ABC News is reporting that the U.S. Coast Guard has ordered stopped the oil sucking barges ordered by Gov. Bobby Jindal down Louisiana way!
The reason the Coast Guard did this? Because of reasons that Jindal (and I) found frustrating and reasonably stupid. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges. WTF?!
Who the hell is in charge of the Federal effort? Wiley Coyote? This is pure and simple bullshit!
When is the White House going to stop playing POLITICS with this national disgrace? First they refuse to waive the Jones Act and allow experts from the Netherlands and Norway - who are experts in stopping these kinds of oil leaks - from helping (and that was really early on in this whole nightmarish situation) and now our own Coast Guard is stopping the Governor of Louisiana from saving his own state's beaches and wetlands.
It is about time the grown-ups took charge of this whole mess! Dr. Utopia is a brainless wimp with absolutely no clue.
Impeach the bastard and do it now. Joe Biden cannot possibly be worse and in fact, may be better!
UPDATE: The Boyz at HillBuzz have some strongly worded advice for Gov. Jindal which can be read here.