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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:00 AM
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And so it starts -Wall Street Journal "forum" on PBS (w/poll):
And, just curious, isn't the the timeslot usually allocated to NOW?

Journal Editorial Report
Friday, October 7, 2005
9 - 9:30 pm
Members of the "Wall Street Journal" editorial board bring viewers a forum for exploring current issues and events in this new, weekly series. (CC, Stereo)


Tell us what you think in our online poll; would you be willing to pay more taxes to help reconstruction in the Gulf?

http://www.pbs.org/journaleditorialreport


Although the poll didn't seem to work yet (for me)
Software error:
err: Too many connections
For help, please send mail to the webmaster (webtech@pbs.org ), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.


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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:02 AM
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1. Poll working now. 92% NO (Don't know how many votes though)
Would you be willing to pay more taxes to help reconstruction in the Gulf?
Yes 7%
No 92%
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 AM
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4. Only because the yes button isn't working. n/t
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 AM by Sentinel Chicken
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:07 AM
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9. Seems they're not prepared for too many connections - no button didn't
work or me at first. I think lots are participating because they just got their weekly preview newsletters. You can try later, my third try made it.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:02 AM
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2. Sorry, I have had my fill of propaganda
Will never tune in these shills, nor will I donate ever again to PBS now that the extreme right-wing propagandists have taken it over.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 AM
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7. My thoughts exactly - but then that's what they want, no more PBS.
Another thought. It's not PBS' fault.
And is there no way to fight back?

I really enjoyed this whole week of '60s shows, some quite political too -about the power of protest music, etc.

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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:50 AM
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23. I thoroughly enjoyed those myself. PBS has the best documentaries
on the air. I'm afraid all that will change now.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:03 AM
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3. Sample topic: Are conservative students being oppressed
Liberal Intolerance?

Are conservative students being oppressed on U.S. campuses? And, if so, is an Academic Bill of Rights needed to protect them?



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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 AM
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5. Even here in Madison they are allowed to express their views openly
As they should be. My point is that if they are able to express freely on the campus of even UW-Madison, what are they complaining about?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:07 AM
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8. yes, the Madison campus (baschan of liberalism)--has many RW
speakers of late.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:11 AM
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11. "of late" being the key word I think. It's a push they're creating.
Rove?

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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:08 AM
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10. Rovian tactic - there IS no problem, create one for attention. nt.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:20 AM
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15. That's not the issue.
The issue is that liberal professors are expressing THEIR views openly, and the wingnuts find it unsettling.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:21 AM
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16. Agree. It's been in the news a lot for the past couple of years. nt.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:05 AM
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6. so, it seems conservatives want 'special rights' now?
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:11 AM
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12. First among equals
They don't understand true equality. Perhaps it is something they miss out on by avoiding service. I never saw anywhere that people were more equal than in bootcamp.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 AM
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13. same page - LiberaL intoLerance
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/journaleditorialreport/092305/b...

:puke:

i think i'm gonna give in, and show them what intoLerance REALLY is.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:23 AM
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18. I think you're right. We have to fight back w/feedback. Not give up PBS.
I know we're all tired of fighting but it won't kill to send an email now and then with our dissenting opinion. Just so they know we're still here and won't give up the network quite so easily.

Hopefully, most RWers aren't "into" PBS anyway.

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 AM
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14. It doesn't say which Gulf - which SHOULD be part of the question
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:31 AM by FLDem5
The Persian Gulf or the Gulf of Mexico. Because I know, sure as shit, that this administration has issued several blank checks to Halliburton to rebuild the Persian Gulf.

Why is is to fucking hard to issue a blank check to help rebuild our own damn country. This is fucking unbelievable. Why is no one asking this question of our idiot leaders.

REBUILD THE GULF OF MEXICO BEFORE THE PERSIAN GULF for crying out loud. No more money for Iraq until our own country is taken care of. Period.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:23 AM
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17. i'm taking care of the poLL
:bounce:

check the resuLts.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:26 AM
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19. Why would you do that? I really wanted my NO vote to count!
Would you be willing to pay more taxes to help reconstruction in the Gulf?
Yes 55%
No 44%


I want congress to cut the pork first AND take some DOD money too iv possible. Force them to bring the troops home and take care of America.

When they ask if you'll pay more taxes they mean MIDDLE AMERICA again, not the rich and famous!



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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:28 AM
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20. yeah, but that's not what they'LL use the resuLts for
they'LL use a 'no' victory to show that the US shouLdn't rebuiLd the guLf; we shouLd turn it over to the private sector.

we shouLd rebuiLd.
we shouLd get rid of the tax cuts.
we shouLd bring back the estate tax.
we shouLd have congress baLance its fucking check book.
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:41 AM
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21. one poll/2 different interpretations. and you're projecting what they'll
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:41 AM by cyberpj
do with the info.

the question wasn't should we rebuild, the question was should we do it with TAXES.

also, it's the liberals who get the newsletter that made the high NO votes, conservatives aren't even getting the notice yet.

LET THE NO VOTES STAND!

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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:43 AM
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22. NO I WON'T
:eyes:
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