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Duck Ramps Appear at U.S. Capitol, but Not Everyone Is Pleased

Posted on May 18th, 2017 at 0:17 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Political turmoil rocked the nation’s capital again on Tuesday evening as politicians from both parties responded to President Trump’s — you know what, never mind. This is a story about ducks.

Ducklings, to be precise. Ducklings walking up a ramp and stepping off it into the waters of the Capitol Reflecting Pool, which can be difficult for them to do unassisted because they are very small.

The two ramps at the reflecting pool are a new feature whose arrival Monday attracted attention (from humans, at least) only after a congressman voiced his displeasure. This is happening in Washington, after all, so it may not surprise you to hear that the duck ramps were controversial.

The ramps were installed by the Architect of the Capitol, an office that acts as the steward of the historic buildings and grounds on Capitol Hill. Shortly after they went up, Representative Mark Walker, Republican of North Carolina, criticized them on Twitter as a misuse of government funds.

Well, I guess this must be the first occurrence of a Lame Duck complaining about a duck ramp.. but daaamn, really? Okay, let’s make a list of the costs involved here:

$30 – lumber

$40 – paint

$120 – design

$63,000,000 – Trump Golf Trips

$200 – labour

So someone pleeeeaaase help me budget this duck ramp

  1. Was anyone else as surprised as I was to find out Rep. Walker is a Democrat? Just kidding, of course he’s a Republican

  2. Qwackers.

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