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Well, *there's* a puzzler for you [CO-BRAAA!!!!!]
Red State ^ | October 29th | Moe Lane

Posted on 10/30/2007 8:28:33 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

No longer will G.I. Joe be a U.S. Special Forces soldier, the "Real American Hero" who, in his glory days, single-handedly won World War II.

Paramount has confirmed that in the movie, the name G.I. Joe will become an acronym for "Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity" — an international, coed task force charged with defeating bad guys. It will no longer stand for government issued, as in issued by the American government.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: americanhero; banglist; gijoe; hateamerica; hollywood
I don't care that Red State finds this humorous.

I do not.

What's left of Americana that hasn't been sold down the river?

What's left that the left, the media, or hollywood, or whoever hasn't turned and twisted into something that it wasn't originally supposed to mean?

1 posted on 10/30/2007 8:28:34 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

-—more on the same subject—

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1917613/posts


2 posted on 10/30/2007 8:30:28 AM PDT by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Not one of the most important issues of our day but a pretty good example of how sad things have gotten in this country. I am surprised that the warmongering, imperialist G.I. Joe exists at all in this nanny state!

Proud member of the “G.I. Joe Club” which probably had a lot to do with starting me on my military career of 25 years!


3 posted on 10/30/2007 8:32:39 AM PDT by NFOShekky (Freedom Is Never Free.)
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To: rellimpank

Thanks.

I guess these people on the left think that if everything about americana is gone, we’ll stop fighting for america.

I know I never will.


4 posted on 10/30/2007 8:33:31 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Accessories include a white surrender flag and a pink tutu.


5 posted on 10/30/2007 8:33:33 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
I heard about this, and I'm still shaking my head. Hollywood wants its live action version of GI Joe to represent an "international force" based in Brussels (guess who?) battling against - not terrorists and certainly not Muslim terrorists (Allah forbid!!) but against an evil shadowy organization led by (get this) a Scottish arms dealer.

Apparently, Hollywood has decided that the world must be made safe from haggis and Presbyterians.

I'll tell you what: the day GI Joe puts on a Blue Helmet is the day he goes AWOL.

6 posted on 10/30/2007 8:34:57 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Even Captain America ended up getting sniped in the back.

At this point we may need a “new” hero “Anonymous” like “Gladiator” a pissed off American who decides to take matters into his own hands.


7 posted on 10/30/2007 8:35:19 AM PDT by padre35 (Conservative in Exile/ No more miller brewing products, pass it on/Isaiah 3.3)
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To: NFOShekky
I think it's more important than you seem to give credit for.

This is about american culture. Just as the flag represents more than cloth with three colors on it, and just as Superman represented more than alien life, GI Joe represents more than plastic shaped into a soldier.

You do remember "truth, justice, and all of that other stuff", right?

America has been under attack for many, many decades now.

Now that it's out in front of us, and now that the media's monopoly has been broken, this is the best time to fight back.

^^^^^^^^I am surprised that the warmongering, imperialist G.I. Joe exists at all in this nanny state!^^^^^^^^^^

They would gladly erase him if they could. But why erase something that you could potentially turn into your own tool for propaganda?

^^^^^^^^^^Proud member of the "G.I. Joe Club" which probably had a lot to do with starting me on my military career of 25 years!^^^^^^^^^^^^^

If you don't fight this, you may find yourself talking to the other GI Joe club. Your club is government issued, the new club will be a global initiative club.

Please put some thought into this. I don't know you, and don't want to make it seem like I'm questioning your intelligence, but just........ This is about something much bigger than what's on the surface.

8 posted on 10/30/2007 8:39:02 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Slapshot68

LOL! Ya think!


9 posted on 10/30/2007 8:39:26 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This is the one we had at our house in the 60's. Why does everything have to be erased or re-invented

10 posted on 10/30/2007 8:39:39 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
No longer will G.I. Joe be a U.S. Special Forces soldier,

Never was. The likeness is to a marine, on guadalcanal, who kicked japanese butt and took names, all night long, on a crest of a hill. The clothes are contemporary.

11 posted on 10/30/2007 8:39:54 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: andy58-in-nh

ummm Cobra was never islamic and Destro is Scottish.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destro


12 posted on 10/30/2007 8:40:34 AM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: padre35

Yeah, there’s an upcoming Captian America film. I’m afraid of it, because I know they’ll end up spinning it somehow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_America_(2009_film)##Announced_future_film


13 posted on 10/30/2007 8:41:31 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: going hot

Uhhhh..... lol

Ok, maybe you’re right. I’m not up on my military uniforms and all that.

I’m interested in the loss of american identity, than special forces vs marines identity.

I’m pretty sure that most special forces guys and marines would be willing to put this little argument aside to defend a well known american icon.


14 posted on 10/30/2007 8:50:26 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

90 minute toy advertisement that should go straight to DVD. (NOT available in HD)


15 posted on 10/30/2007 8:56:11 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ari-freedom
Sorry, I'm not into comics. When I think of "GI Joe", I think of guys like Audie Murphy, Chesty Puller, and unheralded heroes like this guy named Joe.
16 posted on 10/30/2007 9:03:48 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

what! the 80’s mean nothing to you? :(
hehe


17 posted on 10/30/2007 9:13:57 AM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

You’ve already figured out where the Japanese focused their attack, haven’t you? Among the 90 American dead and seriously wounded that night were all the men in Mitchell Paige’s platoon. Every one. As the night of endless attacks wore on, Paige moved up and down his line, pulling his dead and wounded comrades back into their foxholes and firing a few bursts from each of the four Brownings in turn, convincing the Japanese forces down the hill that the positions were still manned.

The citation for Paige’s Medal of Honor picks up the tale: “When the enemy broke through the line directly in front of his position, P/Sgt. Paige, commanding a machine gun section with fearless determination, continued to direct the fire of his gunners until all his men were either killed or wounded. Alone, against the deadly hail of Japanese shells, he fought with his gun and when it was destroyed, took over another, moving from gun to gun, never ceasing his withering fire.”

In the end, Sgt. Paige picked up the last of the 40-pound, belt-fed Brownings and did something for which the weapon was never designed. Sgt. Paige walked down the hill toward the place where he could hear the last Japanese survivors rallying to move around his flank, the belt-fed gun cradled under his arm, firing as he went.

Coming up at dawn, battalion executive officer Major Odell M. Conoley was the first to discover how many able-bodied United States Marines it takes to hold a hill against two regiments of motivated, combat-hardened infantrymen who have never known defeat.

On a hill where the bodies were piled like cordwood, Mitchell Paige alone sat upright behind his 30-caliber Browning, waiting to see what the dawn would bring.

The hill had held, because on the hill remained the minimum number of able-bodied United States Marines necessary to hold the position.

And that’s where the unstoppable wave of Japanese conquest finally crested, broke, and began to recede. On an unnamed jungle ridge on an insignificant island no one ever heard of, called Guadalcanal.

When the Hasbro Toy Co. called some years back, asking permission to put the retired colonel’s face on some kid’s doll, Mitchell Paige thought they must be joking.

But they weren’t. That’s his mug, on the little Marine they call “G.I. Joe.” At least, it has been up till now.

Mitchell Paige’s only condition? That G.I. Joe must always remain a United States Marine.


18 posted on 10/30/2007 9:16:47 AM PDT by BhaktaSteve
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

19 posted on 10/30/2007 9:30:35 AM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

20 posted on 10/30/2007 9:53:10 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Everybody, everybody, knows that vampires recoil at the sight of a cross.

At some time in the last thirty years, it mutated into "well, it is your belief in the cross that they recoil from" and then into a cross has no effect at all on a vampire. When Hollywood changed that, I washed my hands of them. Frank Capra is dead.

21 posted on 10/30/2007 9:56:22 AM PDT by 50sDad (Liberals: Never Happy, Never Grateful, Never Right.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
If they keep Cap in WWII fighting uncle Adolph and the boyzz, it might be a good movie, but if they try and bring him into the present, they will conceivably cheese off half of the viewing public...NOT a good idea for a potential movie.
22 posted on 10/30/2007 10:00:46 AM PDT by Surtur (Free Trade is NOT Fair Trade unless both economies are equivalent.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

And people wonder why I never go to the movies, and never watch TV.
I saw this trend after that recent Pearl Harbor movie changed it from a, “Sneak Attack,” to a, “Suprise Attack.”

Last movie I’ve seen was on a DVD, and I got it because I’d read that the producers received complete cooperation and assistance from the US military during filming.

That movie was: Transformers.


23 posted on 10/30/2007 10:01:41 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Phantom Lord

Heh! While you were posting, I was typing:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1918402/posts?page=23#23


24 posted on 10/30/2007 10:02:28 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg

my wife, of all people, thought Transformers was one of the best movies she has ever seen.


25 posted on 10/30/2007 10:17:28 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: NFOShekky

Thanks for your service.


26 posted on 10/30/2007 10:27:38 AM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: Phantom Lord

I found myself so taken with it that I downloaded a few tracks from the score. Scorponok, SOCCENT Attack, and Decepticons. They’ve got some great percussion to them.

I hope your family is doing well.


27 posted on 10/30/2007 10:28:40 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg
doing great.

However, Transformers should have had far more LFE than it did. You would think with giant robots walking around they could have thrown in some kick ass LFE when their feet hit the ground. There was hardly anything there. That I was disappointed in.

28 posted on 10/30/2007 10:35:55 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Phantom Lord

“LFE?”


29 posted on 10/30/2007 10:43:43 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: andy58-in-nh

you can have my haggis when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!


30 posted on 10/30/2007 10:47:39 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (Only two products have come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. Coincidence? i think not.)
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To: RandallFlagg
LFE = Low Frequency Effects

BASS!

31 posted on 10/30/2007 12:22:57 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Phantom Lord

AHH! Gotcha!


32 posted on 10/30/2007 12:24:23 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: 50sDad

Yeah, I know.

And Lex Luthor didn’t start out as an eeeeeeeeevil corporate bastard.

The original Lex was a scientist.


33 posted on 10/30/2007 12:44:37 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Phantom Lord

I’d like to know what you mean by that.


34 posted on 10/30/2007 12:45:16 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I just heard this on Glenn Beck.....I am LIVID.


35 posted on 10/30/2007 12:45:51 PM PDT by Grunthor (Giuliani, whatever assurance he may give on specific pledges is pro-choice.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I hear you.

I’m about ready to start leveraging my home theater system a lot more frequently so as to not give any more money to this propaganda.


36 posted on 10/30/2007 12:47:16 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Grunthor

Same here. I refuse to see the recent superman movie, now this too will likely be on my list unless something changes.

Now I’m wondering what they’re going to screw with for the new captain america movie slated for 2009.


37 posted on 10/30/2007 12:50:14 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“Now I’m wondering what they’re going to screw with for the new captain america movie slated for 2009.”

Oh that’s easy.....Captain Planet!


38 posted on 10/30/2007 1:55:51 PM PDT by Grunthor (Giuliani, whatever assurance he may give on specific pledges is pro-choice.)
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lol

GO PLANET!!!!!!!!!!

Ugh, I'd scream if they turned captain america into a piece of........ propaganda like captain planet.

39 posted on 10/30/2007 8:59:47 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing (Thompson or Hunter in 2008!)
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