12 cartoon characters your taxes paid for

Federal agencies have developed hundreds of websites to give children a better idea of how government works. Some of the sites are very well done, such as the NASA Kids Club. Others, well . . . see for yourself.

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Jul 24, 2013 7:27PM
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WHO CARES????!!!!   We just spent a $100 million to send this country's biggest cartoon character to Africa!!!!!!
Jul 24, 2013 9:11PM
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I don't know most of these. They forgot Woodsy Owl (Give a hoot, don't pollute), and the Crime Dog (Help take a bite out of crime).
Jul 24, 2013 11:18PM
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I'm not flipping through 14 pages of this crap.  IMO, the 14 biggest cartoon characters taxpayers are paying for are Obama, Pelosi, Cantor, McCain, Graham, Rangel, Reid, Biden, McConnell, Boehner, Wasserman-Schultz, Maxine Waters, Schumer and Eric Holder.
Jul 24, 2013 10:18PM
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What about Ben Dover...The Obama administration mascot
Jul 24, 2013 7:41PM
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What about "Zippy", the USPS mascot. You still see him around from time to time.
Jul 24, 2013 8:39PM
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Judging by the quality of those drawings I doubt we paid very much.
Jul 24, 2013 10:52PM
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Rather have my money go for this as opposed to paying a politician's wages. One cartoon character deserves another. Sorry MSN, you'll have to try harder.
Jul 24, 2013 10:37PM
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My taxes pay for inner city generational welfare mooches , illegals, cash assistance ,housing,food stamps,incarceration,healthcare ,school lunches,education......and on and on just so demoncrats can get re-elected to their cush jobs for votes.
Jul 24, 2013 11:08PM
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What happened to the Owl that asked us not to plolute?
Jul 25, 2013 5:50AM
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I think its cool that all these agencies have a site for the little kiddies to look at.  Of course, since we took government and civics out of school curriculums high school and college graduates couldn't even tell you what any of these agencies are to look them up on the internet, so how is a little kiddie supposed to find them?  Oh well.
Jul 25, 2013 12:53AM
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If these cartoon educational tools help fine. I doubt the amount of money spent is anything close to what our congress people and senators are wasting on their rider bills etc.. The only one I ever knew was Smoky Bear and as a educational tool I think overall it helped children. If any are not really helping children then like most anything drop or get rid of of them. Most five year olds and younger children usually are not going to understand things the way adults do or should. I'll be the first to admit I am no expert on the subject but see little harm.
Jul 24, 2013 11:20PM
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as long its kids learning stuff i dont care

Jul 28, 2013 7:45AM
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Smokey the Bear was an actual Bear Cub found in a burned tree after a Forest Fire.and became the Forest Fire Fighters Mascot originally.

 

Jul 28, 2013 6:26AM
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What about Obummer, we're still paying him.(and for his vacations)
Jul 28, 2013 6:00AM
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Go back.  The Forest Service has forgotten it's own history.  The mascot's name is Smokey THE Bear.  The lyrics we used to sing, in the '40s & '50s are:

 

Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear

Prowlin' and a growlin' and a sniffin' the air

He can find a fire before it starts to flame

That's why they call him Smokey,

That's how he got his name.

 

There are more lyrics, unfortunately, those are all that I recall.  As I recall, this is the chorus. 

Jul 24, 2013 9:02PM
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How much money did all of those teddy bears cost good law abiding legal American Citizens the last 4.6 years frin the phoney stock marke tbears?
Mucho $$

Jul 24, 2013 8:08PM
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I like the lead poisoning prevention team in the printable coloring book, "Ethan's House Gets Healthier"  on the CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention web site - Leadbert, Leadfrey and LaDonna! 
Jul 25, 2013 2:31AM
Jul 25, 2013 1:40AM
Jul 25, 2013 8:19AM
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What about GWB???...he was a cartoon character, wasn't he?
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