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US House votes to ban Americans from public lands

March 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on US House votes to ban Americans from public lands · Politics of Riding

The US House of Representatives unceremoniously approved H.R. 146: Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act last week. The eco-Nazi’s are ecstatic at all the new places they can put up “Do Not Enter” and “Keep Out” signs on 2.1 million acres of American public land. Preserved for their use and their use […]

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Final vote on Omnibus Lands bill tomorrow

March 24th, 2009 · Comments Off on Final vote on Omnibus Lands bill tomorrow · Politics of Riding

As noted in the post below, the Senate is holding the final vote on H.R. 146: Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act, the vehicle used to sneak in the Omnibus Lands Bill of 2009 as a 1,300-page amendment, tomorrow. This bill is very likely to pass, and summarily lock up 2.1 million […]

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Senate votes to proceed with sneaky lands bill

March 17th, 2009 · Comments Off on Senate votes to proceed with sneaky lands bill · Politics of Riding

Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with a back-door, sneak attack to lock up more than 2.1 million acres of Public Lands making it illegal for responsible Americans to use them. The vote was 73 Yeas, 21 Nays. The vote was actually a vote on cloture – a way to see if the Senate […]

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Cobra Motorcycles president Sean Hilier on Rush Limbaugh

February 18th, 2009 · Comments Off on Cobra Motorcycles president Sean Hilier on Rush Limbaugh · Industry, Politics of Riding

Cobra Motorcycles president Sean Hilier was on the Rush Limbaugh program yesterday, to discuss the notorious Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) and its devastating effect on his company. I didn’t hear the show but you can read the transcript here. According to Hillier, Cobra employs fewer than 50 people, but there are […]

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US Trade Rep. drops motorcycles from tariff plan

January 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on US Trade Rep. drops motorcycles from tariff plan · Uncategorized

This press release from the AMA says the Office of the US Trade Representative has dropped small-bore motorcycles and scooters from a proposed tariff plan aimed at retaliating against European bans on US beef. According to the AMA its members, the Motorcycle Industry Council, individual manufacturers, dealers, and others had contacted the Office of the […]

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Buying a US Congressman is a great investment

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Buying a US Congressman is a great investment · Politics of Riding

Ok, ok. Call me a cynic. I was watching the new TNT show “Leverage” tonight and there is a scene where some defense contractor is talking about buying Congressmen. He says, paraphrased, “You can get a US Congressman elected for $50,000 to $100,000. But once you get them in the re-election rate is over 90%. […]

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More thoughtless government intervention

December 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on More thoughtless government intervention · Politics of Riding

Here’s your government at work, again. This time the morons in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative — the bureaucratic jackasses responsible for trying to globally mandate ridiculous, user-hostile, US Copyright laws written for the benefit of Disney and Hollywood — are trying to use small- and mid-displacement European motorcycles as a bargaining chip […]

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Omnibus Land Act of 2008 – Your government at work

November 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Omnibus Land Act of 2008 – Your government at work · Politics of Riding

Whatever else you may think about the recent election, one thing is certainly going to change — public policy about the public’s right to use public lands. Specifically, our right to ride and responsibly use public trails and land will be under even greater assault. The latest major assault on our rights as American off-road […]

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Opposing the wholesale closure of public lands

March 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Opposing the wholesale closure of public lands · Politics of Riding

This note comes from my friend Robert Bergman in Phoenix, AZ, via the TMSuzuki Yahoo! Group. Advocates for Access to Public Lands is sponsoring a petition to fight the California Wild Heritage Bill S-493, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act, and other such wholesale closures of public lands. Take a minute to add your name […]

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How much does it cost to buy a Congressman?

December 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on How much does it cost to buy a Congressman? · Politics of Riding

Via Oligopoly Watch, a New York Times article from last month reports on how “earmarks” – special amendments and addenda that Congressmen write into spending bills to payoff their supporters and cronies – are raining down a feast of cash on defense contractors. What’s interesting to us is the table of figures, compiled by Taxpayers […]

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