It ain’t over til the fat lady sings.
It’s an old southern expression, originally reported as being “Church isn’t over until the fat lady sings.”
Sportscasters have shortened the phrase over the years to “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
As far as I know, no fat lady has sung over the oil spill. And it certainly ain’t over till it’s over.
Okay, you’ve known I’m quirky since the inception of this blog. That hasn’t changed. Nor is the fact that I’m pretty outspoken. So, now I’m speaking out to BP, all modes of print and talk media, including the EIC mogul, Rush Limbaugh, who recently said on the air, “I told you the ocean would take care of the oil, didn’t I?”
Yea, well, Rush, that’s what the liberal media and BP would like you to think. I’m ashamed of you for jumping on that band wagon without sending out conservative scouts of your own to see with their very own eyes whether or not the ocean took care of the oil.
The following photo, taken in the Gulf just off Grand Isle, came to me last week from a major media player. This photo shows oil in the foreground, but more importantly, a plastic coating on the surface of the water. Within days of this photo, there were reports of dead fish washing up on shores, jellyfish and stingrays floating at the surface. Under normal circumstances, stingrays NEVER float on the surface.
My source told me that the commercial fishermen were describing the surface of the Gulf appearing as though it has a layer of “cellophane” over it. I discussed this with a couple of different people, and one of them informed me that petroleum also has paraffin in it, and that might be coating the surface, as it will not ever “blend” with the water or become emulsified.
Another person suggested the coating might be from the dispersant. I did some homework on Corexit, the dispersant BP sprayed on the oil. The makers of Corexit claim on their website that common usages of the active ingredients are in baby bath, body lotion, cleaning products, and air fresheners. Seems like they would have us believe that the dispersant is harmless, right?
If this coating remains, the oxygen levels will drop, and fish kills of great magnitude will follow. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s just normal for this time of year, either.
Furthermore, the media is reporting that the total oil spewed into the gulf was estimated somewhere around 220 million gallons. They report that about 45 million gallons were either burned off, skimmed, or sucked up, so what in the world happened to the other 175 million gallons? We must ask ourselves the question, “Does dispersant make the oil sink to the bottom?” There, it would be “out of sight–out of mind” and neither require burning, skimming, or sucking up. I’ll just say it plainly: The more oil that sinks to the bottom, the less BP has to pay skimmers and suckers. And you can quote me on that.
What are the long-term affects of all the oil that is sitting on the bottom of the Gulf? Doesn’t sound too healthy to me.
Let’s not be gullible, American citizens. Let’s be sly and wily.
Dumb and ignorant is what BP and the media are hoping for, though. They would have us believe that the well is capped, the relief well is almost finished, and the problem is therefore O V E R.
Not true. That fat lady has not sung, and from the looks of things, she won’t be singing for a very long time.
Just because the cameras are off and CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX have pulled almost 100% of their people from the coast, it doesn’t mean the show is over.
The show is far from over.
And I’m just here to remind you of that little inconvenient truth.