President Thanks Coast Guard Crews For Oil Spill Cleanup Help

President Barack Obama is thanking Coast Guard members, including crews in Eastern Carolina, for their hard work in helping with the Gulf oil spill.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter ELM, which has a home port of Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, was one of may units that assisted.

The ELM is currently in Pascagoula, Mississippi, where it is undergoing oil decontamination before returning to North Carolina.

The ELM and various Coast Guard units listened in as President Obama gave an address, thanking them.

“Just know that your Commander in Chief is proud of you, the nation is proud of you, and we are very, very appreciative of your service,” the President remarked. “Happy Birthday to the Coast Guard and, again, it is a great privilege to share a birthday with you.”

The President gave the address on August 4, which is Coast Guard Day. Obama turned 49 on August 4 as well.

ELM has been deployed to the Gulf since May 15. The cutter is equipped with a special system to help clean up oil. It's believed the cutter has taken 500,000 gallons from the Gulf.


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  • by To Paul on Aug 8, 2010 at 07:31 AM
    Again you sidestepped the topic because it didn't fit into your agenda, which you clearly have. I think everyone knows about the ONE Rep Senator that you mentioned, again that has NOTHING to do with the president refusing help on multiple levels/times as the video clearly points out, with FACTS, not allegations with no evidence that your first link showed. Staying on topic you have no battle, going off topic, as you seem like you want to do, has enough blame to go around 10 fold. You commented the one rep., that wanted to apologize, lets talk about the many democrats that have avoided taxes, lets talk about how the country is more divided on race than ever before and that Pres and his staff has played the race card multiple times, more than any other president and he has only been in half his term. We can go on and on about how both sides have no reason to be in Washington, but by staying on topic it is clear Pres has made many mistakes! Now lets clear Washington and start over!
  • by Paul on Aug 7, 2010 at 02:17 PM
    To Paul at12:05, The video did not show the part where the Republican Senator wanted to apologize to BP. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts2660
  • by To Paul on Aug 7, 2010 at 09:05 AM
    I don't watch Fox News regularly but I did read the link you posted. I found absolutely no evidence of any, but I lot of speculation. I did some more research, via Google, and found that the site is ran by people on the left...isn't that some evidence against yours and their theory? Furthermore, I researched more on Scientific (the cable box) and they have not been help liable for any wrong doing and the FCC reports they have no "evidence" of the matter. Now back on topic with the oil leak...it was the President that turned away help from other countries multiple times. Here is a good, truthful, video for you on the oil spill (what this topic is really about): http://vimeo.com/12933322
  • by Paul Location: to osoc on Aug 6, 2010 at 09:00 PM
    With all their alleged ratings, Fox news only is viewed by 1.38% of a Black audience. Who's manipulating whom Mr. Hooey? All this started after Bush "won" his second election. Are YOU still watching that garbage of lies? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/4/1/853218/-BREAKING:-Fox-News-Caught-In-Massive-Nielsen-Ratings-Fraud
  • by cg wife Location: nc on Aug 6, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    This is about the Coast Guard and their Commander-in-Chief sharing the same birthday and celebrating that...at least for a few more years. Please try to keep negative politics out of what is supposed to be a positive story.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Aug 6, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    Paul, I think you will see this as a revalation, however, most people left the lamestream liberal media 8 years ago. So, you still watching that garbage of lies and hooey? It shows!
  • by Paul on Aug 6, 2010 at 02:33 PM
    anon@3:31, One question yes or no, do you watch fox news? I thought so.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    Thank to the Coast Guard BUT NOT OBAMA!!! IDIOT.
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