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Missed Us Again

Gulf Gusher symbolWhile Pensacola Beach is under heavy assault, and tarballs are arriving at Destin and points East in Walton County, the beach on the Island from Navarre east to the Pass has been spared.

Okaloosa County has joined Walton County in issuing a health warning, advising people not to enter the Gulf where the tarballs are coming ashore.

Rick Outzen wants to know: Do you see it, too? “Every time a BP exec comes to Pensacola whatever he says ‘blows up’ the next day.”

The consistency of this is rather amazing. Whatever BP says, you know the polar opposite should occur within a day.

The editorial board of the Local Puppy Trainer is getting annoyed: Don’t sing the blues for BP. They can’t believe that there are people who live here who believe that BP is being “oppressed” by all of the criticism. Of course they quote Vince Bruner as one of those who thinks that BP is getting a bad rap.

Apparently Vince is now calling himself a “hotelier”, which indicates he got stuck with a project he couldn’t sell. A lot of history is involved, but I would check if Vince said the sky was blue.

The clean up that BP “has organized” for the beaches is brainless. They should be working at night, not during the heat of the day. Not only does it reduce the heat stroke/exhaustion problems, the cooler the oil the easier it is to pick up.

Of course I would be using one of my favorite yard tools ever, the Miller Dura Fork. It is sold for cleaning horse stalls, but it great for raking and loading all sorts of things other than manure. The head is a polycarbonate plastic that is tough, flexible, and lightweight and it comes with a 52″ handle. Think of a giant cat litter scoop. [Note: Miller did not give me the tool, and I don’t need a new one, I just like it a lot.]

June 24, 2010   2 Comments

Day 14

World CupFinal Round

In Group F:

Slovakia 3-2 Italy
Paraguay 0-0 New Zealand

Team Status Points Matches Goals
Played Won Tied Lost For Agnst. Diff.
Paraguay In 5 3 1 2 0 3 1 2
Slovakia In 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1
New Zealand Out 3 3 0 3 0 2 2 0
Italy Out 2 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1

Blue is not a good color for European teams as the Azzurri follow the Bleus to the planes headed North.

The All Whites have a solid defense and four years to develop their offense.

Oh, I have no idea why the Group F teams played before Group E.

In Group E:

Denmark 1-3 Japan
Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands

Team Status Points Matches Goals
Played Won Tied Lost For Agnst. Diff.
Netherlands In 9 3 3 0 0 5 1 4
Japan In 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 2
Denmark Out 3 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3
Cameroon Out 0 3 0 0 3 2 5 -3

The Oranje seem to be having a good time and winning without drama. Japan-Denmark was the hardest fought game in the group, and the Japanese came out on top.

June 24, 2010   Comments Off on Day 14