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Old November 26 2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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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
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Old November 26 2012, 12:56 PM   #2
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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!
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Old November 26 2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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It feels like it's getting worse every day. Am I crazy, or...are they?
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Old November 26 2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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Yikes! I'd never read anything about his politics before.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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Re: Orson Scott card's post-election rant

Yep. He's a crazy mo-fo alright.

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Old November 26 2012, 04:10 PM   #6
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He's just a nutjob begging for attention.
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Old November 26 2012, 04:22 PM   #7
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^He doesn't have to beg for attention. A built in fanbase will lavish on him all the attention that he needs.

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It feels like it's getting worse every day. Am I crazy, or...are they?
Brain fever.
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Old November 26 2012, 05:03 PM   #8
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Yeah. Rabid SF fan here but won't buy anything by OSC.
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Old November 26 2012, 05:31 PM   #9
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He's just a nutjob begging for attention.
Is that why he posted the same thread twice?
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Old November 26 2012, 07:35 PM   #10
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He's just a nutjob begging for attention.
Is that why he posted the same thread twice?
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.
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Old November 26 2012, 08:49 PM   #11
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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.
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Old November 26 2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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You're thinking of Harlan Ellison. Similar anger management issues, much better writer.
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Old November 26 2012, 09:09 PM   #13
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I had no idea Card was such a kook.

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!
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Old November 26 2012, 09:10 PM   #14
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OmahaStar wrote: View Post
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He's just a nutjob begging for attention.
Is that why he posted the same thread twice?
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.
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Old November 26 2012, 09:11 PM   #15
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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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