I don't even know where or how to start.
I AM SO FILLED WITH RAGE.
I want BP to face charges of manslaughter.
I live here--I know these guys, I know their families....and they KNEW.
Guys don't go out on a rig that's shaking like a virgin on her wedding night without people knowing--those guys were scared to go to work and scared NOT to--scared they would be fired--and they would have been....
"Not enough mud goes dat deep."
"Dat" is a quote, too.
I am so enraged---people keep saying that we are unlucky--UNLUCKY?
Our levees failed after numerous previously filed complaints, (records under water) and now evidence shows, that the BP corp. also knew that they were operating a "shaky" rig--the evidence mounts that AGAIN, deregulation played a major part in the O.S. of BP--with ties to Halliburton with ties to our former Commanders-in-Chiefs, and we, the citizens of Louisiana have been screaming, for fifty years, regarding the loss of our (YOUR) wetlands for nearly a century-as storm after storm wiped out our natural barrier islands, and YES, our own local government officials pocketed monies while we took the nation's toxic waste up the olr wazoo, and Federal Government also failed us, because, yanno? I think somebody should have said something regardikng the RICO law and the Marcellos family, because if you think that the fact that we are a port city that docks SHIPS doesn't factor into graft--well..I'd have a story to write if I could get half of these old folks to talk about it. But I digress and they are...dead.
Let me explain something about where I live--it's called the Westbank, but it is actually EAST. That is how screwed up we are. I have recipes in my head from people who lived their entire lives here and only saw the lights of New Orleans.
They never crossed the river and never wanted to do so...
I'll stop. I am starting to sound like James Carville.
But I do warn you all--a documentary (don't everybody groan at once) by the name of GASLAND shows, on a map, the damage done to the land of our nation by natural gas wells, and there were only two places I could spot that remained "green"
One was Florida. (Congrat's Floridians) and the other was The Grand Canyon.
I've forgotten the question...
I wanted a thread about an ecological revolution....
I want more, yes MORE government incentive, for wind turbines, solar panels, I am sitting here wishing I could afford all the cool technology other countries have--hell, I live in a swamp and I want a water conservation unit thingie.
I want our communities to start co-opting these empty lots into community gardens. I want..gasp..hydroponics, so we won't have to worry so much about Bad Boy Benzines and all of his Easy Ethyl girlfriends.
I'd also like to borrow some gonads so I can say this stuff out loud, because um, me and my family are already the Liberal Atheists Who Despise All That is ... not government.
And I am not getting this?
People who enjoy tea bagging, resent being called tea baggers, reset being called ignorant although the terminology was already encultured, and now, NOW? Even NOW, they demand smaller gov't and deregulation of corporate BULLIES, YEP, DRIL BABY DRILL., yer gonna need that petroleum when you get bent over your non existent tax deducts...cause really, all the government is trying to do is make people pay more to get rich.
If you REALLY REALLY believe that supporting that plan is supporting a socialist/marksist<---I swear I saw someone spell it that way--and let's all gasp and say COMMUNIST--let us follow the freaking money.
If you went to WalMart in the past week, chances are you just threw your MONEY, your energy--IN GOD WE TRUST--you probably spent at least 36 hours of your time, supporting a communist regime that supports forced abortion, and child labor. Taiwan must be amazing. EVERYTHING is made there.
And they don't really believe in Jesus, they prefer their money in Euros.
There's a lot of stuff to be ticked off about...
Pick a card, Jen, any card...You too, Denise.
I say we have a budget crisis. So we start, at home, and we start properly fixing things so that we don't have to keep buying very pricey ineffective duct tape--no offense to duct tape. I like the stuff very much.
Hmmm...who makes it, though?