Twitter is becoming a kinda’ cool thing. You see one person I am following on Twitter is Senator John McCain from Arizona. He has been tweeting some of the details of the so-called Stimulus Package that Comrade the Messiah and the demoncrats pushed through our congress. You remember! The one that Comrade the Messiah said contained NO earmarks or as they use to be called, Pork!!!
UPDATE: These pork projects are NOT from the Stimulus Bill but in fact are from the Omnibus Spending Bill (Thanks Julie!)
Below you will find some of the details of this
over spending stimulus bill. They are the actual tweets directly from Senator McCain.
$1.7M “for a honey bee factory” in Weslaco, TX
$475,000 to build a parking garage in Provo City, Utah
$200,000 “tattoo removal violence outreach program to could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past” REALLY?
$300,000 for the Montana World Trade Center – enough said
$1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah – is that the species of cricket or a game played by the brits?
$650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi
$2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York – quick peel me a grape.
$332,000 for the design and construction of a school sidewalk in Franklin, Texas – not enough $ for schools in the stimulus?
$2 million “for the promotion of astronomy” in Hawaii – because nothing says new jobs for average Americans like investing in astronomy
$1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa
$250,000 to enhance research on Ice Seal populations
$100,000 for the Central Nebraska World Trade Center
$143,000 to teach art energy – Art can produce energy? If so, then investing in the arts may lead to energy independence.
$167,000 for the Autry National Center for the American West in Los Angeles, CA
$1,427,250 for genetic improvements of switchgrass – I thought switchgrass genes were pretty good already, guess I was wrong.
$100,000 for the regional robotics training center in Union, SC – Does R2D2 or C3P0 know about this?
$238,000 for the Polynesian Voyaging Society in Hawaii – During these tough economic times with Americans out of work.
$143,000 for Nevada Humanities to develop and expand an online encyclopedia – Anyone heard of Wikipedia?
$150,000 for a rodeo museum in South Dakota
$951,500 for Sustainable Las Vegas
$285,000 for the Discovery Center of Idaho in Boise, ID
$209,000 to improve blueberry production and efficiency in GA
$47,500 to remodel and expand a playground in Ottawa, IL
$400,000 for copper wire theft prevention efforts
$190,000 for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY
$819, 000 for catfish genetics research in Alabama
$380,000 for lighthouses in Maine
$380,000 to revitalize downtown Aliceville, AL
$900,000 for fish management – how does one manage a fish…
$951,500 for the Oregon Solar Highway
$190,000 to build a Living Science Museum in New Orleans, LA
$380,000 for a recreation and fairground area in Kotzebue, AK
$118,750 for a building to house an aircraft display in Rantoul, IL
$7,100,000 for the conservation and recovery of endangered Hawaiian sea turtle populations
$950,000 for a Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC
$150,000 for lobster research – similar to lobster managment?
All 13 earmarks for PMA group, which has been raided by the FBI for corruption, totaling over $10 million -THE BEST GOVERNMENT $ CAN BUY
$3,806,000 for a Sun Grant Initiative in SD
$190,000 for the Guam Public Library in Hagatna, Guam
$143,000 for the Historic Jazz Foundation in Kansas City, MO
$95,000 for the state of New Mexico to find a dental school location
$632,000 for the Hungry Horse Project
$59,000 for Dismal Swamp and Dismal Swamp Canal in Virginia
$95,000 for Hawaii Public Radio
$143,000 for the Dayton Society of Natural History in Dayton, OH
$1.9 million for the Pleasure Beach Water Taxi Service Project, CT
$190,000 to rebuild a dock in Gold Beach, OR
$237,500 for a new museum in San Jose, CA
$228,000 for “streetscaping” in Bridgeville, PA
$385,000 for the Utah World Trade Center – Utah too?
$2,128,000 for a Ferry Boat, San Juan, PR
$190,000 for the Berkshire Theatre in Stockbridge, MA
$122,821 for the Greater Toledo Arts Commission
$1,284,525 for Rolls Royce – does that include a car?
$75,000 for the “Totally Teen Zone” in Albany, GA
All I can add to this is… OBAMA = One Big Ass Mistake America