Spill, Baby, Spill - Bombs and Bays

So some misguided evil man -- one man, as far as we can tell, and a naturalized American citizen -- tried to blow up half a block of Times Square this weekend.  Tried and failed.  The day was saved by what the press are calling "a nearby food vendor."  Try and tell me HE was from Iowa, and I'll laugh you out of the city, but so far I haven't heard HIS name once.  Xenophobia works best with crazies, not heroes.  Thanks CNN.

Meanwhile, one multi-national corporation is SINGLE-HANDEDLY  responsible for what is fast becoming the worst ecological disaster in our nation's history -- the oil slick that grows by 200,000 gallons each day, and threatens the very lives of resident flora, fauna, fishermen and families.  A region that has only just begun to mend after Katrina looks to the sea once again with fear.  This time it isn't natural.  It's the result of a PRIVATE COMPANY seeking PRIVATE PROFITS.  It is an attack on our nation perpetrated by a corporation whom WE SHELTER, CREDIT, and FEED every day through our laws, our actions, our purchases.

You want terrorism, look to the gulf -- to the horrible gushing wound in our earth that threatens to be a lingering terror DECADES after it makes landfall.  Only 10% of the Exxon Valdez spill was removed, and when scientists THIS YEAR dug holes in Prince William Sound beaches, HALF of them struck oil.  HALF.

This is not a time to scrutinize our methods of drilling.  This is time to halt it entirely and build a new energy platform altogether.  Period.  And you want homeland security?  I think you know who I'd drag into a NYC courtroom this morning. . .



  1. I am constantly reminded of the lines from the movie NETWORK and how they made an impression on me when I first heard them ...

    The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business.

  2. Agreed, lpartridge.

    I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore.