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Fed Oil Cleaners Taking The Holiday Off?

By Wyatt Earp | July 3, 2010

It certainly appears that way. It’s Day 75 of the Gulf Oil Spill, and the feds are taking the 4th of July holiday weekend off so they can have a few brewskis and enjoy some burgers.

This goes toward my argument that the Obama administration does not think this cleanup is a priority – and that sickens me.

One local official is voicing his frustration over what he calls a “nine-to-five” attitude by some federal authorities in the face of the oil disaster. Jefferson Councilman Chris Roberts says the parish has a plan to build rock levees to help keep oil out of inland waterways like Barataria Bay.

Roberts told WWL First News that after they submitted the proposal to the Army Corps of Engineers last week, Corps officials said last Friday that discussion on the plan would have to be put on hold until the following Monday, because the Corps office would be closed for the weekend.

Roberts told WWL First News that even if some federal responders take the 4th of July weekend off, many parish workers would be working overtime.

“We don’t take breaks, this is an emergency for us,” he said. “We’re going to continue plugging away at it.”

President Obama stated he “will not rest” until the spill is contained . . . or until he masters the Andrews Air Force Base Golf Course.

Topics: WTF? | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “Fed Oil Cleaners Taking The Holiday Off?”

  1. C/A Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can! Anyone remember that????
    Utter horseshit.

  2. Fenway_Nation Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Go out of our way to fuck over red states like Louisiana and Arizona?

    Yes We Can!

  3. Rob in Katy Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    This is exactly the same work ethic that the USSR had with it’s federal employees, just saying!

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Captain – Maybe he meant, “Yes we can! . . . Evenutally.”

    Fenway – Don’t forget Mississippi.

    Rob – Maybe we can “tear down this wall” of incompetence?

  5. proof Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    “He will not rest”. He will vacation, he will relax, he will recreate, he will sleep, but he will not “rest”!

    I’d tell you you can take that to the bank, but I think Obama owns them, too!

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Proof – And if not, he will soon enough.

  7. BobG Says:
    July 3rd, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    This clown is starting to make Bush’s handling of Katrina look like a well-run machine.
    Maybe he needs to find another tax-evader and make a new “czar” of some sort?

  8. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    July 4th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    heh… “will not rest”… that’s funny.

    how many trips to the golf course has he made now? not just since he took office.. but since the oil spill.

    “laser-like focus” right? mmhmm…

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 4th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    BobG – Oh, for the love of God, NO MORE CZARS!

    Smite – Laser-like focus on the fairway and possibly the green. FORE!

  10. Easily Lost Says:
    July 5th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    We’re working 24/7 (including holidays) making oil booms. We’ve hired over 150 temp workers to keep those 40 man crews going. He11, I’ve been on 60 hour+ weeks. And they take a friggin break???????? I think it’s time for a road trip south……………