"Make a Hole, Make it Wide"
Well Big Poppa's happy to get his two bar stools back. Al Gore would be proud, got the bar stools retrofitted so that the heat from my double wide butt can be generated into energy to keep the beer ice cold. My little contribution to Mother Nature or as I call her "Al's Mistress"
1. Come to Alabama & get a free tar ball t-shirt
Oh Gov. Haley Barbour, you my friend are not a good PR person for your state. Now don't get Big Poppa wrong, I like Gov. Barbour enough that I thought he had a strong chance to run for President in 2008. I guess he likes to be one of those "behind the scene" types, but McCain/Barbour 2008 sounded good to me.
So on Sunday, good 'ol Haley hit the talk show circus and visited Fox News, where he proclaimed "Alabama's beaches are fine and the tar balls are no big deal." WTF? Haley you been sipping the moonshine again?
There's an oil slick the size of Florida a mile off Alabama's coastline and Haley states the beaches are fine. Didn't Mayor Vaughn say the same thing about the giant great white shark to Sheriff Brody in the movie Jaws?
As Haley said "you can pick the tar balls up and throw them in a bag" is a great way to get people to the beach and wear those t-shirts "all I got was this lousy t-shirt and a bag of tar balls."
As the governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida met with Pres. Obama to discuss clean up efforts, Haley decided to stay home and do some PR work to get bodies into his state. This is not the first time Haley skipped out on Pres Obama. Haley does make the concerted effort to attend the daily conference call on the oil spill with BP and the Coast Guard.
I think Haley has been listening to Limbaugh to long. Limbaugh stated "it's not a disaster and the Gulf will clean itself up." Can anyone tell me the last time Limbaugh made a trip to Prince William Sound since the Exxon Valdez disaster?
To date, they are still finding pockets of Exxon Valdez oil as far as 450 miles away. I do believe Limbaugh has a sweet palace next to the water in Miami, what will happen when the BP oil comes around and hits his beach. Will Limbaugh claim it doesn't exist?
Projections show that the oil spill will eventually wrap around Florida and move up the Atlantic coastline, with some of it making it's way to "Jolly 'ol England" as well. How fitting if it finds the BP execs mansion some how.
2. The World has flipped
Ok, I'm confused.. The Gore's split after 40 years together, the Clinton's are still together and Rush Limbaugh married for the 4th time. It's like a trivial political Bermuda triangle.
The Gore's split has everyone running for a conspiracy theory. Did someone cheat? Was John Edwards involved? Some are even blaming Pres "W" on the divorce.
Statistics show many baby boomers are divorcing well into their early 60's, more for the fact that many of those couples had been together since their Senior years in high school.
Talking with old friends about the divorce, many joked that "you know Al invented divorce before the Internet" which was funny. I reminded everyone about how Tipper brought us the PMRC in the mid-80's to fight over song lyrics in heavy metal music. Thanks to Tipper, many bands sold millions more albums and became millionaires, but I blame her for bringing then Twisted Sister's Dee Snyder to capital hill. Since then, Dee Snyder hasn't shut up, won't go away and Ted Nugent became a political force.
Oh! good luck Rush on #4... wait for every 10 years the Gore's were together, Rush had a divorce. And to quote Bill Maher "the asked not to throw rice at the Limbaugh wedding but Viagra instead"
3. Jon Stewart mixes fact
Now I like the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He is able to point out the obvious as too what many are thinking and not be partisan. He hits both sides, but his attack on Pres Obama and how he is handling the BP Oil Spill is off mark.
Yes, everyone has heard Pres Obama state the BP Oil Spill is a major priority, but business of the President cannot come to a halt for this matter. There are presidential duties that must be done, yet Stewart put a montage of clips together that made it seem as if Pres Obama doesn't care.
Yes, Pres Obama should be worried and concerned about the Oil Spill, but business cannot stop for any President. President Bush still worked all his priorities along side handling the days after 9/11. A business does not shut down when one shipment does not arrive when there are other shipments to work through.
Everyone wants to see Pres Obama stand up, kick and scream, through a tantrum, but why? I do not recall any of the past four presidents do any of that during a crisis. Pres Bush was calm when he he visited Ground Zero. Pres Bush was calm when speaking to the workers at Ground Zero. He didn't yell and blurt explenatives. He remained posed and presidential, as is Pres Obama during this crisis.
All of this sounds like a rambling blog this day and I apologize. I think the heat generating from the retrofitted bar stools has caused my carbon footprint to cloud the bar. Fill the tire recycled peanut bowl and pay the political tab.