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  1. Sanders hasn't formally conceded; of course Clinton won't formally be the nominee until the July convention when the delegates vote. Bernie just released an op-ed: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/23/bernie-sanders-heres-what-we-want/#comments It basically reiterates all his campaign's main priorities, and that he expects most/all of these to be present in the party platform. Some folks are accusing him of being a sore loser; I think it shows a lot of integrity to continue the fight, and not immediately bargain away his grassroots support in some bid to increase his personal cachet of political power.
  2. It seems to me Sanders is pivoting toward a long-term progressive movement, his stated goal all along, that can challenge the status quo. Having weight at the convention and influencing the platform will help him accomplish this, thus I and many of his supporters believe it is in the long term interests of the country that the struggle continue. I will say 2016 has made me realize how ignorant and uninformed I am about the primary process. There are open contests, closed contests, semi-closed, caucuses, different requirements in each state, I got hopelessly muddled trying to figure it out. If all the primaries had been truly open, without the sometimes onerous advance registration requirements, I think the popular vote would've been much closer. Even LA Mayor Eric Garcetti (Clinton supporter and Superdelegate) was on NPR last night saying the process is confusing and in need of improvement.
  3. Once a Comic Universe starts re-booting, it will never be able to stop doing so. And with a continually shrinking cycle.
  4. Sanders has more or less tacitly endorsed his rival, saying she has the intelligence and experience to be Prez and he will support the eventual nominee. But he feels he owes it to the many millions who have supported him to keep fighting, and I think that's his decision alone. Still of the opinion we need an actual Third Party if we're ever going to challenge the status quo. As many have pointed out, getting such a thing on the ballot in all fifty states is next to impossible.
  5. Exactly, it's now looking like a choice between Greater Evils. I really don't feel represented by either major party (and haven't for many years).
  6. It is hard to see Trump bringing in a big turn-out come November. The establishment is disowning him. Most women and minorities are offended by him. Educated folks fear him. The evangelical wing of the GOP has no connection to him. Conservatives see him as a liberal. But if every 'angry white male' in the nation votes for him. . . .?
  7. "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph de Maistre
  8. Wow, that Brainiac is ridiculously comic-accurate. When does he get a movie?
  9. To me, Sanders remains the only authentic (as in consistent) candidate, so write in it is. A perfectly legit decision. The fact that he will likely not secure the nomination when he had near zero name recognition and was 60 points down a year ago isn't a surprise. The fact that he made such a competitive run against a presumptive nominee is a sign of things to come.
  10. I'm pretty sure 300 million people will be increasingly thinking it between now and November.
  11. That steed is quite cool! Formidable, but at the same time quite beautiful.
  12. And I'm scared of those things going up the normal way. . . he really is Super! Also, love how the bystanders seem pretty much unphased - they see stuff like this a lot?!
  13. Spunkie A young lass with the ability to change form into a luminescent orb. As such, she can fly, phase through walls and other obstacles, and blind, confuse and misdirect others. True to the will o'wisps and ghost lights of folklore, she has even been known to send out irresistible hypnotic pulses that lure the members of the Teen Tartans into elaborate traps.
  14. Terra Firma is the powerhouse. Supposedly the victim of repeated and traumatic UFO abductions in her youth, as an adult she became an archaeologist. True to four-color tradition, this career let to the discovery of a mysterious, ancient Sumerian amulet dedicated to Ki, the Earth Mother. With the amulet, she can tap into a wellspring of geologic abilities - greatly enhanced mass and strength, at-will formation of a rocky armored crust around her skin, short-range bursts of magma, and the transformation of solid ground to soupy mud. She has devoted her existence to smashing, pulping, probing and otherwise dismembering any spindly, grey, bulbous-headed being she sees!
  15. Netopyr (Bat) [obscure Russian WWI prototype] Alexei Sharlopov was a mechanical genius unwilling to let childhood paralysis of his lower extremities hold him back. Instead, he fashioned a battlesuit/vehicle that incorporates his advanced wheel-chair into the design. With three duranium wheels and an armored cockpit atop them, he can exceed 100 mph, turn on a dime, and even leap astounding distances with the help of rocket boosters. The device's beam weapon turret gives him the ability to punch through walls with hard light or blind opponents with a full spectrum blast. To his chagrin, Alex is often used as a decoy or distraction while his team-mates take off with the loot!
  16. Money, get away Get a good job with good pay and you're okay Money, it's a gas Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash New car, caviar, four star daydream Think I'll buy me a football team Money, get back I'm all right Jack keep your hands offa' my stack Money, it's a hit Don't give me that do goody good bullshit I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set And I think I need a Lear jet Money, it's a crime Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie Money, so they say Is the root of all evil today But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise That they're giving none away Away, away, way
  17. (The Tribble never does anything half-way does he?)
  18. Ah, Freak out! (Le Freak, c'est Chic) Have you heard about the new dance craze? Listen to us, I'm sure you'll be amazed Big fun to be had by everyone It's up to you, It surely can be done Young and old are doing it, I'm told Just one try, and you too will be sold It's called Le Freak! They're doing it night and day Allow us, we'll show you the way Ah, Freak out! (Le Freak, c'est Chic)
  19. El Minotauro Spain's champion matadore a century ago, he dispatched dozens of fighting bulls with flourish and skill to the roar of the crowd. But one day, he encountered an animal so brave, noble and beautiful he simply couldn't bring himself to harm it. Booed from the Plaza and pilloried in the national press, he never again donned the cape and montera. Perhaps the animal he spared was more than it seemed, perhaps it wasn't an animal at all, but soon a change occurred. He became infused with the spirit of El Toro. Bigger, stronger, faster, with bestial features, seemingly immune to aging yet retaining his old grace and skill. As El Minotauro, he has become the protector of the natural world, the oppressed, and the poor against all exploiters.
  20. I went off-beat and combined DC's Question and Marvel's Tigra (I do dig the image of a catgirl in a trench-coat and fedora!). I think we could have a few more 'second-string' amalgams but if not I (or anyone else) can suggest a new team theme.
  21. Time for a gal! Rena Grier inherited the mantle of the Curious Cat. Infused with the totemic spirit of a Siberian tiger, trained by a master martial artist, and as a former private eye possessing a relentless insight into the human heart, she leaves no stone unturned, no door unopened, no question unanswered as she ferrets out corruption and injustice.
  22. After nine days I let the horse run free 'Cause the desert had turned to sea There were plants and birds and rocks and things there was sand and hills and rings The ocean is a desert with its life underground And a perfect disguise above Under the cities lies a heart made of ground But the humans will give no love You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert, you can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain La la, la, La, la la la . . .
  23. We're through being cool We're through being cool Eliminate the ninnies and the twits Going to bang some heads Going to beat some butts Time to show those evil spuds what's what If you live in a small town You might meet a dozen or two Young alien types who step out And dare to declare: We're through being cool We're through being cool
  24. That's an interesting variation on the theme! When I was growing up, one of my favorite episodes of the old Spidey cartoon featured the villain Swarm. He didn't even have any dialogue - he would just say "Swarm. SWARM!" and laugh maniacally. But that made him more alien and menacing. Plus he turned poor old Aunt May into a bee person! One more and then a new theme.
  25. Ok, I'll start: Urtica is Ursa Ellinwood; a pet shop owner who sold and cared for exotic animals. One day on a dare, she decided to cook and eat a S. American tarantula. Suprisingly tasty, over the next few days the skin over her entire body began to mutate and produce hundreds of long, sharp bristles. She is able to eject them with surprising, armor-piercing force; the toxic tips can result in uncontrollable itching, paralysis or blindness. Combined with superhuman strength and short bursts of meta-speed; she has now embarked on a life of crime as a founding member of The Invertebrates.
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