30 Sep 2009

Gore Vidal Predicts Military Coup

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Gore Vidal is now so old and crotchety that he’s becoming amusing again.

In this interview with the London Times, he has unkind things to say about nearly everyone from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, whom he predicts will be deposed by military coup(!). (I almost hope so, Gore, I thought, reading that one.)

Americans in general come in for the roughest treatment. Alas! we are all just a bunch of ignorant, uneducated yahoos, and unlike certain authors, we are generally not rich, famous, and descended from a prominent political family able to take credit apparently both for founding the airline industry and bringing Oklahoma into the Union.

Interestingly, Gore Vidal is lucid enough to recognize that homosexuality is a matter of acts, not of identity. He might have said more of interest on that subject so near to his own heart, but after remarking “Don’t make the error that schoolteacher idiots make by thinking that gay men’s relationships are like heterosexual ones. They’re not.” He refused to elucidate on how he thinks they are different.

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R. Snowden Ficks

Gore Vidal getting ink, perhaps there is too much bandwidth.

T. Shaw

I always marvelled at how Bill Buckley could sit in the same room with that a$$hole and not beat him to death.


“Obama, whom he predicts will be deposed by military coup(!). (I almost hope so, Gore, I thought, reading that one.)”

It’s funny, I mostly stand on the “left” of the political spectrum, and I feel the same way.

Vidal kicks ass though.


Gore Vidal is a lot smarter than the most commie perverts. The main point of his comments about Pres. B.H. Obama is that Vidal no longer supports Obama. Read the interview: don’t just take my word for it.
In a related development, Camille Paglia says there are real problems with the documentation of Pres. Obama’s eligibility to be president.
Now all our side needs is for Chris Buckley and John McCain to come around.


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