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There Is No Oil In Galveston Or Anywhere On The Texas Coast And You Can Visit These Places—-Tell Them A Texas Liberal Sent You

Is there any oil from the Gulf of Mexico/BP oil spill and disaster in Galveston, Texas or at any Texas beaches?

No.

(Above–A picture of a ship I took while riding the Bolivar Ferry across Galveston Bay.)

There is no oil in Galveston as of the evening of Thursday, June 24, and there is not expected to be any over the upcoming weekend.

Please do not cancel your trip to a Texas beach because of the oil spill. There has not yet been any report of oil on a Texas beach and no such report is expected at this time.

Please know that I’m an Obama voter who wants America to move to the left.

I care about the people who work in tourist -related jobs on the Texas coast and I care about small business people on the Texas coast.

Visit the Texas coast this weekend and tell folks that a Texas liberal sent you.

Here is information about visiting Galveston.

Here are links to some towns you can visit on the Texas Gulf Coast.

June 25, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

There Is No Oil Or Any Tarballs In Galveston—Tourism Officials Have An Obligation To Be Candid

As I write this on the evening of Friday, May 14, there is no oil or any tarballs on the beaches of Galveston Island or at any Texas beaches that I am aware of.

Here is what the Galveston tourism folks have to say about this matter.

( Above–A ship in Galveston Bay. I took this picture from the Bolivar Ferry.)

I like Galveston and I often drive 50 miles south to Galveston to take a walk on the beach and have lunch.

Rick’s Blog, writing in the Pensacola, Florida area, has concerns that his community is not telling the full story on the oil spill.

Rick is correct to express this view. People will often say whatever is needed to make sure that business does not drop off.

If any oil or tarballs do come to come to Galveston or to other Texas beaches, I will post on the issue.

In the meantime, people should come to Galveston and enjoy the ocean and the history  to be found in Galveston.

Yet also, tourism officials in Galveston and at all points on the Gulf have the obligation to be candid about any oil or tarballs that may appear.

Here is information about visiting Pensacola.

The Gulf of Mexico Foundation advocates for the Gulf.

Here are some basic facts about the Gulf of Mexico.

Here is my post of facts about the spill.

May 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

European Union Says Don’t Visit U.S.—What Will Europeans Be Missing?

The European Union has recommended that people avoid non-essential travel to the United States.

This is so they will not catch the Swine Flu.

Though a case has already been confirmed in Spain.

( Please click here for Swine Flu facts and for handwashing information.) 

What will European travelers be missing?

They’ll be missing the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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They’ll be missing the world’s tallest thermometer in Baker, California.

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They’ll be missing hot dogs at Wein-O-Rama in Cranston, Rhode Island.

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They’ll be missing the Florida Scrub Jay. This bird lives only in Florida. The Florida Scrub Jay is “blue and friendly”

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I don’t think people in Europe should avoid coming to America just because of some Swine Flu.

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments