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You're living larger than Henry VIII. Respect the TP. (Maggie's Farm)

Why does anyone pay attention to either one of these idiots? To quote the Blogfather, "Really, this is exceptionally stupid even by The View’s Joy Behar’s admittedly low standards." (The Other McCain)

#snOMG. (Dan Riehl) Related: Megan McArdle blogs the "Snowpocalypse" and wonders why nobody is suggesting that upstate NY polities rent out their equipment and staff to help Maryland, DC & Virginia get plowed out? Less seriously, Mary Katherine Ham posts an honest weather map. (Moe Lane)

Strange, the media were pretty quick to find out who was backing the Swift Boat vets...why so little interest in theteapartyisover.org? Maybe because it's a front for AFSCME and similar unions? (Contentions, via Professor Death)

I remember the days when Japan was going to just take over everything...and then their economy went into the crapper. Now everyone's talking about how China is going to eat our lunch. Well, not everyone. (Instapundit)

This kind of crap is why I don't read comics any more. Also, Chuck Todd of MSNBC claims reporters love teabaggers, er, the tea party movement! Clumsy lies like this are why your primetime shows are getting their asses kicked by Fox's 3 AM Red Eye show, Chuckie me lad. (Ace)


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Feb. 11th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
The whole "Marvel Comics is out to get us!" thing is hilarious. As if that one tiny little sign on one page of a comic book constituted a concerted assault on somebody's political beliefs.

The wrote their letter of protest to Marvel's executives, and it should have ended there. Yes, there are probably more comic writers and artists with liberal leanings than on the other side of the fence. It's not as if any segment of the population is going to change their political beliefs on the strength of something like this.

Besides, the Supreme Court recently gave corporations the right to free speech. Even if this represented an official opinion of Marvel Entertainment, they'd be entitled to their opinion.

You, sir, have already proposed the correct response. Vote with your dollars - if you don't like it, don't buy it.

Now, someone take us back to our regularly scheduled political reality, where people argue about more substantive issues.
Feb. 11th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
I posted it as an illustration of how annoyingly pervasive the whole political argument has gotten in recent years. Some people see the whole "Civil War" storyline to be a new and exciting reboot of old characters, but I for one would have preferred that they just killed off all the old characters from the 1960s -and let's face it, Captain America as we know him now is a product of the Silver Age Marvel- and gotten on with the business of making movies. It's stupid to pointlessly alienate 50% of your audience, which is what these artists have done with this. And people wonder why the American comics business is dying?
Feb. 12th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
If you want to just read some decent stuff with no bullshit, I highly recommend Punisher MAX. It has the Punisher doing his thing with pretty much no other Marvel characters around other than Nick Fury once in a while.
Feb. 12th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
I'll think about it. Right now I need to get caught up on that mahjongg manga, where W has just gone Super Saiyan. :D
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