Is Missouri Congressman Billy Long Shitting Me?
"I've been accused of vulgarity. I say that's bullshit."
- Mel Brooks
Forgive my foul language, but you're gonna get kicked
real soon in the gut (or lower), particularly if Missouri
Congressman Billy Long gets his bullshit bill through
Particularly if you live downstream of a dairy farm...
On September 21st, 2011, knucklehead Long introduced
the 'Superfund Common Sense Act' which is also known
as H.R. 2997. The bill intends to sidetrack the
Environmental Protection Agency's regulations
regarding cow manure spills into clean waterways.
On the same day that the bill was introduced, fourteen
other knuckleheads added their co-sponsorship of
Long's proposed legislation.
If the bill passes, dairy farmers will no longer be liable
for dead fish in dead streams caused by defecating cows.
"There's gonna be some stuff you gonna see thats gonna make
it hard to smile in the future, but through whatever you see,
through all the rain and the pain you gotta keep your sense
of humor. you gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit...
- Tupac Shakur
The 14 co-sponsors of Congressman Long's bill are:
Jo Ann Emerson
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Would you like a little bit more cow poop, or a lot more
irony? Last Wednesday, the day before this bill was
introduced to congress, a 1300-cow Wisconsin dairy was fined
$55,000 for a 100,000 gallon manure spill that occurred
in 2009. That spill destroyed the fish and ecosystem of
a 13 mile stretch of Wisconsin's Kewaunee River. If and when
this bill becomes law, there will be no future liability
for mega feces spills caused by dairy farmers.