October 21, 2012
Many Door County residents end declarative sentences with an occasionally annoying question. "Climate change is real." An so? It can also prove to be a helpful politi-fact tool. "Are you better off today..."An so?"
If something seems too good to be true it probably is. Is another 'an so?' My nominee is fracking. Somehow, magically we will become free from imported oil, rid ourselves of coal burning hazards, and more. All this so politicians can look into the camera and announce that our energy problems can easily be solved by extracting gas sitting just below our feet! Yah, sure Ole! Think not about possible polluted ground water. Don't worry about earthquakes. Move to Fargo! The gold rush is on! Pack your bags dad and mom, we are moving to North Dakota! Really? Yes, really. And all will be well. New homes put up faster than a Potemkin Village; clean air, infrastructure in place; OK, it might get a little too cold, but, hey, paradise has a few flaws.
I urge a grand shout-out of "An so?" when you are told that fracking is the answer to all problems.
Tammy is holding her own in the polls and in debates. Who is the guy posing as Tommy Thompson? I don't like him.
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