Thursday, February 05, 2009

More Embarrassment


Too busy working to sleep more than 5 hours tonight, but not too busy to share how once again the junior Senator from Louisiana is a continued embarrassment to my State. He needs to be voted out in 2010.

I'm serious. Let's organize.

"On Wednesday, February 4, during Senate consideration of the economic stimulus bill, Sen. David Vitter offered an amendment (S. Amdt. 179) that contained a provision barring funds from being used for zoos, aquariums, or a Mob Museum. ("None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this Act may be used for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, swimming pool, or Mob Museum.")

The Vitter amendment also called for the deletion of the proposed $55 million for the Historic Preservation Fund at the National Park Service, and investments in high-speed rail, hybrid vehicles, climate change research, and health information technology, among other provisions. Fortunately, this amendment was defeated by a 32-65 vote."

~ email from the American Association of Museums


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