Muslim Superhero To Strike Fear In Conservatives

This will rile a segment of the nation….you just watch and see.

Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero – a Muslim boy with superpowers who uses a wheelchair.

U.S. philanthropist and businessman Jay Snyder flew 12 disabled Americans to Damascus, Syria, to meet a group of disabled young Syrians, and one of their goals was to come up with story lines for the new superhero.

Liquid Comics is now turning the young people’s ideas into pictures and a story for the first comic.

The superhero’s appearance hasn’t been finalized, but he definitely will be a Muslim boy in a wheelchair. An early sketch shows a boy who lost his legs in a land-mine accident and later becomes the Silver Scorpion after discovering he has the power to control metal with his mind.

Sharad Devarajan, co-founder and CEO of Liquid Comics, said the goal is to release the first comic book – launching the disabled Muslim superhero – in early November in both Arabic and English.

Initially, 50,000 Arabic-language comics will be distributed throughout Syria, and subsequent issues will be distributed elsewhere in the Middle East, Snyder said.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Looks At Death, Plans Power Transfer

This was the news most expected.  I have been rather fascinated over the future of leadership in  North Korea, and am still wondering how the military will view the news.  As long as they are paid and fed…….?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appointed his third son as a four-star general, North Korea’s official media reported early Tuesday, in the first time that Kim Jong Eun has been publicly named in the country and the biggest sign yet the family is attempting another father-to-son power transfer.

Kim Jong Il also appointed his sister, Kim Kyoung Hui, as a four-star general, in what is perhaps the first time a woman has held such a job in North Korea.

The elevation of Mr. Kim’s sister, who has played an active role in economic policies as head of the country’s light industries, is a sign that she may be thrust into leadership if Mr. Kim were to die before the younger son is ready to take over. Her husband, Jang Song-taek, for several years has been Mr. Kim’s closest associate and is seen in public far more than she is.

Tea Party Upset With Republican’s Pledge On America

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.   After, all the teabaggers have nowhere else to go except into the arms of the Republicans, the ones that created the Tea Party in the first place.

Whaaaw, Whaaaw, Whaaaw.

Among some tea partiers, there was disappointment that the Republicans’ recently released agenda doesn’t go far enough. There also were expressions of outright disgust at what some saw as a transparent ploy to quell tea partiers’ anger with the Republican establishment just long enough to get their votes Nov. 2.

“It’s a mealy-mouthed sop to the tea party movement that is rife with platitudes and little on substance,” e-mailed Andrew Ian Dodge, the Maine state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots national coalition of local groups. “I have yet to see one person who is wholly impressed with it.”

Judson Phillips, founder of the tea party Nation online social network, called it “a nice PR piece, but I don’t think it is even showing up on our radar.” Most tea partiers, he said, “are skeptical.”

Republican Paladino Fathered Child To Woman Other Than Wife

Family Values, 101.

It was just about a year ago, hours after the death of her son in a car crash, that Cathy Paladino’s husband told her he was the father of a 10-year-old girl with another woman — and that all their children and most of their friends already knew.