I thought I’d start a series inspired by the very funny couple Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers called, “Really!?!”

Today’s segment of Dawn’s version of “Really!?!” is about the oil spill in the Gulf.

On the radio the other day, one of the many politicians elbowing in for airtime about the Gulf oil spill made a remark that I thought was so typical of blowhards. He said, “We don’t have a minute to waste. We don’t have an hour to waste. We don’t have a day to waste.”

“Really!?!” If any of you are as cynical as me, you can see the ridiculousness of that statement. Dude, if you don’t have a minute to waste then why did you waste time making your statement longer than it needed to be? If you don’t have a minute to waste, it stands to reason that you also would not have an hour (60 minutes) or a day (1,440 minutes) to waste. And why are you talking so much anyway? Just take action man!

Next time the media can skip the long-winded finger-pointers and just show everyone this video:

If you were expecting more intense perceptions from me regarding the Gulf oil spill, I’m sad to disappoint you. Too much pain on that subject—and it’s been covered pretty well so far. But I think it’s worth noting that we can cry at the horrendous photos of our planet being destroyed, yell at and blame greedy executives and companies, and ridicule the politicians repeatedly, but like the cat said—we want our oil so in the end what will change?

While you’re pondering that, view a clip of Seth and Amy’s “Really!?!” segment. Got any “Really’s” of your own?

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