Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television's "Sesame Street," from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the "Million Muppet March." The demonstration is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election. Before the presidential debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney had concluded on October 3, two men who had never met each floated the Million Muppet March idea on social media. They immediately united to defend public broadcasting.
Comments: The perfect ending to 0bama's campaign. Mindless puppets marching into a political wilderness that has the potential to last for generations.
People are struggling to put food on the table, tired because they have to work more than one job and these idiots think that marching with puppets are gonna keep Obama in office so that people will continue to struggle.
I'm sure that Mitt and Paul can take 15 minutes and show the people who pay the freight for this stuff, that would be the American Taxpayer, just how much money PBS makes off their various shows and the merchandise. It would wake up the dead, for sure.
FTA: "Chris Mecham, 46, a university student in Idaho...". If I were a 46 year old university student I would be crawling through the snow uphill both ways to vote for Mitt Romney and to defeat Barack Obama.
OH PLEASE let this happen! Let everyone have a chance to point out how 1 percenter BIG BIRD, star of the most successful merchandising franchise IN THE HIStORY OF THE UNIVERSE has no need of taxpayer cash! And let America be treated to a couple of days of images of the union thugs, crackheads, Codepinko lunatics, and Occupy Sesame Street psychos marching in the streets while the Middle East burns down and more layoffs are announced....
PBS has endless donation drives, is not entirely non-commercial, and has philanthropic donors, all in addition to the funds it receives from the government. But somehow they will cease to exist if the Government funding is reduced or eliminated. Well my suggestion is just find a few more commercial donors and let the taxpayers off the hook. I have no problem with their broadcasting, but they can easily remain viable without the government prop.
The war on Muppets. It must be stopped. The libs do understand we are talking about puppets don't they? Something that is not sentient, cannot speak for itself, can only operate with a hand up it's behind ... oh, that would be most of the marchers won't it? My bad. Keep your eye on Obama.com the next few weeks for the Life of Elmo.
Oh, this should be good. The Left is still envious of the 9-12-09 Tea Party at the Capitol, and think this will get a million people to D.C. ...on the weekend before the most important election since 1860... to show their support and concern for a puppet.
Yeah, right. This will fizzle. If it goes off at all, attendence will be pitiful and the trash left behind will be expotentially higher than the participants.
LOL, #10. You know I love Jazz and listen to a station out of San Mateo, Ca.,KCSM, run on contributions. They have two fundraisers a year and that's how it stays on the air. PBS could very easily do the same thing.
Someone wake up a Republican so he can point out that most taxpayers don't want to contribute to the PBS salary of over $600,000 for it's director. He could also mention how much money Sesame Street makes on merchandizing.
I DEMAND a full audit of the Sesame group, all of them. When the American people see behind all the puppets, the corrupt Liberals and how they not only take advantage of our kids but steal everything they can get their hands on, their goody two paws image will be turned into the wicked witch of the west and her flying monkeys.
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