A BUNCH OF CLOWNS
Oh, well. The federal government currently funds a clown school located in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco-based congressional district, reports Terence P. Jeffrey, executive editor of CNS News. The “Clown Conservatory” is part of the nonprofit Circus Center and has received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant lasts until the end of May. Mr. Jeffrey reports that the Clown Conservatory describes itself as the nation’s only “professional training program for clowns and physical comedians.” According to the NEA grants database, this federal agency has given the Circus Center $65,000 since 2005, a figure that includes the current $10,000 grant.