75 Responses to “When Liberals Get Desperate”

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  1. Bo Lumpkin says:

    Seems like you said it all. I noticed your conservative friends were mostly civil yesterday. I’m curious how the reactions will be today.

  2. Deb says:

    Got to tweet this!

  3. Roland says:

    In a great somewhat turn of events, Sesame Street is upset that Obama is using them in his campaign. http://www.seattlepi.com/entertainment/tv/tvguide/article/Obama-vs-Big-Bird-Sesame-Street-Upset-By-3933252.php
    Looking at both strips, either way I think it was a jab at liberals on both sides, I know I saw it yesterday as what Democrats have as their priority. I just picture Obama answering his questions on Foreign Policy by saying “I killed (pause) Bin Laden… Romney (pause) killed Big Bird”

    • Bearman says:

      That would be a funny line.

      Yep, mentions Sesame Street’s request in the article I linked to above. Good on them.

      Of course you will twist it in your own way..hahah

      • Roland says:

        What I love is that a lot of the people who are upset by this whole mess have been using images from Sesame Street in their memes and they lace them with profanity, so now when kids see those images, they could end up thinking it’s an official view of the beloved muppets. I don’t remember Sesame Street ever teaching us to hate those with differing views. Plus the way many people put Sesame Street on a pedestal, I think they don’t want it to go cause if their kids can’t learn something by watching… they might actually have to interact and teach their own children! (GASP!) lol

  4. Christina says:

    I am liberal and I agree there are way more important life influencing policy things to discuss rather than this. Maybe their ads should show big bird losing his house because he got sick and was dropped by his insurance company because he did not tell them he was treated for acne 25 years ago and did not mention it when applying… :)

  5. Colleen says:

    If the unfettered free market is allowed to drive everything we will end up with crap crap crap. We are headed that way already. Look at commercial cable TV. 500 channels and from where I sit, 99% of it appears to be rubbish that transforms brains into blubber. Look at commercial processed food. CRAP CRAP CRAP and not only that it’s poison. What about public education? It’s going the same way. Schools are competing to see who can get junior the highest scores on standard tests instead of actually teaching him anything. If there was no grants for arts or PBS we would have Faux News for info. We would have precious few symphonies or fine art galleries — everyone would be covering Justin Bieber / drawing illustrations for advertising.

    The reason this is the case is that people (in general present company excluded) are stupid fucks who wouldn’t recognize their own best interest if it bit them in the butt. They are too busy following celebrities, eating chips, surfing porn, and worrying about their image.

    Cut the BIG stupid things! Like the military budget and loopholes for rich that tops the next 5 or 6 nations put together….

    • Bearman says:

      Big stupid things are high on my list. Sometimes the question too isn’t whether it is worthy to spend money on things but rather is the money being spent wisely.

  6. Comedy Plus says:

    Hubby and I saw the ad and just shook our heads. We have really issues out there. People out of work. An economy that sucks. And the liberals are stuck on Big Bird. When you don’t have anything else you use whatever smoke an mirrors you can to confuse the population. We’ll it’s not working for most of us.

    You did an outstanding job looking at both sides of the aisle. I like how you always manage to do that.

    Have a terrific day. We are off to start our bay cruise today. :)

  7. lisleman says:

    I like the combination of the two. Doesn’t bother me since this PBS thing is a non-issue for me.

  8. Thank you for making that. The president can’t take big bird away, even if funds get cut people will donate as they have in the past.

  9. The thing is, the whole Big Bird deal came up because Romney mentioned it… and now his side says “why are we talking about Big Bird”? well, for a kicker, he brought it up. Why on earth did this guy mention firing Big Bird and Jim Lehrer during the debate in the first place? Did he think people would be sympathetic to that?

    I think some of the conservative antipathy to PBS, is this general loathing of anything that was part of the Great Society or the New Deal. PBS is one of the easiest things from the Great Society to kill off, apparently… and they are trying hard to get around the voting rights act of 1965 (with Voter ID… the new improved poll tax), something else from that era, but that’s another topic.

    Just about anyone you talk to watched Sesame Street before they were old enough to go to school. How many people do you know learned their ABC’s from Sesame Street? I still remember the little jingles about counting and the ABC’s, and I was in the first Sesame Street generation of the late 60′s and early 70′s. I think PBS is a program that’s proven it’s merit, and yes, it is worth “borrowing money from China”.

    • Bearman says:

      Don’t know why he mentioned it. I took it as him saying there are a bunch of things that need to be looked at (though unlike him, I would include areas he would not)

      Again we have to separate Sesame Street from PBS. PBS is the station that Sesame street appears. It is not owned by PBS nor does it use government funds to operate. If PBS went under, Sesame Street would still be available.

      That said, PBS won’t go under even if the government stopped supporting it.

  10. Tony McGurk says:

    Our stupid government always cuts funding to important things like health, education, police, emergency services etc to save money so they can waste more money on stuff that ain’t really important. Sport gets extra funding all the time while they chop the guts outta the things the community really relies on.

  11. Tony McGurk says:

    I’ll have to Google PBS. Here PBS stands for Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme which subsidised certain prescription medications for people on low income, pensions etc

  12. Gruhn says:

    You’ve really stirred things up now! Good job. They should have made enough money on Elmo dolls a few years ago to support the program for years…. I like the rational discussions here. I don’t mind which side of the fence anyone is on but we should be able to talk about it without yelling and you should know why you’re voting the way you are.

  13. Ramona says:

    I love it!! It’s the best the other side can come up with after they took a solid whooping at the debate.

  14. I wonder how many years it would take ‘Count Von Count’ to count up to 16 trillion?!
    :)

  15. Binky says:

    Politicians need to start discussing important issues, like the state of chocolate.

  16. Good job on showing the pettiness on both sides of the aisle! I have been commenting and sharing the jabs and blunders from both campaigns for a couple of weeks now. I, quite frankly, can’t imagine voting for either candidate. The best I can come up with is, well, if we keep Obama, at least we know what we have… sorta…

  17. I like that the liberal’s gritted teeth looks just like Mitt’s….wait a second! It’s Mitt in drag!

  18. Lynn says:

    Well I’m glad I don’t live under a rock. :-)

  19. G.B. Miller says:

    This PBS thing has been blown so out of proportion it isn’t funny. Personally, I like certain programs on PBS, and to a small degree, some of the funding for PBS can be replaced by shows like Sesame Street, which pulls in serious wampum with their licensing and marketing fees.

    But, as Eddie Murphy once said with a straight face, “Welcome To Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood”.

    • Bearman says:

      People keep missing my comment on this. PBS is only the outlet to show Sesame Street. While they can garner ad revenue from showing it, they don’t get the licensing dollars from the show.

  20. DadaHyena says:

    The next installment is today’s cartoon shown on a sign carried by an angry conservative…and so on and so on…egad, it’s a Möbius strip of comic strips!

  21. Unfortunately, that’s usually the level of debate in this country. All the horrible policies of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, this is what gets discussed. Gary Johnson 2012!

  22. Sheila Deeth says:

    Worth peaking out from under that rock for.

  23. starla says:

    the comic is like a Russian nesting doll, both are funny. It’s interesting what gets blown up in the media.

  24. Mark Stokes says:

    A poke in the eye within a poke in the eye!

  25. Androgoth says:

    You have sparked off a wicked debate here Bearman and
    I would usually stick my nose in, I mean get involved
    but as I am from over the pond I will leave you all to
    it, I really like your second offering on this theme
    though and everyone else does too, which is definitely
    more important than Obama and Romney’s tantrums :)

    Have a wickedly enjoyable
    rest of weekend Bearman :)

  26. Jande says:

    I think the political sideshow is simply there to draw attention away from the fact that NO ONE is qualified to lead these days. I get a knot in my stomach watching these guys spew forth their fountains of liquid BS.



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