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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Here it Comes...

.... and BP has not succeeded in the slightest to stop the flow of oil. Not only is the oil headed to the coast, but hurricane season is on it's way. It starts Tuesday, and of course, the Gulf Coast is among the high risk areas for a hurricane strike in any given year.

NOAA has even issued a "fact sheet" explaining what could happen if a hurricane came across the spill. Depending on how the storm tracks, massive amounts of oil could foul the wetlands anywhere from Texas to Florida.

What is it going to take to get the assholes at BP to stop that thing up? A Unified Command has been created to manage response to the spill, but where's the Unified Effort to stop the damn thing? Looks to me like we are standing around waiting for BP to clean up it's mess, but to Miss Ginger that makes about as much sense as waiting around for a baby to change it's own diaper!

The next Acme Product that the Wile E Coyotes at BP are going to try is a "Lower Marine Riser Package" which is coyotespeak for "huge-ass rubber plug". They are first going to cut the broken riser pipe off of the well-head, which makes the most sense of anything they have tried yet.

If that doesn't work, they may have to send Wile E down there to cut the riser himself. Then he could drop a giant boulder over the end of the pipe and the problem would be solved!

I certainly hope no one would consider pulling into a BP station for a fill-up after this disaster!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I am hopeful that cutting the pipe clean and then putting a diverter on will work. If they would have done this weeks ago, assuming they had the cap ready, would have save much oil incursion. It is a "what can we do now" versus the "what is the worst case?". Our current society wanted the quick fix versus the more likely fix.

Sorry, it is just the engineer in me coming out.

mistress maddie said...
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mistress maddie said...

I had to delet my last comment. Im just a wee bit tipsy (dronk) from tea dance. What a was going to say is, is that I'm tired of all this bullshit. I can't believe this is still happening. I m not going to get gas their at all. We have several stations around here and their all not busy at all. I run out of damn gas before I fill my damn tank there. Wonder how it has affected sales there?

Joy said...

I hope it has affected sales. They will never get my business again. Good post, Miss Ginger! Well said.

I enjoyed what you said, Ken. Engineers are cool! I like the way y'all think.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

i cant remember if bp sells their gas to other stations. i wont go to one either.

one way or another, we, the taxpayers, will end up paying for bp's corner cutting in building the well in the first place. if nothing else, maybe this horrific disaster will raise awareness of WHY it is important to have very tight controls and legislation regarding future deep well drilling operations.



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