Remember When Republicans Were Trying to 'Kill Big Bird'?

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the Most Interesting Bird in the World™
 
There I was, minding my own business, waiting for this Lipton Tea ad to finish loading so I could close it without crashing my computer again (long story!), when I noticed it was being pitched by... a Muppet. That's right. The same Muppets singing the praises of Toyotas night after night...these guys are grubbing for money everywhere! That does it! The gloves are off! Back in 1995, in 2010 and once again during the presidential race of 2012, there were discussions about reducing or eliminating federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as a "low hanging fruit" means of starting to cut the Brobdingnagian colossus that is federal spending. Each and every time, principled liberals (stop laughing!) managed to muster one essential, substantial argument against it: 'Republicans Hate Big Bird'.
'Republicans Hate Big Bird'. 'Republicans hate Sesame Street.' 'Republicans want to kill Big Bird'. 'Republicans Hate children'. Yada, yada, yada.
The facts, that liberal minds are apparently too pure to look upon, suggest otherwise.
Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting increased from $250 million in 1992 to $350 million in 2002. It has since increased to $450 million for fiscal year 2012. At the current rate of funding, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would take in between $5-6 billion from taxpayers over the next decade. While the figure is not huge in terms of the overall budget and spending crisis, it’s just a small piece of the entire pie that could be cut.
The taxpayers, you and I, have subsidized CPB/PBS/NPR and Big Bird to the tune of billions of dollars. That's "Billions" with a "B".

Obama Busted by Police...

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 ...the Fashion Police, that is! Welcome to the first, and perhaps the only edition of Mr. Fashion Policeman! I say that, because as a fashionista, I am not one. If you look in the dictionary under "styling", my picture will not be there. In fact, my sense of style is so gawdawful, that for me to even notice an infraction committed by anyone else, it must be terribly egregious. Which brings us to Barack Obama's "bomber jacket".

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Now I have owned a few bomber jackets, wore a bomber style jacket while on a brief stint with a security firm, and a couple of things are characteristic of bomber jackets: they typically have knit cuffs and a knit waistband. Anyone care to venture a guess at where Mr. Obama's waist is in that picture? Try as I might, I couldn't find a single definition of bomber jacket that mentioned a "crotch band"! Consider some past presidents and their bomber jackets...

Stolen Tesla Car-B-Que in So Cal

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I know! It's hardly news any more! But, down in southern California, some enterprising soul decided that, perhaps, an Obamaphone, Obamacare and unemployment were not nearly enough, and the world owed this fellow an electric car!
Fiery crash involving stolen Tesla shuts down La Brea Avenue

This stolen car was being pursued by the police when it hit a light pole, split in two, whereupon half the car caught fire and the other half impacted a building and wedged itself between two walls.
I don't know about you, but when I read the words "fiery crash" and "split in two" describing an automobile accident, my Spidey sense starts to tingle!

Happy Independence Day!

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