Celebrated author, playwright Gore Vidal dies at age 86

Jul 31, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Contra Costa Times

Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday, his nephew said Tuesday.

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Aug 1, 2012
 
Goodbye, Gove Vidal.

Goodby to one of the great philosopher-writers of our age. Also a literary critic of the first rank; an author of wonderful novels; playwright & movie script writer; TV writer and smartest of all the 'talking heads.'

I still remember when demi-moron Bill Buckley got so angry at Vidal's barbs that he threatened to '...sock you in the Goddamned face...'
Buckley, a weakling, Ivy League rear echelon dandy, would have been made mincemeat of by Vidal, an experienced WWII combat veteran. Gore Vidal just stood up to the puffery king and smiled knowingly at him. Buckly seemed to suddenly remember what he was really dealing with, and backed down like a popped mushroon ball.

If you love American History, read both "LINCOLN," and "BURR" by Gore Vidal. These historic novelizations contain more truth than most biographys of these two men, and are a true literary treat.

Goodbye Gore...

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Aug 1, 2012
 
Not ONE article on the ECONOMY and JOBS.

We do NOT have a FREE PRESS. It IS manipulated to divert attention from Obama's failures.
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Aug 1, 2012
 
Vidal can now debate Buckley in hell while he waits for his bud Roman Polanski to join them......

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Aug 1, 2012
 
voteearlyvoteoften wrote:
Vidal can now debate Buckley in hell while he waits for his bud Roman Polanski to join them......
Buckley is no challange for anyone with half their wits, if he doesn't have control of the microphone.

Vidal may debate Nietzsche and George Santayana in the Heavenly equivelent of the south of Spain; while Buckley toils in his pit of burning brimstoneand waits for Shaun Hannity.

Polansky should be in a Hell of his own, along with Jim Bakker.
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Aug 1, 2012
 
Mr_Bill wrote:
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Polansky should be in a Hell of his own, along with Jim Bakker.
Vidal seemed to think that Polanski's victim was a hooker.

That's deserving of a trip to hell in and of itself......
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Aug 1, 2012
 
The impact far outshining any importance in Gore Vidal's life and renewing a sense of hope and redemption for humanity's future is his death. That his egotistic arrogance and personal perversion should have held America and the world hostage to slavish meanness and historical confusion is a goddamn shame. The demise of such freaks is like a breath of fresh air, even in a culture fascinated with insanity and self-destruction. His epitaph should read "A psychotic Truther - A life hobbled by innumerable perversions replacing his lust for a sister, dead forever from masturbating in front of his neighbors." The man was a joke, thus a darling of the Left.

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Bringmedinner wrote:
The impact far outshining any importance in Gore Vidal's life and renewing a sense of hope and redemption for humanity's future is his death. That his egotistic arrogance and personal perversion should have held America and the world hostage to slavish meanness and historical confusion is a goddamn shame. The demise of such freaks is like a breath of fresh air, even in a culture fascinated with insanity and self-destruction. His epitaph should read "A psychotic Truther - A life hobbled by innumerable perversions replacing his lust for a sister, dead forever from masturbating in front of his neighbors." The man was a joke, thus a darling of the Left.
This from a snake and bug eater.
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Aug 1, 2012
 
Mr_Bill wrote:
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This from a snake and bug eater.
Incubus Vidal held Caligula as the pinnacle of civilization... a celebration of life. You and he give children bad dreams and venereal disease.

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Bringmedinner wrote:
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Incubus Vidal held Caligula as the pinnacle of civilization... a celebration of life. You and he give children bad dreams and venereal disease.
See what I mean, folks?
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Aug 1, 2012
 
Mr_Bill wrote:
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See what I mean, folks?
If my moniker was "Gore_Vidal" and I said the same things, you'd praise them.
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Aug 1, 2012
 
Bringmedinner wrote:
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If my moniker was "Gore_Vidal" and I said the same things, you'd praise them.
Yes, well then your heart would be in the right place and your actions would be considered rational, thoughtful, erudite and "provocative"
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Aug 5, 2012
 
I heard he used to eat at Chick-Fil-A.
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Aug 7, 2012
 
Nobody I know ever heard of him or read one of his books.

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Aug 8, 2012
 
Bringmedinner wrote:
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If my moniker was "Gore_Vidal" and I said the same things, you'd praise them.
If you'd said the same things as Gore Vidal, you wouldn'd be stupid, yes.

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Aug 8, 2012
 
Hot Blond coed wrote:
Nobody I know ever heard of him or read one of his books.
That's alright. Nobody expects that from you. Keep on keepin' on. U R on XTC?

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