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  • Ray Bradbury: Enemy of the State

    06/10/2012 6:46:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    Reason ^ | June 8, 2012 | Charles C. Johnson
    Libertarians can easily see one of their own in the non-comformist nonagenarian, who, despite moving to Los Angeles in the 1930s, never bothered to learn how to drive. A consummate autodidact, he also never went to college. And good thing too! He hated affirmative action, condemned “all this political correctness that’s rampant on campuses,” and called for an immediate ban of quotas in higher education. “The whole concept of higher education is negated,” he told Playboy in 1996, “unless the sole criterion used to determine if students qualify is the grades they score on standardized tests.” But Bradbury’s antipathy to...
  • Orson Scott Card: Thoughts on Ray Bradbury

    06/08/2012 6:42:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 7, 2012 | Orson Scott Card
    The year was 1969. I was 18 or so.I stood in front of the small science-fiction section of the Brigham Young University bookstore, taking I Sing the Body Electric from the shelf, hefting it, opening it, reading just a little, then putting it back.I had too much respect for books in general, and for this book in particular, even to imagine reading the whole thing without paying for it.But it was a hardcover. Not a discounted book-club edition — the real thing, at full price. And I was a college student, pretty close to broke. Buying this book would...
  • Ray Bradbury, RIP: Fahrenheit 451 Is Still Misinterpreted. We, ...Are Enslaving Ourselves

    06/07/2012 11:40:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jill Stewart
    Ray Bradbury, in a 2009 interview with LA Weekly at his Cheviot Hills home, explained with gusto a fact that shocked millions of fans: Fahrenheit 451 was not a warning about government mind control. The world got that wrong. His warning was, we are doing it to ourselves -- enslaved to glowing screens. ......................................................... Bradbury imagined a democratic society whose diverse population turns against books: Whites reject Uncle Tom's Cabin and blacks disapprove of Little Black Sambo. He imagined not just political correctness, but a society so diverse that all groups were "minorities." He wrote that at first they condensed...
  • Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 Book Covers Through Time

    06/06/2012 2:51:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Slate | June 6, 2012 | Juliana Jimenez Jaramillo
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  • Ray Bradbury Loved Reagan, Called Clinton a 'Sh*thead' (Ray Bradbury, Tea Partier, RIP)

    06/06/2012 3:21:57 PM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    USNews ^ | 06-06-2012 | Elizabeth Flock
    Science fiction author Ray Bradbury sits in front of a photo of Mars, presented to him during an 83rd birthday party in his honor on Aug. 23, 2003. Ray Bradbury, master of the sci-fi fantasy and author of Fahrenheit 451, died Tuesday at 91.The man who chronicled dystopian societies had strong political beliefs and spoke as darkly about contemporary politics as he did about burning books. "I think our country is in need of a revolution," the Los Angeles Times quoted him as saying in 2010. "There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be...
  • Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dies

    06/06/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 28 replies
    KING5 ^ | June 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of "Fahrenheit 451," has died. He was 91.</p>
  • Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

    06/06/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 88 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | Lynell George
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury's daughter confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. She said her father died Tuesday night in Southern California. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections — most famously “The Martian Chronicles,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Dandelion Wine” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often maligned reputation of science...
  • Author Ray Bradbury dies at 91

    06/06/2012 8:03:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 6, 2012 | Lynell George
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury's daughter confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Wednesday morning. She said her father died Tuesday night in Southern California. Author of more than 27 novels and story collections — most famously “The Martian Chronicles,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Dandelion Wine” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — and more than 600 short stories, Bradbury has frequently been credited with elevating the often maligned reputation of science...
  • American author Ray Bradbury is 90

    08/21/2010 9:58:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    August 22, 1920
    <p>Famed American author Ray Bradbury was born August 22, 2010 in Waukegan, Illinois - the birthplace of another great American, Jack Benny.</p> <p>He has written in several genres including fantasy, horror, mystery, and science fiction.</p> <p>Among his most famous works are The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and the screenplay for the 1956 film version of Moby Dick.</p>
  • Ray Bradbury's call for revolution (still stirring things up at 90!)

    08/19/2010 5:51:38 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    WND ^ | 8-19-10 | Phil Elmore
    "Colored people don't like 'Little Black Sambo.' Burn it. White people don't feel good about 'Uncle Tom's Cabin.' Burn it. Someone's written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator. Funerals are unhappy and pagan? Eliminate them, too. Five minutes after a person is dead he's on his way to the Big Flue, the Incinerators serviced by helicopters all over the country. Ten minutes after death a man's a speck of black dust. Let's not quibble over individuals...
  • Ray Bradbury hates big government: 'Our country is in need of a revolution'

    08/16/2010 10:21:27 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 61 replies · 1+ views
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com ^ | August 16, 2010 | Susan King
    Ray Bradbury is mad at President Obama, but it's not about the economy, the war or the plan to a construct a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City. “He should be announcing that we should go back to the moon,” “I think our country is in need of a revolution,” Bradbury said. “There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people.” The native of Waukegan, Ill., has never been shy about expressing himself -- he described President Clinton with a word that rhymes...
  • Legendary author Ray Bradbury on how to fix the economy "Reagan was our greatest President"

    08/11/2010 11:44:24 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Ray Bradbury ^ | August 09, 2010 | Ray Bradbury
    He's 90 years old and sounds like a tea party member to me!
  • Intelligent Design: Regarding Science and Religion

    01/24/2006 1:47:06 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 16 replies · 830+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | January 24, 2006 | Larry Leonard
    The stars run in their courses, in billions of galaxies, orbited by planets which are orbited by moons, and if they did not do so in ways which are predictable -- that is with many recurring similarities -- science would not exist. Predictability to some degree or other is the foundation of science. Those italics emphasize an extension of previous demands by science, which insisted on absolutes. Quantum physics took that down, and in the process angered Albert Einstein. But, still and all, even in the subatomic world one can safely play the odds. You cannot predict what any given...
  • Ray Bradbury Condems Cuban Book Burning

    06/30/2005 8:27:06 AM PDT · by LibertyBelt · 11 replies · 490+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | June 30 | Walter Skold
    The American Library Association, or ALA, has ignored a request by imprisoned Cuban counterparts to demand leader Fidel Castro release them, but the author of "Fahrenheit 451" responded after viewing evidence of court-ordered book burning. "I stand against any library or any librarian anywhere in the world being imprisoned or punished in any way for the books they circulate," Bradbury said. "I plead with Castro and his government to immediately take their hands off the independent librarians and release all those librarians in prison, and to send them back into Cuban culture to inform the people." .... In the case...
  • Ray Bradbury Condems Cuban Book Burning

    06/30/2005 8:23:10 AM PDT · by LibertyBelt · 2 replies · 211+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | June 30 | Walter Skold
    After giving a keynote speech this week at the American Library Association's annual convention, science fiction author Ray Bradbury joined a growing list of international writers and human rights activists in condemning the persecution of Cuba's Independent Library Project. The American Library Association, or ALA, has ignored a request by imprisoned Cuban counterparts to demand leader Fidel Castro release them, but the author of "Fahrenheit 451" responded after viewing evidence of court-ordered book burning. "I stand against any library or any librarian anywhere in the world being imprisoned or punished in any way for the books they circulate," Bradbury said....
  • No, Moore! Writer demands apology

    06/26/2004 9:24:35 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 42 replies · 215+ views
    The Age ^ | June 27, 2004 | Staff
    The American author Ray Bradbury has demanded that Michael Moore return the title of his classic novel Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury, whose science-fiction tome Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953, blasted Moore, whose politically explosive film Fahrenheit 9/11 opened in North America this weekend, for using the title without permission and asked for an apology and for the film's name to be changed. "It's not a nice thing he has done," Bradbury, 83, said. "My book is known all over the world and that title is my title." Bradbury said he wanted a public apology from director and author, who published...
  • Moore Film Title Angers Author Bradbury

    06/18/2004 11:20:17 PM PDT · by jfreif · 60 replies · 1,121+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/18/2004 | Paul Chavez
    LOS ANGELES - Ray Bradbury is demanding an apology from filmmaker Michael Moore for lifting the title from his classic science-fiction novel "Fahrenheit 451" without permission and wants the new documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" to be renamed. "He didn't ask my permission," Bradbury, 83, told The Associated Press on Friday. "That's not his novel, that's not his title, so he shouldn't have done it." The 1953 novel, widely considered Bradbury's masterpiece, portrays an ugly futuristic society in which firemen burn homes and libraries in order to destroy the books inside and keep people from thinking independently. "Fahrenheit 451" takes its title...
  • Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Spaceman [Testimony by Ray Bradbury: Why go to Mars?]

    05/17/2004 11:35:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 80+ views
    Summary: In viewing Earth, moon and Mars, few could or would ask to look ahead five hundred years. When presenting his views to the blue-ribbon Presidential Panel, author Ray Bradbury took on the challenge of imagining a moon base and a Mars' civilization. Ray Bradbury: The Illustrated Spaceman Ray Bradbury is the author of classic works of science fiction such as, "The Martian Chronicles," "The Illustrated Man", "Fahrenheit 451", and "Something Wicked This Way Comes." He has published more than five hundred works, including short stories, novels, plays, screenplays, television scripts, and verse. Science fiction author, Raymond Bradbury. Beyond his...
  • 'Martian Chronicles' author praises U.S. Mars effort (Ray Bradbury)

    02/15/2004 1:26:59 PM PST · by ambrose · 7 replies · 304+ views
    AP ^ | 2.15.04
    <p>Author Ray Bradbury, who wrote the science fiction classic "The Martian Chronicles," says President Bush's announcement that he wants the United States to put an astronaut on Mars could have tremendous consequences centuries from now.</p> <p>Space exploration could open new worlds, just as European exploration 500 years ago led to the creation of the United States, Bradbury said.</p>
  • [Gordon]KGW poll: Smith's senate lead increases

    10/31/2002 10:36:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies · 1,333+ views
    kgw.com ^ | 10-20-02 | Jim Parker & Vince Patton
    KGW poll: Smith's senate lead increases 10/30/2002 By JIM PARKER and VINCE PATTON, KGW Staff With less than a week until election day, it appears Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith has slightly increased his lead over Democratic opponent Bill Bradbury -- according to a new KGW poll of likely Oregon voters. Smith currently garners support from 56% of those surveyed, up from 52% just a week ago. Bradbury’s support has remained steady during this one-week period at 34%. Only 5% of voters remain undecided. Constitution Party candidate Lon Mabon garnered 2% of the vote, and Libertarian candidate Dan Fitzgerald had...
  • KGW poll: Smith's senate lead increases [Oregon]

    10/30/2002 7:19:54 PM PST · by BlackRazor · 8 replies · 190+ views
    KGW.com ^ | 10/30/02 | Jim Parker and Vince Patton
    KGW poll: Smith's senate lead increases 10/30/2002 By JIM PARKER and VINCE PATTON, KGW Staff With less than a week until election day, it appears Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith has slightly increased his lead over Democratic opponent Bill Bradbury -- according to a new KGW poll of likely Oregon voters. Smith currently garners support from 56% of those surveyed, up from 52% just a week ago. Bradbury’s support has remained steady during this one-week period at 34%. Only 5% of voters remain undecided. Libertarian candidate Dan Fitzgerald garnered 2% of the vote, and Constitution Party candidate Lon Mabon had...
  • 5,000 expected at Clinton's appearance

    10/30/2002 3:51:59 PM PST · by Glutton · 18 replies · 236+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 30 Oct 02 | By JEFF WRIGHT
    Bill Clinton will be visiting an old haunt when he returns to McArthur Court for a Halloween "get out the vote" rally. The former president will be the featured guest at Thursday's noon gathering, a fund-raiser for U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury. The visit marks Clinton's second visit to Oregon this year on behalf of Bradbury, the Democratic secretary of state who is facing an uphill battle against incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith. It also marks a reunion of sorts for Clinton, who greeted a boisterous crowd at the University of Oregon basketball arena 10 years ago this month...
  • KGW poll: Oregon voters support Smith, oppose Iraq war [OR Senate]

    10/23/2002 12:39:34 PM PDT · by BlackRazor · 3 replies · 175+ views
    KGW.com ^ | 10/21/02 | Jim Parker & Vince Patton
    KGW poll: Oregon voters support Smith, oppose Iraq war 10/21/2002 By JIM PARKER and VINCE PATTON, KGW Staff Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith continues to maintain a powerful lead over Democratic opponent Bill Bradbury, according to a new KGW poll of likely Oregon voters. Although Bradbury has closed the gap slightly since KGW's last poll in September, Smith still holds an 18-point lead. In addition, Smith’s support for a war on Iraq doesn’t seem to be having an impact – even though our poll shows most Oregonians are opposed to the war movement. The poll conducted for Northwest NewsChannel 8...
  • Thune, Talent, Smith "Win" Monday Debates with Demo Rivals

    10/22/2002 2:58:28 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 250+ views
    Self | 10-22-02 | Theodore R.
    I watched all three debates featuring the senatorial nominees in SD, MO, and OR Monday, as carried by C-SPAN. I can say without hesitation that the GOP candidates far outperformed their Democrat rivals. Thune and Talent were especially polished, sincere, and well-informed. Gordon Smith in OR proved that he may be the "second" Lincoln Chaffee. Smith is clearly a liberal Republican despite the 77 percent rating he sports from one of the "conservative" ratings organizations. Smith was a better debater than Democrat Bill Bradbury, but his views are similar to Bradbury on many fronts. Smith talked about how much he...
  • Oregon Poll: Smith - 45%, Bradbury - 41%

    08/22/2002 6:23:40 AM PDT · by Coop · 26 replies · 1,215+ views
    Smith - 45%Bradbury - 41%Undecided -16%Poll taken of 600 likely voters (4% margin of error) between Aug 15-18 2002, conducted by Grove Quirk Insight for Dem Senatorial Committee.