The Brown Shirts , ah , I mean Green Shirts
Imagine a private citizen so fearful of the EPA that he won’t accept their invitation to ‘talk’ to him. I guess we don’t have to imagine that anymore. That’s some serious CHANGE in less than four years, 0bama.
Ping for lists.
I grew up near the Wildlife Refuge. We use to have a Fedzilla tosser in a suit and clipboard come knock on the door about every two years to tell us our storage building was 2 FEET on the federal property and “had to be moved”. I kid you not.
We never did move it.
Why are epa agents armed at all??
Are they afraid that someone might be molesting a squirrel or something?
...and no, I'm not talking about weapons or violence, folks.
There is absolutely no reason for an EPA employee to be armed. They are not law enforcement.
What is the criteria for “impersonating a law enforcement officer”? And does this cross that line?
We’re not at all far from the day when government morons dressed in SWAT gear and carrying SMGs are sent to kindergarten to make arrests for episodes of “You show me yours and I’ll show you mine” or to make arrests for “excessive force” used during games of tag. Or simply because some idiot, somewhere, got the wrong address. In fact, this latter happens all the time lately.
Makes me think about “The Simpsons Movie”
We can argue over whether or not the EPA should have armed agents (I say NO) but if you send a message like that to someone, do NOT be surprised if you get a visit from the local police accompanied by the FBI, if a Federal official is involved. At least Keller didn't reference his "little friend."
It’s worse than that. They are political police, they derive their authority unconstitutionally from the political aims of the parties in power.
They are no different from any other secret police agency. They are the ‘law’ and they make and enforce their own ‘rules’.
Did you know the EPA has it’s own drone ‘air force’ so they can monitor people’s activities for ‘infractions’?
Armendariz is as ignorant as he is thuggish. The Romans a) never administered like that, never, and b) never encountered Turks during the long period during which they subjugated Anatolia, the modern Turkey, which then was nearly a dozen kingdoms, city-states, pirate lairs, dependencies, and provinces of the Seleucid and Macedonian Empires.
Former crucify them EPA leader met with environmentalists instead of testifying before Congress
Former Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz skipped a scheduled appearance at a Congressional hearing Wednesday, but managed to squeeze a trip to the Sierra Club in Washington, D.C., less than a quarter-mile from Capitol hill into his busy day.
In a press release, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works ranking Republican Sen. James Inhofe declared the mystery is solved. Rather than testifying in the House and being accountable for carrying out the Obama EPAs crucify them agenda, it appears Mr. Armendariz may have had a job interview with the Sierra Club.
The Oklahoma Republican added that at least at the Sierra Club, Armendariz wont run the risk of losing his job for telling the truth about President Obamas real agenda.