Are we really facing a regulatory onslaught in Obama’s second term? (Hint: Yes.)

posted at 12:31 pm on November 25, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Nothing that anyone who pays attention doesn’t know already, but a point to which I intend to give unrelenting attention as we move “forward” into the next four years of an Obama economy. It is an indescribable shame that what America needs more than anything else right now is a robust rate of positive economic growth, yet we seem to be doing everything within our power to suppress America’s natural entrepreneurial drive.

Economic growth is what creates productive private-sector jobs, effectively lifts people out of poverty, gets people off of the government dole, brings in more revenue, and brings about innovation and efficiency. For all I can tell, President Obama is singularly determined to do all of the things the federal government can reasonably do to curb economic growth — distorting free-market signals with government intervention, growing the bureaucracy, trying to raise taxes and further convolute the tax code, placing more restrictions upon free trade when it suits his agenda, and perhaps most dauntingly of all, continuing to introduce endless rolls of red tape that pose incalculable opportunity costs upon our economic movers and shakers (and, by extension, on everyone else — because that is what “top-down” really means).

The regulatory rollout on its way is legitimately frightening. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a small-business owner hoping to grow my outfit — already an uphill climb — and then be looking up the mountain and face this tidal wave of hoopla head on. The WSJ explains how the Obama administration put the brakes on their rule-writing in preparation for the election, but no more:

The government defines “economically significant” rules as those that impose annual costs of $100 million or more, and the Bush, Clinton and Bush Administrations each ended up finalizing about 45 major rules per year. The average over Mr. Obama’s first two years was 63 but then plunged to 44 for 2011 and 2012 so far. The bureaucracies didn’t slow down. They merely postponed and built up a backlog that is about to hit the Federal Register.

We’d report the costs of the major-rule pipeline if we had current data. But the White House budget office document known as the unified agenda that reveals the regulations under development hasn’t been published since fall 2011. The delay violates multiple federal laws and executive orders that require an agenda every six months…

The still-unwritten industry overhaul that ObamaCare is attempting to orchestrate, the regulatory discretion of the Consumer Financial “Protection” Bureau created by Dodd-Frank, and the practically unhinged zealotry of the Environmental Protection Agency — these are the biggest three that are quickly going to start wreaking havoc on our economy through their direct actions as well as the uncertainty they’ll produce. The impact of the EPA’s subtly unsubtle war on traditional energies in particular is going to start eating into everybody’s incomes, and have a disproportionate effect on families with lower incomes who can least afford to start spending a larger chunk on utilities. Here’s just a snippet of incoming enviro regs on which the administration punted until after the election from a recent Senate report:

Hydraulic Fracturing: Today the Obama administration – through no less than fourteen federal agencies, including the EPA, the Department of Energy (DOE), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) – is currently working to find ways to regulate hydraulic fracturing at the federal level, so that they can limit and eventually stop the practice altogether. In order to curtail hydraulic fracturing on public lands, BLM, under Secretary Salazar’s control, will be finalizing new regulations sometime after the election, which will have serious impacts on domestic energy production. According to one study, “The total aggregate cost for new permits and well workovers resulting from this rule would range from $1.499 billion to $1.615 billion annually. This is a conservative estimate of the delays and costs associated with the proposed rule which equates to about $253,800 per well, and $233,100 per re-fracture stimulation.” …

Tier III Gas Regulations: EPA is preparing to propose a rulemaking called Tier III, which reduces the content of sulfur in gasoline from 30 ppm to 10 ppm. The cost of this rule could be up to $10 billion initially and $2.4 billion annually, and it could add up to 9 cents per gallon in manufacturing costs; these costs would inevitably be passed on to consumers at the pump. As a recent Energywire article explained, many on the far left believe that political motives caused President Obama to delay this rule until after the election. …

Farm Dust Regulations: EPA has been regulating farm dust for decades and may tighten the standards as part its review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for coarse particulate matter (PM10). Tightening the PM10 NAAQS would have widespread implications for rural America, as it could be below the amount of dust created during normal farming operations, and therefore be impossible to meet. If the standard is tightened, the only option for farmers to comply will be to curb everyday farm activities, which could mean cutting down on numbers of livestock or the tilling of fields, or they may have to shrink or even end their businesses altogether.

The United States has the potential to become perhaps the world’s largest energy producer in the coming decades, but I doubt that attainable economic boon will do much to put a damper on the EPA’s green-bellicism. We voted for four more years of Obamanomics, and by gum, we’re going to get it good and hard.


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No farms – no food

What good is clean air if you don’t have any food to eat.

Way to go liberals – you idiots.

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

This is my shocked face:

8-0

TheLoudTalker on November 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

The marxists have work to do. The private sector is not completely dead yet.

Pelosi delende est on November 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

What do you mean “a” regulatory onslaught? Don’t you mean “another” one? He’s already spent four years destroying our business sector with an avalanche of regulations. He’ll just continue that because he knows that he can’t get ANY of his country-destroying ideas passed in Congress. This and his Supreme Court nominations is what is going to lead to the end of the USA.

Warner Todd Huston on November 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM

You can’t fix stupid…nor libtardism.

Wyznowski on November 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM

No farms – no food

What good is clean air if you don’t have any food to eat.

Way to go liberals – you idiots.

gophergirl on November 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Obama wants Americans to also import food from his buddies in China,
Russia and Iran.

redguy on November 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I hope all the “political purists” who wouldn’t get off their bums to vote for Romney are happy now.

Real happy.

Next stop: the Supreme Court

After that, the Second Amendment.

Thanks for cutting off my nose to spite your face.

1921 C DRUM on November 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Cutting down on farm dust? We need a federal regulatory agency to do that? Have any of these wunderkindt ever been on a real operating farm?

Farms are dirty. Cows are dirty. Pigs are dirty. Dirt, the stuff in which we grow food, is dirty.

The overall consideration does not seem to be for the actual farmers and their families who work the fields, till the soil(dirt) and try to harvest what they are able to produce without having the banks come along and take away their farms.

No, the consideration is for everything to be clean and tidy, neat, no dirt, of any kind, anywhere, ever…make the world hypoallergenic. That is, if you are an optimist.

If you are a pessimist (ensconced in reality) then the overall consideration of this Administration is to force as much of the population as possible in the shortest period of time to become total wards of the state, totally dependent on the state for every need, and to make everyone indebted to the state if they wish to eat, breathe or engage in any sort of human activity.

When you have someone tight by the short hairs, you can lead them anywhere you wish and they will come along, if not willingly, then at least with a minimum of struggle and resistance.

This is fundamental for the victory of Progressivism.

Read your H.G. Wells, folks. All of this was spelled out in detail back in the 1930′s.

Plevin, Cloward, Obama, Soros, Ayers and the Chicago School, have all been steeped in this stuff for decades and decades.

They actually believe they can pull it off.

So, far, seems they are.

coldwarrior on November 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Well it appears bho/team are going whole hog on ‘agenda 21′, aren’t they? Kill everything that produces with so many regulations, taxes, krap dealing with the irs and soon, no new businesses/farms/and probably some place in there will be our homes that will be outlawed?

This is what bho/team told us they would do the first term and now they are really getting it done! Gads, I ha!e that bunch!
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letget on November 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Everyone knows that a bad economy keeps us from taking care of our own problems. We then need the government to help out with Obama Money.

Maybe we can give him three or four terms since there is so much work left to do.

I had Thanksgiving dinner with some twenty somethings who would agree with that and one claimed to find, register, hound, remind and love a number of folks which resulted in over 400 votes for Obama.

The kid has a lousy but hippie job, a junk car and lives with his mother who hates men.

My daughter described him as the most miserable guy you could meet. I didn’t ask which definition of “miserable”.

IlikedAUH2O on November 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

intellectual heavyweight just said the other day that these aren’t regulation-regulations. you reichwinger wing nuts!

tom daschle concerned on November 25, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Are there any good regulations?

Alpha_Male on November 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

intellectual heavyweight lester just said the other day that these aren’t regulation-regulations. you reichwinger wing nuts!

tom daschle concerned on November 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

there is a cost of compliance to every regulation. think of it as a tax. and guess who pays for it patriots!

tom daschle concerned on November 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Utopia will not be complete without a Mother Earth Regulatory Dept.

Electrongod on November 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

1921 C DRUM : you are 100% correct.
Basically, we have a 1 party system; the republicrats are going to go along with the Chosen One’s wishes thinking they’ll lure black, hispanic, asian, muslim votes their way…..are they ever wrong.

What we need are 2 Americas, the red & the blue, the producers & the takers, the wage earners & the welfare/food stamp crowd….hey, Florida is seeing a spike in Cuban immigrants; let them all in; Democrat rule until we have the dream state of a few oligarchs ruling the masses.

Belle on November 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Not only will there be a regulatory onslaught, it will be overwhelming. Much of it will be extra-constitutional or outright unconstitutional. The WH, the Dem controlled Senate, and the MSM will fight all opposition and try to thwart every attempt by the GOP House to criticize, block, and stop any of it. The GOP House will be overwhelmed by the volume of new regulations and EOs. Its criticism and opposition will be drowned out by the Dems/MSM.

Obamacare was rammed through against all opposition, including from within their own party. That was only a start. You ain’t seen nothing yet. They won’t be bothering to try to do much through the legislature this time, except increase taxes, increase the devt ceailign, and ram through some kind of illegal immigration amnesty, all with some “bi-partisan” support. That will bring us right up to the mid terms.

Oh, and all problems with the economy will be blamed on the GOP House, because it didn’t just rubber stamp what Dear Leader wants to do. If only Obama was a dictator all would be well.

farsighted on November 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM

But the White House budget office document known as the unified agenda that reveals the regulations under development hasn’t been published since fall 2011. The delay violates multiple federal laws and executive orders that require an agenda every six months…

Since when did “the law” bother this administration?

See: GM Bailout, Solyndra subordination, Fast and Furious, ‘deportation modifications’……..

GarandFan on November 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Since when did “the law” bother this administration?

See: GM Bailout, Solyndra subordination, Fast and Furious, ‘deportation modifications’……..

GarandFan on November 25, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Exactly.

farsighted on November 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

devt ceailign debt ceiling

farsighted on November 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Any chance we can challenge the constitutionality of the EPA? Surely there must be some legal means to stop the willful destruction of our economy.

Charlemagne on November 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be
much easier to deal with.

‘Atlas Shrugged’ 1957

iurockhead on November 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Budget? What budget? Who needs a budget? We don’t need no stinkin’ budget…

They got away with this. They got away with a lot more. Obama will not face reelection. Is there any reason to think this regime won’t push the envelope much, much further? Who will stop them?

farsighted on November 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

As costs rise along the distribution chain, as farmers cut back output (or cease operations altogether), and fuel costs spiral upwards due to sulfur regs and restrictions on frakking; there will be significant increases at the check-out counter at your local grocery, which will force more and more people to apply for assistance.
Eventually, we’ll all be on Food Stamps – except for the 1%, who will be billed for it all.

Another Drew on November 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Charlemagne on November 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

The dc bunch who funds these agencies could with hold funds if they had the gonads to do so! But it sure seems there isn’t an ounce of testosterone in dc any longer?
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letget on November 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

But the White House budget office document known as the unified agenda that reveals the regulations under development hasn’t been published since fall 2011. The delay violates multiple federal laws and executive orders that require an agenda every six months

Boehner will get right on that. I expect hearings and de-funding of the lawless agencies any day now. NOT!

Alabama Infidel on November 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Are there any good regulations?

Alpha_Male on November 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Those are the ones being ignored by this lawless administration.

iurockhead on November 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Are we really facing a regulatory onslaught in Obama’s second term? (Hint: Yes.)

…is the Pope Catholic?

KOOLAID2 on November 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Are there any good regulations?

Alpha_Male on November 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Those are the ones being ignored by this lawless administration.

iurockhead on November 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Oh, okay.

Alpha_Male on November 25, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Let. It. Burn.

A majority of the US electorate voted for stagnation and economic ruin; I say let them have what they voted for. The left is always prattling on about how “America is a democracy”, after all.

[The US is not a democracy, progressives--it is a constitutional republic.]

MidniteRambler on November 25, 2012 at 1:17 PM

In the meanwhile, what of those without internet access?

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

We voted for four more years of Obamanomics, and by gum, we’re going to get it good and hard.

Good.

Until America gets a good, unfiltered dose of liberalism, it’ll never understand what it really means.

Let’s have it. Let’s have it all.

BacaDog on November 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

All who brung Obama, from the left tot he right, suffer immeasurably.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Socialists, by their nature, want to control and regulate as much economic activity as they can get their pinko hands on.

farsighted on November 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM

All who brung Obama, from the left tot he right, suffer immeasurably.

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM

…Reverend Wright…was right!

KOOLAID2 on November 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Should do wonders…..

CW on November 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Paging bayam to recite Paulie Krugman for us…

Del Dolemonte on November 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Now that bho was re-elected and will probably get 2-3 SC Justices, there will be no place for anyone/states to challenge anything bho/team is/will do?

Guess we have to try and see if the states can buck this krap or we all will be as egypt seems to be going?
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letget on November 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

The amount of trees killed to put all these regulations on paper, could build a major city! The Butcher of Benghazi’s going to make sure no business survives the Marxist revolution! Death to prosperity and Freedom! Treason is now the new normal. We are now a country that accepts and praises TREASON!

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

The delay violates multiple federal laws and executive orders that require an agenda every six months…

All the evidence — of which this is miniscule compared to the rest, and as if we needed anything further — that one requires for verification that we are living in an authoritarian, soon-to-be third world, banana “republic” state …

ShainS on November 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Churchill anecdote on nationalizing industry.

One day in the late 1940s, Prime Minister Clement Attlee and his predecessor Winston Churchill found themselves standing together at the gents’ urinals at the House of Commons.

Churchill immediately moved away to the urinal furthest away from Attlee.

“What’s the matter? Feeling stand-offish today Winston?” asked Attlee.

“No,” said Churchill. “Frightened. Every time you see something big, you want to nationalise it.”

Nationalization fell out of fashion when it failed everywhere it was tried. Today’s modern enlightened new socialists don’t nationalize. They don’t need outright ownership. The essence of ownership, control, can be had by other means. And without the risk of blame when it fails. Today’s modern enlightened new socialists control through massive regulation, restriction, red tape, and taxation. And they avoid blame when they kill corporations by pointing the finger at bad management and greedy investors.

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

– Ronald Reagan

farsighted on November 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

On last month’s bank statement I noticed that my daily spending limit and my atm withdrawl limit had both been slashed in half.

There’s no reason for this to have happened. My limits have been the same since I opened the account 10 years ago. All I can think is that Dodd Frank or some clone mandated the changes.

Vera on November 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Last 3 Days(80)
Last 7 Days(374)
Last 15 Days(765)
Last 30 Days(1,617)
Last 90 Days(5,778)

The amount of new regulations……will only get worse….

nazo311 on November 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Are we really facing a regulatory onslaught in Obama’s second term?

Yahoo News Voter:
“Meh, am I still getting my check?”

TEATERS don’t care. Forward!

PappyD61 on November 25, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Those are the ones being ignored by this lawless administration.

iurockhead on November 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Would you agree Obama is acting more like a King than a president?

nazo311 on November 25, 2012 at 1:41 PM

iurockhead on November 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Also …

“Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation’s troubles and use as a justification of its own demands for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen.”

– Ayn Rand

ShainS on November 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM

…This and his Supreme Court nominations is what is going to lead to the end of the USA.

Warner Todd Huston on November 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I hope and pray desperately that the Supreme Court justices who are thinking of retiring hold on for the sake of the country. PLEASE!

NavyMustang on November 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

We voted for four more years of Obamanomics

Who’s “we”? I didn’t vote for the first four years of this tyrany, much less ask for four more.

scalleywag on November 25, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Boehner will get right on that. I expect hearings and de-funding of the lawless agencies any day now. NOT!

Alabama Infidel on November 25, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Even if someone did get right on it the president has the AG in his back pocket so nothing would ever come of it, just like all the other BS this administration has pulled.

scalleywag on November 25, 2012 at 2:10 PM

After decades of regulations to ‘fix’ things, the Left complains that things are WORSE now than they were 20 years ago.

Gee, maybe its the regulations that are causing the problems, widening the ‘wealth gap’ and every other little problem they care to name. If all the regulations heretofore haven’t dealt with the issues to fix them then perhaps, just perhaps, regulations can’t fix these things and might even be THE PROBLEM.

Mind you, that would put busybodies and bluenoses out of work and not allow ‘activists’ to try and jimmie the rules to favor them… the activists that is, not those they are supposedly acting for… which then makes the problems worse…

I bet we could drop the last 30 years worth of regulations and continue on just fine. Really, what has gotten so much BETTER over the last 30 years that these regulations have actually done? Air quality? Sorry that stuff is decades older than that. Ditto water quality. Soil quality. Roads. Bridges. Maintaining infrastructure. About the only thing that has improved are building codes for earthquake zones and those are local.

So what has this regulatory state actually done, beyond employ a few millions of lawyers and bind up further tens of millions, hundreds of millions or even billions in court cases every year? Oh, yeah: graft, corruption. We gots a lot of that now with the regulations, don’t we? Perhaps the Left can just be honest and say they are Pro-Graft, Pro-Payoff, Pro-Payola. But then, honesty is not their bag.

ajacksonian on November 25, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Warner Todd Huston on November 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM

I hope and pray desperately that the Supreme Court justices who are thinking of retiring hold on for the sake of the country. PLEASE!

NavyMustang on November 25, 2012 at 1:52 PM

As far as I know the older con justices were adamant that they wouldn’t retIre on Obama’s watch, so unless tragedy strikes, or Obamao makes it happen, I think it’s actually Justice Ginsburg who’s most likely to retire, she’s got a form of cancer and she’s old too. But then it wouldn’t make the slightest difference since it’s hard to find someone on the bench more dedicated to the progressive cause than her.

jimver on November 25, 2012 at 2:25 PM

violates multiple federal laws and executive orders

I would also add a small and insignificant thing called the constitution. This is the most lawless administration in the history of the republic. That thing in our White House has declared war on America and Americans. It will be unhinged in the next 4 years. We can only hope there is something left to salvage in 2016. Elections have consequences and I hope the 51% that voted for that thing get it first…good and hard.

RedInMD on November 25, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I did my agonizing over the direction that my country is heading almost a month ago. I’m at peace because I did all I could.
To the blue states, to every pathetic jackwagon that reelected this mendacious piece of…work that resides in the Oval office.
YOU OWN IT!

sanjuro on November 25, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I grew up in farm country. There is no ground swell for dust control during the short periods of the year when the crops are being put in and when they are harvested. It is not like these dust causing activities are constant.

There is no public demand for eliminating fracking. What the public wants is lower price, energy independence and well-paying energy jobs.

There is no real SOx problem either; but if there is, it is local. Local and State governments that want to reduce sulfur in locally sold fuels are free to do so. There is no need to make this fuel mandate nationwide when the overwhelming part of the country is in attainment for SOx.

This is Lisa Jackson going nuts with no adult supervision from the White House. The farm state senators both democrat and GOP need to stand up and call on Obama to call off the regulatory dogs or threaten to cut off agency funding.

KW64 on November 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

In fact when about half the people pay no taxes and rely upon the government and another 10% or so work for the government this is what they want.They do not pay for food. They do not pay for the bus pass. They do not pay for housing. Or their education. Or even their phone. And they sure as hell have no regard for those that do.

pat on November 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

My give a da#&i is broken, L.I.B. Let It Burn. All these jakazzes, are going to break it and since the Democraps have 2/3 of the legislative branch. You own it Dems and when it goes down, and people can’t school their kids, feed the kids. They will.declare open season on Dems, so enjoy it now, Something Wicked your way Comes.

stormridercx4 on November 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Black comedy. Coming to a nation near you.

trigon on November 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Let me introduce you to a new term: Global Harmonization. This is a process to standardize regulations for all hazardous materials documentation and transport worldwide. What it comes down to is a nightmare for any company dealing in regulated materials (including ammo). All documentation and procedures change: from labeling to MSDS to packaging to shipping regs. There will be new restrictions on what can be shipped for each shipping method. There is a limited time frame for compliance as well.
If you don’t have the resources of Fedex or UPS this is going to get sticky. This is just another front in the war on business; this can get results (convictions)when OSHA fails.

mad scientist on November 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Can’t you just hear them, “quick, quick, we’ve got an economy to ruin, massive hardship,years of decline and pain”. “Hurry, we are progressives and federal workers, this is our moment”.
And millions of a–holes voted for this. Just wait fools !!

arand on November 25, 2012 at 3:59 PM

But then we will have a packed Supreme Court by the end of 4 years and therefore no brakes on what progressives will do to build on the regs, taxes, power grabs and other surprises yet to come. Yes elections have consequences and the dream called America will be sun setted.

Pardonme on November 25, 2012 at 4:59 PM

In the meanwhile, what of those without internet access?

Schadenfreude on November 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

If you’re over 55, doesn’t matter. You’re too old for medical treatment anyway.

petefrt on November 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM

stormridercx4 on November 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM

My give a damn’s busted

Discovered this song after a three year stint with a lib girl, and it really hit home. After three years, my give-a-damn was totally busted.

petefrt on November 25, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I hope all the “political purists” who wouldn’t get off their bums to vote for Romney are happy now.Real happy.Next stop: the Supreme CourtAfter that, the Second Amendment.Thanks for cutting off my nose to spite your face.
1921 C DRUM on November 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Hope all the “but he’s electable” RINOs are happy now. We could have made this election a showdown between progressives and conservatives, instead it ended up being one between progressives and moderates (progressive – lite) . With choices like this, might as well go hot or cold, but spew the lukewarm out. LIB.

AH_C on November 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Black comedy. Coming to a nation near you.

trigon on November 25, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Our black comedy act took off in 2008 and is going strong.

MelonCollie on November 25, 2012 at 8:01 PM

38.8977 deg N, 77.0366 deg W
38.8897 deg N, 77.0089 deg W

Al Qaeda? China? Russia? Anyone?

Carnac on November 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM

So, is the EPA going to fine the wind for kicking up dust on acres that are bare because of the drought?

cptacek on November 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM