Friday, August 6, 2010

Looney Ideas for a "top kill"

Please take this as tongue-in-cheek commentary. Don't expect to hear much about this now that the bottom kill as stopped the leak.
I recently heard a blogger denounce BP for purposely prolonging the leak by avoiding these two "obvious" ways to stop it:
1. a huge pile of debris and rubber over the leak, or
2. a very large explosion
I'll track down the link if you are interested, but this loony didn't consider that BP had rejected the first since the high pressure of the crude oil would seep through the debris at almost exactly the same rate once it saturated the debris, and the second since it would likely make the leak permanent, and a lot larger.
So, what don't left-wing loonies get more air time?
Three theories, in order of increasing likelihood:
1. There are fewer of them; it's only conservatives that are crazy. (Hmmmmm)
2. The press is biased and wants to hush up embarrassing things said by their favorites, like notorious anti-Semite Oliver Stone. Getting close:

3. The lunatics are in charge of the asylum. Once-marginal ideas of folks like Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky and Jesse Jackson are now mainstream!
What do you think?