Bring-Your-Own-Puppet Million Muppet March planned


19 Responses to “Bring-Your-Own-Puppet Million Muppet March planned”

  1. spacedoggy says:

    This will look great in the news. Great defence of PBS by Mr. Rogers, Surprised no one’s mentioned already since it seems to be such an issue in the presidential debate…

  2. someoneisafoot says:

    seriously? million muppet march. this is a slap in the face. co-opting names of civil right activism is not cool. why can’t folks be creative and figure out a different name.

    • chenille says:

      Is it really such a slap that people find the Million Man March an inspiration for their lesser causes, and so name them in fond reference to it, rather than leaving it an untouched memory? I don’t think it detracts from the original.

  3. Tchoutoye says:

    Nothing against Big Bird, but this is a bit trivial for a million march. There should be one against the bipartisan stranglehold of the Democratic and Republican parties limiting real choice in the elections.

    • EvilSpirit says:

      Like it or not, the 2-party system emerges as the natural consequence of gaming our entire system of government. The particular pair of parties we’ve ended up with are the symptom of that, not the pathology itself. A million-anything march is just a fart in the wind when what you’re looking for is a whole new Constitutional convention.

  4. Jim Saul says:

    Makes me wish I hadn’t given my Kermit costume away.

  5. niro5 says:

    Or, you could spend your weekend before election day going door to door convincing your PBS supporting neighbors to vote. Or try volunteering at a DNC field office.  If the Obama campaign had a million extra volunteers on the third, the election would be a forgone conclusion.

    Don’t like partisan politics?  Bring your Muppet to the local town square and while the kids play with them, you tell the parents to vote on Tuesday.

    If I wanted to screw PBS, the first thing I would do would be to schedule a useless march the weekend before election day.

    • MadRat says:

       I have to agree with you but in stronger terms. 

      This is an idiotic idea.  Let’s say that only 100,000 people show up.  How much fossil fuel will be burned up, polluting the environment, getting them there?  How much money will be spent on this even that could be donated directly to PBS? 

      What’s happening in the mean time?  “Terrorist” women and children on two continents are being crippled and killed by Predator drones blowing up weddings and funerals.  American citizens are sitting in prison for months or years without trial.  The US government is allowing its police force to monitor its citizens’ phone calls without a warrant.  DNA is being collected from American citizens who have been arrested, with or without a trial.  The list goes on and on…  When are we going to stop being distracted by puppets for pre-schoolers and get serious about the civil rights of ourselves AND our children being taken away. 

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        When are we going to stop being distracted by puppets for pre-schoolers and get serious about the civil rights of ourselves AND our children being taken away.

        Do you think that pre-schoolers will grow up to be compassionate, involved adults by watching corporate media instead of Sesame Street?

  6. rezmuff says:

    I think Obama and others were correct to mock Mitt on this issue, but the time for that has passed. It’s now just a stale punchline, and a small issue in a big campaign. These people should work on getting out the vote, and bringing more attention to Romney’s disastrous plans for the economy, civil rights, and foreign policy.

  7. Damien says:

    I always thought that yellow bird was Too Big To Fail.

  8. Ian Wood says:

    Yep. Oppressed minorities and Muppets.

    Well done, folks. Well done.

    Does no one comprehend the concept of “optics?”


    Farrakhan almost sued the National Park Service over crowd estimates. Who’re the Muppet organizers going to sue?

  9. Don Simpson says:

    Ian, that’s only because the National Park Service wanted to report that there was no where close to a million men at his march…

  10. jim weed says:

    clown event.  this is a non-issue.  nothing is going to happen to cpb/pbs. romney was just giving a handjob to the tea partiers when he said that. 

  11. beemoh says:

    This is absurd. Muppets don’t have legs, they’re not marching anywhere.

  12. skyhawk1 says:

    Guy Smiley would have to wear shades, and a false beard to avoid people confusing him with Romney.

  13. Travis Etling says:

    This is absolutely at the heart of the philosophical debate:  slashing and privatizing those elements that contribute to the common good (education, healthcare, environment, public information and programming) in order to facilitate transfer of wealth and resources from the commons to the Kochs.

  14. John Smith says:

    It’s too bad that after forty years the Children’s Television Workshop hasn’t figured out how to make any money off of these beloved Muppets.

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