Thursday, February 5, 2009
No Dry Heat Sauna for YPM
The New England Museum Association reports that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment to prohibit any funds in the Obama administration's economic stimulus bill from going to museums. The language of the amendment, (Amendment No. 175, as filed) is, "None of the amounts appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for any casino or other gambling establishment, aquarium, zoo, golf course, swimming pool, stadium, community park, museum, theater, arts center, or highway beautification project, including renovation, remodeling, construction, salaries, furniture, zero-gravity chairs, big screen televisions, beautification, rotating pastel lights, and dry heat saunas." So I guess I'm going to have to dig deep into my budget for the zero-gravity chair and plasma TV that I ordered for my new office. Thanks a bunch, Tom. Although re-reading the amendment, it looks like I may still be in the running for a traditional, Scandinavian-style sauna.