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Photos and Songs: Raging Grannies Against Fracking Protest
by A.C.
Saturday Sep 22nd, 2012 11:16 PM
photos and songs by members of the Raging Grannies Action League

On September 22, an international day against fracking, the Grannies joined a hundred other demonstrations, staging their own at Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto
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#1 The Monterey Shale
tune: Sweet Betsey from Pike

Oh have you all heard 'bout the Monterey Shale
And how it will BE fracked, have you heard the tale
In nearby Kern county it now has begun
This dastardly deed in our fair state was done

Those o--IL conTRAC-tors use toxics you see
Bad stuff such as methanol,  stuff like benzene
Contaminants known to harm you and harm me
We've got to take action- we can't let this be

So pick up your pen and then pick up your phone
And help our dear state be a no-fracking zone
Your children will bless you and their children too
And when they grow up they will tell you:  thank you

#2 Frack Frack Fracking Stinks

Tune: row, row , row your boat

Frack frack fracking stinks
Leaks the Methane out
Methane gases are the worst
that we know about

Back back back we say
check the science first
All the mess that fracking brings
Really is the worst

Stop stop stop the frack
Fracking cracks the earth
Earthquake dangers toxics too
what's our planet worth

#3 Fracking Injures Mother Earth
tune: Oh Christmas Tree

Oh fracking injures Mother Earth
And brings and end to spring's rebirth
The water level drops real low
And methane in it brings us woe
Oh Mother Earth will feel a blast
And farmers' crops will dry up fast.
Oh fracking injures Mother Earth
And brings and end to spring's rebirth

The earth beneath our feet will shake
The news will say we've had a quake
The cracked dry earth bakes in the sun
A dust storm sends us on the run
So keep your fracking from our town
'Cause we don't want our water brown
Oh fracking injures Mother Earth
And brings an end to spring's rebirth

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§Sad chicken
by A.C. Saturday Sep 22nd, 2012 11:16 PM
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A Raging Granny dressed as a chicken clucked with sorrow at the thought that farmland in nearby counties could be fracked
§Grannies dressed as farmers try to console the chicken
by A.C. Saturday Sep 22nd, 2012 11:16 PM
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§Sometimes you need a hoe
by A.C. Saturday Sep 22nd, 2012 11:16 PM
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§The chicken confers with 9 grannies
by A.C. Saturday Sep 22nd, 2012 11:16 PM
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§Lytton Plaza had many entertainers today
by A.C. Saturday Sep 22nd, 2012 11:16 PM
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But none brought political humor to the intersection of Emerson and University like the Raging Grannies!