Sunday, November 13, 2005
WHEN THE CLUELESS ARE IN CHARGE, SHIT LIKE THIS HAPPENS
John Haynes is a wealthy retired auto dealer. He is also a patriotic citizen, who is grateful for the sacrifices others have made so he could enjoy the fruits of his success. And when he found that the memorial at the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier had developed an unsightly crack, he thought he'd found the perfect way to show his gratitude. He found a perfect, 60 ton (that's 120,000 lbs. for those of you in Crawford TX) slab of Yuma marble. From the same quarry as the original monument. He purchased it, and even arranged and paid for the complex and expensive process of moving the behemoth stone. Thats when complications arose.
It seems that Arlington National Cemetery can't just accept such a generous gift. Their are regulations about such things. And the job might have to be let for competitive bidding. Like anyone can bid lower than FREE! FUCKING IDIOTS!
So, I would like to congratulate the superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery. For you sir, a place of honor right behind the Vice President has been reserved. In the guillotine line. Heads will roll!
Complete story HERE
TJ - too hard to line your pockets with marble?
pc - powerfull stupids, indeed!
I'm betting a generous gift of 'cash' wouldn't have been refused. Yes, I know that's along the same thoughtline as tennessee jed, but apparently I'm not the only great mind that comes up with these ideas. I can't help it if they got here before I did.
Do we have to go through the lesson in sarcasm again?
Go watch some Fox News - it might make you laugh.
at http://departments.umw.edu/hipr/www/102-01/102-section106.htm for Section 106
then I went to the federal law,
at http://www.acq.osd.mil/installation/reinvest/manual/fpmr.html#s308_3/ to view Sec. 101-47.308-3 Property for use as historic monuments and I thought to myself, "who writes this crap?!"
Then I thought, "the lawyers" make it so complicated the masses will have to pay you to interpret it! Then I thought, no, not all lawyers are like that. (IMHO) ;-)
So then I thought, who benefits the most from this, the people who get the contracts and the politicians they support. So I say your blame in the politicians is well placed, at least until I run for office. ;-)
You're right. To me, unplugging is visiting my granddaughter Elizabeth, who is just about six months old! I could eat her up!
wanda & julie - I think we're all pretty much on this page
ul - aren't grandkids great!
laura - don't you just love johnny depp?
Laura: nibbling on stickie-outie ears on babies isn't cannibalism. It's why babies have them!
UL, the back of baby necks is my favorite. Yummy!