NO. Not me. I'm not the one. They. They are!
(sounds of heavy breathing ala Gibson)
They tried to hide the truth. Yes. Yes they did. It was THEM. I can only point the finger. At them.
Tom thinks I'm hysterical. Well Tom. What do you make of this? Huh? HUH??!
You know. You gotta love the Drudge Report. They do tend to find some really great news bits, don't they?
On the evening of July 14, 2010, after I had just finished watching the movie, The Crazies, I sit down at my computer and what do I see?
I see this, and all I can think of now is that our country is being run by, The Crazies. Seriously? And, how much you want to bet that another $20 million was spent DESIGNING these signs.
Here some crazy tidbits from the land of Crazies:
On the road leading to Dulles Airport outside Washington, DC there's a 10' x 11' road sign touting a runway improvement project funded by the federal stimulus. The project cost nearly $15 million and has created 17 jobs, according to recovery.gov.
However, there's another number that caught the eye of ABC News: $10,000. That's how much money the Washington Airports Authority tells ABC News it spent to make and install the sign – a single sign – announcing that the project is "Funded by The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act" and is "Putting America Back to Work." The money for the sign was taken out of the budget for the runway improvement project.
ABC News has reached out to a number of states about spending on stimulus signs and learned the state of Illinois has spent $650,000 on about 950 signs and Pennsylvania has spent $157,000 on 70 signs.
It would appear, that as everyone knows, buying in bulk saves you more money.
It gets better.
Still, some Republicans are crying foul. Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Earl Devaney, Chairman of the Recovery Act and Transparency and Accountability Board, requesting an investigation to "determine the scope and impact of the Obama administration's guidance" regarding signs to stimulus recipients.
According to investigators from the oversight committee, HUD provided the Office of Native American Programs with information on "signage requirements." The document suggested a sign template informing the public the projects had been, "Funded By: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Barack Obama, President."
Have a little EGO much? "Oh, thanxsu Lord Master. Your graciousness and charity are without match in this mighty and great land of yours. Land that you created and built with your own hands."
[Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL)] office provided ABC News with administration guidance on stimulus signs sent to him from a constituent. The document, dated March of 2009, outlines the "General Guidelines for Emblem and Logo Applications." The Recovery Act logo which was provided not only looks oddly similar to the Obama logo from the 2008 campaign but its stated purpose, according to the document, is to act as "a symbol of President Obama's commitment to the American people to invest their tax dollars wisely and put Americans back to work."
Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) has joined the chorus of Republican outrage over stimulus signs and claims at least $20 million has been spent on them. He told ABC News, "I think it's a bit of an oxymoron to spend tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, borrowed money, on a bunch of signs to tell them how we are spending their taxpayer money."
Sssshhhh. Dang it. I knew it. You spoke to loud. You got their attention now. See, it wasn't me!!! I knew all along they were out there.
OH NO! Here comes one now! LOOK OUT......
Massachusetts Democrat James McGovern fired back, "This is the best we can get? Not putting up signs?" He continued, "How about paying for the tax cuts for the rich that my friends on the other side of the aisle passed? Hundreds of billions of dollars in debt that you put on the backs of my kids and my grandkids so that the wealthiest of the wealthy in this country can get a tax break."
OH GAWD!! If feels like their eating my brains out. aaaaahhhhhharrrrrggghhhhh!!
I can't stand it. I gotta get outa here. Ok. Who's with me?
We can't leave without the tinfoil. It's the only thing standing between us......