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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Example #3,345: They cant even cut a cowboy poetry contest
    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

    I think its okay to have some calm news programming that has no problem hosting opposing viewpoints and giving both equal time. A large percentage of news and political programming is of the lowest common denominator type: we are good, they are bad. This brings in a lot of viewers/listeners, because your average member of the average audience can understand this pandering sensationalism.

    Anyway, how many of the people here who oppose NPR and PBS funding are for the Libya operation? Public programming is a pittance not worth considering, but Libya costs us $100 million dollars a day. Your priorities are upside down.

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    You know, people are bitching about NPR and PBS; but the missile attack we had on today was worth 33 years of NPR funding. So people want to bitch, get **** in perspective.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I'm not going to take you seriously when you compare pornography to news programming.
    I intentionally used an extreme example, which is a common debate tactic. Of course I do not put them at the same level. That would be ridiculous, but people will be ideologically opposed to them both. Again, I am a fan of NPR's news programs.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    I think its okay to have some calm news programming that has no problem hosting opposing viewpoints and giving both equal time.
    ....and I think its okay to have you and your fellow Democrats pay for it. Try using your wallet for once.....mine needs a break.....thanks!
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You know, people are bitching about NPR and PBS; but the missile attack we had on today was worth 33 years of NPR funding. So people want to bitch, get **** in perspective.
    A libertarian in support of NPR.......like spotting Big Foot.....or the elusive Blue Dog Democrat......
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    A libertarian in support of NPR.......like spotting Big Foot.....or the elusive Blue Dog Democrat......
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    It's not that I'm in "support" of it, it's just that there are so many bigger fish to fry. When NPR is seriously one of my top concerns, we will be in a GOOD place.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not that I'm in "support" of it, it's just that there are so many bigger fish to fry. When NPR is seriously one of my top concerns, we will be in a GOOD place.
    $14,000,000,000,000.00.......

    Its well past time to put the big and small fish in the pan......
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not that I'm in "support" of it, it's just that there are so many bigger fish to fry. When NPR is seriously one of my top concerns, we will be in a GOOD place.
    You miss the point. Yes, there are bigger fish that have to be fried, but how are we ever going to do that if we're not even willing to cut the small, clearly nonessential stuff?
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by DontDoIt View Post
    Where exactly do people expect to start at when anytime someone proposes a damn cut anymore it always gets the excuse "it's minimal to the budget". If you're so damn supportive of the thing make a damn donation.
    ...as I posted before, if I asked one of my managers to cut $100,000 out of his budget and his first action is to make a fuss of a $12 item, I think I have an incompetant manager. ($12/$100,000 is the same ratio as $7.5M to $61B... or 1/100 of 1%). Anyone that thinks the conservative attack on NPR has anything to do with the budget.... well, they are as gullible as they come. The real issue is all of this is an incredible ruse, and the republicans have no interest in expenditure cutting (most of them think we should be in Libya, which if you believed them weeks ago, would be something we could not afford), they are just up to there usual, pointless games.
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