Sunday, May 30, 2010

When the Big Boys Eff Up

the man-on-the-street suffers.

Read this:

BP's Top Kill Effort Fails to Plug Oil Gulf Leak

and try not to weep.

"It is as enraging as it is heartbreaking, and we will not relent until this leak is contained, until the waters and shores are cleaned up, and until the people unjustly victimized by this manmade disaster are made whole," ~ Obama.

Good one, Mr President. I wonder, though, how the fishermen who will face huge losses and damages to their lives because of this incident are going to be 'made whole'. They are FISHERMEN. You can't give them ten grand (I'm just assuming, maybe it's twenty. Or two.) and be like 'okay, now go play far far'.

 "If fishing's bad for five years, I'll be 60 years old. I'll be done for," ~ Johnny Nunez, owner of Fishing Magician Charters, Louisiana.

"We don't have time to wait while they try solutions. Hurricane season starts on Tuesday."~ Billy Nungesser, parish president.

Seriously, Mr. P, unless you can generate more fish, or retrain them for different jobs, I don't really see how you'd make them whole.

In short, the people are fucked.

By the way, so's the environment.

 It's not supposed to be black.

This looks a bit like those super oily soups. But worse. Bye-bye, fishies.

BP is denying that the oil leak stems from their kiam-ness in trying cut costs. Anyway, if it is true, I bet they're kicking themselves now since it's costing them $33 million a day to fix it.

Bodo Petroleum.