You know, this is what happens when you have an entity, in this case Mother Nature, that operates free of the absurd dictates of federal departments and it’s various regulations, bureaucrats and other assorted government termites.
She does not listen to clueless Dept. of Interior Secretaries, slip-and-fall trial lawyers or delusional presidents who claim they can lower sea levels and lower the planet’s temperatures. No, she pretty does her own thing and there is not a damn thing any one of us can do about it. And yes, not even Obama.
From ABC News: (Hat Tip: The Mark Levin Show)
For 86 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s damaged well, dumping some 200 million gallons of crude into sensitive ecosystems. BP and the federal government have amassed an army to clean the oil up, but there’s one problem — they’re having trouble finding it.
The leak is capped and the spill appears to be shrinking, but where is it going?
At its peak last month, the oil slick was the size of Kansas, but it has been rapidly shrinking, now down to the size of New Hampshire.
Today, ABC News surveyed a marsh area and found none, and even on a flight out to the rig site Sunday with the Coast Guard, there was no oil to be seen
Sound familiar? It should, since back when the Exxon Valdeze capsized and spilled tons of oil into Prince William Sound over 20 years ago, the same doom and gloom scenario of eco-systems being devastated for decades or even centuries was also predicted. However, those Chicken Littles were given a Moe Howard poke-in-the-eye when not 8-9 months later, there was a record salmon catch in that same area. Mother Nature seems to have a particularly wicked sense of humor when it comes to sticking it to the various elements of the enviromarxist movement.
No one is denying the damage done to wildlife, coastal eco-systems and the like. However, only part of that was due to the oil spill itself. The other half of that equation was the administration’s absolute determination to refuse to allow assistance of any kind, whether foreign or state-based, to help slow the spill’s spread. Booms and berms either sat in warehouses thousands of miles away or those that were on hand, were kept from being deployed in a timely manner. Ditto that for skimmers or oil-sucking barges, some of which were actually stopped by the Coast Guard in order to check for life vests and fire extinguishers. Does this sound like Tom Daschle’s old saying, “If you want professionalize, federalize?”
No, the real lasting damage of this whole episode was to those who rely on the Gulf Coast for their livelihoods. Fisherman, oil workers of all stripes as well those who rely on the tourist trade. Less because of the spill, but more so due to administration dictates, such as shutting down off-shore rigs the Gulf over, and the White House’s Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force new report and probable executive order that could devastate the commercial and sport fishing industry. Not to mention the damage done to coastal beach areas, which are hardly inviting for out-of-state tourists to visit.
Of course, the real (not-so) secret here is that the Gulf Coast states are solid red states, that Obama lost badly on the whole. So like the case with the TN floods, the administration and their congressional lackeys were going to do all they could to punish those who would dare oppose the Master of the Second Great Leap Forward.