Tuesday, September 22, 2009

White House pulls artists' strings?

Did the White House use your tax dollars in the form of grants to fund artists' projects that would be favorable to the White House?

Here is the transcript of a conference call orchestrated by the White House get "independent" artists to promote Obama's agendas. As I understand it, some (all?) of the organizations they represent received grant money from the National Endowment for the Arts around the time of the phone call. He is a brief excerpt:
And so I'm hoping that through this group and the goal of all this and the goal of this phone call, is through this group that we can create a stronger community amongst ourselves to get involved in things that we're passionate about as we did during the campaign but to continue to get involved in those things to support some of the President's initiatives but also to do things that we are passionate about and to push the President and to push his administration.
Remember, it was the NEA that once funded an "art" project that consisted of a jar of urnie that contained a figure of Jesus on the cross and another one that consisted of elephant dung splattered over a painting that was supposed to be the virgin Mary!

More recently, according to the Free Republic, "The NEA 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..."

We're finally talking about de-funding ACORN. Perhaps its time to talk about de-funding the National Endowment for the Arts.

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