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Obama’s Latest Assault on American Institutions: The Family Farm

by huckfunn ( 102 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Business, Cult of Obama, Democratic Party, Elections 2012, government, Marxism, Politics, Progressives, Regulation, Socialism at April 25th, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Brad and Carolyn Wiley stand with their children Jack, 6, and Bella, 10, in one of the fields of their family farm in Pittstown on Tuesday, Aug. 23,  2010. The farm has been in the family for several generations, and has applied four times for state farmland preservation funds. ( Philip Kamrass / Times Union ) Photo: Philip Kamrass

Obama and the democrats continue their assault on American traditions, institutions and values. We have already seen the attacks on religion, the energy industry, small business, marriage, motherhood, and healthcare. The next target is the family farm. As with his previous attacks on American liberty, Obama will attempt his attack on the family farm by executive fiat via the Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL is currently proposing “updates” to child labor laws which will prohibit children under the age of 18 from doing farm chores which have been a part of the American family experience for as long as Americans have had farms on this continent.

From the Daily Caller. 

Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”

“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.

Rossie Blinson, a 21-year-old college student from Buis Creek, N.C., told The Daily Caller that the federal government’s plan will do far more harm than good.

“The main concern I have is that it would prevent kids from doing 4-H and FFA projects if they’re not at their parents’ house,” said Blinson.

“I started showing sheep when I was four years old. I started with cattle around 8. It’s been very important. I learned a lot of responsibility being a farm kid.”

In Kansas, Cherokee County Farm Bureau president Jeff Clark was out in the field — literally on a tractor — when TheDC reached him. He said if Solis’s regulations are implemented, farming families’ labor losses from their children will only be part of the problem.

“What would be more of a blow,” he said, “is not teaching our kids the values of working on a farm.”

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the average age of the American farmer is now over 50

“Losing that work-ethic — it’s so hard to pick this up later in life,” Clark said. “There’s other ways to learn how to farm, but it’s so hard. You can learn so much more working on the farm when you’re 12, 13, and 14 years old.”

 Here is the DOL proposal:

The proposal would strengthen current child labor regulations prohibiting agricultural work with animals and in pesticide handling, timber operations, manure pits and storage bins. It would prohibit farmworkers under age 16 from participating in the cultivation, harvesting and curing of tobacco. And it would prohibit youth in both agricultural and nonagricultural employment from using electronic, including communication, devices while operating power-driven equipment.

The department also is proposing to create a new nonagricultural hazardous occupations order that would prevent children under 18 from being employed in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials. Prohibited places of employment would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.

Additionally, the proposal would prohibit farmworkers under 16 from operating almost all power-driven equipment. A similar prohibition has existed as part of the nonagricultural child labor provisions for more than 50 years. A limited exemption would permit some student learners to operate certain farm implements and tractors, when equipped with proper rollover protection structures and seat belts, under specified conditions.

The notion that the federal government could reach into the family farm and tell parents what chores their kids could or could not do is abhorrent to the American experience and is one more example of the Regime and the democrats ruling against the people.

 

 

 

 

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102 Responses to “Obama’s Latest Assault on American Institutions: The Family Farm”
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  1. 1 | April 25, 2012 3:09 pm

    Family Farms are not the Official State approved Farming Collectives Comrade, they must be eliminated so that the Official State Approved Farming Collectives may flourish.


  2. buzzsawmonkey
    2 | April 25, 2012 3:13 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Get rid of the Kulaks so that Kulaktive Farming may flourish!


  3. 3 | April 25, 2012 3:23 pm

    The idea of “idyllic childhoods” is a pretty recent development. Less than a century ago, children were not only the next generation, they were also a vital resource who were exploited as soon as possible. This isn’t to say that they weren’t loved and treasured, but they did have a very defined role to play and they were aware of that fact at a very early age. To consider a 17 year-old a “child”, fragile or otherwise, would be quite a foreign idea to people not that long ago. At that age, one would have been working on the family farm, in some capacity for 10 years and would just about be ready to take it over himself.

    One of the best things that could happen to children these days is to be taught the nature of work at an early age; small jobs at first, with increasing responsibility over time. Even two or three hours a day spent in this type of activity would be a developmental boon.

    After all, isn’t the purpose of childhood preparation for successful adulthood?


  4. buzzsawmonkey
    4 | April 25, 2012 3:24 pm

    If they can’t do chores, how will farm kids learn good manures?


  5. darkwords
    5 | April 25, 2012 3:25 pm

    c’mon i am awaiting. Where is the Rodan for Romney post??? It’s a traffic driver!


  6. buzzsawmonkey
    6 | April 25, 2012 3:26 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    After all, isn’t the purpose of childhood preparation for successful adulthood?

    That’s what the Administration is trying to do; successfully prepare children for a life of government dependency.


  7. 7 | April 25, 2012 3:26 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    After all, isn’t the purpose of childhood preparation for successful adulthood?

    Have you ever met one single liberal who wasn’t resentful of having to grow up and become an adult?


  8. darkwords
    8 | April 25, 2012 3:27 pm

    Get a PHD in government interference. Sit in a distant office all day. Create rules to meet alien government goals without ever visiting a farm. Go drink expensive liquor. Repeat.


  9. 9 | April 25, 2012 3:27 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    c’mon i am awaiting. Where is the Rodan for Romney post??? It’s a traffic driver!

    You’re like only 2 weeks late dude…


  10. 10 | April 25, 2012 3:28 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Have you ever met one single liberal who wasn’t resentful of having to grow up and become an adult?

    “The Peter Pan Party” :D


  11. Guggi
    11 | April 25, 2012 3:29 pm

    Not even the Europeans are that stupid and this says a lot.


  12. huckfunn
    12 | April 25, 2012 3:29 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    One of the best things that could happen to children these days is to be taught the nature of work at an early age; small jobs at first, with increasing responsibility over time. Even two or three hours a day spent in this type of activity would be a developmental boon.

    After all, isn’t the purpose of childhood preparation for successful adulthood?

    The American work ethic is, and has been under attack for 50 years. There are now 3rd and 4th generation welfare recipients. The work ethic has been totally bred out of them and this is the intent of the Regime.


  13. huckfunn
    13 | April 25, 2012 3:30 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    If they can’t do chores, how will farm kids learn good manures?

    :lol:


  14. buzzsawmonkey
    14 | April 25, 2012 3:30 pm

    I can just imagine farm unionization, with the newly-organized farmworkers saying “SEIU-eeeeeeeeeee!” to the pigs…


  15. 15 | April 25, 2012 3:37 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    They vote Democrat. That is all anyone expects out of them ever again…


  16. huckfunn
    16 | April 25, 2012 3:42 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    They vote Democrat. That is all anyone expects out of them ever again…

    They’ve traded their liberty for handouts and have been rewarded with squalor. Serves ‘em right.


  17. citizen_q
    17 | April 25, 2012 3:44 pm

    You control the food you control the people, even to a larger extent than medical care.

    It is much easier to control food if you greatly reduce the number of producers and limit what food the peasants can make for themselves.


  18. 18 | April 25, 2012 3:46 pm

    I was what they call today a latch-key kid. When I was old enough to start school, my mother went back to work. This was the late 50s. early 60s and there wasn’t much of that going on. When I came home from school, I washed dishes, cleaned the house, scrubbed the bathroom and whatever else was on the list. If I was hungry, I made myself something to eat. The whole experience made me feel rather special as the other kids had no idea how to do things like running a vacuum cleaner or making a bed. It also gave me a sense of accomplishment at a very early age.

    Today, my parents would be thrown in jail and I would had been raised by the state.


  19. Lily
    19 | April 25, 2012 3:46 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Not in my family the work ethic wasn’t bred. I started working to make extra money at 12, babysat, cleaned houses with a friend and had a job at a pizza joint at 15. I carried this over to my sons. They were working before the age of 16. The legal age they could work was raised to 16. At 16 they were expected to get a job. If they wanted a car or any of the other frills they had to work for it. I hope my sons carry this tradition over to their children.
    What the government is doing is over-reaching to the extreme. Children should be able to work on farms. Not only are they gaining some knowledge and skills that they could never receive at school it is a firm foundation at cemeting the family and their core values.


  20. 20 | April 25, 2012 3:49 pm

    Lily wrote:

    it is a firm foundation at cemeting the family and their core values.

    And that is exactly why the Obama Administration is attacking it.


  21. 21 | April 25, 2012 3:50 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Iron Fist wrote:
    @ huckfunn:
    They vote Democrat. That is all anyone expects out of them ever again…

    They’ve traded their liberty for handouts and have been rewarded with squalor. Serves ‘em right.

    To which I quote one of those most important and prominent of the founding fathers.

    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!


  22. Lily
    22 | April 25, 2012 3:54 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    But I do agree with your main point. Not just with people on welfare.
    My son had a friend who’s mother never made him work, ever. By the time he was 19 he finally tried to get a job, because of his work ethic he could never keep a job for more than two weeks at the most he was fired. I hired him to do some chores around my house. It was the same things over and over again. At first he didn’t understand WHY I was making him do the same thing over and over again. He threw a hissy fit one day and quit. But the next job he got he kept for 2 years. After that he became a full-blown acholohic. Because his mother didn’t throw down the gauntlet. Everything according to her was he was just going through a ‘phase’. In my opinion they were dangerous phases and should have been nipped in the bud.


  23. 23 | April 25, 2012 3:55 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!

    Gawd, the English language can be an elegant instrument! Alas, the government schools are producing a massive amount of people who, even if they could read the words, would have no idea what they meant.

    Perhaps if it was prefaced by “OMG!” it would get some attention.


  24. huckfunn
    24 | April 25, 2012 3:57 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Not in my family the work ethic wasn’t bred. I started working to make extra money at 12, babysat, cleaned houses with a friend and had a job at a pizza joint at 15. I carried this over to my sons. They were working before the age of 16. The legal age they could work was raised to 16. At 16 they were expected to get a job. If they wanted a car or any of the other frills they had to work for it. I hope my sons carry this tradition over to their children.

    What you describe is pretty much the mainstream American experience for many of us in our 40′s 50′s and older. Obama has never experienced any of that. He understands little of the American experience and what little he understands, he hates. This new farm proposal is part of his “fundamental transformation of America”.


  25. huckfunn
    25 | April 25, 2012 3:57 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    Is that Jefferson?


  26. 26 | April 25, 2012 3:58 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    But I do agree with your main point. Not just with people on welfare.
    My son had a friend who’s mother never made him work, ever. By the time he was 19 he finally tried to get a job, because of his work ethic he could never keep a job for more than two weeks at the most he was fired. I hired him to do some chores around my house. It was the same things over and over again. At first he didn’t understand WHY I was making him do the same thing over and over again. He threw a hissy fit one day and quit. But the next job he got he kept for 2 years. After that he became a full-blown acholohic. Because his mother didn’t throw down the gauntlet. Everything according to her was he was just going through a ‘phase’. In my opinion they were dangerous phases and should have been nipped in the bud.

    There are people who’s first experience with work comes at 22 or later. These are the ones oft referred to as “the best and the brightest”.


  27. Lily
    27 | April 25, 2012 3:59 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    That is up to the parents to teach their children critical thinking.
    So they do understand such words. Not only are teachers failing our children but a great deal of parents are failing their children too.


  28. Lily
    28 | April 25, 2012 4:01 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    Some maybe. But from my experience…no a lot of them aren’t.
    It all depends on the parents in my opinion.


  29. Lily
    29 | April 25, 2012 4:03 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Lily wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Not in my family the work ethic wasn’t bred. I started working to make extra money at 12, babysat, cleaned houses with a friend and had a job at a pizza joint at 15. I carried this over to my sons. They were working before the age of 16. The legal age they could work was raised to 16. At 16 they were expected to get a job. If they wanted a car or any of the other frills they had to work for it. I hope my sons carry this tradition over to their children.

    What you describe is pretty much the mainstream American experience for many of us in our 40′s 50′s and older. Obama has never experienced any of that. He understands little of the American experience and what little he understands, he hates. This new farm proposal is part of his “fundamental transformation of America”.

    It is a very dangerous one too. That the government KNOWS better than the parents is hogwash.


  30. 30 | April 25, 2012 4:05 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    That is up to the parents to teach their children critical thinking.
    So they do understand such words. Not only are teachers failing our children but a great deal of parents are failing their children too.

    The other day, I listened to FDR’s Declaration of War before Congress and was gobsmacked by the vocabulary that he used. I spent 7 years hiring Flight Attendants for an airline and the lack of basic spelling, vocabulary and communication skills was appalling.


  31. The Osprey
    31 | April 25, 2012 4:06 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Patrick Henry…it’s from the “give me Liberty or give me death” speech.


  32. eaglesoars
    32 | April 25, 2012 4:07 pm

    This is from the newsletter our business sends every week dated Apr 20

    DOL’s Pending Rules on Farm Labor Practices

    Through a lengthy, wide-ranging list of prohibitions, the Department of Labor wants to stop children from hazardous duties. That would mean, for example, no work around silos, no driving 4-wheelers, no construction work, no corralling livestock, and no work more than six feet off the ground. It would also mean, say proponents of the
    changes, a downturn in farm-related injuries for children, which are four times higher than work in other fields. However, critics of the DOL are now pointing to a new study published by the USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) showing a downturn in farm accidents without the DOL changes. Looking at injuries to
    youth in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2009, NASS found that “agriculture-related injuries to youth under 20 years of age on United States farms have decreased from 13.5 injuries per 1,000 farms in 2001 to 7.2 injuries per 1,000 farms in 2009. An injury was defined as any condition occurring on the farm operation resulting in at least four hours of restricted activity or requiring professional medical attention.”

    DOL responded that it received some 10,000 comments on the proposed rules. Currently in the process of “carefully” reviewing those comments, DOL has not set a deadline for drafting or publishing a final rule. When the new rules were first proposed last September, DOL said children of farmers would be exempt. However, confusion
    remains about what exactly constitutes its parental exemption.
    DOL stated that the proposed rule would “increase protections for children 15 years old and younger who are employed to work on a farm that isn’t owned or operated by a parent or person standing in the place of a parent” and provided the following bullet-points:
    Hired farm workers 15 years old or younger could work on farms and would only be prohibited from doing work that has been determined to be particularly hazardous;

    Hired farm workers 15 years old or younger may operate tractors if they are bona-fide student learners, and if the tractor is equipped with seatbelts and rollover protection structures; Hired workers under 18 years old could not work off a farm in silos, grain storage bins or manure pits, which present numerous hazards in many forms. Children 15 and younger could not do this work on or off a farm;
    DOL said the proposed rules would not:

    Eliminate 4-H, FFA or other agricultural education programs;
    Prohibit children from doing their chores or from helping a neighbor in need, for example by rounding up livestock that have escaped;
    Prohibit children from using wheelbarrows, flashlights or screwdrivers; Eliminate the statutory parental exemption, which Congress established in 1966. Under the exemption,
    parents or persons standing in the place of a parent may employ their children to do any hazardous work on a farm that they own or operate. They are not required to comply with federal child labor regulations that prohibit children from performing hazardous work on a farm the parents own or operate; and By statute, children 16 years of age and older may be employed on any farm to perform any job. The
    proposed rule would not change this. Most work on a farm is not hazardous, and kids as young as 12 may be employed to do it.


  33. Lily
    33 | April 25, 2012 4:10 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    Well my spelling can be off at times/I blame it on me hitting the submit button too quick!!! As soon as I hit it I see the errors and by then it is way too late.
    Although at work I would make sure my spelling would be on par.
    ;)


  34. huckfunn
    34 | April 25, 2012 4:10 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    Thanks.


  35. 35 | April 25, 2012 4:11 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    @ huckfunn:
    Patrick Henry…it’s from the “give me Liberty or give me death” speech.

    No, it’s not. IIRC, it’s Sam Adams.


  36. huckfunn
    36 | April 25, 2012 4:14 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    @ Mike C.:
    Mike’s right. I googled the first sentence and about 10 sites all tell me it’s Sam Adams.


  37. 37 | April 25, 2012 4:16 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    No, it’s not. IIRC, it’s Sam Adams.

    It is Sam Adams.

    Damn, I’m suddenly thirsty…….


  38. 38 | April 25, 2012 4:21 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    Yup…

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776


  39. 39 | April 25, 2012 4:21 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    Well my spelling can be off at times/I blame it on me hitting the submit button too quick!!! As soon as I hit it I see the errors and by then it is way too late.
    Although at work I would make sure my spelling would be on par.

    I mean I received emails from prospective employees using words and phrases like 4U, Thanx, RU, etc. Many didn’t understand the difference between texting and actual writing. This is not to say there aren’t some bright going people out there. There are. It’s just that the base of knowledge one would take for granted…..shouldn’t be taken for granted any longer.


  40. 40 | April 25, 2012 4:23 pm

    It’s the chains thing that trips folks up on that one, as Henry made use of such imagry in his speech at St. John’s Church in Richmond.


  41. 41 | April 25, 2012 4:26 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ doriangrey:
    Is that Jefferson?

    Nope, that would be the man who brewed all the beer that was used to pay Washington’s troops. Samuel Adams, older brother to President John Adams and uncle to President John Quincy Adams.


  42. Lily
    42 | April 25, 2012 4:31 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    That really is inexcusable to be writing like that. That is from all the texting they do now days.


  43. Lily
    43 | April 25, 2012 4:33 pm

    @ Lily:

    Which I need to add, I am very poor at doing. By the time texting came about my sons were grown up, so need in texting.


  44. Lily
    44 | April 25, 2012 4:34 pm

    @ Lily:

    PIMF *no need*


  45. Alberta Oil Peon
    45 | April 25, 2012 4:48 pm

    @ Lily:
    I have text and data disabled on my cellphone service. If I want to surf the Internet, I use a computer. If I want to send a written message, I use e-mail, or (shudder) a letter in the snail mail.

    Sometimes I wonder about all the lewd propositions texted to me by Brazilian supermodels that I never got to see, but I get over it.


  46. Lily
    46 | April 25, 2012 4:53 pm

    @ Alberta Oil Peon:

    :lol: Oh well that is the price you pay for turning off the text.
    /no Brazillian supermodels fawning all over you. But I understand sometimes you just got to take one for the team!


  47. Lily
    47 | April 25, 2012 4:57 pm

    @ Lily:

    Full disclosure here. I do have mine on…no one texts me…but I do get pic’s of my grandbaby girl…so that is the only reason I leave it on.
    /AOP…so far I have NO supermodel guys text me. :(
    Or any good looking guys for that matter. Oh well.


  48. 48 | April 25, 2012 4:59 pm

    Eventually, this lawless administration will reach critical mass, and this is just what we know.

    OBAMA’S FALLON APPEARANCE VIOLATED CAMPAIGN LAW

    What don’t we know? The media may be in Obama’s pocket now, but there are fortunes to be made in destroying him and they’re hurting for cash.


  49. Dolphin
    49 | April 25, 2012 5:01 pm

    @ Lily:
    My stepson is extremely smart. At age 3 1/2 he was reading the newspaper (and comprehending). In fourth grade his reading/vocabulary was at college sophomore level. When texting starting being the “in” thing, I had a talk with him about it and to not get into the habit of doing the short cuts and to especially not start doing it in e-mails. I told him that it is very unprofessional and any employer would not look favorably on it.

    My stepson is still extremely smart – lol. None of us text in anything but “longhand”.


  50. 50 | April 25, 2012 5:03 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Uh, I don’t think John Adams and Samuel Adams were brothers.

    Ah – they were second cousins.


  51. 51 | April 25, 2012 5:04 pm

    Alberta Oil Peon wrote:

    @ Lily:
    I have text and data disabled on my cellphone service. If I want to surf the Internet, I use a computer. If I want to send a written message, I use e-mail, or (shudder) a letter in the snail mail.

    Sometimes I wonder about all the lewd propositions texted to me by Brazilian supermodels that I never got to see, but I get over it.

    y dont u txt? r u a freek? omg! wtf?


  52. Alberta Oil Peon
    52 | April 25, 2012 5:05 pm

    @ MacDuff:
    Obama Fallonated on live TV? How gross!


  53. buzzsawmonkey
    53 | April 25, 2012 5:10 pm

    Dolphin wrote:

    My stepson is extremely smart. At age 3 1/2 he was reading the newspaper (and comprehending). In fourth grade his reading/vocabulary was at college sophomore level.

    Thereby confirming what I have said in the past about the quality of today’s “college education.”


  54. Lily
    54 | April 25, 2012 5:11 pm

    Not buzz here…but a try..

    Where have all our posters gone?
    Long time pasting
    Where have all our posters gone?
    Working hard everyone
    Wise ones talking
    When will they talk to us
    Teaching us everyone
    Where have all the posters gone?
    We need them everyone
    Where have all our posters gone?
    Speaking their opinions everyone
    Where have all the talkers gone?
    Missing them everyone


  55. NoThreat2U
    55 | April 25, 2012 5:12 pm

    @ Lily:
    *lurking*


  56. The Osprey
    56 | April 25, 2012 5:13 pm

    @ Mike C.:
    You know I had this nagging feeling it was the brewer.


  57. Lily
    57 | April 25, 2012 5:13 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Eventually, this lawless administration will reach critical mass, and this is just what we know.

    OBAMA’S FALLON APPEARANCE VIOLATED CAMPAIGN LAW

    What don’t we know? The media may be in Obama’s pocket now, but there are fortunes to be made in destroying him and they’re hurting for cash.

    Ohhhh,oh, oh ooooo!
    Not only that it violated the senses tool.
    /jumped the shark on that one he did!


  58. 58 | April 25, 2012 5:14 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Not buzz here…but a try..

    Where have all our posters gone?
    Long time pasting
    Where have all our posters gone?
    Working hard everyone
    Wise ones talking
    When will they talk to us
    Teaching us everyone
    Where have all the posters gone?
    We need them everyone
    Where have all our posters gone?
    Speaking their opinions everyone
    Where have all the talkers gone?
    Missing them everyone

    Yeah, there are some MIAs, aren’t there?


  59. Lily
    59 | April 25, 2012 5:15 pm

    @ NoThreat2U:

    I know it must have hurt buzz to read that {nt2u}! ;)
    Sorry buzz!


  60. Lily
    60 | April 25, 2012 5:16 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    Yep! We need them back! :)


  61. 61 | April 25, 2012 5:16 pm

    Lily wrote:

    jumped the shark on that one he did!

    I don’t think he has any tricks left, besides “jumping the shark”……


  62. Lily
    62 | April 25, 2012 5:20 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    You should the whole thing! Nothing but a campagin commerical!
    Here is the long version…disgusting.

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4


  63. Lily
    63 | April 25, 2012 5:22 pm

    @ Dolphin:

    If I do text it is in long hand…but I rarely text. ;)


  64. Dolphin
    64 | April 25, 2012 5:26 pm

    @ Lily:
    Me too. I actually hate it. I am a keyboardist and type 100+ words/min. It is too slow!


  65. NoThreat2U
    65 | April 25, 2012 5:35 pm

    @ Lily:
    I have tried texting both of my kids. They usually end up calling me and asking “What the hell were you trying to say???” lol


  66. Lily
    66 | April 25, 2012 5:39 pm

    @ NoThreat2U:

    No kidding!!! Those are very little buttons!!! Not to mention it takes me longer to text my message than to just call and say what I need to say!


  67. Lily
    67 | April 25, 2012 5:40 pm

    @ Dolphin:

    Any news on your missing friend. I read that this morning.


  68. Lily
    68 | April 25, 2012 5:43 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Lily wrote:

    jumped the shark on that one he did!

    I don’t think he has any tricks left, besides “jumping the shark”……

    I hope he jumps bigger and bigger sharks. Is this anyway a president is suppose to behave??? Good heavens.


  69. Dolphin
    69 | April 25, 2012 5:44 pm

    @ Lily:
    Nothing new. Just a really sad situation. He and his wife were truly sole mates.

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/Family-searches-for-missing-husband-father/-/1735978/11810976/-/264742/-/index.html


  70. NoThreat2U
    70 | April 25, 2012 5:44 pm

    @ Lily:
    I couldn’t agree more. Stupid tiny little buttons!


  71. NoThreat2U
    71 | April 25, 2012 5:47 pm

    @ Dolphin:
    Oh that is terrible :( I hope your friend is found safe.


  72. Dolphin
    72 | April 25, 2012 5:51 pm

    @ NoThreat2U:
    Thank you.

    I don’t hold out much hope. We have heard stuff that is not being reported. His truck is also missing, so that is not a good sign either.


  73. NoThreat2U
    73 | April 25, 2012 5:58 pm

    @ Dolphin:
    Oh my. Until you know something one way or another, there is ALWAYS hope.


  74. Lily
    74 | April 25, 2012 5:58 pm

    @ Dolphin:

    Oh my goodness!!! That is just horrible and still no news on what happened. Prayers sent to the family. Horrible.


  75. 75 | April 25, 2012 6:02 pm

    @ Dolphin:
    Will say a prayer.

    On topic, in our county everyone is really up in arms over what the DOL is trying to do. We basically lived off child labor on our ranch, including our own kids. It was very character building for me, I started working ten hour days when I was eleven, and for my sons. Ranch work was really the only job available in our small town and many of the kids who worked used the money for school clothes and other necessities. Now almost everything we did as kids would be outlawed and most ranchers will ignore the rules and become outlaws. The only other alternative is illegal aliens which many ranchers also use, again putting them at odds with the law. It’s that or go out of business.


  76. Lily
    76 | April 25, 2012 6:06 pm

    @ Dolphin:

    Usually there is a video rolling at ATM’s, have they been able to pull up the footage on that to see who withdrew the money?
    /a man missing for a $100 and a truck. Dear Lord.


  77. Lily
    77 | April 25, 2012 6:08 pm

    @ Rancher:

    It is a disgrace what the government is trying to do.


  78. buzzsawmonkey
    78 | April 25, 2012 6:10 pm

    It’s ironic that the Left has spent so many decades inveighing against “agribusiness” and supposedly in favor of “family farms”—when the proposed regulations would in effect mandate the destruction of family farms and the expansion of agribusiness.


  79. huckfunn
    79 | April 25, 2012 6:10 pm

    More farm news: Dem Senator Says Save the US Postal Service with Wind Farms, Battery-Powered Delivery Trucks
    httpv://youtu.be/fnL0TrfLR00
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA


  80. buzzsawmonkey
    80 | April 25, 2012 6:20 pm

    Romney’s merely the presumptive nominee, not the actual nominee.

    Obama is running around making campaign and fundraising stops on the taxpayer’s dime and claiming he’s “not campaigning.”

    So we have the non-nominee campaigning against the non-campaigning Campaigner-in-Chief.


  81. 81 | April 25, 2012 6:20 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    the proposed regulations would in effect mandate the destruction of family farms and the expansion of agribusiness

    Once the family farm is gone they can hammer agriculture like every other business; drug companies, oil, coal, etc. Don’t forget meat production, especially cattle farts, causes global warming climate change. Food prices are already rising, it will only get worse. This will be extremely destabilizing globally, the Arab spring grew out of food riots. Learn how to eat poor.


  82. Buffalobob
    82 | April 25, 2012 6:21 pm

    obama’s plan. Illegal alien workers doing the farm jobs that the government won’t allow farm families to do.


  83. Lily
    83 | April 25, 2012 6:24 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    A quagmire indeed. But nothing will be done with obama using the taxpayers money on his campaign. Although he has enough money to support his campaign. Apparently he is above the law and by the way he has broken some laws and have had nothing done to him, I would say he has all the reason to think he is above the law.


  84. buzzsawmonkey
    84 | April 25, 2012 6:27 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    Learn how to eat poor.

    I’ve been broke most of my life; I know how to “eat poor,” and I do all right, thank you.

    I’d point out for those who have a bit of yard that it is easy to salvage discarded windows in places like NYC, and that with those windows it is easy to build cucumber frames, i.e., small greenhouses which will enable one to grow vegetables year-round. The trick is not finding the materials, but finding the place to put the mini-greenhouse.

    Getting back to the government, massive unionized collective farms—i.e., government-run agribusiness—appears to be the objective, which puts Obama in the Stalin category.


  85. Lily
    85 | April 25, 2012 6:30 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Getting back to the government, massive unionized collective farms—i.e., government-run agribusiness—appears to be the objective, which puts Obama in the Stalin category.

    Which also puts him in the famine category too. Oh my.


  86. 86 | April 25, 2012 6:37 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Getting back to the government, massive unionized collective farms—i.e., government-run agribusiness—appears to be the objective, which puts Obama in the Stalin category.


  87. yenta-fada
    87 | April 25, 2012 6:40 pm

    OT, more or less. Spain presents tough austerity

    http://www.euronews.com/2012/04/24/spain-presents-toughest-austerity-budget-since-franco-era/


  88. Guggi
    88 | April 25, 2012 6:43 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Cheap Fracked Gas Could Help Americans Keep on Truckin’

    Companies and researchers are working on infrastructure and technologies to help bring the nation’s growing stock of natural gas to fuel tanks, including those of long-haul vehicles


  89. 89 | April 25, 2012 6:45 pm

    @ Rancher:
    I meant to comment on how well that worked. I remember a journalist asking some Soviet farm workers how come they weren’t working. Their reply was “We get paid the same if we don’t work than we do when we work.”


  90. yenta-fada
    90 | April 25, 2012 6:46 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Agribusiness plus Stalin = Corporate fascism?


  91. Lily
    91 | April 25, 2012 6:46 pm

    They are proud of it! And Stalin would be too…

    Mooch On Husband Forcing Catholic Church To Violate Its Religious Beliefs: “We Made History”…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/04/25/mooch-on-husband-forcing-catholic-church-to-violate-its-religious-beliefs-we-made-history/


  92. Lily
    92 | April 25, 2012 6:47 pm

    @ Rancher:

    Not to mention everyone would have to stand in line for food.


  93. Alberta Oil Peon
    93 | April 25, 2012 6:54 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Wind farms? Plant Obama, and you will have one Hell of a crop of wind.


  94. huckfunn
    94 | April 25, 2012 7:04 pm

    The site seems to be taking a long time to refresh. Anyone else having that problem or is it just me? I’m running Chrome.


  95. huckfunn
    95 | April 25, 2012 7:05 pm

    Alberta Oil Peon wrote:

    @ huckfunn:
    Wind farms? Plant Obama, and you will have one Hell of a crop of wind.

    An ill wind for sure.


  96. Alberta Oil Peon
    96 | April 25, 2012 7:07 pm

    @ Guggi:
    CNG is already viable as a vehicle fuel. Instead of dicking around with LNG, we should simply go for the gusto with CNG. Instead of making the fuel tank a permanent part of the vehicle, as it is now, why not simply have a standardized socket built into each vehicle, built to accept one of a range of cylinder sizes, complete with a quick-connect gas fitting.

    Pull into a fuel station, and whether you drive a mini-car or an 18 wheeler, an electric forklift comes out, removes your present cylinder, weighs it, and credits you for the unused fuel contained therein. Then it pops in a new cylinder, charges you credit card, and you are on the road again, with scarcely enough time to take a leak.

    So what if you have to fuel up twice as often, if the process is quick and easy? And cheap.


  97. Alberta Oil Peon
    97 | April 25, 2012 7:09 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    I know! I know! (jumps up and down, waving arms in air)

    There’s something screwy with generalwebapps.com. Page wasn’t loading at all for me until I blocked it using NoScript.


  98. huckfunn
    98 | April 25, 2012 7:11 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    @ Rancher:
    I meant to comment on how well that worked. I remember a journalist asking some Soviet farm workers how come they weren’t working. Their reply was “We get paid the same if we don’t work than we do when we work.”

    Someone here, maybe CW, had a common Soviet worker saying: “We pretend to work; they pretend to pay us”.

    Site still creeping along.


  99. Guggi
    99 | April 25, 2012 7:11 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    The site seems to be taking a long time to refresh. Anyone else having that problem or is it just me? I’m running Chrome.

    Me too


  100. Lily
    100 | April 25, 2012 7:23 pm

    @ Guggi:

    I’m not running Chrome and to refresh it just doesn’t, the spinning wheel of madness and white space. I have to log out and come back in to even see any comments.


  101. grambo
    101 | April 25, 2012 7:29 pm

    @ Lily:
    I’m not having any problems at all. But my NoScript had already blocked generalwebaps and sitemeter. No idea if that helps, though.
    Running Firefox Beta 12.0


  102. NoThreat2U
    102 | April 25, 2012 7:35 pm

    Blog is slogging for me too….using Chrome here.


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