posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 10:46 AM
I'm in MS. I was on the coast (Biloxi/Gulfport) yesterday, and the beaches looked just like they always do. There's no oil on the horizon or
anything like that, and I didn't notice any tar-balls, or strange smells in the air. That isn't really the point in my opinion, though. The governor
was being honest about the state's tourism industry taking a hit, but I think playing down the impact of this disaster is just about the most
embarrassing thing he could have done.
Honestly, the governor's a big-business GOP member. Right now, the oil is hurting the environment, and small businesses. The oil-spill's PR is
hurting the Casinos.
My real worry is that we're entering hurricane season, and a decent hurricane will pick up tons of oil and spread the disaster far and wide, possibly
even onto land. A hurricane like Katrina with all of that oil out there would be an unmitigated environmental nightmare, and would also obliterate the