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You Mess With Big Bird, You Mess With La Forge


I am personally outraged that any serious contender for the White House would target as part of his campaign the children of America in this fashion. Educators across the country, as well as millions of children and adults know that the programming on PBS has been responsible for significant improvements in education, literacy, math, science and life skills for generations of our children. PBS represents .00016% of our nation’s budget, yet this free resource benefits kids across all economic circumstances. Defunding PBS directly punishes the less fortunate by removing this trusted and extraordinary educational resource available to all…

But you don’t have to take my word for it… Make your own decision about how you feel about Romney’s campaign against PBS, and act.LeVar Burton.

To our nerdy selves, LeVar Burton is first and foremost Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge of the USS Enterprise. But to our inner children, he’s first and foremost LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow, the third longest running kids series on PBS, behind Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood (and still alive and well today in best selling app form). And with the use of his Reading Rainbow catch phrase, you know he’s still got it.

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  • TKS

    Does anyone else swear they heard “Ba-Da Bop!” when they read “But you don’t have to take my word for it…”

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Every single time I read a Romey-centric article, I think, “There. That’s it. He’s done. No one would vote for this guy,” and yet…

    It’s driving me crazy.

  • Anonymous

    I challenge anyone who was a kid in the 80s and/or 90s to listen to the Reading Rainbow theme song again and not be full of feelings. IIIIIII can go anywheeeeere….

  • Joe Momma

    “Free recourse” is just another name for god-hating communist! Only those who had the tenacity to lie, cheat, steal, and exploit deserve knowledge that comes from our outdated and inherently flawed economic system! Now put on your magic underwear and get back in those mines you little stalin-loving bastards!

  • Anonymous

    Just take a look, it’s in a book.

  • Life Lessons

    LeForge Rocks!!!!!