Beck might be a tool, but Limbaugh is a big Fat Idiot*

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 Carter’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 couldn’t be someone that I was interested in listening to (you simply can’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 it’s future on the ramblings of this drug-addled fool. Thus you can imagine how entertained I was to learn the following:

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, host and Republican Joe Scarborough drilled Rush Limbaugh for cheering Chicago’s failed 2016 Olympic bid. Scarborough said, “I will tell you middle Americans that swing elections see that and go oh my God Republicans have gone off the deep end.”

Yep, the right has begun to feed on itself.

The Perfessor

*At least that is what Al Franken told me.

This is for John Carbs

SDCC-Cover_webJohn Carbonaro was a good friend of mine.

He passed away earlier this year.

It was because of Carbs that I met Walt, and so, in some small way, he is partly responsible for the existence of this blog

At this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego they devoted a page to John’s passing, and they invited me to write something on his behalf.

Here, with the help of Hal Jones, an artist friend of mine, I did just that.


John, we miss you.

The Perfessor

THUNDER in the Heavens

(c) Hal Jones
Art copyright © 1969
Hal Jones
So, I just learned that there is a very distinct possibility that at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego there will be an announcement about the THUNDER Agents. I know that I don’t have to remind you all of this site’s connection to the Agents, (but I’m going to anyway).

Walt and I were introduced by John “I may be dead, but I still own the THUNDER Agents” 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 “a broken and tragic man” — 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 “My Lawyer can beat up your lawyer.”

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.

The-TA-Companion-Web-2To 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 John’s estate shortly after John’s death, and not only advise him as to who the “players” 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.

The Perfessor