'Shutdown' Day 7: Government Buys $47,174 Mechanical Bull

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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 01:03 AM
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The government shutdown may be keeping furloughed federal workers at home, but on Monday the U.S. Army contracted to buy a mechanical bull.

The $47,174 contract was awarded on Oct. 7 to Mechanical Bull Sales Inc. of State College, Penn.

According to the General Services Administration (GSA) listing, the National Guard of Utah made the request for a “bull which needs to be durable and low maintenance.”


I guess some things never change.

This definitely should have been declared non-essential !!!!

But it seems the 'old' bull broke down

the previous mechanical bull had broke down and was beyond repair.



...OH PLeeeeze !!!

I say

B-U-L-L



'Shutdown' Day 7: Government Buys $47,174 Mechanical Bull




posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 01:10 AM
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 01:15 AM
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There's a Dubya joke in here somewhere, but I'm just too tired to make anything work


Man, this is ridonkulous. Almost $50k, on a mechanical bull. For what, the Utah National Guard's rec room?



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 01:36 AM
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This definitely should have been declared non-essential


Good point, I am not aware of any weaponized mechanical bulls essential to the security of the nation. Although, I admit being unaware of the latest mechanical bull technology currently being developed.......so I could be wrong.

However, I am more than confident that the US Army needs a mechanical bull at this particular point in time because of NEVER!!!

WTF!!

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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 01:49 AM
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They are making a sign out of it? This joke writes itself, send it to Leno. LOL


Buy #: 548198
Solicitation #: W91J0W20170401
Buy Description : Mechanical Bull
Category : 99 -- Miscellaneous
Sub Category : 9905 -- Signs, Advertising Displays, and Identification Plates
NAICS : 339950 -- Sign Manufacturing

FedBid
FBO
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 02:08 AM
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I guess they used a $10,000 hammer in an attempt to fix
the prior one and accidentally broke it.

;-)

KPB



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 02:17 AM
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Well it is Utah, they have pretty strict rules about dating in the Mormon Religion, what else is a good ole boy supposed to do? It is the middle of the desert ya know?



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 02:22 AM
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Nothing they do can surprise me any more I swear.

After reading this I just had to find out how much it would cost them to buy a real bull instead of a fake make believe bull. I plugged in "how much do bulls cost" into google and found out I was rightI was right, the real ones are significantly cheaper than make believe ones
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:29 AM
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Maybe it's to replace the one on Wall Street .I hear that one is not working very well and may break down any moment



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 03:52 AM
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When will this stop...???

www.latestdigitals.com...



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:00 AM
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LatestDigitals
When will this stop...???

www.latestdigitals.com...


The same day we drop the bickering as citizens, unite for just a few minutes of time and demand it stop.

I give 50/50 odds that ever happens in my lifetime. I can hope tho!



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:19 AM
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Ahhhhh......money laundering.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:21 AM
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Thorneblood
They are making a sign out of it? This joke writes itself, send it to Leno. LOL


Buy #: 548198
Solicitation #: W91J0W20170401
Buy Description : Mechanical Bull
Category : 99 -- Miscellaneous
Sub Category : 9905 -- Signs, Advertising Displays, and Identification Plates
NAICS : 339950 -- Sign Manufacturing

FedBid
FBO
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LOL On fedbid the quantity is set to 2!
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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:23 AM
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I bet there's a couple of homeless people out there who could have used that money to keep their houses. I bet they're so glad that their government is using their money so wisely.



posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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You mean the US Army purchased the Mechanical Bull? From funding granted to them through the GOP Congress? The funds were granted prior to Sept. 04 2013 when the contract was posted for bidders and the bid was awarded October 7th.

If you are saying we should cut funds to the Military in difficult times, I agree...unfortunately the GOP dominated house disagrees, and thus granted them these funds whilst defunding everything from education to food stamps.

www.fbo.gov...
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