Skip to comments.report: HUNDREDS turned away as Ann Coulter ENERGIZES packed house at Loyola Marymount - PHOTOS!
Posted on 01/20/2006 5:58:42 PM PST by RonDog
The following "Letter from the Editors" (printed in the program for last night's event) set the tone for the entire evening:"...Many people say that this a politically apathetic campus.Well, they certainly got THAT part right!
They say that LMU students don't care don't care about worldly issues. The critics believe that this evening will be a failure. They think that students won't show up for this once in a lifetime event. They think that we wont't be mature enough to allow the speakers to express their views. They don't think that this university is ready to join the elites.
But on Thursday night, we the student body of LMU will once again prove our critics wrong.
The university is having an awakening, and this event will be an indication of what's to come.
We will greet two of the biggest names in politics with dignity and respect..."It must be a RELIGIOUS school thing. :o)If last night's event was a test, LMU passed with flying colors! Not only did they prove that they had good manners, they turned out in MUCH LARGER numbers than the nay-sayers had predicted, completely overwhelming the tiny venue chosen this FIRST of what now may be MANY similar events.
Both Ann and the Serpenthead seem to have been surprised by the very different (i.e., thoughtful, and RESPECTFUL) kind of audience that they encountered last night during their "back-to-back" appearances at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles last night, which were part of "First Ammendment Week," sponsored by the LMU student newspaper, the Loyolan.
Not sure about Carville, but I understand that Ann generally encounters a MUCH DIFFERENT reception on a OTHER college campi -- where she has had to deal with pie-throwing goons, and disruptors blasting loud music through the PA system during her speech, to drown out her voice.Our small group of FReepers (and FRiends of Ann) who were able to get inside saw virtually NO protestors outside, and only TWO (rather lame) attempts to heckle her inside...More soon.
Students fill Burns Back Court for Carville and Coulter
Issue date: 1/18/06 Section: News
Burns Back Court was packed to capacity last night as members of the LMU community piled in to see back-to-back speeches from political strategist James Carville and political commentator Ann Coulter as a part of the Loyolan's fourth annual First Amendment Week.
A line for the event began forming at 4:30 p.m., 90 minutes before the doors opened. There were 750 chairs set up in Burns Back Court, and many students stood in the back of the room once the chairs were all filled. When Carville's speech began, there were still hundreds of people waiting outside the Back Court, although when others left, those still waiting in line were allowed to enter.
"We were so happy that so many students came out to support the event, and it was unfortunate we could not accommodate everyone," said Loyolan interim Editor in Chief Natalie Nordseth. "It reflects so well on this university that there was such a positive response and we will definitely take that into consideration when planning next year's program."
Nordseth said that the Loyolan is already looking into speakers for next year's First Amendment Week, and encouraged the LMU community to submit suggestions. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ROAR Network and LMUTV will replay Carville's speech and question and answer session as well Coulter's question and answer session from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. beginning today on channel six.
We will have MUCH BETTER photographs of our lovely Ann posted on this thread -- soon!It is a good thing that we had OUR OWN photographer on site. :o)
Great pics - there my friends is visual demonstration of the difference between Good and Evil. (Evil is on top :))
Good grief, what's with that oompah-loompah shirt Carville's wearing?
If last night's event was a test, LMU passed with flying colors!From the pre-FReep thread, that would be THIS place:
Not only did they prove that they had good manners, they turned out in MUCH LARGER numbers than the nay-sayers had predicted, completely overwhelming the tiny venue chosen this FIRST of what now may be MANY similar events.
Rec Center Back Court-Burns
|This facility is located on the 2nd floor of the Burns Recreation Center. This large basketball court can be converted into any set up style desired.|
|Maximum Capacity||500 (theater style)|
Good grief, what's with that oompah-loompah shirt Carville's wearing?oompah-loompah shirt?
Way to go, Ann!Amen!
More on THAT, later.
One of the BIG winners of last night's event -- besides ANN, of course -- was THIS courageous (and determined) young woman, from www.laloyolan.com:
Natalie was one of the driving forces behind last night's ENORMOUS (if somewhat imperfect) success, which was sponsored by the LMU student newspaper, The LOYOLAN.
Natalie Nordseth - Managing Editor
Natalie Nordseth is a political science and communication studies major from Dallas, Texas.
You can e-mail her at email@example.com.
Way to go, NATALIE!Note to potential organizers of "Ann" events at OTHER colleges:NATALIE got to hang out with Ann, before AND after the event, as she SHE was the event co-ordinator.How's THAT for a reward for doing the right thing?
Its the expressions that betray their inner thoughts.
Other than that, the mans a moron.
Carville looks like a pack of life savers.
Coulter....well....oh baby come to Papa!!
Why does "Beauty and the Beast" come to mind right now?
Her Alma Mater desperately needs her.
LOL - I think my brother had a shirt like that back in the 7th grade.
Westcheste home of LAX
Mary had the night off so he had to dress himself.
LOL!...All He needs, is an Accordion and a peaked Wool Cap.
Found it "R"
That's not Carville!
He's just VILE !
Looks like he's pickin his nose and chuckin it into his coffee mug. Wouldn't surprise me. Carville is clearly mentally disordered.
Can't wait for the pics!Our digital pictures should be posted online soon.
I hope Ann got to talk without the lib idiots trying to shout her down!
In addition to THOSE images, we should be able to get some screen captures HERE, if we can figure out where to watch the "ROAR Network."
The ROAR Network and LMUTV will replay Carville's speech and question and answer session as well Coulter's question and answer session at the following times:
Friday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21 at noon and 8 p.m.
Sunnday, Jan. 22 at noon and 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 23 at noon, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight
Tuesday, Jan. 24 at noon, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight
Wednesday, Jan. 25 at noon, 10 p.m. and midnight
Thursday, Jan. 26 at noon, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight
Friday, Jan. 27 at noon, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight
Saturday, Jan. 28 at noon, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight
Sunday, Jan. 29 at noon, 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight
Monday, Jan 30 at noon and 8 p.m.
Is she coming back to Michigan anytime soon?Thank you for asking!
That gives me the opportunity to post THIS calendar, from the other thread.
See also, from www.YAF.org:
Thanks for the report. Good news. Great job LM organizers & participants.
Coulter....well....oh baby come to Papa!!While we wait for OUR pictures to be ready, here is a MUCH better picture of our favorite conservative "poster girl" that the YAFers have for sale here:
Thanks for the report. Good news.But wait, there's more!
Since we were not able to meet Ann IN PERSON after the event -- and God knows, we TRIED! -- we went for the next best thing, and starting working the crowd for recruits to the LMU College Republican club, which we were told has been somewhat moribund since the last election.
There were a handful of LMU undergrads who were hanging out after Ann's speech with us -- until we found out that "she had left the building" (a la Elvis) -- and they expressed an interest for REVIVING the CRs on LMU!Ann truly DID "energize the crowd" last night!
We exchanged contact information with some of them, and intend to support any future events that they chose to sponsor......just like we did with the CRs from Santa Monica College HERE:
"Welcome Back, W!" HUNDREDS rally near Santa Monica airport to support President Bush new PHOTOS!
FREEP REPORT: FReepers defend America's honor from leftist scum in Santa Monica ^ | August 16, 2004 | RonDog [and FRiends]
Posted on 08/16/2004 10:27:53 PM PDT by RonDog
image courtesy of Chris HaasLast Thursday afternoon, HUNDREDS of happy, smiling, flag-waving patriotic Americans gathered outside a "private, secret" fundraiser at the Santa Monica airport to welcome President Bush back to Los Angeles, for his first visit to southern California since March 2004.
Two very highly respected sources independently calculated that over FIFTEEN HUNDRED people overwhelmed the intersection of 31st Street and Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica, just north of the hanger in which President Bush, Laura Bush and Governor Schwarzenegger appeared at a private fundraiser which had not been widely publicized until a few days before the event -- with the crowd outside roughly divided into half pro-Bush and half anti-Bush.
On a Thursday afternoon.
In Santa Monica.
image courtesy of Gary Aminoff
image courtesy of Chris Haas
Note the words: "Santa Monica College Republicans" under the "L.A. (heart) W" banners. :o)
Exellent report and post RonDog. Thanks.
Carville is clearly mentally disordered...LOL!
The crowd of (for the most part) clean-cut young men and women quite obviously HUNGERED for insightful political commentary, which they got in MASSIVE QUANTITIES from Ann, but only in "bumper sticker" sound bites from Carville, who at times seemed like a worn out old Vegas lounge act, unsuccessfully trying out new material -- apparently crafted for the yokels in some backwater hick town.
His opening monologue, for example, included jokes about his being drunk at his own college graduation ("I had a 4.0...pause...blood alcohol level") -- and his wishing that he could have participated in Jocelyn Elder's proposed masturbation curriculum, because he "would have enjoyed the homework."His stock speech was completely inappropriate for this event, PARTICULARLY at a solidly Catholic university, founded by Jesuits, and STILL quite conservative.
And, it went down hill from there.Even worse (for HIM) was the crowd's response to his attempts to throw them chunks of the kind of hard core left wing political "red meat," that might worked at a Michael Moore movie opening, but fell COMPLETELY flat in this respectful gathering.
LOTS of "crickets" -- awkward silences with everyone's eyes averted -- where the applause line was obviously intended to be.The LMU students (and staff) often seemed to be "on their best behavior" -- (perhaps mindful of the recent boombox disaster at UCONN, which made the UNIVERSITY look like fools, not Ann) -- but even the handful of Carville supporters had a hard time getting fired up about his frequent references to the, wait for it:
"Mess in Mesopotamia!"Carville's OTHER primary theme for the evening was that President Bush had instituted a "consumption-based" philosophy, based on his telling the country to "go shopping" after 9/11.
(Who WRITES his stuff, anyway?)
From THAT slim thread, he tried to weave a web of stale bromides about energy independence, global warming and congressional corruption.Not a pretty sight. The audience was NOT going for such simplistic rhetoric.
If Carville was "field testing" material for the Hildabeast in 2008 campaign, they are in SERIOUS trouble!
Well Done RonDog!
There is nothing particularly Catholic about Loyola. Those of us who remain faithful Catholics usually do it in spite of our Jesuit educations these days. I speak as an LMU alum.
Exellent report and post RonDog. Thanks.De nada.
It appears that Jeffers Dodge has now posted some images at mediadrool.com:
Note: Click on these small THUMBNAIL images (above) to see a LARGER image.THANK YOU for these WONDERFUL images, Jeffers!
That you Gollum?
I suggest more pics of Natalie, but that is probably just me thinking that.LOL!
Well, also from mediadrool.com, you can see her BACK here:
Great Job! All the best, Cal Freepers. What a refreshing change from the usual college speaking circuit.
Ann Coulter's future arrival in Little Rock on Jan. 26 has already energized conservatives here. I have informed every conservative activist I could think of.
Carville has been a very effective propagandist in the past.Perhaps.
It sounds as if he's burned out.
Or maybe he just had a bad day. :o)
And MISERABLE "advance recon" -- to have missed the mark so widely in his message.While the audience remained relatively quiet during Carvilles speech - uncomfortably self-conscious about his ineffective, inappropriate remarks -- their reaction to Ann was also somewhat muted, but for a MUCH DIFFERENT reason, IMHO.
They were hanging on her every word, too afraid to clap or even laugh too much - for fear of missing her NEXT thought-provoking zinger.And, they were not quite prepared for her rapid fire delivery, with a message that assumes a VERY HIGH level of awareness of current events.
Plus, her microphone was not quite loud enough to allow ALL of her words to be heard effectively.
Carville sure showed up dressed like a clown. Looks like he came off the porch out of a scene from Deliverance.
Ann Coulter's future arrival in Little Rock on Jan. 26 has already energized conservatives here.EXCELLENT!
I have informed every conservative activist I could think of.
That is the PLAN!If possible, though, please try to contact the event co-ordinators in your town -- to ensure that she is given a LARGE ENOUGH venue...
...and that the GENERAL PUBLIC is allowed in.Except for a VERY FEW hard core radicals like me, the audience at LMU was (by official campus policy) ENTIRELY composed of LMU students and faculty -- (almost) NO ONE from off-campus was allowed inside.
They NEED to hear Ann, but we LIKE to see her, too!
And .. because he couldn't even be bothered to wear a shirt and tie - it shows his total lack of respect for the students.
There is nothing particularly Catholic about Loyola.I will defer to your greater knowledge, but there was SOMETHING different about that crowd last night. :o)
Those of us who remain faithful Catholics usually do it in spite of our Jesuit educations these days.
I speak as an LMU alum.
Perhaps they just had better MANNERS, or better BREEDING......but I have been going up against quite a few mean-spirited, poorly groomed, inconsiderate "anti-war" types from colleges all over southern California in recent years, and THESE GUYS were a very refreshing alternative.
And, rigorously Catholic or not, there were a LOT more crosses on the LMU campus than there are on the L.A. County seal. :o)
Loyola Marymount University is one of the premier Jesuit universities in the country. Founded in 1911, the University is home to more than 4,700 undergraduates and 1,600 graduate students, and currently enrolls students from 45 states and 150 foreign countries.
The strength of LMU is its commitment to academic excellence in an environment that supports the needs of the whole student. Classes are small. Faculty are accessible. Proof of Loyola Marymounts success can be found in its more than 35,000 alumni, a living representation of the academic quality, moral and ethical standards, and spirit of high achievement that personify the Loyola Marymount tradition.
He ripped it off from Jon Stewart.
That's not Carville!LOL!
He's just VILE !
This just in, from exlibhollywood.blogspot.com:
Friday, January 20, 2006
Its First Amendment Week at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), the perfect venue for James Carville and Ann Coulter to square off on a college campus. After the University of Connecticuts anti-speech tantrum last month, Media Drool, Free Republic and I were invited to see how left-coast students behaved south of Berkeley.
Although a few socialists suffered from intellectual seizures, the hundreds of other students who packed the Burns Back Court quickly revived them in ways that almost seemed, well, Republican. Having my own college-aged kids, I was relieved that some students havent yet been body-snatched by Americas hoards of moonbats.
Because this was a new event for LMU, organizers had their guests speak separately, followed by questions from the audience.
After the audience watched a short video of the importance of free speech and civility, Carville warmed up the crowd with self-depreciating jokes about his academic record, attributing his 4.0 average on his blood-alcohol content, followed up by his disappointment that Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders masturbation classes might have motivated the homework and extra credit that would guarantee his only high marks.
Carvilles a funny guy, but once he finished his opening remarks, his speech degraded into the predicable bumper-sticker blather that generated some tepid-to-raucous applause and cheers:
Bush Lied! (applause) Bush is incompetent! (applause) Bush is dangerous! (applause) Republicans are corrupt! (applause) the same nonsense that the Times (pick one) hopes to revive their crippled newspapers with.
At one point, a grown-up (who identified himself as Carvilles personal friend) cheered when Carville said Bill Clinton didnt kill anyone when he lied about sex. Although people like Carville still frame Clintons admitted felony perjury in terms of sexual indiscretion instead of an Equal Protection issue, when Coulter later discussed the 14th Amendment the friend leaned to his wife and whispered, Whats the 14th Amendment? Southern Democrats are very funny when they arent wearing hoods and robes.
To his credit, Carville performed like someone whose wife had kicked him out and found an old script under the sticky cushions of Michael Moores couch. He was engaging and fun to listen to a good representation of the political party that should have imploded when the Civil War snuffed their final defense of slavery.
One of the funnier comments (to me) wasnt made by Carville or Coulter, but from a student who sat amid large group of youthful male admirers and screamed, I love you Ann Coulter I want to have your baby if you promise not to eat it!
Unlike Carville, whose anti-Bush haiku was more suited for applause, Anns relentless delivery of facts and content made applause all but impossible. Her fact-riddled lecture required the attention of scholars, while those who struggle with concepts like the Constitution, due process, freedom, and civil rights were often left pages behind.
This was apparent throughout her speech. At one point when she criticized Democrats who doubted that brown-skinned (Iraqis) were suitable candidates for Democracy, someone behind me gasped, What did she say about brown-skinned brothers?
To her fans, Coulters charm comes not only from being smart AND attractive, but from the apoplexy she provokes in Democrats who can no longer rely on rape, torture, and lynching to silence uppity and educated Republicans who are no longer intimidated by the niceties enforced by the Jim Crow laws of political correctness.
To their credit, The Loyolan Managing Director Natalie Nordseth and Advisor Tom Nelson put on a great show for LMUs deserving audience, and I look forward to future presentations.
See Free Republic for more - photos at Media Drool
One of the funnier comments (to me) wasnt made by Carville or Coulter, but from a student who sat amid large group of youthful male admirers and screamed,De gustibus."I love you Ann Coulter I want to have your baby if you promise not to eat it!"
I had heard that guy, too, but I STILL do not see the humor in the second part of what he yelled.
As for the FIRST part, he will have to stand in line behind a LOT of FReepers. :o)Personally, I liked the guys who were chanting, "Ann--Coul--ter!" --
-- although I would have preferred the more direct, "Ann! Ann! Ann!"
He ripped it off from Jon Stewart.Thanks!
I rarely watch television.Does ANYBODY think that is funny, or contribute ANYTHING to the debate about our War on Terror?
Wowzers! The YAFfers are doing excellent work these days. :-)