The Gulf oil spill can now fill up sixteen Washington Monument’s. Yesterday Hayward went sailing and Obama played golf. That’s OK they’re stressed. As you know by now, I currently have Osprey, schools of Snook and Redfish living in my pool at home and have just planted several palm trees to help them assimilate.
The Jones Act, which is a buried piece of legislation in our archives has still not been overridden by our White House. This as the law that prevents foreign countries to come within or borders and requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried in U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. The purpose of the law is to support the U.S. merchant marine industry, but agricultural interests generally oppose it because, they contend, it raises the cost of shipping their goods, making them less competitive with foreign sources.
OK, I’m all about that, but it’s a STUPID F***NG RULE NOT TO OVERRIDE WHEN 60,000 BARRELS OF OIL PUMP INTO OUR BACKYARD EVERYDAY.
We scrapped this law 2 days after Katrina, why is it day 60 and we have nothing done in this case? I don’t know, but countries that are more equipped and know infinitely more than we do about cleanups are sitting idly by, even though they offered us their help 59 days ago. Get the simple stuff right, will you please? Maybe I’m just goofy.