Posts Tagged ‘American Clean Air and Security Act’

Oil Spill

May 5, 2010

On April 20, 2010 the MODU Deepwater Horizon exploded and caught fire. On April 22, 2010 there was a second explosion and the rig sank. Of 126 Crew members 115 have been saved. On April 23, 2010 the search for survivors was suspended. My condolences to the families of the other 11. I do not deal well with death so I will move on to my point.

On April 24, 2010 it was estimated by the Coast Guard and company officials that 1,000 barrels of oil is escaping each day. A standard oil barrel is 42 US gallons. That’s an estimate of 42,000 gallons a day. Worst case scenario we are looking at 700,000 gallons to date. A bell is in transit to facilitate containment of the well and stop the leak. Worst case let’s estimate 1,000,000 gallons. This doesn’t even rate on the scale of spills. The Exxon Valdez was over ten times worse than this and is only at number 34 on the list. Check here for the worst spills.

As you can see in 1980 Mexico had an accident which spewed 30,000 gallons a day for a year. Do you remember hearing about that? I don’t either. Top of the list is the work of Saddam Hussein (not Obama) who dumped 520,000,000 gallons resulting in an oil slick four inches thick covering 4,000 square miles. (Figure centimeters and kilometers for yourself.) A Greek tanker dumped 90,000,000 in 1979 near Trinidad and Tobago.

I can go on and on but read it for yourself. My point here is that the ocean seems to handle this sort of thing in stride. A scientist, Dr. Roy Spencer, has estimated that the Gulf itself leaks 5,000 gallons a day. I think we’re seeing another case of “let no crisis go to waste” (Eric Holder). Remember, cap-and-trade lurking in the wings, once again the American Clean Air and Security Act, already passed the House so contact your Senator. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

More Magic From Houbama

April 27, 2010

While we all watch with sheer horror as Chairman Zero and his band of unconvicted felons make big motions over here about illegal aliens let us not forget the American Clean Air and Security Act. For those of you who have been busy watching Jon Stewart (Is he still out there?) that would be the super secret code name for CAP AND TRADE. Did I say that? Sorry guys the cat’s out of the bag.

That’s right folks, you might want to contact your Senators and tell them what you are going to do to them with a rusty fork if they vote for this GIANT TAX ON FARTING. Did I say that? Sorry again guys, I just can’t seem to keep a secret today. The American Clean Air and Security Act, wow that sounds impressive. If I called it the American Libation and Refreshing Alcohol Act would you give me one percent of your pay so I can get some beer? If you do I’ll pay my tax on farting.

Oh, and that part about contacting your Senators, that’s only because IT’S ALREADY PASSED THE HOUSE! How’d he do that? This Houbama is goood! Once again here’s how we contact our Senators. Until next time, screw environmentalists.