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Two Years Ago

Gulf Gusher symbolTonight is the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 people and dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 5 months.

There is still oil in Gulf, and on our beaches under the sand. The Gulf’s environment is still seriously impacted, with sea life obviously sick and deformed, and I still wouldn’t recommend anyone eat anything caught in the Gulf.

The tourists are coming back, but Gulf fisheries may not.

Despite this reality, we have people starting to talk about opening up the Gulf to more drilling, and some of them are in the Florida legislature. If they keep it up, they may find that the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law has a lot of support among people who depend on a clean Gulf of Mexico for their livelihoods.

4 comments

1 paintedjaguar { 04.20.12 at 10:58 pm }

Out of sight, out of mind… life is good in the United States of Amnesia, the TeeVee told me so. Besides, you know we only have to hold out until the Rapture gets here, which I am told is going to be Real Soon Now due to the Middle East situation… heard that one at my nephew’s wedding just a few months ago and I can tell you, it’s some scary to hear that stuff just pop out of someones mouth when you aren’t expecting it.

2 Bryan { 04.21.12 at 3:13 pm }

My response has always been ‘Sorry, but it already happened, and we didn’t make the cut.”

I find that the sacking of Rome, or World War II are two prime periods if you feel like getting more specific, although the year 1000 is also pretty good [i.e. why do you think they were called the Dark Ages?]. But then, I’m a nasty person.

3 paintedjaguar { 04.22.12 at 12:20 pm }

I just try to avoid crazy people. The scary part is that they usually look just like anybody else.

4 Bryan { 04.22.12 at 3:27 pm }

Around here, PJ, they are the majority of the people you meet.