So this is enormously depressing. You’ve heard the stories about little kids playing in the surf and getting coated in tar balls, right?
Well, here is a fun video about that very thing. You have maybe seen it, as it has gone “viral,” as the kids say. Fast-forward to around 2:00 to hear and watch the kid freaking out….
You know, back in the ‘80s, when we would hear tell of hypodermic needles and hospital waste washing up on the Jersey Shore, we had a fun solution to the issue: We wouldn’t go to the beach. I know it's lame to let a little thing like a giant corporate/natural disaster get in the way of letting your children play in a toxic sludge dump, and I'm no parent or anything, but it occurs to me that maybe it's time to find a lake to swim in, moms and dads.
Update by Dennis: Check out Sara's column for this week on Wonkette: Happy 4th of July Collection of Op-Ed Filth!
Tags: BP, Energy & Oil, Florida, New Jersey
Thanks to CCInsider commentor Chad, we were pointed toward the comments of Ken Feinberg, the government-appointed administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. Besides having an insanely long title, Feinberg was broadcast over C-SPAN revealing the real perpetrator of the oil spill: nature.
You catch that?
"I think this is a natural spill, a natural disaster…"
You see what he did a second later, after realizing that he just made the incredibly silly mistake of confusing a natural disaster with BP's faulty blowout preventer failing to stop the oil explosion and thus leak over 300 million gallons of oil into our oceans? He corrected himself like so…
"…it's impact was a natural disaster."
So you see, he meant that it's impact was just a — wait — what? It's impact was a natural disaster? So he's saying that what happened after the initial explosion, the hundreds of millions of oil leaking into the ocean, that's the natural disaster? Because oil naturally flows out of holes in the ground? So, the real culprit here is the physics involved in the formation of oil beneath the Earth's crust. Not BP. What did they do, they just dug a hole.
I feel bad for Physics. Can you even imagine how bad its stocks are gonna take a hit after this news gets out?
Tags: BP, Energy & Oil, Kenneth Feinberg, Natural Disasters
It's really heartwarming to see so many of Joe Barton's friends — like Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Ben Stein and Rep. Michele Bachmann — lining up alongside Barton and BP and opposing the American government they've all been speaking out against for so these years…
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Tags: Animals, Barack Obama, Ben Stein, Bill of Rights, BP, Constitution, Energy & Oil, Guantanamo Bay, House of Representatives, Joe Barton, Laura Ingraham, Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh, Stephen Colbert, Texas, The Colbert Report, Tony Hayward