Skip to comments.David Brin: State of the Union: Things Obama Did Not Have to Say — But Did Anyway
Posted on 01/27/2011 9:39:59 AM PST by EveningStar
The presidents 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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Faux libertarian David Brin wears his Obama kneepads (he never really takes them off) and spouts his usual bullshit.
I met Brin, he calls himself a liberal. His stories, though, usually have libertarian governments, unlike the oligarchies or theocracies in fantasy novels.
Is that like Bidens three letter word.
“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.
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...
I thought Niven and Pournelle considered themselves libertarians.
Oops, I meant right-leaning libertarians.
I don’t like Brin because he’s pro-Star Trek and anti-Star Wars...nuff said...
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
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.
I’ve been to several cons where Niven and/or Pournelle were, and they were indeed an experience. :)
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