Among the 778 such projects, known as earmarks, packed into the bill: $25 million for a new World War II museum at the University of New Orleans and $20 million to launch an educational institute named after the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat.
"Sen. Kennedy served on the Armed Services Committee for 27 years, where he fought to deliver top-of-the-line body armor and armored Humvees to protect our troops and save lives. Educating Americans about these battles is a core mission for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, which showcases one senator's ability to make a difference,"
Makes me wonder if you even read the entire article.
Well pardon me, and we are always supposed to believe everything you say because well...you know better than all of us...
It was all over the news after he died. Maybe ask the parents whose son died and who live in Massachussets and how that drove him to push for the armed Humvees. They were going on about it on the news.
I'm sure you can find it in Senate transcripts. I don't just pick things out of the air you know.
Actually my anger is twofold. First the money and troops thing. Afghanistan is going to be another Vietnam. It'll be the fault of another Progressive President too. Secondly UW likes to critique us about what's wrong with the us, but being a Canadian what we do doesn't affect her. It'll be 200 years in 2012 since we last tried to invade Canada, but some people never forgive and never forget.
The arguments are not one sided, you call it that because people don't agree with you. I, personally, have nothing against Canada. You're good neighbors and I'm so pissed that our government makes us get passports to go over the border anymore. Hell we have the longest unmilitarized border in the world, that should count for something.
But being good neighbors means that you allow your neighbor to live as they wish and not beat them down every chance you get. Are we perfect? No. But the US has gone against conventional wisdom since our founding and we've done very well doing things our way.
As for the not invading Canada thing, so far as I know we've gotten into two wars and almost a third, all three during the first half of the 19th century or the tail end of the 18th. We almost went to war over a pig, for the good Lord's sake. The only thing I can think of is that we no longer teach history in school anymore and that's why nobody would admit to us having invaded Canada.