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House Votes to Defund NPR

Item added by Chalky. Added on 03/21/2011
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ashleys
03/23/2011

House Votes to Defund NPR 4

Further proof this country's going down. Without NPR, the only legitimate news sources "in" the US are what...? The New York Times and the BBC? (Who watches C-SPAN?) Furthermore, the majority of Americans have no taste for news thats presented evenly and aren't clued in enough to know when something truly great is being shoved aside.

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GenghisTheHun
03/23/2011

House Votes to Defund NPR 1

I tire easily from stuffed shirts and NPR has way more than its share. Defunding of NPR is well deserved and long overdue. Let those "holy" joes in NPR go out and scratch up a living.

The public support for NPR is actually about 20% when you factor in all the subsidies from non-federal public support of stations and networks, and the funneling of funds given to local stations who then kick those funds back to NPR for program purchases and other scams.

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Votes on this review: 2 Helpful / 0 Funny / 3 Agree / 0 Disagree

irishgit
03/21/2011

House Votes to Defund NPR 1

At a time when the U.S. was involved in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and eager participants in a clusterfuck intervention in Libya, and while the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power problems devastate Japan, sending shockwaves through the global economy; the House rolled up it's sleeves and got down to the important business of cutting the funding of a radio station and showboating attempts to clean up performance enhancing drugs in baseball.

Who hires these assholes?


Oh that's right, I forgot. We do.

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Votes on this review: 4 Helpful / 3 Funny / 3 Agree / 0 Disagree

Chalky
03/21/2011

House Votes to Defund NPR 1

The vote to defund NPR was on a mostly partisan lines. Let's use my chicken sandwich example. Hypothetically, there are 400 members of congress voting on this bill to decide whether they like the sandwich in a blind taste test....200 Republicans like it, but 200 Democrats hate it. God, grow some fucking balls, and vote based on what you think is right, not what your party says. By the way, Republicans aren't saving the world by saving the $5 million that would go to NPR. Why don't you cut back on your fucking international junkets. Anyway, I don't think anyone listens to NPR anyway....'all things considered.'

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abichara
03/21/2011

House Votes to Defund NPR 1

NPR has been the focus of attack from right wing radio sources for some time now. Apparently these people want to control every radio outlet in the country. And of course the Republican controlled Congress wanted to give the rank and file some red meat, and NPR is a convenient punching bag, especially after this O'Keefe/Schiller business.

In the same week that hostilities were declared in Libya, the debt ceiling was raised, and the Japan Earthquake occurred, Congress somehow found the time to debate this pointless measure for hours on end. Glad to see they're taking care of business and not engaging in partisan trench warfare.

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