10 April 2013
By James Smith
Updated 11 April 2013
I can’t believe this, but the solicitation has been cancelled effective 8:11 AM this morning.
Added: Apr 11, 2013 8:11 am
cancelled per the Commissioner’s Office
Amazing Grace, the mournful wail heard at military funerals, is frequently played on a bagpipe for maximum effect.
And Homeland Security (DHS) wants to buy bagpipes and drum supplies, as well as associated sundries to teach Federal Employees to play and write bagpipe music. All to be delivered to Washington, DC.
This is not a belated April Fools Joke.
The following are the 43 items that DHS has requested to purchase. Please, hold the haggis jokes:
|1||Carbon Bagpipe Drone Reed Set||5||EA|
|2||Bagpipe Chanter Reeds-Easy||12||EA|
|3||Bagpipe Chanter Reeds-Medium||12||EA|
|4||Deluxe Bagpipe Bag Covers w/ Non-slip Grap Patch and Zipper||5||EA|
|6||Highland Bagpipe Tuner and Metronome with cases||2||EA|
|7||Combination Tuner and Metronome||6||EA|
|8||Black Polypenco Bagpipes w/ cases||10||EA|
|9||Polypenco Bagpipe Chanter||10||EA|
|10||Bellows Blown Blackwood Smallpipes in “A” w/ cases||4||EA|
|11||Black waxed bagpipe hemp||4||EA|
|13||Long Polypenco Practice Chanters||10||EA|
|14||Bagpipe Tutor Book – VOL 1 C.O.P.||10||EA|
|15||Practice Chanter Reed||10||EA|
|16||Rol of Pipe Bag Tie-In cord||2||EA|
|18||PiobMaster 2.3 CD ROM-Bagpipe music writing software||1||EA|
|19||Pipe Band Base Drum Carrier||2||EA|
|20||Folding Bass Drum Stand||1||EA|
|21||Inverness Rain Cape||14||EA|
|23||Snare Drum Stand||4||EA|
|24||Pipe Band Snare Drums-Black||4||EA|
|26||16″ x 12″ Pipe Band Tenor Drum||4||EA|
|27||18″ Bodhran Pack w/ Beater||4||EA|
|28||Deluxe triple function drum sling||2||EA|
|29||Heavy Duty Tenor Drum leg rest||2||EA|
|30||Drum-Mount Snare Drum stick bag||4||EA|
|31||Heavy Duty Drum Key||2||EA|
|32||Short Black Classic Tenor Mallets||3||EA|
|33||Black Bass Beaters||2||EA|
|34||TyFry Tenor Tutor Tenor Instruction DVD/CDROM||1||EA|
|35||Snare Stick Set||10||EA|
|36||Square Tenor/Snare Drum Case||5||EA|
|40||Leather Day Sporrans-Black||14||EA|
No notice was provided if the solicitation was subject to sequestration limits, which means this will all come to fruition.
Clearly, this is sand in the face of the American Taxpayer.
There is no logical reason to buy 10 more bagpipes. This is either going to be used for graft, or political payback.
This also raises the question: Who’s funeral are they playing at?