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VDOT: 2 - Youtube Videos

Posted: March 16, 2009 19:56:48 • By Natasha L. • 225 words

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In my last post about VDOT, I railed the agency for cutting back pretty much all rural services and rest areas because of a budget screw-up that left them billions of dollars short of what they needed/expected. I wasn't able to actually find any information on why they screwed up their budget, but admittedly, I didn't look very hard.

The day that my rant was published, I came across this local news article, where a local state senator (who I loathe) called out VDOT for wastefully spending money on YouTube videos. I'm not usually one to side with Republicans, especially racist blowhards like Obenshain, but I have to say that this is a ridiculous investment for any government agency. I mean, it's the Department of Transportation, why the heck do they need to make promotional videos? Half of them aren't even useful, it's just worthless fluff from an agency that really doesn't need PR campaigns unless they screw up.

Naturally, I had to check out VDOT's YouTube Channel, and it's rather entertaining just to see the lame tripe our tax dollars are supporting. I think this one is my favourite, just from the sillyness. Do they have salaried full-time employees sitting around with nothing better to do?