Friday, April 18, 2008

the new red, white and blue.

If this doesn't make you want to punch a hippie, nothing ever will.

11 comments:

Weetabix said...

I like to punch hippies as much as the next guy, and I encourage others to do so.

But.

Getting upset at Time magazine for their tree-hugging, bed-wetting, PSH, left-leaning whimpering is like getting upset with a 2-year-old for potty talk. You can't really take them seriously. They're infants.

Mike W. said...

First the American Flag fiasco Rachel Lucas posted about and now this.

Maybe we can send some of these liberal hippies into Afghanistan / Iraq to give them a dose of reality. Even better, we can let them choose not to carry evil, scary guns.

This whole "global warming" push is just another way for government to scare and control the masses. Even if we stop producing greenhouse gases India & China are going to be the real problem.

Lydia said...

I admit that the cover doesn't make me want to punch a hippie. It does however make me want to choke a managing editor. One can never be sensitive enough to the opinions of Veterans. I work for a companmy that follishly refers to one of the colors for it's advertistnig as "Agency Orange". I almost threw up the day I heard that one.

Regardless of my opinion of the environment, altering an iconic image that proud pride to a nation for any reason, is wrong.

phlegmfatale said...

asshats.

Earl said...

Let me see, what year did I stop subscribing to TIME because they came out against handguns? Not important, I then started reading what they wrote with a critical eye - and they only convince those that "everyone knows". I think I know what happened on Iwo Jima - I have both of Eastwood's films and it wasn't about trees.

Fits said...

130,000 men slugging it out for 36 days. Thats more combatants than the combined armies of Greece and Troy who fought for 10 years and saw less bloodshed. 3200 years later, it is remembered as a monumental tale of courage, tenacity, and ultimately cunning.

Compare that to TIME using Iwo Jima as a talking point for surrendering the earth to tree hugging dolts.

Honor where art thou.

brad_in_ma said...

Fits,
I believe the phrase used to describe the battle on Iwo went something like this: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue"

Almost one third of all MoH's awarded during the entirety of WW2 were awarded for actions on Iwo -- many of them posthumously. It is truly hallowed ground.
- Brad_in_MA

Bob said...

Doesn't make me want to punch a hippie, however it will do for getting me to cancel my subscription.

Christina LMT said...

No punching, no (I might hurt my hand , 'cause of the heads-of-rock, you know), but shoving a pine cone up a hippie's ass? You bet!

Jeffrey Quick said...

I don't have a subscription. Is there any way I can cancel somebody else's?

Regolith said...

The analogue that sprang to mind (in case it needs to be explained to a hippy) after reading about this was Photoshopping trees over people standing in line waiting to "take a shower" during the Holocaust. Just as offensive, except the hippies who cooked up this one wouldn't even think of doing the same thing to Holocaust victims. At least, I'd like to think they wouldn't.