Posts Tagged ‘PBS’

Gubmint Money

February 15, 2011

I’m thinking about starting a business. The gubmint gives out money for that sort of thing don’t they? I was thinking of starting a junkyard. It seems like everything turns into junk sooner or later so that would probably be a going concern. I wonder what you have to do to get a subsidy? I think this would be advantageous to the public and I think that’s the only prerequisite to get a subsidy.

It would certainly be much more advantageous than Amtrak. And they have been getting subsidized since day one and, they have never made a nickel. I am pretty sure I could do better than that.

The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is another one that eats up subsidies and spits out crap. I think the only thing they can point to that doesn’t offend someone is Sesame Street and I have never seen it so I don’t know, I just have not heard anything negative about it.

How about we revisit National Public Radio (NPR)? Now there’s a real crapper. I have tried to listen to it but I could never stomach anything for more than a few days. It’s like they have the Midas touch only with feces. Everything they touch turns to crap. And I think they work almost entirely on subsidies.

So now let me ask you, does General Motors (GM) work on subsidies now? I don’t know. I heard they were getting money. Then I heard they were paying it back. Now I’m hearing that they paid it back with more borrowed money. I give up. Who really knows?

Another good one is Chrysler. I remember when they got the original bailout. Lee Iacocca was in charge of that. Everybody said he was a real good con-man. I have always thought that they should have gone out of business. That was either right before or right after American Motors (AMC) went out of business. Nobody came running out to them with a bailout. At the time I think they had better models than Chrysler. I know I own a Chrysler and it has never been in a wind tunnel. That thing makes the craziest noises going down the road.

I guess what I’m getting at here is that I think that if it needs a subsidy it should not exist. Amtrak? No. PBS? No. NPR? No. I think we could do just fine without them. GM, too big to fail? Can we get by without them? I think so. Chrysler? Let them fail. How can I say this? I believe the car companies are, and have been, too big for too long. I think smaller, more localized companies should be doing the job. Oh well. Until next time, screw environmentalists.


July 23, 2009

On May 28,2009 I posted regarding NPR and PBS and how I’m sick of supporting this liberal biased media with my tax dollars. Well, since that time we have had the spectacle that is the Obama fireside chat, or whatever they called it on ABC. I don’t know how long it droned on for because, as I stated earlier, if I listen to him for more than thirty seconds I get seriously ill, but I didn’t hear of any conservative rebuttal for however long Zero spewed.

I’m considering a new approach for this onslaught of liberalism provided by the alphabet networks. Normally when I view any of the, ahem, “fine programming” (wink wink nod nod) from them I hit the mute button during the ads but in these cases I believe I will mute the programming altogether and read a book (Common Sense maybe). Then, during the ads I will write down the sponsors and send them an e-mail threatening to never purchase their product or service again as long as I live(right wing terrorist that I am).

The “hope” here is that they will “change” their wicked ways and return to some vague façade of balanced reporting of the days events. If you too long for something to view besides the constant stream of homosexual abortions produced by ABC, CBS and NBC, join me in my quest for decency in broadcasting.


May 28, 2009

I’m sick of supporting National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). What? You thought that was really made possible by donations from people like you? Have you ever donated? How much? Do you have any idea how much it costs to produce a documentary? Do you know how much it costs to run even a crummy TV or radio station? Yeah, far more than that free tote bag fifty dollar level. Even if you told two friends and they told two friends and so on, only three of you are going to donate.

I’ve never donated to PBS and I have only donated to NPR once. However, in my defense, I never listen or watch, especially since they went on the global warming fairy tale trail. Liberal as the day is long. They have a slogan that says, “If we don’t do it, who will?” I’d like to answer that. Nobody. Because it’s not worth doing. If it was worth doing, anybody would be able to do it in the commercial market, because it would sell advertising and it would support itself.

That’s right. Once again, your tax dollars to the rescue. Anymore it seems like every liberal garbage project that isn’t worth the media it’s imprinted on becomes a ward of the U.S. taxpayer. Gee, could this possibly be what Thomas Jefferson was talking about when he said, “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”