Man, Glenn Beck is really confused. When he is not making Death Metal records, he is as wrong as the day is long. In a shameless attempt to propogandize and fire up the least patriotic and most weak minded among us he will resort to anything. In trying to paint Obama as incompetent in his handling of the Gulf Oil Spill, even lies are not out of the norm for Beck. His latest, the Navy has not been involved in the Gulf Oil Spill is easily disproven.
Yes, hear the madman idiot of Republican politics lie through his teeth yet again:
But as always in the world of Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck the real truth is much different than the crap they spew at their brainwashed masses. You see, the Navy has been involved in the Gulf Oil Spill since day 1:
Department of the Interior: "Navy assets have been involved since day #1." In a May 1 Department of the Interior press release, the Department stated that "Navy assets have been involved since day #1." The release went on to note that "[t]he Navy has sent thousands of feet of inflatable oil boom with mooring equipment, several skimming systems, related support gear, and personnel to support oil spill response efforts." Additionally, "Naval Air Station Pensacola is serving as a staging facility for Coast Guard contractor-provided equipment."
This included 98,000 feet of oil containment boom:
The Navy has shipped at least "98,000 feet of oil containment boom" to the Gulf. According to a May 20 Department of the Navy press release, "Navy pollution response experts have shipped 98,000 feet of oil containment boom as of May 20, to the Gulf of Mexico, as part of the combined effort to reduce the environmental impact of the underwater oil spill." According to the Naval Sea Systems (NAVSEA) commander, "A team of NAVSEA professionals are working around the clock to protect the sensitive coast lined with oil booms and perform open ocean skimming at the source." Additionally, the Navy has dispatched Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) personnel, "the Navy's oil pollution experts since the 1970s," to provide "technical, operational, and emergency support."
And ocean monitoring sensors and instruments:
Navy deployed "ocean-monitoring instruments and sensors" to help monitor "currents affecting the oil's flow in the Gulf of Mexico." A June 2 InformationWeek article reported that the "U.S. Navy has joined the Deepwater Horizon spill monitoring effort, deploying ocean-monitoring instruments and sensors near the spill to help researchers examine surface and deep currents affecting the oil's flow in the Gulf of Mexico." The report also stated that "[f]loats, drifters, and gliders from the Navy were sent to the Gulf via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship Thomas Jefferson late last week."
President Obama even called upon Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to develop a long-term Gulf Coast restoration plan:
Obama selected Navy secretary to "develop a long-term Gulf Coast Restoration Plan." In his June 15 address on the BP oil spill, President Obama announced that he had selected "Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the Navy ... to develop a long-term Gulf Coast Restoration Plan as soon as possible." CNN reported that Mabus will "help draw up the government's plan for recovery efforts in conjunction with officials in the Gulf Coast states."
Ah, but before Beck goes and critisizes anyone too much about the Gulf Oil Spill, should he not remember who exactly called for MORE drilling everywhere and even came up with the snappy slogan, "Drill Baby Drill"??:
Yes, idiots like Beck called for expanded drilling the whole time. Now, when expanded drilling results in a huge catastrophe the likes of which has never been seen before in the history of our planet someone else is always to blame. Republican policies have proven to be a disaster whenever enacted and whether it is the crashing of our economy or the oil in the Gulf of Mexico they always seem to be able to blame someone else for the idiocy of their own Corporate apology. For having a selective memory and for being a total hypocritical idiot, here at Hillbilly Report we only have one message for Glenn Beck: