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Stephen King gives to Maine gun control coalition
The Tacoma News Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2013

Posted on 04/24/2013 12:30:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

PORTLAND, Maine — Stephen King and his wife have made a donation to a Maine group advocating for stricter gun control laws.

King says the gift was "five figures" but doesn't want to say more about it because "charity's supposed to be a private thing."

The Coalition for a Safer Maine says King is a gun owner and a defender of the Second Amendment who supports expanded background checks on gun sales and a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines.....

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewstribune.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Business/Economy; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; donors; fundingtheleft; guncontrol; maine; publishing; secondamendment; stephenking

1 posted on 04/24/2013 12:30:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does he really want real-life horror stories to perpetuate . . . ?


2 posted on 04/24/2013 12:34:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maine is 98% White.

Where the liberals live one doesn’t need guns


3 posted on 04/24/2013 12:34:40 AM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”charity’s supposed to be a private thing.”

It’s not charity, you overrated liberal buffoon. It’s a political contribution. Yeah, I met this ass clown here in Hollywood when he was trying to sell his script months ago and no takers due to budget issues.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 12:59:49 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Did he impress you as a weirdo? He certainly looks like one.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 1:03:39 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Charity is private, treason is another thing altogether.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 1:18:31 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I stopped supporting Steven King long ago. It’s still clearly a good decision.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 1:50:23 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Olog-hai

KAH REEEE PEEE

8 posted on 04/24/2013 2:00:36 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: laplata

> Did he impress you as a weirdo? He certainly looks like one.

Well the ideas in his books come from some dark recesses somewhere in his cranial matter and soul


9 posted on 04/24/2013 3:38:29 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

King is just a bit to the left of Bernie Sanders...


10 posted on 04/24/2013 3:46:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: max americana

Your tag line made me feel all warm and fuzzy!!


11 posted on 04/24/2013 4:59:08 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 04/24/2013 5:46:24 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NoLibZone
King does a lot of good with his money. For instance, a zillion years ago (when I was still in school), a new roof / addition / renovation was put on the Bangor Public Library. $3 million, from an "Anonymous" donor. Yeah, right.

He financed the Swim Team at UMaine when it got de-funded. City Parks, Little League Ballfields, and I'm sure there are plenty more instances that I'm not aware of. So, the guy is not afraid to do good with his money.

But not this time, unfortunately.

13 posted on 04/24/2013 6:08:46 AM PDT by wbill
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To: max americana

Dude. Your “About Page” is awesome.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 6:25:48 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: jsanders2001
Well the ideas in his books...

I read a piece that showed how all (all!!!) of his books tie together. They're all a part of the same world, and all of the characters are interwoven. For instance, the cook (a main character) in "The Shining" was also a small character in a flashback in "It".

Smart guy, to invent a world completely from scratch, and keep track of every little piece in it, correctly. For what, 40-odd years and likely 10's of thousands of pages?

15 posted on 04/24/2013 6:26:57 AM PDT by wbill
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To: wbill; Titan Magroyne

The smart guy didn’t invent the concept of tying his books together. He lifted the idea from Robert Heinlein, the Grandmaster of Science Fiction - and while he was at it he lifted dozens, if not hundreds of plot elements from Heinlein.

His assistant, Robin Furth (author of “The Dark Tower Concordances”) is the “smart guy” behind King’s keeping track of his interwoven characters and plots. She spent many decades compiling, cross-referencing and keeping his continuity straight and his ducks in a row. By his own admissions, King couldn’t have done it alone. King’s worlds are rooted in Heinlein’s “omniverse” concepts, coverging timelines and time-travel paradox stories.

I admire King’s work up to a point, but he got lazy and worthlessly liberal. “The Stand” is his masterpiece and he went downhill from there. He lost all concept of Good vs. Evil and became a relativist. On Gun-control, he’s a hypocrite. In the late 90’s he confronted a stalker in his driveway and after the guy left he went inside so rattled that he loaded his gun.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 7:45:46 AM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: wbill

> I read a piece that showed how all (all!!!) of his books tie together. They’re all a part of the same world, and all of the characters are interwoven. For instance, the cook (a main character) in “The Shining” was also a small character in a flashback in “It”.

If all of his works are I electronic format which I would certainly think they are he probably just looks at some of the material he wrote previously and expands on it. I have thousands of reports back from the late 80’s to present saved that I do searches on whenever I’m asked about someone I’ve worked on before. It looks through all the text in the reports and returns the results that match...and some guys think I just have a good memory. Little do they know...lol


17 posted on 04/24/2013 7:53:39 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I think “Creep” would be apt. LOL


18 posted on 04/24/2013 9:05:15 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: laplata

“Did he impress you as a weirdo? He certainly looks like one.”

Working in Hollywood, I have met almost every known “eccentric” or self-proclaimed “creative” person in the biz. Funny thing, he starts babbling in gibberish about a story concept and even though we are ALL used to hearing far fetch stories, he had the worst ones.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 9:38:18 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Thanks.

Because it really happened. :) And my other tag line was so right-wing the FR mods made me delete it. Seriously..


20 posted on 04/24/2013 9:39:15 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ohioman

Thank you, sir. I meant every word. The trolls could not possible try to out me on the Iron Man trilogy because there were always 30 or so producers and set managers so good luck LOL


21 posted on 04/24/2013 9:40:59 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Thanks.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 9:42:01 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: max americana

Your profile page is far too liberal for my liking. You are nowhere near the rock-ribbed conservative I prefer.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 9:45:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

That’s perfect. I never liked you in the first place.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 10:25:57 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana
That’s perfect. I never liked you in the first place.

NOOOOOOOOOOO.....!!!!!!


25 posted on 04/24/2013 10:36:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

WOOHOOOOO........?


26 posted on 04/24/2013 11:53:49 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Have you ever been so far even as decided to when go want to look use more like?


27 posted on 04/24/2013 12:09:36 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

Huh? (shrugs)


28 posted on 04/24/2013 12:10:55 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: jsanders2001

“Well the ideas in his books come from some dark recesses somewhere in his cranial matter and soul”

Until the end of the book and then he just inserts some random weird chip that no one can understand.


29 posted on 04/24/2013 12:11:33 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Drumbo

“On Gun-control, he’s a hypocrite. In the late 90’s he confronted a stalker in his driveway and after the guy left he went inside so rattled that he loaded his gun.”

A charming bit of idiocy I’ll never forget. A guy who’d already been making life miserable (weird-er?) and confronted with an empty gun?

That’s a lib for ya. Can’t trust himself to be sensible with a gun, so thinks everyone is else is equally batty.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 11:04:23 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: wbill

King is sometimes out of his mind. But not always. His latest, “guns”, dedicated to the Brady bunch is clearly from his idiot compartment. Kingdom Hospital, on the other hand, is a stroke of genius - the only Americanized take-off I’ve seen that is way better than the original. He has lots of stuff I don’t like, like Pet Sematary, but only in later years has he really gone to the left.

He should do one about himself waiting to be shot over one of his books, by his Democrats. It may be closer than he thinks.


31 posted on 05/05/2013 9:29:49 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Drumbo

Interweaving of that sort was done by Faulkner before Heinlein, and Balzac before him.


32 posted on 10/21/2013 10:18:01 AM PDT by Borges
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