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Because Arizona politics is a contact sport of stupid people.

State senator Wendy Rogers decided to complain about the news D.C. comics has a story line where Superman's son is bisexual. Her response is hilarious.

Who the fuck is Louis Lane?

Also, she thinks that Thooperman is funny because Wendy is TFG.
I cringe when non comic book fans, suddenly discover comics because they imagine it can be made political.

No. Just go away. You don't give a shit when villains rape a heroine, invent a meme now known as "fridging", a older than middle age super villain that sleeps with a sociopathic teenage girl. But hey a Black actor plays a fictional comic book version of a god, the 'children' of current super heroes reflect the current lifestyles of children, a ( White ) woman is possibly made the most powerful character and minds explode of politicians & pundits who don't actually READ the product. :rolleyes:

Back in August, Bleeding Cool broke the news that Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent, and Lois Lane, the new Superman of Earth, was to be revealed by DC Comics to be a bisexual young man. A character who has appeared in the comics in recent years, now growing up and discovering his identity, as so many young folk do everyday. Equally, a month before that we also broke the news that Tim Drake, a longstanding Robin in the DC Universe since the nineties, was also to be a bisexual young man. And the usual types of voices we are sadly used to hearing, saw some kind of conspiracy, that this was all part of some top-down wokery agenda from the powers that be to create greater diversity in the sexuality of their corporate IP for… I don't know, reasons. Some people even went to ludicrous degrees to state to was to avoid paying royalties to creators of the original versions of the characters, which just shows a deep misunderstanding of such companies. Who, if they really want to avoid paying royalties, will never need to go to such lengths. Just ask Disney.

But in the case of both Tim Drake and Jonathan Kent, Robin and Superman, the storylines were solely, for want of a better phrase, "bottom-up". The creators involved Meghan Fitzmartin writing Tim Drake stories in the anthology Batman: Urban Legends and Tom Taylor on Superman: Son Of Kal-El. They independently thought it would be an interesting take on the characters, might make a twist that could inform new stories, and might reflect the desires and wishes of new audiences without turning off the old. They each had their stories approved by their direct editors at DC Comics, but higher-up editorial only found out about what was going on when the comics were well underway. And in Batman: Urban Legends #6's case, already sent out from the printers. In both cases, this necessitated some urgent editorial meetings to a) check what was going on and b) suggest that maybe people might mention it a little further advance next time. There was no push back against the idea, no pulping this time, just the company exploring the implications and consequences. And, in the end, the books continued pretty much as planned. Once it was all agreed, DC Comics marketing suggested they officially announce the Superman news (about 6 weeks after Bleeding Cool had run it) on National Coming Out Day. Which was clever.

If it had all been planned, as part of some conspiracy, there would not have been a four-month gap between Batman Urban Legends #6 and #10, for the next part of Tim Drake's story. And there wouldn't have been such frantic Zoom meetings arranged at the Batman and Superman DC Comics editorial offices after the fact, with everybody kicking off. DC Comics has become a lot warier of scaring the horses after the Batman Damned Batpenis event of three years ago, and the not-entirely-pandemic-related redundancies last year… there's far too many spinning of plates, firefighting, dealing with not enough paper, printers, or trucks, with delays stacking up, to ever consider some pushing some kind of woke liberal social agenda as a corporate policy. If only. There just isn't the time.

Mind you, Bruce Wayne / Batman's actual biological son is still quite heterosexual with the possible hots for a young woman who already pulled his heart out. He's since gotten better & murdered a few people in a tournament, but only after going on adventure because his friends kicked him to the curb for running a private prison for super villains they caught with no legal supervision.

But hey, like I said he likes girls, so all's good amirite? 🤦‍♂️

You know what's political? Punching nazis! We loved Cap for doing that.

Comics have always been political, but non comic book wannabe pundits always miss the parts that actually are.

From someone who writes comics.
 
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State senator Wendy Rogers decided to complain about the news D.C. comics has a story line where Superman's son is bisexual. Her response is hilarious.
From the way it reads, it sounds like it eludes her that this is Superman's son. Unless sonny is in love with the same woman as his dad.

Frankly this sounds like an interesting direction. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand Supes is going to kind of hang it up. I always thought it would be an interesting to pursue the idea of how long someone, even with superpowers, can pursue the kinds of horrors and stress a superhero deals with, before one has a nervous breakdown.

Who the fuck is Louis Lane?
Oh come on, you know. That's Lois before "the operation".
 

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From the way it reads, it sounds like it eludes her that this is Superman's son. Unless sonny is in love with the same woman as his dad.

Frankly this sounds like an interesting direction. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I understand Supes is going to kind of hang it up. I always thought it would be an interesting to pursue the idea of how long someone, even with superpowers, can pursue the kinds of horrors and stress a superhero deals with, before one has a nervous breakdown.


Oh come on, you know. That's Lois before "the operation".

Yep, she's so busy being outraged she can't even check her facts and learn that it's Jon, his son. Or, that it's Lois Lane. Of course, she doesn't know anything about the comics, including that Superman was created by two Jewish guys.
 
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Mississippi's state auditor has ordered former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre to repay more than $800,000 in public money.

News broke last year that the Hall of Famer and Mississippi native accepted $1.1 million from the state's welfare system for speaking engagements to promote an initiative called Families First for Mississippi. According to the state auditor, Favre didn't attend the events.

The Super Bowl champion isn't charged with any crimes. Last year, Favre said he was unaware the money came from welfare. He quickly paid back $500,000 but has yet to return the rest, Anna Wolfe of Mississippi Today reported.

State Auditor Shad White is going after more than $77 million in misspent funds related to Mississippi's welfare program, including the money owed by Favre. It needs to be repaid within 30 days or the attorney general could enforce the demands in court.

"It took several months for the auditor's office to decide what to do about these payments," Wolfe said. "These demand letters that went out from the auditor's office yesterday are basically their first attempt to try to recoup that money."

Two nonprofits — the Mississippi Community Education Center and the Family Resource Center — owe the bulk of the misspent funds, according to White. Favre Enterprises owes $828,000, including interest.

The Packers legend isn't the only former athlete involved in the scandal. Former St. Louis Rams running back Marcus Dupree and ex-professional wrestler Ted DiBiase have also been ordered to return money.

This story has been floating around earlier because it involves a former WWE pro wrestler Ted Dibiase Jr. ( the article leaves the Jr part out ), who's home was being sought to seize as part of what Miss called a welfare scheme.
 
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For nearly a decade, the president of the Washington Football Team sent emails to a friend in which he casually joked about Native Americans and racial and political diversity, griped about referees and league initiatives to improve player safety, and arranged tickets and perks for his correspondent. He also thanked the man for getting a fine lifted and for understanding the team’s thorniest troubles.

That man was Jeff Pash, who — as the longtime general counsel of the N.F.L. and a top adviser to Commissioner Roger Goodell — would become responsible for investigating the team that had been run by the very executive he grew close to.

Pash appeared to engage willingly in the back-and-forth, sometimes reassuring the Washington executive, Bruce Allen, who was with the club from 2009 to 2019, not to worry about troubles that would eventually rock the team and the league, including reports about harassment of the club’s cheerleaders.

A trove of 650,000 emails gathered in the league’s investigation of workplace misconduct in the Washington Football Team’s front office has already resulted in the resignation of Jon Gruden as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, after The New York Times published messages in which he made racist, sexist and homophobic remarks. The league received access to the emails several months before the investigation was completed last summer.

But Allen’s exchanges with Pash, sent from 2009 to 2018, reveal a larger story about a clubby relationship between a top league official and team executives and owners he is expected to oversee.

When the N.F.L. fined the Washington Football Team $15,000 for manipulating its player injury report, Allen reached out to Pash and the penalty was rescinded, a routine outcome, the league said. In another email, Allen expressed concern that the commissioner would accuse him of breaking rules on the signing of free agents, prompting his friend to reassure him, “He knows who it is and that it is not you.”
And after a crisis erupted over allegations of sexual harassment of the Washington cheerleaders, Allen contacted Pash, who offered reassuring words.

“I know that you are on it and would not condone something untoward,” he told Allen.

In emails not involving Pash, however, Allen, Gruden and other men had shared photos of women wearing only bikini bottoms, including one picture of two Washington team cheerleaders.

Pash joined the league in 1997, intersecting with Allen, who was a longtime Raiders and Buccaneers executive before he landed in Washington. Their emails suggest that, when the Washington franchise was in crisis, Pash tended to offer a sympathetic shoulder rather than acting as an impartial arbiter.

“Communication between league office employees and club executives occurs on a daily basis,” Jeff Miller, the league’s executive vice president of communications, said in a statement Thursday. “Jeff Pash is a respected and high-character N.F.L. executive. Any effort to portray these emails as inappropriate is either misleading or patently false.”

Miller said Pash paid for the tickets Allen arranged for him.

After The Times contacted the league, the owners of the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears and the Giants expressed support for Pash.
Neither Pash nor Allen responded to a request for comment.

In May 2018, the Washington Football Team faced a scandal over the sexist treatment of its cheerleaders, who The Times revealed had been flown to Costa Rica for a team event, made to pose topless for a photo shoot and assigned as personal escorts to team sponsors and suite holders.

After a second Times article, about cheerleaders who were hired mainly for their appearance and did not cheer, the team conducted an internal investigation and promised to focus on cheerleader safety. In December 2019, after the team struggled all season, Allen was fired.
Eight months later — amid a dispute between the team’s principal owner, Daniel Snyder, and his limited partners and as The Washington Post detailed widespread sexual harassment in the organization — Snyder hired the Washington lawyer Beth Wilkinson to conduct an investigation. The league took over the investigation.

Ultimately, Snyder expanded his financial stake in the team, and the league did not release the full detailed report of its investigation.
 
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We haven't really gone near the numerous amount of strikes that have taken place during the pandemic.

But let's take a quick look at John Deere...


And don’t forget that John Deere is the same company ripping off farmers by installing software that makes it nigh-impossible to repair tractors unless an official JD tech does it, at whatever price JD wants to charge. And then even for those willing and able to pay the exorbitant cost, they don’t have enough techs to get to farmers in a timely manner, so they literally cannot get their tractor fixed.

Even Congress has taken notice of their crap. They treat both their workers and customers with contempt. If there’s another tractor company out there… this is your moment!

Why can’t John Deere pay their workers better if they’re draining every dime from their customers’ pockets? Maybe they spent it all on lobbyists?

 

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What the hell is it about Arizona and sheriffs?


With an action figure-style charisma and a growing media platform, Lamb sees it as his mission to educate the American public about the role of the sheriff, which he described to me as to protect people from “the bad guys, and I always say the sheriff is also there to protect the people from government overreach.” As much as he glorifies law enforcement, though, Lamb is selective about which laws he chooses to enforce. He takes a hardline approach on immigration, for example, but when it comes to the government telling people to get vaccinated — or declaring the 2020 election legitimate — he fashions himself as more of a vigilante resister, with a heavy dose of anti-government, sometimes militant rhetoric.
Lamb supported the “stop the steal” campaign in Arizona and has expressed sympathy for the Jan. 6 rioters. He has called vaccine mandates “garbage” and spoke at a recent anti-vaccine rally in Phoenix, where he told supporters, “We’re going to find out what kind of patriots you are. We’re going to find out who is willing to die for freedom.” He also makes direct appeals to citizens, an effort that looks more dangerous after former President Donald Trump riled up supporters on Jan. 6. For example, Lamb, an ardent defender of the Second Amendment, has spoken in support of the formation of private militias — “well within the Constitution,” he told a group of supporters in March...
Lamb’s advocacy follows in the tradition of “constitutional sheriffs,” who for decades have propagated the idea — refuted by constitutional experts — that sheriffs are the supreme legal authority in America, above even the president and the Supreme Court, and that they can choose not to enforce any law they consider unconstitutional. Former sheriffs Joe Arpaio and David Clarke, along with an estimated 138 currently serving sheriffs, are self-declared adherents of the philosophy...

And this guy calls himself the American Sheriff. More like he considers himself a law unto itself. You read this and you can't help thinking that guys like this are wishing for a return to the Wild West at best, a civil war at worst.
 

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What the hell is it about Arizona and sheriffs?






And this guy calls himself the American Sheriff. More like he considers himself a law unto itself. You read this and you can't help thinking that guys like this are wishing for a return to the Wild West at best, a civil war at worst.
This stuck out to me:

described to me as to protect people from “the bad guys, and I always say the sheriff is also there to protect the people from government overreach.”
He is literally a member of the government…. paid by the people.
 
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