http://biggovernment.com/publius/20...-nevada-now-on-the-pacific-ocean/#more-206688 Congressional Magic: Nevada Now on the Pacific Ocean! by Publius Today, the Democrats dropped a 1,900 page spending binge on the American public. With their grip on Capitol Hill expiring in just a few weeks, Democrats are rushing through one last party on the taxpayer dime. No doubt, many spending whoppers will be unearthed as the bill becomes more public, but this little gem, passed to us by a source on Capitol Hill, really caught our eye: PACIFIC COASTAL SALMON RECOVERY For necessary expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations, $80,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012: Provided, That of the funds provided herein the Secretary of Commerce may issue grants to the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and Federally-recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast (including Alaska) for projects necessary for conservation of salmon and steelhead populations that are listed as threatened or endangered, or identified by a State as at risk to be so-listed, for maintaining populations necessary for exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing, or for conservation of Pacific coastal salmon and steelhead habitat, based on guidelines to be developed by the Secretary of Commerce…. Hmm…Last time we checked, Nevada was landlocked and didn’t remotely touch the Pacific Ocean or any of the tributaries of the Columbia River (which run extensively through Idaho.) Now, how would Nevada get to be eligible for grants to protect the Pacific Salmon. Do the fish have a gambling addiction?