One thing that has astounded me from watching the talking head shows, particularly in the last week, is that nobody seems to have a sense of urgency about why its taking so long to stop the leak. The only person I've actually seen show some emotion about the issue is Chris Matthews.
Even environmentalists, who you would think would be the fiercest advocates for stopping the spill, have been coming on these talk shows the past couple of weeks, and they just talk about how America needs to reduce its dependence on oil, or we need more regulation of the oil industry.
That is a bit like advocating for fire-proof houses while you watch your house burn to the ground.
Here is a website that I just started that is actually counting the number of gallons of oil that is being released into the Gulf of Mexico each second:
The numbers are astounding, and the 50,000 barrels of oil per day that I am currently using to calculate the number is actually on the conservative side.
It just seems to me like the media, environmentalists, and the government, are all just waiting for BP to fix the problem. Where is the team of scientists working around the clock on how to solve the problem?