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Stimulus Bill Is Funding Art House Porn

From Fox News:

Stimulus Bill Funds Go to Art Houses Showing ‘Pervert’ Revues, Underground Pornography

Thursday , July 30, 2009

By Joseph Abrams

Talk about a stimulus package.

The National Endowment for the Arts 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.

The NEA was given $80 million of the government’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill to spread around to needy artists nationwide, and most of the money is being spent to help preserve jobs in museums, orchestras, theaters and dance troupes that have been hit hard by the recession.

But some of the NEA’s grants are spicing up more than the economy. A few of their more risque choices have some taxpayer advocates hot under the collar, including a $50,000 infusion for the Frameline film house, which recently screened Thundercrack, "the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla."

Some members of Congress raised alarms as the stimulus bill was being drafted and approved, but President Obama, while admitting there were problems with the $787 billion legislation, stressed the need for immediate action to resuscitate the economy.

"We can’t afford to make perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary," Obama said at the time.

But he presumably didn’t intend to have stimulus money help fund the weekly production of "Perverts Put Out" at San Francisco’s CounterPULSE, whose "long-running pansexual performance series" invites guests to "join your fellow pervs for some explicit, twisted fun." …

Well, they did call it a stimulus bill.

Which is more accurate than most of the names they give their bills.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, July 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Stimulus Bill Is Funding Art House Porn”

  1. beautyofreason

    That’s disgusting. I’m a painter and I can’t stand work that uses talentless shock value, gore, and mindless political slogans to “express” an idea. In my college years as an art major I saw galleries with photographs of severed cow heads, males masturbating and defecating (pardon the graphic description), a balloon comprised of about thirty breasts, aborted fetuses preserved in plastic with slogans such as “can a fetus cook for you?” and kitschy slogans against Bush. More elite museums such as the Tate Modern featured video of a clown doing jumping jacks and a sex toy as a still life. It is as if liberals took art and watered it down to a cross between a toddler, a teen boy during puberty, and a snobby hippy.

    I don’t think those “art” pieces would be financially viable outside of the urban snob groups if they were not subsidized by the government. At times I wonder, why should the American taxpayers have to fund images of crucifixes in urine? Or elephant dung and porn mag cutouts on an image of the Virgin Mary? Or libtards writhing in chocolate while nude? Those are all examples of NEA funded projects.

    • Gladius et Scutum

      During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration funded artists and writers. The projects were completely usurped by communists. Nearly every surviving painting from their efforts is in the “social realism” style. This wasn’t merely popular with communists. In Stalin’s USSR, “Socialist Realism” was the only ‘official’ (permitted) style. The writers included Studs Terkel.

      I’d guess the S&L community is pretty unhappy with the porn, but I’ll take the argument further. At the Art Institute of Chicago hangs a well known painting that consists of two black squares. They are separated by, and outlined by, a thin white line. It is pleasing to the eye. A plaque beneath it notes that it was donated by a wealthy family and was valued, in 1975, at $50,000. Nice tax deduction. Suddenly I found it offensive. My point is that art is subjective.

    • beautyofreason

      “Nearly every surviving painting from their efforts is in the “social realism” style.”

      There may be a couple of exceptions, the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock who was funded by the WPA – and the photographer Margaret Bourke White. But I don’t know their political views.

      Yes, art is subjective. Everyone has their own opinion. I personally dislike work that is cheap sex, gore, or shock. It’s kind of my peeve. Can an artist be good and controversial ? Of course. It’s fine if someone else likes it or wants to fork over their own funds. I just don’t want taxpayers to be forced to subsidize it.

    • neocon mom

      Beauty, they wouldn’t even conceive of that schlock if they didn’t have a sugar daddy to pay for it all. Well, maybe they’d conceive of it, but the dung would never make it to the museum.

      “It is as if liberals took art and watered it down to a cross between a toddler, a teen boy during puberty, and a snobby hippy. ”

      Love it.

  2. canary

    Obama keeps some strange company. Now we understand the bill to protect perverts of every fashion. I just keep praying we will not be held accountable for Obama’s actions.

  3. catie

    It’s long past time for the National Endowment for the Arts to go away. MHO

  4. proreason

    “But he presumably didn’t intend to have stimulus money help fund the weekly production of “Perverts Put Out” at San Francisco’s CounterPULSE”

    I wouldn’t be so sure about that.

    Has anybody asked Drooling Barney?

  5. neocon mom

    I am forwarding this to Senator Bill Nelson.

  6. Liberals Demise

    No comment for my sanity!!

    But if I did, there would be a bull whip involved……….

  7. GetBackJack

    Everything is acceptable now, except Jesus Christ.

  8. canary

    which recently screened Thundercrack, “the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla.” …

    If it’s art, and they are calling it underground porno horror film, it might be illegally exported snuff films from the South American countries, as in mutilating and killing women during rape. the addiction to porn, leads to this. Ted Bundy told Billy Graham that porn leads to violence, and scientists have found this more and more to be true. Look at the pedifiles. They become more and more murderous.

    • neocon mom

      John Stossell did a great story about studies that show how anger doesn’t go away when we “vent” it, that the flames are actually fanned. We have to instead change the way we react when we feel anger in order to get control of it. I am sure that lust is the same way. There are those that say that pornography is a “healthy outlet” but I am not sure that it is an outlet or a vent of any kind.
      I am not interested in outlawing different forms of speech and expression involving consenting adults, but this kind of speech should only be supported only by a coalition of the willing, not tax dollars, ever.

  9. Yarddog1

    There are a great many individuals walking around that certainly make the case for birth control.

  10. Gila Monster

    “….. including a $50,000 infusion for the Frameline film house, which recently screened Thundercrack, “the world’s only underground kinky art porno horror film, complete with four men, three women and a gorilla.”

    Seriously, …a gorilla??? I dare say that nary a peep was heard from PETA or their ilk when this travesty of a “film” was screened by this film smut house in San Francisco.

    The miscreants in SFO, led by Newsom and Piglosi, have precipitously descended into the abyss. A sad fate for a once truly beautiful city.

    • Liberals Demise

      Robert Maplethorpe is extending his work bench in Hell for the people who approve of this!!




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