Sarah Palin, the one-time half-governor of Alaska, has again attacked President Obama with a charge that is factually baseless and is a deliberate distortion of what proposed regulations will do.

This is her Facebook post where she lied:

The Obama Administration is working on regulations that would prevent children from working on our own family farms. This is more overreach of the federal government with many negative consequences. And if you think the government’s new regs will stop at family farms, think again.

My family is a commercial fishing family, and commercial fishing in Alaska is much like the family farm (but the year ’round farmers no doubt work harder than we do!). I guarantee fishing families wouldn’t stand for this nonsensical intrusion into our lives and livelihoods, and, as a former 4-H member, I don’t believe farm families will either. Our kids learn to work and to help feed America on our nation’s farms, and out on the water.

Federal government: get your own house in order and stop interfering in ours.

The new regulations place some additional limits on farm employment for those under the age of eighteen. However, the long-standing exemption from such regulations for children working on family farms will remain and Palin is a blatant liar for suggesting otherwise.

Here is the release from the Wage and Hour Division of The Department of Labor.

Palin also talks of the fishing industry. There are separate sets of regulations for it and children employed in a family endeavor are also exempt. In fact,  her home state of Alaska also regulates child labor in the fishing industry. Its rules would solely apply for fishing that is not in interstate commerce and, in any event are stricter than the federal rules in some instances.

Of course the idea that Palin lies should not be news. The old saying goes, “dog bites man is not news, but man bites dog is.”

Unfortunately Palin continues down the “dog bites man” path.

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  • little_minx  On April 27, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    À propos of which — “Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem”:

    • umoc193  On April 28, 2012 at 12:37 AM

      WaPo wouldn’t let me read the entire op-ed but I absorbed enough to get the point.

      I’ve mentioned my friend from growing up, a woman who was my sister’s best friend, who is very conservative and very religious. One time she posted on FB that she didn’t know how a Christian could be a conservative. I, and other of her FB friends, pointed out that Jesus was a liberal.

      Anyways, on Friday she posted a canned statement meant to pass on about how SS and Medicare are not entitlements but something taxes have paid for and takes to task Congressmen for their pay and benefits.

      Searching the internet for verification because I was not certain all the facts were correct, I found that MoveOn.Org is promoting it for people to share on FB. So I commented to Joyce and thanked her for agreeing with a liberal group. She hasn’t responded.

      Ha Ha!

      • little_minx  On April 28, 2012 at 12:51 AM

        “…she didn’t know how a Christian could be a conservative.” Typo? Or is my reading comprehension waning so late at night?

        • umoc193  On April 28, 2012 at 1:27 AM

          Not a true typo. yes, she meant liberal. It’s late. Maybe more tomorrow.

    • umoc193  On April 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM

      Paul Ryan is trying to distance himself from Ayn Rand.

      • little_minx  On April 28, 2012 at 1:01 AM

        Perhaps because she was an atheist of Jewish origin?

  • ciejai  On April 28, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Hi y’all. I’ve been reading but haven’t been able to post for some reason. There is a good reason to restrict child labor on farms. A lot of it is dangerous.

    • umoc193  On April 28, 2012 at 3:39 PM

      Just saw this morning the new regs have been withdrawn. Still doesn’t erase Palin’s lies.

  • Deke  On April 28, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    Palin still has all that sand between those pointy ears. 🙂

  • little_minx  On April 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    À propos of which, “If A Fact Dies In The Forest, Will Anyone Believe It?”:

    Certainly Rocky, Mugsy and their ilk wouldn’t.

  • little_minx  On May 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Sistah Sarah’s BFF Nikki Haley lies like a rug, too. See “Fox’s Voter Fraud Special Light On Voter Fraud”:

    In relevant part, Fox aired:
    SOUTH CAROLINA GOV. NIKKI HALEY (R): Let’s be clear, I don’t want dead people voting in the state of South Carolina.
    [HOST ERIC] SHAWN: And authorities say there is evidence that dead people voting is a real problem, according to a statewide investigation by South Carolina’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In January, it found that 953 ballots were cast by voters who are deceased. But the state Election Commission director disputes those findings.

    Media Matters reports that the State of South Carolina itself refuted Haley:
    “The state’s Election Commission director didn’t just ‘dispute those findings’; the commission investigated and debunked them. Reviewing the 207 contested votes from the 2010 election, the commission found that 106 were clerical errors by poll workers, 56 were errors by the DMV, 32 were cases of people being credited as voting when they hadn’t, and three were absentee ballots cast by voters who died before Election Day. The commission said they had “insufficient information” regarding the final ten contested votes, but found no evidence of fraud.”

    • umoc193  On May 2, 2012 at 3:21 PM

      Yeah, Nikki’s not overly popular right now even with her base constituency.

  • ciejai  On May 1, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Hi UMOC, minx, & Deke, Thought you might be interested in this article on mandates passed into law by the founding father framer guys.

    • little_minx  On May 1, 2012 at 5:20 PM

      Thanks CJ! Interesting read: poor ol’ Centinel’s head would explode if he read that ;-)))

      • ciejai  On May 2, 2012 at 7:59 AM

        Hi minx, Krugman had a great blog entry about Ron Paul and the goldbugs. This is what he said about Paul basing arguments on ancient history:

        “Somehow, though, people like Ron Paul don’t like to talk about events of the past century, for which we have reasonably good data; they like to talk about events in the dim mists of history, where we don’t really know what happened. And I think that’s no accident. Partly it’s the attempt of the autodidact to show off his esoteric knowledge; but it’s also the fact that because we don’t really know what happened — what really did go down during the Diocletian era? — you can project what you think should have happened onto the sketchy record, then claim vindication for whatever you want to believe.

        It’s funny, in a way — except that this sort of thinking dominates one of our two main political parties.”

    • umoc193  On May 2, 2012 at 3:19 PM


      I read that and recalled the dialogue I had with Centinel concerning the merchant seamen requirement to purchase health insurance.

      Guess where that power originated. Article I Section 8 of the Constitution, in the same clause mentioning interstate commerce.

      “To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;”

      I believe Centinel argued that the requirement was related to the military function of the government. But though the Merchant Marine has a close relationship to the military, especially in times of war, it is still commerce. Obviously that commerce can be at peril on the open seas but whatever military function merchant seasmen have is secondary to commerce.

      I’m just starting a piece on wealth inequality…and why we need more of it. At least according to some people. Might be up in an hour or so.

  • Anonymous  On May 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM


  • little_minx  On May 2, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Please remove racist spam posted @ 9:05 AM today.

    • umoc193  On May 2, 2012 at 9:59 PM

      Well, Steven Tyler has big lips, too.

      I thought about that when I first read it, but decided to keep it because it wasn’t blatant and I believed it could stand on its own as an easily dismissed comment.

      • ciejai  On May 3, 2012 at 8:27 AM

        And a Kenyan?

      • little_minx  On May 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM

        That all-caps format is also kind of a dead giveaway…

        • umoc193  On May 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM

          I understand what you’re saying, but I’ve seen a lot worse in ROW that was still above the level of OL.

          I don’t expect that my blog will ever draw the number of comments ROW did, but I feel that deleting a post that is iffy, not blatant, only discourages participation.

          This site has a spam filter that allows me to delete prior to the comment being available to the public. None of these devices are perfect but I’m willing to take a chance on some entries.

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