Friday, June 17, 2005

Just Sign It!

I've been spamming everyone I know and any online group that I'm a part of with this message all morning. If you haven't already signed it, it's super quick and easy!

"The House is threatening to eliminate all public funding for NPR and PBS, starting with "Sesame Street," "Reading Rainbow" and other commercial-free children's shows. Sign our petition to Congress opposing these massive cuts to public broadcasting. Tell your senators and representative:"

Moveon.Org Petition to Congress


Jim Jenkins said...

Thank you Mountain Faerie for posting this. The radicals in Congress continue their campaign of "rule or ruin" on every front.

The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would cut funding for the corporation by 25 percent, or $100 million. The CPB is the congressionally chartered organization that channels funding to the Public Broadcasting Service, National Public Radio and individual public radio and TV stations.
The money is used to help underwrite popular children's programs such as "Sesame Street" and "Arthur," and it would help public broadcasters prepare for technology upgrades required by the Federal Communications Commission.
The reductions that the committee were considering far exceed the cuts President Bush recommended in the budget he submitted to legislators earlier this year.
Even if the full House approves the committee's plan to cut the CPB's budget by 25 percent, the money could be restored by the Senate, which historically has been more protective of federal contributions to public TV and radio.
The funding cut comes amid a new debate over liberal bias in public broadcasting, a charge led by Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, chairman of the corporation's board of directors.

Hopefully, the rumors aren't true that in the next season Tomlinson has himself rewritten several episodes of Sesame Street where Big Bird wears an eagle armband and encourages kids to turn in their parents for terrorist thought crimes who are then rounded up and marched hooded and naked by Oscar the Grouch to a razor wired playground for reeducation.

Screwy Hoolie said...

LOL @ Jim!

syntax said...

i can see bert dressed up like lynndie england, pointing at terrorist doodads with a cigarette hanging from the side of his mouth...