Un-stimulate the Arts ?

By now, a lot of sites have been spreading the word of the unfortunate Ammendment 175, from Senator Tom Coburn R- OK. It was passed in the Senate by about a 3 to 1 majority, and who knows if it has a chance to be weeded out during the joint polishing-up the bill will get before being signed. In fact, President Obama is coming to Denver tomorrow to sign the Reinvestment/Stimulus bill tomorrow, at the Museum of Nature and Science.
What I can’t quite fathom is lumping the flashing pastel lights, saunas and museum/theater funding together…. ya gotta love him for his total disconnect with what the arts really offer. Here ’tis:

“None of the amounts appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, swimming pool, stadium, community park, museum, theater, arts center, or highway beautification project, including renovation, remodeling, construction, salaries, furniture, zero-gravity chairs, big screen televisions, beautification, rotating pastel lights, and dry heat saunas.”

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