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Paul Ryan fundraising in Chicago, Big Bird joins protests
ABC ^ | 10/07/2012

Posted on 10/09/2012 7:11:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

October 7, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan came to the Chicago area for a big fundraiser, and protesting Democrats were waiting for him.

His motorcade arrived at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

The top price was nearly $76,000 per person.

Outside, Democrats demonstrated against the Republican agenda and Big Bird joined them to protest Mitt Romney's plan to end the federal subsidy for the Public Broadcasting System.

They were upset about his Medicare plans, but Republicans say they're on a roll after the first Presidential debate.

"The Romney-Ryan voucher plan would leave seniors at the mercy of health care insurance companies," said Katie Jordan of the National Alliance of Retired Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bigbird; chicago; fundraising; paulryan
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1 posted on 10/09/2012 7:11:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like BIG BIRD is following Paul Ryan all over the USA.

Here’s another one:

WATCH VIDEO OF BIG BIRD IN PROTEST...

http://www.digtriad.com/politics/article/249071/289/Big-Bird-Congresswoman-Protest-Ryan-Visit-In-Detroit

Big Bird, Congresswoman Protest Ryan Visit In Detroit


2 posted on 10/09/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

SNUFF THE ROOSTER!!!!


3 posted on 10/09/2012 7:13:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t they lefties realize that Big Bird, Oscar, Elmo and all the fat cats at the Sesame Workshop and PBS are all part of the evil “one percent”?

Sesame Street makes millions in profits and the executives at this “not for profit” make a fortune as do most Public Broadcasting execs.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like a commie lib freak dressed up like a chicken to me. Ryan needs to hire Foghorn Leghorn to whip Big Bird’s Big government ass.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Big Bird. How original.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

I was at the Romney rally in Newport News VA yesterday and some idiot was there in a raggedy Big Bird costume too. The rats must’ve bought a truckload of those crappy outfits.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 7:17:01 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, in addition to a stupid-looking imposter for Big Bird, we have someone who can’t spell throwing the ultimate “Teabagers” insult at us. He is not only using a gay slur (a large part of his own constituency) with the insult, but he is also showing us the sorry state of our public schools. Of course, he is in Chicago, so that should go without saying.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 7:18:08 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: SeekAndFind
Is Big Bird there demonstrating for his/it right to marry whomever he/it chooses?

Human, bird, etc??

9 posted on 10/09/2012 7:18:57 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

> Sesame Street makes millions in profits and the executives
> at this “not for profit” make a fortune as do most Public
> Broadcasting execs.

Ah, but, as Marshall Mcluhan said, “The medium is the message.”

So, all those fat cat rich execs that make millions off of the Sesame Street characters can be “forgiven” by the left because of the message they send. Like Ben and Jerry’s.

I have always thought of Sesame St. as creepy and the absolute WRONG way to teach kids anything.

Compare the SAT scores of the Sesame Street generation to those of the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner generation.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 7:19:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan should have Big Bird Ushered up to the stage and Ryan should give BB a short financial lesson on economics and how Big Bird’s Employers should pay their fair share, then after the lessonl, Ryan should have the ushers marched Big Bird to the back of the studio so Big Bird can have his head rung!


11 posted on 10/09/2012 7:20:16 AM PDT by classified
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Big Bird! What did you do with the $50,000,000 you made last year?


12 posted on 10/09/2012 7:20:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry to say but it looks like some of those protesters may be homeless folks.
13 posted on 10/09/2012 7:20:58 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: pgkdan

Oh, Detroit, not Chicago. My mistake. But then, I am sure the public schools are just as bad there, if not worse.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 7:22:02 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: liberalh8ter

They’re just urban campers.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 7:22:41 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SeekAndFind
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16 posted on 10/09/2012 7:22:44 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: cripplecreek

Umm......i don`t think he is a rooster........a capon maybe.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 7:23:05 AM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney and Ryan need to take Big Bird protestors head on. Call them up on stage and/or raise up a Big Bird doll and explain that the company that owns Big Bird makes over a 100 million dollars a year, selling products and advertising.

That’s a successful example of capitalism, but why should a poor farmer in Ohio or a miner in Pennsylvania have part of their taxes go to subsidize Big Bird?


18 posted on 10/09/2012 7:23:29 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They need to get ahead of this and start labeling Big Bird as part of the 1% and explain how much Sesame Street makes and STILL gets tax dollars.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 7:23:43 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now that Barry has lost everyone else, he’s going after the toddler vote. Nice.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: MrChips

“Teabagers”?

That anything like a honey-badger or a regular badger?


21 posted on 10/09/2012 7:25:17 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

22 posted on 10/09/2012 7:25:26 AM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: pgkdan

Oh, Detroit, not Chicago. My mistake. But then, I am sure the public schools are just as bad there, if not worse.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 7:27:00 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The Romney-Ryan voucher plan would leave seniors at the mercy of health care insurance companies," said Katie Jordan of the National Alliance of Retired Americans.

There is no "Romney-Ryan voucher plan" and the plan they do have has no effect on current seniors - it is designed to increase and maintain benefits while costing taxpayers less money without simply denying people care to save money and then in turn making it illegal to pay for it yourself like Obamacare does...and Obamacare leaves seniors to the mercy of an unelected board of bureaucrats designed to save money by denying them care. Fines are now being issued to hospitals if they readmit a patient within 30 days. Does this Katie Jordan support that?

24 posted on 10/09/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: SeekAndFind

Big bird and his owners are 1%ers.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

26 posted on 10/09/2012 7:30:17 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does anyone have a money breakdown of how much money is
Generated by the Children’s Television Workshop Inc. (owners of Sesame Street)?

They pay the pupeteer of Elmo 11 million a year, so there must be some kind of major money.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 7:30:34 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: classified

Good idea! And show Big Bird’s earnings! Why is he collecting ‘welfare’ while making millions? Of course, he needs a Obamaphone in his hand.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 7:30:48 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: wildbill

Or give them someone to rip apart verbally?

Explain how one “Patricia de Stacy Harrison”, CEO of a multi-billion dollar media empire makes millions in salary and bonus package and will make millions in her retirement package. Oh, and has a near-million dollar buy-out package (golden parachute) waiting for her if she leaves prior to retirement.

About half-way thruogh their 1% rant...let them know that the media empie is CPB. Deeeee-lish!


29 posted on 10/09/2012 7:32:03 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe we can locate someone with a flea ranch so they can dump a bunch of fleas on these big bird types, in addition to the ones they probably already have. If not fleas, lice work well too or even better chiggers! Love to see the bird doing the swim out there on the street.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 7:34:08 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Westbrook

I have always thought of Sesame St. as creepy and the absolute WRONG way to teach kids anything.

I raised 6 kids without Sesame Street. I have always thought it contributed to the ADD problem. It goes from one thing to another to another without let up leaving no time to reflect, absorb etc.... Just my personal opinion.


31 posted on 10/09/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: Westbrook

I have always thought of Sesame St. as creepy and the absolute WRONG way to teach kids anything.

I raised 6 kids without Sesame Street. I have always thought it contributed to the ADD problem. It goes from one thing to another to another without let up leaving no time to reflect, absorb etc.... Just my personal opinion.


32 posted on 10/09/2012 7:34:18 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: SeekAndFind

USE OF BIG BIRD NO LONGER COPYRIGHT PROTECTED?

Sesame Street Inc. is gonna NEED subsidy now LOL!


33 posted on 10/09/2012 7:34:18 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sesame Street is big business. Big Bird is a 1 percenter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Workshop


34 posted on 10/09/2012 7:36:08 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

What is CPB?


35 posted on 10/09/2012 7:36:37 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I’m thinking about all the profit Tickle-Me-Elmo generated! Ask PBS why they allowed Bill Moyer to keep all the profits from his show for himself ?
(Liberals Hate the word ‘Profit’!)


36 posted on 10/09/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: wildbill

Yes, that would halt their protests! AND, Big Bird and company need to release their IRS filings for the last 5 years, haa!

I HOPE our team finds a good way to stop these silly gigs...even if we have to hire our own Big Bird to come to the stage.

It is a real shame when people get attached to assistance programs. It makes them or those who benefit from providing a service search how to remain on a program totally funded by those working and doing more or less the right thing while they tend towards evil. I see sadly that it also causes one to not forgive a relative for a small wrong and show independence and hurt by letting a goverhment worker take care of their baby, not grandma. If we loose forgiveness and love for those in our family we’ll loose it for those we work with and live around.


37 posted on 10/09/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: SeekAndFind
Looks like they can't even spell "teabaggers". Clearly, these are intellectual giants.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan came to the Chicago area for a big fundraiser”

Could Illinois be in play?

Romney -13, not impossible.


39 posted on 10/09/2012 7:39:35 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Teacher317

Isn’t that the “ObamaPhone” (in this pic)


40 posted on 10/09/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Explain how one “Patricia de Stacy Harrison”, CEO of a multi-billion dollar media empire makes millions in salary and bonus package and will make millions in her retirement package. Oh, and has a near-million dollar buy-out package (golden parachute) waiting for her if she leaves prior to retirement.

Millions here, a (near) million there... pretty soon we are talking about serious money. With figures like those, how come Big Bird isn't wearing his Mister Moneybags ("Monopoly guy") top hat, monocle, spats and cane at these events? Is he slumming or something? Is he just another 1%-er playing like he's one of the peeps?

41 posted on 10/09/2012 7:44:06 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: Teacher317

OOPS, fixed it

Isn’t that the “ObamaPhone” LADY(in this pic)


42 posted on 10/09/2012 7:44:39 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Romney/Ryan came to California as well. For the money. So did Bush, so did McCain.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 7:47:43 AM PDT by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: Teacher317
LOL I just noticed...

Not only “DERAM”, but other sign has it “DRAEM”...

Obama has secured the “moron” vote.

44 posted on 10/09/2012 7:49:35 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney needs his own Big Bird and have him say that 99% of his program is paid for by other than taxpayer money.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 7:51:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: wildbill

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, or as I like to ssay when Charlie Rose comes on, Comrades, Publicly Bitching.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 7:54:33 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey! Big Bird!

I Got something for you.


47 posted on 10/09/2012 7:55:59 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Westbrook

“Compare the SAT scores of the Sesame Street generation to those of the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner generation.”

What a great line!!!


48 posted on 10/09/2012 7:57:31 AM PDT by GoldwaterChick
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To: SeekAndFind
I just saw a new DNC TV ad that went through all these criminals, like Maddoff and Lay, as these Wall Street Criminals, but how Romney is going after the REAL villain, "Big Bird." The RNC responded with an ad going after Obama and the DNC, showing how in the latest DNC ad, they mentioned Big Bird and Elmo a bunch of time, yet didn't mentioned fixing the economy or Libya even once!

Mark

49 posted on 10/09/2012 7:57:42 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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I think it is great that Big Bird is following Romney/Ryan around. What a perfect reminder of the debate victory for Romney and the trashing he gave Obama.
50 posted on 10/09/2012 7:59:17 AM PDT by Adventure gal
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