May 30, 2010

There is such a thing as too much news on a Sunday morning

I have to say, I'm very impressed with the rhetorical acrobatics, the marvelous mid-air twists and turns of Bp's spin doctors. I particularly like the claim that they successfully injected mud into the well, but were not successful in stopping the flow of oil. Really, they're trying very hard folks... to make it sound like they're trying very hard.
As John pointed out this morning, this is important: This is not the only spill happening right now, and it's certainly not the only one in the past month.
I think I need a nice long walk to clear my head. I've been stockpiling info for the past couple of weeks, really trying to piece this mess together. I'd like to share some of it when I have the time.
Here's a good summary of what's happening right now with the spill, including this bit:
At least two more oil spill cleanup workers have been hospitalized after feeling ill on the job, according to local shrimpers who are assisting in the recovery effort along the Gulf Coast. The workers complained of nausea, headaches and dizziness after low-flying planes applied chemical dispersants within one mile of operating cleanup vessels.
I have a feeling we'll be hearing more health concerns during the continuing cleanup.

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