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Who screwed up on this one?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010   7:06 am | Author: Tony | Life | Add Comment
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There is an article in the New York Times that makes you wonder who is in charge and why is it so difficult for some in positions of responsibility to think before they act.

 

According to the Times “New York City officials destroyed tons of new, unworn clothing and footwear last year that had been seized in raids on counterfeit label operations, abandoning a practice of giving knockoff garments to groups that help the needy.”

 

The “clothing (that was destroyed) includes winter jackets, shirts, pants and underwear.”

 

“Until last April, the city had turned over some of the seized goods to not-for-profit organizations, including World Vision and the New York City Clothing Bank, which removed labels and defaced the counterfeit trademarks, then distributed the clothing to aid groups across the city.”

 

“A spokesman for the Police Department said that no one asked for the knockoffs in 2009 —an explanation that was bewildering to the operators of the clothing bank, ..continue reading

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Drudge and Republicans bottom fishing again

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009   7:44 am | Author: chris | Economy, Food, Politics/Government | Add Comment
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Matt Drudge and the Republicans have found a new cause: make sure that the poor and homeless don’t benefit from the stimulus package.

 

Drudge reported (now that is a joke in itself) that the stimulus package included millions of dollars for pork products. Of course Drudge and the Republicans just love to blame Democrats for pork spending although they have been some of the biggest abusers of this practice.

 

Drudge claimed that $1.19 million was spent on “2 pound frozen ham” and $16.7 was to be spent on “canned pork”

 

Drudge never bothered to go any further and get into the details because that would have killed his story and he couldn’t have that happen. So the story spread like wildfire on the Internet and the right wing bloggers and Republicans just jumped on the bandwagon. Like the good old days when Bush was in office and they all marched in lockstep. 

 

Agriculture Secretary ..continue reading

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