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04/28/2011 08:59 PM ID: 89027 Permalink   

Superman Fed Up With Federal Government: Renounces U.S. Citizenship


The fictional caped-crusader renounced his U.S. citizenship in the 900th issue of Action Comics after a brawl with the federal government. It’s unknown if Superman will retain his motto, "truth, justice and the American way".

"Besides being riddled with a blatant lack of patriotism, and respect for our country, Superman´s current creators are belittling the United States as a whole," said Angie Meyer, a Hollywood publicist.

Wired blogger Scott Thill wrote: "The genius of Superman is that he belongs to everyone, for the dual purposes of peace and protection. He’s above ephemeral geopolitics and nationalist concerns, a universal agent unlike any other found in pop culture."

    WebReporter: carnold Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
Superman´s just upset because he can´t be President - he wasn´t born here.
  by: snowztorm29     04/28/2011 09:49 PM     
  In related news...  
Wayne Enterprises Claims $8 Billion In Tax Credit
  by: zirschky     04/28/2011 09:51 PM     
  @ Zirschky  
What about Stark Industries?
  by: snowztorm29     04/28/2011 11:13 PM     
Uhhh, Stark Industries exists in the imaginary Marvel Universe...duhhh. :)

Also, in related news...

Lex Luthor Promises Decision On Potential Presidential Bid By June
  by: zirschky     04/28/2011 11:27 PM     
  In other headlines...  
Aquaman: "Gulf Seafood Safe To Eat"
  by: zirschky     04/28/2011 11:32 PM     
  Lex already is President.  
That´s why Superman is fed up and leaving.
  by: carnold     04/28/2011 11:33 PM     
  Wonder Woman Deported  
and DHS rules that Billy Batson is to be expelled whenever he is Captain Marvel.
  by: Moral_Hazard   04/28/2011 11:41 PM     
  I can sympathise  
with the man of steel. The idea of American exceptionalism was valid only insofar as America upheld exceptional principles.

We are not entitled to respect, admiration and privilege simply by virtue of being born within certain borders. We can only hope to earn these accolades through integrity.

It starts with holding ourselves to higher standards, with leading by example rather than force and intimidation. This standard applies to states as well as individuals.
  by: jenkie     04/28/2011 11:47 PM     
  Just for clarification...  
When I said, "Lex already is President", that wasn´t a reference to Obama.

In the "Superman world", Lex was voted in as president of the USA. I don´t keep up with comics, and I don´t know how that happened. My son and I watched a Superman/Batman video on Netflix, recently, and Lex was President in the Superman dimension.
  by: carnold     04/29/2011 08:49 AM     
  Superman´s loyalty  
was to his country, not its politicians.

Didja get that libs?
  by: moxpearl   04/29/2011 06:46 PM     
  Good for kids...  
When you don´t like outcome of democracy forget about working within the system to peacefully push change, instead take your ball and go home.

Sounds like what MLK, Gandhi, and the big J were all about.
  by: ukcn001XYZ   04/29/2011 07:35 PM     
  He´s An Illegal Immigrant  
He was not born here nor were his true parents U.S. citizens.

I want to see his Birth certificate. Not the short form either.
  by: ichi     04/29/2011 09:07 PM     
  I want to see his birth certificate too  
and when he finally produces it I will STFU and look stupid. (reference to the birthers since they are stupid and won´t get the jist of my joke)
  by: John E Angel     04/29/2011 09:27 PM     
  Wayne Enterprises Claims $8 Billion In Tax Credit  
...then is forced to move operations to China after the credit expires. :)
  by: Questioning_Answers     04/29/2011 11:39 PM     
  In other news...  
Amidst Growing International Pressure, Darkseid Agrees To Step Down As Ruler Of Apokolips.
  by: zirschky     04/29/2011 11:56 PM     
your correct and it if one has read his comics, notes he never applied for citizenship in the first place. so, how does one renounce citizenship to a country you never were a legal citizen of?
  by: shannon853   05/01/2011 03:40 PM     
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