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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Miss Them Yet?

Don't be fooled by all The Left's eco-piety in wake of the recent Gulf oil spill. As usual, if something has libtards in high dudgeon, it's little more than a convenient opportunity to bash Christians for opposing their Radical Homosexual Agenda. So, millions of marine organisms are being coated in oil before dying an unconscionable death? Then don't tell them about Father Joe's Lenten Friday fish fries over at Our Lady of the Denunciation, lest Ayatollah Pelosi and her Code Pink mules be unfurling their elitist, grammatically-correct banners from the choir loft come Ash Wednesday. The wholesale slaughter of the creatures in His oceans has been a cherished institution of Christendom ever since Our Lord fed the masses with His loaves and fishes, and their shrill calls for banning off-shore drilling are thinly veiled attacks on us people of Faith.

What strikes me as most sad about this whole situation is that it presents yet another missed opportunity for reflection by The Left. Rather than engaging in the critical self-analysis it takes to understand why they hate Jesus so much and why they refuse to accept Him as their Lord and Savior, it will play into their cynical politics-as-usual, this time to retrospectively bash the Bush administration:
The oil well spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico didn't have a remote-control shut-off switch used in two other major oil-producing nations as last-resort protection against underwater spills. ...

The U.S. considered requiring a remote-controlled shut-off mechanism several years ago, but drilling companies questioned its cost and effectiveness, according to the agency overseeing offshore drilling. The agency, the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service, says it decided the remote device wasn't needed because rigs had other back-up plans to cut off a well. ...

U.S. regulators have considered mandating the use of remote-control acoustic switches or other back-up equipment at least since 2000. After a drilling ship accidentally released oil, the Minerals Management Service issued a safety notice that said a back-up system is "an essential component of a deepwater drilling system."

The industry argued against the acoustic systems. A 2001 report from the International Association of Drilling Contractors said "significant doubts remain in regard to the ability of this type of system to provide a reliable emergency back-up control system during an actual well flowing incident."

By 2003, U.S. regulators decided remote-controlled safeguards needed more study. A report commissioned by the Minerals Management Service said "acoustic systems are not recommended because they tend to be very costly."
How cynical. If anyone's to blame for the unfurling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, it's the Louisiana Democrats who were unable to mobilize their schoolbuses and get those animals out of harm's way in time. But then again, I'm used to the pathetic denial of The Left. So, Christians, prepare to endure more baseless lies about Conservatism, until they find their next hobby horse to ride. Praise Him!

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