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- Thursday, 10 March 2011 09:38
- Written by Justin Credible
We've noted on numerous occasions that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is divorced from reality. The Nevada Democratic acts aloof, as if he's completely unaware of what's going on around him. A story that's circulating the internet is from Tuesday and involves the budget cuts proposed by Republicans to help reign in the monstrous deficit facing America. What Reid called "mean-spirited," was an attempt to demonize his opposition, but it backfired, hilariously. Pack your bags for next January - we're going to Brokeback Mountain!
"The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1...eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts. 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 the program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist."
Republicans are big meanies. They didn't even take into consideration the cowboy poets, which, apparently, are the massive job creators in Nevada that happens to have a very high unemployment rate. Unfortunately, it cannot be confirmed if the festival's location is near the Brokeback Mountain range, but judging by his unhappiness, Harry Reid has a soft spot for the cowboy poets and their festival.
Here's the description of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering that take place in January in Elko, Nevada:
"A week-long celebration of life in the rural West, featuring the contemporary and traditional parts of western ranching culture."
The point is that Republicans are trying to cut the budget. There's nothing wrong with cowboys, poets or cowboy poets. They just shouldn't be receiving taxpayer dollars as a source of funding!
"They may take our lives, but they may never take our cowboy poetry!"
We say giddup to Senator Harry Reid - he's hard to tell apart from rodeo clowns, who at least dress apropos.
Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.