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Thank God We're Monitoring the Volcanoes

In Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's disastrous response to Obama's budget speech a few weeks ago, he singled out a $140 million appropriation as...


In Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's disastrous response to Obama's budget speech a few weeks ago, he singled out a $140 million appropriation as especially absurd: money for the U.S Geological Survey to monitor our nation's volcanoes. He made some joke about eruptions of spending. Guess what, Mr. Jindal, a volcano in Alaska is blowing up, and we knew about it ahead of time.Despite your best intentions, private citizens aren't really equipped to monitor potential distasters. Don't worry, we'll keep the hurricane monitoring, too, even though it costs money.
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