Sunday, March 23, 2008

Democratic Processes


4 Color Comics #18 (1942).

5 comments:

  1. What modern readers may not know, though newspaper subscribers would have at the time, is that the boastful man, in bragging about "knowing how to run a business", is talking about illegal practices that are allowing him to reap large profits at the expense of the war effort, which makes him not just a crook but a traitor. I see that this does not escape you, since you have tagged this post with "profteering".

    This conversation circulated during the war as an urban legend: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,802252,00.html

    I presume that Gray changed the parties from women to men so he could depict a brutal fistfight instead of mere slapping.

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  2. Thanks for the info, Doc. Yes, it's an old tale re-told many times.

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  3. Ah, that's just pre-911 thinking. Post-911 the government thinks war profiteering is swell. Especially in the case of a certain company connected to a certain VP.

    Great find BTW. Nice to know Little Orphan Annie favors vigilante justice...

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  4. KBR, Halliburton and Blackwater need a good punch in the face

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  5. Yay! Little Orphan Pelosi will stand by and watch the American people bitch-slap KBR, Halliburton and Blackwater!

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