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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Don't even get me started on the 3 minutes reading to children thing. There's no criticism of Bush that infuriates me more than that one.

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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

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    I'm less interested in this because the government should've been involved in this and much more interested in the media response. Katrina was greatly laid on Bush in the media with far less attention given to the Mayor and Governor outside of conservative channels, yet here all you keep hearing is "BP should've done this". Where are the sensationalized stories about what Obama was doing while this disaster was happening like the ones we got with Bush on the Ranch.
    Comparing Katrina to this is ridiculous. There was no warning that an oil spill was coming. One was a natural occurrence and the other was a man-made occurrence.

    The better comparison is the Exxon Valdez.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Don't even get me started on the 3 minutes reading to children thing. There's no criticism of Bush that infuriates me more than that one.




    I am actually shocked at the lack of response to this disaster for this fire boom failure from some of our left wing friends. This is a monumental disaster and they are more concerned with making excuses for this administration than being fired up to get everyone and everything we have to contain it.


    As a libertarian, I am more than happy to let my tax dollars go to saving the gulf coast from this disaster...


    What I don't like though is the misinformation from Obama that BP will have to pay us back. It's only partially true, BP will be capped at 75 million....


    That said, I don't care right now. Get it contained before we destroy the coast.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Comparing Katrina to this is ridiculous. There was no warning that an oil spill was coming. One was a natural occurrence and the other was a man-made occurrence.

    The better comparison is the Exxon Valdez.



    Actually, it spilled, and what did we have? 12 days before this whole fire boom thing came up?


    That's about the same as we know about when a hurricane is coming.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Comparing Katrina to this is ridiculous. There was no warning that an oil spill was coming. One was a natural occurrence and the other was a man-made occurrence.

    The better comparison is the Exxon Valdez.
    I don't think its ridiculous, I do however think you can't make a direct comparison. Absolutely there are differences in the situations but there are some generalized comparisons, including the simple large national impact and disaster aspect of it.

    I'm in no way saying it should be identical to the coverage of Katrina, but the chasm between the way Katrina and this is covered in the media in regards to the President's response is far wider in my mind than the differences between the two situations.

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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Actually, it spilled, and what did we have? 12 days before this whole fire boom thing came up?


    That's about the same as we know about when a hurricane is coming.
    Bush couldn't act until the state and local government requested assistance, but Obama isn't using this as an excuse, since from Day 1, they had contingency plans in place, that's at least according to the hype I kept hearing from the Obama lie machine. You be the judge on that one.

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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Do we hear ghosts of Katrina?


    Why wasn't these fire booms on hand like the federal government had planned?
    Maybe they listened to all of Bush's defenders who said disasters are a state problem.

    We can both play this "hypocrisy" game.

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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Maybe they listened to all of Bush's defenders who said disasters are a state problem.

    We can both play this "hypocrisy" game.




    It was as state and local problem. FEMA should have been there to assist, they did drop the ball however, but the state and the city did far far worse....



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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Actually, it spilled, and what did we have? 12 days before this whole fire boom thing came up?


    That's about the same as we know about when a hurricane is coming.
    Well, like most people, I haven't heard of fire booms until now. I would have to agree that they should have obviously been near the Gulf of Mexico. Why the Coast Guard didn't have them hasn't been explained. That's probably because there isn't a good explanation. Maybe it took the experts 12 days to debate on how to handle this. This is an unprecedented disaster for us.

    There is room for criticism here, but trying to compare this to Katrina rings hollow to me. We have floods and hurricanes every year. Oil spills we don't have as much experience with.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I am actually shocked at the lack of response to this disaster for this fire boom failure from some of our left wing friends. This is a monumental disaster and they are more concerned with making excuses for this administration than being fired up to get everyone and everything we have to contain it.
    Could you be more transparent in your desperate attempts to score cheap political points to get revenge for Bush's Katrina problems?

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