$1.7 million for PIG ODOR REASEARCH IN IOWA!?!?!?!?!

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX

Ok now. This has gone beyond rediculous. I'm reading through my emails last night and I get one from "John McCain". The title was "stop the reckless pork barrel spending."

Now I'm going to be honest here and say that I have no clue as to where that term "pork barrel spending" came from but when I read the things included in this stimulus plan of Obama's I get a good idea. I think I have a better name for it but it's R rated.

So I'm reading "John's" email and I get to this sentence....

"It is unconscionable that while we are asking Americans to do more with less in these trying economic times we are about to spend $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa, $2 million for the promotion of astronomy in Hawaii, $475,000 for a parking garage in Provo City, Utah, $300,000 to build a Montana World Trade Center, and $150,000 for a rodeo museum in South Dakota."

HUH?!!!!! WE are going to spend how much on pig odor research? WHY? ....and how the heck will that STIMULATE the economy? ....and why do I want to spend money on this?

So I google it and find some links. Here's one (obviously liberal leaning)...

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=why-study-pig-odor

The article explains what pig odor is and where it comes from and how they hope to get rid of it. Really? We don't know this already and we really need to research it at the cost of $1.7 MILLION dollars. Uh huh.

Well here's my 2 cents worth and it won't really cost the taxpayers anything.....IT STINKS, FECES STINKS, ANIMALS STINK.......so deal with it. If you don't like it, don't live near pig farms. I don't even eat pork to begin with and I sure as heck don't care why they stink or want to mess with genetics and try to make a rose smelling pig.

As for the rest of the earmarks listed.....give me a break.

Something stinks alright....it's BO of a different sort.

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John March
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Cheri, this would be funny if it weren't so sad. The only pig odor we should be concerned about is that which comes from sneaky politicians who pad bills with pork.

Something does stink it doesn't come from a pig, it comes from a BULL. that's what our politicians are giving the American public.

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John

Mar 06, 2009 07:56 AM #1
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Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
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Nothing new.  The government has been funding pig odor research for at least 15 years.  If you ever lived downwind of a factory farm, you'd want odor research done too.  My solution is, stop raising animals for food.  End of problem.

Mar 10, 2009 02:15 PM #2
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Cheri Smith
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I take it you are a Vegan Terry?

15 years huh.....and they still haven't figured out that pigs will always stink! lol.

Like I said, I don't eat pork, it's as bad as smoking in my book.

I just think that we could be wiser with our money. If I had an extra $1.7 million that I wanted to spend on something I think I'd give it to needy families, build better community centers, spend it on educating people about sustainable living, but pig odor research> Nah.

Mar 11, 2009 02:26 AM #3
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