The Hippie Who Brought His Guitar to the Meeting

(10AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

A Louisiana crawfisherman, out of work since the spill, attends the Presidential commission hearings regarding the situation in the Gulf.  Drew Landry expresses the problems quite well, points to a fisherwoman behind him saying that this has turned her into a communist, and whips out his guitar to sing his  ballad about the disaster.

Please note the expressions on the commissioners faces as he sings:

Drew Landry says:

Mr. Bob, we’re not ready for hurricane season.  We’ve got a gulf full of oil.  And we’re sitting here worrying about this right now when we need to be giving people hazmat training so they can defend their homelands…

And so it happens, again and again.

Five years ago NOLA-KATRINA was criminally negligent homicide.  Back then, I shocked several people as I would excuse myself shortly before the time of network news by saying, “I’ve got to go home now to watch television, to watch my government killing black folks.”

More below the plunge…

And so it happens again and again.

There are three hurricanes/tropical depressions lined up in the Atlantic Basin right now.  I have had a nagging feeling that the delay in completing the final “KILL” of DWH has something to do with waiting so blame can be put on — not BP — but a natural event.  Stall until we can blame something else.  This whole disaster has been one disaster on top of another disaster.  



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  1. …and admitting reality.

  2. documentary last night on HBO. It was ‘If God is willing and the creek don’t rise’. Made by Spike Lee it was in two two part’s the first about Katrina the second about BP’s disaster. It was really good as it showed the people who live in the gulf and the players in the aftermath from the  pols to an eighty year old man who was losing his house for redevelopment by a for profit medical complex. It is a show that is hard to watch as it makes you see the inhumanity of a system that places capitalism above everything else. It is also inspiring as the culture community and people who live in this region are amazing and have spirit. The hippie who brought his guitar was like the people I watched last night along with the pols and the facilitators of our cultural and land’s destruction.          

  3. …and the final kill…

    by (AP)

    Published: Thu, August 26, 2010 – 10:29 am CST

    Last Updated: Thu, August 26, 2010 – 10:36 am CST

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    The comments by Senior Vice President Kent Wells on Thursday indicated there may still be disagreement between BP and Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the spill response.

    “Even though a cap stopped the flow of oil in mid-July, Allen has long insisted the relief wells will be the final solution.

    Wells danced around a question posed by federal investigators probing the causes of the April 20 explosion that killed 11 people. He says there are ‘multiple options’ to stop the flow of oil and the relief wells are “the ultimate backup if everything else fails’.”

    And so it goes…on & on & on…

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