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Mitt Romney: I stand with Big Bird (Real Romney petition-not satire)BARF
Change.org ^ | 10/4/12 | Evan Sutton

Posted on 10/04/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by barmag25

Big Bird isn't just a big, yellow bird. Every day, millions of children -- including my two sons and my daughter -- tune in to PBS. What they get is programming that teaches them. They learn their letters and numbers, yes. But they also learn about character. About treating one another with dignity and kindness. They learn that it's OK to be different, and to stand up for their friends.

Governor Romney says he likes Big Bird, but he's going to cut PBS anyway. PBS accounts for about 1/100th of 1% (.0012%) of the Federal Budget. It provides high quality educational content for children. It provides important news and information for adults. Cutting PBS won't help solve the budget deficit, but it will contribute to a character and education deficit. It will contribute to a cultural deficit as important news and information programs are taken off the air. It will rob us of some of our most cherished programs and sources of information.

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Grasping at straws?
1 posted on 10/04/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Romney’s comeback

“Hey, Big Bird makes more than I do. He clearly doesn’t understand the problems of average, American children.”


2 posted on 10/04/2012 6:31:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: barmag25

I walk to the post office every day. Sure driving down there isn’t going to break me but it all ads up.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: barmag25

Big Bird et al get MILLIONS in profits. Let THEM support the liberal NPR.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 6:32:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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The fact that it is a miniscule fraction of the federal budget has NOTHING to do with the fact that the expenditure is Anti-Constitutional.

Sheesh! These people must think it’s possible to be a little bit pregnant, too.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 6:34:23 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: barmag25

6 posted on 10/04/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DJ MacWoW

It’s almost as if, people think NOTHING can survive without government assistance.

Give people a CHANCE to support Big Bird. Maybe, they will.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 6:35:01 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: barmag25

I was interviewed today on local tv and the clip they showed was me saying that we shouldn’t be borrowing money from China to fund PBS......


8 posted on 10/04/2012 6:35:17 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: Vince Ferrer
Well they've come to snuff he rooster...

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9 posted on 10/04/2012 6:35:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: barmag25

wow- so if we get rid of PBS the education system in this nation will go down the crapper??? i mean further down the crapper than it already is despite the gozillions we already spend on education?? got it...


10 posted on 10/04/2012 6:36:03 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Millions without jobs, millions underwater on house, dead ambassador, flag over our embassy, stagnent economy, $4 gas, higher prices everywhere, middle east in shambles, and these f’n idiots care about Big Bird! F them.
11 posted on 10/04/2012 6:36:19 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: barmag25

Geez. These people have never been to a toy store. Big Bird and Elmo and the rest have been merchandized for years and have earned enough money to produce 100 Sesame Streets once a day for the next 1,000 years. But the producers of that program, which taxpayers have subsidized and paid to develop, kept the merchandizing rights to those characters for themselves. Taxpayers haven’t gotten a dime back, ever, on their enormous, decades-long investment.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I read on another thread that Big Bird gets $50 Mil a year in profits. They don’t need our money.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 6:36:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: rlbedfor

Emotion over substance. Liberals love it.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:15 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
It’s almost as if, people think NOTHING can survive without government assistance.

Haiti is a perfect example. The foeign aid has poured into the place for years and the local farmers couldn't compete with the free food so they just gave up.
15 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: barmag25

Sesame receives NO government funding. They said so on CNN today. Big Bird is a 1%er


16 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: barmag25

Big Bird is for gay marriage and hates Chick Fil A. I stand with free enterprise.


17 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:22 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: barmag25
Shouting "You Meanie You!" is the Big Skirt that libs always hide behind.

It's amazing that none of them seem to realize this is no longer the 1960s, and that there are multiple, privately-held, and arguably better media that cater to elementary and pre-school age children of all learning abilities.

18 posted on 10/04/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Exactly. There’s all kinda crap out there with his face on it, but if the gov’t pulls their teeny share of money, he will be fired? Leftist, please!!


19 posted on 10/04/2012 6:39:24 PM PDT by UltraV ("Romney was channeling Reagan. Obama was channeling Biden." - Glenn Reynolds)
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To: barmag25
Pack up all your cares and woes
Hit the road, pointy nose,
Bye Bye, Big Bird...

Capitol Steps

20 posted on 10/04/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: UltraV

Barney makes even more!


21 posted on 10/04/2012 6:41:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I’ve never heard of big bird but if that is what it looks like, kill it!


22 posted on 10/04/2012 6:42:40 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: barmag25

“Should the political winds shift in an ugly direction...”


23 posted on 10/04/2012 6:42:44 PM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return. - Genesis 3:19)
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To: barmag25

I signed as Big Bird.

“I get no government funding. I AM the 1%”


24 posted on 10/04/2012 6:42:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: barmag25
I like Big Bird when he (?) calls out BHO to MO.... here.
25 posted on 10/04/2012 6:44:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m betting that Elmo is doing pretty good as well. Bert and Ernie have seen better days but if they invested wisely I doubt they’re exactly destitute.


26 posted on 10/04/2012 6:44:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: dalereed
I’ve never heard of big bird

Ok, you got me. How can you possibly not have heard of Big Bird? Did you grow up in the US?

27 posted on 10/04/2012 6:45:54 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: barmag25

So, Evan, I don’t have any children. Why do you expect me to pay for YOUR children to watch Big Bird?!


28 posted on 10/04/2012 6:46:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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Thank goodness F’n Big Bird was not visiting our ambassador and other American service men in Libya on September 11 or he might be dead. What would this idiots do then! Would they then be upset. I can't take these idiots anymore!
29 posted on 10/04/2012 6:46:33 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: barmag25

Romney should give the Big Bird to Obummer.


30 posted on 10/04/2012 6:47:27 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: Jane Long

That was hilarious!


31 posted on 10/04/2012 6:47:32 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: cripplecreek

It ticks me off that they use our tax dollars and make huge profits.


32 posted on 10/04/2012 6:47:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: barmag25

Somehow everybody always appeals to Sesame Street when cutting PBS funding comes up.

How about “All Things Considered,” and the rest of that garbage?


33 posted on 10/04/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“Did you grow up in the US? “

I’m 5th generation So. Californian and have lived all my 75 years in So. California.


34 posted on 10/04/2012 6:50:23 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: rlbedfor

I mean what if Big Bird asked for protection in Libya and our administration refused. Would it be headline news then? Would they care then!? I need to go to another thread before I break something.


35 posted on 10/04/2012 6:51:18 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: barmag25

I’ve teaching at a small university for 20 years

In that time, I have seen what Sesame Street has wrought on the minds of our children.

Textbooks are no longer text, they are big, bright images with material presented in 30 second clips. Kids don’t have the attention span to actually read an entire chapter in a book without entertaining interruptions,

I HATE what Sesame Street has done to education.


36 posted on 10/04/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: barmag25

Big Bird needs to get his feathered tail off the dole and out into the job market.


37 posted on 10/04/2012 6:53:59 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: barmag25

Last time I looked, Children’s Television Workshop collected $47 million in annual licensing royalties. They do not need to be subsidized.

Nor does Amtrak, farmers, Planned Parenthood, green energy and on an on...


38 posted on 10/04/2012 6:54:15 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: barmag25
" It will rob us of some of our most cherished programs and sources of information."

Speaking of a robbery.... stop taking my money from me against my will and under threat of force to fund a television station!!!!

Where is that petition?

39 posted on 10/04/2012 6:54:15 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: barmag25

As Biden says, “The president has a big stick, and you’ll get a Big Bird.”


40 posted on 10/04/2012 6:55:23 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: KosmicKitty

I’ve BEEN teaching..

See, I blame it on Sesame Street (and my horrible proofing abilities)


41 posted on 10/04/2012 6:55:28 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: barmag25

Fry Big Bird. His bones can mark the path back to a balanced budget and Constitutional government.

If this dork wants his commie TV, why doesn’t he pay for it? Its not like they don’t take donations.


42 posted on 10/04/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: barmag25

When her kids are up to their tail feathers in debt financed by China so that they could watch some dumb bird on TeeVee, maybe she will think differently.


43 posted on 10/04/2012 7:15:58 PM PDT by missycocopuffs
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To: barmag25

When :spit: Barney was on PBS, they were paying Lyons to make the episodes, and not getting a cut of the merchandising bucks.


44 posted on 10/04/2012 7:18:03 PM PDT by E Rocc (November 2, 2010: The beginning of the end of the kleptocracy.)
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To: barmag25

The President of PBS makes over 600 grand a year, he can pay for Big Bird’s birdseed. Our federal dollars should NOT be spent giving money to a far left network like PBS.


45 posted on 10/04/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: barmag25
Mitt Romney: I stand with Big Bird

I stand with Romney—on Big Bird's sexually ambiguous neck.

46 posted on 10/04/2012 7:30:39 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: barmag25

47 posted on 10/04/2012 7:42:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: barmag25

Another liberal dad admits that he ain’t Big Bird.


48 posted on 10/04/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: barmag25

Romney gave specifics for eliminating govt waste...said he would look for any unnecessary govt spending, starting with things like PBS.

No matter how small a percentage of overall spending it is, all the small things add up to a lot of waste.

And after all these years, PBS and others can either make it or break it, including Big Bird.


49 posted on 10/04/2012 7:49:55 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: Jane Long

Thank you, that was very funny.


50 posted on 10/04/2012 7:55:26 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Psalm 37:3 "Trust in The Lord.")
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