Second Guessing - A Slippery Situation

I think there comes a time in every one's life where we second guess a decision we made. Kind of like the decision BP made to not shell out the money to install a shut off valve.

Yes I'm going there. I realize that this topic has been talked to death, but I came across something that really set me off.

I was killing some time on Twitter when I saw a tweet from @BPglobalPR. I didn't quite understand the tweet so I clicked on the link included. This is the article I was redirected to.

More Dirty Details From My BP Mole

The article paints "a grim picture of the conditions for both workers and wildlife at Louisiana's Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge."

After I read that article, I clicked on another...

"We Don't Need This on Camera": BP's Crappy Cleanup Job

Do I really need to explain this one? Too few workers trying to clean up too much land. Barely working I might add. Warning: the pictures are a little graphic in this one.

Now, I am taking these articles with a grain of salt. For all I know they were written by people who are making this out to be worse than it really is to get a story. But don't think for a second that I am not aware of how massive this problem is. I do realize there are things being done to remedy the problem. But what really pisses me off is that the oil is still spilling out into the ocean!

How has someone not figured out a way to stop that shit?!? I know Obama is down there checking the situation out and hopefully formulating a plan. I don't know, maybe he still has some hope left in him. I don't have nearly as much as I used to. And I am referring to him and the oil on that. I know he had quite a mess to clean up coming into office, and apparently here's yet another, but come on man. Get your shit together!!!

I'm not ashamed to say I voted for the man yet but I expected a lot more by this point. What I'm really starting to have a problem with is that he appears to be taking after W when it comes to disasters. It took how long for W to help out those effected by Katrina? Too long. This is looking like the same thing, just a different man with a different problem. While the problems may be different, they both had an effect on people and on the wildlife. And they will both take years and years to recover from.

What are your thoughts?


Kmama said...

I'm thinking it's taking Obama a bit longer to get on the ball with this. 60 days is WAY too long.

Ian said...

WOW, especially those pics...WOW

Amy said...

I have some friends that are right there cleaning up.. They said it is bad but not as bad as the media is showing...

It does sadden me... I wish it would all stop. Those poor animals..

Anonymous said...

The entire thing is so sad....what a mess, and no one seems to be willing to truly do anything about it:(

Love the new blog, Im following ;)