It Is Good To Be the Kings
Bill Quick

State Department defends $1 million sculpture for London embassy | Fox News

The State Department on Friday defended its decision to commission a $1 million sculpture for the American embassy in London just days before the partial government shutdown in October.

I wonder how much more security a million bucks might have purchased for, say, the Consulate in Benghazi.

Of course, when you’re a bureaucratic empire builder, you need to spend your money on more important things than American lives – like status symbols for your palaces.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


It Is Good To Be the Kings — 2 Comments

  1. From SteveF’s link:

    …U.S. embassies have long served alcohol at diplomatic events under Democratic and Republican administrations alike — and in good economic times as well as bad.

    But the booze bill has risen sharply each year since 2008, according to the federal government’s procurement database, which includes a specific code enabling the public to track alcoholic beverage purchase orders.

    Those records show the State Department bought $415,000 worth of alcohol in fiscal 2012, which was 25 percent more than the $331,000 spent in 2011 and more than triple the $118,000 spent in 2008. (emphasis added)

    Dry work, that furrin’ diplomatin’ stuff is – ‘specially with a Democrap Socialist runnin’ the show over on Penn Ave, y’know…

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