Obama Administration Shuts Down 100 Year Old Oyster Farm This Week

Another Obama success story…
The Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has been in business for 100 years.
Then came Barack Obama.
In November, the Obama Administration shut down the oyster farm. They said it was for environmental reasons.

The farm produced 40% of California oysters.

The business was ordered to close its doors this week after a federal judge denied the oyster farm’s request to overturn its eviction from Point Reyes National Seashore.
Kevin Lunny, owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, hugs longtime worker Lupe Guadalupe Arriago after learning the government will not renew his family’s lease in Inverness, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 (Wall Street Journal)

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    I’ve gotten oysters from them. This is a crying shame. Wake up people….this won’t be the last.

    So sorry to the owners and workers of Drakes Bay Oyster Company. You deserve better.

  • Outrage Industries LLC.

    Rage-O-Meter gives this story a 3 out of 5:


  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    Years ago, now think way back… let’s say, during the great depression. That photo would be on the front cover of every major ‘news paper/magazine’. But that was back when the ‘media’ did the job of reporting news, and the plight of the people… rather than spewing their political agendas and the ‘plight of politics’.

  • Nelda Mann

    I don’t like oysters but I’m outraged!

  • jharp

    You losers have nothing.

    Next thing you know Obama will ban hunting in Yosemite and Central Park. And everyone knows it’s our right to be able to harvest game animals from parks, right?

  • Arnonerik

    Between JHarp’s ears there is nothing. See no evil, hear no evil! What a monkey!

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  • jainphx

    Jharp, I must say I sure would like to meet you face to face to see what STUPID looks like. You are typical liberal, don’t read the facts of any case, just spin and conject that really shows just how ignorant you are! Does mommy know you use her computer?

  • Nosmo

    Another satisfied Obamba voter…NOT….

  • Flintstone F.

    #8 jainphx

    There is no reason to read or respond to trolls. Note, not a word of concern for the fact that this business was around for a hundred years and was certainly not a concern of theirs when they were harvesting oysters over that time. It’s only a concern of theirs because it’s on this blog and provides them an opportunity to hurl insults at people they don’t know. The issues are irrelevant, scroll past them.


    It also wasn’t the first. Many small businesses have gone under the last four years.

    Our “president” (voter fraud in OH, PA) has caused many hundred year old companies to go out of business.

  • Pat McKelvy

    Who was there first? The osyter company or the park?

  • jharp

    #13 February 8, 2013 at 10:34 am
    Pat McKelvy commented:

    “Who was there first? The osyter company or the park?”

    The oysters were there first. And now will remain there.

  • http://www.sarahrolph.com Sarah Rolph

    Oddly enough, in Salazar’s actual decision, he doesn’t say it’s for environmental reasons. Because the false narrative created by the Park Service to make that case has been blown out of the water too many times. The Park Service is pretending that they did a serious environmental review, and you can read the Final Environmental Impact Statement at their website, but that document has in fact been quietly shelved.

    So now they are saying it’s all about the law. Which they are also misrepresenting.

    See my story here: http://russianrivertimes.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/salazar-oyster-farm-decision-hides-from-history-and-abandons-science/

    Thanks for your coverage of this outrage.

  • jharp

    #12 February 8, 2013 at 10:31 am
    Flintstone F. commented:

    “Note, not a word of concern for the fact that this business was around for a hundred years and was certainly not a concern of theirs when they were harvesting oysters over that time. ”

    Why does it matter if the business was there for 300 years or one day? You can’t harvest game from a national park you fool.

    And it wasn’t a concern of mine because I did not know about it.

    But I’m glad the judge and Obama did the right thing.

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    Obama killed Osama! and the 16 year old mohammedan kid. Obama, our greatest of Christian Crusaders! And he’s got more muslims lined up.

  • muddywood

    In the real world, people like jharp speak much more politely. They are nothing more than useful idiots that have internet courage.

  • Radegunda

    Point Reyes is not a national park, you fool. For a long time, the government accepted the operation of the oyster farm there.

    Then the antihuman leftist enviromentalist agenda (get people off the coast, off the land, herd them into cramped cities) kicked in and the enviros set out to gin up phoney “science” about “endangered species.” There are some honest liberal environmentalist scientists who have said the “science” is fraudulent.

    But leftists don’t let facts get in the way of their agenda, and environmentalist radicals really don’t like people.

  • Radegunda

    “you fool” meant jharp, of course.

  • NoResolution

    JHarp are you auditioning to be an MSNBC host, or do you just enjoy bieng a, NY Times reading weirdo?

  • Radegunda

    “you fool” meaning jharp, of course.