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House OKs $410B bill to boost domestic programs [including $200,000 for tattoo removal]
Associated Press ^ | February 25, 2009

Posted on 02/25/2009 5:44:40 PM PST by grundle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House pushed through a $410 billion measure Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration. The vote was 245-178, largely along party lines.

Among the earmarks was one sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., who secured $200,000 for a "tattoo removal violence outreach program" in Los Angeles.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhobudget; federalspending; hopeychangey; misc; pork

1 posted on 02/25/2009 5:44:40 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

What the heck is a “tattoo removal violence outreach program”


2 posted on 02/25/2009 5:45:45 PM PST by Blogger (Christians- Remember Nineveh.)
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To: Blogger

3 posted on 02/25/2009 5:46:48 PM PST by maggief
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To: grundle
Among the earmarks was one sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., who secured $200,000 for a "tattoo removal violence outreach program" in Los Angeles.

That'll buy a lot of belt sanders.

4 posted on 02/25/2009 5:47:05 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (What's Black and White and Red all over?)
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To: Blogger

I’d be shocked if that wasn’t included, now I have to go get a tattoo so I can cash in.


5 posted on 02/25/2009 5:47:08 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Blogger
What the heck is a “tattoo removal violence outreach program”

Making peaceful law abiding citizens of the gang members. You know that it will work in an instant.

6 posted on 02/25/2009 5:48:07 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: grundle

democrats and media like to pretend they have nothing to do with causing the economic problems

Remember Obama was in the Senate 2006. He can’t run away from what he voted on during Bush’s term


7 posted on 02/25/2009 5:48:57 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: boomop1

I have a tattoo that at first blush reads M A. If you rub it, it reads MADE IN THE WONDERFUL AND FREE LOVING U.S.A.


8 posted on 02/25/2009 5:49:44 PM PST by shadeaud (Time to smell the roses and not the stench coming from D .C.)
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To: Irish Eyes
Atually, it's in the public interest that the gang punks be left with their tattoos intact ~ just so we know who they are.

So why is this schmuck Berman that he wants to cover it up by removing the tattoos?

Does he run with these guys when he goes back to his district or what?

9 posted on 02/25/2009 5:51:16 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Blogger

I’m guessing it’s part of some anti-gang initiative. Ex-gang bangers getting their signature “tat” removed so they can look like a normal human being again - something like that.


10 posted on 02/25/2009 5:52:17 PM PST by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: muawiyah
You can not believe how angry I am becoming with these new programs of the Promised One. Is there even 5% that will help the economy? NO !!!!
11 posted on 02/25/2009 5:55:14 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: shadeaud

That’s a keeper.


12 posted on 02/25/2009 6:00:20 PM PST by boomop1
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To: grundle

“$200,000 for tattoo removal”

I guess Robert Reich is gone then.


13 posted on 02/25/2009 6:01:42 PM PST by Semper Mark (Communism is Socialism with a gun to your head.)
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To: Irish Eyes
There's a serious lack of connectivity between whatever Obama's planning and what's really happening.

The fact the Democrats are going along with him pretty much proves that they are all mentally unstable ~ it's not just Joe Biden who has a few screws loose.

I see a purpose in the future for Gitmo!

14 posted on 02/25/2009 6:02:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: grundle

15 posted on 02/25/2009 6:05:39 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: grundle
Doogle: Hi Wendy, you want that tat removed from the back of your neck?

Wendy: yea, well ya know, like it was sooo cool back then ya know,like everybody did it,ya know, now it's sooo soo passe,ya know,like ya know?

Doogle: eyea

Wendy: is this gonna, like ya know any pain, like, ya know, hurt?

Doogle: nope

****arrrrrrreeeeeagagagagaaagghhh..putt putt putt****

Wendy: wats dat?

Doogle: a sander

Wendy: but but

Doogle: where ya going?>/p>

16 posted on 02/25/2009 6:07:12 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: grundle

“The plane, the plane...” I thought we had removed Tatoo.


17 posted on 02/25/2009 6:13:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Resolved: Gregg, McCain, Snowe, Spectre: 2010, Collins, Graham: 2014)
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To: Markos33

18 posted on 02/25/2009 6:15:04 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: grundle
$200,000 for a "tattoo removal violence outreach program" in Los Angeles is about 0.00005% of the total progam.

Sort of explains why our budgets are the way they are.

19 posted on 02/25/2009 6:16:27 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: grundle
Sixteen Republicans voted for this crap. Only Joseph Cao gets a pass because he's a freshman who took a serious beating for voting against the porkulus bill. Here is the full list:

Mary Bono Mack (CA-45)
Ginny Brown-Waite (FL-5)
Joseph Cao (LA-2)
Shelley Moore Capito (WV-2)
Mike Castle (DE-at large)
Charlie Dent (PA-15)
Jo Ann Emerson (MO-8)
Jim Gerlach (PA-6
Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2)
John McHugh (NY-23)
Candice Miller (MI-10)
Tim Murphy (PA-10)
Dave Reichert (WA-8)
Fred Upton (MI-6)
Ed Whitfield (KY-1)
Don Young (AK-at large)

20 posted on 02/25/2009 6:16:49 PM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: grundle

I think I recall that the tatoos brand them as obligated to a particular gang. That is because once they join, they are considered in it for life and the only way out is death.
(Sort of like the mafia.) Tatoo removal provides them with an exit out of the gang life and its claim on him.


21 posted on 02/25/2009 6:19:01 PM PST by marsh2
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To: Irish Eyes
Making peaceful law abiding citizens of the gang members. You know that it will work in an instant.

I have an instantaneous solution too and it only costs about a penny and a half.........

22 posted on 02/25/2009 6:19:13 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Hell, a Dollar Store kitchen knife would do.

Of course, that tattoo removal is going to leave a definite mark.


23 posted on 02/25/2009 6:20:17 PM PST by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: 50mm

Good one!


24 posted on 02/25/2009 6:20:52 PM PST by Semper Mark (Communism is Socialism with a gun to your head.)
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To: marsh2
“Tatoo removal provides them with an exit out of the gang life and its claim on him.”

Death is preferred to exiting out, no chance of recurrence!

25 posted on 02/25/2009 6:25:46 PM PST by dalereed
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To: grundle

tattoo?

lol, I thought it was the in thing.


26 posted on 02/25/2009 6:27:52 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Markos33

I got your joke. LOL


27 posted on 02/25/2009 6:37:59 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: grundle

Was this one ALSO not posted for 5 days?

Obama is such a liar.......and nobody calls him on it.


28 posted on 02/25/2009 6:40:25 PM PST by cookcounty (Impeach President dOOm!)
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To: Markos33
Enjoy.


29 posted on 02/25/2009 6:56:40 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: 50mm

I have Coca~Cola spewing out of my nose.

Hey, put Donna Shalalalalala in one too.

The democrat freak show. It would be good if you could find
seven democrat midgets and put them in a pic with obama
and call it, Half White And The Seven Dwarfs!


30 posted on 02/25/2009 7:03:11 PM PST by Semper Mark (Communism is Socialism with a gun to your head.)
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To: Dahoser

Why would he be beaten up for voting against the Prokulus bill?


31 posted on 02/25/2009 7:06:37 PM PST by Hanna548 (s)
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To: Markos33
Put down your coke.


32 posted on 02/25/2009 7:28:16 PM PST by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: TornadoAlley3
DEMOCRATS
33 posted on 02/25/2009 9:00:27 PM PST by odin2008 (EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING)
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To: Hanna548
Group of ministers kicks off effort to recall Republican Congressman Anh 'Joseph' Cao
34 posted on 02/25/2009 9:14:00 PM PST by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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