I think so, Brain … but this time you fill out the paperwork for the EPA.
When I first heard stories about the EPA using drones to spy on Midwestern farmers, I thought the reporters were being disrespectful of civil servants, but stories are actually about UAVs.
Note to the EPA: There may also be Eighth Amendment issues with crucifixion.
UPDATE–Ed Morrissey notes:
Armendariz’ departure may allow the EPA to spin a little longer, but the agency has “crucified” too many people for their approach to remain a secret. All Armendariz’ admission did was to corroborate the large body of evidence from inside the agency.
The EPA admits to what amounts to randomly bullying a few to assure the compliance of the many. Video here. Can someone explain for me how this fits with the idea of equal protection of the laws?
Is it November yet?
UPDATE–The title of this post is a line from Candide describing a practice of occasionally shooting an admiral in order to keep other officers on their toes. I wonder … admirals … agency administrators …
UPDATE 2–The EPA has apologized for those remarks and assures us that they only engage in “ethical” enforcement. By that, I suppose they mean the sort of high-handed behavior that the Supreme Court slapped down 9 to 0 in the Sackett case earlier this term. To paraphrase a Supreme Court Justice: Your apology isn’t selling very well.
Crucifixion? Good. Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each …
It seems that the new CAFE regs coming from the EPA are not only the most costly to the economy, they’re the most verbose. They require over 550 pages of 10-point type set in three columns. Today’s Federal Register wasn’t released on time. Hmmm.
Moses needed fewer than 80,000 words for the Torah. That’s all the Law plus the histories of the Patriarchs and the Exodus.