On January 21 this year, a major local news station in Des Moines aired a story stating that Central Iowans are still spending on entertainment. Wow! Really? That’s great!
As amazing as that sounds with these economic troubles, I’m not sure that fits the bill across the board. How many of you business owners can say you’re inundated with patrons?
Not that their story was inaccurate, moreover, what Iowa has gone through with flooding woes and damage as well as the arts shutting doors, I don’t see how in the world the arts could be prospering. It sure isn’t the sentiment we hear from our friends in the arts.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I did vote for “change” and am very proud of it. However, the continued stench of Washington D.C. politics and big bank slop isn’t helping to boost this economy. The horrendous proposed economic stimulus plan and the sickening status quo of pork makes me wretch. Unless, however, we all go into road construction to be prosperous, there isn’t a single aspect of this recovery plan that makes sense to Joe Blue-collar or me.
Sorry, but I could give a rat’s behind about sod on a lawn in D.C. As far as that goes, any legislator that puts pork or earmarks into a bill supposedly to save our economy should be cast out. And, unless we all stand up and say the Emperor has no clothes, we might as well bend over and bare the ride.
The Iowa Not-for-Profit Conference, Cultural Advocacy Day will be held Feb. 16-18 at the Iowa State Capitol, which is a way for non-profits to stand up and have their voices be heard. Will Gov. Culver listen?
Unfortunately with the state of Iowa’s cash flow woes I’m afraid the arts will be left on the Island of Misfit Toys this year.
I don’t know. I could be wrong. — Roderick Kabel