Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Junk Shot

Thanks to Joe Klein's column in TIME magazine....Taking a further gamble that releasing junk into the busted pipes might squash the flow of oil...letting junk bury junk.

My friend K wrote a reflective, heart-breaking, erudite post about the oil spill -- letter from joshua.

There's not much to add. I just thought the following list of players was apt, so without further ado, here's thanks to:

BP, once called British Petroleum, who will forever be known as BP: Biggest Polluter.

The Republican Party, whose 2008 slogan was 'Drill, Baby, Drill" who now are silent or who cast about wildly to lay the blame at anyone else's feet...

Sarah Palin, accusing President Obama of being in bed with Big Oil. Oh Please.....predictable and lame, so not to be unexpected gibberish from this one (why are we even hearing from her??)...

Rush Limbaugh: "The ocean will take care of this on its own." Really??
The oil "is natural. As natural as the ocean water." Is this the best you've got? Sure you don't want to stick with the terrorist plot angle??

Rand Paul: "Accidents happen." Like foolish shit-faces like you being in the public eye??

Sean Hannity: "This is Obama's Katrina." Errr, no, this is BUSH's Katrina, Part Two. His administration's profound neglect has resulted in a national disaster we will feel forever...

Dick Chaney, for weakening drilling regulations, and

MMS -Minerals Mgmt Service, in charge of off-shore drilling, for being sleaze-bags that have been criminally lax at monitoring drilling regulations.

What is done cannot be undone. I hope we can begin anew to fix future energy problems.

12 comments:

Jayne Martin said...

Woo-hoo! Great post. You're kicking some serious butt with this one and saying what needs to be said. Good for you and thank you.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Good post, and I agree -- is heartbreaking and scary to watch the oil gush daily on tv.

Andthe funniest/saddest commentary I have seen in Sarah Palin blaming this on the environmental movement, with some whackjob theory about us forcing the oil companies to drill out there by protecting the lands from drilling etc... airhead.

Thanks for visiting my blog, am glad I found yours!

Doris Sturm said...

I'm getting very, very disgusted and disappointed in our future here on earth - I think man's only other alternative is to hurry up that space shuttle ride to the moon so that man can screw up the environment up there too because that's what we seem to do best around here...litterbugs, that's all we are! Shame on us!

Tricia McWhorter said...

I agree with Jayne. KICK ASS post!!! Couldn't agree with you more.

carma said...

excellent post- although I dare not enter the debate. Stopping by for more important things ;-) like to check out your full head of gray hair and may I say it looks absolutely stunning. If the rest of my hair decides to go the route of that gray one (or 7) I recently discovered I'll be in good shape as long as it looks as good as your's!!!

carma said...

can I also add that I agree - blogging IS way more fun than facebook. I'm tempted to quit facebook most every other day. It is very uninspiring...

zodiblog said...

The quotes from the right are just sickening.

The worst part of this for me is that I believe we have had the technology for years to be free of fossil fuels. But there are billions of dollars being used to keep it buried. Look at the explosion of technology in health care and electronics. Your TV is outdated within a few years. And we still have the external combustion engine????

Closet full of hopes and dreams said...

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving behind a bit of yourself! I love your muses! And isn't that one of the fascinations with Gaga. Some love her and some don't. :) I thought she was just gag-gag in the beginning too. As a musician I still think she is. But her outrageous styles (probably mostly the work of her style team) are a source of inspiration to me. Even though I wouldn't dream of going out in a bathing suit!

You seem to be in the life I dreamt of as a kid. I always loved writing and often pictured myself as a journalist or novelist. I was enchanted by nature and animals and watched all nature films on TV. Between the ages 9-19 I spent every free moment in the stable. I was crazy about horses! I have also been caring for cows, rabbits, cats, pigs, goats, sheep and fish. I eventually became a teacher in swedish and history. And unfortunatly developed allergies after having my kids. But life isn't over yet. I can still write, and the dreams I had about becoming a dolphin trainer are not interfering with my allergies! :)

Great views on the oil catastrophe! Well oil IS natural, but so are earth quakes, storms, volcano eruptions and floods. I hope we learn from this! But I doubt it....

JGH said...

It is just beyond words. What a piece of work is man (and Sarah Palin - she's a piece of work, too!). It makes you wonder how future generations will see us. Nobody's saying "Drill baby drill" now...

wendy said...

I am not much of a political person, BUT I know we need to take better care of our world.
more respect

Christie Bryant said...

Well said. Amen!

Chris said...

Great post, and all true. I knew I couldn't start in on the politics and media or I would end up with an aneurysm. And thanks for the link!