Pure Pennsylvania Pork

When I saw Glenn Reynolds' request for assistance in cutting pork, I thought I should at least try to lend a hand.

I'm not much of an expert on budgetary considerations, but I know pork when I see it, and I wasn't terribly surprised to discover that Pennsylvania has more than its share of painfully plump porcinity.

I'm sure there are some much bigger, much fatter pork barrel projects, but if the following items are any indication, Pennsylvania has a major pork problem:

  • $950,000 for the "Please Touch Museum," Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
  • $100,000 for the "Punxsutawney Weather Museum"
  • $25,000 for fitness equipment, at the Bradford County, Pennsylvania YMCA
  • $100,000 for the Pennsylvania Hunting and Fishing Museum, Warren, Pennsylvania
  • $200,000 for the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center;
  • $400,000 for the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
  • I know the above only totals a mere $1,775,000, but every little bit helps, right?

    Besides, as Senator Dirksen said, "A million here and a million there, and pretty soon you're talking real money."

    MORE: Yow! I like the logo!


    Nice design, Stacy!

    posted by Eric on 09.18.05 at 11:25 PM


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    Pork just isn't kosher.

    Everett Dirksen -- there's another old Republican who had style.

    For Pennsylvania (or the eastern part, at least), shouldn't it be Scrapplebusters?

    Sean Kinsell   ·  September 20, 2005 5:41 AM

    That might be an infringement of the humor blog the stuff is named for, Sean.

    Eric Scheie   ·  September 20, 2005 9:02 AM

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