Seems to me that we have a 40ish man thinking that he is playing with G.I. Joes. Except these Joes have live ammo.
First, more government employees harassing yet more old ladies. I suppose they did not meet their quota at the TSA, so now they take to the streets to bother them.
From Big Government:
Hell’s Grannies, I am sure:
Local Quincy Tea Party Leader Steve McQueen was directing protesters when the SWAT team was called in:
And a little video:
Now, as for the oil spill in the Gulf, to me, it really smells. Very coincidental that this happens one day before Earth Day and not very long after his so-called pledge to “drill” more. To me, this was either a very odd set of circumstances or it was a complete setup. Then again, everything smells when it comes to the Left nowadays.
Mr. Obama said SWAT teams were being dispatched to the Gulf to investigate oil rigs and said his administration is now working to determine the cause of the disaster.
The president promised to deploy “every single available resource” to the area and ordered his disaster and environmental leaders to go. The Navy is sending 66,000 feet of inflatable boom and seven skimming systems, and using its bases in the region as staging areas for the operation.
Federal officials announced inspections would begin immediately of all oil rigs in the Gulf and subpoena powers would be used in the gathering investigation. But the priority was to support the oil company BP PLC in employing booms, skimmers, chemical dispersants and controlled burns to fight the oil surging from the seabed.
The administration rejected suggestions that the federal government was slow to act in dealing with the spill and expressed frustration with BP’s inability to seal the ruptured well head. The government approved the start of drilling for a relief well and was considering approving a second one as industry and government officials worked on multiple fronts to contain the slick.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency are explected to visit the Gulf Coast Friday, the same day the massive oil spill is expected to hit U.S. coastline.
“This is a spill of national significance,” Napolitano said during a briefing for reporters at the White House.
Classifying the spill with the phrase “national significance” allows the government to tap funds from other areas of the country’s coastline to pay for efforts to clean up and monitor the spill, Napolitano said.
Napolitano pledged her department will make sure that BP will reimburse the government for any taxpayer dollars spent on the clean up.
And what, pray tell will happen if this spill is found to have been caused by sabotage? Maybe by a so-called “environmental” or an eco-terrorist group? Will they be made to reimburse the government for the costs of the cleanup? Do not hold your breath.
Also, what the hell do you need SWAT teams down there for? Are they engineers, scientists, environmental experts or have any knowledge of how rigs work or how spills occur? Of course, the answer is no in every case. SWAT teams are law enforcement and nothing more. What is more likely, is that their purpose is seize to records, both paper and digitized to be used against BP.
As The Great One mentioned, this could be Step One in the move to nationalize or at the very least, give the federal government fiat control over the oil industry.