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By Andrew Wheeler

When Colton Haynes joined The CW’s Arrow in season two as Roy Harper, it was only a matter of time before he got gussied up in his best red Arrow cosplay as Arsenal — given that, you know, that’s who Roy Harper is in the comics. I mean, he could have been Speedy or, oh, Red Arrow, I guess, but since Speedy is a daft name and they don’t even want to call the main guy in the show Green Arrow, they kind of have to go with Arsenal, though that’s a rotten codename too. But I digress.

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first official look at Colton Haynes in his dark red Robin Hood suit. Doesn’t he look brooding and moody and serious? And isn’t that an awful lot of lacing?


Issue #129 – Hold 322 – Batman Day Special

Issue #129 – Hold 322 – Batman Day Special

JC usually writes these, but, I guess he doesn’t love you all as much as I do. Sad that …

Barnes and Noble in Sugarhouse invited your Hold 322 crew to celebrate Batman’s 75th Birthday by recording the show LIVE in an actual International, corporate owned business. Seriously!

I know, huh?

We had a visit from Danielle ÜberAlles, spent some time with Vanessa Fravel, and almost got FatCamp sabotaged…

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192 The LEFT Show - ‘Lil Quickey Nooner!

192 The LEFT Show – ‘Lil Quickey Nooner!

Things have been totally chaotic this week, so, this one is short and fast and, frankly, quite rambling. I mean, I’m exhausted and on the 3rd day of a screaming purple migraine – but it’s kinda funny. I spend most of the time talking about Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow … so, you know – if you’re from out of town, this might get a little dry.

On July 23rd, the cast of The LEFT Show and Hold 322…

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Today’s Vote Video is all about the best new comics with awesome female leads!! Yay lady comics!!

Also I’ve fallen a bit behind in the Cineplex Pre-Show Host contest D: You can VOTE EVERY DAY so please take a second and drop me a vote!!

Hey! My friend Sam, who is an awesome writer/cosplayer/journalist/geek queen, is working hard to become the new Cineplex Pre-Show Host. This means she’s up on the screen before movies in the theatre, talking to you and telling you what’s what!

Sam is the best. She works for The Mary Sue as well as a hundred other things. She’s a badass babe and I would love her to win, so I could look at her face every time I go see a movie! If you could take 3-5 seconds out of your day and vote for her, that’d be cool of you. Like she says, you can vote once a day!

MAKE IT HAPPEN! More nerd ladies on the screen!


Adam Kwasman, Asshole of the Day for July 16, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

The migrant children crisis enters its second month, and while the politicians have yet to solve it, there’s been a real clown car of rhetoric with some calling for shooting children at the border to others claiming that Obama is somehow in on a scheme that involves Central American gang violence pushing parents to send their children thousands of miles by themselves for the hope of a better life. But of course if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that people don’t think through the accusations they hurl at opponents.

But yesterday we had a new entry from Arizona. State legislator and GOP congressional candidate Adam Kwasman went out to protest a school bus full of children and ended up looking like a fool:

Adam Kwasman had just raced up to Phoenix Tuesday morning from the Oracle protest over the expected arrival of dozens of migrant children at a shelter.

He had tweeted from the scene, “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law.” He included a photo of the back of a yellow school bus.

Kwasman later told me he saw the migrant children. “I was actually able to see some of the children in the buses. The fear on their faces…. This is not compassion,” he said.

But there was a problem with Kwasman’s story: There was no fear on their faces. Those weren’t the migrant children in the school bus. Those were children from the Marana school district. They were heading to the YMCA’s Triangle Y Camp, not far from the Rite of Passage shelter for the migrants, at the base of Mt. Lemmon.

And he doesn’t just look like a fool, he looks like a racist too. He says he saw the children, and that was enough to confirm that they were the undocumented migrants. He’d hardly be the first racist nativist to assume everyone darker than him is illegal, though few of them actually get so far as to confront a school bus of citizens. But he did. And for that, Adam Kwasman is Asshole of the Day.

It is Adam Kwasman’s first time as Asshole of the Day, though one of many during the immigration crisis:

Full story: Arizona Republic (sent by the Everlasting GOPstoppers)


Phil Gingrey, Asshole of the Day for July 15, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Yesterday we featured Louie Gohmert weighing in on the immigration crisis with his suggestion that we just start shooting 10-year-old kids crossing the border.

And today we have another congressman taking a different angle— Rep. Phil Gingrey is worried about the diseases these kids are bringing in since they probably aren’t vaccinated:

"Reports of illegal immigrants carrying deadly diseases such as swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis are particularly concerning," Gingrey wrote. "Many of the children who are coming across the border also lack basic vaccinations such as those to prevent chicken pox or measles.”

Sounds legit, but there is no evidence of children bringing in dangerous diseases; it’s just fear mongering. But that’s not the big problem with Gingrey railing about unvaccinated immigrant children, you see, because it turns out Gingrey has pushed to keep American children from getting vaccines:

Gingrey has long-standing ties to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, a far-right medical group that opposes all mandatory vaccines. The organization touts access to Gingrey as one of its membership perks. (The AAPS has, incidentally, taken the lead in pushing the idea that migrant children are disease carriers.) In 2007, he wrote an amendment that would allow parents to block their children from receiving HPV vaccines, which are designed to combat cervical cancer.

So he thinks it’s fine to let American children go without vaccines, but not refugee children. And for that, Phil Gingrey is Asshole of the Day.

It is Phil Gingrey's second time as Asshole of the Day. His previous time was for complaining that he’s “stuck making $172,000” in Congress.

Full story: Mother Jones

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