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As discussion picks up in wonder as to what in the world explains the Obama administration’s dithering about mitigating consequences from the Gulf oil spill, be aware that earlier this week I sent Freedom of Information Act requests to four offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, seeking “all records, documents, emails, internal communications, and other relevant covered materials addressing the issue of building, dredging for, or whether to permit the construction of barrier islands/barrier shoals off of Louisiana’s coast as requested by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, particularly though not exclusively the role ‘environmentalist’ groups played in these deliberations.”
Last week I had already filed with NOAA, EPA and the Coast Guard seeking information on apparent (according to information in the public domain) green group influence leading to the Obama administration’s odd refusal to execute its pre-approved plan-in-place to burn off the oil before the volatiles evaporate and the oil becomes too well mixed.
Both decisions inarguably allowed vast quantities of oil to reach the shores, and otherwise foul the environment and cause further economic harm — and provide more grist for a cynical administration and its political allies, who admittedly design their pushes around crises, and fundraising for green groups who never do so well as when hyping real, if temporary, environmental harms such as this.
If you want to know why to suspect that there’s some disturbing there there, read Chapter 3 of Power Grab, “Van Jones Was No Accident: The Obama Administration’s Radical Green Activists”. This crowd is not merely appeasing, but captured by, seriously radical elements of the left-wing political movement.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?