I sit mesmerized by the news as one of the great environmental disasters in history unfolds in the Gulf of Mexico. With 800,000 gallons of oil spilling a day, the equivalent of an Exxon Valdez spill every ten days, some now predict the slick will start to reach New York and New England as summer rolls along. My beach charcoals could have a whole new look this year.
I don’t know much about this stuff, I leave science to my brother and others, but I do know good quotes when I see them so I’ll pass on a handful. Leading off with Rush Limbaugh, yes the tard in chief ....
Here he implies the spill is just a liberal conspiracy to stop offshore drilling.
"What better way to head off more oil drilling, nuclear plants, than by blowing up a rig? I'm just noting the timing here." And even better, "The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there. It's natural. It’s as natural as the ocean water is."
Jackass! It literally terrifies me that some people actually believe what Rush says is true. You know what natural, arsenic is, let’s put that in the moron’s next meal and then see what he says about natural things. It’s natural for crude oil to be miles below the surface, not in the ocean. It’s just sad how some people are so damn ignorant.
From some other pretenders to the tard throne ….
"I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to have been very, very modest." BP CEO Tony Hayward
"There's a good question today if you are standing on the Gulf, and that is: Where is the oil?" FOX News Brit Hume, scoffing at the BP oil spill disaster on May 16. Maybe he should go back and take another look.
“Extreme Greenies:see now why we push"drill,baby,drill"of known reserves&promising finds in safe onshore places like ANWR? Now do you get it?” Sarah Palin via twitter. I got nothing to say here other than that she gives the term woman a bad name.
I want to finish with a passage from Henry Miller’s 'The Air-Conditioned Nightmare', it seems fitting.
"Whatever happens to this earth to-day is of man’s doing. Man has demonstrated that he is a master of everything–except his own nature. If yesterday he was a child of nature, to-day he is a responsible creature. He has reached a point of consciousness which permits him to lie to himself no longer. Destruction now is deliberate, voluntary, self-induced. We are at the node: we can go forward or relapse. We still have the power of choice. Tomorrow we may not. It is because we refuse to make the choice that we are ridden with guilt, all of us, those who are making war and those who are not. We are filled with murder. We loathe one another. We hate what we look like when we look into one another’s eyes.”
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