Wednesday, June 28, 2006

What do you call a spineless creature that lives on the beach? A Senator.

Smith, Wyden Win Substantial Funds For Oregon Agriculture Projects
U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) today announced that Oregon should receive substantial funds for agricultural projects under the Senate's agriculture appropriations legislation.

The Solutions to Environmental and Economic Problems (STEEP) III project will receive $634,000

$361,000 for research at the National Laboratory for Molluscan Broodstock in Newport

$400,000 for expanded research on Sudden Oak Death

$300,000 for the Medusahead Challenge, the consortium of land owners and managers in eastern Oregon to implement a strategic plan to combat the spread of the Medusahead weed

It's very ironic how everyone describes other state's worthless projects as "pork barrel spending" but when it comes time for money to flow into our state it suddenly becomes something that we "won."

I mean, I am really interested in molluscs too but I'm not sure we need a taxpayer funded National Labratory to study them.


The $361,000 mollusc

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Or we could use that money to help starving people in Africa. I don't need to do a study to figure out why they're starving either. They need food and water.

RINO WATCH said...

Gordon did have time to take the Senate floor, however, as a FRONT RUNNER "Beaver Believer".

He Probably doesn't know a Baseball from a Cumquat! sic.......

....and Sooooo many days later No press release from Gordon to explain his vote on SB2611 -- Amnesty for Illegal's...

spineless1

Anonymous said...

screw africa spend our money in america money spent here stays here over and over again. lets do anything with our money as long as it stays here for our benifit

GOP Nursery Man. said...

Sometimes you can be a real doof, Daniel. Did you even look up the programs?

The nursery industry of Oregon - one of the largest in the State - is being threatened by "Sudden Oak Death". But this isn't a bridge to nowhere, it doesn't just affect Oregon, sudden oak death is a serious plant desease which strikes:

True oaks and tanoaks (an oak relative), but infecting other woodland plants like bay laurel, madrone, huckleberry, rhododendrons, azaleas, blueberries, cranberries, heather and pieris.

OSU says:

"Their immediate worry was the damage sudden oak death could do to Oregon’s nurseries. The nursery industry is Oregon’s leading agricultural enterprise, with more than 2,000 businesses grossing around $727 million yearly. About three-fourths of Oregon’s nursery stock is sold out of state, and an uncontrolled outbreak of a serious plant disease could trigger an economically devastating quarantine."

$400,000 to help save Billions of dollars nation wide? Pull your head out man.

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