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State Department finalized a $5MILLION order for custom crystal wine glasses for US embassies just hours before shutdown

The U.S. State Department finalized a $5 million custom order for crystal glasses and bar accessories Sept. 30, one day before the government shutdown.
The order was made just hours before Closing war memorial and installing orders that arrest veterans. http://www.kpho.com/story/23634461/state-dept-makes-5-millio... May this go down as "let them Drink from Chrystal wine glass moment". Let them eat cake!

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You can tell what's important to our rulers...

Simply look at the money they spent BEFORE all this debt ceiling BS... they all KNEW was coming... Like the million dollar bombs Obama suddenly wanted to drop on Syria and foreign aid to places like Egypt. Funny how there was money to overthrow another government last month, now...?

They should be forced to

They should be forced to return this to the manufacturer and everybody involved needs to be pissed on.

Be Your Own Media!!!

The amazing thing is.....

They can't pay the death benefits of a few $100Thousand to the families of the fallen warriors, but they can keep their party going!


If you can read this thank a teacher. Because it's in English thank a soldier!

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Maybe the funeral homes would be willing

to be paid in crystal glassware or wall art, that is, if either the State Department or Department of Veterans Affairs, respectively, would be willing to donate goods to the cause.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

5MM (State Dept) for crystal, 500M (VA) for art

Sen. Moran blasts VA for spending a half-million dollars on art

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

It's like Nancy Pelosi Said

There's nothing left to cut. The royalty in government almost drank out of wine glasses that cost less than $85 each. Could you imagine such a thing?!

LOL - Nothing left to cut

Really, you made me laugh out loud. That woman is really talented to be able to say the things she does with a straight face: "The cupboard is bare. There are no more cuts to make. It's really important that people understand that."


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Don't worry

The Federal Reserve will pick up the tab.

2 glasses or a 4 glass set??

That is a little steep for 2 glasses, that must have been a 4 glass set. Even then there must have been some small kick back there for someone.

Mighty mountains in grandeur stand, but tiny raindrops turn them to sand! Noah, I think I just felt a raindrop!!

But John Kerry is accustomed

But John Kerry is accustomed to a certain lifestyle already.

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Just unbelievable!