PORT FOURCHON, LA Photos of Oil Spill

What a mess. And what’s with using plastic bags? Is that really an effective clean up technique?

PORT FOURCHON, LA - MAY 24: A BP cleanup crew shovels oil from a beach on May 24, 2010 at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. BP CEO Tony Hayward, who visited the beach, said that BP is doing everything possible to clean up the massive oil spill still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Officials now say, however, that it may be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands and islands affected. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward looks on as crew members clean up the beach in Port Fourchon, Louisiana May 24, 2010. The U.S. government piled pressure on BP on Monday to clean up a "massive environmental mess" in the Gulf of Mexico amid growing anger at the oil giant's failure to contain a five-week-old oil spill. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES)

PORT FOURCHON, LA - MAY 24: A BP cleanup crew shovels oil from a beach on May 24, 2010 at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. BP CEO Tony Hayward, who visited the beach, said that BP is doing everything possible to clean up the massive oil spill still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Officials now say, however, that it may be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands and islands affected. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

PORT FOURCHON, LA - MAY 24: A BP cleanup crew shovels oil from a beach on May 24, 2010 at Port Fourchon, Louisiana. BP CEO Tony Hayward, who visited the beach, said that BP is doing everything possible to clean up the massive oil spill still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Officials now say, however, that it may be impossible to clean the hundreds of miles of coastal wetlands and islands affected. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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18 Responses to PORT FOURCHON, LA Photos of Oil Spill

  1. skyagunsta says:

    This is really sad … sad because it could be (maybe already is)the end of a whole way of life for the people in the marshes or the bayous down in Louisiana…It is sad because the Bushes put in place something (or took away regulations) that allowed BP to do just what it did that contributed to this oil gush. This is not an oil spill. The oild did not spill from a tanker. The oil is gushing from the bottom of the sea upwards. This is an oil gush and while all of this is happening the Bushes are sitting happy as a lark on their tushes not giving a single care about the gush and its effect on people or the environment just like they did not care about the people in New Orleans when Katrina happened. And to top it all off … Obama has not done much to stop the gush, clean the oil or put regulations in place that would prohibit another gush. The ecosystem has not yet begun to see thefull impact of the Bushes and all the others who bend a need to their greed.

    AliSilver Reply:

    @skyagunsta, You’re really hating on the Bushes :P
    That aside, I feel very strongly that this is going to make cap and trade a no brainer. Whether you support it or not, I’ve just got this feeling that is what is next. “look we lost all that oil, there’s very little left”. Rationing next? I don’t know. And I’m also wonder what kind of geological impact this will have on the sea floor. I don’t konw much about that kind of thing, but it seems unlikely that the oil could spew for weeks or months and not create some kind of ‘seismic’ situation, for lack of a better term. I wonder if ever there are natural oil eruptions in NATURE, like a volcano? And if so, what happens to the earth or sea floor around it? It’s not getting any better……….and it seems with every report it is more dire. :| GOD HELP US !

    AliSilver Reply:

    @skyagunsta, You don’t think any democrat had a hand in this mess? What about Clintons de regulation? Al Gore the screaming environmentalist? I just gotta point out any time I see someone bashing a rep, that if you think the dems are any better at saving the environment and turning away money, you’re fooling yourself.
    It’s time to view all GOVT for what they are. As soon as people stop defending one party and bashing the other, then the people can see both parties are the same.
    I think it all goes back to just a few big banks and they spread the money around BOTH PARTIES during campaign and both parties protect those companies when they get in office. Only the biggest and FATTEST of the fat cat companies have enough $$ to sway an election their way. They do NOT give campaign contributions to the guy they think is the BEST for the country, but to the guy they think is BEST for their wallet. That goes wayyyyyyyyyy back before any Bush and continues today through Obama.

    Sage Reply:

    Al Gore the screaming environmentalist?

    No, I don’t think he’s responsible for this mess. This is the type of mess he’s been trying to prevent.

    AliSilver Reply:

    @Sage, Al Gore didn’t found or head some department for de regulation under Clinton?

    Sorry cannot stand Al. I used to like him, too ! When he was veep I thought he was so cool.

    Sage Reply:

    In the case of big oil, facts don’t bear out that the parties are equally responsible. Republicans far surpass Democrats in donations from big oil


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    http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?ind=e01

    AliSilver Reply:

    @Sage, Ok I’ll concede. But the DEM in the white house RIGHT NOW has taken plenty from the oil co. responsible for the disaster RIGHT NOW.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64420A20100505

    Sage Reply:

    I’m not happy with him either.

    AliSilver Reply:

    @Sage, Oh Oops. This is what happens when i try to play online while cooking, and fielding business phone calls. I went off half-cocked. Sorry !

    Sage Reply:

    No problem.

    timesr Reply:

    @AliSilver, “It’s time to view all GOVT for what they are. As soon as people stop defending one party and bashing the other, then the people can see both parties are the same.”

    Not exactly the same. One party promotes the idea that government can’t do anything right and the other that government has a legitimate role in regulating business.

    AliSilver Reply:

    @timesr, I disagree. Of course, both parties have their talking points, but that is ALL they are. They are ideas to convince people to elect them. Once in office, they are all the same. Yes, surely there are little issues here or there that are different, but both are scratching the same backs behind closed doors.
    For example… Bush and Obama both take HUGE $$$ from the big banks. Then when the big banks fail , they point their finger at the BANK and say shame on you,you caused this, etc etc. Did they give back that money the banks gave them made off the backs of the working man? Heck no, neither one of them. They made no apologies . Then they tell US the banks did it, the banks did it. Most Americans believe the lie. I have no clue how much Bush made off the banks that WE the taxpayer bailed out. But Obama can in part thank them for his election. I don’t know that his actual wealth grew, but it certainly didn’t hurt his campaign. So that’s my point. In very recent history our 2 most CURRENT presidents, one rep and one dem, benefitted immenesely from the banks they blame for our current situation.
    You’ll have to forgive me… I ‘m old enough to remember more presidents, but I was not ‘awake’ enough to pay attention to politics until the last decade or so. So what clinton/bush1/reagan/carter/ford did……… I don’t really know. I don’t like to read accounts of that time because I feel they are all tainted accounts. So my plan is to pay attention NOW to give accurate history accounts later. That’s all I can do. :P
    So Bush and Obama look as radically different as day and night if you just look at what they say and what they ‘stand’ for. But behind the surface, they are virtually the same. I feel bad for the O voters who thought they were going to get a big difference. In the end, even though the laws and policies they pass and support are different, they are all fat cats disguised as mild mannered politicians.
    There is my point…..little long and little repetitious…….sorry !

    Sage Reply:

    I feel there are some differences in the parties as far as what they support and what they try to legislate. Republicans are far more authoritarian in nature than Democrats as well. For many people it isn’t about supporting a party so much as the ideals embodied by the party.

    timesr Reply:

    @AliSilver, “I feel bad for the O voters who thought they were going to get a big difference.”

    There seems to be disagreement on that – some think Obama is rapidly turning the US into a communist nation while others see no change.

  2. AliSilver says:

    Actually it may not go back that far. I’m going to guess that it began right after JFK. I was not alive then, so I’m guessing. I think pre JFK, they were beginning to work the govt like I stated above. Then I think JFK might have tried to break that trend. He ws popular with the public, but not so popular with the other higher ups in the country. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I welcome input ! :)

  3. AliSilver says:

    And I meant to say yesterday to your ‘whats up with the plastic bags’… it reminds me a man with an umbrella on the beach waiting for a hurricane. It’s so silly l ooking, it would be FUNNY if it were’nt such a mess. It looks like they jsut sent a few guys out with shovels to look ‘busy’ while they figure out what to do.

  4. skyagunsta says:

    Ali, I think most of this started with the Reagan/Bush era. And yes, I have no love for the Bushes. I see all the harm that they cause wherever they happen to plant themselves.

    AliSilver Reply:

    @skyagunsta, LOL@ Plant themselves.
    That’s pretty good sky!

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