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NJ assemblywomen call for boycott of new Coulter book
Phillyburbs/AP ^ | 6/8/06 | staff

Posted on 06/08/2006 12:38:21 PM PDT by pissant

TRENTON, N.J. - Commentator Ann Coulter's incendiary words about outspoken 9/11 widows have led two state lawmakers to calls for a boycott of her book in the widows' home state of New Jersey.

Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union, on Thursday called on New Jerseyans to stop buying the book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," and for retailers in the state to stop selling it.

"Coulter's vicious characterizations and remarks are motivated by greed and her desire to sell books. By making these claims, she proved herself worse than those she is attempting to vilify - she is a leach trying to turn a profit off perverting the suffering of others," the two assemblywomen said in a statement.

A spokeswoman for Crown Forum, the publisher of Coulter's book, did not immediately return calls for comment Thursday.

In her new book, Coulter writes that a group of New Jersey widows whose husbands perished in the World Trade Center act "as if the terrorist attacks happened only to them."

She also wrote, "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."

The comments drew criticism Wednesday from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., who said the book should be called "Heartless," and New York's Republican Gov. George Pataki, who said he was stunned by the remarks.

Coulter appeared Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show and stuck by her stance, saying the women used their grief "to make a political point."

Her criticism was aimed at four New Jersey women she dubbed "The Witches of East Brunswick," after the town where two of them live.

The women - Kristen Breitweiser, Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg and Patty Casazza - have spent the years since the 2001 terror attacks supporting an independent commission to examine government failures before the attack. During the 2004 presidential race, they endorsed Democrat John Kerry.


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Playing them like a fiddle.
1 posted on 06/08/2006 12:38:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Democrats condemn freedom of speech.


2 posted on 06/08/2006 12:39:46 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (As the Democrat Party becomes more evil, the GOP becomes more stupid. What's a voter to do?)
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To: pissant

"Daddy are his three boyfriends in the bath house" is still A-OK though...


3 posted on 06/08/2006 12:39:46 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: pissant

Why don't they sponsor a good old fashioned book burning?


4 posted on 06/08/2006 12:39:48 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: pissant

Wow, I can see it now, determined NJers stealthily crossing state lines to buy Ann's book.

Priceless!


5 posted on 06/08/2006 12:39:56 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow
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To: pissant

OK, that does it ... now everyone go out and buy a copy for your most liberal relative, as well as your own copy. Let's do the 'counter-boycott' thing!! ;-)


6 posted on 06/08/2006 12:40:00 PM PDT by AgThorn (Bush is my president, but he needs to protect our borders. FIRST, before any talk of "Amnesty.")
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To: pissant
She also wrote, "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."

Painful but true.

7 posted on 06/08/2006 12:40:32 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (As the Democrat Party becomes more evil, the GOP becomes more stupid. What's a voter to do?)
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To: pissant
"Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union, on Thursday called on New Jerseyans to stop buying the book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," and for retailers in the state to stop selling it."

They're acknowledging how powerful they believe Ann Coulter is, they fear her enough to want to ban her book.

8 posted on 06/08/2006 12:40:55 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: pissant

Change "Ann Coulter" to "The Dixie Chicks" and these politicians would be crucified by the press.


9 posted on 06/08/2006 12:41:14 PM PDT by RabidBartender (an ex-fan of the Dixie Chicks)
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To: pissant

Anyone considering buying Ann's book isn't going to listen to some idiot Dem congressperson telling them to censor their reading.


10 posted on 06/08/2006 12:41:14 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: pissant

Ann's comments that the women were glad their husbands died, that their husbands were about to divorce them and that they should pose for Playboy before they got too old are disgusting.

I detest the Jersey Girls and everything they stand for, but they have children and how do we think they felt reading/hearing this about their mothers and dead fathers?

I was glad to read that Laura Ingraham and Hugh Hewitt have called Coulter's remarks disgusting, because they were and should be condemned by every right thinking person. Let's not sink to the low of the leftists.


11 posted on 06/08/2006 12:41:27 PM PDT by Peach (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: pissant

Wow, being banned is great publicity. Don't they realize this?


12 posted on 06/08/2006 12:42:01 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: pissant



"The truth hurts...so, let's just burn books."

And they think Ann's a Nazi.


13 posted on 06/08/2006 12:42:11 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: pissant

more free pub for Coulter's book!

This is great!


14 posted on 06/08/2006 12:42:18 PM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: RabidBartender

BTW, I was noticing how these gals have shucked their life-long fans and it doesn't seem to have turned the heads of those for whom the gals threw us all over.

I wonder if they'll play the echo off the empty walls of the auditoria they play in as reverb?


15 posted on 06/08/2006 12:43:22 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow
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To: pissant

Ann makes good points then her rhetoric goes a bridge too far.


16 posted on 06/08/2006 12:43:46 PM PDT by SamAdams_Lite
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Coulter rules.

17 posted on 06/08/2006 12:43:49 PM PDT by evets (ibtz)
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To: pissant

That quote's going on the back of the softcover edition.


18 posted on 06/08/2006 12:43:56 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Call bush a nazi, war criminal, traitor, that's OK though.


19 posted on 06/08/2006 12:44:40 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Fascist feminazis showing their true side.


20 posted on 06/08/2006 12:44:43 PM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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To: 2banana

ROFL!


21 posted on 06/08/2006 12:44:59 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union, on Thursday called on New Jerseyans to stop buying the book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," and for retailers in the state to stop selling it.

So, Ms. Quigley and Stender, when do the book burnings begin? Perhaps freedom lovers should send them some brown shirts so that their attire can match their ugly words and hateful philosophy...

22 posted on 06/08/2006 12:45:27 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: rhombus

I think Ann would love that, right after they buy 1000 copies.


23 posted on 06/08/2006 12:45:27 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Peach

Well, they are using their husbands' deaths for personal gain. Saying they're happy the husband are dead may be over the top, but it's hard for me to feel sorry for such repulsive people.


24 posted on 06/08/2006 12:45:44 PM PDT by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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To: BelegStrongbow

They haven't hatedd a book so much in NJ since the Bible.


25 posted on 06/08/2006 12:46:02 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Kenny Bunkport

And funny.


26 posted on 06/08/2006 12:46:26 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

ah yes, freedom of speech, unless...


27 posted on 06/08/2006 12:46:43 PM PDT by tongue-tied
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To: TheCrusader

Amazon.com will love them for this.


28 posted on 06/08/2006 12:46:58 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Liberal, book-banning bimbos who think that the First Amendment is ONLY for the 'RATS and Limo Liberals. These bimbos should be waiting tables and cleaning motel rooms.

Sieg Heil ladies! Burn those books!!!!!

29 posted on 06/08/2006 12:47:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Lynch Mob.)
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To: RabidBartender

"these politicians" and the "press" are two peas oin the same pod.


30 posted on 06/08/2006 12:47:30 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Peach
Ann's comments that the women were glad their husbands died, that their husbands were about to divorce them and that they should pose for Playboy before they got too old are disgusting.

It's called "satire." Ann uses biting sarcasm to make points.

Her work is not for the faint-of-heart, she sticks it to 'em. My guess is the reaction of the women and the politicians is the over-reaction of the guilty-at-heart.

31 posted on 06/08/2006 12:47:55 PM PDT by PLK
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To: pissant

Controversy sells books, just ask Dan Brown.


32 posted on 06/08/2006 12:48:01 PM PDT by formercalifornian (One nation, under whatever popular fad comes to mind at the moment, indivisible...)
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To: pissant

Good ol regular folks as well as those elected? Sorry to hear that. My daughter's driving up thru there tomorrow, guess I better give her the good word.


33 posted on 06/08/2006 12:48:10 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow
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To: pissant
"The women - Kristen Breitweiser, Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg and Patty Casazza - have spent the years since the 2001 terror attacks supporting an independent commission to examine government failures before the attack spewing invective at the President and actively giving aid and comfort to our enemies, all the while using their husbands' corpses as shields against any criticism."

"During the 2004 presidential race, they endorsed Democrat John Kerry." Well duh.

34 posted on 06/08/2006 12:48:59 PM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: Peach

in what context did she actually 'state' the stuff?


35 posted on 06/08/2006 12:49:04 PM PDT by Nightrider
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To: pissant

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36 posted on 06/08/2006 12:49:10 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: lesser_satan

Then try to feel compassion for the children who are hearing their mothers were glad their fathers are dead, or that their fathers were about to divorce their mothers.

I detest those Jersey Widows too, but this was beyond over the top. They are disgraceful and disgusting comments and I'm disappointed in Ann because she has the clever mind and wit to make her point without being so viscious and outright lying. For example, I'm sure she has no idea if those men were planning to divorce their wives.


37 posted on 06/08/2006 12:49:18 PM PDT by Peach (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: evets

Caught her on Tucker Carlson. She is scary but strangely attractive. Would prefer not to be on her s**t list.


38 posted on 06/08/2006 12:49:39 PM PDT by Hoffa
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To: pissant

She just sold more of Ann's book. :)


39 posted on 06/08/2006 12:49:42 PM PDT by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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To: Peach

Her comments may be disgusting, but can you tell us how they are not true?

These women are using 911 to foward their own agendas thus their husbands deaths were the vehicle for their fortune and fame.

You may not like it, but it is true.


40 posted on 06/08/2006 12:49:58 PM PDT by jbstrick ( I've never been to heaven, but I've been to Oklahoma)
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To: PLK

My guess is that Hugh Hewitt and Laura Ingraham, good conservatives, have it exactly right. Ann's comments are disgusting.


41 posted on 06/08/2006 12:50:11 PM PDT by Peach (If you can't stand behind our military, stand in front of them.)
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To: pissant

"Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union, on Thursday called on New Jerseyans to stop buying the book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," and for retailers in the state to stop selling it."

Good luck, assemblywoman! You just put sales off the charts! It is hilarious when Democrats have to react to the truth! They go absolutely nuts! Of course Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley supports freedom of speech as long as the speech supports her leftist socialist revolutionary agenda!


42 posted on 06/08/2006 12:50:58 PM PDT by olezip
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Actually, I wasn't going to buy this---I'm a little tiffed (yes, petty and jealous) that she's getting all this attention that I would like to have for "America's Victories," but if they are calling for a boycott, then my Amazon order is in.


43 posted on 06/08/2006 12:51:06 PM PDT by LS
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Then try to feel compassion for the children

Ah, yes. The children. It's always for the children

44 posted on 06/08/2006 12:51:17 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pissant

Well, I WAS going to wait for the paperback, but not now.


45 posted on 06/08/2006 12:52:04 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: Peach
I detest the Jersey Girls and everything they stand for, but they have children and how do we think they felt reading/hearing this about their mothers and dead fathers?

Perhaps they should have thought about that before they agreed to become shills of the anti-war Left. They have said the most vicious things about President Bush, including repeating the slander that he allowed 9/11 to happen for his own purposes.

Once you cross a line like that, you're fair game. If you don't want your children to hear nasty things about you in the press, don't cross that line.

But this business of the Left using spokesmen who cannot be countered because they are "untouchable" has to end. Coulter is practicing the time-honored technique of finding the biggest bully in a bar and punching him square in the nose. She'll be in for a heck of a fight, but people will give her some room at the bar.

46 posted on 06/08/2006 12:53:28 PM PDT by jebeier (Rice 2008)
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To: Peach

What about the children of our troops that the left villifies every chance they get?


47 posted on 06/08/2006 12:54:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: pissant

This is inconvenient. Now I have to go out of my way so I can buy my copy specifically in Jersey.


48 posted on 06/08/2006 12:54:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Complete tolerance for me, and none for thee.


49 posted on 06/08/2006 12:54:24 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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"Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley, D-Hudson, and Linda Stender, D-Union,"


These are members of the GODLESS party Coulter was writing about ..


50 posted on 06/08/2006 12:54:26 PM PDT by Renegade
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