Friday, February 27, 2009

McCain's Top 10 Porkiest Projects

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Republican Senator John McCain isn't quite showing the love to the state that helped to send Barack Obama into the White House. McCain "tweeted" his Top Ten Porkiest Projects throughout the day. And at the top of the list, is the Swine Odor and Manure Management Research project at Iowa State University in Ames.

#1. $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa from web

and the #1 project is from web

#2. $2 million “for the promotion of astronomy” in Hawaii - because nothing says new jobs for average Americans like investing in astronomy from web

#3. $332,000 for the design and construction of a school sidewalk in Franklin, Texas - not enough $ for schools in the stimulus? from web

#4. $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York - quick peel me a grape. from web

#5. $650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi from web

#6. $1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah - is that the species of cricket or a game played by the brits? from web

#7. $300,000 for the Montana World Trade Center - enough said from web

#8. $200,000 "tattoo removal violence outreach program to could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past" REALLY? from web

going to the floor from web

#9. $475,000 to build a parking garage in Provo City, Utah from web

#10. $1.7M "for a honey bee factory" in Weslaco, TX from web

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