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)...
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.