I've been asked by a few friends over the weekend my thoughts on the BP oil spill. First and foremost we don't have all the facts. Specifically, what caused that explosion? From an engineering standpoint, I'm assuming that this explosion caused great damage to the rig because there are supposed to be a series of automatic manifolds that shut off the oil flow in emergency situations. Were all of these safety systems destroyed? This must have been one huge explosion. But, again, I don't have the facts. I've heard the conspiracy theories. Yawn... Until the cause of the explosion is resolved, I won't dabble into any of the conspiracies, although I will admit that I am intrigued by them. Just ask kerrcarto how much I love conspiracy theories. He's still pissed at me because I believe the government is behind 9-11, but that's off topic. Speaking of government...
Since a report prepared during the mid-1990s, our government has been on notice that a burn boom is the most effective way to contain an oil spill, yet none are currently on hand anywhere along the Gulf Coast. I read a recent report that we are having to tow some from as far away as South America. Are you fucking kidding me?! We spend how many billions of dollars on this worthless EPA and they don't have a fucking burn boom on hand? Unfuckingbelievable. How about BP? You big oil mother fuckers have one? Nope. They are expensive (I will estimate between $500,000 and $1,000,000 each but that's peanuts compared to the environmental and economical damage oil spills have caused in the past). The government response has been nothing short of pathetic. They can't seem to mobilize the appropriate resources because they have tied their hands behind so many godless bureaucracies that by the time they get their act together, the damage has been done. Just ask New Orleans.
Just like Katrina, the BP oil spill presents more solid proof that the United States government is incapable of protecting us, incapable of telling us the truth about anything, incapable of competently responding to any natural or man-made disaster of any scope. It's obvious this spill has gone beyond what BP is capable of handling and, apparently, beyond what the government can handle as well. This spill could have been contained. I certainly hope you people have your 6-month survival kits well stocked in your homes. Because you'll need them one day I promise.
I'm so tired of wasting my tax dollars on these sorry sick mother fucking government people. Wow you people suck.