Pssst… Now they are coming for your bacon

The feds are threatening to essentially take over hog production in Iowa.

For the record, Iowa is by far the largest pork producer in the United States.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has threatened to take over protection of Iowa’s waterways from the state.

The Des Moines Register reports that a federal investigation shows the state has been lax in requiring that livestock operations follow rules to keep manure out of Iowa’s creeks and rivers, ponds and lakes.

The EPA report says the state hasn’t properly inspected livestock facilities and failed in its duties about half the time when responding to livestock pollution.

The Iowa Natural Resources Department says the EPA criticism is misplaced.

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28 Responses to Pssst… Now they are coming for your bacon

  1. BigJimTX says:

    This is TOO far. You killed my friend Uncle Sam. Now you want my bacon?

    You ever had beef bacon? It’s not the same. At all. Not even close. It’s actually kinda gross.

    Iowa needs to secede, and quickly. For the love of piggies. And bacon. Mmmm bacon.

  2. Lai says:

    No jobs, no hope, and soon no bacon, eh? Why am I not surprised?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Hog production.

      If the EPA takes over, they are essentially taking control of pork production in the United States.

  3. vanagram says:

    But California has Kevin Bacon. A friend of a friend of a friend of friends knows him.

  4. Dusty says:

    Just one more step toward the real revolution. How much more CONTROL will the real Americans allow?

  5. James says:

    Dumbass Iowans are liberated free thinkers. They voted Utopia.

    WTF did the dummies expect?

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    Now come on, James. We didn’t all vote that way. The rural counties in Iowa were deep red in this election. There is nothing rural Iowans can do about the city dwellers, you know.

    By the way, Texas is red James, but – as you know – your slice of it is blue, blue, blue.

  7. BigJimTX says:

    My slice of it sent a token speaker to the DNC. I got the blues alright.

  8. fubar says:

    this has been incremental in baby steps.
    put producers out of business by implementing Humane Society and PETA guidelines of livestock handling try and encourage meatless days because food producing causes global worming,it wasn’t working fast enough, so…

    first they came for the pork products and I didn’t say anything because I didn’t eat pork, then they came for the beef products..

  9. Bman says:

    A covert way to get Agenda 21 rolling?

  10. RJM says:

    GIVE ME BACON OR GIVE ME DEATH!

    Or something like that.

    YOU WILL HAVE TO PRY THE BACON FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!

  11. Greg B says:

    Or out of my cold frying pan.
    That’s AFTER I clobber them over the head with it.

  12. slinger says:

    When bacon is outlawed, only outlaws will eat bacon.

    It might be time to stock up on tactical bacon:
    http://www.cmmginc.com/product_p/13401ab.htm

  13. fubar says:

    what makes you people think they are going to stop at pork?

    I wasn’t joking when i was posting about manure pile regulations.

  14. BigJimTX says:

    When I was in the shithole called the Middle East, there was no bacon.

    Why?

    Moose-limbs.

    We are now watching the moose-limbification of the USA.

  15. Notamobster says:

    Big Jim- where in the shit hole? When? Why? Bet you wish you could live there permanently, don’t you? Not even funny as a joke, sorry. My bad.

  16. rj says:

    hey the EPA is fucking taking over, declaring fucking rain runoff mud holes “protected wetlands” along with farm pile runoff regulations designed to end beef, pork, poultry production for all large and small producers,

    Stalin, Mao, Lenin, control food, control information, kill a few million and deny it as a lie,

    fuckin commies, facist whatever you call them they are evil bastards who want to dominate everyone weaker.

    it is getting harder and harder not to simply go hunting and damn the consequences

  17. James says:

    I have trouble reconciling Iwoa has large socialst cities.

  18. R.D. Walker says:

    It doesn’t. There are only three million people in the whole state.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Just so you don’t get cocky, James… 3,294,440 Texans voted for Obama. That is more than the entire population of Iowa. By comparison, only 807,146 Iowans voted for him. There were still 720,323 of us who voted against him.

      You probably shouldn’t paint all Iowans with the same, broad brush.

  19. James says:

    Austin is heavily contaminated.
    Voters run up public debt, elect spenders who expand the city’s scope.
    City debt is about $32k/household.

  20. Uke says:

    I feel obligated to say:
    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES, BUT THEY WILL NEVER TAKE… OUR BACON!!

  21. James says:

    Still trying to wrap my mind around this idea of public debt at the city level.
    You live in your home in the county. The city annexes you, and you can’t stop it. The city has $8B debt and covers 250,000 homes, so your property now owes $32k, that you had no say in. The city now forces their garbage service on you at 1/3 cost above market rate. Your private electric co-op sends you a letter with a 4.5% rate hike. The city council has voted to raise power line access fees on private lines within ciy limits (they weren’t before annexation) from 2% of gross to 6.5%. Electric co-op passes that directly to you. You view the city council meeting docket and find half the items are annexation. The city now dictates energy efficiency items be met if you want to sell your house. City is phasing out plastic bags at the grocery. County wide 0.13% tax proposal passes to build a medical school in the city.

    It never ends. One day, companies will say “Forget these taxes and regulations, we’re not locating to Austin.” The economic engine will leave. These high minded liberal voters and city council members think they are doing good. I can’t explain the thinking.

  22. Rich says:

    No thinking to explain when there is none.

  23. Rich says:

    fubar:

    I guess I missed your manure pile regs post, but the mention of manure brought this to mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK3Eo9cScEQ

    A grand funny from happier times.

  24. Fubar says:

    @Rich

    Good post! God Bless Ronaldus Maximus, miss him and brings tears to my eyes to see/hear him.

    http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=83949

  25. Rich says:

    Me too fubar … I mist over whenever I hear Ronnie.

    I have a cousin who is a full bore moonbat, but claims she loves Reagan.

    I tried to call her on that dichotomy during the run up to O’s 1st election, whom she was all jiggy for, but reason and logic was lost on her.

    Sadly she is genuinely intelligent, went to an Ivy school … but no hope there.

    She is a dumb ass moonbat.

    Love her, she’s family … but JC/GD how could she be so fu**ing stupid?

    God help us, we have no other recourse.

  26. Uke says:

    @Rich:
    People like your cousin–not to mention a vast percentage of leftists and low-information voters–get hooked by pleas to emotion, messaging, and a personality (as in, cult of personality).

    That is not to say that these are bad traits for a politician to have. A skilled politician may indeed have a good, substantive, effective product… and then complements the meaty substance with a delicious, emotionally-appealing gravy.

    Ronald had that. He was very good at selling, very good at finding the right buttons to push in order to trigger powerful emotional responses in people. The greatest point, however, is that he was also of good intent and had a good product, a good plan, to make America better.

    Now, imagine someone else also has most of those attributes used to “make the sale,” but doesn’t have pure motives, and/or has a shitty-as-fluke plan.

    This person will still enrapture people just as easily as Ronald did, because such a large portion of America now is so ridiculously uninformed. They’re ignorant of substantive issues, often intentionally so. These people can ONLY be swayed by emotional appeals.

    Party politics to these people is often tangential to the way their vote swings. They vote one way or the other, thinking themselves enlightened and unbiased… as not giving into the 2 party system (fight the power!), when really they’re not unbiased at all.

    They’re just allergic to reason.

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