I have a sneaky suspicion that Obama’s brother George is about to get a lucrative, US taxpayer funded job as a cattle-driver at a dude ranch:

Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand “livestock-related economic opportunities” in that nation. Although this and other recently released presolicitation notices for unrelated programs serve as advance alerts to potential vendors—and therefore do not offer cost estimates and other details— a review of U.S. government contracting actions nonetheless indicates a spike of activity in Kenya in a variety of sectors.

The White House is committing to a five-year effort to “improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness” of the livestock industry specifically in Marsabit and Garissa counties, Kenya, according to a presolicitation notice released April 12 that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located via routine database research.

The Feed the Future-related initiative, known as the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth, or REGAL-AG, program, will be carried out by contractors hired by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according to the document.

The agency did not disclose the project’s estimated cost: “No additional information regarding this planned RFP [Request for Proposals] is available at this time.”

Um, aren’t the global warming alarmists always telling us that climate change is impacting third world countries hardest, and that livestock is a major contributor? Now we’re paying for more livestock in a third world country? Somebody get the Goracle on the phone.

If Obama really wants to help Kenya flourish, why doesn’t he just get them into the government-backed solar industry that’s worked out so well here in the U.S.?

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11 Responses to “Obama Admin. Expands ‘Livestock-Related Economic Opportunities’ in Kenya”

  1. jeffythequick on April 16th, 2012 12:27 pm

    Sounds like another BS (Barbra Streisand) project. or, the other interpretation of BS will have full loads there. Is this another of those "investments" that we, the US invest in, but there is no break-even analysis, no rate of return, or pay back?

    thought so…

  2. backwoodsconsr on April 16th, 2012 12:43 pm

    There'll never be any shortage of bullshit as long as Obama is around. But he still can't understand why the economy isn't growing after all the loads of fertilizer he's dumped on it.

  3. Truesoldier__ on April 16th, 2012 2:43 pm

    Just another day of the Obama administration paying back campaign donors.

  4. SignPainterGuy on April 16th, 2012 2:56 pm

    "improve inclusiveness and competitiveness" in the livestock industry …..

    Who gets to choose who is included and who gets to compete ? Knowing Zero, it`ll be like our wild west cattle barons who forced everyone else out through various forms of "life adjustments".

  5. jeffythequick on April 16th, 2012 2:57 pm

    I think a dude ranch was one of the Dreams of his Father…

  6. backwoodsconsr on April 16th, 2012 4:43 pm

    More shovel ready projects.

  7. jeffythequick on April 16th, 2012 4:50 pm

    It will be included inclusively in the inclusion document.*

    As far as the cattle barons goes, there is better land for those displaced landowners to the northwest. Lots of sun and fun for all, and it's only a short walk along our trail of ….umm… errr… tears… of… joy! That's right! Joy for the great deal you're getting! Now, move along… take the kids!

    *batteries not included.

  8. Marshall_Will on April 16th, 2012 5:39 pm

    Correct, in alignment with HUD's "food deserts" creating more imaginary problems to solve by designating urban areas where there's no Safeway, Food Lion or Walmart within crawling distance?

    Progs have never been satisfied simply to redefine the long established meanings of words. By linking them together it opens the door for infinite new 'investments'. Food Desert my @$$…………

  9. Marshall_Will on April 16th, 2012 5:42 pm

    Gonna' need a bigger TRUCK. More 11th hour damage and mayhem just like we got ( with the GOP standing around with their TUTA ) at the end of 2010 before Dimmocrats abandoned the House.

    You'll recall the Food 'Safety' Act of 2010?

  10. jeffythequick on April 16th, 2012 6:18 pm

    I work around a bunch of, well, left leaning people, and when a certain leader was flown in on his 747, it was hard to get a view of the airplane (I admit, it is a thing of beauty, the airplane, that is), I had to clear the window from all of the heavy breathing next to it.

    Anyway, these "investments" are a boondoggle waiting for an excuse, and these otherwise intellectual people get all personal with what I propose:
    If it ain't in the Constitution, as written, it shouldn't be law (and for that matter, the SCOTUS is the LAST line of defense in constitutionality. The members of Congress and the President all take an oath to uphold the constitution, don't they?). They tell me about aunt Frito that needs her guvmint check to get by, while they make enough to take care of her. When I bring up:

    1986-1990: Went to college with no insurance, so I bought my own insulin and syringed
    1989: Got into a motorcycle accident, and paid for the ambulance and emergency room visit with my own money (making $6/hour at the time, they graciously took payments)
    1989: GF (later, wife, now ex-wife) was pregnant with our first son, and we took out a loan to pay for his birth.
    1990: Got insurance (that college time was spent getting an engineering degree, something of value)
    1993: Switched jobs while wife was pregnant, paid COBRA out of my own pocket.

    So, those that whine that we need the guvmint to take care of things best not speak to me. I can and will give them what-for. Happyscrapper's skillet is the only thing that would stun them more.

  11. SignPainterGuy on April 16th, 2012 7:25 pm

    Atta boy !

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