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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

On (Apparent) Double Standards - Part 1




Wow. Look at that oily sheen. That is a mess.

I was just looking at some pictures of the floodwaters in New Orleans. And I was thinking about all the articles and comments I've read and heard about how toxic the water in the city is and how polluted it is. Then I was thinking that it's curious the same government that enacted CERCLA and is requiring GE to spend over $400 million to perform a clean-up operation that appears to be of debatable merit** is pumping (or at least approving/permitting the pumping) the toxic, polluted floodwaters out of New Orleans into the canals and the Mississippi River. See below. On the right is flooded New Orleans. Water is being pumped out of there. Into the part on the left, the Seventeenth Street Canal. Water is being pumped into there. And it eventually flows (I believe) into the Gulf of Mexico.

Look at that film on the water on the left. Disgusting. Apparently it's a lesser of two evils? I don't know. Maybe. It sure is interesting, though. Makes the environmental enforcement movement seem pretty political. Not that I should be surprised about that, I guess.







** Here are some pro-clean up versions of the story from the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Nation. Here is the current GE website about the Hudson River cleanup.

50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky was in a production of, 'The King & I?' On opening night, Brasky chloroforms the entire cast and slowly eats them in front of the audience for two hours. The production got pretty good reviews

9:51 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you drop a phonograph needle on Brasky's nipple, it plays the Beach Boys' 'Pet Sounds.

9:52 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They say Gene Roddenbery got the idea for Star Trek from listening to Brasky talk in his sleep

9:53 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His favorite movie is 'One on One' with Robby Benson

9:54 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once saw him scissor kick Angela Landsbury.

9:55 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Brasky once showed me a video of him making love to my wife, and it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw!

9:56 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Brasky's love child said...

Brasky drank a full glass of liquid LSD with his eggs. Then he slept for 8 months straight. When he woke he rubbed his eyes and said, 'All in all, I prefer gin.'"

10:03 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Brasky is a son of a bitch

10:03 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Brasky was a 10 foot monster who slept with all our wives! And punched us all in the face! And we loved him for it!"

10:04 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did 3 tours in 'Nam...... I was in Corpus Christi on business a month ago. I had this eight foot tall Asian waiter, which made me curious. I asked him his name. Sure enough it's Ho Tran Brasky

10:04 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brasky's semen can form into a liquid human - like the guy from 'Terminator 2'"

10:05 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His poop is used as currency in Argentina."

10:05 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They use Brasky's foreskin as a tarp when it rains at Yankee stadium."

10:07 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brasky once hosted the Grammys and gave every award to Corey Hart

10:08 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It was the sight of Brasky's naked body that drove Brian Wilson insane."

10:10 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He once punched a hole in a cow just to see who was coming up the road

10:13 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous This Love said...

Bill Brasky makes me wet

10:15 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His favorite movie is 'One on One' with Robby Benson."

10:16 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky took me out to go get a drink with him? We go off looking for a bar and we can't find one. Finally Brasky takes me to a vacant lot and says, 'Here we are.' We sat there for a year and a half and sure enough someone constructs a bar around us. The day they opened we ordered a shot, drank it, and then burned the place to the ground. Brasky yelled over the roar of the flames, 'Always leave things the way you found em!'"

10:17 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Brasky had a four day heart attack...a day for each chamber. At the autopsy, they said his heart looked like a basketball filled with riccotta cheese."

10:18 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He date raped David Bowie."

10:18 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He did all the makeup on the 'Planet of the Apes' movie."

10:19 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a ten foot tall beastman who showers in vodka and feeds his baby shrimp scampi."

10:22 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We once had a bachelor party for Brasky. He ate the entire cake before we could tell him there was a stripper in it."

10:23 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous lorne michaels said...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Bill Brasky But Were Afraid To Ask

10:24 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brasky named the group Sha-Na-Na. They did NOT want to be called that."

10:24 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"He breastfeeds John Madden."

10:26 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice repeats

10:33 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They found $60 in change in his stomach

10:39 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Floundering Sea Life said...

Damn! What have you people been eating?

10:44 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I once saw him eat a whole live chicken.

10:45 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sleeps eight hours a night! ........ well, he was pretty normal when it came to that

10:48 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He taught me how to make love to a woman, and how to scold a child.

10:50 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, he would shoot whiskey into his neck with a syringe

10:51 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has dandruff the size of mice

10:51 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His first name is Bill! ....... I'm drunk

10:52 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Loser said...

I wanna go home

10:52 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Clown Fish said...

ACK!, ahhhh, gurgle gurgle....

10:53 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Carribean Reef Shark said...

What's with all the corn?

10:54 AM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky showed up at my daughter's wedding? Well, he's standing right between me and my daughter at the ceremony. He's got no right to be there, but he's drunk and he's Brasky! Well, long story short: the priest accidentally marries Brasky and me! Off! Off! Off! We spend the weekend in the Pocono's - he loves me like I've never been loved before!

12:19 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyway, Brasky decides he's going to hunt down all four of the 'Banana Splits.' He stalks and kills every one of them with a machete. They all begged for their lives except Flegal.

12:22 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky forced me to wear a woman's bikini around the office?
Brasky tears off my clothes and makes me wear this skimpy bikini. For the next three months I had to conduct my business wearing a woman's bathing suit. I would cry from shame and question my manhood daily. But at the end of the quarter, I'll be damned if my sales hadn't tripled.

12:23 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'd love to have sex with your wife.

12:25 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I ever tell you about the time I went horseback riding with Brasky, but there weren't any horses around? Well, Brasky throws a saddle on my back and rides me around Wyoming for three days. Well wouldn't you know it my stamina increases with each day and I develop tremendous leg muscles. So anyway, Brasky decides to enter me in the Breeders Cup, right? Under the name Turkish Delight. And I'm running in second place, and I'm running and I BREAK MY ANKLE. So anyway they're about to shoot me. Then someone from the crowd yells out, God bless him, don't shoot him he's a human.

12:31 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His favorite TV movie is The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta.

12:32 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brasky would put on a white tie and tails and would walk his cobra through the park on a leash. He named the cobra Beverly, and he taught it how to fetch and dial a phone. But then one day it bit the maid. So with tears in his eyes Brasky had to shoot the maid.

12:34 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He makes every woman that sleeps with him refer to him as Bear Bryant.

12:38 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I ever tell you about the time Bill Brasky sold me into slavery?
He puts me on a ship to Thailand, right? And I'm chained to a pipe. Meanwhile, ol' Brasky, he's back in the States siring three beautiful children with my wife!

I hate Bill Brasky.. but I respect him!

1:15 PM, September 14, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brasky still believes in Santa Claus, and he wants to put him in porno films

4:21 PM, September 14, 2005  
Blogger Dongley Shlongford said...

I'm not much for Oily Sheen's work.
I much prefer Charlie Sheen. Oily Sheen overacts in my opinion. Plus, you gotta love a guy that dates Ginger Lynn. Hoo-bingo!

9:04 AM, September 15, 2005  

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