Yes! I've noticed the phrase, "Biggest in AMERICAN History." I've stopped to think "America..? Fuck. Shit like this happened somewhere else, but worse." That's when I started to see the graphs and charts... Yeah.
Oil is a drug. We need to be rid of it, not looking for more of it.
k. Oddly enough, this quote is completely irrelevant to what actually happened. There's nothing actually wrong with her statement. It was BP's own fault that this happened, and before it did, no one was out there making her seem like an idiot for saying this. It only seemingly makes her appear stupid because she supports it, and because BP fucked up people point fingers at her for not seeing this coming? Quite frankly, no one did.
It's perfectly relevant. It's not safe, it's not environmentally friendly like she (yes, and others) assumed. The spill in the Gulf proves it. The thousands of animals dying proves it. The end.
[link] <--- Here are some of the worst oil spills in a graph. The worst, not all the oil spills that have occurred. Again. Not safe.
Doesn't matter who owns what well. BP make 3-5 TRILLION dollars a month. You'd think they'd upkeep their wells, that they would have the best technology going for them. This is not so.
Haliburton's safety devices failed. BP failed in not maintaining them. It was cheaper to pay the fines than to fix the problems. WTF? BP wracked in the money but tosses away responsibility. I don't know how the government allowed this, but people always complain about keeping government out of businesses.
Joe Biden called her an idiot in this statement. Me driving an eco-car, is calling her an idiot. All the "greenies" do. People buying hybrids is calling her an idiot. We don't want oil. We want alternative energy, not more fossil fuels! A guy in an SUV had the, "Drill, baby! Drill!" statement on his window. I thought what a fool. I have "Think green" and other animal lover this-and-thats on my little putt-putt. (I'm all heated up over this because of the wildlife that's suffering, subsequently it will effect humans, but it's our fault anyway...)
Yes, BP is to blame. Retards like Palin (who wants to fooking drill in a protected Wildlife Nature Reserve) encourage these companies to continue operations. Consumers who buy gas-guzzlers encourage them too.
Germany just put up wind generators around the same time the spill happened. What an embarrassing contrast.
She's a symbol/representation of right-wing, bible-thumping, technology-ignorant ignorance. (BTW, I'm a Christian, female, nerd. She makes my soul, vagina, and brain hurt).
That's probably why she actually had sense enough to not be a governor anymore. That's why one of her kids is missing a chromosome and the other one belongs on Jerry Springer. (Oh snap!)
Then she blames enviromentalists for making people drill off-shore, after she was FOR drilling off shore. [link] <--- Either way, here's her being contradictory.
People who encourage business like BP is to blame as well as BP themselves.
Right. If drilling offshore is such an issue, then why not drill ON shore in a more easily controlled environment? Yet, that also seems to be protested against these days. We do need oil though to survive anymore, and cutting us off would just absolutely destroy the way we function as a society, so we can't just rid ourselves of it in one fell swoop. How do you propose we get it if we can't go on shore, or off shore? Do we pull it out of thin air? Granted, we're working on more eco-friendly fuel options, but it's going to take a while before they catch on, and until we do, we have to have this stuff.
I'm not saying the damages done weren't pretty intense. However (and this may sound cruel) when it gets right down to it, the animal wildlife will do just what they always do and recover/repopulate/move on. Even after the WORST oil spills in history and the countless others that have occurred, it would seem that only one species listed was ever endangered at any point in history, and that wasn't because of oil spills, and none have been made extinct. Call me crazy, but I value human life much more than the fish/birds/etc. that we have plenty of as is. I'm not saying it should happen, or that it's okay to let it happen, but as far as safety goes from a state of humanity, you really haven't made your argument. As far as cost goes, a very simple solution is take the companies that are making "3-5 TRILLION dollars a month" and have them cover the cost. They seem to be fairly well stocked on cash, and what's one less oil company? We have plenty others to take their place, and after this mess it's not like BP is going to be able to survive. The government seems to want to control most everything else these days, why not this? Again, as you said, why did the government allow this?
And I never said it wasn't BP's fault? Actually, I said it was. My WHOLE point here is BP is the blame here, not Palin. Sarah isn't a part of BP or even affiliated with them, now is she? She simply made a statement concerning off-shore drilling that those who look negatively on her ignored till it was convenient to pull it out of the archives to use like the pressed souls they are to "prove a point."
"Germany just put up wind generators around the same time the spill happened. What an embarrassing contrast." Well, that's lovely, but hardly relevant. I'm fairly sure Obama is too busy with his own agenda's, making everyone happy, and overall trying to keep his butt in office to worry about doing something productive.
"She's a symbol/representation of right-wing, bible-thumping, technology-ignorant ignorance. (BTW, I'm a Christian, female, nerd. She makes my soul, vagina, and brain hurt)." In what way? I happen to quite like the woman, what she stands for, and how she handles herself politically. For a novice, she does a damn good job. Not trying to stereotype, but I'm guessing you watch CNN? You're views seem to line up with theirs pretty well.
"That's probably why she actually had sense enough to not be a governor anymore. That's why one of her kids is missing a chromosome and the other one belongs on Jerry Springer. (Oh snap!)" Nice, mature commentary on a political debate. She actually resigned to further her political career, which honestly, I think she's got a shot at doing. I don't know about the 2012 elections, but 2016 we may just see her on the ballot, and depending on who Obama's replacement in office is (believe you me, we won't be seeing him much longer) she may have a pretty good shot.
"Then she blames enviromentalists for making people drill off-shore, after she was FOR drilling off shore. [link] <--- Either way, here's her being contradictory." She's being ironic here, sweetie. Like I said before, environmentalists go around saying "we can't drill on shore because it will XYZ," then turn around and pull the SAME BULLSHIT about off-shore, then expect us to stop cold-turkey and go over to wind-power or something because that would solve all our problems. They're a minority in a country that is nearly consumed by the oil industry. It's like a drug. I'm all for more eco-friendly ways to get shit done, but please, use some sense here. Again, we can't just stop all oil drilling altogether.
"People who encourage business like BP is to blame as well as BP themselves." SMH. She's not encouraging BP to be slack and not replace their valves, despite being warned countless times beforehand and then FAILING at covering their asses when it backfires. She's simply saying "given our options, it's the safest way we've got to get oil" and quite honestly, I don't necessarily agree (I'm pro on-shore) but dear, with people up in arms about on-shore drilling, what are you going to do?
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