BP oil spill, Barack Hussein Obama is on it … or so he says. What lessons did he learn from the Hurricane Katrina response as he stated in the video below? It would appear none.
Barack Obama brings “Unconscionable Ineptitude” to new heights.
Hear what candidate Barack Hussein Obama had to say about the Bush Administration when the situation was Hurricane Katrina. Obama claimed he would rebuild the levies to withstand a 100 year storm by 2011. Hell Barack, you could not even prevent the 500 year storm and flood that hit Nashville, TN that caused nearly $2 billion worth of damage. As a matter of fact, you never even visited, but you did find time to play golf.
Take a good listen to Obama’s words and his criticisms and compare then to his own action or inaction with the BP oil spill disaster and the pending ecological catastrophe off the Louisiana Gulf Coast. The oil now spreads closer and closer to the Florida white sanding beaches, bur wait President Barack Obama is on it … he is attending a tribute to Paul McCartney.
Welcome to the Obama BP oil spill hostage crisis, Day 44 … the leak may last until Christmas. I bet that will do wonders for the Democrats in the November midterm elections.
First Atlantic tropical storm of the year forms.
Tropical storm Ana has formed over the Atlantic and become the first named storm of the season. According to The National Hurricane Center, TD#2 was upgraded to a Tropical Storm and it presently has sustainable winds of 40 mph and is headed toward The Leeward Islands.
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Ana is a very weak storm at this point and although the forecast cone right now is pointed straight at Florida by Thursday morning, there are still many factors yet to play out in the future of this storm.
Ana’s forecast intensity is to become a strong tropical storm 4 to 5 days out. However, this is the middle of the road approach in terms of forecasts since the models are nowhere near agreement with her future.
Hurricane Ike officially hit the Texas coast in the Galveston area at 1:10 am EDT as a category 2 hurricane with winds up to 110 mph. The storm surge has caused severe flooding and much damage has been left in Ike’s wake. Citizens, businesses and officials are left reeling and in the massive clean up and repair effort that they face in the coming days. Thankfully, the forecasted catastrophic 20 to 25 foot wall of water never materialized and the storm surge only topped out at only 13.5 feet. However, the damage was done.
The strength of the storm and the damage it has caused prevented firefighters from reaching multiple fires burning in Galveston and Houston.
Insurance experts say the value of insured property in the Houston area is nearly $1 trillion. FEMA estimates the damage could top $12 billion.
VIDEO: “I’ve never seen water so high”.
Johnny Hanson: Chronicle
Waves crashing into the seawall reach over the memorial to the hurricane of 1900 as Hurricane Ike began to hit Galveston.
Floyd LeBlanc of CenterPoint Energy Inc. said 1.8 million of the power company’s customers — or more than 4 million people — in metro Houston are without electricity as high winds and heavy rains downed power lines. LeBlanc said 2 million customers represent about 4.5 million people.
Brian Devall, right, 16, and his friend Andrew David, 17, paddle a kayak through flooded streets to check on Devall’s house after Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, in Galveston, Texas.
(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
See the slide show of pictures from Hurricane Ike.
Slide show of pictures from Yahoo News
More pics from Ike from The Houston Chronicle
Two men wade through flooded streets as Hurricane Ike begins to make landfall in Galveston, Texas September 12, 2008. Massive Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast on Friday, driving a wall of water into seaside communities and threatening catastrophic damage.
Metro Houston faced a wicked blow from Ike this morning. Aside from the coastal flooding on the southeast side of the city along the western bay, Houston will deal with sustained tropical storm-force winds with numerous gusts to hurricane force. Once the center passes I-10, the metro area will see a slow decrease in winds but the heavy rain will continue into the afternoon.
Skyscrapers endured higher winds this morning than compared to the street level because of their elevation. Windows have been blown out in several of these very tall buildings throughout downtown Houston.
Obviously, this is a huge storm that is causing a lot of damage not only in Texas, but also in parts of Louisiana. The storm has yet to pass, and I know there are people concerned about their lives. Some people didn’t evacuate when asked, and I’ve been briefed on the rescue teams there in the area. They’re prepared to move as soon as weather conditions permit. Obviously, people on the ground there are sensitive to helping people, and are fully prepared to do so.
… In the meantime, the Department of Energy, the Federal Trade Commission, and I know state authorities will be monitoring gasoline prices to make sure consumers are not being gouged, make sure consumers are being treated fairly.
Gouging? Gas prices near $6.00 a gallon in parts of Florida. How is it that gas prices can escalate but if a bottle of water does, its a Federal crime?
The hurricane season is heating up and 3 tropical storms and hurricanes are right upon us. As the eastern coast deals with Tropical storm Hanna, all eyes are of Hurricane Ike.
Tropical storm Hanna is presently hammering the Carolina coast with heavy rains and wind. Coastal flooding is expected as storm surge flooding along the South Carolina and North Carolina coasts s with surge flooding of one foot to three feet above normal tide levels. Tropical Storm Hanna is expected to cause rain and flooding up the entire East Coast.
A hurricane watch has been issued for South Texas as Tropical Storm Dolly heads across the Gulf of Mexico.
“All forecast models have it hitting over northeast Mexico or the coast of deep South Texas,” National Weather Service forecaster Fred Vega said. “It’s hard to indicate where it’s going to hit landfall, but it’s a large system and we’re going to see the effects way before.”
The National Weather Service posted a hurricane watch from Rio San Fernando, Mexico, to Port O’Connor, Texas. A hurricane watch means hurricane conditions are possible within the next 36 hours. A tropical storm watch for the same time period was issued from Port O’Connor north to San Luis Pass.
Dolly was expected to make landfall on Wednesday as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 74 mph to 95 mph.
Fausto’s maximum sustained winds are near 160 kilometres per hour and the storm’s center is 651 kilometres west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
UPDATE II: Hurricane Dolly Set to Hit Texas Coast
Dolly was upgraded from a tropical storm Tuesday afternoon with sustained winds near 75 mph, and some strengthening of the Category 1 storm is forecast before landfall Wednesday. At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm’s center was about 165 miles east-southeast of Brownsville, moving northwest at about 10 mph.
A hurricane warning is in effect for the coast of Texas from Brownsville to Corpus Christi and in Mexico from Rio San Fernando northward.