Skip to comments.‘Shutdown’ Day 7: Government Buys $47,174 Mechanical Bull
Posted on 10/08/2013 11:06:47 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The government shutdown may be keeping furloughed federal workers at home, but on Monday the U.S. Army contracted to buy a mechanical bull.
The $47,174 contract was awarded on Oct. 7 to Mechanical Bull Sales Inc. of State College, Penn.
Lt. Col. Hank McIntire of the Utah National Guard tells CNSNews.com that the mechanical bull is regularly used as a tool by recruiters at fairs and other events.
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Couldn’t they just bring in Joy Behar?
The Army bought Michelle Obama?
Mechanical Bull ...
I kind of thought it was Organic ...
I’m in SC and would prefer a NASCAR simulator!
As if the government doesn’t have enough bull.
Okay, what’s a mechanical bull, and what the heck does it do?
It's not as if the pResident has the gumption to ride it.
Refer to the movie “Urban Cowboy”. It will answer all your questions.
Well, I can see the logic. Keep people out of Valley Forge, Grand Canyon and Smoky Mountains and buy a mechanical bull. This is good logic. Basic Needs for slimming down.
Watch Urban Cowboy, or read this:
Rode one at the County Fair once. Fun as all get out, especially when the guy with the controller gets smart and really gets it going.
I really have to yell about this. I am in the fair industry and I have friends that have invested in a mechanical bull, paid the insurance, the EXPENSIVE fair rents...all for the hope of a decent return.
Now the ARMY comes in with tax payer supplied mechanical bull, reduced fair rent because they are non-profit/gov entity and they will have folks ride the bull FOR FREE—thus eliminating any profit the poor self employed guy that has to haul his bull around from fair to fair just to feed his pie hole.
he has to wait until nighttime when enough folks get liquored up to ride. He has to invest in a sound system. Pay upwards of $1000 to $3000 for a spot at the fair. Two vehicles, one to haul the bull and crap on a trailer, another is living quarters for the season. Logistics! Somethign always going wrong with the equipment...
And now the government comes in and gives it all away for free.
What a great country.
Mechanical bulls can’t speak...
Sums up the whole affair.
Oh yea, I'm thinking Debra Winger making love on top of that bull... just great movie making. :-))
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