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Garrison Keelihor On NPR, Just Likened Us To Witches! Why Do We Fund NPR?
11/06/04 | Tacis

Posted on 11/06/2004 4:24:22 PM PST by Tacis

Keelihor's program on NPR, Prairie Home Companion, is often clever and amusing. But, he has been a scumbag Kerry advocate for some time now. He, like so many of the ultra-left wingers believe that snide and clever glibness is all that is required to have leftie "feelings" wim.

He just read a piece he claimed was by Thomas Jefferson in which Jefferson indicates that the influence of witches will pass, suggesting I guess, that the control of Republican good guys will also pass. There also was some pointed comments about born again Christians and the negative influences of religion.

As I said, I find this program often clever and amusing with good music. I assume, in fact, that child molester Yarrow and Peter, Paul and Mary will be on frequently in the future. But, I don't like criticsm, especially, silly, factually inaccurate criticism when I'm paying for it.


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We must convince our Congressmen in the 109th that there is no reason to have public money spent on PBS, NPR or the NEA. Why do we loot funds from tax payers to pay to have these public agencies insult and work against public interest and culture? Now, the unions may loot cash from the dues of their members to espouse left wing issues. We, as taxpayers, shouldn't have to be brought down to the level of union members. Let's work to stop public funding of NPR, PBS and the NEA!!
1 posted on 11/06/2004 4:24:23 PM PST by Tacis
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To: Tacis

"Keelihor's program on NPR, Prairie Home Companion, is often clever and amusing."

No, he is always smug and boring.


2 posted on 11/06/2004 4:25:27 PM PST by Max Combined (There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.)
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To: Max Combined

It was clever and amusing 30 years ago, seldom since...


3 posted on 11/06/2004 4:27:31 PM PST by Russ
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To: Max Combined

O'reilly made this guy look like an absolute fool on FOX.


4 posted on 11/06/2004 4:28:13 PM PST by rudyudy
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To: Tacis

He has written pieces about Bush lately that make Michael Moore sound like a freeper...


5 posted on 11/06/2004 4:28:38 PM PST by Keith (NOW, MORE THAN EVER....IT'S ABOUT THE JUDGES!)
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To: Tacis

A girl I used to date roped me in to seeing him live. He's not funny. Clever, sometimes but I was bored 20 minutes in. Plus his nose hairs whistle when he breathes which drives me batty. Go back to your fake town Garrison.


6 posted on 11/06/2004 4:28:54 PM PST by Castro (Moses supposes his toeses are roses...)
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To: Tacis

This is sad. I used to love this guy. I have not heard him in years. When did he become a hack?


7 posted on 11/06/2004 4:29:04 PM PST by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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To: Max Combined

I agree. I never listened to it before I realized what a dumnass liberal he was.


8 posted on 11/06/2004 4:29:12 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Tacis
"Why do we fund NPR?"

Outstanding question. The plug definitely needs to be pulled.
9 posted on 11/06/2004 4:29:38 PM PST by Death and Taxes (Bush '04)
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To: Tacis
We don't need BOTH of the NEA's: National Education Association, and the National Endowment for the Arts
10 posted on 11/06/2004 4:29:45 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Tacis
There was a letter allegedly from Elizabeth Edwards to the DUmmies in DUmmieland that contained the same quote. I'd go back to DU to link it up, but I've just showered.
11 posted on 11/06/2004 4:29:47 PM PST by Shqipo (The gloves are on and the corners are empty.)
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To: Tacis
But, I don't like criticsm, especially, silly, factually inaccurate criticism when I'm paying for it.

I don't care if they take my side on issues, I don't like tax dollars going for stupid things, and the entire Public TV/Radion is just plain stupid. It never made sense and now that we can get a trillion channels via satellite or cable it makes even less sense.

12 posted on 11/06/2004 4:30:01 PM PST by Casloy
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To: Tacis

They don't get much funding anymore, but it still annoys me. When Garrison Keiler sticks to poking fun at modern pretensions, he can be very funny. I still remember a great sketch making fun of "artists" who are media personalities or flatterers of rich donors, but actually produce next to nothing - and still get press coverage.

But when he gets into politics, he stinks (and talk about modern pretensions...they're coming out of his ears when he does this stuff).


13 posted on 11/06/2004 4:30:45 PM PST by livius
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To: Max Combined

Gotta give the guy credit- he can't sing and does little more than recycle the same dull stories for decades on a show most people don't even realize exists, but he's made millions. He and Bill Moyer make pretty good jack from Public Broadcasting considering they have a tiny audience of aging lefties and enfeebled shut-ins unable to change the station.


14 posted on 11/06/2004 4:32:05 PM PST by happydogdesign
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To: 185JHP; aculeus; Bigg Red; Calpernia; Davis; Doctor Raoul; DPB101; elbucko; evad; FilmCutter; ...
NPR/PBS ping list

For a list of congress critters who support NPR/PBS please see my home page (click on my name)

If you want on or off this *NPR/PBS* ping list, please FReepmail me or just bump the thread
AND indicate your desire to be included. You must opt in! Don't be shy!
This is a low to moderate activty list.

15 posted on 11/06/2004 4:32:19 PM PST by Drango (NPR- When government funds a "news" outlet that has a bias...it's no longer news...it's propaganda.)
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To: happydogdesign

He is a one trick pony.


16 posted on 11/06/2004 4:32:40 PM PST by Max Combined (There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.)
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To: Tacis

He became a lost cause when he moved to New York. He has always been condescending and scornful of his roots. At first, his humor seemed to be based upon love, now it's just scorn.


17 posted on 11/06/2004 4:33:05 PM PST by Mercat
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To: Max Combined

Welcome to a new age of lost innocence. The excesses of the liberal elite will never be blithely ignored as in the past. Our awakening to the utter cruelty and insufferable intolerance of traditional American values will have us see these fellow citizens as the mortal enemies they have always been. We are at war as a nation and our Enemy is within. Say goodnight Garrison.


18 posted on 11/06/2004 4:33:24 PM PST by CBart95
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To: Tacis

We, too, are often Garrison fans for the music, but we are also getting sick of NPR politics. It seems so much worse after 11/2, probably because they are just so bitter and clueless. But I do like the range of NPR's non-political stories.

Why can't we have a conservative news show like NPR? I like talk shows, but news is good too (especially when one is commuting).

I would either like to see such liberal funding cut or support funding for a conservative show. (Then, again, the tax-cut side of me needs no new funding.) NPR just had a huge windfall from some rich person's will...millions...they shouldn't need government funding.

Do you thing private donors would support a conservative news program? Rush did it for talk shows; who will do it for conservative news shows?


19 posted on 11/06/2004 4:33:33 PM PST by Republicanprofessor
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To: rudyudy

I saw that O'Reilly program, as well. He struck me as a pompous ass...he'd be right at home here in New England.


20 posted on 11/06/2004 4:34:04 PM PST by who knows what evil? (If arrogance was beauty, New England women would be supermodels!)
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To: Tacis

It wouldn't be the first time people were falsely accused of witchcraft. I have looked into the Salem thing. Those who were accused tended to be devout Christians- and with property. The accusers were involved with the occult. And guess who ended up with the property?


21 posted on 11/06/2004 4:34:42 PM PST by HomeschoolGenealogistMom
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To: Tacis

Agreed. Funny how people refer to Saturday morning cartoons as "half-hour long commercials," but don't mention the toy store shelves filled with Barney and Sesame Street toys.

Keillor's a highly overrated one-trick pony whose welcome has been overstayed at least a decade, and hasn't bothered to leaven his heavy-handed politics with humor for a long time. I make a point of not listening to him. (Besides, I feel sorry for all the performers he inflicts himself on by making them sing with him.)


22 posted on 11/06/2004 4:35:07 PM PST by jejones
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To: Tacis

Auction off their TV and Radio spectrum. Make them pay market value for the radio frequencies they use versus commercial ventures. Then do not increase funding. Let the market decide.


23 posted on 11/06/2004 4:35:24 PM PST by axes_of_weezles (Effin Kohn Tedwards)
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To: Tacis
Letters of Thomas Jefferson: PATIENCE AND THE REIGN OF WITCHES

To John Taylor
Philadelphia, June 4, 1798

[excerpt]

"Seeing, therefore, that an association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry, seeing that we must have somebody to quarrel with, I had rather keep our New England associates for that purpose than to see our bickerings transferred to others. They are circumscribed within such narrow limits, & their population so full, that their numbers will ever be the minority, and they are marked, like the Jews, with such a peculiarity of character as to constitute from that circumstance the natural division of our parties. A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to it's true principles."

24 posted on 11/06/2004 4:36:08 PM PST by macbee ("Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: WildTurkey; palmer; Veritas_est

Ping!


26 posted on 11/06/2004 4:36:19 PM PST by Drango (NPR- When government funds a "news" outlet that has a bias...it's no longer news...it's propaganda.)
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To: Tacis

Agreed. Funny how people refer to Saturday morning cartoons as "half-hour long commercials," but don't mention the toy store shelves filled with Barney and Sesame Street toys.

Keillor's a highly overrated one-trick pony whose welcome has been overstayed at least a decade, and hasn't bothered to leaven his heavy-handed politics with humor for a long time. I make a point of not listening to him. (Besides, I feel sorry for all the performers he inflicts himself on by making them sing with him.)


27 posted on 11/06/2004 4:36:46 PM PST by jejones
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To: Tacis
Stopped listening when Ivy Austin left.


28 posted on 11/06/2004 4:36:57 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: CBart95

Well put.


29 posted on 11/06/2004 4:37:07 PM PST by Max Combined (There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.)
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To: Tacis

I listened a bit to Prarie Home Companion this evening, my wife likes to listen. It seems this is a real Bush/ Republican bashing night. Garrison has become very political in his show. He would have a much better show if he'd leave out the politics.


30 posted on 11/06/2004 4:37:08 PM PST by woofer2425 (Kerry LIED)
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To: Max Combined
I am LOVING this week! Schadenfreude is so tasty

31 posted on 11/06/2004 4:38:33 PM PST by happydogdesign
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To: Proud to be Canadian
Proud to be Canadian
Since Nov 7, 2004

32 posted on 11/06/2004 4:38:36 PM PST by Drango (NPR- When government funds a "news" outlet that has a bias...it's no longer news...it's propaganda.)
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To: Tacis

DORK

33 posted on 11/06/2004 4:39:41 PM PST by Libertarian444
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To: Tacis

I had it on in the car as I ran a few errands..he was telling a few election jokes, and I thought he might be a little balanced and throw one at kerry..but no..at least not as long as I listened (which after the third I turned it off).


34 posted on 11/06/2004 4:39:42 PM PST by bluedad
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To: Tacis

So when do they start the witch burning? It would be great to see them try.


35 posted on 11/06/2004 4:41:19 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: Proud to be Canadian
Hey canuckistan;

Unlike canadian broadcasting, the vast majority of commercial TV and Radio have to pay for their use of the the radio spectrum and get licenses.

Yes American taxpayers do "fund" PBS and NPR by providing monies for facilities, frequencies for broadcast, and funding for programming.. We should not have tax mondies going for this BS.

36 posted on 11/06/2004 4:41:19 PM PST by axes_of_weezles (Effin Kohn Tedwards)
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To: Tacis

Do Not Defund the PBS and NPR and NEA . . .

Why?

Despite PBS and NPR and NEA's liberal bias, they know which side of their bread is buttered. As long as there is the threat that they will be defunded, they will keep it snide and low key.

The existence of PBS and NPR and NEA keep more vicious liberal radio organs unprofitable. (See, Airhead America Radio).

Give them PBS and NPR and NEA. It is like giving a neddle to a heroin addict.


37 posted on 11/06/2004 4:41:34 PM PST by TSchmereL
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To: Drango

BTTT


38 posted on 11/06/2004 4:41:46 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Tacis

Time to pull the plug on NPR.


39 posted on 11/06/2004 4:42:01 PM PST by Type Righter (...mightier than the sword...)
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To: Tacis
And he doesn't possess half the class or graciousness Al Franken has, not to mention Al's ingenius shakedown of Soros when he needed money (instead of looking for a taxpayer bail-out).

I'm not a fan of either man but I have to give credit where it's due.

40 posted on 11/06/2004 4:42:48 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus (Be legal or be gone.)
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To: Republicanprofessor

I listened to the first 45 minutes of the show..it's their "Fall Clearance Joke Show". basically, a second joke show after the one they have in April.

Anyway..after the opening theme, Garrison says "The elections over, but it's okay..we're over it, I'm over it (audience tittering). I'm now devoting my time and energy to a new organization...one that supports a Constitutional amendment to keep born-again Christians from voting."

The audience roared.

This is supposed to be funny?

I've listened to Keillor on and off for 25 years. This was the last straw. As far as I'm concerned, that dumocrat fake-Lutheran, anti-American over-verbose buffoon can take his stupid show and show it straight up his Wobegon.

(Sorry, but I'm really angry...)


41 posted on 11/06/2004 4:42:54 PM PST by hoagy62 (I'm pullin' for ya...we're all in this together.")
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To: Proud to be Canadian

Keilor is from MN which will soon be part of Canada. Although I think he moved to NYC which will soon be its own country.


42 posted on 11/06/2004 4:43:07 PM PST by palmer ("Oh you heartless gloaters")
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To: hoagy62

Sorry...that "show" should be "shove".

Your indulgence is appreciated.


43 posted on 11/06/2004 4:44:13 PM PST by hoagy62 (I'm pullin' for ya...we're all in this together.")
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To: Libertarian444

A face for radio, that's for sure! Lose the hair and the glasses, and he looks like Darth Vader when Luke took his helmet off.


44 posted on 11/06/2004 4:44:22 PM PST by Disambiguator (Every time a democrat is elected, God kills a kitten.)
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To: Max Combined

He is actually a two-trick pony. He was the sex-advice columnist for Salon Magazine, writing under the pseudonym "Mr. Blue." He wrote his advice explicitly. Let me repeat this for the incredulous, and I swear to God it's true. Look at the photo posted above and contemplate: SALON MAGAZINE HIRED GARRISON KEILLOR AS THEIR SEX ADVICE COLUMNIST. If that won't make you sick, nothing will.


45 posted on 11/06/2004 4:46:59 PM PST by caspera
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To: Proud to be Canadian

Not sure why you're replying to me, but I don't "fund" either of these left-wing outfits. My money goes to "Gun Owners of America"...they have a better understanding of the Second than does the NRA.


46 posted on 11/06/2004 4:48:23 PM PST by who knows what evil? (If arrogance was beauty, New England women would be supermodels!)
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To: caspera

He has been married how many times? Three? Four?


47 posted on 11/06/2004 4:48:34 PM PST by Max Combined (There is in human nature generally more of the fool than of the wise.)
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To: Tacis
Darn. I don't normally really listen, but I wanted to today. I think it comes on again tomorrow.

So when all the media/libs freak out about the "cost" of tax cuts and reforming SS, we can tell them they can do their part. A) No more NEA -- save a little there. B) All the airwaves that ABC/NBC/CBS get for free now are going to be auctioned off to the highest bidder (starting with the NY/LA markets). That could be an OK chunk of change. It would be great to hear them squawk.

48 posted on 11/06/2004 4:48:39 PM PST by ottothedog
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To: Tacis

Don't know why you listen to Kellior and the MPR. Let them spew their hate, their audience is getting smaller every day.


49 posted on 11/06/2004 4:49:19 PM PST by woofer
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To: Disambiguator

I'm sure I saw his face in the D.U. members gallery. About 5 or 6 times.


50 posted on 11/06/2004 4:49:23 PM PST by muleskinner
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