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Bill Moyers- If You Like God in Gov.-- Then Get Ready for the Rapture
Drudge via PBS.org ^ | Bill Moyers

Posted on 11/11/2002 12:05:41 PM PST by Dallas

Way back in the 1950's when I first tasted politics and journalism, Republicans briefly controlled the White House and Congress. With the exception of Joseph McCarthy and his vicious ilk, they were a reasonable lot, presided over by that giant war hero, Dwight Eisenhower, who was conservative by temperament and moderate in the use of power.

That brand of Republican is gone. And for the first time in the memory of anyone alive, the entire federal government — the Congress, the Executive, the Judiciary — is united behind a right-wing agenda for which George W. Bush believes he now has a mandate.

That mandate includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to give up control over their own lives.

It includes using the taxing power to transfer wealth from working people to the rich.

It includes giving corporations a free hand to eviscerate the environment and control the regulatory agencies meant to hold them accountable.

And it includes secrecy on a scale you cannot imagine. Above all, it means judges with a political agenda appointed for life. If you liked the Supreme Court that put George W. Bush in the White House, you will swoon over what's coming.

And if you like God in government, get ready for the Rapture. These folks don't even mind you referring to the GOP as the party of God. Why else would the new House Majority Leader say that the Almighty is using him to promote 'a Biblical worldview' in American politics?

So it is a heady time in Washington — a heady time for piety, profits, and military power, all joined at the hip by ideology and money.

Don't forget the money. It came pouring into this election, to both parties, from corporate America and others who expect the payback. Republicans outraised democrats by $184 million dollars. And came up with the big prize — monopoly control of the American government, and the power of the state to turn their ideology into the law of the land. Quite a bargain at any price.

That's it for this week.

For NOW, I'm Bill Moyers.


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To: My2Cents
I too am tired of this lament. I've never understood the whole fallacy of "choice", ex post. Of course women have the right to choose; they have the right to choose before the engage in the act whether or not they are willing to accept the possible outcomes, one of which, is preganancy. The desire to make the choice after the fact is just an idiotic argument. I'd like to see someone try that in Vegas. Oh, did I say black? I meant to bet on red, pay me please.
41 posted on 11/11/2002 12:37:42 PM PST by CoolPapaBoze
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To: Dallas
Why does the Republican controlled House of Representatives continue to finance part of the PBS budget when they don't even get a right of reply to this extreme left winger?
42 posted on 11/11/2002 12:38:31 PM PST by Timocrat
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To: JennysCool
This was written for taxpayer-supported PBS? Might be time to reconsider Moyers' funding.

I dunno...a search of the Corporation For Public Broadcasting's website shows only a single program about schools with Bill Moyers, back in 1996, funded by public money (about $223,000). I know that most, if not all the money he makes comes from other source.

That said, it's somewhat difficult to figure out who funds what - the show itself appears to be funded by PBS, but individual programs appear to be privately funded.

What'd be really interesting to see is the grant applications to PBS - see if conservative program proposals are being turned down, or if they're just not coming in in the first place.

Snidely

43 posted on 11/11/2002 12:38:49 PM PST by Snidely Whiplash
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To: sirchtruth
Anyone who believes what he said is not a liberal. We need to start calling them what they are-SOCIALISTS!
44 posted on 11/11/2002 12:38:51 PM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Dallas
Bill Moyers is a multi-millionaire, thanks to PBS and your hard working TAX dollars...
45 posted on 11/11/2002 12:38:52 PM PST by Drango
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To: x1stcav
Thanks for the post as I never have listened to PBS. I would have missed this completely.

I recently talked to a friend who works for a state public broadcasting regime. I have no way to validate this, so take it for the second-hand anecdote that it is: He told me that during their most recent pledge drive, Bill Moyers' show was the only one they got NO comments about. People always call in and say "I'll give you money if you promise to keep X on," or "I'm not giving you a dime until you take Y off the air!", but nobody said a damn thing about his show. It literally doesn't register.

46 posted on 11/11/2002 12:44:11 PM PST by Timesink
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To: KC_Conspirator
Like Ari Fleischer said last week to the Penguin . . .

I may sic PETA on you for comparing that troll to our tuxeoed friends!

47 posted on 11/11/2002 12:44:54 PM PST by mombonn
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To: Dallas
That mandate includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to give up control over their own lives.

Nope. Just over that of the babies. They can do what they will with their own.

48 posted on 11/11/2002 12:45:00 PM PST by dubyagee
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To: Dallas
So Bill, do you have a problem with that?
49 posted on 11/11/2002 12:45:07 PM PST by TC Rider
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To: TC Rider
I sent PBS a 'comment'.

Bill,

I hope you didn't drive yourself home after writing your most recent column on the 2002 elections.

TC Rider
50 posted on 11/11/2002 12:49:46 PM PST by TC Rider
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To: Dallas
How can anyone take him seriously? The guy sounds like a kook...
51 posted on 11/11/2002 12:49:59 PM PST by sabe@q.com
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To: Drango
But, But CPB is required by law to facilitate objectivity and balance in programming of a controversial nature (C). Yeah right....call you congress critter and ask to see the report under section (3). Hint: it doesn't exist!

Objectivity and balance amendment to Public Telecommunications Act of 1992CPB from its start had always had responsibility for ensuring "objectivity and balance" in programming that it funded, but on June 2, 1992, the U.S. Senate amended the House bill including CPB's reauthorization (H.R. 2977) to add related responsibilities. Amendments were accepted by the House and signed by the President in August. Text below is from the act as signed by the President.

Objectivity and Balance Policy, Procedures and Report

SEC. 19. Pursuant to the existing responsibility of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting under section 396(g)(1)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396(g)(1)(A)) to facilitate the full development of public telecommunications in which programs of high quality, diversity, creativity, excellence, and innovation, which are obtained from diverse sources, will be made available to public telecommunications entities, with strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature, the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall--


52 posted on 11/11/2002 12:50:52 PM PST by Drango
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To: Drango
to cpmplain directly to CPB

The CPB Inspector General is located at:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Office of Inspector General

401 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2129


By Mail

Send correspondence to:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Office of Inspector General
401 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-2129

or

P.O. Box 14094
Washington, D.C.
20044-4094

By Phone

Local Hotline:
202-879-9717

Toll-free Hotline:
1-800-599-2170

Private fax number:
202-879-9699

By E-mail

Finally, you may contact the OIG by e-mail at OIGemail@cpb.org.

53 posted on 11/11/2002 12:57:48 PM PST by Drango
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To: mombonn
  

 

FR Brings you...The Helen Thomas Photo Collection

54 posted on 11/11/2002 12:59:52 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: My2Cents
That mandate includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to give up control over their own lives.

Addendum: What I should have said was this: If a woman who didn't want to become pregnant has become pregnant, she's already lost control.

You must be talking about a rape victim, right?

55 posted on 11/11/2002 1:00:19 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: Prince Caspian
http://www.benningtonbanner.com/Stories/0,1413,104%257E8676%257E791497,00.html

Oh, and....

http://www.undueinfluence.com/bill_moyers.htm


(Thanks Google!)
56 posted on 11/11/2002 1:01:52 PM PST by agenda_express
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To: Dallas
Bill needs to go somewhere and dry out.
57 posted on 11/11/2002 1:03:00 PM PST by JessicaDragonet
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To: Dallas
Bill Moyers?

Lyndon Johnson's bitch.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

58 posted on 11/11/2002 1:03:22 PM PST by section9
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To: section9
Lyndon Johnson's bitch.

Lyndon Johnson's drunk bitch.

59 posted on 11/11/2002 1:04:40 PM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: Dallas
right-wing agenda...
...right-wing agenda...
...right-wing agenda...
...right-wing agenda...
...right-wing agenda...

The new left-wing agenda---repeat this "right wing agenda" mantra over and over in the hope that those "evil" Republicans will somehow go away.

60 posted on 11/11/2002 1:10:53 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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