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Coulter Needs an Enema
by Pythagoras

Ann Coulter is the blonde bomb thrower the conservatives love and the democrats hate. She started her career as an attorney, but has become one of the rights most outspoken talking heads. Her books, which allow her to do the talk show rounds, include High Crimes and Misdemeanors and Slander, both of which were best sellers, despite glaring factual inaccuracies and prose written only slightly above the amateur level.

Her book’s popularity notwithstanding, it’s her columns and inflammatory one-liners that have made her infamous. It’s hard to imagine a liberal making equally derogatory and/or violent remarks about a sitting president, or a conservative, and still being able to have a public voice. For example, Phil Donahue, the only liberal with a primetime cable show, was fired despite having higher ratings than both Chris Mathews and Scarborough. Why? Because he was criticizing the war---in an appropriate manner---while the rest of the media was still playing the role of cheerleader. Compare that with some of Ann Coulter’s comments:

a) We have the worst intelligence agency in the world. And one party is responsible for that. I'm not blaming the Democrats for 9-11 alone. I'm blaming them also for the Cole bombing, for the embassy bombings, for 20 years of attacks that have not been stopped.
(Clinton was only in office for 8 years, so are the republicans responsible for the failures of the other 12? Further, Clinton captured or killed those responsible for virtually every terrorist attack done against America during his terms, and before he left office he warned Bush of Bin Laden’s threat…Bush ignored it, we were attacked and Osama is still on the loose. Hmmm, so who is more responsible for 9-11?)

b) On FOX News Channel's Hannity & Colmes she urged Kerry to release his records to provide, "a little more detail about these alleged Purple Hearts." (His records had been released and posted on his website nearly four months prior to her making this comment.)

c) "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." (Not only is this comment stupid, it inflames the middle east and enables terrorists groups to recruit and gain funding more easily. Way to go, Ann, great conservatives always put their pocketbook above the public's interest. )

d) Teddy Kennedy crawls out of Boston Harbor with a quart of Scotch in one pocket and a pair of pantyhose in the other, and Democrats hail him as their party's spiritual leader. (Ann wishes she could accomplish half of what Kennedy has. Funny, a wealthy person who dedicates his life to helping the poor and keeping America free is bad. I guess Ann would like him more if he was raping the environment.)

e) In reference to who the terrorists prefer, Coulter suggested that the terrorists will try to get Kerry elected because, she reasoned, "I think it's true Democrats are not particularly harsh with our enemies." (Umm…terrorist groups, if they had a choice would probably pick Bush. First, his policies have enabled them to recruit easier and by calling it a “War on Terror” he gave terror groups a legitimacy they had never had. Further, a top ranking Iranian has recently said that Bush has been good for them.)

f) In reference to a surge in woman voting for Bush, she said, “I'm so pleased with my gender. We're not that bright.”

g) On the war hero Max Cleland, "Luckily for Cleland's political career and current pomposity about Bush, he happened to do it [lose an arm and both legs] while in Vietnam." (Nice…heart of gold this one. He loses limbs defending America so that she has the freedom to make these comments….She’s a real piece of work.)

h) Lastly, Ann’s a big fan of airlines performing racial profiling:

Like many of you, I carefully reviewed the lawsuits against the airlines in order to determine which airlines had engaged in the most egregious discrimination, so I could fly only that airline. But oddly, rather than bragging about the charges, the airlines heatedly denied discriminating against Middle Eastern passengers. What a wasted marketing opportunity! Imagine the great slogans the airlines could use:
"Now Frisking All Arabs -- Twice!"
"More Civil-Rights Lawsuits Brought by Arabs Than Any Other Airline!"
"The Friendly Skies -- Unless You're an Arab"
"You Are Now Free to Move About the Cabin -- Not So Fast, Mohammed!"
(Hmmm…spreading a little hate there, Ann—Nice. Yes, the terrorists attacked us, but turning into a discriminatory nation without freedoms is far worse.)

There are many, many more quotes that I could post, but I think this says it all. Ann makes her living spreading hate, and she does so by making sensationalized statements that are usually factually inaccurate or blatant distortions. She’s fortunate to live in a country where the vast majority of our media outlets are controlled by conservatives who are only so willing to allow this no talent hack to earn a living simply because she’s willing to say the most despicable things.

Personally, she makes me sick.



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What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?


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The following comments are for "Coulter Needs an Enema"
by Pythagoras

Ah Ann...
I bailed from reading the rest of your peice when you said "Clinton captured or killed those responsible for virtually every terrorist attack done against America during his terms" Tha's just not true; unless you're talking only the american continent, neglecting the embassies and military around the world. Otherwise, I enjoyed you bringing Coulter into the light for everyone. She is outspoken and quite inflamatory.

Ah Ann, I do so love her...

( Posted by: malthis [Member] On: October 24, 2004 )

Re: Malthis
Ahh, I said “virtually all” meaning...well, virtually all. :)

Here’s a short list of Clinton’s anti-terrorism accomplishments:

a) World Trade Center bombings: Almost all of those responsible where captured and prosecuted.

b) Khobar Towers: All bombers were captured and are imprisoned (albeit by the Saudi Arabian gov’t---they haven’t been as helpful with bush in office---these people are in custody, but we haven’t been allowed to question them. I think there was another set of Saudi Arabia bombings and I think they were all captured and beheaded, but don’t hold me to that.)

c) The African embassy attacks (including Tanzania, etc.) : Four out of the 14 were captured and convicted.

e) Cole Bombings: This happened with only three months left in his term and al Queda wasn’t completely wiped out (obviously), but Clinton ordered the bombings of the training camps in Afghanistan. After this round of bombings, which wrongly included a pharmaceutical plant, the republican pundits swarmed the airways criticizing this action as a diversion and subsequent bombings were halted. Still, with only three months left in office, he did what he could and handed the ball off to GW to finish the job.


Terrorist Acts Avoided or Prevented during his presidency:

a) Abu Sayyaf’s attempt to kill the pope

b) Planned attacks to blow up the Holland tunnel

c) Planned attacks to blow up the Lincoln tunnel

d) Planned attacks to blow up the Los Angeles airport

e) Project Bojinka---the terrorist plot to hijack 12 US airliners---I don't know to what extent we were involved in this one, but I believe we were peripherally.

f) The Millennium Plot: Though it was an observant customs agent who thwarted this attack, I’m certain that Clinton’s active anti-terrorism approach led to a heightened sense of awareness.


Other actions:

a) He ordered the mass production of vaccines for smallpox and anthrax---prior to his administration we had very limited supplies.

b) He passed the airport security bill.

c) He tripled the FBI’s funding for counterterrorism.

d) He passed a counter-terrorism bill.

So, I stand by my "virtually all." Thanks for your comments.

Pythagoras

( Posted by: Pythagoras [Member] On: October 25, 2004 )

Pundits
I've criticized the right for its army of pundits before; the Republicans would do much better to have someone like Jean Kirkpatrick representing them than ... a retarded bimbo like Coulter.

She's got two brain cells to rub together - perhaps she's anorexic and needs to eat something, judging by the look of her.

( Posted by: the alienist [Member] On: October 25, 2004 )

re: Pundits
Alienist, from our side of the aisle,your argument makes sense...but as you well know, the republicans like their pundits to be hatemongers...and Ann is cut from the same cloth as Limbaugh, Hannity, and O'Reilly, she's just the blonde version.

However, the interesting thing about republican pundits to me is that study after study shows that people who listen to them are wrong on the facts: After the Iraq war started studies showed that people who listen to republican sources wrongly believed that Saddam was involved with both terrorism and 9/11, a PBS study recently showed that people who watch fox news are wrong about current events, and the recent PIPA study showed that bush supporters were wrong about where he stood on issues while Kerry supporters knew correctly where he stood.

Don't you think that the republican base would eventually get tired of being misled?

Pythagoras

( Posted by: Pythagoras [Member] On: October 25, 2004 )

Ann Coulter
She is not outspoken, she is obnoxious. Her comments are never constructive. She is just a self-promoter like Rush Limbaugh. Why can't "those" people ever be respectful and thoughtful in their speech? What is the point of arguing on TV?

( Posted by: arc [Member] On: October 25, 2004 )

re:arc
Evidently, screaming, arguing and making crude comments is what appeals to the bulk of the republican base since all the biggest Rep. personalities apply this method...

I think it may have something to do with education...for instance, the average viewer for O'reilly has a high school degree or less, where as the average listener of NPR has a college degree(57%).

Pythagoras

(for more NPR stats visit: http://www.kwmu.org/Support/Underwriting/demographics.html)

( Posted by: Pythagoras [Member] On: October 26, 2004 )

Pythagoras/WOW
I had no idea about those educational statistics but I love them very much!!! I'm glad I'm on the educated side of things...lol

( Posted by: arc [Member] On: October 26, 2004 )

Of COURSE you're on the educated side...
...you're on the LEFT!

You're the only soccer mom I've met that had an IQ in triple digits. =)

Those statistics don't surprise me at all, not in the least. I was sure of it. And I've always said that Americans were anti-intellectual. Well, I just got a DVD that has an interview with the late Phillip K. Dick (classic sci-fi writer who wrote 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep/Blade Runner') saying that "Americans are basically anti-intellectual." He said that in the '60's. It's still devastatingly true, in fact I'm certain it's worse now than it was then.

Our half of the nation is up against a bunch of intellectually, informationally retarded citizens. I'm sure there must be a genetic factor, especially looking at some of the gunbunny yeehaws that vote for anybody Texan... there's something wrong with these folks.

INBREEDING IS EVERYONE'S PROBLEM. PLEASE, BEFORE YOU HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE... GET A BLOOD TEST.

The human genome thanks you.

( Posted by: The Alienist [Member] On: October 26, 2004 )

Claire...
Moderate? Moderate? Ann Coulter lovers are not moderate. I love you very much my darling, angel, sister. You did, not so long ago, have a more moderate mindset. aaahhh, I remember it well...the good old days!!! lol...I know, I know, you're not an Ann Coulter lover (completely)!!! Alienist...you said something nice to me...wow...thanks!

( Posted by: arc [Member] On: October 26, 2004 )

Correction
Ms. Dowd is NOT a liberal when it comes to criticism...in fact, she was as critical of Clinton as anyone...Ms Dowd herself says that she's an equal opportunity criticizer.

The only reason she spent the last four years ripping a republican is because a republican was in office...once Kerry is in place, she'll attack him as well...in fact with this article, she's probably just taking a couple of practice shots. :)

Pythagoras

( Posted by: Pythagoras [Member] On: October 27, 2004 )

Ah, civil discourse
Ms. Coulter demonstrates an amazing degree of restraint- she refuses to allow her vaunted intellect to interfere with her vile excretions of bigoted bile. But she's thoughtful. Her advocacy of forced conversion brings to mind Bush's statement-"This is a crusade"- beware the American Inquisition. Ann herself should consider converting to Christianity- a faith that embraces love and tolerance,qualities obviously alien to her imperceptible soul.

Kudos for the phrase "blonde bomb thrower"-
wish I'd have thunk it.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 27, 2004 )

I suspect...
...that Ann Coulter engaged in an inordinate and unhealthy amount of protein consumption during her endeavors to become a lawyer on the bar, from the time she stepped on-campus at whatever college where she took her undergraduate degree.

Ahem.... in my opinion/suspicion.

( Posted by: The Alienist [Member] On: October 29, 2004 )

Airlines
We all know that anyone could be a terrorist. Even an 80 year old sweediesh woman. Afterall it would be silly to think that the terrorists had anything obvious in commom besides being terrorists. WOAH! Wait a minute? They did have somethng in common? They were all Muslim? GEE GOLLY GOSH! I'd feel safer flying on airlines who frisk the most arabs. Last time I flew on a plane security stopped me and let a woman covered head to toe in a burka walk on without question. You couldnt even see her face. How can they verify that it wasn't a man in a burka? Or that she wasnt a terrorist? The airline was being politically correct and decided to frisk me at the bottom of an escalator and again at the top. As if I changed sides on the trip up. I wouldnt be surprised if terrorists have concidered using the PC movement to their advantage and wearing burkas pretending to be women knowing everyone is too PC to ask they remove it. hmmm

( Posted by: Thinspiration [Member] On: October 31, 2004 )

The problem with hate...
The problem with hate is it prevents you from reasoning or applying rational thought.

You are right....all of the terrorists on 9/11 were muslim, but all of the Okla. bombers where white hill-billies...The Unabomber wasn't a muslim either, come to think of it...hmmm....

You see not all terrorists are muslim....not all people who blow up planes are muslim. Not all people who kill are muslim. Not all people who hate america are muslim.

But more importantly, we shouldn't persecute billions of people because a few flew a plane into our buildings...We shouldn't allow hate to cloud our thoughts...you want to prevent more terrorists attacks?

Start treating people of the world with value and respect...instead of like cattle. Stop infringing on their land, their lives, their freedoms and beliefs....stop descriminating against them when they are in our country and most importantly, when they are in their own.

Stop listening to people who preach hate...they are stupid, and if you listen to them, then you will be too.

Pythagoras

( Posted by: Pythagoras [Member] On: November 1, 2004 )

Mr.Pythagoras
My first comment wasn't posted. I think I enjoyed your title too much! HA HA HA HA HA!!! This is worth a million.

( Posted by: MrBlack [Member] On: November 4, 2004 )

Fluidity
Ah, Ms. Coulter needs an enema, and being an ex-hospital orderly, I'm just the one to do it. Now to dream up the fluid concoction that would be suitable... Sounds like a good story line that could be posted under Fantasy or Science Fiction: "The Enemazation of Ann."

Speaking of fluids, that's just what your writing is - fluid, well-reasoned and well-researched.

I've come to your posts late - I wish I had time to read and comment more.



( Posted by: gomarsoap [Member] On: February 1, 2005 )





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