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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-bullwinkle-taught-kids-sophisticated-political-satire-180964803/

 

Mr. Chairman, I am against all foreign aid, especially to places like Hawaii and Alaska,” says Senator Fussmussen from the floor of a cartoon Senate in 1962. In the visitors’ gallery, Russian agents Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are deciding whether to use their secret “Goof Gas” gun to turn the Congress stupid, as they did to all the rocket scientists and professors in the last episode of “Bullwinkle.”

Another senator wants to raise taxes on everyone under the age of 67. He, of course, is 68. Yet a third stands up to demand, “We’ve got to get the government out of government!” The Pottsylvanian spies decide their weapon is unnecessary: Congress is already ignorant, corrupt and feckless.

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Perhaps I now understand where I got my  distrust and skepticism of government and authority in general. ;)

My Mom and Dad thought I  was a bit too cynical for my age when I  was a  kid. 

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8 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

As long as he doesn't try to pull a rabbit out of his hat, he'll be alright.

 

Even that can be taken as political satire - the clueless and inept trying to make something happen by magic.

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1 hour ago, Four-Eyed Buck,SASS #14795 said:

Is moose and squirrel!!!!!!!!:lol::blush:

That's either "Rocky and Bullwinkle" or "What's for supper."

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Pogo help with the political education.

 

"We have met the enemy and he is us"

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On 12/28/2020 at 5:19 PM, Four-Eyed Buck,SASS #14795 said:

I miss Pogo:(:blush:


Oh roar a roar for Nora,

Nora Alice in the night, 

For she has seen Aurora

Borealis burning bright.

A furore for our Nora!

And applaud Aurora seen!

Where, throughout the summer, has

Our Borealis been?

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Deck us all with Boston Charlie...

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Nora's freezing on the trolly....

 

 

 

Skoosh a bug 'n' we gets rain!!!

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Li'l Abner was pretty good satire too!!  If you don't believe it, ask Joan Baez!!!

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