The hits keep coming for friend-of-the-Rant Mike Stone.
Last week, the Rant reported that Stone was one of two state representatives targeted in an anti-fracking commercial paid for by a coalition of state environmental groups.
Now, anti-Stone direct mail funded by the same coalition is landing in area mailboxes.
In one, a glass of drinking water sits behind “crime scene” tape. “There’s something Rep. Mike Stone doesn’t want you to know,” it reads. “He’s putting fracking companies ahead of families. Tell Rep. Mike Stone to protect us, not polluters.”
A second piece, which arrived in mailboxes over the weekend, shows a doctor holding a glass of water – while he stands behind bars.
“He could go to jail for protecting our families’ health,” it reads. “Rep. Mike Stone voted to make protecting our health a crime.”
Both mailers reference Stone’s support of Senate Bill 786, which allows the issuance of drilling permits beginning next spring. The bill also makes disclosure of the chemical makeup of fracking fluids a crime.
Stone hasn’t made any public comments about the ad campaign. Recent Facebook activity on his part indicates he may be more worried about the pressing issue of “who in Sanford NC is it that don’t know how to use a trashcan (sic).”
Let’s see, the Russians and the United Arab Emirates are financing the anti-energy independence movement in this country. Why? For those not paying attention what effect on world oil prices and gasoline will Mohammad’s murderous group ISIS have as they are marching into Iraq? What threat do they pose on Kuwait and Saudi Arabia? What will happen when Iran intervenes in Iraq? What impact will this have on the defense of Israel (portrayed in the media as a sworn enemy of Barack Hussein Obama)?
So Stone is the only thing between us and the Russians? Have you got a catchy TV ad ready to run? Maybe you could use that scene from RED DAWN where the kids are looking out their classroom window as they parachute into the school yard?
Well you know that all those guns Kirk keeps under his pillow probably makes it hard for him to get a good nights sleep. The lack of sleep causes Kirk to see conspiracies.
If only President Bush & VP Cheney wouldn’t have lied to the American public, we wouldn’t have entered Iraq in the first place. Don’t forget Kirk, being you are retired military, President Obama, IS your Commander and Chief.
Beyond his base what is the general opinion of Stone in Lee County now that he has a record to run on? Will the average citizen that isn’t especially politically active but votes each election support him now?
Hell Yes. Show me where Fracking has every contaminated the ground water? No where has it happen. Fracking happens 10000 feet under ground about 2 miles deep. How is it going to works its way up to the ground water 50 to 500 feet deep? You think the people of N Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and anywhere else they are fracking would be raising total cane to stop the ground water contamination. Instead they have some of the highest wages, lowest unemployment and is about to make us energy independent. Go ahead and be stupid. NC will be the big losers.
I think Mike has a 40% chance to win the next election. His opponent, Brad Salmon, is a moderate that is from a farm family in Western Harnett County. If Brad can win Lee County, like Bill Tatum did last election against Mike, I don’t see Harnett County saving him against Brad.
Salmon will take the vote in Harnett overwhelmingly. He and his family are very well respected and there will be a good number of people that normally vote republican that will cross over on this race.