I know the title of this post sounds mean-spirited, like I'm all bound up in vengeance and other nasty stuff.
Nope, that's not it at all. It's just that I keep reading about people getting screwed left and right, and the person or persons responsible keep getting off Scott free (hey, who is Scott, and why is he free?)
Here are two current news stories that have my panties in a wad:
For example, take this Joran Van der Sloot character - the one who was accused 5 YEARS AGO of killing Natalee Holloway. Five years to the day, he's in Peru, and he kills a girl - perhaps his second murder. And ya know who paid for his little vacation? Our own FBI, as part of a sting operation. The agents didn't quite have enough evidence to arrest him YET (for allegedly extorting money from the Holloway family)...well, kids, now he is looking at 25 to 30 years in a Peruvian prison. Karma may have come five years late, but when she's had to wait like that, she is one mean bitch.
Oh, the latest news is that Van der Sloot knows the location of Natalee Holloway's body - ya don't say!
My other gripe today has to do with BP and the oil spill/spew in the Gulf. Thanks to poor working equipment (thank you, Haliburton), and poor procedures in place by BP, there was no real plan sitting in a nice binder on a shelf on what steps to take if an explosion took place. And the shut off valve was fixed improperly. And the battery died.
It's been FIFTY DAYS...where's the progress on stopping this leak?
Oh, watch one live oil spill cam, to see how much is spewing as you read this:
Now maybe if the government agency who was supposed to be monitoring the drilling (the Minerals Management Service - MMS) had been doing their job instead of accepting cash and other nifty gifts from oil companies, they could have told BP to get a plan together pronto, or shut down their operation.
But no, that didn't happen. Big oil has been contributing to election campaigns for BOTH parties in an effort to avoid costly regulations that would hurt their profit and loss statements. And the MMS regulators had their grubby little hands out, too. Big oil was all too happy to grease all the palms - and now BP's myopic focus on profit is causing the biggest environmental accident to ruin both sea and shore.
BP shareholders are selling off stock, the company's value is decreasing, and they'll most likely be forced into bankruptcy before they ever have to pay up for the oily mess they've left behind.
And there's still no real plan for cleanup. Oh, we have the guys who want to use hay, and Kevin Costner has some centrifuge he's sunk millions that can separate oil from water. Every day's delay means people out of work, and plant and animal life destroyed.
Obama says he wants to know "whose ass to kick".
I hope he brings extra boots, because there are lots of asses who need it.
Maybe that bitch Karma can hold the person(s) down while Obama kicks 'em good.