Mac McClelland, reporting from Grand Isle almost a year after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe:
...there's just the big tarballs, a couple of which my companion picks up. An hour later he claims that his hand is burning, which I remember happening when I plunged my fingers in the stuff last year.
I realize that the disaster is sooo 2010, but I think this underscores the fallacy of the whole private-sector -efficiency, faster-better-cheaper line wingers cling to like gospel. Well, it's cheaper alright...especially since without Junior occpying the throne, we were spared a Mission Accomplished, behold-my-codpieced-flightsuit pranceabout.
The only thing fast or efficient is the degree to which our corporatist overlords sweep things under the rug, which these days includes what's left of the middle class.