Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Asshat: UPDATED

Saturday, Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Mississippi. (a clown who also happens to represent coastal Mississippi districts) flew over the spill (shades of Bush's Airforce One tour of Katrina) in a Coast Guard flight.
After landing in Gulfport, Taylor said...
... the oil spill is large but it's "not Armageddon." He said he saw no oil slicks within about 20 miles of Mississippi marshes.(emphasis mine)
He must have been looking out the wrong window.
Yeah, it's now predicted to be the worst oil spill in US history, but it's no big deal.

I don't care if he IS a Democrat... he's a southern Democrat,, which means he's really not a Democrat at all.

But:  As a bona fide asshat, he already has the heartless and clueless part covered... so he might as well be a member of the GOP.



Brian Martin, who commented below to tell us that Congressman Taylor was a former member of the Coast Guard (Reserve - 26 years ago), so therefore he really knows oil spills, happens to be an aide to Congressman Taylor.

No wonder he takes umbrage when his boss is revealed as an asshat.


Brian Martin said...

Taylor was in the Coast Guard for 13 years before he was a Congressman. He has seen oil in the Gulf of Mexico before. Over time it breaks down and evaporates. The oil is already breaking down by the time it surfaces from 5000 feet down, then on the surface the waves and sun break it down further. The thin sheen is the last of it.

Anonymous said...

Brian Martin lives in a land of make-believe....

Will Wolfetone be targeted for oil spill blogging ?

Putting a lid on this isn't going to be as easy as the Brian Martins of the world think. ( as if you could call it thinking, what the Brian Martins of the world are up to )

Wolfe Tone said...

Yeah, you're right. Taylor was in the Coast Guard, so that makes him an expert on everything oil-spill related.

This spill will NEVER reach the shore, it'll all evaporate!

Oh... wait...nevermind.

BTW - it doesn't need to reach the shore to be an environmental and human catastrophe.

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