Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. old1953

    old1953 said, over 1 year ago

    Why should they be? There’s no scientific evidence (ya ya, I know about Greenpeace and ELF and WWF claims, and I consider them making a claim as a good reason for disbelief on the face of it) that fracking causes any problems in deep formations, only in shallow ones. Fracking is putting pressure on rocks to crack them, by filling the interstices of the rock with noncompressible fluid and then adding pressure. We don’t have the power to crack 7 or 8 miles of rock. We do have the power to crack two or three. Fracking in areas where the formation is less than 30,000 feet down is not a good idea at all. Shallow fracking is a bad idea, it will contaminate ground water, and it will do so often. Deep fracking will not. Therefore, why should Dems oppose all forms of fracking?

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Tea pubs are not at all opposed to giving billionaires tax breaks.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @old1953

    Shallow fracking is MUCH more profitable, so your opposition to shallow fracking is an unAmerican attack on our basic freedoms.


    And no one except trash drinks tap water. Every decent, hard-working American drinks only bottled water imported from regions with nothing worth fracking.

  4. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 1 year ago

    Fracking hell!

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Fracking would be much less disturbing if the companies doing it were willing to show America what they are pumping into the earth in their efforts to extract the gas.
    When water suddenly become flammable within a few weeks of fracking occurs, for the company to say it’s a natural event is disingenuous.
    When areas where fracking is being done start experiencing new or increased levels of seismic activity, people have a right – and perhaps a duty – to be concerned.
    Natural gas, oil, and coal are all finite. Oil rigs go silent, coal mines close, and areas being fracked will also close. What will be left behind?
    We became a great nation through education and innovation and invention. Our education system has dropped in world standards, and patent law and corporate copyright protections prevent innovators and inventors from developing competing industries.
    We must change patent and copyright law and we need to invest in renewable energy sources.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Better than giving billions to the Government.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Paul Ryan’s budget would increase my taxes vastly, once he tells us how he’s going to cut tax rates for the rich by one third and still increase revenues. That difference has to come from the poor and the middle class. Or maybe he can’t do math. Hmm. Which is it?

  8. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    I own property on the Marcellus Shale with well water. Before I can even begin to consider supporting fracking I need to know what chemicals are going to be used. “Trade secrets” doesn’t fly with New Yorkers even with the governor in the pocket of the fracking companies.

  9. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    The current tax levels were set by OBAMA (for you uneducated liberals – he’s a Democrat).

  10. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    You’re a tax loving liberal, you should be happy!

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    Well this is awkward. Going after an oil company’s deductions on her day off.

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @olfart

    I did not call either a thief, I am saying giving tax breaks is a better use of funds then to tax and spend.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    “I did not call either a thief, I am saying giving tax breaks is a better use of funds then to tax and spend.”

    Not that this has anything to do with today’s cartoon, but are you willing to allow that tax and spend is better than borrow and spend?

  14. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Well, guess I must be trash! Bottled water is the biggest waste of money there is, not to mention waste of resources to produce, bottle & ship it. Plastic bottles are made from oil, you know! So if you want to be “green”, do not buy bottled water!

  15. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “Oil rigs go silent, coal mines close” – & the sun does not always shine & the wind does not always blow. So those are out, too. Guess we’re just out of luck & need to shut up & freeze to death quietly.

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