Well, South Dakota Sen. Adelstein changing his mind on supporting a bill that would weaken public unions in the South Dakota had me feeling a TINY bit of good will towards the South Dakota Legislature. But of course, this being South Dakota, our brilliant legislators immediately blew that good will by introducing yet another screwed-up bill.
There’s no actual desire by energy companies to come to South Dakota and use fracking to extract oil and natural gas. But hey, don’t let a little fact like that deter the South Dakota right-wing redneck legislature from making SURE everybody knows that anyone who waves a $20 bill is welcome to come to our state and do whatever they’d like. A bill has been introduced that would let energy companies know that they are MORE than welcome to come and using fracking to get at oil and gas in South Dakota.
Nice job, South Dakota Legislature…don’t let anything like geology, just the basic availability of fracking-derived oil and gas, stop you from your noble work. No, our legislators are always one step ahead of the game, facts and science be damned. If there’s ANY right-wing, redneck, conservative, wacko idea out there, you can be damned sure some South Dakota legislator will latch onto the idea and push it in South Dakota, whether it applies here or not. Thank GOD our legislators are making sure energy companies know that IF oil and gas could ever be extracted in quantity in South Dakota through fracking, energy companies are more than welcome to destroy our environment to get a few short term $$$$.
These bozos simply don’t have an original thought in their heads. I swear our brilliant redneck legislators get up in the morning, read what bills are going through other state legislatures, and then use “copy/paste” and introduce them here. It’s like they have some kind of inferiority complex, where they have to feel like “one of the gang” (the “gang” being other right-wing wackos). Be it guns, fracking, climate change, or anti-union paranoia, rest assured, good citizens of South Dakota! Our brilliant legislators are hard at work, making sure we copy the most conservative, environment-destroying, wealth-protecting bills that any other state may have passed!!
Three ridiculous bills, in the past 3 days. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this coming week.