Sunday, February 15, 2009


My friend, Willow, sent me a link where one can access the pork spending in the oligarchy's spending-out-of-thin-air bill.  She began her email with an oink, which was fitting, so I borrowed it to title this post.

Kansas has some interesting needs in a time of financial crisis.  Financial crisis: food and shelter for individuals and families.  If one's of a mind to be thinking of job creation, be advised those jobs are only for a select group of people, and skilled white men need not apply.  If you're skilled and have light-colored skin, the plan is for you to participate in the redistribution of wealth — you get poorer, and a poor person becomes wealthier — if or when you lose your job.  I think it was about a year ago, when "jobs Americans won't do" was changed to "jobs Americans aren't doing."  Of course, Americans who are willing to work, will work at whatever job they can acquire, if they're in need of employment and the positions aren't filled by others, so the subtle change in verbiage was a necessity; some people are paying attention.  Reason would demand zero unemployment, before American jobs are given to citizens of other countries.  Reason would also not give hand-outs to people who won't work...thus spurring them to (*gasp*) WORK.  [For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. ~II Thessalonians 3:10]

If one hasn't studied the science of global warmingNot — no, I think they renamed the ruse climate change, when so many of Algore's movie "facts" were debunked [35 Inconvenient Truths - The Errors in Al Gore's movie] — here's a happy Kansas project:  City Hall Plaza energy improvement, addition of green design feature, municipal court and structure rehabilitation.  Cost: $22 million.

$15 million for Green Job Sewer System expansion; Extend sewer systems to areas currently using septic systems.  Color me ignernt, but I thought one couldn't get much greener than a septic system or lagoon — at the individual owners' cost of installation and maintenance.  Mayhap tearing up the countryside to lay miles of pipes for carrying wastewater to a facility which will bombard it with chemicals, add poison for your teeth (not very funny), and route it back through the tap is greener.  Ya nevuh know.

Here's a good one listed under Public Safety: New Jail Detention facility; currently the jail population exceeds capacity of the jail facility. This results in extensive $ on farm outs.  Cost: $24 million.   Aware that there are empty prisons all over the country, I quickly accessed this 2005 article about empty prisons.  It mentions what was a fairly good economy at the time, but the prisons do still sit empty and available for privatization, which is a hallmark of a capitalist economy and a good way to grow jobs.  Hey, privatizing some prisons would even wrench more money out of the hands of some wealthy people, and we all know those wealthy people just shouldn't have earned so much money, and neither should they be allowed to keep it!  We also, though, have a problem with (public) servants earning more than their masters, aka you and me.  What's up with that?  Come to think of it, they don't do what they're told either.  Something's rotten in Denmark America.

Under Public Safety, there's a mere $5 million slated for renovation of the ground floor of Kansas City, KS, City Hall.  I had no idea that city hall building was a safety menace, the ground floor in particular.  Makes me kinda hungry, thinking about new floor tiles and office chairs on the menu.

If you'd like to see what's in the barrel for your state, click here.

Happy Oinking!  (NOT)

Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind.  And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.  ~Matthew 15:14

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