[Rushtalk] 'Shutdown' Day 7: Government Buys $47, 174 Mechanical Bull

Carl Spitzer cwsiv at keepandbeararms.com
Thu Nov 14 19:38:04 MST 2013


Makes since considering the Chicago Machine politics which the Kenyan
brought with him to DC.

                   'Shutdown' Day 7: Government Buys 

                        $47,174 Mechanical Bull
                       October 7, 2013 - 3:21 PM 
                            By Eric Scheiner


The government shutdown may be keeping furloughed federal workers at
home, but on Monday the U.S. Army contracted to buy a mechanical bull. 

The $47,174 contract was awarded on Oct. 7 to Mechanical Bull Sales Inc.
of State College, Penn.

According to the General Services Administration (GSA) listing, the
National Guard of Utah made the request for a “bull which needs to be
durable and low maintenance.”

The bull that was sold to the Utah National Guard should meet any state
safety requirements. The Mechanical Bull Sales website says, “Our
mechanical bulls are approved for use in all 50 states and Canada. This
includes: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California which have stringent
safety requirements for amusement rides.”

Lt. Col. Hank McIntire of the Utah National Guard tells CNSNews.com that
the mechanical bull is regularly used as a tool by recruiters at fairs
and other events.

“It draws attention to their message,” McIntire said.

McIntire says mechanical bulls have been used for several years by Utah
National Guard recruiters. He says the previous mechanical bull had
broke down and was beyond repair.

CNSNews.com is not funded by the government like NPR. CNSNews.com is not
funded by the government like PBS. 

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