Everyone knows environmental conservation and coastal drilling go together like, well, water and oil, especially the more than 200,000 gallons spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day, after another one of those really safe, technologically sound British Petroleum-leased oil rigs exploded, killing 11 workers and spewing thousands of gallons of toxic, highly flammable crude oil out of a hole at the end of the 5,000-foot-long pipe into the now flaming, black ocean.
Thanks to the wizards over at BP, who as it turns out could have prevented the entire disaster altogether with a simple remote “off” switch, which of course the rig lacked, because that would make too much sense, take all the fun “risk” out of the whole thing, and who knows, maybe even cost a fraction of the millions of dollars already “wasted” on the extensive emergency cleanup effort in the wake of the disaster. Oh, well! Ya win some, ya lose some, right!?
The oil spill is now estimated to be five times as big as previously thought—likely bigger than the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989, but much to everyone’s delight, the Coast Guard has already begun setting the oil on fire to control environmental damage.
Which is good news!
Because now the terrifying mass of crude oil the size of Rhode Island quickly barreling towards the Louisiana coastline has instead turned into a terrifying wall of flaming oil, the “color and texture of iced tea.”
MMMmmmm, everyone loves iced tea! Especially when it tastes like delicious spilled oil and dead marine wildlife.
After admitting the spill was far more extensive than originally thought, BP’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said, “We’ll take help from anyone.”
Grab a shovel, Sarah!
Guess good things really do happen when you line your nation’s unsightly bare coastline with beautiful offshore oil rigs. For freedom!
Speaking of post catastrophe cleanup efforts, the official “Scrubbing of Charlie Crist” from all pamphlets, websites, and any other Republican Party literature bearing this terrible traitor’s likeness or name is underway in the Sunshine State.
“The governor is the elected head of our party, so just from a logistical standpoint, in terms of a lot of our printed materials, our website, some of the branding that we’ve done, and things like that, we really have to go back and reevaluate,” said the source.
“We don’t want to presume what the governor’s announcement is going to be. All signs point to him leaving the party, so all the preparation we’ve done from a logistical standpoint is going back and seeing what changes need to be made, seeing as the sitting governor will no longer be a member of our party after today.”
But with Charlie Crist saying bye bye to the GOP to go rogue as an Independent, where ever will Republicans find another closeted queer who votes against gay rights, while secretly banging ’em on the side, to carry the torch burning cross for the Grand Old Party in the Grand Old People State of Florida?
What’s that?? Tea Party fave Marco Rubio, you say??
Hmmm…not bad. I mean he’s got all the wingnut qualifications necessary to be the next great Jeb Bush-like savior to lead Florida to complete collapse. Yes, all in all, a decent option, that is, if Arizona’s crazy immigrant-huntin’ cops don’t come down from the soon-to-be-all-white desert and ship him back to that other Cuba, 295.4 miles to the south of Miami, first.
Oh wait, ha ha, never mind. The ocean’s on fire anyway! America wins again!
Long live the GOP!
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!