The wild and wacky world of fractivism produces strange new things (really recycled things from an old playbook) every day. It’s a virtual Frack-O-Mania competition and periodically we’ll keep adding entries to entertain our readers, allowing you to rate each on our wild and wacky scale.
Fractivist Clown Show!
Check out this photo of Senator Al Franken (the distinctly unfunny former clown from Saturday Night Live who now makes a living at taxpayer expense being a DC clown), as he’s confronted by two of the bigger clowns in the fractivist movement; Craig Stevens and Ray Kemble. Craig, of course, is doing his fractivist schtick while apparently taking orders from Food & Water Watch in that permanently attached earpiece, and holding a bottle of water upside down to be sure the sediment is stirred up nicely for maximum effect. Ray is there to offer an accompanying dose of shock and awe as poor Al tries to figure out what to do. Barnum & Bailey’s yet lives!
Keep It In the Ground? Where Do You Think the Power Overhead Comes From, You Dolts?
The infantilism of the fractivist cause is captured by this NRDC tweeted photo of protesters at the Crestwood proposed propane storage facility in Upstate New York. Check out the electric power transformers over the head of the protester holding the “keep It in the Ground” poster. One wonders what idiot at the NRDC failed to notice the irony before tweeting this photo.
Exploiting the Kids for Fractivist Political Gain
Is there no shame among fractivists so wedded to their ideology that they will exploit kids to sell their political agenda? Apparently not, if this State Impact photo of a fractivist protest in front of a Mars, Pennsylvania school is any indication. State Impact, of course, is funded by the same people behind the protestors, which doubles the exploitation.
Was It Pajama Boy?
Laura Ingraham raises a great question. Was that Pajama Boy who Stuart Varney threw off the set of FOX News the other day? It certainly takes someone that gullible to believe lighting faucets on fire didn’t take place before fracking. Could it be?
Celebrities love trendy causes to which they can attach their name in hopes of further attention and recognition for something other than their shallow craft. Mark Ruffalo is such an individual – the prototype celebrity fractivist who wants everyone to go solar like him at great expense and even greater public subsidy. Unfortunately for him, holding up up a jug of brown Dimock water that, when tested by EPA, failed to show any fracking chemicals doesn’t provide an ounce of credibility, except with other fractivists and equally shallow and emphatic media types who just love spoiled stupid celebrities. Unfortunately for Upstate New York residents, these are the folks, of course, who guided New York Governor Cuomo in his “scientific” decision.
Vera Goes Native
Vera Scroggins apparently drove up to Schoharie County, recently, to join a Mohawk Nation rally against a Kinder-Morgan pipeline project. She was treated as a heroine for equating fracking and pipelines with genocide, badmouthing George Washington and suggesting we should go back to the way things were before fossil fuels, which I guess means she must have gone back home by horse and buggy or bicycle and left her Prius to rust away somewhere along I-88. Here’s her selfie video:
We always hesitate to promote Vera, as that is what she seeks, but the entertainment value of this video is just too rich to ignore. See for yourself and look carefully at the other people there. Is that the Sierra Club’s Roger Downs in the background with body language screaming “What the hell am I doing here?” – looks like it. Well, Roger, that’s what they pay you for; to organize this kind of nonsense.
Fractivist Channels Grandma Moses
A Cornell University trained artist and fractivist by the name of Linda French is painting anti-fracking scenes and says it’s Grandma Moses who is guiding her paint brush:
“Channeling is the belief that a person’s body has been taken over by a spirit for the purpose of imparting wisdom and bringing about a conscious transformation. I feel that Anna Moses guided my hands in an effort to inform and educate people to the risks that lay ahead for the American rural landscape. “
Here’s a sample that is on display at the Bennington Museum in Vermont, of all places:
Delaware Riverkeeper Supports Landowners?
The Delaware Riverkeeper recently sent out an appeal in the form of an Action Alert to its supporters (“E-Activists”). Lo and behold, after years of pretending landowners don’t exist and undermining their interests in simply harvesting their natural resources, the Delaware Riverkeeper has suddenly recognized landowner rights!