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Churchillís Cigar Gets Airbrushed Out of History
Eyeblast TV ^ | 6/16/2010 | Stephen Gutowski

Posted on 06/16/2010 12:26:41 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv

Its been said that life often imitates art. However, I never imagined that the satirical airbrushing campaign undertaken by the rabid anti-smoking lobby at the end of “Thank You For Smoking” would ever actually be replicated in real life. Apparently, as the Daily Mail reports, I was wrong (h/t Adam S Baldwin):

It seems the man who steered Britain through the most dangerous period of its recent history may have fallen victim to the modern curse of political correctness.

(pictures within link)

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.eyeblast.tv ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: airbrushedcigar; britain; churchill; cigars; eurotwits; pufflist; purge; winstonchurchill
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1 posted on 06/16/2010 12:26:42 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv
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Uncle Joe would approve.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 12:28:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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Pictures at FR!

3 posted on 06/16/2010 12:29:20 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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Argh! This drives me crazy.


4 posted on 06/16/2010 12:29:21 PM PDT by Constitution Day (so there)
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Like Stalin said, “No cigar, no problem!” LOL!


5 posted on 06/16/2010 12:29:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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How Soviet of them.


6 posted on 06/16/2010 12:29:58 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2008/12/07/making_war/

Monty had many stories to tell: how, when he urged Churchill to fire the fogies in charge of Britain’s army after Dunkirk and boasted that he himself didn’t drink or smoke and was 100 percent fit, the nearly 67-year-old prime minister had eyed him with astonishment. “I smoke, I drink -and I’m 200 percent fit!” Churchill had retorted.


7 posted on 06/16/2010 12:30:06 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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I guess sometimes a cigar isn’t just a cigar. It simply isn’t even when it is.


8 posted on 06/16/2010 12:30:55 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (I can see November from my house.)
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More fake but accurate...


9 posted on 06/16/2010 12:31:09 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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Shades of Disney Corp.


10 posted on 06/16/2010 12:33:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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...next year it will be a Twinkie that violated Monica


11 posted on 06/16/2010 12:36:51 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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A real sicko would have airbrushed out his index finger.


12 posted on 06/16/2010 12:37:42 PM PDT by DManA
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I don’t care how much airbrushing is done, you can’t change history. It is what it is. Try it and there will always be someone who will call you on it and make the truth be known.


13 posted on 06/16/2010 12:38:23 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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Shades of Winston Smith and Ministry of Truth!


14 posted on 06/16/2010 12:40:52 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (¬ďSi vis pacem, para bellum¬Ē - if you want peace, prepare for war.)
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I don’t care how much airbrushing is done, you can’t change history.

I'm sure there is an attempt somewhere to airbrush him completely out of the history books.

15 posted on 06/16/2010 12:41:08 PM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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Sick!


16 posted on 06/16/2010 12:41:31 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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See my comments here, at an earlier posting of this story. I recommend the book “The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin’s Russia,” by David King. We are taking up the Soviets’ bad habits and poof, down the Memory Hole.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2534552/posts


17 posted on 06/16/2010 12:42:39 PM PDT by La Lydia
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Wonder if they’ll censor the word Cigar out of the Clinton / Lewinsky story too?


18 posted on 06/16/2010 12:43:23 PM PDT by Pessimist
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I am gonna go outside and light one up for ‘ol Winston right now.


19 posted on 06/16/2010 12:44:38 PM PDT by Paytriot (Never be afraid to try anything new, Remember amateurs built the Ark, professionals built the Titani)
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Wonder if they’ll censor the word Cigar out of the Clinton / Lewinsky story too?

They may, but they will never be able to erase the 'Clinton Chant' from FReeper lore.

Bill Clinton!
We have you surrounded!
Put down the cigar
Step away from the intern
And come out with your pants, up!

20 posted on 06/16/2010 12:47:39 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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