Sunday, May 2, 2010

About the Gulf Oil Spill

My Mother had a saying that covered the current oil spill in the Gulf.

"When in trouble, fear or doubt.
Fools run in circles
Scream and shout."

ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2000) — Twice an Exxon Valdez spill worth of oil seeps into the Gulf of Mexico every year, according to a new study that will be presented January 27 at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.


Say we have 5,000 bbls a day spread along 100 miles of coast. That is 50 bbls per mile. Every day. At 42 gallons per bbl that is 2,000 gallons per mile or about .4 gallon per foot. Not too bad for one day. If it goes on for a couple of months not good immediately. A lot of wild life will be killed. And then as time goes on bacteria will start eating the oil and the food chain will blossom.

If the oil spreads more – that is good. If a lot evaporates – good. If a lot can be captured before it reaches the coast – good.

Of course if more drilling and mining of oil was allowed on land the chances of an accident at sea would be reduced relatively if not absolutely (oil consumption is still rising).

The good folk over at Power and Control also has a wise saying.

The desire of the ultra greens for a risk free civilization is increasing the risk that we will wind up with no civilization. Fools.

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Ray Price and "Crazy Arms"

My grandson asked who Ray Price was and while I was explaining that he was probably the equal to Hank Williams... I realized that I credited Price with Williams' classic in my previous post..... gasp and gadzooks and all that. Well, I've fixed that and just to make up for it:

Here's "You Win Again."

And we can't forget:

Ray Price's "Crazy Arms.

Once upon a time a Buddy and I, after flight ops were over would go over to the club drop some coins in the jukebox and split a pitcher or two of Black Label. He's gone now, been gone for 48 years, but I still remember how we would solve the problems of the world after a few. I guess that was low tech blogging.

If these two songs don't make you want to pop a top on a PBR and just kick back then you can't be helped!

Here, educate yourself. Betcha you didn't know all those super stars started out with Price!
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The news is out, all over town, that you've been seen out running 'round.... with apologies to Hank Williams

UPDATED: Reports out of Washington, DC: PRESIDENT OBAMA in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, D.C. Hotel with a former campaign aide.

A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions.

Now, the investigators are searching for a hotel surveillance videotape.

While Baker has insisted in the past that "nothing happened" between them, reports reveal that top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair.

Among those being offered money is a limo driver who says in 2004 that he took Vera to a secret hotel rendezvous in a Washington hotel where Obama was staying.

An ENQUIRER reporter has confirmed the limo driver's account of the secret 2004 rendezvous and has also learned that on-site hotel surveillance video camera footage could provide indisputable evidence to the investigation.

You know, I almost feel sorry for him.
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