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.
I keep seeing news articles about Chick-Fil-A's opinion of marriage. Mr. Cathy, the CEO of Chick-Fil-A made a statement recently saying he supports the traditional view of marriage and he treats all of his customers with dignity and respect. As a result, Hollywood and media elitists are on the attack. Frankly, I don't see anything wrong with Mr. Cathy's position. Chick-Fil-A is in the business of chicken sandwiches and they make darn good ones. They also just unveiled a new dessert menu--and I am supposed to give that up because 3% of the population wants to change the definition of an institution that precedes recorded history? I don't think so.
i recently discovered awesomegifs.com. I love this sight. It is full of funny images and I didn't see anything obscene--well except for the two monkeys on the hood of a car, but the gif cut out before they really got busy. . .