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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

what a bag o' dicks (notice how often i've had to say that of late?)

yet ANOTHER sterling example of how re-PUG-na-CANTS are 'saving' the country money

After Maine’s governor removes labor mural, feds demand their money back

By Stephen C. Webster
Whoops: The governor of Maine's decision to remove a pro-labor mural from the state's Department of Labor may cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, all because he wanted to "send a message."
Apparently unknown to Maine's recently elected Republican governor, the mural targeted by his ire was initially paid for by a federal grant -- the terms of which he violated by having it removed.
And now, according to the Associated Press, the U.S. Department of Labor has officially demanded reimbursement.
The grant, awarded in 2008 to pay for the 37-foot-long mural, fulfilled 63 percent of the $60,000 historical art project...............


stray said...

That's funny, our State Dept of Labor has an exhibit on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on permanent display in the lobby of their HQ, as a way of reminding employees of why the Dept of Labor exists in the first place. (Though probably by now employees would rather have a big Diego Rivera-esque paean to the virtues of the proletariat.)

a rose is a rose said...

don't know if you saw (in another posting), i PROUDLY knitted two armbands commemorating two who lost their lives in the triangle shirtwaist fire.

to remove a mural dedicated to the labor movement FROM the labor department is beyond insane.

i would LOVE a diego in OUR dept of labor too! (not that i necessarily agree with him on everything)