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Friday, April 21, 2006

Virgin comics starts up

Virgin comics releases the details on their first three comics.

Looking them over, there's nothing here that appeals to me. When a new company starts up, two things will get my attention as a comic book buyer: A really innovative concept for a book or creators I know and enjoy.

Virgin has neither. There are three books here, and all of them sound like washed out Vertigo comics from the mid 90's, when all of their books were mystic based. I'll be paying attention to them, since they have a LOT of money behind them and will probably be given a huge push in all of the Virgin stores...but for now unless they can show me that they are worth reading, I'll be passing them by in the big Previews catalog.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Just a thought while watching the White House Press Conference.


That was amazing. The arguement that Scotty the Underbear gave was that if the President leaks something, it's good for the nation, if anyone else does it, they need to go to jail...and are possibly enemy combatants.

I swear that if someone went into a coma on 1/1/2001 and woke up now and just watched the news, they wouldn't believe it. Every scary, horrible thing that Conservatives said Clinton would do in regards to freedom and liberty has now been done by the person they fought so hard to get into office. I even got an e-mail from someone who just quit his membership in the NRA because the NRA filed suit to stop the Mayor of New Orleans from taking people's guns, but dropped the suit IMMEDIATELY when they discovered it was an executive order to confiscate guns in New Orleans after Katrina.

I really think that Bush's people (most of which got into power the first tiem under Nixon) believe that the President is Judge Dredd.... HE IS THE LAW!!!

This is a grave danger to the Constitutional division of powers, and is the beginning of a creeping Monarchy. Strip away the rhetoric and the difference between Bush's Congress and the Soviet Era Politbureau does not exist.

One thing for all of us to think about: Accorsing to Scotty the Underbear, President Bush decided the American People needed to know that Valerie Plame was an undercover CIA agent in order to get back at someone who said that the information he was giving the American people was false. And, furthermore, the way the President informs the American people is to have the Vice-President's Chief of Staff call a series of right-wing pundits and told them to get the information out in the most damaging way possible.

We have major legal violations here. Major. We have multiple Constitutional offenses here.

This isn't a sloppy blow job from a lonely chubby girl with a crush. This is Big Time.

And how we handle it, shows who we are as a country.

And I won't even get intot he fact that this week has shown that if Osama Bin Laden was a 14 year old girl a web cam, we would have found him in a heartbeat, but he's still out there, patiently planning his next move...maybe. Maybe not, seeing as how, for all intentants and purposes, he won. We pulled out of Saudi Arabia like he commanded us to do, we have gotten rid of the most powerful secular leader in the Middle East, and we've given him a new way to rally hatred for the West.

Thanks President Bush. Not only have you done all of that, but if current economic trands continue, the economy MIGHT be back where it was when you took office by the year 2012.

Monday, April 03, 2006 Q&A: Tom DeLay Talks with TIME -- Page 1

Wow. I didn't see this one coming: Tom DeLay is dropping out of the race and will soon give up his seat. He's saying all the typical things, but I'm betting that as the legal noose tightens, he decided that the only way to savbe his future career in influence peddling and talking on the Jesus circuit was to get out of Congress.

I'll be interested to see how the Right Wing Media spins this one, since it pretty much feels like the Republican money machine is starting to collapse.

A quick roundup

Is Scotty the Underbear about the leave to spend more time with his family...or Jeff Gannon? I would say yes, since he is routinely getting his ass kicked in the press room now, and the Bushies want people who snarl at the press, telling them, to fuck off, must like the VP. In fact, with the White House under siege by bad poll ratings, I can see them going hard to the Cheney side of things.

John McCain no longer has any credibility at all. Is this the same guy who said the Republican Party needs to break free of the influence of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson and now he's making nice with them? Guess the Straight Talk Express is now the Business As Usual Express.

Are we due for a terrorist attack in November of 2008? Maybe if a Democrat wins.

Condi Rice accidentally tells the truth. Thank goodness she had a day to explain that she didn't know what she was saying a bit later, or we might think she had a clue.

Meanwhile, Basic Instinct 2 bombs. No one on the planet surprised. Hopefully this spares us any more stories about how naked Sharon Stone is in the movie.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

A good comics writeup

DIAL B for BLOG is a blog that I read once in a while. It's well produced, have a lot of fun graphics and when I'm interested in an article, it's a solid read. However, he also covers a lot of things I'm just not interested in (read that as 60's DC comics).

This article is about the infamous DC Implosion of the 70's, when DC dropped over half their line, put dozens of creators out of work, and really put comics on the path to where they are now, mostly sold in comic shops to a dwindling fanbase. Good stuff here, and well worth a read.