"Now, the opera gets a subsidy from the National Endowment for the Arts, but by and large, Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks don't. Those of us that drive our pickups to those concerts don't get a subsidy, but the people who drive their Mercedes to the opera get a subsidy."
-- John Ashcroft, then Republican Senator-- Missouri, September 18, 1997
If you would like to subsidize Willie Nelson or Garth Brooks, I'm sure they'd take donations. The easiest way would be to start purchasing CD's and stop illegally downloading their music!
I asked Karen for some insight and she said she wasn't familiar enough with Garth Brooks to comment, but she thought any subsidy given to Willie Nelson would most likely go to purchasing large quantities of pot or various hallucinogens. This didn't sound like something I wanted to support.
Karen did have a good chuckle at the idea that Ashcroft would include himself in the pick up driving sect, though.
Anyway, this typing has made me tired. I hope Mr. Nelson and Mr. Brooks can find food tonight. If they can't, I'm not sharing mine!