Monday, May 7, 2018

Bernie Sanders!

Is Bernie a Wizard of Wisdom?

Many people want Independent Senator Bernie Sanders to run for president again in 2020. After all, e drew large crowds and more than 13 million  Americans voted for him in 2016.

Many of his voters were happy to support  his policies of Government-provided health insurance, free college tuition, a $15 minimum wage, stronger unions, high gas taxes, guaranteed parental leave and more but were then unwilling to accept anything less optimistic after Sanders  lost the Democratic primary. Young voters were especially receptive to Bernie's message. These ideas are very much like those used by governments in Scandinavia  and have proven somewhat successful in those countries. However it seems obvious that the general population of the USA is not yet receptive to his message. 

Guess which one.

Here at The Strangest Adventures we like Bernie’s ideas too but in a nation that elected Donald Trump as president it seems unlikely that his Bernie’s ideas will achieve any traction any time soon but we give Senator Sanders credit for not giving up. The week of the election Bernie Sanders published a book-he is a noted author-Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. 

Is this a book that will launch a revolution?

In the book Sanders outlines his policies; those policies are the foundation of the plan to convert his campaign into a permanent activist group called “Our Revolution.” Thus “Our Revolution” began. 

Their next hoped for achievement is getting Dennis Kucinich elected in the democratic primary for Governor of Ohio on May the eighth, but  a lot of Democrats have been offended by Kucinich’s strange emergence as a Fox News Democrat who often defends Donald Trump. This makes Dennis Kucinich, at best,  a questionable alternative to Democratic front-runner Richard Cordray, who has the backing of most national Democrats, most notably Elizabeth Warren.

Bernie Sanders himself has not endorsed Kucinich saying “Let me be very clear: Bernie Sanders will make endorsements, and Our Revolution will make endorsements. Sometimes they will make endorsements in races I’m staying out of. I will not be making endorsements in the governor’s race in Ohio or Illinois. I’ve known Dennis Kucinich forever, I consider him a friend, but I am not making an endorsement there.”

So “Our Revolution” endorses a candidate that Bernie Sanders does not endorse. We will see how that works out on May 8th.

Here at the Strangest Adventures we believe Ohio voters will have no desire to elect a Trump loving democrat but we’ve been wrong before. More Kucinich hi jinx here.

As for Senator Bernie Sanders, will he run for president in 2020? Has his chance came and went? He’s still keeping his options open so no one can say for sure.   However a recent Suffolk University poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters found Sanders trailing Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. In the poll, Warren leads the pack with 26 percent, followed by Biden with 20 percent and Sanders a distant third with just 13 percent. Of course that is only one poll about one state-is it “proof” that Bernie should not run?

Bernie Sanders certainly seems to be an energetic,compassionate,  unique candidate-we wish him well whatever he does. 

Don Blankenship!

Don Blankenship is the former CEO of Massey Energy His gross negligence resulted in the deaths of 29 coal miners in a mine explosion. A federal grand jury indicted Blankenship on November 13, 2014, for conspiracy to violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards, conspiracy to impede federal mine safety officials, making false statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as securities fraud. This has made Don Blankenship the most hated man in West Virginia. Don spent a year in prison and now Don is running for the US Senate to represent West Virginia. 

Several Republicans are choosing this path in 2018

CNN calls Don Blankenship “The worst candidate in America”.

His strategy for winning seems very strange, he calls Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “Cocaine Mitch” and refers to his father-in-Law as a Chinaperson. Mitch is married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Another thing Don likes to do is falsely claim the government, or Obama himself, conspired against him.

Don can afford to make these crazy commercials, he’s loaded! 

Memorial to the slain miners!

As of today Polls show Blankenship ahead, sparking panic among GOP!

Now president Trump,  not wanting to lose a winnable Senate seat due to a flawed candidate, is speaking out against Don Blankenship.

You have now been warned about Don Blankenship. West Virginia’s primary is on May 8. 

What is Going on Here?

Did The Thing go to the DC Universe to attack Green Lantern?

Did an angry Green Lantern send his Justice League team mate Batman to the Marvel Universe to get revenge on The Thing?

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kanye West !

Two stable geniuses. 

Kanye West, who, considers himself a genius, is a world famous hiphop star and in the last several weeks he has ruined his popularity by  showing too much love for president Donald J. Trump, a move that has alienated his fan base and much of the black community as well as much of the musical community. 

Kanye West is a huge fan of President Trump, and he does not seem to mind that people are hating him for it. 

All this love for  Donald J. Trump led Kanye West to release his latest song “Ye vs. The People” . 

Kanye’s new friend is flashing an alt/right hand gesture in front of the “genius”!

In the song Kanye attempts to articulate what he believes is a defense of Donald J. Trump and his thoughts about politics. 

None of this has escaped the attention of Donald J. Trump. Trump says Kanye is “smart”.

Trump says “Kanye West gets it!”

Oh look, now Kanye is saying “slavery is a choice”!

2009 the year Kanye went to war against Taylor Swift.

Kanye West is going on a very strange adventure. Will all this help or hurt Kanye West’s popularity. Does anyone care? Who  knows?

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Frankenstein Bicentennial

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein examined morality, ethics and science in a way no other book has captured quite as well since. Frankenstein was first published in 1818, two hundred years ago.

Many educational institutions are marking the event with celebrations,  For instance, Arizona State University is celebrating the  bicentennial with the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project. Washington University in St. Louis is celebrating the occasion as well with a series of events. 

For this year-long celebration, University of San Francisco, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara University, will also be holding a variety of events.

Here at the Strangest Adventures we have a modest proposal regarding Frankenstein’s monster and comic books; maybe DC comics can publish adventures featuring super heroes versus Frankenstein’s monster in this anniversary year! Perhaps in a single volume. Here are some suggestions. 

Batman confronting the monster in Transylvania.

Superman cornered by the monster on an old submarine.

The Flash is so afraid of the monster that he prays for help.

Watch out for the monster, Green Arrow and Black Canary!

The book Frankenstein is important in our understanding of how ethics, morality and technology intersect however we can also focus  on the more gruesome aspects of the book as well.  You just might see more of Frankenstein's monster here in the future.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Mark Zuckerberg is the creator of the social media giant Facebook and Mark has problems! Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica, a political firm hired by the Trump campaign, access to private data on roughly 87 million Facebook users.

Just last year Facebook faced questions and gave congress ads linked to Russian government efforts to effect the 2016 presidential campaign.

Down down down!

That’s right, Facebook was involved with Russiagate!

So now Mark must testify before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees. Zuckerberg is expected to strike a conciliatory tone. 

Facebook has really gone downhill these days. Will Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, who has deactivated his Facebook account, cause everyone to delete their Facebook accounts?

Zuckerbots invade DC!

Here at the Strangest Adventures we prefer to take a wait and see approach. 

Let’s see how this ends.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Republican Nazi!

Arthur Jones
White supremacist  Arthur Jones is the Republican nominee for an Illinois's 3rd congressional district congressional seat representing Chicago. Jones has been active in the Populist Party, the National Socialist White People's Party and the American Nazi Party.

Is Jones criminally bigoted? Read his website and decide. 

How did a Nazi become a Republican nominee? Because  no other Republican candidate stepped forward to run against Holocaust  denier Jones. We are reminded of what the Blues Brothers said “I hate Illinois Nazis!”

The seat is a long shot, at best, for a Republican to win but still they could have ran someone else. No political party should ever want to be associated with Nazis but the Republican Party, while denying Jones, has encouraged such people too often. 

Have they become tainted?

But these are the strangest of days. A Nazi in congress does not seem very far fetched anymore. Sadly, these days anything seems possible!

President for Life Trump!

Recently China's President Xi Jinping was declared president for life, which then prompted PresidentTrump to say at a fundraiser  “Don’t forget China’s great and Xi is a great gentleman. He’s now president for life,…“And look, he was able to do that...I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day,”

Let that sink in for a minute-Trump as president for life. We can’t imagine anything stranger than that!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mark Cuban was President Instead of Donald Trump!

This happened in some other version of reality!

Sharknado is a series of  entertaining schlock movies from Syfy. Made in 2015, Sharknado 3  featured the destruction of Washington DC and included scenes inside the white house, and there was a need to cast a president-Donald J. Trump was their first choice. 

Despite Trump expressing interest Mark Cuban took the role of POTUS. By the way Ann Coulter played vice president! This is the story how Mark Cuban was president instead of Donald J. Trump! 

The best defense against a Sharknado is a good offense

By the way Cuban is a co-host on the hit TV series “Shark Tank.” which has been described as "American Idol" for entrepreneurs!

Trump, according to Stormy Daniels- “ He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks.”

Mark Cuban is a self-made billionaire businessman, investor, philanthropist and co-owner of the National Basketball Association Dallas Mavericks

President or Poser?

Mark is a real go-getter and has investments in a variety of businesses. 

Mark Cuban has often acted as a rival to Donald Trump,after all unlike Trump. Cuban is popular and successful.Mark is considering a run for president in 2020. 

Here at the Strangest Adventures we believe almost anyone would be preferable to Donald J. Trump as POTUS but for now we can just watch the Blu-ray of Sharknado 3 and remember when Mark Cuban used to be president of the United States of America! 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Donald J.Trump-the President of Golf!

Donald J. Trump is POTUS and a huge fan of golfing and DJT has made a point of owning many golf courses. 

Fake News

By the way Trump has a fake civil war monument at his National Golf Club on Lowes Island in Sterling, Virginia. That is, the event it claims to commemorate never happened, according to local and national historians.

Donald gets on the golf course as often as he can and at great cost to taxpayers. 

According to 15-time LPGA Tour winner Suzann Pettersen "He cheats like hell,"

Trump tops all the other modern presidents in frequency of golfing more times in his first 81 days than any of them golfed. 

Odd behavior for a man that on many occasions criticized Obama for playing golf. 

There’s no doubt that Trump makes deals on the golf course but there was one time Trump tried to make a deal with House Republicans in the White House bowling alley. 

One TV comedian felt the need to comment on this bowling summit. 

Trump makes deals while golfing and seems to have made one deal using bowling but no one knows where he will  make his next deal. Trump is taking the entire world on  very strange adventure.

PREZ Rebooted as Trump!

PREZ was a comic book published by DC Comics in 1973 featuring senator Prez Rikard, the youngest president in history. PREZ was noted for always wearing red and having long yellow hair.

DC Comics rebooted the concept in 2005 with a teen age girl as president. 

2018 may be the right time for another reboot of PREZ but  this time featuring president Donald  J. Trump as PREZ.  It would be a bold juxtaposition to replace the youngest president with the oldest president  and Trump needs all all the  positive press he can get  It might work or  it might be the biggest disaster. in history! At the top are the first two issues  of that series offered for your approval. 

The Playboy Model and the President!

Last month we found found about Stormy Daniels. now this month we find out about another member of Trump's harem Karen McDougal.

The New Yorker Magazine details a sordid tale of Donald Trump, a Playboy model, marital infidelity and another pay-off!. 

At the Strangest Adventures we ask is this real or a red herring? It sure seems real and the New Yorker Magazine is known as a reliable source for news. Read the article then decide for yourself. 

The Justice Guild of America Returns!

The Strangest Adventures has featured the meta-fictional Justice Guild of America before

This fictional team was a homage to the Justice Society of America and was featured on the Justice League Unlimited episode of “Legends”. At the Strangest Adventures we wondered what issues of the JGA  published in the 1970s would look like.  Behold the glorious return of of Black Siren, Catman, The Green Guardsman, The Streak and Tom Turbine of the Justice Guild of America!

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Black Panther!

T’Challa is the King of the fictional African nation of Wakanda and he is the Black Panther, a Marvel superhero. We’ve been fans of Black Panther since he debuted in Fantastic Four issue No. 52 in July 1966. 

The Black Panther movie opened Friday and is already the top-grossing film in History. At the Strangest Adventures we welcome this news. 

He originally was going to be named Coal Tiger and the name Coal Tiger, as it turned out, was more relevant to Africa in the 1960’s than the name Black Panther!

Yes that is what Coal Tiger looks like

By 1977 Black Panther had his own comic book title. It’s worth noting that in issue 5 Panther fights the racist menace the White Rhino.
 By the end of the issue he teams up with Luke Cage, Falcon, and even the Black Musketeers to stop the White Rhino from taking over New York City; the earth shattering conclusion was in issue 6. 

At the Strangest Adventures we wish Black Panther well and hope to view his documented adventures as soon as the lines get shorter!

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!