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Old 05-26-2010, 12:49 AM
Location: Long Beach, MS--Harrison County, Mississippi Gulf Coast
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There is nothing funny about the Oil Spill (Hear me David Letterman). None of us needs to hear STUPID, PinHEAD comments such as what I heard at 6:55 last night on Fox News...

They were showing a video of surfing dogs. Then "What's his name" said, "You can see by the lack of oil that its not (the video location) in the Gulf Coast..."

I think that was an ultra insensitive comment. The Gulf Coast is a large area, covering from Texas to Florida. Few sections have yet seen oil from the dang Oil DISASTER (if we keep saying spill, I feel it minimizes the catastrophe. Spill sounds like, "Oops, run and get the paper towels, Dear. Junior knocked over his glass of milk.)

Please, watch your words. Its your job, our lives. I am a resident of Harrison County, Mississippi. I can't monitor all the beach in my county, but I do visit Long Beach Harbor, walk the piers, and walk about a mile of shore at least every other day. True, that doesn't make me a specialist. I can tell you what I see and smell, though. First hand, no hear say.

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As of day before yesterday, I do not smell oil. The water near the shore is clear. People are still fishing. Some people wade fish. People are still enjoying water sports such as wind surfing.

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When you make wide generalizations, you can never be right, or accurate. If you are scaring people from visiting us right now during the peak tourist season, YOU are the Problem!

Please, get the truth. If you are going to speak, speak accurately. I will walk tomorrow. I will inhale deeply; I will take photos; I will report. I will report--not for the Gulf Coast, because I will not know first hand how Texas, Louisiana, Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock Counties-Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are ALL doing. I will know how Long Beach Harbor and the nearby shores are doing. My frame of reference will be as an ordinary Long Beach Resident. I am not a Scientist; I am a person that cares and a person that wants the truth to be known. The minute I see an oil covered bird, you will hear me squawking to the edges of the universe. That's a promise.

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