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"Million Muppet March" planned to defend U.S. backing for PBS
Reuters ^ | October 12, 2012 | Daneil Trotta

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigbird; commies; corporatewelfare; march; muppets; pbs; reddiaperdoperbabies
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1 posted on 10/12/2012 6:44:36 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile

Satire?


2 posted on 10/12/2012 6:45:25 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: psjones

Nope.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: cruise_missile

From another source....

On the Facebook page, Mecham also shared a letter he’d 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.”


4 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: psjones

The democrats are satire by definition. This is a planned event. Marijuana and Big Bird. It will be like a giant Woodstock. ;-)


5 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:30 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: cruise_missile

Krazy Kommie Kollege Kidz. These two pixies need to be deprogrammed.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 6:49:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: cruise_missile

Do these people know we’re subisidizing a bird that’s a member of the 1%?


7 posted on 10/12/2012 6:51:40 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: psjones

We need a big fat cat to take care of that big bird!


8 posted on 10/12/2012 6:53:32 PM PDT by cruise_missile (')
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To: cruise_missile

“Extinction”? Ridiculous. These people are utterly beyond parody.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 6:53:32 PM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: cruise_missile

Woodstock? No, sorry, that would be the Million Peanuts Characters March. ‘)


10 posted on 10/12/2012 6:55:18 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: cruise_missile

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


11 posted on 10/12/2012 6:56:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: EEGator

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.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 6:58:18 PM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: cruise_missile

Big Bird is going bourgeois.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: psjones

......Do these people know we’re subisidizing a bird that’s 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


14 posted on 10/12/2012 7:00:12 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: hitkicker

If something stood to be eminently merchandise-able, surely classic Sesame Street does.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 7:01:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: cruise_missile
How are they going to skirt around the copyright issues?


16 posted on 10/12/2012 7:01:44 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: cruise_missile

I thought this must have been the Onion...


17 posted on 10/12/2012 7:02:23 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: psjones
Do these people know we’re subisidizing a bird that’s a member of the 1%?

They don't know, nor do they care. Somebody on TV said that "Republicans are bad." That's all it takes.

18 posted on 10/12/2012 7:04:03 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: psjones

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.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 7:04:25 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: cruise_missile
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Keep Obama in president. You know. He
give you a free phone. You on disability
and welfare and stuff...

20 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:10 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: cruise_missile

Me? Work? HA!

21 posted on 10/12/2012 7:05:58 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: cruise_missile

What’s a muppett, a hair lip puppet?


22 posted on 10/12/2012 7:08:24 PM PDT by dalereed
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23 posted on 10/12/2012 7:09:08 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: cruise_missile
"Million Muppet March."

The grand total will wind up being about 15 Code Pink hags, with their vagina costumes and red wigs.

24 posted on 10/12/2012 7:10:56 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: cruise_missile
Occupy Sesame Street.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 7:10:58 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: psjones

Oh, I checked more than once. I couldn’t even laugh, due to how dumbfounded I was.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 7:12:37 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: cruise_missile

WIll they actually be giving their own money voluntarily?


27 posted on 10/12/2012 7:13:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cruise_missile

Hmmm... I thought they said they get/need little funding from the guv. I guess they lied about that. Or they would show how independent they can be. I see how much they are being syndicated.../sarc on last statement..lol.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 7:14:10 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL! Very good.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 7:14:30 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: cruise_missile

Von, von trillion, two, two trillion ... can ve count to seventeen trillion dollars, children?


30 posted on 10/12/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: KarlInOhio

That pepper spray image is awesome


31 posted on 10/12/2012 7:16:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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32 posted on 10/12/2012 7:18:20 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: cruise_missile

The Dems are going to trot out the children. It’s for the children. Each participant will receive a special commeneration picture of the President and his wife with Big Bird.


33 posted on 10/12/2012 7:19:24 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: ETL

Lol.


34 posted on 10/12/2012 7:22:08 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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35 posted on 10/12/2012 7:24:19 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: KarlInOhio

Occumuppets? Mupputards?


36 posted on 10/12/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: cruise_missile
The ME is afire, we are facing the largest tax increase in history, and the military buget will be gutted putting hundreds of thousands of high paying employees out of work, and all the RAT party can worry about is SAVING BIG BIRD?

This is a pretty sick political party and a fairly sick country at this stage.
37 posted on 10/12/2012 7:35:08 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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38 posted on 10/12/2012 7:35:33 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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39 posted on 10/12/2012 7:36:15 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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"I don't want to work
I want to bang on the drum all day"

Todd Rundgren - Bang on the Drum All Day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZclddLcOYYA

40 posted on 10/12/2012 7:45:12 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: cruise_missile
You know who I'd march for?

Bugs Bunny.

Bugs had plenty of enemies. Among them, Daffy Duck (Biden) and Elmer Fudd (Obama)Did he let it phase him?

No way. Bugs was cool and confident with hinself. He let his enemies act like fools, which usually led to their demise.

My point is, if you're gonna march over a cartooon character, by golly, make it worthwhile!

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41 posted on 10/12/2012 7:57:27 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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42 posted on 10/12/2012 7:57:47 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: cruise_missile
One trillion, two trillion, three trillion.. four trillion..
43 posted on 10/12/2012 8:00:55 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: dead

LOL. I had bird crap on my car the other day. Stuff dries like cement.


44 posted on 10/12/2012 8:06:19 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: cruise_missile

I cannot believe that the libs are now going to defend the ‘1%’. The guy that operates Big Bird earns $315,000. Go figure.!?


45 posted on 10/12/2012 8:08:21 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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46 posted on 10/12/2012 8:12:49 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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47 posted on 10/12/2012 8:20:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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48 posted on 10/12/2012 8:26:55 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL... Outstanding!


49 posted on 10/12/2012 8:32:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: cruise_missile

Just pay the taxpayer royalties for all the merchandise they have profited on for the past two generations of, say, 16% and call it a draw.


50 posted on 10/12/2012 8:36:06 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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