Now for one of our regular features. It's the Clown Award, given as always for meritorious stupidity.
This week, the dishonor of the Big Red Nose this week goes to Rex Tillerson.
Who is Rex Tillerson? He is the CEO of ExxonMobil, the world's largest fossil fuel company. As such, he is a vocal proponent of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and thinks opponents are just, well, this is how he put it:
"Because we have technology that is built on science, built on engineering, and because we have a society that by and large is illiterate in these areas: science, math and engineering - what we do is a mystery to them. And they find it scary."
Fracking is cool! Fracking is great!
Except - Tillerson is suing to keep a water tower intended to hold water used in a fracking operation from being built anywhere near his multi-million dollar mansion and 83-acre "farm," which he refers to as living a "rural lifestyle."
Fracking is great! Provided it's done somewhere where he doesn't have to see it.
Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil. I mean, be fair, how could he be in that position and not be a clown?
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