Untold story of the year? Glenn reveals how much was paid to move a bush

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Funny, Joe Biden wasn’t traveling the country touting how an unbelievable amount of stimulus money went towards ‘translocating’ a single ‘rare’ bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a billion dollar highway renovation project. Would you be surprised that it’s a plant you can get at any home store for less than $20?

CNSNews reports that “government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to ‘translocate’ a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a $1.045-billion highway-renovation project that was partially funded by the economic stimulus legislation President Barack Obama signed in 2009.”

“You don’t stop progress,” Glenn joked upon reading the story.

The bush, a Franciscan manzanita, was found in the median of a highway in San Francisco and is thought to be the last example of the species in “the wild”. However, the commercially cultivated shrub can be purchased in nurseries for about $16 a bush.

Keep in mind, that $205k was used to move a single plant. How could that be? After all, Pat said he could have done it for about $20.

Well, first there were the “hard costs” (digging the plant up, moving it somewhere else, replanting, etc) which totaled $100k.

Then there was $25,000, an annual salary for some, that covered “reporting requirements”.

And, of course, $79,470 to pay for the “establishment, nurturing and monitoring” of the plant for the next decade. Because, of course, spending eighty grand on nurturing a bush makes a whole lot of sense!

This was all paid for by tax payer dollars – so keep that in mind when you are rushing to finish your taxes this weekend.

Thankfully, the bush is now safely tucked away. CNSNews explains, “The plant is now protected by a fence and its location is kept secret, in part because the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service fear that nature-lovers seeking to see the rare wild Manzanita might trample it to death.”

(Editor’s note: Has your head exploded yet???)

“They’re available at Home Depot for $15.95, but they haven’t seen one in the wild. You can see them in people’s yards. They’re everywhere, but they haven’t seen a wild one,” Glenn said.

“This is the most amazing story I have ever heard. There’s your economic dollars. Those are your economic stimulus. That’s your tax dollar hard at work by the president of the United States. His name is on the side of the highway that just spent $205,000 to translocate a plant that you can buy at Home Depot for $15.95, but this is a wild one,” Glenn said.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Glenn – to be honest what else is new with such matters; they spend money like its going out of style in the Senate, have insane ideology of the useless Kenysian economic models that alway have and alwasy will fail across the board in the Feds…

    The Communist State of California spends and taxes things into oblivion; so why not waste the money of $1.045 million to move one tree, when I could do the same with a shovel and a bucket and transplant it (note that is the common term for translocation of a plant, them evil political figures love the fancy words).

    Total investment would probably be, counting shovel, bucket, gas and such estimated about $50. Probably a lot less.

    What amazes me is the fact the supposedly extinct tree is actually found, and now not in the front yard of some political figure in the area.

    Also why is it supposed to have been ‘extinct’ when they are availible at Home Depot? Or are they allegedly ‘extinct’ in the wild?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/JulieAnn-Holmes/100003341310272 JulieAnn Holmes

    Silly me, I thought they were talking about George Bush……………. That was a lot of money also.  

  • General Kota

    Wow what a bunch of morons. See if the spent the same amount of money on bunch Franciscan manzanitas then they would have 13,671 plants to put in the wild and the left wonder why we don’t trust this government with our health care.

  • Anonymous

    The real problem is . . . we can move a shrub and then get on with the highway, so why can’t we relocate snails, lizards, rabbits, fish, etc and then move on with progress. Maybe Princess Nancy intervened.

  • Anonymous

    SCUM SUCKING MAGGOT COMMUNIST-Most of the Democrats & a too many of the Republicans. They don’t care about you, only their POWER, their families, friends & their World-Class Retirement & World-Class Medical care. Ain’t it ashamed how little we think of them nowadays. Sad, but true. :~)

  • Dana Welch

    ima gonna go buy a hunnert of these plants and put em in da medians. Then hire myself out as an expert plant mover. Ill be a millionaire soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dawn-Woods/585600640 Dawn Woods

    Can we give a new example of “burning bush???”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A63F27VDEHXMS6MIVSAXJ4RIOQ seacrestout

    BUSH SITTER available imediately .Long term position preferred ,have references.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GKWLHC2KN52Y76FE6DZMPVKM3E Nicholas R

    It’s the Bush’s fault.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000060072132 Heather N David Shay

    Soooo now that it has been moved, its not wild anymore huh?
    so now its the same as the Home Depot plant…. makes govt sense lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M7N6HKB4EMRTTBVYZGJQAB2CGM www.myspace.com/unitedagainstt

    all the people who were involved with this should either be forced to pay it back or executed.

  • Jon Smith

    soooo, a hidden location? How do we even know they really moved it? Could have been they botched the job to boot and dont want anyone to know…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BU6YNGFYOIUPVM4GGZB44RLCTE Ryan

    sad part is … more than likely fell out of a landscape truck and happen to grow there ….

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.lynn.mccoy Debbie McCoy

    HECK..I could have lived several years on that amount of money!!! NO WONDER we’re all struggling just to EAT! I think some “citizen”…could have moved that bush for NOTHING?!??! A shovel, some dirt..DUH! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1289838316 Zippy Frack

    This is no more of a surprise than a 45 dollar toilet brush or a 50 dollar sponge from the military.  We’ve known about these expenditures forever.    What is really rare…is someone speaking out those types of ‘insane’ occurrences in the mainstream media.  ‘Good thing’ that you got driven off the mainstream media airways Glenn Beck.  No one will hear any rational thing…or ‘insane’ thing you might spew out of your gourd anymore.  Thank the lord almighty for Fox news who never would put any ‘spin’ on any real newsworthy NEWS.

  • Anonymous

    So buy a couple at HD or any big box store plant the stupid bushes in the woods somewhere and leave them alone. In 2 or 3 years you will have some “wild” ones sprout up around them. Problem solved for under $50. I will admit I voted for the change and now FULLY regret that mistake. I will be voting for real change in November!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Melischief Melissa R. Clark

    Hell I have manzanita all over near my cabin in Idyllwild CA. These things actually can’t be burned, are resistant to pests and thrive on being ignored, (Starting to sound like the icon plant for a true conservative!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=70304530 Gregory Eberhard

    We will soon find out that it was planted there ten years ago by the town gardening club as part of the adopt a highway program. LOL.

  • http://www.LasVegasRealEstateHome.com/ Las Vegas Real Estate

    I’m in the wrong business with this Administration in office… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/USAonly R Mark Reasbeck

    You sure this wasn’t a “Guest” Plant at the $800,000 GSA Party in Vegas??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457244952 Jennifer Doyle Kiser

    well… yet more proof that the ILK running the show are IDIOTS

  • http://www.LasVegasRealEstateHome.com/ Las Vegas Real Estate

    Lots of laughing… too funny!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joan-Cronemeyer-Malueg/100000297170654 Joan Cronemeyer Malueg

    I’m in the wrong business.

  • Evan Miller

    What if the bush just shriveled up after they moved it? That would be quite the slap in the face.

  • Anonymous

    I hear the ones found in the wild taste better. Kinda like free range chickens.

  • Anonymous

    the demoCRAPS & the way they think OR don’t think about what they r all about…DOPES!!!

  • Anonymous

    hey dope no republican’s involved…u must be a losertarian or independent who voted for these obamanians…your a no different lame brain!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Spunky1952 Sly

    I can’t even formulate words to express my horror at this …

  • Anonymous

    they got the nerve to talk about the GSA…lol!!! u libs should kill yourselves!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1138240371 Mavis Patricia Huckaby Craycra

    What else can we possible bare. I am sick to my stomach of all this wasted spending. I sure they could have gotten the average American to move it for free if only they knew what its costing us now. 

  • John F. Edwards

    Just another example with how out of touch this COMMUNIST – SOCIALIST – PROGRESSIVE federal government has become.  The sad commentary here is that nobody on the left gives a damn that even their grandchildren will be paying for crap like this.  It’s way past time to completely clean house people vote all the parasites out.  Major overhaul needs to be done in all agencies of the federal and state governments.  I’ll leave it to you to clean up your local political situations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1379754008 Michael Kolosey

    Glen…  This was a special Manzanita…  The homeless living under the overpass fertilized this bush for years.  If you want any other California insight just call me…  I have been trying to contact you for years.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously……isn’t this robbing from us?  There are so many things Congress and Obama have done (including the lavish vacations the O’s take….why did their daughter need a separate vacation at her age with 25 Secret Service Agents???  What did that cost us?  Doesn’t it just feel like we are being robbed and raped at the same time?  I don’t see any signs of it letting up.  Governor Romney would be wise to let everyone know this WILL come to and end WHEN he’s elected!!!  God help us!!!

  • Anonymous

    When are people going to wake up?  Can SOOOOO many people really be SOOOOOO stupid??

  • http://www.facebook.com/debrakneal Debra Neal

    I live in California..a few short miles from the entrance to the Sequoia National Park. On our way up to the park on either side of the winding road, you will see all the wild Manzanita bushes you could ever hope to see. From what I have seen they are very prevalent in the Sierra mountains. 
    Smart Men? No common sense!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Mitchell/100001089284153 Mark Mitchell

    Not surprised that Pelosi’s backyard got that much for so little, look at are state (California)

  • Anonymous

    Lets count our blessings here – imagine how many other plants, bushes, animals and “rare” species there could have been on that list for the highway that they probably didnt need anyway.  *eyeroll* /end sarcasm

  • Anonymous

    @ Sackman.
    Why wouldn’t you attack the guilty. I despise BHO & am a Tea Party Activist (ACTIVE) are you? I have been a Republican since 1972 when I voted for Nixon. I am extremely conservative so it doesn’t take much for me to call you a communist. Especially if you spend like a drunken fool like a lot of repubs do. I am also a Service Disabled Veteran. I think you need to back up & punt… Huge BECK fan as well. Attend Tea Party Rallies as well as monthly meeting, do You?
    Will be at the MARC Mid-Alabama Republican meeting at 9 tomorrow morning. Will You attend the next one in your area? if not please take back your un-welcome comments. Because you a very mistaken & out of line.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2MTNOKM6RGIIQ4O6NET6R572OQ Happy

    I was told by my husband that Manzanita was a very expensive plant, grown in the dessert areas of Ca.  He also told me that we could not grow them in our yards.  And He also told me that rich people had beautiful tables made out of them and that they were very expensive.  But that was about 45 years ago.  I wonder what happened to the fact that they used to be preserved?

  • http://miamiherald.com Reality99r

    What do you expect?
    It’s San Francisco.
    They probably had illegal homeless folks do the work  so everyone could feel good about it and relocated the plant to be near the almost extinct smelt to make sure it had water.
    Let us pray……..

  • Ray Fencl

    Maybe the wild one fell of of a truck on the way home from Home Depot!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SKEYH2GYJ7GUQCVPOBH6KMQ56A Glenn

    I would of just burned it to the ground, Who cares anyway?

  • Anonymous

    This disgusts me! The Governement can pay that much to have a shrub moved there shouldn’t be one child going to bed hungry!!!  Curious how the folks of hurricane Katrina are doing?   I hope they all have a home of there schools & hospitals have all been rebuilt.

  • Sandie

    This is a pic of them moving the manzanita

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wolff-Bachner/100000356049591 Wolff Bachner

    aren’t people who rob and steal supposed to got o prison. BTW, im having trouble typing with my exploded head.

  • Anonymous

    OMG!! Is this another Bush bashing???  LMAO

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1240564561 Eli Fry

    Somebody should be outright FIRED over that.

  • Anonymous

    Is it possible that someone planted the plant in “The Wild”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/equinn2 Eric Quinn

    I had to break the glass and wrap my head….it didn’t stop the explosion, but it did localize it a bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.kelson1 Ann Kelson

    The problem with so many people working for government projects is that they think there is this never-ending barrel of money.  This story is indicative of the view of wasteful thinking.  I think of the water supply to the San Joaquain  (sorry about the spelling) farm lands to protect the smelt.  When we lived near Lake Superior there were multi-million smelt,  Ridiculous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1083642677 Brett Schoeberl

    Who actually deemed it a wild cultivar. It possibly was one thrown out by someone as trash and just took root in that location. My God they could have spent another 100K to do DNA studies to make sure it was truely wild !  How dare they not use all of our money to the fullest when there was a chance to do so !  They keep sucking the system dry in any way they can ad still they want to blame the Republicans for our debt. Get him out of office, I really don’t need a coupon to KFC or some watermelon seeds as my next 4 year stimulus bonus !

  • Anonymous

    Its bush’s fault.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000138701516 Patricia Fitzgerald

    it would be funny if it wasn’t so SICK! Do these stories get back to the govt? Do they even KNOW that we know?? How can they sleep at nite???
    Yes, my head is exploding!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Fraser/100002113750207 Daniel Fraser

    Obama will blame it on the BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Breaking news story; It has been discovered that the manzanita is named George.. 

  • Anonymous

    Ah jeez – At my house we cut these things off and shred them. They’re like weeds. And they’re ALL wild. I will hire myself out to dig them up and give to the government. Today’s special: only $100K per bush! 

  • Anonymous

     Moved to Area 51.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Fraser/100002113750207 Daniel Fraser

    I am truly tired of our Dumbo, Eiore Government.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Albert/100000368222911 Gary Albert

    Sounds reasonable

  • Anonymous

    They could have easily went down to Home Depot purchased a truck load of these Franciscan Mazanita, planted them in the wild and then in a year or so the plants would have been all over and in the wild.   I mean $205,000 could have hired 3 people at $50,000 for the year and planted equaling $175,000.  Then there would be $30,000 to purchase plants.  Since it would be a government project they plants would be tax exempt so the plant would cost $16, which 1875 plants could be purchased.   I am sure if you were going to purchase that many plants Home Depot could have given a discount resulting in more plants. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1667957552 Jonathan W Harrison

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manzanita….photos of these are in the wild!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathan.barth1 Nathan Lawrence Barth

    Idiots such as these liberals these days… lol 

  • Charlie Brown

    Stimuwaste -> Presidio Trust -> earmark 8084 buried in the DOD -> Pelosi’s $2 million earmark to herself – look it up some time along with the board members and their donations. Guess which Russian commie leader lives there? Guess which year the property gets transfered  to private hands? 2012. Enjoy.

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1785700350 Denise Spigner Moore

    Aaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!   Tell me again why I’m paying taxes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1785700350 Denise Spigner Moore

    I’m paying federal taxes!!!!!AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!  Tell me again why I’m paying federal taxes!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523329979 Judy Deaton Simmons

    KA-BOOM!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgooden1 Dawn Gooden

    Glad you saw the light ;)  At least you are intelligent and open-minded enough to consider the other side of the political coin. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/danteferrigno Dante Ferrigno

    If there is real change on the table in November.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Stratford/100000004001129 Chris Stratford

    When I read this story, the advertisement on the bottom of the page was for blood pressure meds…you can’t make this stuff up…

  • http://www.facebook.com/dgooden1 Dawn Gooden

    you should cap that.  Might be a good candidate for Fail Blog!

  • Anonymous

    I know that bush. I planted it there about eight years ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clifford-R-Huntley/1429850833 Clifford R Huntley

    That’s just
    what I was thinking, it’s not wild at all. My God that is completely insane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Desade/1587910978 Mark Desade

    I’m tired of living in an idiot country run by idiots.  Can we wind the clock back 30 years?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clifford-R-Huntley/1429850833 Clifford R Huntley

    My Dog would be a better change.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/H-Banks-Edwards/100000431454437 H Banks Edwards

    What someone should do is buy a replacement plant at Home Depot and replant it in the median!!
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.hecker Ken Hecker

    The manzanita in general is protected by law.  You can’t just go out and dig one up.   According to Wikipedia, this Franciscan manzanita (Arctostaphylos hookeri franciscana), thought to be extinct, is the only one found of this variety, and the article also states the cost of transplanting it.  It is native to only San Francisco, hench the name.   I think saying you can buy one at the nursery is probably a bit simplistic.  But still, they probably could have taken cuttings or seeds, and propogated it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.hecker Ken Hecker

    Yes, a new bush to blame things on. :)

  • Anonymous

    I remember as a kid how most of San Diego’s freeways had these plants lined the middle like a fence. Then they got rid of them. I bet they didnt relocate those plants

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Lewis/100001291046465 Jon Lewis

    well just another reason why there are so many tax evaders hey obama stimulate this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000578847734 Rita Weddle

    I wish you were joking! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651838551 Janey Smith

    Then they will be considered a “noxious weed” and the government will spend just as much to eradicate them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501310051 Brett P. Taylor

    Hey! Finally a “Shovel Ready” project for Stimulas Money Woot woot!

  • Anonymous

    This is nothing compared to how much money it took to move a Bush from Texas to Washington.

  • landofaahs

    Well, at the least the libtards can say they supported a “Bush”.  Oh wait, it’s Bush’s fault.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-E-Malone/100001290483600 Charles E. Malone

    Just think!
    In two, three decades after the Government has lost track of just one Bush.
    “You know these things just happen sometimes”

    It will be found and translocated to a local HD to be sold to a Taxpayer for
    $16.00 + Tax & + two, three decades of inflation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lrpirkl Lon Pirkl

    There is no cure for stupid! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DR6LRKG4EN4EXY3W2T6V7SL2AU Dan F

    I wish I knew where it was so I could go set it on Fire…. these sorry liberals auctually think this was a good expendeture of your tax dollars and would not dream of giving an apology for this Shameless and Reckless use of the taxpayers money.  Hey I got an idea, give me $205,000.00 so I can fianlly have a house for my family and I’ll go dig up the plant for free, replant it in my yard and monitor and care for it for the rest of my life. thats a lot longer than a decade and a taxpayer will auctually benefit fromt the tax money that way.

    daniel frank

  • bluefighter

    And this is near where farmers cannot use water due to an endangered fish.

  • Leon Lesmeister

    This goes right along the lines Ihave tol my frinds for the last 4 years: Pesident Obamam is trying his best to bankrupt this country!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.donnelly3 Elizabeth Donnelly

    Take America Back!

  • Anonymous

    With all the knowledge out there about, obama,  you didnt actually thing it would be the kind of change anyone would want, did you?  obama made it clear during his campaign what he intended and it wasn’t good…all people heard was,   ” look how special,  he’s black.  Look how special..he’s going to change things…that’s all,  way too many heard.   Is anyone listening now?   They don’t like, Romney, but are going to vote for him…or not vote at all.  Why ????  Everyone thinks, Santorum or Gingrich would have done a better job undoing obamas nightmare…but, vote for romney…this is how we got obama.   Somewhere, the insanity has to stop.  I fear it’s too late.  

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

    Wish I could get paid $80,000 to take care of a plant that’s hardy enough to grow in the median of a highway.

  • Anonymous

    I am struggling to keep my house! I had to take a pay cut when I was rehired in 2008 and have not seen a raise since 2009! AND THEY SPENT almost 1/4 of a million dollars on a SHRUB!!!!! Glenn if this keeps up I don’t care how much we are to stay peacefull….. THIS isn’t going to end well…

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

    Will you help me get paid $80,000 per plant to take care of them after you move them? I’m sure I can make it worthwhile for you if you get me those contracts… ;) ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/zanthi.zembillas Xanthi Zembillas

    Was there a Micro chip attached to the rooting system of the plant where it contains shhhhh secret documents of the alien world!!!!

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

    From CNSnews:

    –“Contract for and provide funding not to exceed $7,025.00 for initial
    genetic or chromosomal testing of the Mother Plant by a qualified
    expert to be selected at Caltrans’ sole discretion.”

    Anybody interested in pooling money together for rewarding anybody who finds the “Mother Plant” and destroys it?

    Over $7,000,000 will be saved from this complete nonsense…

     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KFQI74MG7TMNY3G2NVCFHUZEKA Lorraine

    Tell you what..We the united states better be careful and pray about who we want to see
    as our future president….Obama is setting us back instead of putting us ahead..

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

     And the scary thing is that another $7 Million dollars is being put aside for:

    –“Contract for and provide funding not to exceed $7,025.00 for initial
    genetic or chromosomal testing of the Mother Plant by a qualified
    expert to be selected at Caltrans’ sole discretion.”

    I’ll send you $10 if you find it and destroy it…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKREMVZ7LBK6AQ5EG4IWNMNKMQ ImaBanana

    It was the bush’s fault…

  • Anonymous

    I am curious if the environmental officals connected with this recovery. looked into the possibility that this specific plant was possibly origionally planted by human activity. and if this were the case, rhen their characterization “wild” would be inacurate.

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

    Something tells me all of the crooks involved that received all of this money are already doing so…

  • Grant Redhawk

    I got trans-relocated by my parents for $5.00 once….
    And yes I am wild!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KFQI74MG7TMNY3G2NVCFHUZEKA Lorraine

    I’ts not the idea of the plant but the idea that he can just take the money like that and use it
    for something so stupid while they’re so many people without food and shelter and children
    with no one to care for them.BUT our president can care for that one little bush

  • http://twitter.com/auronda danielle taschner

    I just heard on the news in ca that the marker in the area was struck by lightning and the hillside is on fire  and they are not sure till they get the wild fire under control if the plant will survive, there goes all of the stimulus up in smoke

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

    Actually…. We have too many people in government getting paid off by companies working on government projects for outrageous costs.

    Somebody has to authorize these costs and that somebody should be made to pay it all back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arland-Schnacker-Sr/100000161328264 Arland Schnacker Sr

    Hey not to worry this is the same party who is going to take care of our health care.  There is nothing democratic about being a democrat !

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

    If it does burn, $7,000,000 will be saved.

    From the CNSnews story:

    –“Contract for and provide funding not to exceed $7,025.00 for initial
    genetic or chromosomal testing of the Mother Plant by a qualified
    expert to be selected at Caltrans’ sole discretion.”

  • ray shulley

    i live in California as a matter of fact with in 30 mi or less i can take you to approx 1000k miles of some of the roughest  manzanita choked  hills/ mountains on the planet oh by the way that is  wild  pig habitat

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com/ End Crony Capitalism Advocate

     Coming soon… $10,000 Aspirin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clinton-H-Groves/1343790548 Clinton H Groves

    So typical. What’s new?
     

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/37DFTHVBUMWLKHX4SQEFXPNFLY Jac

    I owned a business in Orlando and the city wanted to put in a sidewalk along side of the building. Six months earlier I spent over $2500 in plants, trees and such (not to mention the several days of labor it took me to plant everything) to beautify the landscape around my business.  The city came in and tore everything up with there equipment and left everything to dry out in the summer sun, without letting me know so I could save the plants. With my luck I was out of town the first 3 days of their project. You can imagine how hot I was. 

    After complaining for several weeks to everyone at the city who could care less… Code enforcement came in with a written warning about the weeds that were growing around the sidewalk they put in. I told them what happened and she said you need to get a lawn service to take care of it.  I told her that is why I planted the nice landscaping so i wouldn’t have that expense… her response was… “well now you do… and if you don’t take care of the weeds you will have a fine to add to it”

    Evil government on all levels!!!   

  • beth.madigan

    If this post trails off it’s because my head e
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  • http://www.ssaarabians.homestead.com Victoria Jensen

    UNBELIEVEABLE !!!!!!

  • http://www.ssaarabians.homestead.com Victoria Jensen

    LOL only if your moving them for the GOV.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKREMVZ7LBK6AQ5EG4IWNMNKMQ ImaBanana

    That money probably wasn’t actually spent to move the plant…that was just how it was accounted for after lining someone’s pockets…

  • ray shulley

    yahoo at least the fire will employee some union firefighters that will stimulate california’s cap and trad budget  lmao

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Z-Hanson/100000665608913 Andrew Z Hanson

    Another example of this administration superior inteligence.  That’s why we should all just fall in line and do what we are told. Anyone who disagrees is obviosly a racist.

  • Anonymous

    But the people just keep closing their eyes and mind. Obama isn’t even qualified to be President.  Everyone gets so upset over everything EXCEPT his eligibility status. He’s paid tons of money to keep his records sealed (What is he hiding) and Sheriff Joe Arpaio states he’s got probable cause that his birth certificate is forged.  When are the people in this country going to wake up. Impeach him, you don’t have to worry about an election. Impeach this man. He’s committed so many crimes against the American People it makes me sick! Come one Please people wake up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Z-Hanson/100000665608913 Andrew Z Hanson

    In reponse to Clifford R Huntley’s post: So would the piles of “stuff” your dog leaves in the back yard.

  • http://twitter.com/herounplugged Chris Harpe

     Your dog wouldn’t want the position. He is smarter than anybody running!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000790203280 Eileen Twidt

    My mind is blown away completely !  It cost me the total of zero $$$ to transplant a small bush from my last house to this one as I did it myself during the move. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Irina-Krasnyuk/745534442 Irina Krasnyuk

    Yes, God Bless America!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000790203280 Eileen Twidt

    which Bush are you refering to ? Not poor George again ,  I hope.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7AQQDSVOSHODOSU2URXGSVSR4I u4me

    Sarah palin will not allow that!!! She’ll kick as s

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000790203280 Eileen Twidt

    I do hope so. I became American because I came from a socialist country ( England ) & I like the system in this wonderful Country & not in Great Britten !!!

  • http://twitter.com/rox_hudson Paul Espo
  • http://twitter.com/herounplugged Chris Harpe

    Wow, I think that we have an over abundance of bush hugging, crack heads in DC. Good thing they have a great dental plan to keep their teeth from rotting out. The plant makes way more than I do and all it had to do is exist. That money could have gone to help somebody that desperately needs it, with a much needed operation (that Obama touts on a daily basis) or provided 8 people with jobs so they can put food on the table so they can stop living off of the government. Talk about being at the right place at the right time! How many times can I say WOW!!! Just when you think you have heard the worst ideas that this administration has to offer…WOW! WOW! WHOA, they’re stupido!

  • http://twitter.com/herounplugged Chris Harpe

    Bah! Bah! We need them to lead us and tell us where to go. We are mindless, thoughtless, timid, and afraid. What shall we ever do without them? If they were gone tomorrow, how could we possibly get along? Oh dear!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6JSV3YGYSEHGWQYUGIWDHWLTUA johnathan

    How much you want to bet it gets burned up in the next wild fire!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/capedavis Chris Davis

    do you really think there is gonna be a change as long as the oil companys are running things , read the book “the day after roswell”DISCLOSURE is the key to it all

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gert-Kaiser/1631951032 Gert Kaiser

    an unbelieveable story—-and to think this acutualy is true is amazing ! What shovel ready job is next !

  • Anonymous

    I am so disappointed… I really wanted to see the last wild Franciscan Manzanita!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1130140776 Melissa Egan

    Yep, it happened.  My head DID explode!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chester-Hendrix/1018119107 Chester Hendrix

    Seriously? Come up to the Sierra foothills if you want to see this stuff in ‘the wild’. We can’t freakin’ get RID of it! It’s considered a nuisance up here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chester-Hendrix/1018119107 Chester Hendrix

    Seriously? You wanna see this stuff in ‘the wild’? Come up to the Sierra foothills – we can’t freakin’ GET RID of the stuff! It’s been a nuisance plant since the Spanish were here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kim-Anglebrandt/1480419399 Kim Anglebrandt

    ranks right up there with the Obama donor in Tx that received one million bucks to repair a garage door

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JXZNBNSEALEATOKOEOFK4GGT6M sojourner

    Don’t worry folks, if the government needs to move any more bushes they can always print some more money from the mint, stupid has a name,it is called the federal government

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.mulligan Jerry Mulligan

    I’d like to find it and set it on fire…I know it’s counter-productive…that’s just how I feel…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KR7X3R44RS46KCDQ4TWKDHQBDM Thomas

    Find that bush – hunt it down and KILL it – pour 5 gallons of sterilizer on it – KILLLLLL IT! Only an act of plant violence will send the message – “it’s a disgrace” that bush is still alive.

    I learned all that from Sharpton, Alinski, Piven, Farrakhan, Iron Mike…and Barry Sotero!

  • Anonymous

    Not getting your spelling of Great Britain.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655707992 Karen Hansen

    Sounds like job creation

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Pollock/1406845175 Patricia Pollock

    Who ever approved this hot mess should be made to camp out in the woods w/ it for the next 10 years w/o pay AND w/o a tent!

  • Anonymous

    All in the worship of Baal!    [In the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly . . .  Yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart: which think to cause my people to forget my name . . .  for Baal--Jer. 23:16-28]  [open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisioners--Isa. 42:7; 1 Peter 2:6]

    Baal is Satan’s false god in the worship of the universe: sun, stars, planets, animals, plants wherein man is of little value and to made miserable by Satan! 

    [that shameful thing . . . Baal--Jer. 11:13]

     

    The priest said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not:  the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal and walked after things that do not profit [our eternal purpose]  [Jer. 2:7-8]

    Americans have allowed being led by worldly prophets that worship planet EARTH–vain material things, wealth, global warming, endangered species, precious gems, unrighteous power; STARS–astrology, horoscope, sport and entertainment stars: MOON–passionate love, night life, wickedness, witchcraft;  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1394783564 Chris Miller

    Im raising my kids to make money, kids just be a politician you wont have to worry bout your futures!!

  • Anonymous

    Every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord [Prov. 29:26]

    Evil men understand not judgment [Prov. 28:5] 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathi-Mcdermott/1687023200 Kathi Mcdermott

    Now that is a statement that is going to get us four more years of the “move a bush” for thousands of dollars administration.  What part of ROMNEY IS NOT ANYWHERE NEAR THE COMMIE BASTARD IN THE WHITE HOUSE NOW, don’t you disgruntled, whining, “my candidate lost” don’t get.  romney wasn’t my first or even second choice, but he is going to be our only choice so get over it, that is unless you truly want and prefer 4 more years of the destruction of the U.S.  then go right ahead, but don’t forget, as with the symbol of the Rep. Party, we have LONG MEMORIES, and we won’t forget you and people like you allowing 4 more years of the total destruction of the U.S. by obuttman and his minions of evil.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Trenton/1517491197 Tony Trenton

    Change !  What sort of change ? 

    You didn’t ask that question of Obama, when you should have.What have you learned ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1549849054 Cheri Villberg

    I guess they never learned the song….the answer my friend is blowing in the wind….

    Plants all the time….by blowing in the wind.

  • Anonymous

    Was the EPA involved in this?   If so, they don’t blink an eye at spending so much of the tax

    payer’s money.   Nor do they think halting construction in an area (school, hospital, homes for

    low income earners etc.) and stopping employment for many—because of an insect, reptile,

    flower or plant—because it is endangered, don’t you know!   Did God allow so much of his

    creation to last forever (as the above) and tell his greatest creation, Man, to go dig a hole some

    where else?   Am not saying, there should be some places preserved—wouldn’t want to see a

    mountain lose it’s top (unless it’s nature, ie. a volcano) nor see polluted lakes, streams etc.

    One has to assess what and where the greater good would be.     For instance, would a much

    needed hospital in a community be stopped because of an endangered butterfly, as lovely as

    the creature is?    Would there be anyway to relocate it without costing the taxpayers millions of

    dollars?    You make the call.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Carpenter/100001058766163 Eric Carpenter

    It’s funny/sad that Beck cant tell the difference between store bought and wild. I wonder what you got when you ordered survival seeds?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RFYKJGG7S42SGIKI5LUJHQHWX4 PLANETJ

    I smell a refund due and hopefully coming to the U.S. Taxpayers.

  • Anonymous

     This isn’t an english class….you got the message!

  • Anonymous

    I am sitting here in Israel and can’t believe what I am reading:

    Let’s assume that this particular plant IS the last wild one alive and MUST be transplanted. $100,000 to dig it up, transport it and replant it?? Was this job contracted out (hint: Check on whose relative got the contract) or carried out by the employees of whichever government department? Either way; I could have flown to the US from here, stayed in a full board hotel for a week, bought a pickup truck, hired 3 workers for 2 days, dug up, transported and replanted the bush, and then shipped the truck back to Israel, and It would have cost under $25,000.

    Reporting for $25,000???? Did they etch the report on marble blocks in quadruplicate by hand and then ship 3 copies to Washington DC, Hawaii and Alaska by executive jet??? 

     $80,000 for 10 years’ gardening??? $8,000 a year including benefits for a full time gardener wouldn’t attact a homeless derelict for the job. So this is, of course, the only figure that is realistic. Hiring for 8 grand and then paying the difference from another budget is the government way of doing things.

    Sometimes I wonder how you guys made it to the moon and back!!!     

  • Soulphoenix

    Love it! This will show the Chinese how brilliantly self-sufficient we are. If we can’t make any of our own stuff, we can at least move all of our “endangered” plants around every once in a while.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQQZC7TBN2644367WDT7C6XNWI Wanda

    Who cares if it was wild or not? The US will not suffer if it loses this plant.The money wasted on this plant, GSA workers, and every other worthless program under this administration could have went towards saving jobs in the military or the Medicaid/ Medicare mess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mrkalashnikov47 Chris D Houghton

    reminds me of the bridge to nowhere:]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Baer/763985698 Jon Baer

     So you read a book. Big deal! And the plural of ‘company’ is ‘companies.’

  • Anonymous

    They only spent that money so that if there was no economic recovery, they could blame it all on BUSH.

  • Anonymous

    We made it to the moon by ignoring government red tape. Which is why now, we can’t even put a man into space. Soon, we won’t be able to afford to leave the house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Tharp/100002679471585 Claudia Tharp

    How did they know it isn’t the descendent of a plant in someones yard?  Bird eats seed, bird poops seed, TaDa! plant

  • Anonymous

    Another fiesta planned in Vegas?

  • Anonymous

    bush at fault

  • http://twitter.com/fawnday Fawn Macnamera

    This story will have everyone deciding to put cuttings from their houseplants back into nature where the cuttings came from in the first place. But it’s odd about the stimulus money being spent. Did the government possibly hire union workers with everyone having a specialty? THAT could drive costs up.

  • Anonymous

    I am not amazed that this happened, it  was designed to put the money in the pockets of those monotoring the funds. Its called an earmark, never let a story of a wild endangered plant go to waste. A quote made famous by ex white house chief of staff Rohm Dead Fish Emannual, need more be said. There’s probably enough money in the bid for alot of cost over-runs,honesty doesn’t exist in Government projects.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5R63DTZOE4AIESMDFFOJ6Y4N7M Jl

    I wonder who planted that “wild” bush there…

  • Rewa Stack

    How do they know it is TRULY wild? It could have fallen off a truck and somehow thrived where it landed…sheesh…those yahoos would be 1st in line to “drink the kool-aid”…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/V3QW26TNQ4IRZH7JFBTWHDQP4M Kathleen Davis

    Let me get this straight – they had to save a “wild” plant by planting and cultivating it, thereby making it a cultivated plant, i.e. no longer wild.

  • Anonymous

    Some relative or organization MADE LOTS of money off the taxpayer. More money laundering

  • http://www.facebook.com/WendyKelleyMason Wendy Kelley Mason

    stupid shit!

  • Anonymous

    Growing on the median of the highway?    It probably fell off a landscapers truck and managed to take root.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allthings-Wood/1684750061 Allthings Wood

    I just wonder why they did not relocate the construction to save the endangered plants environment…

  • Anonymous

    Could it be that this Manzanita might have fallen off the back of a landscapers truck and miraculously took root in the median, we should investigate if any landscape company was missing a plant and drove that highway.  In which case this is not a wild plant but a devine plant saved by a miracle from on high.  So what about separation of (devine) “religion” and state?
    L D McIvor in ILL 

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

     Everyone is witnessing the effect of state run media, domestic spying, and tyranny provided by the police state compliments of the coup and cover up.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

    I have the story of the century that the media is censored from reporting on

  • Joseph Upton

    How do we know the plant was “wild”…maybe it fell off the bed of a pickup truck and took root.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aliams.lovesusa Ali Ams

    THIS WHY HUSSEIN OBAMA MUST BE FORCED OUT OF WHITE HOUSE FOR GOOD..OBAMA IS DESTROYING THIS CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ON PURPOSE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, for a can of “Roundup”… “…kept secret, in part because the Presidio Trust and the…” So it’s at the Presidio then?? Will SOMEBODY out there in SF please KILL that weed!!

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps someone should plant Joe Biden..let’s see what sprouts!

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievable. I just have to shake my head.

  • Drena Destross

    Thank God you see the scam that has been going on for 4 years now. He has to be stopped.  Pray you inform all your friends and family NOT to vote for him.  He has betrayed the United States of America.  He should be impeached for treason!!

  • Anonymous

    Evan, not to mention a big waste of taxpayer’s money.  But, hey!   This is the gov’t we’re

    speaking about.   And they often do what they are best at doing—wasting taxpayer’s

    money.   Witness the present administration in DC (and that in CA.)

  • Anonymous

    However, if this bush was really a ”george”, I doubt that it would have been treated with

    such tender, loving care!   : )

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, Rufree.   On the dime of the long suffering tax payer.   IF B.O. gets

    reelected (groan)—-hold on to your wallet!   You know what is coming!

  • Anonymous

    Aside from the misspelling of his name, and a bunch of “destruction of the U.S.” what has President Obama done wrong? He got Osama…If it was so easy to do, why didn’t GWB do it? Passed equal pay for equal work…Passed credit card reform, ended the war, saved GM. and on and on…Please explain, oh, and explain “minons of evil.” Who talks like that?

  • Anonymous

    How does the State of California know whether or not that perhaps, maybe, one of these plants didn’t just…fall off of a landscaping truck on its way to someone’s  home? I mean, only ONE plant …in sixty-two years that they have found??? Doesn’t that sound more likely than only one plant (and how do they pollinate? Does it take more than one?) just happened to survive for sixty-two years, next to this highway that was not a new one, but was being rebuilt? Inquiring minds want to know!

  • Anonymous

    Romney is a corporate stooge…Really? That’s what you want?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1632188753 Bruce Burton

    They may have “saved” that bush, but with a fence around it (and maybe a military guard?) could it really be considered a bush “in the wild” now?  They’ve  DESTROYED its wildness.

  • Anonymous

    Bushes fault. LOL

  • Anonymous

    Dana, good idea!  Can I be one of your employees?  I don’t need medical insurance because 3/4 of my husband’s pension is pays for our health insurance premiums.  I can dig holes and plant things very well!

  • Anonymous

    The war has not ended, with fighting and dying still going on in Iraq and Afghanistan. GM still owes us 40 billion, the unions now own the part that the bondholders owned by buying GM stock and many of them lost their retirement money. 

     As far as Obama getting Osama.  The CIA/NSA and the Navy Seals got Osama and guess what the Chinese got out of it?  Pakistan sold them the downed, high tech helicopter that should have been blown up before the seals left the place.  It have millions of dollars of equipment on it.

    Instead, the Chinese got a bunch of new technology from the helicopter that was left behind and the taxpayer’s money that paid for it.  Bad planning all around.  I would rather have the Osama guy be still living in his own porno prison in Pakistan than losing a very expensive helicopter to the Chinese along with the risk of life and limb by our brave Seal team.

    Obama has been outright lying to the American people and spinning things around to make him look good.  He is just the socialist puppet whose strings are being pulled by Soros, and the many cabinet members and czars and union thugs.  THAT IS WHAT HE HAS DONE WRONG!  I have no doubt you are either a an entitlement craving Obamacrat who is on welfare or some kind or some dumbass white person who only voted for Obama to make people think he is not a racist.  Well, I’m not a racist but I can spot a liar everytime he opens his mouth.

  • Anonymous

    Oil companies don’t run everything.  They just make sure you have gas to put in your cars.  All the federal taxes, fees and state taxes make it high priced.  My husband is not a “grease” geologist, only a hard rock one.  He does, however knows how expensive it is to drill for oil and it’s very expensive when the government makes you go 55 miles offshore to get it. 

    If we open up no more than 40 acres of land at ANWAR in Alaska alone, the price would go down substantially.  As long as the EPA and drill permits are delayed, we will keep on being slaves to OPEC and their South American cohorts which includes Hugo Chavez’s government control of the oil in his country.

  • Anonymous

    They are crazy in Orlando as well!  Bastards, most government officials.  Crazy bastards!

  • Anonymous

    You’re kidding about the 7 million right?  Oh please let it be just a joke.  Somebody is getting paid off for raising money for Obama’s re-election campaign!  This is criminal!

    What we need is a rebellion of a different kind.  What if all taxpayers (that would leave out those that don’t make enough to pay taxes) stop paying any tax owed on April 15th  Just don’t pay the goverment to waste our money.  They’ll already have what your employer takes out of your paycheck.

    Force the government to close down all non-essential things run by the government.  Tell them if they bill you for the owed taxes you will not pay.  Let them force you to foreclose on your home and move into an apartment.  If they try to garnish your wages, quit your job and go on welfare like some lazy people do.  You know the banks won’t want that.  This can be well-planned out.  Let them throw my handicapped husband and I in jail.  We’ll feel like those lazy welfare cheats, the ones that are capable of working but like the free money us workers support them with. 

     Keep the social security and medicare/medicaid but shut down and cut down some of the bureaucratic payroll being paid to the idiots who moved this plant for that cost.

    Please just tell me that the 7 million cost is a joke, please!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, and I’ll bring the marshmallows to roast right above that burning sucker!  We have tons of manzanita around our mountain cabin that will need moving by my brush cutter.  This summer I’m going to imagine in my mind that I heard about this financial fiasco before they had a chance to move it at such a ridiculous cost, and whack at least 30 of those manzanita plants on our cabin property in retirbution for government wasting our hard-earned tax dollars!  I’m fuming so much right now that if there was a manzanita plant within 6 feet of me it would catch on fire from the heat I would produce!!!!

  • Anonymous

    my best friend’s half-sister got paid $20593 a week ago. she is making money on the internet and bought a $532200 home. All she did was get lucky and apply the instructions shown on this web site 

    MakeCash10.comONLY

  • Anonymous

    That’s the one I bought at HD and it fell out of my truck as I was driving home to landscape my new house a few years ago. Never drive with the tailgate down with a load of plants, now every penny I pay in taxes for the next fifteen years will go to care for it.

  • Anonymous

    The one from Kenya to DC was really over the top!

  • Anonymous

    Well what do expect Glen, from an administration that sent thousands of dollars to china to study the effects of alcohol on chinese prostitutes!!  Oh and send GSA employees on a honeymoon of course!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Do me a favor and show me the receipts, bills, work orders, etc.  Just a little proof of your bullshit occasionally would be nice

  • Anonymous

    and it you are unable to obtain proof, keep your mouth shut….stop GLEN!!!!!  STOP!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YS5D2JCZETUNP7IZ3OJAYZB7P4 Rudi

    Hey, tiredofglennbeck, go somewhere else.  If you don’t like what he says, change your channel and your bookmark, clear your cookies…..no one is forcing you here. 

    You little Obama loving puke.

  • John Joseph Callahan

    Instead of asking for proof of the plant move, why not ask obama for proof of citizenship, ask about the multiple social security numbers, and I could go on and on,………
    Of course you will not ask those questions, because you are an obama sucker.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

    The story leaked at the link in my name is very moving for Bush too. 

  • John Doe

    I think the story continues when you look into who got paid to do the work

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauritz-Heinze/100003354487394 Lauritz Heinze

    This is why every elected official and government employee ought to be euthanized, NOW. When things are this bad, you just wipe the slate clean and start over! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001443648817 Roy Clark

    It’s Bush’s fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Anonymous

    Someone probably planted it there years back. 

  • Anonymous

    Good response… k-12 records, college records, law firm records, draft registration, passport that he used to travel to forbidden countries during 80′s.  

  • Anonymous

    my buddy’s step-sister made $13578 the prior week. she has been working on the computer and bought a $535000 house. All she did was get blessed and put into work the steps exposed on this site MakeCash10.comONLY

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Callie-Ann-Christmas/100000231597155 Callie Ann Christmas

    It is odd that someone from England wouldn’t know how to spell Great Britain … don’t ya think? 

  • Anonymous

    Why doesn’t this surprise me?  That’s because nothing does anymore.  I am, however, tired of seeing all the nonsense coming from this regime and no action coming from those who should be protecting the taxpayers’ money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538376219 Stacey Holmdahl

    Just curious. How do we know this is a wild one, and not another bush purchased at Home Depot a few years back?  Are they genetically different?  It was in a median for crikes sakes!  Doesn’t that mean someone put it there?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C3GEV4H5YV4CMZXR2Y54W73ZPM Christopher

    we spent 2 million  dollars to replace windows in government building that’s been abandoned since 2007… this bush seams less frivolous and that`s sad..

  • Anonymous

    So THIS is what Obama referred to as a “shovel ready job” !

  • Anonymous

     Are you kidding! We’ll hire a Chinese company and Chinese undocumented immigrants to do the work! Can’t discriminate and show favoritism by using our own citizens you know.

  • Anonymous

    Why not buy one for $20 and plant it in “the wild”! Better yet, plant one in Joe Biden’s and Al Gore’s yards. Then let them spend the $200,000 each to have it “trans-located”! Is translocated an expensive fake word for expensive?

  • http://www.facebook.com/johnnie1964 John Garcia

    Pelosi stated while Obama was campaigning that the current administration would the most honest, transparent, & efficient ever. However It is becoming the most corrupt administration in US history. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VTH7KJU322XLJTVLBY4NBEUDIU Mustang O4

    BURN IT!

  • http://twitter.com/sissybryant Elizabeth Williams

     This was the BEST of all comments made, when comparing responses to the true subject, in my opinion… In comparison to this situation of ridiculous cost amounts for services paid through ( NOT BY ), Our Government, I know of a past situation regarding cost involving the capture and keeping of an American Bald Eagle. The total cost involved for those 4 ( four ) days in captivity, the capture and provisions to TAG, came to in excess of $ 4, 000, 000 ( four MILLION $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ ) . In honesty, I am glad these  ” JOKER’ s ”  finally were seen for what they truly are. This time, The Tax Payer’s,  the One’s footing the BILL ‘ s … got to know about it.  Our government is so far out of whack that the CITIZENS who have chosen to hold a political office, only enter into it, because all they really have to do is, hire a lot of people to solicit for them to collect money for their Party or a Cause being bought, and thus paid for, once again, by Your Money,  through the art of, Lobbyist. Plus, we have to Total or factor in, Our Cost for all of The Favor’s They promise in return for their vote, and or,  Contributions.

    When it finally sinks in about The Money Game ran in Our Country, it feels similar to a death ..All kinds of emotions flare into the bigger picture of a reality unimaginable. When it was said, ” Money is … The ROOT of all EVIL,”  actually, it is worse than mere, evil. Evil is a force .. A course of actions towards making something appear as though, your a Victim, you’ re going through a tribulation, you’re made to believe a thing that will severely disturb your life, such as a bad accident .. etc..

    Evil has a way of creeping into your life by any means it can. It becomes a “wedge” of some sort, making “Divisions,” “Separations,” ” Problems,” “Frowns,” leaving as soon as it concludes with a destruction of something. All  of this happens to spread evil. Evil has been a war against good since the beginning of time. Evil hates love. And evil hates God the worst.         

  • http://twitter.com/sissybryant Elizabeth Williams

     Eloquent. However, even though “Everyone,” may be witnessing,” it, “They know NOT what they see or hear.” Yes, tyranny is all around us, enveloping us from the top down, removing the sacred ground making-up Our Country, as well as true Pangs of Distress soon to be felt by All around The Globe, as we are Globalized to the number, ONE.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

     And people call me crazy

  • Anonymous

    Yes

  • Anonymous

    Just so everyone knows klatoo planted that bush but didn’t pay $15.95. klatoo paid $1.98 at Ace Hardware 9 years ago. That’s how much value the government has taken out of the dollar in such a short time. I guarantee in another two years under 0 b a ma that plant will cost $205,000.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Mclaughlin/100000854499597 Edward Mclaughlin

    your not looking at the entire story here, you have overlooked the fact that tha administration did create several good paying goverment jobs monitoring  this plant for the next decade, also while they were at it they could have planted two of these plants and that would have cost $400.010

  • http://www.facebook.com/jcperez73 Jeffrey Perez

    I would buy one from HD and replant it on the same spot.  OMG, It’s a message from God!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QSE5NWDH3BINSJRYG6OWJS7U7U HappyO

    Daaa, our government has done it to us once again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/valaw2010 Virginia Law

    https://www.facebook.com/iamericapac
    Please look at my sign –   when I was looking for Funding for a small business that I wanted to keep the jobs in America –  Obamaland had no interest –