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‘Shutdown’ Day 7: Government Buys $47,174 Mechanical Bull
Cybercast News Service ^ | October 7, 2013 - 3:21 PM | Eric Scheiner

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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: army; bull; bullofheaven; mechanicalbull; military; porkulus; shutdown

1 posted on 10/08/2013 11:06:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Couldn’t they just bring in Joy Behar?


2 posted on 10/08/2013 11:09:18 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Olog-hai
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3 posted on 10/08/2013 11:09:40 AM PDT by reaganaut (I don't do hopey-changey. I do ouchy-bleedy.)
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To: Olog-hai

The Army bought Michelle Obama?


4 posted on 10/08/2013 11:10:26 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Olog-hai

Mechanical Bull ...

I kind of thought it was Organic ...


5 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:38 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m in SC and would prefer a NASCAR simulator!


6 posted on 10/08/2013 11:11:41 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Olog-hai

As if the government doesn’t have enough bull.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Olog-hai

Okay, what’s a mechanical bull, and what the heck does it do?


8 posted on 10/08/2013 11:14:40 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Olog-hai
Well they have enough B S around, they figured there had to be a Bull in there somewhere. I would like to here Pelosi explain again how everything that can be cut has been. Who decided this was essential?

It's not as if the pResident has the gumption to ride it.

9 posted on 10/08/2013 11:14:49 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: kitkat

Refer to the movie “Urban Cowboy”. It will answer all your questions.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 11:15:56 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: kitkat
Think URBAN COWBOY..........................
11 posted on 10/08/2013 11:16:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: SpinnerWebb

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.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 11:17:20 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: kitkat

Watch Urban Cowboy, or read this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_bull

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.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 11:18:23 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 11:19:42 AM PDT by abigkahuna (I have achieved the goal of semi-literacy through public schooling.)
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To: Red Badger
Urban cowboy...


15 posted on 10/08/2013 11:21:20 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Mechanical bulls can’t speak...


16 posted on 10/08/2013 11:21:46 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Olog-hai
He says the previous mechanical bull had broke down and was beyond repair.

Sums up the whole affair.

17 posted on 10/08/2013 11:23:20 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy; Red Badger

Thank you.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 11:24:21 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Red Badger
Think URBAN COWBOY..........................

Oh yea, I'm thinking Debra Winger making love on top of that bull... just great movie making. :-))

19 posted on 10/08/2013 11:29:21 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: Fresh Wind

TURBAN COWBOY...................

20 posted on 10/08/2013 11:29:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: bigheadfred

Mechanical bulls have no balls...........that’s why the Army wants them.....................


21 posted on 10/08/2013 11:30:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: Red Badger
Mechanical bulls have no balls...........that’s why the Army wants them.....................

You're damn right! Go Navy!!

22 posted on 10/08/2013 11:33:36 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: Red Badger

Bourbon cowboy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh0ib0bSj-o


23 posted on 10/08/2013 11:37:01 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: mc5cents

Semper Fi, from an old Marine...................


24 posted on 10/08/2013 11:37:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: kitkat
"Okay, what’s a mechanical bull, and what the heck does it do?"

It's there to keep a smile on the mechanical cows' faces, of course!

25 posted on 10/08/2013 11:41:32 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Olog-hai

Essential.

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26 posted on 10/08/2013 12:01:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: abigkahuna

Spot on. It’s time to put government out of business.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 12:02:50 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Fresh Wind

You mean Urbane Coyboy


28 posted on 10/08/2013 12:03:11 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Olog-hai

No problem


29 posted on 10/08/2013 12:08:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai

Bull is bull.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 12:10:50 PM PDT by Leep (Peak oil? We have reached peak debt!)
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To: Fresh Wind

Turban Cowboy

Don’t insult Americans. /s


31 posted on 10/08/2013 12:11:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Olog-hai
Bronco Bama
32 posted on 10/08/2013 12:15:35 PM PDT by JPG (Putin Does Obama.)
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To: Red Badger


Did they buy one of these to go along with it?
33 posted on 10/08/2013 12:16:43 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Olog-hai

The government is shut down, but the bull-sitting continues.


34 posted on 10/08/2013 12:17:10 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Olog-hai

Makes perfect sense to me as the government needs a Mechanical Bull to service us just like a real bull services a cow.


35 posted on 10/08/2013 12:19:19 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Olog-hai

And this is just an example of expenses we know about. G-d knows what kind of expenses they are hiding from the public and what they are wasting our $$$ on when they think we’re not looking.


36 posted on 10/08/2013 12:19:31 PM PDT by freedom462
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$67,000,000 where is it?


37 posted on 10/08/2013 12:23:19 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Red Badger
Ahoy bull! Village People Navy photo: Village People - In The Navy VillagePeoplearticle-1303248-0ACDBF70000005DC-789_468x332-1.jpg
38 posted on 10/08/2013 12:23:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Fresh Wind
I thought Barry was more of a Midnight Cowboy.
39 posted on 10/08/2013 12:35:48 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Olog-hai

Baraq produces Grade AAA Bull every time he opens his mouth. For free.


40 posted on 10/08/2013 12:45:03 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Olog-hai

Off topic but .The Army has become a joke . A recruiter came to my oldest boys schools and said the Army is there to help others around the world but when my boy asked about being there for Americans and the constitution the recruiter just ignored him.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 12:55:03 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Olog-hai

“The cupboard is bare, there is nothing left to cut.” Nancy “stretch” Pelosi


42 posted on 10/08/2013 1:16:08 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Olog-hai

A mechanical bull?

How about pinatas?

They’re trying to attract illegal aliens?


43 posted on 10/08/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Red Badger
TURBAN COWBOY...................

Post of the Day!

44 posted on 10/08/2013 3:07:56 PM PDT by magellan
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45 posted on 10/08/2013 3:30:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Red Badger

ROTFL! Post of the week.


46 posted on 10/08/2013 3:33:53 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: bgill

My thought exactly.


47 posted on 10/08/2013 3:58:51 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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