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Enough! Enough Already!
Free Republic | 4/29/11 | Alan Levy

Posted on 04/29/2011 9:11:55 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama

Yesterday, Reuters reported that in Action Comics #900, Superman is mulling over renouncing his American citizenship and becoming a citizen of the world. Last year, Archie Comics announced that there would be an openly gay character hanging out in Riverdale. Last season, the NFL had players wearing pink gloves and cleats to bring awareness to breast cancer.

I hate to sound all unpoliticalcorrectthink, but I am sick and damn tired of being preached to when all I want to do is enjoy myself.

I know, I know, I'm selfish, I'm heartless, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. Yes, I know there are problems in this world. Got it. But does the world's problems have to be advertised in every medium ? Why can't I read a comic book without being preached to about social justice or the flaws of American foreign policy ? Why can't my kid read an Archie comic book without being preached to about equality for homosexuals ? Why can't I watch the Miami Dolphins embarrass themselves without being reminded of the horrors of breast cancer ?

Here's a news flash for DC Comics, Archie Comics, and the NFL: (And this goes double for the bourgeois socialists in Hollywood) We The People want to be entertained. We don't want or need to be preached to every waking moment. If the entertainment industry would stop being so self-righteous for a second, it would realize that We The People are not idiots. We know the world sucks and sometimes we need an escape from it.

God help us all.


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: archiecomics; liberalism; nfl; superman
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1 posted on 04/29/2011 9:12:01 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama
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To: corkoman; The Great RJ

Ping!


2 posted on 04/29/2011 9:13:54 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Supercomrade is on the way.


3 posted on 04/29/2011 9:17:06 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

What next? Bizzaro gets elected as President?

Oh, wait a minute...


4 posted on 04/29/2011 9:17:29 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: screaminsunshine
Supercomrade is on the way.



Done already.
5 posted on 04/29/2011 9:19:08 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: LRS

Yeah...Bizarro Reagan. Instead of the individual, we have the collective. Instead of free market capitalism, we have socialism. Instead of small government, we have bloated bureaucracy.

*Sigh*


6 posted on 04/29/2011 9:20:49 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well he was a Reporter now wasn’t he? Anyway the media are already citizens of the world and so is Obama. Comrade Kent?


7 posted on 04/29/2011 9:22:22 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I give in, I’m a nerd, too. I forgot all about that graphic novel...

PS— Say hi to Captain Marvel for me....


8 posted on 04/29/2011 9:22:31 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: screaminsunshine

Da.


9 posted on 04/29/2011 9:23:22 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Yesterday, Reuters reported that in Action Comics #900, Superman is mulling over renouncing his American citizenship and becoming a citizen of the world.

Neal Boortz's replacement today pointed out that Superman got honorary citizenship from every country in the United Nations in Superman, issue C-31, November 1974.

So I guess that means he's a citizen of every country except for the US and Switzerland (and a few new ones which joined the UN after 1974).

10 posted on 04/29/2011 9:23:41 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
You're not heartless and you are absolutely right. CBS runs a series of "public service" (CBS cares- barf) ads that are just revolting. This particular one really offended me. I usually tape shows now so I can fast forward through this gunk.
11 posted on 04/29/2011 9:23:55 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Absolutely Nobama

*Sigh* indeed!


12 posted on 04/29/2011 9:24:00 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Absolutely Nobama

While he is at it (changing his citizenship) he should also change his name to Stupidman.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 9:24:54 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: KarlInOhio

Ultimate in nerdom question: Was it the Earth 1 or Earth 2 Superman ?


14 posted on 04/29/2011 9:25:15 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Not a bad rant for a new arrival.

+1

:)


15 posted on 04/29/2011 9:25:40 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Totally agree!

I have commented on other threads how these days, it seems like everybodys got a gimmick.

Something. Something to sell you. Something to convince you. Some group/person that’s got a major problem and needs your help, a real tear-jerker...

Plastic, plastic, plastic. Agendas and victims everywhere. You can’t get away from them, they will chase you down and haunt your very soul.


16 posted on 04/29/2011 9:26:38 AM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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Just Because the Circus Is in Town
Doesn’t Mean We Have to Vote for the Clown


Give what you can
Or donate monthly, and a sponsoring FReeper will contribute $10

Save Lazamataz! He’s fading fast!

17 posted on 04/29/2011 9:28:15 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Absolutely Nobama

It’s everywhere.

I listen to a conservative Christian radio station off and on all day and two days ago, there was a message about the cross-dresser/”trans-gender”/*whatever* who got beat up in McDonalds.

Not once but *many* times, the Christian preacher referred to the beaten up male creature as “she”, “her” and “woman”.

I was mortified.

I do not care how much butchery and surgery is performed on a body-dysmorphic individual, until they successfully “change” every single chromosome in their body to the opposite one, they’re *still* the man or woman they were born as, originally.

To hear this “PC” sermon was heart breaking.


18 posted on 04/29/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

I know I already put my 2 cents in, but this topic really hits home with me. Another thing I can’t stand is all these businesses that advertise that they are “green” and the endless sponsoring of various “charitable” events, bike rides for various cancers, mailing in seals from yogurt etc. It never stops. It makes the whole world seem like one big disaster that can only be saved by me spending money on their product. It has the opposite effect on me.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 9:29:28 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee

I stopped watching regular, non-news TV altogether.(Unless it’s the NFL, which is becoming unbearable in own right.)I know this sounds crazy as hell, but to me, it’s becoming almost like liberal mind control.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 9:30:34 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Ooorah!


21 posted on 04/29/2011 9:33:24 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

I don’t care what that illegal alien does! He was never a citizen anyway.


22 posted on 04/29/2011 9:34:01 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: Salamander

Not to sound all Glenn Beck-like, but provessivevik thinking has invaded the churches and synagogues. See Sojourners and the Jewish Funds For Justice for further details.


23 posted on 04/29/2011 9:37:06 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Here's a news flash for DC Comics, Archie Comics, and the NFL: [ . . . ] We don't want or need to be preached to every waking moment.

As a lad, I bought comics in the '70s with the expectation that they would appreciate in value like the comics in the '40's did. The truly valuable collectibles are those things that no one would think to keep. I also liked reading them.

But I was of the last generation of kids reading comic books.

If you look at Gesell guide to child development (written in 1950s), ten years old is the peak of boys reading superhero comics. Now, go to one of the few stores that still carries comic books (e.g. Borders) and pick up sone of the non-Manga superhero titles, and it is clear that they are now trying to sell comic books to the same generation that was buying them in the '70s. Too many insider references, certainly a lot of subject matter innapropriate for youngsters.

IF a comic book can find a way to make its story onto the newswire or blogs, then the odds of a bunch of people who ordinarily don't buy them might pick up a copy. Collectors always like round numbers, and #900 is pretty impressive in terms of comic book numbering (Action beginning in June, 1938).

So, it's like when Superman or Batman gets "killed" (always resurrected), Superman marries Lois Lane, or the entire comic book universe gets destroyed (Crisis on Infinite Earts), it is all about selling books. Then, after the comic sales drop off, it is time to bring back Superman, Batman the Barry Allen Flash, and all the rest.

Now, in the case of the Archie comic, I think that was a HUGE mistake. Except for the too perfectly shaped Betty, Veronica, Midge etc. wearing too little starting in the '60's, these comics were considered harmless compared to the horror/crime/satire genres erupting in the 50's (See "The ten cent plague").

Once in a while, Archie comics were even open to explicitly Christian mesages (sometimes coming from unlikely characters like Mr. Lodge).

The homosexual character introduced certainly gave Veronica #200 a big bump in sales. Tens of thousands of aging sexual deviants bought a copy to place next to the Playbill from La Cage Aux Folles and a stack of Barry Manilow CDS.

The cost to Archie Comics is that parents can never trust the content of said comic magazine ever again. And youngsters who don't want that stuff in their comic books will avoid them. And frankly, they should NOT have let Jughead anywhere NEAR that character; he takes enough abuse as it is.

Comic strips, and by extension comic books, have a reader base that is more averse to change than most. Dagwood must never get a new hair cut. Dilbert's tie must (almost) always be sticking out. Lex Luthor and I (Dr. Sivana) must always be trying to take over the world. It could well be that we are pretty much at the end of (non-manga) comic books as a medium. Better to let it die than to ruin an entire epic history with cheap shots of heroin like a deviant Archie character or a Superman who rejects the American Way.
24 posted on 04/29/2011 9:37:06 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: chickadee
Another thing I can’t stand is all these businesses that advertise that they are “green” and the endless sponsoring of various “charitable” events, bike rides for various cancers, mailing in seals from yogurt etc.

I always get the feeling that companies aren't showing support for sufferers of diseases so much as exploiting them. "Ad Exec: The disease of the year is breast cancer. We'll cut our red dye usage by 50% to get pink, print a ribbon on the packaging and sell the hell out of how much we oppose cancer. We should net $250 million from it. Any other diseases? How about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? What do you mean that the New York Yankees already have Lou Gehrig's disease trademarked? Run it by legal before we start fighting the the Steinbrenner family."

25 posted on 04/29/2011 9:37:06 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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26 posted on 04/29/2011 9:38:32 AM PDT by McGruff (When it comes to Obama's birth certificate. Trust, but verify.)
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To: KarlInOhio; chickadee
I always get the feeling that companies aren't showing support for sufferers of diseases so much as exploiting them.

Agreed. I especially hate the notes in motel rooms suggesting that you not ask for clean sheets and towels every day to save the planet. Or HP wanting their toner cartridges back so they can be put on a boat to China rather than being used as a refill by competitors.
27 posted on 04/29/2011 9:39:31 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: chickadee

Anything that advertises itself as “green” will automatically insure that my “green” will stay in my pocket out of prinicple, even if it’s a product that I would find useful.


28 posted on 04/29/2011 9:39:55 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

“. . . it’s becoming almost like liberal mind control.”


And you’re right again. The “announcements” or advocacies are never for things I care about.

Even one of my favorite shows, “Bones”, pushes that stinking Prius by integrating the car into the show. Last night, it showed the car parking itself. Moments after that, a Toyota ad played. It was for the Highlander. The ad series for the Highlander is one of the most offensive I have seen in a long time. There are several, all with the same theme - parents are uncool and need their children to choose their vehicles for them.


29 posted on 04/29/2011 9:39:57 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: djf

We’re still in a semi-free market. Let your money speak for you. Don’t give in.


30 posted on 04/29/2011 9:41:24 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Was it the Earth 1 or Earth 2 Superman ?

Earth 1. The Earth 2 Supes has grey temples unless he's fighting Nazis.
31 posted on 04/29/2011 9:41:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Bravo!


32 posted on 04/29/2011 9:43:42 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Dr. Sivana

:)


33 posted on 04/29/2011 9:45:17 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: The Toll

He doesn’t have a valid birth certificate, like a certain Kenyan whose name escapes me right now....


34 posted on 04/29/2011 9:47:31 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Of course, the whole Superman thing could be a ruse that will be explained later (Action #901)


35 posted on 04/29/2011 9:47:50 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

I am on your side about Superman and Archie, I don’t see breast cancer awareness as being as insidious as the other two examples.


36 posted on 04/29/2011 9:49:33 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Dr. Sivana

I may be showing my age, but I stopped reading comics when Magneto became leader of the X-Men.


37 posted on 04/29/2011 9:49:56 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

It’s not so much the money as it is the angst.

So you feel sorry for starving children, you feed the children. Then, no matter what you do, there are even more starving children.

Combine that with the angst produced by advertisers. NEVER believe, even for a second, that advertisers are doing you any sort of favor.
They are there for one purpose: to make you unhappy with what you have so that you will go out and do something different. That seems to me to be pretty much the bottom line. Perhaps I’m a bit too cynical, but if I am, it’s not by much!

We are a people who are basically being programmed to be unhappy.


38 posted on 04/29/2011 9:51:01 AM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Hmmmmm.....


39 posted on 04/29/2011 9:51:39 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
A rant on comic books. I know who you are now.


40 posted on 04/29/2011 9:51:40 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

He is an illegal alien working for the Mainstream Media using a fake identity.

Good riddance!


41 posted on 04/29/2011 9:51:44 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Yes, I know that but *this* station has been steadfast in its biblical principles ever since I was a little kid.

It’s the first time they’ve ever spewed *anything* like this.

Ordinarily, their sermons on sexual aberration are calls to repentance and fleeing the lifestyle.

They have a *lot* of programs for helping “gays” get the mental and spiritual help they need.

Never once have I heard them give any “legitimacy” to trannys.

I guess I’m just very disappointed with them.


42 posted on 04/29/2011 9:52:21 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep....the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Except I don’t have hippie-trash long hair.

:)


43 posted on 04/29/2011 9:53:09 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: GSWarrior

Believe me, It’s not that I have anything against those suffering from breast cancer, or that I don’t want to see a cure, but when I want to watch football, I want to watch football, nothing more. Nothing more is needed.


44 posted on 04/29/2011 9:56:30 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Salamander

I know the feeling....


45 posted on 04/29/2011 9:58:19 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: The Toll

Clark Kent= Zsa Zsa Huffington ? Christiane Amanpour ?

:)


46 posted on 04/29/2011 9:59:42 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: djf

“Perhaps I’m a bit too cynical, but if I am, it’s not by much!”

There is no such thing as being too cynical.


47 posted on 04/29/2011 10:02:08 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Here's a news flash for DC Comics, Archie Comics, and the NFL: (And this goes double for the bourgeois socialists in Hollywood) We The People want to be entertained. We don't want or need to be preached to every waking moment.

Liberals are incapable of walking in another person's moccasins - - but wouldn't it be wonderful if the insensitive jerks on the left could imagine what their world would be like if every movie they watched preached a conservative line?

And every comic book series took stands against people who welcomed illegals? Or laughed at gun control 'nuts'? Or if TV shows routinely mocked union members? Would THEY want to pay to see that 'entertainment'?

Then again, few have ever met a liberal elite capable of empathy...

48 posted on 04/29/2011 10:04:30 AM PDT by GOPJ (Understanding the Koran: http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Superman was an illegal alien “coyoted” in by his old man in a space ship.


49 posted on 04/29/2011 10:13:34 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: GOPJ

They never will. It’s genetically impossible for libs to ever think like the rest of us.


50 posted on 04/29/2011 10:13:48 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (NPR= Nazi Propaganda Radio)
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