May 21, 2004
The Goth Problem!
The Kansas City Star reports on Rep. Graves’ (R-MO6) crowning acheivement:Almost half of a $273,000 grant awarded in 2002 to fight the Goth culture in Blue Springs has been returned because of a lack of interest - and the absence of a real problem.
Blue Springs received the grant two years ago from the Youth Outreach Unit, money the city and U.S. Rep. Sam Graves trumpeted proudly as a way to fight a perceived Goth problem.
But $132,000 of the grant was returned because officials never found much of a problem with the Goth culture, which some students called a fad that most people eventually outgrow.
Slightly more than $118,000 of the money was earmarked for therapy, assessment and case management, and the plans also included a series of town meetings to discuss the issue.
Ay dios mio. Better have DeLay call the Homeland Security Department.
Meet his opponent, Charlie Broomfield.
Goon Squad U.S. Rep. Sam Graves and his lackeys never miss an opportunity to rough up a local political race. The Pitch
The Hill also picked up on the story a couple days later, nasty stuff. But nothing compared to the Goths.
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