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>Spill, Baby, Spill

May 5, 2010

>Not much originality in the title, but its amazing to me that people still don’t get it even though the Gulf of Mexico is turning into a sludge pool.

Big oil funded politicians are still calling for more offshore drilling.

I’ve been reluctant to comment on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill, mainly because anything I write might not be relevant within hours of publishing because of changing conditions and predictions and such.

But then I heard Texas Governor Rick Perry say,”From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.”

It’s no surprise to learn that the GOP (Gas, Oil, Petroleum) worships big oil, but to claim that probable negligence of man was actually caused by God is a bit ridiculous.

God, or his team of writers, did say this, however, in Leviticus11: 9-12.

9 These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat. 10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you: 11 They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination. 12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.

So maybe God is being vengeful because of all the Red Lobsters and Captain D’s springing up across the country. God hates shrimp. Just like he hates the gays.

No, God doesn’t work that way. Not in the 21st century, anyway.

Then Dana Perino chimed in with “I don’t want to introduce a conspiracy theory,” followed by “but was this deliberate?…Was it sabotage?”

Are these people nuts?

Here is something I don’t understand, from al.com.

With extra time to respond, BP officials said they were continuing efforts to block or contain three gushing leaks 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf.”

That followed a couple of paragraphs that concluded that no landfall of oil was likely for another three days.

I don’t see how conditions on the beach have anything to do with BP’s urgency to stop the flow of oil in the middle of the Gulf. There is no “extra time.” No extra time!

The problems on the beach and the problems on the ocean floor are not connected in the sense that oil not washing up on the beaches has nothing to do with the 210,000 gallons per day still leaking.

And then there is this statement by BP’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles yesterday in Mobile, who said he hoped one of the leaks would be blocked by late Tuesday.

“I don’t believe that will change the total amount of oil being leaked, but it does mean we’ll go from three leak points to two, which is progress.”

Think about that. Yes, it’s progress, in that if they stopped one, they can stop the others. But, he expects that 210,000 gallons of oil a day will still be leaking, even after a leak is stopped.

When do you expect all the leaking to stop? That is the question we want answered.

Watch Celine Dion sing “A New Day.” We need a new day, that’s for sure.

>Of surprises, quarterbacks and daytime talk shows

February 11, 2010

>”Any gay would die to be at this show,” Patrick said, writing about Oprah’s show yesterday.

True, there was some talented eye candy on Oprah’s stage yesterday when she had the Canadian Tenors on the show, and they were quite surprised when Celine Dion walked out and joined them during their performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” (you know this is one of my favorite songs).

You can hear Patrick’s interview with Tenor Clifton Murray at the link above. They will be on Dr. Phil tomorrow and performing at the Olympics and the NBA All-Star game

You will watch this video more than once.

“I love a surprise,” as Oprah says. Obviously, these guys do, too.

Celine, by the way, confirmed on Oprah yesterday that she will be returning to Vegas in March 2011 with a huge show. I see another Vegas trip in the future!

Today on Oprah, show is about “The high school quarterback who became a lesbian.”

Maybe a little misleading, as there may be some confusion here between sexual orientation and gender identity. In the comments at the link, this is brought up, even before the show is broadcast. Ratings!

And in other quarterback/talk show news, Ellen is having Saints QB Drew Brees on!

DVR!

>Music: Celine and NIck

January 16, 2009

>This is just some fun to take us into the weekend.

Last night’s concert by Celine Dion was Vegas brought to Birmingham. It’s easy enough to find video of Celine singing, but here is something else she did last night.

The concert was great. It ended with “My Heart Will Go On.” No videos yet of that from last night, but here is the same ending from her concert in Kansas City earlier this month.

Have you heard of Nick Pitera? Sort of a YouTube sensation. From that link you can listen to all of his songs.

Here he is sounding as good as Alicia Keys singing “No One.” Alicia’s version is here, in a marriage video I posted a while back.

And here he covers Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours.” (Listen to Jason here, on an older post).