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Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:42 AM

While we were freaking about the debate, something made it into the psyche [View all]

of the "low information voter". Granted, this is anecdotal but I shall now tell you the story of "Terri goes shopping". So, yesterday, with the larder bare and with me being on the hook for Sunday dinner, I decided I needed to go grocery shopping. I removed myself, with some difficulty, from the Sturm and Drang of DU, packed up my reuseable bags and off I went. While at an unnamed multi use grocery store, I heard a couple of college age kids complaining about the adult costumes. Feeling friendly, I butted in and asked what they were looking for. They were looking for Big Bird and they want to use Halloween as a moment of protest against Romney's stated intention of getting rid of PBS. They were mad because Romney is trying to take away Sesame Street! One of them said, "We grew up on that! That is not okay!". LOL

So, after I finished shopping, I went to the thrift store across the street. Now, normally from about Oct 1st to Nov 1st, I don't go there. I hate the way it turns into Halloween central. Otherwise, I am a thrift shopper extraordinaire. I don't think a single person in my family has bought new in well, forever. Why did I go today? Because of those college kids. I figured that they would have Big Bird costumes and now I'm feeling like it would be mighty fine to turn Halloween into an educational moment for voters. I have this idea that I would carry a sign that said, "Big Bird is brought to you by the numbers 4 and 7 and %. I figure people would ask and I could give a quick tutorial. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one, so I asked one of the fairly beleaguered clerks (Halloween must suck for them) and he said, "No, no Big Bird. What is it with Big Bird?!?" (clearly, I wasn't the first to ask). So I explained. He frowned and said, "Hey, that's not cool. I grew up watching that!". I replied, "Yeah, all of us did. Well, maybe not the 1%.". He laughed and said Romney is a rich jerk.

And here I thought it was the 47% comment that sunk the SS RMoney. Nope, it's a giant funny looking bird. Caroll Spinney, I do believe it's time your bird took to the campaign trail for Obama!

On Edit:Rereading this, I realized I left out the starting point. As I was driving to the store, the radio station made a joke about Big Bird being on the chopping block and no, the station wasn't NPR, it was a classic rock station.

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