Christian Trejbal of the Roanoke Times wonders about the allocation of precious state tax dollars * to fight ... get this ... terrorism ... here in the commonwealth:
al-Qaida is coming to Glen LynClick on the link to see the lengthy list of counties and municipalities that will be receiving funds to fight "the terrorist menace."
Gov. Tim Kaine's office sent out a press release today about awarding $260,553 in grants to prevent terrorism throughout Virginia.
Not receiving cash: Blacksburg, Montgomery County.
Receiving grants: Floyd County, Glen Lyn, Pembroke, Wythe County.
I don't know if those who didn't receive money even applied, but I do know that a Tech football game is a much more attractive target to a terrorist than FloydFest or Glen Lyn. Surely we could better allocate scarce resources. It's OK to say, "No, Dublin, you just aren't big enough to be considered a terrorist target. You'll get no special funding."
Even Bland County, by God, is receiving some dough. To combat the ever-worrisome al Qaeda insurgency here. The amount? $1,665. Not sure what that'll buy us except for more than a few boxes of Krispy Kremes down at the courthouse.
Maybe that's the intent. We're going to kill our local terrorists by clogging their arteries.
For the love of God.
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* Upon further study, it appears that these funds may actually involve federal monies. Still ...