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  • Horror Expert Stephen King Horrified By Donald Trump And Trump Supporters

    06/09/2016 9:08:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Samantha Kilgore
    Stephen King is considered something of an expert when it comes to horror, but it seems that, for the author of It, nothing is scarier than Donald Trump. Except for maybe his supporters. In an interview with the Rolling Stone, King was candidly political, expressing dismay over the rise of Trump, as well as disappointment in the electorate that catapulted the former reality television star and real estate mogul into the Republican candidacy for president. ““I am very disappointed in the country. I think that he’s sort of the last stand of a sort of American male who feels like...
  • More Than 400 Writers Sign Petition Protesting Donald Trump

    05/26/2016 6:08:07 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 161 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/26/16 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    Donald J. Trump has been working to mend fences with many of his detractors, but among literary luminaries it is looking like it will be a tough sell. A group of more than 400 writers, including big names such as Stephen King, David Eggers, Amy Tan, Junot Díaz and Cheryl Strayed, released an online petition on Tuesday to express their opposition to Mr. Trump’s candidacy on the grounds that he is appealing to the darkest elements in American society. “The rise of a political candidate who deliberately appeals to the basest and most violent elements in society, who encourages aggression...
  • Stephen King Talks JFK, Oscars Diversity, and ‘Bulletproof’ Donald Trump

    02/16/2016 5:09:01 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/15/16 | Marlow Stern
    This is in some respects a political show, and we are in the throes of hands-down the most insane presidential race in history. What do you make of it, and more specifically, of the rise of Donald Trump? It seems to me that, given the relentless 24-hour news cycle, it was only a matter of time before we had a media-savvy reality star ascend to this perch. Man, I don't know! Trump leaves me speechless. When he came down that escalator to announce that he was going to run for president, I thought to myself that it was a smart...
  • Stephen King: Cruz ‘Scarier’ Than ‘President’ Trump Because ‘Cruz Fundamentalist’

    02/15/2016 4:09:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 15, 2016 | Patrick Frye
    According to horror master Stephen King, Donald Trump is actually not all that scary compared to other options running for president of the United States. King believes that Ted Cruz winning the election is the "scarier" of the two options since "Cruz is a fundamentalist Christian," which King compares to an Islamic Imam....
  • Obama calls Peres after heart attack, leaves him glowing

    01/23/2016 3:05:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama called former President Shimon Peres over the weekend to wish him well, after Peres suffered a heart attack. In the conversation, Obama thanked Peres for their long friendship, according to a press release on Saturday night from Peres's office. "I was lucky to be treated by a dedicated medical team that worked around the clock, not only to open and improve my artery but to improve my heart. I left hospital stronger than I entered," said Peres in the phone call. He also lauded Obama for sealing the controversial Iran nuclear deal, even as it has...
  • Grady twins from horror classic The Shining reveal how movie led to them being shunned...

    11/01/2015 12:40:54 PM PST · by Borges · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/31/2015 | Ryan Parry, Jon Boon
    They reveal how Nicholson, despite his maniacal performance and playboy reputation, acted as a father-figure and mentor for the then 10-year-old girls from London, England. The pair say Nicholson took naps on the floor between scenes to stay in character, talked about missing his daughter Jennifer from his first marriage to Sandra Knight and appeared to be a more devoted family man than his public image ever personified. Lisa, who today is a lawyer and Louise, a published scientist, both 46, also revealed their role in the hit flick did more harm than good to their fledgling acting careers. They...
  • Stephen King blasts semiautomatics: ‘Innocent blood will continue to flow’

    06/19/2015 7:11:32 PM PDT · by bkopto · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmer
    “Until responsible gun owners support responsible gun control laws, innocent blood will continue to flow. How many times must we see this?” Mr. King, who has openly supported banning semiautomatic weapons, tweeted to his 743,000 followers Thursday evening. “Too many closed minds on gun control. Worse, far too many PROUDLY closed minds. Meanwhile, the American shooting gallery remains open,” he wrote. “According to Bloomberg Business, gun deaths will exceed traffic fatalities in America this year. Can’t put a seatbelt on a semi-automatic.”
  • Stephen King lets Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have it

    04/18/2015 9:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Staff
    In a brilliant tweet, the horror master perfectly sums up the state of the 2016 presidential race. Stephen King has unloaded on the Republican presidential field on Twitter — the horror master’s latest dive into savvy GOP bashing. This tweet takes on the nightmare that is the current field of right-wing senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Stephen King ✔ @StephenKing Cruz, Paul and Rubio, all running for President. Hey, I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories. 2:25 PM - 16 Apr 2015 In recent weeks, King has jumped into the debate over Indiana’s religious...
  • Stephen King: I Regret My Slam on the Military (Called On It by NewsBusters)

    12/27/2014 8:47:23 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 20, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal novelist Stephen King regrets asserting that if you don't learn how to read, you'll end up in "the Army, Iraq." The comment, widely seen as a shot at the military, was first publicized six years ago on NewsBusters. In an interview with the Huffington Post, King was asked if he stood by the remarks. The author lamented, "No. That was just a case of misspeaking and also having one of those brain cramps that you realize that you're no longer living in the world that you grew up in...If I could take one remark back, that would be the...
  • BTK serial killer Dennis Rader cooperating on a book about murders

    10/06/2014 3:15:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | Michael Schaub
    Dennis Rader, the Kansas serial killer known as the "BTK killer," told a Wichita newspaper that he's cooperating with Katherine Ramsland, an author writing a book about his crimes. Rader murdered 10 people in the Wichita area from 1974 to 1991, and his victims ranged in ages from 9 to 62. He gave himself the nickname "BTK," which he said stood for "bind, torture, kill." Rader is serving 10 consecutive life sentences for the slayings, and won't be eligible for parole until 2180. In a letter to Wichita reporter Roy Wenzl, Rader claims he's cooperating with the book project in...
  • This Horrifying Clown Is Haunting Staten Island

    03/25/2014 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    We at the Observer would advise skipping this story if you plan on sleeping without horrific nightmares ever again. If social media is to be believed, there is a man dressed as a clown wandering around Staten Island at night. Witnesses describe him as bald, wearing a trademark blue and yellow clown suit, holding balloons and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. The clown, which has reportedly been spotted hanging around the Grasmere and Richmond Valley train stations according to the SI Advance, has been snapped three times and uploaded to Twitter and Instagram, providing both internet buzz and...
  • Customers Freak Out as Viral Video Unleashes ‘Carrie’ in a Coffee Shop

    10/08/2013 8:39:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/7/13 | Matt McDaniel
    It's scary enough watching Carrie wreak havoc with her telekinetic powers on a movie screen. Imagine what it would be like to see it while you were ordering a latte. For some unsuspecting patrons of a New York City coffee shop, a scary confrontation straight out of a Stephen King novel (and its two movie adaptations) happened right before their eyes.
  • The Dark Tower Might Become One Russell Crowe Movie…Or Several Movies And TV Episodes

    05/16/2013 5:34:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 60 replies ^ | May 16, 2013 | Brendon Connelly
    Ron Howard and Brian Grazer‘s original plan for adapting Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower series was to do it as a series of movies bridged by a few seasons of TV. It always struck me as ambitious to the point of arrogance, while also rich in potential and, actually, quite exciting. But I wasn’t surprised when both Universal and Warner Bros. turned them down. Since then, they managed to lock a deal with MRC to produce a single film, with the possibility of more if it turns out to be a hit. That’s the way these things usually go, of...
  • Stephen King gives to Maine gun control coalition

    04/24/2013 12:30:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    PORTLAND, Maine — Stephen King and his wife have made a donation to a Maine group advocating for stricter gun control laws. King says the gift was "five figures" but doesn't want to say more about it because "charity's supposed to be a private thing." The Coalition for a Safer Maine says King is a gun owner and a defender of the Second Amendment who supports expanded background checks on gun sales and a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines.....
  • Stephen King: NRA Should 'Clean Up Blood, Brains and Chunks of Intestine' After Next Massacre

    01/27/2013 2:48:34 PM PST · by plain talk · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    "One only wishes Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [violent] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander’s last meal." So wrote horror writer Stephen King in a Kindle essay Friday entitled "Guns." "Plenty of gun advocates cling to their semi-automatics the way Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson clung to the shit that was killing them," King wrote in his...
  • Stephen King: NRA Should 'Clean Up Blood, Brains and Chunks of Intestine' After Next Massacre

    01/26/2013 10:05:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 191 replies
    <p>"One only wishes Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [violent] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander’s last meal."</p>
  • Stephen King pulls plug on WZON sportscasters Dale Duff, Clem LaBree (his libtalk FAILS)

    06/01/2012 9:41:32 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 6/1/12 | Larry Mahoney
    BANGOR, Maine — On Thursday afternoon, Dale Duff and Clem LaBree were preparing for their 4 to 6 p.m. sports talk show on Bangor radio station WZON-AM 620. At 1:30 p.m., Duff was editing and cutting highlights of Wednesday night’s Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics games. Fifteen minutes later, Duff and LaBree were told they were out of their jobs immediately. Duff, who writes a blog for Bangor Daily News, was the sports director and sportscaster and LaBree was a reporter and sportscaster. Duff was hired by station owner and best-selling author Stephen King 19 years ago to be...
  • Author Stephen King offers left-leaning talk show

    08/23/2011 12:07:39 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 101 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Aug. 23, 2011 | AP
    Stephen King is offering an antidote to what he sees as the biases of right-wing radio talk shows by hiring a former Green Party vice presidential candidate to co-host a morning talk show on two stations he owns. In a rare public appearance, the horror writer held a news conference Tuesday in Bangor, Maine, at the headquarters of his three-station Zone Radio network. "The Pulse Morning Show" will be co-hosted by 50-year-old Pat LaMarche and 43-year-old Don Cookson, a former television reporter. LaMarche ran for vice president as a member of the Green Party in 2004. During the news conference...
  • Stephen King Demands to Know Why He’s Not Paying More in Taxes

    03/17/2011 2:57:29 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | March 17, 2011 | Doug Powers
    Who better to weigh in on the issue of nightmarish debt spending and the blood-curdling notion that a country can tax its way to prosperity than one of the masters of the horror genre? In Florida recently, author Stephen King, out of concern for the well-being of the middle and lower classes, expressed a willingness to financially martyr himself when he said, “As a rich person, I pay 28 percent tax… what I want to ask you is, why am I not paying 50?” The crowd applauded in appreciation at King’s willingness to throw more of his income down the...
  • Horror writer Stephen King, part-time Florida resident, bashes Gov. Rick Scott

    03/11/2011 8:55:06 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    AP/ Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 10, 2011
    <p>SARASOTA — Horror novel writer Stephen King is no fan of Florida Gov. Rick Scott.</p> <p>Speaking at a rally Tuesday in Sarasota against state budget cuts, King bashed Scott's leadership. King criticized Scott's rejection of federal dollars for a high-speed rail between Tampa and Orlando.</p>
  • 'The Dark Tower': Javier Bardem Offered Lead Role, Jennifer Carpenter Shortlisted

    01/27/2011 11:31:45 PM PST · by OddLane · 26 replies
    Ace Showbiz ^ | January 27, 2011 | Ace Showbiz
    Javier Bardem is apparently the strong contender to play Roland Deshain in "The Dark Tower". After he was mentioned as frontrunner along with Viggo Mortensen, he is now reported to have been officially offered the lead role. Deadline Hollywood says formal negotiations haven't yet begun but the filmmakers have shown great enthusiasm that they have found the right actor.
  • Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' Set For Film Trilogy

    05/13/2010 8:42:31 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 91 replies · 1,141+ views
    Deadline ^ | April 29, 2010 | Mike Fleming
    EXCLUSIVE: In a whopping deal coming together quickly, Stephen King, Imagine Entertainment and Weed Road are in discussions to make a screen trilogy and TV series out of King's epic novel series The Dark Tower. Akiva Goldsman will write the script, Ron Howard will direct it, and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer will produce with Goldsman and King.Universal is in talks to acquire a package that included the books, and the attachment of the team behind the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code. Both Universal –where Imagine is based—and Warner Bros—where Goldsman’s Weed Road banner...
  • Top 15 Movies Based on Stephen King Stories?

    01/09/2010 8:45:21 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 85 replies · 2,541+ views
    15 Pet Sematary 14 Storm of the Century 13 1408 12 Children of the Corn 11 It 10 Rose Red 9 Secret Window 8 Hearts in Atlantis 7 The Green Mile 6 The Shining 5 The Mist 4 The Stand 3 Stand by Me 2 Misery 1 The Shawshank Redemption
  • Author Stephen King to Pay for Troops' Holiday Trip Home

    12/13/2009 2:46:34 PM PST · by RDTF · 44 replies · 1,747+ views
    Fox ^ | Dec 13, 2009
    BANGOR, Maine — Author Stephen King and his wife are donating money so 150 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard can come home for the holidays. King and his wife, Tabitha, who live in Bangor, are paying $13,000 toward the cost of two bus trips so that members of the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Unit can travel from Camp Atterbury in Indiana to Maine for Christmas. The soldiers left Maine last week for training at Camp Atterbury. They are scheduled to depart for Afghanistan in January -snip-
  • Sarah Palin memoir tops Stephen King in US book sales

    11/26/2009 6:08:46 AM PST · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 1,147+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2009
    Sarah Palin's memoir "Going Rogue" shot to the top of the US bestseller list the week after it was published, easily beating new blockbusters by James Patterson and Stephen King. According to Nielsen BookScan, with more than half a million copies sold, "Going Rogue: An American Life" has become the highest-selling book in the country. Mrs Palin ran for vice-president last year on John McCain's losing ticket and is seen as a potential Republican presidential contender in 2012. She launched the memoir, published November 16 by HarperCollins, with a blitz of media appearances and a political campaign-style book tour. Her...
  • Is The Shawshank Redemption the best film ever?

    09/12/2009 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Saije · 162 replies · 4,203+ views
    London Times ^ | Christopher Goodwin
    Frank Darabont, the director of The Shawshank Redemption, has words for the millions of people who believe his 1994 prison drama is the greatest film of all time. “I think that’s a little crackers, to be honest, especially when you think of the other films on the list.” He means films such as The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Lolita, Vertigo and foreign-language contenders like Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist, Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt, Luis Buñuel’s Belle de jour or Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant. But, hey, pointy-headed film critics can have their high­falutin’ crushes. There’s no getting round...
  • "The Shining" Trailer: Like you've never remembered it!

    04/21/2009 12:58:52 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 27 replies · 1,260+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-21 | me
    This is what would happen if Hollywood decided to recut "The Shining" and release it as a romantic comedy.
  • Report: Amazon scares up Stephen King for Kindle

    02/09/2009 5:56:20 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 616+ views
    news.cnet ^ | February 9, 2009
    When hosts its much anticipated Monday morning e-book event, one of the highlights could be an exclusive deal for the Kindle with horror story master Stephen King.The Amazon event, taking place at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, is widely expected to feature the unveiling of a next-generation Kindle e-book reader. On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon also will say it has acquired a new work by King that would be exclusively for the Kindle.
  • Pentagon Rebuts AFP Claim Military Recruiters Prey on Poor, Uneducated

    05/17/2008 6:13:59 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 194+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hasn't the MSM learned anything from the unfortunate episodes of John "stuck in Iraq" Kerry and Stephen "if you don't read you've got the Army" King? Apparently not. Once again, the liberal media, this time in the form of the AFP, has perpetrated the canard that the our military is the last resort of the poor and uneducated. An AFP article of May 16 reported the story of Army sergeant Matthis Chiroux, who has refused deployment to Iraq, claiming he considers it "an illegal war." Chiroux has said that he was "from a poor, white family from the south, and...
  • Stephen King Excuses His Slur of the Military.

    05/12/2008 5:34:44 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 18 replies · 87+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 5/12/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Horror novelist Stephen King talking to High School students had this to say about literacy: "The fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq, I don't know, something like that. It's not as bright." Now literacy is critically important and I applaud efforts to get people to read. But it’s the example he uses that is offensive. He assumes that people who go into the military do so because they have no other choices and because they are illiterate. This is clearly not true. If...
  • Stephen King: Just not as bright [military reading requirements far above his novels]

    05/11/2008 7:27:08 PM PDT · by RedRover · 16 replies · 91+ views
    Defend Our Troops ^ | May 11, 2008 | David Allender
    Schlock-shockmeister, Stephen King, recently told a group of high school kids, "The fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq, I don't know, something like that. It's not as bright." Not as bright? The military requires the ability to read texts at and around the 1200 Lexile mark. For those not in the education field, the Lexile measure is a text difficulty score. The measure is based on semantic difficulty and syntactic complexity. 1200, for instance, is the measure of a novel such as War...
  • King, Pens and Swords

    05/08/2008 12:37:53 PM PDT · by LJayne · 12 replies · 111+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 5/08/08 | BDN Staff
    Conservatives are jumping on author Stephen King for his remarks at a recent Library of Congress event...
  • VIDEO-Stephen King: If You Don't Read, You're Going to Iraq

    05/08/2008 7:49:39 AM PDT · by LJayne · 20 replies · 52+ views
    Patriot Missive ^ | 5/05/08 | Ms. Missive
    In a wave of ignorance, famed horror novelist Stephen King inserted foot in mouth:
  • BDN interview: Stephen King defends remarks on Army, Iraq

    05/08/2008 6:15:04 AM PDT · by LJayne · 41 replies · 142+ views
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 5/08/08 | Dale McGarrigle
    Who knew that promoting literacy could cause such a firestorm?
  • Stephen King fires back after blogger attacks remarks

    05/07/2008 4:31:52 AM PDT · by metesky · 80 replies · 343+ views
    Bangor Daily Snooze ^ | Wednesday, May 07, 2008 | NA
    <p>BANGOR, Maine â€” Stephen King has fired back at conservative critics who attacked him over a remark he made a month ago at a writers symposium for high school students.</p> <p>A blogger jumped on King’s statement at the Library of Congress about the importance of reading in which he suggested poor readers have limited prospects, including service in the Army.</p>
  • Stephen King fires back after blogger attacks remarks [''you get stuck in Iraq.''......]

    05/06/2008 5:31:58 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies · 123+ views
    Stephen King fires back after blogger attacks remarks BANGOR, Maine (AP) Stephen King has fired back at conservative critics who attacked him over a remark he made a month ago at a writers symposium for high school students. A blogger jumped on King's statement at the Library of Congress about the importance of reading in which he suggested poor readers have limited prospects, including service in the Army. ''I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you...
  • Horror Author Tells Fans to Email NB, Shuts Down Discussion of Anti-military Remarks [Stephen King]

    05/06/2008 1:21:16 PM PDT · by · 51 replies · 357+ views
    The saga of horror novelist Stephen King's disgraceful comments about America's military took an interesting turn Monday when shortly after instructing visitors to his website to send me a message stating "Hi, Noel—Stephen King says to shut up and I agree," his own message boards were shut down.This followed the creation of a number of threads by members that wanted to comment about King's remarks.The cover-story for shutting down the boards came from the Moderator in a thread entitled "Stephen King Insults Soldiers":
  • Stephen King: If You Can’t Read ‘Then You’ve Got, the Army, Iraq’

    05/05/2008 6:27:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 521+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 5, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    Remember shortly before Election Day 2006 when Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) suggested that if you don't get a good education, "you get stuck in Iraq" (video available here)? Well, last month, famed horror author Stephen King was speaking in front of a group of high school students at the Library of Congress, and he virtually made the exact same statement. For those that can bear it, what follows is another in a long line of liberal media members bashing the military (embedded right, h/t Terry Ann): I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV,...
  • Writer Stephen King: If You Can't Read, You'll End Up in the Army or Iraq

    05/05/2008 7:08:56 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 112 replies · 230+ views
    Writer Stephen King: If You Can't Read, You'll End Up in the Army or Iraq Photo of Noel Sheppard. By Noel Sheppard | May 5, 2008 - 09:54 ET Remember shortly before Election Day 2006 when Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) suggested that if you don't get a good education, "you get stuck in Iraq" (video available here)? Well, last month, famed horror auther Stephen King was speaking in front of a group of high school students at the Library of Congress, and he virtually made the exact same statement. For those that can bear it, what follows is another in...
  • Stephen King thinks that Jenna Bush should be Waterboarded

    11/27/2007 12:35:43 PM PST · by Mrs. Frogjerk · 106 replies · 144+ views ^ | Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 | By GILBERT CRUZ
    STEPHEN KING: So who's going to be TIME Person of the Year? Really? Yeah. You know, I just filmed a segment for Nightline, about The Mist, and one of the things I said to them was, you know, "You guys are just covering — what do they call it — the scream of the peacock, and you're missing the whole fox hunt." Like waterboarding [or] where all the money went that we poured into Iraq. It just seems to disappear. And yet you get this coverage of who's gonna get custody of Britney's kids? Whether or not Lindsay drank at...
  • Does Stephen King Hate Christians? (Debbie Schlussel: In "The Mist" SK Jumped The Shark Alert)

    11/16/2007 1:34:42 PM PST · by goldstategop · 135 replies · 917+ views
    Debbie ^ | 11/16/2007 | Debbie Schlussel
    I'm not sure what Stephen King thinks of Christians. Maybe those of you who read a lot of his work can tell me. But if "The Mist"--a movie out Wednesday for the big Thanksgiving Weekend--is true to his novella, "Skeleton Crew," on which it's based, then he certainly doesn't care too much for them. I can't post a complete review here until late Tuesday Night, but the fact is that, in "The Mist," the biggest villain besides a mysterious mist produced by (who else?) the military (guess King doesn't like our troops so much either) is a Christian woman, who...
  • John Grisham, Stephen King at Dem Fundraiser; Proud to be EX-Republicans

    09/25/2006 5:31:15 AM PDT · by ItMatters2Me · 81 replies · 3,406+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 09/24/2006 | Bob Gibson
    CHARLOTTESVILLE -- About 1,000 supporters of Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jim Webb filled the Paramount Theater last night to hear readings by Webb and best-selling authors John Grisham and Stephen King. Webb is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. George Allen in the Nov. 7 election. Grisham, King and Webb each said he had been a Republican before switching parties. All three wore combat boots to honor Webb's son, Jimmy, a Marine lance corporal serving in Iraq. "How fitting that boots have become a symbol of this campaign," said Grisham, an Albemarle County resident. "On one side you have cowboy boots. A...
  • Stephen Kings: Nightmare & Dreamscapes to air tonight (July 12 - 9/8C)

    07/12/2006 1:17:24 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 26 replies · 949+ views
    TNT ^ | 7/12/06
    Just an FYI to all that are Stephen King fans...the series of Nightmares and Dreamscapes begins airing tonight on TNT 9/8 Central. Battleground (7/12 - 9/8c): Jason Renshaw (William Hurt), a professional hit man, successfully murders the CEO of a prestigious toy company only to face the biggest fight of his life when a package from the toy company is delivered to his house with surprising, deadly contents. Crouch End (7/12 - 9:50/8:50c): A newlywed American couple (Eion Bailey and Claire Forlani) honeymooning in London, goes to Crouch End to have dinner with a friend. They soon learn the town...
  • Christian fiction - any readers out there?

    03/24/2006 12:04:40 PM PST · by HumanitysEdge · 36 replies · 877+ views
    03/24/2006 | HumanitysEdge
    With all the hype of how difficult it is to find good Christian fiction, do we want to start a list on freerepublic of books we think the others would like?
  • OIF scenario shakes Marines in San Diego (Marines Train HARD!)

    07/21/2005 5:47:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 560+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 21, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis
    SAN DIEGO (July 8, 2005) -- With cars exploding, improvised explosive devices detonating and rocket-propelled grenades screaming past your head, Marine life can be a horror flick — and Stu Segall is the Stephen King of military training. Segall’s Strategic Operations Studio recreates grisly, heart-stopping, tactical scenarios to prepare law enforcement and military personnel for “tomorrow’s threat.” That’s why Camp Pendleton-based 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company conducted their security and stabilization operations training at Strategic Ops — Segall’s movie set for producing mayhem and less-macabre modes of action-packed military training. Strategic Ops premiered its latest SASO production July 8...
  • Stephen King Exhorts UMaine Grads To Stay

    05/08/2005 5:18:59 PM PDT · by rpage3 · 57 replies · 1,304+ views
    AP ^ | 05/08/05 | AP
    Stephen King exhorts UMaine grads to stay Boston Globe ORONO, Maine -- Delivering the commencement speech at his alma mater, the best-selling author Stephen King counseled University of Maine graduates yesterday to be voracious readers, to donate a tenth of their earnings to worthy causes, and to carve out their careers in Maine. May 8, 2005 --> Stephen King exhorts UMaine grads to stay By Associated Press  |  May 8, 2005 ORONO, Maine -- Delivering the commencement speech at his alma mater, the best-selling author Stephen King counseled University of Maine graduates yesterday to be voracious readers, to donate a...
  • Stephen King endorses Not One Damn Dime Day

    01/20/2005 9:10:32 AM PST · by TheMom · 267 replies · 4,216+ views
    A Special Message from Stephen In addition to being Inauguration Day, January 20th is Not One Damn Dime Day. This is a chance for those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq to speak up with a 24-hour national boycott in all forms of consumer spending. Even if you are one of those who approve of our actions in Iraq, where the American death toll continues to rise to the number of Americans lost in the World Trade Center disaster, Not One Damn Dime Day is your chance to protest the bloated cost of President Bush’s Inauguration...
  • Edwards Raps Bush on War's Cost (U of Maine:Stephen King calls current administration "dangerous")

    09/09/2004 9:40:31 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 47 replies · 1,104+ views
    Portland Press Herald Online ^ | Thursday, September 9, 2004 | MARK PETERS
    ORONO — Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards used his first campaign visit to Maine on Wednesday to criticize President Bush's record while calling for changes both at home and abroad. Edwards, the running mate of presidential nominee John Kerry, told an audience at the University of Maine that the situation in Iraq has created domestic problems. He accused Bush of spending billions on health care and education in Iraq while neglecting the same issues at home. "So many things that are important in the lives of the American people are not taking place, but (the United States is spending) $200...
  • Ars Vitae: Dark Tower VI - As Bad As Stephen King Gets

    07/22/2004 10:08:57 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 11 replies · 622+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Thursday, July 22, 2004 | .cnI redruM
    I usually enjoy Stephen King's writing enough to take his political leftism with a grain of salt. This is because he truly understands how to construct a first-rate story. He crafts his books exquisitely and builds tension until they are impossible to put down. It's like listening to Howard Dean passing the baseball bat. I know full well the man is a whacked-out lefty fruit bat, but he sure puts on one heck of a show. At least he did until he wrote this one. Song of Susannah tells the story of a heroic female character, Susannah Dean, who is...
  • Salem's Lot - The Remake

    06/20/2004 5:02:07 PM PDT · by SlickWillard · 44 replies · 380+ views
    Turner Network Television ^ | Tonight at 8PM | Stephen King
    A dark terror has come to the picture-perfect town of Jerusalem's Lot, and it's up to a writer with a haunted past to uncover the horror that has taken over the town in SALEM'S LOT, an Original dramatic miniseries event for Turner Network Television (TNT). Rob Lowe (Lyon's Den, The West Wing), Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street), Donald Sutherland (The Italian Job), Samantha Mathis (TNT's THE MISTS OF AVALON), Rutger Hauer (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), and James Cromwell (Babe) star in this gripping two-part, four-hour thriller. Shot on location in Melbourne, Australia, SALEM'S LOT will premiere on...