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(Mental Floss)   "It's a Wonderful Life" flagged by FBI as an "obvious attempt to discredit bankers" (a common trick used by communists)   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 50
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2012-12-25 08:15:10 AM
...and you don't even want to know what "Zuzu's petals" was code for.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-25 08:45:36 AM
Yes and the FBI's past use of GPS to track US citizens without a warrant, their reading of emails and monitoring of posts on social networks is a code for Fascism.
 
2012-12-25 08:56:26 AM
I always considered the bankers to be the real heroes in that movie.
 
2012-12-25 08:58:47 AM
I think bankers are discrediting bankers. Clearly they are commie terrorist scum.
 
2012-12-25 08:59:09 AM
Sounds like he was.....*removes sunglasses*...a high roller

Yeeeeeeeeeeeahhhhhh
 
2012-12-25 09:01:36 AM
oops, wrong thread.
 
2012-12-25 09:17:17 AM

NFA: Yes and the FBI's past use of GPS to track US citizens without a warrant, their reading of emails and monitoring of posts on social networks is a code for Fascism.


How can it be code when it's overt?
 
2012-12-25 09:17:53 AM
OMG instragam is going to steal all myphotos and sell them to big corporations that want pictures of poorly lit food on plates and girls standing around bars holding drinks.
 
2012-12-25 09:29:59 AM
I'm not sure its communist, but I'd rate its entertainment value somewhere around white washing a fence.

Nowif you wanna watch a good Jimmy Stewart movie might I recommend the Man who shot Liberty Vallance
 
2012-12-25 09:31:16 AM
the scariest part of TFA is imagining Jack Nicholson as the Old Man in  A Christmas Story.   shudder
 
2012-12-25 09:33:51 AM

NFA: Yes and the FBI's past use of GPS to track US citizens without a warrant, their reading of emails and monitoring of posts on social networks is a code for Fascism.


Welcome to my favorites list.
 
2012-12-25 09:37:37 AM
i.ytimg.com

'Well, I guess we're gonna have ourselves a nuclear holocaust'
 
2012-12-25 09:58:22 AM
Discredit them? They need to be taken out and beaten severely. Since it's Christmas, no blows to the head and no kicking the groin.

/You can still knee to the groin
/Hey, everybody, let's go kick the hell out of old man Gower!!!
/the video will play after the warning about ad blockers...just wait 20 secs or so
 
2012-12-25 10:07:15 AM
They better be tracking all the rip offs too.

"Richie Rich's Christmas Wish" is especially insidious for specifically indoctrinating the children.
 
2012-12-25 10:11:48 AM
Every time you discredit a banker, a communist gets his wings.
 
2012-12-25 10:18:32 AM

Boudica's War Tampon: Discredit them? They need to be taken out and beaten severely. Since it's Christmas, no blows to the head and no kicking the groin.

/You can still knee to the groin
/Hey, everybody, let's go kick the hell out of old man Gower!!!
/the video will play after the warning about ad blockers...just wait 20 secs or so


Gower was the pharmacist, you meant Potter.
 
2012-12-25 10:18:56 AM

Oldiron_79: I'm not sure its communist, but I'd rate its entertainment value somewhere around white washing a fence.


the story goes that the company screwed up their copyright claim, allowing the movie to go into the public domain. That meant every TV station looking to fill the dead air at the holiday time could essentially run it on loop for free for 20+ years. So a movie that was poorly reviewed and generally unpopular when it came out ended up finding new life thanks to our weird copyright laws decades later.
 
2012-12-25 10:20:38 AM
George Bailey made just $45 a week and yet he took a $2000 honeymoon. There's some liberal entitlement taking right there.
 
2012-12-25 10:27:43 AM
I think it's that time of year again. Time for It's a Wonderful Life (Rupert Murdoch version)
 
2012-12-25 10:43:10 AM
article title "favorite christmas movies"


article list: mostly terrible and overrated movies
 
2012-12-25 11:11:56 AM

lack of warmth: Boudica's War Tampon: Discredit them? They need to be taken out and beaten severely. Since it's Christmas, no blows to the head and no kicking the groin.

/You can still knee to the groin
/Hey, everybody, let's go kick the hell out of old man Gower!!!
/the video will play after the warning about ad blockers...just wait 20 secs or so

Gower was the pharmacist, you meant Potter.


Small business owners are a smokescreen for the bankers.
 
2012-12-25 11:16:53 AM

Dwight_Yeast: I think it's that time of year again. Time for It's a Wonderful Life (Rupert Murdoch version)


Was going to reply with the Fry and Laurie one, but the Rupert Murdoch version is the Fry and Laurie one. Yay.
 
2012-12-25 11:20:09 AM
They played that movie and Miracle on 34th St. on TV a hundred times each past few days, but no Simms "A Christmas Carol'. It is the only Christmas movie I seek out.

/Bah hum-bug
 
2012-12-25 11:22:01 AM
At least you guys know who the various police forces are really working for, and have always worked for.
 
2012-12-25 11:23:37 AM

Leader O'Cola: article title "favorite christmas movies"

article list: mostly terrible and overrated movies


i1089.photobucket.com


/ never saw Babes in Toyland, so I'll give you the benefit of doubt on that one.
 
2012-12-25 11:29:47 AM

Turfshoe: Sounds like he was.....*removes sunglasses*...a high roller

Yeeeeeeeeeeeahhhhhh


It actually works here because Mr. Potter was in a wheelchair and a banker! High Roller indeed.
 
2012-12-25 11:33:22 AM

LarryDan43: George Bailey made just $45 a week and yet he took a $2000 honeymoon. There's some liberal entitlement taking right there.


They thought you would understand the $2000 was collective wedding gift money. Maybe it had to be spelled out for you. Also, he didn't take the honeymoon, but instead gave the money to the people to save the buildings and loans.
 
2012-12-25 11:38:04 AM
Me I watch Garfield's Christmas.
 
2012-12-25 11:44:35 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Me I watch Garfield's Christmas.


Nice touch.
 
2012-12-25 11:55:19 AM
I like It's a Wonderful Life, but Shop Around the Corner is the far superior Jimmy Stewart Christmas movie.
 
2012-12-25 11:57:56 AM

lack of warmth: Also, he didn't take the honeymoon, but instead gave the money to the people to save the buildings and loans.


GIVING money away? Sounds like dirty commie talk to me!
 
2012-12-25 12:12:10 PM
I wonder what the FBI thought of the bible when they realized that the ONLY people Jesus smacked around ever was a bunch of greedy bankers...?
 
2012-12-25 12:13:28 PM
Heh, my wife remarked to me how socialist "A Christmas Carol" seemed.

I think I'll write a reverse-Christmas Carol for Breitbart. A commie pinko kale-eating libtard from Berkeley learns the value of SUVs, whisky and 'screw you, I've got mine" and moves to a McMansion in a gated suburb.
 
2012-12-25 12:31:37 PM

Mega Steve: GIVING money away? Sounds like dirty commie talk to me!


Technically it wasn't giving it away. He used it to secure the deposits the bank made.
 
2012-12-25 12:51:30 PM

meyerkev: Dwight_Yeast: I think it's that time of year again. Time for It's a Wonderful Life (Rupert Murdoch version)

Was going to reply with the Fry and Laurie one, but the Rupert Murdoch version is the Fry and Laurie one. Yay.


I seem to end up posting it every year, and it rings with truth. It's kinda sweet, this year, because Murdoch lost $2.1 billion in 2012.
 
2012-12-25 03:17:42 PM

StopLurkListen: Heh, my wife remarked to me how socialist "A Christmas Carol" seemed.

I think I'll write a reverse-Christmas Carol for Breitbart. A commie pinko kale-eating libtard from Berkeley learns the value of SUVs, whisky and 'screw you, I've got mine" and moves to a McMansion in a gated suburb.


I always thought the "reformed" Scrooge would fit in well with today's conservative businessmen. He sees that what he was doing would leave him not very well-liked, and set about to sway public opinion (still a selfish thing to do). And instead of quietly donating to charities and helping out the local infrastructure, he buys presents and food, and makes sure everyone knows that Ebenezer Scrooge is the one being so charitable. I find it akin to companies who donate to a cause, then spend 10x as much money advertising that they gave to said cause.
 
2012-12-25 03:55:38 PM

maxx2112: Leader O'Cola: article title "favorite christmas movies"

article list: mostly terrible and overrated movies

[i1089.photobucket.com image 558x331]


/ never saw Babes in Toyland, so I'll give you the benefit of doubt on that one.


I love Flo.

//There, I've said it.
 
2012-12-25 07:32:29 PM
Frank Capra's brand of populism is no longer acceptable, citizens. 50 years from now Ebenezer Scrooge will be seen as a martyr for the cause
 
2012-12-25 07:51:23 PM

FirstNationalBastard: ...and you don't even want to know what "Zuzu's petals" was code for.


J Edgar Homo?

/too soon?


here is a picture of Bush and Hoover together!

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2012-12-25 10:00:34 PM

italie: maxx2112: Leader O'Cola: article title "favorite christmas movies"

article list: mostly terrible and overrated movies

[i1089.photobucket.com image 558x331]


/ never saw Babes in Toyland, so I'll give you the benefit of doubt on that one.

I love Flo.

//There, I've said it.


Flo is awesome. Fist, angry god, etc.
 
2012-12-26 01:10:00 AM
Doesn't anyone find it just a little bit too convenient that George Bailey's dad dies just moments after Mary makes her secret wish for her and George to get married? I mean, think about it, he was about to leave that next morning never to return and then Mary makes that wish at the old house and all of a sudden his father has a stroke and a bunch of other unexpected things happen to keep him in Bedford Falls for the rest of his miserable life, where her wish finally comes true.

I'm pretty sure she killed his dad with her magic powers.
 
2012-12-26 04:56:07 AM

PDXBishop: StopLurkListen: Heh, my wife remarked to me how socialist "A Christmas Carol" seemed.

I think I'll write a reverse-Christmas Carol for Breitbart. A commie pinko kale-eating libtard from Berkeley learns the value of SUVs, whisky and 'screw you, I've got mine" and moves to a McMansion in a gated suburb.

I always thought the "reformed" Scrooge would fit in well with today's conservative businessmen. He sees that what he was doing would leave him not very well-liked, and set about to sway public opinion (still a selfish thing to do). And instead of quietly donating to charities and helping out the local infrastructure, he buys presents and food, and makes sure everyone knows that Ebenezer Scrooge is the one being so charitable. I find it akin to companies who donate to a cause, then spend 10x as much money advertising that they gave to said cause.


That is so terribly cynical, yet I find myself begrudgingly agreeing with you.
 
2012-12-26 09:02:11 AM

Scythed: Doesn't anyone find it just a little bit too convenient that George Bailey's dad dies just moments after Mary makes her secret wish for her and George to get married? I mean, think about it, he was about to leave that next morning never to return and then Mary makes that wish at the old house and all of a sudden his father has a stroke and a bunch of other unexpected things happen to keep him in Bedford Falls for the rest of his miserable life, where her wish finally comes true.

I'm pretty sure she killed his dad with her magic powers.


I watched it this year for the first time in years, and I had the same thought. It's really a story about Mary killing George's dad and trapping George in Bedford Falls forever. FOREVER.
 
2012-12-26 10:13:33 AM
Wait until they see Mary Poppins

To be specific, in the Dawes, Tomes, Mousely, Grubbs, Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-26 10:51:11 AM

degenerate-afro: Wait until they see Mary Poppins

To be specific, in the Dawes, Tomes, Mousely, Grubbs, Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.


If you edit that scene and the ending out of that movie, you've got what modern Conservatives think the 19th century was like.
 
2012-12-26 11:13:49 AM
I watched the 1934 Babes in Toyland with Laurel and Hardy last night on TCM. I havent seen it in years and it was still good.
 
2012-12-26 11:59:45 AM

Dwight_Yeast: degenerate-afro: Wait until they see Mary Poppins

To be specific, in the Dawes, Tomes, Mousely, Grubbs, Fidelity Fiduciary Bank.

If you edit that scene and the ending out of that movie, you've got what modern Conservatives think the 19th century was like.


Chimney sweeps were happy people. Poor old ladies who are broke and destitute in the street would rather use their spending cash to feed birds instead of eat themselves (or perhaps they were planning on eating the birds after fattening them up?). Oh and if you have a wooden leg, name it.

Nah, Mary Poppins didn't paint the best picture of the times. Lots of homeless and poor people. The whole point was Mr. Banks worked as hard as he did to ensure that his family didn't fall into the same level of squalor as the rest of England, but at the same time, he lost touch with his family, the very people he was working so hard to protect. Not exactly the rosiest picture.
 
2012-12-26 01:33:20 PM

Alexei Novikov: italie: maxx2112: Leader O'Cola: article title "favorite christmas movies"

article list: mostly terrible and overrated movies

[i1089.photobucket.com image 558x331]


/ never saw Babes in Toyland, so I'll give you the benefit of doubt on that one.

I love Flo.

//There, I've said it.

Flo is awesome. Fist, angry god, etc.


T-Mobile chick is much hotter.

The only Christmas movie I need is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  I have an uncle that reminds me so much of Clark Griswold it's uncanny.
 
2012-12-26 02:32:05 PM

StopLurkListen: Heh, my wife remarked to me how socialist "A Christmas Carol" seemed.

I think I'll write a reverse-Christmas Carol for Breitbart. A commie pinko kale-eating libtard from Berkeley learns the value of SUVs, whisky and 'screw you, I've got mine" and moves to a McMansion in a gated suburb.


It's been done: The Blackadder Christmas Carol.
 
2012-12-26 03:13:19 PM

mesmer242: Scythed: Doesn't anyone find it just a little bit too convenient that George Bailey's dad dies just moments after Mary makes her secret wish for her and George to get married? I mean, think about it, he was about to leave that next morning never to return and then Mary makes that wish at the old house and all of a sudden his father has a stroke and a bunch of other unexpected things happen to keep him in Bedford Falls for the rest of his miserable life, where her wish finally comes true.

I'm pretty sure she killed his dad with her magic powers.

I watched it this year for the first time in years, and I had the same thought. It's really a story about Mary killing George's dad and trapping George in Bedford Falls forever. FOREVER.


THIS. Maybe she didn't necessarily want George's dad to die...but she sure as hell wanted none of George's wishes to come true.
 
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