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David Brin: State of the Union: Things Obama Did Not Have to Say But Did Anyway
Contrary Brin ^ | January 27, 2011 | David Brin

Posted on 01/27/2011 9:39:59 AM PST by EveningStar

The president’s State of the Union Speech was – at long last – the one I wanted him to give. It went after the very poison that has so sickened the United States of America. His call for us to shake off the Cult of Future-Hatred, indulged in by both right and left, was about urging us to start looking forward again, instead of to some mythically better past.

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TOPICS: Politics; Reference; Science
KEYWORDS: davidbrin; obamaworship; sotu; stateoftheunion
Read this and puke.

Faux libertarian David Brin wears his Obama kneepads (he never really takes them off) and spouts his usual bullshit.

1 posted on 01/27/2011 9:40:01 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Four simple letters:

W-T-F ?

2 posted on 01/27/2011 9:44:03 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: EveningStar

I met Brin, he calls himself a liberal. His stories, though, usually have libertarian governments, unlike the oligarchies or theocracies in fantasy novels.


3 posted on 01/27/2011 9:47:58 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Paladin2

Is that like Bidens three letter word.

J-O-B-S.

??????


4 posted on 01/27/2011 9:50:13 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: EveningStar

“And, while the President pointed out the hypocrisy of Teaparty “deficit fighters,” who plunged the nation into tsunamis of red ink during their watch”

so these ordinary citizens who having fewer rights and options than some convicted felons...who are rejected and despised even by the Republicans somehow had enough power in Washington to create the red-tape legislation of the past 2 years...which Obama had nothing to do with.

My head is spinning just trying to comprehend this level of retarded. This might actually be one of the dumbest articles ever written by a primate.


5 posted on 01/27/2011 10:07:01 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: DBrow
I definitely believe you, but I have seen him talk about libertarianism in the past.
6 posted on 01/27/2011 10:11:54 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

I met him at a con and he was going on about fantasy writers and their politics (Tamora Pierce and Katya Reimann were there with us). Someone accused him of being a right-winger and he laughed and said he was a liberal. This probably was just a comeback, since with Tammy in the room it’s hard to be the most left!

Yeah, he leans libertarian, and sort of lefty at the same time.

His readership got into him in response to the “right wing” writers like Niven, Pournele, and so forth, so the folks that buy his stuff probably are lefties. Except me!

I should probably read the article...


7 posted on 01/27/2011 10:32:34 AM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

I thought Niven and Pournelle considered themselves libertarians.


8 posted on 01/27/2011 10:53:05 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: DBrow

Oops, I meant right-leaning libertarians.


9 posted on 01/27/2011 10:54:17 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t like Brin because he’s pro-Star Trek and anti-Star Wars...nuff said...


10 posted on 01/27/2011 12:32:22 PM PST by gman992
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To: DBrow

Enjoyed his writings such as his Loom Of Thessaly and The Giving Plague,but after finding out his politics have soured on him a bit

Always wanted to go to a con,bet Niven and Pournell were an experience there


11 posted on 01/27/2011 12:36:44 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Harold Shea

Kiln People is very good, without much politics. Imagine being able to make a temporary, substitute you to do a specific task.

Heck yeah find a con and go. Even a small local or college con. I got three hours face time with Scott Card at a little con once.

It is eye-opening to meet an author and to be able to ask questions.

Or point out things like, the full moon simply cannot rise at midnight, no matter what planet you are on.


12 posted on 01/27/2011 12:42:01 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Harold Shea; DBrow

I’ve been to several cons where Niven and/or Pournelle were, and they were indeed an experience. :)


13 posted on 01/27/2011 7:00:31 PM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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