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The Bourne Stupidity (Matt Damon does a movie against Fracking)
Townhall ^ | 10/02/2012 | Lincoln Brown

Posted on 10/02/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

“Fracking” is one of those words that will set any given Progressive off like a roman candle. Kind of like “marriage” “Bible” or “America”. It will produce a mouth foaming, wild-eyed reaction reminiscent of the beast-man that attacked Michael York in the cave scene of the 1977 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. I am not going to go into detail about fracking, except to say that despite the breathless propaganda, there has never been a serious incident from it, and that it helps keep many people employed and provides energy.

Oh, and if it was truly the boogeyman the Left claims it to be, the energy industry would have abandoned it long ago, since the loss of product needed to create the alleged catastrophes would make it unprofitable. (If you want the facts I’ve discovered about fracking, email me and I’ll be happy to send them to you.)

But even the Progressives should be wiping the egg off their face on this one. It is no secret that Hollywood loves a good cause, and will go to any length to show how environmentally sensitive it is, and how in-sync with Mother Earth its writers, producers, directors and in particular its actors are. The latest edition of rich people taking a brave stand on the silver screen on an issue they refuse to learn anything about is The Promised Land due to hit the theaters this December. Its premise: the evil energy industry is ruining the lives of small-town Americans. Its star: Matt Damon.

Its ad shows Mr. Damon looking behind him in a defiant, yet warm kind of way, as if he is mustering his courage to bravely take on the evil oil and gas barons who are raping the land and leaving thousands of people homeless/broke/hungry/without an Obamaphone in their wake. (Many of the people I know in the industry ran or used to run small businesses related to energy; but don’t let that get in the way of your self-righteous, eco-conscious hissy-fit. By all means, rage on.) The subtitle on the banner is “What’s your price?” A question the filmmakers, Mr. Damon and the rest of the tea cup poodles in Hollywood might want to contemplate. One group who would know what their price is, at least in terms of making the picture would be Image Media Abu Dhabi. Yes, that Abu Dhabi. The one in the United Arab Emirates. The one that is a member of OPEC. In point of fact, Image Media Abu Dhabi is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, a company that is wholly owned by the UAE. And it provided backing for the film.

It makes sense that an OPEC nation would have a stake in demonizing American energy production. Fracking has increased the supply of oil and natural gas in the U.S. The UAE is number seven on the globe for natural gas reserves. The U.S. has an abundant supply, so much so that other countries such as Japan might be able to purchase it at a better price from us than what the UAE would offer.

That means fewer Mercedes, Jaguars, and luxury trips for our friends in OPEC, and more money and more energy for people here. And should the U.S. begin to produce more oil, that would make America more interesting to people who produce products that need oil, such as plastics; and the UAE has spent a veritable mountain of cash trying to develop its industries that depend on petroleum.

I know you guys on the Left are at this moment lusting for my jugular and want to send me “back to The House of Pain” But after you do that, you may want to ask yourselves, and for the matter the producers of The Promised Land why they financed their movie with money from a country that gets its money from the same practices that you spend so much time patting yourselves on the back for attacking here.

It sounds like a job for Jason Bourne. But something tells me he is due on the set to look simultaneously defiant and compassionate. And to make a pile of money the likes of which none of us will ever see while doing it.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: energy; environmentalism; fracking; mattdamon

1 posted on 10/02/2012 9:10:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Funded by the UAE.


2 posted on 10/02/2012 9:11:54 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a fracking idiot —


3 posted on 10/02/2012 9:14:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind

Matt Damon!!! Matt Damon!!! Matt Damon!!!


4 posted on 10/02/2012 9:19:44 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: TADSLOS

I read an article yesterday that said the Russians are behind the war on fracking because it has driven the cost of natural gas down and is also decreasing their exports.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 9:21:44 AM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: RexBeach

Matt Damon, Film Actors' Guild.

Seeking a way to actually "matter" besides playing "let's pretend to be someone who matters.

6 posted on 10/02/2012 9:23:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a kind of magic that causes oil to cause all kinds of environmental problems in non-OPEC countries but not in OPEC countries.

Consequently, environmentalists will go around the world doing whatever it takes to stop non-OPEC oil projects in non-OPEC countries, but never OPEC projects.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 9:24:34 AM PDT by marron
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To: SeekAndFind
Matt Damon: lefty catamite.
8 posted on 10/02/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: SeekAndFind

That Townhall dude stole my line....”Bourne Stupidity” - or, perhaps...great minds....


9 posted on 10/02/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: SeekAndFind

LET’S RIOT AND BURN STUFF!..........


10 posted on 10/02/2012 9:28:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: jdub

Yep, the foreigners with the current petro-wealth are going to pull out all the stops to halt our development of the fuel of the future.

Natgas is one step closer to pure hydrogen.
Our fuels will keep dropping carbons until we get to that point.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 9:30:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

The United States carbon dioxide emissions for 2012 are on a pace to be LOWER than U.S. carbon dioxide emissions for 1992. That’s not lower per capita. That’s not lower relative to industrial output. That’s LOWER, period.

And the main reason for the lower emissions is fracking.If we continue fracking, it’s likely that the trucking companies will switch to natural gas to save money. At that point, we might surpass the Kyoto protocols (5.2 percent below 1990 levels) without anyone even noticing.

On the one hand, liberal environmentalists say that global warming will destroy the earth. On the other hand, they oppose any solution that will actually work. I’m an environmentalist and a conservative, and I just find that left-wing attitude really annoying.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 10:02:21 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: MrB

RE: Matt Damon, Film Actors’ Guild.

Shouldn’t that be SCREEN Actor’s Guild?

Although I find your acronym quite apropos....


13 posted on 10/02/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Team America: World Police reference.....

Bbbut I thought oil was bbbad?

I’m so confused.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Matt Damon.....FRACK OFF!


15 posted on 10/02/2012 10:15:27 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: NRA1995

I would like to tell Matt to go FRACK himself.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“It will produce a mouth foaming, wild-eyed reaction reminiscent of the beast-man that attacked Michael York in the cave scene of the 1977 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau.”

The writer must have graduated from the Dennis Miller school of obsure references. In any case I know what he means. During a meeting at work someone mentioned fracking and a known liberal went into what can best be described as a “muslim rage boy” moment.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 10:41:28 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: SeekAndFind

F.A.G. is used in the movie.

Watch it, it’s vulgar but calls out the usual suspects as the true idiots they are.


18 posted on 10/02/2012 10:42:45 AM PDT by brent13a
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s from Team America, by the South Park guys, and the acronym is fully intentional.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 11:11:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Enviros always need something to keep the public frightened of something.

Remember lead in gas and paint, then mercury, then nuke plants, then Alar, then Radon, then stray inductive electricity from power lines, then chlorine bleach, then coal, now fracking.

And lots of little things in between.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 11:17:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: bicyclerepair

Any energy use by anyone other than the elite is bad.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 11:19:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
When they casts this MORON as Jason Bourne, I was very disappointed, in fact I didn't even watch the whole 1st movie.

Robert Ludlum is one of my favorite authors and had read everything he wrote including the Bourne series and why of all the more mature, good actors in HollyWeird they chose Damon, I'll never know.

22 posted on 10/02/2012 12:12:59 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: SeekAndFind

Damon is getting Mideastern money to help weaken America and make it dependent on terrorists.

Damon is a useful idiot.


23 posted on 10/02/2012 7:28:27 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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