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Sen. Boxer on PBS cuts: 'Republicans have a vendetta against Elmo'
The Hill ^ | 03/01/11 11:08 AM ET | Josiah Ryan

Posted on 03/01/2011 10:32:07 AM PST by BradtotheBone

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that House Republicans want to strip government funding of PBS because they have a "vendetta against Elmo."

Boxer made the comments during a floor speech where she made the case for her bill that would ensure that the president and lawmakers are not paid if a government shutdown occurs.

Boxer said that the cost of four hours of the Iraq war would be enough to keep PBS funded — and the popular fire-red children's character on the air.

Boxer believes that the GOP has more than just a vendetta against Elmo. She added that Republicans hold a "vendetta against healthcare" and a "vendetta against clean energy."

House Republicans last month passed a bill that would strip government funding for both National Public Radio and PBS.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: boxer; elmo; pbs; spending
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1 posted on 03/01/2011 10:32:08 AM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Just how much does Sesame Street merchandise make every year???


2 posted on 03/01/2011 10:33:22 AM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Your right Ma’am!


3 posted on 03/01/2011 10:33:31 AM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: BradtotheBone

Californians, please notice that your junior senator has the intellectual capacity of a first grader.


4 posted on 03/01/2011 10:34:02 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: BradtotheBone
For a person of her age, Boxer seems inordinarily vexed about this.

At least Big Bird is safe this time, Babs.

5 posted on 03/01/2011 10:34:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: BradtotheBone

once we found out that Elmo was a socialist! all about distractions!


6 posted on 03/01/2011 10:36:05 AM PST by bareford101 ("Aslan's on the move." The Last Battle-CS Lewis)
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To: BradtotheBone

Hey Boxer...as a taxpayer that has funded Elmo Inc for the last thirty years I sure would like to see my cut of the merchandising royalties from all PBS related programs!


7 posted on 03/01/2011 10:36:12 AM PST by databoss
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To: BradtotheBone

Boxer...don’t you love us? Aren’t you fighting for us? You’re rich enough—redistribute your wealth and pay for it for us. Surely you’re just this compassionate. Write the check, wench! Don’t be an Oscar.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 10:37:03 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: BradtotheBone
Sesame Street is a horrible show who's time has come. Its humor is mostly based off promoting outdated stereotypes and making fun of the less fortunate.

Poor Ernie is trapped in an abusive gay relationship with Bert.

The Cookie Monster has an eating disorder.

The Count suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Oscar wouldn't be such a Grouch if they didn't make the homeless live in garbage cans on Sesame street.

9 posted on 03/01/2011 10:37:30 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: BradtotheBone

Her abortion policy has been so successful that the Elmo fan population has dropped to a ‘special interest “ group we can no longer subsidize


10 posted on 03/01/2011 10:37:46 AM PST by RnMomof7
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To: BradtotheBone

It’s not Elmo, it’s Miss Piggy, who reminds me entirely too much of Babs “yes-ma’am” Boxer


11 posted on 03/01/2011 10:39:42 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Write the check, wench!

Ah, I'd rather have the cash, thanks.

12 posted on 03/01/2011 10:40:35 AM PST by skeeter
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To: BradtotheBone

No, we just think that elmo can support himself...


13 posted on 03/01/2011 10:40:43 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: BradtotheBone
Elmo gets on my nerves. I much prefer his cousin, Tickle Me Emo.
14 posted on 03/01/2011 10:42:00 AM PST by Maceman (Obama -- he's as American as nasi goreng)
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To: BradtotheBone

15 posted on 03/01/2011 10:42:05 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: BradtotheBone

Elmo is smarter than Boxer. They both need to be defunded.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 10:42:16 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: BradtotheBone

I’m so proud to live in a state where one Senator (Feinstein) is a lib, but is semi-rational, and the other (Boxer) who is a blithering leftist idiot.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 10:43:02 AM PST by Signalman
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To: BradtotheBone

The Sesame Workshop, formerly the Children’s Television Workshop, is a separate entity from PBS and is essentially self-supporting through a separate donor system and product licensing. In short, Babs is full of it. But we knew that.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 10:44:14 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: BradtotheBone

"You better refer to me as 'Senator' more than just in the title and opening sentence!"

19 posted on 03/01/2011 10:45:42 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Mr. K
Call me Senator Boxer continues to prove that she is one of the dumbest, if not THE dumbest, rat senators.

She realizes that that honor must be continually earned, and she is more than happy to oblige.

20 posted on 03/01/2011 10:48:03 AM PST by JPG (As WI goes, so goes the nation. Thank you, Gov Walker.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Whew..... Bert is off the hook


21 posted on 03/01/2011 10:48:44 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Mr. K

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZBJFxpTk_I&feature=fvst


22 posted on 03/01/2011 10:49:47 AM PST by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: BradtotheBone
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that House Republicans want to strip government funding of PBS because they have a "vendetta against Elmo."

Just let this little puppet go on his own, and Elmo will make more money than anyone at pbs can spend.

Now, the nightly news with some asshole that sounds like he came from England, he'll be gone.

23 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:24 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: BradtotheBone

"Hey, Babs: I'm the one who nailed the little bastard. What're ya gonna do about it?"

24 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:28 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

Elmo will be rescued before any US citizens on a boat near Somalia.

25 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:52 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: BradtotheBone
Are we calling Obama Elmo now?
26 posted on 03/01/2011 10:52:52 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Snickering Hound

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixiYZ9DPk8o&feature=player_embedded

This is the video where all the characters are telling each other they worked so hard for that title.

This is what all leftists deserve - mocking derision.


27 posted on 03/01/2011 10:55:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Elmo? I ----ed him.

28 posted on 03/01/2011 11:00:57 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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29 posted on 03/01/2011 11:03:20 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: BradtotheBone
And the Left has a vendetta against Yosemite Sam and they REALLY hate Superman. They are asking that the government issue an order to destroy all, tapes, references in print, any blogs, DVD’s or any type records of him uttering the extremely offensive phrase, “Truth, Justice and the American Way”

Truth is totally against what the Left stands for. Facts make them feel “oogly”. Case in point, the only ones that still believe in AGW are Leftwing nuts that go along with the Cancunian banning of water (dihydrogen monoxide).

Justice is offensive,if you really are talking about justice as it was meant in OldSpeak. They only like justice if it is the NewSpeak version which is called “social justice” where certain groups get preferential
treatment because of perceived wrongs against them.

The American way. How would anyone DARE to presume that America is better than other countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Libya, etc. Nope, No more. Not having it.

From now on the Ministry of Information and Media commands that Superman may say: “Social Justice, Workers of the World unite, Some animals are more equal than others and Arbeit macht frei. He may never say the archaic, racist, nationalistic, pro (yech!)Capitalist phrase: Truth, Justice and the American Way”

That is all. Await further instructions.

30 posted on 03/01/2011 11:03:52 AM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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31 posted on 03/01/2011 11:04:32 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: bert
You know it is really about Bert.

32 posted on 03/01/2011 11:11:19 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: BradtotheBone

Tickle me Elmo? I think not.

33 posted on 03/01/2011 11:17:29 AM PST by wbill
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To: BradtotheBone

This proves the voters in California are brain dead!


34 posted on 03/01/2011 11:20:26 AM PST by mort56
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To: BradtotheBone

I really wanted to comment here, but the comments already posted are so good that all I’ll say is “Bravo! Bravo!”


35 posted on 03/01/2011 11:25:00 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer.")
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To: USNBandit
Don't forget Bert being evil and supporting Osama Bin Laden
I'm evil!

36 posted on 03/01/2011 11:25:28 AM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
LOL,I guess snopes didn't like me linking to them.
How about this?

37 posted on 03/01/2011 11:25:53 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: BelegStrongbow

“Californians, please notice that your junior senator has the intellectual capacity of a first grader.”

I fear you are far too kind. Boxer is six fries short of a McDonald’s Happy Meal — except in San Francisco where they’re banned.


38 posted on 03/01/2011 11:30:02 AM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: BradtotheBone

Somebody in Congress, Senate, needs to stand up in from of the podium and emphatically demand, “Cut the crap”.


39 posted on 03/01/2011 11:31:24 AM PST by Parmy
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To: mort56

When you consider who her “constituents” are, I agree. She represents the brain dead quite well.

Unfortunately, not all of us Californians get a say in whether or not she’s selected, we do get the albatross around our neck though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_8th_congressional_district


40 posted on 03/01/2011 11:32:52 AM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: skeeter
"For a person of her age, Boxer seems inordinarily vexed about this."

That's because Elmo and the Senator have the exact same material stuffed between their ears.

41 posted on 03/01/2011 11:34:03 AM PST by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
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To: mort56

Sorry, wrong brain dead senator district, this is the correct one...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives,_California_District_6


42 posted on 03/01/2011 11:36:42 AM PST by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Wonder if Cee Lo Green’s F-you performance with the muppets was done in protest?


43 posted on 03/01/2011 11:38:44 AM PST by jerseyrocks
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To: BradtotheBone

In 2010 Barbara Boxer won re-election.

And it wasn’t even close.

Think about that while you’re job hunting. :)


44 posted on 03/01/2011 11:44:37 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Boxer can connect ‘Elmo’ to Sesame Street, and Sesame Street to PBS. For a liberal, this is a monumental achievement of deductive reasoning. This puts her miles ahead of Pelosi.


45 posted on 03/01/2011 11:45:48 AM PST by Spok
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To: skeeter

The Goose Turkey is Cooked

turkey >

46 posted on 03/01/2011 11:46:25 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Mr. K

About $850 Million.


47 posted on 03/01/2011 11:47:50 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Yankee
Perhaps. I had read Boxer was deeply impressed by the PBS icon's intellect when he came before congress in '02.


48 posted on 03/01/2011 11:47:57 AM PST by skeeter
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To: USNBandit

Sesame Street is a one hour advertisement for stuffed animals.


49 posted on 03/01/2011 11:49:09 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BradtotheBone
'Republicans have a vendetta against Elmo'

Who doesn't?

50 posted on 03/01/2011 11:54:35 AM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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