Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ironic: Federal Government Screws Goat Herders

If you happen to notice that your neighborhood Border Collie looking a little more refreshed then normal with a Bluetooth stuck in his ear while walking the neighborhood you can thank the Obama administration.
The Obama administration is setting new workplace regulations to assist foreign workers who fill goat herding positions in the U.S. , including employee-paid cell phones and comfy beds.

Well I guess technically these new rules would only apply to Australian Sheep Dogs working in the US.

Talk about big brother besides cell phones and beds it also details what constitutes adequate lighting to how food must be prepared.
The new lighting standards say that in areas where it is not feasible to provide electrical service such as tents or mobile trailers, lanterns must be provided. “Kerosene wick lights meet the definition of lantern,” the regulations say.

How did these poor goat and sheep herders with centuries worth of practice and knowledge ever manage to bring a herd in without the assistance of the all-knowing and all-seeing federal government must be some sort miracle. Federal government. Is there anything it can't do?

I don't want to even know how many of these new rules this group of herders are violating.

1 comment:

David said...

Unfortunately, far too many in the right-wing blogosphere (including Ms. Audrey Hudson who started this with her article that Jammie-man links to) have failed to find the actual Federal Register rules that Ms. Diane Katz cites.  It's a tad disappointing that Ms. Hudson did not link any source material.  

Below is the link to the Federal Register rules signed July 29, 2011.  Toward the bottom are the rules for housing, food prep, etc.  I agree that government is WAY too big but when you read the rules, they don't sound all that outrageous.  Its just common sense.  Of course, why you need the government to dictate "common sense" is the real crime.