Don’t Mess With Texas

This is a telling little graphic.  It shows the relative levels of industrial mercury emissions in the United States.  Notice how the scale stops at 6,000 Lbs/year…with one exception:  The Lone Star State—a state that needs a category all its own to cover the mind boggling 11,722 Lbs of mercury it dumps into the environment; an amount almost double that of the next highest polluter; per-capita, 178 times more mercury than California manages to produce.

One wonders if Texas’ prick of a Governor, Rick Perry, is proud of this little statistic.  On more than one occasion, he has trumpeted Texas’ disregard for existing, and opposition to new, federal pollution control regulations.

So don’t mess with Texas, or state officials will come to your home and dump your share of toxic mercury right on your front lawn.

16 thoughts on “Don’t Mess With Texas”

  1. Thomas… As we all know, the T-1000 comes from Cyberdyne Systems, and I don’t think they have an office in Texas. ;-)

    Libhomo… ‘Splains a lot, don’t it!

  2. Just how long did George W. Bush live there?

    Lew… Quite a while, actually. And now he’s holed up in some Dallas suburb gettin’ a good dose.

  3. Tom… We got’cher merkry, yer PCBz, yer di’exin, and yer Yankee reg-u-laters tellin’ us how we should run our state!

    Blueberry… For the man who had an ‘ethiectomy’ I suppose a ‘sympathectomy’ isn’t too much of a stretch.

  4. Might have something to do with the IQ of so many of the state’s voters and public officials, not to mention itinerant sociopaths.

    But what the hey, tuna sandwiches and Lone Stars all around!

  5. Frogette… Kickbacks? No. They’re just funding his campaign ‘war-chest’, much like Merck did just before he signed an executive order mandating that young girls be vaccinated for HPV with a Merck-developed vaccine.

    S.W… Tuna sandwiches? How about pickled pig’s feet and Lone Star. If that’s not a sign of mercury poisoning, I don’t know that is.

  6. Texas has worked hard to claim the reputation for the nation’s “Pay Toilet of Industry.” We’re not giving it up. Obviously, many of the comments above were fermented from sour grapes!

  7. Texas has worked hard to claim the reputation for the nation’s “Pay Toilet of Industry.” We’re not giving it up. Obviously, many of the comments above were fermented from sour grapes!

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  8. 364h5c

    Texas has worked hard to claim the reputation for the nation’s “Pay Toilet of Industry.” We’re not giving it up. Obviously, many of the comments above were fermented from sour gra

  9. yxeke

    Texas has worked hard to claim the reputation for the nation’s “Pay Toilet of Industry.” We’re not giving it up. Obviously, many of the comments above were fermented from sour gra

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