Really respectful Jerry, I am sure the families of the dead oil rigs workers appreciate what you did with that picture of yours. People like you are why I have little faith in Humanity, and you should be ashamed of yourself for trying to down play this disaster.
As a Texan, I find myself sad that I will not be able to fish out near the gulf anytime soon. This thing I am sad about is that people don't understand what kind of effect it has on the environments here in The Gulf Coast of Mexico. With this being a slat water area their are countless Slat marshes that will be effected by this oil spill. The marshes over here are already at a fast rate with no marshes we will be having higher levels of hurricanes, because their are no land to lessen the wind levels in between us, and the oceans. Then fisher men that are making a living will be effected as well, because their will be less fish, and shrimp, or lobsters, and crabs for you to get this will cause a chain effect in the ecosystem.