Thursday, June 3, 2010


"The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?

Decades ago, the Soviet Union reportedly used nuclear blasts to successfully seal off runaway gas wells, inserting a bomb deep underground and letting its fiery heat melt the surrounding rock to shut off the flow. Why not try it here?

...Stephanie Mueller, a spokeswoman for the Energy Department, said that neither Energy Secretary Steven Chu nor anyone else was thinking about a nuclear blast under the gulf. The nuclear option was not — and never had been — on the table, federal officials said.

“It’s crazy,” one senior official said."
New York Times

Isn't that special. We're faced with an event that could possibly change life on this planet forever and possible solutions are taken off the table. WHY??!!

If our President had any idea how to lead or manage something more complex than picketing a bankers house he would have every qualified engineer and oil man in the world working on this with nothing outside the bounds of consideration. However, Obama exists in a world of politics, where problems can be talked about ad nauseum and solutions can be forced at the barrel of a gun. He has no experience at leading in a time of crisis and cannot find it within himself to rise to the challenge.

We have been burdened with exactly the wrong man at the wrong time and our very existence, at least as a country and quite possibly as human beings, may be at stake.

Pray, pray, pray!!

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