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(Townhall)   Where is the mainstream media's coverage of the shocking "memo" issued by nine state attorneys general detailing 21 specific violations of law by the Obama administration?   (townhall.com ) divider line 142
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2012-05-01 10:59:08 AM  

indylaw: In Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed its own unscientific "numeric nutrient" criteria, which would cost billions of dollars for compliance and the loss of thousands of jobs. A federal court found that EPA had violated the law because its rules were not based on sound science and because the EPA failed to prove that its rules would prevent harm to the environment.

Oh, wow, some agency heads lost a court case over some regulations a judge disagreed with?


No no, its better than that. The word of the actual memo reads"


The Florida Attorney General's Office sued the EPA and two weeks ago prevailed when a federal judge in Tallahassee threw out the costliest of the EPA's rules, the one governing Florida's streams and rivers. In doing so, the judge found the EPA's rules were not based on sound science and that the agency had failed to prove that its rule would prevent any harm to the environment - in other words, the EPA was found to have violated the law.


"in other words" Basically an admission by the memo author that the judge did't say the EPA violated the law. Otherwise "other words" would not be needed.

That's some mighty fine state attorneying there Lou..

Actual ruling supported several EPA rules, but the one referred to in the memo the judge said was

"And even if the Administrator's conclusion was that an increase in nutrients to a level above the 90th percentile ordinarily causes a harmful change in flora and fauna, the Administrator again did not cite a sound science basis for the conclusion, Without a further explanation, the stream criteria are arbitrary or capricious."

I'd read that as "Needs more work" as opposed to "violation of law".

/As a citizen of the State of Florida I offer my thanks to the State Attorney for his stellar work in preserving the Dead Zone in th Gulf of Mexico. We all know what an important tourist attraction that is!
 
2012-05-01 11:01:48 AM  

coeyagi: palelizard: coeyagi: So what you're saying is that 2012 Obama should be dragged in the mud like 2003 / 2004 Bush because he started 2 wars - the War on Christmas and the War on Easter?

There's a war on Easter? WTF, he's going to blow up all those stone heads! Those are part of the world's cultural heritage. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

No, he's starting a War on Konami now! OUTRAGE!

[cdn.wikimg.net image 256x224]


If he knows the code, all is lost. Luckily, there's a distinct possibility he's never played Contra.
 
2012-05-01 11:04:16 AM  

indylaw: She lists a lot of them. By 21 "violations" she means "21 administrative law disputes that I believe the Obama administration is wrong about." All it takes to be a vile lawbreaker worthy of impeachment is to hold policy positions that Phyllis Schlafly doesn't agree with.


Egregious violation of the law by the Obama regime #22: Buying an elitist dog while thousands are killed in shelters.
 
2012-05-01 11:04:52 AM  
In Arizona, another violation is that Obama's Department of Justice has granted "reservation status" to a 54-acre plot in Glendale, where the Tohono O'odham Nation plans to build a casino. This means the Obama administration is forcing a family-oriented town, against its will, to become another Las Vegas.

If you allow casinos in your state, you can't biatch about where they wind up being built.

I'm in Texas. Casinos are illegal. A reservation near me wants to build one, but they can't. You know - because casinos aren't legal.

And this "family-oriented town" has about 225,000 people - more than Reno, Spokane, Richmond (VA), Little Rock, Salt Lake City, Tallahassee, Knoxville, Providence, Kansas City (KS), Syracuse, Savannah, Pasadena (CA), Topeka...you get the idea.

And Glendale hosts the Arizona Cardinals & the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Super Bowl XLII was played there. Hardly a "town," you lying harridan.
 
2012-05-01 11:08:05 AM  

palelizard: coeyagi: palelizard: coeyagi: So what you're saying is that 2012 Obama should be dragged in the mud like 2003 / 2004 Bush because he started 2 wars - the War on Christmas and the War on Easter?

There's a war on Easter? WTF, he's going to blow up all those stone heads! Those are part of the world's cultural heritage. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

No, he's starting a War on Konami now! OUTRAGE!

[cdn.wikimg.net image 256x224]

If he knows the code, all is lost. Luckily, there's a distinct possibility he's never played Contra.


Reagan knew the code to (Iran) Contra. ZOMBIE REAGAN FTW!
 
2012-05-01 11:09:57 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Obama will break any laws or take any industry down to shove his anti-American agenda down our throats.


photos.imageevent.com
 
2012-05-01 11:15:03 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: I'd read that as "Needs more work" as opposed to "violation of law".


Yeah, in that instance, you are likely correct.

Even as a conservative, that article gave me a headache. The issue here is that the Administration has been a little to zealous in enforcing some of these environmental regulations and have been rightly biatchslapped by the courts in recent months. There are plenty of other issues that also need attention (some which are mentioned in the article), however, when you write tripe like this, I really don't see how anyone can take it seriously.
 
2012-05-01 11:15:53 AM  

unexplained bacon: tenpoundsofcheese: Why is anyone surprised that the Lame Stream Media covers for 0bama?

totally heard that in Sarah Palin's voice...

oh neat, a zero in place of the O. Subtle, edgy, well placed jab.


Subtle, edgy, and maverick
 
2012-05-01 11:16:03 AM  
"Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies."

There is no agenda.
 
2012-05-01 11:19:43 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Phyllis Schlafly is still alive?


That is not dead which can eternal lie
 
2012-05-01 11:20:14 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Why is anyone surprised that the Lame Stream Media covers for 0bama?


why is anyone surprised that you're stupid enough to believe that?
 
2012-05-01 11:22:59 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: 0bama


HAHA

It's funny because you're implying that Obama is a ZERO!!1!

AHAHAHA


You're so special
 
2012-05-01 11:28:49 AM  
CORNGRABULATIONS WINGNUT DAILY ON FIFTEEN YEARS OF BEING STUPID AS HELL.
 
2012-05-01 11:36:22 AM  

tenpoundsofcheese: DERP.


As a sneering liberal, I'd like to thank you for trying to save us from ourselves. While I'm sure that you're winning the hearts and minds of Farkers by the thousands, let me assure you, that your efforts will not go unrewarded.

/favorited!
 
2012-05-01 11:42:28 AM  

coeyagi: 19) 57 states - despite being pretty much the only consistent gaffe the right can use against Darky McDarkerston, it gets lots of mileage.


"We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad."

"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."
"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..."

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."
 
2012-05-01 11:43:51 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: While on the side of that web page:

[media.townhall.com image 462x350]

Ah, the POTUS in a high-chair and the Republican cartoonist downplaying the killing of Osama bin Laden. Business as usual.


Michael Ramierz made another cartoon that makes him look nothing more than a right-wing hack?

Must be a day that ends in y.
 
2012-05-01 11:47:43 AM  

coeyagi: skullkrusher: coeyagi: MyRandomName: FlashHarry: listen, assholes, the "mainstream media" is extremely pro-romney and pro-GOP, so you really need to get another tune.

besides, the number-one news channel by far for ten years running -- "the mainstreamest mainstream MSM media of all -- is FOX NEWS.

Hi orange! This is apple! How about we compare candidate romney coverage to 2008 Obama coverage! Oh. Too difficult? Then how about Obama coverage to other encumbant coverage... Say Obama to 2003 bush. K. Thanks!

So what you're saying is that 2012 Obama should be dragged in the mud like 2003 / 2004 Bush because he started 2 wars - the War on Christmas and the War on Easter?

Glad to see you're continuing your War on Funny ;)

You fight all your buddies' deflection battles, bro?


sometimes a snark is just a snark, bro
 
2012-05-01 11:50:13 AM  

I alone am best: coeyagi: 19) 57 states - despite being pretty much the only consistent gaffe the right can use against Darky McDarkerston, it gets lots of mileage.

"We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad."

"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."
"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..."

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."


At least one of those is taken out of context and Romney gaffes more than that in a week. Next?
 
2012-05-01 11:51:05 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: While on the side of that web page:

[media.townhall.com image 462x350]

Ah, the POTUS in a high-chair and the Republican cartoonist downplaying the killing of Osama bin Laden. Business as usual.


Adding "baby" to the GOP "what is Obama's list":

-foreign
-muslim
-elitist
-terrorist sympathizer
-terrorist
-socialist
-economist
-empty suit
-incompetent
-puppet
-anti-semite
-racist
-Uncle Tom
-inexperienced
-corrupt
-naive
-dishonest
-confused
-brash
-rude
-overconfident
-arrogant
-retarded
-delusional
-"that one"
-messiah
-teleprompter user
-trying to do too much
-not trying to do enough
-mean spirited
-lost boy
-unpatriotic
-great divider
-baby
 
2012-05-01 12:20:58 PM  

King Something: Gotta give subby and Town Hall credit for using "attorneys general" instead of "attorney generals," if for nothing else.


Are you off to Burger King now to order two Whoppers junior?
 
2012-05-01 12:22:42 PM  
So the majority of those things had nothing to do with Obama and none of them were illegal.
 
2012-05-01 12:41:41 PM  
"That exactly describes the Obama bureaucrats' attitude about enforcing their policy goals and dictatorial actions."


This sentence encapsulates so much. Town Hall wants to get you mad about Obama... therefore, the bureaucrats are his, not public employees, and his actions are dictatorial...

I'm pretty farking sure that unless his actions are specifically aimed at preventing democratic elections, they are by definition not dictatorial.


WORDS HAVE MEANING! Those meanings aren't subjective!
 
2012-05-01 12:55:10 PM  

ajt167: So the majority of those things had nothing to do with Obama and none of them were illegal.


Yah. I actually looked the first one up (the EPA numeric nutrient one) and not only does Schlafly mischaracterize the courts ruling (the court actually upheald "numeric nutrient" rules, only said that the EPA failed to cite any sound science when applying the rules to streams.) but Schlafly also mischaracterized this as an Obama thing. The EPA was acting out of a consent decree with Florida Wildlife Federation to settle a 2008 lawsuit, the lawsuit was over the BUSH II administrations failure to act (as required by law) on Florida's admitted failure to act on their admitted failure to enforce their own admittedly insufficient environmental laws.

But of course all this requires you to think with your head, not your gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? My gut tells me so.

At this point in time, talking points still have to have some tiny bit of fact in them, even if that fact is only that there was some sort of court case. This will not last. It's just a matter of time before talking points will free themselves from the hobble of "facts" and will be entirely fiction, written by highly paid comedy writers.
 
2012-05-01 01:01:04 PM  
I love reading the comments section of hate sites like Townhall and WND. Apparently if you don't agree with them your immediately part of the MSM which is now a wing of the democratic party???

"MSM refers to the liberal media which is a wing of the democratic party.
That includes. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Time, Newsweek, Reuters, AP, McCatchy, NY Times, Washington Post and LA Times."
 
2012-05-01 01:01:34 PM  

indylaw: Ah, Phyllis Schlafly. Wonderful, kind, reasonable woman. Let's see what your examples of lawlessness are. Why should we impeach Obama this week?

In Florida, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed its own unscientific "numeric nutrient" criteria, which would cost billions of dollars for compliance and the loss of thousands of jobs. A federal court found that EPA had violated the law because its rules were not based on sound science and because the EPA failed to prove that its rules would prevent harm to the environment.

Oh, wow, some agency heads lost a court case over some regulations a judge disagreed with?

In South Carolina, the National Labor Relations Board tried to tell Boeing, a private company, where it could or could not locate a new manufacturing plant and also threatened to sue the state for guaranteeing a secret ballot in union elections. The NLRB backed down after a high-profile battle.

Oh noez, a regulatory agency tried to regulate?

In Arizona, the Obama administration is trying to nullify a referendum passed by the voters requiring individuals registering to vote to show a driver's license or another government-issued document as evidence they are citizens. This case may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

HEAVENS, the government is trying to enforce its constitutional prerogatives in court??

The Health and Human Services Agency mandated religious employers, including Catholic, Baptist and Jewish schools, churches and hospitals, to provide all their employees with medical devices prohibited by their religion. Since many are self-insurers, Obama's subsequent "accommodation" only reinforced this attack on religious liberty, so seven attorneys general have filed suit to cancel this anti-religious-liberty mandate.

OMG, he wants the law to apply equally to everyone???

You get the torches, I'll get the rope.


So when do we get to the part where his administration broke the law?
 
2012-05-01 01:17:22 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Obama will break any laws or take any industry down to shove his anti-American agenda down our throats.


Like he took down General Motors, Chrysler, and all those deadbeat bankers?
 
2012-05-01 01:20:01 PM  



We get it, Obama is a Bla*hhh person.

 
2012-05-01 01:44:28 PM  

Cull501: I love reading the comments section of hate sites like Townhall and WND. Apparently if you don't agree with them your immediately part of the MSM which is now a wing of the democratic party???

"MSM refers to the liberal media which is a wing of the democratic party.
That includes. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Time, Newsweek, Reuters, AP, McCatchy, NY Times, Washington Post and LA Times."


i191.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-01 02:03:14 PM  

indylaw: threatened to sue the state for guaranteeing a secret ballot in union elections


Wait, that's a bad thing? WTF?
 
2012-05-01 02:20:24 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: coeyagi: Since it's DerpHall, I will not be clicking, but I imagine they are:

1) Being Black on a Friday Night

You are a racist.

2) Being born in a shantytown in Kenya

No, he was born in Hawaii. I know that you birthers want to continue this myth, but grow up already. Clinton lost.

7) Fast and Furious - not the policy, but the death it resulted in and the flagrant violations of the law.


i75.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-01 02:22:23 PM  
When did TownHall become Wingnut Daily?
 
2012-05-01 02:27:06 PM  

coeyagi: I alone am best: coeyagi: 19) 57 states - despite being pretty much the only consistent gaffe the right can use against Darky McDarkerston, it gets lots of mileage.

"We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad."

"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."
"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..."

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."

At least one of those is taken out of context and Romney gaffes more than that in a week. Next?


Oh, but there are more. I just picked a few. It doesn't change the fact that you were wrong.
 
2012-05-01 02:58:51 PM  

I alone am best: coeyagi: I alone am best: coeyagi: 19) 57 states - despite being pretty much the only consistent gaffe the right can use against Darky McDarkerston, it gets lots of mileage.

"We're the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad."

"The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries."
"The reforms we seek would bring greater competition, choice, savings and inefficiencies to our health care system."

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..."

"In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed."

At least one of those is taken out of context and Romney gaffes more than that in a week. Next?

Oh, but there are more. I just picked a few. It doesn't change the fact that you were wrong.


Your reading compreshension is lacking bro. I never said it was the only one - i said it was pretty much the only one, and for 5 years of being in the public spotlight, what you got is thin in comparison to the treasure trove that will be unleashed on Romney.

So go ahead, keep sucking your own dick. No one's going to give you the Heimlich maneuver.
 
2012-05-01 03:40:07 PM  

Cull501: I love reading the comments section of hate sites like Townhall and WND. Apparently if you don't agree with them your immediately part of the MSM which is now a wing of the democratic party???

"MSM refers to the liberal media which is a wing of the democratic party.
That includes. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Time, Newsweek, Reuters, AP, McCatchy, NY Times, Washington Post and LA Times."


It's similar to the definition of a Liberal: Anyone who is not a Tea Party Republican. (See also: Communist, Socialist, Fascist, Nazi, Anarchist, Muslim, Anti-American, Hippie.)
 
2012-05-01 04:13:49 PM  

DamnYankees: By: Phyllis Schlafly

And...I'm done.


Yep. Not sure why anyone gives even a moment's notice to whatever that idiot spouts.
 
2012-05-01 04:33:21 PM  
Yes, Phyllis Schlafly. The same woman who campaigned against the ERA because it would force everyone to have same-sex bathrooms.

Fark off. Lost any cred you had decades ago, wrinkled old twat.
 
2012-05-01 05:07:13 PM  

Citrate1007: There is a reason that most news is written at an 8th grade level. Mainstream media won't cover it because mainstream America wouldn't understand it.


From what I've seen recently, I'd bet that even the NY Times isn't written at an 8th grade level any more. When I was a kid, the two papers here in Philly (Inquirer and Daily News) published at the 6th and 4th grade levels, respectively, and that was twenty years ago.

/had no trouble reading the Inquirer when I was in 4th grade.
 
2012-05-01 06:57:43 PM  

Somacandra: Yes, Phyllis Schlafly. The same woman who campaigned against the ERA because it would force everyone to have same-sex bathrooms.

Fark off. Lost any cred you had decades ago, wrinkled old twat.


Plus nevermind that her son is one of teh homogheys. So obviously whatever she did, didn't work.
 
2012-05-01 07:35:34 PM  
I WAS shocked by this story. Do you mean to tell me Phyllis Schlafly is still alive?!?!
 
2012-05-01 09:20:48 PM  

theorellior: I'm not gonna give Townhall the clicks, but it's entirely possible that those nine states Attorneys General are from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Wyoming and Utah.


Florida(x2)
South Carolina(x2)
Arizona (x4)
7 (unnamed) States(without citation)
More than Half the States(I wish I was kidding on this, or had anything that resembles a citation)
Oklahoma
Georgia
Michigan
South Dakota
Texas
Virgina

Damn, only 3 out of 9. Better luck next time.
 
2012-05-02 12:12:18 AM  

Somacandra: Yes, Phyllis Schlafly. The same woman who campaigned against the ERA because it would force everyone to have same-sex bathrooms.


And Schafly STILL wouldn't have been able to figure out which bathroom to use!
 
2012-05-02 04:58:41 AM  

palelizard: JC, give me strength


Really didn't see you as a big Jimmy Carter fan.

Go figure.
 
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