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2012-10-04 02:38:06 PM  
How about those that support the wars pay for the wars? They're easy to find, they have those magnetic ribbons on their SUV's.

/laying it down like it's 2002!
 
2012-10-04 02:38:57 PM  

kayanlau: Romney couldn't dent the deficit with the PBS cut. It is a mere 0.012% of budget.


There you go again, crazy liberals, thinking when you should be bleating. Put the brain in park and it'll all make sense. Put it in reverse and even Ron Paul makes sense.

Cutting the 20 cents that the US spends on foreign aid per capita per day and a few "liberal" TV shows will save hundreds of trillions of dollars and allow the Government to cut taxes to minus 80% on businesses and rich people, from the minus whatever they're paying now.
 
2012-10-04 02:38:57 PM  

Mr. Carpenter: PallMall: Smeggy Smurf: No, we need to not spend money on things that are not necessary. PBS is not necessary. It's nice to have but if they can't make it on their own then they need to go away. Times are tough all over. I can't feed my family if I have to feed somebody else's first.

THIS

Cut funding to ALL non-essential programs. Including PBS, NPR, AMTRAK (WHY DAFUQ ARE WE IN THE TRAIN BUSINESS?), Big Oil, Big Pharma, Banking, Unions, Special Interest Groups, OTHER COUNTRIES, NASA, the Postal Service, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, DEA, ATF, DHS, TSA, DoE, etc.

We don't HAVE to have any of these.

If you're poor and broke... Get a goddamn job. You got a negative attitude. You reek of shiat. Do you know that?

I think it will be especially funny when your "no moniez for insurance help me pay for this farker's chemo" thread gets red lit after your deep cutting left your stupid ass exposed to the realities of a toothless government. And then since youre an asshole no one likes the cancer mets and you die. Ha. Ha.


So no overbearing government means no jobs? Pray tell, how did they manage to live before there was a government?
 
2012-10-04 02:39:39 PM  
Things i took away from Romney's side of the debate:

"Do you actually have a plan, are there details?"
"I follow Reagan's philosophy of not giving details"

"But you have a plan right? I mean, it's in place? YOU at least have the details?"
"I'll do just like i did in Mass. I'll sit down with everyone on the first day and hash out the details"

"And you plan on doing this bipartisan?"
"Yes, I did it in Mass. didn't I"

"On the first day? The same day you promised would be the day you repeal Obamacare? How you planning on doing that?"
"I don't know, I'll wing it"
"Good luck with that"

That's Mitt's plan... Wing it... The only thing he KNOWS for a fact he wants to accomplish is overturning quite literally everything Obama has ever done.

"I'm going to create 12 million job!"
How?
"I dunno, i'll have someone figure that out for me when i'm actually president, but 12 MILLION JOBS! I PROMISE"

"I will also cut taxes AND lower the deficit!"
How?
"I don't know, ask Paul Ryan... I think he has a plan, but CUTTING TAXES, oh an INCREASED MILITARY SPENDING"

"I'm going to replace Obamacare with something better!"
Oh? How?
"Well, i'm going to repeal it"
And replace it with what?
"Well i don't actually have a federal plan for that, but i'm going to tell the states that if they want to follow Mass. plan, well then they may do so with my blessing... MAY mind you, not required, just MAY follow that plan, and i will bless it..."

That's his whole debate... Here's my promises... Don't ask me HOW i'm going to accomplish this, just trust me that i will... AND i'll do it bipartisany because i'll sit down with everyone and make them like me and my ideas... They are going to accept me as the greatest president of all time and WANT to implement my demands without question! TRUST ME...

Meanwhile, Obama at least laid out his plan for everyone on the planet to view, and challenges people to come up with a better idea... with a suggestion box and everything...
 
2012-10-04 02:41:46 PM  
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ninety-one people including doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have been charged with committing $430 million in Medicare fraud in seven U.S. cities, authorities said on Thursday.
 
2012-10-04 02:43:54 PM  

seadoo2006: Actually ...


Many of those items have nothing to do with the DoD budget.
 
2012-10-04 02:44:05 PM  
Romney is lucky Mr. Rogers isn't alive anymore, otherwise his whole presidential candidacy would've been annihilated already.
 
2012-10-04 02:45:16 PM  

HeadLever: seadoo2006: //If we just HALVED the DoD, and did nothing else, the debt would be paid off in 30 years.

That is weapons-grade stuipid right there. Don't know where you got that talking point but you may want to mark it as 'Bullshiat'. Cutting the DoD budget in half will save you about 325 Billion per year. Our estimated deficits are going to average about 1T per year over the next decade. In essence you are only going to cutting the deficit to $675 Billion per year. Total debt is still going to increase an additional $6.75 Trillion over that 10 year period.


So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest ... you just laid it out for yourself ... our DoD budget is unsustainable. Abolishing the tax ceiling on SS would help as well, same with raising the retirement age, but you see ... it can be done, you just have to give up blowing up brown people in Iran for a little while.
 
2012-10-04 02:46:33 PM  

TV's Vinnie: We now like in a world where Big Bird is more in danger of being taken off the air than
/click it...you know you want to.


Honey Boo Boo Child.

This should be a picture meme, right here.

dennysgod: I found something that will sick in your head all day
123456789 10.... 11, 12

/doo doo doo Doo doo

 
2012-10-04 02:46:37 PM  

djh0101010: If you pay off debt with that 100, then yes, it's balanced. If you spend it instead, you've chosen to SPEND it rather than REPAY it, and have failed to balance it.


You really do not understand the concept of fiscal periods.

If I make $10,000 in a year, and I spend $9,000, that means I've got a $1,000 surplus.

If, IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, I spend that $1,000, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE PREVIOUS FISCAL YEAR DID NOT HAVE A $1,000 SURPLUS.
 
2012-10-04 02:47:06 PM  

Lando Lincoln: DaCaptain19: But srsly, all Romney said was he wouldn't let the gov't SUBSIDIZE PBS. That makes total sense to me. Hell, you wouldn't THINK they were subsidized given the frequent and desperate sounding money drives.

It's your typical "penny-wise / pound-foolish" Republican strategy.

Show the people that you're "fiscally responsible" for defunding PBS while increasing military funding by twenty times that amount.

Eliminate pork-barrel spending! Who cares if it's less than one half of a percent of our expenditures! We've got to beat this drum endlessly on it! We've got to convince the people that we're fiscally responsible!

It's all a bunch of bullshiat, and I'm tired of Americans falling for it time and time again.

The fact that they don't want to admit is that taxes absolutely positively have to go up in order for us to rein in our deficit problems.


Wellll....I'm not a GOP member I'll tell you that, but...Romney DID talk about cutting funding (subsidizing) to public tv/radio - I didn't hear him tie that into a military budget 20x the current amount.

Remember: The way to eat an Elephant is one bite at a time.

Besides, he's just doing good budgeting. I know in my HHLD budget it's been amazing how effective cutting those little but unnecessary costs can be. He can't talk about cutting funding for all the various welfare program because 75% of the U.S. population will self-immolate while running around screaming.

Whoever is elected I want them to go LINE BY LINE through the budget and cut whatever they can. I like PBS and NPR - and I show it by donating - which is exactly what these programs should depend upon - public donations. If you like this stuff so much, put your money where your mouth is!
 
2012-10-04 02:47:25 PM  

PallMall: Bender The Offender: I want an "I survived the cock monkey/big bird holocaust" badge.

Challenge Accepted...

[ytrewq.com image 360x350]


UH, holy crap, that's awesome that my greenlight now has a badge.

can you make me one that says "submitter" instead of survivor?
 
2012-10-04 02:48:11 PM  
i.imgur.com

This whole thread
 
2012-10-04 02:48:14 PM  

Keigh: TV's Vinnie: We now like in a world where Big Bird is more in danger of being taken off the air than
/click it...you know you want to.

Honey Boo Boo Child.

This should be a picture meme, right here.

dennysgod: I found something that will sick in your head all day
123456789 10.... 11, 12

/doo doo doo Doo doo


well, this is all farked up. Ouch.
 
2012-10-04 02:50:20 PM  

seadoo2006: So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest


You want to completely defund the military?

Think about what you're saying. Just think about it for a minute.
 
2012-10-04 02:50:35 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Mr. Carpenter: PallMall: Smeggy Smurf: No, we need to not spend money on things that are not necessary. PBS is not necessary. It's nice to have but if they can't make it on their own then they need to go away. Times are tough all over. I can't feed my family if I have to feed somebody else's first.

THIS

Cut funding to ALL non-essential programs. Including PBS, NPR, AMTRAK (WHY DAFUQ ARE WE IN THE TRAIN BUSINESS?), Big Oil, Big Pharma, Banking, Unions, Special Interest Groups, OTHER COUNTRIES, NASA, the Postal Service, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, DEA, ATF, DHS, TSA, DoE, etc.

We don't HAVE to have any of these.

If you're poor and broke... Get a goddamn job. You got a negative attitude. You reek of shiat. Do you know that?

I think it will be especially funny when your "no moniez for insurance help me pay for this farker's chemo" thread gets red lit after your deep cutting left your stupid ass exposed to the realities of a toothless government. And then since youre an asshole no one likes the cancer mets and you die. Ha. Ha.

So no overbearing government means no jobs? Pray tell, how did they manage to live before there was a government?


AND THIS.
 
2012-10-04 02:52:11 PM  

seadoo2006: So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest ...


Are you actually dumb enough to think that there would be no tax revenue repercussions from axing several million US jobs? Let alone the national security impliclations?

Yikes
 
2012-10-04 02:54:22 PM  

HeadLever: seadoo2006: So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest ...

Are you actually dumb enough to think that there would be no tax revenue repercussions from axing several million US jobs? Let alone the national security impliclations?

Yikes


Yes, fark.com, the posting place of all economic genius', even those that pose the questions know better than everyone in Washington.
 
2012-10-04 02:56:52 PM  

Lando Lincoln: seadoo2006: So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest

You want to completely defund the military?

Think about what you're saying. Just think about it for a minute.


Oh, I have ... I'm not really worried about brown people blowing me up ... I know you might fly in airplanes afraid the guy in the turban is readying to light his pants on fire, but me, whatever ... if it's my time to go, it's my time to go.

Reduce our military spending down to what Canada spends every year ... recall all of our standing troops around the world. Seriously, if you're going to say that PBS and Sesame Street are bankrupting the nation, let's cut the biggest spenders first.

I'm already okay with raising the SS age. You should be 75 or older to retire, not a day younger. If you want to espouse fiscal austerity, cool, but you can't half ass it by saying that the defense budget is off limits. Sorry bub, either your taxes go up or Ahmed might have a slightly easier time boarding a plane. Americans have gone soft ... we spend more now than we ever did during the cold war because 19 borderline-retarded Saudis took four planes with some box cutters ... congrats, glad to know that's all it took to complete up-end the entire country's outlook on protection.

/Idiots ...
//If we cut the budget, we cut it by percentage of spending ... for every dollar in cuts, 35 cents from Defense, 30 cents from SS/Medicare, and 35 cents from discretionary spending.
 
2012-10-04 03:04:38 PM  

MsBagel: Posted this in the debate discussion thread last night as well.


What does Gene Parmesan have to do with the debate?
 
2012-10-04 03:05:27 PM  

seadoo2006: If you want to espouse fiscal austerity, cool, but you can't half ass it by saying that the defense budget is off limits.


I dont think that anyone has said that DoD budget is off limits. We are just amazed on how dumb your gross over-simplifications are regarding this subject and your apparent inability to grasp what consequences would result from said actions.
 
2012-10-04 03:09:04 PM  

seadoo2006: //If we cut the budget, we cut it by percentage of spending ... for every dollar in cuts, 35 cents from Defense, 30 cents from SS/Medicare, and 35 cents from discretionary spending.


You realize that the DOD budget is discretionary, no?
 
2012-10-04 03:12:15 PM  

HeadLever: seadoo2006: If you want to espouse fiscal austerity, cool, but you can't half ass it by saying that the defense budget is off limits.

I dont think that anyone has said that DoD budget is off limits. We are just amazed on how dumb your gross over-simplifications are regarding this subject and your apparent inability to grasp what consequences would result from said actions.


Oh, I understand the implications just fine ... but cutting PBS funding is like shooting a BB at a freight train ... come on. The serious discussions need to be had in Defense, SS, and Medicare and, judging by the debates last night, all three are off limits and one candidate of a rightward persuasion wants to INCREASE spending to one of them.

The whole discussion is intellectually and factually dishonest if we aren't going to concentrate on the 75% of the budget that actually matters and take revenue increases off the table.

Face it, we're f*cked unless someone with enough balls tells granny she has to work another 10 years, that SBO'ers and higher income bracket earners will pay more taxes, and that global standing military we fund today needs to be drastically reduced.

Believe me, the "economy" is farked no matter what we do, so we might as well go for broke and nuke the shiat out of it and start again because anything else is just smoke and mirrors, especially any talks of PBS, NEA, and PP cuts which amount to such a small fraction of a percent it's not even worth reviewing.
 
2012-10-04 03:14:00 PM  

HeadLever: seadoo2006: So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest ...

Are you actually dumb enough to think that there would be no tax revenue repercussions from axing several million US jobs? Let alone the national security impliclations?

Yikes


The problem with that is applies to any cut to a government department. For better or worse, it seems like we're in a climate where pretty much any political argument can be effectively countered with, "BUT JERBS!"

Subsidies seem like the most tactical place to make some cuts w/o losing many jobs, but PBS isn't the logical place to start. It's like were stuck in a weird state between capitalist and socialist economies. Federal subsidizes stuff so those subsidies become depended on, then they use them as a tool to make demands. "Implement X or you lose your subsidy" "Teach Y or lose your funding." But only a small fraction of that money makes it back into the government. You could cut them lose entirely; cut them lose and control through actual regulation rather than "well, only if you are taking our money," or flat out federalize some of them. Tax money really shouldn't be jumping from government to industry unless it's an actual payment for goods/services.

/Wonder if he said PBS
//To intentionally polarize party lines more
 
2012-10-04 03:22:33 PM  

HeadLever: seadoo2006: So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest ...

Are you actually dumb enough to think that there would be no tax revenue repercussions from axing several million US jobs? Let alone the national security impliclations?

Yikes


It's OK. Government doesn't create jobs.

So no worries.
 
2012-10-04 03:25:41 PM  
Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......
 
2012-10-04 03:26:50 PM  
The difference between Conservative Government and a Socialist Government (that of the American Left) when shaken down to its raw essentials will make, or break, the United States of America.

The American Democrat Party, which is, in truth, the socialist party, does not see it that way. Actually they do see it that way, but the problem they have is that they cannot exist under a Constitutional government in the US. Freedom and Socialism cannot exist in the same place, much like "Matter" and "Anti-Matter". And therein lies the problem, which is rotting away at the foundation of the United States.

Let me see if I can break it down a bit more:

Under a Constitutional government, the power of the government is limited. Limited government allows the citizens to rule their country.

Under the Socialist brand of government, sometimes called an "Administrative state", citizens do not rule their country, bureaucrats do, and with them the elite intellectuals. At least THEY think they are elite!

The United States was founded as a free country. Its citizens were autonomous. They were free. The US had a free economy. That was the way the designers of this land, the Founding Fathers, planned it. And it worked... right up to the dawn of "Socialism in American" during the reign of, and as the direct results of actions taken by, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It has been downhill for America ever since.

Socialism is a creeping disease. It is quiet and deadly. It offers much and deliver almost nothing.

Simply put, Socialism is a trade off. A people must give up freedom for security. It is just that simple. IF you would be a free people, then you cannot allow socialism, in any form, in your country's government. If, on the other hand, you wish to be secure, from want and fear, then you absolutely MUST give up your freedom. That is the choice.

The American Left is the driving force behind socialism in America. Lets be clear: Socialism is anti-American.

http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/Constitution_Issues/republic-vs-sociali s t.html
 
2012-10-04 03:27:19 PM  

seadoo2006: The serious discussions need to be had in Defense, SS, and Medicare and, judging by the debates last night, all three are off limits and one candidate of a rightward persuasion wants to INCREASE spending to one of them.


That I'll agree with.

Face it, we're f*cked unless someone with enough balls tells granny she has to work another 10 years,

What the hell are you talking about? Social security? Do you realize that is an off-budget item that is not very diffiulct to 'fix'? It sure does not require the retirement age to be increased by 10 years. Two or 3 years phased in with a slight adjustment to the cap sould do wonders to that program.

The problem with that is applies to any cut to a government department. For better or worse, it seems like we're in a climate where pretty much any political argument can be effectively countered with, "BUT JERBS!"

To a certain degree, yes. However, you don't defund an entire US Government department of this size overnight and expect that you are going to 'save' that money. Doesn't work like that.
 
2012-10-04 03:28:58 PM  
It all went downhill after Jim Henson. He was directly tied into the old Sesame Street format, but as with all good ideas, once they incorporate they can fall victim to idiot mentalities. He expanded into his own production house, still using the Muppets but with new technology (Dark Crystal, Emmet Otter, Fraggle Rock) and new story ideas. I don't blame him for what happened but once your Captain abandons the the ship, it is going to go off course.

I fortunately was spared most of the Elmonification. My kids were into it for maybe 6 months, but they were previous indoctrinated with old-school Sesame Street, Bear In the Big Blue House and so forth, and learned to love that. Bear's Mr. Hooper was Lynne Thigpen who did the voice of Luna, and the show sort of died when she did. Sid the Science Kid was excellent, and I'd hate to see PBS lose that as a show due to funding.

We need Zombie Mr. Rogers to come and testify before Congress again, sing a song and get the grinchy Senator's heart to grow three sizes.
 
2012-10-04 03:30:27 PM  

Citrate1007: Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......


This one doesn't. However, I also belive that it is not a valid use of my taxpayer dollars.
 
2012-10-04 03:30:53 PM  

Citrate1007: Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......


Because PBS teaches children, it does not indoctrinate them.
 
2012-10-04 03:32:01 PM  
Relax folks, PBS isn't going to vaporize without public financing. Most of the funding already comes from private organizations... and viewers like you.
 
2012-10-04 03:37:04 PM  

obamadidcoke: Fark Elmo

Grover Rules

[smollin.com image 398x540]
Greatest book ever written.


I loved this book!
 
2012-10-04 03:39:43 PM  

HeadLever: Citrate1007: Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......

This one doesn't. However, I also belive that it is not a valid use of my taxpayer dollars.


Bet you didn't believe that until last night
 
2012-10-04 03:43:40 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-04 03:48:35 PM  
FormlessOne

Interesting, because $900 billion goes a LONG, LONG god damn way ... Fark the DoD and raise taxes on all ... and make sure that everyone knows that the 10% increase in taxes are a direct result of 2 unpaid wars and our cold war against Russia.

In 2006, the then Junior Sen. from Illinois pretty much worked the same angle during the debt ceiling debate that session (voted against raising - when raising it was already vote `heavy")
He hit the spenders on the fact that `Pay-as-you-go' (had been in partial effect for a while) had been plowed under, i.e., want to make a tax cut? Cut the equivalent amount of spending, spend on a war or whatever? Raise taxes.

During the Repub's debt ceiling theater, last summer, (cost 1.8 billion to stage that `show' according the GAO) Sen.Obama's vote against raising ceiling was brought up multiple times, but Pay-as-you-go? Farking dead silence.
 
2012-10-04 03:48:37 PM  

reillan: HeadLever: Citrate1007: Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......

This one doesn't. However, I also belive that it is not a valid use of my taxpayer dollars.

Bet you didn't believe that until last night


Since I did not even watch the debate (damn work deadline), that is a bet you would lose.


authorizeduser: Relax folks, PBS isn't going to vaporize without public financing. Most of the funding already comes from private organizations... and viewers like you.


Exactly. Even the evil Koch brothers are major sponsors.
 
2012-10-04 03:54:48 PM  

Isildur: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]


that's amazing. Man i used to love that movie.

/elmo free, iirc
 
2012-10-04 03:55:59 PM  

HeadLever: seadoo2006: So, cut it ALL then and raise taxes to counter the rest ...

Are you actually dumb enough to think that there would be no tax revenue repercussions from axing several million US jobs? Let alone the national security impliclations?

Yikes


SEVERAL million? What you mean like 5-6? Meh. With 700,000,000,000 we can just pay 7M to sit on their hands and not kill brown people and save the other $300,000,000,000 from the budget.
Honestly, the amount of waste and bloat in the DoD budget is so absurd we'd be better off just giving everyone in involved 100K a year to NOT take kickbacks. Of course cushy consultants swinging seven figures would be pissed off. That's why we shoot them for treason.
 
2012-10-04 03:58:30 PM  

HeadLever: Citrate1007: Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......

This one doesn't. However, I also belive that it is not a valid use of my taxpayer dollars.


Yeah, why should we spend money educating our children?
 
2012-10-04 03:59:58 PM  

HeadLever: Citrate1007: Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......

This one doesn't. However, I also belive that it is not a valid use of my taxpayer dollars.


Hm, well the vast majority of Americans are okay with paying 1.50/person/year to fund it, and since only 16% of Americans agree with your idiocy I guess you can shove it.
 
2012-10-04 04:02:31 PM  

OhioUGrad: If Elmo looked like this one one would want to get rid of him
i265.photobucket.com


I just wanted to thank you for the best laugh I have had all damned year. Seriously, thank you for that!
 
2012-10-04 04:03:35 PM  

Lord Dimwit: The entire budget of PBS amounts to about 0.012% of the entire country's budget. Combining the budgets of PBS, the NEA, and the Legal Services Corporation amounts to less than one half of one percent of what we paid just to defense services contractors last year.

Of course, those programs benefit the arts and the poor (but I repeat myself, hah), so they should be cut. Giving money to defense contractors for overpriced services is much more important.


You used the p-word. Anyone notice that both the mainstream candidates refused to use that word? Every other sentence talks about the "middle class". The D's candidate referred obliquely with the phrase "ladders into the middle class" and no reference I heard by the R's guy.

Not opining in this post about how much public money should go to help the poor but just wondering why it is a dirty word for the candidates on the national stage.
 
2012-10-04 04:04:01 PM  
Mr. Carpenter : Hm, well the vast majority of Americans are okay with paying 1.50/person/year to fund it.

PLEASE SHOW YOUR WORK.

/asshat
 
2012-10-04 04:05:44 PM  
Mr. Carpenter : Hm, well the vast majority of Americans are okay with paying 1.50/person/year to fund it.

PLEASE SHOW YOUR WORK.

/card carrying member of the Anti-Communist Party
 
2012-10-04 04:08:53 PM  
Focusing on Sesame Street Isn't the right thing to do in this case. Sesame Street (and the entire Children's Television Workshop) can support itself on toy sales alone. They could even pay the stations to air their shows. The problem is that the PBS stations moved away from educational TV long ago. Our local station's pledge drives are mainly Suze Orman, Wayne Dyer, and Blenko Glass. New shows are rare unless you can buy the DVD set for just a few easy payments. Force PBS to either go back to their educational roots with public support, or continue with corporate sponsors as commercial stations.
 
2012-10-04 04:11:07 PM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: HeadLever: Citrate1007: Conservatives actually believe that PBS makes children liberal......

This one doesn't. However, I also belive that it is not a valid use of my taxpayer dollars.

Yeah, why should we spend money educating our children?


We do. Public education is something I support. However, last time I looked, having taxpayer money spent on PBS was not required for our kids to become educated. I love PBS and have supported them in the past. Still don't want may taxpayer dollars going to them.
 
2012-10-04 04:14:23 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Needsun: I think the mental midgets have, once again, missed the point.
PBS is a commercially viable product capable of supporting itself
and showing a profit on the bottom line. Why are they collecting
welfare from the feral gub'amint (aka taxpayers)? Oh, it's ONLY
.0012%! The amount of support isn't relevant, the fact they're
being supported at all is the issue. Don't worry tho - your food
stamp president will come to the rescue.

No it isn't. You're making the same mistake the people focusing on Big Bird are, in conflating some successful studios who produce content for the PBS market with PBS. However, unlike those people, you're wrong on additional levels, because the removal of PBS would in fact destroy the product those studios make. In your invisible free hand capitalist utopia they would be forced to accept creative 'input' from the stations, modify content to fit advertisers, and eventually turn into the exact kind of toyetic crap that makes them and their ability to avoid that by being on PBS a breath of fresh air compared to the content available on the other stations. In short, you are a whore's john shilling for pimps, and should very much go fark yourself with a bag of burning cocks, you sulpherous whoreson.

And I mean that with all due honesty and intent. Anyone who goes after PBS deserves their world of reality TV and Paris Hilton, but I do not personally want to have to live in it as well. Your statement is either disingenuous or outright lying, and regardless of which, deserving of nothing but the outright scorn, contempt, and hatred of all thinking beings. "HURP if people wanted books, they'd go buy them, we should get rid of libraries! DERP electricity practically pays for itself, let the free market decide! HURPADERP if people want to drive in their neighborhood, they'd pay to have them paved, no need for gubmint handouts!" fark you. fark you. fark everyone you know. fark your whole entire extended family. Generally I'd rather ...


I can't favorite you enough.
 
2012-10-04 04:16:22 PM  

Solty Dog: Can we offer up Elmo as a sacrifice? Can we just sacrifice Elmo? Cause F Elmo.


fark that Grover knock off.
 
2012-10-04 04:17:27 PM  
StrangeQ
"We shouldn't allow a government panel to decide who gets medical treatment."
Right, instead, we should trust those running the insurance companies to make those decisions, because there's no way they would choose to disregard someone's best interests in favor of bigger profits. And if that happens, well too bad, shoulda had more money.


I agree with you, but sadly Obama did a shiatty job of making the same point. He's got to know this issues far better than I do, but I felt like yelling at the television because he let so many easy chances go to fire back at Romney. I don't know what was wrong with him. He could have done a much better job responding to Romney's oft repeated attack about $716 billion from Medicare. He desperately needed to respond to Romney's repeated attacks on $90 billion for green energy and he didn't do so at all. WTF?
 
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