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Ann Coulter Slammed by Conservatives for Dissing Soccer
newsmax.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Drew MacKenzie

Posted on 07/01/2014 3:15:08 PM PDT by PROCON

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter has been shown a red card for her controversial comments criticizing the World Cup and calling soccer a girls’ game.

On the eve of the United States game against Belgium, Coulter has been blasted by fellow conservatives who have scoffed at her claim that "any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation’s moral decay," Politico reported.

On Fox & Friends, host Brian Kilmeade attacked Coulter, saying, "I will outline what she said and try to find anything factual in it. That will be an interesting little exercise."

And Fox News host Shep Smith said sarcastically, "I'm told it's a sign of moral decay. It's not."

Although millions of Americans are watching every match in the tournament being held in Brazil, especially the U.S. team, Coulter suggested that only Americans of Hispanic descent are viewing the games.

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I'm not a soccer fan but love Coulter.

I know, I know...TTIUWOP


1 posted on 07/01/2014 3:15:08 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Coulter has supported a second Romney run, and also had a love affair with Krispy.

Notice, she is beating up on soccer. Okay, fine, I don’t like it either. But are there not MORE IMPORTANT things to be attacked, Ann??? How about the voter fraud in Mississippi?!?!


2 posted on 07/01/2014 3:16:49 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: PROCON

Fox News — working hard to pander and osculate hispanic posteriors.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 3:18:09 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: PROCON

She dumped on conservatives years ago. I don’t forget and forgive.

Soccer, meh, to each his own.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 3:19:31 PM PDT by bgill
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To: PROCON

Most things in our current society are signs of moral decay. Watching a bunch of guys in shorts kicking a ball up and down a field is meaningful how? Just another symptom of an entertainment-based culture.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 3:19:56 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: PROCON

Once again, the Right seems to be missing the point here. The World Cup should be more than just “dissed” but boycotted for being held in a country that went through its streets and did away with its street children to make Rio look better in preparation for the games.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 3:21:27 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PROCON; All

Slammed by Conservatives???

Is this Coulter issue possibly a GOP ploy to divert attention from the Mississippi voting situation?


7 posted on 07/01/2014 3:22:32 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I saw the players limbering up today and I thought I was watching the first act of “A Chorus Line.” I’ll stick to baseball.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 3:23:21 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: PROCON

She’s right.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 3:23:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: PROCON
"Coulter suggested that only Americans of Hispanic descent are viewing the games."

Dullards never seem to get ironic/sarcastic humor.
I'm not as gaga over Ann as I used to be (not at all gaga, really) but she is still entertaining - and nobody skewers the libs quite like her (unless your name is Mark Steyn)

10 posted on 07/01/2014 3:26:32 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: PROCON

Coulter was largely just trolling for fun with this column.

Not saying that she secretly LIKES soccer, mind you, but the entire tone of the piece is tongue in cheek, IMO.

And wow, did she ever catch some whoppers with her trolling. As she put it, some people had “a hissy fit” over the column.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 3:26:55 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: miss marmelstein
I saw the players limbering up today and I thought I was watching the first act of “A Chorus Line.” I’ll stick to baseball.

ROTFLMAO!!! Best soccer-related post of the day!

12 posted on 07/01/2014 3:27:35 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PapaNew

[ Once again, the Right seems to be missing the point here. The World Cup should be more than just “dissed” but boycotted for being held in a country that went through its streets and did away with its street children to make Rio look better in preparation for the games. ]

WAIT, WHAT???

Did Bartry arrange an OIL for KIDS exchange with Brazil????

Maybe we should check if the dreamers at the border speak Portugese????

And ask where the hell our oil is....


13 posted on 07/01/2014 3:30:07 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: pogo101

Coulter was largely just trolling for fun with this column.

That is how I read it, part of the problem today with this country is that peopel take sports too seriously and the loss of their freedoms not seriously enough...


14 posted on 07/01/2014 3:31:19 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: PROCON

Ann Coulter is only looking to draw attention to herself. Whenever she is on tv, I change the channel.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 3:31:22 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: PROCON

Shep Smith a conservative? Hahahahahahaha!


16 posted on 07/01/2014 3:32:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: PROCON

If people are talking about Ann, Ann is happy.


17 posted on 07/01/2014 3:36:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I don't feel obligated to provide you with a non-boring gun.)
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To: PROCON

Soccer is like Harry Potter. If you don’t know or care that much about either, you can put them down as signs of decadence and blame them for a lot. But then there are people who are really into soccer or Harry Potter who’ll take you on and make things hot for you. Eventually, a tipping point is reached where enough people have grown up with something like that, and the old attacks — even if they’re valid — don’t get much of a hearing anymore.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 3:37:17 PM PDT by x
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To: PROCON

Whatever, the US just lost to Belgium 2-1 and are out of the World Cup. So, interest is soccer around the US will plummet once more until the next WC.

The international spectacle and the US as an improving underdog generates a fair amount of interest during the WC, but now it’s time to get back to off-season football and baseball.


19 posted on 07/01/2014 3:37:23 PM PDT by Will88
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To: PROCON

Ann Coulter is a bomb thrower (AKA Troll).


20 posted on 07/01/2014 3:40:13 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: PROCON

It’s a funny column. You have to have a sense of humor to appreciate it. Liberals — and, I guess, these “conservatives” — have no sense of humor.


21 posted on 07/01/2014 3:45:57 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: PROCON
Shep Smith likes succer?

Surprise, surprise!

22 posted on 07/01/2014 3:47:19 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: trisham

I thought her take was hilarious.


23 posted on 07/01/2014 3:57:23 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: pogo101

You’re right on, pogo

Why in hell does everyone have to be offended by everything?

Loosen up, people. You’re getting as bad the freakin’ liberals.


24 posted on 07/01/2014 4:03:50 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: PROCON
I believe a Yellow Card is typically issued first:


25 posted on 07/01/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT by mikrofon (Go USA! Bump)
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To: JennysCool

We’ve really been having a meltdown on the humor front at FR lately. I’ve never known a time where so many people didn’t get a joke or sarcasm or a funny snark. Coulter’s column was funny. Especially to those of us who loath and despise (as Curtis Sliwa would say) the game of soccer.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Tried watching US v Belgium this afternoon.

Soccer is even more boring than hockey — heck soccer makes hockey look like an interesting game!


27 posted on 07/01/2014 4:15:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PROCON

Can no one take a joke anymore? Sheesh! What’s next, the Redskins?


28 posted on 07/01/2014 4:15:20 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: PapaNew
Once again, the Right seems to be missing the point here. The World Cup should be more than just “dissed” but boycotted for being held in a country that went through its streets and did away with its street children to make Rio look better in preparation for the games.

If you cared to check you would see that Mayor Daley in Chicago did exactly the same thing when the World Cup was played there in 1994. Lighten up and wise up.

29 posted on 07/01/2014 4:15:31 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BenLurkin

Boredom is actually another sign of moral decay. You can either stop watching or demand more. So when hockey, soccer, baseball and football can no longer entertain the masses, will gladiator games start appearing in arenas?


30 posted on 07/01/2014 4:20:11 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: PROCON

I’m with Ann. Soccer is a squish game. America is Football and baseball. We don’t need no steenking soccer. LOL!


31 posted on 07/01/2014 4:20:16 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Don Corleone
Lighten up? The slaughter of many children to clear the streets of Rio is nothing???

Can't believe that's coming from this side of the aisle.

32 posted on 07/01/2014 4:20:45 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Already here. It’s called “Mixed Martial Arts”


33 posted on 07/01/2014 4:21:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PROCON

Image running ‘round a huge grassy field with a ball.. But DON’T USE YOUR HANDS. LOL Soccer is a joke. It’s 80% chance, and 20% skill.


34 posted on 07/01/2014 4:23:07 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Viennacon
Coulter has supported a second Romney run, >>>

And how many times did Nixon run?

Just sayin'........

35 posted on 07/01/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: PROCON

Shep Smith defending soccer kinda proves Colter’s point.


36 posted on 07/01/2014 4:28:50 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (1 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. Psalm 50 v 10)
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To: miss marmelstein
Someone took a poll and found that 35% of liberals, 34% of moderates, and 27% of conservatives are following the World Cup. When the World Cup is not being played, only 24% of liberals, 21% of moderates, and 14% of conservatives follow soccer.

Ann said no one whose great-grandfather was born in the US is following the World Cup. There's a problem--most people have 4 great-grandfathers (only 2 if their parents were first cousins). Two of my great-grandfathers were born in the US and two were born in Europe. So I should half-watch the games?

The cartoonist Gary Varvel had a great cartoon on June 27 about the World Cup.

In the first box, a boy excitedly tells his dad: "USA advances!" His dad asks, "So we won?"

In the second box the boy says, "No, we lost." The dad asks, "How's that?"

In the third box, the boy explains, "Ghana lost." The dad observes, "But we played Germany."

In the final box, the boy says, "That's right" and the dad says, "I'm going back to baseball."

37 posted on 07/01/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Viennacon
Breathe. Easy. Breathe. Deep breaths, now.

We can't have a little fun. We ALWAYS have to stay in the defensive zone?

That's kind of pathetic.
38 posted on 07/01/2014 4:37:32 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: righttackle44

When you are under constant attack, yes


39 posted on 07/01/2014 4:38:45 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Durbin
I change the channel.

I do the same with Shep Smith.

I can't think of one person Smith could interview that would obviate that action.

I rarely partake of tv news any more, even before BHO, to the extent I can't even remember the last time I watched FNC, let alone changed the channel when Smith irritatingly popped up.

40 posted on 07/01/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: doorgunner69

“Shep Smith likes succer?”

Maybe not soccer, but definitely the first act of Chorus Line.


41 posted on 07/01/2014 4:47:40 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Once a politician has determined to do anything to keep his seat, he no longer deserves it.)
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"Maybe not soccer, but definitely the first act of Chorus Line."

Having never seen it, I can guess..............

42 posted on 07/01/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: who knows what evil?; miss marmelstein
thought I was watching the first act of “A Chorus Line

The difference is chorus girls don't keel over, writhe and whimper and wet themselves for no apparent reason.

43 posted on 07/01/2014 4:52:21 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes, because baseball players are the epitome of sporting physicality. Steroid sodden sport whose greatest player is a fatso.

Baseball is for people too poor to afford sleeping pills. Give me soccer anyday over that slow, dull, 4hr snoozefest. A game based on English rounders for little girls.

Soccer is at least 90m of continuous movement, baseball is SO slow and dull. And not even American.


44 posted on 07/01/2014 4:58:29 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: miss marmelstein

Do baseball players eveb warm up?.

Yes, how silly of soccer players to warm up and stretch their bodies like professional athletes.


45 posted on 07/01/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: PROCON

People that don’t “get” Coulter, don’t “get” hyperbole either.


46 posted on 07/01/2014 5:07:38 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Football, baseball are not American. You DO realise that?.

Although Americans are the only people who can watch two sports which take 3-4 hrs to complete, and then with no sense of irony complain that soccer is slow and dull.


47 posted on 07/01/2014 5:08:12 PM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: the scotsman

Uh oh. The scotsman has surfaced...correcting hundreds of freepers as we go...


48 posted on 07/01/2014 5:10:34 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Watching a bunch of guys in shorts kicking a ball up and down a field is meaningful how?

Yeah, it's not nearly as meaningful as watching a bunch of gorillas in armor beating the snot out of each other for five seconds in between beer commercials.

49 posted on 07/01/2014 5:11:56 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: the scotsman

Oh, the lack of irony charge tonight, scotsman! You’re in rare form! Sitting by your fireside with your single malt scotch and your itchy kilt correcting us low-life Americans again. I feel like I’m lost in the comments section of The London Times.


50 posted on 07/01/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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