Here's what we've been up to:
We bought a 2008 Prius! And we love it!
Son tried to hide at Old Navy because he didn't want to go home.
Made some sausage.
Eliza made some molasses crackle cookies!
"Fox is against anything that seems to be, but in fact probably isn't, inherently opposed to their ideology that supports corporate greed, blind patriotism and rampant individualism at the expense of community but in the name of "national interest".
If anything, what we've all learned from being raised on the Street is that a strong sense of community, compassion for persons and causes impacted by injustices, and care for the natural environment including responsible use of resources, enriches our lives in ways that neither consumerism nor complacent political unawareness provides.
If the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, the 2008 presidential and 2011 off year elections are showing us anything, it is that this "Muppet/Sesame Street" generation is poised the be the most effective at major political, social, and economic change in decades- maybe a half century.
Its already being noticed, that one-time "hot-button" issues like abortion, gay rights, ethnic inequality (some say 21st century racism) are being resolved or at least minimized by a new generation of activists, business and civic leaders, and state/national politicians who are advancing new concerns that focus on the well being of the community rather than on restricting the individual.
So I say, more Hooper's store, more Big Bird, more Oscar T. Grouch (he's actually the best at teaching non-aggressive conflict resolution), and more responsible awareness of diversity.
Last point: go read a few lines of any of the fox pundits books, especially Glenn Beck's "children's" books... Then answer the question, "Now, who is it again that is trying to "brainwash" children?"