Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

“We Are Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone”.

November 27, 2011

Bill Looman is not someone’s political hack. He’s far from being the left’s favorite guy right now, also. Bill is a ten year Marine veteran, who would like nothing more than to grow his company. Pretty obviously, when he started placing signs in the windows of his company vehicles and a large billboard in front of his offices, he had no idea that he, his company, and his signs, would go viral.

Through my own professional acquaintances, and being in a business that quite frequently brings me into contact with business owners, particularly here on the left coast, I can see that overbearing taxation and regulation by an all but totalitarian state government, completely and totally unresponsive to the people they are supposed to serve, have cost Californians millions of jobs and billions of dollars.

Extreme leftist governance has placed this once most prosperous region in the world into a depression economy with 44 or 45 billion dollars worth of unfunded liability, It’s no wonder that businesses will not commit to hiring new personnel, and only grudgingly replace losses due to attrition.

Bill Looman’s company, US Cranes LLC, manufactures and services overhead cranes and monorail lift systems. Well, guess what? Gee whiz, and all that stuff… Overhead cranes are for the most part utilized by companies that manufacture things… or have a need of a heavy lifting capability. Not accidentally, manufacturing on all levels has been the special targets of Obama’s agents of destruction, as has the energy sector.

The Barack Hussein Obama regime’s assault on American business has been almost universally successful, backed as it has been by the greatest job-killer in US history… the EPA.

The Marine Corps does a lot more than build men. They teach pride of achievement, and leadership skills simply unavailable outside the confines of the brotherhood. Marines are taught to adapt and overcome. That’s, in essence, what Bill and his company are doing… adapting to overcome an untenable situation. He has simply put a face and a name to what is occurring all over the nation as businesses hunker down, hoping to survive the Marxist’s perfect storm.

I’ll be interested in seeing how the regime retaliates on Bill and his company for having the unmitigated temerity to speak the truth. His company may become the “Joe the Plumber” of manufacturing. Obama may just find that his incessant hectoring is a two-edged sword. He and his minions attempted to destroy “Joe the Plumber”… and failed. Joe is alive and well and may just end up in Congress. They tried to destroy him and failed. Truth versus unbridled arrogance and power.

If they try it with Bill Looman they may just find that he’s a mouthful they don’t want to chew.
Semper Fi, Bill.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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In MaoBama’s Amerika.

November 14, 2011

Street goons dictate municipal policy to weak and vacillating socialist mayors, literally afraid of their own shadows. Fannie and Freddie never stopped generating toxic mortgages. They’re 6 billion dollars in the hole this year… so far.

In Maobama’s Amerika, it is the middle class who are the real targets. Maobama knows, as does any totalitarian, that in order for their misshapen, discordant philosophy to prevail a vibrant middle class would have to be destroyed. All are grist for Maobama’s economic warfare against America.

The leftists’ grip on the country is tightening with every single overbearing, job-killing new regulation pumped out by the likes of the EPA… and there are thousands of new regulations threatening to destroy our entire energy sector, which will destroy what’s left of manufacturing in this country. Construction won’t be far behind… what’s left of it.

In Maobama’s Amerika, agents from the Department of Education, wearing SWAT gear, invade American citizens’ homes under arms… coercion under threat of deadly force… right out of Lenin. Or, maybe more appropriately, Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union.

We didn’t notice or complain as the agents of communism infiltrated every single level of our government. The infiltration of our university system by radical socialist/communist ‘professors’, who were neither the brightest nor the best, but for the most part were the unemployable dregs of the Vietnam and post-Vietnam era who escaped the real world into academia, has introduced entire generations of hardly well-educated, but extremely well-indoctrinated, graduates as teachers in our children’s classrooms.

The results, as we have seen, are next to criminal as far as I’m concerned. Our children come home from these concentration camps babbling about glaciers and polar bears, windmills and solar panels, when they should be memorizing multiplication tables. Oh, the threat to the planet is real, okay. But it’s from the left, not from any global warming.

And let us not forget the sexual predation of our youngest and most vulnerable in the schools! Here in California, children as young as first grade are subjected to what amounts to sexual brainwashing in a curriculum introduced by militant homosexuals under the guise of ‘fairness’ and diversity… two of the most ill-used words in the lexicon. There’s no opt out for parents, either.

You folks in other states had better pay attention. The ills perpetrated on the citizens of this state by the Marxists in our state capital have a way of migrating.

MaoBama’s Amerika is not a fun or happy place. We are teetering on the brink of economic dissolution, while the world is on the brink of what will be at least a regional war and may well escalate to a worldwide conflict, at a time when Barack Hussein is doing everything in his power to ensure that our military is defenseless in the face of multiple theater threats.

If your blood isn’t boiling by now, you’re probably on a morgue slab. This is very simply the defining battle of our lifetimes, and one that Americans cannot afford to lose.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Hey Hey! Ho Ho! The EPA Has Got To Go!

August 21, 2011

There are a staggering number of pressing and urgent issues facing the Tea Party patriot movement. Our Republic is beset on all sides, from within as well as without. That some of the enemies within are either in sympathy with, or in direct support of, some of the enemy without should surprise no one.

If you look back, the same was true during the war in Vietnam. That many of the people who have sworn to serve us have gone over to the ‘darkside’ is not in question… many of these 1960s burnout politicians couldn’t find a living wage if they weren’t sucking at the public teat.

Obama’s policies are diametrically opposed to the growth of business or jobs… no matter his blather about a ‘big’ new jobs bill. It’s going to be the infrastructure, bridge and highway jobs programs all over again.

It’s no secret that America has fallen out of love with the Anointed One and his insanely irresponsible governance. If the election were held today, he and the entire DeMarxist cabal would be out on their tushies… and they know it.

Barack Hussein Obama is as inflexible an idealogue as ever there was. He is advancing his Marxist goals as fast as he can. He couldn’t get cap and tax through the Congress, thanks to a great goal-line stand by vastly outnumbered Republicans and a roar of outrage from the public, led by the Tea Party patriots.

The same thing very nearly happened to his Dream Act. Obama, never one to let a little thing like legality bother him, is going farther and farther into illegality to advance his aims. What he has failed to get through the legislative process he is accomplishing through the Environmental Protection Agency, and other rogue and unaccountable bodies.

The EPA is destroying lives and livelihoods wholesale, without a single thought as to the havoc they leave in their wake. It is a fully rogue agency and it must go.

One of our prime goals has got to be to first stop, and then pull the teeth from or dismantle, as many of these often redundant entities as we possibly can.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis.

© Skip MacLure 2011

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The Real Tragedy Of Japan And What We Should Take From It.

March 17, 2011

The Japanese people have become as fierce an ally and friend as they were an enemy. As a young Marine I studied the campaigns of the Pacific War, where American Marines and Japanese Imperial soldiers threw themselves at each other in some of the most savage battles in the history of armed conflict. I saw a couple of those islands, actually walked some of the places where the battles were fought.

During a training cycle I had occasion to spend some weeks in Japan. I traveled the countryside when I could. I met many ordinary Japanese people in their day-to-day lives. I talked to an English teacher… a fisherman… a tank commander in the Japanese home defense forces… farmers, students and businessmen. Without exception they were sincere, friendly people. I was invited into complete strangers’ homes and treated like an honored guest… It occurred to me that perhaps it was because I made a sincere effort to learn the language and customs, and I exhibited a lively curiosity which they were only too happy to satisfy.

We are watching a people who have just suffered one of the great tragedies of the modern era… the death toll is going to be horrendous. Far higher than the figures we’ve seen up to now. What has been remarkable has been the response of the Japanese people to an event which would have prostrated many other countries outright. Grieve?… Hurt? Yes, they grieve and they hurt, but they immediately begin the long path to recovery. There are no bleating cries for others to do for them what they can do themselves.

There’s no looting. Imagine a situation like this in Oakland or Los Angeles, where looting has been rampant during disturbances… where the only stores that didn’t get looted were those owned by Korean and Vietnamese, who were defending their properties with M-16 rifles and shotguns. (Amazing how the bad guys avoid stuff like that).

We can take a lot from this if we’re willing to listen and learn. Our Lame Stream Media has screamed every irresponsible headline they could fabricate, starting multiple layers of conflicting rumor. The Japanese are playing the whole nuclear thing rather close to their vests… but they’re not wont to deal in fiction or rumor either.

We don’t have a press any more. They spew just exactly what their Marxist bosses want them to. And right now that’s to gin up nuclear fears, in preparation for walling atomic energy away for ever in the dungeons of the environmental radicals and the EPA… who, by the way, is scrambling like crazy to implement cap and tax before our timid Mr. Boehner can summon up the testosterone to cut the EPA’s feet out from under it.

So while our President plays golf, goes to Rio or whichever vacation du jour he is on, and our majority leader takes time to figure out he has a majority, the Japanese people will go quietly about putting their lives together. Of course, we’ll help. What good friend wouldn’t? But it will be the Japanese, with the same indomitable will and sense of purpose that enabled them to return from the devastation of World War Two, that will pull them through.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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It’s All About Energy.

March 7, 2011

The DeMarxists are fumbling all over themselves to cover for Obama’s growing exposure to the energy disaster that his party and his politics have brought to fruition. Fair enough, he didn’t start it. He has been, and is, the ultra-left radical environmentalists’ poster-boy for advancing their death grip on America, Americans and the American economy.

Good gravy, we all saw this stuff happening… at least I did. I was fortunate enough to see through the environut thing in the beginning, which made for some lively and heated discussions on my college campus. I wasn’t very popular with the liberals because I kept writing rebuttals, shredding their pet nutcake theories in the college paper which, to their credit, they published… although they leaned left in much of their other content.

Perhaps it was this early disbelief that has kept me paying attention to the way the ‘environmental movements’ et al have fostered the slow but steady degradation of our ability to be energy independent. No matter which energy ‘front’ you care to examine… nuclear, natural gas, coal, oil, oil shale, oil sands or hydroelectric energy… they are against it. That is, they’re against us using our own energy resources. It’s just dandy with the radical environmentalists if we’re held in thrall for our energy requirements by foreign governments, who definitely don’t have our best interests at heart.

The radical environmental groups are uniformly leftist and pro-socialist. The Green Party’s published policy paper reads like the Communist Manifesto. These communist groups, in the guise of ‘concerned environmentalists’, have been active in the halls of government for well over forty years. Government officials and politicians have been bought wholesale by the EnviroNazis, fostering for instance the emergence of the single most destructive agency in Washington, the EPA.

When you next go to the gas pump, just think to yourself… “From Obama with love”.
And then just think how lovely it will be to bid the unlamented, feckless Obama “adieu”.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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Flash Point – Regulatory Fascism.

January 28, 2011

Even as Barack Obama was trying to convince everyone that he had become a committed centrist and business-friendly policy was his game, the second half of his speech was still laden with promises of more government intervention and control of business.

He speaks of pumping federal dollars into more ‘green’ technology, magically creating tens of thousands of jobs for happy American workers who will walk, bicycle or publicly transport to work singing ‘hi-ho, hi-ho’… or was that ‘The International’? By the way, did you know that the Green Party platform is the International Communist Manifesto in all but name?

While Obama is playing the centrist straw man, his Marxist minions over at the Department of the Interior and at the Environmental Protection Agency have taken up pillaging the nation right from where ‘centrist’ Obama left off. Another campaign promise to his nutcake base, Obama, unable to get cap and tax passed through the Congress even when he had overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate, has unleashed the regulatory dogs from hell on the United States coal industry. He did say that’s what he was going to do in the campaign.

This country really does need to pay attention when these people speak. If you do enough talking, and the DeMarxists do a lot of it, you’ll tip your true hand sooner or later. All I know is he’s purposefully destroying the livelihoods of tens of thousands more Americans… and it’s all behind such a fraud.

Coal mining today is the most environmentally conscious and regulatory controlled industry in world history. Coal mining (at least on the product end) is clean and all pollutants are rigidly controlled. The boilers and power plants that burn coal today burn clean and without pollutants to air, soil or groundwater.

This may turn out to bite Obama on his skinny posterior. The people in those mountains have taken on the government before. They’ll fight… but they shouldn’t have to.
The Conservative Republicans have got to jump on this… and fast!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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If Obama Is Marxism’s Happy Face…

December 30, 2010

We need only look toward any of the world’s Marxist/Leninist masterpieces to know that we just don’t want to go that way… and while we’re at it we don’t want the Obama – Reid – Pelosi brand either, we made that quite plain this last November.

We don’t like what they’ve done. We don’t like what they’d like to do if they get the chance. We cannot depend on the Republicans anymore, if we ever could. The establishment party seems to have turned back the clock and are determined to relive the ‘good old days’ of the Repubics (thanks, Mark). Nothing has changed for these dudes, despite the overwhelming evidence that had the Republican party been on their own this last election cycle, they would not have taken the House.

Let’s pretend for a second that there was no patriot uprising. What would have happened is that they’d have had their butts kicked all over the place. The Republican Party was all but brain dead two years ago and couldn’t generate the amount of energy necessary to keep a candle lit.

The American patriot movement looked at what Barack Hussein Obama said, and did, and represented. We said, ‘Hell, no’. Oh, hell no! While our so-called party leaders stumbled and bumbled, compromising our country away, we stood up and called the country to action.

Winning the election gave us no time for anything but momentary satisfaction in this greatest war of all. The war for our very freedom. Our inglorious leader continues to cover his head with iniquity as he tries to drive Americans into submission, as he and his agencies attempt to regulate what was denied them at the ballot box by the voters.

His EPA, under Marxist Lisa P. Jackson, is moving forward with initiating cap and tax… while Obama sneaks past Congress to institute those death panels that didn’t exist. Remember them? The ones Obama said didn’t exist?
This is the face of Marxism in America. This is the face of the enemy.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

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Hey Boehner, What Gives?

December 10, 2010

First, you hitch a ride on the Tea Party patriot movement, which was just fine by us, because back then you were doing the heavy conservative bit to the hilt. Now it’s come to our attention that a couple of grade-A RINOs have been appointed by Mr Boehner. One is Fred Upton… Does anyone know that name?

He’s a Republican… at least that’s what he says he is. But Mr Upton is best known as the Republican who took our incandescent lights away from us, in an immense political giveaway scam to the manufacturers of fluorescent light bulbs. Yeah, you know the ones with that sickly harsh white light that are full of mercury vapor? You know… the ones that take three pages of instructions on cleanup and decontamination if one of them breaks?

Yeah, that’s him, that Fred Upton. But he says he’s cured. He’s seen the conservative light. He’s going to work tirelessly to rescind his own regulation. Ain’t that sweet? And he’s got buddies over at the EPA. Won’t that be cozy?

Hal Rogers is another gem of a pick by our Mr Boehner. Known as the ‘Kentucky Pork King’, he has shoveled 131 earmarks totaling a whopping quarter of a billion dollars. Umm… hey John, had you given any thought to what this is likely to do to people’s perception of our new fiscal conservatism?

Hey, John. You were at those Tea Party events. Did you maybe somehow not get the message? We don’t want your recycled RINOs. Scrub them up and paint them any color you wish. If it walks like a RINO, if it talks like a RINO…
Keep it up like this, John, and it’s going to be a short reign.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

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After The Wave.

October 29, 2010

Mike Pence said it pretty well the other day when speaking about the impending takeover of Congress, or at the very least, the House. We are going to start from day one to reduce spending and cut funding across the board. He said that he would especially pay attention to what the Patriots of this country have sent them there to do. They would not wait for 2012 and the assumptive defeat of Barack Hussein Obama.

There are also some very probing inquiries to make… of the activities of some lawmakers as well as the White House. Incoming Republican lawmakers are being advised to bring their own staff to Washington. The Republicrats that fancy themselves as the leaders of the party have planned to infiltrate the freshman lawmakers’ staffs by ‘volunteering’ to staff for them, allowing them to position spies inside Representatives’ staff to inform and influence.

It’s a very long laundry list of tasks, that are going to require the attention of our young Congress in order to do damage control on the depredations perpetrated by the DeMarxist Congress and the hard-left White House cabal of Barack Obama.

It’s going to be a different America. An America rededicated to the Constitution of the United States. An America where our borders are secure and illegal immigration laws are followed. We need to yank the funding for the Environmental Protection Agency.

While we’re slaying dragons we may as well take on the public employees unions and break the stranglehold that they, and their willing symbionts the DeMarxists, have in government, which is owned lock, stock and barrel by unions like SEIU, through multiple millions of dollars of campaign bribes… er… contributions.

Republicans are going to have to move quick when the present Congress goes into their lame-duck session in November and December. Minimizing or derailing any remaining Marxist stunts will be on the top of the agenda until the new Congress takes over.

Again, if you want to help and don’t know how, please contact the Tea Party Patriots… teapartypatriots.org. They can use all the help you can give.
Get out in your neighborhood and organize… Shout freedom from the rooftops!

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

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California’s Rogue Air Resources Board… Anti-California, Anti-Business, Anti-American.

October 9, 2010

Brian Sussman, KSFO’s morning anchor here in the San Francisco Bay Area, variously known as Babylon-by-the-Bay and the belly of the liberal beast, really went on a tear over the California Air Resources Board. I can’t repeat it here, or even much of it, because I was so transfixed when I heard it that I didn’t take notes. It’s worth listening to and if you go to Brian’s section on KSFO’s website, it is there to listen to on demand. Alternatively, click on this link to hear that portion of the show: Brian Sussman, Oct. 8, 6-7am.

Brian Sussman

Between the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board and its distaff offspring here in the nine-county Bay Area, the Bay Area Air Quality Resources Board, the level of over-regulation has reached insane levels.

Our absolutely useless state government aside, much of the downturn in the state of California is directly attributable to businesses of all classifications leaving the Golden State for greener pastures in business-friendly states, or offshore altogether. Either way, these powerful agencies are responsible to no one. There is no political oversight of these agencies, whose merest whim can destroy thousands of businesses with scant fear of any repercussion.

Aside from the exodus of money, jobs and skilled people we’ve experienced, new businesses are giving California a wide berth. Once they check the punitive tax rates, multiplicity of fees and other charges, and the punitive nature of the regulating agencies here, they say adios. Then they pick up their marbles and move to business-friendly states like Nevada or Arizona.

It appears that Conservatives are on the verge of a truly historic event in American politics. Conservatives have got to make an urgent priority of collaring these agencies, federal as well as state and local, that are literally choking American enterprise to death. They are the enemy of the American people and a friend to radical environmentalists of all types.

Oddly enough, the behemoth that is the Environmental Protection Agency may be the easier to defeat as they, like any federal agency, are dependent on Congress for funding. They could be starved into submission by a Conservative Republican Congress with courage and conviction.

The California agencies may be tougher because they are solely funded by fines levied against unwary contractors, property owners and businesses. They are virtually autonomous, setting policy as they see fit and, in the case of the California Air Quality Board, fake science and cooking the books on the phony science that they had derived from someone else’s fraudulent research. These goofball goons don’t even exist in the same universe with the rest of us.

It should be readily apparent to all that if California is to recover from its current tailspin something has got to be done to change the environment for businesses here in this state.

Have you registered to vote? Has everyone in your family been registered? Tell everybody you know that this is the most important election of their lifetimes.
Four weeks and counting…

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2010

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