Reality is what you pay for…

Making things right. Let me just tell you how much I hate every possible phrasing of this sentiment. Previous to the Deepwater Horizon, whenever I head this phrase used, it carried a certain ring of sincerity, of concern, of really trying to make amends for a wrong, but my how things have changed. Now, “Making things right” is just a punchline, a big joke or … Continue reading Reality is what you pay for…

More lies, more dead dolphins…

It just keeps getting funnier, except it’s not… In this past week, it has been reported how, in the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, British Petroleum had demanded via e-mail that it’s own expert be kept quiet when he gave his opinion stating 82,000 barrels of  crude a day were coming from the Macondo Well. In fact, two days after ordering his silence, BP publicly announced their estimate that the … Continue reading More lies, more dead dolphins…

More about the (not) leaking Macondo Well…

Ed Note: The USCG now taking a fresh look at pictures of the oil they previously denied was there. Look, I’m not trying to play the role of conspiracy buff here, but if there is one thing any of us who follow the oil spill news knows, it is: 1. Truth takes a second place to narrative. 2. Order of response: deny everything, and if … Continue reading More about the (not) leaking Macondo Well…

Raccoon Island BP Oil Pelican Die-off – the photos

It seems that as everyone is focused on Tropical Storm Bonnie and her impacts on the cap over the Macondo Well, forgotten is what the oil already spilled is doing to the wildlife of the Gulf Region. The largest Brown Pelican rookery exists on Raccoon Island and the oil has come ashore. British Petroleum is trying to keep photographers away from this island, to keep … Continue reading Raccoon Island BP Oil Pelican Die-off – the photos