Considering that my head is about to explode and that I should definitely be drinking, I probably shouldn't even be typing my name right now, much less attempting to read the Proof-That-Harry-Reid-Has-Lost-His-Mind Crap-Laden-One-Way-Ticket-To-The-Loony-Bin-For-Life Omnibus bill.
No, I'm not drunk, but I oughta be to get through this piece of bovine excrement spending bill.
Is he freakin' CRAZY? Don't answer that.
Is he KIDDING here? Don't answer that, either.
And what in the HELL is wrong with these "Republicans" who are thinking about going along with this crap-sandwich?
Did they learn NOTHING from the November election? Let me suggest that this is way, WAY out of the scope and function of a lame duck Congress. Way way. There is no freakin' way that this thing should go through as is. Who in the hell is going to read a 2,000 page piece of crap like this ever, much less right now when they're all trying to get out of there for Christmas?
Talk about waking up in some parallel universe...
Okay. Well let's just look at some of the tasty tidbits in this thing, shall we?
Red State has posted the following earmarks as posted on Twitter by Senator John McCain:
$247,000 - Virus free grapes in Washington State
$413,000 - Peanut research in Alabama
$125,000 - Fishery equipment for the Guam Fisherman’s Cooperative Association
$349,000 - Swine waste management in North Carolina
$277,000 - Potato pest management in Wisconsin
$246,000 - Bovine tuberculosis treatment in Michigan and Minnesota
$522,000 - Cranberry and blueberry disease
$500,000 - Oyster safety in Florida
$165,000 for maple syrup research in Vermont
$400,000 for solar parking canopies and plug-in electric stations in Kansas
Read the bill here, because you know your Senator won't.
How about the formation of a fact-finding Commission to study and investigate the Federal government's detention and holding of some 2,300 Latin Americans of Japanese descent during WWII? (p. 231)
How about $1,000,000 to watch water evaporate in the desert? (p. 450). How in the hell do I get THAT job?
I'll keep digging through this. Feel free to join me and post whatever you find.
Keep in mind, Harry Reid wants to smack this crap sandwich down on your Christmas table right next to your turkey and your (lame) duck dinner. He wants no discussion, no reading, no analysis, no transparency.
Thanks so much, Nevada, for re-electing this buffoon.
(More reaction at Memeorandum)
Update $2,600,000 for an agricultural pest facility in Hawaii. (p. 89).