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  • Obama at SOU Asks You - "Do We Accept an Economy Where Only the Few will do Spectacularly Well?"

    01/21/2015 12:15:44 PM PST · by dobbyman · 52 replies
    State of the Union Speech on Jan 20 2015 | President Obama
    In the State of Union speech last night, Obama introduces the idea - - "we should choose who do we want to be in the next 15 years..." Shortly followed by Obama's Important Question to us all: - "Do we accept an economy where only a FEW will do SPECTACULARLY WELL?" But haven't most of us bought a LOTTERY Ticket and enjoy when there is a $100,000,000 Lottery Winner - hoping we win next time? Haven't we always accepted: - Professional Star Sport Players like Michael Jordan making $10,000,000 a year and more - Movie Stars being Multi-millionaires - Movie...
  • Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Time For A Reminder)

    08/18/2010 2:51:31 PM PDT · by devane617 · 16 replies
    tnellen.com ^ | 1961 | Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
    Link to story: Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.
  • Sharpton Wants Everything Equal? Read THIS!

    05/06/2010 10:08:09 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 11 replies · 588+ views
    The Web ^ | 1961 | Kurt Vonnegut
    If you have never read Vonnegut's brilliant short story, Harrison Bergeron, please take the time to do so now. It epitomizes Sharpton and the left's vision for us all.Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • 2081: Everyone Will Finally Be Equal

    06/28/2009 3:14:11 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 38 replies · 2,030+ views
    Finallyequal.com ^ | 6/28/09 | N/A
    This movie looks really good.
  • Harrison Bergeron

    11/25/2008 6:53:02 AM PST · by Fishface · 9 replies · 589+ views
    www.therightangler.com ^ | 1961 | Kurt Vonnegut
    THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. Some things about living still weren’t quite right, though. April, for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month...
  • Kurt Vonnegut Was Dead Before He Died

    04/15/2007 4:52:26 PM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 76 replies · 2,594+ views
    In These Times ^ | 08-06-04 | Kurt Vonnegut
    I Love You, Madame Librarian By Kurt Vonnegut August 6, 2004 I, like probably most of you, have seen Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. Its title is a parody of the title of Ray Bradbury’s great science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. This temperature 451° Fahrenheit, is the combustion point, incidentally, of paper, of which books are composed. The hero of Bradbury’s novel is a municipal worker whose job is burning books. And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over...
  • ABC Radio - Kurt Vonnegut has died

    04/11/2007 8:22:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 160 replies · 5,223+ views
    4.11.07
    Kurt Konnegut has died
  • Novelist Kurt Vonnegut Dies at 84

    04/11/2007 10:25:32 PM PDT · by LouD · 60 replies · 2,954+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/12/2007 | AP
    NEW YORK -- Kurt Vonnegut, the novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle," died Wednesday at age 84, his wife said. Mr. Vonnegut, who often marveled that he had lived so long despite his lifelong smoking habit, had suffered brain injuries after a fall at his Manhattan home weeks ago, according to his wife, photographer Jill Krementz.
  • Kurt Vonnegut: Bush and Hitler Different

    03/11/2006 10:38:33 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 67 replies · 1,893+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3/11/06 | unknown
    Add lefty literary luminary Kurt Vonnegut to the list of notables who think comparing President Bush to Hitler is the trendy thing to do these days. According to the Columbus Free Press, Vonnegut was speaking at Ohio State University earlier this week when he offered his insights on the Bush presidency. "I just want to say that George W. Bush is the syphilis president,” the "Slaughterhouse Five" author opined. Without elaborating on that insult, Vonnegut quickly segued into his next anti-Bush blast: "The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected." Vonnegut then reportedly told the Ohio...
  • US author lauds suicide bombers

    11/19/2005 6:29:48 PM PST · by JBGUSA · 14 replies · 425+ views
    The Weekend Australian ^ | November 19, 2005 | David Nason
    ONE of the greatest living US writers has praised terrorists as "very brave people" and used drug culture slang to describe the "amazing high" suicide bombers must feel before blowing themselves up. Kurt Vonnegut, author of the 1969 anti-war classic Slaughterhouse Five, made the provocative remarks during an interview in New York for his new book, Man Without a Country, a collection of writings critical of US President George W. Bush. Vonnegut, 83, has been a strong opponent of Mr Bush and the US-led war in Iraq, but until now has stopped short of defending terrorism. But in discussing his...
  • US author( Kurt Vonnegut)lauds suicide bombers

    11/19/2005 4:24:36 AM PST · by Leisler · 119 replies · 3,149+ views
    The Australian ^ | Nov 19, 2005 | David Nason
    ONE of the greatest living US writers has praised terrorists as "very brave people" and used drug culture slang to describe the "amazing high" suicide bombers must feel before blowing themselves up. Kurt Vonnegut, author of the 1969 anti-war classic Slaughterhouse Five, made the provocative remarks during an interview in New York for his new book, Man Without a Country, a collection of writings critical of US President George W. Bush. Vonnegut, 83, has been a strong opponent of Mr Bush and the US-led war in Iraq, but until now has stopped short of defending terrorism. But in discussing his...
  • I Love You, Madame Librarian (Kurt Vonnegut has lost his mind)

    08/23/2004 12:29:55 PM PDT · by mountaineer · 53 replies · 1,470+ views
    in these times ^ | 8/6/04 | Kurt Vonnegut
    I, like probably most of you, have seen Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. Its title is a parody of the title of Ray Bradbury’s great science fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. This temperature 451° Fahrenheit, is the combustion point, incidentally, of paper, of which books are composed. The hero of Bradbury’s novel is a municipal worker whose job is burning books. ... ....In case you haven’t noticed, we also dehumanize our own soldiers, not because of their religion or race, but because of their low social class. Send ’em anywhere. Make ’em do anything. Piece of cake. The O’Reilly Factor. So I...
  • Study Lends Support to Mad Cow Theory

    07/29/2004 8:42:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 457+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 30, 2004 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    Scientists are reporting that, for the first time, they have made an artificial prion, or misfolded protein, that can, by itself, produce a deadly infectious disease in mice and may help explain the roots of mad cow disease. The findings, being reported today in the journal Science, are strong evidence for the "protein-only hypothesis," the controversial idea that a protein, acting alone without the help of DNA or RNA, a cousin of DNA, can cause certain kinds of infectious diseases. The concept was introduced in 1982 by Dr. Stanley Prusiner, a neurology professor at the University of California, San Francisco,...
  • Cold Turkey

    05/13/2004 9:23:01 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 11 replies · 129+ views
    In These Times ^ | May 10, 2004 | Kurt Vonnegut
    Many years ago, I was so innocent I still considered it possible that we could become the humane and reasonable America so many members of my generation used to dream of. We dreamed of such an America during the Great Depression, when there were no jobs. And then we fought and often died for that dream during the Second World War, when there was no peace. But I know now that there is not a chance in hell of America’s becoming humane and reasonable. Because power corrupts us, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy...
  • MAILER BLASTS BACK AT COMIC

    05/09/2003 7:56:06 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 95 replies · 971+ views
    NY Post: Page Six ^ | Richard Johnson
    <p>May 9, 2003 -- DON'T invite Dennis Miller and Norman Mailer to the same party.</p> <p>Miller trashed Mailer in a May 5 op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal for the novelist's arguments against President Bush's liberation of Iraq. And now Mailer has responded with a "Dear Dennis" letter, published in the Journal yesterday.</p>
  • Vonnegut on Bush (barf alert)

    02/11/2003 9:48:06 AM PST · by theoverseer · 12 replies · 184+ views
    Kurt Vonnegut Vs. the !*!@ By Joel Bleifuss, In These Times February 10, 2003 In November, Kurt Vonnegut turned 80. He published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952 at the age of 29. Since then he has written 13 others, including Slaughterhouse Five, which stands as one of the pre-eminent anti-war novels of the 20th century. As war against Iraq looms, I asked Vonnegut to weigh in. Vonnegut is an American socialist in the tradition of Eugene Victor Debs, a fellow Hoosier whom he likes to quote: “As long as there is a lower class, I am in it....
  • Kurt Vonnegut vs. the !&#*!@ [Hodgepodge o' liberalism alert]

    01/27/2003 5:52:24 PM PST · by vikingchick · 39 replies · 212+ views
    In these times ^ | 1/27/03 | Joel Bleifuss
    In November, Kurt Vonnegut turned 80. He published his first novel, Player Piano, in 1952 at the age of 29. Since then he has written 13 others, including Slaughterhouse Five, which stands as one of the pre-eminent anti-war novels of the 20th century. As war against Iraq looms, I asked Vonnegut, a reader and supporter of this magazine, to weigh in. Vonnegut is an American socialist in the tradition of Eugene Victor Debs, a fellow Hoosier whom he likes to quote: “As long as there is a lower class, I am in it. As long as there is a criminal...
  • Q&A with author Kurt Vonnegut

    11/18/2002 1:16:12 AM PST · by vikingchick · 32 replies · 374+ views
    myinky.com ^ | November 15, 2002 | By The Associated Press
    1. What are your thoughts on the political climate today? Our form of government is television. If it doesn't happen on television, it doesn't happen. I went to an anti-war rally conducted by decent, middle-class people wearing suits, and the right of the people peaceably to assemble to petition the government for a redress of grievance is now meaningless because TV does not come. ___ 2. You live in New York now. How have you found that people on the East Coast differ from people in Indiana, the people you grew up with? "They are the most provincial people in...