Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

Comments (48) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. hanmari

    hanmari said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t know why the Democrat party is so dead-set against harvesting the bountiful sources of energy with which we are so richly blessed. Their priorities seem to be something about worshiping mother earth and lambasting business and denigrating hard-working Americans. Too bad they seem to outnumber and out-vote the rest of us who have enough sense to realize that our country is in a death-spiral and are trying to fix the real problems out there.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Thousands of acres of rangeland in Montana and Utah, among other areas, were poisoned by improperly controlled fracking fluids. Likewise miles of streams were poisoned.

    Yes, in SOME areas, “fracking” is suitable, but since ’49 many, many, “accidents” have happened. It needs to be strictly regulated, and NOT by regulations like we have now that were written by the “energy” comanies. Among other things, declaring the content of fracking fluids as "Proprietary"" should stop and aLL contents should be released in EIS, EA, or categorical exclusions allowing the practice.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Democrats-The Party of Unemployment.

  4. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s astonishing to see how much faith Republicans/Fox “news” viewers have that multinational corporations will protect the environment or the people living in it.
    Astonishing and disgusting.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Don’t know why the Republican party is so dead set against harvesting the bountiful solar and wind power that we have been so blessed with.

  6. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 2 years ago

    What could go wrong?

  7. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    FRACKING - It ain’t the only way home, Lisa

    By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — America is a quitter. We’re giving up, surrendering, forfeiting. Yes, throwing the game. Throwing away our future as the world’s superpower. We’re forced to walk off the economic playing field. Not by outside enemies, by our own Congress refusing to play a job-creating economic game.

    We are our own worst enemy in the biggest economic war in world history. And Asia loves it!

  8. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    Not to worry. There will be plenty of jobs cleaning up the environmental aftermath. Unpaid jobs, but jobs nonetheless.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 2 years ago

    Well the dems sure didn’t say the same for Solyndra.That only cost a billion dollars and they got some of that back as campaign contributions.The dims want some kind of utopia or is that udopia where they don’t work or pay taxes and are supported by those that do. If people who work and pay taxes complane they are racist,greedy and they need to pay more.Unless your a big dim contributor.Warren Buffet,George Soros,Google,GE,the unions that got excempted from Obamacare that don’t pay into Social Security.
    Have you noticed that most dopers and criminals are democrats?

  10. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago


    Did it ever occur to you that we use the environment too?

  11. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 2 years ago

    So, without the profit motive, we would still be living in the Middle Ages. That seems to be what the Dems want. A new Feudal System, with Barack Obama as king.

  12. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    In the movie, Erin Brokavich, there’s a scene where the lawyers representing the polluters (job creators) lean forward to get a drink of water. Erin says,
    “Thirsty? I had that water brought in special. It’s from” i can’t recall the town that had so many die, miscarry, and become ill from the toxins that leaked into the water supply.
    To all of you who want to put jobs in front of safe water and food, YOU drink that water. Let YOUR children drink that water. But don’t force others to do so.
    What I want to know is this, can the fracking be done with non toxic chemicals? Can it be done without forcing oil and gas into water sources? And why are the companies unwilling to tell the gov’t what is IN the liquids used for fracking?
    I’m beginning to think that “job creators” are like Santa Claus and leprechauns. Mythological creatures with the power to grant gifts, but don’t really exist.
    Of course, if unemployment went down to 5% or less, that would make the President look good and the GOP does NOT want that to happen… even if it would save Americans and improve our economy.
    If I were to send five gallons of water from near a fracking site, do you think our congressmen would be willing to drink it? or would they have me arrested for trying to poison them?
    Either could happen.

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    “We are doing what we have been doing which is shipping it by rail. "
    I didn’t realize that you are Canadian, Harley. Maybe you should build your own pipeline through the Rockies to get your oil to a port to export it.

  14. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    Not to mention we couldn’t think about reducing our dependence on the Aaarabs, or of offending the greeny wackos.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    There’s an interesting article in this month’s Atlantic, titled “What If We Never Run Out of Oil?” — mostly about methane hydrate, which seems to be very abundant. But the article also includes some discussion of fracking. I’m not in a position to evaluate it, but I found it very interesting. Did anyone else read it?

  16. Load 15 more comments. | Load the rest (33).