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$55,000,000? You’re kidding, right?
I solemnly promise to never speak ill
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And now, the best summary I could find on the “Big Bird” brouhaha — from Kenosha Marge’s blog: >

My Pick Of The Litter Today

Politico, NBC, ABC, MSNBC Criticize Team Obama’s ‘Absurd’ Big Bird Ad

At the same time Team Obama released a childish ad hitting Mitt Romney for daring to consider removing multimillionaire, one-percenter Big Bird from the federal government welfare rolls, the Romney campaign released a devastating graphic that shows that, since his debate debacle, Barack Obama has mentioned Big Bird and Elmo 13 times but has not mentioned Libya or his plan to fix the economy even once.

A media that is obviously disappointed with Their Precious One’s debate performance and recent collapse in the polls is not at all happy with this silly and stupid Big Bird attack. Politico criticized the ad as small ball, NBC News described it as “absurd,” and ABC’s Rick Klein seems confused by the desperate smallness of it:

Team Obama makes a play using … Big Bird? The new Obama campaign ad uses a mock-serious tone to jump on Mitt Romney’s most famous debate line. It’s all in good fun, but the contrast may not be what President Obama is after, not now, not in this race. Romney is getting more serious by the day, with a foreign-policy speech and now Paul Ryan about to make the case for conservative fiscal policies. Romney marches toward Benghazi, while the president marches down Sesame Street?

Don’t you dare not click on this link to read the rest of Marge’s excellent analysis and research.

TONIGHT’s the night … I will post an open thread. And drinks are on the house!

SEE ALSO: “Big Bird fans rally for Million Muppet March to save PBS,” at KHOU‘s site., which lists the number of people who’ve signed up for the Million Muppets March. 4,000?

Besides,leaving the march until November 3r means that no early voters will be influenced and, quite honestly, who is going to vote for or against a presidential candidate because of Big Bird.. Aren’t these more likely concerns — Libya, jobs, the economy, our foreign trade deals, and on and on. Yowza.

  • Constance

    When I saw a clip of Romney saying he was going to cut government subsidy of PBS, I didn’t think of Big Bird, being a senior citizen. This is what came to mind:

    Colorado 9/11 Visibility: AE911truth.org Film #1 Most Watched/Shared PBS Documentary

    It’s too bad the Obama campaign isn’t in a position to point out the obvious here. I have never been able to figure out why nobody in the mainstream press or no politician or former politician, except Jesse Ventura, is willing to challenge the official myth of 9/11.

  • DianaLC

    I can say that I personally have never been a Sesame Street fan ever. What that show did for reading education, was not the wonderful thing people like to think it was. It’s part of the problem. American children now have no ability to concentrate on learning, to sit still, to think hard. Learning has to come as a sound bite, as quick and silly entertainment as far as many are concerned. The worst reading scores are always in the realm of comprehension. That’s understanding what you’ve read, not just being able to sound out what you’ve read.
    There is no sense nowadays that in order to learn sometimes–no, most of the time—one has to concentrate for a long time. For athletic endeavors, people understand the concept of “no pain, no gain,” but children nowadays do not understand that the same holds true for academic endeavors. And there is no concept that “fun” can come also from really learning new things, learning the subject thoroughly and not just through a quick Google search.
    Big Bird can go the way of the Dodo bird as far as I am concerned.

  • Theymustbemorons

    The bird they should be saving is the American Eagle, a.k.a. the fifty states.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Got a “toon” for that one too…

    • HARP2

      Bingo !!

      Pick one.

      • Theymustbemorons

        I love it!

  • HARP2

    Big Bird is not a Muppet and besides, it`s well past time that he left the Government nest.