President Obama stops the rise of the oceans

Taking seriously his victory speech the night he won the Democratic presidential primary three years ago, when he said "[T]his was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal," and taking former adviser and now Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel's advice to never let a crisis go to waste, President Barack Obama (D) has sacrificed the last days of his summer vacation in order to "take charge at hurricane command center." Uhm, for a week or so, as Irene formed, those in charge of their respective fields of meterology, emergency management and local government were doing quite well getting the word out about the storm.  And Obama continued to golf.  But Irene kept growing so now we have the president in charge, chairing   "a meeting at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) set up at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) headquarters in Washington" and   "convened a conference call with members of his...(Read Full Post)