Big oil funded politicians are still calling for more offshore drilling.
I've been reluctant to comment on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill, mainly because anything I write might not be relevant within hours of publishing because of changing conditions and predictions and such.
But then I heard Texas Governor Rick Perry say,"From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented."
It's no surprise to learn that the GOP (Gas, Oil, Petroleum) worships big oil, but to claim that probable negligence of man was actually caused by God is a bit ridiculous.
God, or his team of writers, did say this, however, in Leviticus11: 9-12.
9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. 10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: 11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. 12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
So maybe God is being vengeful because of all the Red Lobsters and Captain D's springing up across the country. God hates shrimp. Just like he hates the gays.
No, God doesn't work that way. Not in the 21st century, anyway.
Then Dana Perino chimed in with "I don't want to introduce a conspiracy theory," followed by "but was this deliberate?…Was it sabotage?"
Are these people nuts?
Here is something I don't understand, from al.com.
"With extra time to respond, BP officials said they were continuing efforts to block or contain three gushing leaks 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf."
That followed a couple of paragraphs that concluded that no landfall of oil was likely for another three days.
I don't see how conditions on the beach have anything to do with BP's urgency to stop the flow of oil in the middle of the Gulf. There is no "extra time." No extra time!
The problems on the beach and the problems on the ocean floor are not connected in the sense that oil not washing up on the beaches has nothing to do with the 210,000 gallons per day still leaking.
And then there is this statement by BP's Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles yesterday in Mobile, who said he hoped one of the leaks would be blocked by late Tuesday.
"I don't believe that will change the total amount of oil being leaked, but it does mean we'll go from three leak points to two, which is progress."
Think about that. Yes, it's progress, in that if they stopped one, they can stop the others. But, he expects that 210,000 gallons of oil a day will still be leaking, even after a leak is stopped.
When do you expect all the leaking to stop? That is the question we want answered.
Watch Celine Dion sing "A New Day." We need a new day, that's for sure.