Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Party In Government's Pork

You will note that the list is bi-partisan. It's also offensive to all who have to pay for it.

$1 million for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, requested by Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, both Democrats from Arkansas; [There will not be a "Lewinsky Chair."]

$200,000 for the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, requested by Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada;
[Tennis, anyone?]

$3.74 million for research into the Formosan Subterranean Termite, requested by Reps. Rodney Alexander and Richard Baker of Louisiana;
[Research on eliminating Congressional Termites would be a better cause]

AFL-CIO Working for America Institute, requested by Sen. Tom Harkin;
[We already have Union Halls]

$750,000 for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, requested by Clinton, Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid;
[Statues of Harry Dexter White will have a home]

$3.76 million for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, requested by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison;
[Offering an MS course in vote-fraud and graft]

$1 million for the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library, requested by Sen. Thad Cochrane, Republican of Mississippi; [A shrine to faulty tape-recorders will be installed]

$150,000 for rodent control on the Aleutian Islands, requested by Ted Stevens of Alaska;
[The real rodent is Ted Stevens]

$250,000 to build the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Washington, requested by Rep. Doc Hastings.
[Culinary treats to include varieties of "peach"?--like IM-Peach?]

$470,000 to study the Asian Long-Horned Beetle, requested by Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois;
[They're family to Durbin]

$244,077 for bee research in Weslaco, Texas, requested by Rep. Chet Edwards;
[Africanized bees are a type of Gummint agent]

$213,386 to study the Oliver Fruit Fly in Montpelier, France, requested by Mike Thompson of California;
[In FRANCE???]

$1.7 million for the Centers for Disease Control to fund a Hollywood liaison to advise doctor dramas;
[Will CDC offer knowledge on VD's for Hollywood folks?]

$5.1 million for "audio and visual integration" in the CDC's new Thomas R. Harkin communications and visitor center – and, yes, that is Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa.
[Your experience of disease--in plasma-HD!!!!]

And that's just a partial list. Wait until we get to the Wisconsin list!!

1 comment:

diana said...

I don't know whether to laugh or get really really p.o. 'ed!