Don’t you wish the government and the shill “media” outlets they allow to remain lip-locked on the public teat would drop the puppet charade and just start robbing us at gunpoint? I’d feel less insulted.

From CNS News:

A “food insecure” Muppet is helping to promote a national “Food for Thought” campaign that teaches poor families to seek out nutritious food and to eat on the taxpayers’ tab.

At the National Press Club on Thursday, Lily the Muppet – who worries about her family not having enough money to feed her properly — pitched free food at school:

“Sometimes we can’t always afford to buy all the food that we need,” Lily said. “I mean, but we’ve been finding lots of ways that we can get help…Yeah, for example, at school I get a free breakfast and a lunch…part of the meal plan.”

Lily’s message is being circulated through schools, hospitals and food assistance programs as part of Sesame Street’s “Food for Thought” multi-media campaign, which includes DVDs and a booklet listing “services that can assist your family” as well as “referrals to social service agencies.”

Organizers say they have produced a million of the kits.

Could they at least use the opportunity to teach the kids where the money comes from and that it’s not in fact “free”? Sorry, stupid question… let’s move on.

Probably the most twisted part is the excuse that the more government handouts there are, the greater the cut in the deficit:

At the National Press Club on Thursday, the Rev. Douglas Greenaway of the National WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Association lauded Sesame Street’s ‘Food For Thought’ campaign – even linking it to federal deficit-reduction.

“What ‘Food For Thought’ does is remind people that eating healthy now gives them a good health outcome in the long term. So the folks you’re looking at up here, the programs that they represent, what ‘Food For Thought’ does is really a deficit reduction strategy, and we hope policymakers will take notice of that,” Greenaway said.

“You have to spend money to keep from going bankrupt.” Hey, if Joe Biden agrees it must be true.

I can’t get the video at CNS News to embed here, but you can watch the newest Muppet touting her free breakfasts and lunches here.

And here’s Lily after she grows up:

Comments

8 Responses to “Lily the ‘Free Lunch’ Muppet”

  1. Dandapani on December 10th, 2011 4:18 pm

    TANSTAAFL

  2. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2011 4:23 pm

    The only thing Lily is promoting is more Peggy the Moochers. I see lots of them here; overweight Moms paying for huge packs of an assortment of meats, breads, juices and what junk food her food stamp card will cover while her skinny, raggedy man hubby behind her in line pays cash for his two suitcases of beer !

    "…the greater the cut 'in' the deficit." Truer would be "….a greater cut 'of' the deficit."

  3. joyannaadams on December 10th, 2011 6:26 pm

    Here in my neighborhood, they use their food stamps…and then go out into the parking lot and get into their brand new fully loaded Hummer, which is usually parked in the handicap space.

    And they always buy bags nd bags of potato chips, as if they have nothing but endless parties.

    What would Lily say about that? .

  4. SignPainterGuy on December 10th, 2011 7:20 pm

    Lily would likely ignore the Hummer, $200. tennie sneaks and leather jackets and advise them to buy unsalted plain popcorn and of course be a whole lot cuterer than the First Food Cop of the WH and much less scaryisher too !

  5. backwoodsconsr on December 10th, 2011 7:24 pm

    The only reason they can claim a deficit reduction is because the government is also determined to spend billions of dollars we don't have to provide "free" health care.

  6. Hyperfobea on December 12th, 2011 9:55 am

    And of course Sesame Street isn't doing this for free. Just like the free school breakfasts and lunches aren't free. I wonder if this message is being brought to us by the Ad Council?

  7. essay writer on June 24th, 2015 10:03 am

    In this article you like to discuss Muppet which help promote a national “Food for Thought ". Everyone know that healthy food and eating in time is very useful for the human health. Infect, The video at the last of this article have also some tips for everyone.

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