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HonestChieffan
10-06-2012, 07:02 PM
Of all the really important stuff like jobs, the economy, foreign affairs....this is Obamas issue

Pathetic



Drew Ė

What did Big Bird ever do to Mitt Romney?

For two years, Republicans have been pushing this crazy idea that Public Broadcasting is the cause of all our nationís problems. Itís ridiculous.

Letís tell Mitt and the Republicans in Congress that their failed policies of the past caused the deficit, not PBS!

Join Team Big Bird: Help us reach 100,000 strong standing up for Public Broadcasting

If Mitt Romney had his way, Sesame Street would be toast. And it wouldnít solve anything.

Add your name to stick up for Public Broadcasting: http://dccc.org/Team-Big-Bird

Thanks

Kristie

Kristie Mark
DCCC Chief Operating officer

stonedstooge
10-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Apparently this is aimed at the "smart" people

SNR
10-06-2012, 07:09 PM
I mean, I've always thought it was silly shit to even bring up cutting PBS/arts funding in government. It's an infinitesimally small amount.

It's the same logic used by Democrats with taxing the rich. It doesn't solve shit.

Bump
10-06-2012, 07:10 PM
FREE BIG BIRD!!!

READING RAINBOW MOTHERFUCKERS

qabbaan
10-06-2012, 07:16 PM
Sesame Street is a zillion dollar brand, it would be fine on its own IMO

Brainiac
10-06-2012, 08:08 PM
I mean, I've always thought it was silly shit to even bring up cutting PBS/arts funding in government. It's an infinitesimally small amount.

It's the same logic used by Democrats with taxing the rich. It doesn't solve shit.
True, but $455 million here and $455 million there, and eventually you'll be talking real money.

stonedstooge
10-06-2012, 08:13 PM
True, but $455 million here and $455 million there, and eventually you'll be talking real money.

A journey of a thousand miles, begins with one small step

Munson
10-06-2012, 08:19 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTEi-bOTPpIiawr1_QZLyj7A_94VdzpTqsOTtxPVcBmOgFuAZtzfA

LMAO

HonestChieffan
10-06-2012, 08:42 PM
Diwreck and lit and banyon all hate the antibird folk

RINGLEADER
10-06-2012, 08:54 PM
The rich tax Obama wants wouldn't do anything to solve the debt either, but that doesn't stop him from talking about it everywhere he goes.

RINGLEADER
10-06-2012, 08:58 PM
True, but $455 million here and $455 million there, and eventually you'll be talking real money.

And actually Romney used PBS as an example of a larger approach. But again the Obama crowd seems to have a lited capacity to understand big concepts or realize their guy lacks solutions, in favor of mocking the a piece of that bigger idea.

ChiefsCountry
10-06-2012, 09:09 PM
How about PBS stations sell advertising to pay for their programs instead of us taxpayers funding it.

mlyonsd
10-06-2012, 09:13 PM
Talk about grasping at straws.

Taco John
10-06-2012, 11:03 PM
I can't speak for any one else's kids, but mine don't stay interested in Sesame Street the way I was when I was a kid. Yo Gabba Gabba, on the other hand - they can't peel themselves away from the television...

chiefzilla1501
10-07-2012, 06:39 AM
I mean, I've always thought it was silly shit to even bring up cutting PBS/arts funding in government. It's an infinitesimally small amount.

It's the same logic used by Democrats with taxing the rich. It doesn't solve shit.

Read an interesting article that asked... why would he take on such a popular icon? He's said it many times so it wasn't a gaffe.

Interesting take -- said it was his way of saying... Hey, I like this thing too, but we have to cut funding to even popular programs to pay down our debt.

redsurfer11
10-07-2012, 07:40 AM
Sesame Street is a zillion dollar brand, it would be fine on its own IMO


Disney would buy it a heartbeat. Put that money against the debt. Let PBS and NPR crash and burn.

Saul Good
10-07-2012, 07:47 AM
I'm curious as to what Republican ever said that public broadcasting is the cause of all our nation's problems.

BryanBusby
10-07-2012, 07:57 AM
How about PBS stations sell advertising to pay for their programs instead of us taxpayers funding it.
Perhaps because its used to educate instead of entertain and perhaps people would prefer that the airtime be used for that instead of a good portion of it going to advertise medication to help resolve erectile dysfunction, or watch stupid fucking talking animals say stupid fucking catchlines in bullshit disney flick xyz?

Public broadcasting funding is almost not even on the radar when it comes to the ungodly amount of money this government has been pissing.

listopencil
10-07-2012, 10:56 PM
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eBRYsAfchkY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

htismaqe
10-08-2012, 07:50 AM
or watch stupid ****ing talking animals say stupid ****ing catchlines

You do realize that 75% of the children's programming on PBS is PRECISELY this, right?

:D

RINGLEADER
10-08-2012, 08:34 AM
I can't speak for any one else's kids, but mine don't stay interested in Sesame Street the way I was when I was a kid. Yo Gabba Gabba, on the other hand - they can't peel themselves away from the television...

Free market choice makes PBS unnecessary. And not just for kids. When there were four channels I guess, but I still don't see where the Constitution encourages the government to own a station (as they did originally) or a network (as they did eventually).

CoMoChief
10-08-2012, 05:49 PM
When Obama has to grasp at straws.....they choose this.

He was bent over and rammed up the ass by a corporate shark and he truly didn't like that, and you could tell. He think he's a ****ing king and doesn't have to answer to anyone and to have someone talk down on him and his administration really made the guy uncomfortable.

KChiefer
10-09-2012, 03:51 AM
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Lou Dobbs now works for FOX as a financial analyst yet doesn't understand how fractions/decimals/percentages work.

He also believes saving 8 million by cutting PBS is greater than saving 4 billion by cutting oil subsidies.

Wait wait, oil companies need that money to be profitable unlike PBS right, righties???

Mojo Jojo
10-09-2012, 04:16 AM
I have a very good friend who did consulting for PBS...the dirty secret is they have a private held company that makes hundreds of millions from all the products they sell.

qabbaan
10-09-2012, 04:54 AM
Big Bird is just the kind of distraction they wanted to talk about in the wake of that steamrolling.

patteeu
10-09-2012, 07:13 AM
Big Bird is just the kind of distraction they wanted to talk about in the wake of that steamrolling.

http://www.gop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/the_count4.jpg?utm_medium=email&utm_source=et&utm_content=here&utm_campaign=1853922_209305_RNC%20Communications

blaise
10-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Joe Biden might think Big Bird is an actual bird.

patteeu
10-09-2012, 07:21 AM
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Lou Dobbs now works for FOX as a financial analyst yet doesn't understand how fractions/decimals/percentages work.

He also believes saving 8 million by cutting PBS is greater than saving 4 billion by cutting oil subsidies.

Wait wait, oil companies need that money to be profitable unlike PBS right, righties???

It's worth debating whether or not subsidies to the oil industry are worthy of continuation, but there's no such debate about the $8 million that goes to Sesame Street. There's no reasonable argument for why we should be borrowing money from China to prop up a show like that when (a) it could probably stand alone and (b) there are numerous other privately funded alternatives anyway.

Sannyasi
10-09-2012, 08:51 AM
http://i.imgur.com/kQPEp.png

blaise
10-09-2012, 09:16 AM
Doesn't everyone hate Big Bird?

patteeu
10-09-2012, 09:27 AM
Can one of the liberals here explain to me why so many liberals are going to bat to save PBS?

mikey23545
10-09-2012, 09:39 AM
Can one of the liberals here explain to me why so many liberals are going to bat to save PBS?

It's hard to say.

They already have NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc as mouthpieces. I guess they're just greedy (well, as long as they're using our money, they're greedy).

T-post Tom
10-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Can one of the liberals here explain to me why so many liberals are going to bat to save PBS?

The bigger question is "Why do republicans want to maintain $4B in subsidies for the ever-wealthy oil companies & cut $8M in subsidies to Sesame Street?" Oil execs compensation packages > educational material for America's youth? That's some interesting math.

blaise
10-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Can one of the liberals here explain to me why so many liberals are going to bat to save PBS?

They think this Big Bird thing is some game changer, but I don't think people even like Big Bird. As if Big Bird will be a symbol of the election in Obama's favor; I don't see it that way. I think it's just a sort of goofy aside to the campaigns, but I don't see it favoring either guy.
Aside from the far left spazzes on twitter I don't see too many people caring much at all.

mlyonsd
10-09-2012, 10:06 AM
Can one of the liberals here explain to me why so many liberals are going to bat to save PBS?It's easier to sit your kids ass in front of TV than it is to interact with them to teach then something. Parenting is just as hard as going to get a voter id card.

patteeu
10-09-2012, 10:09 AM
The bigger question is "Why do republicans want to maintain $4B in subsidies for the ever-wealthy oil companies & cut $8M in subsidies to Sesame Street?" Oil execs compensation packages > educational material for America's youth? That's some interesting math.

No, that's not a bigger question. That's an evasion. Can I take it that you don't have a good argument?

patteeu
10-09-2012, 10:11 AM
They think this Big Bird thing is some game changer, but I don't think people even like Big Bird. As if Big Bird will be a symbol of the election in Obama's favor; I don't see it that way. I think it's just a sort of goofy aside to the campaigns, but I don't see it favoring either guy.
Aside from the far left spazzes on twitter I don't see too many people caring much at all.

Yeah, I agree. I think it's ridiculous to think that "Save Bigbird!" is going to be the rallying cry that pulls Obama across the finish line.

It's easier to sit your kids ass in front of TV than it is to interact with them to teach then something. Parenting is just as hard as going to get a voter id card.

LMAO

RINGLEADER
10-09-2012, 10:13 AM
I get why the concept of PBS came about, although why the government thought it should have a TV channel (and then a network) is sort of a mystery. But there was a time when the market had no way to really support the kinds of things that PBS did. Unfortunately, there are now at least a dozen channels that do what PBS did and, frankly, does it better. The few shows that are worthwhile on PBS would QUICKLY find homes on established networks and likely see their budgets go up as well.

Chief Faithful
10-09-2012, 10:25 AM
I thought Romney established a great litmus test, if it is important enough to borrow the funds from China, if not, cut it. PBS was one of his two examples of not passing the test.

I ask anyone who thinks PBS should continue to be government funded please explain to me how it passes Romney's test. PBS gets benefit two ways, it gets public funds and it pays no taxes. Even if the funds are cut they still get the tax break, which puts them at a significant advantage over other broadcasting stations.

blaise
10-09-2012, 10:30 AM
If all the people tweeing and complaining about Romney and Big Bird donated to PBS they wouldn't need any money anyway.

RINGLEADER
10-09-2012, 10:32 AM
I thought Romney established a great litmus test, if it is important enough to borrow the funds from China, if not, cut it. PBS was one of his two examples of not passing the test.

I ask anyone who thinks PBS should continue to be government funded please explain to me how it passes Romney's test. PBS gets benefit two ways, it gets public funds and it pays no taxes. Even if the funds are cut they still get the tax break, which puts them at a significant advantage over other broadcasting stations.

That's the Obama strategy. Mock your opponent while completely ignoring the real message they delivered.

It is funny that Obama is leaning on Big Bird to win the election for him, but Romney also needs to have a forceful response that is equally mocking of the president.

RINGLEADER
10-09-2012, 10:35 AM
Wow.

What an epic and complete fail.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bZxs09eV-Vc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hearing Obama support this message is just sad. This is like an SNL skit of an Obama ad.

cosmo20002
10-09-2012, 10:36 AM
Mock your opponent while completely ignoring the real message they delivered.

I agree! / "You didn't build that"

patteeu
10-09-2012, 10:41 AM
Wow.

What an epic and complete fail.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bZxs09eV-Vc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hearing Obama support this message is just sad. This is like an SNL skit of an Obama ad.

Wow, is that real?

blaise
10-09-2012, 10:41 AM
I agree! / "You didn't build that"

Horses and donuts! Airplane windows!

patteeu
10-09-2012, 10:46 AM
The secret to Mitt Romney's success in the debate the other night was that he had a sugary, circular pastry with a hole in it before going out on stage.

With the energy he got from that pre-debate snack, he proceeded to figuratively tie Barack Obama to the roof of his car and take him on a 90 minute trip across the TV sets of a large national audience.

Afterward, Romney's horse was seen dancing on the grave of Obama's campaign.

Mr. Plow
10-09-2012, 10:49 AM
Wow.

What an epic and complete fail.

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bZxs09eV-Vc" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Hearing Obama support this message is just sad. This is like an SNL skit of an Obama ad.

LMAO

Donger
10-09-2012, 10:58 AM
Wow.

What an epic and complete fail.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bZxs09eV-Vc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hearing Obama support this message is just sad. This is like an SNL skit of an Obama ad.

And they just asked that the Obama campaign take the ad down.

LMAO

Chief Faithful
10-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Wow.

What an epic and complete fail.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bZxs09eV-Vc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hearing Obama support this message is just sad. This is like an SNL skit of an Obama ad.

I would love to see both campaigns become a competition of dualing satire. The best humor is someone trying to be serious ends up looking ridiculous. LMAO

RINGLEADER
10-09-2012, 01:50 PM
I would love to see both campaigns become a competition of dualing satire. The best humor is someone trying to be serious ends up looking ridiculous. LMAO

Ask and ye shall receive...

http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rnc-campaigncount.jpg

mlyonsd
10-09-2012, 02:12 PM
And they just asked that the Obama campaign take the ad down.

LMAO

Not a good day when you piss off an eight foot bird.

RINGLEADER
10-09-2012, 04:45 PM
The left is going even more ape-sh!t over this ad -- they can't believe something like this would get produced...

HonestChieffan
10-09-2012, 05:33 PM
The left is going even more ape-sh!t over this ad -- they can't believe something like this would get produced...

Literature probably watched Sesame Street all day to see what they say.

KChiefer
10-09-2012, 06:40 PM
http://i.imgur.com/kQPEp.png

Amen.

KChiefer
10-09-2012, 06:42 PM
It's hard to say.

They already have NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, etc as mouthpieces. I guess they're just greedy (well, as long as they're using our money, they're greedy).

Would it help if we brought back Family Ties and Lives of the Rich and Famous?

patteeu
10-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Amen.

Amen, what? You want to spend $450 million per year in perpetuity to prevent PBS from broadcasting another Honey Boo Boo?

HonestChieffan
10-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Gettin ready for the next debate.....

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m303/emilysmom_02/obama.jpg

KChiefer
10-09-2012, 08:40 PM
Amen, what? You want to spend $450 million per year in perpetuity to prevent PBS from broadcasting another Honey Boo Boo?

Yes. What Not To Wear can stay away from PBS as well.

patteeu
10-09-2012, 09:09 PM
Yes. What Not To Wear can stay away from PBS as well.

Spend, spend, and spend some more. It's the democrat way.

KChiefer
10-09-2012, 09:18 PM
Spend, spend, and spend some more. It's the democrat way.

Saw an impressive coin collection on PBS.

Again, I asked this in another thread, but don't think I got a response. What substantial cuts to spending besides Big Bird has Romney committed himself to? Also, he's big on saying getting rid of loopholes will allow him to lower taxes while lowering the deficit. What deductions/loopholes will he be closing?


PS: Daily show just ran a clip of FDR addressing exactly what Romney/Ryan are doing right now. He said to beware people that say they believe in all the great social programs, but they will do them better, and it won't cost a thing.

Iowanian
10-09-2012, 10:31 PM
If Obama really cared about Big Bird, he'd ask all of his supporters to fast for a day and donate all of their food money to Sesame Street. He might even ask Michelle to skip a trip to Hawaii and donate that himself.

HonestChieffan
10-10-2012, 06:38 AM
Team Chick-Fil-A seems to have the upper hand on this.

patteeu
10-10-2012, 06:56 AM
Saw an impressive coin collection on PBS.

Again, I asked this in another thread, but don't think I got a response. What substantial cuts to spending besides Big Bird has Romney committed himself to? Also, he's big on saying getting rid of loopholes will allow him to lower taxes while lowering the deficit. What deductions/loopholes will he be closing?


PS: Daily show just ran a clip of FDR addressing exactly what Romney/Ryan are doing right now. He said to beware people that say they believe in all the great social programs, but they will do them better, and it won't cost a thing.

He'll be working with both parties in Congress to settle on cuts and loophole closures. He was pretty clear about that in the debate.

I realize that won't be enough for you and that's OK. We don't need the votes of people who make saving big bird a higher priority than getting the economy back on track.

KChiefer
10-10-2012, 07:24 AM
He'll be working with both parties in Congress to settle on cuts and loophole closures. He was pretty clear about that in the debate.

I realize that won't be enough for you and that's OK. We don't need the votes of people who make saving big bird a higher priority than getting the economy back on track.

He has been pretty clearly vague on what cuts he'll be making, except for his hard truth for big bird which saves the US what amounts to nothing.

blaise
10-10-2012, 07:30 AM
He has been pretty clearly vague on what cuts he'll be making, except for his hard truth for big bird which saves the US what amounts to nothing.

Yeah, Romney is the one keeping the whole Big Bird thing going. It's the primary focus of his campaign, not Obama's.

patteeu
10-10-2012, 07:34 AM
He has been pretty clearly vague on what cuts he'll be making, except for his hard truth for big bird which saves the US what amounts to nothing.

Neither candidate is going to give you the level of detail you pretend you're looking for. It's unrealistic to expect a President to hand Congress a list of cuts and be able force them to vote to enact them. Romney's approach is to set a goal (get spending down to X% of GDP) and propose a starting point (an across the board, non-defense discretionary spending cut of Y%) and then negotiate from there. See his website for specific X and Y.

Comrade Crapski
10-10-2012, 07:37 AM
Neither candidate is going to give you the level of detail you pretend you're looking for.

I wonder what Barry meant when he told Medvedev "Wait until after the election, when I have more flexibility".

He can be so vague at times.

patteeu
10-10-2012, 08:14 AM
I wonder what Barry meant when he told Medvedev "Wait until after the election, when I have more flexibility".

He can be so vague at times.

Good point. I wonder if that lack of specifics bothers KChiefer at all. Probably not.

Huffmeister
10-10-2012, 12:06 PM
I've got a question that I haven't really seen answered anywhere (admittedly, I haven't been following the threads very closely): where does the merchandising revenue for Sesame Street go? There are tons of toys, books, videos, etc with the Sesame Street logo and characters. They've got to be the #2 brand in merchandising after Disney. Does any of that money go back into PBS?

qabbaan
10-10-2012, 02:37 PM
I've got a question that I haven't really seen answered anywhere (admittedly, I haven't been following the threads very closely): where does the merchandising revenue for Sesame Street go? There are tons of toys, books, videos, etc with the Sesame Street logo and characters. They've got to be the #2 brand in merchandising after Disney. Does any of that money go back into PBS?

There is a for-profit entity which owns the licensing IIRC

KChiefer
10-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Good point. I wonder if that lack of specifics bothers KChiefer at all. Probably not.

Giving fluff to another country is one thing, making it the base of your strategy while talking the people electing you is another.

qabbaan
10-10-2012, 06:39 PM
There is a for-profit entity which owns the licensing IIRC

Correcting myself here:

As of June 2011, according to this last set of financial statements, Sesame Workshop had:

- $289 million in total assets, including $29 million in cash, $47 million in receivables and $121 million in investments on their balance sheet;

- $232 million in net assets (after accounting for liabilities);

And yes, according to their own financial statements, Big Bird and his friends are invested in both private equity funds and hedge funds.

Now, what about the revenue, or money that Sesame Workshop takes in before expenses, from Sesame Street and related content and products? In 2011, Sesame Workshop made:

- Nearly $47 million from licensing;

- Around $42 million from distribution fees and royalty fees;

That amount totals nearly $90 million, before adding in support from corporate sponsors, donations and government grants to get to a total of more than $134 million in total revenues for the year.

Also, as a nonprofit 501(c)(3)corporation, it is not required to pay certain taxes. It does have some for-profit subsidiaries consolidated into its financial statements.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-roth/romney-debate-national-di_b_1947902.html

My first Huffpo article! Now I'm gonna go purge my iPad.