Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A light-hearted look at a heavy-hearted problem

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I live on the Gulf Coast and the oil reached our beaches here in Alabama today.  I'll bet you didn't even know that Alabama had beaches, did you?   Our Gulf beaches are not as expansive as our neighbors in Florida but they are beautiful, none-the-less!  Presumably, this oil that's washing up on them now would be the oil that escaped from the wrecked BP oil well when the accident first occurred about 40 days ago. 

Know what that means?  If the oil well was capped right now, we'd have 40 more days of this stuff washing ashore to which to look forward as well as an undetermined amount of damage.  Know what else?  The well is not going to be capped today or any day soon, so we have a real mess on our hands!