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Reid: Save federal funding for the cowboy poets!
http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0311/Reid_Save_federal_funding_for_the_cowboy_poets.html ^

Posted on 03/08/2011 11:09:02 AM PST by kcvl

In the middle of his tirade against House Republicans' "mean-spirited" budget bill on the Senate floor Tuesday, the Senate Majority Leader lamented that the GOP’s proposed budget cuts would eliminate the annual "cowboy poetry festival” in his home state of Nevada. (See also: Reid’s prostitution lecture bombs.)

Reid clearly has a soft spot for the Baxter Blacks of the poetry world and thinks Republicans don't.

“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1 … eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts,” said Reid. “These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cowboy; debt; poetry; reid; spending
Harry has his priorities straight, that's for sure. /s
1 posted on 03/08/2011 11:09:05 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Reid to Cowboy Poets: “We’ll leave the money spigot on for you.”


2 posted on 03/08/2011 11:11:27 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: kcvl

If there are enough people interested in a Cowboy Poetry Festival, it will be privately funded. If not, bye bye!


3 posted on 03/08/2011 11:11:56 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: kcvl
eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts

Let the Hollywood fat cats keep 'em afloat.

4 posted on 03/08/2011 11:13:39 AM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: kcvl

Harry, If you like them so much, YOU PAY for it, after all you are filth rich, it would be chump change for someone like you.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 11:14:48 AM PST by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: kcvl

mean-spirited budget bill?
What’s mean spirited is steeling from some people to give to give to others. Mean spirited is burdening us, our children and grandchildren with crushing debt. What is really mean spirited is pushing us to total economic collapse and the destruction of the American way of life. The ridiculously inadequate cut proposed by the GOP may be mean spirited only in that it is not nearly enough. Needs to be around 1.5 trillion bucks to be responsible.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 11:16:13 AM PST by all the best
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To: kcvl

“These programs create jobs...”

More taxpayer-supported jobs.
That’s the only kind Harry likes.


7 posted on 03/08/2011 11:16:30 AM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: kcvl

I thought this was one of the “satire” threads!


8 posted on 03/08/2011 11:17:49 AM PST by al44
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To: kcvl
I got your cowboy poetry right here:

I used to be free like a bull.
But Dems spent us into the hole.
Now we as a nation are broke
and I'm taxed like an ox in a yoke.


9 posted on 03/08/2011 11:17:52 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: kcvl

“Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”

I didn’t know that programs create people. Maybe we are attacking this the wrong way; maybe we should be calling it “aborting programs” instead of cutting them and then the progressives would go along.


10 posted on 03/08/2011 11:18:37 AM PST by blue-duncan
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To: kcvl

I did the PR work and helped promote a cowboy poetry event when I was in college. It was fun, and didn’t cost much. I didn’t know I could get federal money for it.


11 posted on 03/08/2011 11:19:15 AM PST by pallis
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To: kcvl
Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.

So if the program isn't around, tens of thousands of people would not exist? Really?

12 posted on 03/08/2011 11:19:21 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
They would then be forced to go somewhere that is not government supported.

The worst thing that has happened to the arts is government funding.

Government funding means government approval. And government sponsored arts compete with the private artist who does not want government telling him what art is.

13 posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:18 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: kcvl
Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.

Wait, I missed this the first time. Is he using a little too much hyperbole, or will tens of thousands of people actually disappear into a puff of smoke when a budget is cut? Or maybe the Cowboy poetry festival is the only place cowboy poetry fans (who are normally complete social outcasts) are able to get together once a year to "exchange their genes" (cough, cough) with each other, and their children would not have been born without federally subsidized cowboy poetry?

14 posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:26 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: kcvl

Hmmmmm, cowboy poetry.....”Well it’s 40 below and I don’t give a f**k, got a heater in my truck and I’m off to the rodeo.....” or perhaps, “Well here comes Johnny with his pecker in his hand, he’s a one-ball man and he’s off to the rodeo......”


15 posted on 03/08/2011 11:25:20 AM PST by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: NRA1995
”Well it’s 40 below and I don’t give a ....

Great, now that song is running through my head. Well at least some of the lyrics match how I feel about Harry Reid: "**$$ me off, *@#*in' jerk, get on my nerves"

16 posted on 03/08/2011 11:28:45 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: NRA1995

ROFLOL!


17 posted on 03/08/2011 11:28:45 AM PST by kcvl
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To: NRA1995
Ah, the Rodeo Song. Runner-up for the state song of Idaho. Dang it.

You know, I feel a country song coming on myself. Back later.

18 posted on 03/08/2011 11:32:36 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: kcvl

Saw an article in the paper last night about testimony by prostitutes/brothel owner to the Nevada legislature regarding Reid’s push to completely outlaw prostitution across Nevada.

Seems the legal brothel owners and workers voted and some campaigned for Reid in his recent reelection campaign and now he is figuratively “screwing” them. This is extremely funny since they thought that they were supporting and voting for a friend of their profession and found that he’s now throwing them under the bus to show his gratitude.

You get what you vote for you ignorant dumbasses.

FUBO & FAD


19 posted on 03/08/2011 11:32:52 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kcvl
I know that good ol'Harry is going to the mat for his 'homies' but this ...

Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.

I guess that if this is a post-festival count we need to involve HHS in handing out condoms and "Plan B" pills at the festival. Speaking for myself, I am desirous to have Harry BBQ'd at the next poetry reading - it is to weep!

20 posted on 03/08/2011 11:37:12 AM PST by SES1066 (Michael Moore - What's yours is mine, what's mine is mine and now you must pay me!)
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To: kcvl
Reid makes me laugh. what a tool.

"where all the funding at?"


21 posted on 03/08/2011 11:37:36 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: JimRed

bttt


22 posted on 03/08/2011 11:37:58 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: kcvl
Riding on the range,
I've got my hat - on,
I've got my boots - dusty.

I've got my saddle
On my horse.
He's called....T-t-t-t-t-trigger
Of course.

I wanna be a cowboy
and you can be my cowgirl
I wanna be a cowboy
and you can be my cowgirl
I wanna be a cowboy

(woman's voice)
Riding on the chuck wagon,
Following my man.
His name is Ted,
Can you believe that?
Camping on the prairie
Plays havoc with my hair.
Makes me feel quite dirty,
Though we all do sometimes

I wanna be a cowboy
and you can be my cowgirl
I wanna be a cowboy
and you can be my cowgirl
I wanna be a cowboy

Looking like a hero,
Six-gun at my side,
Chewing my tobacco.
Out on the horizon,
I see a puff of smoke.
Indians on the warpath,
(Indian voice) White man speak-em with forked tongue.
Or not.
I wanna be a cowboy
and you can be my cowgirl
I wanna be a cowboy

My name is Ted,
And one day I'll be dead yo yo 

23 posted on 03/08/2011 11:38:08 AM PST by Lazamataz (IMPRISON JOE PRO BONO!)
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To: kcvl

If we actually leave enough written material to preserve an accurate record of these times, our descendants are going to marvel at the fact that we survived at all. Any why we suffered these fools so peacefully.


24 posted on 03/08/2011 11:39:31 AM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (The truth can indeed be a finger-down-the-throat for those unprepared to hear it.)
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To: kcvl
Hey! I live ten miles from there. I had no idea taxpayers were supporting this “festival” in town. We have a huge convention center they use and the local busyness’s have nightly activities going on during that week. I don't see why this isn't self-supporting. It does bring a lot of money into town.
25 posted on 03/08/2011 11:40:26 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: kcvl

O
I think
that I
Shall Never See

A Putz
as Big
as Old
Har-Ry


26 posted on 03/08/2011 11:43:00 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kcvl
Harry has his priorities straight, that's for sure. /s

I think that I've finally figured out his strategy... He wants the taxpayers to fund his cowboy pork, but wants to close down the financially successful (and tax revenue generating) brothels in NV... I guess that proves that Dingy Harry thinks that the only people who should get screwed are the tax payers.

Mark

27 posted on 03/08/2011 11:54:41 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: kcvl

“Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”

Whoa cowboy! That’s one powerful gubbmint. Bringing people into existence with just a bit of big-hearted funding.

Of course, if the gubbmint would stop funding planned parenthood, it could bring a lot more people into existence. Maybe some would even grow up to be cowboy poets.


28 posted on 03/08/2011 11:56:25 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: kcvl
Say it ain't so. Please say it ain't so.
Baxter Black has been sucking off the taxpayer teat? Oh man, I have been a Baxter Black fan since he was a large animal vet in Brighton and the only poetry gigs he could get were at the local feed stores.
Damn, Damn, Double Damn.
29 posted on 03/08/2011 12:12:15 PM PST by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: MarkL

“cowboy pork”

Reminds me, I never did see “Brokeback Mountain”...

Colonel, USAFR


30 posted on 03/08/2011 12:15:41 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: kcvl

National Endowment for the Arts was abused. It doesn’t deserve any money.


31 posted on 03/08/2011 12:59:55 PM PST by RoadTest (Organized religion is no substitute for the relationship the living God wants with you.)
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To: JimRed

This is why government spending will not decrease. Everybody wants to keep his or her pet projects, and this includes Republicans. Just ask Sen. Inhofe, ostensibly one of the most conservative senators.

If the American people truly wanted smaller government and less spending, we would have it now. I am not optimistic for the future.


32 posted on 03/08/2011 1:50:19 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Pining_4_TX
If the American people truly wanted smaller government and less spending, we would have it now. I am not optimistic for the future.

In addition, it's really important for 0bama and the dems to keep spending high right now so that later they can say "see? The republicans didn't cut anything either. They spent just as much or more than we did. Blah blah blah."

33 posted on 03/08/2011 1:58:30 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: kcvl
Sometimes when you feel a country song coming on you just have to go with it.

On the Gummint Teat

Well, my pickup blew a tire while a-drivin' down the road
And the truck bed shifted and I nearly lost my load
I was haulin' out the garbage for the local Vegas mob
Yessir, working for the Dems can be a pretty dirty job
Got a ton of lyin' pamphlets and some signs on wooden stakes
And some plastic Grecian columns that the dump, they wouldn't take
Gonna dump it in the desert and then smoke a little crack
Sure, I know I'm on the clock but Dingy Harry's got my back.

Chorus

Well it's all good now, got our place in the sun
Dingy Harry's in the Senate, in the White House is The One
Got a cushy union contract and my life is now complete
Don't need no honest job, cause I'm on the gummint teat.

Bridge

You racist Tea Baggers can't get me
I'll take all the money they let me
Your wallet's drainable
It's all sustainable
Long as the Dems don't forget me

My ol' hound dawg died and my woman done me wrong
And I don't need nuthin' else to make this thing a country song
Just a little walkin' money and a couple thou a day
From the grant that Harry got me from the good ol' NEA
It's all free and it's cash, every penny's tax-exempt
My accountant he just told me I could still receive food stamps
So I'll throw a little money into Harry's chest once more
And I'll take my union pension and retire at 44.

Chorus

Well it's all good now, got our place in the sun
Dingy Harry's in the Senate, in the White House is The One
Got a cushy union contract and my life is now complete
Don't need no honest job, cause I'm on the gummint teat.

Well it's all good now, got our place in the sun
Pick the pockets of the Pubbies and their bones a-later on
I'm a ruling class honcho and my life it can't be beat
Don't need no honest job, cause I'm on the gummint teat.

(Fade chorus)

34 posted on 03/08/2011 2:01:39 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: KarlInOhio

Cowboy Poet? Well I think I am one and enjoy what I do. Others also seem to enjoy what I do, but the large gatherings spoken about by Reid is not what the Cowboy Poetry Gatherings started out to be. Gatherings started out as a bunch of cowboys who happen to enjoy writing poetry got together to entertain one another. Should someone else show up to listen, then that was an added pleasure of the gathering. The thousands which Reid spoke of is nothing more than an entertainment event much like a professional singer charges for tickets.
There are still some gatherings around the country where cowboys actually do recite their poems and local folks greatly enjoy the gathering.
THE ECONOMIST

Randy Jones and Booger Red,
With a tough ol’ yaller houn’
Wuz huntin’ deer out in the brakes
‘Bout forty miles from town.
Almost starved, ‘cause game was scarce,
They wondered what to do.
So chopped the tail off that ol’ dog,
And cooked it down for stew :.

They ate the meat ‘n drank the soup
Then tossed the dog the bone.
The grateful pooch licked Randy’s hand
When everything was gone.
Then Booger looked at Jones and said:
“I’ll call a spade a spade;
If you really study what we’ve done,
It’s just like Federal Aid”.
GTB


35 posted on 03/08/2011 2:35:43 PM PST by waddie
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To: kcvl

There once was a man from Nantucket. Me.


36 posted on 03/08/2011 3:55:41 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Billthedrill
I'm in no way as talented as you, and I'm saving mine for Harry's tombstone anyway:

HERE LIES HARRY REID
PALMETTOMASON CAME HERE AND PEED
(Rest in Piss, Harry)

37 posted on 03/08/2011 4:32:43 PM PST by PalmettoMason (It's easy being a menace to society when WAY OVER half the population is happy being sheep.)
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To: PalmettoMason

When you do, I want you to turn around and see if you can see a little guy in camo behind you in line. It’ll be me. ;-)


38 posted on 03/08/2011 4:58:53 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: kcvl

I can just imagine what the Cowboy Poetry Fest looks like. Something from the Village People.

Here is the 19 second clip of him saying this idiocy. You know you are losing the argument when you are pleading with the people to save this BS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsDwEUJPlSU&feature=player_embedded


39 posted on 03/08/2011 5:38:27 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

There once was a Cowboy named Reid
The South end of a North bound Steed
He came from Nevada
Where they can’t rhyme for nada!
Unless spending our money with greed!


40 posted on 03/09/2011 9:05:41 AM PST by guitman
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To: guitman

With writing like that you should try and get a grant before they are eliminated.

41 posted on 03/09/2011 9:09:27 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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