Save Big Bird

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    Oct 06, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    During the debate, the topic of what Mitt Romney wanted to cut when he took office, was to eliminate funding to PBS.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/fact-check-mitt-romneys-pbs-cuts-wont-fire-big-bird/

    So, Save Big Bird!

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    Oct 06, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    I say get rid of it. Kids today need to be raised on more Cinemax. 9 PM softcore porn for all!
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    Oct 06, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    Kids are just getting to smart with Sesame Street .. next they'll want to get actual educations and realize that the GOP is a party of lies .... we have to stop this now before it gets out of hand
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    Oct 06, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
    Ariodante said Kids today need to be raised on more Cinemax. 9 PM softcore porn for all!


    Agreed on the Cinemax.
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    Oct 06, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidKids are just getting to smart with Sesame Street .. next they'll want to get actual educations and realize that the GOP is a party of lies .... we have to stop this now before it gets out of hand
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    Stop the killing of sesame street!
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    Oct 06, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    Big Bird is gay and is a threat to our youth ... and that bert and ernie are just teaching young boys that its ok for two men to live together, that's just not right ... about the only salvagable character on sesame street is Oscar the Grouch ... that's the kind of character that we need our youth to idolize and be their role model ... they can learn it is ok to live in a garbage can and eat garbage
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    Oct 06, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    I vote Mitt Romney be court ordered to play the role of Big Bird - complete with wearing the costume and being on the show - for the rest of his life.
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    Oct 06, 2012 7:38 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI vote Mitt Romney be court ordered to play the role of Big Bird - complete with wearing the costume and being on the show - for the rest of his life.

    You get the tar .... I'll get the yellow feathers icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 06, 2012 8:06 AM GMT
    How is this joker even a candidate..............
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    Oct 06, 2012 9:56 AM GMT
    Oh good! Because kids today can't count to 10 without a calculator anyway, let's take off one of the few educational and worthwhile shows still on TV.

    Yes!!!

    Yay Republicans!!!

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    Oct 06, 2012 11:12 AM GMT
    PBS can learn to stand on it's own feet
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    SkittleGangsta saidPBS can learn to stand on it's own feet


    Know-nothing fools should keep their mouths shut.

    PBS is America's biggest classroom. So, yeah, let's take government out of education! icon_rolleyes.gif

    Eliminating the funding would have virtually no impact on U.S. debt.

    "For fiscal year 2010, federal funding for PBS through [the Corporation for Public Broadcasting] accounted for about 12% of PBS’ revenue. In terms of dollars, that works out to about $300 million. There’s not much wiggle room to be had: the money that actually goes to CPB is split according to a mostly statutory formula. For 2015, Congress has budgeted $445 million for CPB. That’s just below 1/100th of 1% of the budget."
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:38 AM GMT
    credo said
    SkittleGangsta saidPBS can learn to stand on it's own feet


    Know-nothing fools should keep their mouths shut.

    PBS is America's biggest classroom. So, yeah, let's take government out of education! icon_rolleyes.gif

    Eliminating the funding would have virtually no impact on U.S. debt.

    "For fiscal year 2010, federal funding for PBS through [the Corporation for Public Broadcasting] accounted for about 12% of PBS’ revenue. In terms of dollars, that works out to about $300 million. There’s not much wiggle room to be had: the money that actually goes to CPB is split according to a mostly statutory formula. For 2015, Congress has budgeted $445 million for CPB. That’s just below 1/100th of 1% of the budget."


    Came here to say this.
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:39 AM GMT
    credo said
    SkittleGangsta saidPBS can learn to stand on it's own feet


    Know-nothing fools should keep their mouths shut.

    PBS is America's biggest classroom. So, yeah, let's take government out of education! icon_rolleyes.gif

    Eliminating the funding would have virtually no impact on U.S. debt.

    "For fiscal year 2010, federal funding for PBS through [the Corporation for Public Broadcasting] accounted for about 12% of PBS’ revenue. In terms of dollars, that works out to about $300 million. There’s not much wiggle room to be had: the money that actually goes to CPB is split according to a mostly statutory formula. For 2015, Congress has budgeted $445 million for CPB. That’s just below 1/100th of 1% of the budget."


    Ok dude, whatever you say, I'm not going to play debate with you. You were just waiting for someone to say something so you could write that, weren't you? I bet you even had it written before you even saw my reply.

    I am going to say this though, and that's that no child is going to grow up ignorant and uneducated because he/she didn't have television.
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI say get rid of it. Kids today need to be raised on more Cinemax. 9 PM softcore porn for all!


    That's how I was raised! lol.
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    Oct 06, 2012 11:51 AM GMT
    SkittleGangsta said
    credo said
    SkittleGangsta saidPBS can learn to stand on it's own feet


    Know-nothing fools should keep their mouths shut.

    PBS is America's biggest classroom. So, yeah, let's take government out of education! icon_rolleyes.gif

    Eliminating the funding would have virtually no impact on U.S. debt.

    "For fiscal year 2010, federal funding for PBS through [the Corporation for Public Broadcasting] accounted for about 12% of PBS’ revenue. In terms of dollars, that works out to about $300 million. There’s not much wiggle room to be had: the money that actually goes to CPB is split according to a mostly statutory formula. For 2015, Congress has budgeted $445 million for CPB. That’s just below 1/100th of 1% of the budget."


    Ok dude, whatever you say, I'm not going to play debate with you. You were just waiting for someone to say something so you could write that, weren't you? I bet you even had it written before you even saw my reply.


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    Okay. Whatever you say.
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    Oct 06, 2012 12:11 PM GMT
    I never watched Big Bird. I was a Barney man my self.
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    Oct 06, 2012 12:17 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI vote Mitt Romney be court ordered to play the role of Big Bird - complete with wearing the costume and being on the show - for the rest of his life.


    Wouldn't you have to change his name to Bigot Bird??? icon_neutral.gif
  • jeepguySD

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    Oct 06, 2012 12:21 PM GMT
    Governor Romney was probably just being glib by associating PBS only with Big Bird, but it is sadenning to think that probably plays right to his base. PBS, including NPR, are a fantastic value for the American People. To ignore so much intelligent programming, like All Things Considered, Fresh Air, NOVA, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and so much more, and focus only on Big Bird, strikes me as condescending and contemptuous.
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    Oct 06, 2012 12:48 PM GMT
    jeepguySD saidGovernor Romney was probably just being glib by associating PBS only with Big Bird, but it is sadenning to think that probably plays right to his base. PBS, including NPR, are a fantastic value for the American People. To ignore so much intelligent programming, like All Things Considered, Fresh Air, NOVA, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and so much more, and focus only on Big Bird, strikes me as condescending and contemptuous.


    Not to mention PBS has probably the best musical programming of any free or pay television network:Austin City Limits, some series with Studio in the name where I first heard Adele long before she was famous, an occasional Broadway show filmed live, concerts aimed at adults who have money to donate to PBS (Carole King/James Taylor, Idina Menzel). Unfortunately these are mostly shown during pledge months so you get to watch 20 minutes then listen to 20 minutes of begging for donations. I can't imagine how long those pledge breaks will last if government funding is slashed. But I do hold out some hope that should that happen people will rally and show their displeasure with their wallets.
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    Oct 06, 2012 12:52 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    jeepguySD saidGovernor Romney was probably just being glib by associating PBS only with Big Bird, but it is sadenning to think that probably plays right to his base. PBS, including NPR, are a fantastic value for the American People. To ignore so much intelligent programming, like All Things Considered, Fresh Air, NOVA, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and so much more, and focus only on Big Bird, strikes me as condescending and contemptuous.


    Not to mention PBS has probably the best musical programming of any free or pay television network:Austin City Limits, some series with Studio in the name where I first heard Adele long before she was famous, an occasional Broadway show filmed live, concerts aimed at adults who have money to donate to PBS (Carole King/James Taylor, Idina Menzel). Unfortunately these are mostly shown during pledge months so you get to watch 20 minutes then listen to 20 minutes of begging for donations. I can't imagine how long those pledge breaks will last if government funding is slashed. But I do hold out some hope that should that happen people will rally and show their displeasure with their wallets.

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    And I've been a fan of PBS since I was a kid... watch it at least once a week. Think its why I'm so into History, Foreign Cultures, Music in General, and Love to Learn!
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    Oct 06, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    {Devils Advocate Here} How much do YOU donate to PBS annually? If you truly value it, I'm sure you can't wait to pledge generously during the pledge-campaigns.icon_question.gif
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    Oct 06, 2012 1:04 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said {Devils Advocate Here} How much do YOU donate to PBS annually? If you truly value it, I'm sure you can't wait to pledge generously during the pledge-campaigns.icon_question.gif


    You're right. I've never given a cent. I have bought lots of Sesame Street merchandise which I hope a few pennies at least (if just licensing fees) finds its way back to the Children's Television Workshop.
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    Oct 06, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
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    Coach_Mike said
    jeepguySD saidGovernor Romney was probably just being glib by associating PBS only with Big Bird, but it is sadenning to think that probably plays right to his base. PBS, including NPR, are a fantastic value for the American People. To ignore so much intelligent programming, like All Things Considered, Fresh Air, NOVA, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me and so much more, and focus only on Big Bird, strikes me as condescending and contemptuous.


    Not to mention PBS has probably the best musical programming of any free or pay television network:Austin City Limits, some series with Studio in the name where I first heard Adele long before she was famous, an occasional Broadway show filmed live, concerts aimed at adults who have money to donate to PBS (Carole King/James Taylor, Idina Menzel). Unfortunately these are mostly shown during pledge months so you get to watch 20 minutes then listen to 20 minutes of begging for donations. I can't imagine how long those pledge breaks will last if government funding is slashed. But I do hold out some hope that should that happen people will rally and show their displeasure with their wallets.

    You're too cool for school! icon_razz.gif

    And I've been a fan of PBS since I was a kid... watch it at least once a week. Think its why I'm so into History, Foreign Cultures, Music in General, and Love to Learn!


    Are you kidding me? Idina Menzel...Rent AND Wicked....probably the greatest Broadway actress of at least our generation (although I'll entertain the argument of Audra McDonald). I didn't know you were a fan JR. But I don't want to turn this valuable thread about PBS into a Broadway musical thread....I already started one of those.
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    Oct 06, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    Here's another Romney line on Big Bird(delivered to a Republican breakfast meeting in Lansing, Mich. Feb 25) :

    "We send money every year to pay for PBS so they don’t have to have advertising on Sesame Street," he said.

    "I like Sesame Street, but I’m willing to have Big Bird look at Corn Flakes from time to time."


    THIS IS COMEDY GOLD for a Republican audience.