Monday, October 6, 2008

Political Education By The Park Wife

The Park Wife strives to be an informed citizen and in this heated election time, I thought I would share with you how some of the rhetoric being thrown around applies to my life while educating all 5 (up from 3) readers.

Definition for the Day:
PORK BARREL POLITICS
The term "pork barrel politics" usually refers to spending that is intended to benefit constituents of a politician in return for their political support, either in the form of campaign contributions or votes.

Here at our home on the state park, this is what pork barrel spending looks like.


Inside, you won't find anti-pork amendments, just corn.



And, here are our constituents.

Unfortunately for them, an amendment to kill four pork-barrel projects has passed. They will go to the packing house this week.



Thankfully for Tonto, earmarks continue and she is able to live for another term.

Stay tuned for more on the issues that are important around our house.
The Park Wife

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8 comments:

pam said...

Very cute :)

I can sign again! Woo Hoo!

Glad you found humor in my communion issues. I meant it as such. Worried it might offend some, but it was funny.

Lisa J said...

Shew, for just a second, just a single second, I thought Tonto was going to get the hatchet! The ole heave ho. You scareeedddddd me. I am thankful she gets a reprieve for now. Yes I will follow you... where ever you go I will go too...well, maybe there might be some limits on where I will go!!!??

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

And by nasty you mean FANTASTIC?

Hallie :)

OKGardners said...

I check your blog daily and just HOPE to find a new post. "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee" ... you get the picture.... LOL

WHEW - Tonto is saved by the .... Corn? Her youth? Whatever it is, I hope it continues and she isn't obnoxious to the max. LOL

Betty in Oklahoma
(Always hoping for news from The Park) :-)

Mommy Lion said...

If you post it, they will come! *wink*

Memaw's memories said...

You are listed on my FAVES list, and if you have a new post your name shows up in bold letters.

I too am glad Tonto got a reprieve. It's just too hard to let them go when they are like children.

OKGardners said...

Hey ...!!!!!
How do I get my "non-picture" on the list with the other Followers? I am one of your biggest fans, you know.

;-) Wink!!!

Betty in OK

Valarie said...

I followed you before you even knew I was following you. Are you following this???

Thank goodness Tonto got earmarked. I am serious if you ever have to get rid of Tonto, ship her to Alabama and she can come live with me. :)