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Democrats seek to ban FoxNews Channel from taxpayer funded cable for the poor. (satire)
newsmediajournal ^ | 05 Novermber 2007 | Trueblackman

Posted on 11/05/2007 8:30:49 AM PST by Trueblackman

New Cable TV Vouchers Ban FOX News

Democrats' hard-fought battle to provide cable television to welfare recipients hit another snag yesterday when Republicans found a newly inserted provision that specifically excludes FOX News Channel from programming options. "This clause was not in this bill last week," said Rep. Jim Clements (R-CO) "I don't know whether someone thought they could slip this by us, or what, but this is getting to be a bit much." The affected bill, a 3.5 billion dollar spending measure that proponents say is necessary to educate potential voters before the 2008 elections, has met with great resistance from conservative legislators on both sides of the aisle who portray it as just one more unnecessary entitlement tacked onto an already over-burdoned welfare system. "The Federal Government is not obliged to provide people the ability to watch Sponge Bob Square Pants." Said Rep. Mitch Weyland (R-NM), "This whole idea was bad from the beginning... it's a waste of taxpayer dollars." "Contrary to what my friend from New Mexico thinks, this is not about entertainment. It's about education.," said Warren Billingsley, Democrat from Buffalo, New York, and co-sponsor of the 'Voter Education and Inclusion Act.' Billingsley claims that without cable television, an irreplaceable source of political info and events, millions of voters nationwide will be disenfranchised from the process. "We need to move beyond this notion that only the very rich should have access to the political process," he said. "We want the American people, all of the American people, to have the proper information before heading to the polls in 2008." Asked why language was inserted to specifically bar FOX News Channel from programming, he replied, "FOX News isn't a source of proper information."


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To: 2banana

No one asked me for a financial statement when we got cable.


101 posted on 11/05/2007 9:02:36 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Biggirl

It certainly appears to be. Why are taxpayers getting cable for the poor in the first place? Seems like the “poor” should have to buy some of their own stuff.


102 posted on 11/05/2007 9:02:46 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Trueblackman

“FOX News isn’t a source of proper information.”

..............................................

That’s just about taking liberal media bias to the stratosphere.


103 posted on 11/05/2007 9:03:54 AM PST by IrishMike (Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it)
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To: Sunshine Sister

Because that is what happens when you don’t pay attention to what your government is doing and they sneaked this one past us in 1994, calling it Internet Access for all.


104 posted on 11/05/2007 9:03:58 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman

Proof to me that they are acknowledging the fact that CNN/MSNBC are run by the DNC. If Hillary gets into office those networks will be state run television ‘round the clock.


105 posted on 11/05/2007 9:04:27 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (No One Gets To Their Heaven Without A Fight)
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To: Trueblackman


"I'm on welfare (of sorts). Now that I've hidden my gold chains,
rings, bracelets and collars, can I get free Cable TV?"

.


106 posted on 11/05/2007 9:04:30 AM PST by OESY
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To: trumandogz
President Bush will sign the bill.

No he'll sign the one to provide free cable with all of the Spanish channels.

107 posted on 11/05/2007 9:04:45 AM PST by dfwgator (War Damn Eagle!)
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To: Trueblackman

Will the Dixie Chicks be screaming about this?


108 posted on 11/05/2007 9:04:47 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: Sunshine Sister
Why are taxpayers getting cable for the poor in the first place?

At a time like this you should be supporting President Bush and his agenda. And since Bush has already said he supports this bill it is our duty as conservatives to support the bill.M

Call your Congressman today.

109 posted on 11/05/2007 9:05:50 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Trueblackman
I don’t see how free cable TV for lazy welfare people will help them to get off their parasitic butts and get jobs.

But of course the D-rats will claim that there are no jobs to be had as they argue out of the other side of their mouths that more immigrants are needed to do the jobs that the welfare people can’t get because those jobs don’t exist. If that sounds confusing, blame them, not me.

110 posted on 11/05/2007 9:06:36 AM PST by Perchant
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To: Army Air Corps

the govenment is going to buy hdtv decoder boxes for everyone though....


111 posted on 11/05/2007 9:07:24 AM PST by joe fonebone (When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout)
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To: trumandogz

The story is satire, but Republicans when they had the Congress should have defunded this so-called Internet Access for All thing.


112 posted on 11/05/2007 9:07:30 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: dfwgator

President Bush not only insisted that the bill provide all the spanish channels but also that he 96 inch Plasma TV’s that are provided to the Poor must be made in China.


113 posted on 11/05/2007 9:07:57 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Trueblackman; trumandogz
Give that man a hand.

Give that man a hand? I think not. Make him get a job and pay for his own hand!

Cheers! ;^)

114 posted on 11/05/2007 9:09:19 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: DumpsterDiver; Trueblackman

This one was fun. Way too many people fell for it but I can understand why.

However I did have to Google the the name of the bill.


115 posted on 11/05/2007 9:12:12 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: TXFireman

ping


116 posted on 11/05/2007 9:12:57 AM PST by Jonx6
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To: Perchant
Bush has already said he would sign the bill.

Hillary indicated that when she assumes the Oval Office that all TV, Radio, newspaper and Internet news will have to be approved through the Office of Intellectual and Information Hygiene located in the basement of the White House.

Bush is supportive of the idea.

117 posted on 11/05/2007 9:16:21 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Trueblackman

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/11/dems_voter_miseducation_and_ex.html


118 posted on 11/05/2007 9:27:39 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: hsmomx3

After dealing with satellite TV and the poor reception on windy or rainy days, I switched to cable. But not until they provided FOX News without paying a premium.


119 posted on 11/05/2007 9:52:10 AM PST by Haddit (Hunter is still the Best)
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To: Trueblackman

Forget msg 118—somehow the “satire” was missed in the original posting.


120 posted on 11/05/2007 9:52:50 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: the Real fifi; Trueblackman

That’s because the satire tag wasn’t there originally.

And as a result, I posted it elsewhere and I look like an ass now :( Thanks a lot :(

Qwinn


121 posted on 11/05/2007 9:54:14 AM PST by Qwinn
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To: Qwinn

Was doing to post in two windows, one satire and the other facts, sorry no harm intended.


122 posted on 11/05/2007 9:58:07 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman
Asked why language was inserted to specifically bar FOX News Channel from programming, he replied, "FOX News isn't a source of proper information."

LOL!

But this part's real.

123 posted on 11/05/2007 9:58:10 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Trueblackman

Well, can you make up for it some by providing a link to this 1994 “Internet Access For All” thing you’ve mentioned several times? Cause I can’t find anything on that either.

Qwinn


124 posted on 11/05/2007 9:59:04 AM PST by Qwinn
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To: Trueblackman

I did find it on another site dated August 14, 2007 where it is not marked as satire either.
Pls don’t do this again.


125 posted on 11/05/2007 10:00:51 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: Qwinn; Trueblackman

The story appears here as straight news though I never heard of this site before. http://www.officialnewsagency.com/content/view/51/59/


126 posted on 11/05/2007 10:06:51 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: the Real fifi

That’s the original source as linked to from the original post. I figured out it was satire by going there and looking at other things they’ve posted. Doesn’t take long to realize the entire site is satire.

Qwinn


127 posted on 11/05/2007 10:07:50 AM PST by Qwinn
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To: Qwinn

Yes..But as first glance it appears legit—you have to scroll thru the other stuff to realize it’s a spoof. Anyway, damage done. And it’s a lesson learned about which posts to trust .


129 posted on 11/05/2007 10:15:04 AM PST by the Real fifi
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To: the Real fifi

Okay bad poster, slapped myself 3 times.


130 posted on 11/05/2007 10:23:53 AM PST by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Mrs Zip; BOBWADE

ping


131 posted on 11/05/2007 10:31:53 AM PST by zip (((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA)))))
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To: trumandogz; Trueblackman

Where was it that I missed the satire? Lack of a bill #?


132 posted on 11/05/2007 10:34:34 AM PST by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: jwalburg
I'm not fretting one bit about the latest "strike" in Hollywood. At most, it will affect the single hour of broadcast TV I watch each week. Big deal. Radio and the internet offer all I really need as sources of current information. I don't subscribe to the local fish wrap, but I occasionally see a headline worthy of buying a copy. The paper goes to a good cause afterward...lining the bird cage.

I do have a TV, DVD players and a satellite TV subscription. I'm not on welfare...I pay exorbitant taxes. I would sell all of that before I would ever consider living on the taxpayers tit.

133 posted on 11/05/2007 10:36:08 AM PST by Myrddin
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To: absolootezer0; Grampa Dave; abb; Milhous; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Liz; onyx

bttt

what’s next? banning FR on their free internet?


134 posted on 11/05/2007 10:56:17 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: John Jorsett; Nervous Tick; 2banana; Eric in the Ozarks; Chickenhawk Warmonger; VirginiaMom; ...

John, if you go back and look at posts 6,7, 10, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29, 33, 34, and especially 40, you will see it is being picked up on.

Regards


135 posted on 11/05/2007 10:57:37 AM PST by rwa265
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To: trumandogz

The article fails to mention that President Bush was already agreed to sign the bill.

Moreover, the article has another mistake. It is not 3 billion for free cable but actually 3 trillion dollars for Free Cable to the Poor.


Do you have a LINK on that.

THIS is outrageous!


136 posted on 11/05/2007 11:16:17 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh
The 3 trillion dollars includes to cost of the 96 inch Plasma Screens that all Welfare households will receive as well as the cost of adding all the premium Porn Channels.
137 posted on 11/05/2007 11:24:11 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: All

This is

SATIRE!!!


138 posted on 11/05/2007 11:26:43 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: absolootezer0

Well ALGORE did invent it. /sarcasm


139 posted on 11/05/2007 11:27:56 AM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: Trueblackman

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1916868/posts


140 posted on 11/05/2007 11:31:12 AM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: Trueblackman
has met with great resistance from conservative legislators on both sides of the aisle

Ha ha ha!! Name ONE conservative democrat! Just one!

141 posted on 11/05/2007 11:35:56 AM PST by subterfuge (HILLARY IS: She who must not be Dismayed)
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To: 2banana

I don’t have cable because I cannot fit another bill into my budget. Why are the poor getting it for free???


142 posted on 11/05/2007 11:38:18 AM PST by I'm ALL Right! (THOMPSON '08)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
Why are the poor getting it for free???

Because, President Bush and the Congress wants to provide this service to all the American people.

Please support the President in his effort.

143 posted on 11/05/2007 11:41:19 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: trumandogz

THIS fooled me!

This is something Demoncrats would push for.


144 posted on 11/05/2007 3:20:06 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Trueblackman

Satire.

You might have labeled it as such from the start.


145 posted on 11/05/2007 4:07:15 PM PST by Raebie
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To: Trueblackman

The gist of this is the Plantation Owners have to keep the serfs ignorant. The truth will set them free and they are not going to let that happen.


146 posted on 11/05/2007 5:32:08 PM PST by usslsm51
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To: the Real fifi

Actually, Official News Agency is entirely satire. The ‘about us’ page actually spells it out in black and white.

http://www.officialnewsagency.com/content/view/42/64/

Glad you enjoyed the story, though. Thanks for stopping in.

Keith


147 posted on 11/07/2007 10:53:44 AM PST by OfficialNews (Official News Agency is all satire.)
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