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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Thursday the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.’s operating permit will expire at Point Reyes National Seashore on Friday, returning Drakes Estero to wilderness.

“I’ve taken this matter very seriously,” Salazar said in a written statement. “We’ve undertaken a robust public process to review the matter from all sides, and I have personally visited the park to meet with the company and members of the community.

“I believe it is the right decision for Point Reyes National Seashore and for future generations who will enjoy this treasured landscape.”

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. Kevin Lunny received a call from Salazar at 9:40 a.m. informing him of the decision.

“This is beyond imaginable,” Lunny said. “We felt confident the secretary would make a different decision.”

Last week, Salazar came to tour the operation and to speak to Lunny and his supporters, as well as to meet with opponents of the oyster company.

Lunny said he is not sure what will happen to the company’s 30 employees and the on-site housing where about half of them live.

Also uncertain is the fate of some 8 million to 10 million oysters that are currently in the water, growing in various stages of development.

The oysters would have a market value of about 50 cents each, but the last of them will not be ready to harvest for another two years, Lunny said.

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ht/ Mary from Marin

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  1. Cynic

    December 2nd, 2012

    I’d say shucks, but in this case there will be no more shucks.

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  2. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    Daniel Greenfield (“Sultan Knish”) has some interesting things to say about this in his article subtitled, “How Obama is Murdering the American Economy One Small Business at a Time”:

    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/the-death-of-the-drakes-bay-oyster-company-how-obama-is-murdering-the-american-economy-one-small-business-at-a-time/

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  3. Cracker Baby

    December 2nd, 2012

    I’m from the government and I’m here to help….. :(

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  4. scr_north

    December 2nd, 2012

    Since 3/4 of Marin county went for the Democrat ticket I wonder how many of these people who just had their lives destroyed by Obama voted for him. Well, at least it’s easier to get food stamps and welfare now.

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  5. John Cooper

    December 2nd, 2012

    The people of Marin County will blame it on Booooooosh!

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  6. 99th Squad Leader

    December 2nd, 2012

    This is the result of letting a monster back in the White House. Those who voted for Obaloney will know what fools they truly are when his evil policies kick in. Obamacare will make it very real.

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  7. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    @John Cooper–

    Actually, the people of Marin County are furious at this decision, publically raking Salazar over the coals. Take a look at some of the comments to the Marin IJ article. I haven’t read them all yet, but I did not see Bush mentioned once.

    These are the kinds of consequences that are needed to wake some people up. Unfortunately, there are plenty more small business murders on BHO’s “to-do” list.

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  8. beachmom

    December 2nd, 2012

    This is just the beginning of the world’s newest monarchy’s anti-capitalist, anti-prosperity, anti-self sufficiency agenda in action.

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  9. RosalindJ

    December 2nd, 2012

    I feel badly for him and his workers..

    ” Lunny said. “We felt confident the secretary would make a different decision.”

    I’ve got to wonder why he would have thought that, though. This is the administration of preezy iWon!, remember? They operate thoroughly above any obligation to answer to the electorate. Expect more of the same. I don’t even have to read greenfield’s post to know that, but I will because he does such a good job.

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  10. Mrs Compton

    December 2nd, 2012

    It’s also my understanding that the land the operation was on was sold to the park service by the family with the provision that the lease would be renewed every 40 years. They’ve been very careful stewards of their operation, receiving high marks. This is out and out criminal of the govt. There is no reason to shut them down.

    And however will mooch get her oysters for next years stuffing.

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  11. GruntOfMonteCristo

    December 2nd, 2012

    Tragic beyond words. I keep wondering how long before the last business leaves or shuts down.

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  12. Kairn

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Mary,
    I’ll back you up on that. Yesterday I went over to that Marin website you mentioned and read all the posted comments. I’d say 99% of the commenters were pretty upset with this decision.

    Although it seemed as though the majority were putting the blame squarely on Salazar’s shoulders. They still aren’t ready to admit what kind of animal their beloved Obysmal is and what roll he very likely played in this decision (either directly or mandated thru ValJar).

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  13. Kairn

    December 2nd, 2012

    Make that ‘role’ he played.

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  14. Menderman

    December 2nd, 2012

    This has been happening here in eastearn NC for a generation. The feds come in and take over land make rules and change them when they see fit…usually after the Audobon Society or some other far off group sues…people lose their homes and businesses and nobody outside the town cares. For some reason, people in California will pay big money to save a rare bird from staying rare and if the people that live there (some can trace their ancestors back to the 1600′s) don’t like they should just move to a real place and get a real job…

    Now it hits California and we are all supposed to care now?

    There are many places that I used to go to the beach, and humans are no longer allowed to save the Piping Plover. When I say “Not Allowed”,I mean patroled by armed feds keeping all humans away from the forbidin area.

    The Piping Plover has been a rare bird since it was discovered 500 years ago and is still rare.

    Whaaaaa! Either let the meteor strike soon , or have the government collapse! It is the only reasonable path back to normalcy that I can see.

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  15. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Mrs. Compton–

    I’ll tell you where Michelle will get her oysters: from any non-former colonial and/or Muslim country that she wants to support with American dollars. OUR American tax dollars.

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  16. Kairn

    December 2nd, 2012

    @RosalindJ,
    Lunny thought that way because Salazar personally visited his business. He liked the guy. He believed Salazar found his operation to be top notch. With magical thinking like that, what could go wrong? Right?

    The one key thing here, is how millions of people (including Lunny) have completely underestimated the real game plan of this Obysmal administration. Sheep absentmindedly going off to slaughter is an understatement.

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  17. Wraith

    December 2nd, 2012

    So continue operating. Fuck a “permit.” Free people don’t ask permission to live their lives.

    Make them come and shut you down by force, revealing themselves for the thugs they are.

    Seriously–just live your life, do what you want and fuck what FedGov has to say. They’ve made it clear that they don’t abide by the rule of law contained in the Constitution…so, if there’s no rule of law, then why should we pretend there is?

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  18. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Menderman–

    I don’t care where it’s happening, it’s wrong. I don’t even like oysters–but it’s still wrong. Wrong in NC, wrong here.

    But the fact that it is happening in a heavily leftist, Democratic stronghold like Marin County shows you how safe they feel about doing what they want. That, I think, is one major noteworthy point about this event.

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  19. Doc

    December 2nd, 2012

    Wait till those liberal california maggots have to pay extra for Oregon oysters they’ll get pissed and like John Cooper said Blame Bush!

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  20. Menderman

    December 2nd, 2012

    @maryfrommarin

    Yeah, I know, but when I read the articles and the petitions that force the closures of public land in Hatteras, Ocracoke, Cape Lookout etc and see all the signatures from Ca, I get furious. People that have never been here and never will be are paying money to groups to “save” a bird that needs no saving and stop humans from entering their own land. Now, when I see the results of the decades of precident they set biting them in their own ass, I don’t care. Yeah, I should get over it…but I don’t see it happening anytime soon. I am out of money, out of patience, soon to be uninsured, and almost out of the ability to give a shit.

    Is this the Marin you are from? If so, I am sorry for you that it wasn’t stopped before it got there….

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  21. RosalindJ

    December 2nd, 2012

    @MaryfromMarin, you’re right, but it’s really too late, yes? I can gain only so much satisfaction from the rending and gnashing – I seldom indulge in told-ya. It’s cold comfort in the face of the flat-out disaster of magnitude this hater and his minions are bent on bringing.

    Beans and bullets, comrades. For a lot, keep the Bible at hand, too.

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  22. Bad Brad

    December 2nd, 2012

    Menderman,MARY. No to mention that the asshole that support this crap and currently reside in California probably migrated here from Hatteras, Ocracoke, Cape Lookout. I guess the weathers nice, so all the crackpots decided to hang out in Mary’s and mine state. I guess the probably leave after the sufficiently destroy it. By the way there are times in this state that you can only fish for Salmon if you an INJUN. That’s infuriating too.

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  23. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Menderman and RosalindJ–

    Yes, that Marin. Are there any others? (LOL)

    As I said, I think the major importance of this is the velvet glove coming off the iron fist, even for leftists. Worse will come and none will escape (unless you have the Mark of Obama–don’t leave home without it!)

    As for them being bitten in their own asses–high time. I’ve said this before, too: that we will have to go right straight over all the cliffs there are, fiscal and otherwise. No lessons will be learned, by those who need them most, until that happens.

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  24. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    December 2nd, 2012

    “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you?” No, if you are trying to make a living in America, the new maxim is “I’m from the government, and I hate you.”

    Hope this clarifies matters for the next four years. Thanks, libs.

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  25. J. Galt

    December 2nd, 2012

    Interior department foils Kalifornia oyster grower.

    Reality smacks socialist up beside the head. Gotta love it.

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  26. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    Oh, and @Menderman–thank you for the sentiment about being sorry it got here. That was kind of you and I forgot to say so.

    I’M sorry it has gone anywhere in our country. But when we sow the wind, we reap the whirlwind. It will be a bitter harvest. But it is not the bitter end.

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  27. ? everything

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Scr north, agree completely, how many voted for this adm not once but twice? I am still finding it very difficult to find any empathy for anyone who knowing supported JOB KILLERS, by voting for them without any question PERIOD.

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  28. Kairn

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Doc,
    What was interesting reading all the comments under the article about the oyster business at marinij dot com, was that no one said a word about getting oysters from Oregon in the future. They all moaned about their oysters coming from Washington state.

    I thought that was a head scratcher.

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  29. scr_north

    December 2nd, 2012

    @Cracker Baby: actually it’s “I’m from the government and I’m here to help myself”.

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  30. Menderman

    December 2nd, 2012

    First they stloe land for piping plover in NC, and I didn’t live in NC so I did nothing. Next they came for the big Gulp in New York City, and I did nothing because I live in California and I drink Lattes. Next they came for Californians and nobody on the east coast cared…like what a bunch of like really, ya know, stupid people that are like, ya know all stupid and stuff…don’t they know that we are like, ya know, really smart and good looking and rich and stuff? Like, they should really care and stuff!

    (Not directed at Mary, Brad or Stranded…just the average idiot in Ca that just voted to raise their own taxes)

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  31. Menderman

    December 2nd, 2012

    Mary,

    Your Welcome. I try to care.

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  32. Lowell

    December 2nd, 2012

    Wraith nailed it. This is EXACTLY the type of thing required. Make them lay hands on you. Every single instance.

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  33. Anonymous

    December 2nd, 2012

    @ beachmom ‘This is just the beginning of the world’s newest monarchy’s anti-capitalist, ‘anti-prosperity, anti-self sufficiency agenda in action.’

    Ironic its the Libs of Marin County getting shoved up the capital C Collective ass. Side note, I went there once or twice a year over the last 30 years and am furious with the feds.

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  34. Name Redacted™

    December 2nd, 2012

    I just read through EVERY comment on that article. The locals are dumbfounded. It’s the first time I’ve seen a group of (mostly) hard lefties feel the pain of reaping what they sowed.

    A lot of, “I’m all about the environment, but…”

    I was just saying to my husband, THIS is what has to happen, over and over again. Eventually, even the lefties will get hurt by these policies. Every lefty I know, it has to hit them personally, right in their job, right in their wallet, right in their personal property for them to finally BEGIN to get it.

    Lefties have very short vision. They feel like, “as long as I’m OK, everything’s OK.” Some guy far away losing his farm doesn’t affect them personally. Conservatives have a very long vision, maybe from having better memories or reading history or knowing the Bible. We can see shit coming from WAY down the road. I don’t have to be starving today to know what policies are going to starve me if they continue for years.

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  35. sTevo

    December 2nd, 2012

    I denounce myself in advance…

    Not to worry, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will announce Homey’s Bay Oyster Co.’s will be granted a permit in the very near future.

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  36. phil in philly

    December 2nd, 2012

    ever notice what happened to the chebby dealerships in the red states/districts?

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  37. jus helpin yo

    December 2nd, 2012

    hey, MaryfromMarin – you ARE aware of Mimi Steel aren’t you??? she started
    bayarealiberty.org
    and was on glennbeck two weeks ago talking about agenda21 and how her group is fighting it

    in fact SHE BEEN TALKING TO BARBARA SIMPSON FOR ABOUT AN HOUR on
    ksfo.com

    look for barbara’s podcast tomorrow in the seven day podcast

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  38. Corona

    December 2nd, 2012

    “I’m from the government and I’m here to fucking royally screw you.”

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  39. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    @jus helpin yo–

    I have corresponded with Mimi S. a few times, and we have participated in political events together. I’ll check out the podcast, thanks.

    She has a grip like a pit bull on Agenda 21. God bless her. http://www.bayarealiberty.com/libertyblog/

    That’s what this Drakes Bay Oyster thing is: an Agenda 21 issue.

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  40. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    @sTevo–

    You may be not be too far off, at that. Why waste all those immature oysters? Except it will be the WH Oyster Co., most likely. With a direct and dedicated pipeline to the WH kitchens.

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  41. jus helpin yo

    December 2nd, 2012

    God bless her.

    indeed

    [whew, pressures off, no more threadjacking]

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  42. jus helpin yo

    December 2nd, 2012

    sorry…podcast for Mimi Steel is from ~5:17 pm to ~6:38pm

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  43. Nutjob

    December 2nd, 2012

    “I believe it is the right decision for Point Reyes National Seashore and for future generations who will enjoy this treasured landscape.

    I’m sure the native americans will enjoy the property your house sits on likewise for years to come you fuck.

    So now the csars just like Scabelius are dictating how you will bow to them also.
    Way to go Obamabots.

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  44. Bad Brad

    December 2nd, 2012

    From the comments from the Marin Journal, and here’s the problem.

    “Steve Elliott · Fairfax, California
    Pretty much everybody in Marin County voted for Obama. Pretty much everybody in Marin County supports the Lunny’s. So what’s up with that? ”

    This person should be taken out of the gene pool pronto.

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  45. Burrcember

    December 2nd, 2012

    Huh. Used to live near there. Used to buy their oysters. So did lots of restaurants. Oh well.

    Funny thing though. Know what else is at Point Reyes? I mean besides a whole lot of nothing that no one ever visits because it’s cold and foggy and windy all the time?

    Dairy and cattle farms. Yup. For about as long as the oyster company has been their, nasty cow poop has been floatin’ around in the water.

    Meh. I’m sure jug Ears will get around to bootin’ those century old residents and farmers out soon enough.

    More room for Hobbits and shit I guess.

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  46. RWF

    December 2nd, 2012

    Burr!!! How are you?

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  47. MaryfromMarin

    December 2nd, 2012

    Hey, @Burr!

    You’re not the only one who brought up the dairy and cattle farms. I’m sure they’re on the delete list, too.

    They have stronger supporters than one lone oyster farm, though, so their liquidation will be later, after the usual fatalistic inertia has set in about this.

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  48. Bad Brad

    December 2nd, 2012

    Burr, missed ya. Hope your keeping the 94 cleaned and well oiled brother.
    Had a friend that use to say the coldest winter he ever went through was a summer in Half Moon Bay. Can’t imagine this place to different. Part of the Red Triangle I Believe. We should introduce old Ed to some of it’s inhabitants. They probably don’t do Mex though.

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  49. Burr Along' lil' Cowboy.

    December 3rd, 2012

    Hello again anonymous people. So very glad to see you all…again. I believe I exhausted my current store of updates, reminiscences and knee slapping hijinx in that other thread. The one about something or other. Lot’s of special guest stars in that one…it’s around here somewhere.

    Anyway, yes. While oysters and other assorted bi-valves actually clean the water, cow dung does not.

    I’ll have to check on that place when I visit California in January.

    Or not. There seems to be a sudden dearth of oysters up there for some reason. Not to worry though, I’m sure President Elmo will grope his was around the bottom of this story and plow his way through whatever young and fresh problems that arise.

    I hear he does brilliant work.

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  50. MaryfromMarin

    December 3rd, 2012

    @Burr–

    Bring along some more Breitbart stickers when you come. My stock’s getting low.

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