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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

1 posted on 06/16/2010 12:26:42 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Uncle Joe would approve.


2 posted on 06/16/2010 12:28:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: mrmeyer

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

...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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: Sunshine Sister
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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

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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To: Pessimist
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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To: houeto; blog.Eyeblast.tv


Close, but no cigar.
 
21 posted on 06/16/2010 12:53:54 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

I can’t imagine what this would do to Groucho Marx, George Burns and Sigmund Freud.


22 posted on 06/16/2010 12:54:21 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Winston also consumed a prodigious amount of booze it seems.


23 posted on 06/16/2010 12:55:13 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: houeto

That’s just wrong on so many levels.


24 posted on 06/16/2010 12:56:43 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Dr. Sivana

Or Bill Clinton.
Without the cigar, his impeachment lacks context.


25 posted on 06/16/2010 1:14:43 PM PDT by counterpunch (Heckuva job, Barry!)
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To: counterpunch

While we’re at it, we should get rid of the fiddles used by Jack Benny, Henny Youngman, and Yitzhak Perlman. We have to do something about the ubiquitous portrayal of violins in our culture.


26 posted on 06/16/2010 1:21:14 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Did they take away McArthur’s pipe?


27 posted on 06/16/2010 1:22:46 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: Never on my watch

I wouldn’t be surprised. Him and Reagan and Margaret Thatcher for starters.


28 posted on 06/16/2010 1:23:08 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: lonestar
Did they take away McArthur’s pipe?

I don't know, but Popeye's gonna look even nuttier blowing on nothing.
29 posted on 06/16/2010 1:33:01 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Popeye's gonna look even nuttier

I don't know if that's possible.

30 posted on 06/16/2010 1:42:54 PM PDT by lonestar (Barry is furious the big spill wasn't caused by EXXON...would have nationalized it by now.)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

I think Paul McCartney lost his cigarette crossing Abbey Road.


31 posted on 06/16/2010 1:45:41 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (How shall he rescue his imprisoned self?)
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To: Sunshine Sister
I don’t care how much airbrushing is done, you can’t change history. It is what it is.

Obviously you haven’t been paying attention. If you had you might have noticed that a great deal of history has been airbrushed away. A good deal of the 1930’s has been airbrushed to show that FDR was the greatest president of the 20th century.

Try it and there will always be someone who will call you on it and make the truth be known.

Sure plenty of people try to tell the truth to no avail. The history that is taught to the masses all say the same thing. Tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.

The victor writes history. The Dims have won for the last 80 years. If we want to write the history for a change we need to start winning. We need to start playing the game like we want to win.

32 posted on 06/16/2010 1:51:31 PM PDT by Pontiac
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To: Sunshine Sister

Oh you can change history alright. Happens all the time. Sure there will probably always be a handful of people that know Churchill smoked, but with these kind of changes very shortly the vast majority won’t, because they’ll never have seen a picture of it. You can’t change the past, but history is very malleable.


33 posted on 06/16/2010 1:54:41 PM PDT by discostu (like a dog being shown a card trick)
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To: Sunshine Sister
you can’t change history

You can't change history but you can change the "perception" of history.

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon." Napoleon Bonaparte

We who remember, we who recall the details of an event will pass from the scene entirely. Before that, it is still just your word against the word of another.

Eisenhower told the people liberating Hitler’s concentration camps to take lots of pictures because sure as hell they will one day be some bastards who will say it never happened.

Please don’t ask for an exact quote but Ike said something to the effect, "Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened".

34 posted on 06/16/2010 2:05:39 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv
rabid anti-smoking lobby

I guess George Burn's cigar will be history's next revison.

35 posted on 06/16/2010 2:07:55 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: AFreeBird
That’s just wrong on so many levels.

What ain't wrong is busting a blog pimp's effort to get hits so that somebody will click to go look at pics.

36 posted on 06/16/2010 4:10:54 PM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Pontiac

I think you missed my point. No matter who tries to tell me different I know that Churchill smoked. You can’t change that. I also know what an ass Roosevelt was and the truth about his administration. No one can change that. I can’t speak to what is being taught now but the truth will always be there for people who seek it.


37 posted on 06/18/2010 10:49:11 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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