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August 11, 2009

The Obama Waste Patrol

Suddenly the term "Chief Performance Officer" takes on a whole new meaning:

Long a punching-bag for critics of wasteful government spending, the National Endowment for the Arts continues to live up to its reputation by throwing hard-earned tax dollars after frivolous and not-infrequently obscene projects. A group of 52 congressmen, all Republicans, recently wrote the agency to question the latest example of NEA spending foolery. Take, for example, CounterPULSE, which received $25,000 in stimulus funds, and which may be best known for its "Perverts Put Out," a "long-running pansexual performance series." The group urges guests, "Join your fellow pervs for some explicit, twisted fun."

Do the Obamas have a cat? Because we hear they can be immensely helpful.

Posted by Cassandra at August 11, 2009 08:44 AM

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My wife is the 'Chief Performance Officer' in this house. She makes me do things over and over until I get it right. Of course she is a retired school teacher and assistant Principal which explains a lot.

At least she doesn't raise cards like they do in the Olympics!

Posted by: vet66 at August 11, 2009 02:45 PM

Usually, we women are pretty happy not to have to do chores ourselves :)

Posted by: Cassandra at August 11, 2009 03:52 PM

Here is where my inner libertarian starts shouting "why is the government funding the arts to begin with"? Seems to me funding for the arts should be done through private benefactors. You can't tell me that there aren't enough millionaire Hollywood / Broadway types as well as the plain old rich folks that would contribute to funding arts programs.

By getting into this business, the government just opens itself up to charges of censorship, selective funding etc. Let private entities take over this funding and they can use the money they raise to fund whatever kind of filth they want.

Besides, with an 11 trillion dollar (and growing) national debt we need o start making some hard choices on what we can / should fund.

Posted by: Frodo at August 11, 2009 09:15 PM

It is called "jobs creation" and could be lumped in with voter registration, if you get my drift.

Posted by: vet66 at August 12, 2009 09:47 AM