12.21.2011

Remember Those DPS Gun Boats?


I bet I know where they got the money. Look below to see how much the evil big federal government has handed law enforcement in We-Love-State's-Rights-Texas in 2011 alone. And if you read the description of those grants, you just know that money is being wasted left and right. Here's an interactive map where you can see what each state's law enforcement has received since 2002. Texas has received $2.2 billion.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I checked the interactive map but couldn't find what the 57th state got.

Anonymous said...

border patrol is using copters with 50 calibur machine guns to
take on drug cartel on this side of the river. last month.

building a fence might be cheaper in the long run

Anonymous said...

the money we recieved was ours to start with dipstick

the goverment doesn't have it's own money

Anonymous said...

And we wonder why we can't fund the payroll tax cuts! Stupid libs!!

Anonymous said...

They didn't waste very much dough on Bishop's dog catcher truck... ♫

Anonymous said...

They took it away from us, retained a ginormous cut, borrowed some to put with it,then doled out a pittance back to us, in an inefficient manner, and distributed it to an unlevel playing field chock full of ridiculous stipulations, and for largely ineffective uses. Govt operates that way all day long. And we continue to allow it. I cannot wait until they are even more involved in our healthcare. It will be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

10:56,Why do you want to take all the fun out of it?

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:59 you are correct. It is our money to start with but I think the point was HOW it is being spent. Maybe schools would be better than gunboats and tanks for deputies. The Sheriff's office in my county couldn't find it's ass with both hands. They don't need anything bigger than a pee shooter.

The Devil said...

12:19 Maybe a tank is ok if they are only given one tank round and they have to keep it in their pocket! Ha

Anonymous said...

I think Obammy is playing both sides. He gives us money and the drug cartels guns.

Anonymous said...

Those look like the river patrol boats in Apocalypse Now, with a custom Tom Bishop paint job.

Anonymous said...

A good example of why we are bankrupting ourselves. Lucky for me, and for many of the other 1%, we will be taking our money out of the country with us when we retire and leaving behind our US citizenship and a $15 trillion debt.

Anonymous said...

Taxpayer funded
I'm just sayin

Anonymous said...

We've lately had some pretty good reasons to keep armed fast boats in our state.

Oh. Let me give you a nice liberal* Huffington Post article on the same story.

But that's okay. Let's give the cops a rowboat and a pea-shooter to investigate crimes in a marine environment where they are generally isolated, and subject to ambushes.

Barry, I don't know all the facts on this. But at least I'm trying to learn, before making knee-jerk pronouncements.

--EmmGee
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*Actually a fairly balanced story, HuffPo or not.