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  • Piers Morgan With Tucker Carlson: "J.K. Rowling Is a Serial Loser" Virtue Signalling Celebrities

    02/18/2017 4:23:16 PM PST · by tony75034 · 16 replies ^ | 2/18/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    TV personality Piers Morgan and author J.K. Rowling are in a Twitter war over American politics. Tucker had Piers on for the discussion. He called her work "drivel" and she called him "amoral" after Piers Morgan defended the U.S. government's travel ban during an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday. A flurry of tweets between Rowling and Morgan followed. J.K. Rowling is simply one of the fake celebrities and wealthy who need to shut the hell up or put up. She is a virtue signalling celebrity who need to shut the hell up. See report on...
  • 'I still have your money': JK Rowling replies to Trump supporter

    01/31/2017 4:14:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/31/17 | Helena Horton
    JK Rowling smacked down someone on Twitter who appeared angry at her statement about Mike Pence.The author replied to someone who said they were going to burn her books and films in response to her tweeting a Bible verse at the Vice President.They said: "Glad I caught this article on Yahoo. Now I will burn your books and movies too".And she replied: "Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter".
  • J.K. Rowling called out Mike Pence's hypocrisy with a biblical tweet (barf)

    01/31/2017 9:14:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/31/17 | Sadaf Ahsan
    Last Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for 90 days. The order also suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days. The backlash against this controversial command has been monumental. Protesters took to streets across the US, heads of state and titans of industry vocally rebuked Trump's actions. While the President himself took the bulk of criticism over the ban, J.K. Rowling took aim at his second-in-command, Mike Pence, drawing attention to the former Governor of Indiana's words in December 2015: Which she followed up with a quote...
  • J.K. Rowling’s Latest Is Really About Gay Liberation

    11/15/2016 9:01:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 15, 2016 | | Kyle Smith
    J.K. Rowling’s latest fantasy blockbuster explores a clandestine world of stylish, secretive creatures who live undetected among an oblivious, mistrustful majority in New York City, and have their own cool underground bars. That’s right: “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” is a gay-liberation epic. It might be the gayest superhero movie since “X-Men: First Class.” “First Class” hit theaters in 2011, a time when the gay-marriage debate was feverish, whereas today gay rights seemingly aren’t much in jeopardy.
  • J.K. Rowling: ‘Donald Trump Has My Full Support Because…’

    05/18/2016 7:48:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 5/17/2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    J.K. Rowling said she thinks Donald Trump guarantees her free speech. (Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) [dcquiz] During the Pen Literary Awards Gala in New York City Monday night, the author of the “Harry Potter” novels talked about how the Republican presidential candidate has exercised his freedom of speech. (RELATED: Johnny Depp: Donald Trump Will Be The Last U.S. President) “I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable,” Rowling said. “I consider him offensive and bigoted. But, he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there.” “His freedom to speak protects my freedom...
  • J.K. Rowling shuts down Serena Williams hater in one perfect tweet

    07/11/2015 2:53:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies ^ | Laura Vitto
    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Serena Williams dominated at the Wimbledon championship on Saturday, winning it for the sixth time. This also marks Williams' fourth Grand Slam title in a row, not to mention her 21st major overall. Among the top-ranked athlete's many celebrity fans is author J.K. Rowling, who tweeted a steady stream of support for Williams throughout and immediately following Saturday's game. But it was her cutting response to a body-shaming troll that propelled Rowling to trending status in the United States: Rob ‎@diegtristan8 @jk_rowling @hansmollman ironic then that main reason for her success is that...
  • JK Rowling gives character full name: Myrtle Elizabeth Warren

    05/12/2015 12:05:23 AM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 23 replies
    A Harry Potter character shares the same name as a prominent U.S. senator, author JK Rowling has revealed. "Moaning Myrtle's full name was Myrtle Elizabeth Warren," the author tweeted on Monday. Ms Rowling quickly denied that the namesake had anything to do with Ms Warren, a well-known Democratic senator from Massachusetts. Fans asked on Twitter whether Rowling made up the name on the spot. She replied that she already knew Warren was Myrtle's last name, but she said Elizabeth because it is a "classic British middle name". Rowling said she laughed at the idea that Myrtle would be named after...
  • J.K. Rowling Feuds With Rupert Murdoch After 'Jihadist Cancer' Tweet

    01/12/2015 4:19:09 AM PST · by don-o · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | January 11, 2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    (CNN)Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is drawing widespread criticism for saying Muslims must be held responsible for last week's terror attacks in France. But one of his more famous detractors is getting just as much attention for challenging his logic. The News Corp. CEO ignited controversy on Friday with a series of tweets about Islam and jihad. He started with the tweet, "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible." snip Author J.K. Rowling took notice and decided to apply his logic to Christianity. "I was born Christian. If that...
  • J.K. Rowling Just Schooled Rupert Murdoch For His Ignorant Anti-Muslim Comments

    01/11/2015 11:08:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 65 replies
    MTV ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | by Alicia Lutes
    Even though Harry Potter has graduated Hogwarts and moved onto bigger and brighter things (with decidedly less peril), J.K. Rowling is still creating magic with her words. As evidenced by her stunning takedown of Rupert Murdoch’s ignorant comments about the recent events in Paris. On Friday, the News Corp chairman had some stunningly misguided words for the Muslim people of the world in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, calling for the “Moslems” of the world to take the blame. Terrorism, you see, is their problem and they’ll have to either fix it for the rest of...
  • J K Rowling's book skyrockets to instant hit (After people discover real author behind pseudonym)

    07/17/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 07/16/2013 | Julie Bosman
    By the end of last week, "The Cuckoo's Calling," by the debut mystery novelist Robert Galbraith, was as good as dead. Bookstores with unsold copies on hand were contemplating shipping them back to the publisher. Reviews, while generally positive, had tapered off. According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 85 percent of print sales, only about 500 copies had sold in the United States since the book went on sale in April. Then J K Rowling, easily one of the most bankable authors on the planet, admitted over the weekend to The Sunday Times of London that she — and...
  • How A Mysterious Tweet Exposed JK Rowling As The Author Of 'The Cuckoo's Calling'

    07/14/2013 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    By now almost everyone will have heard the news — J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" series of books and one of the most successful writers ever, published a low-selling but highly praised detective novel under the name Robert Galbraith earlier this year. The story was broken last night by Richard Brooks, the arts editor of the UK's Sunday Times. It's clearly a huge scoop — but how exactly did Brooks manage to crack the literary world's best-kept secret?
  • HARRY POTTER Deathly Hallows opens... beginning of the end....

    11/19/2010 3:21:51 AM PST · by DollyCali · 23 replies
    IMdB ^ | 19 November 2010 | Dolly Howard/DollyCali
    Yes, Yes, I KNOW, we have more important things here at FR to worry about.. like is Willow preggers? why did she do potty mouth on FB, the dancing skills of Bristol and OF COURSE the dastardly appearance of FLOTUS 99% of the time.. but here is a time out from all that heavy stuff OFFICIAL WB SITE The book released July 2007 Rotten Tomatoes...(skip the preview) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a 2010/2011 two-part epic fantasy film directed by David Yates, written by Steve Kloves and based on the novel of the same name by J. K....
  • Release Of 'Harry Potter' Film Bumped Back

    08/15/2008 12:20:36 PM PDT · by Abathar · 35 replies · 529+ views
    Warner Bros. said it's bumping "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from its planned November release into next summer. The sixth installment in the blockbuster franchise about boy wizard Harry now will open July 17 rather than Nov. 21, the studio said Thursday. Studio President and Chief Operating Officer Alan Horn said the studio has had success with past summer "Harry Potter" releases, including the fifth movie. Horn also said the Writers Guild of America strike had "impacted the readiness of scripts for other films -- changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity
  • J.K. Rowling, Lexicon and Oz (Orson Scott Card Smackdown!)

    05/02/2008 7:19:09 AM PDT · by dr.zaeus · 38 replies · 417+ views
    Linear Publishing ^ | 04/24/2008 | Orson Scott Card
    Can you believe that J.K. Rowling is suing a small publisher because she claims their 10,000-copy edition of The Harry Potter Lexicon, a book about Rowling's hugely successful novel series, is just a "rearrangement" of her own material. Rowling "feels like her words were stolen," said lawyer Dan Shallman. Well, heck, I feel like the plot of my novel Ender's Game was stolen by J.K. Rowling. A young kid growing up in an oppressive family situation suddenly learns that he is one of a special class of children with special abilities, who are to be educated in a remote training...
  • Harry Potter Author Admits Struggle With Suicide

    03/23/2008 4:01:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 100 replies · 1,969+ views
    ap ^ | Mar 23, 2008 3:13 pm US/Pacific
    LONDON (AP) ― Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling said she contemplated suicide as she suffered from depression before her rise to success, according to an interview with a student journalist. The British writer said she had suicidal thoughts in her mid-20s, when she was a single mother and struggling to establish a literary career. "Mid-20s life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted," Rowling said, according to an interview posted online by student journalist Adeel Amini. Rowling said in the interview, parts of which were published in Edinburgh University's Student magazine, that she sought help from doctors and spent nine...
  • A Catholic Homeschool Father Won't Bother to Review the Rest of the Harry Potters

    10/25/2007 11:08:52 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 71 replies · 147+ views
    Gloria Romanorum blog ^ | 10/25/07 | Florentius
    In an article in the Toronto Globe and Mail we read the following about J.K. Rowling: However, during the 15-minute media conference that preceded the public appearance, the author grew testy as reporters circled back to Dumbledore and Grindelwald. "It's very clear" in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows how intense Dumbledore's feelings for the dark wizard are, she said, feelings that astute adult readers will recognize while children will simply construe as manifestations of friendship. The power of love is one of the major themes in the Potter oeuvre, she noted, and "certainly it's never been news to me...
  • Harry Potter' Author J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books' Christian Imagery

    10/21/2007 4:49:05 PM PDT · by Netizen · 7 replies · 132+ views
    MTV ^ | Oct 17 2007 | By Shawn Adler
    'Harry Potter' Author J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books' Christian Imagery 'They almost epitomize the whole series,' she says of the scripture Harry reads in Godric's Hollow. HOLLYWOOD — It deals extensively with souls — about keeping them whole and the evil required to split them in two. After one hero falls beyond the veil of life, his whispers are still heard. It starts with the premise that love can save you from death and ends with a proclamation that a sacrifice in the name of love can bring you back from it. Harry Potter is followed by house-elves and...
  • Rowling Says Dumbledore Is Gay

    10/19/2007 6:34:32 PM PDT · by hercuroc · 195 replies · 2,946+ views
    NewsWeek ^ | Oct 16, 2007 | By Tara Weingarten
    J.K. Rowling, author of the world-wide best-selling Harry Potter series, met some of her American fans tonight and provided some surprising revelations about the fictional characters who a generation of children have come to regard as close friends. In front of a full house of hardcore Potter fans at Carnegie Hall in New York, Rowling, sitting on the stage on a red velvet and carved wood throne, read from her seventh and final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," then took questions. One fan asked whether Albus Dumbledore, the head of the famed Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft,...
  • Thread V: A Catholic Homeschooling Father Reads Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    10/10/2007 10:48:10 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 15 replies · 230+ views
    Gloria Romanorum blob ^ | 10/9/07 | Florentius
    There’s a war brewing. A deadly enemy from the past is back and doing what he does best—consolidating power, gaining new allies and intimidating old ones into renewing their allegiance. As the enemy’s power grows, he’s content to nibble around the edges and not go toe-to-toe with his most formidable foes. But those who should be in the forefront of opposing the enemy’s murderous plans are failing to act. A government agency entrusted with thwarting the enemy suffers from bureaucratic mismanagement at the highest levels and is more concerned with maintaining high public opinion than in doing its hard duties....
  • Thread IV: A Catholic Homeschooling Father Reads Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    09/12/2007 11:36:15 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 45 replies · 428+ views
    Gloria Romanorum blog ^ | 9/9/07 | Florentius
    It took four books, but Voldemort, the most powerful of the dark wizards, is back. And his minions, the Death Eaters, couldn't be happier. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire tells the tale of how it happened--in about 750 pages. As with the previous novels in the series, the prose is generally crisp, the dialog is occasionally goofy, and the characters are wonderfully well drawn. Though quite a long book, the plot is tight, amusing and keeps you guessing. My only major criticism of the book as literary work regards the ending. As heroes go, Harry's main virtue in...
  • Thread III: A Catholic Homeschooling Father Reads Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban

    08/28/2007 11:44:43 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 27 replies · 361+ views
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 8/28/07 | Florentius
    After another miserable summer fraught with muggle-trouble, Harry heads back to Hogwarts for his third year. As usual, things start to go wrong even before he gets there. A cold-blooded murderer named Sirius Black has escaped from Askaban, the prison for wayward wizards, and he's out to get Harry. Worse, the enforcers charged with recapturing Black--the joy-draining dementors--are almost more malevolent than he is. But Harry's got an ally in Professor Lupin, the chronically disheveled Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, and with the help of his friends Ron and Hermione, a special mischief-maker's map, and a hippogriff named Buckbeak,...
  • Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien

    08/23/2007 11:02:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 96 replies · 2,336+ views ^ | August 20, 2007 | Michael O'Brien
    Harry Potter and "the Death of God" - by Michael D. O'Brien Special to Editor's Note:, the news service which first put online the letter signed by Cardinal Ratzinger - now Pope Benedict XVI - against the Harry Potter books, is proud to present Michael O'Brien's latest essay on the Potter series.  The author, North America's foremost Potter critic, has written many articles that analyze in detail the Harry Potter novels. Here he reflects on the significance of the series as a whole. Well, July 21st has come and gone and the world is muggling onward. The date,...
  • Thread II: A Catholic Homeschooling Father Reads Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

    08/21/2007 8:45:27 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 53 replies · 700+ views
    Gloria Romanorum blog ^ | 8/20/07 | Florentius
    Having read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I dove into Book 2, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets anxious to see where J. K. Rowling was going to take the story. I also wanted to see if my criticisms of the first book would stand up or get flattened as the story progressed. Well, as for the story line, it really wasn’t a whole lot different from the first book. A mystery is introduced: the Chamber of Secrets has been opened by the mysterious Heir of Slytherin and whatever was locked in the Chamber has been attacking, but...
  • Buried in Potter's Field? A Catholic Homeschooling Father Reads the Harry Potter Series

    08/15/2007 10:53:30 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 105 replies · 1,571+ views
    Gloria Romanorum blog ^ | 8-12-07 | Florentius
    With the release of the final book in the Harry Potter series, I have finally decided that it's time to break down and read it all start to finish. Why would I do such a thing, you might well ask, when the Pope has warned the faithful about the series, along with Fr. Amorth, the well-known exorcist? The answer is for the same reason I read the noxious and comically ill-written Da Vinci Code. The series has become a cultural phenomenon and I've been asked repeatedly for my opinion of it. Well, if I'm going to comment on it, I...
  • Yes, I'm a J.K. Rowling Fan - What an amazing book!(Vanity)

    07/23/2007 9:22:47 AM PDT · by Edward Watson · 8 replies · 955+ views
    Self ^ | July 23, 2007 | Edward Watson
    Like millions of others around the world, I bought a copy of the final Harry Potter book last Saturday and promptly read it. Twelve hours later, I was finished, astonished, at the brilliance of J.K. Rowling. She has woven a universe of magic, not just in her writings, but in the fact that more than a hundred million children over the years have turned off their televisions, computers, and games and sat down to read thick books. What explains the attraction of her work? Sheer brilliance. The clarity of her vision remained unbroken despite the complexity of her creation. Readers...
  • In end, Potter magic extends only so far: Decline still seen in adolescent reading

    07/10/2007 7:05:00 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 15 replies · 463+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2007 | David Mehegan
    Like circus elephants on parade, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels have lumbered past a dazzled young public for the last 10 years. Now the beloved fantasy series is ending with the release of the seventh volume, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," at midnight July 21. Media coverage is in overdrive and millions of fans are arguing and obsessing over the fate of young Harry in his struggle with the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort. Others in the world of books and reading, meanwhile, are contemplating the end of the historic series. Besides wondering what, if anything, could take its place,...
  • What does JK Rowling do with her money?

    08/24/2006 7:31:16 AM PDT · by null and void · 170 replies · 4,585+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th August 2006 | ALISON BOSHOFF
    For a woman who claims her life is 'mundane', JK Rowling likes a luxury holiday. In the past few years she has cruised the Galapagos at a cost of around £15,000, blown £14,000 on a holiday in Mauritius and enjoyed the comforts of a £6,000-aweek hotel in the Seychelles.Her latest outing, however, tops the lot. For, after a charitable engagement in New York, she and her family have decamped to the Hamptons, that millionaire's playground on the East Coast, to stay in an imposing seven-bedroom beachfront house. The cost - £76,000 a week.JK Rowling (and husband Neil) splashing about in...
  • Stephen King Begs J.K. Rowling: Don't Kill Harry Potter

    08/01/2006 4:55:15 PM PDT · by TightyRighty · 208 replies · 2,133+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 1, 2006 | By Claudia Parsons
    Two of America's top authors, John Irving and Stephen King, made a plea to J.K. Rowling on Tuesday not to kill the fictional boy wizard Harry Potter in the final book of the series, but Rowling made no promises. "My fingers are crossed for Harry," Irving said at a joint news conference before a charity reading by the three writers at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The author of "The World According to Garp" and a string of other bestsellers said he and King felt like "warm-up bands" for Rowling, who is working on the seventh and last book...

    05/25/2006 4:58:18 PM PDT · by peyton randolph · 34 replies · 644+ views
    Dracorex hogwartsia is Tribute to J. K. Rowling Series HARRISBURG – Visitors to the State Museum can get a taste of Harry Potter and brush with prehistoric America with a newly discovered dinosaur species that got its name thanks to the help of a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission paleontologist. PHMC paleontologist Robert M. Sullivan helped world-renowned paleontologist Robert T. Bakker come up with the name Dracorex hogwartsia in honor of the fictional “Hogwarts Academy” from the popular books and films based on Harry Potter’s adventures by British author J. K. Rowling. The scientific name Dracorex hogwartsia means “dragon king.”...
  • Harry Potter and the War On Terror

    05/10/2006 10:20:34 AM PDT · by Tolik · 59 replies · 3,908+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 9th, 2006 | Bookworm
    Not too long ago, there was a lot of giggling on the right side of the blogosphere when it learned about a book called Why Mommy is a Democrat, which its publisher proudly boasts is “A Different Kind of Children’s Book.”  The book’s point is that, just as a child views Mommy in a saintly light, he should project that view onto Democrats because they share Mommy’s values.  For example, just as Mommies do, Democrats make sure people share.  And so that no one misses this message, the well-dressed, silver-haired, obviously Republican white folk in the background walk by a homeless...
  • 'Harry Potter' Author: Stop Caging Children

    02/06/2006 8:59:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1,419+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 5, 2006 | Carl Limbacher, et al.
    The spectacle of a hapless little boy staring through the heavy mesh of a cage launched mega-successful author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling, on a crusade to end the caging of Eastern European tots. Referring to a 2004 story in Britain’s Sunday Times about little Vasek Knotek imprisoned in a Prague hospital, Rowling wrote in today’s Times, "If you read the piece and it’s as bad as the picture, then you’ve got to do something about it.” The story hit her hard, she wrote, especially since she has a horror of what she sees as "one unendurable terror...
  • Harry Potter? What Does God Have To Say?

    01/06/2006 7:57:37 AM PST · by RoadTest · 345 replies · 4,730+ views
    Jesus-Is-Lord Website ^ | Year 2000 | David J. Meyer
    I am writing this urgent message because I was once a witch. I lived by the stars as an astrologer and numerologist casting horoscopes and spells. I lived in the mysterious and shadowy realm of the occult. By means of spells and magic, I was able to invoke the powers of the "controlling unknown" and fly upon the night winds transcending the astral plane. Halloween was my favorite time of the year and I was intrigued and absorbed in the realm of Wiccan witchcraft. All of this was happening in the decade of the 1960’s when witchcraft was just starting...
  • Time's Person of the Year Nominees

    12/17/2005 9:04:50 AM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 79 replies · 2,977+ views
    Keep in mind that Time's "Person of the Year" is supposed to be the person who "most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year." Given this criteria, I scratch my head over some of these nominees. Steve Jobs Pope Benedict XVI Bill and Melinda Gates The Google Guys J.K. Rowling Rick Warren Condoleezza Rice Valerie Plame Bono Mother Nature George W. Bush Lance Armstrong

    12/06/2005 6:00:53 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 368 replies · 5,993+ views
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 6 December 2005 | Ryan Parry
    HARRY Potter may die in the next book in the series because author JK Rowling wants to kill him off, it was claimed last night. Actor Jim Dale - the voice of the teenage wizard in the US audio books - believes the seventh and final instalment will spell the end for Harry. He made the astonishing claim after meeting with the writer to discuss his characterisation of the parts. The revelation will shock millions of die-hard Potter fans. He said: "She's lived with Harry Potter so long she really wants to kill him off." Predictions about the fate of...
  • Potter faces Narnia fantasy challenge

    11/18/2005 3:02:41 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 17 replies · 598+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 18, 2005 | Neil Smith
    The fourth Harry Potter film, The Goblet of Fire, is confidently expected to break box-office records when it opens in the UK on 18 November. Directed by Mike Newell of Four Weddings and a Funeral fame, it will be the fourth hit in a row for its young stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. All three have been signed up for the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, due out in summer 2007. By then, however, the series' status as Hollywood's pre-eminent fantasy franchise may be under threat from another blockbuster saga looming on...
  • For Harry Potter Half-Blood Prince Fans - pick me up

    08/17/2005 5:15:59 AM PDT · by schwing_wifey · 17 replies · 890+ views
    schwing_wifey | 8/17/2005 | schwing_wifey
    I'm posting this because after I finished the latest Harry Potter and started talking with friends along the entire East Coast, I realized that most had a different take on the plot than I did. But first, for those persons out there that think the Harry Potter books are dangerous and should be banned, go back to your remote and ask your doctor to check the level of your meds. Its a story and if you take out all the imaginative settings and characters, its about teenagers growing up, dealing with crushes, rivalries, relationships, their futures, death of parents, realizing...
  • Has the Pope Condemned Harry Potter?

    07/20/2005 2:31:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies · 495+ views ^ | 7/19/2005 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    A LifeSiteNews article from last week, headlined “Pope Opposes Harry Potter Novels”, made it appear that Benedict XVI has read the Potter books and found them dangerous. Given the release a few days later of the sixth novel in J. K. Rowling’s famous series, the timing of the story can only be considered brilliant by those who oppose the Harry Potter phenomenon. This news is already swirling around the Internet.When contacted by LifeSiteNews, Potter opponent and Catholic novelist Michael O’Brien was quick to state that this judgment “reveals the Holy Father’s depth and wide ranging gifts of spiritual discernment” and...
  • First Page Of New Harry Potter Book Takes Swipe At Bush

    07/15/2005 10:25:17 PM PDT · by Williams · 541 replies · 10,152+ views
    Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince | 7/16/05
    Well the new Harry Potter book has arrived and I can report the first page of the first chapter contains an obvious jab at our president. The book begins with the British Prime Minister awaiting a phone call from the "President" of an unnamed distant country, and wondering when the "wretched man" would call.As a fan of the books and for that matter of Rowling's personal story and success, I'm saddened that liberal madness had to invade this children's classic. The first chapter was otherwise perfectly enjoyable.I'm not saying anything else in the chapter was intentionally connected to current events,...
  • Tony Blair meets Homer Simpson

    11/21/2003 2:02:18 PM PST · by presidio9 · 9 replies · 176+ views
    BBC News ^ | 20 November 2003
    The Prime Minister Tony Blair will make his debut in 'The Simpsons' on Sunday. Mr Blair, who is said to be a big fan of the show, recorded his dialogue in April for an episode in which Homer Simpson meets him in London. The episode reportedly sees Homer crash a Mini Cooper through the gates of Buckingham Palace catapulting the Queen out of her horse-drawn carriage. Actor Sir Ian McKellen and Harry Potter author JK Rowling appear alongside him in the show, called 'The Regina Monologues'. The episode will be on TV in January in the UK.
  • Next Harry Potter Movie gone Hippie? (Barf Alert)

    08/01/2003 7:31:41 AM PDT · by Nowhere Man · 8 replies · 410+ views
    MSNBC News & Newsweek | August 4th, 2003 | Carla Power & Devin Colin
    OVER THE SCREECHING din of the shack, Radcliffe repeatedly shouts, “You betrayed my parents! You’re the reason they’re dead!” During a break in the action, though, he twirls his wand genially like a baton. Wait, sorry, it’s not a baton—that’d be so 12 years old. Radcliffe, who turned 14 last week, is bashing the air feverishly. He’s doing a drum solo. To prepare for the older, bolder “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” Radcliffe has been listening to the Sex Pistols—which broke up 11 years before he was born—as well as edgy new acts like the Strokes and the...
  • Harry Potter opposition crops up as if by magic

    06/22/2003 9:46:50 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 12 replies · 297+ views
    If the hype is to be believed, the world apparently will stop spinning tomorrow with the release of the new Harry Potter book. Across the globe, Potter-maniacs will be flocking to bookstores and accosting delivery service personnel to get their hot little hands on "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." But, as with any phenomenon, there are Harry Haters who find the insanely popular books and movies annoying, sexist and/or evil: Anti Wizards Inc.: A Clique Devoted to Uniting Harry Potter Haters is a Web site ( "dedicated to hatred of Harry Potter, plain and simple. We don't...
  • Heist nets $1.7 million worth of Harry Potter books

    06/17/2003 5:40:13 AM PDT · by wysiwyg · 21 replies · 211+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 06/17/2003 | REUTERS
    LONDON - Thousands of Harry Potter books worth nearly $1.7 million were stolen from a warehouse in the north of England over the weekend, police said today. The copies of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth in JK Rowling's series on the boy wizard, were stolen in a late-night heist on Merseyside on Sunday, a police spokeswoman said. The most eagerly awaited book of the year is due to be released on June 21 amid much fanfare. The first four books have sold almost 200 million copies in 55 languages and 200 countries.
  • Latest Hillary Book on Reviewed! (parody)

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    05/08/2003 10:49:23 AM PDT · by bd476 · 26 replies · 643+ views
    BBC News UK Edition ^ | 8 May 2003 | BBC News UK Edition Staff
    Last Updated: Thursday, 8 May, 2003, 05:38 GMT 06:38 UK Four held after Potter find Four people have been arrested after an unreleased Harry Potter novel was found in field in north Suffolk. Two copies of the forthcoming novel by JK Rowling were found in a field earlier this week - a quarter of a mile from where they were being printed. Two 16-year-old boys, an 18-year-old man, and a 44-year-old man, were arrested in connection with the theft of the books from a printworks, and on suspicion of obtaining property by deception. They are due to be questioned at...