Gulf Coast Fishermen Contemplate Suicide

After all, it's just chocolate milk and salad dressing.

The situation in the gulf is getting so dire for some in the seafood industry, they've thought about committing suicide. Steps to intervene are underway.

Desperation is setting in in Southeast Louisiana. "I spoke to a group of fishermen, mainly Vietnamese Americans and a group of them came up to me and said, they told me that they contemplated suicide because they're in such despair," says Congressman Joseph Cao. He says fishermen are feeling compounded stress on top of post-Katrina troubles. "For some people, this is almost a boiling point where they can no longer handle it and they're going to crack."

"These are grown men that broke down and cried this morning because they don't know what to do and we don't know how long it's going to be," says Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser.

And Rand Paul says the president should get his boot off the neck of BP. Tell me, which is more "un-American": ruining the lives of Americans along the Gulf Coast for profit or expecting BP to pay dearly for its unprecedented fuck up?