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8-Year-Old’s Letter to Romney Urges Him to Not Fire Big Bird
Yahoo ^ | 10/5/12 | Melissa Knowles

Posted on 10/05/2012 3:11:09 PM PDT by DallasBiff

Romney had said, "I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS ... I like PBS, I love Big Bird ... but I am not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for." Cecelia and others were upset about potentially losing the long-running "Sesame Street" and other PBS shows. Cecelia's handwritten letter reads as follows:

"I saw you on the debate last night and you said you would cut off PBS kids with Sesame Street on it. It was my favorite show on Earth. But now I'm 8 years old. When I grow up, I'm going to get married and I want my kids to watch it. So do not cut it off. You find something else to cut off! Don't hurt little kids. They need Sesame Street where they can learn from it. Save Big Bird and his friends."

Reaction to the letter has been mixed. One skeptical commenter wrote, "If anyone thinks kids really write these letters, then I have a bridge to sell you." Another agreed with the letter, writing, "please Mitt ... just leave this one alone."

The letter was sent to Romney campaign headquarters by Cecelia's mom and also to the Huffington Post. No word yet from the Romney campaign on Cecelia's letter, and lucky for Romney, the legal voting age in the United States is 18.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; frontpagenews; obama; romney
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Isn't Robert Gibbs from Alabama?

Sheesh, the Obamacrats are desperate.

1 posted on 10/05/2012 3:11:18 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

SNUFF THE ROOSTER!!!!


2 posted on 10/05/2012 3:12:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: DallasBiff

If Big Bird is really that popular, it will survive on its own without all of us paying for it involuntarily. Stupid statist leftists.


3 posted on 10/05/2012 3:13:40 PM PDT by GnL
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To: DallasBiff

Romney said the test for everything in the world like that should be whether or not it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for. Somebody needs to ask little Suzy how she feels about being a white slave belonging to some Chinese gang lord when she turns twelve or thirteen (for the sake of Big Bird)...


4 posted on 10/05/2012 3:17:52 PM PDT by varmintman (November Sixth || Obunga is Through || Bork Obunga || Before He Borks You || Burma Shave)
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To: DallasBiff

Big Bird won’t be fired, he’ll just be funded by those that love him most. Capitalism is a beautiful thing if allowed to exist.


5 posted on 10/05/2012 3:18:02 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: DallasBiff

Frikasee-um!


6 posted on 10/05/2012 3:18:30 PM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: DallasBiff

Talk about a big thankgiving bird...mmm


7 posted on 10/05/2012 3:18:38 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: DallasBiff

MEMO to brainwashed 8 year old and his dumbass parents:
Mitt won’t fire Big Bird. He’ll simply make him live off the billions of dollars he makes without TAX PAYER money....you socialist dumbasses...


8 posted on 10/05/2012 3:18:56 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: Leep

Thanksgiving that is.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 3:19:56 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: DallasBiff

If everyone loves Sesame Street so much, it should have no problem surviving on its own in the competitive marketplace just like every other successful show.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 3:20:12 PM PDT by arista
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To: GnL
If Big Bird is really that popular, it will survive on its own without all of us paying for it involuntarily.

Make that ...without all of us having to barrow money from China to pay for it involuntarily.

11 posted on 10/05/2012 3:20:45 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: cripplecreek
"SNUFF THE ROOSTER!!!!"

SNUFF n STUFF

12 posted on 10/05/2012 3:22:11 PM PDT by Tula Git
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To: DallasBiff
My kids had Miss Rita and Mr. Rogers...REAL PEOPLE !!!

In the end, Sesame Street is all marketing, isn't it.

13 posted on 10/05/2012 3:23:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: DallasBiff

Does Cecelia’s parents donate to PBS? If not, maybe they should.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 3:24:50 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: DallasBiff

More commie BS. Get little, 8 year old Cecelia (Named after the old Simon and Garfunkel song) to write a goofy letter to the mean, old, white Republican man so Mommy Commie can use if for communist propaganda. This ‘RAT dog and pony show is getting old. What a load. DemocRATS really need to grow up.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 3:25:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: DallasBiff

Big Bird is a 1%er

He doesn’t get direct government money (PBS does give them a bit for broadcast rights I guess, though)


16 posted on 10/05/2012 3:25:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DallasBiff
I saw you on the debate last night and you said you would cut off PBS kids with Sesame Street on it.

Actually, kid, he said he'd cut government funding. But PBS collects a lot of donations from viewers. So pony and and pay the bill if you like Big Bird. That, or get used to advertisements.

17 posted on 10/05/2012 3:25:31 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: DallasBiff

Take away the bird feed. Put him on Michelle’s diet.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 3:26:27 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: DallasBiff

19 posted on 10/05/2012 3:27:30 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: DallasBiff
Just in time for Thanksgiving.

How to Roast Your Big Bird

To prepare the Big Bird for roasting, first remove the giblets (and save for gravy or stuffing). Next, rinse the bird inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.

· If you are stuffing your Big Bird, stuff it loosely, allowing about ½ to ¾ cup stuffing per pound.

· Brush the skin with melted butter or oil. Tie drumsticks together with string (for stuffed birds only).

· Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the BIg Bird's thigh. The thermometer should point towards the body, and should not touch the bone.

· Place the Big Bird on a rack in a roasting pan, and into a preheated 350 degree F oven.

· Bake until the skin is a light golden color, and then cover loosely with a foil tent. During the last 45 minutes of baking, remove the foil tent to brown the skin.

Basting the Big Bird is not necessary, but helps promote even browning.

20 posted on 10/05/2012 3:32:24 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: DallasBiff

Kid was in bed this is a crock of BS


21 posted on 10/05/2012 3:32:56 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: DallasBiff

22 posted on 10/05/2012 3:32:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: arista
If everyone loves Sesame Street so much, it should have no problem surviving on its own in the competitive marketplace just like every other successful show.

Bump that. Sesame Street should, at this point, be able to sustain itself through the royalties for the toys and educational materials it encourages and generates.

23 posted on 10/05/2012 3:33:37 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DallasBiff

Hey kid, time you grow the hell up. Big Bird is for 3 year olds. Try another channel.


24 posted on 10/05/2012 3:35:00 PM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: arista

Anyone who demands tax dollars for PBS and never gives “their fair share” for the programming they watch is a hypocrite.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 3:40:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: gorush
Big Bird won’t be fired, he’ll just be funded by those that love him most. Capitalism is a beautiful thing if allowed to exist.

Thank you for saying what I have been thinking the last couple of days. The BEST parts of PBS would survive. In fact, ALL of PBS would probably survive, they would just change into something of a "real" network. They already get corporate and other sponsorship, they even show advertisements. This would simply increase to 100%. I bet PBS would do even BETTER once off the government teet. Heck, don't the Koch brothers finance half the derned thing already...?

26 posted on 10/05/2012 3:43:29 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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fools ALLL the sesame street characters are SELF SUPPORTING

They recieve royalties and fees for being aired and sold ACROSS THE WORLD.

PBS does not need money for sesame street.

If anything BIG BIRD SHOULD OPEN THAT SESAME STREET BANK ACCOUNT and fund PBS on his own.

The children’s television workshop needs a b***tch slap.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 3:44:09 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: theDentist

Exactly. He’s probably been mommy coddled and just ended breast feeding a couple of years ago.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 3:44:47 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: DallasBiff

Dear Cecelia and your Parents who stage-managed your letter,

The United States is broke. Your share of the national debt is $200,000 and rising, and you and your children will have to pay it.

Big Bird makes $400,000,000 a year. Do you think the taxpayers should have to pay PBS to stay on the air when it has many sponsors and foundations?

A Broke Taxpayer


29 posted on 10/05/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: DallasBiff

Big Bird and company made several billion dollars getting subsidized by us.

Maybe we can get some of that money back.


30 posted on 10/05/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: DallasBiff

Hilarious. Lil Cecelia’s politically savvy mom had the presence of mind to send her letter to leftie Huff-Po but not to send her 8 y/o kid to bed before 10:30pm on a school night?


31 posted on 10/05/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: DallasBiff

Let Cecelia and her friends watch 40 years of “Sesame Street” reruns. Why, PBS could put them on DVD and sell them or give them away for a whopping donation!

Problem solved, have another drink ...


32 posted on 10/05/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Optimism is much shallower than hope.)
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To: DallasBiff

I can see the “news” media playing this one up big time, but they’ll ignore the fact that the Wookie’s school food program exempts her kids. Just the media doing their “job”, protecting the US move to full socialism/communism/dictatorship.


33 posted on 10/05/2012 3:51:31 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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This is the USSR sending a child to ask for peace (after an american did it)

this is the democrats banging school lunch trays saying the childrens are being starved.

goebles at his best.

big bird of the obama reich.


34 posted on 10/05/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: DallasBiff

Big Bird is part of the 1% - he’s a freaking billionaire, but still takes money from the pay checks of dock workers, teenagers trying to save for the prom and working seniors, every week.


35 posted on 10/05/2012 3:54:19 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: DallasBiff

Good Lord people are STUPID..Romney NEVER said he would fire Big Bird, he said he “Loves” Big Bird..just wants to cut funding to PBS if they get dollars from China. By the way the President of PBS makes over 600 grand a year, I think he can afford to buy Big Bird some birdseed


36 posted on 10/05/2012 3:56:03 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Just a lib-generated ploy.


37 posted on 10/05/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: GnL
Doesn't PBS already make millions off of Big Bird merchandise as is?
38 posted on 10/05/2012 3:58:07 PM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: Tuanedge

With libs EVERYTHING is manufactured outrage


39 posted on 10/05/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EDINVA

“”””Hilarious. Lil Cecelia’s politically savvy mom had the presence of mind to send her letter to leftie Huff-Po but not to send her 8 y/o kid to bed before 10:30pm on a school night?”””

An 8 year-old wrote this clap trap? I challenge that. More likely the mother - who uses Big Bird as a baby sitter while she blogs on HUFFPO and DU. The wording is a dead giveaway.


40 posted on 10/05/2012 3:58:41 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: qman

Big Bird-fil-A?


41 posted on 10/05/2012 3:59:30 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: DallasBiff

We all should have seen this coming, lol.


42 posted on 10/05/2012 4:00:42 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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43 posted on 10/05/2012 4:03:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: sodpoodle

I’d like to see a letter from an 8 year old saying he is tired of his daddy having to support under threat of the IRS gestapo a commie lib network that he doesn’t listen to anyway.


44 posted on 10/05/2012 4:04:31 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: sodpoodle

Parents who use their children to advance a political agenda should be ashamed of themselves...reminds of the ‘Death to Israel’ signs I saw children carrying at one of those ‘anti-war’ rallies in Washington a number of years ago...(No, I was on the Freeper side of the street with Congressman Dornan...)


45 posted on 10/05/2012 4:04:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: GnL

Cute Liberal trick—Who are the parents of the child—My bet they are Liberal activists. Romney should read this and answer the kids letter—saying “I like Big Bird too and I will set up a commission to help fund PBS with private sector cash—not Government money that’s just not there. I will even contribute to a transition from Public to private funding for Big Bird and all his puppet friends. and for Jim Leare too—I will lobby get him a job on Fox or some other station. He did a great job on the debate.” (that should kill Jim’s career).


46 posted on 10/05/2012 4:08:50 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: DallasBiff

Cecelia’s going to be singing a different tune when she’s 28 and the Feds are taking 80% of her paycheck to payoff the trillions we’re running up now.

But given that mom cc’d Huffington Post, I’m certain that mom had a lot to do with writing this.


47 posted on 10/05/2012 4:13:23 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: DallasBiff
yea right...an eight year watched the debate that began at 9pm...that eight year old should have been in bed...

and the liberals want us to believe an eight year old wrote this...unbelievable..

further proof that they lie, fraud, fake, phony stories..

48 posted on 10/05/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT by haircutter (.)
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To: DallasBiff
Dear Cecelia,

Because you watched Big Bird and got so smart, I'm sure you will have a very good job when you grow up and get married.

So go ask Mommy how she would like it if you just kept your big fat salary for yourself and expected her to buy all your food and clothes and pay for your hover-craft and implanted communication device on her credit card with 27% interest?

Then tell you Commie Mommy to write "I will not use my child as a political propaganda tool" one trillion times. You can also tell her that a special time has been set aside on Nov. 7 for the smart people to go and vote. I hear Big Bird will be signing autographs and handing out cookies rice cakes. You like rice, don't you Cecelia? No? Better get used to it.

49 posted on 10/05/2012 4:30:15 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (I weep for those who fought and died for our country only to have people give it up for 250 free min)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I would make 1 trillion 16 trillion, other than that great stuff


50 posted on 10/05/2012 4:33:36 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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