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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Friday, May. 28, 2010 3:40 AM

The California Primary is only a few weeks away, so one expects the mail to be full of postcards and fliers exhorting you to vote one way or the other, and the occasional cold call for the same purpose.

But let's give the 'No on Measure A' people a Boot to the Head for their efforts. I received a call from a young woman explaining that voting for the measure would jeopardize OUR schools and OUR public safety, so for the good of Val-edge-oh, she asked if I would vote no.

I pointed out she can't possibly live here, because the city is pronounced Vah-lay-ho, and she admitted she was working for a firm out of Maine.


BP suspended its 'top kill' effort because too much of the drilling mud was escaping back out of the well via the breach. (Different news accounts say that the procedure has resumed.)

So they're back to considering firing golf balls and other crap down the pipe to help clog things up.


President Obama, of course, assures us that the federal government is in charge of the situation.

It's a colossal fuck-up, Mr. President, there's nothing to be in charge of, except a mess. The time to be responsible and 'in charge' was before this occurred, when safety regulations and inspections were being given the middle finger by BP.

And, when it comes down to it, although Mineral & Mine Safety inspectors were lax in their duties, the responsibility still lies with British Petroleum, TransOcean, and Halliburton to operate their rigs in a safe manner.



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