"A hypocrite is the kind of politician who
would cut down a redwood
tree, then mount
the stump and make a speech for conservation."
Adlai E. Stevenson
This week, the United States Department of
(USDA) awarded over one million dollars in
grants to the California dairy industry,
a group responsible for
polluting a greater number
of waterways than any other environmental
How can a federal agency ethically
elimninate pollution by rewarding
those who destroy the
In 2011-double-dip inflation
America, it sure
is comforting to know that $1 million was given
trade group (Western United Dairymen) to
help monitor groundwater. An
will go to Fiscalini farms to evaluate their
aerobic manure drying system which is designed
to reduce noxious fecal
fumes. Evaluate? Just ask
neighbors to this dairy farm to use their
In the spirit of absurd USDA wastefulness of
dollars, Notmilk would like to offer
our suggestions for equally
A new set of razors for
A case of Chianti wine for Hannibal Lechter.
for the NY Yankees to overpay
additional free agent home run hitters.
A box of new Titleist Pro-1 golf balls for the
goof-ball president who
seems to lack any of his own...
Sophisticated bombs, bullets, tanks,
for the Afghanistani and Iraqi armies, so that
after American soldiers leave, the weapons
can be used by Al Queda, who
will surely inherit
Additional 100 pound bags of
grains including soy, wheat,
and corn to be given to starving Africans,
stolen by war lords the day they are unloaded and
directly to war lord warehouses and the
next day, sold on black markets.
Subsidies fo Gulf, Exxon, and Mobil, so that they
can design gas
pumps in which prices go down just
as fast as they go up when the price
of oil crash, as they have recently done.
for giant banks corps worth more than
the total value of such banks, just
for the heck of it.
Another round of secret trillion dollar payments to
Street firms which fuel insider trading and lose billions
spec short sale trading, so that they can finally
push America into the
depression of 2011.
Last but not least, stimulus money for car
with successful lobbyists. Ya gotta feel sorry
Motors, and Chrysler.
Dairy industry conservation awards? How about
plaques on the wall next time, or blue ribbons?
Let our tax dollars to do
some good, such as
fixing the waste treatment sewer plant on 125th
street in New York City which is supposed to be
processing 50 million
daily New York City toilet
flushes instead of dumping feces into the
It reminds me of dairy industry standard operating
reserved for treating cow waste by dumping
it directly into America's
streams and waterways.