Archive for January, 2009|Monthly archive page

My Pledge

I pledge to never become a good little O-bot.

I pledge to never turn a blind eye to a bad idea, regardless of who “won.”

I pledge to to never capitulate to domestic terrorists, regardless of how they may threaten those who share my religion or social views.

I pledge to mercilessly mock vapid celebrities when they create trite propaganda videos like this (or, in the case of Matt Damon, anytime he opens his mouth):

What’s your pledge?

Update:  Machosauce pledges not to see anything with Ashton Kutcher in it:

H/T Allahpundit

The More Things (Hope and) Change…

The Daily Show notices that politicians are politicians, regardless of how they run their campaigns;

Vodpod videos no longer available.

H/T John

Marvel Recycles Classic Spider-Man Story into Leftist Propaganda

Obama Spider-ManSpider-Man villain the Chameleon, intent on disrupting the 2009 inauguration, makes a fatal error…he disguises himself as Barack Obama, and Spider-Man knows that there can’t be two of The One.

The story, which ends with Spidey sharing a fist-bump with the new president sounds like it has the same punchline as Amazing Spider-Man #80, “On the trail of…the Chameleon!”  In that story, the Chameleon made a similar mistake, in this case disguising himself as Peter Parker.  Obviously there can’t be two Peter Parkers, and the Chameleon was apprehended.

Now, politics and social issues in comics are nothing new; several heroes fought Nazis during WWII, Green Arrow taught Green Lantern about racism, the X-Men are basically about the treatment of minorities and Wonder Woman was created (in part) to show a strong heroine who could keep up with male hero characters.  What’s sad is that rather than offering any kind of social commentary, comics seem to be becoming just another propaganda device for the editors’ political agendas.  Where once comic editors joined with government and went without Comics Code Authority approval in order to publish anti-drug messages, they now glamorize Democrats and threaten to kill Republicans.

Parting Shot: I wonder how Stan feels about Spidey pulling for Barack, when Stan was in the tank for Hillary?

H/T: Newsbusters, Jawa

History Lesson

H/T Howie