Truth, Justice, and the Wingnut Way

Comics Alliance, one of our regular sources for offbeat news, reported yesterday that Superman is giving up his U.S. citizenship. (Yes, yes, he’s not “natural born”, and all that.) The plot twist is that he’s saving the world from Iran right now, and he doesn’t want his actions to reflect on the U.S. government.

Well, fine, we thought. Pass. We haven’t reported on the Gay Archie character either, after all.

But then it turns up in today’s political news: “Leftist Crap in the Comic Books: Superman to Renounce American Citizenship”. Thanks, Newsbusters!

And so we return to the original post and discover a Don’t Read the Comments extravaganza!

  • Have the progressive liberals NO limit to how far they will go to attempt to eviscerate this country? What’s next, the Statue of Liberty?
  • Take the big ear terrorist with no birth certificate with you.
  • How dare they attack one of our most enduring national symbols like this? I want to know who is responsible, who owns the rights to Superman, and where their headquarters is located. This is no less offensive than if someone were to portray George Washington as a child molester or Betsy Ross as a terrorist.
  • I think DC comics should pack up and relocate to China. Let’s see how well it goes for them when they start spouting thier ideals over there.
  • Who is writing the “comic” today? Did the mullah’s get control? Oh, wait, if it’s un-American, it probably is being written by the White House. Next issue, Superman apologizes to the world and destroys America!
  • This is how it’s done, folks… Turn the minds of the youth first, and it only takes one generation to change a society… The NEA and our public school system have been brainwashing our kids through revisionist history for years, with the goal of bringing down capitalism… The Socialists are working hard to tear down the America that has been the leader of the free world, and we are closer than ever to seeing our freedoms lost… First it was the education system, and now it also permiates the entertainment industry, to include movies, TV, music, and even comics… Yes, our kids are the primary target ! If there is any shread of American patriotism left in America, it’s time to STAND UP and SPEAK OUT!!! Do it in your school system, your local government meetings, and USE YOUR VOTE to get rid of the so called “Progressives” that are at the core of the problem… If you don’t, you will wake up one morning very soon and find out that you live in a Socialist country, and you will have lost your freedoms “for the greater good” — as they love to say in Marxist societies…

And our favorite:


We can’t wait to see Beck’s chalkboard tonight.


what if captain america felt the same and decided to find a country that is economically viable, provides adequate health insurance, maintains a social safety net and is on the cutting edge of modern technology? he would have to change his name to hauptmann deutscheland.

@jwmcsame: And then there’s the old SNL Uberman sketch.

here is what one newsbuster poster quoted at the end of a post:

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” – Thomas Jefferson

this from a slaveholder who worries about another entity wasting the labors of folks under the guise of taking care of them. that incongruent reality escapes that poster while the actions of a fictional character causes outrage.

and you will have lost your freedoms “for the greater good”

Because we all know that anybody who sacrifices for a cause is a socialist terrorist, amirite? Kinda like the guy who somebody else called a child molester up-thread, who apparently figured out how to do that a century before either word was coined… ;)

@SanFranLefty: Okay, fine. I passed on the interview with the Gay Archie writer. Which is a different link than the one I posted. Because, like Jerome Corsi, I’m not paying attention.

Speaking of wingnuts, Sally “gays-are-a-bigger-threat-than-terrorism” Kern (R-OK) has come right out front with the racism/sexism:

Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative.
“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”
Kern said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”

Why yes, it IS 1950 in Oklahoma.

@jwmcsame: Captain America actually walked away from his character while suffering from post-Vietnam Watergate-era disillusionment. Some other cats filled in for him until he came to realize that his character is a symbol of the nation and does not represent its government.

He was also more recently the leader of an anti-government faction of Marvel superheroes opposed to the registration of super-powered humans in which his main opponent was Iron Man/Tony Stark. Cap was arrested and apparently killed on the courthouse steps at his trial or arraignment, but in actuality his spirit was blasted into another place by a fiendish devise wielded by someone close to him but who was actually in thrall to the dreaded Red Skull.

I read all that shit and I have to say that it was confusing as hell but I felt obligated to keep up with the new developments in comics.

@redmanlaw: thanx for the comic updates. as a kid, i favored sgt fury and the howling commandos. remember them?

@¡Andrew!: maybe so. speaking of canada, i favor canadian mist whiskey at tennessee volunteer football games. it blends better with ice than jack daniels and doesn’t cost as much. as an ex-bartender, i only mix whiskey with ice and get angry when a good call brand is destroyed by coca cola or sprite/7 up. or god forbide mtn dew or the new craze red bull.

@jwmcsame: Yup. Nick Fury is now a gentleman of African American descent (played in the Iron Man movies by Samuel L. Jackson) and is the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Don’t know what happened to Dum Dum Duggan and that English guy and the rest of the crew.

Anyone else staying up for the wedding tonight?

@Dodgerblue: If my usual 2:45 a.m. insomnia kicks in, I might consider turning it on and pissing off Mr. SFL with the noise and light.

@Dodgerblue: I’m boycotting it until they learn to say the word “cookie” correctly.

@SanFranLefty: We can live-blog to an audience of two! It turns out that my daughter is flying in around 2 am from Lima, Peru, having been denied entrance into Costa Rica due to a misunderstanding about immunizations. When your kid calls you at 4 am, it’s never good. Anyhow, I figure what the hell, I’ll be up anyway, might as well check out the silly hats.

@Dodgerblue: Exactly. How you a culture manages to mispronounce something like that for so long is beyond me. Where do you get “beeiscot” from a word with the letters “c-o-o-k-i-e”? And don’t get me started on the way they pronounce the word “elevator”.

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: David Sedaris said last night that he and his partner are looking into buying a home in a London suburb where all the houses have names. The house he’s interested in is called “Faggot Stack.”

@Dodgerblue: I’m staling that for when Mr. ‘Catt and I buy a house.

@Dodgerblue: They’re getting married on a weekday? I suppose it makes no difference when your wedding day is a national holiday, but still.

I’m going back to bed (once my decongestant kicks in).

@mellbell: Sorry you’re ill. I was in DC Mon-Tues, less than 24 hrs total, for a conference. The humidity was uncomfortable, and I’d guess you’d tell me it’s a zillion times worse in August. I saw many fat tourists. My flight back rocked and rolled across the Midwest, but at least we could get away from the bad weather, unlike those poor schmucks on the ground.

@mellbell / Dodgerblue / et al — we got an open thread for the regal shindig, if you want it.

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