Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Senate’s Special Recipe

Via Larwyn, Tigerhawk has a post detailing the latest shenanigans on the Hill.

Basically, it boils down to this: if the president wants funding for the continuing war effort, then he’d better be prepared to sign off on a pork-stuffed fat boy full of prizes for peanut farmers and spinach growers and New Orleans — just to name a few of the beneficiaries of the Democrats’ largesse revenge.

Nawlins
  • There is drought relief and hurricane relief.
  • There are veterans’ allotments.
  • And let us not forget the Eternal Victim, New Orleans. Will it ever stand on its own two feet again? (That’s a rhetorical question) We ought to be done with it and simply re-name the place: “Little D.C.” One thing is for sure: Nawlins is certainly not a free-standing town anymore and probably never will be. From now on the corruption will no longer be merely a local phenomenon. The place in covered in greenbacks — so much for the mayor’s “chocolate” town. It’s a green city, covered in mold and money and resentful envy.

There are already twenty billions in pork add-ons and somehow I don’t think they’re finished yet.

Want more money for Iraq, Mr. Bush? Better be prepared to swallow the Senate fast-food, too. Pork barbecue with that Senatorial special sauce, sir.

Open wide. Yum! Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?

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2 comments:

james higham said...

Dear Dymphna and Baron, you might like to check out:

http://nourishingobscurity.blogspot.com/2007/03/blogfocus-saturday-across-pond.html

You happen to be in it this evening.

Tom said...

Well now we can't expect the Democrats to be concerned with a little thing like national security, can we? Buying votes is much more important than providing our troops with what they need to win. After all, if we do win in Iraq, then the Dems lose.