Thank God for Kevin Costner

Honestly, I just got this breaking news.  I mean THANK GOD Kevin Costner can come testify on the Oil Spill so that Congress doesn’t have to deal with Appropriations bills or even a Defense Authorization bill.  As you know, Mr. Costner’s expertise on Oil Spills and his vast knowledge of the Gulf Coast region make him the perfect expert to testify!  (Yes, h he grew up in California.  And yes, I know, he owns a company that has developed an oil separation machine…does that make him an expert?  Did he buy this company and go to work there every day, or did he buy the company as an investment?)

If you want to watch this hearing, go to this link: http://hsc.house.gov/ and click on live webcast on Wednesday at 10 a.m. EST. 

My personal doctrine:  I don’t like my singers or actors to legislation and I don’t like my politicians to sing or act (except for your Fred Thompson…I do love your characters!).

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September 20, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – On Wednesday, September 22nd, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will convene a full committee hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership in disaster planning and response related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  The hearing, entitled “DHS Planning and Response: Preliminary Lessons from Deepwater Horizon,” will be an opportunity to examine the Department’s preparation and authority in carrying out its incident management role as well as its responsibilities under the National Response Framework as the coordinator for all agencies involved in a Federal response effort.

 Witnesses (first panel):

Kevin Costner, Private Citizen

Craig Paul Taffaro, Jr., President, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

(second panel)

Richard M. Chávez, Acting Director, Operations Coordination and Planning, Department of Homeland Security

RADM. Peter Neffenger, Deputy National Incident Commander, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

Richard L. Skinner, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security

William O. Jenkins, Jr., Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office 

September 20, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – On Wednesday, September 22nd, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, will convene a full committee hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership in disaster planning and response related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  The hearing, entitled “DHS Planning and Response: Preliminary Lessons from Deepwater Horizon,” will be an opportunity to examine the Department’s preparation and authority in carrying out its incident management role as well as its responsibilities under the National Response Framework as the coordinator for all agencies involved in a Federal response effort.

  

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8 Responses to Thank God for Kevin Costner

  1. Janet says:

    Thanks for the information about the hearing!! If you did even a little bit of research about Kevin Costner and his Ocean Therapy Solutions machines you’d have found that Kevin researched in 1993 and found a prototype that he bought the patent for and with the designer and other scientists developed it to clean up oil spills. He did this after seeing what went on with the Exxon Valdez spill, people on the beaches trying to clean up the mess once it came to shore. He did it because he cared, not for an investment! How would you feel about putting 24 million dollars in something that you know works but the industry and government didn’t want it? But finally it was wanted after the BP disaster and Kevin was asked to bring it to the Gulf by the people there who knew the oil was going to be coming on shore! Anyone who criticizes Kevin Costner and his machines are either ignorant of the facts or just jealous because he’s a rich and famous actor! I’ll definitely be watching this hearing!!

  2. Irma says:

    Holy Crap Jenn! Kevin Costner was in “Waterworld” and in “The Guardian” – I think he knows plenty about the ocean and has come to care for it deeply, as we all should! Additionally – he was a super cute Robin Hood!

  3. Janet Groupie says:

    Janet you are so well informed and educated. Do you have a Twitter account I can follow? Please say yes so that we can all sponge off your vast knowledge of all things Costner

    Also, can you give us all an update on how Mel Gibson is doing with his oral sex/jacuzzi machine prototype?

  4. Janet says:

    Oh Janet Groupie, aren’t you just so humorous! You must be the one who wrote this blog You don’t have to be offended by the word “Ignorant” but obviously you are! I wasn’t trying to be offensive but you certainly are! Why do you bother writing anything about Kevin Costner’s business when you’re so uncaring about his motives which are purer than yours? Reacting like you have says a lot about you. Did you really want people to know?

  5. Janet Groupie says:

    Nice guess Janet but I am not the author of this blog. Nor am I the one who does random searches for the name Kevin Costner and then posts holier than thou comments blindly defending my celebrity crush… That is obviously how you choose to spend your time. Therefore I am not offended by the word “ignorant” when I consider the source.

    I will not respond further as there is much truth to the saying, “don’t argue with idiots as they pull you down to their level and then beat you with experience”.

    Now off to my life of being productive rather than posting on people’s blogs whom I don’t know and watching celebrity testimonies on the hill. (FYI… Reading wikipedia does not count as doing research!)

  6. Jennifer says:

    Actually Janet I am the owner/author of this blog. I did not respond to your post because I had a feeling my readers would (am surprised there have not been more responses) and because you didn’t get my larger message. I don’t dislike Kevin Costner and this wasn’t a statement about him but a statement about Congress. (I liked Bull Durham.) I was simply questioning his qualifications to testify before Congress on the Department of Homeland Security’s leadership in disaster response and planning as it related to the BP Oil Spill. Seems to me BP might have more input then the guy who owns the company that sold BP some equipment to help. Or perhaps the company that had the Government contract to help manage the clean up might have been a good source of insight into DHS’s response. The Hill picked Kevin Costner because they like the press around having a celebrity. I think we all recognize he really doesn’t have the credentials to testify on DHS disaster response and planning for the BP Oil Spill. (But he could play someone who does in a future movie!).

  7. Janet says:

    So I was wrong about who wrote the blog but certainly not wrong about what I wrote about motive. Dismissing him and his machines without researching what they are, how they work and how they’ve helped solve the problem of collecting the oil from the Gulf a whole lot quicker than they were doing! Plus without the added toxicity of dispersants!

    As far as the one who criticized what I do with my time and showed us all he or she is really the idiot here, you have no idea how significant my life is to the scheme of things! Yours is obviously not as significant as you would wish it to be or you wouldn’t be so rude and bitter!

  8. Janet Groupie says:

    Janet. Please keep responding because you are a hoot! Can you be any more impressed with yourself?

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