Living and loving life atop the Barnett Shale

Loving life atop the Barnett Shale

Loving life atop the Barnett Shale

Eco-activism is a phony ‘Religion’

Don’t say it’s not.  Because it is.  Here’s why.  Whenever a belief is spread around with little real proof, one must have faith that it is true.  No one can look into a hole and tell what is going on.  No one can tell why water taste or smells the way it does.  It out of sight, but not out of mind

Eco-activists go on phony “faith”.  They attach themselves to phony “god-like” people and hold onto their phony faith.  Yes!  It’s like a religion.

They have:

  • A ‘jesus’.  He’s Al Gore
  • ‘disciples’   They number in the thousands and can be seen on TV and in Congress.
  • ‘holy water’ in the form of marijuana.  I call it ‘Holy Hooch’.  There’s always a drug involved in phony religions.  It’s their Koolaid.
  • ‘mother mary’   in the form of any actress or actor who bothers to show up.
  • ‘mary magdalene’  in the form of whatever female or male who wants to have sex.  Sex is a very important thing when phony religions come into play.
  • ‘gospels’ written by phony disciples and kookie dope smokers.  The early Christians had scores of gospels until an emperor culled them out.   As it stands now, anti-frackers have scores of phony ‘gospels’, too.
  • ‘letters’ written by kookie people make up the foundation of this so-called religion.  The epistles are social media posts or tweets.

Here’s the reality;  Drive on U.S. 380 from Denton, Texas, to Post, Texas.   Along the way you will see drilling rigs tapping the Barnett Shale.  You will see pump jacks pumping, You will see new roads and bridges, new homes and businesses, new government building and schools.   The ranchers have new American made pickups.

The air is clear and fresh.  The night sky is clear and the stars twinkle.  The milky way is bright and beautiful.

It’s the Barnett Shale.

When I was working for an petroleum company in Fort Worth in the middle 1980’s, they were using hydraulic fracturing technology .  They only had the technology to do fracture vertically.  Now they bend the shaft and go horizontal. It was perfectly understandable to me.  I had studied geology and mineralogy at Texas A&M University.

They knew then about the enormous amount of hydrocarbons in the Barnett Shale, but did not have a way to get it out of the ground.  I went to work for another company and lost contact with the petroleum business.  I wish I hadn’t left.

 

Five Facts The Media Aren’t Telling You About the Texas Abortion Filibuster

Saint Wendy

St Wendy Davis. Media Darling of the left.

In the wake of Sandy Hook, to justify openly pressuring Congress to restrict our Second Amendment gun rights, the national media frequently pointed to polls showing majority public support for laws that would broaden the scope of background checks. When this law failed to overcome a filibuster in the Senate, the media bellyached for weeks about the filibuster and the GOP “obstructionism” that thwarts the will of the people.

This is not a new kind of media attack against the political right. Ever since Obama assumed the presidency, under the guise of reporting, the media have attacked our “do nothing” congress as dysfunctional and incapable of accomplishing anything. According to the media, a legislative body “doing nothing” is a huge problem. As the media push to see millions of Democrats legalized through immigration reform, look for this media narrative to explode at the GOP Congress.

But in reality, we all know that this is wild hypocrisy and that our media see some obstructionists who thwart the will of the people as a lot more equal than others.

Take for instance, State Senator Wendy Davis, the Texas Democrat who is now a full-fledged national Media Dahling after her 11-hour filibuster managed to block the Texas Senate from passing laws that would have outlawed abortion after 20 weeks a

via Five Facts The Media Aren’t Telling You About the Texas Abortion Filibuster.

Wendy Davis transformed into media ‘saint’

By The InkDemon©

The Guardian, the ultra-left wing communist newspaper in London and the mouth piece for the Labor Party and Edward Snowden, has blasted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Read it here  Their headline screams that Perry attacked Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ pregnancy.

Davis and Gosnell

Wendy Davis and Gosnell. Given sainthood by the liberal media.

Davis,  if you are Rip Van Winkle and haven’t heard,  led a 13-hour filibuster and successfully killed pro-life legislation in the past special session of the Texas Legislature.  Don’t worry!  Gov. Perry immediately called another special session to consider just one thing: Senate Bill 5 which some say will close most abortion mills in Texas.  There is little chance that anyone could filibuster the bill when the special session opens on Monday, July 1.

Perry made the statement to a pro-life group in Dallas.  Here it is:

“No life is trivial in God’s eyes. The fact is — who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t live successful lives?” Perry asked at the National Right to Life convention in Dallas.

“In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances,” he continued. “She was the daughter of as single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”

Madam Mao

Madam Mao holding the Little Red Book

Everything that that media darling Wendy Davis has said has been canonized and everything anyone says against her is attacked and  drowned out.  It’s just as the Inkdemon  predicted.  The media and the abortion issue has made a star out of “St. Wendy”.   Right now, she is Joan of Arc, the Mother Mary, and Madam Mao all rolled up into one.

But have you really looked at this hag?  She has big warts all over her face.  She could be the before of  any before-and-after plastic surgery commercial! (EYES ROLL)  The Inkdemon is not suggesting she have surgery.  In fact, the Inkdemon wants Davis to remain looking like the hag that she is.

The Inkdemon also has criticism for the tea party in Texas over this issue.  The states roads are falling apart. High-speed commuter rail is needed desperately.  Above all, Texas is running out of water.  The tea party’s agenda has so sapped world-wide attention that none of these vital issues were seriously addressed.  Don’t worry, when the state runs out of water, everyone will wake up.  … or will they?

New fauxtrage: Rick Perry insults Wendy Davis by celebrating her for not getting an abortion or something « Hot Air

So incoherent is this fauxtrage that Jonathan Chait and Dave Weigel felt conscientiously obliged to defend Perry on it. I don’t think there’s any logic to the attacks per se; I think it’s a pure reflex reaction among Davis fans to paint her as a victim of a brutish pro-life conservative male pol, however hard they need to strain to make that happen. In victimhood lies Absolute Moral Authority, so let’s try to scrounge some up.

“No life is trivial in God’s eyes. The fact is — who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t live successful lives?” Perry asked at the National Right to Life convention in Dallas.

“In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances,” he continued. “She was the daughter of as single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”

Perfectly straightforward: Wendy Davis herself proves that motherhood is no bar to becoming a successful prominent person. Too bad she hasn’t used her own experience to make that point. The bit about not learning from her own example hasn’t sat well with the left, though, because it’s “without dignity” and “condescending” and — whatever. The point here, to paraphrase Joe Biden’s famous line about Rudy Giuliani, is simply to string together a noun, a verb, and “war on women” and club Perry with it.

They’re offended because it helps Davis and the cause of rallying support for abortion for them to be offended.

via New fauxtrage: Rick Perry insults Wendy Davis by celebrating her for not getting an abortion or something « Hot Air.

What’s Next For Wendy Davis? | ThinkProgress

After Sen. Wendy Davis (D-TX) successfully blocked an omnibus anti-abortion bill on Tuesday by filibustering it for 13 hours — without eating, drinking, straying off topic from the proposed measure, sitting, going to the restroom, or even leaning against a table — she became an overnight sensation. The hashtag #standwithwendy was trending worldwide on Tuesday night, the president tweeted out his support, Davis’ Wikipedia page was temporarily edited to declare her the “LeBron James of filibustering,” and dozens of memes in the Texas lawmaker’s honor spread throughout the Internet.

But the jubilation was somewhat short-lived. Less than 24 hours after Davis ran out the clock on Texas’ special session, ensuring the demise of the SB 5 abortion legislation, Gov. Rick Perry (R) decided to convene a second special session. The new session will begin on July 1, giving lawmakers yet another chance to push through SB 5.

So what’s next for Davis and the thousands of activists on the ground who did everything in their power to defeat SB 5? Is there any chance the stringent abortion restrictions can be blocked again? Here’s what we know so far:

via What’s Next For Wendy Davis? | ThinkProgress.

Straus Blasts Perry: He Crossed A Line Criticizing Wendy Davis | ThinkProgress

By Scott Keyes
on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

On Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry R was widely criticized after personally attacking State Sen. Wendy Davis D — who had staged a one-woman filibuster to beat back a sweeping anti-abortion bill this week — by saying that “she was a teenage mother herself” who unfortunately “hasn’t learned from her own example.

”Now, as the fallout from Perry’s comments continue, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus — a staunch Republican — is distancing himself from the governor.

“Disagreements over policy are important and they’re healthy, but when he crosses the line into the personal, then he damages himself and he damages the Republican Party,” Straus told Texas Tribune reporter Jay Root.

via Texas Republican Leader Blasts Perry: He Crossed A Line Criticizing Wendy Davis | ThinkProgress.

Filibuster Launches Davis Onto National Stage | The Texas Tribune

by Reeve Hamilton and Emily Ramshaw June 26, 2013 5 Comments State Sen. Wendy Davis is no stranger to making legislative headlines. But Tuesday night’s marathon abortion filibuster propelled the Fort Worth Democrat into the national spotlight.

By the time the Senate unsuccessfully forced the vote on some of the nation’s strictest abortion regulations, the 13 hours Davis had spent on her feet challenging the measure had gone viral. Full Story

via The Texas Tribune.

Another big defeat for the tea party in Texas

By The Inkdemon©

Not only was it a big defeat of the tea party, but Texans will witness the making of a new femi-NAZI cultural icon.  Her name is Wendy Davis.

Sen. Davis killed the pro-life bill in the Texas Senate with a marathon filibuster from the floor.   After Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gaveled the senate adjourned last night, the pro-abortion forces conducted a giant victory celebration under the Texas Star in the Capitol rotunda.

Meanwhile, the world’s leftist media hailed Davis’ feat.  She garnered front page images and ink on most of the world’s newspapers.  Look for Sen. Davis to be paraded before the world’s media  as a victorious warrior in the “War on Women”.  Meanwhile, Texas babies will continue to die.

Tea party enemy Texas House Speaker Joe Straus effectively killed all the pro-life legislation in the regular session. Straus had been elected unanimously by the representatives with tea party approval even though it was well known that Straus was Pro-Choice..  But tea party forces persuaded Texas Gov. Rick Perry to put the abortion issue on the agenda for a special session along with consideration of U.S. Attorney Eric Holder’s re-work of the state’s voting boundaries.

The tea party made an enemy out of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and the movement never had enough votes to bring legislation to a vote on the Senate floor without Dewhurst’s approval.

This may spell a retreat and the end of the tea party movement.   That will remain to be seen.  Right now, the tea party seems very vulnerable.

 

Deadline: Redistricting, Abortion Bills, More Have Week Left at Lege | KUT News

Seven days remain in the current Texas special legislative session. Lawmakers are not finished debating bills on redistricting, abortion, transportation and criminal justice. The session was meant to focus on redistricting.

Lawmakers are getting close on that. However, bills on abortion and transportation that were filed in the 83rd regular session, and didn’t pass, are still making their way through both houses. Today, the Senate is expected to vote on legislation to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of gestation, restrict abortion-inducing medication and establish minimum standards for facilities that perform the procedure.State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, sponsored 20-week legislation during the regular session.

via Deadline: Redistricting, Abortion Bills, More Have Week Left at Lege | KUT News.

Legislative Session’s End Marks Big Tea Party Defeat

By The InkDemon©

It was a defeat!

Judging from all the frantic e-mails received by the InkDemon, Texas Tea Party followers wanted a lot of action out of the Texas Legislature which they did not get.  Here is a partial list.

  1. The Tea Party passionately wanted House Speaker Joe Straus removed.  That not only failed, but all of Straus’ potential opponents threw in the towel.  That left Straus being elected at the beginning of the session by “unanimous vote.”  It reminds the Inkdemon of  that song back in the 1980’s by Cyndie Lauper, Money Changes Everything. See the video below.  Suggestion: Play the video while reading.  It adds to the effect.
  2. An Austin newspaper said that before the session, it was well-known that Straus was pro-choice.  When the session ended, Straus had effectively killed all the pro-life legislation bills that the Tea Party had submitted.  OUCH!  Hey! Tea Partier!  Your candidate voted pro-choice!  That includes Rep. Jeff Leach of Plano.
  3. Hispanic and Latino voters had supported Republican causes.   Their voting percentage was a high as 45 percent.  After the Tea Party fanatics roasted them with mean talk,  that voting percentage fell to less than 25 percent.
  4. The Republicans held a majority in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate in the past legislature, but that majority was reduced after the 2012 election.  Blame that on the Latino voters switching allegiance. The GOP may never win them back.
  5. The reduction of Tea Party influence in the Senate gave Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst almost dictatorial powers.  The Tea Party opposed Dewhurst’s bid for the U.S. Senate.  Dewhurst is no friend of the Tea Party.  The Tea Party was left without sufficient votes to bring bills to the Senate floor without Dewhurst’s approval.
  6. An Austin newspaper reported that Joe Straus — the enemy of the Tea Party — pretty well had his own way in the past session.
  7. The more liberal legislature has robbed the rainy day fund to pay for programs to pay back Democrats and RINO Republicans for their support.
Bushy-Tailed Geo. W. Bush signed a 25-year extension to the Civil Rights Act

Geo. W. Bush

Now Gov. Rick Perry will call the legislature back into session.  Reason: To pass U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s redistricting boundaries.  The InkDemon does not entirely blame Holder.  After all, our old “friend” Bushy-Tailed George W. Bush signed into law a 25-year extension of the Civil Rights Act which gave Washington oversight of the Texas Legislature in matters of redistricting. Time for a joke:  “Do you know the difference between a rat and a squirrel?  Answer:  “A squirrel is just a rat with good PR.”

 


Cyndie Lauper sings Money Changes Everything