Skip to comments.ANOTHER ANN COULTER THREAD
Posted on 06/26/2006 4:14:38 AM PDT by 7thson
I know, I know - another Ann Coulter thread. I wanted to start a fresh thread because of a question. I am two thirds through her latest book, Godless, and I began wondering about something. Why is she being attacked and skewered for her comments on the Jersey Girls? Other than her views on evolution - which, as far as I know, are only commented upon on Free Republic - the mass media does not comment on anything else she has written in the book. She has commented on Howard Dean, Cindy Sheehan, John Edwards, his wife, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, RFK, Jr., et al. In fact, one comment concerning Sheehan - where she says Sheehan is proof some body types should not wear shorts - should be gravy for the media. Why the fascination with the Jersey Girls? Is it because people do not want to question the 9/11 commission - which they wanted - and find out it was a rubber stamp to exonerate the Clintons?
Here's a very strange interview with Ann about being a deadhead.
Ann's a 'deadhead'? I've just lost all respect for her, and won't be buying her book. Worst fricking band of the last century. Noise looking for a classfication category. Junk.
Because that's where they thought she was most vulnerable since it can be argued (especially when her quote is taken out of context) that this was her most outrageous (and offensive) statement in the book. I'm almost through it also and I think it is excellent. Thank God we have her to articulate the points she makes...
So will the liberals start saying that it was all the drugs that explain Coulter's attitude?
Because the Jersey Girls are, so far, the only ones who haven't publicly slimed themselves. Cindy Sheehan is over, she made a fool of herself and everyone who supported her, the others are divisive and unpleasant. The Jersey Girls, however, are relative unknowns to the American public, though since Ann's book has come out, they won't be, for long.
Consider: Now, thanks to Ann, all of America knows that the Jersey Girls DO NOT speak for all the relatives of those who died on 9/11. Thanks to Ann, all of America knows that the Jersey Girls are making a handsome living criticizing the war in Iraq and the WOT. Thanks to Ann, these formerly criticism-proof poor little victims are having the bright light of public scrutiny shone on their behavior, and what it reveals is not pretty.
I commend Ann Coulter. This past week, I bought her book, and am reading it. I've read other things she has written, and as far as I'm concerned, she is taking on the sacred cows of the left with a vigor and intelligence that is astonishing.
I admire her--she is a sort of Joan of Arc to me. She uses the truth to unmask and disarm those who wish America ill--particularly when they call themselves citizens.
I pray for Ann's safety. I pray she will continue to do battle. I honor her for the sacrifices she makes to do what she does best. I hope she profits by her work.
God bless you, Ann Coulter! I hope you read this, and know that there is a little old retired nurse out in flyover country who likes and admires you. And I am not alone. You are a credit to women everywhere.
They don't comment on the others because they are all examples of just how sleazy the Dims are, and they don't want people being reminded.
Not only are they a bad band, their fans are one of the biggest collections of human debris ever put together in one location.
It's a great interview.
It is an okay interview - at least, as far as I am concerned. I have never been a Dead fan. I like a couple of their songs but never got into them that much.
Clearly you didn't read the interview -- quite a list of conservative fans mentioned.
Hey. I'm not one, and I vever buy music of any kind, but my style runs more toward Toby Keith. And I think the Dixie Chicks are a fun group! I also am delighted that CW fans have stopped listening to them, but it doesn't change the fact that they were good.
You sure got that right, c.
Ann has commented of how little of her book has been read by the DBM. She has said that she said much worse things about other topics.
Hey folks, there are rules!
Because she is right..... they are "victims" who cannot be challenged.
Your input here will be helpful to keep the leftist screed out of it.
Dude, everyone on that site is stoned. They hallucinated that they interviewed Ann Coulter.
I wasn't commenting on the interview. I was commenting on Grateful Dead music & fans.
I agree, there are lots of good musicians and I like a lot of them, but when they make political comments, they lose my respect.
A Conservative pundit (Ann) wrote a book saying the Dems are wrong on abortion. Big yawn from the Dems -- nothing new here, they can handle it (the Dems have a secret weapon to deflect such claims). The pundit also says the Dems are wrong on terrorism. Another big yawn. This won't hurt the Dems (they still have their secret weapon).
Then the pundit points out that the Dems use untouchable "victims" in order to sell their half-baked ideas. Anyone who examines the Dem talking-points (and ignores the untouchable spokesperson) will see that the Dems offer absolutely nothing.
CLANG! The secret weapon has been uncovered! The emperor has no clothes! This is a crisis for the Dems! This is not like other attacks on the Dem position! This effectively disarms the Dems and leaves them with nothing to fall back on!
Ann must be destroyed as a heartless witch.
"I never cared for the music of the "dead" but then again I never cared for alot of what passes for music in the last twenty+ years..."
Stones, CSNY, Santana, etc etc of the 60s and early 70s, was the end of R&R. Everything since has been crap.
"...and more than likely I never cared for what you consider good music too."
Different strokes, pal.
What's "strange" about it??
"The one time I missed not being able to go to Dead shows more than any other since Jerry died was during the Clinton impeachment. There was so much viciousness - killed cats, punctured tires, threats, investigations and slander against those of us favoring impeachment. (Anthony Pellicano, you'll recall the Hollywood private investigator now accused of criminal conspiracy, attempted murder, and making criminal threats was working for the Clintons during the Monica Lewinsky investigation.).." ~ Ann Coulter
Jimmy Buffett is a huge lib but he doesn't talk about it much and I like his music. I like Jimmy's cover of Uncle John's Band a lot better than the original. I even did a parody called Uncle John's Plan.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
I guess it's time to skip the next 25 visits to the barber shop.
That oughta make my wife real happy.
They did the same thing, with far greater success to Gary Aldrich, regarding Clinton's sneaking out of the White House for sexual escapates, which may or may not have happened. Of course, everything else in the book was right, but the MSM glommed on to that one point, and by playing it up, they destroyed his credibility. On the other hand, I did once read something about evidence of this actually happening.
But that's all that's being talked about. If that satisfies you, then fine. But having a talented writer like an Ann Coulter, coupled with a major book publisher and massive publicity, all to crush four New Jersey loudmouths, seems like overkill.
I'd rather the focus be on the Godlessness of liberals and the effect that's having on our society. No one, except Ann Coulter herself, is talking about that.
The mainstream media attacks her because they are predominantly liberal, and her comments pose a truth that they don't want revealed.
Some Republican or conservatives don't like the way she presents her case. I believe that there's a feeling among some that "we are too good to be like her" or something like that.
I disagree with both groups - she's right and she presents her case in a manner which draws attention. And frankly, the issues that she presents in her book all deserve attention.
Hmmm... I'm gonna have come back and read this after I get to work.
The MSM would rather talk about the Jersey Girls than the thrust of her book. In that sense, they're winning.
Ann's first few chapters explain how the press engages in selective and unfair reporting. There you have it.
I got the book on CD; Ann reads it. I must admit that I have to replay parts because I'm laughing so hard that I can't hear her comments.
I'm just so jazzed that she likes my favorite band! (Cake)
I enjoyed her book but the evolution chapters got a little too deep for me.
You pretty much nailed it there.
They thought it was the one thing they could use to paint her in a bad light so we would all turn against her. They don't dare argue with her face to face on actual policy - she'd cut them to ribbons.
Re Ann's being a deadhead - I'd lot rather that than her being into Barry Manilow! The Dead is one of my "guilty pleasures" as well, but just their recordings - I wouldn't go near any of their concerts. Other guilty pleasures: Beavis and Butthead, AC/DC, communist rifles, fireworks, Sienfeld, ...anyway, love him or hate him, you gotta admit, Jerry Garcia made the world a more interesting place.
Why are they over-reacting? Same old same old -- TRUTH HURTS. Ann's hit the target.
They can't condemn what she says; she's too rational and coherent. So they villainize her by selecting the "questionable" tactics she uses, especially where those criticisms are directed at figures the Left thinks are above reproach. Wrapping their defense in pathos, they feign umbrage over the "bitter, mean-spirited" assault on these pitiful widows, because they think that will resonate with a sympathetic public.
The truth is, the Left couldn't care less about the widows, they couldn't care less about ANY of the victims of 9/11 or terrorism, or the barbarians in Iraq or Afghanistan or anywhere else. All those people are just tools to discredit the administration and regain control of our political machinery.
It isn't working.
I thought her comment against Barry Goldwater (same page) was a lot worse.
We already have the blackmail pictures - the ones in Boca are especially guuuuud. :)
They can't be bothered to actually read the book. They sieze on comments from others without doing any homework on what she actually wrote.
What was the Goldwater comment? I hope is was something along the lines of the comments I have made about him since he showed abundant evidence of extreme senility.
She claimed that his dislike of fundamentalists was evidence of senility. Goldwater never liked fundamentalists, a position on which he stayed consistent until the last breath of his life.
Thanks! I was hoping it had to do with "senility" - regardless of the issue. :)
Because rather than attacking their politics, Ann decided to attack their widowhood.
I have to disagree. This is her highest selling book to date. I do not think that is due to all of her fans. I believe there are some out there a little curious because of the noise from the MSM. I think she will get converts on this one.
Uh, no. Her attack is on their hypocritical MO:
We're 9/11 widows - GWB caused 9/11.
We're 9/11 widows - We support kerry, even made commercials for him.
We're 9/11 widows - The Iraq war is wrong.
Hey, you can't criticize our positions. We're 9/11 widows and you're being mean to us. No fair.
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