After the Senate rushed a fracking bill through committee, oil lobbyist Bill Weatherspoon made a statement arguing that North Carolinians favor hydraulic fracturing for the following reason:
They don’t wanna be handcuffed to an ayatollah, who has a name they can’t pronounce, in a country that they don’t know where it is, with a religion and a culture and a language they don’t understand.
Really? We can’t locate Canada or Mexico, two of our largest sources of foreign oil? I admit that Canadian culture is a bit quirky, but we can learn to understand it. With some effort we might also one day understand a religion called Catholicism, which is widely practiced in Venezuela.
And Saudi Arabia is pronounced SOU-dee-uh-RAY-bee-uh. It’s that big plot of land hugging the Red Sea.
Now that we’ve cleared that up let’s slow down the drive to inject chemicals into the ground and cause earthquakes near Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant.