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    Default West Virginia's "Highway to nowhere"

    I just saw a story on CNN's Campbell Brown, No Bias, No Bull about West Virginia's "Corridor H". A "Stimulus" project.

    They're getting $21 million in Stimulus money and $9 million in an earmark to do a little more work on this 4 lane highway, that has no traffic. Work was started in 1965 on a bunch of unconnected sections that only connect a few towns, with dead ends everywhere. Over a billion dollars has gone into the project; and they expect to put a billion more in before it's projected finsh date - 25 years from now.

    The CNN crew took a drive on this big four-lane highway; and was the only vehicle on the road as far as the eye could see, at rush hour. It was supposed to be an economic boom to West Virginia when Byrd pushed for the money for it back in 1965. And they don't even know how it will benefit the state even when it's finally completed - in 2034.

    SIXTY-NINE YEARS to build a multi-billion dollar highway, in a state with a small population, that nobody uses. That's part of where this emergency stimulus money is going.

    I wonder how many hundreds or thousands of projects there are out there, just like this one, getting "Stimulus" money.

    Everybody should watch Campbell Brown's show on CNN. Each day she investigates a different pork project.
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    Who do they think they are anyway?

    Sarah Palin or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disrupter
    Who do they think they are anyway?

    Sarah Palin or something?
    Sarah stopped her project.

    This one's been sucking money for 44 years, with another 25 planned.
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    BTW, the latest funds are for TWO BRIDGES, on the highway that no other state plans on connecting to.
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    Sorry,
    wrong again.

    Sarah had her project stopped for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disrupter
    Sorry,
    wrong again.

    Sarah had her project stopped for her.
    But that isn't the topic, now is it?

    It's about pork stimulus money.

    Stop running to the past to justify something worse in the present. Deal with the issue at hand.
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    Sarah [& Ted Steven's] bridge to nowhere was projected to cost somewhere in the range of 250 million to 600 million dollars.

    Compared to that, this 30 mil is a bargain basement special. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by disrupter
    Sarah [& Ted Steven's] bridge to nowhere was projected to cost somewhere in the range of 250 million to 600 million dollars.

    Compared to that, this 30 mil is a bargain basement special. lol
    As usual, you can't deal with the issue at hand. All you can do is partisan attacks on an entirely different subject.

    What is this shit?

    You people that pull this crap are birdbrains, as far as I'm concerned.

    I can't wait to see Obama totally fuck up the world, while you idiots in bread lines stare at the screen, praising Big Brother Barry.

    Anyway, if you actually have anything to say about wasted Stimulus Bill money, feel free to respond. Otherwise, fuck off.
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    Bush already beat Obama to 'fucking up the world',

    or can't you deal with the issues at hand?

    You sound like you have an anger management problem . . . lol.

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