Strawman: I Wood If I Could...........
5 months, 1 week ago
Well, about the time you thought it couldn’t get any crazier, the unelected regulators at the EPA turned its sights on Americans using wood burning stoves. That’s right. Those of you (or us in this case) who burn wood are the new public enemy number one. This all came about right after his Honor was re-elected, when the EPA issued new environmental regulations calling for the reduction of airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air. That move instantly made a number of wood stoves in existence out of compliance—meaning those using them to heat their homes would have to replace them. Yep, with just the stroke of a pen, the wood burner you’re using is no good. And neither are you.
And if you’re thinking of trading in that old wood burner for a new one—think again. The pointy-heads at the EPA say that the older stove is no good, so it will have to be destroyed. So, no Claude, you can’t use the old stove at your camp or the duck blind—you have to get rid of it—so the Birkenstock wearing crowd won’t get a lung full of your ashes.
And why is this a big deal? Well consider this scenario; you and your family live in a rural area. You’ve wisely purchased enough non-perishable food and have your own water supply. Over the years you’ve purchased a few guns, do some deer hunting, and maybe have a target range on YOUR property. But you’re a solid law abiding, tax paying, bible toting citizen who just happens to have cut enough firewood to last a winter or two.
And then one chilly January evening, while your home is toasty warm thanks to your NEW wood burning stove there’s a knock at your door and it’s the local law accompanied by some dweeb in an EPA windbreaker brandishing a clipboard. The law officer states that there’s been a report of “someone in the area using an illegal stove and could we have a look around?” And there’s the government, on YOUR property, in YOUR HOME, checking out YOUR light bulbs, asking about this and that, all on the premise of saving the planet.
Crazy? Do you think gun control through Executive Order is crazy? It's on the drawing board. Do you think illegal aliens getting driver’s licenses in Illinois is crazy? It's a reality. Do you think ANY of this regulatory crap that keeps getting passed in the dark of night and endorsed by the kook liberals running this country is crazy?
Tack this blog up on the refrigerator and take a look at it from time to time. And I’ll betcha before you can say, “Obama’s third term” stories like this one will have been reported.
Do you ever wonder how much air Obama is polluting by flying around on Air Force One? Hey EPA, why don’t you report on that?