That is not the point of this post.
I found that James Lenfestey is now an "author and a poet". This got me to thinking: how do poets make money? The answer occurred to me immediately:
Large government grants.
The National Endowment of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Humanities throws all kinds of taxpayer money at undeserving twerps like the Lenfesteys every year. I think its time that us bloggers started fatting ourselves at the public trough.
Think about it: blogging is an art and a humanity. Its art lies in the prose, the presentation of the text and the creative use of links. And what greater humanity exists than vigorous public discourse?
Therefore I propose the following:
First, us Minnesota bloggers form a nonprofit corporation with a high-falootin' name like "The National Institute of Chroniclers of Knowledge, Ignorance and Sophistry - Division of Minnesota Bloggers" (or N.I.C.K.I.S.D.U.M.B. for short).
Next we apply for a big juicy grant from the NEA or the NEH.
Once NICKISDUMB has the grant money safely in hand, the proceeds can be used to:
- Cover blog-related expenses for those bloggers that have them;
- Purchase beer.
So who's in?