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Sunday, January 22, 2017

WASTEBOOK: Government Cheese

$21.8 million
Nationwide
U.S. Department of Agriculture

There is more surplus cheese stored in refrigerated warehouses in the U.S. than at any time since the records were first taken 100 years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Cheese sales in some parts of the country are “lagging behind production rates, causing stocks to accumulate,” the USDA notes.  As a result, some cheese makers are even “cutting back” on manufacturing to “manage large inventories.”

Despite this growing mountain of cheese, the federal government is subsidizing more companies to get into cheese making and buying the leftover cheese.

At one point, the surplus of cheese and other dairy products held by the government had a market value of $3 billion and was so large it took 500 warehouses and five giant storage caves carved out of limestone to store it all.

This year, approximately 11 million pounds of the surplus cheese valued at $20 million was acquired.  USDA says the move is in response to “requests from Congress” and advocacy groups for the industry.  The Department says the purchase is “assisting the stalled marketplace for dairy producers whose revenues have dropped 35 percent over the past two years.”

Despite these unfavorable conditions, USDA spent $1.8 billion to subsidize 16 new cheese making ventures this year through the Value Added Producer Grant program.

Burnett Dairy Cooperative of Grantsburg, Wisconsin, received the largest slice.  The co-op is spending the $250,000 grant “to help expand the sales of meat infused string cheese.”  Zesty Teriyaki, Hot Pepper Beef and Pepperoni Pizza are among the mozzarella string cheese snacks blended with meats currently offered by Burnett Dairy. The new product, which is string cheese with a beef stick in the center, is being developed with meat snack maker Jack Link’s.  “They came together and decided this was something there was a market for,” says Jeff Hudson, the Business Programs Director for the USDA Rural Development Agency in Stevens Point.  Hudson cautions “the purpose of the grant is not to give out ‘free money.”  That statement has more holes in it than a slice of Swiss cheese.

USDA also paid out more than $11 million in financial assistance to dairy producers enrolled in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy.  This was the largest pay out since the program established in 2014 to provides financial assistance “when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs falls below the coverage level” for dairy producers.

Even some dairy farmers are criticizing the federal government’s cheesy policies. “Farmers are not encouraged to produce less and they feel the only way they can help make ends meet and get all of their bills taken care of at the end of the month is to produce more milk, which in turn ends up hurting them in the end,” laments Darin Von Ruden, a dairy farmer and president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union.


Government cheese really grates on taxpayers.

The Official Wastebook

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Monday, January 16, 2017

He's Going, Going, Gone! (1/20/17)





"So this is how it ends - in a whimper wrapped in self-pity and recriminations. With President Obama on the defensive at his final press conference and Hillary Clinton’s last campaign event resembling a wake, the Democratic Party is limping off the stage and into the political winter.  It was supposed to sit atop the national power pyramid for decades, a new paradigm of liberals, progressives, the young, the old, the unions and blacks, Latinos, Muslims and Asians.  The torch would be passed from Obama to Clinton, a liberal Supreme Court would vastly expand executive power and the regulatory state would enforce climate-change orthodoxy on all industry and elitist dictates on every American. Globalism would be the new patriotism.  But a funny thing happened on the way to one-party dominance: The people who work for a living said no, hell no. Their revolt brings Donald Trump to the White House amid hopes of a revival of the economy and of the American spirit.  Thoroughly beaten, the Dems are at their lowest point in nearly a century. From the White House to Congress to statehouses, they are on the outside looking in." – Michael Goodwin



“Obama isn't just leaving political life, he is also leaving the Democratic Party a smoldering ruin. He took office on a wave that turned America blue....The last four elections point toward a massive miscalculation by Obama. He confused his own electoral strength as a candidate with popular support for his ideas. In the end, his transformative policies proved so unpopular that far too many other Democrats could not survive them...his fellow Democrats have been cut down in huge swaths whenever their leader was not on the ballot. Obama led House Democrats like sheep to the slaughter in 2010 and 2014. In the Senate, Democrats who voted for Obamacare were wiped out as well.  The stunning 2016 result puts an exclamation point on all this. - The Washington Examiner




"For all the gooey talk about President Barack Obama's legacy, it can probably best be described in four blunt words:  Disappointment.  And Donald Trump...Trump.  Donald Trump is Obama's true legacy." - John Kass





“And while it remains to be seen whether or not a President Trump will preside over a resurgent United States of America, both economically and militarily, there is one thing for certain.  Few, except the uneducated and ill-informed among Barack Obama’s die hard supporters, will get misty-eyed watching him walk out of the White House for the last time.  I suspect most Americans will more likely be thinking, ‘don’t let the door hit you on the way out.’” – D.W. Wilber



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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This day should properly be Civil Rights Day:  MLK was a great man, but the civil rights movement didn't begin or end with him. Though he was undoubtedly the most effective and powerful of its leaders. The spirit of this day is the celebration of America's civil rights advances, and as such I am certain Reverend King would agree such a day should honor all of those who ignited and forwarded the civil rights cause.

I'm also quite certain Reverend King would be disgusted by many of the modern pretenders who have disgraced his legacy by claiming to carry the banner of MLK (Jackson, Sharpton, etc.)...He would be especially disgusted by the white, race-baiting clowns who use race as a tool to forward Leftism.

For those who don't know, some of the other great civil rights leaders are: Rosa ParksJackie RobinsonMartin Luther King Jr., Frederick DouglasGeorge Washington CarverSojournor Truth. (click the links to read about each)


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Dr. King's dream today a nightmare
By Mychal Massie
Originally Posted @ World Net Daily

Jan. 15, 2007 (now Jan. 16, 2017), is the annual commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Signs, posters, radio/TV ads and the all-inclusive holiday sale will remind us that it's time for America, as a nation, to remember the injustices he fought.

Preachers will preach special sermons, teachers will have special lesson plans, and politicians, coupled with the usual colliers of immiseration, will pose for photo-ops. All will reference how he fought for the freedom, equality and dignity of blacks. There will be marches, chants and choruses of "we shall overcome" – all of which will be carefully designed and presented to omit the fact that we have "overcame" [sic].

Sadly, but certainly not unexpectedly, Dr. King's day of national commemoration has devolved into a day of misrepresentation of what he actually stood for: "blame the white capitalistic system" in general, "white conservatives" specifically, and "immiseration rallies" ad nauseum. I submit it is time to honor his memory in truth and honesty. I am long since wearied of the dissociative falsities surrounding his life and words.

Speaking of his life – it is enough to say he put it on the line, literally, every day. He didn't retreat – he didn't apologize. He didn't distort the truth – he instead offered it up for America and the world to see. Presentation of the undiluted truth was a sulfuric colonic to the racist elements of his day. It was reality TV before islands, desperate wives and trying to impress casino owners.

Dr. King didn't need to invent injustice – being denied the right to vote, eat, purchase and live where he chose didn't need inventing. Same was the zeitgeist of his environs. Beatings, fire hoses and attack dogs in the hands of the hate-filled didn't need embellishing – it needed only to be seen every night on the evening news for the conscience of America to demand change.

Truth can be denied by the darkness of hatred and by the recalcitrant, but it can never be disproved, nor can it ultimately be diminished. But some forms of truth are less transpicuous than others, thus the reason uninformed and uneducated people are so easily misled.

While there are any number of scholarly positions that would be open to cogent and reasoned debate were Dr. King still alive, what is not open for debate are his position on segregation, be it codified or self-imposed, or his position on drinking from the cup of bitterness and resentment that so many blissfully imbibe from today. And when we read:

"In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

"We must forever conduct our struggles on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence...The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers…realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedoms..."

It gives us some indication of what he may have thought or said to the Jacksons, Sharptons, Farrakhans or Julian Bonds of today. Who cares to speculate per his opinion of the National Urban League president, Mark Morial, who praised Planned Parenthood as a "good organization," even though the Ugandan parasite, Idi Amin, murdered fewer Africans during his entire bloodthirsty reign than the number of black babies Planned Parenthood casually murders annually with the blessing of so-called black leadership.

What would he say of his dream today – when we examine the devastating effect personal and social irresponsibility has had on the black family? We can but wonder how he would feel about black gangs, drugs, educational largesse, generational welfare and the damning results of the Great Society Initiative.

Perhaps instead of preening for photo-ops, the feckless fantasia called liberal politicians and black leadership would better spend their time trying to remember exactly what Dr. King's dream was – because their version of same more closely resembles the nightmare of nocturnal occlusion.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES

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