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PICKET: Take your global citizenship and shove it, Superman
Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 4/30/11 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 04/30/2011 8:19:53 AM PDT by paltz

Look - up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Superman renouncing his American citizenship. In a move that can only be described as a punch in the face to fans of a more-than-70-year-old American cultural icon, DC Comics will have the famous Kryptonian renounce his U.S. citizenship before the United Nations in Action Comics No. 900.

In the story, Superman says to an American official, “I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship.” The Man of Steel then complains, “I’m tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy … ‘truth, justice and the American way’ - it’s not enough anymore.”

Superman comes to this revelation after he appears in Iran to offer nonviolent help for the country’s dissidents. As a result of his actions, the Iranian dictatorship accuses the United States of committing an act of war.

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1 posted on 04/30/2011 8:19:55 AM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz

It’s a freakin comic book character. They want to sell copy. Looks like they will.


2 posted on 04/30/2011 8:23:15 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: paltz

I’m not a comic book geek but I am pretty sure Superman was never an American citizen. Clark Kent yes, Superman no. Am I wrong?


3 posted on 04/30/2011 8:25:07 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: paltz

So superman becomes a traitor. Did obama put them up to it or did DC comics go totally leftist?


4 posted on 04/30/2011 8:25:58 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Past Your Eyes

There are about a million ways they could “undo” this, sooner, or later. Nothing is forever in comic-book land.


5 posted on 04/30/2011 8:27:08 AM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Apperently all nations, through the UN, gave Supes honourary citizenship in the 70’s. As far as Clark Kent goes, it seems kinda hypocritical, I mean last time I checked Superman’s close friends called him “Clark”.

Freegards


6 posted on 04/30/2011 8:28:19 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: SoCal Pubbie
I’m not a comic book geek but I am pretty sure Superman was never an American citizen. Clark Kent yes, Superman no. Am I wrong?

Not natural born anyway, more of an illegal alien.

7 posted on 04/30/2011 8:29:42 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Trump - Romney, without the Mormon baggage.)
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To: paltz

Only a mater of time they have him kneeling to Mecca 5 times a day.


8 posted on 04/30/2011 8:32:44 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Sounds like Obama is a likely customer. Except superman is still white.


9 posted on 04/30/2011 8:32:57 AM PDT by mike-zed
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To: Past Your Eyes

No sale.


10 posted on 04/30/2011 8:33:02 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: paltz

Superman’s been a fake ever since George Reeves took his own life. Nothing to “renounce” DC. He died an American citizen, so stuff it.


11 posted on 04/30/2011 8:35:28 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: Ransomed

Is it even possible to renounce and “honorary citizenship?”


12 posted on 04/30/2011 8:36:22 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: paltz

Superman is 70, he’s senile. And an illegal alien. Who needs another illegal in the US. He doesn’t even do yard work....


13 posted on 04/30/2011 8:37:05 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: paltz
I think Eclipse Comic and Allan Moore did a far more interesting and accurate assessment of how a genetically superior being would act within our society.

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Too graphic but probably one of the best written comic storylines ever.

Superman wouldn't last more than a few minutes, most of them crying and begging for mercy from "Kid Miracleman".

14 posted on 04/30/2011 8:38:17 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Past Your Eyes
It’s a freakin comic book character.

True. But it is also one more piece of Americana that is getting slimed by the left, and a piece that is special to a lot of the 30+ crowd. Americans are getting a little bit tired of liberals taking symbols of American culture and debasing them. Superman hates America, Lincoln was gay, all of the Founders were raving racists...enough already!
15 posted on 04/30/2011 8:39:44 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: paltz

Superman is 70, he’s senile. And an illegal alien. Who needs another illegal in the US. He doesn’t even do yard work....flies without a pilots license. Don’t know how an illegal alien can become a citizen...must have lied to take the test.. Throw his butt in jail. Keep him away from telephone booths.


16 posted on 04/30/2011 8:40:03 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: paltz; All

So wait, as upset as I am about Superman renouncing his citizenship... I’m more upset that he wants to HELP THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT DEAL WITH THEIR “DISSIDENTS?” REALLY?? “Dissidents” are those fighting to break out of their Islamic Dictatorship!


17 posted on 04/30/2011 8:41:31 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: paltz

So now “Superman” has become the latest propaganda tool from the Obama Politburo.


18 posted on 04/30/2011 8:44:04 AM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
I’m not a comic book geek but I am pretty sure Superman was never an American citizen. Clark Kent yes, Superman no. Am I wrong?

Stop that "making sense" stuff right now! It's obvious all of DC are a bunch of traitorous commie pigs!!!! [/sarc]
19 posted on 04/30/2011 8:44:09 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Born on the planet Krypton. Unless he became a naturalized citizen, he (Superman and his alias Clark Kent) is not a US citizen.


20 posted on 04/30/2011 8:48:15 AM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Heck, I don’t even care so much about the citizenship, seems to me the whole point is to make hime stop saying “truth, justice and the American way”.

“Equivocation, bureaucracy, and the UN mandate” will be the new catch phrase.

Freegards


21 posted on 04/30/2011 8:49:01 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: paltz

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/27/superman-renounces-us-citizenship/?a_dgi=aolshare_email
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22 posted on 04/30/2011 8:53:22 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Have you seen his Birth certifcate? ;)


23 posted on 04/30/2011 8:55:44 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's my money...and I want it now!!!)
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To: paltz

Future Superman comic book story lines:

1) He’s dating Robin behind Batman’s back
2) Sarah Palin is the new Lex Luther and Rush Limbaugh as General Zod
3) He’s a Champion of Wealth redistribution
4) Superman was molested by a Catholic Priest during his Youth
5) Superman’s birth certificate lists Obama Sr as his Dad
6) The Mole People should be listed as Undocumented Aliens
7) Jimmy Olsen is Tranny who got his arse kicked by two black girls in a McDonalds.
8) Lois Lane, the Mother Gaia Radical
9) Perry White owns FoxNews


24 posted on 04/30/2011 8:56:43 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: paltz

Globlization strikes Superman, now Citizen of the World!
BFD


25 posted on 04/30/2011 8:56:46 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: theDentist

And in a following issue Superman goes on Oprah and announces he is a homosexual and having an affair with Obama.


26 posted on 04/30/2011 8:57:05 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Ransomed
Apperently all nations, through the UN, gave Supes honourary citizenship in the 70’s.


27 posted on 04/30/2011 8:57:41 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: paltz

DC comics as is Marvel are leftist - they have been for the longest time. AND who reads comics anymore? The comics today don’t even look like comics of yesteryear - they look different and are also drawn entirely in a different manner!


28 posted on 04/30/2011 8:57:52 AM PDT by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: paltz

Superman, like Captain America and G I Joe (among others) have always been American icons and symbols of everything good, decent and moral about our great country.

John Wayne was only an actor but he was also bigger than life, an American through and through, and above all a patriot.

And look at Bob Hope, born in England, but became an actor and made millions of dollars over here and gave back by sacrificing his time to perform for our troops unselfishly. Hope too was a patriot.

These things personified America.

The loss of Superman is a great blow and I take that loss personally and as a result I will refuse to buy and comic from the company that produces Superman comics nor will I see any further Superman movies.

Superman is now dead to me.

Superman is no longer a superhero because he has become an appeaser, a globalist, and that lowest of all things, a traitor to our country.


29 posted on 04/30/2011 9:01:05 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Sarah Palin would the new Faora /s


30 posted on 04/30/2011 9:02:19 AM PDT by Perdogg (It's my money...and I want it now!!!)
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To: John O

“So superman becomes a traitor. Did Obama put them up to it or did DC comics go totally leftist?”

Comic books are drawn by artists. Artists aren’t noted for their political thinking or logical abilities. Artists are right-brain thinkers. They see a charging alligator and they think, “Oh, my, that would look gorgeous as a handbag! Once it dies of natural causes, of course.” A newspaper artist illustrated some of my newspaper articles and he was really good. He called me one day and wanted to do a comic book together. I pitched a few mildly conservative plot lines and he was horrified. No, no, he said, I want to do something about global warming or how the government helps people against evil corporations.

When you work in a newspaper and everybody you know has Stepford wife sameness, how could you learn to see the real world?


31 posted on 04/30/2011 9:02:24 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Abin Sur

Ha! One of your previous posts was where I first saw that.

I think that if Supes was indeed officially adopted somehow by the Kents then he was probably made a citizen through that process.

Freegards


32 posted on 04/30/2011 9:02:33 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: theDentist; paltz
Only a mater of time they have him kneeling to Mecca 5 times a day.

Ironically, Superman was created by a Jewish cartoonist.

33 posted on 04/30/2011 9:05:06 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: paltz
Well, at least we still have this guy.


34 posted on 04/30/2011 9:05:09 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Mandingo Conservative
The comics today don’t even look like comics of yesteryear - they look different and are also drawn entirely in a different manner!

That's not bad in and of itself. I can highly recommend the modern comics "Sandman", "Watchmen", and "Fables", for instance.

35 posted on 04/30/2011 9:05:55 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: paltz

You’ll see the lefties (and some on here) clapping and celebrating the New .. One World Superman.

Many, (like on here) will joke about superman being an illegal or just a comic book hero.
What many (Not the lefties though)will not understand is This is just One More instance of the communist, leftist and One World Government folks attempts to destroy Any and All things American!

Ask yourself .. What IF Superman had come out and said .. “I dislike Homosexuals” or how about “Islam breeds terrorism”!?

Along with Code Pink and The Muslims .. I’d bet that The Left, The Communists and The P-r-o-g-r-e-s-s-i-v-e-s would be “OUTRAGED” too!

What do you want to bet that these groups believe that Superman Denouncing AMERICA .. is a good thing!!

You Freepers Should be taking this just a little more serious.

First they came ...


36 posted on 04/30/2011 9:06:19 AM PDT by freejohn
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To: paltz
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I've never like the boy scout that much anyway.

37 posted on 04/30/2011 9:09:08 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: paltz; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
Some of the FReepers are right. I was never a U.S citizen to begin with.

37½ posted on 04/30/2011 11:57:40 AM EDT by Obamaman (It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a bus! Everybody under it!)

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; Doctor Raoul; ...
ping!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


38 posted on 04/30/2011 9:12:46 AM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: Ransomed
I think that if Supes was indeed officially adopted somehow by the Kents then he was probably made a citizen through that process.

There have been dozen of different iterations on this story, but it basically boils down to either:

1) Shortly after finding him in his Kryptonian rocket, they go through legal channels to adopt him (making about a story about finding him abandoned on the road or somesuch)

2) Martha Kent goes into seclusion for a few months and pretends that she's the biological mother.

Either of these would have been much easier to pull off in the Kansas of 1910 (when he landed as a baby in the first 1938 story) than in 1980....but DC is kind of stuck with the origin!

39 posted on 04/30/2011 9:17:36 AM PDT by Abin Sur
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To: atc23

Has our country now sunk to this level when being simply an American is now a crime, a criminal offense, punishable by fine, imprisonment or death.


40 posted on 04/30/2011 9:17:39 AM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: autumnraine

” he wants to HELP THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT DEAL WITH THEIR “DISSIDENTS?” REALLY?? “Dissidents” are those fighting to break out of their Islamic Dictatorship!”

I think you may have that backwards!
From the article;

“after he appears in Iran to offer nonviolent help for the country’s dissidents. As a result of his actions, the Iranian dictatorship accuses the United States of committing an act of war.”

So,,, he went to help the dissidents, and the dictatorship got poopish!


41 posted on 04/30/2011 9:22:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Oooohhhhh, I got it.

Read it completely wrong. Thanks


42 posted on 04/30/2011 9:29:10 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: paltz

He was an illegal alien anyway, so what’s the difference?


43 posted on 04/30/2011 9:30:47 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Mandingo Conservative
"The comics today don’t even look like comics of yesteryear - they look different and are also drawn entirely in a different manner!"

You are so right!
And the Best was


Neal Adams

44 posted on 04/30/2011 9:32:34 AM PDT by freejohn
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To: Le Chien Rouge

LOL!


45 posted on 04/30/2011 9:35:13 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Caipirabob

I read that particular issue...brutal is an understatement.


46 posted on 04/30/2011 9:35:20 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Caipirabob

I read that particular issue...brutal is an understatement.


47 posted on 04/30/2011 9:35:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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48 posted on 04/30/2011 9:43:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: paltz

From what I have heard, Superman and Chuck Norris had a fight and the loser had to wear his underwear on the outside of his pants.


49 posted on 04/30/2011 9:43:16 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: SoCal Pubbie
I’m not a comic book geek but I am pretty sure Superman was never an American citizen. Clark Kent yes, Superman no. Am I wrong?

According to all the story lines I've seen, the Baby of Steel was found in his crashed space-ship and adopted by an American family and raised here. That's why it's "Truth, justice, and the American way"—besides the fact that the American way is better, especially in America, where virtually all the stories take place.

So now he's a traitor. Load up the kryptonite gun and get 'er done.

Maybe it will turn out the UN-slave Superman is really an impostor-robot created by George Soros's lab. And the real Superman will break out of his kryptonite-walled prison and destroy the impersonator. Which I look forward to after bankrupt DC Comics is bought by Roger Ailes.

50 posted on 04/30/2011 9:46:10 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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