Wednesday Fracking

With apologies to scharrison, I thought that today would be a good time to make an observation about the horrors of fracking that are so blatantly obvious that they should be evident even to the dimwits in charge of the Jones Street House of Pain.

Arkansas legalized fracking a few years back. After the drilling started, Arkansas experienced hundreds of earthquakes. Even the unfair and unbalanced Faux News admitted that fracking was the likely cause of the earthquakes.

Concerned, Arkansas put in place a moratorium on fracking. The earthquakes virtually stopped.

Then Arkansas decided that it would be a good idea to start fracking again. Unless you're even more dimwitted than the Tillisberger, you know what happened: the earthquakes started up again -- dozens of them.

Scott Ausbrook of the Arkansas Geological Survey, who apparently intends to become a North Carolina legislator, based on his apparent dimwitedness, said, “Are they being triggered or are they natural? That’s something we don’t know.” (yes, he really said this).

Apparently Scott Ausbrook of the Arkansas Geological Survey has never heard of Occam's Razor.

And apparently North Carolina is too dumb even to learn from Arkansas.

And that is truly pathetic.


No apology necessary

It might be interesting to note, both my parents came from Arkansas. And there's no apology needed for the Arkansas jabs either, because I've been there several times, and have yet to see any clear evidence there isn't some as-yet-to-be-identified developmental problem plaguing many of the bloodlines, especially those (like mine) who occasionally wander down from the Ozarks. I don't know what it is. Lack of oxygen maybe? Or possibly the fact that many of the menfolk consider family reunions a great place to meet girls?

p.s. if uh, any of my (beloved) kinfolk are reading this, You know I love ya', right? :)

Still sorry, though...

...that the folks in charge of the NCGA are so pathetic.

It's funny, the original "apologies to scharrison" was for purloining and mangling your "Friday Fracking" title ("Wednesday Fracking" has no video and no alliteration! :-) I had no idea you had ties to Arkansas, and I enjoyed your comment [there's probably another joke to be made regarding your (beloved) kinfolk reading your comment, but we're certainly not going there :-) ]

In any case though, despite the fact that Arkansas continues to frack when it's clearly harmful, and that they employ at least one clueless individual in their state Geological Survey agency, it remains the case that North Carolina, The Old Backward State, apparently is dumber and even more clueless. So we have no business making fun of Arkansas or any other state as we plunge relentlessly to the bottom of the nation.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014