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Romney says he’ll eliminate PBS to cut the debt… Not a good move!

He shouldn’t have let us know that Sesame Street was on the line for cancellation if he was elected. Big Bird is going to get even by exposing the Mittster’s lies:

Muppeteer Jerry Nelson Dead at 78…


He was best known as the Count and other characters on Sesame Street.

Nelson, who suffered from emphysema, died Thursday night in his Massachusetts home on Cape Cod, the Sesame Workshop said Friday.

“Every description of his characters describes Jerry as well. Silly, funny, vulnerable, passionate and musical, for sure. That voice of his was superb… We’re having a rough day on the Street.”

“Sesame Street” executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente.

He was the Count and  Sherlock Hemlock and Herry Monster and the Amazing Mumford. My kids grew up with all of them (and I did, too.)

In recent years, Nelson gave up the physically demanding job of operating the Count and other puppets on “Sesame Street” but still voiced the characters.


Cartoon(s) of the Week – Who really controls the Republican economic policy?

Note: I’ve been doing Cartoon(s) of the Week for a number of years now and I know many of my readers look forward to it every Sunday (or when I get to it late or early.) I’m also very pleased that several of you have sent me your favorite cartoons on many weeks, or send me e-mail comments on my selections.

If you have a cartoon on any week that you want to send me, please attach it to an e-mail and get it to me on Thursday at the latest. I’ll be glad to consider it. Just click on the mailbox.

Now for this week’s selections.

Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:

Who is not elected but has a firm control on Republican abilities to compromise? (note: same name as a Sesame Street character… not Big Bird, but close.)

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M. Wuerker of Politico:

What happens to the health of the country when its processes are blocked? (hint: what fills intestines?)

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Jeff Danziger in the L. A. Tribune:

What causes disbelief in the vast republic for which Congress stands? ( hint: It has to do with a complicity with the top 1%.)

Tooling around the web and stumbling on old memories…

I more or less tripped over a video from the first year of Sesame Street where Cookie Monster sings “C is for Cookie.” I know it is from the first year because it is also from my son Buddy’s first year… and I used to sit with him to watch it a quarter of a century ago, even though he was too small to really understand it. I wanted him to start out with what was, then, a very new concept in televised education.

When you think of all the talents who put that show together! Joan Ganz Cooney who came up with the concept and got it funded and produced through her Children’s Television Workshop; the late Jim Henson’s Muppets (including the one’s created specifically for the show like the aforementioned Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Oscar The Grouch; Music by the late Joe Raposo, the show’s first Music Director and creator of many songs that were recorded outside of the show as well (“It’s not that easy being green” was recorded by Frank Sinatra).

Anyway… here’s “C is for Cookie”:

Have a nice morning.