Saturday, January 20, 2018

Warrior Women in our Future!


Tulsi Gabbard 

Tulsi Gabbard is a Democrat  who has been the Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013.  Tulsi is an Iraq War veteran and was born in American Samoa; she is the first Hindu member of the US Congress. Tulsi previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004, becoming at age 21 the youngest woman to be elected to a state legislature at the time. 


Will Bernie Sanders return the favor in 2020?


She endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president in 2016 and had to resign her post with with the DNC in order to make that endorsement. That alone makes her a bit of a maverick in the Democratic party. And Tulsi Gabbard is being suggested as a potential candidate to run for president of the United States in 2020. There are people that want Tulsi to run. Certainly website Medium is sold on her as POTUS. 

Tulsi Gabbard  is a democrat and generally follows the dogma of that party EXCEPT, after visiting  Syria, and speaking to their leader Bashir Assad, she now seems convinced that he did not drop poison bombs on his own people. This stance has set her at odds with members of both parties. 

This leaves Tulsi with a mixed image, the Washington Post says “Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: The Democrat that Republicans love and the DNC can’t control”.


Tammy Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth wrote the forward to ‘Band of Sisters : American Women at War in Iraq”. Band of Sisters tells the stories of  Iraqi War veteran women. Tammy has quite a compelling story of her own. She was a US Army helicopter  pilot and sustained injuries in 2004, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents, and  she was the first female double amputee that had served in the Iraq War.


Tammy Duckworth with Elizabeth Warren


Tammy Duckworth is currently representing  Illinois in the US Senate. She was the first disabled woman to be elected to Congress. Could Tammy Duckworth  run for president in  2020? Gronda Morin seems convinced so does The Economic Times but let the voters decide. 


Amy McGrath

Amy McGrath was the first woman F-18 pilot in the USMC and she is running for congress in 2018 and is running for Kentucky's 6th congressional district.Amy has a powerful video  about how she was told when she was young that she could not be a fighter pilot.

After the events in Charlottesville Virginia and Trump’s poor response to those events, Amy called Trump out. Find out more about her campaign here!

Here we root for veterans to run for office,  perhaps they would be more cautious about war. We wish Amy success!


Mikie Sherill

Mikie Sherill is a former US Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor. She is also running for congress in 2018 in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Learn more about her campaign


M J Hegar

Mary Jennings Hegar is another veteran that wants to be the representative from Texas' 31st congressional district. 



Friends call her MJ. She is A Purple Heart recipient  that took aim at  military inequality by writing  'Shoot Like A Girl’, More about her campaign here. 


Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning is a former US Army private  convicted of giving sensitive government records to Wikileaks, and has filed to run for the senate in Maryland, which  is announced here. Some deem Manning to be a hero and some consider Manning  to be a traitor. Manning’s prison sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama.  

President Donald J.Trump certainly called Manning an “Ungrateful TRAITOR”.

Never the less we wish all these women veterans success in 2018 and 2020! 2017 is widely considered The Year of the Woman; Will 2018  be a year of political victories for women veterans?  Here at the Strangest Adventures we will  be rooting for change in 2018!

Wonder Woman!


As a kid I was disappointed that this was not a comic book


This is the real life story about how comic book Amazon princess Wonder Woman had her super powers restored by feminist icon Gloria Steinham. In 1972 Gloria was waiting to publish Ms. Magazine and wanted to use Wonder Woman, whom she considered to be a symbol of female empowerment, on the first cover. Of course she asked DC Comics for permission only there was one problem; DC had depowered Wonder Woman and took her out of her uniform and put her into mod clothing! 


As a kid I was disappointed that this was a comic book


The mod Wonder Woman was an attempt to make Diana relevant to the late 1960’s so editor Carmine Infantino tasked writer Denny O'Neil and artist Mike Sekowsky with changing the Amazon into a secret agent. Wonder Woman was made over into an Emma Peel type, and that was arguably the most controversial period in the hero's history. 

An illustration by DC Comics artist Murphy Anderson had been commissioned to make art for a story Ms. was planning to write on Wonder Woman but then it was decided that this would be an ideal cover for the first issue of the magazine. Here are some more examples of Murphy Anderson’s work.


Was Murphy Anderson inspired by this cover?


And the rest is history. DC comics rebooted Wonder Woman in 1973 by restoring her powers and, for the most part, her original appearance.



However, her appearance on MS  encouraged  the use of Wonder Woman as a symbol for feminism and empowerment. In 1973, a year after the MS. Magazine cover, Carol Clement drew a speculum wielding Wonder Woman for the Los Angeles Women's Center newsletter that instructed women on how to do their own vaginal exams. 



William Moulton Marston
William Moulton Marston was the creator of Wonder Woman. He lived an unconventional  lifestyle, living with his wife and mistress at the same time, fathering children with both. In 2017 there was a movie about the life story of Dr. William Marston, Harvard psychologist and inventor, He, along with his wife, invented a crucial component  of lie detector tests, however this movie is about the relationship between his wife and his lover, who became her lover after his death and how they both inspired the iconic super heroine Wonder Woman. Marston could be considered one of the few feminist men of his era.


Wonder Woman addressed the UN in her comic book too


But Wonder Woman’s involvement with the real world  was not over! Wonder Woman was made a UN ambassador in 2016, which was also her 75th anniversary! Her time as a UN ambassador was short lived though. Current Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and 1970’s Wonder Woman Lynda Carter appeared together at the UN but make no mistake, the fictional Wonder Woman was considered the ambassador. She lost her job in response to a petition, “Reconsider the Choice of Wonder Woman as the UN's Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls” signed by 30,000 UN employees. Wonder Woman always seems to court controversy even in real life!



Is the future of Wonder Woman filled with bondage? Wonder Woman often relied upon her golden lasso to tie people up. What if the situation were reversed? Wonder Woman: Bondage By Frank Miller And Bill Sienkiewicz. Here at the Strangest Adventures, we hope not but who knows these days? Sometimes the world is a dark place. We continue to think of Wonder Woman as a fictional hero and symbol that inspires millions of people every day.


Wonder Woman's first uniform included a skirt!

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Porn Star and the President!



Last Friday, the Rupert Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal reported that President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, allegedly paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to be silent about a sexual tryst with Trump. Honestly this story has been public since at least October 2016. Trump has denied the allegations but then Trump usually denies everything. Stormy Daniels denies she was paid off. At the Strangest Adventures we wonder if the WSJ  released this news “story” to distract from Trump’s latest problem. 






See, earlier last week Trump was alleged to call countries like Haiti and other nations “$hithole countries”, while at a meeting to discuss immigration reform. Dutifully the media focused intently on what Trump said. As is usual,Trump denies he said it. Then the WSJ article came the next day. Was it  a perfect distraction from $hithole Gate? Some allege it is. We remain skeptical about everything associated with Donald J.Trump but you read the stories and decide for yourself.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017


Will president Trump fire Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections? The Miami Herald says maybe
Will the investigation result in arrests? NBC says yes. Will Russiagate continue to be a problem for Trump? Only the future holds the truth.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Trump Secret Files!


Electric guitar musician receives an acoustic guitar from Trump
nothing strange here

Special counsel Robert Mueller-we call him the Russiagate Czar- reportedly filed charges in the Russia Inquiry on Friday, October 27. More about that here.But who is Robert Mueller? This is what Fox News said about Mueller. 

We at the Strangest Adventures have “secret evidence” of secret files of the Trump administration to present to present at this time. We are not at liberty to divulge our sources but we offer them for your accepting approval. But first, a reminder of the Time Trump had strange visitors. Last April, President Donald J.Trump had three strange visitors to the White House, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock.


Are they art lovers?


This makes us wonder-did Obama or Bush ever bring in visitors to the White House with the main purpose of mocking the paintings? That day was strange but not as strange as Trump's Secret Files.


Take a look inside-what is he hiding?



Trump Inc. is always developing products-this time, 
Trump Christmas present wrapping paper.



No one will ever see these Eastern European comics. 
Trump has removed all evidence from the Internet! 




Secret footage of Trump wandering the 
secret catacombs under the White House at 3 A.M.




One place Trump gets his great ideas.




Trump hates negative images resembling him. 




We’re not sure what this intercepted broadcast is. 

You can not unsee what has been seen! We hope we have not outed our secret source. Almost no one knows what comes next.but we predict stranger days ahead. Trump Inc. certainly hopes that this is not the future! 








Saturday, August 26, 2017

Gorka, Gorka, Gorka!

No, Mr. Bond, I want to to put your finger here

Sebastian Gorka “resigned” as Trump’s deputy assistant to the president on Friday August 25th. He was a member of  the Strategic Initiatives Group, which was set up by Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner and which never existed before Trump became president. Gorka has a lot in common with former Trump staffer Lieutenant General Michael Thomas "Mike" Flynn; both have fringe beliefs about Muslims and have written books about their beliefs. Flynn has been featured here before.

Sebastian Gorka is also like Flynn in that both were not properly vetted by Trump.The FBI did a better job vetting Gorka, firing him in September 2016 after he gave a speech that was described as “a diatribe against Muslims passed off as instruction on the fundamentals of counterterrorism”.

We both hate Muslims!


Sebastian L v. Gorka also had something in common with the recently also fired Steve Bannon-both worked for online alt-right website Breitbart.com. Feast your eyes, if you dare, upon Gorka’s writings for Breitbart. 

The Big Question is why was Sebastian L v. Gorka  ever allowed to be a part of the Trump administration in the first place? The Business Insider insists that Sebastian Gorka was widely disdained within his own field of counter-terrorism. 

Gorka’s Ph.D was considered dubious, at best. Gorka was awarded a  Ph.D. in 2008 by little-known Corvinus University of Budapest, an institution that is considered to have a questionable reputation. Now Gorka insists he be referred to as Doctor Gorka! Daniel Nexon, a scholar at Georgetown University who has reviewed Gorka's dissertation said  "Corvinus is pretty low-tier, maybe third- or fourth-tier,"  "He might as well have mail-ordered his Ph.D." Nexon had ran its text through plagiarism software and found that portions of it were "repurposed." Nexon also said “Despite casting himself as an expert on radical jihadi ideology, Gorka does not speak Arabic and has spent no time in the Middle East”. 

Plus Gorka had links to the Vitézi Rend,a Hungarian far right group that the US state department says were “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II. Nazis! Sebastian L v. Gorka even wore a  Vitézi Rend medal to Trump’s inauguration. 

In review, DOCTOR Sebastian L v. Gorka was a joke in the counter-terrorism community, his Ph.D was a joke and he is OK with Nazis. maybe Trump, with firing Bannon and Gorka is finally “draining the swamp”. How odd that Trump fired Gorka during a category four storm in Texas or did he use the storm as a distraction? Perhaps another storm is appearing in Washington DC right now!



Friday, August 18, 2017

Steve Bannon-Victim of the Uncivil War?



Today President Trump fired  his Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor  Steve Bannon. He is at least the twelfth person fired by Trump in eight months. Bannon was one of the most controversial white house staffers; he was generally perceived as the architect and driving force behind Trump's "nationalist" ideology. Steve is likely a victim of how badly Trump botched his response to the Uncivil War in Charlottesville Virginia. Trump seemed to blame the people protesting the white nationalists and he refused to explicitly condemn the white nationalists.

“I looked the night before. If you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down taking down the statue of Robert E. Lee. I am sure there were some bad ones.”


What happens now? Will Steve Bannon return to his old job as editor at Breitbart, an alt right website? Will Breitbart, that tends to support Trump, now go against Trump for firing one of their own? One Breitbart editor, Joel Pollack, has already posted an ominous warning on his Twitter feed: “#War.” Also they’ve already posted this uncomplimentary story. 

Deandre Harris was brutally attacked in Charlottesville by the alt right. 


Trump seems to be in crisis mode. No one knows for sure how this presidency will end but here at The Strangest Adventures, we believe it might end badly but then no one knows the future. 


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Meltdown!

I'm melting!


President Donald J.Trump has a problem-he is melting down. He is melting down about the investigation into Russiagate, which is the investigation that asks the question–did Russia interfere with the election of 2016 to help Trump get elected? Trump has insisted since even before his administration began there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia, but the New York Times revealed there was a connection via Donald Trump Junior. 

Is this as bad as it gets?


In July 2016 he had met with a Russian attorney that promised damaging information about the Hillary Clinton campaign. His admission of this meeting was a real bombshell, there was actually some possible proof of collusion. 

Donnie Junior in happier days


DJT Jr attempted defusing the issue by posting the content of the emails on twitter. This prompted the New York Post, a newspaper known to be friendly towards Trump, to call Donald Trump Junior an idiot. Gentlemen’s Quarterly also called DJT Jr an idiot “of Towering Proportions”. 

Oops!


Before the revelations about the meeting, many voters thought the investigation onto Russian involvement with the election of 2016 was only a distraction but now, who knows?  As a result of these revelations about the meeting Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., and Paul Manafort head to the Senate for questioning. Kushner has already testified, then DJT Jr and Manafort are scheduled for July 26, 2017. 



Another thing Trump is melting down about is Attorney General Jefferson Sessions, who had properly recused himself from involvement with the Russiagate investigation. Trump mentioned Sessions from the White House Rose Garden, recently. Trump said "I'm very disappointed with the attorney general, but we will see what happens. Time will tell. Time will tell.” Many sources claim Trump is considering firing Jeff Sessions. This hatred of Sessions is even more puzzling considering Jeff Sessions took a major risk by becoming the first United States senator to endorse Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in February 2016. 



Republican South Carolina representative Trey Gowdy, recently offered some friendly advice to the Trump administration. He said it’s time for members of Trump's campaign to come clean about any meetings they had with Russian figures during the campaign to avoid the steady “drip, drip, drip” of information being made public about this investigation.

Certainly others have helpful advice for the Trump administration and perhaps we will hear from them in the future. For now, the future is possibly a very dark place for America. Certainly some people are deriving amusement from Russiagate but most people are not. Here at the Strangest Adventures we  are not sure what to think or what will happen next. To quote Donald J. Trump “Time will tell.” 


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fake!



Last time at the Strangest Adventures we discussed Trump’s fake Time Magazine cover. Time Magazine has requested that Trump cease displaying these fictional covers. 

Here we offer a rebooted version of that cover that offers some  refinements; perhaps no less fake though.  
-Superior Cover Art-This version has the “visionary stare”.
-Correct red outline with white stripe
-More realistic cover text
-almost correct UPC Code, this code is from a cover of Time.



Marvel’s Earth 65    Merry  Marvel Marching Mutant!

With the current state of “mainstream” Marvel comics right now (Captain America has been revealed be a life long double agent for HYDRA, for instance ) we at the Strangest Adventures will prefer to briefly examine  the alternative  universe of Marvel’s Earth 65. In this universe Gwen Stacy, a cast member of Spider-man. is bitten by the radioactive spider and becomes Spider-Woman. The character debuted in Edge of Spider-Verse #2 as part of the 2014–15 Spider-Verse comic book storyline. 



The only other major superhero written about on Earth 65 is their version of Captain America. There is one villain there worth noting; their version of MODAK is clearly based on a mutated Donald Trump. Why have they done this? Where is this going?




DC Bombshells!

The universe of DC Bombshells has a very unusual history-it began as a series of retro styled figurines of famous super-heroines depicted pin up style. Only later, after the figurines became popular did DC Bombshells become a  comic book series! In DC Bombshells #37 Harvey Dent is clearly based on Donald Trump. He promises to “Make Gotham Golden Once More”. MAGA? 




In most versions of reality Dent becomes becomes horribly disfigured  which leads him to becoming Two-Face. Where is this story headed? Does Trump become Two-Face?


Trump Versus Time Lincoln! 

Antarctic Press Launches New Comic From David Hutchinson, Trump Vs Time Lincoln, for July12 2017 In Shops: Jul 12, 2017! The Great Emancipator, Time Lincoln, faces an all-new threat to existence--from within his homeland!  Just when he thought it was safe to go back in time, he discovers part of reality has been replaced by Alternate Reality, where what was once fact is now a matter of alternate choice. 


Hecho en Mexico-Donald Trump appears someplace real! 

Donald Trump is in the papers! Actually, in Mexico, Trump IS the paper. Mexican businessman and Corporate lawyer Antonio Battaglia is introducing "Trump" brand toilet paper, marketed under the slogans "Softness without borders" and "This is the wall that, yes, we will pay for." 


 More of the story here. These marvelous wiping papers will only be available in Mexico. At the Strangest Adventures we look forward to be products and comics Trump will inspire in the future and wonder what will he inspire in the future?