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Bert and Ernie Packing Heat on Sesame Street
Fox News ^ | 5/25/06

Posted on 05/25/2006 1:44:20 PM PDT by lowbridge

Bert and Ernie Packing Heat on Sesame Street BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Brockton High School has banned T-shirts with Sesame Street characters. But these are no regular pictures of Bert and Ernies.

On some, Oscar the Grouch emerges from his garbage can, wielding a 9 mm handgun. On others, Bert and Ernie are standing in a gang posture, armed with automatic weapons.

"We were amazed," said the school's principal, Susan Szachowicz. "You focus on the Sesame Street character. But the more we looked at it, the more we saw the things in it, the guns, the gang stuff."

There have only been a few shirts at school, but officials said students are being told to stop wearing them because of the pro-gang message. School officials also said they violate the school dress policy.

Last week, Brockton was awarded $685,000 in state anti-gang funding.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: banglist; bert; dresscodes; ernie; jimhenson; muppets; sesamestreet; tshirts
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1 posted on 05/25/2006 1:44:22 PM PDT by lowbridge
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2 posted on 05/25/2006 1:46:27 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: lowbridge

THAT'S HILARIOUS!! (Grover especially). By the spelling of the street name, this appears to be the work of some Euro-wags...


3 posted on 05/25/2006 1:47:20 PM PDT by Al Simmons (Hillary Clinton is Stalin in a Dress)
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To: lowbridge

4 posted on 05/25/2006 1:49:43 PM PDT by oldleft
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To: lowbridge
Bert's done better since -

Regards, Ivan

5 posted on 05/25/2006 1:51:56 PM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: lowbridge

See what happens when you take government handouts for too long...


6 posted on 05/25/2006 1:51:58 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: lowbridge

When guns are outlawed, only puppets will have guns....


7 posted on 05/25/2006 1:54:05 PM PDT by llevrok (Stop the Latin Insurgents !!!)
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To: lowbridge

8 posted on 05/25/2006 1:54:51 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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To: lowbridge

17 years ago I bought a shirt with Bert and Ernie on it, with Bert holding a sniper rifle.

Ernie says "There's another one Bert"

Bert says "Consider him dead, Ernie"

I picked it up in the Philipines.


9 posted on 05/25/2006 1:55:14 PM PDT by wingnutx (tanstaafl www.punk-rock.com)
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To: lowbridge

Reaching out across a wide range of cultures to children everywhere.


10 posted on 05/25/2006 1:56:07 PM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: lowbridge; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
On others, Bert and Ernie are standing in a gang posture, armed with automatic weapons.



11 posted on 05/25/2006 1:57:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: lowbridge

Homicide: Life on Sesame Street


12 posted on 05/25/2006 1:57:23 PM PDT by JillValentine (Big government is never the solution and usually the problem.)
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To: lowbridge

That's terrific. LOL


13 posted on 05/25/2006 1:58:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: lowbridge

And they didn't even cover the dirty extra verse from Hokey-Pokey Elmo.

You put your $&$&$ in.
You pull your $&$&$ out.
You put your $&$&$ in.
And you shake it all about.

14 posted on 05/25/2006 2:00:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Never ask a Kennedy if he'll have another drink. It's nobody's business how much he's had already.)
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To: lowbridge; Slings and Arrows

Guns don't kill Muppets. Muppets kill Muppets.


15 posted on 05/25/2006 2:00:22 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: lowbridge

"We were amazed," said the school's principal, Susan Szachowicz. "You focus on the Sesame Street character. But the more we looked at it, the more we saw the things in it, the guns, the gang stuff."

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Boy - she's right. Look at those cute little muppets. I remember when I first saw Seasame Street - I really like Big Bird. Is Big Bird in that picture. Oh, no I don't see him. But I see Bert and Ernie and.... wait, what is that? (squinting) Why I believe Ernie has a letter opener -- no - its a KNIFE! Why would Bert let Ernie have a knife? Wait- is that BERT holding a .....


16 posted on 05/25/2006 2:00:39 PM PDT by geopyg ("I would rather have a clean gov't than one where -quote- 1st Amend. rights are respected." J.McCain)
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To: lowbridge

http://www.bertisevil.tv/


17 posted on 05/25/2006 2:00:40 PM PDT by rattrap
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To: Darksheare; scott0347; timpad; Conspiracy Guy; NYC GOP Chick; MeekOneGOP; Fedora; OSHA; cyborg; ...

***shouting "LOOOOOOOOOOOVE... SOFT AS AN EEEEEEEEEEASYYYYYY CHAIRRRRRRRRR!" at the top of its lungs like a (heavily-armed) tone-deaf brain-damaged muppet on crack***


18 posted on 05/25/2006 2:01:19 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: JillValentine
The results of the gang war!


19 posted on 05/25/2006 2:01:27 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: JillValentine

*snicker!*


20 posted on 05/25/2006 2:01:54 PM PDT by King Prout (many complain I am overly literal... this would not be a problem if fewer people were under-precise)
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To: oldleft
LEAVE US ALONE YOU STUPID MUPPET

ROTFLOL!!!!

21 posted on 05/25/2006 2:01:59 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: alexs; Darksheare

All part of the Reptoid Conspiracy...


22 posted on 05/25/2006 2:03:04 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
Guns don't kill Muppets. Muppets kill Muppets.

We can hope.

23 posted on 05/25/2006 2:04:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: King Prout

!!!
LOL!


24 posted on 05/25/2006 2:06:02 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I always thought Almo was Manic-Depressive....


25 posted on 05/25/2006 2:06:20 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; alexs

Well, yes.
Reptoids do have a conspiracy to destroy and harm muppets.


26 posted on 05/25/2006 2:06:34 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: Darksheare; alexs

Except Oscar The Grouch - he's a deep cover troll!!


27 posted on 05/25/2006 2:08:52 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; alexs

I thought Oscar the Grouch was a somewhat prickly informant.


28 posted on 05/25/2006 2:10:11 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: Darksheare; alexs

That's his cover!!


29 posted on 05/25/2006 2:11:39 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; alexs

Ah, I see now.


30 posted on 05/25/2006 2:12:24 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: lowbridge
Gosh, I was E-mailing news about this stuff yesterday.
 
I have friends and family who are graduates of that school.
 
For what it is worth, Brockton High School is one of the largest and best Public Schools in the entire country.
 
I do not offer such praise lightly.
 
BROCKTON, Mass. -- Brockton High School has banned T-shirts with Sesame Street characters. But these are no regular pictures of Bert and Ernies.
 
http://www.local6.com/news/9263741/detail.html
 

31 posted on 05/25/2006 2:15:48 PM PDT by Radix (Stop domestic violence. Beat abroad.)
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To: Darksheare; alexs

It's a conspiracy concealed with a conspiracy...


32 posted on 05/25/2006 2:15:52 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; alexs

A conspiracy of conspiracies to hide a conspiracy of muppets.


33 posted on 05/25/2006 2:16:54 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: geopyg

My kids who are adults now, have high praise for Susan Szachowicz. I do not know her personally, but she seems to be a competent professional.


34 posted on 05/25/2006 2:18:10 PM PDT by Radix (Stop domestic violence. Beat abroad.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL!!


35 posted on 05/25/2006 2:18:32 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Support American sovereignty - boycott employers of illegal aliens)
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To: Darksheare; alexs

And the Muppets in themselves are a conspiracy.


36 posted on 05/25/2006 2:20:29 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: King Prout; Irish_Thatcherite; Darksheare

They just can't leave Bert and Ernie alone.

Now I have "Rubber Ducky" going through my head...

Rubber ducky, you're the one,
You make bathtime lots of fun,
Rubber ducky I'm awfully fond of you,
Woo woo be doo

Rubber Ducky, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise,
Rubber Ducky, you're my very best friend, it's true,
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo...


37 posted on 05/25/2006 2:21:32 PM PDT by tuliptree76
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; alexs

All started by the reptoids.


38 posted on 05/25/2006 2:22:21 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: tuliptree76

Sorry about that!


39 posted on 05/25/2006 2:23:48 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: Darksheare; alexs

Those evil Reptoids....


40 posted on 05/25/2006 2:25:40 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite; alexs

Reptoids like myself find the brightly colored muppets annoying.


41 posted on 05/25/2006 2:27:23 PM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: Darksheare
Actually, I like the muppets.
42 posted on 05/25/2006 2:27:47 PM PDT by tuliptree76
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To: lowbridge

43 posted on 05/25/2006 2:30:37 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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To: tuliptree76; Darksheare

I apolgise, tulip, in advance...

Smith and Wesson, you're the one,
You make shooting lots of fun,
Smith and Wesson I'm awfully fond of you,
Woo woo be doo

Smith and Wesson, joy of joys,
When I squeeze you, you make noise,
Smith and Wesson, you're my very best friend, it's true,
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo...


44 posted on 05/25/2006 2:31:25 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Darksheare; alexs

But.. they are packing heat!!


45 posted on 05/25/2006 2:32:27 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

:-P


46 posted on 05/25/2006 2:34:23 PM PDT by tuliptree76
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To: tuliptree76

hehehe..


47 posted on 05/25/2006 2:39:06 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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To: MadIvan; lowbridge
I can't believe this about Bert-
he's a good buddy of the President:


48 posted on 05/25/2006 2:44:12 PM PDT by mikrofon (And Jack Abramoff...)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

You should work for their advertising department.


49 posted on 05/25/2006 2:44:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Pray for peace, prepare for war.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I suppose I could...


50 posted on 05/25/2006 2:48:03 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~| IRA supporters on FR are trolls, end of story!)
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