Friday, June 04, 2010

What are we doing?

I have tried to distance myself from news of the Oil disaster for fear of becoming utterly despondent (or militant!). I wonder how one can try to scrape together feelings of hope when hearing news from the 'front lines' about the latest failure in dealing with this environmental disaster. It's not just a 'tragedy'; it's not just an 'accident' it's a pre-apocalyptic natural disaster and it appears we are frightfully impotent to handle it.

Just when it started to seem microscopically possible that in a few years time we might yet be able to pull out of the economic mess; any sparks of that renewed spirit are being suffocated to death just like the birds and sea creatures on the gulf coast. It is horrible sitting here with the feeling of utter helplessness at not being able to do anything to help solve this problem.

But enough of my rant; for real facts and information; please visit Sharon Steitler's site. That 'Birdchick' has got it goin' on as evidenced in her last paragraph copied here with her gracious permission:

I recall with the passing of the health care bill that Vice President Biden remarked it was a big “effing” deal. If I would like to see any profanity from the higher office, it would be now. Enough of everyone giving carefully worded and not so carefully worded statements of dismay and apologies without taking responsibility. I want President Obama to channel some Samuel L. Jackson in Snakes on a Plane in dealing with BP. I want an immediately assembled “think tank” of the world’s underwater engineering experts, wildlife experts, middle school and high school science fair winners and the entire staff of MythBusters to pitch ideas on how to stop the leak.
Sharon Steitler aka Birdchick