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Monday, April 3, 2017

its more than the bird

this week we let our granddaughter ms b watch tv
well only one show
it was sesame street
we wanted her to see big bird
before big bird got its head removed
by the budget cuts

the pbs or cpb
thats public broadcasting system or corporation for public broadcasting
well its sort of our
to the bbc from england

i ask millennials and some right folks and some left folks
what they watch for their news
they say
the bbc

the bbc
the british just seem to look at life different than we do
more realistic

they publicly sponsor the bbc tv network
the government generally keep their hands off the network

the pbs is mostly sponsored by the federal government
not completely
since they get some sponsor money and a lot of public support

they are mostly independent
they show a lot of good arts and history programs

my wife she and i
watch the pbs nightly news as our go to news
we dont watch fox news and we dont watch msnbc news
we occasionally watch cnn when they have a balanced panel
and dont argue back and forth
dont talk over each other

now on pbs
that doesnt ever happen
commonly both sides are presented
it seems that both sides even though they dont agree
are more respectful of each other than the other networks

thats what i want to see and hear
both sides of the story
its up to me and you to decide what we believe
you need to hear both sides to really make a good decision

on friday night
thats our mexican food and margarita night here at the country n
you will rarely find us not at home that night

we watch the pbs nightly news that night
waiting for the analysis of mark shields and david brooks
a liberal and a conservative
giving both sides
but not the extreme sides
both are obviously friends and are respectful of each other

when i watch this show
i realize i have a conservative bent to my politics
but not to the extreme
its financial and some social issues
but i tend to lean i guess more to the liberal side on most social issues
sort of where most americans especially millennials really are
they soon will be the majority of voters

we need pbs not only for accurate news
but for the arts and history programs they provide
its dangerous for a country to lose
arts and history programs
when they do
things seem to go bad for that country

now i did read an article by a columnist this weekend
that suggested that pbs should just stop accepting government funds
since they pbs are always looking over their shoulders
for whatever group is in power
trying i guess not to offend them
losing some of their independence maybe be it subtle

i am sure they could make up some of the 400+ million that they
if the ax chop occurs i will divert some of our charity donations to them
we always need like the bbc a public broadcasting system

dont let them cut the funds this time
here is a link to a petition to congress
that they fund pbs again

protect my public media

its not a pretty site if you have ever seen a chicken
with its head cut off

we dont want our kids to see that
we need pbs to survive

the organicgreen doctor

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