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ISIS, Borg, Star Trek, Treason & Civil LIberties

ISIS, Borg, Star Trek, Treason & Civil LIberties
September 2, 2014
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“We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to …Read the Rest

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Attitude Adjustment Time

Attitude Adjustment Time
June 25, 2014
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I am having a miserable time with my ISP.  Everything is taking twice as long as it should.  It’s well …Read the Rest

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The Great Vision of the Great Bird of the Galaxy

The Great Vision of the Great Bird of the Galaxy
June 12, 2014
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Very few people – ever, have the opportunity to shape the future, with their vision.  It wasn’t even really a …Read the Rest

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Why Humans Must Explore Space

Why Humans Must Explore Space
July 20, 2013
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Have you ever stopped to consider what might happen in space exploration if the Koch Machine had money riding on …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: Is Opera Becoming Irrelevant?

UPDATED:  Is Opera Becoming Irrelevant?
July 14, 2013
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UPDATE:  The Pink Flamingo is quite accustomed to being criticized.  That’s the name of the game.  But, today, the anonymous …Read the Rest

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When Dumb Morphs Into Supid

When Dumb Morphs Into Supid
June 19, 2013
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Did you know that abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy are extremely rare, only 1.3 percent of all abortions?  Most …Read the Rest

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The Really Important Stuff of Life: Star Trek!

The Really Important Stuff of Life:  Star Trek!
May 17, 2013
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I never saw this one coming.  The bad guy is Kahn!  I figured it was going to be Gary Mitchell, …Read the Rest

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Opera, Historical Accuracy & Costuming

Opera, Historical Accuracy & Costuming
May 12, 2013
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I don’t know if I like the idea of Rigoletto being put into the 1950s and Las Vegas, with a …Read the Rest

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Don’t Sell My Stuff

Don’t Sell My Stuff
May 7, 2013
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If you’ve not heard the story, Kobe Bryant’s mother is planning to auction his stuff.  He’s mad.  She’s claiming he …Read the Rest

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Science Fiction as Social Commentary

Science Fiction as Social Commentary
April 29, 2013
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The Pink Flamingo has a not so dirty little secret.  I love science fiction.  I’m a Trekkie, unfortunately, I admit …Read the Rest

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The Far Right and the Dark Side of the Force

The Far Right and the Dark Side of the Force
February 24, 2013
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Please, forgive The Pink Flamingo for getting a little crazed.  I know I’m mixing metaphors, so to speak, but there …Read the Rest

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Meteors, NASA, Budgets & Ignorance

Meteors, NASA, Budgets & Ignorance
February 16, 2013
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This is just plain cool.  It is also a bit weird.  Siberia, primarily known as the birthplace of one of …Read the Rest

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What If They Found Something?

What If They Found Something?
February 8, 2013
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Picture this.  The Pink Flamingo is on the phone, talking to a friend, who was telling me about the latest …Read the Rest

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When County Sheriff’s Refuse to Follow the Law?

When County Sheriff’s Refuse to Follow the Law?
January 20, 2013
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The far right is out of its collective mind.  Please, pardon The Pink Flamingo as I wax poetic over the …Read the Rest

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Really Cool Science Links!

Really Cool Science Links!
December 29, 2012
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The Pink Flamingo has not been as religious about keeping up with science links as I should.  There have been …Read the Rest

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I Have Just Seen the Future & There IS Going to Be a Starship Enterprise!

I Have Just Seen the Future & There IS Going to Be a Starship Enterprise!
November 23, 2012
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Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five -year mission: to explore strange new …Read the Rest

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What If Newt Was Right All Along

What If Newt Was Right All Along
May 14, 2012
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I want to believe! When the proposal for this rolls around, you’d better hope some jerk like Mitt Romney is …Read the Rest

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Mark Steyn’s Knee Jerk Ignorance As Obama Goes T’Pring on the GOP

Mark Steyn’s Knee Jerk Ignorance As Obama Goes T’Pring on the GOP
February 13, 2012
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Have you ever noticed that conservatives and the religious right, like nerds, are completely obsessed with sex?  Evidently they cannot …Read the Rest

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The Really Important Things of Life: Star Peace!

The Really Important Things of Life:  Star Peace!
December 13, 2011
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This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in ages.  Captain James T. Kirk (the real one) started a …Read the Rest

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UPDATED: I Don’t Give a Rip About John Galt or Ayn Rand

UPDATED:  I Don’t Give a Rip About John Galt or Ayn Rand
April 24, 2011
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UPDATE: Daniel Barnes at Ayn Rand, Contra Human Nature wrote the following: “..While on Friday the Atlas Shrugged movie expanded …Read the Rest

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Part XIV: Losing the Future for the GOP

Part XIV: Losing the Future for the GOP
April 7, 2011
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Previously in the series about Libertarians destroying the GOP.  Who would have thought that there is a Star Trek philosophical …Read the Rest

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Jim DeMint’s Alternative (tea party) Reality

Jim DeMint’s Alternative (tea party) Reality
November 14, 2010
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With apologies to Ronald Reagan, The Pink Flamingo is breaking his 11th Commandment.  I am guilty.  I freely admit my …Read the Rest

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Vindicating the Great Bird of the Galaxy

Vindicating the Great Bird of the Galaxy
October 29, 2010
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Once again the world has proven that everything we need to know in life we can learn from Star Trek! …Read the Rest

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Resistance Is Futile

Resistance Is Futile
March 12, 2010
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Any good Trekkie knows about the Borg. Frank Schell has an excellent Human Events column about the death of civility …Read the Rest

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The Journey to Libertarian Babel

The Journey to Libertarian Babel
November 17, 2009
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The Pink Flamingo is an unrepentant Trekkie subscribing to the philosophy of life that Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned from Star Trek. No, I’m not being serious or taking myself serious, but Monday evening, when I was working on the post about the Libertarian-based attacks on Lindsey and the GOP I was watching the new Star Trek move. (I admit that I bawl most of the way through it, because it is so beautiful).

Libertarians are trying to take-over, and are being assisted by willing dupes on the right who think they are wonderful.

Conservatives have a dirty little secret. It is one that is exploited time again, and never do they learn from their bitter lessons.

You see, the dirty little conservative secret is that conservatives, for the most part, are gullible. They are gullible because, for the most part, they are honest, honorable, God-fearing, church-going, patriotic men and women who would never think of deceiving anyone. Consequently, they are ripe for the plucking. And, trust me, they are being plucked.

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The New Science Fiction View of American Soldiers

The New Science Fiction View of American Soldiers
October 15, 2009
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This post is dedicated to my brother, LTC Floyd R. Harris, United States Army (retired – sort of)

If you have been a life long devotee of science fiction like The Pink Flamingo, you may be familiar with patterns within the genre. One of the mos fascinating insights into American society can be observed by watching the way the American military, soldiers, and former soldiers are treated. The same can be said of the movie/television genre in general, but science fiction is usually ahead of the trend.

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At the end of World War II the American Soldier was the hero. He was Apple Pie, Jiltin’ Joe, and John Wayne all thrown into one great big hot dog with a flag and a fire-cracker for garnish. He could do no wrong. This same soldier protected us during the Cold War from the invasion of numerous alien hordes. By the mid-1960s things were taking a more sinister turn. Anti-war paranoia was in full spring. The American Soldier was now evil personified. He was a psychopathic baby killer, an object of paranoia and scorn, Rambo on a rampage.

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The only point of light in this grim hatred of the American Soldier was the swaggering, macho, heroic James T. Kirk, who personified every great myth of American legend.

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Warping into the 1970s when films were a nightmare from hell, one memorable portrayal of the military was George Peppard’s cardboard stiff character in Damnation Alley. We blew ourselves into evolutionary oblivion with the Planet of the Apes series. Then George Lucus and Steven Spielberg single handedly saved the movies. But, the Force was not with the military, and the Empire was evil.

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Glen Larson, who helped produce Star Trek Classic, wasn’t finished with the image of the American Soldier. Ronald Reagan was elected POTUS and a month later Thomas Sullivan Magnum single handedly began reforming the image of the former baby-killing Vietnam Vets. (sigh). Tom Selleck’s Republican leanings, Glen Larson, and Donald P. Bellisario began to reform the vile image of the American Soldier. Magnum, P. I. was a reflection of Ronald Reagan’s Republican spirit.

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Obama’s Puppy Piddle Defense – Wee Wee Wee Don’t Hurt Me!

Obama’s Puppy Piddle Defense – Wee Wee Wee Don’t Hurt Me!
September 29, 2009
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Chris Wallace recently referred to the Obama Administration as a bunch of cry-babies.  It was a great statement, true but …Read the Rest

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Hallelujah…The REAL James T. Kirk May Return!

Hallelujah…The REAL James T. Kirk May Return!
September 17, 2009
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The Pink Flamingo is an unrepentant Trekkie.

The theology of Gene Roddenberry included optimism for humanity. Right now we need that optimism.

Just when the world looked dark and dreary, with taunts, threats of racism, leaves changing, football starting – and looks so bad – there is light at the end of the wormhole.

Yea, yea, regular Pink Flamingo readers know I did more complaining about a remake of Trek Classic than just about anyone else. I also was one of the first to admit my mistake and boldly go where I thought I would not go and embraced the reboot. The storyline worked. Spock (channeling Obama) screwed up the universe. Evidently he screwed things up so badly that there can be alternative time-lines.

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Trekkie Alert: The Dowd Conundrum Must See PJTV!

Trekkie Alert:  The Dowd Conundrum  Must See PJTV!
September 7, 2009
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Bill Whittle delivers what could be the single most impressive commentary on Star Trek, James T. Kirk, Gene Roddenberry, and …Read the Rest

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