Sunday, August 2, 2009

Obama provides spine, mouth, genitals, face and anus in interconnected centrality sharing a central axis

Obama is spending $787 billion,that is about a trillion with interest, on “stimulating ” the economy. On top of that he unveiled a $3.55 trillion budget, almost tripling the deficit.”It adds $6.5 trillion to the national debt, and leaves future U.S. taxpayers (many of whom will make far less than $250,000) with the tab” He wants to mooch “almost $1 trillion in New Taxes Over Next 10 yrs


He’s a real prince, isn’t he? He likes to throw around trillions, one here, three there.Other people’s trillions. That keeps him merrily humming along. All work and no play make B.H.O. a dull boy, so he must play with money, lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and..……..lots of money.Sho cuuuute!

So what if $80 million fell out his knickers –it hardly even makes a rustle. It’s not even loose change in Obamaland–it would take hundreds of $80 million to come up to loose change.

So who cares if this is where it ends up-

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."

"When you spend so much money in a short amount of time ... you're going to have nonsense like this, and that's why the stimulus should never have been done in the first place," said David Williams, vice president for policy at Citizens Against Government Waste.

Click here for a full list of all of the NEA's Recovery Act grants.

Williams said such support for the arts is a luxury at a time when the president and Congress have been telling the public to make sacrifices to manage the recession.



But he presumably didn't intend to have stimulus money help fund the weekly production of "Perverts Put Out" at San Francisco's CounterPULSE, whose "long-running pansexual performance series" invites guests to "join your fellow pervs for some explicit, twisted fun."

CounterPULSE received a $25,000 grant in the "Dance" category; a staffer there said they were pleased to receive the grant, "which over the next year will be used to preserve jobs at our small non-profit."



Similarly, the director of Frameline, the gay and lesbian film house, told in an e-mail that their $50,000 grant was not to support any program in particular.

"The grant is not intended for a specific program; it's to be used for the preservation of jobs at our media arts nonprofit organization over the next year during the economic downturn," wrote K.C. Price, who listed four other NEA grants his organization has received.

(wow, these ‘artists’ are too lazy even to make an effort to be perverts. Having picked your pocket, or rather your whole bank account, they are just going to mooch around for a year or two –Ed.)


"Our review process is very comprehensive — we take great care with applicants and with grantees," said NEA spokeswoman Victoria Hutter. "It's a thorough, rigorous process that they all go through, and we're proud of the projects that we've been able to support."

(through what kind of a “thorough, rigorous process” one chooses perverts? One can imagine, though not pleasantly –Ed.)


One project that has received past NEA funding and stands to get an additional boost from a $25,000 stimulus grant is "The Symmetry Project," a dance piece by choreographer Jess Curtis.

The show depicts "the sharing of a central axis, [as] spine, mouth, genitals, face, and anus reveal their interconnectedness and centrality in embodied experience," according to a description offered on Curtis' Web site.

nude routine for 'The Symmetry Project'

The Symmetry Project



Williams, the taxpayer advocate, allowed that the $100,000 granted to the three groups "isn't going to make or break the country financially," but he said arts institutions should try to raise money by raising ticket prices — not by taxing individuals.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, he said. "These sorts of programs really do need to be funded by the patrons that go to the performances — not by the federal government."



Thanks, B.H.O. In these bleak times we desperately needed the solace of spine, mouth, genitals, face and anus in interconnected centrality sharing a central axis.

(via the Powerline Blog)

(Posted earlier at the What the Heck is Art?)