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  • Republicans hold emergency meeting to defund NPR

    After running on a campaign to create jobs... after one of the worst recessions in US history...
    Republicans hold an emergency meeting to take Federal funding away from Sesame Street, among other programs

    classy


    House Republicans are holding an emergency meeting of the Rules Committee on Wednesday to take up legislation that would block funding to NPR in the wake of James O'Keefe's hidden camera prank on the news organization.

    The meeting will examine HR 1076, introduced by Republican congressman and NPR-nemesis Doug Lamborn of Colorado, which would bar the government from providing any funding to NPR and its affiliate stations.


    Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/national-p...#ixzz1GiPyG1to

    http://nation.foxnews.com/national-p...eting-over-npr

  • #2
    They should get their money from private donations...
    Retired LASD

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    • #3
      Yawn. I see no reason to subsidize snobbish liberal media. The reporters and editors could do something useful, like sweep streets or clean toilets. Sesame Street can get private funding.

      Meanwhile, Democrats hold strikes (which reduce output [assuming that those strikers would otherwise do something useful]) and try to raise employee pay, so as to be able to afford to hire fewer employees.
      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
      Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        Maybe.
        Although personally, I have no problem with a relatively small amount of tax dollars funding public broadcasting that millions of Americans enjoy. And millions rely on for educational programming for kids, such as Sesame Street, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, etc

        Either way. Its a piddly amount of money, in the grand scheme.
        And Republicans are chasing pennies, in order to further political agendas, in the name of "cost cutting"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DAL View Post
          Yawn. I see no reason to subsidize snobbish liberal media. The reporters and editors could do something useful, like sweep streets or clean toilets. Sesame Street can get private funding.

          Meanwhile, Democrats hold strikes (which reduce output [assuming that those strikers would otherwise do something useful]) and try to raise employee pay, so as to be able to afford to hire fewer employees.
          of course you don't.
          The dumber the public is, the easier to advance your agenda
          God forbid the Government actually subsidize educational programs like Sesame Street - or news broadcasting that uses big words (ie, "snobbish liberal media", in your view)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dlo View Post
            to take Federal funding away from Sesame Street. classy
            It's wiki....and I hate using them without checking....but try again....SS seems to be doing quite well on it's on......


            Originally posted by Wikipedia
            The 1970s were marked by conflicts between the CTW and the federal government; in 1978, the U.S. Department of Education refused to deliver a $2 million check until the last day of CTW's fiscal year. As a result, the CTW decided to depend upon licensing arrangements with toy companies and other manufacturers, publishing, and international sales for their funding.

            In 1998, the CTW accepted corporate sponsorship to raise funds for Sesame Street and other projects. For the first time, they aired short ads of indoor playground manufacturer Discovery Zone, their first corporate sponsor, to air before and after each episode. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, who had previously appeared on Sesame Street, called for a boycott of the show, saying that the CTW was "exploiting impressionable children".

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dlo View Post
              of course you don't.
              The dumber the public is, the easier to advance your agenda
              God forbid the Government actually subsidize educational programs like Sesame Street - or news broadcasting that uses big words (ie, "snobbish liberal media", in your view)
              Au contraire, the dumber the public is, the easier it is to advance your agenda. That is why Venezuela and Ecuador are becoming socialist dictatorships. And, as the Indians and Chinese become better educated, they are moving away from socialist policies.

              The problem with NPR's journalism is not that it uses big words. The problem is that the reporters have underlying liberal assumptions about the world, and those assumptions color their reporting and interpretation of events.

              Considering that liberal teacher unions have controlled our public schools for the last two generations, and those schools produce semi-literate graduates with no understanding of the sciences or economics, it is a fair inference that liberals consider it in their interest to produced uneducated dullards who think that the world owes them a living.
              Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
              Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Au contraire, the dumber the public is, the easier it is to advance your agenda. That is why Venezuela and Ecuador are becoming socialist dictatorships. And, as the Indians and Chinese become better educated, they are moving away from socialist policies.
                there is actually very little 'socialist' about Venezuela, other than the names Chavez chooses to use. Didn't this just get discussed in another thread? He basically established a dictatorship while calling it "socialism". I bet he could even sell public utilities to the highest bidder, at whim, just like Gov Walker in Wisconsin wants to do... oh, wait
                http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/20...-state-budget/

                And to claim that funding NPR equates with the so-called socialist government of Venezuela is pretty.... tin foil hat worthy

                The problem with NPR's journalism is not that it uses big words. The problem is that the reporters have underlying liberal assumptions about the world, and those assumptions color their reporting and interpretation of events.
                its the big words.
                Actually - its the issue that NPR has no problem calling out either political party when they f__ up.
                In the Republican world, that means they need to be silenced

                Considering that liberal teacher unions have controlled our public schools for the last two generations, and those schools produce semi-literate graduates with no understanding of the sciences or economics, it is a fair inference that liberals consider it in their interest to produced uneducated dullards who think that the world owes them a living.
                oh! so liberal teachers are producing semi-literate graduates with no understanding in the sciences ?!
                Well then.
                I imagine that in states that are least liberal, such as Texas, Alabama, etc - the public school student will be more literate in the sciences than their counterparts in more liberal states ?
                lol

                You have some gall to talk about "liberal" education and poor science scores when school boards in Texas are trying to limit science curriculum and downplay the teaching of evolution in schools....
                Last edited by dlo; 03-15-2011, 10:31 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DAL View Post
                  Au contraire, the dumber the public is, the easier it is to advance your agenda. That is why Venezuela and Ecuador are becoming socialist dictatorships. And, as the Indians and Chinese become better educated, they are moving away from socialist policies.

                  The problem with NPR's journalism is not that it uses big words. The problem is that the reporters have underlying liberal assumptions about the world, and those assumptions color their reporting and interpretation of events.

                  Considering that liberal teacher unions have controlled our public schools for the last two generations, and those schools produce semi-literate graduates with no understanding of the sciences or economics, it is a fair inference that liberals consider it in their interest to produced uneducated dullards who think that the world owes them a living.
                  Beat me to it.

                  Of course now he's goingto say prove it. This will then lead to accusations of the ignorant voting public and their entitlement mindset voting in the abomination Obama because of hope and change. Which at the end of his term I Hope I still have some Change.
                  Last edited by OneAdam12; 03-15-2011, 10:32 PM.
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                  • #10
                    You are, of course, misstating what I said and trying to change the subject.

                    Face it: school teachers are liberal and our schools do a lousy job.

                    Poorly educated people are more likely to accept political appeals to fairness and equality, and to tax or confiscate the assets of the rich, without understanding what they are doing. That is why revolutions that destroy wealth and drive away productive people occur in countries where people are poorly educated, and why there is movement toward free enterprise in countries where people are better educated. So if you favor state control of the economic sector, which is what liberals want, then you should have uneducated voters.

                    I listen to NPR news. It does a terrible job of presenting non-liberal viewpoints because their reporters simply do not understand them. And they are incapable of distinguishing between conservativism and Tea-Party populism. Even non-political stories often have a liberal slant.
                    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
                    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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                    • #11
                      You are, of course, misstating what I said and trying to change the subject.
                      I'm not changing the subject at all.
                      you claimed liberal teachers are at fault for poor education in the sciences.
                      I figured you were implying that a conservative education would be superior in producing scientific scholars.
                      How is what I replied "changing the subject" ?
                      Face it: school teachers are liberal and our schools do a lousy job.
                      I'm tired. and going to bed. So I'll get to the rest of your reply later.
                      but this one can't wait.

                      What a partisan piece of __ conclusion. And you are condemning education ?!
                      For one, the statement "public school teachers are liberal" is a pretty large generalization. And your opinion
                      followed by "our schools do a lousy job" - also a pretty big generalization, but closer to fact. We are falling short in science and math, among other subject.

                      But to try and claim the former is the cause of the later...well. That's a completely unsubstantiated - and like I said highly partisan, junk conclusion.
                      trying to claim a student fails because a teacher is "liberal" ignores many, many more legitimate possible causes for failing achievement standards

                      And I'd like to see if student scores in math and science are higher in more conservative states where, presumably, the teachers are more conservative.
                      I'm willing to bet they are not

                      You sure seem to enjoy bashing teachers.
                      This is not the first thread where you want to take shots at them.
                      What's the background here?

                      Poorly educated people are more likely to accept political appeals to fairness and equality, and to tax or confiscate the assets of the rich, without understanding what they are doing. That is why revolutions that destroy wealth and drive away productive people occur in countries where people are poorly educated, and why there is movement toward free enterprise in countries where people are better educated. So if you favor state control of the economic sector, which is what liberals want, then you should have uneducated voters.

                      I listen to NPR news. It does a terrible job of presenting non-liberal viewpoints because their reporters simply do not understand them. And they are incapable of distinguishing between conservativism and Tea-Party populism. Even non-political stories often have a liberal slant.
                      later
                      Last edited by dlo; 03-15-2011, 11:16 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dlo View Post
                        After running on a campaign to create jobs... after one of the worst recessions in US history...
                        Republicans hold an emergency meeting to take Federal funding away from Sesame Street, among other programs

                        classy
                        Did you not get hugged as a kid? Or perhaps. were you dropped on your head?

                        Every thread you start or post to, becomes negative and twisted.

                        How about you just sit back and let the grown-ups talk for awhile. And listen. Just listen (read).
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DAL View Post
                          Face it: school teachers are liberal and our schools do a lousy job.
                          Perhaps in LA....but I will argue that in the Midwest, that (for the most part) isn't the case.....

                          Not only do most teachers lean to the right.....we have good test scores..... so it shows they care abotu whata they are doing....

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                          • #14
                            I've always said as long as there are tests in school, they will never take out prayer.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dlo View Post
                              you claimed liberal teachers are at fault for poor education in the sciences.

                              What a partisan piece of __ conclusion. And you are condemning education ?!

                              For one, the statement "public school teachers are liberal" is a pretty large generalization. And your opinion
                              followed by "our schools do a lousy job" - also a pretty big generalization, but closer to fact. We are falling short in science and math, among other subject.
                              It has to be a generalization, not ALL teachers are liberal, but MOST are. Like BC said, here in Missouri they do lean more to the right but when you get to higher education (think 4 year colleges) they tend to be left or extremely leftist, even here.

                              American education is horrid over all. Again a generalization but to say it is great based on a few schools does not offer a true perspective of the educational SYSTEM.

                              Oh, and all studies show most educators vote democrat and since most liberals are democrat...well you get the idea.
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