Monday, May 3, 2010

"Like Chocolate Milk"

Ummmmm... (Via atrios)
GULFPORT — U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor on Saturday said people shouldn’t be so scared about the massive oil spill in the Gulf; he said after flying over it, “it’s not as bad as I thought.”
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He described the spill as a light, rainbow sheen with patches that look like chocolate milk.

He did not see any traces along the Louisiana shore, near the Chandeleur Islands in Louisiana or the barrier islands in Mississippi.

He said the closest he saw oil was 20 miles from the Louisiana marsh and that it was further than that away from the Chandeleur Islands and even further from the barrier islands.

“It’s breaking up naturally; that’s a good thing. The fact that it’s a long way from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, that’s a great thing, because it gives it time to break up naturally,” he said.

Walker said the sheen could collect on beaches and in estuaries, but it will evaporate within a week.

Walker’s plan is to let any sheen that makes its way into the marshes evaporate naturally.

“That’s what we will probably do, is leave it alone and let nature take its course,” he said.
Given the number of times he said naturally in that interview, I'm pretty sure he doesn't know what that word means.

Gene Taylor is a Congressman, one of the several hundred people in charge of making the laws for this country.

1 comment:

  1. sometimes nature blasts tons of oil into the gulf of mexico. that's just a thing that happens, it isn't anyones fault or anything. nature.