Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Oregonian's New Supervillain Team

I was reading an editorial about Bush's very clumsy use of the Nazis in a speech (Don't know much about history) when I came across these paragraphs:

"Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along," the president declared. "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement." [Bush]

Perhaps the president and his speechwriters thought Israelis would welcome the analogy to the terrible era that led directly to the founding of the Jewish state. But more likely, he wanted to talk tough at the expense of some domestic critics.

Sadly, his misguided comments have bolstered the impression that he has little understanding of the differences among Adolf Hitler, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Attila the Hun, Professor Moriarty and the Joker.

Gathered together from remote corners of history and fiction... THE OREGONIAN SUPERVILLAIN LEAGUE!



rob! said...

do they meet in the swamp, in a giant karl rove-shaped dome?

Dean Wormer said...



Hitler is the short one, right?

Arkonbey said...

Hey, I didn't notice that Ahmadinejad had such a nice rack when he spoke at Columbia!

Don Snabulus said...

Is there a Godwin's law of fictional characters?

"Once The Joker is invoked in a debate, all hope of further reasonable discourse is impossible."

pidomon said...


The Moody Minstrel said...

What, couldn't you find a photo of Prof. Moriarty?

Randal Graves said...

HA HA! I knew your lefty state was full of nothing but fascist criminals! The Doughy Pantload was right!

The Colorman said...

What color?

Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! Great graphic!

Swinebread said...

Rob! – they do meet in a swamp but I’m not sure of the building as of yet. Stay tuned.

Dean – He’s always the short one

Arkonbey – he said Iran has no gays, not Iran has no trannies, there is a diff

Snab – and yet it all makes sense

Pidomon – Thanks Mon!

Moody – Well, I didn’t want to use an actor, so I used his image from the League of extraordinary Gentlemen…(the comic no the movie)

Randal – when you’re right you’re right and when you’re left, you’re left

CM – newspaper gray

Dr. Zaius – thanks, that means a lot coming from you.