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Sometimes, things are too good.. a few weeks ago, I wrote in a diary that I truly enjoyed the new Muppet Movie, my kids loved it, I enjoyed it.. and I didn't think anything really political about it outside of the fact that Jim Henson was a truly positive force in our world.

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Boy, I should have known better.   It didn't take long before Republicans have decided this is a political issue they want to stand on and have decided they are actually a secrete propaganda machine against capitalism...    Really?   Really?

Fox News has recently exposed the horrible plot... that the muppets are out to show businessmen as EVIL!   And it's a giant left wing plot

"It's amazing how low the left wing will go to slander business"

Really?   Really?

"Is Liberal Hollywood using class warfare here to brainwash our kids"

Really?  Really?

"None of these movies talk about how great oil is.. like powering a hospital"  (REALLY?)

"Are there Occupy Wall Street Puppets"

"There Should be!  There Should be!  There might as well be!"

Ok, let me explain something: the movie uses ARCHETYPES you idiots.   You conservative right wingers have been protesting for movies that are family friendly, and here you have a freaking family friendly movie that's good for kids of all ages and you're going to go batshit crazy, but  you're willing to throw money at some crap like "Passion of the Christ"

"It's Brainwashing!  I thought Sesame Street was about sharing, now it's super liberal.. they had a starving muppet!"

OMG!   I can't believe that they would address social issues!   It never happens!  

"Next thing you know they will have food stamp muppets"

Are you F------'g kidding me!!!!

How low can we go?!?!   We're going to pick apart and protest a kids movie as an attack on your agenda?  

NO kid walked out of that movie thinking "I will now go march in a protest"   They walked out with the message that money wasn't that important and that the cast found old friendships and were happy.. and you're upset at that?@!?@

bangs head on table   So much stupidity in the world.

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  •  Tip Jar (17+ / 0-)

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 11:44:25 AM PST

  •  Oooh, the muppet movie has (7+ / 0-)

    pro-human values ?!   How subversive of them!  I am proud.   Now I MUST see it, even though it's not convenient to borrow a kid just now.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 11:47:55 AM PST

  •  I had to watch the clip to believe it... (7+ / 0-)

    (shakes head)
    (Takes deep breath)

    Fox...  let me make something totally clear to you...

    Nobody likes YOU.  You cancel good programs in favor of reality shows, and the few you do care about you run into the ground until they just aren't any GOOD any more.

    You are the artistic equivalent of pond slime.

    When you can write a decent story that people want to watch you can dictate what the political slant should be.

    Not before.

    Now, Get out of my movies before you track slime all over them.

    One of these days, I'm gonna learn that I'm only really good at convincing people when I'm being a wiseass. Reviewtopia.net

    by detroitmechworks on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 11:52:51 AM PST

  •  Fox gets it wrong again. (4+ / 0-)
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    farmerchuck, chimpy, avsp, HugoDog

    Comrades Kermit, Piggy, and Fozzie are pissed. They are socialists, not commies.

    Get it right, Fox.

    We're resigned to our collective fate because we've been conditioned and brainwashed to believe that this is as good as it gets. It's not.

    by Richard Cranium on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 11:54:37 AM PST

    •  I have repeatedly admitted to being (4+ / 0-)
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      DrJohnB, Richard Cranium, avsp, ruleoflaw

      a commie pinko blue tree hugger on these very Internet pages here at DKos (because orange makes my blue look brighter) for over 8 years.

      Frankly, I'm surprised it's taken Fox so long to find lovable Furry little me here.

      They are not only not very nice, but they are not very smart. It would be Funny but it is unFortunate that Fox has Failed so Fabulously.

      (today is brought to you by the number 8 and the letter F)

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not.

      by grover on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 12:35:08 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Piggy is not a socialist (0+ / 0-)

      she just cares enough about her friends to accept them as they are.

      "All things are not equally true. It is time to face reality." -Al Gore

      by Geek of all trades on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 01:34:38 PM PST

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  •  Glad to see (5+ / 0-)
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    chimpy, grover, DrJohnB, avsp, moose67

    Fox is continuing to set the standard on that hard-hitting journalism.

    It's been real interesting watching Newt bullying little kids and Fox picking on puppets.  Good to know that's all they've got going.

  •  Next Santorum attacks muppets for interspecies sex (5+ / 0-)
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    tmservo433, chimpy, grover, DrJohnB, moose67

    "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

    by overclocking on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 12:04:50 PM PST

  •  Muppets have always been working class (4+ / 0-)
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    Was there a Muppet movie that didn't have working class and counterculture subtext all through it? I must not have seen that one.  Sam the Eagle was a parody of conservatives. Statler and Waldorf were huge jerks sitting in their box seats casting aspersions on the rest of the working class muppets.

    I hate to say it but Fox is right. It still makes them look like huge whining babies to point it out though.

  •  O my god (7+ / 0-)

    You can't satirize Fox news.  Colbert's character isn't insane enough.  I'm so embarrassed for the people who sit and watch this shit and have no idea who is pulling their strings.  

    "I have known Herman a long time. He's a very attractive, very articulate person." -Newt

    by Sun dog on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 12:08:21 PM PST

  •  There is one thing that bothered me... (2+ / 0-)
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    about the movie, though.

    Kermit just isn't right. And it goes beyond the voice being wrong. He's just missing something. Kermit was always the serious Muppet, running the show, and yet he also had a goofy side. He had heart and passion, not unlike his creator.

    This Jim Henson-less Kermit just doesn't feel right.

    Other than that, I enjoyed the movie a lot -- to be honest, probably more than my 10-year-old, seeing how I adored "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show" growing up.

    When will the right wing realize that attacking nonliving creatures -- Muppets, Teletubbies, Spongebob -- makes them look like fucking loons?

    Hopefully, never.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 12:13:50 PM PST

    •  I understand, but really, get over it (0+ / 0-)

      Steve Whitmire's been doing Kermit for over 20 years and was hand-picked by Jim Henson to succeed him as Kermit (he just didn't expect to hand over the reigns so suddenly). He does a fantastic job in a very difficult situation.

      I don't understand how his Kermit is any different than Henson's.

      •  "Get over it"? That's harsh. (0+ / 0-)

        No offense to Steve Whitmire, who, yes, certainly has big shoes to fill.

        But he doesn't sound right, doesn't feel right, and Jim Henson is one of the few folks on this planet who truly is indispensable.

        I was a "Sesame Street" watcher from day one. Trust me. Kermit's not right.

        There have been only two times in my life when I've felt bad when someone famous passed away. One was Carl Sagan. The other was Jim Henson.

        How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

        by BenderRodriguez on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 02:02:08 PM PST

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        •  I do agree that Jim Henson is indispensable (1+ / 0-)
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          But really, Whitmire has followed in his footsteps admirably. I've grown accustomed to his performance a long time ago.

          Besides, most of the Muppets have different people than the originals performing them now (although Gonzo remains the same, amen). You had to know that eventually new people would be taking over them. And to their credit, they do a good job sounding like their illustrious predecessors.

          •  Fozzie, Piggy and Animal sounded fine... (0+ / 0-)

            and I was surprised that it wasn't Frank Oz, who apparently didn't like the script and didn't want to be involved.

            How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

            by BenderRodriguez on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 02:13:05 PM PST

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            •  Yeah, apparently Oz saw one of the early drafts (0+ / 0-)

              I can't imagine there's much about "The Muppets" that he'd disapprove it. It came off like classic Muppets to me.

              Or maybe Oz just wanted an excuse to not do it. He's been largely retired from performing for a decade or so now (aside from occasionally doing his Sesame Street characters) and even before that he'd reduced his Muppets time to focus on his directing career. I wonder if it just isn't the same for him without Jim Henson. Those two were such good friends. (You want an example of what their relationship was like, think of Bert and Ernie.)

    •  I thought the final resolution (0+ / 0-)

      with Tex Richman also did not feel right.

      "All things are not equally true. It is time to face reality." -Al Gore

      by Geek of all trades on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 01:36:54 PM PST

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      •  That's cause it wan't the original ending (0+ / 0-)

        I won't go into spoilers, though they're easy enough to find with teh Google, but the original ending was completely different.

        The directors cut (and I pray they put it out AS a directors cut) came in at just under 3 hrs, and was very different. The boneheads at Disney forced the director to butcher the movie, literally cutting it in half.

        "The future of man is not one billion of us fighting over limited resources on a soon-to-be dead planet. . .I won't go back into the cave for anyone."

        by Whimsical on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 03:05:00 PM PST

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  •  Just another instance (1+ / 0-)
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    of the right complaining about the "media elites" undermining America.  Of course, as Stephen Colbert always says, "the market has spoken, so what the Muppets say must be true."

    Reporting from Tea Bagger occupied America

    by DrJohnB on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 12:51:02 PM PST

  •  "Its A Wonderful Life"...next? (1+ / 0-)
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    Next up for  FOX::.."Its A Wonderful Life" is really a commie movie...a community donates money to bail-out the down- trodden  George Bailey who was reamed by an "evil banker".

     FOX FINDS FIENDS in Films Folks Fancy. Why doesn't Fox Films make their own puppet movie based on ...say "Atlas Shrugged".

  •  There's a line from the movie (0+ / 0-)

    that's just perfect for this situation:

    "Maniacal laugh... maniacal laugh!!!"

    Actually, I'd wondered when the FoxBots would get around to noticing that the villain of the piece was a caricature of the 1%!

    My favorite part of the movie was the chickens doing Cee Lo Green.

    If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

    by AnnieJo on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 02:34:28 PM PST

  •  Sorry, I could only last a couple of minutes. (0+ / 0-)

    They make my head hurt.

  •  OMG... How do these people dress themselves in the (0+ / 0-)

    morning?

    Apparently the Republicans decided to turn their lives over to complete idiocy.

    "Oil the wonderful, life giving liquid".... WTF is wrong with these people???????

    •  The part about Oil powering hospitals.. (1+ / 0-)
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      volleyboy1

      Had to be one of the dumbest things I've heard in years.  I feel stupider for just listening

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 05:33:53 PM PST

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      •  LOL... that is a great line... (0+ / 0-)

        Yeah, That whole screed was just jaw dropping. I sat there watching it thinking.... Holy crap this has got to be a joke... but, you know, it just isn't.

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