But now that the worst has happened, and an undersea oil gusher spews toxic oil unchecked, progressives have changed their tunes.
All of a sudden, they are talking about BP, and how criminal it is, and how this whole thing could have been prevented by the proper gadget which was left off the destroyed rig.
Yes, progressives like Thom Hartman and Amy Goodman are pretty much implying that off-shore drilling can be perfectly safe, if the right gadgets are installed.
This is the time to be talking about getting off of our addiction to oil! Not how to properly build an oil rig.
Clearly, we are pathetically continuing our addiction long past the intervention stage. We are like nicotine addicts, who smoked the carton, and are now rooting through ashtrays looking for butts.
Peak oil, global warming, ocean acidification and oil gushers, wars for oil, what will it take for politicians to stop spending the Treasury on oil based infrastructure?
We need to rebuild our infrastructure to discourage car and air travel. Quit subsidizing the addicted. Why should the rest of us pay for wars, highways, airline bailouts and urban sprawl? Let the cost of oil rise to its true value, and stop the tax handouts.
But Obama's "stimulus" plan mostly involves widening roads!!
What is wrong with these people? Are they homicidal and suicidal?
It is definitely time for some interventions.