March 16, 2017

Buh Bye Big Bird

President Trump announced that his budget for the fed's 2017-18 fiscal year will not contain funding for several iconic liberal programs.

These programs include Public Broadcasting System (PBS), National Public Radio (NPR), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as well as the Smithsonian and the National Galleries.
President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination.

Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post.

[...]Additional cuts would affect two tourist mainstays in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
I'd prefer funding for the Smithsonian and the National Galleries to continue.

Big Bird, Kermit and Cookie Monster can go find jobs and I'd love to have me some Miss Piggy bacon. Elmo hopefully will choose the path of honor and throw himself under a bus; otherwise, I'd love to tickle him with a chainsaw.


Doom said...

Who says they won't continue? They will simply have to work within the budget of tickets, and have to please those who show up. I can't remember how many offensive anti-American actions and exhibits they have construed, but... really... I'd rather they have to submit to the will of the American people, and stop being to government. Which... says a lot about government. If it isn't small it is genocidal. It hate who it is supposed to serve. Shut it down.

underground pewster said...

Big Bird can go the way of the dodo.

sig94 said...

Doom - I love the Aerospace museum. I can't see shutting that down. It is something that every American can be proud to visit.

Doom said...

Sell tickets and stop kicking our use of the bomb in Japan as a cudgel. It was a hard choice, and a wise one... and the very least for us and probably for Japan if I don't give a *(_t about Japan suffering less for it. If they want to stay open, perhaps they can quit hating on the military, and American in general, in other ways. F'em' if they can't figure it out.

Kid said...

I read where 62 departments or programs are being defunded.

Damn Sam. I love it.

I wish it were 362.

Kid said...

Doom, Without the a-bomb, Japan would not exist today. Gone!

sig94 said...

Doom, Kid - but that can be fixed in a jif. Mayhaps a dozen or more useless people fired and we're done. Don't throw out the baby with the bath water.