Friday, January 13, 2006

The Further Adventures of Porkbusters

While HazZzmat is primarily focused on outting the Gramscian worms who've burrowed into and wrecked our American culture, villainy is not the exclusive province of our friends on the left side of the aisle. In addition to the current lobbying scandal, our Republican congressional friends are currently finding themselves on the wrong side of fiscal responsibility, a traditional conservative strength. The House in particular seems to have taken a big fat page out of the Democrat playbook over the last year, going slap-happy in redistributing taxpayer dollars—some of which they haven't even booked—and using these funds to purchase things like Alaska's notorious Bridge to Nowhere.

Well, for the last few months, mostly righty blogs have been mounting a "Porkbusters" campaign, spearheaded by major sites like Instapundit. Now that the House is being forced to reshuffle its leadership, the Porkbusters are pressuring our Republican friends to wake up and remember what party they're in, and start reining in this massive new tendency to buy votes, er, we mean, to fund meritorious projects in their home districts. If you're a righty blogger or just want to lend a little support to the Porkbusters, click here.

Of course, the Repubs haven't been paying much attention to the ongoing culture wars, either, but that's the topic for another entry.

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