We had He-Man and She-ra, and now we have Skechers. But a few malcontents among us aren't happy about it:
An advocacy group on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to block a soon-to-debut TV cartoon show starring characters first created to market Skechers footwear to children.
Unless banned, the group said, the show could pave the way for Ronald McDonald, Tony the Tiger and other iconic cartoon pitchmen to become stars of their own series ...
And I say: What the hell's wrong with Tony the Tiger having his own series? (The Sugar-Frosted Hour has a nice ring to it.) Swear to God, you let these Socialists start dictating what the children see on the teevee, next thing you know they''ll start demanding that porn channels be removed from the hotel rooms of Comfort Inns. Then where the hell would we be?
Excepting the banksters, our new Socialist Health Delivery System, Medicare and Social Security, plus public libraries, interstate highways, selected police and fire departments, and military contractors, the bedrock of this great country is a free and unfettered marketplace where all parties can buy, sell and gouge until Hank Paulson bails them out.
You let stiff-necked statists dictate what kind of long-form advertising Nickelodeon can show on its cable network, the commies will have won.