Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sarah Palin Says "Drill Baby Drill" & Look What We Get!

Sarah Palin, darling of the lunatic fringe and the GOP has been screeching for the United States to "Drill Baby Drill" .

She even wrote a piece for the NRO (National Review Online) and had this to say.....

Many Americans fear that President Obama’s new energy proposal is once again “all talk and no real action,” this time in an effort to shore up fading support for the Democrats’ job-killing cap-and-trade (a.k.a. cap-and-tax) proposals. Behind the rhetoric lie new drilling bans and leasing delays; soon to follow are burdensome new environmental regulations. Instead of “drill, baby, drill,” the more you look into this the more you realize it’s “stall, baby, stall.”

Sarah Says "Drill Baby Drill" not Stall Baby Stall

So she doesn't like the idea of "burdensome new environmental regulations"


Oil from massive Gulf spill reaching La. coast

Faint fingers of oily sheen have reached the mouth of Mississippi River




Oil Spill in Gulf is 5 Times Worse Than First Reported by BP


This photo/graph represents the anticipated & projected path of the oil spill for tonight and into tomorrow:



 This could go on for months!  Yes MONTHS!  Because it can take that long to cap the well and there is no way to know how much damage is going to happen before it can be brought under control.

Let's revisit some images from past oil spill disasters to see what we are in store for in the coming days, weeks and perhaps even months..........



















But it is safe right Sarah?  Just Drill Baby Drill and damn those environmental protections!  


Remember what she said at the SRLC just a few short weeks ago? Some Don't! 




Much, much worse than first reported:




Fishing Communities Fear the Effects of this Spill:






So what is the potential impact?  How bad could this be?  Worse than you can imagine:


It's not just birds that could be affected, although they are usually the first to feel the effects, said Gregory Bossart, chief veterinary officer for the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. The birds are right at the surface, get covered in the oil and swallow it, causing liver and kidney problems.
"They need to be rescued and cleaned," he said.
But the coastline of Louisiana, with its barrier islands and estuaries, "is a very unique ecosystem. It's very complex," Bossart said.
Plankton found in the estuaries nourish organisms all the way up the food chain. Crabs, mussels, oysters and shrimp feed on the plankton, he said. Oil smothers the plankton, meaning they cannot eat.
Also, "the estuaries here are a nursery ground, literally a nursery ground, for the entire fish population in this area," Bossart said.
River otters in the region eat mussels and other animals. And "we know, in this area right now, that there are sperm whales. There are dolphins right in the oil slick," he said.
If an oil spill is small enough, animals can leave the area.
"Some of them can get away," Bossart said. "It's totally dependent on the size of the slick, and this is huge."
Exposure to the oil for a prolonged period of time can result in a toxic effect on the skin, and mammals can suffer lung damage or death after breathing it in, Bossart said.
"When the oil starts to settle, it'll smother the oyster beds. It'll kill the oysters," he said.
The Audubon Society, which is affiliated with the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is recruiting volunteers in Florida and making its Center for Birds of Prey available for bird cleansing and rehabilitation. Elsewhere, Audubon said it was gearing up to mobilize volunteers and provide assistance as the oil reaches land.
The spill also threatens the Louisiana and Mississippi fishing industry, as crab, oysters and shrimp along the coast could be affected, along with numerous species of fish. Gulf shrimp are in their spawning season.
More than 400 species are threatened by the spill, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Thursday, citing the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
"When you stop and begin considering everything that this could impact, it really is stunning," Karen Foote, biologist administrator with the department, told the newspaper.
A handful of "Important Bird Areas" -- designated because of their value to bird species -- face immediate threat from the oil, the initiative said. They include the Chandeleur Islands and Gulf Islands National Seashore areas in Louisiana and Mississippi, along with the Active Delta area in Louisiana, which includes Delta Island National Wildlife Refuge and the Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area.
Several species of birds are cause for special concern, the Louisiana Coastal Initiative said. They include the brown pelican, the state bird of Louisiana, which nests on barrier islands and feeds near shore. The brown pelican's breeding season just began, according to the Initiative, and "many pairs are already incubating eggs."
The species was taken off the federal endangered species list last year, but "their relatively low reproductive rate means any disruption to their breeding cycle could have serious effects on the population."
More than 800 brown pelicans died when a smaller oil spill hit Louisiana's Breton Island National Wildlife Refuge a few years ago, MacKenzie said.
Species of beach-nesting terns and gulls, beach-nesting shorebirds, large wading birds, marsh birds and ocean-dwelling birds are also at risk, along with migratory shorebirds and songbirds, the Initiative said.
The migratory songbirds move across the Gulf during a two-week period from late April to early May, for instance.
"The journey across 500 miles of open water strains their endurance to its limits," the Initiative said. "They depend on clear skies and healthy habitats on both sides of the Gulf in order to survive the journey."
According to a 1998 study by Louisiana State University, more than 500 million birds fly over the Gulf and enter the United States along coastal areas in Louisiana and Texas each spring.
The barrier islands east of Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain have still not recovered from the blow dealt by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Bossart said, and a spill such as this one could seriously threaten their recovery.




Oil spill could be disaster for animals, experts say


But none of this matters to Sarah Palin and her ilk. They don't want you to think about the dangers, or the potential cost to all of us should a spill happen, so we should forget about regulations, let the private industry regulate themselves, and we should be damning the environmentalists who are for tougher regulations, no, we should not Stall Baby Stall but instead    LISTEN TO SARAH AND DRILL BABY DRILL!

7 comments:

  1. there's no way she'd care about the animals or the environment; she's already proven so far that she is anti-environment, pro-money-right-now. this will just be a minor setback in her eyes. nothing major. so what if a few hundred animals die? we'll pick up and move on. 'drill, baby, drill! die, animals, die! if you're not on my plate next to the mashed potatoes, i don't care if you swallow 2000 gallons of oil!' and she'd say it with that depraved smile on her face. this will mean absolutely nothing to her.

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  2. Her biggest concern is always government regulation and the cost to the oil companies. If they had spent an additional $500k they could have prevented the huge impact from the disaster. $500k for a company that had $400 Billion in profit last quarter!!

    Idiots like Sarah Palin who truly know nothing about the energy industry except that she held a job for 11 months for which she had no prior qualifications in the energy field. Now she wants to tell the President want to do?? He has advisors with degrees in Engineering, Physics, Math, Economics, etc. They know far more than $P. She needs to close her mouth, get her ass to the Gulf area and start helping with the clean-up of all the animals if she wants to be of any help. If not, then STFU, Sarah Palin.

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  3. it's the same basic principle as with the WV tragedy. $500,000 to bring the mine up to code and instead he sends twice that out as a donation. he could have prevented that just like this could have been prevented. how much more life needs to suffer before people take some fucking responsibility for their actions?????? 11 workers presumed dead and an entire ecosystem that is unlikely to recover.

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  4. crystalwolf aka caligrlMay 2, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    When President Obama said he would consider off shore drill after appropriate studies were done...and she screeched "Stall baby stall" what a fucking idiot she is....Well, something to think about Sarah, as BP stocks fall like a rock and they are sued to holy hell for this...what about the north slope? What will Alaska do if it loses its precious North Slope? No more PFD?This is going to be a environmental disaster of untold magnitude isn't it time to stop drill baby drill and start being a tree-hugger and looking for renewable energy sources now! And Sarah Get your ass down to Louisiana and help with the clean up....Bobby Jindal and "rill 'murka " needs you! LOL!

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  5. Obimity Obamity Calamity Bo who is going to clean up after you.
    What’s next? An A-Bomb Abomi-nation to follow too.

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  6. Omg just because you guys don't believe it is not true it does not mean u should not believe other people so shut up.

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