Friday, April 30, 2010

Louisiana: Under Siege

I love my state of Louisiana. It is so beautiful and culturally rich. It saddens me that much wildlife is going to perish in this "Sportsman's Paradise" because of human folly.

Many people like to discount Louisiana, but we are vital to the nation's interests as a top port, energy center, and wildlife refuge. Forty percent of our nation's wetlands is found in Louisiana. I am crossing my fingers that as much life can be spared as possible.

For all the animals we endanger... I am sorry we humans are such douchebags.


Anonymous jimbo said...

Will anyone who ever said "Drill, baby drill!" and those who supported offshore drilling please report to the coast for cleanup ASAP. Thxby.

April 30, 2010  
Blogger RBL1 said...

Something we can agree on. I hope the citizens of probably Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida file a massive lawsuit against those involved. It will "ruin" tourism and commercial and sport fishing along the gulf coast for possibly years to come.

April 30, 2010  
Blogger Jeff in Toledo said...

Brett, what did we say about you smokin' in the boys' room?

April 30, 2010  
Blogger Cubby said...

Oh, the humanity!
I pray the worst doesn't happen, but I think we know it's inevitable.
God help us.

April 30, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conspiricy theory, who doesnt want us to have and use our own oil, get ready for higher oil taxes, sorry it had to be yall again Louisanna!

April 30, 2010  
Blogger Raybeard said...

This is shaping up into a catastrophe beyond belief. Just too upsetting and I know that for weeks to come I'm going to be switching TV channels whenever anything comes on about it, not needing anything more than my imagination to show me the total horror unfolding. My deep sympathies to all affected, not least for the immense populations of innocent wildlife about to perish. Such an appalling, yet avoidable, horror.

May 01, 2010  
Blogger cb said...

The oil spill makes me just sick to my stomach.

But the oil company not having proven contingency plans ready to go in case of such an emergency... really pisses me off.

May 01, 2010  
Blogger Homer said...

And now it looks like Halliburton is involved.

May 01, 2010  
Blogger WranglerMan said...

Peoples' livelihoods in the fishing industry are at stake, just as we thought the region was turning a corner from Katrina!

Go after BP with a vengeance!

May 02, 2010  
Blogger RG said...

I mean really, how much more can LA take? Seriously - enough!

May 02, 2010  
Blogger TED said...

According to the EPA, in 1997, there were 105.5 million acres of wetlands in the lower 48. Of those, 8.8 million were in Louisiana, so that's just under 9% of the nation's wetlands, if you don't count Alaska and Hawaii in the denominator.

May 05, 2010  
Blogger FlipFlopsBoy said...

As a fellow Louisianian, I too am sick over all this. God help us, indeed.

May 15, 2010  
Anonymous said...

I'm watching the all thing on the news in France and I feel so sorry for Louisiana and the people who live there. Money and power have been driving forces for ever but in the past twenty years making money, a lot, at any cost became the global philosopy and this spill is only one of the "we can't pretend we haven't seen" symptom. And while all this happend some vultures speculate and make more money, money the tax payers all over the world will end up paying anyway. I don't believe in god but would love to believe in men and women (and the rainbow people).
When seing an Ipad what's come to mind ?
It's too cool
did the chinese who made this one comited suicide because kind of enslaved in his camp/factory ?
The best thing would be a global Woodstock event wich would change the course.
I hope I wasn't too french.

June 01, 2010  

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