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Did you mean "vodka, vodka"? Smile
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On 2011-12-05 14:46, Tom Cutts wrote:
Did you mean "vodka, vodka"? Smile


Could be... Maybe I misheard Smile
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Well, maybe not. I couldn't find anywhere in the story where fox used communist in the story about the muppets. Maybe a bit of hyperbole by the huffington post? And of course you guys all fell for it. I'm sad to see that even Magnus's sophisticated bs detector didn't go off and have him check the links. So, which news source is it that makes up the news again?
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However .... I just realized that it DID call the muppets liberals. Maybe all of you just naturally associate liberals for communists. I can see now why the confusion.
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Good point Rockwell; nothing in the Huffington Post article points to anyone using the epithet "communist". I listened to the original clip, and the host does at one point say, "Why are we teaching our children class warfare? What is this, communist China?"

Amusingly, he allows all the guests who agree with him to talk freely, but the one token dissenter is shouted down at least 3 times.

But in fairness, he's not calling the muppets communists; he's using his show to rail against liberals and to take a couple of shots against the President.
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The caption at the bottom of the Fox screen during the broadcast condemning the Muppets, Captain Planet, etc., read "Are Liberals trying to Brainwash your Children against Capitalism?"

Kind of verifies the recent findings of the Fairleigh Dickinson and University of Maryland studies about FOX viewers.
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On 2011-12-05 20:43, rockwall wrote:
However .... I just realized that it DID call the muppets liberals. Maybe all of you just naturally associate liberals for communists. I can see now why the confusion.

Did you watch the 7+ minute video clip on Fox, linked to in the Huffpo piece? The word communist did come up in it: "What are we, communist China?"

Using the word communist in the article headline might have been a little over the top (but let's be fair, communist is what many people on the right mean when they say liberal) but if that is over the top then I don't know what the words are for Fox News making a 7+ minute on air diatribe against the Muppets and Cars 2 etc.
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Without the perpetuation of such sterotypes, the consumers of gas and plastic products (i.e. all of us) would have to face the unpleasant reality of being equally culpable for the negative consequences of our own actions. And who would want that?
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On 2011-12-05 20:34, rockwall wrote:
Well, maybe not. I couldn't find anywhere in the story where fox used communist in the story about the muppets. Maybe a bit of hyperbole by the huffington post? And of course you guys all fell for it. I'm sad to see that even Magnus's sophisticated bs detector didn't go off and have him check the links. So, which news source is it that makes up the news again?


I was just making a Russian Fozzie joke... Wokka Wokka.
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That Rockwall wouldn't look out of place at a Leninist League meeting with that red tie and kerchief - I remember the good old days when he was pictured with the cat that looked like an angry spitting camel.
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From http://cnsnews.com/news/article/sesame-s......d-school

with slogan "The right news. Right now" comes this:

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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."
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Really, how are the muppets NOT communist?

Please, let's not even get into Fraggle Rock.
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On 2011-12-08 02:11, Destiny wrote:

... that looked like an angry spitting camel.

Lol. Yes, I loved that (lookalike) angry spitting camel.
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Sorry for the triple post, but check the communist related 'top comment' at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMu7WvM_zik
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Sort of like when that one Teletubby was accused of being gay or some such thing. As a conservative I always find it funny what is read into things.
Oops, I typed read, which is close to red - and we all know what that means!
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