Ok so I just need to share my two cents here bc I have yet to blog about this entire oil spill disaster that we are facing. So if u don’t already know my views on Elisabeth Hasselbeck, I invite u to check out my blogs that are still up on myspace (click here now) for that info. And also to see many other blogs I’ve posted that were The View related. So I’ve watched The View since the very first episode and thru all of the co-host changes. I used to have dvr and watched daily, now that they have episodes online when I get the chance I’ll watch them, but otherwise I watch clips on youtube. So this one I had to post so I can share my thoughts.
Starting with the spill: this is absolutely ludicrous , the whole situation, from not take ownership of the situation to the fact that it’s now been 60+days of this mess. Like how irresponsible are u of a company to not be able to stop disasters that may occur. 11 people lost their lives, their families are forever changed. 100s more have now been impacted bc they can’t do their jobs, not to mention the impact it has on tourisim for the gulf coast and florida panhandle. And what’s even more impacting to me locally–that oil can make it to the coast of North Carolina, and impact all the states on the eastern seaboard…yeah this is a big effin deal BP, and yet they act like they just want their lives to go back to normal…um yeah, forget about that, I think u should be charged with felony criminal charges, for lives lost, both human and marine life. Everytime I see anything where those birds and turtles and animals who are just trying to live their life, are sludging thru oil, it breaks my heart. I’m not an animal person, in the way that some are to where they join Peta and don’t eat animals because they have feelings, nah, that’s not me, I’m a carnivore and I don’t have a problem with wearing fur…sorry to the few of u I may have just lost as readers…but when we as man caused a problem to disrupt your habitat–that’s when I have a problem.
The other main thing that really burns me up inside, is that we all know that this is BP’s issue. So why is it that all of a sudden, now this is President Obama’s issue??? When did he become the one responsible? Is it because we just need someone to blame? Well then let’s take a closer look at our former President and Vice President, since they are so oil hungry and they have ties with companies like Haliburton (i think that’s the name, I’m no journalist, so I just know it’s the H company that is the manufacturer for the sealant or the thing that was supposed to keep it capped in the first place) but noooo, this is Obama’s fault. Erm…look her Republicans, who loved to chant “Drill Baby Drill” and now it’s…Obama’s fault. First of all, what in the hell do yall think that this man is? Last time I checked, he was just that, a man. He’s not Jesus. He can’t do all things, see all things, stop all things. He’s not omnipresent…only one is, and he’s God. So we all knew that when Obama took office, that he was basically walking into shit up to his eyeballs, and yet we’re acting like he can make everything magically be perfect. He can make our education, healthcare, jobs, economy, make the dollar stronger, make us as a country #1 again…and do all of these things without raising a single tax. Well I don’t mean to bust your bubble, but maybe some of you who think that way need to take a refresher course in your 9th grade Civics class so you can understand how government works. All I know is that instead of trying to bash our President and tear him down, you should be lifting him up in prayer. You should be praying for the betterment of our country, no matter who is in charge. Lest me be the one to remind you that the whole government was designed to have a system of checks and balances. Therefore the President can’t do anything unless it goes thru the Senate and the House, and everytime guess who shuts him down??? That’s just my little rant on the fact that somehow, someway, this became an Obama issue. It’s not an Obama issue, it’s BP issue and everyone that was involved with that rig, yes that includes some government, but this did not just take place during his time in office.
I love my President. I love my country. I love our beaches and all that our states have to offer. So to have a man-made disaster occur like this, and it’s like we’re all helpless with what we can do. It’s not like a hurricane where we can all donate and volunteer to help restore lives and communities…this is where we all feel like we can’t do anything. We can’t make the fishermen be able to go out and fish. Or the shrimpers or any of the other ‘ers’ go out and do their jobs, so that the restaurants can sell them and make money. We can’t make the oil disappear from the beaches so that tourists can go to the beach, so that the communities that thrive on tourisim can make their money. This isn’t that kind of situation. So I understand the frustration, I understand wanting to place blame, I just feel like the finger shouldn’t be pointed at our President.