06.11.10

BP

Posted in Things at 1:57 pm by bsdman

You know what grinds my gears? It’s BP.

I'm surprised that they even acknowledged there was an issue. I heard everything from "oh it's only a few barrels a day" to "oh my God our children will never know what Gulf Of Mexico shrimp tastes like!" and everything between.

Then the people that wanted to fix it:

Let's try to clamp it using the clamps that weren't designed for this
Let's just wait it out
Let's put chemicals in the water to "eat" the oil
Let's put garbage in the hole
Let's put golf balls in the hole
Let's employ the fishermen who's lives we have ruined to help clean the top of the ocean
Let's cut the pipe and fit a cover on it and hope when we close the vents it doesn't push out
Let's just wait until two other wells are built to relieve the pressure

Argh.

And that's what grinds my gears.