Boss Obama when he was running for the Lemon Presidency in 2007: “I think Iran is like North Korea ... they see nuclear arms in defensive terms, as a way to prevent regime change.”
Uh huh: Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is ‘nonnegotiable.’
Summary: Dems are more in favor of sanctions on Indiana than Iran.— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) March 30, 2015
And with the franchises’ 50th Anniversary next year, fans have been hoping that some kind of announcement would be made about a return to TV for the franchise. Now, a new rumor has surfaced that suggests it might very well be happening… and details on what it could be about have actually been available online for years.
According to the report, back before the 2009 movie reboot, there were two competing pitches for a Star Trek TV revival. One was developed by Babylon 5 creator and comics writing legend J. Michael Straczynski and Dark Skies’ Bryce Zabel, which would have rebooted the original Kirk/Spock/McCoy trio with all new actors. The details of that pitch are actually all online and make for a fascinating “what if” read.
The other pitch, which in my opinion was far more interesting, was from novelist Geoffrey Thorne, along with X-Men’s Bryan Singer, Free Enterprise director Rob Burnett, and Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie. It was called Star Trek: Federation. This one was set in the timeline of the original five shows, but set much farther into the future, where the United Federation of Planets has become a “fat n’ happy” bloated empire, with the age of exploration (and heroes like Kirk and Picard) far behind them, with a Starfleet made of old ships just patrolling the borders.
Uh, yeah, I'll take Singer over Straczynski any day of the week, although in terms of series sustainability the latter's pitch probably stands a better chance of being green-lighted. After all, with the new rebooted Trek films, the original crew is back in vogue.
Still, Singer's idea is a fascinating read and ST: TNG established that a future-Trek can work.
One thing that will have to be altered from Singer's pitch is the reunification of the Vulcans and Romulans since the latter's planet was destroyed in the first reboot Trek flick.
(h/t to RWR)
Boss Obama: ISIS is a "JV team."
Boss Obama: Yemen is "success story."
Boss Obama: Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who "served with honor and distinction" and who was swapped for five radical Islamists bent on killing Americans and is now facing formal court martial -- the swap was "still worth it."
Boss Obama: Iranian leaders who chanted "Death to America" were merely pandering to a domestic audience, so our secret nuke deal is still ongoing.
Boss Obama: Sends political hit squad to Israel to defeat (real) man who dared to offend our Dear Leader. (Thankfully, said hit squad was unsuccessful.)
Boss Obama: What Lois Lerner and Hillary Clinton emails?
Boss Obama: What DHS favoritism towards a Clinton relative?
Boss Obama: Representatives dispatched to Ferguson, MO based on complete fabrication.
Maybe they really will discover a parallel reality ... only it sure seems we're living in it right now.
... features the (Muslim) Ms. Marvel, the female Thor, Sam Wilson as Capt. America, Miles Morales as Spider-Man, Nova, Vision, and Iron Man.
It's written by Mark "Go F*** Yourself" Waid who, you may remember, said not to buy his stuff if you disagree with his political positions.
No worries, Mark. I won't be buying your stuff, nor anything by the current cadre of contemporary writers due to how y'all treat comicbook fans who differ politically.
And, certainly, don't dare say this new Earth's Mightiest squad is politically correct! Because RACIST/SEXIST/HOMOPHOBE/TRANSPHOBE/YOU-NAME-IT-PHOBE!
In a report today about an assault and carjacking at the Regal Cinema at the Brandywine Town Center, we read the following:
Troopers describe both suspects as black men, aged 20 to 25 years, standing roughly 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. Both were described as having an average build, but there was no description available on their physical appearance or clothing, Hale said.
What the ...?? Has the News Journal finally grown up?
"Nothing says 'let kill some cops' and refers to women as 'bitches' and 'hos' like rap music."
People at the usual networks/papers would be screaming you-know-what. Even though ... it's often an accurate statement.
On one of the usual networks, we heard this from the editor of Ebony magazine: "Nothing says 'let's go kill some Muslims' like country music."
Has anyone ever heard a country tune advocate, even in a subtle manner, the killing of Muslims? Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" is about the closest to the meaning, but it's hardly referring exclusively to (radical) Muslims.
The show's host eventually apologized for the idiotic assessment.
This time attempting to bust on Ted Cruz:
Marvel's Joe Quesada:
It has never ceased to amaze me how some people, in defense of their favorite fictional characters or stories, treat creators and each other, flesh and blood people living actual lives with actual feelings and families, with such disrespect and cruelty as though they were two-dimensional, fictional villains who merely exist on a page or the imagination.
And it never has ceased to amaze me how some creators, in defense of their own creative product, treat long-time fans, flesh and blood people living actual lives with actual feelings and families, with such disrespect and cruelty, due only to honest disagreements over (story) direction, politics, and/or culture, as though they were two-dimensional, fictional villains who merely exist on a page or the imagination.
And by whom were Quesada's words retweeted? Yep, Dan Slott.
You just can't make this sh** up.
Funny, only twenty-six countries have mandated voting, but many, many more require showing a form of ID to vote. (Along with three-quarters of the American public.)
Guess who's on the wrong side -- again?
The Christian Science Monitor's Howard LaFranchi thinks Senator Tom Cotton is like ... "Hanoi" Jane Fonda.
How dare members of Congress write a letter to Iran's leadership telling them that any deal reached must be approved by them (the Senate, specifically).
Naturally, because the below are WRITERS of popular funnybooks, and have legions of followers on social media, this somehow "translates" into them "being smarter than you."
Our old pal Dan Slott asks the following:
Can you imagine what #FoxNews would be saying if 47 Democrats in the Senate had written a letter like that to Iran during Bush's term?— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) March 10, 2015
Regarding the former, the Democrats actually passed the Boland Amendment which forbade US assistance to the Nicaraguan Contras in the early-mid 1980s. This amendment did a lot more to interfere with the president's foreign policy-making than a single letter ever did.
Next, the bloated Gail Simone weighs in (pun intended), mocking Senator Tom Cotton in the process:
Dear @SenTomCotton, do you deny being a walnut-brained, homeothermic brachiosaurus? Also, could you explain the Constitution to my cat?— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) March 10, 2015
Oh, and by the way? Sen. Cotton is a veteran.
The only Simone has served is herself -- a giant milkshake.
Yeah, he can pretty much go screw himself:
Recognize that Marxist on the right? During whose presidency was this?
The New York Times crops former President George W. Bush and his wife out of the picture of marchers at Selma:
Pelo-Tox on Bibi Netanyahu's speech yesterday:
I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech -- saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation. (Source)
Awwww, is that right?
Pelo-Tox back in 2007 (y'know, when George W. Bush was president):
I'm saddened at the insult to the intelligence of the American people that lunkheads like Nance, Boss Obama, Hair-Plugs Biden, and Harry Reid exhibit each and every day.
Oh, and Nance? Using your own playbook, you're an anti-Semite.
... engages in anti-Semitism, straight up.
Best comment from the idiot known as El Somnambulo: "Yep, Netanyahu’s the reason we no longer even contribute to plant trees in Israel."
Awww, poor snowflake!!
... ah, hell, you know by now!!
-- Boss Obama considering raising taxes through executive action. Technically it'd be closing tax "loopholes," but the constitutionality is certainly dubious. But when has that ever mattered to the Boss?
-- The Justice Department closed down search for IRS' Lois Lerner's emails. Isn't this the sort of sh** that got Dick Nixon into so much trouble? Oh, right, he was a Republican.
-- What's that? Hillary Clinton never used a government email address while she was Secretary of State? 'Ya gotta be jackin' me! A clear violation of the law, this, but when has that ever been a concern for this administration?
Michelle Rodriguez of Fast and the Furious and Machete fame, says her possibly playing the Green Lantern is "the dumbest thing [she's] ever heard."
"I think it's so stupid because of this whole minorities in Hollywood thing. It's so stupid. Stop stealing all the white people's superheroes. Make up your own. You know what I am saying? What's up with that?"
But, as Douglas Ernst points out, the social justice warrior (SJW) hordes must have been out in force quickly thereafter, as Rodriguez later added the following on Facebook:
Hey guys, I want to clarify about my comment yesterday. I stuck my foot in my mouth once again. I said that people should stop trying to steal white people’s superheroes. I guess it got taken out of context because a lot of people got offended or whatever. I have a tendency to, you know, speak without a filter — sorry about that. What I really meant was that ultimately at the end of the day there’s a language and the language that you speak in Hollywood is ‘successful franchise.’
I think that there are many cultures in Hollywood that are not white that can come up with their own mythologies. We all get it from the same reservoir of life, the fountain of life. It doesn’t matter what culture you come from. I’m just saying that instead of trying to turn a girl character into a guy — or instead of trying to turn a white character into a black character or latin character I think that people should stop being lazy. People should actually make an effort in Hollywood to develop their own mythology. It’s time to stop. Stop trying to take what’s already there and try to fit a culture into it. I think that it’s time for us to write our own mythology and our own story. Every culture. That’s what I really meant, and I’m sorry if it came off rude or stupid. That’s not what I meant. So, cheers.
Doug (rightly) says, "When Ms. Rodriguez apologizes for speaking without a filter, what she really means is 'I’m sorry for telling the truth.'”
Before the usual SJWs get on Michelle too harshly, they should know -- if they don't already -- that she is an open bisexual.
Then again, knowing idiot SJWs as I do, that means zilch. Rodriguez should be prepared to be called a "self-hating bi," an "Aunt Tom" and whatever other filth the heinously self-righteous SJW pricks routinely throw against those who dare to veer from their rigidly enforced orthodoxy.