Hump Day Report: Frack It, Ohio!
ALOHA, ALL! As I wrote a few weeks back, I’ve been in Ohio taking care of an ailing mother. I’ve written about her before – she’s 92-years-old, an Italian immigrant, and the biggest patriot I’ve ever know. She’s also feisty and getting well, so things are looking up! Since I was in Ohio the better part of September, I had the “privilege” of viewing all the negative ads playing in that key battleground state. Unfortunately, the anti-Romney ads are working as Obama is either leading Romney or they are neck-in-neck. This is insane. There is no way it should be even close in Ohio (or anywhere.) So for this edition of the HDR I’d like to share information that Carl just emailed me….information that everyone -especially in Ohio – should read. Please share this with all you know, and shaka to Carl!
Obama Is Not Improving Ohio’s Economy – Fracking Is
At the Basic American Rights Seminar in Eugene, Oregon on September 29, the keynote speaker was Ann McIlhenny, director of the documentaries Not Evil, Just Wrong and FrackNation. Always an energetic speaker, one subject of her talk really stuck out.
She displayed this map, showing the large deposits of shale gas around the nation that could be mined by fracking:
(Readers: Our energy boom and bounty that is unrelated to federal actions is something I’ve written about on many occasions – CTB)
Her point was clear: one of the largest deposits that’s currently paying off is the Marcellus Shale, in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. As perhaps the most prominent battleground state in the presidential election, Ohio’s economic conditions will have an effect on the entire nation. And make no mistake – the economy is improving in Ohio, NOT because of Obama. It’s due to fracking.
This is already having an impact on Ohio’s economy because surveyors are showing up at people’s doors and saying, “If you sell me your property today, I’ll write you check on the spot for a million dollars–and give you 20% every month from now on for whatever we get.” Forget the auto bailout. It’s fracking. She made it clear that it is urgent that we educate as many voters as possible. We must disabuse swing voters of the myth that Obama’s policies have had any success.
I was able to discuss this with her in further detail in a quick interview. Take a listen Voice-002.mp3
As we near election day, it is imperative that people understand how Ohio’s unemployment situation has been improved by fracking and how inversely it could be harmed if Obama wins a second term. The stakes are high and our time is short to get this information to voters, especially in Ohio.
God Bless America – Pass this on – Remember in November – 36 Days and counting!!!