Wednesday, February 10, 2010

While I'm On The Topic

You're probably here because of the politics, but if you might also be here for the comic talk. News today melded together both of my worlds like PB&J.

Anyway...go buy from this guy: Alpha Comics

I have found gem after gem after gem at Alpha Comics. The guy operates like an Formula 1 car. You know that commercial where the lady needs a plumber really fast, and as soon as she hangs up the phone her bell rings and it's the plumber? That is Alpha Comics.

Aside from the selfish part of getting my stuff to me fast...he's an awesome guy. Though all the transactions with him I've gotten to know him a bit personally and he's good people.

What more can you ask for, reader?

Comic Book Writers Are Morons, Too

From the News that Everyone Already New Department:

Comic book writers are liberal morons, too. It's been pretty evident over the last 10 years, well it all started with the idiotic "Watchmen" in the 80s but now it's just blatant bias in the comics.

The bad guys aren't weird aliens from outer space or scientists gone mad with power.

It's white people. Moreover, conservative white people.

The entire Secret Invasion into Dark Reign story line is nothing but Editor In Chief Joe Quesada and his Hollywood buddies' (just look at all the comic book movies lately, no coincidence) screed against the Patriot Act and anyone that agrees with anything George Bush has done.

Take a look at these two pages from a title called "Thunderbolts":

Page 1
Page 2

That's bias and condescending to the point of absolute ridiculousness. The argument is that white people are too stupid to accept anyone that isn't white. We also, are told through this character speaking, that North Korea is not a threat, it's just all made up to scare us. Our children are the bomb makers...not the suicide bombing attacks all over the Middle East on a daily basis. And anything else Bush said was a lie. The overall main villain in the comic book world today is the white man...and more precisely the white man that isn't an liberal.

It's hard as a comic book fan to be spoken to and insulted directly like this over and over...but I still try to spend more of my money on independent titles like Chew or The Walking Dead...where we're just being told a story and there's some pretty cool art to go along with it.

In some of the message boards and comic buying websites I hang out at, the vast majority of comic readership is liberal. There are a few I've had the pleasure to meet that aren't...but most of them eat this stuff up.

I understand business is business, and they need to cater to the lowest common and least intelligent denominator so they actively seek out liberal goons to write their stories so that when the kid who gets his news from The Daily Show opens up the newest issue, it gets reinforced.

Unfortunate for those of us that just want to be entertained? Yes? Dangerous? Yes.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Required Reading

I'm sure most of you old timers out there have read "Games Muslim's Play" but to those of you that haven't, go forth now and do thusly. put into words, better than I ever could, everything that I believe to be true about the Muslim religion. So much of the rhetoric and vitriol from the Middle East directed towards Westerners, particularly Americans, is overwhelming.

What's mostly shocking, to me as a future parent, is how much of this rhetoric is repeated in schools. How subtle, and sometimes not so subtle anti-American messages are thrust upon our children in colleges and universities across the country.

I can't imagine ever being in a frame of mind where Islamic Fundamentalist terrorist rhetoric could be used as a touchstone to my own beliefs. But all you need to do is walk onto the campus of any American university and you can see that hatred seeping into our society. These people are trying to undermine our country and our way of life.

It was a practice, up until the election of Barack Hussein Obama, I never thought would come to be reality.

I've never before been scared of my own government. But I am now.

Basil's Blog: Son of Bob explains it all

Basil's Blog: Son of Bob explains it all was recently wowed, and rightfully so, by some recent comment kung-fu.

I was recently wowed by a blog comment as well, however I have since lost the link. I was wowed in the opposite way he was.

A commenter on some liberal blag was so enraged by Scott Brown's rush to be seated saying Brown is "in the bag" for the Republicans.

When will liberals get it? Brown wants to do what the people that voted for him want...and he wants to do it quickly. He wants to block the health care bill. We want to block the healthcare bill. Scott Brown is doing what we want. He is an elected politician doing what he told his constituency he would do.

That is a concept liberals cannot even wrap their heads around. That concept, a politician not lying to them, is foreign to them. It's like a round peg going through a square just doesn't fit into their little brains.