Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Coast Guard Head Claims He Didn't Know Oil Boom Was Available

In yet another signal that this administration is attempting to use the Gulf Oil leak for politically prohibiting future oil drilling off our shores, the head of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen said he didn't know it was available: 
Jake Tapper, ABC: I talked to a guy who runs a company in Maine that offers boom, and he has — he says — the ability to make 90,000 feet of boom a day. High quality. BP came there 2 weeks ago, looked at it, they are doing another audit today. He is very frustrated, he says he has a lot of high quality boom to go and it is taking a long time for BP to get its act together. Don’t you need this boom right now?

Allen: Oh we need all the boom wherever we can get it. If you give me the information off camera I’ll be glad to follow up.
Yet here's a letter from Maine's Senator's (home of

The letter states that the company had advised the Admiral on May 21 that they had miles and miles of the boom available for deployment...this adminstration is incompetent and that incompetence has begun to filter down...what is most troubling of all is that all the Enviro NGO's have been notably silent on how badly Mr. Obama and his administration has screwed up this effort.

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