Senate shuns push for elimination of pet projects Senate shuns push for elimination of pet projects - Yahoo! News WASHINGTON By a sizable but dwindling margin, the Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of allowing lawmakers to keep stocking bills with home-state projects like roads, grants to local police departments and clean-water projects. But with the House set to tumble into GOP hands and anti-earmark reinforcements coming to the Senate in January, the window seems to be closing on the practice. Tuesday's 39-56 tally rejected a GOP bid to ban the practice of loading spending bills with so-called earmarks those parochial provisions that lawmakers deliver to their states but it appears the curtain is coming down on the practice. Take that you filthy conservatives!! How dare you even think of asking that liberals stop wasting, uhm, I mean spending your money on pork, I mean pet projects that create fake ass jobs, I mean, bring wealth and prosperity, while the country goes down the toilet b/c we are out of money. And a special FU to the few republicans that voted for this also. You must not have been listening on November 2nd.