National Endowment For The Arts Stimulates

Everybody already is aware that the Recovery Act was really just a pork-laden bill that contained very little stimulus for the economy.  When I originally heard that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was receiving stimulus dollars I remember wondering how and what that stimulates in the economy.  Now we know since it has been reported that the NEA has used the dollars to stimulate people through art house “pervert” revues.  Yes, the NEA is using our tax dollars to fund pornography.

The NEA was given $80 million in stimulus dollars and used a $50,000 infusion for the Frameline film house, which recently screened Thundercrack, “the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla.”  They also have funded pornographic horror films and nude simulated-sex dances.

We tried to warn everybody about this kind of waste and abuse of our tax dollars, but it was not enough to get people to fight this Porkulus Bill.  Perhaps people will pay better attention in the future.

2 responses to “National Endowment For The Arts Stimulates

  1. FOX news and grandstanding congressmen have people like you duped. Check this out:

    from http://alibi-shop.livejournal.com/161799.html

    “naked gay California hippies are taking your money” [Jul. 31st, 2009|04:45 pm]

    Fake right-wing decency outrage is nothing new, but I can’t help taking this latest Fox News hootenanny more personally because I live in San Francisco and know some of the people involved. The problem here isn’t just that the Fox journalites(*) are being hypocritical, since the Bush administration had no problem giving money to some of the same groups, etc. The problem is also that they got all the facts wrong, like really really really very wrong, either because they are dumb, or they’re counting on their audience to be dumb, or they just don’t care.

    1. Frameline is not a “film house”, or a movie production company. It’s a foundation that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender filmmakers through grants, distribution, and (most visibly) an annual international film festival that’s quite a big deal. Since this is San Francisco, it’s not a huge surprise when they throw in a revival showing of something raunchy like Thundercrack!, a no-budget cult movie from 1975 which one of these Fox chuckleheads seems to think is (a) new and (b) made by Frameline (c) on the government dime. To understand how bogus that description is, there’s no need to be up to date on GLBT film history; reading the brochure for the festival or looking at their website would do just fine.

    2. Perverts Put Out! is not a party(!) or a “nude sex dance” show (!!) (**) or a “web company” (!?). It’s a reading. Writers stand in front of a microphone and read stories and poems. They’re usually pretty dirty, and usually pretty funny. They don’t get money from the government; CounterPulse, which provides the theater where they perform, does get money from the government but PPO doesn’t get money from the theater either. They rent the place and give money to the theater — it’s a benefit. The more people buy tickets to see these writers tell dirty stories (for no pay), the less money the theater needs from other sources. If PPO were actually put on once a week (as the Fox chuckleheads claim), rather than every few months, and if 5,000 people went to see it instead of 50, CounterPulse might be entirely self-supporting — or even give some money back to the government, so it could finally get that nice gun it’s been saving up for!

    (Note to Fox chucklehead who wonders, but doesn’t really want to know, what “pansexual” means: it means they include writers with all kinds of sexual orientations. I realize it’s no accident that the outrage-of-the-moment is all about The Gay, but you might be even more horrified to realize that there are straight people mixed up in these doings too.)

    This kind of stuff would take about 10 seconds to find out on the Internet. Unfortunately, the speed of bullshit is hard to measure; it may even be infinite. Tune in next week for an ABC Special Report on how “some say” the infamous Pervline Partyhouse is spending all our stimulus money to make Internet gorilla porn.

    (* journalist:journalite :: socialist:socialite)
    (** Confidential to Greta van Susteren: You sound awfully eager to check out some of those things — the nervous laughter speaks volumes. Let me know if you’d like an invite.)

    • Well , Mark, all that is fine I guess if you like that sort of garbage. It sounds like you do. That’s your prerogative. But really, should the federal government , whether it’s this administration or the previous one, be spending a single dime of tax-payers money to anyone who promotes or advocates this kind of trash. I don’t think so. It’s just more wasteful and shameful spending.

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