Hanging Pictures…Six Months Later

As a teenager, my sisters used to enjoy exploiting my temper to get me in trouble, pushing my buttons until I did something stupid and wound up grounded. I fell for it all the time. I think it was their secret game but I’ve never been able to prove it. One day when our parents…

BP Dares You to Care…Re-drilling?

With the lifting of the moratorium, oil rich eyes turn back to the Gulf of Mexico and the inevitable question was asked…will British Petroleum go after the remaining oil in the reservoir and tempt fate once again? BP officials wouldn’t comment on this, choosing to remain silent on their plans, but they are thinking about it….

A quick bet?

  So, anyone out there want to place any odds on those relief wells?  According to an article on NPR, the wells could have two possible uses. Yes, BP can pump mud and/or cement through them to permanently seal the Macondo well from the bottom, done, over, complete. Or, they can be used by BP and/or another company to extract…

Chemicals in Gulf Seafood? No Worries, We Got Smell Tests

Now that the oil well has been capped in the Gulf, some waters have been reopened for fishing. Inspectors throughout the Gulf Coast are conducting smell tests to determine if the seafood is safe for human consumption. It might seem silly, especially in this day and age there are no better ways to test for…

BP executive “Absolutely would not eat” Gulf seafood.

BP’s Chief Operating Officer said today, when asked about charges seafood from the Gulf of Mexico isn’t safe, “I absolutely would not eat food from the Gulf. I understand the EPA says it is safe, but sincerely, this is America, who the hell trusts the EPA in America anymore, especially after 9-11…what? My family? If…

The State of Mental Health on the Gulf Coast…BP Hasn’t Given a Dime

On the Gulf Coast, the oil spill is taking another toll, one not as obvious as oil covered pelicans or slicks on the water: “The mental health impact here…and the level of uncertainty is taking a toll on people and that’s a huge concern,” Kindra Arnesen says, “Stress? Dude my clothes are falling off me…

Obama Wrote Me An E-mail, Yes, I’m That Important

That’s right, yours truly got an E-mail from Barack Obama. I knew some people were reading this blog, but not even I considered it all that important, it was just something to do with all the anger I was feeling about the Gulf, all the powerlessness. I mean, had to be able to do something,…

Before We Get Too Happy With Ourselves BP, Take A Look At Raccoon Island

In one of the largest nesting areas for seabird off the Louisiana Coast, the oil has come ashore. At least 300 brown pelicans and hundreds of terns have been seen with everything from spots of oil to complete coverage…all of it fatal as even spots prevent the birds from regulating their body temperature. These bird…