First of all, the big oil release. 11 men died. Is the energy needs of the country more valuable than their lives? (The same can be asked for the 29 miners who died in West Virginia.)
The Louisiana coast will be hurt. Many hurricanes have already eroded it. How much can it tolerate?
Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are also recovering from either Hurricane Ivan or Katrina. Their beaches will be full of tar balls if the release can't be stopped.
Louisiana provides 1/3 of the seafood for the country. So many fishermen are idle now. Who knows when they can work again?
The other issue that has disturbed me is the immigration issue. I believe that it's time to get things in control. In Michigan, women fly in from Islamic countries, have their babies, and leave a few months later. Then, the Baby Talibans / Al Quedas can come back in 18 years to wreck havoc here.
If I were in Europe or Mexico illegally, I would be detained and even jailed, and worse.
But for citizens who look like immigrants, what can be done to protect us from being held? Should there be a national ID card, or a chip implanted on my arm, with all my data? I've been carrying my voter registration card since 2008, because I saw how rough ICE personnel were with some women.
I am behind on book reviews, but I just didn't feel like blogging about them.
However, I needed a laugh. I found this hilarious remake of The Telephone. The soldiers are in a worse situation than I am and they are making the best of it. I need to have their attitude!