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Weiner Tweets: "Kudos to GOP. Car Talk Defunded."

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 04:16 PM

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D - NY) took to the House floor to chime in on the debate over federal funding for NPR. The bill, H.R. 1076, "blocks all federal funding to NPR affiliates and to special content production for NPR."  Rep. Weiner, not exactly known for his restraint, took a mocking tone in his remarks saying:

"What a relief. We've got the economy back. We've secured out nuclear power plants. I'm so glad Americans are back to work. We've finally found out our problem. We discovered a target we can all agree on. It's these guys. It's Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers."

Check out the whole speech, and the bad Boston accent:

The House voted 228-192 to approve the bill.

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Comments [3]

Solomon Kleinsmith

I support keeping most of the funding for NPR, but not for programs that don't educate the public on important things... like Car Talk.

Mar. 18 2011 04:46 AM

“Screech” acting as goofy as a Disney hound dog again – embarrassing.

Mar. 18 2011 03:29 AM
Michael

Many in the U.S. just do not want honest news and info to be broadcast. PBS & NPR offer what no other form of news provides. The heartland of America will suffer the most.

Mar. 18 2011 02:05 AM

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