Big Bird: he must be stopped. {Videos}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 9, 2012
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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.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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