Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Yellow Bird

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (ICCI, that's ICKY to us) is promising a Big Bird protest at Mitt Romney's rally in Van Meter today.

ICKY says -- “Big Bird and ‘Sesame Street’ didn’t cause the economic crisis and financial meltdown, the big banks on Wall Street did. The letter B is for bully, and that’s exactly what Mitt Romney is: a bully who picks on PBS instead of Goldman Sachs.”

The letter R stands for REBUTTAL...

Former Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) chairman Kenneth Tomlinson agrees it’s time to pull the plug. “Public television doesn’t need this massive bureaucracy funded by the American taxpayers called CPB to survive and be successful,” Mr. Tomlinson said in an interview. “PBS now has this highly successful show, ‘Downton Abbey.’ Such shows as well as Big Bird do not depend on taxpayer funding of the plush CPB bureaucracy in Washington.”

The letter W is for WASTE...

Sesame Workshop, the independent nonprofit corporation that produces the popular childrens’ program Sesame Street, received a $1,067,532 stimulus bill grant in August 2010, via the Department of Health and Human Services. The funding was to promote healthy eating according to the federal Recovery.gov website.

The projected created “1.47″ new jobs, the website reported which comes out to about $726,000 per job created.

The Recovery Act website lists the healthy eating project as more than 50 percent completed though most of the grant money appears to have been drawn.

The Liter would like to suggest our favorite "Dumbass" David Goodner for the Big Bird role.
 Goodner wouldn't even need to wear a costume and the scientific community is united in that fact.


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