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Theory and reality

A reporter takes the president’s advice. Amazing.

10 Responses to “Theory and reality”

  1. Mu Says:

    In all fairness, I’m petty sure the mental density of bureaucrats does not vary much with changes in administration. As a friend love to say, it’s the revenge of the C students.

  2. divemedic Says:

    But ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  3. Rustmeister Says:

    Sounds like he should have started his second day by calling the EPA, like they told him.

    Besides, the President can’t be expected to know which of his agencies does what now, can he?

  4. Bubblehead Les Says:

    Yet all these Bureaucrats make how much a year to help the Citizenry?

    Your Tax Dollars at work.

  5. mikee Says:

    The EPA is not promulgating rules on dust, as far as the farmer has determined. The Ag Dept is doing that.

    Meanwhile, all drivers of agricultural machinery on a farm are soon gonna be required to have a COMMERCIAL driver’s license, at great expense in training time and dollars, and will be keeping logs of their hours to avoid breaking regulations that keep truckers off the road for sleep breaks. Not only will this cost the farmers more, it might and could lead to selective enforcement for political purposes.

    Now, do I ask the DOT about that, or the Ag Dept?

  6. jason Says:

    I started working on a local farm when I was 13, and operated everything from a skidsteer to a Deere 7520. I didn’t even loose and fingers. A regulation such as the one you mentioned, mikee, would have taken me out of the tax-paying workforce for 5 years (assuming the minimum age for non-interstate CLD’s will remain at 18). Yet another bureaucratic regulation made by enlightened folk, who have no clue how family farms are run. Glad to see that serious administration is really serious about creating jobs.

  7. jason Says:

    *any* fingers.


  8. Ron W Says:

    “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” –Cornelius Tacitus, Roman lawyer, senator, orator

    When all government …in little as in great things… shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power; it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1821

  9. comatus Says:

    The CDL rule withered in the light of day. Clearly, this seditionist farmer was trying to do the same to the dust rule. Leftist sites say that, since he has inevitably received some federal subsidy during his farming career, he should STFU. They use that argument a lot.

  10. Countertop Says:


    EPA is:

    1) still considering regulation of coarse rural Particulate Matter (ie: dust) as it goes thriugh the process kf revising its ambient air quality standard for PM. They havent finalized it, but they haven’t taken it off the table. What they likely will do is set themselves up to be sued by enviros and enter into a quick settlement that forces them to regulate dust under the Clean Air Act.

    I say that because

    2) EPA currently regulates air emissions of dust as a discharge under the Clean Water Act. They do so pursuant to a sweatheart settlement they entered into with environmentalists. Their theory is the dust falls to the ground eventually, and then it rains, and somewhere it washes into some body of water.

    Remember that the next time you hear some crazy person talking about the evils of CAFOs. That is the extent of theinsanity EPA has to reach I order to make a case (and they do it via guidance, not rule) that livestock operations are fouling our water (and that is the agency’s top enforcement priority under the Clean Water Act).