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The Missouri Valley Community Action Agency has decided to not appeal the decision of the Department of Social Services to revoke film festival funding. There was this bit of news in today’s Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal:

“…They saw that…the scope of the film festival went beyond the original scope of the event as explained in the contract,” LaFrenz said. “That’s their determination and their belief, and so I chose not to go through an appeals process.”

LaFrenz said having funds pulled after going through an approval process is a concern.

“We believe we followed the intent, and so we’re going to be working with them much closer about making sure they have enough information throughout the early stages of any event … before we get to the end and have this kind of complication,” she said…

An individual signing as the secretary of the Concerned Citizens Committee wrote a letter to the editor which also appeared in today’s paper:

…Had it not been for State Rep. Hoskins’ last-minute intervention efforts, we, the taxpayers, would have lost 94,000 tax dollars to squandering…

Read the whole letter, including this pretzel:

…We read where the film festival was compared to the recent Wings Over Whiteman air show. Without impugning the character or intent of the comparison let us just say that freedom isn’t free; that all Thunderbird pilots are trained combat pilots; that a change of paint scheme is all it takes to return that F-16 aircraft to combat status…

I kid you not. Let’s change the paint on the film cans.

“…Without impugning the character or intent of the comparison…” Then why mention it at all?

“…let us just say that freedom isn’t free…” Ah, a bumper sticker political philosophy.

So, where were these folks from January 2001 to January 2009? Just asking. *IOKIYAR?

But Representative Hoskins (r-noun, verb, CPA) said in his September 20, 2010 Capitol Report:

…As you can see, I did not request funding be withheld or rescinded…

“…Had it not been for State Rep. Hoskins’ last-minute intervention efforts…”

Which is it? Just asking. You can’t have it both ways.

* it’s okay if you’re a republican

Previously:

Suppose you held a film festival and right wingnuts didn’t want anyone to attend (September 10, 2010)

The show must go on (September 10, 2010)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (r): The review is in – two thumbs down (September 14, 2010)

Veto Session Reviews for Rep. Denny Hoskins (r): great potental for a Razzie (September 15, 2010)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) and the Film Festival: because the arts never generate economic activity? (September 17, 2010)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) and the Film Festival: demagoguery, not oversight (September 18, 2010)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) and the Film Festival: that was then, this is now (September 20, 2010)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) and the Film Festival: no one knew about it… (September 21, 2010)

A short film about a film festival… (September 22, 2010)

Ky Dickens, the film festival, the Chicago Reader, and teabaggers (September 23, 2010)

We get film festival hate mail (September 28, 2010)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) and the Film Festival: that was then, this is now – part 2 (September 28, 2010)