Judy Garland first sang this classic Christmas tune in the 1944 MGM musical, Meet Me in St. Louis.
The original lyrics are especially bittersweet for a holiday song, ("... we'll just have to muddle through somehow... ")
But the song warms the heart, nonetheless.
It is in that spirit that I have re-imagined the lyrics to reflect the feelings many of us share. I don't think Judy had gas wells in her backyard in 1944 but if she had, the lyrics might have been something like the ones below. Happy caroling to all you denizens of the shale! read more of this posting »
Chesapeake Energy PR czar, Julie Wilson, will join US Rep., Kay Granger, FW Mayor Mike Moncrief and other Earth-raping-methane-gas-kissing "dignitaries" in Wisconsin this Saturday for the christening of the $480 million USS Fort Worth.
Known locally as, "The Most Hated Woman in Fort Worth", Wilson snagged an invite due to her skill at raising money for the commissioning ceremony by polluting vast areas of the USA.
Don't it make you proud of America?
XTO Energy is City of Fort Worth's Landlord
1. Improperly intimate or interconnected
2. Being so close or intimate as to prevent proper functioning. Ex. "... an incestuous relationship between natural gas producers and local government."
My, my, my. What we got heah in Fort Worth is a case of "kissin' cousins." Look out Hog Jaw, Arkansas. Here we come. Good lawdy Miss Clawdy!!!!!
http://glossynews.com/society/201008260627/hog-jaw-arkansas-named-kissin’-cousin-capital-of-america/ read more of this posting »
When asked about the future of environmentalism in 1982, Ed Abbey said, "Well, I think that it has a very good future. The worse the environment gets, the more popular environmentalism becomes... People always get concerned about things they are in danger of losing... though it often comes too late... So I hope we can save what's left."
To "Save what's left" may sound pessimistic but the natural world, especially in Texas, has been eroded to the point that we are defending the little that corporate and industrial development has not yet exploited. We can't recover what is lost but on November 2nd we have an urgent duty to vote in defense of what's left. read more of this posting »
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Rangers are going to the Super Bowl. Big deal. Make that the Ryder's Cup, Final Four, whatever. Here's the real news you can use.
Josh Fox busted out the lumber in 2010 and hit a grand slam with GASLAND, winning the pennant at the Sundance Film Fest. The film takes a swing at gas drillers who keep getting a free pass despite flagrant interference on the base pads.
GASLAND earned a post-season berth on HBO and keeps racking up some amazing stats. Josh even has a shot at a Golden Glove when the Oscar nominations are announced next year. Can the Hall of Fame be far behind? read more of this posting »
When FWCanDo was founded in the summer of 2005, we quickly put together a Manifesto that listed our concerns. At the very top of the list was...
At a time when tens of thousands of gas wells were being planned for north Texas we didn't need a crystal ball to figure that out. Sooner or later, somebody, somewhere was going to take a hit. That somebody, apparently, is the Ruggiero clan. The somewhere is their Wise County property that was recently reduced by a whopping 75% by the Wise County Central Appraisal District.
The only reason we know about this incredible-but-true story is the unwavering persistence of Tim and Christine Ruggiero, whose concern for the health of their young daughter spurred them to seek the justice that has been delivered. read more of this posting »
awwwwwww, ain't it sweet? They DO care, after all. Or do they? Refer to Rule #1:
Never believe what gas drillers say. They are pathological liars.
From Julie Wilson, VP of Chesapeake Energy at 3 pm today:
Dear Mayor Moncrief and Council Members:
Chesapeake respectfully withdraws our application for four wells on the proposed Westridge site located at 3900 Bryant Irvin Road . While we have the support and encouragement of hundreds of mineral owners who could have their minerals produced from this site, it is clear to us the majority of Council does not support our request for a waiver In absence of that support we feel the most responsible action is to withdraw.
Julie H. Wilson
The Fort Worth City Council is poised to say what FWCanDo has been saying for Five Long Years:
Just Say NO!
Mayor Moncrief and eight council members have a choice to make tonight. They can either allow Chesapeake Energy and few greedy mineral owners to destroy another neighborhood or they can Just Say NO to irresponsible drilling.
Miraculously, even the Fort Worth Star-Telegram editorial board has disapproved the latest outrageous request from Chesapeake.
The proposed pad-site sits between the historic African-American neighborhood of Como and the posh Ridglea neighborhood and shopping district. read more of this posting »
Dr. Theo Colborn and Wilma Subra, two of the leading independent scientists working to shed light on the health impacts of gas drilling are sharing the stage in Fort Worth this Thursday evening. They will be discussing, among other things, the impacts of fracking chemicals and toxic air emissions on human health.
The event is sponsored by the Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods Association. Read more about Theo and Wilma at TXsharon's website.
Dr. Theo Colborn & Wilma Subra
Thursday, August 5, 2010 @ 6:30 pm
FW Firefighters Hall
3855 Tulsa Way
FW, TX 76107
(This is in the FW Cultural District, a few blocks west of the Cowgirl Museum. One block south of Camp Bowie Blvd. and three blocks west of Montgomery St.)
Seating is limited.
In other news... read more of this posting »
OMG! Julie Wilson, The Most Hated Woman in Fort Worth, has been elected to the Chair of the United Way Campaign in Tarrant County (Fort Worth) for 2010. That's right, the Joseph Goebbels of Chesapeake Energy, has bought her way into the top charity in the USA.
This woman has done more to destroy the natural world in north Texas than all the urban sprawlers of the past 20 years, combined. Evil is the word that comes to mind, Nazi-style. If you are a fan of old Disney movies, Maleficent, from Sleeping Beauty, might ring a bell.
If this makes you mad as Hell you may want to email, Tim McKinney, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County:
As for me and my house, not a penny will go to the UW as long as Julie Wilson is involved. read more of this posting »