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House Votes to Defund NPR
NRO ^ | 3/17/11 | Daniel Foster

Posted on 03/17/2011 9:28:16 AM PDT by xtinct

The House just voted 236-181 to remove federal funding for National Public Radio via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; air; cpb; cpr; defundnpr; federalspending; leftwing; liberalagenda; liberalmedia; msm; npr; nprdefunded; pubic; vote
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Yayyy !!
1 posted on 03/17/2011 9:28:22 AM PDT by xtinct
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To: xtinct

3 cheers!


2 posted on 03/17/2011 9:28:56 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: xtinct

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


3 posted on 03/17/2011 9:29:17 AM PDT by max americana
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To: xtinct

236 Cheers!!!


4 posted on 03/17/2011 9:29:58 AM PDT by unojook
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To: xtinct

Let the Game Begin!!!!


5 posted on 03/17/2011 9:30:11 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: xtinct

Bravo Zulu to all of those Republicans, especially my own congressman, Doug Lamborn, who co-sponsored the bill.


6 posted on 03/17/2011 9:30:30 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: xtinct

Aww, our tax dollars won’t fund a Dem spin machine.

Poor babies.


7 posted on 03/17/2011 9:31:33 AM PDT by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: xtinct

It’s about time! The Libs would have the government funding NPR in perpetuity.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 9:31:59 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: American Quilter

Will they have to change their name?

Anbyone have suggestions for a new name?


9 posted on 03/17/2011 9:32:08 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: xtinct

So was Mr. Weeper - I mean, Mr. Speaker, in favor, or not?


10 posted on 03/17/2011 9:32:08 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: xtinct

Awesome!


11 posted on 03/17/2011 9:32:36 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: xtinct

Awesome!!! Hope it sticks!!!


12 posted on 03/17/2011 9:33:20 AM PDT by refermech
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To: xtinct

There’s some good local programming through CPB, but one thing few people know is that a few years ago, the NPR people changed the rules for the local affiliates and they were FORCED to carry a specific (large) number of the NPR talk programs (leftist rants like “All Things Considered,” etc.). This cost the local stations a lot of their support and listenership. But that didn’t matter in NPR’s ceaseless quest to force its leftist propaganda down our collective throats.

Oh - and to enrich its head honchos.


13 posted on 03/17/2011 9:34:20 AM PDT by livius
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To: xtinct

I’m sure the Senate will take this up right after lunch. /s

Come on Boner, back the Dems in a corner on the budget and debt ceiling; make them defend themselves!


14 posted on 03/17/2011 9:34:39 AM PDT by IamConservative (Liberalism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven.)
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To: DonkeyBonker

National Palestinian Radio ???


15 posted on 03/17/2011 9:34:41 AM PDT by refermech
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To: xtinct

Bravo! NPR can fund their own news programs....like everyone else!


16 posted on 03/17/2011 9:34:44 AM PDT by yoe
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To: DonkeyBonker
Anbyone have suggestions for a new name?

W-ACORN 95.8 - All Liberals, All the Time ....
17 posted on 03/17/2011 9:35:16 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: xtinct

Well they don’t need the money.

In fact, they’d be better off without it. :)


18 posted on 03/17/2011 9:35:19 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: DonkeyBonker

Oh, we can’t let the obvious go...

National Socialist Radio


19 posted on 03/17/2011 9:35:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: xtinct

If the GOP leadership makes it a standalone bill, it is doomed to fail. Just like the defunding of ObamaCare


20 posted on 03/17/2011 9:35:50 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: xtinct
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21 posted on 03/17/2011 9:36:08 AM PDT by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: xtinct

What about PBS and Pacifica?


22 posted on 03/17/2011 9:36:32 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: DonkeyBonker
Anbyone have suggestions for a new name?

Not Peoples Radio

23 posted on 03/17/2011 9:36:50 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: xtinct

Doesn’t mean jack. Senate will NOT pass it. If they truly had any cojones at all they would have put it in the CR.


24 posted on 03/17/2011 9:37:16 AM PDT by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 30 lbs in 4 weeks)
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To: livius
"leftist rants like “All Things Considered”

All Liberal Things Considered.

25 posted on 03/17/2011 9:38:22 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: xtinct
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SWEET!

26 posted on 03/17/2011 9:38:43 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers - Good to the last drop!)
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To: Grunthor

Yup, then let the dems be the ones who shut down the gov...


27 posted on 03/17/2011 9:39:09 AM PDT by refermech
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To: xtinct

And yet it will be funded by the CR they will passed yesterday and another in 3 weeks. People can’t see the forst for the trees.


28 posted on 03/17/2011 9:40:20 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (Memphis and the Midsouth miss you, Bad Dog)
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To: xtinct

It’ll be voted down in the Senate, like everything else.


29 posted on 03/17/2011 9:41:28 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The pendulum is swinging back.)
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To: mojitojoe

The ‘public’ radio and TV stations are able to offer tax deduct-ability for contributions. I think this is supposed to go hand in hand with not carrying commercial advertising. But to me it seems like they have crossed the line into advertising, thus should lose the tax exempt status. Best for them to be entirely cut loose and operate under the same rules as commercial stations.


30 posted on 03/17/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT by Voltage
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To: Grunthor

Exactly! bttt


31 posted on 03/17/2011 9:43:06 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: samtheman

Happy St. Paddy’s day! Double.


32 posted on 03/17/2011 9:43:11 AM PDT by juliej
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To: xtinct

snicker, snicker


33 posted on 03/17/2011 9:43:35 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: GeronL

O will come back and say if you want to defund NPR, then I will defund the Army, Navy, Airforce, etc.


34 posted on 03/17/2011 9:44:18 AM PDT by oldtimer (uee)
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To: xtinct

Michelle Bachmann was on local radio here in MN this morning...please tell me this bill cuts ALL NPR funding, not just redirects it to ‘certain’ NPR programming.


35 posted on 03/17/2011 9:44:18 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: xtinct

Ernie and Bert aren't going to take this lying down!

36 posted on 03/17/2011 9:45:24 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: DonkeyBonker

Pravda is already taken.


37 posted on 03/17/2011 9:46:07 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Grunthor
Doesn’t mean jack. Senate will NOT pass it. If they truly had any cojones at all they would have put it in the CR.

I believe you are correct. As far as I know the only way the House alone can cut off NPR is to remove the appropriation from the budget, the Senate cannot put it back in.

38 posted on 03/17/2011 9:46:52 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: xtinct

Does this have to go to the Senate also or can they just defund it?


39 posted on 03/17/2011 9:48:44 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Worst president in my lifetime by far..... Hoping for -24 today.)
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To: BJClinton
Aww, our tax dollars won’t fund a Dem spin machine.

Not to worry, they will always have the mediocre alphabet channels to do it.

40 posted on 03/17/2011 9:49:15 AM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: livius

All Things Considered is one of the most insipid broadcasts ever aired. It is barf-inducing.


41 posted on 03/17/2011 9:49:35 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: xtinct

This looks like a straight party-line vote to me. Probably DOA in the Senate.


42 posted on 03/17/2011 9:50:10 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Grunthor

Only hope it’ll happen someday.

Meanwhile in the hell freezes over dept. Boston public broadcaster WGBH has been called “right-wing”—by a spokesman for its largest union. The union rejected a contract but the station has imposed it over their objections, leading announcer/union spokesman Jordan Weinstein to call it “right- wing rejection of collective bargaining”


43 posted on 03/17/2011 9:50:20 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: xtinct

HAHAHAHAHA! Take that, my liberal sister.


44 posted on 03/17/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: xtinct

Is this part of the overall appropriations bill? I don’t think so. If not, it is a purely symbolic vote. If it is not part of the overall bill, the party poobahs are not serious about defunding NPR.


45 posted on 03/17/2011 9:51:15 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: xtinct

Now it’s off to the Senate,
Where ideas go to die.

But, thank you House members, for doing your part!!


46 posted on 03/17/2011 9:51:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Not one drop of American blood for muslims in Libya or anywhere else!!!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Acc to an email sent out
(quoted on a post on
http://boards.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=187095.0 )
:

>>Here are some points you should know about H.R. 1076:

· 9,000 jobs are in danger if the bill passes

· Its passage would destroy local stations’ ability to raise local revenue and produce local programs like the news

· The legislation bans stations from using federal funds to get listeners’ favorite NPR programs, such as Morning Edition, Market Place, Beale Street Carvan, World Cafe, All Things Considered and many more.

· Most stations rely on federal funding to access almost a third of their programming

· Without these beloved programs, stations would lose their listener base, and thus their ability to fund raise through memberships and underwriting

· Restricting public radio stations from using federal funds to acquire programming marks an incredible upset to their economic models


47 posted on 03/17/2011 9:52:00 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: DonkeyBonker

Never-ending Pledge-drive Radio.


48 posted on 03/17/2011 9:54:27 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: DonkeyBonker

“Anyone have suggestions for a new name?”

####

WUTFM

Wilting Under The Free Market.


49 posted on 03/17/2011 9:54:35 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Rennes Templar
Wasn't the Seventeenth Amendment a wonderful idea!

We in Minnesota are just delighted to have a buffoon, by temperament and profession, as our Senator.

50 posted on 03/17/2011 9:55:03 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The less I say, the more I'm right...)
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