Saturday, June 26, 2010

What Fresh Hell, Day 67 of Gulf Oil Blues

This is a long post if it gets boring I’m sure you will bail. (Don’t blame you either) To bad the Turtles can’t.

This oil gush is like Gaia saying “You have been pulling my carbon product out of my veins for over 100 years. You want it here it is, MotherF*****s.”

Another view holds seeing this spill as Mother Gaia’s tongue, (soon to be bifurcated), reaching out and saying “I’m thirsty and need to replenish the carbon that has been sucked from my body. I am taking all the sea life in the Gulfo de Mexico and bringing down to form new oil for the future. That marsh grass looks like a nice salad.”

(What is the relief well turns out to be a fuck up like the first one?)

Art class

Not class art.

This here photograph is of a decal on the table top in a bar on Siesta Key, Florida, represents the state of Florida.

The legs are the Keys.

The boobs are the Plastic Fantastic’s in Tallahassee.

The blue V shows where the Disney Pussies all live.

That cute tush is Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Key Biscayne.

The Red Hair is God’s Country.

So you see that brown flow to the left that’s the oil.

It is coming.

It is coming.

And there ain’t a damn thing Fox News, BP, or Joe Barton, Or Sarah Or Dickey C can do to stop it for showing up on the beaches of this beautiful state.

See that swirl to the right of the representation of the State of Florida, by the out of touch sexist pig photographer who is leading this class? Hum? That is the next big hurricane that Mother Gaia says “get it together, these dip sticks don’t remember Andrew, or Katrina, Or Ike. Let’s Boogie Back to Texas. Show the Oil Fuckers, what’s what.”

Ok, ok, I made that up. Moving on.

Let’s talk about the Turtles for a bit. That loop current that is to keep the oil off the beaches of Big Bend, Central and South Florida, yeah that one. That makes everybody feel good ‘round here, ‘cause ‘hit’ll take that oil down ‘round the Keys’ , hell might even do some damage to Cuba, ya know those commie bastards and then up the Atlantic coast to the North Atlantic and the British bastards that caused all this shit. Cool.

Where was I? Oh yeah thinking ‘bout the Turtles, not that damn English band, but the real Deal: Sea Turtles Found in Florida.

Green Turtle

Named for the color of its body fat, this turtle is listed as endangered in Florida. Most green turtles nest in the Caribbean, but up to 2000 nests can be found in Florida each year. For centuries, green turtles were hunted for their meat that was made into soup. Hunting and egg gathering greatly reduced their number. Green turtles graze on the vast beds of sea grasses found throughout the tropics and are the only sea turtles that eat plants. Some travel over a thousand miles to nest on islands in the mid-Atlantic.

Hawksbill Turtle

This turtle is a relatively small turtle, and has been hunted to the brink of extinction for its beautiful shell. Once relatively common in Florida, these turtles now rarely nest here. They feed on sponges and other invertebrates and tend to nest on small, isolated beaches.

Leatherback Turtle

This endangered turtle is the largest and most active of the sea turtles. Up to eight feet in length, these huge turtles have a rubbery dark shell marked by seven narrow ridges that run the length of their back. Many travel thousands of miles and dive thousands of feet deep. They also venture into much colder water than any other sea turtle. These turtles feed on jellyfish and soft-bodied animals that would appear to provide very little nutrition for such huge animals. Ingestion of plastic bags and egg collecting are reasons for mortality and population declines. About 200 leatherback nests are recorded in Florida each year.

Kemp's Ridley

The rarest and smallest of all the sea turtles, this endangered turtle feeds in the coastal waters of Florida on blue crabs, other crabs and shrimp. They nest on a single stretch of beach on the Gulf Coast of Mexico.

Loggerhead Turtle

This is the most common sea turtle in Florida. It is classified as a threatened, but not endangered species. Named because of its large head, which can be ten inches wide, it has powerful jaws used to crush the clams, crabs and encrusting animals on which it feeds. As many as 68,000 loggerhead nests have been found in Florida each year.

Turtle trivia

Florida beaches are home to 80% of Loggerhead turtles in the U.S.

Turtles can migrate thousands of miles, but usually return to lay their eggs on the same beach where they hatched.

Sea turtles have existed for over one hundred million years.

It can take 15 - 50 years before a sea turtle is capable of reproducing.

Scientists estimate that only 1 in 1000 to 10,000 babies will survive to adulthood.

Sea turtles live their entire life in the ocean. The only time they come ashore is when the female lays her eggs.

Sea turtles are reptiles. They breathe air, and can hold their breath for long periods of time.

When its time to sleep, a loggerhead will wedge under a rock close to the shore, or take a snooze while floating on the surface of deep water.

Hatchlings weigh less than one ounce and are only two inches long. Adults can grow over 3 feet long and weigh 200 to 300 pounds!

The nest temperature during incubation determines a sea turtle's sex. Boys like it cool - Girls like it hot.

Sea turtles have great underwater vision, but are nearsighted out of the water.

Although sea turtles do not have external ears, they are capable of hearing low frequency sounds and vibrations.

Sea turtles use their strong jaws to crush a diet of crabs, shrimp, mussels, and jelly fish.

These turtles in their own way tend to float on the Seaweed that gets caught up in the Loop Current, upon Sargassum Seaweed.

Sargassum, also known as "gulfweed", is a brown algae with an air bladder that allows it to float like a thick blanket on the surface of the water. This seaweed community supports a diverse ecosystem. Floating lines of sargassum provide critical habitat for a wide variety of sea life, including dolphin fish (also called mahi mahi), juvenile sea turtles, and seabirds. Some fish, crabs, shrimp-like creatures and sea slugs float with it and live off it. Pools of fish gather beneath it to catch some of the shade it provides. Sargassum is present in the Gulf of Mexico all year, but is more plentiful in warm weather. Winds and currents typically cause Sargassum to wash up on the beach beginning in May. When it begins to decompose in the sun it can look and smell unpleasant. Sargassum, however, is also an important part of the beach ecosystem. During high tides, it is pushed back to the dunes where it dries and decomposes, providing a base for other plant life and helping trap blowing sand to build dunes.

Art is used to teach about turtles, and chang the focus, just like a politician.

The joke has always been they pull their heads in and wait out the danger.

Don't think it will work this time.

Oh, I was talking about the turtles, but it works for DC suckups as well.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What Fresh Hell, Gaia has Gas

Ripped Off from

If you're gonna be Dead, might as well be Grateful.

Disturbing evidence is mounting that something frightening is happening deep under the waters of the Gulf of Mexico—something far worse than the BP oil gusher.

Warnings were raised as long as a year before the Deepwater Horizon disaster that the area of seabed chosen by the BP geologists might be unstable, or worse, inherently dangerous.

What makes the location that Transocean chose potentially far riskier than other potential oil deposits located at other regions of the Gulf? It can be summed up with two words: methane gas. The same methane that makes coal mining operations hazardous and leads to horrendous mining accidents deep under the earth also can present a high level of danger to certain oil exploration ventures.

Location of Deepwater Horizon oil rig was criticized more than 12 months ago, some geologists rang the warning bell that the Deepwater Horizon exploratory rig might have been erected directly over a huge underground reservoir of methane. Documents from several years ago indicate that the subterranean geologic formation may contain the presence of a huge methane deposit.

None other than the engineer who helped lead the team to snuff the Gulf oil fires set by Saddam Hussein to slow the advance of American troops has stated that a huge underground lake of methane gas—compressed by a pressure of 100,000 pounds per square inch (psi)—could be released by BP's drilling effort to obtain the oil deposit. Current engineering technology cannot contain gas that is pressurized to 100,000 psi.

By some geologists' estimates the methane could be a massive 15 to 20 mile wide 10' deep toxic and explosive bubble trapped for eons under the Gulf sea floor. In their opinion, the explosive destruction of the Deepwater Horizon wellhead was an accident just waiting to happen.

Yet the disaster that followed the loss of the rig pales by comparison to the apocalyptic disaster that may come. A cascading catastrophe

According to worried geologists, the first signs that the methane may burst its way through the bottom of the ocean would be fissures or cracks appearing on the ocean floor near the damaged well head.

Evidence of fissures opening up on the seabed have been captured by the robotic submersibles working to repair and contain the ruptured well. Smaller, independent plumes have also appeared outside the nearby radius of the bore hole itself. According to some geological experts, BP's operations set into motion a series of events that may be irreversible. Step-by-step the drilling team committed one error after another.

Congressmen Henry Waxman, D-CA, and Bart Stupak, D-MI, in a letter sent to BP CEO Tony Hayward, identified 5 missteps made by BP during the period culminating with the explosion.

Waxman, chair of the Congressional energy panel and Stupak, the head of the subcommittee on oversight and investigations, said, "The common feature of these five decisions is that they posed a trade-off between cost and well safety."
The two Representatives also stated in the 14-page letter to Hayward that "Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense."

Called by some insiders investigating the ongoing disaster a "perfect storm of catastrophe," the wellhead blew on the sea floor catapulting a stream of mud, oil and gas upwards at the speed of sound.
In describing the events—that transpired in a matter of seconds—they note that immediately following the rupture the borehole pipe's casing blew away exposing a straight line 8 miles deep for the pressurized gas to escape. The result was cavitation, an irregular pressure variance sometimes experience by deep diving vessels such as nuclear submarines. This cavitation created a supersonic bubble of explosive methane gas that resulted in a supersonic explosion killing 11 men and completely annihilating the drilling platform.

Death from the depths

With the emerging evidence of fissures, the quiet fear now is the methane bubble rupturing the seabed and exploding into the Gulf waters. If the bubble escapes, every ship, drilling rig and structure within the region of the bubble will instantaneously sink. All the workers, engineers, Coast Guard personnel and marine biologists measuring the oil plumes' advance will instantly perish.

As horrible as that is, what would follow is an event so potentially horrific that it equals in its fury the Indonesian tsunami that killed more than 600,000, or the destruction of Pompeii by Mt. Vesuvius.

The ultimate Gulf disaster, however, would make even those historical horrors pale by comparison. If the huge methane bubble breaches the seabed, it will erupt with an explosive fury similar to that experienced during the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens in the Pacific Northwest. A gas gusher will surge upwards through miles of ancient sedimentary rock—layer after layer—past the oil reservoir. It will explode upwards propelled by 50 tons p/si, burst through the cracks and fissures of the compromised sea floor, and rupture miles of ocean bottom with one titanic explosion.

The burgeoning methane gas cloud will surface, killing everything it touches, and set off a supersonic tsunami with the wave traveling somewhere between 400 to 600 miles per hour. While the entire Gulf coastline is vulnerable, the state most exposed to the fury of a supersonic wave towering 150 to 200 feet or more is Florida. The Sunshine State only averages about 100 feet above sea level with much of the coastline and lowlands and swamps near zero elevation.
A supersonic tsunami would literally sweep away everything from Miami to the panhandle in a matter of minutes. Loss of human life would be virtually instantaneous and measured in the millions. Of course the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and southern region of Georgia—a state with no Gulf coastline—would also experience tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of casualties.

Loss of property is virtually incalculable and the days of the US position as the world's superpower would be literally gone in a flash...of detonating methane.

Editor's note: the good news is that Mexico will also be affected.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What Fresh Hell, Math Class 6/19/10

The Stuff of creativity.

Non sequiturs


Let’s say 20,000 barrels a day times 42 gallons a day for 60 days.

That is approx. 50,400,000 gallons of oil.

That could also be written 50.4 million gallons of oil. Ya know to save on the cost of ink and wasting paper and helping the planet.

Ya know, and all.

So, right now, as you read this post, we have guys and gals, (I would hope) shoveling stuff on the beach, into plastic bags.

Sometimes, wearing funky suits, sometimes not.

Ok, so anyway there they are on the beach aiming to pick up 50.4 mil gals. (no pun) of oil on the beach.

(Wonder what Coppertone and Hawaiian Tropic are saying right now.)

Back to the math class, 50.4 mil. Gals. Weighs: humm

Oil, petroleum
Specific Gravity 0.88
That means that it weighs 0.88 kilograms/liter

1 liter = 0.2641721 gallon [US, liquid]
0.88 / 0.2641721 = 3.3312 kilograms/gallon
1 kilogram = 2.2046226 pound
3.3312 * 2.2046226 = 7.344 pounds/gallon

1 gallon weighs 7.344,

7000 gallons would weigh
7000 x 7.344 = 51,408 pounds


50,400,000 gallons would weigh, (oh jezz)

Latest update: some put the flow rate at 77 million.

(So the math instructor says that is a lot of fuckin’ oil to be picked up.) Let’s see now, 7 times 77 (sounds biblical) = 539 million pounds of oil, to pick up, plus at least another 539 pounds of crap along with it. (i.e. sand, seaweed (weed?) hay from starving farmers, hell, let the starving farmer jump in with dead birds, dead turtles, dead fish, dead mangroves,

(oh and don’t for get the tennis balls from Wimbledon, a free gift the British Lawn Tennis Association.)

That is approaching 1078 million pounds of shit to be picked up and paid for with the 20 billion pounds of British sterling.

Ok, OH Kaye, listen up now class….

So 10.78 m into 20 b (mumble hum harrumph) is that really $190 dollars per pound???

I’m sure I missed something.

Let’s see 10,780,000 into 20,000,000,000 (drop the zeros, god noses BP is)

That is 10,780 into 20,000,000

Oh thank god, I made a mistake.

It is $1872.00 per pound (US)

I feel better now.


Nothin’s wrong but something ain’t right.

That is 539,000,000 x 2 = 1078,000,000 and that is 1,078,000,000!!! SON OF A BITCH!!!

THAT, ahem, that is Approx $ 19.00 (US) per pound of British caused shit.

(They just got even for Washington’s victory all those years ago.)

I don’t feel so pretty good right now.

Thanks for reading.

What does Joan think about it all?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What Fresh Hell, Day 57 of Gulf Oil Blues

I woke up this morning,

sounds innocent enough,

hell son, sounds like the beginning of a blues song, to me.

Well I woke up this morning, (beat, beat, beat, chord)

I done have needed between six and seven hours (beat, beat, beat)

of sleep, nearly most every night (beat, beat, beat chord)

lawd chil’ yeahhh, for most of my life. (beat, beat, beat, chord)

I have now learned, after all these many years (beat, beat, beat, chord)

if yaw starts at 8 oh, yeah, you gets it out by 3 am.

(beat, beat, beat, chord)

Great time to be quiet (beat, beat, beat, chord)

with you, yeah, and your thoughts awhaw

(beat, beat, beat, chord)

and listen for the still small (beat,beat)

(that still small what?) (beat, beat, beat, chord)

Voice of god (beat, beat, beat, chord)

(beat, beat, beat, chord) yeah testify, amen,

(beat, beat, beat, chord)

as she kicks your ass

(oh yeah I knew it was a coming,)

Hear me now)

(beat, beat, beat, chord) for whatever the hell (yeah brother what is it now!)

(beat, beat, beat, chord)

You know what it is (beat,beat,beat)

it’s what you did wrong

(beat, beat, beat, chord)

(beat, beat, beat, chord)

and she chuckles over (hehe) what you did right.

Ohhh Yeahhhh.

My apologies to the spirit of Mr. Muddy Waters

Not what I intended to write this morning.

Hope it makes someone’s day.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Upright Citizens

Just saw this and had to smile and give thanks for freedom.
It is very fresh.

Hope it works.

A pop quiz.
Who supplies the most fuel to the US troops in Iraq and Afganistan?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What Fresh Hell, Sam Kinison

I know it is dated and all that, but...
He still cracks me up.

I suppose I am still a disciple of Sam Kinison.

Monday, June 7, 2010

What Fresh Hell, Buddy Holly ca. 1957

Today is 6/7/10

Don't even waste time on how I got here.


jUSt think it over.

Is he wearing a rug???

Damn! Nation! all these years.


Shoot Fire!?

Saturday, June 5, 2010


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