Friday, May 25, 2012

Taxpayer funds wasted on Limbaugh bust

Fans of The Dukes Of Hazzard may recall Boss Hogg posting giant billboards with his own picture all over the countryside. Who can forget the scenes of cars crashing right through his grinning face? Well, the "small government" Missouri legislature is just as irresponsible with squandering money on likenesses of questionable individuals.

Recently, Missouri lawmakers spent taxpayer money buying a bronze bust of Rush Limbaugh to be put on public display in the Hall of Famous Missourians. When they unveiled the sculpture of the has-been broadcaster's head, they did so at a closed ceremony to keep away protesters.

Now they're spending over $1,100 on a security camera just to protect Limbaugh's sculpture. No other statue in the hall gets its own camera. The hall also has statues of Harry Truman, Walt Disney, and other well-known Missourians - but none of these works are protected. (A pointless observation I can't fit anywhere else: A photo of Disney in his 30s strongly resembles a man who's been stalking Occupy Cincinnati for months. This stalker once conducted a one-man counterprotest against us where he used a sign smeared with fake shit.)

To give you an idea of what this is like, it's about on par with an impoverished county somewhere cleaning out its entire treasury by building a giant statue of Bush at the county line that has a robotic arm that masturbates.

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