It’s (the) bush’s fault: gov’t spent $205,075 to “translocate” one $16 shrub from path of Stimulus project. One of those “shovel-ready” jobs the Fertilizer-Head-In-Chief was always blathering about. In this instance, Obama can say it’s bush’s fault, and for once he’d be right.

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rs April 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

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Shovel ready! Putting those good union folks to… (certainly not work).

jukin April 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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Do NOT fear just as soon as one of the stimulus projects is successful 0bama will be right there to accept the blam…er credit for it. Until then, all Bush’s, republican congress, or Israel’s fault.

poppajoe49 April 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

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Once again it is proven that there is no amount of money that is too much to spend on a stupid idea.

Missile Command April 15, 2012 at 1:59 am

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Look at it from the government’s point of view. It is both a stimulus project AND a green project, so naturally it is going to be more expensive than moving a normal shrub. And it means the jobs created or saved by the project can be counted twice. More good “investing” in our future, see?

poppajoe49 April 15, 2012 at 3:46 am

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My head hurts.

Sunny April 15, 2012 at 3:56 am

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Sounds like something you would expect in a comedy film like “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, Specifically the Knights who say Ni.
From the script…
“First you must find… another shrubbery! (dramatic chord) Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two layer effect with a little path running down the middle.!”

Big Al April 15, 2012 at 4:09 am

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These people must be smoking weed.

poppajoe49 April 15, 2012 at 4:16 am

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Weed laced with angel dust, crack, and paraquat!

Big Al April 15, 2012 at 5:24 am

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Paraquat! That is a blast from the past.

poppajoe49 April 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

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I put that in just to see how old people here are!

sa_rose April 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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OLD!. Believe me!

BobontheJob April 15, 2012 at 4:26 am

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What bothers me most about this story is that it doesn’t surprise me in the least. Typical government operation. And they want to run businesses?

BobontheJob April 15, 2012 at 4:29 am

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205 Grand for some landscaping? The government needs to start driving to the Home Depot parking lot, that’s all I’m saying.

sa_rose April 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm
Progressive Hemrrhoid April 15, 2012 at 5:02 am

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And people wonder why Klownifornia is going broke.

PsychoDad April 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

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I just added these details in over at the Wikipedia entry on the plant, which dutifully recorded the salvation of this rare example.

poppajoe49 April 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

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BWAHAHAHA!!
Let’s see how long it stands before the leftards over at Wikipedia wipe it out!

GhostntheMachine April 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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And it didn’t take long for the wiki-weenies to pounce, from the page history;

“(Undid revision 487180414 by 75.209.244.189 (talk) Price of project utterly irrelevant; transplantation somewhat relevant, as it relates to plant’s historic range, so left in.) (undo)”

That’s why we always, always (not) trust ‘em. And @DR, it took me a sec, but that’s pretty good.

DR April 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

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Hey, it’s the Bushes fault!