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Dec 02 2012

Federal Tyrants Destroy Drakes Bay Oyster Company

Multiply the death of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company by thousands upon thousands and you’ll have an idea of the deliberate effect liberals are having on small business under our moonbat kakistocracy:

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told a popular oyster farm at Drakes Bay on Thursday to pack up and leave, effectively ending more than a century of shellfish harvesting on the picturesque inlet where Europeans first set foot in California.

Some background on this tragic tale of tyranny:

In a campaign to drive a small family oyster farm out of business, the National Park Service and environmental groups have leveled many charges of serious environmental harm against the Drakes Bay Oyster Company in Marin County. A video produced by an independent production crew sheds light on the bogus data a nationally-known scientist discovered upon investigation and the effect this campaign has had on this family farm.

But I said nothing, because I wasn’t an oyster farmer.

It isn’t about sustaining the environment. It is about crushing independent economic activity. If they haven’t gotten around to your business yet, give it time; they will.

On tips from Nathaniel M and SR. Hat tip: Frontpagemag.com.

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  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    The sad fact is that at the end of the day if they ever beat the Federal government, they still reside in California.
    Be it through enviro kookery, or through the state’s class envious taxes imposed to support the lazy loafer, these people will be driven out in short order.

  • bluffcreek1967

    It’s tragic what’s happened to this oyster business, and I feel for them. Forgive my judgment call, but just looking at them, I get the sense that these same folks voted Democrat every election. I sense that these were the same people who supported environmentalism and the ‘global warming’ theory – and they’re finally realizing what a tragic mistake they made. They thought the environmentalist would never come after them, but they wrong.

    I hope I’m mistaken. But I live and work among these Marin County types each and every day. I know how they think, how they dress, their mannerisms, and their way of speaking. Anyways, it’s just an opinion based on years of experience and contact with them.

  • Highway Hospital Student

    Lincoln said that if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

    But the notion than any liberal would have anything close to what Lincoln was referring to as “character” is today, laughable.

    No test is necessary.

    Handing power to a liberal is tantamount to jumping over a cliff.

  • T. R. Ollberg

    For all we know they voted for the asshole.

  • Nathaniel M

    This is the way it’s been going for over a decade now, especially with the numerous coastal commissions for CA State and coastal counties land stewardship bodies. The idea is not to preserve or really protect the coastal environment, it is to bar any kind of human enterprise that is not government related.

    case in point: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Half-Moon-Bay-grapples-with-36-8-million-3234399.php

  • http://www.americanclarion.com dr. theo

    Does anyone doubt what it will eventually take to drive the ruling class from power? They grow and multiply and magnify themselves without restraint. Rule of law is an anachronism. We will bow to our masters or else. ‘Or else’ will soon be our only option.

  • Nathaniel M

    “Forgive my judgment call, but just looking at them, I get the sense that these same folks voted Democrat every election.”

    Hey man I don’t care… Unions shut down Hostess co and now one of my favorite sour-dough bread companies has shut down because it was a Hostess brand. Now they take away my last local oyster company and their road-side eatery??? What’s next banning dungeness crab? They are taking away all of San Francisco’s treats that don’t involve leather chaps, nipple rings or bongs for cryin’ out loud

    THIS IS FARGIN WAR!!!! :)

  • grayjohn

    If it has the word Enviromental attached in any way, it’s fakery, bogus, crap, and bullshit of the lowest order.

  • IslandLifer

    Biggest mistake was making a “deal” with the monster

  • Dr. 9

    I wonder if there is a limit to the amount of abuse the American people will tolerate. I am slowly being convinced there is not.

  • Louie

    bluffcreek1967, December 2, 2012, 1:06 pm

    “. . . .I get the sense that these same folks voted Democrat every election. I sense that these were the same people who supported environmentalism and the ‘global warming’ theory. . . .”

    While watching the video, I, too, had that same sense.

    “. . . .and they’re finally realizing what a tragic mistake they made.”

    Yeah, not so much. If this gets resolved in their favor, they will likely get right back on the Kool-Aid bandwagon. Probably will do so even if the outcome is unfavorable.

    “They thought the environmentalist would never come after them, but they wrong.”

    True, that. Nobody is safe from liberal zealots. This is simply history repeating itself, this time with an oyster farm. Next time it could be you, and if not next time then the time after that. Eventually, each of us will be targeted and forced into submission. Little by little they grow stronger as we sit silently and watch things like this happen without objection from anyone not directly affected. Today it’s an oyster farm. Tomorrow. . . .?

  • Louie

    Dr. 9, December 2, 2012, 10:01 pm

    “I wonder if there is a limit to the amount of abuse the American people will tolerate. I am slowly being convinced there is not.”

    Me, too.

    Sheeple of the world, unite!

  • http://Www.christmasghost.com Christmasghost

    These people ( in my home county) voted overwhelmingly for Obama. And I’m sure they are completely shocked by this.
    As idiots always are.
    These are the very same idiots that destroyed the dairy industry there. So, you know what?
    Tough Tomales ( bay) for them.
    Wait till the tax hikes they NEVER saw coming hit…

  • http://Www.christmasghost.com Christmasghost

    Something the Feds seem to have forgotten. What about Hog Island oyster farm??
    Martha Stewart’s favorite moonbat oyster farm in the same damn location. Interesting isn’t it?
    But it’s run by gay guys instead of a family…so maybe their oysters are so magical that they don’t cause ” problems”

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