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Sesame Street to Introduce a Poor, Starving Muppet to Educate on Growing Number of Starving Children
thegateway ^ | October 6, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 10/07/2011 7:22:52 AM PDT by NYer

It’s an Obama world.
Meet “Lily” the starving muppet.

Here’s something else Barack Obama and democrats can be proud of.

With a record number of Americans on food stamps, record unemployment, increased debt and record poverty, Sesame Street will introduce a poor, starving muppet to educate on the growing number of starving children in Obama’s America.
Inside TV reported:

Sesame Street has a new muppet who is hungry for more than just cookies.

The iconic kids show is set to unveil a new impoverished puppet named Lily, whose family faces an ongoing struggle with hunger issues. Lily will be revealed in a one-hour Sesame Street primetime special, Growing Hope Against Hunger, which is being sponsored by Walmart. The special will star country singer Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, as well as the Sesame Street Muppets.

“Food insecurity is a growing and difficult issue for adults to discuss, much less children,” said the Paisleys in a statement. “We are honored that Sesame Street, with its long history of tackling difficult issues with sensitivity, caring and warmth asked us to be a part of this important project.”

The special will share the stories of real-life families to raise awareness of hunger issues in the United States, as well as strategies that have helped these families find food.



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1 posted on 10/07/2011 7:22:56 AM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

The solution? Send in the Swedish Chef muppet!

2 posted on 10/07/2011 7:24:49 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Sell the TV and disconnect the cable, so you can feed the children!!!!!!!


3 posted on 10/07/2011 7:25:27 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: NYer

They should have a staving North Korean character.


4 posted on 10/07/2011 7:26:42 AM PDT by DManA
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To: NYer

The left has been steadily saturating Sesame Street with leftist influence...

Sesame Street is going to have a starving muppet...

Nobody on Sesame Street is going to take it upon himself to step up and help this starving muppet so she isn’t starving...

Looks like they’re teaching the kids what the left is really like.


5 posted on 10/07/2011 7:26:55 AM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: NYer

How about an aids riddled butt-pirate muppet? So that kids can learn the effects of being a homosexual.


6 posted on 10/07/2011 7:29:33 AM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: NYer

This is simply brainwashing. The article states there are a record number of Americans on foodstamps. So who exactly is starving? Will this muppet have a single mother who is somehow impaired from using the foodstamps wisely? Besides substance abuse or mental illness from the parent(s), why would a child go hungry in America today?

I would suspect the above case won’t be the picture portrayed to the children.


7 posted on 10/07/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: NYer
Since this is PBS, I expect the character to be portrayed something like this.

Hello Kids, My name is Lilly. Me and my family are starving because of greedy corporations, the Tea Party and Republicans in congress. They want us to starve because they hate people who look different from them. There is a great man in the White House named Barack Obama who wants to help us, but he is being stopped by these mean people. Tell your parents to support the great socialist revolution! Together we can take the money from all the greedy rich Republicans and Jews on Wall Street and my family will be able to eat.

8 posted on 10/07/2011 7:30:06 AM PDT by apillar
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To: NYer

“Sesame Street will introduce a poor, starving muppet”

Not starving, no. Because even diehard welfare activists don’t pretend like the U.S. has a starvation problem. They’ll use the vaguer term “hungry,” but that’s also overdoing it, as we associate World Hunger with the distended bellies of African children. Welcome the euphamism “food insecurity,” which makes up what it lacks in drama by being hard to pin down. Using it, activists are free to pretend occasional uncertainty about future food—whether or not it is eventually eaten—is the moral equivalent of starvation.


9 posted on 10/07/2011 7:31:36 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: NYer

My lib sister always moaned about starving kids. She told me that I didn’t know what it was like to have your daughter say that she was hungry. She said that her daughter would cry, “Mommy, I’m so hungry!” and there was nothing in the house to feed her.

I looked at her and said, “You had nothing in the house to eat, yet you smoked full priced Salems and drank Diet Coke? Why didn’t you spend the .99, skip a cola and get some Mac and Cheese?”

She said I just didn’t understand.


10 posted on 10/07/2011 7:33:03 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: NYer

Where’s the starving children? I keep hearing about them but haven’t seen any yet. The only ones I see are in Africa and North Korea.


11 posted on 10/07/2011 7:33:23 AM PDT by barmag25 (Cain vs. Unable 2012)
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To: BJ1

“a record number of Americans on foodstamps”

Which has nothing to do with how many people are starving...err, I mean “food insecure.” Food stamps don’t buy food, as we all know, since its dependents would be buying food anyway.


12 posted on 10/07/2011 7:34:51 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: 3boysdad

Actually, they are toying with the idea...or may already HAVE done it...of an HIV-infected Muppet. The story is the little darling got HIV through a blood transfusion. It’s supposed to teach kids that HIV-infected people are “just like the rest of us”.


13 posted on 10/07/2011 7:35:24 AM PDT by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: NYer

How about a protesting muppet named Pinko or even a union muppet wearing brass knuckles named Jimmy. All lib.

Obama is the king of poverty and starvation.

BTW, why doesn’t the hungry muppet have foodstamps? Racism


14 posted on 10/07/2011 7:37:14 AM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: netmilsmom

“Why didn’t you spend the .99, skip a cola and get some Mac and Cheese?”

I’m almost certain you can buy more than one box of mac and cheese for 99 cents.


15 posted on 10/07/2011 7:37:33 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: hoagy62

That was on African Sesame Street.


16 posted on 10/07/2011 7:37:46 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: hoagy62

ROTFLMAO!


17 posted on 10/07/2011 7:38:09 AM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: Tublecane

“since its dependents would be buying food anyway”

That is, unless they were drug addicts, insane, or really, really stupid.


18 posted on 10/07/2011 7:39:18 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: NYer
Sesame Street should pick up "Franklin".


19 posted on 10/07/2011 7:41:04 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: apillar
"Since this is PBS, I expect the character to be portrayed something like this.

Hello Kids, My name is Lilly. Me and my family are starving because of greedy corporations, the Tea Party and Republicans in congress. They want us to starve because they hate people who look different from them. There is a great man in the White House named Barack Obama who wants to help us, but he is being stopped by these mean people. Tell your parents to support the great socialist revolution! Together we can take the money from all the greedy rich Republicans and Jews on Wall Street and my family will be able to eat."

Great post. This is purest anti-capitalist, anti freedom propaganda. The left is winning through raising generations of red diaper, non thinking drones.

20 posted on 10/07/2011 7:42:14 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: apillar
You just think this is sarcasm. My niece has a 3rd grade daughter studying the Presidents in school. She seems to know quite a bit about many of the prominent presidents, but when she got to Obama, she added, "that's the good one." One can only imagine what is being taught in her class.

Reason #1097 that I home schooled my daughter.

21 posted on 10/07/2011 7:47:01 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: netmilsmom
"She said I just didn’t understand."

What did your sister expect you to understand, that the meal should be Filet Mignon or bust? That mac and cheese is beneath them? That she wanted her smokes and soda while the tax payers should fund their house and meals? Did you ask?

Just trying to get into your sister's mindset.
22 posted on 10/07/2011 7:47:46 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: NYer

If Lily’s parents hadn’t used all their food stamp and welfare money to buy crack she would have enough to eat.


23 posted on 10/07/2011 7:48:41 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Had enough?)
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To: NYer

So where do those poor starving children get their flat screen TV to watch the show?


24 posted on 10/07/2011 7:50:49 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Bad, Ambition Without Talent Is Worse.)
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To: NYer

Dave Chappelle:

Little girl: Oscar, you’re a grouch.

Oscar: B!@ch, I live a f@&%ing trash can!!

I thought Oscar was the poor character on Sesame Street?


25 posted on 10/07/2011 7:54:09 AM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: BJ1
With a record number of Americans on food stamps

Yes, I was next to one at the grocery store the other day. She was getting a lot higher end meat than I was. I was getting the $1.68 a lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts..She was getting steaks, and (stupidly) buying pre sprinkled with paprika & onion powder boneless, skinless chicken breasts for grilling which was $6.98 a lb..

26 posted on 10/07/2011 7:55:06 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: NYer
Preschooler Agit-Prop.

They probably got the idea from the Palestinians.

27 posted on 10/07/2011 7:55:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: NYer

Apparently, published CDC and Dept of Ag research indicates that the nutritional intake of calories, protein, various vitamins and minerals - all the healthy, nutritional stuff - is roughly equal across socio-economic classes in the US.

The only difference noted was the higher proportion of obese women in the lower classes. (Big surprise).

Well, I’m sure that won’t stop the propaganda from the leftist media.

Anyone, BTW hear that truly obnoxious PSA thing with that whiney woman talking about being one of the “one-in-six” hungry Americans? Gag me with a silver spoon.


28 posted on 10/07/2011 7:57:15 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: NYer
I'm proud to say neither of my kids have ever watched Sesame Street. In fact, yesterday, I asked them if they knew what PBS was.

“PBS Kids? Yeah, that's the channel with all the stupid shows on it.”

Interestingly, they watch some thing called “Hitalia”, in which all the characters are named after countries, and each one is blessed with the most unpleasant, yet completely true stero-types each nation has earned.

Example: “Italy” is weak and timid, “Germany” always starting fights, “America” is the tough guy, “Canada” invisible to other characters, “Russia” has a drinking problem and is constantly fighting “General Winter”.

They constantly ask me questions about countries and history. It's like nothing I could have imagined.

29 posted on 10/07/2011 8:01:26 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: NYer
Let them eat polyethylene stuffing!!!
30 posted on 10/07/2011 8:03:27 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (My opinion doesn't really matter until March 13th anyway.)
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To: NYer

What a crock!

Just ONE photo of a child who even APPEARED to be starving would send the country into a tizzy.

There is no “there” there. This is propaganda.


31 posted on 10/07/2011 8:03:36 AM PDT by DNME (We need new Sons of Liberty and their knack for civil disobedience.)
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To: Tublecane

“I’m almost certain you can buy more than one box of mac and cheese for 99 cents.”

You can do much better than that for a buck: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/


32 posted on 10/07/2011 8:07:16 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: netmilsmom

My brother is a lib too. Could barely talk to him.


33 posted on 10/07/2011 8:14:46 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: sockmonkey
"Yes, I was next to one at the grocery store the other day. She was getting a lot higher end meat than I was. I was getting the $1.68 a lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts..She was getting steaks, and (stupidly) buying pre sprinkled with paprika & onion powder boneless, skinless chicken breasts for grilling which was $6.98 a lb.."

Why stupidly? After all, she was using your money to pay for her convenience. And if she runs out, there will be some other government handout program to give her some more while you are eating ground chuck and mac and cheese.

34 posted on 10/07/2011 8:16:19 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: dagogo redux

“Anyone, BTW hear that truly obnoxious PSA thing with that whiney woman talking about being one of the ‘one-in-six’ hungry Americans?”

No, but I want to, since those things are ridiculous enough to be great entertainment. My favorite is a radio spot that alters the song “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” to be about children instead of flowers, then tells us children are dying by the truckloads due to...can you guess? Parental neglect? Hate crimes? Lead paint in toys? No, no, no: secondhand smoke. Seriously.

“When will we ever learn?”


35 posted on 10/07/2011 8:19:48 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: NYer; All

Hi, NYer and company:

Feed her to Sweetums!

Jack.


36 posted on 10/07/2011 8:22:43 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: NYer

Yeah, I see those poor folks being interviewed by the LSM as the waddle down the street to and from the welfare office, bitching about their lot in life...and then waddling off to plant their fat asses in front of their 50” flat panel TVs!


37 posted on 10/07/2011 8:23:51 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: NYer
I like the reality.

“Lily” needs to have her mother and her mother's live-in boyfriend on the show too.

Let's keep it 'real-real'...

Mommy gets enough food stamps to feed the family - that's been proven. She gets an amount equal to what she needs to feed Lily. If the stamps are used the way they're suppose to be used.

But Mommy has to keep her boy friend happy so he won't hurt her or Lily... And she has to feed him. Mommy sells some of those food stamps for pennies on the dollar so boyfriend will be happy. Yeah, it happens a LOT more than there not being enough food stamps to feed a family.

It might be time to get real... and I don't mean the 'fake real' of liberal elite delusion. I mean the real real.

Lily not having a father to protect her is the biggest threat to her well being. Not a lack of food stamps.

38 posted on 10/07/2011 8:24:34 AM PDT by GOPJ (Four boxes for the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order.)
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To: Redleg Duke

On their way home, they waddle to the Indian casinos to play slots for awhile, taking up two stools, one for each cheek.


39 posted on 10/07/2011 8:38:24 AM PDT by Montanabound
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To: NYer

Channeling Wall Street Protesters:

Sesame Street are capitalist pigs - they sell products that should be given away for free....here’s their corporate wares site:
http://store.sesamestreet.org/Dept.aspx?cp=21415_21456_21465&sort=&page=1

If they create the Lily toy it should be free for the asking or ordered through the food stamp program. If they plan on selling this downtrodden toy then they are worse than Wall Street.

(jeepers this is fun)


40 posted on 10/07/2011 8:44:50 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: rollo tomasi

>>Just trying to get into your sister’s mindset. <<

It was the same sob story that she told to all her lib friends to get sympathy. She forgot that I was there at the time that they were “starving”.


41 posted on 10/07/2011 8:53:25 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Tublecane

>>I’m almost certain you can buy more than one box of mac and cheese for 99 cents.<<

It was the 90’s. You could get three boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese for 1.00.


42 posted on 10/07/2011 8:59:32 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: NYer

I’m curious to know who’s behind the big push to convince us that hunger is such a huge issue. I was recently polled on it and the “facts” they stated about hunger in the US were beyond ridiculous. Now not only am I a globull warming denier, I’m also a hunger-crisis denier. I’m collecting leftist titles as fast as they can give ‘em.


43 posted on 10/07/2011 9:12:21 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: HushTX

IMHO it has ALWAYS been saturated with leftist influence.


44 posted on 10/07/2011 9:38:58 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Anarchy IS the strategy of the forces of darkness!)
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To: LoneStarGI

“I thought Oscar was the poor character on Sesame Street?”

Awesome observation.

Despite grinding poverty, Oscar built himself a home out of whatever he could find and make do with, feeding off the scraps from abundance enjoyed by the well-off neighbors (I’m sure those actors are doing quite well). While a bit of a grouch, his tenacious survival instincts have kept him going in a contented lifestyle for decades.

He is, of course, ignored by the Leftist elite because they cannot subjugate him.


45 posted on 10/07/2011 9:53:27 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: LoneStarGI

“I thought Oscar was the poor character on Sesame Street?”

Awesome observation.

Despite grinding poverty, Oscar built himself a home out of whatever he could find and make do with, feeding off the scraps from abundance enjoyed by the well-off neighbors (I’m sure those actors are doing quite well). While a bit of a grouch, his tenacious survival instincts have kept him going in a contented lifestyle for decades.

He is, of course, ignored by the Leftist elite because they cannot subjugate him.


46 posted on 10/07/2011 9:54:21 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: TEXOKIE

Maybe it has been. I don’t know much about it, honestly, only what’s been going on lately.


47 posted on 10/07/2011 10:20:34 AM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: NYer

Those PBS people should be imprisoned for child abuse.


48 posted on 10/07/2011 10:34:05 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: netmilsmom
It is the old “Shut down your critical thinking skills and let your emotions feel sympathy for my sloth” routine.

I pray your sister can find her way out of self-pity, dependency cycle that the government bureaucrats promote.

49 posted on 10/07/2011 10:47:20 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: rollo tomasi

Honestly, she can’t.
She is a victim in the first degree and will always be that way. Even her kids have given up on her.


50 posted on 10/07/2011 10:53:00 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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