Skip to comments.Gore Vidal , Celebrated Author, Playwright, Dies
Posted on 07/31/2012 10:22:01 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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I hope he gets to see Mr Buckly
I hope he gets to see Mr Buckly
Vidal wrote some very funny plays, at least one of which I saw in the national theater circuit, but he was one of the meanest, nastiest, leftist POS in the culture field.
His works will long outlive our memory of him. His personna should be buried deep, deeper, and deepest. Perhaps the Devil will let him in Hell, but even the Devil has some standards.
RIP GV - in Hell.
I hope William F Buckley is there to meet him
Thanks, I was trying to post a link to YouTube but couldn’t get the iPad to play right. So I used my phone.
I thought you guys were linking to “God Save the Queen!”
I posted the link to the first of a series of five. But having now watched all five, yours is the missing number six of five. LOL!
The news story attributes his demise to "complications from pneumonia'. He was 86. But despite his advanced age, in his case, a more precise cause of death might be in order.
Good riddance gore vidal.Hope he enjoys the heat.
My guess is two different places
When they were finished and on the way out I asked him if he enjoyed his food.. He answered that everything was just OK, but the salad was more historical than memorable.. I know he was right about the lettace, so I told him the meal was on the house. He told me it would have been so much better if I would have left it up there.. LOL.. You had to love his style, always an A$$hole..
I loved that he didn't pull any punches, ever! He spared no one he thought was a phony, even his own friends..
RIP, I'm going to miss ya!
Gore Vidal had a lot of scene, at least when it came to evaluating Obama:
“I was like everyone else when Obama was elected optimistic. Everything we had been saying about racial integration was vindicated,” he says, “but he’s incompetent. He will be defeated for re-election. It’s a pity because he’s the first intellectual president we’ve had in many years, but he can’t hack it. He’s not up to it. He’s overwhelmed. And who wouldn’t be? The United States is a madhouse.”
“Gore Vidal had a lot of scene, “
Oops, I meant sense.
” Its a pity because hes the first intellectual president weve had in many years,”
I don’t know that I agree with that part.
A bitter old queen.
Anyone who would say that about Obama and mean it is simply stupid in some ways at least.
Pretty interesting reading some of the GV supporters on that video, including some Euro lefties.
I’ve had people from Europe tell me how much they like Obama and how much he’s liked in their country.
I tell them, well, I’m sure you guys do. I’m not surprised at all.
The United States is a madhouse.
And you have no one to blame more than your former self, d*ckhead.
“...hes the first intellectual president weve had in many years,...”
If Vidal thinks Obama is intellectual, than it is certain Vidal is not.
Normally the “P” in POS is for ‘piece’ but, in Vidal’s case, it stands for ‘pile.’
We’re celebrating him now, anyway .....
Gore Vidal , Celebrated Author, Playwright, [COMMIE SOB] Dies
If Vidal thinks Obama is intellectual, than it is certain Vidal is not.
The Center for Public Intellectuals & The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC)
April 19th-20th, 2002, Conference
[Participants include: William/Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Sen Barack Obama]
April 19th-20th, 2002
Chicago Illinois Union
828 S. Wolcott
This conference is part of the Center's mission of helping to create a more engaged civil society, working towards social change, fostering coalitions between theorists and activists, and combating anti-intellectualism in contemporary culture. It will be both a celebration of ideas and a rigorous examination of the roles and responsibilities that intellectuals play in society.
I. Why Do Ideas Matter? (a keynote panel)
We introduce the meta theme of the conference by hearing success stories from diverse voices discussing their experiences intervening intellectually.
Timuel Black, Chicago activist; Prof. Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
Lonnie Bunch, President, Chicago Historical Society
Bernardine Dohrn, Northwestern University Law School, Children and Family Justice Center
Gerald Graff, UIC, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Rorty, Stanford University, Philosophy
III. Lunch and Public Encounters
Alternative breakout tours led by Chicago activists. Tours of Bronzeville and other communities, and visits to organizations that are working on partnering theorists with activists.
IV. Intellectuals in Times of Crisis
Experiences and applications of intellectual work in urgent situations.
William Ayers, UIC, College of Education; author of Fugitive Days
Douglass Cassel, Northwestern University, Center for International Human Rights
Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago, Political Science
Salim Muwakkil, Chicago Tribune; In These Times
Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator
Barbara Ransby, UIC, African-American Studies (moderator)
The Center for Public Intellectuals
University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC):
"Dig It. First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, they even shoved a fork into a victims stomach! Wild!"
-Weather Underground leader and wife of Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn ("intellectual"), referring to the Manson murders
Article: Allies in War -by David Horowitz
FrontPageMagazine.com | Monday, September 17, 2001
"Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"
--Bill Ayers ("intellectual") (1970), quoted in New York Times, September 11, 2001:
Article: "No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen"
"It was at the Chicago home of [Bill] Ayers and [Bernardine] Dohrn that ["intellectual"] Obama, then an up-and-coming 'community organizer,' had his political coming out party in 1995. Not content with this rite of passage in Lefty World where unrepentant terrorists are regarded as progressive luminaries, still working 'only to educate' both Obamas tended to the relationship with the Ayers."
Article: The Company He Keeps:
Meet Obamas circle: The same old America-hating Left
Gore Vidal had a lot of sense, at least when it came to evaluating Obama
Not really. Anyone in the know who was "optimistic" about Obama was hard Left, wanting "Change" and a "Fundamental Transformation". Obama has done plenty to destroy our country. So he's not really "incompetent". Perhaps, if he were more experienced and smarter, he could have done even more damage.
More likely he will be spending his time with best buddy Timothy McVeigh
In other news, I think my Kia is due for an oil change.
I forgot to floss again.
Not likely where he is going.
Today’s Chik-fil-A Spicy Chicken sandwich will be dedicated to the memory of Gore Vidal.
This reminds me, I have to put new laces on my sneakers today.
To best enjoy the heat,he needs to get close to the Ted Kennedy grease fire
And I wonder whatever gave Gore Vidal and many others like him that notion? Where is the evidence of this "intellect"? If he is not reading from a script he sounds like your typical smart-ass fifth grader.
“the evidence of this “intellect”?”
Yeah, I agree Obama is over rated on the intellect. But, I think that the two highly literate best selling books is what gave him the “super smart” ethos.
Of course, these were ghost written, but few people knew this.
OK, so you think that Obama is competent in achieving his goal of "fundamentally transforming America". By spending us into oblivion, Obama is fulfilling Bill Ayers' vision.
The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
[Obama's strategy for destroying the economy]
| August 31, 2008 | Jim Simpson
Liberals self-righteously wrap themselves in the mantle of public spirit. They ardently promote policies promising to deliver the poor and oppressed from their latest misery policies which can only find solution in the halls of government. But no matter what issue one examines, over the last fifty plus years, the liberal prescription has almost always been a failure.
Why is this so? Why does virtually every liberal scheme result in ever-increasing public spending while conditions seem to get continually worse? There are a number of reasons:
In short, all develop a vested interest in the programs survival. But if the result is always more and more government, of government, by government, and for government, with no solution in sight, then why do liberals always see government as the solution rather than the problem?
Similarly, liberals use government to promote legislation that imposes mandates on the private sector to provide further benefits for selected groups. But the results are even more disastrous. For example, weighing the laws or stacking the courts to favor unions may provide short term security or higher pay for unionized labor, but has ultimately resulted in the collapse of entire domestic industries.
Another example is health care. The Dems are always trying to impose backdoor socialized medicine with incremental legislation. Why do you suppose American healthcare is in such crisis? Answer: the government has already become too deeply involved. For example, many hospitals are closing their doors because they are overwhelmed with the burden of caring for indigent patients, illegal immigrants and vagrants who must, by law, be admitted like everyone else, despite the fact that they cannot pay for services. Read about it here Destroying Our Health Care. The net result is reduced availability of care for everyone, exactly the opposite of what liberals claim to want.
To further complicate things, liberal jurists and lawyers have created new theories of liability that utilize the legal system as a means to further redistribute income. This too, has resulted in higher costs and prices in affected industries, higher insurance costs, or in some cases, complete elimination of products or services.
Liberals endless pursuit of rights for different groups also does little but create increasing divisions in our society. Liberal policy pits old against young, men against women, ethnic and racial groups against one another, even American citizens against illegal aliens, all in the name of equality. The only result is anger, tension and equal misery for all.
How does any of this improve our lot?
Finally, when companies relocate overseas to avoid the high cost of unionized labor and heavy domestic regulation, liberals sarcastically excoriate them for outsourcing America. Yet, when it comes to certain domestic industries, liberals in Congress suddenly become free marketers and choose to buy from overseas contractors rather than domestic suppliers. This happened most recently with a huge military contract being outrageously awarded to the heavily subsidized European consortium, AIRBUS, over Americas own Boeing. Since liberals claim to be so determined to save the American worker, what gives?
You have to take a step further back and ask some fundamental questions. Why is the liberal public policy record one of such unmitigated disaster? I mean, even the worst batter hits one occasionally. No one bats zero. No one that is, except liberals.
Prior to the Republican takeover in Congress in 1994, Democrats had over fifty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress with substantial majorities most of the time. With all the time and money in the world trillions spent they couldnt fix a single thing, not one. Todays liberal has the same complaints, and the same old tired solutions. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?
When things go bad all the time, despite the best efforts of all involved, I suggest to you something else is at work something deeper, more malevolent.
I submit to you that it is not a mistake, the failure is deliberate!
There is a method to the madness, and the method even has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It was first elucidated in the 1960s by a pair of radical leftist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven:
The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis . the Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
[Part II of this article will explore those organizations created to implement the Cloward-Piven strategy and their ties to the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama.]
The Complete Cloward-Piven Series
The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Part I: Manufactured Crisis
The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Part I print copy
The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Part II: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Part II print copy
The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Part III: Conspiracy of the Lemmings
The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Part III print copy
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Also see (from David Horowitz's DiscoverTheNetworks.org) ...
THE CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY (CPS):
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
By Glenn Beck
Meet Richard Cloward and Francis Fox Piven,
authors of the Cloward-Piven strategy
"I'm going to give you a hard concept to get your arms around: It's the concept that there are people in this country who want to intentionally collapse our economic system."-Glenn Beck
Couple of good quotes:
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
This one is SO true:
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
But of course.