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Spotted: Kathleen Sebelius and Elmo
Washington Post ^ | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 05/22/2009 7:21:12 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084

The Obama administration has recruited yet another Sesame Street character to help push a policy initiative, this time new efforts to raise awareness about children's health and safety. In an obvious snub at Miss Piggy, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared earlier today with Elmo to launch a new public service announcement designed to encourage families with young children to protect themselves from swine flu.

HHS will team up with Sesame Workshop and the Ad Council, which will distribute the PSAs to television stations nationwide. Elmo will appear with Sesame Street character Gordon to instructing children to wash hands, avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth and sneezing into the bend of their arms. (For the record: The Eye was a big fan of Mr. Hooper.) The Sesame Street Web site now also includes a section on avoiding the flu that includes footage of the PSA.

Elmo is the second Muppet to partner with the Obama administration in recent months: Earlier this year Cookie Monster teamed up with with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to promote better nutrition and exercise among American children. First Lady Michelle Obama also recently appeared on an episode of "Sesame Street."

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; bhohhs; elmo; flu; influenza; muppet; sebelius; sesamestreet; swineflu

1 posted on 05/22/2009 7:21:12 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084
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2 posted on 05/22/2009 7:23:00 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
In an obvious snub at Miss Piggy

Pissing off Miss Piggy is a bad policy.

3 posted on 05/22/2009 7:23:19 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
First Lady Michelle Obama also recently appeared on an episode of "Sesame Street."

Rousted Oscar out of his trash can?

4 posted on 05/22/2009 7:23:45 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Puppet Government?


5 posted on 05/22/2009 7:26:05 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: humblegunner

Which one is Elmo?


6 posted on 05/22/2009 7:26:32 PM PDT by mystery-ak (.http://www.gopachy.com/smf/index.php)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Can’t these people get REAL jobs?

Gees.


7 posted on 05/22/2009 7:27:33 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: mystery-ak
Which one is Elmo?

The irritating one.

8 posted on 05/22/2009 7:28:45 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: GOP_Lady

No and that is the problem


9 posted on 05/22/2009 7:28:54 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Hey, Madame Secretary, is it okay if children pick their noses as long as they wash their hands afterwards?


10 posted on 05/22/2009 7:30:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: humblegunner

Sesame Street jumped the shark with Elmo.

When I was a kid watching it, characters like Oscar the Grouch, with his leave me alone attitude, Cookie Monster with his gluttony had an edge and a personality to them.

They were conservatives.

Elmo is a whiny lib.


11 posted on 05/22/2009 7:32:11 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

It’s SO comforting to know that my tax dollars are going to these “Tickle Me Sebelius” promotions. Whatever happened to that Constimatusion thingie?


12 posted on 05/22/2009 7:32:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Abort Me Elmo?


13 posted on 05/22/2009 7:37:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: Drango

As a Statist when it comes to health issues Drango, I thought you’d be a big fan of what liberals did to Cookie Monster. Did you miss that episode? He seriously has been socially engineered to talk about health food and now says cookies are a sometimes food. This is where we are headed while you cheer.

THE PURIFICATION OF SESAME STREET
(By Eric Blair)

http://www.forces.org/articles/files/purification_of_sesame_street.htm

Cut to “Cookie Monster” on screen, speaking in his deep gravelly voice that sounds like Dikembe Motumbo.

Cookie Monster: Now, me eat...cookie! Yum, yum, yu...ow, hey!

John Banzhaf enters picture, grabs cookies and devours them in one bite.

Banzhaf: There are going to be some changes around here, I’m in charge now.

Cookie Monster: No, wait, give me cookieeee!

Goebels goosesteps on screen in full Nazi uniform and pistol whips Cookie Monster across the face with a German Luger pistol. He is followed into the room by Hitler and 3 SS soldiers.

Goebels: Joo have interfered Mr. Monster wit our plan for a master race of physically fit, fat free children.

Little Child 1: Hey leave him alone.

Hitler: Do joo know vut the punishment is for dis crime?

Cookie Monster: Me not care, me just want cookie.

Banzhaf: Here, eat these bruxelles sprouts.

Cookie Monster: No, me just want cookie!

Hitler now grabs the Luger from Goebels and whacks Cookie Monster on both sides of his head.

Cookie Monster: Ow, why you do that?

Banzhaf: Just eat the bruxelles sprouts.

Cookie Monster: (clearing his throat), Okay, okay. Now me eat... Bruxelles sprouts... (shoving in mouth)... yum, yum, oh what the fuck! This taste like garbage, what is this?

(2 SS soldier club him over the head and ribs with their machine guns)

Oscar the Grouch (popping up from his garbage can): Did somebody say garbage? I love garbage.

Banzhaf: Mr. Grouch, you have been teaching children to be surly, angry and mean for a generation. You should have been teaching them to be more kind and understanding.

(nods to SS soldiers)

SS soldiers shoot Oscar in the head. Green fur flies everywhere.

Hitler: Joo vill shut up and listen to us.

Cookie Monster: Fascist, Nazi bastard! Why you do this?

Hitler points back to sign that reads: “Your body belongs to the Fuhrer! You have a duty to be healthy. Food is not a private matter. Nazi Socialist Party slogan.”

Goebels: Send this fat blue slob on the next train to Auschwitz.

(motions to SS soldiers who begin to drag him away)

Cookie Monster: Help, somebody help! Bert, Ernie, Grover, Elmo! Help!

(Grover swoops in wearing a cape)

Grover: Heeelllooooo Everybodeeeeee! It is I, you’re furry pal Supergrover, coming to save the day.

Goebels: Look at joo, all skinny. You look like de prisoner who just escaped from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Grab him and send him back.

Grover: I may be skinny but I am wiry. Hiyaaa! (Lunges for SS soldiers in Karate chop motion but is beaten down like the 100 pound inmate at Rikers Island)

Hitler: Take dem both away.

Grover and Cookie Monster: Help! Save us, anybody.


14 posted on 05/22/2009 7:39:48 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Are they related?


15 posted on 05/22/2009 7:43:18 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Pricelss! Eric


16 posted on 05/22/2009 7:45:24 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

How much have you had to drink tonight Eric?


17 posted on 05/22/2009 7:46:11 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: al baby

Yep.

And, frankly, I’m fed up with it.


18 posted on 05/22/2009 7:47:46 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Drango

Not nearly enough to be able to put up with you.


19 posted on 05/22/2009 7:51:45 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: gidget7; Eric Blair 2084

Priceless, indeed — just like Sir Eric. :-)


20 posted on 05/22/2009 7:54:14 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Eric Blair 2084

So you want to turn my comment on Miss Piggy into a flame war that crosses other threads?

Let me know so I can respond in kind.


21 posted on 05/22/2009 7:55:28 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango
Pissing off Miss Piggy is a bad policy.

OK, as long as you realize that you just set yourself up for tasteless jokes at your expense, I won't go there. I'm a gentleman. And you seem to be a conservative on everything else, so I'll be nice.

Let's talk about Miss Piggy. I find her gauche and repulsive. Why is it bad policy to piss her off? I didn't get that one.

22 posted on 05/22/2009 8:06:15 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Miss Piggy is stronger than Godzilla and meaner too. More fearsome than the Hulk. Stronger than Superman. Mightier than Mighty Mouse. And she is green.

Why piss her off?

(I’m sorry, explaining jokes takes something away from them)


23 posted on 05/22/2009 8:12:35 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

More fearsome than the Hulk...agreed.

I don’t agree with the rest of your description, sorry.

Ms. Piggy is what Hillary and Nancy Pelosi would be if they were Muppets.

Somebody has to put them in their place. I think you are the American Patriot for the job!

If you can stand up to me, you can stand up to them.


24 posted on 05/22/2009 8:18:40 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: mystery-ak
Which one is Elmo?

The smart one.

25 posted on 05/22/2009 8:41:07 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.


26 posted on 05/22/2009 8:44:13 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Thag yu. Thag yu vurry much!


27 posted on 05/22/2009 8:45:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 05/22/2009 8:46:26 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Still Thinking

I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family.

Don’t you just love it?


29 posted on 05/22/2009 8:46:35 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

DEATH TO BLARNEY!


30 posted on 05/22/2009 8:47:15 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: GOP_Lady

“I love you, you love me, I’m an ex-tinct wannabe...” — Blarney


31 posted on 05/22/2009 8:48:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking

32 posted on 05/22/2009 8:49:47 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

“I love you, you love me, (but if any cash changes hands it has to be on the down low)”


33 posted on 05/22/2009 8:50:47 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking

Hey, Barney is not that kind of purple thingy (or whatever he is). LOL.


34 posted on 05/22/2009 8:54:03 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

LOL. Did you see the scene in “Nine Months” where Tom Arnold takes out “Arnie”, an obnoxious Barney clone? Very funny.


35 posted on 05/22/2009 8:56:14 PM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Of course she had to use Elmo -

Miss Piggy has already signed on to represent the Treasury Department!


36 posted on 05/22/2009 9:02:01 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Still Thinking
No, I haven't.

I'll have to search for it on YouTube.

It sounds hilarious.

37 posted on 05/22/2009 9:03:37 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: jmcenanly

wHO IS PULLING THE STRINGS?

GOOD ONE.


38 posted on 05/22/2009 9:22:41 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

I think I should take Caps lock off, now.


39 posted on 05/22/2009 9:23:20 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Redbob
Miss Piggy has already signed on to represent the Treasury Department!

Good one.

40 posted on 05/22/2009 9:28:08 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Which one of those sock puppets is Elmo ?


41 posted on 05/22/2009 9:37:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Problem is, Elmo is smarter than Kathleen.


43 posted on 05/22/2009 10:51:54 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Good one bro!


44 posted on 05/23/2009 3:45:50 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither; GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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