The poor 300K folk of West Virginia whose water supply was the Elk River, learned that a chemical spill from a Charleston facility operated by now-bankrupt Freedom Industries had poisoned their tap water. Where were the rumors of terrorism? Where were the ropes, torches, and pitchforks? For 5 terrible days, West Virginians who received their water from the Elk River system lived with horror of chemical contamination. The Al-Qaeda personnel specialists are probably searching their databases for chemists at this moment. If this is (fair & balanced) paranoia, so be it.
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If It Were Terrorism...
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)
[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. Earlier this year, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]
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