Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Disaster in the Gulf

Margie: Edna, come help me write our Congresswoman because I'm hopping mad. Have you seen what that BP oil spill has done to the poor wildlife? I want BP charged with animal abuse then I want that CEO tarred, feathered, and run out of town.

Edna: Better yet, maybe they should just dunk him in the Gulf of Mexico a few times. I bet that would fix his little red wagon.

It's a sin what's happening down there right now, and that's no lie. Whenever I think about it I just get so darn angry. Maybe I'd best take a few deep breaths for a moment.

Margie: Let me write that down about dunking him. Good idea.

Yes, you take some deep breaths. I know how you get when you get so mad. You start turning red and sputtering. Maybe I'll tell our Congresswoman that you're the perfect person to find a solution to this mess.

Edna: Why Margie, if I didn't know better I'd say that was a compliment! Although, typical of you it was wrapped in an insult. My solution would be to go back in time and never allow oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico by BP or anyone. But since we can't do that, I guess all we can do right now is pitch in to try and help the wildlife. There are a lot of places people can volunteer time and money, but they'll have to check local agencies before just showing up at the beach with rubber gloves and a scrub brush.

Margie: See? I knew you'd have the solution. Let me call while you pack and I'll tell them you can volunteer as much time as they need.

Bye, sister.

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If you're in the Gulf region and you're looking for some ways to help with the cleanup and animal rescue, check out the list of organizations at the following links:

Deepwater Horizon Response
Greenpeace blog
Volunteer Latin America

4 comments:

Margie and Edna said...

Also:

http://www.matteroftrust.org/
http://www.nwf.org/
http://www.protectourcoastline.org/

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I am with you ladies. I am disgusted each time I see and hear about this. First, the simple solution is not allowing off shore drilling, period. Secondly, in terms of this spill, we know BP is to blame, we know they are inept in fixing this so why isn't our Government doing something? I'm sick of seeing Obama holding news conferences, visiting the area by helicopter, blaming BP, yet doing absolutely nothing. The priority is to fix this and clean up the mess. I'm sorry but the powers that be in Washington should get up of there, you know whats and DO SOMETHING. Does hurricane Katrina come to mind here?

Okay, I've vented, now I need some special tea and the Margiedales.

Margie and Edna said...

The scary thing is that there doesn't seem to be any end in sight, especially for the damage to the ecosystem. And with hurricane season coming up and concerns about the air quality in all states east of the Mississippi River, it's hard not to be scared and angry.

I'll take some of that special tea, too. I hear it's quite calming. ;)

--Beth/Edna

Margie and Edna said...

More links and resources can also be found here: http://www.bloggersunite.org/event/bloggersunite-for-the-gulf

BloggersUnite for the Gulf is "a collection of posts providing information about the BP oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico and info on how to help."

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