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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    By not conservative, options include centrist, moderate, libertarian, liberal, fascist, socialist, communist, constitutionalist, theocratic, etc. I find it interesting that you have such a one or the other view.
    don't forget the dreaded "independent"
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    NPR has a fairly liberal lean. And is f'n boring!
    Yo! C-Span is boring, okay? NPR is da ****!
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yo! C-Span is boring, okay? NPR is da ****!
    C-Span is informative.
    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
    C-Span is informative.
    Who isn't informative? Anyway I don't deny that NPR has a slight liberal lean, my facetious comment was more directed at bigfoot who interpreted mega's "not conservative" comment as synonymous with liberal.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Who isn't informative?
    All our entertainment news sources.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Anyway I don't deny that NPR has a slight liberal lean, my facetious comment was more directed at bigfoot who interpreted mega's "not conservative" comment as synonymous with liberal.
    Well that's what they like to do these days. It's a form of divisive argument and intellectually weak attempts to excuse ignoring one's points.
    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
    Oh there you go again, trying to insult my political lean with your predetermined stereotypes on what I'm supposed to feel and how I'm supposed to act. Sorry, you ain't god. I'm a realist, I want change that changes things. I want to bring the government under control, limit its actions, decrease its spending. But those must be done in real terms. Cutting something which is fractions of a percent is not going to do anything to solve the problem. The best it can do is provide distraction from the other problems which need to be addressed. I'll cut NPR when NPR will change something. It will be nice if we get to that point. Till then, trillions on a war and you want to moan about one molecule of water in the sea.
    Its going to do everything to solve the problem.........by removing government from every piece of sacred ground it has invaded.

    Whether DNC TV/RADIO is the first or last eviction......lets do it and be done with it. As soon as your done defending it........while you talk about cutting "other things".......like every statist in Washington.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Its going to do everything to solve the problem.........by removing government from every piece of sacred ground it has invaded.

    Whether DNC TV/RADIO is the first or last eviction......lets do it and be done with it. As soon as your done defending it........while you talk about cutting "other things".......like every statist in Washington.
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    No, the problem is out of control government spending and usurption of power. Cutting NPR does not address the main problem. It's a diversionary tactic to make some of our more ADD prone citizens forget about the actual problem. You're not limiting government by getting rid of NPR. Now if you went after improper use of military, adsorption of powers such as legislative power by the executive, the massive subsidies and tax breaks to companies, etc.; then you'd be addressing the problem at hand. Till then, you're just pissing in the wind. Good luck with that.
    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
    No, the problem is out of control government spending and usurption of power. Cutting NPR does not address the main problem. It's a diversionary tactic to make some of our more ADD prone citizens forget about the actual problem. You're not limiting government by getting rid of NPR. Now if you went after improper use of military, adsorption of powers such as legislative power by the executive, the massive subsidies and tax breaks to companies, etc.; then you'd be addressing the problem at hand. Till then, you're just pissing in the wind. Good luck with that.
    Right....because (insert any number) million taxpayer dollars.......isnt that much.....

    .....when millions of taxpayer dollars are regarded as meaningless and disregarded......this shall herald the end of the Republic.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Right....because (insert any number) million taxpayer dollars.......isnt that much.....

    .....when millions of taxpayer dollars are regarded as meaningless and disregarded......this shall herald the end of the Republic.
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    Millions is NOT a lot on the scale of the government budget. No. We have spent well over a TRILLION on wars we didn't need to get involved in. BILLIONS in subsidies and tax breaks for protected groups. We have laws which are out of control, a significant portion of our adult population will be in jail at some point in their lives. But yes, let's worry about a few million. You know how much a million is to a billion or trillion?

    People really need to learn math.
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    Re: De-fund NPR and PBS

    I don't know if we should defund NPR and PBS. They are an extremely small chunk of our budget. However, I do believe that they should be held accountible and be forced into neutrality. Right now NPR and PBS are liberally biased and our tax dollars shouldn't be funding biased "public" informants.
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