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"Million Muppet March"
planned to defend U.S.
backing for PBS

Reuters, by Daniel Trotta

Original Article

Posted By:Scottyboy, 10/12/2012 7:48:38 PM

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.

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The perfect ending to 0bama's campaign. Mindless puppets marching into a political wilderness that has the potential to last for generations.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CEP, 10/12/2012 7:51:31 PM     (No. 8929210)

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.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sinic, 10/12/2012 7:53:23 PM     (No. 8929214)

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.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/12/2012 7:53:59 PM     (No. 8929216)

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.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wendybird, 10/12/2012 7:54:55 PM     (No. 8929217)

Take any million democrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/12/2012 8:04:29 PM     (No. 8929235)

Bring it and fail bungholes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/12/2012 8:08:51 PM     (No. 8929246)

Big Bird can move to a regular channel, find sponsors and support himself.
Everybody has to grow up sometime.
Taxpayers can't afford to pay for other peoples' entertainment.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: convert, 10/12/2012 8:10:25 PM     (No. 8929248)

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....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/12/2012 8:20:24 PM     (No. 8929276)

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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/12/2012 8:21:06 PM     (No. 8929278)

Are Muppet`s on the endangered species list? If so, they should not be exploited for political purposes.

Where is the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center on protecting their rights?

More democrat use and abuse. Muppet`s beware!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 10/12/2012 8:25:09 PM     (No. 8929282)

All I know is that I've never seen Hillary Clinton and Miss Piggy in the same room together.

Just sayin'

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 10/12/2012 8:32:44 PM     (No. 8929293)

Crafted by the beltway's 4th grade level, theatrical statist dem politicos? s/

Shoo those bossy PC birdies out of that taxpayer's nest! ...Defund pbs/npr!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: birmingham, 10/12/2012 8:48:06 PM     (No. 8929313)

HIgh time for Big Bird to leave the nest.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/12/2012 8:50:52 PM     (No. 8929314)

Are you serious? Big Bird is a millionaire, or is it billionaire? Time for the Big one to pay his fair share.

I will be cheering loudly when PBS funding is cut, not to mention the roar when NPR funding is cut and must pay for their own Leftist propaganda.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/12/2012 8:52:21 PM     (No. 8929317)

OK. Do what you gotta do.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: laotzu, 10/12/2012 9:05:27 PM     (No. 8929331)

I want to go and show my support -- while wearing a studded collar and butt-less chaps.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hot coffee, 10/12/2012 9:25:40 PM     (No. 8929366)

I love Big Bird, especially deep fried.

Delicious!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 10/12/2012 9:26:26 PM     (No. 8929368)

I think all chaps are butless! As a regular horseman I wish they were padded.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 10/12/2012 9:29:47 PM     (No. 8929373)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 10/12/2012 9:30:26 PM     (No. 8929374)

Cool! While they're all together, take up a collection so our tax dollars don't have to be used to fund PBS.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ghost of hallelujah, 10/12/2012 10:04:12 PM     (No. 8929425)

I applaud this in every way. They are making complete and total fools of themselves.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/12/2012 10:15:27 PM     (No. 8929442)

Between the cost of this and if everyone involved kicked $100 they could make up for the government grant

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Reply 22 - Posted by: shepsmum, 10/12/2012 10:15:37 PM     (No. 8929444)

Bailing out millionaires.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bob913, 10/12/2012 10:23:15 PM     (No. 8929454)

The puppeteers make $250,000 and up.
Go ahead Big Bird etc and say how bad off you are.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 10/12/2012 10:28:39 PM     (No. 8929457)

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.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 10/12/2012 10:32:59 PM     (No. 8929462)

Big Bird makes $350,00+/-... let him take a pay cut.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: shamus, 10/12/2012 10:33:23 PM     (No. 8929463)

Muppet government.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hardright, 10/12/2012 10:36:03 PM     (No. 8929467)

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.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/12/2012 10:38:39 PM     (No. 8929469)

Start the ridicule now. Or, I guess, just keep the ridicule going. Obama associated with the Muppets. These people are not at all serious as the world burns.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NYbob, 10/12/2012 11:37:08 PM     (No. 8929521)

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.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: laotzu, 10/12/2012 11:45:25 PM     (No. 8929528)

Muppet government.

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/13/2012 12:34:10 AM     (No. 8929558)

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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Reply 32 - Posted by: xcenturion, 10/13/2012 1:56:54 AM     (No. 8929601)

This will give the 99% crowd something to do during their down time.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/13/2012 5:40:11 AM     (No. 8929692)

Lol...#21, please don't insult the sponges. Sponges are much more intelligent animals than these leftist muppets.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: tank, 10/13/2012 9:10:10 AM     (No. 8929969)

Indeed, #34, SpongeBob has been making a killing in the commercial market for years!

At least this will give that OWS loser with the puppeteering degree something to do for a while.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/13/2012 5:35:57 PM     (No. 8930936)

Please...this story should have started with "once upon a time...".

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At a press conference to push legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized industrialists David and Charles Koch, calling them “shadow billionaires” who use their wealth to “rig our political system.” Reid’s sharp comments come on a day when the Wall Street Journal published a commentary written by Charles Koch, in which he described the brothers’ decision to get involved in politics to preserve the individual freedom and free markets that he said are the pillars of the American republic. “These two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending


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