Friday, August 31, 2018

It's not okay under Trump either.

"While some may call San Diego Unified's recently acquired military vehicle a tank, the school district says otherwise, and quickly called a news conference to say so.

KPBS media partner inewsource reported Tuesday the district received the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle — or MRAP, as the Marine Corps calls it — through a U.S. Department of Defense program. It's known as the 1033 program, which lets the federal government provide surplus military equipment to law enforcement. All San Diego Unified had to pay was the just-less-than $5,000 shipping cost." Source.

Look - who doesn't want to own a tank? I get it. But the upkeep on this vehicle makes me think the San Diego school district doesn't understand math.

Forget the upkeep! How many miles to the gallon do these things get? Seriously. I thought teachers were under paid and crap. But I guess not because they can blow money on a tank.


  1. The community I have property in and pay taxes have one of these ridiculous things or something similar. It's still a mostly rural county with the county seat of 25,000 people. It's a cool toy I admit if I were in law enforcement, but those tires on it probably cost as much as a decent used car to replace.

  2. Oooooooh! Right. I wonder how much a break job on one of these costs. Because now I compare everything in brake job prices.