In my early rousing moments on Sundays, I have the tv tuned to the local station which carries the US Farm Report. This morning, the host had a thing or two to say about the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill.
He mentioned that he didn't know whether or not things like storage facilities for peanuts needed federal money or not, and that those sorts of decisions should be left to those who knew more than he... then he went on to say that farmers deserve help from the government as much as anybody else, "but not this way. Supporting our troops does not mean just putting a flag sticker on your combine."
I've never been so proud of my black-dirt-farming roots, I think, as this morning.