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TalkieToaster November 26 2012 05:14 AM

Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Knowing his views, I was curious enough to see what his reaction was to Obama's re-election, and he didn't disappoint:

http://www.ornery.org/essays/warwatch/2012-11-08-1.html

stj November 26 2012 12:56 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
I thought Card's claim that Obama was suppressing documents that would prove his guilt was particularly funny.
Card somehow already knows Obama is guilty (of something, although Card can't quite explain what Obama actually did.) Since Card doesn't need these magical documents to know the truth, plainly no one else does. Which makes all the blasts against the media letting Obama slide completely irrelevant.

Card regularly congratulates himself on his fairmindedness!:guffaw:

Tosk November 26 2012 01:08 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
It feels like it's getting worse every day. Am I crazy, or...are they?

Professor McGonagall November 26 2012 03:47 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Yikes! I'd never read anything about his politics before.

lvsxy808 November 26 2012 03:49 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Yep. He's a crazy mo-fo alright.

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OmahaStar November 26 2012 04:10 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
He's just a nutjob begging for attention.

Hound of UIster November 26 2012 04:22 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
^He doesn't have to beg for attention. A built in fanbase will lavish on him all the attention that he needs.

Quote:

Tosk wrote: (Post 7304878)
It feels like it's getting worse every day. Am I crazy, or...are they?

Brain fever.

E-DUB November 26 2012 05:03 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Yeah. Rabid SF fan here but won't buy anything by OSC.

Trek or Treat! November 26 2012 05:31 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Quote:

OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7305367)
He's just a nutjob begging for attention.

Is that why he posted the same thread twice? :D

OmahaStar November 26 2012 07:35 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Quote:

captrek wrote: (Post 7305709)
Quote:

OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7305367)
He's just a nutjob begging for attention.

Is that why he posted the same thread twice? :D

I meant OSC. I'm not familiar with the OP up there ... though since you mentioned it, I clicked on the "more posts" linky and you're right. He posted the exact same thread in TNZ. That's an automatic warning for spam, per the board rules.

The Engineer November 26 2012 08:49 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Orson Scott Card is a lunatic who wrote a ST script so shitty and opposed to Roddenberry's vision (whether you agree with it or not) that it had to be rewritten. The fact that it ended up as the best TOS episode after being taken out of that bloviating douches hands is icing on the cake.

Trek or Treat! November 26 2012 08:52 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
You're thinking of Harlan Ellison. Similar anger management issues, much better writer.

Draculasaurus November 26 2012 09:09 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
I had no idea Card was such a kook.

Quote:

Republicans in the House, and the genuine reporters at Fox News, and the real journalists scattered here and there across the country, and the bloggers on the internet who are unafraid of the truth.
This guy is a laugh riot!

Crypto November 26 2012 09:10 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Quote:

OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7306330)
Quote:

captrek wrote: (Post 7305709)
Quote:

OmahaStar wrote: (Post 7305367)
He's just a nutjob begging for attention.

Is that why he posted the same thread twice? :D

I meant OSC. I'm not familiar with the OP up there ... though since you mentioned it, I clicked on the "more posts" linky and you're right. He posted the exact same thread in TNZ. That's an automatic warning for spam, per the board rules.

No it isn't. A thread can exist in both TNZ and Misc without penalty, since TNZ is an "opt-in" forum.

Harvey November 26 2012 09:11 PM

Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant
 
Indeed. Card was born in 1951, hardly old enough to write a teleplay for an episode that aired in 1967.

And, whatever your feelings about Ellison's original teleplay, you're drinking the Roddenberry kool-aid if you think it's "shitty." It was a WGA award winner, after all.


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