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Franco
10-04-2012, 11:19 PM
Romney may have spanked Obama in last night's debate but, threatening Big Bird maybe more fowl than he can handle. Millions have grown up with the goofy bird and Big Bird and Earnie may have more appeal than Obama and Biden or Rmoney and Ryan.
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Ken Bora
10-05-2012, 09:26 AM
big bird aint gonna die.
he will just be put in privace corp hands and procesed into a more profitable form
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Franco
10-05-2012, 09:40 AM
big bird aint gonna die.
he will just be put in privace corp hands and procesed into a more profitable form
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I was think more on the lines of a Big Bird gumbo.

Looks like the Jim Henson estate has given permission for the Dems to use the characters.

Maybe sauteed frog legs too?



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road kill
10-05-2012, 09:44 AM
I was think more on the lines of a Big Bird gumbo.

Looks like the Jim Henson estate has given permission for the Dems to use the characters.

Maybe sauteed frog legs too?


And some
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PBS is one of the "secular progressives" sacred cows.
They love them some PBS.

As a result.....they demand YOU pay for it!!!:D

Jason Glavich
10-05-2012, 10:17 AM
I like PBS, I think they have some good programming. Very educational, probably better than some teachers I had. I still do not want to pay for it with tax dollars.

Franco
10-05-2012, 10:32 AM
I believe the annual budget for PBS is $440 million. I am all for them getting off the government teet and let them sell advertising to support their programming like the rest of us broadcasting hacks.

Howvere, I do think Romney has given the left some ammo by going after them in the debate. He could have used a much better example like HUD since the HUD benefactors won't be voting for him anyway.

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Pork short ribs anybody?
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Gerry Clinchy
10-05-2012, 10:47 AM
What PBS time is not devoted to ads IS devoted to local fund-raising. That "ad space" is sometimes very extensive during their periodic fund-raising drives.

How much of the PBS budget is tax dolllars? They DO get some from public donations.

gmhr1
10-05-2012, 10:49 AM
WE dont need to borrow money from China & pay for it with tax dollars better big bird goes than the rest of us. Now would be a good time its almost Thanksgiving.

road kill
10-05-2012, 10:55 AM
What PBS time is not devoted to ads IS devoted to local fund-raising. That "ad space" is sometimes very extensive during their periodic fund-raising drives.

How much of the PBS budget is tax dolllars? .0124% They DO get some from public donations.

I heard this on the radio this morning.
The issue is, they really do NOT need that money.
Other areas do.

Daniel J Simoens
10-05-2012, 11:20 AM
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ARay11
10-05-2012, 11:46 AM
QUICK... and WITHOUT google.... Name 3 shows on PBS and when you last watched them with regularity. Oh.. and Sesame Street doesnt count...

Franco
10-05-2012, 11:49 AM
QUICK... and WITHOUT google.... Name 3 shows on PBS and when you last watched them with regularity. Oh.. and Sesame Street doesnt count...

McNeil Leher Report
Louisiana The State We Are In

could only name two and I stopped watch Seasame Street when the cut Miss Piggies time onthe show ;-)

Gerry Clinchy
10-05-2012, 11:56 AM
I heard this on the radio this morning.
The issue is, they really do NOT need that money.
Other areas do.
That is a valid point, I think.

Sort of like gasoline tax or tobacco tax ... if you use it and value the use of it, are you willing to pay for it? Some who don't pay for it will get to use it as well.

Daniel J Simoens
10-05-2012, 12:02 PM
QUICK... and WITHOUT google.... Name 3 shows on PBS and when you last watched them with regularity. Oh.. and Sesame Street doesnt count...

Alone in the Wilderness

ARay11
10-05-2012, 12:39 PM
“Sesame Workshop receives very, very little funding from PBS. So, we are able to raise our funding through philanthropic, through our licensed product, which goes back into the educational programming, through corporate underwriting and sponsorship. So quite frankly, you can debate whether or not there should be funding of public broadcasting. But when they always try to tout out Big Bird, and say we’re going to kill Big Bird – that is actually misleading, because Sesame Street will be here.” Stephanie Westin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Sesame Workshop.

helencalif
10-05-2012, 02:12 PM
Romney using PBS as an example of what he would cut was not wise. I agree... he should have used something else as an example. He could have said he would trim back government agencies by cutting how much has been spent on outrageous conferences.

He could have said he will go through every government agency and end fraud and corruption.

I like his rule about making a judgement call as to whether it is worth borrowing from China to pay for something. There's a current flap about "Obama phones". It started out prior to Obama as a good idea... making it possible for poor folks to afford a land phone for emergencies. It evolved to handing out free cell phones with 250 free minutes a month.

Helen

Franco
10-05-2012, 03:26 PM
“Sesame Workshop receives very, very little funding from PBS. So, we are able to raise our funding through philanthropic, through our licensed product, which goes back into the educational programming, through corporate underwriting and sponsorship. So quite frankly, you can debate whether or not there should be funding of public broadcasting. But when they always try to tout out Big Bird, and say we’re going to kill Big Bird – that is actually misleading, because Sesame Street will be here.” Stephanie Westin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Sesame Workshop.
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menmon
10-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Penny wise and dollar foolish. Maybe we should begin with not spending $2T more on defense when we are winding out of war.

ARay11
10-05-2012, 04:36 PM
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With a bit more research, PBS receives less than 12% of their annual budget from Federal Tax Dollars. I think they will be just fine without us. No one wants them to go away, so they will donate. I, for one, will add them to my annual donations list if the tax dollars are removed.
Penny wise and Dollar foolish?
No, I took what Mitt said to mean that he will remove all extra spending....no matter how cute, cuddly, warm and fuzzy.

BonMallari
10-05-2012, 06:33 PM
QUICK... and WITHOUT google.... Name 3 shows on PBS and when you last watched them with regularity. Oh.. and Sesame Street doesnt count...

Roy Yamaguchi(Roy's of Hawaii) cooking show

Barbecue U

Nevada Outdoors

huntinman
10-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Penny wise and dollar foolish. Maybe we should begin with not spending $2T more on defense when we are winding out of war.

What a doofus. That could change any day, with the crazies in the ME. You would rather spend money on PBS than Defense? Typical lib...

gmhr1
10-05-2012, 08:59 PM
I think we should cut big bird up and feed him to the obama phone people Just shows you what we waste money on Im sure we can count on big bird to help our military the next time we are attacked. If its a choice of spending money on our military or saving big bird, the bird bites the dust.
I don't watch pbs never have

Ken Bora
10-05-2012, 11:38 PM
QUICK... and WITHOUT google.... Name 3 shows on PBS and when you last watched them with regularity. Oh.. and Sesame Street doesnt count...

on my local station I watch a program named "Austin City Limits". I know, I am an Alternative Rock Guy. Dont chafe me. They have some cool groups on. I like it. But truly, that is the only program for me.

M&K's Retrievers
10-06-2012, 12:20 AM
I like to watch the pledge drives. Can't get enough of watching people answering the phone.

Uncle Bill
10-06-2012, 11:44 AM
What a doofus. That could change any day, with the crazies in the ME. You would rather spend money on PBS than Defense? Typical Communist...



As Stan would say..."there, I fixed it for you"!
;)

UB

Franco
10-06-2012, 02:54 PM
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Terri
10-06-2012, 02:58 PM
Bye Big Bird, it is time to grow up. How long can you be a kid and expect the government to keep giving you money when you are making money off all your merchandise? I always liked Oscar more anyway.

Terri

Franco
10-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Big bird has been harvested;)

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M&K's Retrievers
10-06-2012, 07:22 PM
I checked. Mitt has his Federal Big Bird Stamp. I understand the limit is one. This one appears to be banded.