Feeling safer already


Geraldine Sealey
January 10, 2005 10:54PM (UTC)

This comes via the Progress Report's "daily outrage" feature:

AUSTIN, Texas -- An audit of the state's spending of nearly $600 million in federal anti-terrorism funds found that some of the money was spent improperly, including to buy a trailer that was used to haul lawn mowers to "lawn mower drag races."

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We're not sure what's more shocking here: The revelation that a local government spent homeland security money (and tax dollars) on its lawn mower drag racing habit; or that lawn mowers can even move that fast. Either way, we concur with the folks at CAP -- pretty outrageous.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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