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Local (Long Island) Dems have words of their own for Coulter
Newsday ^ | June 10, 2006 | Carl MacGowan

Posted on 06/10/2006 1:20:13 PM PDT by cinnathepoet

House Democrats from Long Island and New York City on Friday joined the chorus of critics slamming Ann Coulter.

The lawmakers signed a letter drafted by Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) demanding that the conservative commentator apologize for saying in her new book that widows of some 9/11 victims are "enjoying" their husbands' deaths. The book refers to the four New Jersey women as "the witches of East Brunswick."

"Their personal loss should never be minimized, especially in such a cold and callous way as you attack these victims in your book," Israel wrote.

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No Republicans had signed the letter, even though Israel invited all members of Congress from the tristate area to do so.

Bwahahaha!

1 posted on 06/10/2006 1:20:16 PM PDT by cinnathepoet
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To: cinnathepoet
House Democrats from Long Island and New York City on Friday joined the chorus of critics slamming Ann Coulter.

House Dims? Screw them. They probably focus-grouped their response.

2 posted on 06/10/2006 1:23:26 PM PDT by SIDENET (I like liberals...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: cinnathepoet

:-):-);-).....'Newsday'.....the MSM gives the democrats a myriad of print so they can preach to the converted, but that's about all the Democrats do; preach to the converted...


3 posted on 06/10/2006 1:23:39 PM PDT by Nightrider
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To: cinnathepoet
pitiful Dem-wits , Ann is 100% right on in all she says
and if they had any decency at all they would acknowledge that what she says is right and crawl back in the slimy little holes they issued forth from.
4 posted on 06/10/2006 1:24:49 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: cinnathepoet
Cool, another Coulter thread.

How long before the apologists, bashers, and trolls (oh my!) show up to slam her.

5 posted on 06/10/2006 1:27:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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To: LeoWindhorse
It's because she is right that they froth at the mouth.

Sick 'em, Ann!

6 posted on 06/10/2006 1:28:41 PM PDT by jwalburg (If I have not seen as far as others, it is because of the giants standing on my shoulders.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Put me down for $20.00 on post #20.


7 posted on 06/10/2006 1:28:56 PM PDT by uptoolate (Eph 6:24)
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To: cinnathepoet


If the Jersey Girls liked Bush instead, these same dems would say they were rightwing fanatics.


8 posted on 06/10/2006 1:31:45 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: cinnathepoet
My wife bought a copy of Coulter's for me and I've gone through a couple of hours on a flight to Dallas. While I haven't finished it (and I probably won't because it's useless, aimless and irrational trash), her thesis is manifestly clear. It's the same relentless diatribe intended to satisfy her constituency on the far right that attributes every evil and public detriment to the evil left and every public benefit to the Limbaugh, Hannity, etc. clones who worship their every hyperbole, exaggeration and misinformation. Advocacy based on independence of thought and critical analysis is the highest form of indvidual participation in public affairs. Fervent adherence to ideology simply because it: (1) is the group think and clan's ideologically fervent position irrespective of its true public value, and (2)--and probably more important-- it contradicts and rejects even the slightest validity to the position of those they oppose. It's meaningless and empty Orwellian lock-step.

Coulter is an outrageous and intellectually vacant demagogue. She fits the axiom that even though an empty suit can have a prestigious designer label, be handmade and have a huge price tag from a classy store, it's still an empty suit. That perfectly describes Ann Coulter.

9 posted on 06/10/2006 1:31:58 PM PDT by middie
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You lose. It's #9.


10 posted on 06/10/2006 1:34:10 PM PDT by jwalburg (If I have not seen as far as others, it is because of the giants standing on my shoulders.)
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To: uptoolate

You lost your bet.


11 posted on 06/10/2006 1:34:31 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: middie
You're just upset because Coulter doesn't fight within the template the Left has designed for conservatives while remaining exempt of those very same rules.
12 posted on 06/10/2006 1:36:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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To: cinnathepoet

Don't worry, Ann can take care of herself.

13 posted on 06/10/2006 1:37:22 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: cinnathepoet

Yeah right....after all the crap that comes out of their mouths.....

Keep it up Ann, we are behind you, and love what you say....

All the L.I. dems are idiots anyway, they show the way to act like an idiot....


14 posted on 06/10/2006 1:40:12 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside; jwalburg; Extremely Extreme Extremist

Man. I was feeling good too. I set my hopes high. Oh well. Leave it to the libs to cost me more money!

All right, $20.00 set aside for the next Freepathon.


15 posted on 06/10/2006 1:41:18 PM PDT by uptoolate (Eph 6:24)
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To: middie
"Coulter is an outrageous and intellectually vacant demagogue."

Ann's writings hit a bit too close to home for ya?

I don't agree with Ann's angle on many issues but she isn't too far off in blaming most of our screwed-up society on the advancement of leftist ideals. It doesn't matter whether you or I like her or not - she's mostly correct.

16 posted on 06/10/2006 1:42:08 PM PDT by DesertSapper (I love God, family, country . . . and dead Islamofacists!!!)
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To: DesertSapper

Notice how the poster resorts to the same strawman & ad-hominem arguments that the Left themselves use.


17 posted on 06/10/2006 1:44:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
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To: cinnathepoet

If anything, Ann is too restrained.


18 posted on 06/10/2006 1:44:13 PM PDT by fifthestate
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To: middie
Watta bunch of hooie, middie.

Your moniker "middie" suggests a middle position. Let me ask you a question. Is the number 5 closer to zero or to 10?

19 posted on 06/10/2006 1:44:25 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: cinnathepoet

Newsweek, what a joke. They still padding their subscription numbers?


20 posted on 06/10/2006 1:45:10 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: middie
My wife bought a copy of Coulter's for me....hmmm, why is it that I highly, highly doubt your wife bought you Anne's book...

Either, a. she doesn't know you at all, b. she hates your guts and wants to pi$$ you off royally... or, c. you sir, are a liar and not only did the wifey not buy you the book, but you have not read one page of this book!

My bet's on c!

22 posted on 06/10/2006 1:46:10 PM PDT by top 2 toe red ( "Taking a break to stick your head up your ____ during tug-o-rope is unwise." Muleteam1)
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To: middie

"Coulter is an outrageous and intellectually vacant demagogue. She fits the axiom that even though an empty suit can have a prestigious designer label, be handmade and have a huge price tag from a classy store, it's still an empty suit. That perfectly describes Ann Coulter."

Thanks for the endorsement.I just ordered a copy.


23 posted on 06/10/2006 1:46:42 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: middie
"While I haven't finished it (and I probably won't because it's useless, aimless and irrational trash)..."

If you had given your opinion after you had read the entire book, your opinion might bear consideration. However, when you voice a negative opinion of a book you have not even bothered to read, it reveals you to be nothing but the typical feeble minded liberal.

24 posted on 06/10/2006 1:47:36 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Harley13

"payback is a bitch."

And it's only just starting.


25 posted on 06/10/2006 1:47:56 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Anything to the left of 10 is still left.


26 posted on 06/10/2006 1:48:14 PM PDT by uptoolate (Eph 6:24)
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To: middie
Ann's sarcastic humor is worthwhile because she always has a basic irrefutable truth in it's foundation.

The Jersey girls volunteered into the public arena by politicizing their grief. Just because it is so easy for Ann doesn't make her an empty suit, the best ideas are driven home by humor.

27 posted on 06/10/2006 1:48:44 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: TET1968

I hope you ordered it from Amazon...? I like logging in and counting the negative reviews. Each one probably means a few more tens of thousands of sales. I think there are almost 900 reviews so far on a book out less than a week.


28 posted on 06/10/2006 1:50:19 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: cinnathepoet
The lawmakers signed a letter..... demanding that the conservative commentator apologize
Apologize? OK you first
29 posted on 06/10/2006 1:51:56 PM PDT by D1X1E (Don't hold a protest sign in my face then try to tell me you support the troops.)
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To: DJ Taylor

I've gone through of than more than 75% of the rag and find it not worth finishing.... Misrepresentation of my previous post is unseemly and, if it's the best you can to to defend her book--by attempting to shift the focus to me, it's not much of an endorsement...It was a complete waste of whatever my wife spent on it; money that could have been better spent by giving it to the USO.


30 posted on 06/10/2006 1:53:03 PM PDT by middie
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To: cinnathepoet

That'll fly.


31 posted on 06/10/2006 1:53:16 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: jwalburg

Does Jack the cat represent Ann and the big black nasty bear represent the Dems? If so, EXCELLENT! That's a fabulous picture. I love Jack the same way I love Ann.


32 posted on 06/10/2006 1:54:39 PM PDT by maxwellp
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To: middie

What do you think about her main theme. Do you even believe that?


33 posted on 06/10/2006 1:56:12 PM PDT by uptoolate (Eph 6:24)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; middie

Actually I would say middie is a liberal trying to pass for a conservative. Nothing like being able to get on a conservative forum and bash a conservative blogger is there? I, personally, agree with Ann's premise about the 4 witches of eastwick, er widows.


34 posted on 06/10/2006 1:59:19 PM PDT by calex59 (The '86 amnesty put us in the toilet, now the senate wants to flush it!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Reaqd his home fr home page


35 posted on 06/10/2006 2:00:07 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower Traffic Keep Right)
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To: cinnathepoet
"Their personal loss should never be minimized, especially in such a cold and callous way as you attack these victims in your book," Israel wrote.

Proving Coulter's point: how dare you challenge these women! Their position is unquestonable because they are women and because their husbands died in the towers.
36 posted on 06/10/2006 2:00:30 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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Typical vacuous liberal name calling.

What, specifically, did she say that you think to be inaccurate?

And, no fair bringing a crying, hysterical, woman to the party to plead your case.
37 posted on 06/10/2006 2:02:35 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: middie

Coulter is living proof of the Oscar Wilde aphorism:

Nothing succeeds like excess.


38 posted on 06/10/2006 2:04:40 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: Navy Patriot

The Jersey girls DID jump into the political arena and DO deserve to be criticized for their politics. But it's not just them though -- that whole crop of NYC victims played the country, and came up with about a million bucks each as part of their victimhood.

It's so obvious that there was even a Law and Order episode where one ex-wife killed the new trophy wife who got all the money, and left her with the kids and no alimony. Also targeted in the L & O episode, -- the ex-friends of the ex-wife, who left her when she didn't have the bucks to keep up.


39 posted on 06/10/2006 2:05:16 PM PDT by 9999lakes
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To: middie
I don't agree with everything she writes or says, but I adore Ann Coulter for her spirit, her courage, and willingness to take it to the enemy. Those 9-11 widows who claim the Dowdian 'absolute moral authority' to slam the President in order to further a radically left-wing political agenda deserve all of the venom Coulter aims their way. These widows, like pathetically deranged Cindy Sheehan, use their dead loved ones as a shield protecting them from any kind of criticism or reasoned challenge. Calling them on it does not constitute demagoguery.
40 posted on 06/10/2006 2:06:05 PM PDT by Rembrandt_fan
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To: middie

Vacuous nobody rears envious head.


41 posted on 06/10/2006 2:10:12 PM PDT by sinclair (With all due respect, Allah sucks. (middie too))
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To: LeoWindhorse
Notice how the bashers pick a minor thread from her book and refuse categorically to deal with its major theme. Liberalism is, after all, a theology of godless humanist utopian ideologues. Thanks, Ann. I did not know theology was one of your strong suits.
42 posted on 06/10/2006 2:10:30 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: 9999lakes

All good points, No disagreement here.


43 posted on 06/10/2006 2:12:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: middie

Hey, what would anybody expect from a person who considers the Bush administration a "train wreck":

"I hope Tony realizes associating with the Titanic of presidental administrations has a myriad of post Bush job jeopardies. He's a smart as well as intelligent guy and has good instincts. Perhaps trying to defend the indefensible, trying to make sense of the nonsensical and trying to put a patina of wisdom on the abject ignorance that flows from the Bush-Cheney duet may be seen by colleagues as a journalistically brave undertaking. He may be the only person to emerge from that train wreck with his reputation and credentials intact."

http://tinyurl.com/haspe

You're on the wrong forum.

DU is to the left. The far left.


44 posted on 06/10/2006 2:17:27 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: cinnathepoet

When the MSM starts describing Michael Moore with adjectives such as "nasty", "mean spirited" and "offensive", instead of "controversial", "outspoken", and "thought provoking", then I might be willing to concede that Ann Coulter isn't the nicest person in the world.

But as long as this disgusting double standard exists, I think it's great for conservatives to have someone like Coulter on our side to stir the pot. You can bet that thanks to Ann, the next time the Jersey girls show up on "The View", conservatives in the audience will be emboldened to greet them with the boos and catcalls they've deserved for the past 3 years.


45 posted on 06/10/2006 2:17:32 PM PDT by The Fop
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To: middie
I once temped for a retired USMC Colonel. He would have said the exact same thing. Being upper echelon management, he had many underlings to do the heavy lifting, which left him free for mind games with me. HH's regular "gal" left on a sick leave and never returned. I never met her, but I know what she was sick of, and I didn't blame her one bit. When the alloted time had passed, I was offered this very exclusive position on a permanent basis.
I never laughed so hard or ran so fast in my life.

Being one of the uneducated peons that sees the real and timely need for Ann Coulter's book, I can only say that your critique is neither insightful nor is it relevant, since you are, apparently(I read your bio) always the "smartest guy in the room" and there is very little room to be open to new ideas when you hold that position. WE are going to do it your way, or there will be a massive official snit fit in triplicate. Oh yeah, I remember that tune!
46 posted on 06/10/2006 2:23:13 PM PDT by ishabibble
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To: fifthestate
>>>>If anything, Ann is too restrained.<<<<<

DITTOS

47 posted on 06/10/2006 2:28:11 PM PDT by all_mighty_dollar
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To: UB355; vetsvette; Rembrandt_fan; Navy Patriot; uptoolate; Extremely Extreme Extremist; ...

Check out Middie's comments on the Bush administration at post #44, to give you some kind of idea of who you are dealing with.

There are a lot of "seminar posters" here at FR. As is the custom many of them claim to be "life long Republicans."

Their words say otherwise. (Over and over.)


48 posted on 06/10/2006 2:28:39 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: middie
It was a complete waste of whatever...

Such gratitude, remaining comments self censored.

49 posted on 06/10/2006 2:30:59 PM PDT by wita (truthspeaks@freerepublic.com)
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To: middie

For being a lawyer, your writing is quite poor. Did your wife give you any of Ann's other books? I'm quite surprized that she wouldn't already know your opinion of Ann. Thank you for your thirty years of service to Our Country in the Air Force and God Bless.


50 posted on 06/10/2006 2:32:50 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot
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