A MODEST PROPOSAL

America’s Best & Brightest demonstrate good ol’ American Kitchen Ingenuity:
 
CW Roberts employees demonstrating the use of hay to assist in a defense against the oil spill in the Gulf. This is the method that is included in the Walton County Plan of Action.
 
Hey. Wait a minute.   Hold the phone.  Howda we know this’ll work.  These guys don’t look like experts or pundits.  No string of letters behind their names.  How many studies were conducted?  Where’s the 100% guarantee.

Asking BP, Transocean or Halliburton to assume responsibility for this latest catestrophy of Bibilical proportions is a little like asking the Pope to assume responsibility for pedophile priests.   What we have here is failure to ex-communicate or regulate or deal with reality.
The American people, taxpayers, workers & voters assumed the risk & liability for this cleanup.  Why don’t we just nationalize the profits.  Oh that’s right.  Gov’mint can’t do anything right.  We want gov’mint outta state bidness & decray gov’mit overreach except when the shit hits the fan & it all goes south.  You can’t have it both ways all the time.  If it’s too big to fail . . . it’s too big & taxpayers are bailing once again.  How long are we gonna subsidize the Oil Cartel?
Possible scenarios for capping the gusher . . Top Hat – a hope & a prayer.  Junk Shot . . . what could possibly go wrong? 
Now impartial 3rd party analysts & Oil Cartel defenders say . . . This was an unexpected accident which no one was expecting.  What kinda circular logic is that.  Isn’t that the definition of an accident?  & weren’t there plans B, C & D to offset any possible negative impacts.  What could possibly go wrong?
It’s a learning moment for the Oil Cartel.  How could this possibly have been anticipated?  Right.  Who woulda expected tornadoes in OK or KS either? 
I’m no Harvard MBA.  No B-School advanced degree for me.  My Advanced Degree from PetSmart University tells me to sell your oil futures, diversify your energy portfolio.  Cash in on hay futures.  Make hay while the sun shines.  Before the sun stream quits on us or passes the buck. 
Science & medicine deal in repeatable phenomena.  How many times do we have to repeat the same costly mistakes & accidents before we do something about it?  The human tendancy to paranoia & dyslexia cause a predisposition to put a bandaid on problems & heavy duty challenges.  A lotta back-slapping & congratulations on a job well done . . . until the next disaster occurs.  The problems isn’t that we’re running out of oil.  The problem is that we are drowning in oil.  The problem isn’t that gov’mint doesn’t work.  The problem is that nothing works when the system is rigged to fail.  OpalK9 OTJ
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