better yet, ever heard the phrase " when life gives you lemons, make lemonade"?
it's easy to be miserable. but it takes a little effort and positive attitude to try to make the best of a bad situation.
No one is saying that the oil spill was a good thing, or even an unimportant thing, only that where there was nothing at all for weeks, now there is something to begin to fill in till things get corrected.
Up around these parts, there have been factory problems, like grain bin explosions that bring down entire towns because that's where all the work was. Instead of whining about how the operator of the bin was negligent by leaving flammable materials or whatever that caused the explosion, the folks in the towns get to work and start rebuilding.
They don't want pity, just to get back to life and they don't need to wait for some grand high savior to come do it for them. They just need the opportunity and the resources.
yes, having all that oil muck things up sucks, can't argue with that, but time will pass and life will go on for those who take the necessary steps.