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Local Farmers Relieved Over House Vote
News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | Heather Graf

Posted on 03/28/2012 12:18:38 AM PDT by radu

It's being called a bold move by Tennessee lawmakers - a vote that announces their intent to essentially ignore federal regulations regarding child labor on family farms.

That 70-24 vote came on Monday night.

State Representative Jeremy Faison sponsored House Bill 2669, and says he did so because he feels the new federal regulations being considered just don't belong in our state.

"My immediate reaction was my goodness! This will affect every farm in Tennessee," he said. "We put this bill together to let the Depart of Labor in Washington, D.C. know that they're so far overreaching that we can't go along with this, and that we won't fund it, we won't help them with it."

The U.S. Department of Labor is considering stricter rules regarding child labor in an attempt to keep kids away from some of the most dangerous farm jobs.

Local farmers agree with Faison, and feel it's a bad idea.

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Those state lawmakers opposed to House Bill 2669 expressed concern that Tennessee farmers could lose federal subsidies or funding, if the state refuses to comply with those regulations.

(Excerpt) Read more at newschannel5.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: farmers; tennessee
This isn't the first time TN has told the Fed. gubmint to shove it.

We're farmers and my husband grew up on this farm. We both let out a "H*ll YEAH!" when we heard this report on the 10:00 news. But it won't surprise us at all if Obamarx and Crew decide to stick it to us. The Feds seem to love screwing with farmers' lives.

1 posted on 03/28/2012 12:18:51 AM PDT by radu
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To: radu

I am proud of Tennessee.

Tennesse really made normal Americans stand up and take notice when the people there said “NO!” loud and clear to that sick, lying, stealth rat scumbag Don Sundquist when he tried to help the rats ram a state income tax down their throats after promising during his campaign that he would never allow an income tax.

By the way, I enjoyed Phil Valentine’s radio show during his too-brief tenure here in the Philly area before the radio station, 96.5 WWDB, essentially imploded and disappeared.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 12:28:30 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: radu
The Feds seem to love screwing with farmers' lives. 

Because there are far too many $130,000 a year bureaucrats in DC with far too much time on their hands. And that many are affirmative action (women, gays, blacks etc) knuckleheads who only care about their paychecks. The simple solution is fire half of them

3 posted on 03/28/2012 12:30:02 AM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: radu

We have about 40 cows on a property that has some wetlands and the EPA has contacted us about putting diapers on our cows so the water is not contaminated!

Have you ever seen a cow take a piss?

I told them I could diaper my cows but what about the deer and coyotes?

The EPA gal said cows were unnatural whereas the deer and coyotes were natural and not their concern and I should contact the local division of wildlife for those questions.


4 posted on 03/28/2012 12:31:22 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

Cows unnatural?!!!

That’s bull$1!!


5 posted on 03/28/2012 12:36:24 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: radu
The Feds seem to love screwing with farmers' lives.

I heard the feds recently dumped $billion$ on a bunch of farmers to settle a decades-old dispute - - oh wait, those were black (alleged) farmers. D'oh! Of COURSE Ubanga found yet another way to "redistribute" billions of tax dollars to Holder's people.

This scumbag Ubanga is really getting tedious.
The regime's entire agenda seems to center around back-door "reparations".

6 posted on 03/28/2012 12:39:22 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

You need to make a video and post it. It will go viral from here. Put a diaper on a cow. Have Uncle Sam watch his trisexual heir try to put a red one on a bull.


7 posted on 03/28/2012 12:49:00 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

They have been out in our county parked on the side of the road with binoculars counting cow pies to see if we are over grazing... like it was the driest summer in memory last year.

I got out with the chain harrow in front of them and spread them all out. Count that!


8 posted on 03/28/2012 12:53:05 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Hey, you can still listen to Phil’s radio program online if there isn’t an affiliate station airing his program in Philly. I listen to him every day.
He was the one who rallied the troops to fight the state income tax. That’s when I became a fan.

Our current state legislature has been doing a mighty fine job since we took control in ‘10. I hope we’re able to keep control after the elections this year.

We’re still waiting for Hussein to come after us for the anti-shariah law that was passed last year. And the photo voter ID law too. But since there weren’t any problems during our primaries, they’ll have a hard time coming up with an excuse to come after us on that one.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 12:53:14 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: dennisw

Fire half of them? I’m all for firing ALL of them!


10 posted on 03/28/2012 12:54:31 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter
We have about 40 cows on a property that has some wetlands and the EPA has contacted us about putting diapers on our cows so the water is not contaminated!

PLEASE tell me you aren't serious! Diapers??? On cows???
I'd laugh but I have the feeling you are serious.

Something like that makes me glad we grow crops and don't raise livestock.

11 posted on 03/28/2012 12:58:44 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Lancey Howard
I heard the feds recently dumped $billion$ on a bunch of farmers to settle a decades-old dispute - - oh wait, those were black (alleged) farmers. D'oh!

Hubby's aunt lives here and received a letter a while back inviting her to be a part of that settlement. . . . . they're adding women - black, white, and hispanic - who have been farmers for several years to the whole deal. Needless to say, the invitation was declined.

12 posted on 03/28/2012 1:04:01 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Eagles6; urbanpovertylawcenter

You need to make a video and post it. It will go viral from here. Put a diaper on a cow.

* * *

AWESOME idea. Ridicule helps get rid of bureaucracy faster than anything else. Hell yeah, get out there and diaper a cow (your tamest one; YOU don’t want to get hurt!), then put it on Youtube and send a link to everyone you know. When it gets a buncha hits, call your local TV station. Shine some light on this nonsense!


13 posted on 03/28/2012 1:05:22 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (If you back Newt . . . then SEND HIM MONEY!! "Be Breitbart, Baby!")
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To: Sequoyah101

ROTFLMAO!! That the best laugh I’ve had in a while. Ooooooh, to have been there to see the looks on their faces!


14 posted on 03/28/2012 1:09:11 AM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Exactly. The trisexual heir trying to put the red diaper (communism) on the bull (the American Patriot). barry sottero in bib overalls and a straw hat supervising the chaos.
Send the royalty checks to John Thompson, in care of Jim Robinson.
Seriously though, someone with a little knowledge and talent...


15 posted on 03/28/2012 1:38:04 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: radu

I’m glad TN is keeping out the Feds, but I am concerned about the number of immigrants in the cities.

http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/13927/sec_id/13927

“Nashville, Tennessee has one of the fastest growing foreign-born populations of any major US city....A majority of the Muslim population of Nashville is concentrated in two ethnic groups, Iraqi Kurds and Somalis....”


16 posted on 03/28/2012 4:08:42 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: radu

“We both let out a “H*ll YEAH!” when we heard this report on the 10:00 news.”

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We did too! Our children are all doing VERY well because of the great work ethic, common sense gained from seeing cause/effect relationships... and multiple skills that they learned on our farm!!!!


17 posted on 03/28/2012 5:24:44 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
Our children are all doing VERY well because of the great work ethic, common sense gained from seeing cause/effect relationships... and multiple skills that they learned on our farm

Agrarian life fosters responsibility, maturity, sacrifice, work ethic, strong family ties, proper relationship with nature/creation...

It's no wonder the left DESPISES it.

18 posted on 03/28/2012 5:32:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Agrarian life fosters responsibility, maturity, sacrifice, work ethic, strong family ties, proper relationship with nature/creation...

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You are soooooooooooo right, MrB! ;-)

And speaking of the responsible, agrarian lifestyle...I don’t think Harry Reid grew up that way. He won’t even submit a budget...which is required by law.


19 posted on 03/28/2012 5:40:11 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

Don’t neglect that I am SOOOOOO right that the left opposes all of those values, as well...

if I may reiterate my oh-so-humble opinion... :)


20 posted on 03/28/2012 5:48:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Lol! I am very aware of the complete lack of common sense on the left these days. I also know WHY they have no real common sense.

“It’s the first effect of not believing in God that you lose your common sense.” GK Chesterton


21 posted on 03/28/2012 5:54:36 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: radu
The Feds seem to love screwing with farmers' lives.

Ever notice farming is the first thing to suffer under any commie take over...if people can't sustain themselves they have no alternative but to rely on the government...
22 posted on 03/28/2012 7:13:14 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: huldah1776
I’m glad TN is keeping out the Feds, but I am concerned about the number of immigrants in the cities.

That's definitely a big concern for us, too, as well as a lot of folks around here. The muslims aren't just in the cities - - they're in the smaller towns, too. I don't know if you saw any of the threads posted a couple of years or so back about the problems Shelbyville had with Somalis and Tyson foods. Shelbyville is not a large city.

Brigitte Gabrielle was in our area to speak last week and I was surprised to see the large crowd that turned out to hear her. The towns around here are all small and, obviously, a lot of folks share our concern.

But the problem isn't only in TN, sadly. It's everywhere and will be until something is done to slow down immigrants coming to this country. I'm not holding my breath on that one.

23 posted on 03/28/2012 1:19:32 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: SumProVita

Neither of us have children but our friends do. The kids who worked on their parents’ farms seem to have more on the ball than the kids whose parents don’t own farms. Those kids all grew up hanging out in video arcades and such and most never had summer jobs of any sort.
Most of those kids are young adults now and when I take time to think about it, the two sets are definitely different.


24 posted on 03/28/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: radu
Glad too see our lawmakers taking a stand. These are summer jobs for kids that either help them or their families. Most adults on farms won't have the kids fixing dangerous equipment like the baler. But at the same time lots of kids were in diapers riding on tractors with their parents. They've been around the equipment all their lives and know the danger. Adults are the only ones I've heard of being killed on them actually..
25 posted on 03/28/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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In the rural areas, like here, summer jobs for kids aren’t all that easy to come by in the retail outlets and such, so helping out on farms is where many go.
And you’re right. They aren’t out there working on the dangerous equipment. No farmer is going to put a child in harm’s way like that.

But they’ll put their kids on a tractor as soon as they’re able to reach the pedals. One of my fave pix of Hubby is of him driving a tractor at the age of 9.
My dad spent summers on a farm as a kid, and he said he started driving tractors at about the same age.

Not only do summer jobs on farms give kids some money in their pockets and instill good work ethics, but farmers hope it’ll give them a love for farming so the family farms can be handed down to the next generation. We certainly don’t need to discourage that. Without farms, how the heck are we supposed to eat? Stupid libs with their ridiculous ideas don’t think about that.


26 posted on 03/28/2012 8:27:08 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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