The mantra "drill baby drill" was and still is a rejection of the only saviour The Redneck Riviera had, in favor of the oilster god Oilah.
That one and only saviour you rejected is called "Prevention", whose mantra is "Safety Baby Safety".
The mantra Oilah Akbar! Oilah Akbar! was your choice like Sarah Palin, and now you must die a thousand deaths with your choice.
Go drink Tea Potty, the nectar of Oilah, the god of lies, the god of the death of a once ecologically thriving world.
Let us hope that the dying happens with as little misery as possible for your children, but it can't be undone with federal monopoly money or feel good oil collection booms made for TV (they don't work and never have).
How many times have you missed them saying "we have never tested this stuff at these depths" so we don't know if Plan B, C, or D will work?
How can you have a back up "plan" when you admit you are in over your heads?
Never forget their admission that they are in way over their heads, deeper than their knowledge, testing, and expertise, like 5th graders peering into the cosmos.
This blog, upon hearing that President Obama had decided to open up offshore drilling, immediately posted the thread The Extinction Clock Nears Midnight - 2, knowing that our nation had rejected the only saviour (Prevention) we have when it comes to satiation of oil lust with reckless misuse of technology.
I learned long ago that once we fudge on Prevention there is no saviour to rescue us from our own anthropogenic disasters.
With all the help in the world, we cannot "clean-up" Deepwater Horizon, Chernobyl, or Global Warming type disasters.
Repeat, it cannot be "cleaned up", it can only be Prevented in the first instance, and you had better learn that very, very fast.
I hear those grown men along The Redneck Riveria now crying on TV, moaning, and begging someone to do something, because the oil god Oilah will not.
"BP isn't doing all that can be done, neither is the federal government" is the new mantra replacing "drill baby drill".
Yes they are doing everything they can do, it is just that a perfect response to this type of disaster can only mitigate 2% of the ecological damage at best.
Read some history for a change.
Chernobyl killed a million people and caused a dead zone for miles around, and it will stay that way for tens of thousands of years.
Dream on, drink your nectar Tea Potty from the plastic bottle breasts of MOMCOM; dream on while you sing your hymns to Oilah, who will always fail you, and fail you biggest at the last.
Reality will keep telling you that Prevention is the only saviour you have, yes, scientific, strict, tried and true Prevention.
If you do not make the oilsters, banksters, and other members of the warlords practice an ounce of prevention you will always beg for a pound of cure, when there is only a grain of cure available.
It is funeral time in the bayou as my heart and soul cries for all of you innocent people along The Redneck Riviera whose tears mingle with the blame you place on others, even those who chastened you and warned you of spill baby spill and kill baby kill.
After Oilah priests plug the hole, go take a sip of your Tea Potty and muse about who is next: Virginia, the whole world?
MOMCOM (mother god of Oilah) is gonna have her children and eat them too, as she sings a little bedtime ditty "tell them to eat cake".