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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    The Constitution does not authorize the funding of a government propaganda network. Nor should people who oppose the socialist message of NPR be forced to pay taxes to support it.
    First, NPR is gov't propaganda and it's not socialist media. What a ridiculous assertion. Do you even know what socialist means? Second, lots of things aren't authorized by the Constitution - like the DOD, Dept of Ed, FDA, EPA. Should they be abolished because they're not in the Constitution?

    NPR should compete for dollars on the same free-market place that Limbaugh, Beck, and John and Ken are competing in. If they can't remain financially solvent then that's proof enough that the majority don't want it, and as Mayor Sokum keeps hearing from the left, the will of the majority is supposed to prevail.
    Try telling that to the majority of Americans who support having a public option or the majority who support the DREAM Act.


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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    But the news programs are still major parts of the outlets.
    I hear top-of-the-hour news updates on my local NPR affiliate, and when I checked the schedule for my local PBS affiliate I saw all of 3 hours of news programming schedule for today. Across 4 digital channels. Most of the content offered is children's programming (12 hours a day), DIY programming, documentaries and classical stuff.

    I have no idea where you're getting your information, but as someone who actually consumes what is being discussed I question it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    The amount of money is not important. The fact that these programs still receive funding despite bias, is what I find disagreeable.
    You can find bias in each and every human endeavor. That doesn't mean we shouldn't fund them.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    and now for NPR theme



    actually it ain't bad.

    Fox has done a great job of brainwashing conservatives.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It is a low priority, and I say that as an NPR listener (I also watch Bill O'Reilly sometimes before anybody starts calling me a Marxist). My issue is that this didn't warrant an "emergency session."

    So far Republicans have gone after Unions and NPR. Pretty easy targets. I can't wait to see what happens when it gets down to the heavy lifting, i.e., when it comes to either cutting Defense or raising taxes. My guess is that they'll lose their resolve pretty quickly at that point.
    Well considering Democrats have already raised objections to cutting Cowboy Poetry Contests.........

    ............I think its safe to say there are no easy targets in The Democrat Budget to Bankruptcy.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    First, NPR is gov't propaganda and it's not socialist media. What a ridiculous assertion. Do you even know what socialist means? Second, lots of things aren't authorized by the Constitution - like the DOD, Dept of Ed, FDA, EPA. Should they be abolished because they're not in the Constitution?
    ....two words.....HELL YES!

    Try telling that to the majority of Americans who support having a public option or the majority who support the DREAM Act.
    I believe those majority of Americans spoke on Nov. 2,2010--The Largest Political Ass Whooping in History

    We told Democrats to shove ObamaCare and Amnesty where the sun dont shine...........and the remaining Democrats in Washington decided to cover their ears rather than listen to We The People.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Well considering Democrats have already raised objections to cutting Cowboy Poetry Contests.........

    ............I think its safe to say there are no easy targets in The Republicans that bailed out banks, started two wars and gave tax cuts to the super rich which Obama is continuing to do Budget to bankruptcy
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

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    I think its safe to say there are no easy targets in The Republicans that bailed out banks, started two wars and gave tax cuts to the super rich which Obama is continuing to do Budget to bankruptcy
    TARP--supported by Senator Obama--passed by a majority of Democrats

    Iraq and Afghanastan Wars---backed by a majority of Democrats.....Funded by a majority of Democrats ever since

    Bush Tax Cuts--extended by HusSame and a majority of Democrats
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Meowenstein: "Try telling that to the majority of Americans who support having a public option or the majority who support the DREAM Act."

    That's hilarious. A majority of Americans. That's wonderful.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    You can present some sortof evidence to the contrary then maybe your comment wouldnt seem so empty.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    My argument is that NPR and PBS provide a variety of valuable programming that have nothing to do with political bias whatsoever, and that programming is what make NPR and PBS valuable public investments.
    Lots of stations provide valuable programming - they shouldn't get funding either.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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