BP has been downplaying the incident as much as possible, trying to make themselves look good and keep their cash-flow going. They've made plenty of idiotic statements on the subject and enacted measures that haven't done a thing. Worst of all, they refused to take responsibility for the problem.
But this all could have been prevented by a single action two years ago.
If only we had elected this man president, the whole disaster int he Gulf Coast could have been avoided.
After all, who knows drills better than him? He wouldn't allow for unsafe drilling practices, and he'd probably head up all drilling endeavors himself. I headed up his campaign back in 2008, using drilling as his platform. Unfortunately, he didn't make it into the White House.
And look what came from it.
If he was in office, it's entirely likely this wouldn't have happened. But if it had, he would have solved it by now by doing the following to the oil spill:
And then after that he'd probably do it to the BP executives. And manliness would solve everything, as it rightly should.
But sadly, this is impossible since he has no legislative power. But that doesn't mean manly spirit won't be effective. But since Simon isn't around to lead us, we have to right this on our own.
There's some great do's and don'ts as to how you can help. If you look around there are plenty of places to donate in order to help out. The National Wildlife Federation is helping affected wildlife, and the Environmental Defense Fund also needs help. Or you could buy a "BP Cares" t-shirt to give a helping hand to the Gulf Restoration Network.
And if you can't afford to donate (because, let's face it, some of us are pretty broke) there are plenty of protests to get involved with to show that you want this fixed and for BP to take responsibility.
So make up for not electing the one man who could have prevented this, and help get the problem solved.