Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The BP oil "spill"....does anyone care?

Anyone want to enjoy the gulf coast this summer? Didn't think so.

I can't understand why the story behind the oil spill has not moved front and center. Honestly, is the government really content to sit back and let BP take care of this? Obama says they are monitoring the situation, but as of today, the president hasn't been down to visit and see what the hell is going on. Where is the outrage over this? Bush was crucified for waiting before he visited the gulf after Katrina. I'm not saying Obama needs any sort of blame on this, anymore than Bush was to blame for a hurricane. But, again, why are we leaving this to BP

We have been told over and over that "BIG" oil is evil, deceitful, and doesn't care about the environment, and the solution to the oil spill/leak is to let them clean it up? There should be a press conference every few days from the administration letting people know what efforts are being made. Today BP is starting an experimental  process to try to plug the hole. Great.....good for them. But I'd like to KNOW that there is some sort of oversight on this. Hell, for all they know, the process could actually make the leak worse. 

Political leadership has slowly fallen apart over the past 20 years or so. Yeah, politicians and people in power many times are corrupt and mostly into their own self interest despite saying they want to work for the people. I've read comments from Ed Shultz and James Carville, both staunch Democrats and Obama supporters, that basically are trashing the Obama administration for sitting on their hands. And they are partially right. At some point, our government needs to take the bull by the horns and get down there in the middle of this.  This is on Obama's watch and there is no blaming George Bush for this. Let us know what is going on. We know that you care, Mr. Obama, but let us know that you are moving on this thing.

People want to know that there is a solution and we have very smart people working on it. People have questions and want some answers. I agree with most people that this should be on BP's bank account, but this has gone on long enough. We bail out anyone who has lost a buck, but we are not moving quickly enough to save animals and an important part of our nation and the worlds environment? Shows were our priorities are. And it continues to show that if it's not all about money, the government and politicians don't care.

Almost a month ago, the media and Obama were already talking about who was going to pay for the clean up.....well, it's STILL leaking. Who gives a shit right now about paying for it. Let's get it stopped!!!