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April 21, 2006

When Clowns Prioritize

Ever wonder where all the money soaked up by the Department of Homeland Security goes, considering that not much of it seems to be applied to securing the borders of our homeland? Here are a few of the creative uses government kleptocrats have found for our DHS dollars:

  • Gym equipment;
  • Instructing first responders on how to become fitness trainers;
  • Nutritional counseling;
  • An "educational robot";
  • Puppet and clown shows.

The government's largess is quite impressive; for example, one of the puppet and clown show grants was for $69,000.

Meanwhile, private citizens rely on donations to finance their attempts to defend the border. They don't have the luxury of being able to take whatever they want out of your paycheck by force.

Displaying a remarkable gift for understatement, Tom Schatz of Citizens Against Government Waste observes that Congress and DHS officials are "having trouble prioritizing."

There's nothing funny about the way they spend our money.

Posted by Van Helsing at April 21, 2006 12:44 PM


When I was in Vegas a while back, the security guard on one of the city buses told me that DHS paid for the fleet of buses for the city. I don't know if that's true or not, but it's what the guy told me. He also said that's who was paying his salary to watch drunks on the bus.

Posted by: Tony B at April 21, 2006 2:01 PM

Speaking of clowns, Charlie Sheen is back in the news:

The Respondent [Sheen] became paranoid. He was obsessing about various topics. Respondent began to obsess about vaccines being poisonous, about 911 [sic] being a conspiracy, purchasing gas masks on the Internet, and putting guns under our coffee table so that they would be within reach if someone broke into our house. Respondent also displayed what I can only describe as an abnormal fascination with Nicole Simpson's death...
Amusing, considering the reaction your post here on Charlie and 9/11 conspiracies got from the lurking moonbats. Now can we question his judgement?

Posted by: prince of leaves at April 21, 2006 8:18 PM