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Home Front: Politix
In Defense of Hank Johnson
I dug up something that looks like what I remember from a while back. I think it clears Hank's good name and reputation with respect to this particular performance in Congress.

Anything said outside April Fools day still points to the inescapable conclusion that he should never, ever be allowed out in public without an adult chaperone. This goes for McKinney too, including April Fools day.

As for the folks that keep sending up the likes of McKinney and Johnson as their Representatives, I like Frank G's idea of sending them to "live" in North Korea, with a flight back after they show some signs of having a clue.
Posted by: gorb || 04/25/2012 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The only people who ever successfully turned a Congressional hearing into a joke were Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle.
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 04/25/2012 7:20 Comments || Top||

-Election 2012
Obama wants child labor laws to apply to family farm kids
A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it's attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.

The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families' land.

Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work "in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials."
But you can hire an illegal alien to do the work; he can get amnesty. You can't, comrade, sorry...
"Prohibited places of employment," a Department press release read, "would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions."

The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government's approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course.
The answer to everything is NOT more government asshole! STOP FUCKING HELPING!!
He is really asking for a popular rebellion, isn't he?
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/25/2012 10:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [605 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If I wanted to destroy America...

I make this statement with no less than the full weight: This would destroy the family farm and ranching industry. A farm and ranch is nothing but the use of raw materials. A farm and ranch includes all of these prohibited items. It is a source of employment. It is a skill set which must be learned early. It is not a job someone just starts. The kids love it, it is actual satisfying work.

These young farm hands must learn animal and mechanical awareness from an early age. Our 4-H and FFA are exceptional.

I know government training programs. They are a fkn joke. Nothing beats real on the job training by people they not only trust but grew up with. There is what I call farm tough, it is a body conditioning I have only other encountered with gymnastics. Never arm wrestle a kid who has been humping hay for even one season.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/25/2012 10:46 Comments || Top||

#2  It's just not him. It's the whole mindset of the Beltway Urban culture, otherwise it would stop at the gates of the WH. As long as Congress refuses to limit the number of employees, as it does with DoD, in the other agencies and departments, to the point where they have to prioritize just to get some of their tasks/missions barely done, this kind of drivel will continue. That's why the end its the Beltway Party vs everyone else.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/25/2012 10:46 Comments || Top||

#3  A person on a farm, can live without need of the state...

This he is enemy #1 to the marxist mind.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/25/2012 10:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Various Ag agencies have been pushing for one of those famous exemptions for over a year now; so its not like DOL is unaware of this resistance or consequences of action.

In fact it paves the way for Big Business to swoop in and take over Agriculture. It is what mercantiles would call Main Street, and this will flat demolish that cultures ability live on and work the land they grew up on.

Go ahead and see what happens to the price and quality of your foodstuff. Or, tell Big Gov to get off their land.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/25/2012 11:19 Comments || Top||

#5  State control of farms and farm workers.

Where have we heard about that before?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/25/2012 11:24 Comments || Top||

#6  A nation without representation.
Posted by: Thromoger the Bunyip1090 || 04/25/2012 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  This would destroy the family farm and ranching industry.

Yeahhhhh, that's kind of the point, isn't it?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 04/25/2012 11:44 Comments || Top||

#8  It sure seems to be, and those on-deck are quite aware of it. As I said, those affected have been pushing this issue for a while now, and its not just the farms and ranches, the communities which support and provide the services also understand.

It really leaves two reasons: indifference or control. Let y'all decide which is worse. It is a pure Obama Administration topic.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/25/2012 12:03 Comments || Top||

#9  "Have you seen the price of arugula lately?"
Posted by: Albert Chaique6785 || 04/25/2012 12:08 Comments || Top||

#10  "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Posted by: tommyJ || 04/25/2012 12:19 Comments || Top||

#11  As I've posted here before, if he were really anti-American what would he do differently?

Posted by: Hellfish || 04/25/2012 12:21 Comments || Top||

#12  He is really asking for a popular rebellion, isn't he?
Posted by DarthVader

If Obama prevails in November, there could very easily be an eventual rebellion.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/25/2012 13:27 Comments || Top||

#13  What do the New Yorkers and DC punks plan to eat when they put the food business out of business?


All these people need to FOAD
Posted by: newc || 04/25/2012 13:50 Comments || Top||

#14  Food comes from Zabar's donchano.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 04/25/2012 13:55 Comments || Top||

#15  First the family farm kids, next the kid that last kid who still does chores for his allowance. Gotta get them before they learn any kind of work ethic or its too late.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/25/2012 14:32 Comments || Top||

#16  We bronies were ticked when iTunes altered the scene where fan-favorite background character Derpy Hooves talks, as some son of a diamond dog had branded her an "ableist stereotype". Would the network and iTunes be forced to withdraw the episode where farm chores are used to demonstrate the close bond between two of the characters? Or alter/cut it to the point of confusing viewers?
Posted by: Korora || 04/25/2012 14:49 Comments || Top||

#17  He is really asking for a popular rebellion, isn't he?

Absent a rebellion how will he justify the imposition of martial law?
Posted by: AzCat || 04/25/2012 15:27 Comments || Top||

#18  Absent a rebellion how will he justify the imposition of martial law?

Hussein is working very hard to create that situation before November. So far all he has been able muster is a neighborhood watch captain vs a hoodie. Not exactly what he wants but he had to milk it for all he could. He and his constituants are so hoping for much more between now and then.

Give him enough rope. He will hang himself.
Posted by: Beldar Gleger7514 || 04/25/2012 16:21 Comments || Top||

#19  What Stalin did to the Kulaks, Obama evidently wants to do to the American family farmer.
Posted by: Knuckles McCoy1911 || 04/25/2012 16:25 Comments || Top||

#20  "Hussein is working very hard to create that situation before November."

Just one little problem - how much of the military will go along with his farce?
Posted by: Barbara || 04/25/2012 16:44 Comments || Top||

#21  Typical snobby urban dickhead leftist, imposing his "I know better" when he knows nothing at all. Obama Must Go.
Posted by: OldSpook || 04/25/2012 16:51 Comments || Top||

#22  Would this regulation also apply to Michele Obama picking vegetables from the tax subsidized whitehouse garden? Or are GIvernment personnel exempt?
Posted by: Airandee || 04/25/2012 17:00 Comments || Top||

#23  OldSpook, he knows what he's doing. That's what makes it so scary.

That's why I said the other day that Romney was giving him too much credit by saying that he's a "nice guy" but we can't afford him. I hope that doesn't mean that Romney will take the same milquetoast approach to the election that McCain did.

Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 04/25/2012 17:52 Comments || Top||

#24  At this point I think a lot of people are waiting to see what the election brings. If he wins... I can see several states trying to leave and lots of domestic unrest.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/25/2012 18:09 Comments || Top||

#25  In order to have a proper socialist revolution, you have to fuc& up the food supply. Also, he thinks it will create jobs.
Posted by: gorb || 04/25/2012 18:12 Comments || Top||

#26  Also, he thinks it will create organized labor jobs.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/25/2012 18:19 Comments || Top||

#27  Petting Zoos should be closed.

The cartoon Horseland will be scrubbed and held to example what happens without gov tv say so.

The Cowboys will be demonstrated as why Republicans hate children.

Really though, this will mean that I can no longer buy my daughter a horse, or apprentice my son in mechanics or shop skills, on penalty of child abuse and all its penalties. I believe it, and so will all my neighbors. They have already been harassed enough by the EPA to not think so.

Perhaps they are thinking it a way to qualify the college kids for their 4 year civil service requirement for tuition waiver. Or bring in a bunch of Chinese.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/25/2012 21:48 Comments || Top||

Homeland Security to be Grilled about Colombian Hookers
"No one wants to see the president's security compromised or America embarrassed," Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy was expected to say to Napolitano, according to his prepared remarks. "Senators on this committee will be very interested to hear from you on this matter today."

Stealing his critics' thunder, Obama said Tuesday the employees at the center of the scandal were not representative of the agency that protects his family in the glare of public life. "These guys are incredible. They protect me. They protect Michelle. They protect the girls. They protect our officials all around the world," the president said on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
Just like W stood behind Brownie.
"A couple of knuckleheads shouldn't detract from what they do," Obama added. "What these guys were thinking, I don't know. That's why they're not there anymore."

Panetta said Tuesday that three Marines on a U.S. Embassy security team and one embassy staff member were punished for allegedly pushing a prostitute out of a car in Brasilia, Brazil, last year after a dispute over payment. Panetta, speaking in Brasilia, said he had "no tolerance for that kind of conduct."
Cavorting with hookers or refusing to pay?
Posted by: Bobby || 04/25/2012 06:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under:

Fear in the 2012 presidential election camp
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/25/2012 03:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “I [Mechelle Obama] just want you to remember that in the end, this all could come down to those last few thousand people that we register to vote.

What she means is: "Now if we can resurrect the dead, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, pay some walkin-around money, get some of the illegals on board, intimidate some of the other (honky voters), and have our people vote multiple times, we might just pull it off. And yeah, Holder is on board to uphold the voter registration laws but not the voter identification requirements. We might just make it for our divine ordained second term."
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/25/2012 10:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm surprised some Democrat hasn't legally changed his name to Mickey Mouse since I heard Mickey usually comes in third in most elections.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/25/2012 14:38 Comments || Top||

#3  They can't cheat if it ain't close.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/25/2012 18:08 Comments || Top||

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