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Kevin Tuma on TSA & S510

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Loanin’ Loanin’ Loanin’ - RAWHIDE! Tuma up for riding?

Here is a song to simulate your economy... make you rich.
Lyrics on on my full forum post here:

Maybe a musician will record it.

Maybe you will cartoon it.

New records in Gold & Silver today.

Figured a new RAWHIDE record would tune folks up for the ride... That brings me to you...

You could Tuma up something.

RAWHIDE - Loanin’ Loanin’ Loanin’ - RAWHIDE!
by Mark Twain

Further comment by Mark Twain.

Rawhide! - Theme Song (listen & sing along!)


Round'em up. Roll'em out. Rawhide!
Loan'em up. Lock'em out. Rawhide!

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rawhide
Loanin’ Loanin’ Loanin’ Rawhide
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rawhide
Loanin’ Loanin’ Loanin’ Rawhide!
Am C
1. Rollin' Loanin' Rollin', though the streams are swollen
keep them doggies rollin', Rawhide!
Am G Am
Loan and debt and weather, hell bent for leather,
wishin' my gold was by my side.
Am G Am
All the things I'm owin', bad lender, loan and payin',
G Am G Am
are waitin' at the end of my ride.

Move 'em on, loan 'em up, loan 'em up, move 'em on,
move 'em on, loan 'em up, Rawhide!
Cut 'em out, ride 'em in, ride 'em in, cut 'em out,
F E Am
cut 'em out, ride 'em in, Rawhide!

Full Forum version.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Ha! Great job.

Ha! Great job.

"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Let's not forget that an

Let's not forget that an Official 'Tea Party Caucus' member cosponsored Food Safety bill



You should make your Cartoons available on t-shirts someplace like Zazzle or some place else. Great work, thanks for sharing this with us.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.



Opposing view on food safety: Leverage the free market

Nov 23 2010
Opposing view on food safety: Leverage the free market
USA Today
By Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

America has the safest food supply in the world, and it has never been safer. The rates of food-borne illness have been declining for more than a decade. Still, tragic outbreaks do occur and government can take common-sense steps to make our food supply even safer.

Unfortunately, highly publicized events such as last summer's egg salmonella scare often have the opposite effect. Politicians tend to overreact to a crisis and impose new and invasive regulations. Soon, the law of diminishing returns takes effect with billions in extra spending having little impact, or even a negative impact.

The so-called FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, which the Senate will vote on after Thanksgiving, only expands a disjointed, duplicative and ineffective food safety bureaucracy. The Government Accountability Office has consistently called this bureaucracy "high risk due to (its) greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement."

Far from offering common-sense reforms, this bill doubles-down on the status quo — which failed to prevent the salmonella outbreak — with 250 pages of new bureaucracy and regulations. Expanding the Food and Drug Administration will harm small businesses and raise prices at the grocery store — all without having a meaningful impact on food safety.

Throughout the debate, proponents have claimed we haven't modernized food safety laws in 100 years. That proves my point. For the past 100 years, the free market, not the government, has been the primary driver of innovation and improved safety. Consumer choice is a far more effective accountability mechanism than government bureaucracies.

I am offering an alternative bill to require better coordination among agencies and improve badly outdated information technology systems and other processes agencies use to protect our food supply. My plan leverages the free market by utilizing private inspections and allowing the FDA to focus on bad actors.

Rather than spending billions of dollars, forcing food companies to comply with new regulations, and saddling consumers with increased food prices, we should pursue reforms that will allow regulatory agencies to more effectively and efficiently prevent outbreaks. When Congress returns, my colleagues should reject the false assumption that growing government means safer food and instead promote market forces that work.

Tom Coburn is a medical doctor and a Republican senator from Oklahoma.

- USA Today

Permalink: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2010/11/opposing-v...

To view his amendment go to his website:

good stuff

good stuff

Love em both

The S-510 is great at communicating just how close and serious a threat that bill is. Needs to go viral.

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"Population: Cringing Serfs" - I love it!



FDA: American people have no ''fundamental right to their own

bodily and physical health" and "do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish". This agency should not be given any increased power!

***ACTION ALERT*** from Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
& OPPOSE S.510

On Monday, November 29 the Senate will take up for consideration the "manager's package" of S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

First the Senate will vote on whether to invoke cloture, which takes a three-fifths majority (i.e., 60 votes) to pass.

If the cloture motion passes, the Senate will take up a list of specified amendments (repeal of the 1099 requirements from the health care bill, a moratorium on earmarks, and a substitute bill by Senator Coburn). The Senate will then proceed to a final vote on S.510.

We continue to believe that S.510 is NOT in the best interests of small farmers, and especially raw milk farmers. Even though the Tester-Hagan Amendment makes important improvements in the bill, S.510 remains fundamentally flawed.

The core problem is that S.510 will significantly increase the power of the FDA. In response to our suit challenging the ban on raw milk in interstate commerce, the FDA stated on public record that the American people have no ''fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health" and "do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish". This agency should not be given any increased power!


STEP 1. Call your Senators and tell them to VOTE "NO" on CLOTURE and OPPOSE S.510

Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121; ask to be connected to your Senator's office.
Go to www.Congress.org; enter your zip code on the right side under "Get Involved" and click "Go". Click on your Senators' names then click the "Contact" tab to get office phone number(s).

Clearly state you are calling about S.510, the Food Safety bill; ask your Senator to VOTE "NO" on CLOTURE & OPPOSE S.510 and give your zip code.

If you get voicemail, leave a brief message with your zip code.

STEP 2. Send a live message to your Local Newspaper through the online petition to Reject S.510 at www.ftcldf.org/stopS510.


1. FDA does not respect individuals' rights to obtain healthy, quality foods of their choice:

"There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food."
"Plaintiffs' assertion of a 'fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families' is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish."

FDA has even participated in armed raids on small-scale co-ops and membership organizations. This agency should not be given any additional power.

2. FDA has adequate powers under existing law to ensure food safety and effectively deal with foodborne illness outbreaks. FDA has power to inspect, power to detain product and can readily obtain court orders to seize adulterated or misbranded food products or enjoin them from being sold. The problem isn't that FDA needs more power; it's that FDA does not effectively use the power it currently has. The agency has power to inspect imported food yet inspects only 1% of food coming into this country from outside our borders.

3. FDA has used its existing power to benefit the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries at the expense of public health (e.g., allowing the overuse of antibiotics in confined animal feeding operations and refusing to require labeling for genetically-modified foods). This bill does not address the fundamental problems at this agency in order to truly protect public health.

4. S.510 will hurt our ability as a nation to be self-sufficient in food production because it has more lenient inspection requirements for foreign than domestic producers creating an unfair advantage for food imports. Giving an advantage to foreign producers will only increase the amount of food imported into this country that does not meet our domestic standards. S.510 does not address food security--the ability of a country to produce enough food to meet its own needs.

5. S.510 does nothing to address many significant food safety problems in this country, such as those resulting from confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and various contaminants (e.g., BPA, pesticides, herbicides, etc.).

Last revised: 11/24/2010


Thank you. Wish I had the s510 one on a t-shirt.

Hey Mr. T.

it's good to see some of excellent toons back here on the DP.

"Cringing serfs" - Gotta love it!

Ron Paul is My President

we missed you Kevin

Happy Thanksgiving Kevin!

& keep up the good work!

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This is good Kevin

Maybe doing a cartoon that is a blend of Abu Ghrab and airport screening, because basically it's about the same thing