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You've Heard About This, Right?

kermit the frogHouse Republicans, who somehow magically believe that all of Washington must now do their dire bidding, have decided to help close the trillion dollar budget gap, which they themselves caused, by eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Actually, those three foundations are just three of a long wish list of social programs conservatives would lovvvvvve to crush. Like Energy Star, Amtrak, Family Planning, Weatherization Grants, and Beach Replenishment.

On the good side they want to get rid of mohair subsidies. So there's that.

This bit of GOP fantasy is called the Spending Reduction Act of 2011 which, considering the usual way Republicans name their bills (I.E. The Clear Skies Initiative), means it has nothing to do with deficit reduction whatsoever.

Today's cartoon specifically concerns the $455 million dollars the GOP wants to axe from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the fine folks responsible for such Marxist doctrinaire as This Old House, NOVA, Car Talk, This American Life and Masterpiece Theatre.

Do you know how much it costs you, as an individual, per year, to support the Corporation for Public Broadcasting?


That's all. Less than a cup of coffee, and yet the GOP is pretending that cutting this relative drop in the bucket will somehow help balance a trillion-dollar shortfall.

Public Broadcasting has been responsible for an amazing array of programs we'd have never seen had it not been for its foresight. Programs like Nature, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Mystery, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, and Monty Python.

Monty Python!!

In fact, if it hadn't been for PBS all of the Monty Python tapes would have been destroyed and lost forever long before their American debut on KERA right here in Dallas fucking Texas, bitchez! We would have consequently missed the delights of the Knights of Ni, the life of Brian, and one very angry hotel owner in Torquay.

Yes, we need to tighten our belts but let's please start with defense first as that noxious, pointless beast drains each man, woman and child in this country of $2000 each and every year. I guarantee you, even if we cut it by half the Chinese are not going to be on our doorstep anytime soon.


PS, I subtly altered this comic from its original version because too many viewers don't remember that Kermit the Frog was one of the primary muppets in the early days of Sesame Street. Although to most adults Elmo has all the appeal of fingernails on a blackboard he at least has name recognition. But so, too, does good old Charlie Manson.


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Caption: Congressman Floyd learned a valuable lesson that a Tea Party household, never screw around with the funding for Public Television