What’s this? Big Bird is on a bread line? We all know that Mitt Romney, during the first Presidential debate of this campaign season, promised to cut all funding for Public Broadcasting, which only amounts to a drop in the bucket — and that he would greatly increase defense spending, which is not only not a drop in the bucket, but comprises the majority of the bucket’s contents.… [Read more]
This story broke a little over a week ago and coupled with learning that the owners are Republican/Conservative leaning individuals on multiple boards that oversee financial contribution to the entities of not just NPR, but PBS as well; these precious organizations screamed for illumination. As always, starting from the beginning is the best place.
NPR was founded in 1970 by President Lyndon B.… [Read more]
That is the truth. I’d like to pretend that I know what is occurring in the world around me, but I really don’t. Recently I got into an argument with a close friend about how oblivious I appear to be with regard to what is going on in the world around me. In her opinion, I should be more concerned about current politics. … [Read more]
Why is it that when it comes to fighting, we can always find the money? Soup kitchens, winter heating oil for seniors, Head Start for kids, national public radio (NPR) — all are on the chopping block but weapons and the military budget is a subject that is damn near untouchable? Calling it out for being a huge waste is considered unpatriotic by the hawkish among us.… [Read more]