Archive for ‘Government inefficiency’

May 25, 2010

Quote of the day 05-25-2010

by thoughtfulconservative

They called it a success, even though they didn’t find a single Asian carp carcass.

via Second poisoning of Chicago waterway described as success – JSOnline.

Yes, work for the government and even your failures can be successes.

Do these people even realize how ridiculous they sound?

May 23, 2010

Is this who you want running your – edition 78

by thoughtfulconservative

The state must repay $2.75 million to the federal Food and Nutrition Service because it didn’t alert the agency it was using federal money for a no-bid contract to maintain a computer system.

The Food and Nutrition Service must give approval in advance to use no-bid contracts under federal rules.

Someone obviously dropped the ball in a major way,” said state Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), co-chairman of the Legislature’s Joint Audit Committee. [emphasis mine]

via Rule violation costs state $2.75 million – JSOnline.

January 10, 2010

Bureaucrats gone wild 1

by thoughtfulconservative

Phoenix CrossRoads United Methodist Church hits snag in feud over feeding homeless

After a three-hour hearing Thursday, the Phoenix Board of Adjustment unanimously upheld and affirmed the hearing officer’s interpretation that feeding of the homeless at a place of worship in a residentially zoned area is not an allowed use.


December 15, 2009

Are these the folks you want determining your health care? episode 23

by thoughtfulconservative

Missouri acknowledged Monday that it reported inflated numbers of food stamp recipients to the federal government, calling into question millions of dollars of bonuses paid to the state for running one of the nation’s top-flight programs.

The Department of Social Services said a computer programming error has consistently exaggerated the figures submitted since September 2002.

via Missouri reported inflated food stamp figures to feds –

December 14, 2009

Are these the folks you want determining your health care?

by thoughtfulconservative

The federal government’s latest extension of unemployment benefits passed in early November, but jobless people in Wisconsin have yet to see the money.

State officials said Friday the delay was because of computer programming requirements that come with federal funds. They expect the first checks to be mailed Wednesday.

via State’s computers hold up extension of jobless benefits – JSOnline.

January 7, 2009

BCS craziness

by thoughtfulconservative

Three things I ran across.

BCS Tickets Available, But Prices May Bowl You Over

Hundreds of tickets remain available through online brokers for the Bowl Championship Series title game in Miami, with prices ranging from $578 to $3,685 on three Web sites surveyed this afternoon.

From the St. Petersburg Times via AP

Utah’s attorney general is investigating the Bowl Championship Series for a possible violation of federal antitrust laws after an undefeated Utes team was left out of the national title game for the second time in five years.

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff contends the BCS unfairly puts schools like Utah, which is a member of a conference without an automatic bid to the lucrative bowl games, at a competitive and financial disadvantage.

What puts schools like Utah at a disadvantage is playing in a conference that includes football stalwarts like UNLV, SD State, and Wyoming.

Nice to see the Utah AG has this time on his hands.

Not technically over the BCS, but it’s close enough.

Logan Tebow Bradley was born Tuesday morning at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.

His father, Tom Bradley, is a big fan of the Florida Gators. He told WTSP-TV he wanted to honor the quarterback and decided to give his newborn son the middle name Tebow. Plus, he said, it could be a sign of a third national championship for the team.[Emphasis mine]

At least it’s his middle name.

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