Marvel gabber Tom Brevoort on the Captain America-in HYDRA story:
My favorite Hydra-Cap letters were the ones that'd lecture that "Captain America was created by two Jewish kids from Cleveland"...— Tom Brevoort (@TomBrevoort) June 30, 2016
And here's our pal Dan Slott of Spider-Man [in]fam[y]:
Last week I had a number of non-Jews explain to me (a Jew) why the Cap story was anti-Semitic.— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) June 29, 2016
Good times, right? https://t.co/RTwC1r4JJb
Can January 20th, 2017 get here any faster?
Boss Obama, speaking while meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, said that "unless an American citizen is a Native American, they potentially have a family history of illegal immigration."
Given that "progressives" are so adamant about "nuance" and "living history," how is it that "constitutional scholar" Obama can recognize NO difference between 400 years ago ... and today?
Oh, Chris Evans:
I'm proud of this sit-in. We need common sense gun reform. And to be clear, NO ONE IS TAKING AWAY GUNS! Just looking for COMMON SENSE reform— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 22, 2016
In wake or Orlando massacre, NRA sycophant Marco Rubio voted against background checks. Now he wants Florida voters to return him to office.— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) June 22, 2016
... the ethnic roles and affiliations were reversed?
Philadelphia police are looking for five men in connection with an assault outside Geno's Steaks on June 11.
Patrick Kane, a victim of the attack, provided this account.
He said he and his wife, Brooke Kane, had spent the night at a friend's wedding and then at an after hours club with another couple, when they all decided to grab a bite to eat at Geno's.
They were just finishing up their cheese steaks when Brooke Kane's girlfriend asked another group of patrons if she could bum a cigarette, Patrick Kane said.
"That is when the guys just lost their minds," said Patrick Kane, 31 and a maintenance supervisor at an apartment building.
In seconds one man stood up, put his hand over the face of the woman and pushed her across the sidewalk, said Patrick Kane.
"'Don't mess with us, we belong to ISIS,'" Kane said the man shouted at them.
Brooke Kane, a daycare teacher, stepped in to help her friend. The ISIS comment was not a joke she told them before she too was struck, Patrick Kane said.
Police said video of the attack was "too graphic" to release.
Sounds an awful lot like the now-backtracked edited audio recordings of the Orlando shooting 911 calls.
Just a quick link to the Guccifer 2.0 docs. I haven't had time to read through them but they do have some interesting stuff. There's a line item in the private jet spreadsheet that shows $1MM credit from a private jet company. How exactly does that work?
The gnomish Spider-Man writer Dan Slott:
If I ever die from being shot, please politicize the fuck out of it.— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) June 20, 2016
Don't wait. Please start the SECOND after the news hits.
What he forgot to add on his TwitLonger: "BUT, if the shooter is a radical Muslim who's proclaimed allegiance to ISIS, leave this part out and only zero in on the gun aspect."
To paraphrase Col. Henry Blake, "Biggest horse's patoot in the comic biz."
Something doesn't add up. I've been thinking about this shooting in Orlando and I can't make sense of the math.
So far, we have at least 50 dead. There were an estimated 350 people in the club at the time. He was using an AR-15. The AR-15 can hold a maximum of 30 rounds. I suspect that the "suicide vest" he was wearing was a tactical vest designed to hold more ammunition. Let's further assume he was carrying six more magazines of 30 rounds each. Let's also assume a 9mm pistol and four additional magazines. Fifteen for each magazine for the pistol. That's a total of 285 rounds.
That means he killed 1 person per 5 rounds. That's even before he got into a shootout with SWAT. Let's assume he took 100 shots at the SWAT team. That's down to 185 and 50 killed. That is some very impressive shooting in a panicked crowd. Moving targets, questionable lighting and really total chaos.
I am no tin foil hat brigade and am not suggesting anything other than this: I think there may be an accomplice. If he had help, this guy stays behind to keep the police occupied and the other assailant drops his gear and follows the panicked crowd into the street and he's gone.
Some Googling and I find this:
"There is an investigation of other persons. We are working as diligently as we can on that," Bentley said at a news conference. "If anyone else was involved in this crime, they will be prosecuted."
Stay tuned, this isn't over. This is fourth generation warfare and it's here to stay.
... just check out the Twitter feeds of Dan Slott, Mark Waid, Ron Marz, Kurt Busiek, Nick Spencer, and Gail Simone today -- among others.
Then ask yourself why the f*** you would spend even one damn cent on their offerings.
The California State Senate votes to exempt itself from its own strict gun control laws. The vote was 28-8.
Y'see, they're more important than YOU. They deserve protection. Not YOU.
Cali legislators also average approximately $140,000 in annual compensation. They get a free car and gasoline. Among other things.
And you thought things were wacky here in the one-party state of Delaware.
HuffPost op-ed: Anti-Trump violence justified
"In the face of media, politicians, and GOP primary voters normalizing Trump as a presidential candidate — whatever your personal beliefs regarding violent resistance — there's an inherent value in forestalling Trump's normalization.
"Violent resistance accomplishes this."
Is that so.
(Via the Washington Examiner.)
If really need any sort of confirmation of what the current crop of comicbook creators think of those with whom they disagree, look no further than the writer of Captain America, Nick Spencer.
But then, saying a judge can't be fair because he has Mexican heritage nothing to do with border, just fucking racism.— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) June 8, 2016
Sonia Sotomayor gave speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge “will make difference in our judging.”https://t.co/vujIkdNXi7— Chuck Plum (@ChuckUmeboshi) June 7, 2016
Yes, morally superior to a bigoted, xenophobic monster of a human being. https://t.co/vZZ5smINua— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) June 7, 2016
The GOP hate draft dodgers so much they nominated them 4 out of the last 5 times.— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) June 5, 2016
Starting to wonder if these dudes have issues with women https://t.co/iM8XX71RmE— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) June 2, 2016
Media so determined to create ambivalence/cynicism around Clinton campaign, they will happily ignore a major moment in US history.— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) June 6, 2016
About 5000 new people started following me due to Cap stuff and right now they're all wondering wtf is up with all these political tweets.— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) June 8, 2016
What’s one of the first things that comes to mind when you hear “San Francisco”?
Schools have been adopting liberal/progressive school discipline policies for years now, doing away with punishments like out-of-school suspension and replacing them with “less severe” alternatives like “restorative justice” — where misbehaving students get to “talk about” what ails them.
The idea is to keep disruptive kids in school so that they can learn, but it completely misses the point in that such kids don’t care about learning, and worse — they ruin it for the kids who want to learn.
And you know what they say about good intentions …
It seems even progressives have an upper tolerance limit. Teachers in the San Francisco Unified School District are fed up with restorative justice-style approaches as they claim “[s]tudents have been choked, they’ve been slapped, they have been given death threats almost daily.”
But the district, and the teachers union, remain committed to the current discipline policy.
“The policy is something we believe in, that kids should be in the school,” Lita Blanc, spokeswoman for Educators of San Francisco.
Ah, they believe.
The persistent problems with one first grade student at the school convinced teacher Erika Keil to complain to the principal, who opted not to renew the probationary teacher’s contract for next school year. The move sparked outrage from dozens of parents and teachers who descended on the school Tuesday to protest the principal’s decision.
The protesters toted picket signs reading “Advocating for student safety will cost you your job” and “Kick me, I’m a SFUSD teacher,” among others.
“To me, she did a fantastic job dealing with a difficult situation,” Keil’s colleague, Kathy Harriman, told ABC 7.
SFUSD board president Matt Haney told ABC 7 the school board could reverse the principal’s decision to dismiss Keil, but admitted that was unlikely.
Monroe students, parents and teachers, plan to continue to protest until Keil is reinstated.
The violent first-grader, meanwhile, remains in the classroom to torment his classmates, parents told the news site.
“That student has remained in the classroom without proper support,” [parent Louella] Hill said.
Talk about your Catch-22. Given that the federal Department of Education’s own policies have played a very significant role in tying schools’ hands when it comes to discipline — based on the premise that penalties affect a disproportionate percentage of racial minorities — it should be very interesting to see how this turns out.
But until then, parents will continue to vote with their feet. They’ll lobby their legislators to allow (more) charter schools, they’ll hoof it to private and parochial schools, and they will homeschool their children.
Cross-posted at The College Fix.
That is, on a Diversity Council like Australia apparently has.
This council now has a new goal: to eliminate the term "guys" from everyday use.
[...] the DCA says “guys” is a gendered word that can make women feel left out.
“We want to get people thinking about the language they use in the workplace and whether it’s inclusive or excludes people,”Diversity Council of Australia’s CEO Lisa Annese told news.com.au.
“We’re not telling people what to say, we’re encouraging people to think about the words they use at work so everyone feels respected, valued and included. We know from research that when more inclusive language is used at work, people are greater engaged and more proactive.”
Ms Annese suggests using phrases like “Hi everyone” or “Hi team”.
“A really good test is reversing the gender. Would you walk into a mixed gender group and say ‘Hello ladies’ or ‘Hello girls’? No, because men would be offended,” she said.
Sooo ... what's next -- ditching words like "mankind"? "Man"?
The Diversity Council should file a complaint with the Cylon Imperious Leader. After all, recall his quote prior to the big assault on the Twelve Colonies: "The final annihilation of the life form known as Man. Let the attack begin."
For more recent takes, check out Doug Ernst's "Tom Brevoort tries Hydra Captain America spin-job, Newsarama goes full toady"
"‘Captain America #1’: Nick Spencer turns hero into Hydra agent with Tom Brevoort’s blessing."
Not to mention Avi Green's "Entertainment Weekly's letting Spencer/Brevoort get away with their terrible direction,"
"Stan Lee adds insult to injury."