Oh boy, when the democratic party creates a stimulus plan, they create a stimulus plan. $80 million of the porkulus bill was given to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Some of those hard-tax dollars were sent to San Francisco (Isn’t that where Nancy Pelosi lives?) to fund nude simulated-sex dances, Saturday night “pervert” revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art house.
Fox News is reporting :
…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,
“Witness if you dare, the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla. Ecstasy so great that all heaven and hell becomes just one big old Shangri-La! Director Curt McDowell and writer/actor George Kuchar created the exceptionally perverse and utterly brilliant Thundercrack!”
“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.
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.
“When taxpayers see this, they realize that’s just a bunch of hot air,” he told FOXNews.com.
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 FOXNews.com 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
An NEA spokeswoman defended the agency’s choices and said its grants would help “preserve jobs in danger of going away or that had gone away because of the economic downturn.”
“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.”
Though the process was sped up, the NEA’s 109 panelist reviewers handled the compressed schedule by giving their $50 million in direct grants only to individuals and groups that have received funding in the past and have already passed muster. An additional $30 million was given to state agencies to parcel out to local artists during this year.
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.
In the flesh — and there’s a lot of it — it amounts to two people writhing naked on the floor, a government-funded tango in the altogether.
Look this is not a question of censorship, if people want to produce/enjoy porn, they should be allowed to. The real question is,with our economy in shambles and the federal deficit topping $2 Trillion, is this the way our tax dollars should be spent? I submit to you that the answer should be NO.