February 01, 2015
Now they may be getting it!
Retweeted by Marvel Comics moonbat Dan Slott:
There’s a difference between “having a different opinion” and “expressing it like an asshole.”— Cameron Stewart (@cameronMstewart) February 1, 2015
Has it sunk in yet, Dan? How 'bout you, Ron Marz? Gail Simone? Mark Waid? Erik Larsen? Et. al.
January 31, 2015
Comicbook moonbat Ron Marz is a racist and a sexist:
Asking seriously: why was Stacey Dash hired to be a talking head on Fox? "Actress in that movie once" seems like a curious credential.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) January 30, 2015
January 28, 2015
Rebooted Fantastic Four trailer
Here it is:
Uh, no thanks. I'll pass. Seriously -- what possibly would entice you to see this? I see absolutely nothing new, other than Johnny Storm being a black guy. Oh, but I'll admit that the new look of the Thing looks pretty cool.
January 25, 2015
So let me get this straight ...
... Boss Obama is going to cut his India trip short so he can pay his respects to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, but he (and every other administration official) skipped out on Paris following the Charlie Hebdo attack.
Even worse, President Lemon is ditching the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
can believe in slap your knees at.
January 24, 2015
If this was George W. Bush, well, you know ...
President Lemon to supposed YouTube star on what he does "if he has any free time":
"You know, I'm really big on sports. The truth of the matter is, I'm mostly watching SportsCenter."
Not reading or even exercising. Just watching the boob tube.
January 22, 2015
Let's check in with the moonbat comicbook creators!
Our 'ol pal Ron Marz keeps, well, a lie alive and ticking:
People are more angry at criticism of "American Sniper" than they were at being led to war on a pack of lies.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) January 21, 2015
Yes, the 'ol "Bush lied us into war" canard. *Sigh*
Once again, if Bush lied, so did all of these people. Bill Clinton. Nancy Pelosi. John Kerry. Madeline Albright. Al Gore. Ted Kennedy. And so on.
Further (again) WTF sense would it make for Bush and co. to knowingly lie about WMD being in Iraq ... only for that very lie to easily be exposed?? Bush et. al. may not be the brightest bulbs around, but they certainly ain't that dumb.
OK, now see if you can follow this one from (Muslim) writer of the (Muslim) Ms. Marvel:
If we were really serious about stamping out extremism in the Middle East, we would all buy electric cars.— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) January 22, 2015
So, by making middle eastern countries poorer via buying less and less of their main product (oil), this will "stamp out" (Islamic -- she, like President Lemon, can't bring herself to say it) extremism. Got it.
Mark Waid retweets:
If you follow the link to the story in question, here's what you'll find:
... an investigation of public records by the Washington D.C.-based District Sentinel online news site showed that between 1995 and 2009, Ernst’s family received nearly a half-million dollars in government handouts, payments targeted toward subsidizing farms with taxpayer funds.
BUT: "... Ernst’s own father, Richard Culver, received $38,395 in taxpayer handouts, almost all of which went to corn subsidies."
That means Ernst's pappy got a whopping $2742 per year (in corn subsidies) in the time period noted. Say it with me now: "Oooooooooohhhhhh ....!"
The article goes on to note that Ernst "failed to mention her own family’s reliance on government assistance ..." Right. If her family "relied" on $2700 per year, this gives a whole new meaning to American poverty.
FWIW, I'm against government farm subsidies of virtually any kind. But, as usual, SJWs like Waid typically go after ridiculous "targets" when there a lot bigger fish to fry.
Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week
It's been a while since our last entry, but hopefully this'll be worth your while: "The Other Side of Charlie Hebdo" by Alexander MacLachlan.
The staff of Charlie Hebdo can be seen in many ways like the schoolyard bullies we so much dislike. Only, in this case instead of the schoolyard they sit in their cartoon drawing rooms to dream up all sorts of ways to hurt institutions and individuals who cannot normally be expected to retaliate.
My comments are not meant to equate murder with drawing offensive cartoons or stories or art that desecrates images held sacred by some, but rather to illustrate the analogy and similarity that exists between the bully and the bullied.
Ye gad, where to begin?
First, y'know how one is expected to "retaliate" for something like Charlie Hebdo? With more speech, that's how.
Second, to call a parody magazine a "bully" and radical Islam "bullied" is so far beyond the realm of sanity as to defy description. At the most, the former offends some people. The latter routinely beats, tortures and murders people.
Wake up and smell the blasphemy, Alex.
January 21, 2015
That's a shame
Well, gosh -- when you give the middle finger to everyone and do things your own way, you don't expect some of that in return?
RatherGate: It was real
So says the actor to play Mary Mapes' boss in Robert Redford's upcoming film about the sordid affair, Bruce Greenwood. (Greenwood has played, among other things, Capt. Pike in the Star Trek reboot films, and Ashley Judd's scumbag husband in Double Jeopardy.)
The incident "reflected poorly, ultimately, on CBS and Viacom who were unwilling to pursue the truth because there was legislation forthcoming that if they didn’t play ball with the [Bush] administration the legislation would have cost them millions and millions and millions of dollars," Greenwood says. "Rather than allow Mary Mapes and Dan Rather to support their story, they allowed this avalanche of right-wing resistance to swamp the real story."
Greenwood's take on Rathergate's fallout? Modern journalists are "under the thumb" of the powers that be, not the news cycle....
He complains that even Wikipedia has it wrong when it comes to Rathergate, according to his viewpoint.
"It's a reminder that if bull-expletive is repeated often enough it becomes perceived truth, conventional wisdom," he says.
Right. The powers-that-be just said "Hey, let's not make an issue of this. We know these documents about George Bush are true, but what the f***. Let's dump Mapes and Rather. That's an even better story!"
January 20, 2015
The Marvel Universe is coming to an end
And considering the buffoons now in charge over there (like Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior Vice President of Publishing and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort among others), I don't have much hope that what Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack Kirby and the other Bullpen members started in 1961 will in any way be improved upon.
Brevoort confirmed that the eight-issue series Secret Wars will represent the end of both the Marvel Universe and the Ultimate Universe.
Saying that the mainstream Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe would "smash together" during the upcoming Secret Wars crossover event, Alonso and Brevoort went on to elaborate that, by the time Secret Wars #1 hits the stands, every world in Marvel's multiverse will be destroyed, with pieces of each forming Battleworld, the staging ground for the Secret Wars storyline
"Once we hit Secret Wars #1, there is no Marvel Universe, Ultimate Universe, or any other. It's all Battleworld," Brevoort said.
Yeesh. These geniuses couldn't even come up with an original way to create a whole new comics universe, having to resort to the exact same title and planet name as the original series from thirty years ago.
The new universe will combine elements from the old Marvel Universe, the Ultimate Universe, and a few others.
Hey, rival DC tried this with a gimmick called "The New 52" and it was a big hit! (/sarcasm)
RELATED: Stan Lee reacts.
January 19, 2015
And people wonder why race relations suck?
HHS secretary: Al Sharpton 'has spent his life fighting for what's right' http://t.co/GdYyzXQrNs— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 19, 2015
January 18, 2015
Tweet of the Day
No one is saying Petraeus is a saint, but how about we first prosecute Lois Lerner.— Razor (@hale_razor) January 12, 2015
Tub of blubber Michael Moore calls "American Sniper" Chris Kyle a "coward."
What a surprise
"WBZ also went to the upscale Brookline home where protester Jim Billman lives with his parents."
January 13, 2015
Only took twelve days
Don't be too hard on President Lemon
Though I certainly don't think this was his intention, I had a little rethink on the administration's lack of presence at this past weekend's Paris march attended by numerous world leaders.
You can thank, of all people, Fox's Juan Williams for bringing it up last night: WTF have European countries really done to thwart Islamic extremism ... let alone stand for free speech?
Boss Obama has tried to get them on board for numerous anti-terror efforts, only to be met with a middle finger. Maybe ditching the Paris march was his way of reciprocating. Of course, he couldn't say that, but I'd certainly buy that reason.
We can, however, laugh hard at Obama's "face saving" measure -- the February 18 "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism." You can bet that the term "[Radical] Islamic" will be hardly mentioned, if at all, by members of the administration.
January 09, 2015
Let's check in with the moonbat comics creators!
Here's our 'ol pal Ron Marz showing how he dialogues with folks who hold an opposing viewpoint:
Delightful to see the people complaining about #FreeCommunityCollege are those most sorely in need of an education.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) January 9, 2015
Gail Simone on the attacks in France:
Urgh, just heard about the attacks. Terrible.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) January 7, 2015
And that's her only tweet about it at present. Good thing it wasn't some right-leaning anti-government type who did it, or worse -- a cop who shot an unarmed African-American. Then, her feed would be flooded with tweets!
Lastly, Tom Brevoort retweets this laugher:
Talk about your ever-lovin' straw man to take down oh-so easily! First, who the hell ever blames the entire black race for the actions of a black shooter? And who but the most outlandish extremists (on the other side) blame all Muslims for radical Islamist attacks?
But here's what Tom and his buddies do: For the actions of a lunatic who shoots up something related to government, they hurry to blame the most remote of ancillary evidence on 1) conservatives, 2) Republicans, 3) the Tea Party, 4) Rush Limbaugh, and 5) the Tea Party (again).
Speaking of which, here's some from a fairly recent post, courtesy of Kurt Busiek:
Notice it's not "Hey, c'mon, all politicians use such imagery so let's stop the nonsense," it's an immediate (and stupid) repetition of what the MSM was yammering about at the time.
If Palin was a Muslim, she'd be inviolate to folks like Busiek.
January 08, 2015
Best of mainstream media bias post-France attack
- NY Times' Nick Kristof: "Is Islam to blame to France attack?"
- The Daily Beast's Chris Dickey: "Miniscule # of French Muslims supports violence." (Oh really? See this earlier Colossus post.)
- MSM upset at Fox News for "obsessing" over Islamist terror attacks. (Right -- wait until next time there's a shooting where the suspect had Tea Party literature in his house.)
- Financial Times' says Charlie Hebdo was "stupid" for "baiting" Muslims.
- Former prez candidate and DNC chair Howard Dean: "Don't call the Paris shooters 'Muslim terrorists.'"
- NY Times worries now about "anti-immigrant sentiment" in Europe.
- Politico's Dylan Byers wondered at 4pm yesterday whether killers were Islamic terrorists
And so it goes ...
Just remember this when you hear the usual dolts (and more)
... talk about "standing with Charlie," etc.
Q: Would you say the same things about Mohammed as you just said about Joseph Smith?
A: Oh, well, I'm afraid of what the…that's where I'm really afraid. I would like to criticize Islam much more than I do publicly, but I'm afraid for my life if I do.
Q: So you can be bigoted towards Mormons, because they'll just send you a strudel.
A: They'll never take a shot at me. Those other people, I'm not going to say a word about them.
That is MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell responding to radio host Hugh Hewitt back in 2007.
My pal Douglas Ernst also noted that Muslim Marvel Comics scribe G. Willow Wilson (who writes the new -- Muslim -- Ms. Marvel) tweeted this yesterday:
The usual suspects will say "where are the Muslims condemning this?" All major Muslim inst. already have. Your media doesn't cover it.— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) January 7, 2015
While I am the last to trust our media implicitly, and while Ms. Wilson probably does have a point to some degree, what she and others who're quick to jump on the "it's only a small minority of Muslims" etc. bandwagon tend to forget are uncomfortable facts like these.
Here's a sampling:
- NOP Research: 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified
- ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers
- Populus Poll (2006): 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified. 37% believe Jews in Britain are a "legitimate target"
- Pew Research (2013): Only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda. Only 51% disapprove of the Taliban.
- Pew Global: 68% of Palestinian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
43% of Nigerian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
38% of Lebanese Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
15% of Egyptian Muslims say suicide attacks against civilians in defense of Islam are justified.
- Center for Social Cohesion: One Third of British Muslim students support killing for Islam
- Policy Exchange: One third of British Muslims believe anyone who leaves Islam should be killed
- NOP Research: 78% of British Muslims support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons
- Pew Research (2010): 84% of Egyptian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
86% of Jordanian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
30% of Indonesian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
76% of Pakistanis support death the penalty for leaving Islam
51% of Nigerian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam
Source links are available for each cite at the link above.
Here's another tweet for 'yas to chew on:
Remember when Ben Affleck called Bill Maher 'racist' for saying Muslims will kill you if you 'draw the wrong picture'?— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 7, 2015
“Associated Press censors Muhammad cartoons, sells 'Piss Christ' prints” http://t.co/OWd5zjhMnt— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) January 7, 2015
Lastly, here's Marvel bigwig and resident moron Tom Brevoort offering up a supposed "lie" that no one has actually said or even implied to my knowledge:
The greatest and most harmful lie of the 21st century is that to combat terrorists, we must become terrorists, to combat hate we must hate.— Tom Brevoort (@TomBrevoort) January 8, 2015
Nevertheless, I'll help Tom out: How is "harmful" to hate terrorist barbarians like those who killed the cartoonists in France and folks like ISIS? WTF should we do, Tom -- invite 'em over for dinner, for cripe's sake?
I've a feeling that Brevoort's "become terrorists ourselves" idiocy is a not-so veiled reference to the waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation methods utilized post-9/11. If so, simply spare us -- because any such moral equivalency is insane.
Indeed, a much greater and harmful lie in this 21st century is the notion that "outreach" and "being understanding" to ... "people" who could give less of a sh** about either and would still murder us without a second thought is a sensible policy.
Another great and harmful lie is what is noted above -- the "tiny minority" aspect along with the notion that Islam "has nothing to do" with folks like the France killers.
January 07, 2015
MSNBC never ceases to amaze (stupidly)
Who knew that Jerry Falwell suing Hustler magazine for libel back in the 1980s is religious extremism ... just like the massacre in France that occurred today?
I sure didn't; then again, I'm actually sane.
Religion of Peace
Just remember, 'tho: Any attacker even remotely connected to Republicans and/or conservative ideology = complicity.
Attack after attack by radical Islamists = not indicative at all of the belief system, and if you in any way question such, you're an Islamophobe.
January 06, 2015
Maybe I should protest my local bank for asking to remove hats and sunglasses
A St. Louis chain of Family Dollar stores is under fire for posting signs that read "Please remove all hoods before entering Family Dollar."
The fact that the signs went up after several robberies does't matter. The fact that without hoods on, security cameras can better ID perpetrators doesn't matter. It's RACIST, dammit!
“I would call it discrimination. That's not right. It shouldn't matter that you're going in there with your hood on. If you're not stealing, and you're buying, purchasing something, what's the problem? That shouldn't be an issue," said one resident.
"Discrimination?" Against hood wearers?
Yes, this was the featured article
At Philly.com, that is, early this morning:
Second sentence of the article:
"While New Jersey's rules allow the governor, a longtime Cowboys fan, to accept gifts from friends, two legal experts questioned whether the gifts gave the appearance of improper conduct."
Hey, if you got a beef with the law, the change the damn thing. But just as the mainstream media obsessed with "Bridgegate" for weeks on end, pardon me if I care more about actual law breakers than those who give the "appearance" of law breaking.
January 05, 2015
Hey, wait! We didn't mean us!!
Harvard experts on ObumbleCare who opening advocated for the "remedies" involved in such are now -- wait for it! -- AGHAST that said remedies will now be applied to them:
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.
Richard F. Thomas, a professor of classics "called the changes 'deplorable, deeply regressive, a sign of the corporatization of the university.'”
Mary D. Lewis, a professor of modern France history and a leader of the opposition to the benefit changes, said the changes "were tantamount to a pay cut."
“Moreover,” she said, “this pay cut will be timed to come at precisely the moment when you are sick, stressed or facing the challenges of being a new parent.”
Yeah? Well, get bent. Welcome to the real freakin' world -- and in this case, one which you helped make.