George Takei Fires Off a Hilarious Tweet in Response to Trumps Complaint about Obama

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    His only claim to fame was a token minority acting job 50 years ago.
     
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    This thread is just baiting all the pro-Trump LGBT-haters…. they'll be coming along soon.

    I'm sure someone in the right-wing camp is gonna say: "William Shatner is one of us! He's voting Trump! You can't be in the wrong when Captain Kirk is on your side!"
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    And yet he's more successful than you. Go figure.
     
  3. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    You clearly don't know much about him. Love your ignorance.
     
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    Doesn't make him wrong, however. 9.8 million likes on Facebook, People seem to listen to him, you not so much I'm guessing :)
     
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    Takei: “Obama has armed moderate terrorists that throw gay men off rooftops—he is protecting us.”
     
  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    A mere 1.81M followers on twitter...

    He also wrote, which I agree with

    George Takei ‏@GeorgeTakei 1h1 hour ago
    Trump spent years on a birther witch hunt, but then didn't even apologize to POTUS. You can judge a man best by how he handles his mistakes.
     
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    Millennials are a curious bunch, judging success in life by the number of Facebook likes and being triggered if they don't get enough.
     
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    He certainly isn't protecting the gay community. Looks like George is the ignorant one.
     
  9. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Forget about social networking.. you still know nothing of the work he's done since Star Trek as evident from your post. Your comment was ignorant. It's ok - you can just admit that you haven't followed or read anything about him because you had no interest. That's not the same as the crap you wrote.
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    Looks like someone has no sense of humor.
     
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    I don’t have anything personally against Takei, and I found his tweet’s punctuation nice, but seriously the real threat is Obama and Hillary not Trump. So Takei’s wrong. Period.
     
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    I bet I am the only PSRI regular who actually met Gene Roddenberry.
     
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    I think that's some other movie you are watching...

    3D in the theatres - it's a guy thing?.jpg
     
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    Nope :)
     
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    I don't find throwing gays off of roof tops very funny.

    Do me a favor. Click the ignore button so you don't see my responses anymore.
     
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    Sorry - I was referencing my original post - not throwing gays off roof tops.
     
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    Wow, there's two of us!
     
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    Apart from a few instances where it looks like Takei is more involved for Takei (see commercial clip below), he's done a lot of legitimate work to promote awareness of history and racial inclusion.

    Also, remember that Star Trek was made in a far more racist time. "Token" or not, just a mere presence on the bridge - the command deck - was HUGE back then.

    And also remember that he was against the new Sulu in the new Trek movies being gay (now that is real tokenism, especially as New Spock - played by Zachaqy Quinto - could have had Spock be gay since the modern movies have made Spock a lot more humanized due to the alternate timeline development. But now, Quinto looks like a puppet when letting Spock date a chick while getting all pissy over Takei? What a crock. Oh, people do know that, along with everything else, Quinto is gay? Like I said, it's all a crock.)

    Shatner's 2 cents, FWIW:



    Also, one of Takei's less awe-inspiring moments:


    (they should have used the photo of Takei surrounded by x-rated shaped balloons instead of the clean cut ones, the commercial was already loaded with enough narcissism and community-embarrassing material...)
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    You know what the obvious response will be, yes?!!
     
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    Nope.

    I read regularly, though since I post infrequently and irregularly, you might have me on the technicality of a PRSI regular.
     
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    OK, forget the regular and just say "people who met Gene Roddenberry. We are members of a very elite club.
     
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    I've seen Roddenberry on a live onstage appearance. He was a guest speaker on stage at one of the big comics/trekkie/gaming conventions. The appearance was a couple years before he died. Gene was already on a wheelchair. I did not "meet" him, which implies I spoke directly to him or introduced myself. I simply saw him live, before he died.

    So you're not special to have seen Gene Roddenberry. I can name 3 friends and 1 cousin that attended that same convention with me. The entire cast of the TOS frequented conventions and met millions of fans over many years. Some fans shook their hands, met them and spoke with them, some simply got autographs, and for me seeing them live in person was good enough.
     
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    So where you do think this country would have been if Obama had not been elected in 2008? We've made a decent if not spectacular recovery. We're nearly at what passes for full employment in the kind of inequitable economy we've managed to create in the past 30 years, and we are even experiencing some shortages of certain types of labor in the private sector even though inflation still lags the desired rate and the next rate hike is not yet scheduled.

    Of course we have a lot of issues; some of them predate even Bush the father, some can be laid at Obama's feet and a lot more of them can be laid at the feet of an destructive, willful, obstructionist far right rump caucus in the House of Representatives in the past 8 years, sometimes abetted by the Senate.

    I'll say this for McConnell and Boehner, though: I don't agree with their platform but I believe they love this country and they both made some moves that saved this country's reputation a few times when that insane alt-right piece of the House was ready to take the USA over a cliff. And it's that far right that chants the stuff you paste in summary into your posts sometimes. You're better at thinking things through than that, so I don't know why you do it.

    The president's approval rating is very high at 58% and he's seen as a thoughtful and impressive campaigner on the campaign trail for Clinton, in contrast to how Trump behaves on the stump with his half-scripted, half-wild rally acts, and tweeting random weirdness in the off hours.

    Just out of curiosity: How would McCain have gone about middle east politics differently? The economic recovery after the collapse? How would Sarah Palin have fared if she had had to step in for McCain in the event of some temporary stress-related health issue of a President McCain? Do you think McCain would have got gitmo got, or we'd still have more or less what we have now on that score?

    It's so easy to drop these "the real threat is Obama and Hillary" gigs into a thread but I'm never sure exactly what you think would have happened if someone else had been President. Of course it's not possible to say, is it.

    So really we are stuck with what we have had and can only guess how other policlies might have affected things. What we have had looks pretty good to me compared to most of what Trump is threatening to do.

    Quite a few countries in Europe are nervous behind the scenes about a Trump presidency. The president of the EU Parliament has come right out and said he hopes Clinton is elected. Actually what he said was pretty tough on Mr. Trump:

    "Trump is not just a problem for the E.U., but for the whole world," Schulz said in an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel.

    Schulz linked the Trump phenomenon to far-right populism in Europe, which is threatening the unity of the European Union, a political project loathed by far-right, nationalist parties throughout the continent.

    "When a man ends up in the White House who boasts about not having a clue and who says that specialist knowledge is elite nonsense, then a critical point has been reached," said Schultz, a center-left German politician who has been president of the E.U.'s legislature since 2012. "Then you will have an obviously irresponsible man sitting in a position that requires the utmost degree of responsibility. My worry is that he may inspire copycats, also in Europe. That's why I hope Hillary Clinton wins."

    Is that a breach of protocol? Yeah, pretty much. Sort of like all the breaches of protocol by Mr. Trump that have caused some Europeans to react in kind, though more of it has gone on behind closed doors or said without permission for attribution.

    So is Trump a potential change artist? Hell yes. I hope we don't get to see that in action. I don't think George Takei's assessment is off the mark at all. Trump is a domestic threat to the USA, and for my money he's a threat to the rest of the world as well.
     
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    wah wah wah. did george hurt your feelings? sheesh you complain as much as your master orangutan
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    he doesn't. i'm pretty sure he reported a sarcastic post of mine a month ago that got me banned for a month
     
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    Ease up, the both of you; you don't want to end up not being able to set the drapes on fire in here on election eve, I trust. We can't do it properly without everyone on deck...
     

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