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EPA Voids 1905 Law, Cedes Town to Tribe
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/13/2014 12:00:09 PM PST by John Semmens

The Environmental Protection Agency voided a law passed by Congress in 1905 and awarded the town of Riverton, Wyoming to the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (R) questioned the legitimacy of the move asking “since when can a federal agency override an Act of Congress? I mean, if the EPA has objections to an existing law shouldn’t they be asking Congress to revise it? I see nothing in the Constitution granting the EPA the authority they’ve assumed.”

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson brushed aside Mead’s concerns as “excessively formalistic. The president has stressed that we take a broader view of the concept of environmental justice in our actions. When adherence to an out-of-date statute conflicts with this it is right that we put it aside. Voters elected the President to transform America. That takes precedence over complying with laws passed by white males who are long since dead.”

Jackson says that “the transfer of Riverton to tribal jurisdiction is expected to improve air quality and reduce global warming, as the normal, depressed economic conditions prevalent on Indian reservations are usually associated with fewer vehicle emissions. When more of a town’s businesses shut down and workers are laid off there’s less need to drive. Remember, driving is a major cause of society’s ills.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2014/01/10/gop-bill-on-obamacare-id-theft-irks-white-house/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: americanindians; bhoepa; emissions; epa; satire; usurpation

1 posted on 01/13/2014 12:00:09 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
That takes precedence over complying with laws passed by angry, racist, white males who are long since dead.”
2 posted on 01/13/2014 12:02:15 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: John Semmens

Stop posting satire that is so very believable. I can’t tell the difference any more.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 12:06:04 PM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: John Semmens

The Indians - er - native Americans, may well have deserved that town, but a ruling by the EPA?

The EPA is probably the largest collection of folks who were so completely bereft of cognitive ability that they couldn’t become “public servants” or even public school teachers.

Following CW-II, EPA employees will be subjected to even greater torture before they are guillotined than do members of congress.

In a graph of slime, EPA vermin rank even below the Obamadork and his West Wing Clown Show of Cretin/Felons.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 12:07:30 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

And, yes, the article was satire, but let’s face it, folks...given the idiocies and odors eminating from DC, this one is asymptotically approaching truth. Not?


5 posted on 01/13/2014 12:08:28 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: John Semmens

What part of this is satire? I can’t tell anymore...


7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:10:58 PM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: John Semmens

This might end up as a convenient way to seceed. Buy land and donate it to a tribe.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:13:24 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: uncommonsense

how does the EPA have power to void a law and override Congress??

Any GOPers screaming about this yet??


9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:13:39 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: John Semmens
The president has stressed that we take a broader view of the concept of environmental justice in our actions. When adherence to an out-of-date statute conflicts with this it is right that we put it aside.

He said we can do it.

They'll never impeach him, nor put ANY skids on any agency.

It's up to us.

10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:14:13 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf
Aw shit !!

Ya friggin; GOT me ....

It ain't funny when the news and satire are so close.

11 posted on 01/13/2014 12:15:29 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity
Stop posting satire that is so very believable. I can’t tell the difference any more.

Semmons, you got me again.

12 posted on 01/13/2014 12:18:34 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: John Semmens
"Jackson says that “the transfer of Riverton to tribal jurisdiction is expected to improve air quality and reduce global warming,..."


13 posted on 01/13/2014 12:22:40 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: John Semmens

Your link is labeled “Semi-News/Semi-Satire” but it takes you to “The Arizona Conservative”

What are you trying to pull?


14 posted on 01/13/2014 12:22:57 PM PST by DManA
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To: Da Coyote

The EPA is now in charge of Casinos?


15 posted on 01/13/2014 12:24:14 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: John Semmens

The EPA can void laws now? cool...

I used to think only congress could make or change law


16 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:17 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: John Semmens

Correction:

the EPA VIOLATED The Federal Law.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 12:33:35 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: John Semmens

Someone should always post a factual story on which these pieces are based. It’s hard to sort the satire with facts anymore.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 12:35:42 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: John Semmens; mrreaganaut

which part is news and which part is satire?


19 posted on 01/13/2014 12:41:45 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: DManA

“The Arizona Conservative” is semi-news semi-satire


20 posted on 01/13/2014 1:12:26 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity; John Semmens; All

Or at least with “SATIRE” in the header writ large so X people don’t reply thinking it’s real...


21 posted on 01/13/2014 1:20:15 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: John Semmens

You almost got me....


22 posted on 01/13/2014 1:21:13 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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23 posted on 01/13/2014 2:20:20 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?..................... Enforce the Bill of Rights................... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: Axenolith
Or at least with “SATIRE” in the header writ large so X people don’t reply thinking it’s real...

And now for something completely different:

Inspector Praline: Next we have number four, 'Semi-News/Semi-Satire'.

Semmens: An, yes.

Praline: Am I right in thinking there's a real satire in here?

Semmens: Yes. A little.

Praline: What sort of satire?

Semmens: Funny satire.

Praline: Is it cooked?

Semmens: No.

Praline: What, raw satire?

Superintendent Parrot looks increasingly queasy.

Semmens: We use only the finest baby satire, dew-picked and flown from Massachusetts, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope, and lovingly frosted with glucose.

Praline: That's as may be, but it's still satire!

Semmens: What else?

Praline: Well don't you take the news out?

Semmens: If we took the news out it wouldn't be semi-news would it?

Praline: Superintendent Parrot responded to one of those as if was true.

Parrot: Excuse me a moment. (exits hurriedly)

Praline: Well, the Superintendent thought it was an real story. People won't expect there to be a satire in there. They're bound to think it's some sort of mock satire.

Semmens (insulted): Mock satire? We use no artificial humor of any kind!

Praline: Nevertheless, I must warn you that in future you should delete the words 'semi-news/semi-satire', and replace them with the legend, 'crunchy raw not at all news but lots of SATIRE' if you want to avoid prosecution.

Semmens: What about our sales?

Praline: I'm not interested in your sales! I have to protect the general public!

24 posted on 01/13/2014 2:40:34 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Oh, FANTASTIC!!! You have hit the nail on the head, and Monty Python’ed it to boot! Very well done Sir!!


25 posted on 01/13/2014 4:56:08 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: DManA
> Your link is labeled “Semi-News/Semi-Satire” but it takes you to “The Arizona Conservative” What are you trying to pull?

John's not "pulling" anything. He writes and publishes his "Semi-News/Semi-Satire” on his “The Arizona Conservative” website, and then posts the individual satirical essays -- IN FULL, mind you -- on FreeRepublic for our enjoyment and amusement.

John is a Conservative treasure.

26 posted on 01/13/2014 4:59:53 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: John Semmens
Hope you don't mind my answering for you above (#26).

Another good one! I tumbled to it at "...laws passed by white males who are long since dead." While accurate, I don't think she would hesitate to upend and invalidate laws passed by white males who are still quite alive.

27 posted on 01/13/2014 5:02:28 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: dayglored

Deliberately conflating truth and fiction isn’t clever, it’s idiotic.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 5:13:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA
> Deliberately conflating truth and fiction isn’t clever, it’s idiotic.

Humor is a very personal thing, so to each their own. Please enjoy some of the other hundreds of FR threads that are not John's; though perhaps it would be best to avoid those with "satire" or "parody" in the keywords, if it's not to your taste.

Have a great evening!

29 posted on 01/13/2014 5:52:22 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: dayglored

It would be even better if he put Satire in the title.


30 posted on 01/13/2014 6:01:25 PM PST by DManA
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