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REF says fracknation is FAILNATION in Showdown

June 20, 2013
REF says fracknation is FAILNATION in Showdown

Not everything is as advertised, and last night’s Energy-In Depth’s (EID) heavy promoted “SHOWDOWN OF THE CENTURY” proves it.   The showdown of the century wasn’t even a showdown of the minute. FINAL SCORE: GASLAND II: 950 people Fracknation: 17 people (not a typo, it was really just 17 people) McAleer was a no show, too bad, then they would have had 18 people, or maybe make that 19 if you included his ego. The scores were similarly lopsided in previous “showdowns” and there is little indication it will be any different in future “showdowns”.  Nicole Jacobs of EID explained the low attendance to as “A lot of people already saw ‘FrackNation’ so they’re over at ‘Gasland’ tonight”.   Ummmm…isn’t this like letting all your players go play for the other team, […]

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KochNation vs Gasland II

June 6, 2013
KochNation vs Gasland II

Will not meet in Ithaca tonight. Pity.  Instead, they will be shown at separate theaters. At the same time. So that you can referee between the two. You and your alter-ego. Somehow. Of all the frack-headed things the JLCNY (pronounced ‘jlcyny’) has done – first threaten to sue the State of New York over a ‘taking’, then turn themselves into Koch Sock Puppets, this one is pretty fracking thick. They are sponsoring a showing of KochNation – a fracking mockumentary that was made before Gasland II that purportedly rebuts Gasland II. And they are asking the audience to referee between the two  – by showing KochNation at the same time that Gasland II is showing. At a separate venue across town. Not after or even before, but at the same time on the same evening. How would you referee between the two […]

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KochNation

June 4, 2013
KochNation

We watched in fascination as the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York devolved into a Koch Sock Puppet. Evidently that’s what tedious fracking leprechaun Phelim (pronounced ‘Phlegm’) McAleer (pronounced ‘McClear’) was all along. He’s not the tedious fracking leprechaun he purports to be. He’s just another Koch Sock Puppet. Imagine that. This story is so well researched, it could have been written by Dory or Texas Sharon. Parts of it probably were. FrackNation = KochNation.  WHO BANKROLLED “FRACKNATION”? BY STEVE HORN, DESMOGBLOG.COM, MAY 4, 2013 “Part one of the DeSmogBlog investigation of “FrackNation” – a film made in response to “Gasland 2″ – honed in on the past track records and funding streams of co-directors Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. We revealed that Donors Trust/Donors Capital – the “dark money ATM of the right” – partially funded their first […]

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DEC Gutted the Fracking Regulations

January 24, 2013
DEC Gutted the Fracking Regulations

Brian Brock FOIL’d copies of the DEC’s proposed 1997 fracking regulations, as previously reported here. The DEC then redacted them in 2000 –  blanking out entire sections of the proposed regulations or putting a line through them. The DEC then pretended that they had lost the proposed regulations entirely – during the entire four (4) year dSGEIS review process.  The DEC pretended to lose the proposed regs. because they offer substantially more protections for the environment, the general public, and adjacent property owners than what the DEC is currently proposing. After receiving over 80,000 comments on the dSGEIS, the DEC’s final proposed drilling regulations –  that received over 210,000 comments  – are substantially worse than the DEC’s own internal draft of 16 years ago. These “lost” regulations are a history lesson in corruption at the DEC. Brian FOIL’d the […]

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FrackNation: Tedious leprechaun likes fracking. So fracking what ?

January 21, 2013
FrackNation: Tedious leprechaun likes fracking. So fracking what ?

The history of anti-Gasland mockumentaries repeats itself – again. The first time as tragedy – Shelly dePue’s painfully embarrassing Bubbling Annulus, (which is the unseen star of Truthyland), the second time as farce: Phlegm McKleer’s cut ‘n paste FrackNation.  Wherein Phlegm the Phracking Phreak explains the grass roots opposition to shale gas industrialization as a Russian plot.  That’s certainly news to me, tovarich. When I thought I was supposed to be working for the fracking Park Foundation. But it explains much about this irritating leprechaun’s antics: He’s just fracking nuts. He teams up with frack flak Tom Shepstone. Which pretty much sums it up. Then hassles Yoko’s bus tour of the Pennsylvania frack zone. Check. Gratuitous use of derivative movie title. FrackNation / GasLand. Get it ? Must have seemed clever after 4 pints of Guinness.  Trys to rip off Michael Moore’s documentary […]

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Phlegm McKleer Outcast in Erie ?

January 12, 2013
Phlegm McKleer Outcast in Erie ?

Phlegm McKleer, the Weird Al Yankovic of mockumentary films with derivative titles and no distribution – the lastest of which is PhrackedNotion – appears to be persona non grata in his homeland, Ireland. Since Ireland just put a moratorium, if not an outright ban, on this fracking leprechaun’s phavorite pastime, phracking.  Or at least talking about the phun of other people’s phracking . . . not necessarily him and his wife phracking.  And in the process, they make fun of people that have been fracked for real, like the Sautners. So this ranting leprechaun mocks their plight – and them – in a trailer for PhrackNotion Does that sound like a phracking hoot or what ? Oscar, watch out ! There’s a new miniature gashole in town and his name is Phlegm McKleer ! In […]

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FrackNation Misspelled

January 11, 2013
FrackNation Misspelled

The first thing that jumped out at me is the spelling and lack of howls from EID/IPAA minions over the inclusion of the letter “K”.  I had thought FrackNation may have been a working title, and once released it would be corrected to meet the Natural Gas Industry best spelling practices. EID/IPAA and the like are often quick to point out it is spelled FRACING (no “k”).   Did they, at least, send a note to FrackNation (excuse me) FracNation producers: Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney  regarding the misspelling? Kowabunga! Why do I suddenly feel like a Sesame Street clip is going to pop up?  Or should it be Cowabunga? Next there’s the problem of the word itself, no matter how it is spelled. “Fracking”: Is it a dirty word? | AP/CBS […]

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The NOT Real Promised Land

December 27, 2012
The NOT Real Promised Land

On December 28, 2012, the movie Promised Land is being released in New York and Los Angeles.  For the rest of us, we will have to wait until January 4, 2013. Since its announcement this summer, the Natural Gas industry has had its boxers in a bunch.   Between editorial hit pieces of Promised Land, and attempts to stir up a “scandal”, the Natural Gas industry has created quite an interest in the movie.   The Natural Gas industry has gone as far as to release the script, well, technically not the industry itself, but rather one of its “friends” released the script. In November 2012, Phelim McAleer, the director of “FrackNation” wrote an op-ed in the Blaze, and released the script.   See  FrackNation attacks Promised Land. Just as the Natural Gas […]

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Holy Fracking Rent-a-Rally

October 10, 2012
Holy Fracking Rent-a-Rally

Turns out Holy Frack Front is just another fracking Rent-a-Rally, where ringers are bussed in, fed, etc. to insure turnout at professionally staged gas industry PR events.  Surprise. This time with the ecclesiastical blessing of the Church of the Holy Shale who exhort their flock to “Man Up” to confront “Him” – in exchange for a box lunch, free round trip to Albany and some donuts. Fracking Evangelist Rev. Brian Conover exhorts his flock on behalf of the landmen, fracking shills and charlatans :  Dear CNY Friends: This Rally in Albany is happening at the most critical time in our four and a half year existence as a coalition.  This is the time when NY needs a true leader who can support the DEC and “Man Up” to the challenges at hand.  This is the time […]

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FrackedNation

September 27, 2012
FrackedNation

FrackNation could have been called FrackHoleNation, GasHoleWorld, or JustFrackingNuts. Produced by someone named Phlegm McClear (is that a decongestant ?) and his curiously appropriately named wife Ann McWhinney (?), who handles PR, because Phlegm is a wee bit . . . phlegmatic. FrackNation turns out to be just another landman’s fracking infomercial, this time in Irish, so it’s a foreign fracking infomercial, which should make it a shoo-in on this year’s Most Obviously Tendentious Foreign Fracking Mockumentary award. It will not be coming to a theatre near you, nor would I look for it on HBO or the Discovery Channel. Maybe a free screening with free donuts provided by Energy in Depth followed by a panel discussion with Susan Dorsey, Frackman,  “Mushrooms” Moreau, Mike “Road Kill” Knapp and “Frackin” Tom West. Should be a frackin’ gas. FrackHo’Nation follows tediously closely on the heels of Truthyland and the previous fracking dud, The Empire […]

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