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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Manchurian Muppets

Eric Bolling, a moderator at Fox Business News, took the Muppets to task in December for depicting a Texas oilman as a greedy villain in their latest movie.  "Is liberal Hollywood using class warfare to brainwash our kids?" he asked.  At a recent press conference in London, the Muppets struck back. 

Miss Piggy, Kermit and the rest
May look real cute but they’re possessed
By plans our kids to hypnotize
And fill their minds with left-wing lies.
The villain in their newest flick -
A rich oil man that they depict
As someone evil, someone bent,
Someone from hellish regions sent.
Why do they always show the rich
As wicked?  Why not make kids glad
To see a man succeed?  It’s mad
To castigate success that way –
Our kids are being led astray.
So go away, you hateful muppets,
Don’t try to make our kids your puppets.
Take Marx and Engles with you too
Your propaganda mission's through.
We despise you left-wing kinds
Who try to poison children’s minds.

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