Wednesday, June 02, 2010


This oil spill is breaking my heart.

It seems to get worse every day and with everything they try it grows and grows and grows.

In addition to feeling overwhelmingly helpless, I have a sneaking suspicion that our thirst for oil and our consumption will not drop one bit.  We, as a people, will learn NOTHING from this. Our policies won't change and we will continue to  "drill baby, drill."

The "leak" will eventually get stopped and the cleanup efforts will continue and then some famous person will die, or some politician will get caught having sex with a goat and our attention will be drawn elsewhere. Ten years later Dateline NBC will run a one hour special "The Gulf, ten years later."  We will cry when the images of blobs of oil wash up on our pretty Florida beaches with sad ominous music playing in the back ground, but we'll be bored with the statistics about the death of the Louisiana fishing industry and the impacts to the wetlands.  I mean come on, if we can't put a 5,000 square foot house on it, what good is it?

I'm sickened by this whole stinking mess.

I also want to smack those people who are using this horrific event to further their own political agendas.  It is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue it is a global, environmental issue that (feels like) we may never recover from.

Sheesh...where is the fun?

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