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Why Does Anyone Need to Read About Celebrities? [Coulter]
Townhall.com ^ | 2/27/2013 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 02/28/2013 7:43:57 AM PST by Servant of the Cross

Having given up on trying to persuade Americans that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens will reduce the murder rate, Democrats have turned to their usual prohibitionary argument: "Why does anyone need (an assault weapon, a 30-round magazine, a semiautomatic, etc., etc.)?"

Phony conservative Joe Manchin, who won his U.S. Senate seat in West Virginia with an ad showing him shooting a gun, said, "I don't know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip."

CNN's Don Lemon, who does not fit the usual profile of the avid hunter and outdoorsman, demanded, "Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting?"

Fantasist Dan Rather said, "There is no need to have these high-powered assault weapons."

And prissy Brit Piers Morgan thought he'd hit on a real showstopper with, "I don't know why anyone needs an assault rifle." Of course, where he comes from, policemen carry wooden sticks.

Since when do Americans have to give the government an explanation for why they "need" something? If that's the test, I can think of a whole list of things I don't know why anyone needs.

I don't know why anyone needs to burn an American flag at a protest. The point could be made just as well verbally.

I don't know why anyone needs to read about the private lives of celebrities. Why can't we shut down the gossip rags?

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coulter; guns; need
Didn't seen it posted yet. A great turnabout on the stupid lib's lame arguments for their unconstitutional assault on the 2nd Amendment.
1 posted on 02/28/2013 7:44:08 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Celebrity worship is a sign of decadence. Unfortunately “People” magazine is probably the most read publication in America.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 7:49:55 AM PST by allendale
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To: Servant of the Cross

Great article. I love this:

“I don’t see why anyone needs ...” is code for: “I don’t do it, so let’s ban it.”

That is exactly the mantra for Despot of New York city Mike Bloomberg. He does not care in the least if it hurts someones business or puts people out of work: If he doesn’t do it or use it then he bans it. All except guns of course. He needs guns for his bodyguards because only he is allowed defense by arms but nobody else.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 8:01:20 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Servant of the Cross
I just assume that *everyone* in showbiz is fornicating with God-knows-what,injecting/snorting/ingesting/smoking God-knows-what and molesting God-knows-who (or what).As a result,I've never felt the need to buy a copy of People Magazine.
4 posted on 02/28/2013 8:06:41 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: allendale

My mother buys that rag like a religion, and I always ask her how the hell can she buy that crap. “Most beautiful people of the year” WTF is THAT?? Just the most obnoxiously superficial crap ever put to print.

“Hey Bob guess what? I made the Most beautiful people list in People magazine!”

“Well Joe, congratulations! Everyone here at the office is immensely proud of you! You’ve done well!”


5 posted on 02/28/2013 8:08:50 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

““I don’t see why anyone needs ...” is code for: “I don’t do it, so let’s ban it.””

People don’t ‘need’ all kinds of things. But freedom isn’t about ‘need’. I don’t need a Boss 429 Mustang. I’m ‘better’ off with my Ranger. Why, if I have the means, shouldn’t I buy one?

With guns, it’s all just excuses to disarm us. Ask them why THEY “NEED” to disarm us. Turn the tables.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 8:19:28 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: allendale

Just look at the ratings for American Idol(atry).


7 posted on 02/28/2013 8:20:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Servant of the Cross
This cartoon was on the sidebar at the link. Except for the totally wrong boobage area, it seems apropos:


8 posted on 02/28/2013 8:26:19 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: allendale
Unfortunately “People” magazine is probably the most read publication in America.

I call it "Peephole".

9 posted on 02/28/2013 8:29:54 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Nice one.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 8:29:54 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Good article, the old Ann Coulter is making a comeback.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 8:37:43 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: allendale

Celebrity worship is a sign of decadence. Unfortunately “People” magazine is probably the most read publication in America.

Seems like every other week there is some sorta Hollywood Mastruba... I mean Self congratulatory Award Ceremony that is just as meaningless as giving every kid a ribbon at a tack meet.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 8:42:44 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Servant of the Cross

Coulter IS a Celeb.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 8:44:09 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: GraceG

And just what the hell is a “Kardashian”, and why are they always on the covers of every single magazine? Did they discover a cure for cancer or something?


14 posted on 02/28/2013 8:44:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Servant of the Cross
Why do people show so much interest in the personal lives of celebrities?

To a social animal the breeding habits of those who are “alpha” in the pack are of legitimate concern.

If you were in England during the reign of Henry VIII and tied to the Boleyn family, you would have experienced a great deal of increase in power and prestige - but if you didn't keep you eye on the Seymore gal it could have meant your head.

For myself I don't consider Brad Pit an “alpha” of my pack - so I could care less if he is with Angelina Jolie or Jennifer Aniston. Other people indulge this primitive impulse. Entire industries rely upon this primitive impulse.

15 posted on 02/28/2013 8:51:31 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Servant of the Cross

[”I don’t know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip.”]

When fifteen screaming anarchists with guns are coming after you...it’s needed.

I allowed for the double tap.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 9:02:00 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Norm Lenhart

That’s a good question to ask, but being that the Republican party is now the “Democrat-lite” party I doubt any “Republican” will open his mouth with that to these constitution shredders. Democrats demand and these so called “Republicans” can’t bow and cower into a fetal position fast enough.

And if you’ll notice, absolutely none of them talk about the real reason these mass shootings happened: Because of mental illness. What do guns have to do with some psycho wanting to kill people? This is like blaming cars for drunk drivers. Is being burned alive, being blown up, being stabbed, preferable to being shot? “Oh the psychos are going to kill people so let’s ban guns because that is the least desirable way to go”. Their logic is freakin’ insane. I live in New York city, the largest mass murder here before 911 was this thing called “The happyland fire” in which ONE man who was ticked off at his girlfriend, decided to burn down the club she worked at and as a result 87 people were killed which beats any mass murder ever done by guns. But no, let’s ban guns while any psycho can still walk to any gas station and buy as much gas as he wants.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 9:07:26 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: smoothsailing

[...the old Ann Coulter is making a comeback.]

I hadn’t seen her for awhile then I realized she was standing sideways. ;)


18 posted on 02/28/2013 9:09:35 AM PST by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Oh I TOTALLY agree with you. The GOP will do nothing but act as a foil while the dems plow forward. then get the scraps of power and pool parties in the aftermath. They prove it daily.

But the rest of us can ask those uncomfortable questions whenever opportunity arises. Every little bit of annoyance to the libriods makes me haZ a happy. Might even make a few of their less devoted flock think. Not likely, but possible.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 9:13:02 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: RetSignman

Her sales took a hit. Had to run back to the right. Too late. We noticed. She lost my sales. I’ll never trust her again.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 9:14:56 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: dfwgator

Kardashian is an Armenian word. It translates into English as “my momma be a pimp.”


21 posted on 02/28/2013 9:30:20 AM PST by allendale
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To: Servant of the Cross

“I don’t know anyone (who) needs 30 rounds in a clip.”

Hmmm. Maybe when Hussein’s guy has about 30 rounds in HIS clip, 30 would even out the situation. Don’t these idiots realize why the Second Amendment exists? It ain’t there to make deer hunting easier.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 9:52:31 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Servant of the Cross
The left, as usual, is succeeding in framing the argument over guns in a sophistical form. The left frames their argument in terms of "NEED." The real argument is to be made in terms of "RIGHT." (See the U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment.

For example; Who "NEEDS" a thirty round magazine? The true position is We have a "RIGHT" to a thirty round magazine as a means to achieve a modern militia.

23 posted on 02/28/2013 9:56:24 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The left, as usual, is succeeding in framing the argument over guns in a sophistical form. The left frames their argument in terms of "NEED." The real argument is to be made in terms of "RIGHT." (See the U.S. Constitution, Second Amendment.)

For example; The left says: Who "NEEDS" a thirty round magazine? The true position is we have a "RIGHT" to a thirty round magazine as a means to achieve a modern militia.

24 posted on 02/28/2013 9:57:46 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: RetSignman
My wife used to say if she got any thinner she could stand sideways, stick out her tongue and be mistaken for a zipper.

Well, I figured a zipper with boobs, anyway. :)

Lately though, I think she's gained weight.


25 posted on 02/28/2013 10:46:42 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
...as a result 87 people were killed which beats any mass murder ever done by guns...

The NAZIs used guns when they started the "final solution" and killed hundreds of thousands. They soon realized that shooting people one at a time was dreadfully inefficient and so industrialized the process to handle millions.

You could make a case for murder out of our "Indian Wars", an indigenous population armed with bows and arrows going up against repeating rifles and Gatling guns. I guess the winners get to write the books and call it "manifest destiny".

Regards,
GtG

26 posted on 02/28/2013 1:50:21 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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