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Posted: 12/28/2002 5:36:23 PM EST
[url=http://www.petitiononline.com/fpress24/petition.html]Online Petition to Defund PBS and NPR[/url] "We the undersigned, oppose the use of our tax dollars to fund PBS and NPR. We feel that these stations are engaged in the spread of liberal propaganda, which do not reflect the views of a majority of American people."
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 5:50:50 PM EST
Done.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 5:55:31 PM EST
Only 74 signatures, gotta LONG way to go. Passed the link along to all on my mailing list.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:09:17 PM EST
done up to 99
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:14:12 PM EST
#107
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:14:54 PM EST
Done. This should be highlighted so everyone sees it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:18:50 PM EST
Sorry, not a chance. I like the teletubbies.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:29:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By MilkMan: Sorry, not a chance. I like the teletubbies.
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go ahead and sign you can download them from kaza or grokster.they are free there, so now you can vote!
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:30:33 PM EST
In times of tight budget, why not? I'd also like to see cuts in $ to homeless.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:41:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By 4v50: In times of tight budget, why not? I'd also like to see cuts in $ to homeless.
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Post count 10,state,CA.........I smell a commie troll!
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 6:52:18 PM EST
Done
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 7:23:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By C_Brooks:
Originally Posted By 4v50: In times of tight budget, why not? I'd also like to see cuts in $ to homeless.
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Post count 10,state,CA.........I smell a commie troll!
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NOT! From one of his prior posts:
Originally Posted By 4v50: Was a time when ships weren't named after living persons. Now aircraft carriers are named after ex-Presidents. Regarding the use of recycled materials, it would be more symbolic if it were used for bombs. Bin Laden - WTC has returned to haunt you.
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A sentiment I enthusiastically agree with. [^] Granted, it is hard to think of homeless people and Bill Moyers in the same context!
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 8:05:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 1:59:42 AM EST
Something to think about: "...according to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's (CPB) Web site, the entire public broadcasting industry, both radio and TV, receives less than half of its financing from federal, state and local government sources. In 1997, only 13 percent or $250 million came from the federal government. The FAQ states that since 1995...Congress has cut CPB funding by $100 million or almost half." Withdrawing government support will not get rid of PBS. Each year, more and more support of PBS comes from donations.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 2:17:14 AM EST
Done. Signature #281
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:17:24 AM EST
291
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:32:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2002 4:33:57 AM EST by Rancid]
wetidlerjr Said:
Broadcasting's (CPB) Web site, the entire public broadcasting industry, both radio and TV, receives less than half of its financing from federal, state and local government sources. In 1997, only 13 percent or $250 million came from the federal government. The FAQ states that since 1995...Congress has cut CPB funding by $100 million or almost half." Withdrawing government support will not get rid of PBS. Each year, more and more support of PBS comes from donations.
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[size=3]FINE[/size=3] Let them get by on their own. I don't care if 1% comes from our taxpayer pockets, I want it stopped. How do you think the Liberal/Socialist/Democ[size=3]RATS[/size=3] would feel if Taxpayer Federal Funding went to the Rush Limbaugh show? They would be whining about how Evil Rush gets money that could be used to feed the homeless. Also, I would be homeless if I didn't frikkin get up and go to work each day, so, I have a simple solution for the homeless, do like I do, get up and frikkin go to work each day![:D] Done, # 298, also sending 20 e-mails to friends. Rancid Lance
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:40:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2002 4:42:59 AM EST by raven]
They hardly get any tax money anymore. Just dont send them money, if you dont like them. Yes, I like NPR. Yes I listen to it. No I dont give them money. I can stand a little criticism from public broadcasting, even the most obnoxious late night NPR programs, like this one where they inverview an artist onstage for an hour in front of an audience, and no matter what, the subject of the Bush Administration (boo! Hiss!) comes up. The guest on that show can be the world's foremost expert on macaroni mosaics, and the interviewer always brings up Bush and what the artist with his vast knowledge of history, politics, and international relations thinks about Bush....to the inevitiable catcalls from the audience from the mere mention of the President's name. Irritating, sure, but I can take a little empty criticism.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 5:10:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 5:12:25 AM EST
314 and counting. Keep`em coming!
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 5:19:28 AM EST
wetidlerjr said:
In 1997, only 13 percent or $250 million came from the federal government.
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raven said:
They hardly get any tax money anymore.
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Wasn't it Ronaldis Maximus who said "a million dollars here, a million dollars there, pretty soon you are talking about real money!" Wasn't it my dad Ralphis Maximus who said: "Be a MAN and stand up on your own two feet" Raven also said:
Just don't send them money, if you don't like them.
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I'd love to, where is the check off box on my payroll Federal withholding[?] I keep asking my Liberal boss to quite sending my share of withholding out of my check each week to a bloated Unconstitutional Federal Government who uses it to expand Liberal/Socialist programs, (PBS/NPR), he just snickers....[frag] FWIW, I love A Prairie Home Companion, even when G.K. pokes fun at Bush, its all done in fun, but if they lost all funding, and had to run commercials for things other that the fictitious "Butter-Milk Biscuits" my life would go on......Probably would save enough from my withholding to buy what they were selling.[:D] Rancid Lance
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 6:00:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2002 6:01:25 AM EST by Bearlaker]
Did it. #321
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:23:18 AM EST
I'm in!
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:46:11 AM EST
NPR around here is the only station that plays decent classical anymore. I also like some of their shows even if they are pinkos. Namely the car guys, but there are others. Unlike a lot of folks here, I see liberals as a natural expression of idiocy in nature, so long as we can keep them out of our guns and our foreign policy, I've realy no issue against them. As a matter of fact listening to them is like taking the young-uns to the zoo to watch the monkies bang eachother and throw fecal matter, it helps our youth gain an appriciation of what stupidity is.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 9:53:39 PM EST
Done.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 10:20:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By Skibane: "We the undersigned, oppose the use of our tax dollars to fund PBS and NPR. We feel that these stations are engaged in the spread of liberal propaganda, which do not reflect the views of a majority of American people."
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[sarcasm] Yeah! Po, Anne of Green Gables, Dr. Who, and Big Bird are some liberal, left wing, pieces of crap! [/sarcasm]
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 11:07:35 PM EST
Shot, Over! NPR has outlived it's usefulness. It was SUPPOSED to give rural folks some type of radio reception for news, WX, etc. If so, why are there NPR stations in CITIES?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:18:26 AM EST
Cerebus said:
Yeah! Po, Anne of Green Gables, Dr. Who, and Big Bird are some liberal, left wing, pieces of crap!
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They may not be liberal, left wing, pieces of crap, they just need to get off of welfare. Rancid Lance
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:27:51 AM EST
Done, #535. Karl.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:09:37 AM EST
I don't think that most of us really have a problem with PBS and NPR being liberal, what many of us have a problem with is that liberal propaganda is being subsidized against our will with tax money. Notice there aren't politically-conservative (or even neutral) TV stations being funded by the federal government?
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:40:40 AM EST
I don't watch that much public television, but I don't see how you can label it "liberal" ...what kind of "liberal propoganda" do you see on PBS? Given the 100's of billions of dollars our government wastes every year, I'm not concerned with the 250 million they slide to PBS so children have a place to watch non-violent and educational television. IMO Seasame Street alone is worth $250 million. That's a whopping $1 (or less) from every American citizen ...big f'ing deal. But maybe you're right. Maybe that money would be better spent buying $600 screwdrivers(that I can buy at Home Depot for a couple bucks) ...or researching the flow rate of ketchup and/or catsup ...or how many holes a block of cheese needs to have to be considered "swiss" ...or given out as welfare and foodstamps to crack whores and other parasites who feed on this country from the inside. Or maybe we can send that $250 million to a third world country as an "aid package" so they can feed and harbor terrorist who would be happy to see all of us dead. Yeah, those would [b]definitely[/b] be better ways to spend that money.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 9:52:35 AM EST
done. i also added a comment stating the NEA is similarly out of touch and must be defunded.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 10:13:28 AM EST
Done. #635
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 2:44:36 PM EST
Cerebus said:
Given the 100's of billions of dollars our government wastes every year, I'm not concerned with the 250 million they slide to PBS so children have a place to watch non-violent and educational television. IMO Seasame Street alone is worth $250 million. That's a whopping $1 (or less) from every American citizen ...big f'ing deal.
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Cerebus, First, I am concerned about the 100's of Billions of dollars our government wastes every year, but if your going to clear a forest, you do it by cutting down one tree at a time. Second, I am glad you like Seasame Street, and I am glad you want your kids to watch non-violent and educational television, I just want [b]you[/b] to pay for it. I don't ask you to pay for my gas guzzling pick-up truck, and I don't ask you to pay for the insulin for my diabetic Chihuahua, and if you ask, I would not accept your charity, I have a job and can provide for my own family. Same goes for the National Endowment for the Arts, can you belive some selfish liberal would want government funding for "The Arts", when old people (supposedly) have to choose between prescription drugs and food? I just subscribe to the truth that there is nothing written in the constitution authorizing congress to be benevolent with the taxpayers money. And, if it comes down to 600 dollar hammers to build a ballistic defense shield, (you know, the part of the constitution that says something about providing for the common defense) or funding for PBS, NPR, the NEA etc.., my tax dollars are authorized to go to the common defense. I have a cousin that works at the PBS TV station, and one of his benefits is free tuition at the university for his children, Cerebus, will your children get a free Top 10 collage education?
That's a whopping $1 (or less) from every American citizen ...big f'ing deal.
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I am pretty sure not [b]every American[/b] pays taxes. My friend, I am only 40 years old, but my family heated with wood for most of my childhood, and the first 8 or 9 years of my marriage I did too, because that's all I could afford, so I cut my own wood. I will never forget when my wife and I both were working full time and had enough money to heat with gas, so please don't make the assumption that 1.00 is no big f'ing deal. The PBS system seems to work ok, send a donation and they won't play commercials. It should though, be 100% self supporting.[:D] Rancid Lance
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