from a post on freerepublic.com:
Skip to comments.ANN COULTER: THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876 (Free Republic Quoted)
Posted on 07/09/2008 3:06:12 PM PDT by Syncro
THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876
July 9, 2008
Last Friday, on the Fourth of July, the great American patriot Jesse Helms passed away. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson also went to their great reward on Independence Day, so this is further proof of God.
Helms is now the second great American patriot I've always wanted to meet and never will, at least in this lifetime. The only other one is the magnificent Reagan aide Lyn Nofziger. (Wikipedia quote: "I sometimes lie awake at night trying to think of something funny that Richard Nixon said.")
After a week of hundreds of Helms obituaries -- one or two of which were not completely dishonest -- I will mention just a few items that were not addressed or given sufficient attention.
The two most obsessively discussed topics among Senate staffers are: (1) Who is the stupidest senator? (Sen. Barbara Boxer pulled into the lead when Sen. Lincoln Chafee retired), and (2) which senators are beastly and which are wonderful to their staff?
When I worked in the Senate in the '90s, the two senators famous for being absolute princes to work for were Sen. Helms and -- it pains me to tell you this, so you know it has to be true -- Sen. Teddy Kennedy. (He was so nice to his staffers, he frequently offered them rides home in his car after parties.)
I never knew -- and you never knew, unless you read one of the two honest obituaries this past week -- that in 1962 Helms and his wife "Dot" adopted a 9-year-old orphan with cerebral palsy. They already had two daughters and Helms was 41 years old at the time. But it was Christmastime and they read about Charlie in a newspaper. He said all he wanted for Christmas was a mother and father.
In the 1976 North Carolina Republican primary, Helms engineered Ronald Reagan's upset victory over Gerald Ford, the sitting president. That victory carried Reagan to the convention and made him the front-runner in 1980. The night Reagan won the 1980 presidential election, Helms famously uttered the beautiful words: "God has given America one more chance."
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When I worked in the Senate in the '90s, the two senators famous for being absolute princes to work for were Sen. Helms and -- it pains me to tell you this, so you know it has to be true -- Sen. Teddy Kennedy. (He was so nice to his staffers, he frequently offered them rides home in his car after parties.)She had me going there for a minute...her wit is as sharp as ever.
Read the rest at AnnCoulter.Com
To: Zevonismymuse; AllDid you know that Miss Coulter has reprinted your post in it's entirety at her website?
You're famous, and, better yet, your words are highly regarded by one of the finest Ladies on the planet :-)
QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN ANN July 3, 2008, 3:33 AM Zevon fans are so smart! -
Post from freerepublic.com:
If you look around seriously regarding John McCain, youll realize you cant trust the guy at all on any subject.
You're preaching to the choir. He is the worst GOP candidate of my lifetime, and I am getting long in the tooth. I was raised by political activists and I know my way around GOP Headquarters. I know how things work. I was absolutely horrified when McCain pulled that Florida victory off. The way the primaries were front-loaded killed off any chance of anyone stopping him, especially after Rudy threw his support behind McCain and he and Huckabee formed their alliance.
I have known all about John McCain from day one and fully understand the situation. I am not voting for McCain; I am voting against Obama. I know the arguments inside out. I am doing what I believe is the correct thing to do. You won't be able to convince me to do otherwise.
My only hope is that McCain is self-serving enough to choose a strong VP and lacks his maternal longevity genes. No one thinks less of McCain as a candidate than do I but we are at war with Islamic Fascists and I refuse to vote against the United States of America. I will not provide aid and comfort to the enemy. I will reluctantly do my duty and vote against Obama.
77 posted on July 2, 2008 7:48:53 PM EDT by Zevonismymuse [ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]
143 posted on Thursday, July 03, 2008 1:19:02 AM by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
Helms was viciously and falsely portrayed as a racist -- including in the totally objective New York Times obituary last week. In January 1963, a decade before Helms would run for office, he editorialized about Harvey Gantt, the first black student to be admitted to Clemson University in South Carolina.The MSM is so out of it. They just cannot appreciate a person like Helms who dedicated his life and career to making out country a better place.
Helms praised Gantt to the skies, saying he had "stoutly resisted the pose of a conquering hero" and had "turned away from the liberal press and television networks which would glorify him." Gantt, Helms said, just wanted to be an architect and "Clemson is the only college in South Carolina that can teach him how to be one."
Funny how that little tidbit didn't make the Times obituary. They must have cut it for "space."
RIP Senator Jesse Helms
I read the article and it’s classic Ann Coulter, very well done. I can’t see where FR was quoted, however. Perhaps you could point me in the right direction?
QUOTATIONS FROM CHAIRMAN ANN July 9, 2008, 5:00 PM VISIT MY NEW WEBSITE! - getdrunkandvote4mccain.com
Not only the most effective pro-McCain website, but the only pro-McCain website out there!
It only makes the financial bankruptcy of the Establishment press that much sweeter. Queen Ann Rox!
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
Lyn was part of Reagan's Kitchen Cabinet. Those of us from Bakersfield were extremely proud of him. He was like a Ross MacDonald character. Very smart, rumpled suit, biting wit and a big fan of telling it like it was. I wish Ann would have met Lyn. They could have had an awesome baby. Of course Lyn's wife Bonnie might not have been too keen on the idea
Another Bakersfield hero no longer with us is Joe Shell, a state assembly man who ran against Nixon in the 1962 California gubernatorial primary, thus robbing us of a Republican Governor but leading to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1966 and ultimately altering history in a way that is impossible to over-state. Joe died a few months ago; Lyn in 2006. These were the men who inspired me as a pre-voting budding political junkie in the 1960s and 1970s. It is so easy for me to get misty eyed over the loss of Jesse Helms. Like Lyn Nofziger and Joe Shell, Helms was an icon. I look around the field hoping to see someone who can "touch the books they've read". They just don't make guys like them any more.
Oh my. I love Ann’s new website! Getdrunkandvote4mccain.com LOL. You know, if I can bring myself to vote for McCrazy, getting drunk first is probably the only way I’ll manage it (see tagline).
I think my girlfriend would leave me for Ann..lol. We met her at a book signing and she is beautiful. My girlfriend tries to imitate her. Shes good. But not as good as Ann.
Zevon and Ross MacDonald! We apparently have the same taste in muses. Boy, do i miss 'em both!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
ANN COULTER: THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876 (Free Republic Quoted)LOL!
Sort of.While some may think that your thread title falsely implies -- (perhaps to get more FReepers to click on this thread?) -- that Ann quoted FR **in her article** this week, in your defense I will note that the maximum length of a thread title on FR is only ninety-nine characters.
So, you probably just didn't have room to post what you REALLY wanted to:
ANN COULTER: THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. HELMS, PART 529,876 (Free Republic Quoted on Ann's website last week)
Oh my. I love Anns new website!You are not alone.
LOL. You know, if I can bring myself to vote for McCrazy, getting drunk first is probably the only way Ill manage it
Ann seems to have struck a nerve -- again. :o)From a Google search:
Results 1 - 10 of about 758 for Getdrunkandvote4mccain.com. (0.05 seconds)
When Helms heard about the massacre of Christians in Sudan, he openly wept and prayed for the victims.
Yeah, that Helms, he really was a racist.
Both of the local fishwraps here—the Durham Herald-Sun and the Raleigh News and Observer—played up the “Helms never repudiated racism” angle, multiple times, in their coverage leading up to his funeral yesterday. It was absolutely disgusting.
Welcome to Nifongville.
“It's pretty much the same thing liberals are accusing B. Hussein Obama of right now. In its July 4 editorial, the Times harangued Obama for his diversions from the liberal line on Iraq, the domestic surveillance bill, capital punishment and guns. I believe the editorial was titled something like, “Get in Line, N-word.””
If that one didn't take liberals’ breath away, this one did:
“To paraphrase Dan Quayle, to be called a racist by these people is a badge of honor. Rest in peace, Jesse Helms: New York Times stock was recently lowered to a notch above junk bond status.”
The best thing about her zingers is that they're TRUE!
I’m surprised Ann didn’t know Jesse and his wife adopted a son. That is known within conservative circles and the senator was too humble to boast about it.
As always, to the elites of the left, anyone who favors equality for all but dares to oppose preferential treatment for certain groups must be a racist. Then they say WE are the ones dividing America? Damn them for how they have harmed this country for so many decades.
I think that clarifies perfectly the sort of man Helms was and note he did it privately not like all these moonbat celebs who do it to crow about their international concerns usually toting a child of color etc
We have the same great taste. I suggest we form a mutual admiration society. Did you know that Kenneth Millar and Warren Zevon actually became friends when Warren moved to Montecito? Crystal Zevon wrote about their friendship in the Warren Zevon biography "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead".
I also liked John D. McDonald, especially 'Meyer' in the Travis McGee series. I wish Ross MacDonald would have been as prolific a writer, although Ross MacDonald followed the show biz addage: leave them wanting more.
Ann Coulter made a boo-boo by neglecting to mention that President James Monroe also died on the 4th of July. This was the same James Monroe known today especially for “The Monroe Doctrine”.
Somebody that Senator Jesse Helms knew a great deal about, respected and tried very hard to honor. In fact, Senator Jesse Helms, more than just about anyone in Washington, remembered and tried to uphold the Monroe Doctrine.
Ann needs to get married and have a dozen or so kids. NOW. We need her contribution to the gene pool.
My three adult children are quite pumped at the prospect and are treating this idea seriously. Here is a picture of my arch conservative daughter enjoying the current State of the Union. George Bush is on the screen and Richard Nixon is hanging on the wall. Yes, that is a 'Mitt Romney; He's More Man' shirt she is wearing.
Ditto McCain and his wife
A bird in hand is better than two in a bush.
I sure wish that McCain would not have attempted to explain his remark was a joke. It was the first "Straight Talk" I've heard from McCain in awhile.
The website made me realize today is the 26th anniversary of my last alcohol consumption. July 9th, 1982 I wrecked my car in one of those early morning single car accidents. When my husband arrived at the hospital I promised him that I would never drink again. A week or so later when I was getting stitches removed I had the Doctor give me a pregnancy test and the rabbit died. I was, needless to say, the only pregnant lady in my drunk driving class. This reinforced my determination to never touch the devil rum again.
That said, I am still willing to do my part in the fight for freedom so I shall take multiple bong rips before entering the polling place. Please do not let anyone know I am planning to do this as it is still a crime to smoke weed.
From Ann Coulter's new Website, Get Drunk And Vote 4 McCain
from a post on freerepublic.com:
To: lonevoiceGetdrunkandvote4mccain.comMy three adult children are quite pumped at the prospect and are treating this idea seriously. Here is a picture of my arch conservative daughter enjoying the current State of the Union. George Bush is on the screen and Richard Nixon is hanging on the wall. Yes, that is a Mitt Romney; Hes More Man shirt she is wearing.
Let us not forget his efforts on behalf of our Second Amendment rights.
Thats where I got my Reagan quote from (see my tagline). President Reagan was talking to Lyn Nofziger.
Ann was born in December of 1961.
Her womb is barren.
Last week when I posted Ann's column, I clicked on
under the "topic" area as I usually do. Because Ann Coulter is a member of Free Republic, a dynamic supporter, and a friend of the Founder.
Plus she frequently mentions FR on her website.
A Mod (who shall go unnamed so I don't have to ping him/her :>) posted to me that the fr designation is for Free Republic Business only, and removed the "Topic" Free Republic.
And then later, Ms Coulter posted a Comment From Free Republic on her website. Therefore,qualifying the thread "Free Republic Business."
Not wanting to bother the Mod to ask for the topic Free Republic being reinstated, I put it in the title of this thread.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it...
Oh, and it's a double whammy, 'cause Ann has quoted the same poster on her Get Drunk And Vote Website from this thread of her column today!
I'm not going to post the rest of your weird comment.
If you don't like Ann Coulter, fine. If you want to debate something that she writes, go ahead if you can.
But to just post a personal attack on her is childish.
Anyway, she has quite a few Year Left
Some people choose to not have children. Hopefully you are one of them, kid.
Way to get in the back door; a wonderful example of American Ingenuity being practiced on Free Republic. I love it when people don't get discouraged, keep trying and succeed. I even like it when people give it their all and do not succeed. It is a good start for eventual success.
Ann Coulter is a member of Free Republic, a dynamic supporter, and a friend of the Founder.You got THAT right!
Ann has been with FR since the very beginning:
What was "weird" about my comment?
LiberConservative said, "Ann needs to get married and have a dozen or so kids. NOW. We need her contribution to the gene pool."
All I did was to point out that Ann is 46, going on 47, and that's TOO OLD [for almost all women] to have children.
What's "weird" about that?
Oh, and it's a double whammy, 'cause Ann has quoted the same poster on her Get Drunk And Vote Website from this thread of her column today!LOL!
It's a good thing that Zevonismymuse does not charge "Associated Press" rates for using his words. :o)
You have every reason to be proud of raising three conservative children. Oh, and why is Nixon wearing a bra? :-)
It's a good thing that Zevonismymuse does not charge "Associated Press" rates for using his words. :o)See also, from Michelle Malkin:
Thanks for that link. I’ve been saying for weeks now that I may have to get loaded first, but I’m voting for McCain. It’s nice to see so many like-minded inebriates out there.
Beside the fact, it’s hard finding a good, conservative guy in a world in which we live in. Of course, I am sure that WE have some good looking, single guys right here on FR that would be a worthy companion for our Ann.
AP has dug themselves a cave below the basement of the MSM. Cool. LOL
You got proof on that statement or are you just acting like a liberal today and spouting unfounded rhetoric....
Perhaps backing statements up with facts would be wise or perhaps not posting comments like that at all would be intelligent too.
That would be HER wordsOoops!
Sorry, Zevonismymuse!No offense intended. :o)
Many of my FAVORITE conservatives are women.
do you know ann’s medical history or are you just supposing that due to the age she is incapable of reproduction... gee
what about all these ladies in their 50’s - 60’s and 70’s that are giving birth to their own grandchildern and kids at that age.... once again you comment is based in generalized fact and nothing more.... so why did you makeit... it adds nothing to the debate at hand and smacks of politics of personal destruction.... I.e. I cannot beat someones comments on facts or premise... so I will attack them as a person... That is how I see it... so yeah the rest of you comment is wierd because it does not fit into the discussion at hand...
I am willing to take a chance at it.... :)