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Looks like NPR went a little too far with its stance to left.

Schiller basically blew it with her handling of Juan Williams.

It wasn't enough to just fire him, she tried to piss on the guy on his way out with her "shrink" comment.

I like NPR for the most part but that was a dumb move that outed them as a political arm.

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A pure witch hunt by the GOP...
LMAO They were going to take 5 Million from the Muslim Brotherhood and said they did not need federal funding ,While badmouthing AMERICANS . LOL LOL LOL Typical Leftist scum!
 

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A pure witch hunt by the GOP...
Riiiiight.....It had nothing to do with the arrogant dickheads that got caught making stupid statements on tape....nothing, nothing at all. If you believe that then the Easter Bunny will be visiting you soon.:p
 

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A pure witch hunt by the GOP...
I see that side of it for sure.

2 questions...

Do you think Vivian Schiller played her cards smart?

Is it ok for a publicly funded entity to have a completely liberal staff and stance or should it be more balanced?

(like maybe have ONE conservative journalist/commentator on the staff?)


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I gotta say how downright entertaining these liberals can be. hil:) hil:)
 

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I gotta say how downright entertaining these liberals can be. hil:) hil:)

With NPR public funding gone a vacuum will be created. This vacuum will probably be filled with money pushing a total conservative / tea party bashing format similar to the total liberal bashing format on the conservative shows. Fortunately for this new format, the Tea Party antics and Republican hack politicians and personalities will provide them with lots of material. As America divides further, the frantic whoopin', hollerin', and mud slinging from both extremes is going to be fun to watch as 2012 rolls in.
Register as an Independent now so you can claim some dignity in the future
 

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Should not be funded even a little bit by the tax payers anyway.Let them stand or fall on there own.
Indeed, it was an inappropriate use of federal funds in the first place. Next we need to put an end to federally forced patronage of the arts and stop sending federal funds to the National Endowment of the Arts (it was created because it was not needed:)sphss).
 

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Witchhunt my asse......It's called "cutting the fat". If NPR can't find private funding it isn't important enough to enough people to exist.

Knock off the politics and realize our govenment wasn't intended to provide anything more than the basics and has gone completely off track. Thus it was inevitable the time was gonna come to trim it back down to what it should have never been allowed to grow into.
 

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With NPR public funding gone a vacuum will be created. This vacuum will probably be filled with money pushing a total conservative / tea party bashing format similar to the total liberal bashing format on the conservative shows.
The entitlement class doesn't spend real heavily for political donations. hil:)
Besides, they already have CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, PBS and between them all they only have a half dozen faithful viewers.
 

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I see that side of it for sure.

2 questions...

Do you think Vivian Schiller played her cards smart?

Is it ok for a publicly funded entity to have a completely liberal staff and stance or should it be more balanced?

(like maybe have ONE conservative journalist/commentator on the staff?)

Uncle Dave
EXXXXXXXXXXXACTLY... I listen to NPR and most of it's programming daily except when I am listening to other college stations for my MUSIC fix... I am always in the BS filter mode when listening to NPR, kind of like when watching NOVA on PBS... hil:)

Witchhunt my asse......It's called "cutting the fat". If NPR can't find private funding it isn't important enough to enough people to exist.

Knock off the politics and realize our govenment wasn't intended to provide anything more than the basics and has gone completely off track. Thus it was inevitable the time was gonna come to trim it back down to what it should have never been allowed to grow into.
YUP, right on the bullseye Tex, ONCE AGAIN CUTS MUST BE MADE, but the left will spin it for all it's worth... ;) Unfortunately PBS is my favorite TV stations (9.1, 9.3, 9.4) and I have to listen to all of this BS about the big bad AXE MAN that is gonna cut their funding... End result will be that PBS will come out ahead when EVERYONE that enjoys the programming starts paying their fair share... Austin City Limits is one of my favorite PBS shows (along with the woodworking/home improvement shows)...

One of the shows I enjoy http://www.mclaughlin.com/
 

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They say, once these (fully or partially) publicly funded things get created, they never go away. For the first time in my lifetime, (with the exception of Reagan to some degree) I'm seeing it happen, or at least starting to see it and the threat of making them go away.

The labor unions, entitlements, the various programs and anything that doesn't use local tax money to support itself should not exist.

For more than 45 years now we've experimented with, pardon the use of the phrase, "creeping socialism" and have become a welfare state. It's unsustainable in the long haul and only accomplishes taking money from the wealthy and the middle class while removing most all incentive from the poor.

I'm chompin' at the bit to what's next on the chopping block. :)devil
The only way to get this country moving forward is to get rid of the crap that's holding it back. I just hope we can do it without having another civil war.

Oh, and what does this post have to with NPR you ask? Everything. They're a major frikkin mouthpiece which promotes, discusses and endorses the aforementioned social programs and entitlements, using our tax money. Good riddance. Next.
 

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Its Big Birds Fault.:p Let Burt, Ernie and friends free. They have great marketing and will double there pay in the private sector.:)
 

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Its Big Birds Fault.:p Let Burt, Ernie and friends free. They have great marketing and will double there pay in the private sector.:)

Are homophobic conservatives really after NPR because Bert 'n Earnie, Big Bird, Snuffaluffagus, and that purple dinosaur Barney are all gay ? :homoswitchxo7: :lmao1:
 

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Are homophobic conservatives really after NPR because Bert 'n Earnie, Big Bird, Snuffaluffagus, and that purple dinosaur Barney are all gay ? :homoswitchxo7: :lmao1:
NOPE, but TAXPAYERS are after them because of BUDGET ISSUES...

 

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What I would like to see is for the House to cobble together a funding Bill that fully funds all of the constitutionally mandated parts of the Federal Government (ie the DOD, DVA, DOJ, USCIS, and DOS etc..) and a few of the high priority programs like Medicare and Social Security and pass it. Then I would like to see them continue to fight and haggle over funding the non-essential and or "extra constitutional" agencies and programs ie EPA, NEA (National Endowment of the Arts), and DOL, etc... In addition, I would like to see the House seperate out the budget of the IRS and flat refuse to fund any plan that includes the planned hiring of 16,000 new agents to squeeze us all for more money to fund Obamacare.:)bulb
 

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What I would like to see is for the House to cobble together a funding Bill that fully funds all of the constitutionally mandated parts of the Federal Government (ie the DOD, DVA, DOJ, USCIS, and DOS etc..) and a few of the high priority programs like Medicare and Social Security and pass it. Then I would like to see them continue to fight and haggle over funding the non-essential and or "extra constitutional" agencies and programs ie EPA, NEA (National Endowment of the Arts), and DOL, etc... In addition, I would like to see the House seperate out the budget of the IRS and flat refuse to fund any plan that includes the planned hiring of 16,000 new agents to squeeze us all for more money to fund Obamacare.:)bulb
Are you kidding me??? The Congress wants to make 61Billion strategic cuts and they have/had 105 BILLION plus JUST in the OTHER column... 61Billion is like a drop of gnat $hit in the grand scheme of things... :)st

The time for haggling is OVER, it's time for action...

Total spending
A pie chart representing spending by category for the US budget for 2010[citation needed]Further information: Government spending
The President's budget request for 2010 totals $3.55 trillion. Percentages in parentheses indicate percentage change compared to 2009. This budget request is broken down by the following expenditures:[8]

Mandatory spending: $2.009 trillion (-20.1%)
$695 billion (+4.9%) – Social Security
$571 billion (−15.2%) – Other mandatory programs
$453 billion (+6.6%) – Medicare
$290 billion (+12.0%) – Medicaid
$164 billion (+18.0%) – Interest on National Debt
$11 billion (+275%) – Potential disaster costs
$0 billion (−100%) – Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
$0 billion (−100%) – Financial stabilization efforts

US receipt and expenditure estimates for fiscal year 2010.Discretionary spending: $1.368 trillion (+13.1%)
$663.7 billion (+12.7%) – Department of Defense (including Overseas Contingency Operations)
$78.7 billion (−1.7%) – Department of Health and Human Services
$72.5 billion (+2.8%) – Department of Transportation
$52.5 billion (+10.3%) – Department of Veterans Affairs
$51.7 billion (+40.9%) – Department of State and Other International Programs
$47.5 billion (+18.5%) – Department of Housing and Urban Development
$46.7 billion (+12.8%) – Department of Education
$42.7 billion (+1.2%) – Department of Homeland Security
$26.3 billion (−0.4%) – Department of Energy
$26.0 billion (+8.8%) – Department of Agriculture
$23.9 billion (−6.3%) – Department of Justice
$18.7 billion (+5.1%) – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$13.8 billion (+48.4%) – Department of Commerce
$13.3 billion (+4.7%) – Department of Labor
$13.3 billion (+4.7%) – Department of the Treasury
$12.0 billion (+6.2%) – Department of the Interior
$10.5 billion (+34.6%) – Environmental Protection Agency
$9.7 billion (+10.2%) – Social Security Administration
$7.0 billion (+1.4%) – National Science Foundation
$5.1 billion (−3.8%) – Corps of Engineers
$5.0 billion (+100%) – National Infrastructure Bank
$1.1 billion (+22.2%) – Corporation for National and Community Service
$0.7 billion (0.0%) – Small Business Administration
$0.6 billion (−14.3%) – General Services Administration
$19.8 billion (+3.7%) – Other Agencies
$105 billion – Other
 
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