Louisiana Oil Spill

Anyone who has been reading this blog for any length of time knows that I lived, loved and worked in Louisiana. Katrina pretty much put the greater New Orleans area, Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard Parishes on life support. To such an extent that I will never go back even to visit. It would break my heart. And now the oil disaster is sweeping though and area I know intimately, Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. I worked out there for almost two years running crew boats.

A reader of my blog, and the author of one of the most literate blogs I read, The Task At Hand, sent this to me today…

http://paulrademacher.com/oilspill/#

BTW—Did you hear that Sarah Palin is coming out with a new book? It’s going to be interactive, and if you buy it through the right-wing rag NewsMax you’ll get a complementary box of crayons to color it with.

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  1. Thanks so much for the nice words.

    Sorry to have to be sending around such a link, needless to say. But it’s a good way to impress on people the magnitude of what’s happening.

    What can’t be so easily shown is what’s happening beneath the surface. From the analyses I’ve seen, the deepwater plumes of oil are edging closer to the loop current. Bad news, all the way around.
    They have GOT to get that thing plugged and stop making stupid statements like “it’s just a tiny bit of oil in a very big ocean”.

    Sigh.

    After Katrina and the succeeding hurricanes it’s like the ruler of the universe is trying to put the final nail in the coffin of Louisiana. I used to run crewboats in Breton Sound when I first got to Louisiana so I know that area very well. Hell, turn over a rock where the Exxon Valdez vomited and you still find crude underneath. At least that was a finite amount. Of course BP will never end up footing the bill for this disaster and anyone who thinks otherwise probably wishes Sarah Palin was our sitting Vice President, too. America and Americans, the conservative kind, anyway, make me so angry at times. Wish I could say I moved to Panama because of them but that’s only part of the reason.