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Montana Gov Gunning for USDA

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Today 8/21/2005 12:56:00 PM


Jolley: Montana’s Governor Gunning For The USDA


Brian Schweitzer, a lonely democrat in a heavily republican state, strapped on his gun belt Saturday in little Crow Agency, Montana and called out Mike Johanns and any other USDA official within range. Instead of the traditional six guns, though, he seems to be holstering twin Uzis.



In an interview that should create more than a little controversy inside the beltway he was quoted as saying, "A few years ago, the four big meat companies. . .expanded their role in this country. They bought a U.S. company called the United States Department of Agriculture."



Not shy about using large caliber fire power, he called the USDA "a bunch of stooges."



Referring to alleged living conditions enjoyed by the USDA and the big four meat companies, he said, "The USDA crawled right into bed with them and (together) they run our internal policy and our international policy."



Schweitzer is on record as fiercely opposed to the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reopening the border to Canadian cattle under 30 months of age. If he runs into the American Meat Institute CEO Patrick Boyle, who has called for opening the border to cattle over the current 30 month age limit, it’s likely the two will make the historic “gunfight at OK corral” incident will look like children playing with sparklers on the Fourth of July.



Remember, Schweitzer is the hand-holding friend of R-CALF who said Montana would test Canadian cattle entering the state and charge for the extra inspection. It was a politically charged call that annoyed his Canadian neighbors as well as the USDA.



When the Department of Ag boys said he might not have the authority to force the tests, Schweitzer wasn’t afraid to lose face with a government group he had already alienated. He fired this shot: "All I said was Montana will watch the regulators and the USDA became unglued because we were going to require that they actually do their jobs.”



His position is unquestionably protectionist and driven by the political realities of his heavily conservative state and the home base of R-CALF. He sees it this way: "Bottom line, I'm trying to keep family ranchers in business."
 

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Well, he certainly doesn't sound like the sharpest knife in the drawer. How embarrasing would that be to have a yo-yo like that representing you nationally and internationally? :lol: :roll: :shock:
 

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"In an interview that should create more than a little controversy inside the beltway he was quoted as saying, "A few years ago, the four big meat companies. . .expanded their role in this country. They bought a U.S. company called the United States Department of Agriculture."


It sure is refreshing to see a politician not licking the boots of big money and calling a spade a spade.
 

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Faster horses said:
You said that, Sandhusker, from the outside looking in. This guy is a ninny. He is an embarrassment for our state and he doesn't know when to keep his mouth shut.

His mentor must have been the previous governor of Minnesota.

You may be right, Faster Horses, but he sure has this one right.
 
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Faster horses said:
His mentor must have been the previous governor of Minnesota.

Don't be knocking ol Jesse- He was another one that didn't always follow the drumbeat of all the party people... I agree with Sandhusker that its refreshing to see politicians that don't sell their souls to the corporate donations- at least in this case he seems to be seeing the full picture of USDA and where they have gone......
 

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Sandhusker said:
"In an interview that should create more than a little controversy inside the beltway he was quoted as saying, "A few years ago, the four big meat companies. . .expanded their role in this country. They bought a U.S. company called the United States Department of Agriculture."

Not too long ago (less than three weeks ago), I heard a Republican senator (US) say essentially the same thing.
 

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Sandhusker said:
"In an interview that should create more than a little controversy inside the beltway he was quoted as saying, "A few years ago, the four big meat companies. . .expanded their role in this country. They bought a U.S. company called the United States Department of Agriculture."


It sure is refreshing to see a politician not licking the boots of big money and calling a spade a spade.

Sounds like he is just as foolish as Judge Cebull to listen the the R-Calf nonsense.
 

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Next, he'll be telling us animals get BSE between their 30th and 31st month Birthdays.
 

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Murgen said:
Next, he'll be telling us animals get BSE between their 30th and 31st month Birthdays.

That is the position of the USDA, Murgen. Canadian cattle get it after their 30 month b-day as do ours, unless it is the type Japan wants, then they get it after their 20 month b-day. I know it sounds confusing and doesn't appear to make any sense, but you should just give the USDA defference and trust them. :roll:
 
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Typical Democrat!

Always playing the victim.


Am I the only one who has ever noticed how these import blamers and packer victims never back their positions with supporting facts?

All they can do is make statements that make other little import blamers and packer victims like Sandman happy.


~SH~
 

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The 30 month rule is a concoction derived using statistical analysis to determine the safe age of cattle in an economic model given incubation periods and risk analysis.

In other words.......................................................

Depends on who you're selling to whether they have BSE at 30 months. :???:
 

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Schweitzer is just another loser in a suit trying to keep his over-paid job. Take him out back with the bse cows (and the r-cult losers), shoot them all and bury them deep.
 

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