Skip to comments.8-Year-Old’s Letter to Romney Urges Him to Not Fire Big Bird
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.
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Sheesh, the Obamacrats are desperate.
SNUFF THE ROOSTER!!!!
If Big Bird is really that popular, it will survive on its own without all of us paying for it involuntarily. Stupid statist leftists.
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)...
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.
Talk about a big thankgiving bird...mmm
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...
Thanksgiving that is.
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.
Make that ...without all of us having to barrow money from China to pay for it involuntarily.
SNUFF n STUFF
In the end, Sesame Street is all marketing, isn't it.
Does Cecelia’s parents donate to PBS? If not, maybe they should.
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.
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)
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.
Take away the bird feed. Put him on Michelle’s diet.
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.
Kid was in bed this is a crock of BS
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.
Hey kid, time you grow the hell up. Big Bird is for 3 year olds. Try another channel.
Anyone who demands tax dollars for PBS and never gives “their fair share” for the programming they watch is a hypocrite.
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...?
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.
Exactly. He’s probably been mommy coddled and just ended breast feeding a couple of years ago.
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
Big Bird and company made several billion dollars getting subsidized by us.
Maybe we can get some of that money back.
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?
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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
Just a lib-generated ploy.
With libs EVERYTHING is manufactured outrage
“”””Hilarious. Lil Cecelias 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.
We all should have seen this coming, lol.
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.
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...)
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).
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.
and the liberals want us to believe an eight year old wrote this...unbelievable..
further proof that they lie, fraud, fake, phony stories..
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.
I would make 1 trillion 16 trillion, other than that great stuff