I just can’t believe the economy isn’t chugging along like crazy yet with great “investments” like this:
The National Endowment for the Arts may be spending some of the money it received from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night “pervert” revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco.
The NEA was given $80 million of the government’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill to spread around to needy artists nationwide, and most of the money is being spent to help preserve jobs in museums, orchestras, theaters and dance troupes that have been hit hard by the recession.
But some of the NEA’s grants are spicing up more than the economy. A few of their more risque choices have some taxpayer advocates hot under the collar, including 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.”
Here’s just one of the important jobs we, and future generations, are funding:
“Emergency funding”? Was the guy in grave danger of not being able to complete his somersault, or do they need money to finish making a bike rack out of him?
Remember, the next time you’re in San Francisco’s Castro District and you see the following “Re-investment and Recovery Act” sign outside your favorite art house, it means your tax dollars are hard at work inside. Be proud, America!
Brings a whole new meaning to “shovel ready,” eh?