This is such bullshit. The State Department has spent $582 million dollars (here pdf) on the Somalian famine. Where the f*ck is the money going?
“In total, 4 million people are in crisis in Somalia, with 750,000 people at risk of death in the coming four months in the absence of adequate response,” the UN’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) says.
Surely this statement alone should send shockwaves across the globe. This crisis has the potential to claim more lives than the 2005 asian tsunami, 2010 Haiti earthquake and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami COMBINED.
The White House blog finally brings us the comedic gem about budget cuts we’ve been anxiously awaiting:
As the President points out in this video, our government doesn’t need a website dedicated to foresters who play the fiddle. We also don’t need multiple sites dealing with invasive plants (here and here). And I‘m pretty sure the website dedicated to the Centennial of Flight can come down… particularly since the Centennial was in 2003.
My favorite part, regarding the Fiddlin’ Forresters: “I’ll put their music on my iPod, but I’m not paying for their website.” You can bet that, even with their imminent website shutdown, those forresters are excited to have their music finally getting this kind of national attention …
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