CNN's been running footage of this all day. The sight of these beautiful Pelicans struggling mightily to breath through this oil is so horrifying it's almost impossible to watch.
Has everyone read the book A Clockwork Orange? Remember the scene where Alex was forced to watch violence with his eyes propped open? I'd think maybe all those people who gleefully chanted "drill,baby,drill" as a tribal chant would benefit from a little of that aversion therapy. Of course, just like the doctors in the book, even thinking such a thing makes me like them in some regard. It's a problem because I don't know what to do with my feelings over this. The mojitos aren't working anymore.
UPDATE, 6:48 p.m.: From Blue Girl, news that the bird in the second picture, just above, is a "Laughing Gull," and that it was saved.