And the hits keep coming.
I just finished writing about the good people of Bergen County NJ who seem to have trouble connecting the dots when I see the people of the Gulf rising to the defense of the oil industry!
With the entire country and many parts of the civilized world looking on these people are spending time; effort; and money to have the temporary ban on oil drilling lifted!
"Please allow the greedy bastards to continue soiling our land! We need the jobs."
It is a move that brings to mind some of the terrible symptoms of the mental illness known as 'Munchausen by proxy.' This syndrome causes a mother to make her child sick in order to gain attention and care. It is the sickest form of self promotion there is as the fifteen minutes of fame derived by the mother could end up causing the child its life.
But in this case the disease is real so the danger is more imminent and the continuation of the cause more diabolical.
There have always been thrill seeking sickos such as the fireman who started fires so that he could be first on the scene to save the would-be victims and thus be touted as a hero.
Continue to drill and spew death dealing drudge to the coastline but keep the aid coming to repair the area.
It is a classic disconnect between 'what is' and 'what should be.'
And as surely as I live and breathe these same individuals will blame President Obama and his team for not fixing the problem. They will blame the administration for not spending and sending more money to the region; money that will go down the well!
All those who demand the torpedoes be ignored should be ashamed of themselves.
If the lawsuit to lift the temporary ban on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is successful then we should stop all aid to the region and let them clean up their own act! In this day and age we must draw the line in the sand somewhere.
We can not continue to throw good money after bad when they wish to throw out the baby with the oil water.