Ten Thousand Shovels, Ten Thousand Buckets!

bp oil spillI love the way Republicants and private industry keep up the big lies.  You have to know that BP will without a doubt screw us all, especially all the folks who are directly impacted by the oil spill.

For the last month we have watched as this catastrophe has grown larger and larger until now it is totally out of control.

What I love is the way Randy Paul is out beating the bushes looking to support poor BP, crying that the President has his foot on BP’s neck!  What the f*&k!

Let us get serious here.  If BP was interested in doing the right thing, it wouldn’t take them over a month to get started fixing the damage caused by their greed.  Meanwhile they have allowed the continuous destruction of the entire East Coast and Gulf Coast, including all fishing and sea-related industries.  Indirectly, I am impacted, because the price of California fish just went up through the roof.

Really, I think this was a communist, Nazi, fascist, monarchist, socialist, Rachael Maddow, anti Glenn Beck plot to destroy America. There is no doubt that this leak was done by all the above to assure that American oil would never be drilled again in the ocean.

I just want to meet the SOB who plotted this and give him a medal. OH, wait a minute that would be The DICK and GEORGE WALKER BUSH!  They were the ones who gave Halliburton preferred status in government contracting.  They were the ones who gave the exemption to BP to not do the $ 500,000.00 safety procedure that would have prevented this leak in the first place.

I do not want to play the blame game.  I just want these two to take responsibility for the destruction of the Atlantic seacoast, the Gulf Coast, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Oh yeah, they were screwed too.  Ain’t it funny how no one is talking about those two Latino islands?


Okay, so here is the question of the day: How long is it going to take the Big O to declare a national emergency and a national disaster?

I get that BP is responsible for the leak, but that doesn’t do any good for the people living in the affected areas.

So here is my suggestion.  Hey Obama, are you listening?

Call up all the hardware stores in the South, buy 10,000 shovels and 10,000 buckets, and then get 30,000 out-of-work people to start cleaning it all up.

Then send the bill to BP!

Let’s get moving or your ass will be Katrinaed!

Steven J. Ybarra

©Steven J. Ybarra JD is a retired civil rights attorney who operates a consultant company in California.  He is a member of the California Democratic State Party and is Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus Voting Rights Committee and a long time political activist.  Contact Steven at: sjybarra@aol.com.  This article is copyright by Steven J. Ybarra JD, originally published in www.Hispanicvista.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media if this entire credit paragraph is attached.


  1. harry says

    Wait a minute, you did play the blame game and only noted that it was Bush. Maybe he did OK the drill permit, I do not know, do you?

    I do know one thing, China is going to help Cuba drill in the Gulf and where do you think any oil spills from that will go? When Mexico had one that messed up Texas, did Mexico clean up after themselves? No they did not and neither will China, we need to use this as a training moment so we can be ready for the next one and there will be others even if we do not drill there, so be ready.

  2. harry says

    I do wonder what is holdling up the clean up? Is there a rule that clean up can not begin until the leak stops?

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