and other stuff. Somebody needs to be impeached
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oc … -projects/
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.
All the money was not diverted to pay for a school named after Ted Kennedy, it was one of 778 projects...
It also includes
"- $20 million for Humvee maintenance at an Army National Guard installation in Maine
- $20 million for the Maui Space Surveillance System in Hawaii, requested by Mr. Inouye.
So that makes it OK to divert funds from our troops? That's as criminal as sending them to war in unarmored Humvees.
Funny you mentioned that:
"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.
I'd really like to see sources for that assertion. The Kennedys have never struck me as being very knowledgeable about fighting and winning wars.
I'm sure he learned a thing or two in 27 years on the Armed Services Committee. I'm sure I heard Orrin Hatch mention what he did in regard to Humvees.
I really would like something more than what you think you heard someone say. Sorry, but I don't consider you an unbiased source.
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.
What difference could it possibly make what a drunk thought or didn't think?
I post sources and articles confirming my facts. I don't cop out and just say something is true because I say it is.
Like when you say Obama is a Communist? Where are the sources confirming those facts?
Well, I don't have time to search the Senate transcripts if they can be searched online. I don't make things up and I don't lie about what I have heard...
His anger is about taking the money from the defense budget.They could have taken it from anywhere else but not defense,not during war. It`s rediculous
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.
I don't care what committee the murdering scumbag served on! Do you really think learning about battles that occurred 60 years ago means anything to the troops fighting a battle today?
Fine. Let them educate everyone AFTER we win the war we're in now
Yea, but he didn't drive worth a damn. They should have started a driving school for impared drivers. Yikes!
But it came out of part of the defense budget in a time of war
A lot of the money from the defense fund was moved to help build new roads, both on the federal and state level.
I have every right to comment on what is in this forum. I was just reprinting things that appeared in the article; I was not criticizing the US.
Stop patronizing me again, you always do.
I have nothing against the US believe it or not. I just get tired of one-sided arguments.
I guess it's progress that you guys are admitting to trying to invade Canada I remember having an argument a few months back and no one would admit the US did that...
It was a hoax perpetrated by the Canadians to make us look bad!
You're a troublemaker........
I like that.
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.
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