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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hey, Oil Slut, Let's Hear More About that "Advanced Sub-Sea Technology"

The oil industry has been using their Oil Slut to tout their "sub-sea technology", though those commercials seem to have been yanked off the air. Small wonder.



That technology seems to be working really well, since the BP well that is nearly a mile underwater is now thought to be dumping about 5,000 barrels of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. That is over 200,000 gallons a day.

The attitude of BP (or Transocean, which drilled the well for BP) seems to be an amazing one of "hey, it could be a lot worse". That'll play really well as the oil begins washing ashore. When it starts washing up on the beaches of the Redneck Riviera, maybe we can ask all those Palin supporters there: "How's `drill, baby, drill' working out for you?"

Stephen Colbert weighed in:

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2 comments:

BadTux said...

The sad and hilarious part is that it's all for naught. 90% of the continental U.S. and continental shelves have been thoroughly thumped, mapped, and exploited to exhaustion. That 90% lasted 90 years. What that means is that even if we drill, baby, drilled every single one of the remaining unexploited acres, we'd get at most 10 years worth of oil out of it. Is that worth despoiling beaches and killing oodles of marine life? Well, I suppose, if you're a heartless greedy Republican asshole...

- Badtux the Oil Penguin

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

We've pretty much taken all of the low-hanging fruit when it comes to underground Jurassic Juice.

There's the stuff in places where mistakes mean huge environmental catastrophes. And the folks in Alberta don't seem to care that large swaths of their province will be turned into dead zones from mining oil sands.