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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 2012-04-25 10:46||
#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 2012-04-25 10:46||
#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 2012-04-25 10:51||
#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 2012-04-25 11:19||
#5 State control of farms and farm workers.
Where have we heard about that before?
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-04-25 11:24||
#6 A nation without representation.
Posted by Thromoger the Bunyip1090 2012-04-25 11:29||
#7 This would destroy the family farm and ranching industry.
Yeahhhhh, that's kind of the point, isn't it?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-04-25 11:44||
#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 2012-04-25 12:03||
#9 "Have you seen the price of arugula lately?"
Posted by Albert Chaique6785 2012-04-25 12:08||
#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 2012-04-25 12:19||
#11 As I've posted here before, if he were really anti-American what would he do differently?
Posted by Hellfish 2012-04-25 12:21||
#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 2012-04-25 13:27||
#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 2012-04-25 13:50||
#14 Food comes from Zabar's donchano.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-04-25 13:55||
#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 2012-04-25 14:32||
#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?
#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 2012-04-25 15:27||
#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 2012-04-25 16:21||
#19 What Stalin did to the Kulaks, Obama evidently wants to do to the American family farmer.
Posted by Knuckles McCoy1911 2012-04-25 16:25||
#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 2012-04-25 16:44||
#21 Typical snobby urban dickhead leftist, imposing his "I know better" when he knows nothing at all. Obama Must Go.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-25 16:51||
#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 2012-04-25 17:00||
#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 2012-04-25 17:52||
#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 2012-04-25 18:09||
#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 2012-04-25 18:12||
#26 Also, he thinks it will create organized labor jobs.
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-25 18:19||
#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 2012-04-25 21:48||