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  • Caption Biden and other assorted Dem losers

    06/12/2009 10:19:51 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 17 replies · 1,260+ views
  • (Michigan) Money for 'shovel ready' projects have strings attached

    05/28/2009 5:05:15 AM PDT · by earlJam · 22 replies · 1,576+ views
    WZZM ^ | 5/28/09
    Money for 'shovel ready' projects have strings attached WZZM 13 ONLINE 5/28/2009 6:32:48 AM GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Shovels are hitting the ground across Michigan as hundreds of road projects get underway that will be paid for with federal stimulus dollars. But the money comes attached to some strings that some people call unnecessary. Michigan is getting about $873 million in stimulus money to pay for the road projects. A spokesperson for Governor Jennifer Granholm says it will create or sustain about 25 ,000 but there is a small catch. "Part of the requirement is they (the federal government) want...
  • Caption Obama Road Sign

    04/26/2009 8:40:42 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 36 replies · 2,553+ views
  • Obama asks for ideas on curbing federal spending

    04/25/2009 5:03:24 AM PDT · by Radio Free American? · 41 replies · 816+ views
    AP Yahoo News ^ | 04/25/2009 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON – Think you can do better than your federal boss? President Barack Obama wants to know how. Obama on Saturday announced a plan for federal workers to propose ways to improve their agencies' and departments' budgets. The president said employees' ideas would be key as his Cabinet officials cut millions from the federal budget and trim the deficit.

    04/11/2009 10:41:01 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 10 replies · 1,453+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | April 11, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Here's a timely story. Polihale State Park on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii, has been closed since December when flooding damaged a small bridge at the entrance to the park (for Wikipedia link on Polihale State Park see here: It would have taken $4 million and 2 years for the State to repair the bridge. But the State of Hawaii, like other states, is out of money. So when the bridge could be repaired and the park re-opened was anybody's guess. A bunch of the vendors and residents whose livelihoods depend on the tourist trade from the park got...
  • Bridges Too Far? (IBD Exclusive Series: Inside The Stimulus)

    04/10/2009 8:33:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 353+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 9, 2009
    Spending: Stimulus money is being spent to build a bridge between two parts of Microsoft's corporate campus. Money's also available for suicide-prevention fencing on an Ohio bridge — just in time for taxpayers.The stimulus package is designed to fund already planned "shovel ready" projects that states and cities say they cannot afford to complete in this economy. The town of Redmond, Wash., had such a project on its wish list when it applied for stimulus funds to complete a bridge over a freeway dividing the town. Redmond Mayor John Machione said it would create jobs as well as "connecting our...
  • KFC Willing to Fill Potholes if Company can Brand its Work

    03/30/2009 2:32:28 PM PDT · by Publius Valerius · 27 replies · 1,501+ views
    Cleveland Plain-Dealer ^ | 3/30/09 | John Horton
    Why did the fried-chicken maker cross the road? To fill the potholes, of course. The folks at K[entucky] F[ried] C[hicken] recently cooked up an appetizing offer for cash-strapped cities: The restaurant chain will fix crater-ridden streets for free if they're allowed to brand repairs with a chalked-on message saying that the road has been "Re-Freshed by KFC." Company president Roger Eaton put the deal on the table last week in an open letter to America's mayors. KFC intends to select four towns to receive "a smooth drive that is fit for a colonel." KFC started the project in its hometown...
  • INSANITY! All the Storm Drain Grates on My Street Have been Replaced

    03/27/2009 2:38:05 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 62 replies · 2,507+ views
    March 27, 2009 | ML/NJ
    All of the Storm Drain Grates on my street have been replaced. There was nothing wrong with the old ones that I could tell. But they didn't have the admonition, "DUMP NO WASTE / DRIANS TO WATERWAY" in raised letters in the iron or whatever it is they use to make these things. I discovered this only today, because today was the first day this year that the weather permitted an outside cigar walk. They repaved the street sometime and it was probably during this project that the new grates were installed. Pictures below: (The new one is the one...
  • White House's "Shovel-Ready" Bridge Repair Won't Start Until June

    03/17/2009 3:50:37 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 308+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | March 17, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    It seemed that Joe Biden had found the perfect example of a "shovel-ready" stimulus project. The 79-year-old bridge over the Conodoguinet Creek in North Middleton Township, Pennsylvania had rotted steel, crumbling concrete, and visible holes. So Biden went to Pennsylvania the week before the stimulus was signed into law to adopt the bridge as the poster-project for the bill.
  • Phyllis Schlafly: E-Verify Is a "Shovel-Ready" Solution

    03/10/2009 5:10:57 AM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 570+ views ^ | March 10, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    "Never let a serious crisis go to waste." With that pithy motto, coined last November by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, President Obama has committed over 4 trillion dollars of America's wealth to further his goal of "remaking America" along the lines of socialist Europe. "Never waste a good crisis," echoed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week in Brussels. She told an audience at the European Parliament that "the United States has been negligent in living up to its responsibilities" to curb our use of energy, but at this "propitious time" of crisis, "we can actually begin...
  • Jobs Created By Stimulus Could Go to Illegal Aliens

    03/13/2009 9:43:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 1 replies · 417+ views
    CNSNews ^ | March 13, 2009 | Patrick .J. Buchanan
    By the choices we make we define ourselves. We reveal our biases and beliefs. And so, too, do our institutions. In writing the $789 billion stimulus bill, Congress revealed that, for all its “Buy American” blather, it does not truly put America first. It does not believe that 10 million jobless Americans, in the country their fathers built, should receive any preference in hiring 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens who broke into this country and owe her no loyalty, allegiance or love. Is this a slur on the patriotism of some of our congressmen? You betcha. What other...
  • 'Shovel ready' projects at Hanscom Field raise debate (local liberals want 'nasty airport' closed)

    03/11/2009 12:45:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies · 585+ views
    Concord (MA) Journal ^ | 3/11/09 | Day
    Concord, MA - Massport has included two rehabilitation and maintenance projects at Hanscom Field on its “shovel-ready” list for possible federal stimulus funds. Massport submitted two separate requests totaling $9.725 million, both falling under the general heading of taxiway rehabilitation. Several state legislators raised objections to Massport’s bid for stimulus funds for the airport in a Feb. 23 letter to Gov. Deval Patrick’s office signed by Sens. Ken Donnelly, D-Arlington, and Susan Fargo, D-Lincoln, and Reps. Cory Atkins, D-Concord, Thomas Conroy, D-Wayland, Jay Kaufman, D-Lexington, and Thomas Stanley, D-Waltham. In the letter, the legislators questioned the economic viability of the...
  • 75 in Congress Demand No Stimulus for Illegals

    03/10/2009 9:05:22 PM PDT · by BellStar · 33 replies · 2,477+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:49 PM | David A. Patten
    Seventy-five members of Congress asked House leaders on Tuesday to shut down a loophole allowing billions in economic stimulus funds to go to some 300,000 construction workers who are in the country illegally. “I believe that this figure may be low,” Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., tells Newsmax.
  • No Crap! No Bama! Stimulus Loophole Gives 300,000 Jobs to Illegals

    03/09/2009 8:42:04 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 9 replies · 618+ views
    See! I keep telling you people Obama does not care about the economy; he cares about getting votes and enacting radical socialism. It's all falling into place! No jobs for Americans in the CRAPulus! Newsmax reports: An estimated 300,000 construction jobs paid for by the stimulus plan will go to illegal workers after leading Democrats removed a provision requiring verification of citizenship, a leading immigration expert tells Newsmax. The House version of the $787 billion stimulus bill required verification of the legal residency of anyone put to work by its spending. But that provision was removed from the bill before...
  • L.A. mayor leads delegation to D.C. (Villaraigosa,"shovel ready", in search of $6.8 Billion)

    03/10/2009 9:47:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 384+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 3/10/09 | Rick Orlov
    Carrying a wish list for more federal funding and a message about the economic clout of Southern California, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and 230 business and civic leaders will launch a lobbying assault today on Washington, D.C. Leading the Access Washington trip taken annually by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Villaraigosa plans to use his access to the Obama administration to push for a bigger chunk of the federal economic stimulus package. Villaraigosa has traveled to the nation's capital three other times in the last months to meet with federal officials about funding for Los Angeles. "The mayor is...
  • Quickie Cartoon

    03/08/2009 7:43:30 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 5 replies · 825+ views
    Pelham NH | Today | Brainhose
    I know its cheesy but it only took a few minutes in Macromedia.
  • Shovel Ready Nonsense

    03/03/2009 7:48:00 PM PST · by aic4ever · 1 replies · 337+ views
    Organized Exploitation ^ | 03-03-2009 | Paul Kroenke
    Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of someone he so greatly models himself after, is on a path to nationalizing the banks, which, as did the "great" FDR, will once again serve to destroy the basis for our money. It should come as no surprise now that, once again, the people who know better are running for the hills.
  • Highway to hell revisited

    03/03/2009 8:14:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 618+ views
    Financial Times ^ | February 27 2009 | Christopher Caldwell
    “History reminds us,” President Barack Obama told both houses of the US Congress on Tuesday night, “that at every moment of economic upheaval and transformation, this nation has responded with bold action and big ideas.” By “the nation”, Mr Obama means “the government”. We can tell by the episodes he uses to make his point: the establishment of universal public education, the GI Bill of Rights and – alluded to but not named – the Highway Act of 1956, at the time of its passage the largest public works project in US history. Mr Obama’s praise for the Highway Act...
  • Tea Party USA Watch: Taxpayers coming together (Michelle Malkin Links to Events!)

    02/23/2009 3:59:55 PM PST · by Syncro · 24 replies · 2,784+ views
    Michelle Malkin Website ^ | February 23, 2009 02:56 PM | Michelle Malkin
    Tea Party USA Watch: Taxpayers coming together By Michelle Malkin  •  February 23, 2009 02:56 PM (Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti)Tons of groups and individuals are stepping up to the plate in the wake of last week’s anti-stimulus/anti-entitlement protests and the call for a nationwide Tea Party.PJTV’s clearinghouse for protests is here.The New American Tea Party page from “a coalition of citizens and organizations concerned about the recent trend of fiscal recklessness in government…dedicated to the Washington, D.C. effort specifically sponsored by the American Spectator, the Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity, and the Young Conservatives...
  • Stimulus Watch Website

    02/20/2009 9:41:38 AM PST · by waiyu · 4 replies · 534+ views ^ | unknown | Jerry Brito, Kevin Dwyer, Eileen Norcross, Eileen Norcross,
    Look up your State and City "shovel ready" projects and their cost. Then vote whether or not you think it is relevant.