Frustration is Boiling Over with BP and Goverment Response to Gulf Coast Oil Spill

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crescent City Living LLC

I truly didn't think our own goverment could screw up a disaster response any worse than the way Katrina was handled.  I was wrong.

Press conference with Plaquemines Parish President on May 23, 2010.  Give 'em hell, Billy.

 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
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I just saw this on CNN.  What a tragedy... it seems that no one has a good handle on how to stop the gushing oil... 

May 24, 2010 11:45 PM #1
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Stacey Smith
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My hearts go out to you on the golf coast, I helped with some of the relief work after Katrina hit, helped put some roofs back on some houses. But this is a whole other monster, and our government is being such a pain about it! I am fighting really hard not to get to sarcastic. We are all thinking exactly what I am holding back from saying.. We can only pray that this mess gets cleaned up soon.

May 24, 2010 11:50 PM #2
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Andrew J. Lenza
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Holmdel, NJ

They're more worried about whose going to pay for the mess instead of putting our best and brightest to cap the leak. Deplorable. I watched some of the coverage tonight.

I ask you mothers out there: Is anyone raising the next Teddy Roosevelt?

May 25, 2010 12:05 AM #3
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I wish there was more of a contingency plan and safeguard measures in place before the oil spill. It's amazing it is over a month now, and the leak has not been stopped yet. The loss and damage to precious sealife & wildlife, the fishing industry, and our coastal waters is heartbreaking. I feel sorry for Louisiana and what they are experiencing now. I hope BP and our government can get this solved soon.
May 25, 2010 12:57 AM #4
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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
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Lisa:  I am so angry at all the nonsense that is going on in the Gulf with this damn oil leak.  Or, more truly, this oil GUSHER.  These creeps have dragged their feet for five years as far as Katrina is concerned... and now they are totally making a mess of this.  I just knew there was going to be more trouble when I heard about the silly fingerpointing that took place in DC... during the hearings when BP and HALLIBURTON were there.

Damn... Dick Cheney and his friends are STILL screwing things up.  He and his friends... and every BP corporate employee... all the way up to the top... need to be DRAGGED down to the beaches and the marshes... and be forced to join in with all the clean-up.  If only there were some way we could force that to be done.

May 25, 2010 01:01 AM #5
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Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
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LOL @ Andrew. It is indeed quite sad that we couldn't see this coming. Better yet, we ignored it.

May 25, 2010 01:48 AM #6
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Lisa, as we watch with horror again as to what's happening on your banks we too are in total disbelief.  I wish there was something we could do.  I'm afraid the effects of this will have tremendous implications on all of us for decades beyond what we know right now.

May 25, 2010 08:11 AM #7
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Leslie Ebersole
Baird&Warner Fox Valley - Saint Charles, IL
REALTOR - Chicagonulls Western Suburbs

What a shame that your beautiful coast line is being destroyed. You folks sure have dealt with a lot in recent years.

May 26, 2010 12:36 AM #8
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Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
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Oh Lisa, I hear you but have to say that at least so far Katrina has got to be worse but frankly I am confused and frustrated too that you all (and to a certain degree the Texas coast) seem to be the victims, again, of a slow response from our elected officials. I can only hope that something is being done behind the scenes and that this is not another caes of complete indifference repeating itself!!

May 27, 2010 02:11 AM #9
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Don Stern
Realty Executives South Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate
I'm in total agreement with you Lisa. Billy was right on target here. I've got friends down your way who are experiencing eye problems now. BTW, I just heard on the news that BP had contributed $77K to Obama's campaign... the largest contribution they ever made to a presidental candidate.
May 27, 2010 11:05 AM #10
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Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
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It is astounding that the EPA is holding up LA from dredging and protecting the barrier island while they "study the environmental implications of the dredging"...  I guess they will study long enough to make it a non-issue. 

That's who I want handling my health care...  "Mr. Bailey, we see that you need emergency surgery.  We need to study the implcations for a couple of months and will get back to you or your heirs with the results of our study."

May 29, 2010 08:38 PM #11
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J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY
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We should all be enraged. They are calling this Obama's "Katrina" and they are more than right. You can't scream how evil BP is and call that a response strategy. 

June 01, 2010 09:40 AM #12
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