Friday, September 02, 2011

Feel Good Image Of The Week!

I'll level with you: It's been a downer of a week on several fronts.

On the comics front, we said goodbye to the old version of the DC Universe. Not only that, but the books that gave us our first glimpse of the new DCU, the time-changing Flashpoint#5 and Justice League#1, came out this week and were...well.... huge disappointments. Not only that, but they featured cameos by a mysterious hooded woman whose presence seems to be the, uh, harbinger of yet another -- yawn! -- companywide event.

The news hasn't been much better on the economic and political fronts.

After the stock market's harrowing roller-coaster ride this past month, we just learned that the economy created zero net jobs in August. Worse, that sits just fine with one of our two major political parties (the one that starts with an "R"), the leading members of whom are willing to drive the economy into a depression or worse, as long as it helps them unseat our current president in favor of one of their numerous rival presidential candidates.

And let's talk about those Republican candidates, shall we? The only one of them willing to publicly state his belief in evolution and man-made global warming is Jon Huntsman, and he's getting clobbered as a result. In contrast, Rick Perry, who doesn't believe in either, is actually rising in the polls.

President Obama will be announcing a jobs plan next week. Thing is, Speaker John Boehner and the Republicans have already obstructed Obama on the speech date alone. You can tell they're going to be an absolute bastion of cooperation about the actual content of the bill, don't you think? And worse, our president seems to have forgotten that the word "compromise" also means that his side actually needs to RECEIVE something.

Oh, and Dick Cheney's doing a book tour when he should be doing jail time.

In light of all that, we really need something to lift our spirits. With that in mind, here's a guaranteed pick-me-up:


This "feel good" moment was brought to you by Herc #6.1, courtesy of Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente´╗┐, Mike Grell, and Jeff Huet. I purchased this comic this past Wednesday, and let me tell you, it was the only non-trade comic I picked up this week that didn't disappoint me. (I say "non-trade" because I also picked up the first Morning Glories trade and loved it.)

See? Don't you feel better already?


At 12:52 PM , Blogger SallyP said...

It HAS been interesting watching the Republican candidates try to "Out-Jesus" each other. God can't be on ALL of their sides...can he?

I just don't understand why their version of Christianity seems to be hurting so many people.

At 1:35 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

It's because they mentally block out all the parts of the Bible where Jesus acts like a liberal. Which is a pretty substantial portion considering that not only was Jesus a liberal, but he was THE ULTIMATE liberal.

It's especially offensive because one of Jesus' most famous lines is "Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me." Meaning that if you disrespect and mistreat the poor and disenfranchised, you're essentially disrespecting and mistreating HIM.

Also, Jesus was CONSTANTLY deriding the hypocrites and the Pharisees in the Bible. And these GOPers are behaving just like them.

As a Christian this pisses me off to no end.

At 9:20 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

They also seem overly hung up on Leviticus. Which is OLD testament.

It's so much fun to cherry-pick the stuff you want from the Bible. And ignore all in inconvenient parts. Like blood sacrifices and slavery being a great idea.

At 5:37 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

I hope you're right about who the Hooded Woman is.


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