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(Yahoo)   More than $200,000 to pay for an arena at Alabama's National Peanut Festival was tucked into huge spending package Congress just approved   ( divider line
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2003-02-24 05:16:23 PM  
Dont forget about the 800K lost to the Grammys

">Boondoggle anyone?

The irony is that the people biatching are Republicans.
2003-02-24 05:17:04 PM  
">Boondoggle Anyone?
2003-02-24 05:18:18 PM  
Third time is the charm. Something is bolloxing the html. Copy and paste
2003-02-24 05:20:22 PM  
George Washington Carver surren...wait, no...rejoices!
2003-02-24 05:25:58 PM  

The irony is that the people biatching are Republicans

Well, be fair, if you're not from Alabama, you better hope that your state's reps are biatching about something with "no significant national interest." It's not a party issue, it's a special interest issue.
2003-02-24 05:47:56 PM  
And things were going to be different with the Republicans completely in control how....?
2003-02-24 05:48:36 PM  
$200,000? That's peanuts!

2003-02-24 05:48:40 PM  
More than $200,000 to pay for an arena at Alabama's National Peanut Festival was tucked into huge spending package Congress just approved

man.. I had to read that four times just to understand it..
2003-02-24 05:48:42 PM  
wow, they actually spend money on crap nobody cares about?
2003-02-24 05:49:30 PM  
I am shocked, SHOCKED, that politicians like to tuck riders that help themselves on big popular bills.
2003-02-24 05:50:05 PM  
Hmmm...we can solve this problem with another tax cut.
2003-02-24 05:50:48 PM  
Stated the Congressman who put the rider in the bill: "It's not my fault! It was Clinton's penis that told me to do it! His PEEEENIS!!!"
2003-02-24 05:51:41 PM  
This would have never happened if we'd elected Strom president in 1948.
2003-02-24 05:51:48 PM  
The almond people are going to be pissed.
2003-02-24 05:51:57 PM  
YEAAAA REBUBLICANS. Way to show your true colors. How about you take a few days off and vote yourselves a tax cut for those who make over $300k/yr, you deserve it for this brain fart.
2003-02-24 05:52:35 PM  
no doubt. we wouldn't have had to spend so much money on the n*ggers, s*ics, and reds*ins.

2003-02-24 05:52:48 PM  
"I can understand why there are those who would call it pork, but the industry is very important to us," Everett said. "In all honesty, this (appropriations bill) is so large, so wrong of a way to do legislation or spend money, that I doubt many people even realized it was in there."

In other words, you didn't think you would get caught.
2003-02-24 05:52:54 PM  
Rep. Terry Everett (news, bio, voting record), R-Ala., figured his request stood little chance in a year Congress was trying to cut domestic spending to pay for war. Instead, Everett learned the day after the bill was approved that the project had received $2,500 more than even he requested.

HAH! No wonder a republican would need that much money for peanuts! [image from too old to be available]I KILL ME!
2003-02-24 05:53:18 PM  
Galumph200, you rule!

Clinton's PENIS!
2003-02-24 05:53:32 PM  
Miss National Peanut: The dream of all girls.
2003-02-24 05:53:35 PM  
I heard there was also a rider for a million dollars to fund the perverted arts.
2003-02-24 05:53:46 PM  
Yeah! Republicans are bad NEWS, man!

They're definitely the ONLY politicians with secret agendas and personal crusades for profitable gain!

/dripping sarcasm, anyone?
2003-02-24 05:55:06 PM  
Palmer said. "Quite frankly, though we've been working on it for two years, we haven't got that far."

Quite frankly, we're a bunch of backwards hillbillies that spend our time eating with our feet and staring at the sun.
2003-02-24 05:55:15 PM  
Why do you hate peanuts so much?
2003-02-24 05:56:45 PM  
Chastain: Yeah, because everyone here is saying that Republicans are the only ones that do this! Democrats are too holy to ever stick pork in a bill!

Nice straw man, though.
2003-02-24 05:57:32 PM  
I think this peanut arena is finally going to put Alabama on top.

It was really all the state was lacking.
2003-02-24 05:57:52 PM  
That's a cheap arena. I say good deal.
2003-02-24 05:58:20 PM  
Don't let's start with the tops and bottoms, again!
2003-02-24 05:58:29 PM  
Wooooo! I am the ghost of Jimmy Carter! Peanuts are your friends!
2003-02-24 05:58:43 PM  
Chad_beaverwood$200,000? That's peanuts!

Pass those peanuts over here!
2003-02-24 05:58:49 PM  
actually, there's no strawman here.

The point is that republicans, as a platform plank, like to point out the pork policies in the democratic party.
2003-02-24 05:58:59 PM  
I like 'em honey-roasted.
2003-02-24 06:00:18 PM  
Kick backs baby, kick backs
2003-02-24 06:00:24 PM  
"Democrats are too holy to ever stick pork in a bill"

I did not have relations with that bill
2003-02-24 06:01:55 PM  
I am in total support of this provision. Peanuts are very important to our great nation, and aiding the Peanut Festival is aiding America. For instance, I was once tricked into believing, following several weeks of peer insistence, that G.W. Carver, rather than simply finding new uses for it, had actually invented the peanut through clever breeding of pistachios and peas. I am an idiot. Let us not allow such hooliganism to proceed anew in our great land. 200k is a nice start, but peanut-based initiatives deserve millions.

-fire away-
2003-02-24 06:02:19 PM  
huh huh...

he said "stick pork"
2003-02-24 06:03:08 PM  
alltogethernow: LINE ITEM VETO
2003-02-24 06:03:52 PM  
Things like this make me glad I'm a Libertarian.
2003-02-24 06:03:57 PM  
I did not have relations with that bill

"See! I told you it was his penis behind all of this! Won't somebody stop this evil penis from ruining us all? PEEEENIS!!!"

Rep. Terry Everett, R-Ala
2003-02-24 06:05:15 PM  
Hee hee Search for 'peanut arena Alabama' led me to:

Dothan, AL
Peanut Capital of the World

Please, Mr. Government don't regulate us. Just give us money instead.
2003-02-24 06:08:31 PM  
Dammit! I'm apparently inept today so here's it again:

The Golden Peanut Statue!
[image from too old to be available]

If it doesn't work, here's the cut n paste:
2003-02-24 06:08:47 PM  
"Der wer zewi peanuts valken down zie strasse, und one vas a...saulted peanut. Heh, heh!

2003-02-24 06:11:05 PM  
Sadly - I am sure that if one were to read the entire 64 farking lbs. document this peanut thing will most likely look sensible compared to other goodies hidden in there.

2003-02-24 06:11:57 PM  
*cough* Campaign finance reform? Anyone?
2003-02-24 06:12:49 PM  
Welcome to the "efficiency" of the United States Government....

2003-02-24 06:13:13 PM  
Ass_Master Was that really necessary?....I didn't think so.

Ralph_wiggum - your failures will result in you not being the Republican rep next time around.

You don't know much about Alabama, huh?
2003-02-24 06:17:36 PM  
A constitutional amendment prohibiting riders is what is needed. The shiat that passes tacked on to other worthy bills is sickening.
2003-02-24 06:18:03 PM  
this is quite possibly the most idiotic-halfwitted-hairbrained-retarded thing i've heard all month. Things like this make me want to become a terrorist too. yeesh....
2003-02-24 06:18:34 PM  
If the super rich had lower taxes, this would never happen. Didn't you read that report Bush has been talking about?
2003-02-24 06:19:22 PM  
Ralph_wiggum That was kind of mean. I was just expressing what I know about this state. ....I did laugh though, so no offense is taken.
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