For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 4 years ago

    Note, people, there is also CANADIAN “Sesame Street” which has its own set of characters. So Mitt cannot cut funding.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    I used to like PBS. Then they decided to do revisionist history and marxism in their programming. The local PBS has been running things like Cuba being the “worker’s paradise.” And worse.
    Why should the taxpayers pay for that?
    There’s some irony in that OPB is almost entirely supported by donations, but they have the problem that, since ~80% of donations to charitable causes are made by conservatives (IRS), and most non-conservatives donate mainly to political things, OPB has had a heck of a time keeping running.

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, about 4 years ago

    @BenderSastre: Since you posted your question to me very late, 2 days ago and yesterday I saw you had posted hours before I posted, so I’m reposting now:
    I’m American-born (I guess by your name you’re from South Asia). My grandparents came from Romania, Poland and Latvia. I hated my mom’s borscht (smothered pink with sourcream) but loved the clear Polish borscht when I stayed with a family in Poland.

    My avatar is a map of China; the red area is Xinjiang Province – the Uyghur Autonymous Republic, just north of Tibet. Without being political, I love Uyghur music (played with a dutar) and since I speak some Turkish I can communicate somewhat with Uyghurs as they are a Turkic people.

  4. bgby4884

    bgby4884 said, about 4 years ago

    I love how people on the Left expect me to pay for things they hold dear. Especially things that are none of the governments business!

  5. Finbar Gurdy

    Finbar Gurdy said, about 4 years ago


    Like corporate welfare that ends up in offshore accounts, eh? PBS is a drop in the bucket compared to that…

  6. kevindix

    kevindix said, about 4 years ago

    Sadly, the Canadian Sesame Street (later Sesame Park) finished its run in 2002.

  7. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 4 years ago


    I live in a very conservative, right-wing area and many parents here are happy to have their kids watch all of the childrens’ programming on PBS.
    Good try, but both left- and right-wingers expect you to pay for things they hold dear.

  8. swami mommy

    swami mommy said, about 4 years ago



  9. pointy_stick

    pointy_stick said, about 4 years ago

    Only Republicans would bother trying to politicize a 20 year old comic strip. Almost as pathetic as pretending the world is only 6,000 years old.

  10. Kadedee

    Kadedee said, about 4 years ago

    Sesame Street received a $1 million stimulus bill grant and created “1.47″ jobs, they were to create a healthy eating program, but it seems the money has run out so the program is only 50% completed, now there is a successfully run government funded program wouldn’t you agree? Sheesh!!!!

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    One of the targets of hate groups that is rarely mentioned are clergy like Fred Rogers. They rather keep hating.

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 4 years ago

    You want to talk about Mr. Rogers and PBS?
    Take a look at this:
    Forthy-three years past, but still relevant.

  13. lookwhatbobfound

    lookwhatbobfound GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    There was a place for PBS back many years ago when I was a kid & a teenager because there was only about 2-5 channels & none of them spent time on kids’ shows except Saturday morning or did the adult documentaries & talk shows like PBS did. But things have changed. There are dozens of stations doing the same type of shows as PBS does now & they’re doing it profitably. There is no reason for the taxpayers being forced to pay the govt. to keep financing PBS.

  14. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    VERY relevant … I’d like to force Romney to watch that.
    Now, if you’ll excuse, me, I got dust in my eyes, and they are watering because of it.

  15. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 4 years ago


    Many of those networks don’t have much to offer, or they include a lot of so-called documentaries that are really trivial entertainment. Also, some of them (History channel is a big example) show “marathons” of the same thing for hours, even days at a time.
    Ken Burns’ Civil War series was done on PBS, and so were many other exemplary programs. Most likely, commercial and business networks and stations would never consider airing, never mind producing, such programs because they would not meet any “bottom line” or profitable appeal. Consider this, too: will you see PBS airing such things as 16 and pregnant, American Idol, the Kardashians, or similar "profitable " stuff? Think about it, and think hard.

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