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Little Orphan Annie was a militant Republican. Who knew?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BYH, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Real interesting story on the AP today about the end of the Annie comic strip. I had no idea her creator used the strip to further his arch-conservative agenda.


    YGBFKM Guest

    Now I have that God-awful song stuck in my head.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That's what you get for being a Republican. Now go wave your flag and watch a replay of our 1-1 win in soccer. :D :D :D
  4. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    All part of the Main Stream Comic agenda.
  5. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Take it to the politics board, Pinko.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Leaping lizards!
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    A character named Daddy WAR BUCKS? And you're surprised Annie was a conservative?
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    And the strong sense of noblesse oblige gave it away too. Tho the movie suggests the Log Cabin aspect.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah I guess you're right (ha! get it? right? I'll be here all week!). I just never gave it much thought. Or, you know, read the comic strip. I only had room for one strip about a precocious girl and Nancy was it.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Since all I know about Annie is from the show - I'd also suggest it was pro-life, giving parents the idea that all they need to do is have their kid and leave on some orphanage's doorstep and he or she too will be adopted by a gazillionaire.
    She also advocates betting your last dollar that the sun will come up tomorrow. Sounds like "The Secret" to me.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Harold Gray was grotesquely hard-right. Strip always got tremendous
    play (especially on the Sunday pages) of ChiTrib, a wild-eyed hard-right
    paper during Annie's heydey. Daddy (it's not illegal if I do it) Warbucks, baby.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I always considered myself to have a little Annie to me. Now I know why!
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