OK, I get it.
The BP mess in the Gulf is awful. I do not dispute that. It will probably take years and years to clean up the mess. I get that.
What I do not get is the fact that, according to current estimates, the oil well is spewing out about 20,000 barrels a day. America's daily oil consumption is somewhere between 20 and 21 million barrels a day.
I'm no math wizard, but even I can figure out that's about 19,980,000 MORE barrels every day than what's getting dumped into the Gulf.
Misplaced outrage, anyone?