Thursday, February 05, 2009

What's he got against zero-gravity chairs?

The list at the end of this post reminds me of the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge...I was reading a Lakoff text when I ran across mention of Borge's Celestial Emporium's taxonomy, that animals are categorized as:

"(a) those that belong to the emperor; (b) embalmed ones; (c) those that are trained; (d) suckling pigs; (e) mermaids; (f) fabulous ones; (g) stray dogs; (h) those that are included in this classification; (i) those that tremble as if they were mad; (j) innumerable ones; (k) those drawn with a very fine camel's-hair brush; (l) others; (m) those that have just broken the flower vase; (n) those that at a distance resemble flies."

READ ON to see categories that a senator wants to see denied funding...

Senate Amendment to Bar Arts Centers from Any Economic Recovery Funds

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment to prohibit any funds in the economic stimulus bill from going to museums, theaters, or arts centers.

The language of the amendment, (Amendment No. 175, as filed) is, "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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