George W. Bush's "The Expanse"

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  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    :rolleyes:

    This thread reeks of leftist handwringing. As Ed Norton would say: "Shuh-eeeeeeeeeeeeesh!"

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  2. tafkats

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    And I'd like to gratuitously add that I live about 40 miles southwest of his birthplace. :)

    I thought she was from Brazil. Or is that just where she was teaching at the beginning of Broken Bow?

    I was going to post more about characters' places of origin and how they help or detract from their characterization, but I'm thinking that's grounds for another thread...

    *goes off to start another thread*
     
  3. commodore64

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    Great post.

    Sci-Fi has always been about controversial topics, and pointing out problems to society. I think this is a great example.

    I'm hoping in the end, they find out the Xindi are not so bad. Afterall, they were only ... in a sense ... defending themselves against a future attack. Just like the U.S. claimed to do when we went to Iraq. Oh -- then it turned out to be about oil and that we didn't like Saddam.

    I'm also hoping they paint a negative picture of the Ashcrofts of the world, and point out racism we've developed because of 9/11. The U.S. seems prejudiced against Middle Easterners, even those who were born and raised in the U.S. How sad.
     
  4. Miss Thang

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    Better that than rightist neckwringing by leftists who then wring their hands about how un-leftist they just were. :evil: :D

    tafkats, I was under the impression that she was teaching in Brazil. People have said here that they read elsewhere (AH! It's canon, haha!) that she's from Japan.
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    ^
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    Sadly...true at times.
     
  6. Aragorn

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    So why are Roddenberry's anti-religion views a perfectly acceptable agenda for Star Trek to push?

    And for Anonymous above, being Anonymous pretty much sums you and your opinion up, doesn't it?
     
  7. Admiral Buzzkill

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    I think we can see now that the moral and political approach of the season has been somewhat more...ambiguous than endorsing Bushism. :D
     
  8. Top41

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    Why are you bumping a year old thread when we have plenty of new threads kicking around?

    Closed.
     
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