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Old 12-22-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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All this civility is getting sickening...
Hey man, the C in CD, doesn't stand for Civility here my friend!
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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The Rick Warren thing is stupid as poo. Obama is not in favor of gay marriage and Rev. Warren doesn't HATE gays. And starting a thread just to troll isn't far off.
I'll stipulate that Rick Warren doesn't hate gays. But what to make of the fact that according to his church's website they aren't welcome in the church?
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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I'm grievously offended by Obama's choice of Inaugural Poet.

Elizabeth Alexander, of all people!

I don't even like her poems. Oh, the humanity! Obama needs to reconsider!

Poet Elizabeth Alexander to read at inauguration
She is a silly, no talent that is fixated on feme private parts.

She's head of African American "studies" at Yale, I think. The most bogus dept, ever.

Still, probably better than that no talent cow that read for Clinton the first time. That was painful.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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She is a silly, no talent that is fixated on feme private parts.

She's head of African American "studies" at Yale, I think. The most bogus dept, ever.

Still, probably better than that no talent cow that read for Clinton the first time. That was painful.
I haven't read Elizabeth Alexander, so I won't venture an opinion.

What living poets do you admire and recommend, omle?

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Old 12-23-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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I'll stipulate that Rick Warren doesn't hate gays. But what to make of the fact that according to his church's website they aren't welcome in the church?
Here's an update and clarification - as of just a few days ago, the Saddleback website stated clearly that "unrepentant" gay people were not welcome as members of the church.

According to the same source last night, the notice regarding this policy of Warren's church has been removed from the website.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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I haven't read Elizabeth Alexander, so I won't venture an opinion.

What living poets do you admire and recommend, omle?

I don't really have one to recommend. You are quite polite, and I like that.

I have read some of Ms. Alexader's "poetry".

Bad choice for such an occasion...but just my opinion.
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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You might enjoy Billy Collins, a recent Poet Laureate of the United States. I find him warm, humane and profound. Collins poem "forgetfulness" is easy to find on the net and will make you grin if, like me, you're not a kid any more. Mary Oliver is lovely too.

A friend from Vermont, David Budbill has been featured on The Writer's Almanac on NPR quite a bit over the last couple of years, which makes me very happy. He deserves readers - he's not only a very talented and dedicated playwright and poet, he's a real mensch.
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