Yes, the Public Broadcasting Service, or PBS.
Non-American readers: If you want to understand the impact of this proposed defunding, please learn about PBS here. Actually, it's a good read for Americans, too, who might otherwise take the existence and ubiquity of public television for granted.
In a nutshell, if you live in the USA and have enjoyed any of these, it's because of PBS:
The Electric Company
Bob Ross (BOB F'ING ROSS, PEOPLE)
Are You Being Served?
The PBS Newshour fka the McNeil/Lehrer Report
Sneak Previews with Siskel and Ebert
Austin City Limits (!!!)
Clifford the Big Red Dog
But screw all that, because our current President wants to save approximately 0.05% of the total budget by slashing funding to PBS.
And we could totally appropriate that money for a gold-plated buttplug engraved with his initials, yo.
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I'm so disheartened that this move is not motivated by a need to save money, but clearly by a need to destroy institutions that might with impunity question the right of our current Commander in Chief to do whatever the hell he wants at the expense of small, ineffective players like, oh, the American People.
It's almost as if Trump promised - and is now fulfilling that promise - to be the President of the money-grubbing assholes who don't care about anything but their own wealth fuck yeah.
Because why else kill the network of Masterpiece Fucking Theater?
Yeah, I thought so.
My eyes are on 2018, Drunkards, when we can at least begin to take back America from the would-be fascist Scrooges of this country.
Kill Masterpiece fucking Theater, my ass.
God Bless America.