Wednesday, June 2, 2010

You Believe Them Why?

So the continuing saga of the Gulf oil spill and BP and the Federal government has become like a bad movie.

In this movie there are two bank robbers and they are constantly bickering about what they are going to do and how best to rob the bank.

But they continually bungle the job and escape only barely to try to rob another bank.

I was reminded of the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with the exception that they actually successfully made a living off of robbing banks.

And how can you tell that they are lying? Their lips are moving.

And why do we keep hearing about the next plan to stem that flow of oil which will likely fail? Because if they keep talking we can't really take the time to understand how bad it is.

And it is pretty bad. And getting worse.

And there isn't a viable plan except to drill another well to intersect the one that's there--and that won't happen until August.

They will keep talking and planning until August--because they know they just can't sit there and wait--but nothing seems like it is going to work.

And so we must wait and more oil will pollute the Gulf of Mexico and the beaches and kill the creatures of the sea and the birds of the air--

and our government will wring its hands and point its finger at BP.

And BP will point its finger at the government,

and nothing will get done, but we will feel better because of all the finger pointing.

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