Skip to comments.Ann Coulter - THE LOSS THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!
Posted on 11/17/2004 4:05:44 PM PST by Dan Evans
By Ann Coulter
As we wait for CBS to concede the election, Democrats are claiming Kerry lost because Americans are stupid -- and if there's one thing voters respond to, it's crude insults.
This is not only the first step of a brilliant strategy to win the red states back, but also inconsistent with the Democrats' theory that Bush was an illegitimate president for the last four years because Democratic voters in Florida were too dumb to follow an arrow to the circle by Al Gore (news - web sites)'s name. How stupid were the alleged Gore-supporters who couldn't figure out how to cast a vote in the 2000 election?
Using classical Marxist thinking, liberals can't fathom how issues like abortion and gay marriage could trump ordinary people's economic interests -- which liberals axiomatically assume are furthered by the Democrats' offers of government assistance. Democrats are saying to voters: How can you be so stupid to subordinate your own selfish economic interests to "moral values," the betterment of the country and the general welfare of people you don't even know?
It can only be false consciousness. If liberals think the Bush vote was composed of illiterate homophobes who fear women in the workplace, perhaps the Democrats should start demanding literacy tests to vote.
Garry Wills -- who fills in "occupation" on his federal tax return with "self-hating Catholic" -- denounced America in The New York Times as an unenlightened nation full of people who believe "more fervently in the Virgin Birth than in evolution."
By contrast, apparently, "enlightened" people believe in the Aborted Birth more fervently than they believe in national defense. And just in the interest of fairness here, Garry: At least there's some documentation on the Virgin Birth story. For people who believe so fervently in evolution, these Bush mandate-deniers sure are resistant to it on a personal level.
On the same day, on the same nuanced Times editorial page, both Wills and Maureen Dowd wrote that Kerry was defeated by a "jihad" of Christians. The jihadists, according to Wills, were driven by "fundamentalist zeal, a rage at secularity, religious intolerance, fear of and hatred for modernity." Dowd said they were "a devoted flock of evangelicals, or 'values voters,' as they call themselves ... opposing abortion, suffocating stem cell research and supporting a constitutional amendment against gay marriage." Finally -- a jihad liberals oppose!
Speaking of gay marriage, as long as liberals are so big on discussing "mandates" and whether Bush has one (they say he does not), I think the one thing we can all agree on is that there is definitely a "mandate" against gay marriage. In fact, a clear majority of us are uncomfortable with the word "mandate" because it sounds like Wayne asking Stephen out for dinner and a movie.
Reacting to Bush's re-election in that calm, reasoned way we have come to expect of liberals, they are running to psychotherapists, threatening to move to Canada and warning of a fascist police state -- including their fear of a Hollywood "blacklist." (Now you understand how the myth of McCarthyism began, red states!)
One depressed Kerry voter committed suicide at Ground Zero. Meanwhile, the entire Democratic Party is also contemplating political suicide by making Howard Dean (news - web sites) its next chairman.
Some Democrats are so despondent they've contemplated (hushed whisper) prayer. They're just not sure if they're supposed to pray to Bill Clinton (news - web sites) or to their "Higher Power."
The day after the election, documentary filmmaker and Upper West Side denizen Mitch Wood told The New York Times: "Watching my kids this morning, going down the street, flicking things in the air, jumping around, I wondered, are they going to have that sense of freedom that I had growing up?"
As if on cue, a commercial jetliner piloted by Islamofascist hijackers did NOT crash in front of Wood at this point, killing his entire family instantly, in silent testimony to the national security we currently enjoy under President Bush (news - web sites). Wood gave no indication of noticing this.
A teacher on the Upper West Side, Ireena Gurvich, said, "I'm thinking of leaving the country." Gurvich said she wanted to go to Canada because, "it's a kinder and gentler United States." And yet you still ask why our children cannot read or write.
Another denizen of the Upper West Side, Patty Fondrie, said: "If it gets bad, we'll go to France," where she will probably be murdered by Muslims.
Michael Conway, an administrator at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif., was quoted in the Times worrying, "What's going to happen, some kind of blacklist?" -- suggesting an entirely new, if somewhat scatological connotation, to the term "A-list."
I think we have a long way to go from Michael Moore being an honored guest at the Democratic National Convention to a "blacklist" -- except for actors who believe abortion and gay marriage are "wrong." But here's hoping.
I agree 100%.
PaDad once found the liner of a Nike sneaker in ours (after he took it off the floor and dispatched me to the hardware store for yet another wax ring--he replaces them each time he has had to 'plumb.') We had to wonder if someone put their foot in there? Also, the wings of a Nerf football...foam, I guess, does not flush. BUT NOBODY KNEW HOW THEY GOT THERE!!!
Count me in on the Mel rule. And thanks for the pics!
First time I can remember Coulter ever mentioning the evil Dowd by name. Ooooohhh - catfight?
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How is an effective working majority in the House and Senate, and a dedicated Administration team, not a "mandate"?
The "Formr Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001" had a LOT less popular support, and yet HE had a "mandate" in 1993. Which he promptly p*ssed away.
Garry Wills ---- denounced America in The New York Times as an unenlightened nation full of people who believe "more fervently in the Virgin Birth than in evolution."
I plead guilty as charged.
Dowd said they were "a devoted flock of evangelicals, or 'values voters,' as they call themselves ... opposing abortion, suffocating stem cell research and supporting a constitutional amendment against gay marriage."
If I may substitute the Right to Keepand Bear Arms for supporting a Constitutional Amendment against gay marriage, again I would plead guilty as charged.
I am not against a Constitutional Amendment against gay mariage, I am just a anti abortion, pro second amendment guy.
ping for a good read
Does this mean we're jihadists for Jesus?
when you're right, you're right!!!!
"Am I right?"
Ack! I have never seen a chick airbrushed enough to look like the hood of a car.
We don't have any (human) kids, but when I hear the parrot mutter to himself, "bad bird... bad bird...", I know it's time to go see what he's up to.
He also scolds the dogs and cats when appropriate (e.g. "Holly, *stop* it..."), so he's a pretty handy "trouble alarm".
ROFL! Musta been a whole tub of Vaseline on that lens. Or on the model (not that there's anything wrong with that...) Or both.
LOL! I could see me (a Sailor) using a parrot as my child monitor:
**SQUAACK!** "Kids are effing up, kids are effing up!!" **whistle**
If only out taglines were longer...that one is a keeper...
What kind of sick mind "fervently" believes in evolution?
If evolution is the true mechanism for the coming-to-being of man, then the details are ultimately irrlevant. It is what it is, and it doesn't matter to us one way or the other. We are but a blip in a billion-year-long process of no consequence to anyone but ourselves, so who gives a fig where we came from or where we're going?
Whereas the Virgin Birth is of immediate importance in the everyday world, so it makes sense to "fervently" believe in the Virgin Birth. What makes no sense to me at all is a "lukewarm" belief in the Virgin Birth. If you believe, the entire world is transformed by the effects of that event, so it should be important to you.
I will answer my own first question about the sick mind.
The person who "fervently" believes in evolution wants to demonstrate to his lessers that their belief in God is misguided superstition. It is of central importance to such a person that their is no Deity, and that we are all products of random, accidental interactions. To them, evolution is of vital interest because it "proves" the non-existance of God.
To such people, I happily say, "Go away!"
Look at this image. It certainly isn't the product of evolution. On the other hand, it wasn't created by intelligent design. I didn't create that image. No artist drew it. And it isn't the result of any random process.
It is part of the infinite fractal image created from the very simple Mandelbrot formula:
z'=z*z + c
Some parts of the Mandelbrot image are quite beautiful and others are somewhat disturbing -- but always varied. That same formula also produces this:
As far as we know, the universe is governed by simple mathematical rules. Scientists are sometimes asked, "If the rules are simple, then why is the universe so complex? The standard answer used to be that somehow random variation in the space-time fabric causes the complexity.
But today we know that infinitely complex things can be created without any randomness at all.
Maybe there is another alternative between evolution and intelligent design.
Complexity is not the equivalent of design. When you show me a fractal pattern that can, oh, say provide 240 horsepower and 211 lb-ft of torque and fit beneath the hood of my Volvo 240, maybe I'll concede that you have a point.
You can make pretty pictures with fractals, but they are meaningless.
Thanks for the post Dan!
The chaos theory is a very interesting area of study and Mandelbrot sets are usually analyzed in conjunction with the chaos theory. I have done a thesis on chaos theory in college and I personally find Julia sets and images of Julia sets very aesthetically pleasing as well.
Many scientists believe that twentieth century science will be known for only three theories: relativity, quantum mechanics, and chaos.
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