This seabird was oiled in a Black Sea spill in 2006. It could be a harbinger of what’s about to happen in the Louisiana coastal wetlands. [Photo by Igor Golubenkov/Flickr]
This happens whenever I doze while listening to Morning Edition. I had this crazy dream. All those patriotic delegates at the Republican National Convention - the smiling mob who roared at Sarah Palin’s self-congratulation about pit bulls and lipstick – every one of them flew to Louisiana on their own dime. BP and the Chamber of Commerce didn’t pay a penny. And they were mucking around in the swamps with baggies and soda straws, prepared to siphon oil off sick birds. And Rudy Giuliani was cheering them on: “Spill, baby, spill.”
I’m probably not the only bird-lover having this dream. Here’s the Huffington Post ’s take on the revised mantra.