"People can interpret the relationship however they want to interpret it," said Joe Russo when oddly asked if Cap and Bucky's relationship is somewhat sexual in Civil War.
"For us, we’ve always interpreted the relationship as two brothers. They’re very close characters, they have a relationship with each other that is very deep. The bond between them is very strong, [which is] what motivates the storytelling. These are both characters that came from nothing. Captain America was basically an orphan, and Bucky’s family took him in. When he was sleep for several years, he lost everything that was dear to him. And when he took the serum and became Captain America, he gave away a large part of himself for a patriotic cause. So, you have a character who is searching for the only thing that he has left from his past… and that’s Bucky. And people interpreted that relationship all kinds of ways and it’s great to see people argue about it what that relationship means to them."
At least (for the time being) we have some guys (the Russos) with some common sense. And, it's good to see ComicBookMovie.com use the term "oddly" in its write-up of the matter.
Wonder now if they'll be denounced as homophobic ...
The dumbest scientist ever, Neil deGrasse Tyson, tweets:
And guess what? The Millennium Falcon did the same thing. As did the X-Wing fighters.
Just imagine how boring this whole franchise would be without the awesome sound effects. In fact, George Lucas's THX company's whole forte is sound. And it doesn't get much better, frankly.
Stop trying to "impress" the public by tweeting science basics, Neil, and try to enjoy the show.
Does anyone think a mainstream media outlet like the Washington Post would run a cartoon like this about Boss Obama and his daughters??
I now await all the self-righteous media talking heads discussing the racist stereotypes of Hispanic people, including that dolt Jorge Ramos at Univision.
"School choice should be easy, consistent and nondiscriminatory" says the Delaware Enrollment Preferences Task Force, and this means, in part, not having to provide any sort of identification to school officials.
"Our students do not care what party we are aligned with and they deserve schools that will, first and foremost, accept them and then nurture and educate them in a way that ensures that Delaware's future is bright," Task Force Co-chair Kim Williams, a Democratic state legislator representing Newport and Stanton, wrote in the report's foreword.
The report also noted that most task force members believe parents should never be asked to prove Delaware residency, provide proof of identity or show their child's birth certificate to school officials.
So, this task force cares not that Delaware taxpayers would fit the bill for those coming across the PA state line to attend northern Wilmington schools? Really?? Hey, a reminder: You represent us.
In addition, group members recommend that schools not be able to inquire as to the behavior (re: misbehavior) of school choice/charter applicants. In other words, if a kid has been suspended numerous times, the potential school shouldn't know ahead of time. Sounds just dandy! (/sarcasm)
Here's an idea: Why doesn't this task force take a poll about these concerns? Anyone wanna bet that the results will be akin to those regarding voter ID?
Just another reason why your average play-by-the-rules voter is beyond fed up.
Our pal Dan Slott retweets:
There is absolutely nothing bad in seeing yourself in a character who doesn't look like you, or is another gender, race, etc. than you.— Femmes in the Fridge (@FemmesinFridges) December 21, 2015
Here's but one of innumerable examples. We're sure you've read 'em all before.
In a nutshell, let's rephrase that tweet above from the real 'bat SJW perspective: "There is absolutely nothing bad in seeing yourself in a character who doesn't look like you, or is another gender, race, etc. than you ... unless that character is straight and white, of course."
Really wish this idiot would get his head straight. Just once.
If it isn't Keith Olbermann going on a rant about the "stolen" 2004 election, or Mike Lupica ripping on the GOP for something, there's always someone else in the sports realm to pick up the slack.
In this case, it's Doug Gottlieb who wants -- well, wanted -- everyone to know that the Second Amendment is NOT part of the US Constitution:
Naturally, like any swarmy dope who finally realized he made an ass of himself, Dougie deleted this tweet with no accompanying explanation. Because, you see, he's better than you, dammit!
Speaking of comics moonbats, Avi reports that writers Kurt Busiek and Gail Simone are a bit befuddled at being Twitter blocked by artist Greg Capullo:
Apparently, Greg Capullo has blocked me for disagreeing on writing being crucial to comics. Ah well. He's still an amazing talent.— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) December 8, 2015
Busiek blocked me some time back, and I had never tweeted anything to/about him up to that point. (He probably saw some of the back-and-forths between Ron Marz, Dan Slott, Mark Waid, et. al. and decided to be ... "proactive.")
Simone, on the other hand, blocked Doug Ernst and I after we pressed her on the question of whether only white people can be racist. She was, at the time, busily retweeting messages from a radical feminist whose position was just that. (Simone never answered the question, natch.)
"Smart" Spider-Man write Dan Slott on GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson at last night's debate:
During the RNC debate, when Ben Carson answers a question, it feels like a kid in school who's reviewing a book you KNOW they haven't read.— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) December 16, 2015
1) Great grammar there, Dan: "a kid" and then the pronoun "they." Your editor sure must work overtime. Marvel's sure getting their money's worth.
2) Carson's a brain surgeon. You write comicbooks. In other words, you're an intellectual gnat compared to him.
3) You're a racist.
RELATED: Fellow comics moonbat Ron Marz engaging in cognitive dissonance:
Please fill in "private server" on your #GOPDebate bingo card.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) December 16, 2015
It's not that he's so smart on policy, or even a terrific politician. It's because the Boss Obama administration engages in ridiculously dangerous politically correct bullsh** like this:
Fearing a civil liberties backlash and “bad public relations” for the Obama administration, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson refused in early 2014 to end a secret U.S. policy that prohibited immigration officials from reviewing the social media messages of all foreign citizens applying for U.S. visas, a former senior department official said.
“During that time period immigration officials were not allowed to use or review social media as part of the screening process,” John Cohen, a former acting under-secretary at DHS for intelligence and analysis. Cohen is now a national security consultant for ABC News. (Source)
People have WAY beyond had it with this simple-minded insanity, and Trump has tapped into that anger. I don't like it, but Obama and idiot "progressives" have no one to blame but themselves.
Does anyone want to hear from pampered celebrities -- many of whom have armed bodyguards to protect them -- about "ending gun violence?"
Give me a freakin' break, already.
"Adolf Hitler comparison fits Donald Trump" writes idiot Harry Themal at the News Journal.
They must really need the click bait. Yet another laughable effort by a joke of a news daily.
The poor elite Left -- they just can't figure out what the f*** they want.
Headline in the Philly Inquirer today: "Paris terror fuels fear of American Muslims." It features the tale of a guy who's been here for 15 years, an immigrant from the West Bank, who was detained for a whole two minutes after passengers heard him speaking Arabic.
"They gave us that look - like we were terrorists," he says.
Naturally, the Inquirer wants this story to pull at your heartstrings. They even quote the laughable CAIR -- Council on American-Islamic Relations -- as saying after the Paris terror attacks there has been "an 'unprecedented backlash' against Muslims to an extent not seen since the days after Sept. 11, 2001."
Meanwhile, Jews remain overwhelmingly the target of anti-religious hate, not Muslims, and it's not even close:
So, we're supposed to get all irate about a dude getting questioned at an airport for a few minutes after speaking Arabic, but we should just nod and say "thank you" to stuff like this:
As Glenn Reynolds says, "Now let me take your guns away based on a secret list that only I control."
After the IRS debacle and people like Fox News contributor Steve Hayes being placed on the "no-fly" list, not to mention the innumerable lies and obfuscations the administration has promulgated over these seven years -- with emphasis on its opinions regarding firearm ownership (or lack thereof) -- is there any ... ANY ... wonder about conservative skepticism?
Quite related: Our buddy Ron Marz:
No Fly List: Never have so many, been so concerned, about the rights of so very few, to buy as many guns as they can possibly have.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) December 7, 2015
Two years ago, I gave you this bit of predictive wisdom:
How much of a nudge does France need to make FN a major player? What happens if they gain a majority in the assembly? I'm afraid we may find out before too long.
And now this:
One is a pragmatist: a 47-year-old lawyer by training who has steered France's far-right National Front (FN) from pariah status to mainstream.
In the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, a rustbelt bastion of the Socialists who rule at national level, opinion-poll estimates gave Le Pen more than 40 percent of the first-round vote.
This is absolutely astonishing. This is akin to Donald Trump winning in Illinois. If she does steamroll to victory as predicted France may see the biggest whipsaw to the right since Rene Coty in the '50's.
Back to the article...
Victory in the second round on December 13 would give her a springboard for her bid to be president in 2017.
Therein lies the parallel with the Tea Party again. The GOP was out in the wilderness for a while and they now have a young (and arguably) deep bench where as the ossified incumbent party is frozen in old platitudes. This could get interesting.
Wondering if Insty has seen this one.
Holiday parties and celebrations should celebrate and build upon workplace relationships and team morale with no emphasis on religion or culture. Ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise.
Consider having a New Year’s party and include décor and food from multiple religions and cultures. Use it as an opportunity to reinvigorate individuals for the new year’s goals and priorities.
If a potluck-style party or celebration is planned, encourage employees to bring food items that reflect their personal religions, cultures, and celebrations. Use this as an opportunity for individuals to share what they brought and why it is meaningful to them.
Refreshment selection should be general, not specific to any religion or culture.
Décor selection should be general, not specific to any religion or culture. Identify specific dates when décor can be put up and when it must come down.
The inmates are running the asylum.
Read this and try not to say to yourself "What. The. F***?"
Anyone think the morons at the News Journal or the three politicians would rush out there to exclaim same about the political right ... and/or law-abiding gun owners?
The appropriately named Linda Stasi of the New York Daily News writes that one of the victims in the San Bernardino shootings had it coming.
Next, later today, ABC's George Stephanopoulis will interview his former boss's wife, and the person to whom he donated over $70K.
Attorney General Lynch made sure FBI Director James Comey "didn't go too far" in characterizing the San Bernardino terror attack.
Think she would have done that if the killers were right-wing militia types?
I've shaken my head so often of late it's about to fall off ... and this certainly doesn't help:
The first find was nothing less than staggering—a fax from Jody Powell, President Jimmy Carter’s press secretary, to George Stephanopoulos, Bill Clinton’s new press secretary, warning Clinton to back off from gun control because … it just doesn’t work.
“If there is an area that needs ‘new thinking,’ ‘rethinking,’ ‘a different kind of Democrat’ and all that, crime/gun control is it. From the outside this does not appear to be happening. What I hear and read sounds like the same old ideas being presented with the same worn-out rhetoric.
“Much as I hate to say it, the NRA is effective primarily because it is largely right when it claims that most gun control measures inconvenience and threaten the law-abiding while having little or no impact on violent crime and criminals.”
Powell goes to note that, even though he supports gun registration "in principle," one has to ask: "Are the people causing the problem going to comply voluntarily? If not, do you have a way to effectively enforce compliance?"
Of all people, Bill Clinton's then-press secretary George Stephanopoulos wrote on Powell's fax sheet "This makes a lot sense."