November 30, 2015

Super-powered mutants vs. guns: Comics creators wildly stupid

Tying into today's previous post and the new Captain America: Civil War trailer, how is it that "progressives" are so in favor of taking away law abiding folks' means to protect and defend themselves, yet are loath to even register super-powered mutants with the government?

Former X-Men writer Chris Claremont was the first to raise the spectre of a "mutant registration act" back in the classic X-Men #141-142, "Days of Future Past." The dystopian "future" of 2013 came about as a result of Senator Kelly's assassination by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. But the resulting passage of the "Mutant Control Act" was declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court, so the government (presumably the legislative and executive branches working together) brought back the Sentinel program.

Kitty Pryde, who traveled back to 1980 to prevent Kelly's assassination (in the comics; in the film version it was Wolverine), said "bless 'em" regarding the Supreme Court's ruling while recounting to the X-Men how the future comes about. Moira MacTaggert says about the Act "Registration today, gas chambers tomorrow."

Senator Kelly pops back up in X-Men #158:



MacTaggert's immediate reply to this is "That miserable, sanctimonious sod!"

The first X-Men film has Jean Grey debating Senator Kelly thusly: Kelly makes an analogy to possessing and registering firearms, whereupon Grey retorts that we don't require registration for people to live. But many mutants are much more dangerous than guns! Including most especially Ms. Grey (see X-Men 3)!!

Claremont's clear intent is to have the reader sympathize with the rights of mutants. His views on gun control are hard to find (I couldn't discover anything on Google), but his feelings about the 1980s, Reaganism and the "dangers" of Christian fundamentalism are out there.

If Claremont and his fellow creators (most especially contemporary ones) want to be anywhere near consistent, they have to be pro-mutant (and superhero) registration if they are in favor of same for guns (or the outright banning thereof). There's really no discussion.

As comics journalist Tom Spurgeon wrote back in the day, "The same way that the X-Men or similar series can only go so far when speaking to identity and outsider issues before people begin to realize shooting raybeams from your eyes really is different enough from sexual or racial identity to kind of limit any insight to be gained ..."

"Go so far" indeed. And directly speaks to folks like this idiot.

The next time you see a guy like Ron Marz or Dan Slott or Nick Spencer yammering about gun control/confiscation on social media, don't bother trying to (easily) poke holes in their "arguments" -- simply ask them if they'd be in favor of at least registering mutants and other super-powered individuals. If they say "no," then you got 'em. Any rationalizations they offer will be stupid. Period.

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Boss Obama, libs, the press go nuts after Planned Parenthood shooting

Reason.com begins:

After Friday's mass shooting at a shopping center in Colorado Springs, President Obama issued his usual vague call for more gun control.

We have to do something, the president says. But what exactly? It is not surprising that Obama did not bother to address that question, because there is no good answer to it.

According to people who knew him, John Dear, the man arrested for killing three people and injuring nine in last week's attack, was an eccentric, off-putting loner with anger issues. But he apparently did not have the sort of criminal or psychiatric record that would have prevented him from legally buying a gun.

NBC News adds "there would have been nothing apparent in Dear's background—including a felony conviction or previous mental health issue—that would have disqualified him from buying firearms."

The usual suspects like Dan Slott and Ron Marz have their Twitter feeds chock full of snarky comments about guns and the right-wing, but like with Boss Obama you never actually see real solutions proposed.

Obama has mentioned that Australia is a model the US could look to; however, Australia confiscated firearms from private ownership. I've no doubt that that is ultimately what the president would like here, but he sure ain't gonna get that with an executive order. As I noted, the only real "short-term solution" is getting a liberal Supreme Court justice who will provide the needed balance tip to "reinterpret" the 2nd Amendment.

So what is it, "progressives?" Why not just come out and say it -- you want to ban private ownership of guns? If you want more restrictions, like what, for instance?

Take Marz's comment:



See the Reason (something which you're sorely lacking, Ronnie) article above. Where does the line get drawn? Who decides? And who's "not asking questions?"

Continue to challenge the 2nd Amendment clueless. Because the mainstream media sure won't.

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November 25, 2015

'Captain America: Civil War' trailer -- first look!

Here it is -- the first look at Captain America: Civil War due out May 6th, 2016:

Was that ... the Black Panther I saw? I believe it was!

I'll be interested to see just how much they play up the "We want Bucky Barnes" angle vs. the whole "superhero registration" thingie. In the comics, Tony Stark was turned into an ogre, completely obliterating the history of his character, not to mention we were supposed to feel sympathy for Cap and his team.

This is how you gotta love the "logic" "progressive" comics creators -- law-abiding Americans (or whoever) are supposed to register and/or give up their guns as a means of personal protection ... but don't dare advocate that a superhuman -- who might be able to single-handedly blow up an entire city -- register himself with the feds!!

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November 23, 2015

Quote of the Day

"Notice that ISIS does something terrible, and the overwhelming thrust of the conversation on Meet the Press is that the American people have done something wrong and must look inside their hearts and feel guilty over the overwhelming racism and Islamaphobia in their society. News flash: We're not the villains here." -- Jim Geraghty

(Via Ace.)

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November 19, 2015

The answer to France's Muslim problem

This guy gets it:

They have to clean their own house. We have to help them.

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November 18, 2015

Refugees

via Insty.

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November 17, 2015

The hilarious cognitive dissonance of the Left

This image was making the rounds yesterday and earlier today on social media:

Aside from it being inaccurate -- um, anyone recall the Boston Marathon bombers? -- we see this headline on Philly.com today: Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries

Now, anyone remember how "progressives" let George W. Bush have it for supposedly ignoring that PDB -- President's Daily Brief -- a few months into his presidency that said al Qaeda was determined to strike against the US? And then 9/11 happened?

Now, however, these same "progressives" are excoriating the "right-wing" for wanting to cease allowing refugees in to the country (or, at least their state) because, supposedly, no refugee has ever committed a terrorist act here yet.

But here is ISIS saying just what they want to do. And they've already gotten Russia (bombing of the airliner), and now France.

I'd call it hilarious if it wasn't so damn stupid.

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November 16, 2015

Moonbat comics creators on the Paris terror attacks

You knew it was gonna happen -- the usual comicbook 'bats have chimed in with their "superior" intellects about the terror attacks in France last Friday ... because, after all, they're soooo smart. Because they write comics. And have thousands of Twitter followers.

Here's Captain America scribe Nick Spencer saying that the LAST thing we need to do is ... stop allowing mid-east refugees into our countries:





Can you believe this? ISIS -- is worried about public relations! A genocidal terror group was pissed off at the world assisting the people they scared out of their own homes, most especially at how "it would make them look." Who knew??

Folks, it doesn't get much more progressive-elitist bullshittery than that.

Here's our 'ol pal Ron Marz:



Wait -- you mean we shouldn't have responded by attacking Afghanistan??

Then there was this retweet by Marz, Mark Waid and Kurt Busiek:



I really would like to hear what these geniuses suggest the West do. Of course Western nations have to balance the civil rights of its Muslim citizens with that of (militarily) responding to groups like ISIS. But, unfortunately, groups like ISIS understand only one thing: force. To suggest we can actually reason with these barbarians is akin to believing Bernie Sanders can actually pay for all the things he is promising Americans in his presidential campaign.

The sad fact of the matter is that ISIS knows it can count on touchy-feelie types like these dopes to disseminate memes like the above. Face it: there was NO massive anti-Muslim backlash after 9/11, no matter what "progressives" tell you. The Left fears the "dreaded" right-wing -- and groups like the NRA -- more than they fear radical Islamist groups. Remember, Hillary Clinton referred to the GOP as her "enemy," not ISIS or al Qaeda, or anyone like that.

President Lemon immediately went after the NRA and believers in the 2nd Amendment after shootings in Roseburg, Oregon. But Friday after the France attacks? "I don't want to speculate." Absolutely unbelievable.

Speaking of Bernie Sanders (and not France related), here's Marz again:



Uh huh: Bernie Sanders says climate change causes terrorism. Hillary Clinton uses 9/11 to defend her Wall Street connections.

Real "high bar" 'ya have there, Ronnie.

Lastly, this may be the most sensible tweet of all:



"I feel like I know nothing at all." The reason for that is simple, Gail: Because you don't.

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November 09, 2015

Why are Ron Marz, Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek, Nick Spencer, and Erik Larsen racists?

I mean, why else would they tweet stuff like this?







And retweets by Busiek and Larsen:





Aren't these special.

Need I remind you what these hypocritical dolts would be tweeting if such was being said about candidate Barack Obama?

Let's take a little gander at a comparison of the two African-Americans -- the president and the would-be president:

Early years and academics:

Ben Carson has admitted to being a punk in school. Born in Detroit and raised by a single mother, Carson lived through what many would call the “black experience.” But his mother wouldn’t let Ben become a statistic. She forced him to read and not watch TV. When Ben was 14, he made a turnaround which he has credited to his faith and good decisions. He cleaned up his act, got great grades and “had the highest S.A.T. in 20 years Detroit had seen.” His stellar academic record is what prompted the West Point’s informal “offer” which he didn’t accept. Yeah, that’s the “controversy.” No, really. That’s the entire controversy. Ben Carson applied to and was accepted at Yale. The only school to which he applied, by the way.

Barack Obama was raised by his white mother in Hawaii. He moved around, including some time spent in Indonesia. He was accepted to Occidental College after high school. His grades are unknown, his SAT score is unknown but from all relevant accounts, was likely below average. So for most information, we just have to take Obama’s word for it. Lucky for us, Obama admits to being a “loafer” who “abused drugs” which isn’t exactly how premier students at either Columbia and Harvard describe themselves…

Obama’s academic records from Columbia and Harvard are still sealed. The media has not investigated at all, because they don’t want to know, and they don’t want the rest of us to know.

Actually, Obama's academic records are not "sealed" by any legal order ... just at relevant folks' request. No essential difference, really.

Associations:

Ben Carson spent a great deal of time learning medicine, and therefore likely spent the majority of his time with neurosurgeons. Call it a hunch. He also served on the boards of many businesses.

Barack Obama has associated with marxists and terrorists: Frank Marshall Davis a communist poet, Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorn, David Axelrod and many other “questionable” people. Don’t worry. Whenever anyone found out about them, he immediately threw them under the bus.

Awards:

Carson:
  • Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008
  • Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by US News & World Reports in 2008
  • Received the Jefferson Award in 2000 for “Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged”
  • Awarded the Healthcare Humanitarian Award in 2004 because he has “enhanced the quality of human lives and has influenced the course of history through ongoing contributions to healthcare and medicine.”
  • Named by CNN and TIME Magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists in 2001
  • Recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal which is the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP.
  • Awarded 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations.
  • Authored over 100 neurosurgical publications
  • Author of 6 books

Obama:

  • Freedom of the City of Cape Town (jointly with Michelle Obama)
  • 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards for abridged audiobook versions of Dreams from My Father in February 2006 and for The Audacity of Hope in February 2008
  • 2011 Transparency Award jointly offered by OMB Watch, the National Security Archive, the Project on Government Oversight, the Reporters’ Committee for Freedom of the Press and OpenTheGovernment.org

Even the mainstream press admitted they didn't know much about candidate Obama:

It's their own fault ultimately, of course.

As for stupid statements, the media has been on Carson's case for utterances about the Egyptian pyramids, the Founders, and his faith. But what about Boss Obama?

(Oh wait -- don't forget Hillary Clinton's I tried to join the Marines and NASA, not to mention being under sniper fire!)

Look, anyone with half a brain knows that Carson is getting this frenzied treatment because he's a Republican. The media shrugged (and shrugs) at Obama's whoppers with a "Wellll, he embellished a little, yeah ... maybe misremembered some details ... so what?"

It's just like how Dan Quayle's boneheaded gaffes meant he was as dumb as a slice of bread, but Joe Biden? "Just Joe being Joe." Nothing to see here.

In conclusion, the media and "progressives" in general have themselves to blame for the complete skepticism of many folks when it comes to scrutiny of Ben Carson and other GOP pols. Which is a shame because if/when one of these folks do utter a legitimately huge whopper (which Carson's West Point saga was not), a sizable segment of the population simply won't believe it.

As for Marz, Waid and the rest of the moonbat comics creators -- you reap what you sow. Racists.

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November 05, 2015

Dan Slott needs help -- please rally so he gets it

If you've ever needed proof that Spider-Man writer Dan Slott is literally beyond obsessed with what people think of him and his work, look no further than this video:

In a word, WOW.

It's bad enough that the little gnome routinely monitors what critic Doug Ernst writes about him (and subsequently whines about on social media), but this is just, dare we call it ... psychotic?

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Why is Mark Waid a racist?

I mean, why else would he tweet something like this?


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November 02, 2015

New 'Star Trek' TV series coming

Details are few at this juncture, but hey, so what?

What would you like to see in the new series?

Will it be set in the "old" Trek universe, or new? Past, present or future?

Personally, I'd love to see a sort of "Love Boat/Fantasy Island" format where we see a different story every week populated by different cast members, different vessels, and different periods of time. I know it's highly unlikely and would make headaches for those interested in canon, but who cares?

If not that, I'd like to see what's been up in the "old" Trek-verse, maybe some years after "Next Generation." It'd be most interesting to see how the Federation is dealing with the post-Dominion War, the Borg, and destruction of Romulus.

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That's a real cryin' shame

Not.


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November 01, 2015