Oil lobbyist says North Carolinians aren’t too bright

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.


  1. Alex

    June 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    The most important fact is we don’t have to incur a $30 billion deficit every month for imported oil when we have plenty here !

  2. gregflynn

    June 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    NC fracking would be for natural gas, not oil.

  3. Adam Linker

    June 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    I don’t think we’ll see too many oil wells drilled in Chatham.

  4. Doug

    June 6, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    We can easily run vehicles on natural gas folks !

  5. gina candelori

    June 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    I guess for some running their car on natural gas will make up for not being able to drink the water? There are a lot of reasons that I do not want this to happen anywhere, but what I want does not matter in this world. Glad I will be dead soon.

  6. Doug

    June 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Certainly puts a dampener on the conversation !

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