Tuesday, April 20, 2010


In the interest of space, the Gunny just posted the best of the best and only from, the majority party. Rest assured, there are idiot Republicans who failed to learn their lesson in 2006 and 2008. WE the people are tired of the "bringing home the bacon" mentality of the 11% approval rated Kongress.

If you've ever been to the South, you know what a pig picking is and that is just what this Kongress and its master, Barry Soetoro are doing to the economy.

$15,614,000 by Robert "KKK" Byrd (D-W.Va.) for 12 projects:

HOT EARMARK! $1,250,000 by Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) for research into the long-term environmental and economic impacts of the development of a coal liquefaction sector in China. Sen. Byrd has directed $2,070,150 to this project over the past three years. WE”RE PAYING FOR CHINA HERE?
HOT EARMARK! $200,000 for the Capitol Theater in Wheeling. Jerry Seinfeld is scheduled to appear at the theater on April 22 with tickets ranging from $48 to $78!
$39,700,000 by Robert "KKK" Byrd (D-W.Va.), for the Advanced Training Center. Sen. (Byrd earmarked $39,700,000 for the center in both fiscal years 2008 and 2009, bringing the three-year total to $119,100,000.)

$12,423,000 by Senate Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman for 11 projects:

$400,000 for the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (One of the institute’s projects is promoting “Slow Food.” As an answer to fast food, “Slow Food” has been, according to the institute’s website, “expanding over the past decade from dealing with issues of quality in cooking to include environmental and sustainable agriculture, social justice, and food sovereignty, among others.” How does one eat “SOCIAL JUSTICE?” WTF is "food sovereignty? Herb Kohl (D-WI)

$9,355,000 by House Agriculture Subcommittee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.):

$1,454,000 for mosquito trapping research (HINT: They call them Mosquito Magnets Rosa)
$401,000 for the Food Marketing Policy Center
$300,000 for the Massaro Community Farm (hippies living on our largesse)
$4,841,000 for wood utilization research (it burns, you can build with it, cedar smells good…)
$2,908,000 for shrimp aquaculture research (it is tasty, goes well with cocktail sauce, makes great bait)
$2,573,000 for potato research (are great as french fries)
$775,000 for the Institute for Food Science and Engineering (one of the research areas is called “Pickle Science and Technology)
$693,000 for beef improvement research (feed them better-corn works great, i.e., Kobe beef)
$349,000 for swine and other waste management
$175,000 for urban horticulture and marketing (Dick Durbin, Jesse Jackson, Jr) hoods growing goods!

$43,650,000 for 24 projects by Dianne MILCON Feinstein (D-Calif.), including:

$10,000,000 for Emissions Reduction Grants to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District (two of the AQMD’s projects featured on its website are the “2010 Lawn Mower Exchange Program” and “How to create an eco-friendly kitchen”) NOW THAT is important!
$1,878,000 for Army Corps of Engineers operation and maintenance at Crescent City Harbor
$1,406,000 for Army Corps of Engineers operation and maintenance at Marina del Rey
$969,000 for shoreline erosion control development and demonstration
$90,000 for a breakwater study of Long Beach
$90,000 for an Army Corps of Engineers general investigation of Redwood City Harbor.
(Most of this should be STATE FUNDED!)

$28,500,000 for 21 projects by Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), including

$3,000,000 for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration; $1,000,000 for at-risk youth mentoring programs at the Cal Ripken Senior Foundation
$500,000 for the Kennedy Krieger Institute Juvenile Delinquency Prevention program
$500,000 for Episcopal Community Services of Maryland for the Jericho Workforce Development Initiative for ex-offenders (WHY ARE WE PAYING FOR THIS?)
$250,000 for the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

$7,965,000 for eight projects by House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.), including:

$2,265,000 for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail ($2,000,000 for land acquisition and $265,000 for construction)

$17,692,000 for 14 projects by Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), including:

$500,000 for a regional sediment management demonstration program in southeast Oahu
$100,000 for a rainfall analysis in Hawaii. (HINT: It rains a lot there Mazie)

$32,150,000 for 17 projects by Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), including:

$2,250,000 for coral research at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii
$1,000,000 for the Hawaii Marine Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation
$1,000,000 for the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative at the University of Hawaii
$400,000 for Hawaii fisheries development at the Oceanic Institute.
Don't they charge TUITION?

$17,976,000 for 33 projects by Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.), including

$500,000 for the West Liberty Emerging Minority Business Leaders program
$406,000 for an anti-recidivism prisoner education program at Glenville State College
$300,000 for the Great Science Online program at Wheeling Jesuit University.

$17,895,000 for 41 projects by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), including:

$250,000 for turtle protection funding (How did they EVER LIVE without human protection?)


$26,493,000 for 85 projects Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), including:

$100,000 for internet-based foreign language programs at Carnegie Mellon University (which has an endowment of $1,061,625,145) by Arlen S.P.E.C.T.R.E!

$2,922,000 for the West Freight access project (which the Federal Railroad Administration admits is a “non-competitive grant”) by Patty Murray (D-WA)

$2,000,000 for the city of Superior for expansion and improvement of a shipyard repair facility on the Great Lakes. (a PRIVATE industry facility) by David Obey (D-WI)

$1,000,000 by John Tester (D-Mont.), Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) for wind turbine development.

$300,000 for two projects for youth soccer gang prevention initiatives -Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

$200,000 by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Reps. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) and Chellie Pingree (D-
Maine) for lobster research at the Maine Department of Marine Resources. (HEY RINO SNOWE, THEY TASTE GOOD in butter!)

$200,000 by Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee member Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) to the Camden City Municipal Government for a Camden Police Department Mobile Communications Center. May 6, 2009, USA Today reported that the Camden Police Department was not eligible for stimulus COPS money because the department already had $565,000 in existing grant violations that the city was unable to repay.

$500,000 by Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Jane Harman (D-Calif.), Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), and Diane Watson (D-Calif.) for street lighting fixtures.

HOT EARMARK! $4,283,375 for nine projects for financial literacy/education programs by Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), John Olver (D-Mass.), and Steven Rothman (D-N.J.), including:

$3,150,000 for a financial education and pre-home ownership counseling demonstration project
$305,875 for a national program to improve financial literacy for the Girl Scouts of the USA
$250,000 for financial and technical assistance for the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund
$100,000 for employment and financial counseling and assistance for Project Ezrah Needs, Inc.

$200,000 by Marion Berry (D-Ark.) for the Arkansas Commercial Driver Training Institute at Arkansas State University-Newport. (J.B. Hunt had sales of $3.8 billion in 2008.) Surely THEY can pay to train THEIR drivers.

$800,000 by House appropriator Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.) to Global Solar Energy for the portable solar charging rechargeable battery system. Global Solar Energy is a private sector firm.

$8,045,000 for seven projects by Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), including:
$4,000,000 for the Puget Sound Ecosystem Research Initiative (econazis)
$180,000 for Schooner Adventuress restoration. (Approximately 3,000 youth and adults board her each year to learn her history, Puget Sound’s and the ways we can work together to protect the environment in which she sails.)


A.  $1,000,000 by Senate appropriator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) for the Sewall-Belmont House in Washington, D.C., which holds private events, offers catering, and is visited by tourists who are encouraged to leave donations.
B.  $150,000 by House appropriator Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) for restoration of the Sterling Opera House.
C.  $150,000 by House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee member Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) for restoration of Cottrill’s Opera House.
D.  Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), including: $7,287,000 for the Iowa Department of Education to continue the Harkin Grant program ($32,633,000 has been earmarked for this program since 2005.) Remember: “I happen to be a supporter of earmarks, unabashedly. But I don’t call them earmarks. It is ‘Congressional directed spending.’” November 25, 2006 New York Times article
E.  $550,000 for curriculum development and equipment purchasing at Caldwell College; $500,000 for purchasing equipment and curriculum development at Fairleigh Dickinson University (which has an endowment of $23,150,084) Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
F.  $800,000 by Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) for music education programs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Since 2001, over $4,816,000 has been directed to Jazz at Lincoln Center, which had a fund balance of $195,763,243 as of June 30, 2008.
G.  $300,000 by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) for music education programs at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tickets range from $34 to $220. Carnegie Hall had $401,662,000 in total assets as of June 30, 2009.
H.  $200,000 by Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) for assessments and educational programming at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. The average cost of a ticket to the Bishop Museum is $16.45. The Bishop Museum had a fund balance of $71,302,643 as of June 30, 2008.
I.  $150,000 by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) for exhibits and interactive displays at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation in Buffalo. The foundation had a fund balance of $1,222,394 as of September 30, 2008.
J.  $11,270,000 for the East-West Center in Hawaii. In a moment of rare candor, Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) admitted in 2007, that it came into existence without congressional hearings and over State Department opposition. The East-West Center is similar to the North-South Center, which stopped receiving federal funding in 2001.
K.  $400,000 by House appropriator Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) for restoration and renovation of the historic Ritz Theater in Newburgh, N.Y.
L.  $400,000 by Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) for construction and renovation for safety improvements at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. They had net assets worth $49,147,172 with an operating budget of $16.9 million.
M.  $350,000 by House appropriator Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) for renovation of the Uptown Theater in Philadelphia.
N.  $200,000 by Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) for the expansion of the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York. The museum has a fund balance of $6.9 million at the end of 2008.
O.  $200,000 by Senate THUD Appropriations Subcommittee member Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) for design and construction of a small business incubator and multipurpose center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Q.  $194,800 by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) for completion of the historic restoration project at the Historic Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. According to the Old Slater’s Mill Association 2008 IRS Form 990, it has net assets of $2,573,254.
R.  $150,000 by House appropriator Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) for renovation and build out of the Pregones Theater in the Bronx. It costs attendees $22 for regular admission.
S. $1,700,000 for the Water Research Foundation (at the end of 2007, it had a fund balance of $17 million)-THANK YOU Dingy Reid (D-NV).

(http://www.cagw.org/ )


  1. An old saying, "It depends on whose ox is gored."

    Gunny, I've said this before. EVERYONE knows Congress is corrupt. And everyone detests the pork. And EVERYONE wants all those wasteful spenders voted out. All those wasteful spenders, except THEIR wasteful spender. After all, he brings opm (other peoples money) home to their district.

  2. Buck,

    Indeed. That is why we need to stop that bringing home the bacon mentality and that is why we need to support ONLY solid conservatives.

  3. Gunny

    That is a problem. We can support ONLY solid conservatives all day long.
    Nancy Pelosi will be sent back to Congress by her entitlement constituents;
    Sheila Jackson Lee will be sent back by her...
    Barney Frank will be...
    Every Marxist leaning representative comes from an entitlement district and will be sent back because they promise their district more of every other district's monies...

  4. Buck,

    Sad but true. I can't remember who said but this fits well here:

    "A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

  5. Wow, is that all we're wasting? I could think of a million more projects we could totally waste trillions on. Let me do a Google search on these....
    Never mind, they are all on Obama's list for next year.

    I think that was Tytler Gunny, that's why the founding fathers created a Republic in hopes that the representatives would serve only out of duty. That's why we need to cut pay and benefits to ALL Governemnt offices.

  6. Gunny,
    The spending is revolting and what you list here is probably just the tip of the iceberg.
    The quote you have is spot on. I think Jim is correct that the quote is most frequently attributed to Alexander Tytler by Elmer T. Peterson in "This is the Hard Core of Freedom"(1951) while some believe it was Alexis de Tocqueville who said it first. There is a chronology that was included which some may find interesting.

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage.

  7. What did someone say?

    If you are robbing Peter to pay Paul, you can depend on Paul's support?

  8. Gunny'
    Sickening isn't it? My Senator that has always been a staunch conservative, James Inhoff, voted for the last jobs bill, to get highway work done in Oklahoma. I am so disappointed in him. If another conservative comes out against him I will probably vote for that person. I am really sick of the constant spending and spending. I can't do it in every day life, why expect it of my government? Our house flooded last year, and we have been working at reparing it, and replacing floors etc. someone wanted to know if we had gotten help from FEMA. I was quick to tell them our country is broke, we can do this ourselves!!(I wouldn't give Obama the credit anyway.) :-)

  9. Jim,

    I wish that they would serve out of duty or at the least, what is best for the US, allowable under the Constitution. If a State needed something done, then they should pay for it, not the oter 56 states!

  10. rikdergis,

    I originally thought that it was DeTocqueville but I didn't want to be wrong and have Ivan the Witless declare "gsme set match" on me! hahahaha

  11. Pack Rat,

    and there are LOTS of peggy the moochers out there.

  12. Nanna,

    I can see the highway stuff because WE PAY into that fund through out fed highway tax, that the Congress would piss away otherwise. But paying:

    "$2,000,000 for the city of Superior for expansion and improvement of a shipyard repair facility on the Great Lakes. (a PRIVATE industry facility) by David Obey (D-WI)"

    is a bunch of crap!

  13. Tell me again, why my taxes have to be raised, when we have so much money lying around!?

  14. E.

    Good point. The answer? Obama needs to pay off his supporters like Peggy the Moocher from his "stash."

  15. ALZ: Your hot. Let's hook up later for some anger man on anger man action.

  16. The real "misquitos" are the ones who are sucking up the lifeblood of this nation.The cure for that is November!whyle we still have a country to save!!

  17. Anonymous:
    Of course he's hot!! He is a real MAN, not a panty wearing woose like you. Now there is a guy on here named Ivan that would be just perfect for you.

  18. Gunny-as long as the pie holds there will be takers of the pieces--the trouble is there is so much they can take and we are left with an empty crust.

  19. Hey Gunny, glad I found you, hope you don't mind me chimming in.

    Just from what we see here, the money is the problem, If we the people had the money and they didn't the world would be a much better place. These LIBERAL/Progressives would be nothing without OUR money because they don't know how to make it themselves.

  20. And those little piggies will cry, "wee, wee, wee" all the way home on 2010, 2012!!

  21. Speaking of money and Congress:

    Make your own judgment.

  22. Perhaps I missed it, but I thought as part of draining the swamp and the new transparency that all of this info was going to be readily avaiable and advertised.
    Maybe that was another forgotten promise.

  23. And Bill Clinton wants Americans to simmer down.
    Bill, the heat is coming from Washington, not the American people.
    We'll simmer down when the fire is out in Washington.

  24. Want some more?
    $48,000,000 in Augusta, ME to renovate the Margaret Chase Smith building.
    Something like $5 - 7 million for floors 7 through 10 at the IRS building in Boston.
    Nice, huh?

  25. have you heard or seen these? Demands by the unions for their money!!



    The money is the key..follow the money. Here are some interesting sites that do just that:

    http://www.opensecrets.org/ lobbying

    http://stimuluswatch.org/2.0/ -it's 2010 do you know where is your stimulus money is?

    http://usgovernmentspending.com/ -you can track your state or the mational budget, full of charts etc.

  26. Here is a plan that I think is very well thought out and more people need to know about it.
    Paul Ryan is a good man who gets it!


  27. Top 10 politicians taking money from Goldman Sachs. http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=36686

    The Obama administration is in deep with these people. Reseach the Chicago Climate exchange to see the real reason behind this sham. http://www.chicagoclimatex.com/ Obama and Al Gore and 3 top Goldman Sachs people make sure that this place is well funded, the guy that runs it says it is a TEN TRILLION DOLLAR market.

    more later