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Romney wants to cut funding for PBS and Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by tutter_fan, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's an oversimplification.

    The left attacks the right, sure... sometimes on things that are kind of petty...

    as far as the right goes, they attacked the president on his birth certificate, attacked him again because it was a "fake," attacked him for not being faster on Libya, attacked him on aiding Libya, attack him on jobs data, attacked him for supposedly fudging the jobs data, attacked him for being hard on B.P., attacked him for getting political money from B.P., and my personal favorite, attacked him for being a secret "Muslin" commie that came to the country to destroy it, NOT letting him pass anything, setting him up to fail, telling each other their priority is to fail, and then attacking him for "failing."

    Liberals called George Bush dumb and a daddy's boy. And brought up he did coke.

    Yeah... EXACTLY the same thing.
  2. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Again both sides attack each other so I don't really think that's an oversimplification as you call it. Agree to disagree. So yeah...EXACTLY the same thing. But I am choosing to not participate in this election anyways so...to both sides have fun going at it.
  3. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    Well... This whole thing is pretty confuzzlededing to me, but I definitely agree with you guys... :shifty:
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's the main problem with politics: these people spend all of their time and energy telling the people why they SHOULDN'T vote for the opponent, and never even enlighten us on why we should vote for THEMSELVES instead.

    Even with local elections, like for mayors, county officials, stuff like that? I HATE having to go through that kind of voting every single year, because I NEVER know WHO to vote for, because NOBODY speaks about the issues or anything, they just spend all their time bashing the other candidates and tell us not to vote for them.
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  5. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    And that is why so far I am choosing to not vote for either candidate this year. Neither side has convinced me why I should vote for them.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And yet, whenever you say you don't want to vote, people go BALLISTIC. Like, "Look here, it is your GOD-GIVEN PRIVILEDGE to be able to VOTE, and BY GOD, you are GOING to VOTE for SOMEBODY, because it's your RESPONSIBILITY as an HUMAN BEING to VOTE!!!"
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  7. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Can I give you a hug? LOL Because this is exactly what I went through before I even registered to vote. But it's also my right to not vote for someone who I don't believe in. But yet everyone was riding on my high horse "OMG YOU HAVE TO REGISTER ITS' YOUR AMERICAN RIGHT MOST PEOPLE WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO HAVE THAT RIGHT, PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES GET SHOT AT!" I gotta be honest I didn't register to vote till I was 25. My mom just went ballistic on me when I said I was thinking about not voting in this election. I did vote in the last one because one did convince me of why I should vote for him. But this election neither side has swayed me.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh sure.


    And yeah, I've heard that exact same stuff too.
  9. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    So it's basically just go vote because people say you should. Well for me unless one can convince me from now until next month of why I SHOULD vote for them then I am NOT voting. I do favor my views of one a little more then the other but that's still not enough to convince me of why they should have my vote. As you said TELL ME WHY I should vote for you! Don't tell me why I SHOULDN'T vote for the other one. It's what makes it so confusing to me!
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    No, I'm not voting for Obama...but this is too perfect...

  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    "Indoctrinating with a liberal agenda"...what is the liberal agenda?

    Uh...peace, tolerance, civil rights, etc? oooh, scary evil socialism!

    Again, while Im disappointed with a lot of the fake mainstream "liberals"(the obamabot yuppys who are unaware of anything), there's really not much in the conservative sphere one can say is too appealing no matter what spin they try to put. Though to me, Obama is too right wing for me so I guess that says a lot about my politics:)
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  12. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I'm stumped too. I mean, what is the liberal agenda of Sesame Street? Do only kids of privilege deserve a head start in education? Maybe Fox News is still begrudging the "highly integrated cast of children" like Mississippi did back in 1970. (By the way, I find the fact that the state of Jim's birth and the place where they hold his annual celebration ever felt that way to be incredibly odd. History, huh?)

    And of course, they confuse Sesame Street with the Muppets. Even so, the Muppets are all about capitalism. They worked hard to put on a show each week in order to make ends-meet. They had so many licensed products in the 70's and 80's and let's not forget that they started in commercials!

    If any muppety troupe of characters should be attacked for a liberal agenda it should be the Fraggles. The show exposes the interdependence of everything and that's something a lot of conservatives don't want their kids to know - that everyone matters! Just because something doesn't directly impact your life doesn't mean it doesn't factor into it somehow. I think Fraggle Rock should be required viewing. I think it too should be on PBS instead of pay cable.
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Even PBS is pay TV to a degree: now that analog broadcasting is obsolete, you have to either pay for a converter box to pick up certain channels and networks, or simply buy cable.
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  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I just know I love The Muppets :) , Sesame :wisdom: , and Fraggle Rock :excited: . That is all.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They're all Muppets to me.
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  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

  17. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    They get to respond, they just don't get to win, lol. These guys are all friends anyway, the whole partisan thing is nonsense that the public too easily buys into.

    This is true, lol.
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    @jamie: Oh definitely. Fraggle Rock is wholly focused on a hippy dippy new agey vibe(which I love!)

    Though, I also realize another message of the Muppets is tolerance, which even I admit to not being when it comes to some beliefs.
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  19. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Regarding the infamous Big Bird ad, I liked the "no matter where they nest" part, it's creepy like those old '80s PSAs, lol.

    But yeah it does come off more like a spoof than a real commercial. It's surprising frankly that anyone approved it.
  20. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I'm sure they're friendlier than it comes-off on screen. You must be cherry-picking rarities because it is not standard practice with.Hannity, OReilly or many others. The Democrats they "invite" onto these guys' programs are not allowed to respond before they are cut-off. They've even gone so far as to publicly shut off the microphones of those who dare to complete a statement. That's why many people refuse to go on the network. It's not that they're frightened or partisan. It's because they are used as strawmen to sit there, look stupid and prove a point manufactured by the host.

    It is this created conflict that translates into ratings, but these are empty calories. It is junk food news. I have never seen a less informed panel of hosts than the ones at Fox News. I don't include everybody over there. It's mainly Hannity and the dodos of Fox & Friends that don't understand the basics of politics. O'Reilly and Cavuto, on the other hand, do understand and they intentionally mislead others.

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