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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Old Fools Journal: A Further Comment on the BP Oil Disaster or bend over and let's see if this shaft fits

Tony wanted his life back. This is his life. Tough huh?

This is getting old but it is an ongoing discussion here. People out of work and not compensated, businesses lost forever, a way of life gone forever and the government patting us on the head and saying "it's not so bad". Now on top of everything the government has such a low regard for the people here (relative to it's low regard for the "Amurican Peoples" as Boner calls us) that they are trying to shove erroneous testing down our throats. What really pisses me off is it will never be back to the crappy way it was in my lifetime. That's just ole selfish me.

Here is a link to an article in our local news rag. It questions the quality of our seafood if you don't want to read it.

Things we know that the government does not know or at least claims not to know.

We know now where the oil is that they can't account for. It has been seen.

They do no know that my wife is the only person in Louisiana that will eat less than a dozen shrimp at a sitting. She doesn't like shrimp. For every one else a dozen is a snack, two dozen is an entree but the government says 4 jumbo shrimp is normal serving. Maybe with a dozen oysters, and a couple of catfish filets otherwise that's just a taste. Hell, I had a dozen and a half (farm raised from Thailand) with jalapeño fried squash and sweet beans for a light lunch today.

They don't even know what they are testing for. No one but BP knows what's in the dispersant they used and they ain't telling.

The health fall out is likely to happen 10 to 20 years down the road on someone else's watch.

Sawyer, the Sanibel, Fla based Toxicology Consultants and Assessment Specialists, has recommended that we severely limit our seafood intake. I already severely limit my intake of beef and milk because of the stuff they feed cows and now I have to limit food grown in my own front yard.

BP is still up to some of it's sleazy practices but not everybody is standing for it.
Here is just one example. This is only one of many. I no longer think there was ever any intention of BP to operate in the interest of the general public and I believe they have no intention of doing so in the future. I want them out of here when they run out of money.

Boys and girls I don't even pretend to know how this is going to turn out or to be educated and wise enough to run things. I am aware enough that I can see that the oil industry and our elected government officials think that I am too stupid to know when I am being covered in bullshit. The government, bless it's moronic heart, seems to think that just because we are stupid enough to elect them that we are too stupid to know bullshit when we taste it.
Mr Hayward on his yacht 'Bob' during the race around the Isle of Wight. Tony got his life back but this rich bumbling fool took it away from thousands now and many thousands more to come by sleeping on his watch. I wonder if he eats shrimp.

While I'm at it I might as well get this off my chest.
I am sick to death of middle aged pale pink white men in coats and ties who have no touch with the people telling me day in and day out what the "American people" want. The inadequate politicians that won elections by default can't seem to open their mouths without spouting these words. I have yet to hear one say anything I want and the last I looked I was one of the so called "American People". I may never go to the polls again.

Now I'm going to breath deep, stop eating meat laced with gun powder, drink clear cold water and think only thoughts of a far off place called paradise. If that doesn't work then maybe a bottle of wine will help.

My apologies for this awful post.

6 comments:

tffnguy said...

Good post OF. I have a feeling things are going to get a lot worse and a lot faster than we thing.

In The Wind Adventures of William and Mary Ann said...

Great post...thank you!
- Mary Ann

Gwen Buchanan said...

some "P" are so out of touch with reality they wouldn't know it if they.... I don't know the answer.. I think they would never know it.. or care!! They certainly don't listen... problem is they will probably never be put in a position to have to acknowledge it in their real world. unless they have to get down and dirty in the trenches and be forced to stay there with no way out ever, I think they will never know.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Look on the good side. Now, you don't have to add any salad oil to your shrimp salad. If you like them fried, you don't have to put oil in the pan first, and they go down so much easier when lubricated. :-)

Johann Rissik said...

I don't hear any clamouring for an apology?
Hard, solid honest post. More needed.

Lord Wellbourne said...

Unless I become a ventrilloquist none of those suits will ever speak for me. They only hear what they want to hear and filter out what they don't...and deny it was ever said. I think we've elected people who talk to themselves.

Cut out the water district middle men and go for the wine!