Archive for September, 2013

I give up on comics

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 16, September 2013 by chockblock

As a child, I remember the Sergeant Rock comicbooks, some of the toy based tie-in comics of the 1980’s and reading a few comics with friends. I read a few Superman and X-men comics when I was in grade school. When I went to college everyone talked about X-men this and Spiderman that. Spawn was big enough to get a movie.

Then it all came crashing down.

First is was the “darker and edgier” crap storylines. The lefty politics and the Mary Sue characters. I liked the Iron Man and Christoper Nolan Batman movies, but Thor, the Avengers and the like? Crapola.

PANEL 4
Harley sitting naked in a bathtub with toasters, blow dryers, blenders, appliances all dangling above the bathtub and she has a cord that will release them all. We are watching the moment before the inevitable death. Her expression is one of “oh well, guess that’s it for me” and she has resigned herself to the moment that is going to happen.

DC Comics makes suicide “sexy

Hotair.com docuents the reactions to this outrage.

I’m done. The comics industry is Hollywood and the MSM with the polish striped away. This is like those glasses in “They Live“, showing us the true depravity and lefty values.

Robert Stacy McCain has blogged about the efforts to “normalize” pedophilia and sexual deviancy. Now DC Comics wants to use mental illness, tragedy and death to sell comics.

Oh wait, now the editor is trying to say it’s supposed to be a deam..

How dare you DC Comics. I’ve lost friends to suicide. I’ve seen what sexual abuse and mental illness has done to real, flesh and blood people. Gonna use those too? Oh wait, you already do!

I’m done. Comic books are now trash, thanks hippies, yuppies, man-children and Hollywood. You have killed childhood.

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Elections mean things

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , on 8, September 2013 by chockblock

So America’s youth voted for free stuff and Obama, hope and change because it wasn’t Bush or Romney. We heard a lot about Iraq and Bain Capital:

“Millennials’ future is summed up by joblessness, part-time work, and a cozy futon in mom and dad’s basement. But it didn’t have to be this way. Our economic struggles are a direct result of years of an ever-growing regulatory regime, in which reams of red tape are making steady, full-time employment for young people harder to find and more difficult to keep.
Millennials Have Nothing To Celebrate When It Comes To Employment, Forbes.com via Instapundit

The democrats seem to enjoy being the party of “youth”. There was the ad where John McCain was accused of not being able to use a computer (because the NVA beat him when he was a POW). Mitt Romney was a greedy Bain Capitalist who was gonna fire everyone for the Koch Brothers….

And we see that most of America is unemployed. Part time work is the new normal and we’re getting ready to strike on Syria.

How’s that hope and change? Good thing we didn’t elect Romney right?

Entrepreneurs

Posted in politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , on 5, September 2013 by chockblock

Or as RSMcCain would say: “Leftist bitch crows about the state only to be bitchslapped by reality.”

“Other ways include giving the state bank or agency that invested a stake in the company. A good example is Finland, where the government-backed innovation fund SITRA retained equity when it invested in Nokia. There is also the possibility of keeping a share of the intellectual property rights, which are almost totally given away in the current system”
–“It’s a Myth That Entrepreneurs Drive New Technology
For real innovation, thank the state.
By Mariana Mazzucato”


Microsoft Corp. has struck a deal to buy Nokia Oyj’s mobile-phone division, apparently in the hopes that lashing together two also-rans in the mobile business will somehow turn them into one successful firm.

Nokia, meanwhile, has been declining even faster, as Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Apple Inc. have carved up the market between them. The company that used to account for 20 percent of Finland’s gross domestic product has seen its sales decline dramatically in the smartphone era and is operating at a loss.”

Via Instapundit

Mazzucato crows about how the “state” bankrolled GPS and somehow paid for Apple’s touchscreen and it’s innovation. Um no. Apple was in such dire straits the Microsoft bailed them out in the 90’s. Seeing the chaning tech landscape they invested in a phone with a touchscreen. Touchscreens were not “bankrolled” by the US government directly.

Sure there was investment but the government didn’t pay for nor tell Apple to invent touchscreens. Intel got out of the defense business (they make supercomputers, but those processors benefited from the PC revolution). The government helped develop the internet, but the first 5 years no (none, zero, zilch) commercial activity was allowed on the “internet”. It was private business that took a chance.

The PC, touchscreen and the internet were developed mostly by private industry.

Airbus and Boeing are prime examples of why you don’t get government and industry in bed. Airbus was floated by subsidies. After many years they finally produced a tanker for the USAF. Why is the KC-45 not flying?

Boeing first got into a scandal: Darleen Druyun went to prison for bribery and Boeing got caught price fixing. Then they protested the award to Airbus. Boeing managed to get Congress and the DoD to award them a contract years late. And overbudget, the first KC-X has yet to fly.

Kinda like how Nokia just did the same thing over and over and had their brains beaten in by Apple and Samsung (both using OSes not developed by the government, rejoice hippes!).

But that’s okay! Let the state invest in business. Crony capitalism! Facebook and Google are paid by the NSA to spy on us . Ask Finland, if not for Microsoft, Nokia would have taken their economy down with them.

RS McCain has a link to a professors anti-GOP rant. Most of academia loves government money and hates America. So of course they want money for “green” research (that goes nowhere) and the soft subjects (that do nothing).

But at least Slate has published an article that, praises the DoD instead of calling for cuts..change I guess.