Skip to comments."Million Muppet March" planned to defend U.S. backing for PBS
Posted on 10/12/2012 6:44:30 PM PDT by cruise_missile
(Reuters) - Plans to save Big Bird, the fuzzy yellow character on U.S. public television's "Sesame Street," from possible extinction are taking shape in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the "Million Muppet March."
The demonstration is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election.
Before the presidential debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney had concluded on October 3, two men who had never met each floated the Million Muppet March idea on social media. They immediately united to defend public broadcasting.
Romney pledged during the debate to end the U.S. federal government's subsidy for the Public Broadcasting Service despite his professed love for Big Bird, one of the characters on PBS's 43-year-old children's educational program "Sesame Street," which features the Muppets.
Michael Bellavia, 43, an animation executive from Los Angeles, and Chris Mecham, 46, a university student in Idaho, separately came up with the Million Muppet March idea in response.
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From another source....
On the Facebook page, Mecham also shared a letter hed received from Idaho Republican Congressman Mike Simpson, who said in part: I am a member of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which is responsible for the funding of CPB. Rest assured, I will continue to work with my colleagues on the Subcommittee to ensure CPB receives adequate funding.
The democrats are satire by definition. This is a planned event. Marijuana and Big Bird. It will be like a giant Woodstock. ;-)
Krazy Kommie Kollege Kidz. These two pixies need to be deprogrammed.
Do these people know we’re subisidizing a bird that’s a member of the 1%?
We need a big fat cat to take care of that big bird!
“Extinction”? Ridiculous. These people are utterly beyond parody.
Woodstock? No, sorry, that would be the Million Peanuts Characters March. ‘)
Wait, this is a joke right? They can’t be serious? LOL LOL this is how you know the Dems are DONE..this is all they care about
I noticed it was from Reuters, but some things are just so hard to believe, that you just gotta make sure it’s for real.
Big Bird is going bourgeois.
......Do these people know were subisidizing a bird thats a member of the 1%?.......
Not true. Big Bird is a totally different group. That group is very very rich non profits. Big Bird pays no taxes
If something stood to be eminently merchandise-able, surely classic Sesame Street does.
I thought this must have been the Onion...
They don't know, nor do they care. Somebody on TV said that "Republicans are bad." That's all it takes.
These are people that need the issue to be Big Bird because it fulfills the fantasy they call life.
To remove themselves from childish fantasy and defenses would cause them to perhaps, glimpse the real world, and that can not be borne.
Keep Obama in president. You know. He
give you a free phone. You on disability
and welfare and stuff...
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