Thursday, December 08, 2005

A horse is a horse, of course, of course

Ann Coulter cut short her speech at UConn the other day, unable to continue over the noise of hecklers. She instead went straight into a Q & A session, after snarking, "I love to engage in repartee with people that are a lot stupider than I am." Here's a sample of this woman's bile:
  • When asked what she'd do if she ever had a child who came out as gay, she replied, "I'd say, "Did I ever tell you you're adopted?""
  • She called US Senator Barbara Boxer a great candidate for Democrats "because she is a woman and learning disabled."
  • She limped out this old one, too: "If the Democrats want to stick to the middle of the road, why did they pick Ted Kennedy. Didn't he have some trouble sticking to the middle of the road?"

I'm not convinced she believes half the shit she says. Some of this hate she spews is because it pads her bank account if she's provocative. In my mind, that's almost worse because she incites people all too willing to have someone give voice to their bigotry.

link via towleroad


freakgirl said...

I love the Mr. Ed picture. Good on you. Most of her jokes are the cheap shots, aimed at someone's physical appearance, so she deserves it.

I agree that she doesn't believe half the shit she says. And that does make her worse. As a feminist woman, I feel about her the same way Margaret Cho feels about Michelle Malkin. Part of you is sort of glad that a woman has broken through the glass ceiling of anything, but you almost feel pity on that woman because she's just being used by the cause because she's different and attracts a bigger audience.

Says Ms. Cho: "The terrible thing about invisibility is the lengths that we will go to in order to be seen. If spouting racist propaganda and being a tool for the conservatives are worth the right to exist in the monochromatic world of right wing political pandering then I applaud Malkin's effort. She inflames the need to uphold the ideals of equality and fairness, and she puts a new face on hate. I'd be happy to argue with someone who looks a bit like me for a change.

African Americans have Clarence Thomas and Condoleeza Rice. There's a new race traitor on the block, and her name's Michelle!"

The Other Andrew said...

I've heard Ann Coulter's name all over the blogsphere, but have never really understood who she was. Wow, she's really nasty - and not in a good way.

I heart Margaret Cho. I remember one warm summer night they played a special of her stand-up on our tv here, and I could hear two of my neighbours cracking up at exactly the same gags I was. It was a bonding moment.

freakgirl said...

The geekboy won't even watch Margaret Cho with me anymore because I go around repeating her stuff constantly. A man can only listen to his wife scream "PUSSY WRITE LETTER" so many times.

As for Ann Coulter, she holds a special place of HATE in my heart. My father thinks she's hot. Sometimes I wonder if I was adopted.

The Other Andrew said...

Pray for adoption FG.

luscious loulou said...

I found this lovely example of Ann in Canada:
"Ann Coulter is a loudmouth ignoramus who spouts her outrageous nationalist inaccuracies on American television with little challenge from the empty talking heads who interview her. But she finally found someone to stand up to her, in Canada--and she was exposed for the arrogant fool she is. Interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Company's Bob McKeown for the investigative TV broadcast "The Fifth Estate," which devoted an hour-long January 26 special to how U.S. media have been highjacked by conservative bullies, Coulter was berating Canada for not sending troops to Iraq when she displayed her empty-headedness in the following exchange:

Coulter: "Canada used to be one of our most loyal friends and vice-versa. I mean Canada sent troops to Vietnam - was Vietnam less containable and more of a threat than Saddam Hussein?"

McKeown interrupts: "Canada didn't send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter: "I don't think that's right."

McKeown: "Canada did not send troops to Vietnam."

Coulter (looking desperate): "Indochina?"

McKeown: "Uh no. Canada ...second World War of course. Korea. Yes. Vietnam No."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

McKeown: "No, took a pass on Vietnam."

Coulter: "I think you're wrong."

McKeown: "No, Australia was there, not Canada."

Coulter: "I think Canada sent troops."

McKeown: "No."

Coulter: "Well. I'll get back to you on that."

McKeown tags out in script:

"Coulter never got back to us -- but for the record, like Iraq, Canada sent no troops to Vietnam."

Can I kick her? "Hogtie/ball-gag and not in a fun way" her, can I, pleasepleaseplease?

Thanks, Michael. I googled Ann Coulter Canada and found lots of really interesting stuff.

Ooh, ooh more:"COULTER: There is also something called, when you're allowed to exist on the same continent of the United States of America, protecting you with a nuclear shield around you, you're polite and you support us when we've been attacked on our own soil. They [Canada] violated that protocol.


COULTER: They better hope the United States doesn't roll over one night and crush them. They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent.


COULTER: We could have taken them [Canada] over so easily.

[ALAN] COLMES: We could have taken them over? Is that what you want?

COULTER: Yes, but no. All I want is the western portion, the ski areas, the cowboys, and the right-wingers."

Ouch. Not our cowboys!!!

The Other Andrew said...

Someone snag me one of them cowboys, if they're up for grabs would ya? I feel a 'Brokeback' coming on.

Michael said...

freakgirl, wow! That is a perspective that I've completely missed. Figures I have Cho (and you) to thank. She is fucking hilarious, too. Cho. I love when she does her Mom, like when Mom asks Margaret if she's gay..over and over.

True, Andrew, Miss Coulter is not nasty in a good way at all. She's part of a nasty phenomenon we have here where these parasites are feeding off/inflaming this undercurrent of bigotry and racism in the country. Witness conservative talk radio and FOX news.

And freakgirl, like Coulter would, sometimes I think my Dad thinks that I was adopted. How else could this be? That might come out poignant or sad on paper, but it's really just silly/true.

loulou, I found a whole page or two not long back citing instances like some of those you mention, with people calling her out on all the inaccuracies and myths she passes off unchallenged by fact. She often gets away with it by taking a cue from the Bush administration--she usually only appears in front of sympathetic audiences and with interviewers who gang up on the liberal flack they hook in with them. Speaking of Bush, there's an interesting article at Slate where they talk about how they sneer at spinning the news and just manufacture it wholecloth.
I heart Jacob Weisberg. You know Jewish guys love to cater to their girls, right? And by 'cater' I mean they will stay down there until you call them off. We need to get us a couple of them.

Andrew, I fell asleep on the couch at 8P (hence the 'no comment'). When I awoke, I was treated to a vision of Heath shoving Jake against a wall while inhaling his lower face. One more week!

luscious loulou said...

Oh, brilliant slate article.

Quotes: "rolling-your-own news"

"The administration's need to outsource its propaganda work—for reasons of deniability, not efficiency..."

"...the parasitic fruit not just of unchecked self-puffery but of a lucrative new patronage network."

"...the suspicion grows that Bush, in his righteous cocoon … is not just spreading BS but has come to believe it himself."

Yum. "Parasitic fruit. Self-puffery." Eggzellent.

Cater? Yum. Yes. So, what do I do? I go to to look at photos of men who are "open to possibilities" and live on this continent (not overly zealous). I've got 6 East Coast toned-body, snowboarding, broadway/shopping/cooking-loving possibles in like 3 minutes. A new world is opening up! Oy gevelt! Who knew?

For my next google: Why are Jewish guys so hot in bed? Film at eleven.