Latest on Oil Spill in the Gulf

There's no way for me to begin that doesn't include the day's biggest butthole: Tony Hayward, the BP CEO who said today of the oil spewing into the Gulf, "The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume." We would like to offer him a very tiny bit of anthrax or maybe a dollop o' rat poison so he can learn a basic lesson about chemistry and see how that works out.

The NYT's reports that for years, the MMS (Minerals Management Service) has not bothered to require the necessary permits from BP and other major offshore drillers, even though government scientists were reporting major safety concerns, likely environmental impacts and threats to endangered species.

BP had wrong diagram to close blowout preventer. Really, you couldn't make this stuff up. McClatchy says criminal charges against BP are likely.

That didn't take long: From the LA Times, ...seafood shortages are starting to plague markets in New Orleans and throughout the country. Note the LA Times still reporting only 5,000 barrels per day spewing into Gulf.

Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski votes against holding Big Oil companies responsible for their crimes.