Is PBS Living in an Alternate Reality or Am I?

 

It’s one or the other, apparently.

In a recent episode of the PBS News Hour, reporter Yamiche Alcindor had this to say about the president’s effort to push through his massive reconciliation bill:

So, this is really something, White House aides tell me, that the president wants to get through in order to really be seen as having a win here.

The other thing they note is that the president ran on this idea that he could make deals, on this idea that he could deliver transformational change to Americans. (emphasis added)

As I recall, Joe Biden ran on the idea that he would get things back to normal, which seems to be pretty much the opposite of “transformational change.” Did I miss something?

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    I think he’s attributing Obama’s words to Biden’s. Oops.

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  2. JoelB Member
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    Looks like bait and switch.

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  3. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Is PBS living in an alternate reality? Or am I?

    All the craziness broke loose after they fired up the Large Hadron Collider; just sayin’ 

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  4. Dr. Bastiat Member
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    KevinKrisher: As I recall, Joe Biden ran on the idea that he would get things back to normal, which seems to be pretty much the opposite of “transformational change.” Did I miss something?

    You’re not supposed to think about this stuff.  Just shut up and vote Democrat.  For whatever reason you like…

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  5. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    Defund PBS, they are un-American by choice.

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  6. Ekosj Member
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    For today’s Democrats, transformational change IS normal.

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  7. Hoyacon Member
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    Another strong and brave person who watches the News Hour and lives to tell.  The playing field is littered with the exploded heads of other conservatives who did same.

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  8. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    KevinKrisher: Is PBS living in an alternate reality? Or am I?

    Think of PBS as the Pravda Broadcasting Service.

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  9. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    Defund PBS, they are un-American by choice.

    Just another instance of we taxpayers paying to be lied to.  Other examples would be Jen Psaki and John Kirby.  Those two, along with PBS, have raised lying to an art form.  

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  10. Chris Member
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    The idea is not to convince you.  It’s to convince those who pulled the lever for Joe that things are going just as he said they would go.  Like our old friend Orwell says, “We’ve always been at war with East Asia”.

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  11. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):

    Defund PBS, they are un-American by choice.

    Just another instance of we taxpayers paying to be lied to. Other examples would be Jen Psaki and John Kirby. Those two, along with PBS, have raised lying to an art form.

    Don’t forget NPR and the CPB.

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  12. Flicker Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Is PBS living in an alternate reality? Or am I?

    All the craziness broke loose after they fired up the Large Hadron Collider; just sayin’

    The Pope appeared visibly distraught as he addressed the crowd of tens of thousands of followers present at St-Peter’s square for the occasion for one of his longest speeches to date.

    “My fellow Christians, we are living in desperate times,” he told the crowd.

    “Science is about to test the limits of God and his creation. God has created boundaries between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Are these scientists about to unleash upon us the Gates of Hell?” he asked his followers, visibly shaken.

    “Are these the days of darkness spoken of in the Bible? Are the hordes of demons lurking in the fiery pits of Hell about to be thrust upon the world? These are questions we must ponder before allowing scientists to proceed to such experiments” he concluded.

    Per wiki: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.  It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex.

    Per wiki: Financial institutions worldwide suffered severe damage, reaching a climax with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008 and a subsequent international banking crisis.

    Per wiki: The 2008 United States presidential election was the 56th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The Democratic ticket of Barack Obama, the junior Senator from Illinois, and Joe Biden, the senior Senator from Delaware, defeated the Republican ticket of John McCain, the senior Senator from Arizona, and Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska.

    These events didn’t happen at the same time and this interdimensional vortex didn’t occur directly over the center of the Collider.

    Suarez also told French-language magazine Le Dauphine that the pictures weren’t even taken over CERN, “but a little further on the Geneva basin.”

    This is found to be MOSTLY FALSE.

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  13. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    PBS. Has since at least the Clinton era.

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  14. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Is PBS living in an alternate reality? Or am I?

    All the craziness broke loose after they fired up the Large Hadron Collider; just sayin’

    The Pope appeared visibly distraught as he addressed the crowd of tens of thousands of followers present at St-Peter’s square for the occasion for one of his longest speeches to date.

    “My fellow Christians, we are living in desperate times,” he told the crowd.

    “Science is about to test the limits of God and his creation. God has created boundaries between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Are these scientists about to unleash upon us the Gates of Hell?” he asked his followers, visibly shaken.

    “Are these the days of darkness spoken of in the Bible? Are the hordes of demons lurking in the fiery pits of Hell about to be thrust upon the world? These are questions we must ponder before allowing scientists to proceed to such experiments” he concluded.

    Per wiki: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex.

    Per wiki: Financial institutions worldwide suffered severe damage, reaching a climax with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008 and a subsequent international banking crisis.

    Per wiki: The 2008 United States presidential election was the 56th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The Democratic ticket of Barack Obama, the junior Senator from Illinois, and Joe Biden, the senior Senator from Delaware, defeated the Republican ticket of John McCain, the senior Senator from Arizona, and Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska.

    These events didn’t happen at the same time and this interdimensional vortex didn’t occur directly over the center of the Collider.

    Suarez also told French-language magazine Le Dauphine that the pictures weren’t even taken over CERN, “but a little further on the Geneva basin.”

    This is found to be MOSTLY FALSE.

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  15. kedavis Member
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  16. E. Kent Golding Member
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    KevinKrisher: Joe Biden ran on the idea that he would get things back to normal

    Not sure that Joe Biden actually “ran” … stumbled or ambled maybe.    The sole basis of Biden’s campaign was to “Not be Trump”.    He has delivered on that.  He is not Trump.

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  17. kedavis Member
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    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    KevinKrisher: Joe Biden ran on the idea that he would get things back to normal

    Not sure that Joe Biden actually “ran” … stumbled or ambled maybe. The sole basis of Biden’s campaign was to “Not be Trump”. He has delivered on that. He is not Trump.

    Sadly.

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  18. Scott Wilmot Member
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    Nancy says the quiet part out loud.

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  19. RufusRJones Member
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    All Journalists Are Statists™

    Everything Moves Towards Communism All Of The Time™

     

     

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  20. Zafar Member
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    @flicker – what does this have to do with Shiva?

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  21. Stad Coolidge
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    KevinKrisher: As I recall, Joe Biden ran on the idea that he would get things back to normal, which seems to be pretty much the opposite of “transformational change.” Did I miss something?

    No, you didn’t miss anything.  It’s just your typical Democrat lie to get elected . . .

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  22. Joker Member
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    Just imagine if Joe had actually run on the idea that he wanted to enact, in addition to a $1 trillion “infrastructure bill” that spent only 9% on actual infrastructure, a $3 trillion + liberal dream agenda PLUS the usual annual federal budget. Had he even casually mentioned it, Trump would never have let it go. 

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  23. RufusRJones Member
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    They always talk “tactically” to you. This isn’t an about figuring out what a good policy is. or being honest about what they want. ***It’s about getting anything leftist over the goal line.*** 

    Whenever you talk to a Democrat, assume that posture in your head and try to stick to policy and watch what happens.

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  24. Norm McDonald Had A Farm Coolidge
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    Yes.

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  25. Flicker Coolidge
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    @ flicker – what does this have to do with Shiva?

    I know, I should have made a caption.  This is the statue at the entrance to the LHC.

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