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  • n. Plural form of boondoggle.


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  • The shameless cheerleading for the many boondoggles is only a small part of their quality problem.

    The hurled turgidity (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • We should be funding our buses through the taxes we're already paying for Sound Transit (buses are a more effective and efficient form of transportation than overpriced train boondoggles)

    Sound Politics: Endorsements!

  • That's why they spend time and effort on sales meetings and incentive trips and recognition programs -- things that people like me, once upon a time often mis-characterize as boondoggles.

    Gary Rich: Why Is Your Entire Sales Force in Vegas?

  • They aren't "boondoggles," as they facilitate connecting the West Sound labor market with Seattle jobs.

    Sound Politics: Fractured Ferry Tale

  • And in the end, McCain is motivated by lifelong principles dedicated to protecting the taxpayer from big government boondoggles which is exactly what the Democrat plan pushed at the White House had become.

    Flopping Aces - Blogspot Edition

  • O'Connell's record of embezzlement, contractor boondoggles, handpicked mayors and election theft is both exalted and execrated in the novels' vivid fictional composites.

    Corruption on the Hudson

  • Higher-caliber critiques came from mayors unhappy with the federal government intervening in their affairs; from the right, which regarded the programs as boondoggles; and from the left, which wanted more local control of federal spending.

    Peace Corps Founder Shriver Dies at 95

  • Simple municipal projects, whether filling in a giant pit, or making sure that a megalomaniacal confectioner doesn't make our children obese, can quickly become hopeless boondoggles that, without the help of tireless bureaucrats like Leslie Knope Amy Poehler, the Hilary Clinton of Central Indiana, would overwhelm even the most red-white-and-blue of Americans. Parks and Recreation: A Who's Who of Pawnee's Finest Bureaucrats

  • And yet, in what business schools should rank as one of the biggest human capital boondoggles ever witnessed, the school districts, pretty much all 14,000 of them, never seemed to notice.

    Richard Whitmire: What's Working in Urban Schools

  • Rather than choosing between conflicting goals, politicians offer happy talk and boondoggles to reconcile these opposites.

    After Osama, Energy Sanity?


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