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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Just another day
    29 Apr '11 23:07
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/28/superman-suddenly-shuns-the-american-way/
  2. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    30 Apr '11 12:26
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/28/superman-suddenly-shuns-the-american-way/
    Maybe he's taken up residence in Antarctica.
  3. 01 May '11 09:34
    Originally posted by bill718
    Maybe he's taken up residence in Antarctica.
    the rent might be cheaper but the heating bill is through the roof.
  4. 01 May '11 13:13
    Superman is immune to the cold 😛
  5. 01 May '11 13:14
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/28/superman-suddenly-shuns-the-american-way/
    A bit of an odd move, isn't it? I mean, really, I could've understood if he'd done so during the Dick Cheney administration, but now that at least parts of the country are trying to get back to sanity again? I don't get the timing of that.

    Richard
  6. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    01 May '11 15:49
    Isn't Superman literally an illegal alien? Hmm.

    Anyhoo, a bit of background to the story: it seems that Superman goes to Iran and non-violently supports protesters against the regime and, because Iran views him as representing the US, a diplomatic contretemps ensues, which results in the headline quote about being fed up being construed as an instrument of US policy and Superman considering giving up his US citizenship (spoiler: he doesn't). Which is worth thinking about.

    An interesting take in the Weekly Standard:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/superman-no-more_558433.html

    Including the absolutely marvellous line "If Superman doesn’t believe in America, then he doesn’t believe in anything." Which is worth thinking about.
  7. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    01 May '11 18:39
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    A bit of an odd move, isn't it? I mean, really, I could've understood if he'd done so during the Dick Cheney administration, but now that at least parts of the country are trying to get back to sanity again? I don't get the timing of that.

    Richard
    I don't get the timing either. Maybe David Goyer is a conservative.

    The first line of the story is: "The latest sign of the end of the “American Era” or just a comic book publisher’s publicity stunt?"

    Let's see, now, a corporation like DC Comics doing a publicity stunt to sell comics? You decide.
  8. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    01 May '11 18:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by DrKF
    An interesting take in the Weekly Standard:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/superman-no-more_558433.html

    Including the absolutely marvellous line "If Superman doesn’t believe in America, then he doesn’t believe in anything." Which is worth thinking about.
    In the comic, Superman says: "I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy."

    This article isn't about what Superman believes, but what he does. Now The Weekly Standard says this. They don't get it either.

    The article further states: "DC Comics on Thursday released a statement that seemed designed to quell the growing furor over the story, saying Superman “remains, as always, committed to his adopted home and his roots as a Kansas farm boy from Smallville.”"

    Like I said above: Publicity stunt? You decide.
  9. 02 May '11 21:35
    Originally posted by DrKF
    Isn't Superman literally an illegal alien? Hmm.

    Anyhoo, a bit of background to the story: it seems that Superman goes to Iran and non-violently supports protesters against the regime and, because Iran views him as representing the US, a diplomatic contretemps ensues, which results in the headline quote about being fed up being construed as an instrume ...[text shortened]... onsidering giving up his US citizenship (spoiler: he doesn't). Which is worth thinking about.
    In other words, Clark Kent is a bit of an idiot for not thinking of that beforehand. Well, unless he went as Clark Kent rather than as his public persona - I haven't read the story or indeed seen it about yet.

    An interesting take in the Weekly Standard:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/superman-no-more_558433.html

    Including the absolutely marvellous line "If Superman doesn’t believe in America, then he doesn’t believe in anything." Which is worth thinking about.


    In other words, the Weekly Standard, whatever it is, is a lot of an idiot.

    Richard
  10. 03 May '11 02:27
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    In other words, Clark Kent is a bit of an idiot for not thinking of that beforehand. Well, unless he went as Clark Kent rather than as his public persona - I haven't read the story or indeed seen it about yet.

    [b]An interesting take in the Weekly Standard:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/superman-no-more_558433.html

    Including the abs ...[text shortened]...


    In other words, the Weekly Standard, whatever it is, is a lot of an idiot.

    Richard[/b]
    perhaps superman knew obama was about to betray his buddies and in shame rejected good ol' USA! Good riddance! Maybe he can go defend the cartels!