Monday, October 17, 2005


We prove just how irritatingly white southern we can be yet again. There is no official article to link to as I only saw this in the Richmond Free Press and it's not available online.

Here's the basics of the article:

The state reports that annually, they spend a mere 1.75 percent on businesses owned by minorities. The National Purchasing Institute, however, ranked the Commonwealth (or Old Dominion as we're listed in the paper) as "#1 among the 50 states in procurement operations, particularly for its innovative, computer-based electronic buying system called eVA."

I wouldn't say it is a total wash but it is my belief they (National Purchasing Institute) should have taken all means of procurement and by whom into consideration, not just that Virginia ranks in the top 5 for income brought in and all that other stuff. But what the hell do I know? I'm not into economics, obviously.

(Side note: who knew the meaning of procurement also included the "obtaining of sexual partners for another?")