IT’S A FRACKING RAPE-FEST OUT THERE!on October 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm
Greetings from Calico Blackie!
Well, it’s snowing outside and I’m expecting the power to go out at any minute.
No big deal.
We’re pretty set out here in the middle of nowhere. We would be able to generate our own small amount of electricity and survive, even if the power went out and never came back on.
Oh sure, there would be some serious challenges to overcome, but it wouldn’t be the great disaster that it could be for the big cities.
I’ve always wondered how we would react to a long and major outage of power on a National scale. Riots in the streets? Anarchy? Mayhem?
Or, would we just go about our business in the best way we can while waiting for the situation to improve?
While I’m on the topic of wondering…..
I wondered the other day if there was a point in history where the majority of the people in Germany that voted for, and supported Hitler in 1933 stepped back and said: “Uh-Oh. I’ve been supporting a lunatic”?
Or, were they content to doggedly stick with an obviously destructive regime simply because they didn’t want to admit it was stupid of them and not in their best interest to give the Nazi Party their continued support?
Were they reluctant to admit they were wrong until the allied forces came in and gave them a beat down?
I read a news article this morning and once again wondered to myself……
What will it take, and how long will it be before these Tea Party people realize they’re being supportive of the lunatic fringe? What will it take before they stop and think: “Uh-Oh. I’ve been supporting a lunatic”?
Did you see this?
Richard Mourdock On Abortion: Pregnancy From Rape Is ‘Something God Intended’
Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock declared Tuesday night he opposes aborting pregnancies conceived in rape because “it is something that God intended to happen.”
Debating Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in their final Senate race showdown, a questioner asked them and Libertarian candidate Andrew Horning to explain their views on abortion.
All three said they were anti-abortion. But Mourdock went further, putting himself in territory near Missouri GOP Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, the anti-abortion congressman who infamously asserted that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.”
“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” said Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed state treasurer.
“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Mourdock unseated veteran Republican Sen. Richard Lugar in the May primary, and has battled Donnelly for the longtime senator’s supporters since.
Abortion has been a touchy issue for the candidates, with Mourdock accusing Donnelly of lacking strength on the issue because Donnelly backed the health care reform law. Donnelly has criticized a requirement that ensures women can get birth control, even when their employer objects to contraception.
“I believe in pro-life,” Donnelly said, carving out somewhat more moderate anti-abortion stance. “I believe that life begins at conception. The only exceptions I believe in are for rape, incest and the life a mother.”
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Calico Blackie says:
What does it take before someone reasons it out and says: “Uh-Uh. I’m not voting for these idiots. This is too crazy, even for me”?
It’s all good.
Pretty soon we’ll be able to buy cheap gas again and drive around all we want in a land full of fairies and unicorns.
I can almost see everybody going about their day with rainbows shooting out of their asses now!
Here’s the great news!……
US may become world’s top oil producer
U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer.
Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9 million barrels per day. This will be the fourth straight year of crude increases and the biggest single-year gain since 1951.
Increased drilling is driving economic growth in states such as North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Montana and Texas, all of which have unemployment rates far below the national average of 7.8 percent. North Dakota is at 3 percent; Oklahoma, 5.2.
Businesses that serve the oil industry, such as steel companies that supply drilling pipe and railroads that transport oil, aren’t the only ones benefiting. Homebuilders, auto dealers and retailers in energy-producing states are also getting a lift.
IHS says the oil and gas drilling boom, which already supports 1.7 million jobs, will lead to the creation of 1.3 million jobs across the U.S. economy by the end of the decade.
“It’s the most important change to the economy since the advent of personal computers pushed up productivity in the 1990s,” says economist Philip Verleger, a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics.
The major factor driving domestic production higher is a newfound ability to squeeze oil out of rock once thought too difficult and expensive to tap.
Drillers have learned to drill horizontally into long, thin seams of shale and other rock that holds oil, instead of searching for rare underground pools of hydrocarbons that have accumulated over millions of years.
To free the oil and gas from the rock, drillers crack it open by pumping water, sand and chemicals into the ground at high pressure, a process is known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”
While expanded use of the method has unlocked enormous reserves of oil and gas, it has also raised concerns that contaminated water produced in the process could leak into drinking water.
Calico Blackie says:
COULD LEAK?? It’s already been proven that it DOES LEAK.
But, I was told my views were stupid and that I’m being closed-minded and “trendy” by opposing fracking as a means by which to extract energy from the earth.
Silly me for wanting to see alternative energy used more, rather than witnessing the destruction of our habitat all so we can pad the pockets of oil execs while gas prices still head up.
Enjoy your groundwater while you can, suckers. It’s the next commodity.
AND IT WILL HAPPEN TOO, IF WE JUST SIT BACK AND SAY/DO NOTHING.
Don’t let it happen.
When you see suffering and injustice and say: “WHY DOESN’T SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS?”
Remember: YOU ARE SOMEBODY!!
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Calico Blackie @kidakita