Colorful Environmental ‘Time’ Cover Offends Veterans

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Now this is a creative graphic from America’s Magazine of Record, Time, which will grace the cover for its upcoming green issue. (Hey, wasn’t that Vanity Fair‘s gimmick-issue to begin with?) Of course it is a play on the famous Iwo Jima photo/statue from World War II, which was a fake to begin with. Naturally, Iwo Jima veterans are very offended that their fake posing photo is being used to promote something as Communist as saving the environment.

Now now, these old Iwo Jima veterans aren’t that upset. It’s not like this half-baked Photoshoppery is a sin against GOD or anything!

“It’s an absolute disgrace,” [Iwo Jima veteran Donald] Mates said. “Whoever did it is going to hell. That’s a mortal sin. God forbid he runs into a Marine that was an Iwo Jima survivor.”

Mates also said making the comparison of World War II to global warming was erroneous and disrespectful.

Damn these liberal computers and their photo-swapping affront to the Holy Trinity. Damn them to Tree Hell, forever.

It’s such a mortal sin against comical old men that they are forced to respond with their greatest stereotype ever: using the word “dadgum”:

Lt. John Keith Wells, the leader of the platoon that raised the flags on Mt. Suribachi and co-author of “Give Me Fifty Marines Not Afraid to Die: Iwo Jima” wasn’t impressed with Time’s efforts.

“That global warming is the biggest joke I’ve ever known,” Wells told the Business & Media Institute. “[W]e’ll stick a dadgum tree up somebody’s rear if they want that and think that’s going to cure something.”

Iwo Jima Veterans Blast Time’s ‘Special Environmental Issue’ Cover [Business & Media Institute]

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