Saturday, May 15, 2010

President Obama Finally Addresses The BP Oil Spill!

On April 20, 2010 the Worst Man-Made Ecological Disaster in the History of Mankind occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.  Today some 3 1/2 weeks later, President Obama has finally addressed the issue head on and expressed Outrage and Disgust...

While I welcome the President's Moratorium on All New Offshore Drilling.  I Think It Should Be a Permanent Ban and not just a temporary one.  Taking 30 days to further study the issue doesn't sound like genuine outrage and disgust to me.  Nor does it sound like a serious solution.  It sounds more like polite lip service to a politically volatile topic that's too hot to handle right now.

I Would Personally Prefer and Immediate Halt to All Deep Water Drilling (i.e. drilling at depths of more than 1000 feet).  According to the Associated Press, there are at least 30 other drilling platforms currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico alone. They are all using the same kind of reckless technology that made this environmental catastrophe possible. 

Technology that the "Tea Party Crowd" has routinely endorsed by chanting "Drill Baby Drill". 

Technology that the industry has always called "Fail-Safe". 

Technology that John McCain and Sarah Palin called "Proven and Foolproof ". 

Technology that on March 31, 2010 - The President himself called, "Completely Safe and Reliable". 

Then on April 20, 2010 just three short weeks later, this disaster happened.  Now I don't know for sure, if the President is really outraged and disgusted or not.  But I do know this much, I Sure Am!

Just Thinking

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