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White House teams up with Sesame Street
thehill.com ^ | September 1, 2009 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 09/01/2009 11:21:42 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Three agencies are teaming up with Sesame Street to prepare school children for the new threat of the H1N1 virus.

The White House announced Tuesday morning that the Homeland Security, Education, and Health and Human Services departments are enlisting the help of Elmo and Gordon from the long-running educational show to teach children how to avoid H1N1, also know as the swine flu.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with the secretaries of those three agencies and other administration officials later Tuesday afternoon to discuss the threat.

Elmo, Gordon, the Sesame Workshop and the federal agencies will try to teach children, through public service announcements, steps they can take to prevent contracting or spreading the potentially deadly flu strain.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: elmo; flu; gordon; h1n1; indoctrination; influenza; mexicanflu; obamajugend; obamayouth; sesame; sesamestreet; sesameworkshop; street; swineflu; swinefluscare
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1 posted on 09/01/2009 11:21:43 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

I wonder if Elmo will announce his endorsement for 2012?


2 posted on 09/01/2009 11:23:00 AM PDT by chippewaman
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Miss Piggy?


3 posted on 09/01/2009 11:23:31 AM PDT by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

The normal seasonal flu is also generally classified as H1N1. Such a basic point glossed over...


4 posted on 09/01/2009 11:24:34 AM PDT by allmost
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Am I the only person who sees the word “hiney” in H1N1? For real, that’s what springs to mind when I first see it.


5 posted on 09/01/2009 11:26:15 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
They already have a muppet with AIDS.

Pig flu shouldn't be much of a stretch.


6 posted on 09/01/2009 11:26:38 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: chippewaman

LMAO! Elmo will say yes he can!

Like little kids needs to be scared about the flu.

PARENTS can educate their children to wash hands!

WARNING:

You may become ill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhGWSfraeyQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5zibQhEPtU


7 posted on 09/01/2009 11:26:55 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: Bigg Red

>>Am I the only person who sees the word “hiney” in H1N1?

BOHICA?


8 posted on 09/01/2009 11:27:16 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Bigg Red
Am I the only person who sees the word “hiney” in H1N1? For real, that’s what springs to mind when I first see it.

A very closely-related word springs to my mind when I see the word "Obama".
9 posted on 09/01/2009 11:27:27 AM PDT by LostInBayport (Shiny, pre-printed, mass-produced signs in the Obama font at town halls do not scream 'grass roots')
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Elmo, Gordon, the Sesame Workshop and the federal agencies will try to teach children, through public service announcements, steps they can take to prevent contracting or spreading the potentially deadly flu strain.


10 posted on 09/01/2009 11:28:11 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (One man, alone! Betrayed by the country he loves, now its last hope in their final hour of need!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Well, at least with children, “O” will be on his own intellectual level. …AND…

• THEY won’t have embarrassing questions
• THEY won’t carry signs and protest
• THEY don’t don’t have that wealth of experience and education which creates that undeniable gut-level aversion and nagging reservation about things ‘just too good to be real’
• THEY don’t have the kind of inquisitiveness adults possess as to just HOW THE HELL such a flim flam POS can pass for the President of the United States of America!!!


11 posted on 09/01/2009 11:28:17 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“teaming up with Sesame Street’

Finally, we now know where Obama gets his advise and ideas.


12 posted on 09/01/2009 11:28:26 AM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Robot Chicken had a skit where bird flu hit Sesame Street. Big Bird didn't survive.
13 posted on 09/01/2009 11:32:21 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: Alex Murphy

LOL...now it is Acorn Street.


14 posted on 09/01/2009 11:32:58 AM PDT by LostInBayport (Shiny, pre-printed, mass-produced signs in the Obama font at town halls do not scream 'grass roots')
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
O should get some advice from "The Count"



Ten....TEN TRILLION...BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA!
15 posted on 09/01/2009 11:33:41 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: chippewaman

I wonder how they’ll use this to push for socialized medicine via our children.


16 posted on 09/01/2009 11:34:10 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Will a Health Panel decide that Elmo is too much of a drain upon Sesame Street’s health care system and deny treatment?


17 posted on 09/01/2009 11:34:37 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Gator113

We all know that our government has to tell our children to wash hands or they may get the flu because the marxists think they have to control all.

As well as Obama’s education scheme is to keep schools a COMMUNITY place and open all the time because parents are TOO BUSY.

UNDERSTANDING OBAMA’S EDUCATION VISION

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/03/12/1833878


18 posted on 09/01/2009 11:37:07 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Gee that's odd, the CDC said, and four newspapers actually reported that the CDC said they don't expect the pig flu should be no worse than an average flu, and probably less.

But then the hype is building, isn't it ... I wonder why?

Get the news while it's still there. Story here

19 posted on 09/01/2009 11:37:53 AM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: Jewbacca
I wonder how they’ll use this to push for socialized medicine via our children.

...the same way they always have. It's sold as "helping others" and "sharing".

The ugly part about having no CHOICE in the matter is conveniently hidden, not to mention the larger consequences.

20 posted on 09/01/2009 11:38:22 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Jewbacca

They will show all the sesame street characters sick and Elmo not getting healthcare cause his mom lost her job. Then they will say all should get health care as a right and donald trump will pay for it and Ted Kennedy died for all of our sins and 0bama is messiah.


21 posted on 09/01/2009 11:40:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

I wonder if they’ll discuss this on “This Week with George Snuffleupagus.”


22 posted on 09/01/2009 11:41:37 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

That’s a pity,even using kids’ shows to push the propaganda. Not that there isn’t a virus out there, but just my opinion, the excitement is over hyped.


23 posted on 09/01/2009 11:41:57 AM PDT by madison10
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To: KarlInOhio

Could have been MADTV:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc3AjsDoilg

Of course Mad TV was a lot more conservative than SNL, relatively speaking that is. So they had to cancel it.


24 posted on 09/01/2009 11:42:06 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tarpon

It is obvious it is hype.


25 posted on 09/01/2009 11:43:06 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: Tarpon

Yeah, I’m wondering that too.

I mean the CDC is saying this isn’t as bad as the WH is making it out, we’ve already had it hit our school (and my kids) and it was less of a problem than that Chinese flu that came around a few years back, but they are going out of their way to frighten people.

I’m not just skeptical about this, I’m starting to concerned. Not because of fear of the flu, but fear of this regime’s reaction to a supposed epidemic.


26 posted on 09/01/2009 11:43:12 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: LostInBayport

LMAO it is. LOL

Come and play everything’s A-OK. Can ya tell me how to get...how to get to ACORN Street?


27 posted on 09/01/2009 11:44:45 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Statler: "Obama wants to pull your plug!"

Waldorf: "Don't mess with my health care!"

-PJ

28 posted on 09/01/2009 11:44:57 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

"Please, oh wise government death panel, please reconsider your decision. Without a new kidney, I'll die a slow and painful death..."

"Don't bother, it's a recording..."

29 posted on 09/01/2009 11:45:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Let’s see. It already hit in our area in March-May. It started here before it became a big deal in the news. We had it a few weeks before it hit the news. It was a very bad flu. One child died from it at our sons’ previous school. That child was already in poor health. We never went to the physician over it. Why would we unless we were at death’s door? It’s a virus. We thought it was just a seasonal flu at the time. Our pediatrician’s office has been overwhelmed with paranoid patients since the media hype over this flu started.


30 posted on 09/01/2009 11:48:54 AM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Big Bird?

31 posted on 09/01/2009 11:49:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Political Junkie Too

LOL

but I’ll bet they promote Obama politics on ACORN Sesame Street.


32 posted on 09/01/2009 11:49:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: Tarpon

did Obama give a press conferance on swine flu


33 posted on 09/01/2009 11:52:46 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

won’t be long before they start teaming with shows liek htis to indoctrinate the kids like they do in Palestine


34 posted on 09/01/2009 11:53:28 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Oh the Marxist is a person in your neighborhood...
In your neighborhood....
In your neighborhood

and the Community Organizer is a person in your neighborhood...

They’re the people that you meet,
Bustin’ heads out in the street,
They’re the people that you meet
Each day


35 posted on 09/01/2009 11:56:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: dalebert
No the Joker's boys put out some sort of press release from their ‘science staff’ which said basically everybody is going to die of pig flu. Which is what in turn, prompted the CDC to say hey wait minute ... that's not what we see.

There is a big problem brewing here, a crisis problem which may need strict fast government action -— At least that's what I see, if in fact they can gin up the hysteria.

In other words, it's looking a lot like another Rahm manufacturered setup 'crisis'.

36 posted on 09/01/2009 11:57:11 AM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: Alex Murphy

37 posted on 09/01/2009 11:57:32 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Tarpon

Yeah I remember his inept crew putting out that 90K deaths figure. They are idiot fear monglers.


38 posted on 09/01/2009 11:58:53 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Yes that was the presser. It showed millions would be hospitalized. The whole thing was designed to panic people.


39 posted on 09/01/2009 12:00:02 PM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Sunny day, flushing the cash away!


40 posted on 09/01/2009 12:00:06 PM PDT by Jagman (They comport, We deride!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Im so happy my grown kids didn’t like these shows anyway my daughter hated barny as well she said she thought big bird was a dork !


41 posted on 09/01/2009 12:00:47 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to ... remain silent.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

May be a new way to funnel money to PBS, which is having serious funding problems. Still, better they coach how to wash and where to sneeze than “Heather Has Two Mommies”.


42 posted on 09/01/2009 12:01:21 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: Jewbacca
'I wonder how they’ll use this to push for socialized medicine via our children."

They'd like to have the kids begging their parents to let them have the Flu Shots!!!

Why this sudden attempt of Obama/governemtn talking directly to our children & by-passing parents?

43 posted on 09/01/2009 12:02:56 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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44 posted on 09/01/2009 12:03:02 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Tarpon

other than the dollar tanking which i expect it to do....i i think they are trying to take over the news to keep Obama from sliding anymore in the polls.. he may be losing it...but of course i know they dont mean this country or its citizens well....here it is....administration knew about release of lockerbee bomer.


45 posted on 09/01/2009 12:03:55 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Health Care Reform is like Mr. Snuffleupagus. Only Obama can see it, and the rest of us thinks it's imaginary!

-PJ

46 posted on 09/01/2009 12:03:59 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Aww.. they’re trying to get to the kiddies while they’re real young.. just like the homosexuals.


47 posted on 09/01/2009 12:06:34 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: dalebert
Yeah, it's what he does when things go bad ... Narcissistic personality people react this way to deflect blame.

And if ever there were a more arrogant narcissist, I haven't seen him.

I think he is trying to gin up pig flu panic.

48 posted on 09/01/2009 12:07:23 PM PDT by Tarpon (The Joker's plan -- Slavery by debt so large it can never be repaid...)
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To: Political Junkie Too

LOL


49 posted on 09/01/2009 12:07:50 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: All

Why this sudden attempt of Obama/government talking directly to our children & by-passing parents?


50 posted on 09/01/2009 12:08:37 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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