How 'bout a giant peacock on a bicycle?

Author:Gilmore
Position:BACK BLAST & OTHER HOT GASES
 
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Stupid wastes of millions of dollars of our tax money are so routine it may be a waste of time to report on them, but here are a few we just couldn't pass up:

The State Department has found the perfect objets d'art to decorate the grass-patch in front of our embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. It's a life-size bright white fiberglass camel staring at the eye of a big needle. It's not even an original; it's a copy of a design done by artist John Baldessari for the corporate headquarters of a winery in Napa Valley, Calif. We're assured this is a "discount price" too. Boy, that takes the sting right outta the price tag, doesn't it?

The average annual income for a head-of-household in Pakistan is about $1,250. The white camel mesmerized by a needle cost us $400,000. I guess the message we're trying to send...

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