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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Nolan Finley crosses over to the dark side.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 11:57:52 AM EST
    Tags: The Detroit News, Nolan Finley, CPB, PBS, Government Funding, Massive Federal debt is not a factor (all tags)

    Washington is in trouble.

    I don't mean a little trouble like presidential scandals, bureaucratic incompetence or the diplomatic faux pas caused by forgetting the birthday of the newest leader of Elbonia.

    No, I mean a financial time-bomb in the $14.2-trillion dollar range and rising (Thanks GOP for your outstanding financial stewardship with the CR-extension, but I digress).

    We need to cut spending, like, yesterday.

    The DNC proposed something in the neighborhood of $10-billion. The GOP $100-billion.

    In light of the fiscal collapse coming our way, that's literally shooting a BB gun at a freight train.

    It's a shame the GOP they didn't take a cue from within their own ranks. Rep Bachmann was able to find $105-billion secretly buried in Obamacare. Sen. Colburn found $200-billion in redundant federal agencies. And Sen. Paul came up with half a trillion dollars in cuts.

    Of course, with all of the talk about cuts, you'll be hearing more and more from those who made a career on the public teat.

    So what does this have to do with The Detroit News Editor Nolan Finley?

    {Click below to find out}

    The powers of Congress are few and defined.

    Part of this financial mess that I alluded to earlier directly relates to Congress getting involved with and spending money on things that it has absolutely no business doing...like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

    Your tax dollars are paying this man's salary.

    Yes, True Believers, the same CPB that gave us the likes of Nina Totenberg and Vivian Schiller and that card carrying member of the self-described intellectual elite Ron Schiller (see above clip) is back on the chopping block (again).

    But, Mr. Finley of The Detroit News thinks that because of the likes of "Sesame Street" and "Mr. Rogers", the $1.35-billion taken from taxpayers and borrowed from our good friends the Chinese Government and spent on the CPB isn't a bad investment. I'm sure that his little stint with Debbie Dingell on the local PBS Station didn't factor into his editorial, either.

    I mean, he's got a point. Where else can you find educational children's programming? Besides, Nick Jr., Discovery Kids, Animal Planet and National Geographic? And I'm certain that there aren't any educational titles available to view at home on Blu-Ray and DVD?

    Or news programming? Besides Fox News, WJR, and that wonderful thing you're reading this on right now, the internet?

    Nope, you're right Mr. Finley. There aren't any good arguments for cutting CPB funding.

    C'mon. It's not as if people can freely donate as much money as they want to support what they watch or even "advertise" on PBS?

    Why, that's just plain silly.

    < Sometimes you gotta wonder WTF | At Least He's Honest >

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    Yeah, silly. (none / 0) (#1)
    by maidintheus on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 01:17:13 PM EST
    Evil silly.

    Finley and his Detroit News cohorts Doug Howe and (none / 0) (#2)
    by RushLake on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 03:00:09 PM EST
    Frank Beckman have all crossed over to the dark side more and more lately. Finley appears on public TV on "Am I Right?" so perhaps he's had a swig or two of the kool-aid? Perhaps too, he's hung out at too many glitterati parties with Tim Skubik.

    All three Detroit Newsers have repeatedly and insultingly in some cases advocated for the Snyder tax on pensions. The Detroit News has editorialized in favor of it while not making much of the potential in public "worker" pensions and benefits so perhaps those three are getting clear marching orders from on high.

    • At least by grannynanny, 03/08/2011 06:43:00 PM EST (none / 0)
    Finley inhales too much... (none / 0) (#3)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 03:04:06 PM EST
    ...LibTard air working down there in the Congo of Detroit.

    And, Michigans' Debt Clock sucks too.

    Lansing's spending outpaces its revenue by 55.7%?  1 in 5 on food stamps?  $80.3+ Billion in debt?  Debt per citizen, $8,108?

    Mmmmnnnnnyah, that there is a WTF recipe for success.

    Come on, now (none / 0) (#4)
    by archiespeck on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 03:44:33 PM EST
    Disagreeing with Finley on a minor point like funding public broadcasting is fine, but insinuating that he has somehow "crossed over to the dark side" is ridiculous. Any regular reader of his column knows that he's one of the biggest proponents of restoring our fiscal policy to sanity. On top of that, he started going after the unions long before the current groundswell of ending union dominance. I don't agree with him on everything, but Finley is one of the strongest conservatives in the state.

    Correction. (none / 0) (#7)
    by KG One on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 04:21:56 PM EST
    Apparently I've raised a few eyebrows over this post today.

    I've received several e-mails regarding it, with one of them pointed out a mistake in one of my numbers that I'm correcting right now.

    The CPB doesn't get $1.35 billion from the taxpayers and the Chinese Gov't, it's at least $420 million.

    I say at least, because the exact amount isn't really known due to the fact that the funding mechanism for it is even more convoluted than ACORN's was.

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