Friday, June 24, 2005

If You See This Guy On Your TV Set...


By the way...

Eighty-seven Republicans joined 196 Democrats and the House's only independent in voting to restore the proposed cut, and 140 GOP members voted to sustain it. LINK

140 Republicans voted to "sustain" THE PROPOSED CUT.

What an asswipe way to describe it! This is what 140 Republicans voted to do...

Some of the more memorable Republican quotes:

"This (PBS) was created at a time we didn't have the huge variety of programming that is available today," said Rep. Ralph Regula, R-Ohio, chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees public broadcasting's budget. "And we have limited amounts of money."

"Big Bird is a billionaire," she (Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Fla) said, referring to the marketing deals. She said the average income of public broadcasting viewers and listeners is $75,000. "This means affluent people are getting their news for free," she said.

HUH? It's obviously way past your medication time, Hyphen Lady!

What's that smell? Regula and Brown Hyphen Waite need a...

Big Bird is safe...

For the moment.

Republicans will try it again, though. When we least expect it.

Heavy, publicly broadcast sigh.


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