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Fire boats battle the blazing offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico off of the Lousiana coast on April 21. No one is sure how much crude oil the ruptured oil well, operated by British Petroleum and located about a mile underwater, continues to leak into the ocean. The resultant oil slick is expected to be the worst in U.S. history, surpassing 1989’s Exxon Valdez disaster.
As thick black crude oil continues to spew freely from a ruptured underwater oil well into the ocean waters of the Gulf Coast — and even threatens the Atlantic Coast — I remember the chanting of the almost-all-white crowd at the 2008 Repugnican National Convention (which, as always, was reminiscent of a KKK rally):
“Drill, baby, drill!”
Yeah, baby, we should fucking drill until the entire fucking ocean is black with oil.
Then maybe the wingnuts will be satisfied.
The wingnuts are fucking wrong about everything — the environment, the economy, energy policy, civil rights, immigration, foreign policy. You name it, they’re wrong about it.
And if we don’t disempower them, but allow their insanity to continue, they will destroy everything.
And we’ll deserve what we will get from our failure to act.