Where are all the "Save The Gulf" concerts and "tea parties" and petitions? Where are the TV benefits with celebrities and musicians giving heartfelt speeches about the poor fishermen, the wildlife, the beaches, the loss of income and the sabotaged Gulf economy?
I totally agree -- we just spent how much money, collected how many resources and food and other donations, to send aid and mission help to Haiti in the aftermath of their collapse, as well as other countries we've sent aid to, and our own government and all these bleeding-heart activists are keeping their hands in their pockets and kicking at the sand with their toes while the US experiences one of its worst disasters of a man-made nature in history.
The Gulf arena is still not recovered on an economic level from the aftermath of the botched Katrina efforts lead by the government. There are fields FULL of those death-trap FEMA trailers still sitting around throughout select areas of Arkansas and Mississippi. Folks waiting to see if formaldehyde might dissipate in the sunshine and heat so they can make a buck selling the trailers to someone else.
This Gulf mess is not something we did. I find it hard to believe that a company in that business, with hundreds or better oil rigs around the world, who does this day in and day out, is having this much trouble shutting it down. Who's gonna clean the mess up? We will. Thanks to our gas prices going up, our food prices for all the contaminated areas, etc. And there sits the president, playing tiddly-winks with the Mexican government over border issues.
Makes you a bit ashamed of hanging that flag for folks to see. We don't care about our own country.