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8:48 // 2 years ago
November 2, 2011
theporkbarrel:

We’re pleased to bring you The Pork Barrel.
When we posted earlier this week on nwk tumblr that Newsweek basically had a “stack of spending-request letters between these GOP members and federal agencies stands more than a foot tall,” shortformblog was all, “Create a Tumblr called PoliticiansAskingForMoney.tumblr.com. It would be awesome.”
It’s a great idea. 
So let’s do it. 
Starting today you’ll find a handful of letters sent from politicians seeking funding or federal support for their local projects (ie. pork). Some were on the site on Monday. Others have yet to see the light of day. We’ll keep posting these scans, at least once a day, until the trough has run dry. We encourage you to read closely, and if you live near one of these projects, let us how things turned out. 
We can be reached at nwkporkbarrel@gmail.com. Tips, local news reports, and additional spending-request letters are most certainly welcome.

Today in things we directly inspired. Looking forward to this. :)

theporkbarrel:

We’re pleased to bring you The Pork Barrel.

When we posted earlier this week on nwk tumblr that Newsweek basically had a “stack of spending-request letters between these GOP members and federal agencies stands more than a foot tall,” shortformblog was all, “Create a Tumblr called PoliticiansAskingForMoney.tumblr.com. It would be awesome.”

It’s a great idea. 

So let’s do it. 

Starting today you’ll find a handful of letters sent from politicians seeking funding or federal support for their local projects (ie. pork). Some were on the site on Monday. Others have yet to see the light of day. We’ll keep posting these scans, at least once a day, until the trough has run dry. We encourage you to read closely, and if you live near one of these projects, let us how things turned out. 

We can be reached at nwkporkbarrel@gmail.com. Tips, local news reports, and additional spending-request letters are most certainly welcome.

Today in things we directly inspired. Looking forward to this. :)

15:01 // 2 years ago
March 4, 2011
"The Other White Meat" no more: Pork wants you to "Be Inspired"
In terms of slogans we can get behind, we probably shouldn’t list slogans that make us think of Chicago songs, and the National Pork Board’s new slogan does. It’s as needed. Peter Cetera didn’t die for sins quite that egregious (in fact he’s still alive). As for the reasoning – the pork folks are done with pretending people will go with pork over chicken. So they’re trying to reach the 82 million Americans who already eat pork rinds. Yum. source
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In terms of slogans we can get behind, we probably shouldn’t list slogans that make us think of Chicago songs, and the National Pork Board’s new slogan does. It’s as needed. Peter Cetera didn’t die for sins quite that egregious (in fact he’s still alive). As for the reasoning – the pork folks are done with pretending people will go with pork over chicken. So they’re trying to reach the 82 million Americans who already eat pork rinds. Yum. source

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12:26 // 3 years ago
January 25, 2011

Earmarks: Obama promises to veto all pork

  • NO Obama won’t sign any bills with earmarks in ‘em source
22:00 // 3 years ago
November 10, 2010

Republicans fight amongst themselves over killing earmarks

  • agree House Republican leaders want a moratorium on earmarks in the next Congressional cycle. Jim “started the recession” DeMint and other Senators also want them.
  • disagree Many Republicans, however, disagree, arguing that it wouldn’t actually save money. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of those guys. source
10:36 // 3 years ago