Monday, May 31, 2010

Captain John's Truth On The Oil Spill

Mornin' Ya'll, Thank God it's not a foreign country invading our shores. We have found ourselves defenseless.
Criminal prosecution for willful negligence, must proceed in order to eliminate the liability cap of 75 million. The investigative bodies who will determine whether or not willful misconduct was performed, ironically are the same organizations who have as much to hide as BP. We the people must hold our government responsible for their actions in this catastrophe.

Remember now, they sunk 90% of this problem.

It sucks waking up every morning, to a nightmare come true. Usually we can prepare, for the reconstruction or rebuilding literally or economically, but in this man made storm, it will take years to learn the full effect of the damage. I feel like BP, and the US Coast Guard have been hiding the facts from us all, and treating us like cattle, and leading us with the media.

And Tuesday, starts hurricane season, one they say could be a tough one. Can this spill become flammable on the shore line? Could you imagine the insurance companies fighting over the added liability of oil, wind, or water?

Why is there such a lack of coverage on animal deaths? Again, where are the toxicology reports on the hundreds of turtles, and nearly 80 dolphin deaths, that have been reported. BP's contracted rescue group Tri-State from Delaware, has been ordered by BP to remove information about animal fatalities from their website. Last week they were listed online.

The unseen environmental catastrophe below the surface, is unmeasurable.

We need to prepare for and expect the worst with this oil spill, based on the misrepresentation of the facts of this catastrophe. It's hard for me to believe the success of a relief well, is as hopeful as they make it appear. This relief well is expected to hit a 7" pipe, 3 miles under the surface. What if they miss? What are the chances of hitting it? We can't stop the leak, but we can hit 7",
3 miles down? The only thing we have to look forward to, is that it will be leaking tomorrow just as bad as it was today? Surely I'm not the only one who notices a tremendous increase in flow since the failed Top Kill attempt.

BP has purposely mislead the amount of oil escaping, because a 1920 Jones Act and the 1990 OPA, Oil Pollution Act, has their liability based upon how many barrels per day are leaking. Think they are telling the truth about those numbers?

This man made catastrophe has cost thousands of Americans jobs. I can only feel, the boycotting of BP stores in the United States would be another man made catastrophe that costs thousands of jobs. We must remember the 11,000 independently owned franchises also employ fellow Americans who rely on your business. Things are bad enough, less not shoot ourselves in the foot. I'm not saying go out of your way to a BP, but if it's convenient will you stop at one next time? If you wanna boycott somebody boycott MMS, and the US Coast Guard, we paid them to lie to us.
I believe we have suffered 1/3 of the oil we are going to suffer, based on the dismal projections acquired by BP spokesman. The scariest term that has been used recently should horrify
us all, " Black Tide."
On a personal note, my vessel has been activitated by BP for 30 days, I have attained all required training, and BP has called me twice in the last 5 days, to deactivate my vessel, so that other people have the opportunity to not work also. After US Coast Guard vessel inspection, spending hundreds of dollars, to bring my vessel up to my own safety standards in this spill, my First Responder services have been rejected by BP twice this week. How could this be, when you travel to the islands, and you are the only boat in site?
Citizens action committees along the Coast have been formed by our local municipalities. They have no supplies. No absorbent materials, no booms, no real plan. Common sense and hard work are going to solve this issue. We're gonna get dirty, our boats are gonna get dirty, we might even get a little sick, we owe it to our kids. Once again, I'm gonna say it. "Lead, follow, or get the hell outta the way!"
Being jobless gives you plenty of opportunity to prepare. Looks like I got about 20 years to prepare. I'm think I'm gonna buy a tamale wagon, and modify my profession.
Today let's remember the ones who didn't come home.
Support Our Troops, even The Navy.
Semper Fi,
Captain John

Always USMC

Friday, May 28, 2010

Why? Why? Why?

More later......I'm too mad to type even one word. Captain John will step back in over the weekend!

I Love A 3 Day Weekend! ~Friday Favorites

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, The Pioneer Woman is having a photography assignment called Coming Home. I have been crying for 3 days. Sometimes teary, sometimes a full out ball. This is must see. Click here, she's adding more through the weekend. Here are just a few of my favorites.

by Noel Culperson
Honey I'm home! Look at them all running!

via Sharon
Nice to meet you Daddy.

via Erin Dietrich1
There are two sides to every story. Semper Fi! (Always Faithful). This is truly coming home.

Sigh, he's trying to bribe her to come to him. She doesn't recognize him. My Daddy didn't see me till I was 16 months old. Mamma said when he came home from Vietnam I screamed everytime he talked to me for a month. Turned out I was Daddy's Girl after that, I loved My Daddy, he spoiled me rotten.
via Lindsay0526

They say a picture can speak a 1000 words. Amazing, just look at his face. He promised to come home.
Via joiedeverephotography
I would call this one Thankful. She's got all the kids toys in her hands from keeping them occupied for what can turn out to be a long wait sometimes.
via Kate Mahalak

Love this one, despite the time away, this family went right back to normal.
via AmandaLamb1
Favorite New Blog Find: Poppies and Sunshine is a happy little blog. I love happy little blogs, that keep me going throughout the day. Here's one of my favorite posts from her blog Hanging Dresses

Favorite Dustjacket Attic Photos: Love both of these, vibrant colors, and great photography, you really need to see the whole post, titled Red Alert Click Here

Favorite Recipe I'm trying this weekend: Again, from Mary at Delightful Bitefuls, Pear Walnut Muffins. We have a pear tree at the swing, so I was subconsciously channeling recipes, when Mary posted this one. We are going to have lots of pears. One thing I love is the square shape to these muffins that Mary made. More good stuff per square inch. The top is always the best.

Dress of The Week: Something about this one, drives me crazy. Love the colors for a brunette. I'm looking for this one, anyone seen it before?

Shoegasm of The Week: Badgley Mischka, my word!

Favorite Tumbl this week: I am in love with this photo. Click HERE to see my Tumblr page.

Best Memorial Day Idea:
Uhhh ummmm, Captain John, this could be lot's of fun, you know that one spot under the Magnolia trees on Back Bay?

To Leave You With A Laugh: My token male reader, Blog O Cheese, had me rolling laughing with this one. A man's look at baby/wedding showers. Click HERE to tighten your abs a bit....I love the comments he leaves me, they always make me laugh, and I never know what to expect from him. We can love a guy like that can't we Ladies?
One last thing to share with you. My SATC 2 Fashion book came in the mail yesterday.
Get your butts to Amazon and order yourself one, Fashion Divas.
Every single outfit in the movie. Sarah Jessica Parker does some commentary where she tells you where some of the odd items came from. Beautiful fashion, that I can't wait to talk about. If you wanna know anything just shoot me an email, and I'll tell you everything. I'm going to give everybody a few days to see the movie, before I discuss anything. A real collectors item. I paid $13.97 for the hardcover. I will treasure it a lifetime. Get yours HERE. Whatever you have in store for the weekend, I hope you enjoy it. Everything's a little in the air for me right now, but once it's all said I done, I'll tell you the good parts, deal? If you're celebrating the long holiday weekend in the States, take the extra day for you, why don't you?

Have a good one!
The Bumpkin

Thursday, May 27, 2010

SATC 2 Designers

Well, today's the day! For some, my day is Sunday evening. Cross your fingers, tickets are scarce here in Podunk, Mississippi.
Carrie On, Girlfriend! Sarah Jessica Parker in Valentino yellow chiffon.

Kristin Davis in Vingage Jean Desses. Love this dress. Simple jewelry and makeup, don't take away from the dress.

Kim Cattrall in Naeem Khan, lipstick by Slutwhorered.

Cynthia Nixon, in black Carolina Herrera (she's liking Carolina), from the Fall 2010 Collection.

Spoilers, maybe, can you figure anything out? You didn't think I was going to just bust out with it did you? How mad would some of you be at me. The movie started two days ago in Germany. I have friends! Fashion Divas everywhere who share secrets with me. Click the picture to enlarge.

Cynthia Nixon in a Navy Blue Carolina Herrara dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Verdura cuff, and her own ring: “It’s been like a playland for the most beautiful clothes in the world.”

Kristin Davis in a bustier-style Dior jacket, Wolford leggings and a Solange Azagury-Partridge ring: “The show taught me not to hide my body but to flaunt it.”

Kim Cattrall in a sultry Prada top, DKNY leggings and Michael Kors shoes: “The chemistry among the four of us is very strong.”

Sarah Jessica Parker in a delicate Valentino dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a vintage necklace and vintage bracelet from Seedhouse: “Playing Carrie taught me to be a better friend.”

Should be interesting, are you reading the reviews? Eeekkkkk!
The Bumpkin