OK, enough whining. Back to this month's Topic of Fun™: government arts funding!
First, an update: according to this summary, courtesy of Talking Points Memo (and seriously, if that crew doesn't pick up an online-only Pulitzer, you'll know the fix is in), the $50 million funding boost for the NEA, torpedoed in the Senate, has been restored in conference negotiations. Accurate? We'll see when the actual bill gets filed....
Update (2/13): Still there (Title VII, page 11).