Teaching children about life, learning and even how to handle death? Big Bird must be stopped.
Interestingly, and not surprisingly, and appropriately, Sesame Street has asked Obama to take the ad down:
“Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns.”
Though they do have an (eloquent) opinion on the matter.
Interesting, via Reddit:
US National Debt is currently around $16 Trillion (or around $50k per American). Of that China holds about $1.2 Trillion, or about 8% of the total.
OMG! OMG! OMFignG! China owns 8% of our national debt!
Look at it a different way – China is willing to invest over a Trillion US Dollars in the US economy.
Most of our public debt has nothing to do with China.
We’re borrowing money from ourselves and from everyone. A lot of our money comes from US investors.
And, via Jon Stewart and Mediaite:
Not a huge line in the budget, but it’s about principle! Cue Lou Dobbs‘ criticizing President Obama for wanting to cut $4 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. That’s only 0.0008 percent of the $5 trillion Obama’s added to the deficit, Dobbs exclaimed.
Thus, by conservative logic, Stewart pondered, eight million is greater than four billion? And why do conservatives feel so strongly anyway? The answer lies in many angry comments that include “propaganda” and “brainwashing.”
So Fox News is “upset that empty-headed puppets are trying to brainwash and indoctrinate Americans?”
“Perhaps you could sue them,” Stewart quipped. “The charge could be copyright infringement.” ~ Mediaite.
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