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Posted: 10/16/2004 9:05:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:09:50 PM EST by NYPatriot]
... I'll give you three guesses, but the first two don't count!

slate.msn.com/id/2107890/

You have to read some of their comments... these "respected & talented" asshats sound like they are regulars at DU!
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:08:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:10:48 PM EST by 444slayer]
They didn't ask John Ross or Ann Coulter.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:08:54 PM EST

Vendela Vida

John Kerry: If he doesn't win, I'll have to be Canadian for the next four years.



yeah... right. Seen THAT movie before.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:10:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By 444slayer:
They didn't ask John Ross or Ann Coulter.



Or John Lott, Richard Poe, Ted Nugent, Sean Hannity, Dean Koontz. Bill O"feely (whoops) O'Reilly.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:11:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:11:20 PM EST

Robert Ferrigno

Mark me on the Bush side of the ledger, a lonely side for this survey, I'm certain. Most novelists live in their imagination, which is a fine place to be until the bad guys come knock knock knocking. I don't agree with Bush on shoveling free meds to granny and grandpa, or his antipathy to fuel conservation along with opening up the arctic reserve, but this is small stuff. I'll be voting for Bush because his approach to stopping the people who want to kill my children is the right one, i.e., kill them first. Kerry will dance the Albright two-step with Kim Jong-il, consult with Sandy Berger's socks, and kowtow to the U.N. apparatchiks who have done such a fine job of protecting the Cambodians, Rwandans, and the Sudanese. No thanks. No contest.




Well eloquated I'd say.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:12:08 PM EST
Novelists guys... as in writers of fiction.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:15:08 PM EST
I like this one though I don't know who it is:



Robert Ferrigno

Mark me on the Bush side of the ledger, a lonely side for this survey, I'm certain. Most novelists live in their imagination, which is a fine place to be until the bad guys come knock knock knocking. I don't agree with Bush on shoveling free meds to granny and grandpa, or his antipathy to fuel conservation along with opening up the arctic reserve, but this is small stuff. I'll be voting for Bush because his approach to stopping the people who want to kill my children is the right one, i.e., kill them first. Kerry will dance the Albright two-step with Kim Jong-il, consult with Sandy Berger's socks, and kowtow to the U.N. apparatchiks who have done such a fine job of protecting the Cambodians, Rwandans, and the Sudanese. No thanks. No contest.



And I was glad to see one of my favorite sci-fi authors on the correct side as well:


Orson Scott Card

I'm a Democrat voting for Bush, even though on economic issues, from taxes to government regulation, I'm not happy with the Republican positions. But we're at war, and electing a president who is committed to losing it seems to be the most foolish thing we could do. Personal honesty is also important to me, and Kerry is obviously not in the running on that point, given that he can't keep track of the facts in his own autobiography.



Yeah, but most authors are asshats. Mr. Ferrigno's comments seem to some it up best.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:15:46 PM EST
Does this really surprise you? Most people in literature/art or going to be VERY liberal.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:16:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:28:30 PM EST by 444slayer]

Novelists guys... as in writers of fiction


I should have caught that, as I pretty much have a rule that since I don't read enough, I don't read fiction.

John Ross would be a novelist, although he has only written one, and we may wish it were true.

So, can I still leave my Ann Coulter pic up?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:17:33 PM EST
More stupidity from socialist entertainers who think their opinions actually matter.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:21:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:25:54 PM EST by NYPatriot]
Dan Chaon...


I find myself particularly repelled by Bush's professed "Christianity," even as his administration repudiates every value that Christ represents. He's probably not the Antichrist, but he comes as close as I've seen in my lifetime.


John Updike...


I look forward to voting for John Kerry, a man of exemplary intelligence who was brave in war and then brave in protest of war.


Rick Moody...


I think, that the Bush presidency is the most corrupt in modern history. Under the cynical disguise of evangelical Christian moralizing (and don't even get me started on Bush's moronic theology), Bush conducted (and continues to conduct) a fire sale, in which he auctioned off the entire nation to the highest corporate bidder, piece by piece. Well, that's not entirely true. Sometimes he didn't even bother to take bids. And this is not to mention a war based on outright mendacity, in which tens of thousands of innocent civilians have been killed.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:22:27 PM EST

Jonathan Franzen

Kerry, of course. He's the candidate whose defeat Osama Bin Laden (if he's alive) is praying for. I trust him not to pour additional gasoline on the fires that Bush has set overseas. Also, since he's a Democrat, I trust him to exercise a modicum of fiscal sanity and to show a little compassion for the unlucky. Also, his wife is hot hot hot. She'd be a first lady for the ages.



Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:30:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:33:46 PM EST by NYPatriot]
Joyce Carol Oates...


Like virtually everyone I know, I'm voting for Kerry. And probably for exactly the same reasons. To enumerate these reasons, to repeat yet another time the fundamental litany of liberal principles that need to be reclaimed and revitalized, seems to be redundant and unnecessary.


Jane Smiley...


I am voting for John Kerry. Would George Bush steal the election if he thought he could get away with it? The evidence is that he has (disenfranchising black voters in Florida in 2000) and wants to again (attempting the same trick already this year). That such a man, an amoral prevaricator and ruthless opportunist, actually has supporters in his bid to wreck American democracy appalls me. I think that the coming election will result in a constitutional crisis of unprecedented danger. I consider a vote for Bush a vote for tyranny.


Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:38:55 PM EST
George Saunders...


I'm planning to vote for John Kerry, four times. Once for me, and once each for Jerry Smith, Jerry Smith, and Jerry Smith, three African-Americans in Florida who, unfortunately for them, have the same name as Jerry Smith, an ex-felon, and therefore won't be allowed to vote. So I'm going to level the playing field a bit.


... you get the idea.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:40:14 PM EST
I haven't heard of a single one of these authors?


SGatr15
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:44:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:44:52 PM EST by Dave_A]

Originally Posted By 444slayer:
They didn't ask John Ross or Ann Coulter.
www.townhall.com/acimgs/webimages/annblack.jpg



Or Tom Clancy...

(well, he *was* a top writer, his work has gone downhill recently)
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:44:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:45:25 PM EST
Spot's gone?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:46:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:48:00 PM EST by NYPatriot]
If you ever needed IRREFUTABLE PROOF that extreme liberalism is a mental disorder...

Jonathan Franzen...


Kerry, of course. He's the candidate whose defeat Osama Bin Laden (if he's alive) is praying for. I trust him not to pour additional gasoline on the fires that Bush has set overseas. Also, since he's a Democrat, I trust him to exercise a modicum of fiscal sanity and to show a little compassion for the unlucky. Also, his wife is hot hot hot. She'd be a first lady for the ages.




Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:47:43 PM EST
wow..............just wow
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 4:26:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 4:28:47 AM EST by Zaphod]
Would be nice if they actualy interviewed some BEST-SELLING people.

Tom Clancy
Clive Cussler
Payne Harrison
Harold Coyle
Larry Bond

etc.

I recognized exactly TWO names on that list, and one of them (Orson Scott Card) is voting W.

But hey, what can you expect from the DEFINITION of the inteligencia?



ETA: the more the Left speaks, the more I'm looking forward to seeing them completely FLIP OUT on Election night!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:14:15 AM EST
yet another group of people that needs to STFU and realise they depend upon their popularity for their living. so it would be a good idea to not piss off half the country.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:18:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 6:30:12 AM EST
Some folks wear their heads up their assholes which is where they,apparently,find their inspiration for voting for the likes of the kommiekerry.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:08:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By dinkydow:
Some folks wear their heads up their assholes which is where they,apparently,find their inspiration for voting for the likes of the kommiekerry.


But, they're celebrities, they know more than you.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 7:23:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
George Saunders...


I'm planning to vote for John Kerry, four times. Once for me, and once each for Jerry Smith, Jerry Smith, and Jerry Smith, three African-Americans in Florida who, unfortunately for them, have the same name as Jerry Smith, an ex-felon, and therefore won't be allowed to vote. So I'm going to level the playing field a bit.


... you get the idea.



If I were high up in the police force where he lived, I would have him in jail, right now, awaiting trial for conspiracy to commit fraud.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:08:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 10:09:17 AM EST by NYPatriot]
Daniel Handler...


Anyone who reads my work knows that I favor de-escalation rather than inflammation of violence, the discouragement rather than the display of avarice and careful contemplation over rash action. For these reasons and more I am voting for Mr. Kerry and Mr. Edwards.


Talk about "living in your imagination".
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:13:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
George Saunders...


I'm planning to vote for John Kerry, four times. Once for me, and once each for Jerry Smith, Jerry Smith, and Jerry Smith, three African-Americans in Florida who, unfortunately for them, have the same name as Jerry Smith, an ex-felon, and therefore won't be allowed to vote. So I'm going to level the playing field a bit.


... you get the idea.



If I were high up in the police force where he lived, I would have him in jail, right now, awaiting trial for conspiracy to commit fraud.


So, that social security number really doesn't do anything?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:16:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2004 10:27:27 AM EST by NYPatriot]
Nicole Krauss...


I'm voting for Kerry. I've just discovered that, through some unsurprising accident of the Board of Elections, I'm actually registered to vote in two different counties. So I'm considering voting for him twice. I really think it's not alarmist to say that if Bush is reelected to another four years, it may be the end of life as we know it.


Yet another Leftist traitor openly admitting that they intend to commit voter fraud!
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:21:11 AM EST
I have never heard of most of those guys. Good to see that a few still think example Orson Scott Card.
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 10:43:35 AM EST
Authors are generally living in their febrile, privileged, adolescent and personal utopias. If they aren't they're usually drunk or high or sucking on Roger Spottiswoode.
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