No more public money for cowboy poetry festivals? That's just mean, man! Or so says Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:

(Via Guy Benson.)

For the video challenged, here's the quote:

"The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1,, eliminates National Public Broadcastin...It 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 that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist."

Gone! Vanished! Like the rapture! Except different. Poor phrasing aside, what sort of stories do cowboys tell at publicly funded cowboy poetry festivals, anyway? Philip Klein found some video from the festival. Yee-haw!