You hardly ever joke anymore, what's up, or not, in your life?
Well my life is a conundrum right now. I'm having the time of my life. Everything I touch turns to gold. I make some financial decisions thinking about ten minutes on the matter and they become life changing for me. I'm thinking of retiring early because of those decisions but I love my jobs. I have five of them now but they don't take up enough time in the day so I end up coming here to just piiss you all off. So that is the conundrum. I know, as we all do, plenty of people who have lost their jobs in the past two years. I feel like I need to hide under a basket.
Today I went fishing at dawn, then kayaking, went to lunch with my family at a very nice restaurant that has a monkfish in lemon and caper sauce to die for and a mussels in a cream and fennel sauce and I had to get that too. They also know how to make my martini. Tomorrow at 5:30AM I lead a kayaking tour around some islands. In between why would I come here to be all high and mighty? I'm friggin' nuts I guess.
I want to change the direction this country is headed. I don't want to make friends or make jokes. I want to make people understand how important some of these decisions we make are. Like electing George Bush or not just scapegoating BP and letting big oil do business as usual. I suppose it could be said that I am such a pompous ass that anyone who listened to me voted for Bush out of spite. Bryan said as much once when I was arguing with him years ago. But the ashole would have voted for Bush or even worse, a libertarian regardless of what I said.
And so it goes. (Believe it or not but in real life I don't think I am a pompous ass, only my wife calls me an ass. I do act like I am on crystal meth most of the time but I take afternoon naps pretty much every day.)
#530593 - 07/25/1004:32 PMRe: You don't actually have to buy a scientist
Proud MacBabe. Happy everything to everybody.
Loc: B.C. Canada
Today I went fishing at dawn, then kayaking, went to lunch with my family at a very nice restaurant that has a monkfish in lemon and caper sauce to die for and a mussels in a cream and fennel sauce and I had to get that too. They also know how to make my martini. Tomorrow at 5:30AM I lead a kayaking tour around some islands.
That sounds lovely. Looks like Tony Hayward is "going to have his life back" pretty soon and will be able to do all those comforting activities also. He is resigning.
It was meant as a compliment. We need better people in government appointed and elected positions. Too bad it tends to be a sinkhole timesuck that doesn't seem to change much no matter which party is in power. Guess that's where my cynicism kicks in.
Anyways, I think the main reason the GOM oil spill has a longer shelf life than the refinery disaster is because it really does affect so many more people. We've had refinery incidents with deaths in years past here in my locale that barely blip the national MSM radar screen. The BP refinery was forgotten quickly because it did not have a long lasting major effect on the region or nation as a whole. I do believe you are correct about the spill cams and other reporting extending the GOM disaster to certain extent. The Reality TV syndrome has a segment of our nation in a slow and painless death grip. But, I do have friends in the Gulf region in an already depressed economy that have been affected by this. I've even had local oil patch friends here tell me of Gulf oil workers coming here in hopes of work when there is not enough jobs to go around here as it is.
I have seen a few references regarding the bluefin tuna coming from opposite extremes. I would imagine there will be some serious studies and that would be a worthwhile project to come out of this mess. Hopefully any studies will be truly independent even if the funding is paid for out of the BP fund or however that works.
Oh I see - you thought it he meant it as an insult to the deceased? No I don't think so - he said he was personally devastated by their deaths so that's been taken out of context, twisted and distorted to make him look like a bad person.
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