I received this in my inbox today: That’s how State Rep. Pocan characterized the $36.7 million in special favors that Assembly Democrats added to the state budget last week. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, some of these “non-substantial” expenditures include:
• $5 million in bonds for the Bradley Center
• $46,000 to purchase recycling bins for a town
• $500,000 to renovate an opera house
• $50,000 for a shooting range
• $250,000 for the Madison Children’s Museum
• $500,000 to fund the Aldo Leopold Climate Change Laboratory
• $400,000 for Native American Tourism
• $110,000 for the Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools This “Walker Weekly” email points out pork-barrel projects the Wisconsin Democrats are engaging in. The last one involves money for the Gay Straight Alliance. I am strongly opposed to this unnecessary spending, and I have my own problems with GSA that I won’t get into right now, but their are many other projects that could have been pointed out.
The strategy behind this is obvious. The Walker campaign is playing on anti-gay sentiment to score political points. They should have some dignity and not beat up on homosexuals to score votes.
You don’t mess with the USS John McCain.
The U.S. military is planning to intercept a flagged North Korean ship suspected of proliferating weapons material in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution passed last Friday, FOX News has learned.
The USS John McCain, a navy destroyer, will intercept the ship Kang Nam as soon as it leaves the vicinity off the coast of China, according to a senior U.S. defense official. The order to inderdict has not been given yet, but the ship is getting into position.
The North Koreans are able to keep embarassing us and getting p.r. victories. The upcoming missile test over Hawaii on July 4th will let them analyze and improve. We cant let them have such an opportunity. Intercept the ship, shoot down the missile.
I need to apologize to my readers for the long period without any posts. I’ve been busy working on a few things, both personal and related to college – including an attempt to form a new College Republicans chapter. As soon as I’ve gotten things sorted out, I’ll post an update on this site – it could be that new commitments will bring an end to this site, or that extra time will allow further development of the Act Blog. I’ll let you know as soon as I do.