In the first presidential debate of 2012, candidate Mitt Romney talked about cutting unneccessary spending. As an example, he cited publically funded television and radio. Since the basic networks, ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox are all available over airwaves, and since the government subsidized (and in some cases, provided) digital signal converters back in 2009, one could argue that publically funded television and radio are not only unneccessary, but they are also wasteful. This looks like a good area to cut spending.
President Obama, however, twisted Mr. Romney's words to imply he is attacking Big Bird. His attack strategy was so pathetic that Sesame Workshop told the president he should stop airing it. I think the response went something like this:
Unlike their cousins, the Muppets, Sesame St. says it is apolitical. Corporately, Sesame Workshop is staying above the fray, but one can only wonder what the other Sesame Street characters think. I am pretty sure that Elmo is a Republican supporting Romney, because he is red. Likewise, Cookie Monster (blue) is most likely a Democrat supporting Obama:
Unless I miss my guess, Oscar the Grouch has something to complain about too:
If public broadcast funding does get cut, don't feel too bad for Sesame St. A franchise this popular is sure to get picked up by another network.
Ironically, Morgan Freeman should stick with scripts and teleprompters just like President Obama.
In an interview with NPR, Freeman expressed his opinion about Barack Obama's heritage, saying that he's not black enough to be America's first black president. "Barack had a mama and she was white, very white American, Kansas, middle of America," Freeman said. He later added, "America's first black president hasn't arisen yet ... [Obama] is America's first mixed-race president."
Let me be clear up front: Mockazine respects a mother's right to decide when she wants to ween her baby. Mockazine also respects the notion that private things should remain private.
That said, Time Magazine took an intensly intimate and personal activity and turned it into a salacious magazine cover. Bad move for Time, good move for Mockazine. I foresee a very popular meme featuring little Sucklebert attached to all kinds of strange objects.
I can't believe I missed hearing that Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace last September.
I find it ironic that Mr. World Peace keeps getting flagged for fouls and other violations as he violently pushes his opponents in a game that is supposed to be a non-contact sport. I guess he is more interested in bringing attention to the concept of world peace than actually participating and being peaceful. He is the ultimate example of slactavism.