Quotes of the day

posted at 10:33 pm on January 18, 2011 by Allahpundit

“This order requires that federal agencies ensure that regulations protect our safety, health and environment while promoting economic growth. And it orders a government-wide review of the rules already on the books to remove outdated regulations that stifle job creation and make our economy less competitive. It’s a review that will help bring order to regulations that have become a patchwork of overlapping rules, the result of tinkering by administrations and legislators of both parties and the influence of special interests in Washington over decades…

For instance, the FDA has long considered saccharin, the artificial sweetener, safe for people to consume. Yet for years, the EPA made companies treat saccharin like other dangerous chemicals. Well, if it goes in your coffee, it is not hazardous waste. The EPA wisely eliminated this rule last month…

“We’re also getting rid of absurd and unnecessary paperwork requirements that waste time and money. We’re looking at the system as a whole to make sure we avoid excessive, inconsistent and redundant regulation. And finally, today I am directing federal agencies to do more to account for—and reduce—the burdens regulations may place on small businesses. Small firms drive growth and create most new jobs in this country. We need to make sure nothing stands in their way.”

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“Republicans on Capitol Hill immediately protested that they had proposed such an idea in December 2009, and that the White House had sat on the measure for over a year in order to roll it out at a politically opportune moment.

“‘Leader Cantor handed this proposal directly to President Obama at the White House in December 2009 as a part of GOP’s ‘No-Cost Jobs Plan,” said Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican…

“Cantor, a few hours after Obama’s executive order had entered the news cycle, issued a statement applauding Obama’s measure but adding that the government ‘must go further.’”

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“So what does Obama see as an example of an excessive regulation needing repeal? The example he offers is the inclusion of the sweetener saccharin in the category of hazardous waste. Really? Saccharin as hazardous waste? Amid dozens of high-stakes, much-studied regulatory controversies, the only one he could come up with is one that — with all due respect to the people who make the little pink packets — is of hardly any significance to the wider economy, and not much more as a matter of principle?

“Even this administration could have made better deregulatory boasts than that. For example, in a fit of sense, the Obama Justice Department a while back adopted regulations specifying that the Americans with Disabilities Act should no longer (as of this March) be interpreted to require restaurants, theaters and other Main Street businesses to admit patrons’ non-canine ‘service animals’ such as monkeys, goats, snakes and spiders.

“But it was almost as if his point was to pick a regulation so minor that no one cared much about it one way or the other. Had the President’s speechwriters been looking for an example of a hazardous-substance rule that would actually get people talking about regulatory overreach, they might have picked EPA’s dairy-spill regulations, which (in the words of one report) ‘treat spilled milk like oil, requiring farmers to build extra storage tanks and form emergency spill plans….’ That one does have big and widespread economic costs.”

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“Certainly simplifying the regulatory regime, removing conflicting and overlapping rules, eliminating redundant reporting requirements and moving much of what can be done on-line to that venue would help. But while that may make things more understandable and less onerous to do, it doesn’t really mean that intrusive regulation is going to go away or even be lessened.

“We’re back to how you define such regulation and what level of intrusiveness you believe is too much. There’s no doubt that the Obama administration believes in a level of intrusion far greater than do most on the right…

“So in essence, while the Obama op/ed has all the proper buzz words to attempt to sell it as a pro-business, small government move, it is in fact simply a restatement of an old premise that essentially says ‘government belongs in the areas it is now, we just need to clean it up a little’.”


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Why dont you tell the Chinese about all your regulations while they steal more of our economy and laugh.

Today, manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is about 166,000 — lower than it was before the first personal computer, the MITS Altair 2800, was assembled in 1975. Meanwhile, a very effective computer-manufacturing industry has emerged in Asia, employing about 1.5 million workers — factory employees, engineers and managers. …
The first task is to rebuild our industrial commons. We should develop a system of financial incentives: Levy an extra tax on the product of offshored labor. (If the result is a trade war, treat it like other wars — fight to win.) Keep that money separate. Deposit it in the coffers of what we might call the Scaling Bank of the U.S. and make these sums available to companies that will scale their American operations. Such a system would be a daily reminder that while pursuing our company goals, all of us in business have a responsibility to maintain the industrial base on which we depend and the society whose adaptability — and stability — we may have taken for granted.-Andy Grove

PrezHussein on January 19, 2011 at 2:01 AM

PrezHussein on January 19, 2011 at 2:01 AM

Warren Buffet has also pointed to the great draining of wealth from this country as a result of the trade deficit, driven by cheap overseas labor. Buffet describes US trade policy as semi-trade for good reason. His prescription would force trading partners to buy US products by issuing ‘trade credits’ that could only be redeemed for American goods and services. Like Grove’s recommendation, it would lead to a trade war but at least finally start to address this country’s massive fiscal imbalances.

Any discussion about US deregulation, no matter how important it may sound, is just a distracting side issue. The US isn’t going to suddenly become more competitive by rolling back a few regulations when offshore labor costs are a fraction of US salaries.

The US must address much larger and more complex structural issues to restore our competitiveness and create new jobs that generate real wealth for the country.

bayam on January 19, 2011 at 2:56 AM

The last time I attended the school was 2006.
I like Gov.Palin but Maggie Thatcher is in a class all her own.
Gov. Palin is NOT Maggie Thatcher.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2011 at 1:26 AM

You got it wrong.

Maggie Thatcher is no Sarah Palin.

Sarah has proved this past 10 days that she is by far head and shoulders above anyone else when it come to determination , grit, and real leadership.

She is the one whom all others will be forever judged by.

Write that down.

gary4205 on January 19, 2011 at 3:01 AM

gary4205 on January 19, 2011 at 3:01 AM

I thought your name is Gary

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 3:10 AM

REPEAL OBAMACARE

Any questions?

Kini on January 19, 2011 at 3:58 AM

**********Happy-Repeal-The-HealthCare-Bill-Day**************

Kill The Bill Day!
=====================

http://www.thecampofthesaints.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Kill-The-Bill-Michele-Bachmann-300.jpg

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:06 AM

O/T
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Sarah Palin Battle Hymn.mp4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQwvkVlhCAU

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:17 AM

Kill The Bill Day!
=====================

http://www.thecampofthesaints.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Kill-The-Bill-Michele-Bachmann-300.jpg

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:06 AM

Happy KTB day to you C :)

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 6:20 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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Happy KTB day to you C :)

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 6:20 AM

cmsinaz:Right back at ya,and Good Morning,above is Sarah’s
Battle Hymn,that will be on O’Reilly,and heres the
video,that was on Fox,of a natural gas pipe leaky,
el Ka-Blewy in Philly!!:)
===================================

Gas explosion rips through Philadelphia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzxoR25kf8I

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:33 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:17 AM

“…coming South to hunt some skunks”…

I have to laugh

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 6:37 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:33 AM

good morning!
thanks for the hymn!

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 6:39 AM

Gas explosion rips through Philadelphia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzxoR25kf8I

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:33 AM

yowser!

that made me jump alittle in my seat….

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Kafir on January 19, 2011 at 6:53 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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yowser!

that made me jump alittle in my seat….

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 6:41 AM

cmsinaz:Gruesome,and the hits keep on coming,:)
Foreign Lefty Voters(sarc).

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Tuesday, Jan 18th, 2011 @ 06:40 a.m

UAW chief calls for support of Obama, democrats, targeting of foreign automakers

http://www.leftlanenews.com/uaw-chief-calls-for-support-of-obama-democrats-targeting-of-foreign-automakers.html

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:55 AM

cmsinaz:Gruesome,and the hits keep on coming,:)
Foreign Lefty Voters(sarc).

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Tuesday, Jan 18th, 2011 @ 06:40 a.m

UAW chief calls for support of Obama, democrats, targeting of foreign automakers

http://www.leftlanenews.com/uaw-chief-calls-for-support-of-obama-democrats-targeting-of-foreign-automakers.html

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:55 AM

*shudder*
desperation me thinks

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 6:57 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:17 AM
“…coming South to hunt some skunks”…

I have to laugh

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 6:37 AM

Gohawgs:Leftys are going to have a cow,er,skunk,haha!:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:58 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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*shudder*
desperation me thinks

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 6:57 AM

cmsinaz:Yup,heard it early on Fox,I guess,they don’t
want to be organized,and just imagine,foreign
dues(if)it happens being spent on Liberal Pol
itics!

Me think,they’re not that stupid!:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Me think,they’re not that stupid!:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:01 AM

you would be correct…

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:02 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:58 AM

They’re gonna be squealing like stuck pigs before a BBQ…

btw, Hawgs don’t squeal…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Me think,they’re not that stupid!:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:01 AM

There appeared to be lots of foreign money coming into the obamanation’s ’08 campaign. That will only grow since no one in D.C. wants to “inquire”…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:05 AM

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:05 AM

tru dat

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:09 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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They’re gonna be squealing like stuck pigs before a BBQ…

btw, Hawgs don’t squeal…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:03 AM

Gohawgs:TOO LATE,and posted in October.That went under the
radar.:)
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Worshiping Sarah Palin: The hymn

In a musical tribute to Palin that’s gone viral on YouTube, two elderly Tea Party admirers sing a repurposed hymn in a church. What to make of it?

posted on January 18, 2011, at 10:34 AM
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Sarah Palin, she won’t listen to their bunk

Sarah Palin’s comin’ south to hunt some skunk

Sarah Palin, she’ll throw ‘em all in jail
——————————————–

And when she gets to Washington, it’ll be cold as hell

The reaction: This “fantastic nugget of hathos” is a sincere tribute, says Andrew Sullivan in The Atlantic, and as such, a direct rebuttal to those in the chattering class who kid themselves “that Sarah Palin doesn’t matter.” Some of the lyrics, like the line about throwing people in jail, are “drawing some fire,” says Buddy Trent in The Post Chronicle. But the song reflects “some of the discontent and frustration with the current Obama administration.” Clearly, says Jim Newell in Gawker, this “will be our national anthem when Palin becomes president.” Judge for yourself:

http://theweek.com/article/index/211148/worshiping-sarah-palin-the-hymn

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:09 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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There appeared to be lots of foreign money coming into the obamanation’s ’08 campaign. That will only grow since no one in D.C. wants to “inquire”…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:05 AM

Gohawgs:Yup,like ChiComs and Clintons!:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:10 AM

http://theweek.com/article/index/211148/worshiping-sarah-palin-the-hymn

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:09 AM

some of the comments on that article….real classy…not

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:11 AM

As a government regulator, I can tell you that this Executive Order is a farce. First, the people who will review the regulations are the people who create or help create the regulations. Therefore, those regulations are necessary and cost effective. Otherwise they would not have been written. Second, most arcane regulations are already off the books as regulations are updated on a periodic basis. Third, the EO is a misdirection. The regulations that are hurting businesses are the ones Obama has put into place or the ones he is proposing. Businesses aren’t hiringn because of what Obama has done. No government regulator (who wants to keep his job) is going to propose that Obamacare be repealed.

WordsMatter on January 19, 2011 at 7:14 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:10 AM

Yep, directly and thru Singapore…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:15 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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some of the comments on that article….real classy…not

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:11 AM

cmsinaz:Thanks for the heads up,I’ve been on a google
tear,I’ll go read a few,but first,i have to
put a tea bag in da cup———-:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:16 AM

I can tell you that this Executive Order is a farce.
WordsMatter on January 19, 2011 at 7:14 AM

not surprised…

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:19 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:16 AM

:)

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:19 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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Yep, directly and thru Singapore…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:15 AM

Gohawgs:MMM MMM MMM,veddy interesting!!:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:20 AM

How to make all the regulations ‘better’?

Clean-sheet the entire set of departments that issue regulations.

Day Zero them in honor of the President.

Get rid of all of them and see what we can live without.

This stuff is a burden to businesses and a healthy economy, and we don’t need to ‘right size it’ by increasing the amount of regulations to oversee existing regulations, we need fewer existing regulations and agencies.

How about a 10 year sunset on each and every non-Constitutionally mandated department? Every law gets a sunset on the final digit of the year it was made. Every regulation, ditto. That includes SSA, Medicare, Medicaid, HHS, DHS, Ag, Energy, Ed, FCC, EPA, NEA, FAA… if it was invented to ‘solve’ a problem and isn’t needed as the problem is, actually, ‘solved’, then it can go away. That includes everything the States can and do cover.

I prefer the clean-sheet approach, but the 10 year sunset makes a ton of sense, too, and forces Congress to review all the junk that has accumulated in the federal government which is their JOB.

ajacksonian on January 19, 2011 at 7:22 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:20 AM

I believe the last name is spelled “Rialdy”. He owned a restuarant in LR. Clinton was a buddy. Jim Guy Tucker, too…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:25 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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I believe the last name is spelled “Rialdy”. He owned a restuarant in LR. Clinton was a buddy. Jim Guy Tucker, too…

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Gohawgs:You’ve got a good recall,er,memory:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Goldie Wilson: “I am going to clean up this town, you’ll see!”

percysunshine on January 19, 2011 at 7:35 AM

O/T
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From Fox,

African American new Tea Party!
==================================

Announcing The Crispus Attucks Tea Party

The objectives of The Crispus Attucks Tea Party are to break the cycle of government dependence that locks many black families out of the American dream and to educate Americans about the full history of blacks in America.

http://www.anthropocon.com/2011/01/07/announcing-the-crispus-attucks-tea-party/
================================

This Site Is Under Construction and Coming Soon.

http://crispusattucksteaparty.com/

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:46 AM

Goldie Wilson: “I am going to clean up this town, you’ll see!”

percysunshine on January 19, 2011 at 7:35 AM

:)

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:56 AM

Remember, when Obama says “Smart Regulation” what he really means is “Regulation with a modifier in front of it that has a pleasant connotation that is more likely to get people to support it.”

WordsMatter on January 19, 2011 at 7:57 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:46 AM

cool beans

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:57 AM

WordsMatter on January 19, 2011 at 7:57 AM

yepper

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:58 AM

Regarding spilled milk, the dairy should be forced to bear this risk, either by paying for damages or prevention. Neighbors should not be stuck with a bill associated with another’s economic activity.

exdeadhead on January 18, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Exactly how close do you think a “neighbor” is to a dairy farm? Large numbers make large numbers. If a dairy can spill 10,000 gallons of milk they have over 1,000 cows. How much urine and feces do you think those 1,000 cows produce a day? How close do you think the neighbor is again?

Don’t cry over the spilled milk. There is a whole bunch of other Sh*t to cry over if you live too close.

barnone on January 19, 2011 at 7:58 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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cool beans

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 7:57 AM

cmsinaz:The tide is ever-slowly a turn’n:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 8:05 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 8:05 AM

indeed, will it turn soon enough to stop dear leader in ’12? stay tuned

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 8:07 AM

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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indeed, will it turn soon enough to stop dear leader in ’12? stay tuned

cmsinaz on January 19, 2011 at 8:07 AM

cmsinaz:Yup!:)

canopfor on January 19, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Obviously this is all above his pay grade.

redfoxbluestate on January 19, 2011 at 9:07 AM

I am on a Listserv of people in the mortgage regulatory world. Last week someone circulated a document produced by the OTS listing all of the new bank regulations that went into effect in 2010. It is seven pages long, in 11 point type. This includes 8 major new rules, and there are about a dozen more to come under the Dodd-Frank legislation.

On this listserv people are always asking for help with interprting crazy regulations for real-world situations. One example that I love is that apparently certain loan fees are allowed in East Tennessee, but not in West Tennessee. Or you have to call them something different on your disclosures.

All of this stuff that Congress and the bureaucrats in Washington think are “consumer protection” measures are adding up to protecting consumers from getting any credit at all. And they wonder why the housing market has not recovered! Nobody can get a loan anymore.

The only people being employed by all this are the lawyers.

rockmom on January 19, 2011 at 9:18 AM

This must be cover for doing something else. Just like a magician, you watch the right hand and the left hand pulls the rabbit out of the hat. If all the alphabets were doing their job, the regs would be kept up to date as requirements changed anyway. Instead, they’re looking for ways to apply new regs. What other ‘good’ ideas has Cantor delivered to dear leader the past 2 years?

Kissmygrits on January 19, 2011 at 9:26 AM

You got it wrong.

Maggie Thatcher is no Sarah Palin.

Sarah has proved this past 10 days that she is by far head and shoulders above anyone else when it come to determination , grit, and real leadership.

She is the one whom all others will be forever judged by.

Write that down.

gary4205 on January 19, 2011 at 3:01 AM

I’m glad that I wasn’t drinking anything when I just read that our I would have started gagging.

Even coming from a ‘true-believer’ that comment is stunning in it’s inaccuracy.
I say this respectfully, of course.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2011 at 10:26 AM

You got it wrong.

Maggie Thatcher is no Sarah Palin.

Sarah has proved this past 10 days that she is by far head and shoulders above anyone else when it come to determination , grit, and real leadership.

She is the one whom all others will be forever judged by.

Write that down.

gary4205 on January 19, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Your words are just plain creepy, inaccurate and cultish to the max. You do Sarah Palin no favors with your unrequited love.

Knucklehead on January 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Maggie Thatcher is no Sarah Palin
gary4205 on January 19, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Todd, is that you? Sheesh! I love Sarah, but that’s just wrong on so many levels!

odat on January 19, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Your words are just plain creepy, inaccurate and cultish to the max. You do Sarah Palin no favors with your unrequited love.

Knucklehead on January 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM

‘Expressions of adoration’ such as gary’s are making me less-rather than more-likely to vote for Gov. Palin in the primaries.
What this country needs is a leader-NOT another celebrity.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM

She has been leading and for all her efforts over the past 2 years all she got was silence last week from D.C. pols who claim to be Republicans. Not to mention the anticipated R candidates for POTUS, Huck excluded…

You don’t like gary. Fine. WTF does that have to do with voting for Palin?

Gohawgs on January 19, 2011 at 11:48 PM

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