Tuesday, August 12, 2014

If You Can't Stand The Heat...

With warming becoming the norm
we'll all have to weather the storm.
I was taken aback
when water that's fracked
is what Indians drank to keep warm.

In one of the most profoundly stupid things I've heard today, a Colorado state senator has come out and said that 'fracking', the act of hydraulically fracturing rock deposits to capture the trapped methane, is not only safe, but it is natural as well. Randy Baumgardner, it should surprise nobody, is a Republican. He was giving an interview to Gordon Klingenschmitt in Denver and said this:

“They talk about methane in the water and this, that, 
and the other, but if you go back in history and 
look at how the Indians traveled, they traveled to the
‘burning waters.’ And that was methane in the waters 
and that was for warmth in the wintertime.”

So...there it is then. He doesn't seem to adequately explain if they drank the water to stay warm or if they just caught it on fire and huddled around the flames.

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