Rush Limbaugh: Oil Spill Is Natural
I usually don’t try to highlight what this guy says, but the past couple days have been too much to pass up.
First he claimed that the oil spill’s timing was very convenient…as if it could have been an inside job by environmentalists.
And now, this:
“The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there,” Limbaugh said. “It’s natural. It’s as natural as the ocean water is.”
Well shoot…what are we doing spending all this time and energy trying to stop this thing? Let’s just let tens of millions of gallons of oil flow into the ocean. There’s so much water it’ll just naturally dissipate, right?
Meanwhile…serious people are taking action…
Biologists from the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are scattered around Florida’s coast, taking a “before” snapshot so they can better assess any damage should the spill reach here, according to David Palandro, the FWC’s scientific support coordinator for oil spills.
They are taking water samples, checking the plankton population, testing the oysters in the Panhandle, Palandro said. “All this is to try to paint a picture of what’s, quote unquote, ‘normal,’ ” he explained.
Florida officials can deploy a system of booms to block oil from reaching the portion of the state’s coastline that’s most at risk, Palandro said, “but we’re not sure where to put it yet.” The spill is like a hurricane barreling through the gulf, he said: “We have a cone of uncertainty — and it’s big.”
Projections by NOAA suggest that the slick may reach Pensacola’s sugar-white beaches by Sunday or Monday.
I’ll have more of Limbaugh’s woefully misinformed logorrhea as it becomes available.
I’m sure we won’t have to wait long.