As Simon Johnson points out, we aren’t fixing anything as long as we’re in the grip of the oligarchy.
I’ve seen John Hiatt at least a dozen times, and I never get tired of him:
It’s still one of my favorite shows. Every episode is so wonderfully surreal:
My friend Dave is right: Voters need to see the Democrats fighting this shite.
Yeah, because the FDA has never made a political finding, have they? This is simply an attempt to revive the fishing industry. Do you believe them? I don’t:
Chemical dispersants sprayed into the Gulf of Mexico to break up the massive oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon disaster do not appear to threaten the safety of seafood in the affected waters, the Food and Drug Administration said this week.
In a letter sent in response to questions from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the agency responsible for ensuring the safety of seafood said that chemicals used to break up the slicks are not as dangerous to human health as the oil itself.
FDA scientists do not believe that the chemicals accumulate significantly in the tissue of fish and shellfish, and so, even if the fish absorb the chemicals through gills or other ways, the fish do not retain them, Jeanne Ireland, FDA’s assistant commissioner for legislation, wrote to Markey. That means they do not pass up the food chain to humans and are not considered a public health concern, according to the FDA.
BP sprayed 1.8 million gallons of the dispersant Corexit on the surface of the gulf and, for the first time, at the wellhead a mile underwater. Dispersants were last used July 19, four days after BP temporarily capped its leaking well.