Not all NEA supported stuff is trash. Government support of the arts will always be controversial, until the sun goes into supernova, assuming a super volcano, or a huge asteroid, or the flip of the magnetic poles, does not do in the species first, as it probably will, in which event, the controversy will end much earlier. Moving right along, almost every society does it, via "coercive" taxation though, from Pericles until now. Get used to it. In the meantime, I am not going to get deflected by this issue. You all have fun.
posted on 01/28/2004 9:03:23 PM PST
"Not all NEA supported stuff is trash. Government support of the arts will always be controversial..."
True, but this is a political maelstrom issue NOT based on money, but principle.
ANY support of the NEA was sure to bring Dubya more than a migraine -- and how could he NOT know this would p*ss off an already riled up constituency??
The logic defies common sense.
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