Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Heads for the Gulf

Hurricane Gustav hit the southern coast of Haiti today and is pointed at the oil and gas producing coasts of Louisiana and Texas. For the last few months Republicans and conservative talking heads have been falsely claiming that hurricanes Katrina and Rita didn't spill a drop of oil and that off shore oil rigs can ride out hurricanes unscathed. I wonder how many of them would like to demonstrate their confidence by watching Gustav from a rig. After all, Gustav is only about half the size of Katrina, so it should be, as they say, a breeze.

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