Thick Gobs of Oil Close Louisiana Beach: Whither Big Brother and Nanny Janet?

By John W. Lillpop

In a poignant tribute to the competency of the Obama big government nanny state, it has been reported that “ thick gobs of oil” have closed a beach in Louisiana.

As reported at Yahoo.news, in part:

GRAND ISLE, La. – Officials closed the public beach here Friday as thick gobs of oil resembling melted chocolate washed up, a very visible reminder of the blown-out well that has been spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a month.

Up to now, only tar balls and a light sheen had come ashore. But oil was starting to hit the beach at this island resort community in various forms — light sheens, orange-colored splotches and heavier brown sheets — said Chris Roberts, a local official who surveyed the area Friday morning.

"It's difficult to clean up when you haven't stopped the source," said Roberts, a councilman for Jefferson Parish, which stretches from the New Orleans metropolitan area to the coast. "You can scrape it off the beach but it's coming right back."

BP PLC was leasing the Deepwater Horizon rig when it exploded April 20, killing 11 workers and triggering the massive spill. The company conceded Thursday what some scientists have been saying for weeks: More oil is flowing from the leak than BP and the Coast Guard had previously estimated.

There has been frustration with the pace of efforts to stop the oil, and BP said Friday that it will likely be at least Tuesday before crews can begin a process known as a "top kill" that would stop the flow by shooting heavy drilling mud into the well.

Brown and vivid orange globs and sheets of foul-smelling oil the consistency of latex paint have also begun coating the reeds and grasses of Louisiana's wetlands, home to rare birds, mammals and a rich variety of marine life.

A deep, stagnant ooze sat in the middle of a particularly devastated marsh off the Louisiana coast where Emily Guidry Schatzel of the National Wildlife Federation was examining stained reeds."

Where in the hell are Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano?

(1) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100521/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_oil_spill