The Opinion "Everything will come out in the wash" has died. It has become abundantly clear that not everything comes out in the wash. Even if everything did come out in the wash, it would still go somewhere else after the washing machine drains. It's not like it just vanishes--it's not like we're free of the problem. There's a trail, you know.
No services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of despair the family of the deceased Opinion ask that you consider facing the reality of oil addiction: though it is far past the time for an intervention, an intervention just might help do the trick. Perhaps a massive confrontation between the imperious id of our demands and the plaintive drips of life-choking reality could move us to pick up the torches and light the way to recovery. Perhaps we can end the addiction before we all overdose, and the War on Drugs could become The War on Oil. Just Say No to Sludge. Or a commercial: This is your Gulf. This is your Gulf Covered in Oil... The possibilities are endless, just as the possibilities are ending.
That we have yet to face this monster head on does not bode well: the beast is whipping its tail and will sting us to our deaths whether we face it directly or not. But then again, you already knew that.
Image of water fowl covered in oil from here.
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