GOP torpedoes Hillary earmark for construction of a Woodstock museum

posted at 5:58 pm on October 18, 2007 by Allahpundit

Your tax dollars almost at work. I’m going to throw down the gauntlet here and say that, pound for pound, as confirming the most cartoonish stereotypes about Democrats, this story’s even more gratifying than the Wash Times’s NASCAR cooties extravaganza. Your quote of the month: “Conservatives call it a hippie museum and a taxpayer-funded LSD flashback.”

Hippies used to say if you remember Woodstock, you weren’t really there. Republicans say presidential contender Hillary Clinton can forget about getting $1 million in taxpayer funds for a Woodstock museum.

Clinton and Charles Schumer, Democratic senators from New York, want to earmark the federal money for a museum that would commemorate the 1969 music festival in their state.

“Woodstock Museum is a shining example of what’s wrong with Washington on pork-barrel, out-of-control spending,” said John McCain, Arizona senator and Republican presidential hopeful. An example, he said, of “the earmark pork-barrel spending which has made the American people disenchanted and angry.”…

“With all the pressing needs facing our country today, from entitlement reform to children’s health care to the war in Iraq, the idea that the federal government should fund a museum that celebrates a 38-year-old concert is simply absurd,” Kyl said.

Here’s the roll of glory. Voting against the acid trip were four Blue Dog Democrats … and Russ Feingold? You used to be cool, man.

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Nice picture. She’s hot.

LtE126 on October 18, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Wait, wait. McCain’s quoted in the story, but he didn’t vote? What’s up with that?

Does the man EVER vote?

Vanceone on October 18, 2007 at 6:01 PM

I see The Swimmer didn’t vote.

He has little recollection of the Summer of ’69.

JammieWearingFool on October 18, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Who needs a museum?. Seems during my 57 years of life, everyone I ever MET was at Woodstock! What’s to memorialize?

MNDavenotPC on October 18, 2007 at 6:02 PM

I always knew Feinstein took way to much LDS in the sixty’s.

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:03 PM

Fess up: You’ve been waiting for an excuse to run that picture for–weeks? months?

see-dubya on October 18, 2007 at 6:04 PM

Approves.

Bad Candy on October 18, 2007 at 6:05 PM

I always knew Feinstein took way to much LDS in the sixty’s.

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:03 PM

It was Romney who took LDS.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Oh and yes I am going to be so shameless as to remind everyone that I used to be a professional musician. Yet even in spite of this disturbing little fact I find this idea to be, well how do I say this??? Stupid to the point of comatose.

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

This is just one grain of sand on a very big beach.

Limerick on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Don’t forget that the Clintons are in bed with the Woodstock people, as was Norman Hsu. I’m sure Cankles was just attempting a little quid pro quo.

ReubenJCogburn on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Bad Candy on October 18, 2007 at 6:08 PM

I always knew Feinstein took way to much LDS in the sixty’s.

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:03 PM

It was Romney who took LDS.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

I’m sure you already know but…linky for you…

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:09 PM

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment

Wade on October 18, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Hillary’s “Bridge to Nowhere”

ctmom on October 18, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Wait, wait. McCain’s quoted in the story, but he didn’t vote? What’s up with that?

Does the man EVER vote?

Vanceone on October 18, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Does Obama ever vote???

RW Wacko on October 18, 2007 at 6:15 PM

groovy man.

Harpoon on October 18, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Well I am going down to Yasgur’s farm
Going to join in a rock and roll band
Goin’ to get back to the land to set my soul free

d1carter on October 18, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Nice to see Obama was brave enough to put his vote on the line …

Voice of Reason on October 18, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Wow, McCaskill surprises again! I won’t be surprised next time, I guess. She’s rubbing off on me.

RW Wacko on October 18, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Here’s the Hot Air post about the Woodstock connection. The Rosenmanns and the Clintons go wayyy back.

ReubenJCogburn on October 18, 2007 at 6:19 PM

For all of his policy faults, Feingold is quite good on fiscal discipline. He wants to spend a lot of money, but he’s better than most Senators from either side of the aisle about not wasting it.

BadgerHawk on October 18, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Does Obama ever vote???

RW Wacko on October 18, 2007 at 6:15 PM

Just about to say the same thing. I think he wants to avoid going on record on issues as much as possible.

amerpundit on October 18, 2007 at 6:21 PM

I doubt this vote will stop Hillary . . . I understand that her next piece of legislation will propose that a national holiday for Karl Marx be voted into law.

rplat on October 18, 2007 at 6:22 PM

The Hsu linkage is Joel Rosenman the Woodstock promoter who got sandbagged by him for 40 mil in the east coast scam.

Also there is another earmark attached to Hsu about a grant to the New School in NYC sponsored by Hill & Shumer . Note there are 5 or 6 Hillraisers on the New School Boards and Trustees

CommentGuy on October 18, 2007 at 6:23 PM

The liberal hopes for started as sunshine and were dashed down to a microdot.

Speakup on October 18, 2007 at 6:25 PM

The liberal hopes for this started as sunshine and were dashed down to a microdot.

Speakup on October 18, 2007 at 6:25 PM

Speakup on October 18, 2007 at 6:25 PM

The liberal hopes for this started as sunshine and were dashed down to a microdot.

Speakup on October 18, 2007 at 6:25 PM

Speakup on October 18, 2007 at 6:25 PM

I’m guessing they forgot to stay away from the Brown sunshine……..Doh…….

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:27 PM

Joel Rosenman tried to convince Hill and Bill to let Chelsea go to the Woodstock revival with his daughter Molly and they said no go.

CommentGuy on October 18, 2007 at 6:27 PM

Every time Republicans reject spending of any kind from now on, they should take the opportunity to say that we can’t afford whatever it is because Social Security and Medicare benefits will consume 100% of the budget by about 2040. We can’t afford ANYTHING because of ballooning entitlements and retiring boomers.

Seriously, Republicans should just start rejecting anything and everything that’s proposed, on the grounds that there’s simply no money in the future budget. At all. None. If they say it enough times and piss off Democrats enough, it’ll eventually make it into the news cycle and make people start thinking about the imminent economic meltdown we’re facing and about how stupid ideas like universal health care are, given that we’re already completely unable to meet current entitlement obligations in the very near future.

But I know Republicans won’t take such a principled stand at the expense of their own pork projects and power brokering. Just dreaming for a moment there.

aero on October 18, 2007 at 6:28 PM

Geez, does Obama ever vote on anything?

CorinthianJest on October 18, 2007 at 6:29 PM

Does obama ever actually vote? Oh yeah, that’s right. He’s much too principled to actually take a stand on anything.

techno_barbarian on October 18, 2007 at 6:33 PM

Geez, does Obama ever vote on anything?

CorinthianJest on October 18, 2007 at 6:29 PM

Bwhahaahaa! Good on ya, CorinthianJest! Beat me by a whisker.

techno_barbarian on October 18, 2007 at 6:34 PM

Heck, if they want to commemorate Woodstock, I have a muddy field they can buy for less than 1/10th of what they were asking Congress to appropriate.

second digit on October 18, 2007 at 6:35 PM

Don’t forget that the Clintons are in bed with the Woodstock people, as was Norman Hsu. I’m sure Cankles was just attempting a little quid pro quo.

ReubenJCogburn on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

Who are “The Woodstock People”? Sounds like the name of a cult, if you ask me. And you didn’t. But it sounds eerily like the pod people are in bed with billary.

CrimsonFisted on October 18, 2007 at 6:38 PM

[common-sense]
Just charge the 1 mil to generous Woodstock alumni / celebrated Uber-Patriots Crosby and Nash.
[/common-sense]

Now back to our regularly scheduled liberal insanity.

infidel4life on October 18, 2007 at 6:45 PM

Check out their site woodstockmuseum.com and have a look around for all the splendor the money was going for.

CommentGuy on October 18, 2007 at 6:50 PM

I thought San Fran was a living hippie museum. Oh well…

stonemeister on October 18, 2007 at 7:03 PM

Check out their site woodstockmuseum.com and have a look around for all the splendor the money was going for.

CommentGuy on October 18, 2007 at 6:50 PM

Hmmm, how exactly do you make a museum to commemorate three days of wallowing in the mud having sex with complete strangers and burning half of your brain cells out?

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 7:06 PM

Just dreaming for a moment there.

aero on October 18, 2007 at 6:28 PM

Yeah, you had me going, too….sigh.

RW Wacko on October 18, 2007 at 7:09 PM

Ubama was at the alter healing folks. Amen.

SouthernGent on October 18, 2007 at 7:17 PM

I see John Warner, good Republican soldier that he is, also managed to miss the vote.

Martin on October 18, 2007 at 7:22 PM

Pandering to the hippie base?

ericire12 on October 18, 2007 at 7:32 PM

There must be a less expensive and more appropriate way to recognize Sha Na Na.

I imagine a small, solemn building serving as a sort of Holocaust Museum, but remembering the American Adult. Perhaps a small tombstone engraved America, 1776-1969.

saint kansas on October 18, 2007 at 7:33 PM

money which could have been used “for the children” instead would have gone to honor pot smoking hippies.

yep. the Dumbs have their priorities in order.

madmonkphotog on October 18, 2007 at 7:45 PM

Nice picture. She’s was hot.
LtE126 on October 18, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Fixed it for ya.

smellthecoffee on October 18, 2007 at 8:02 PM

Does Obama ever vote???
RW Wacko on October 18, 2007 at 6:15 PM

Just about to say the same thing. I think he wants to avoid going on record on issues as much as possible.

amerpundit on October 18, 2007 at 6:21 PM

I hope your not confusing this with an issue.

Tennessee Dave on October 18, 2007 at 8:07 PM

I’m sure you already know but…linky for you…

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:09 PM

Of course I don’t. You’re ruining a perfectly good joke.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 18, 2007 at 8:08 PM

“Groovy my brothers and sisters…far out man.”

“Hey…don’t bogart that number man”

I feel better now.

Sgt. Khe Sahn

1GooDDaDDy on October 18, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Of course I don’t. You’re ruining a perfectly good joke.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on October 18, 2007 at 8:08 PM

I knew that, I just wanted to make sure that you knew that I knew that you didn’t know that…Oh and by the way, that what I thought too…

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 8:29 PM

Hillary is a member of the Woodstock nation like my grandmother from Ireland was a member of the Zulu nation.

peacenprosperity on October 18, 2007 at 8:34 PM

I see The Swimmer didn’t vote.

He has little recollection of the Summer of ‘69 yesterday.

JammieWearingFool on October 18, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Jaibones on October 18, 2007 at 9:57 PM

A Woodstock Museum? A Woodstock Museum? Hahahahaheehee…

petefrt on October 18, 2007 at 11:05 PM

It takes a Woodstock to raise a child. — H. R. Clinton

petefrt on October 18, 2007 at 11:07 PM

God forbid, these people ever come to their senses. For our sake. For a better America.

Griz on October 18, 2007 at 11:15 PM

So this is the important business that they are supposed do in the senate ? Maybe for the better, cannot screw up something else at the same time.

SIJ6141 on October 18, 2007 at 11:42 PM

If the earmark had been for wooden stocks for Hillary, I’d have been in favor of bending principle.

Kralizec on October 19, 2007 at 12:02 AM

Don’t eat the brown acid!

Bradky on October 19, 2007 at 12:25 AM

The earmark was redundant:

Bill Clinton is the hippie museum!

landlines on October 19, 2007 at 2:43 AM

Why don’t we just erect a gate in front of a barren farm field at the former site, hand out hits of acid and tell people there’s a museum there and let them imagine whatever they damned well please they think is there…?

Problem solved.

Captain Scarlet on October 19, 2007 at 2:48 AM

I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die.

Pass around some joints, but don’t take the brown acid.

What a drag, Man. It was hairy, but there were no pigs there. I was loaded. Well, I gotta book. Where am I?

jaime on October 19, 2007 at 5:28 AM

You know, this is a perfect fit for the Dems.

After all, Woodstock did start out as an honest-to-God capitalist endeavor, with ticket sales and everything. But people decided they were entitled and shouldn’t have to pay, jumped the gates, and the “organizers” lost control of the situation and said #$*& it.

A monument to fiscal policy.

saint kansas on October 19, 2007 at 6:22 AM

Oh and yes I am going to be so shameless as to remind everyone that I used to be a professional musician. Yet even in spite of this disturbing little fact I find this idea to be, well how do I say this??? Stupid to the point of comatose.

doriangrey on October 18, 2007 at 6:06 PM

That your picture on the link? Love the Kenny G hair, dude.

srhoades on October 19, 2007 at 9:04 AM

To conservatives, this is a hippie museum. To hippie/commie/lefties, it’s like, a tribute to the people’s revolution, dude.

CP on October 19, 2007 at 10:52 AM

That was one UGLY chick. No wonder she is a bi%ch.

cochransintexas on October 19, 2007 at 11:39 AM

Anyone else find it ironic Hillary wanted to have the government fund a museum dedicated to an event that was anti-government?

Even when she tries to be smart, she’s stupid.

Black Adam on October 19, 2007 at 1:45 PM