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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:39 AM

GINOBIFFARONI



JK Rowling denied top US honour



Harry Potter author JK Rowling missed out on a top honour because some US politicians believed she "encouraged witchcraft", it has been claimed.

Matt Latimer, former speech writer for President George W Bush, said that some members of his administration believed her books promoted sorcery.

As a result, she was never presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The claims appear in Latimer's new book called Speechless: Tales of a White House Survivor.

He wrote that "narrow thinking" led White House officials to object to giving Rowling the civilian honour.

The award acknowledges contributions to US national interest, world peace or cultural endeavours.

Past literary recipients of the award include John Steinbeck and Harper Lee.

Others denied the privilege under the Bush administration included Senator Edward Kennedy, who died in August this year.

Latimer claimed, in his book, that the veteran politician and health care activist was excluded because he was deemed to be too liberal







" I don't believe in hypothetical situations - it's kinda like lying to your brain "

" They don't hate America, they hate Americans " Homer Simpson


Lets party like its 1939

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:28 AM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


Bush actually read the books ?







Naaaawwwww ... ...


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:34 AM

WHODIED


Are you kidding? He read 'em upside down!



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:47 AM

BYTEMITE


They ARE children's books. It's not like he was reading the boring old reports and legislation and executive orders that Cheney was giving him, am I right?

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:23 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Maybe they should have titled that NIE "Harry Potter determined to strike inside the United States".

Maybe he'd have read the fucking thing then.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:08 AM

BYTEMITE


Maybe that's the real reason they didn't want to give Rowling any recognition... The speech Bush might've given.

"This here's better than My Pet Goat, and no foolin'! All the whizbang glowy stuff and people flyin' round and funny names reminds me of some good times when I was on the National Guard, heh heh heh."

That was probably a cheap shot, but I'm beyond caring.

I feel vaguely dirty now. Perhaps in the future I will refrain from imitating George W. Bush's speech mannerisms.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:09 AM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


Sometimes, cheap works ...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:10 AM

WULFENSTAR

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Folks are finally seeing that the new boss is the same as the old boss.

Yay.

Can we finally change things, for the better, now?


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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:12 AM

RUE

I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!


When Obama reads a children's book upside down it will be just as much a target for humor.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:41 AM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Quote:

Originally posted by GinoBiffaroni:

JK Rowling denied top US honour



Harry Potter author JK Rowling missed out on a top honour because some US politicians believed she "encouraged witchcraft", it has been claimed.

Matt Latimer, former speech writer for President George W Bush, said that some members of his administration believed her books promoted sorcery.

As a result, she was never presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.



WTF do novels on witchcraft in the British Empire have to do with "American Freedom"? Especially since the British Empire has a nasty habit of invading and genociding USA.

Bush LOVES witchcraft. The Bush family worships Satan and performs "ritual" human sacrifice at Bohemian Grove every year (ask Jeff Gannon). George W Bush was a member of a Satanic cult in Brownsville Texas / Matamores Mexico that mass murdered and cannibalized sheeple. Georges Bush are members of a Nazi "Christian" (Satanic) church in Texas, and ate off Hitler's silverware, dined with skeletons and jacked off in coffins at Skull & Bones. George W Bush's grandfather was Aleister Crowley The Beast 666. Very Christian...

Rowling is 100% pre-approved by the Satanists who run the NWO, to overthrow what's left of Christianity. At Borders Books in Knoxville TN, hers were the only books allowed on display in store windows -- not one copy of her book, hundreds of copies on the same book filling up the 50-foot-long window floor to ceiling (mass brainwhashing for the idiots amongst US).

I say burn the witch!



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:57 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


I'm a fan of the books, but as a Pagan witch, I'm always surprised that anyone would think they 'promote sorcery.' Harry Potter is a classic tale of good vs. evil. The whole arch of the story has much more in common with Christian mythology than anything else, even if the metaphor is wizards and witches and spells and magic. Anyone who thinks the books vaguely resemble anything occult never actually read them, and it is just the knee-jerk "ZOMG these talk about witches and witches are eeeevvvviiiiiilllll!" occult = bad response. It's kind of mind-boggling to me.
Also, occultbad.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:38 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:


Rowling is 100% pre-approved by the Satanists who run the NWO, to overthrow what's left of Christianity.



Oh your dear & fluffy lord, let's HOPE SO!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:53 AM

OLDENGLANDDRY


She turned me into a Newt.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:34 PM

HIXIE129


Magic is Might," Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:48 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


I think the idea that she might have gotten a Presidential Medal of Freedom was because for the first time in a long time, kids were actually lining up and begging to be allowed to READ. Apparently PN thinks that's a bad idea. I'll try to keep that in mind, and never read his posts...

Mike

The percentage you're paying is too high-priced
While you're living beyond all your means;
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he's made on your dreams

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:52 PM

GINOBIFFARONI


Quote:

Originally posted by PhoenixRose:
I'm a fan of the books, but as a Pagan witch, I'm always surprised that anyone would think they 'promote sorcery.' Harry Potter is a classic tale of good vs. evil. The whole arch of the story has much more in common with Christian mythology than anything else, even if the metaphor is wizards and witches and spells and magic. Anyone who thinks the books vaguely resemble anything occult never actually read them, and it is just the knee-jerk "ZOMG these talk about witches and witches are eeeevvvviiiiiilllll!" occult = bad response. It's kind of mind-boggling to me.
Also, occultbad.

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For a country the prides itself on its " religious freedoms " it always amazes me that there is so much bigotry towards Wicans. I have known a few, and found they are probably the last ones to push their beliefs on others, and the least likely to use those beliefs to attack others.... unlike some Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc

Even when one organization accepts them, others have to attack

" Senate Republican joins
call to end military
accommodation of Wicca "

http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/bushwicca.htm




Far as I'm concerned you believe in whatever gods you choose, and I believe in mine...

and if times are tough maybe I'll borrow a few for luck





" I don't believe in hypothetical situations - it's kinda like lying to your brain "

" They don't hate America, they hate Americans " Homer Simpson


Lets party like its 1939

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:53 PM

GINOBIFFARONI


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
Quote:


Rowling is 100% pre-approved by the Satanists who run the NWO, to overthrow what's left of Christianity.



Oh your dear & fluffy lord, let's HOPE SO!




lmao


too right!




" I don't believe in hypothetical situations - it's kinda like lying to your brain "

" They don't hate America, they hate Americans " Homer Simpson


Lets party like its 1939

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:56 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Quote:

Originally posted by Hixie129:
Magic is Might," Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 2007


Yeeeeaaahh, that was a bad guy philosophy, remember?

Quote:

Originally posted by GinoBiffaroni:
they are probably the last ones to push their beliefs on others, and the least likely to use those beliefs to attack others....


The creed is 'Do no harm.' Of course, I think that's supposed to be a core of all religions, but hey.
And yes, freedom of religion means any religion. As long as no one's trying to harm anyone, I'm happy.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:21 PM

HIXIE129


According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else... ~Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:44 PM

DREAMTROVE


OEG,

Sorry, I forgot to call you a sockpuppet ;)



Phoenix Rose,

Kudos, you win the free 12 oz soda

Quote:

Harry Potter is a classic tale of good vs. evil. The whole arch of the story has much more in common with Christian mythology than anything else, even if the metaphor is wizards and witches and spells and magic.


It got me right away as well, and complete with the sacrificial chosen one, the whole shebang. It wasn't until after the last book that Rowling confessed: "I wanted to deliver the Christian message to people it wouldn't normally reach" Yeah, JK, sure you did. You also did a lot of research into what people buy and how to make fantasy crack. But yes, she is serious. What cracks me up is fundie xtians banning Harry Potter.

Oh, and kudos for this guy:

"Also, occult ≠ bad."

I've been looking for this Unicode character for a while. Now I can just copy and paste. ≠

Btw, I love the idea of Harry Potter on the terrorist watch list.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:55 PM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Methinks, from interviews I've heard with Mr. Latimer, that he's trying to sell his book.

Two presidential Medals of Freedom were presented for Literature during the Bush II administration; to Jacques Barzun in 2003 and Harper Lee in 2007.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidential_Medal_of_Freedom_rec
ipients


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Barzun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harper_Lee

"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:37 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:


Methinks, from interviews I've heard with Mr. Latimer, that he's trying to sell his book.



I'll have to remember that next time you start quoting from some book...

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Thursday, October 1, 2009 1:47 PM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Quote:

Originally posted by Hixie129:
According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else... ~Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



Hello,

And yet, as dangerous as thoughts are...

a lack of thought is even worse.

--Anthony

"Liberty must not be purchased at the cost of Humanity." --Captain Robert Henner

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