Diary

Offshore moratorium fails on appeal

So we got some good news today.   The government failed to show a “likelihood” that irreparable injuries will come about if offshore drilling resumes.  Appeal denied. 

Reminds me of a joke.  A kid asks his father “can you tell me the difference between potentially and likely?”  His father sez “Go ask your mother if she would sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars. Then go ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt for a million dollars. Come back and tell me what you’ve learned.”

The kid is puzzled, but asks his mother. “Mom, if someone gave you a million dollars, would you sleep with Robert Redford?”

“Don’t tell your father, but, yes, I would.”

He then goes to his sister’s room. “Sis, if someone gave you a million dollars, would you sleep with Brad Pitt?”

She replies, “Omigod! Definitely!”

The kid goes back to his father. “Dad, I think I’ve figured it out.  Potentially, we are sitting on $2 million bucks, but in all likelihood, we’re living with two sluts.”

Big Hat Salazar says he’s gonna drop another dime on the gulf drilling industry but it looks like to me like he’s still got a huge obstacle in showing the “likelihood” of another spill that would cause irreparable damage.

He got his teeth kicked in on the appeal but only 2-1.  I suppose the appeals court judge has a lifetime appointment, but I wouldn’t want to spend a lifetime in Louisiana if I made a ruling like that.