Hurricane Ike and Energy Policy
The reactions the press and the commodities markets to the impact Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on our energy infrastructure seem to be “So what?” and “Ho-Hum”, respectively. My company has spent the last three days trying to assess the impact of Ike on our operations and on oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico in general. A picture is just now starting to | Read More »
Bobby Jindal Kicks Butts, Takes Names
Ann Silverberg Williamson, Louisiana’s Secretary of Social Services has “resigned”, as they say, to pursue other ventures. From the Baton Rouge Advocate:Social Services Chief Resigns Ladies and gentlemen, a new wind is blowing in Louisiana, and it ain’t a tropical storm.
Lt. Gov. Landrieu (D) on Gov. Bobby Jindal (R): “I give him an A-Plus.”
Gov. Bobby Jindal is showing how it should be done. A week after Hurricane Gustav’s landfall on the central Louisiana coast, the metro areas of Houma and Baton Rouge remain largely without power. Hurricane Ike threatens to strike later this week; the governor has already requested a state of emergency be declared in anticipation. From the Baton Rouge Advocate:
Yes, Michael Moore, There is a God in Heaven!
Last week, as it appeared that Hurricane Gustav would strike New Orleans on the opening day of the Republican convention, Democrats salivated, hoping for a repeat of a Katrina-style disaster. Michael Moore called a press conference to announce that Gustav’s timing “proved that there is a God in Heaven”. Former DNC chair Don Fowler declared that the impending disaster showed that “God is on our | Read More »
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Gustav aftermath: Jindal Acting Like a Governor
Upon seeing no active looting in the city of New Orleans, the media packed their bags and went home. However, the brunt of the storm’s impact was borne by Houma (pop. 100,000 plus) and Baton Rouge (pop. 500,000 +/-). Houma is currently without water and sanitary sewers; residents will be able to get back in tomorrow to begin assessing damage. Baton Rouge is largely without | Read More »
The flood from New Orleans came north
Rain, rain go away… And with it, please take back the flood of people from New Orleans! If I have to hear one more interview with ungrateful people complaining that nobody is providing them with diapers and formula, shampoo and underwear, I’ll scream. My family and I live in an area where we were warned we might also have to leave at a moment’s notice | Read More »
“Ready to… um… Lead…”
“The thing I’m always concerned about in the middle of the storm is whether we are drawing resources away from folks on the ground, because the Secret Service and various security requirements sometimes pulls police and fire and other departments away from concentrating on the job,” Obama told reporters on Sunday. “We are going to try to stay clear of the area until things have | Read More »
GOOD NEWS FROM NEW ORLEANS
Apparently the worst is over in New Orleans. Flooding and storm related damage was minimal compared to Katrina. The levees held, and the Army Corps of Engineers should be given credit for the reinforcement work they did since Katrina. The evacuation of 2 million people went like clockwork. We’ll see if the MSM applauds FEMA and the Bush administration for their fantastic job of planning | Read More »
GOP Convention and Gustav, Damned if they do and Damned if they don’t
While I am glad that McCain picked a VP to energize the base and perhaps the female voting population, I can’t help but worry that hurricane Gustav could be the nail in the coffin. I would gladly like some optimism to counter-weight my pessimism. However, the facts are that the DNC rally gave Obama a pretty decent jump in the polls over McCain. While he | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav: Sorry for the Inconvenience, Guys
I am, frankly, appalled by the lack of empathy demonstrated by some of the commenters here at RedState relative to Hurricane Gustav. All this started even before the storm came ashore. At least give us a chance to assess the damage before rolling out the cynicism. Two million people have fled the Gulf Coast. Some of my friends stayed behind because they are exceptionally well-prepared | Read More »
Here We Go Again…When Will We Ever Learn?
It’s looking like Gustav is going to give New Orleans a direct hit. Twelve of fourteen models have the hurricane running right over the sub sea level city. For the last three years we have been spending BILLIONS of dollars of tax payer money to fix the damage of Katrina. Now, we are going to have to do the same for Gustav and it is | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav/Central Gulf Coat area
For those of you in the Central Gulf Coast area, my thoughts are with you. I hope if you are reading this it is either days later or you are reading it from a safe place far away from the coast. Either way I hope you, your families and your property make it through this storm safely.
Hurricane Gustav: Let’s turn lemons into lemonade — McCain can address convention from disaster site
Hurricane Gustav: Dems, Kos, and some in the press are giddy about this wrecking the GOP convention. The media now have an excuse for essentially ignoring the convention (giving us far less exposure than they gave the Dems). Also, if we hold a celebratory convention, then they can clobber us for that too. My idea: Postpone the convention for a month, inconveniences be damned. This | Read More »
Hurricane Gustav: Ground Zero = Port Fourchon?
As of 11 pm EDT Saturday night, meet Hurricane Gustav’s new Ground Zero: Port Fourchon. Port Fourchon is not some sleepy little fishing village. Port Fourchon is an important operating base for the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico. Some 18% of the nation’s oil supply comes ashore via pipeline at Port Fourchon. That includes production from Deepwater and Shelf producing | Read More »
I admit it: McCain is impressing the heck out of me …
This is not to make light of the difficult times ahead for those folks in the gulf states in Hurricane Gustav’s path. Needless to say, we should all be keeping them in our prayers and hoping it finds its way elsewhere where it would harm no one. Thankfully it appears that the (all-GOP) Governors of MS, AL, LA, TX and FL have learned the lesson | Read More »