"No, but I can give you an unfunded mandate."
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"Funding for 'Nova' is provided by Merck and Lockheed, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and by annual ﬁnancial support from viewers like you."
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"Sure, we need more research in alchemy, necromancy, and sorcery, but where is the money going to come from?"
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"Thank you, but I've already provided for my children's college education."
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"Here's a late bulletin. Wendy and I have been fired, so we'll just say goodbye and God bless."
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"It says here that you gave a lot of money to both parties and neither expected nor received anything in return. Very nice, but we'll have to put you in the crazy section."
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Chicken standing on a platform on a stage with three horns in front of it and wearing a top hat; a sign on the side of the platform reads "National Endowment for the Arts - Seal of Approval."
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"Sorry, folks, but I'll have to see your tax return."
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"You know what I wish? I wish there was a foundation that gave grants just to lie fallow for a year or so."
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Overcrowded Schools: Three Proposals.
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"The Oaths of the Venture Capitalists."
"Oh, those are the lobbyists who get us our government subsidies."
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"Viewers should be advised: the following debate on public funding for the arts contains violence and adult language."
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Lucia is further maddened by the early departure of a subscriber in a sports jacket.
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"Relax. Rome wasn't fully funded and operational in a day."
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"Our ﬁnal honorary doctorate goes to John P. Lind, who kicked in three million clams for a chem lab."
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"If we finance your army will you promise not to attack the bank?"
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"Tell the National Endowment for the Arts that we think funding for the B-2 is fully justified by the magnificent way it defines volumes with concave and convex spaces."
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"I know, but all promises are off when Daddy's writing his grant proposals."
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"My goodness! It's a check from George Bush for a hundred and fifty thousand dollars to fix the screen door."
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"Well, there's another four million dollars down the drain."
"They've eliminated your grant to promote local agriculture."
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"Defunding increases aggression."
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"Our research is solidified, but our funding has vaporized."
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"Does he have to do that every time he gets a little grant?"
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