Probably 10 or 15 years ago my good friend John Carbonaro told me to watch this TV political Pundit named Rush Limbaugh, as he was very good. I had never heard heard of Limbaugh, so I watched his show. The one I watched had Limbaugh railing against Jimmy Carter for the rise of the Ayatollah in Iran.
Now I always liked John, but I clearly remember cocking my head to one side and saying to myself that was an interesting comment, because I knew, well, hardly anything about Mid-East politics, but I did know that the Ayatollah came into power because US Republican leadership kept a dictatorial Shah in power for like 50 years oppressing his people so that the US could get preferential treatment from Iran in regards to Oil.
The religious rise of the Ayatollah was a backlash to the Shah, who (as I said) was kept in power by the right-wing conservative branch of US political machine. It was just Jimmy Carterâ€™s bad luck that it happened on his watch.
Needless to say, this was the only time I ever watched Limbaugh, because if I knew that he was full of it over this bit of intel, then he couldnâ€™t be someone that I was interested in listening to (you simply canâ€™t isolate a snippet in time and view it out of historical context to get any proper analysis out of it).
Anyway, you can imagine my growing disdain with the right that it apparently has pinned itâ€™s future on the ramblings of this drug-addled fool. Thus you can imagine how entertained I was to learn the following:
On MSNBCâ€™s Morning Joe today, host and Republican Joe Scarborough drilled Rush Limbaugh for cheering Chicagoâ€™s failed 2016 Olympic bid. Scarborough said, â€œI will tell you middle Americans that swing elections see that and go oh my God Republicans have gone off the deep end.â€
So, I just learned that there is a very distinct possibility that at this yearâ€™s Comic-Con International: San Diego there will be an announcement about the THUNDER Agents. I know that I donâ€™t have to remind you all of this siteâ€™s connection to the Agents, (but Iâ€™m going to anyway).
Walt and I were introduced by John â€œI may be dead, but I still own the THUNDER Agentsâ€ Carbonaro. I (The Perfessor) met John some 30+ years ago at a comicbook convention and eventually wound up championing his cause, when a former friend business associate (and scumbag) attempted to defraud John by stealing his property out from under him, and discrediting John in the process (for a number of years, while John was defending himself from the scurrilous charges against him his friends would chide him as being â€œa broken and tragic manâ€ â€” one of the epithets used against him by the former employee). Later on, after he won his suit, John would wear a T-shirt that proudly proclaim â€œMy Lawyer can beat up your lawyer.â€
Walt met John when John relocated to Houston from NYC. eventually John introduced Walt and I to each other when both of us seemed to be the only ones who supported his cause of bringing the Agents back into print.
To be sure, John had a number of folks interested in the Agents, a few of these efforts actual made it into print. Unfortunately, none of them lasted. Well. John passed away earlier this year, and control of the Agents passed on to his heirs. I was able to consult with the executor of Johnâ€™s estate shortly after Johnâ€™s death, and not only advise him as to who the â€œplayersâ€ were in the field, but to put him into contact with a number of parties who were interested in continuing the legacy of the Agents.
Well, I just heard from the executor that there is a very good possibility that there will be an announcement concerning the Agents this year at SDCC, and that we will be among the first to be notified if such an announcement is to be made.
So stay tuned kids, there is more to this story yet.