Skip to comments.Firebrand Sets Off Furor (Coulter In Canada Tour)
Posted on 03/20/2010 8:37:46 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom
Outspoken American pundit Ann Coulter gives a London speech Monday
American conservative firebrand Ann Coulter won't be in London until Monday but already the dust is flying.
Local activist and one-time NDP candidate Megan Walker says of Coulter, "She's venomous . . . She crosses the line and promotes hatred and violence."
Walker's comments provoked a response from a woman instrumental in bringing Coulter to London, Mary Lou Ambrogio, whose group, the International Free Press Society, is paying $10,000 for the appearance, the balance of Coulter's fee coming from an American group that promotes conservatism in young women, the Claire Boothe Luce Policy Institute.
Ambrogio said Coulter was chosen to test the tolerance of Londoners for free speech, a test she says Walker has flunked.
"She pays lip service to free speech," Ambrogio said.
While Coulter pushes peoples' buttons, she doesn't incite criminal activity nor hatred, she said.
"That's pretty outrageous," Ambrogio said, challenging Walker to "prove it."
Walker responded with 10 comments made by Coulter including:
"My only regret with (bombing terrorist) Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
After American abortion doctor George Tiller was gunned down in church last year, Coulter was asked to condemn the killing by conservative Fox host Bill O'Reilly. She replied: "I don't really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester . . . I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists, but I don't want to impose my moral values on others."
Ambrogio defended Coulter, saying, "Incitement to violence is very specific and these comments, while they may be offensive or hurtful to the people involved are not criminal . . Ms. Coulter, like millions of others, happens to believe that terminating the fetus is murder. She is simply using their language in a clever way, I think, to point out how absurdly their language strikes those who defend abortion."
Walker's comments have served to shine the spotlight on Coulter's visit, and in doing so, has sapped attention from another American visiting two days later, Robert Kennedy Jr., a talk paid for by Western.
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The head of that student org., Seamus Wolfe, trying to stop Coulter from speaking sounds like a proper little fascist. Apparently he doesn’t agree with Voltaire. Maybe Goebbels would be more to his liking.
Putting the spotlight on the Libs will make them scatter like rats.
Can anyone here get this (email, etc.) to the Conservative radio and talk show pundits?
Are they any Freepers with Ping Lists that can help to give this subject the light of day?
This IS what the abortionist say...
Then you should know better.
I have always thought that Coulter could use a little more meat on her bones but I reckon you can’t be that sharp if you ain’t skinny.
Yeah, I do over react sometimes. Sorry Bulwyf.
It's just that every western country is dealing with the same problems/challenges as Canada is, and if I could choose to live anywhere in the world, it would be here in Canada.
OTOH, I could not live in Toronto. I'm close to Ottawa, and that's close enough to a city for me.
My little homilies....... are wonderful! Keep it up.
It's only the bad ones you hear about.
BTW, good Indian casino in Petoskey, turned $20 into $500 when my was was in a hospital up there.
Can't get any wittier or more hilarious than this.
These a$$hole Brits are stupid to bring up a home run quote that is this funny.
Coulter is the best.
OMG. That ranks up there with the best of Mencken or Twain.See also, from dictionary.reference.com:
Ann Coulter is an American classic. We are so proud of her.
Export her everywhere!
po·lem·ics[puh-lem-iks, poh-]And, from en.wikipedia.org:
noun(used with a singular verb)
1.the art or practice of disputation or controversy
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Word Origin & History
1638, "controversial argument or discussion," from Gk. polemikos "warlike, belligerent," from polemos "war."
Meaning "one who writes in opposition to another" is attested from 1680.
"The worst offense that can be committed by a polemic is to stigmatize those who hold a contrary opinion as bad and immoral men." [John Stuart Mill, 1806-73]
One of the most famous polemicists was the Frenchman Voltaire;
along with other classic English-language polemicists, including Jonathan Swift, Thomas Paine, Oscar Wilde and Ambrose Bierce.
Contemporary American polemicists include...
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It's only the bad ones you hear about.
BTW,good Indian casino in Petoskey, turned $20 into #500.....
Happy for you there. Ontario Health Insurance Plan refers some lucky Canadians to the Burns Clinic there. Wife went and was treated like royalty and this for a consultation. Saw the Hemmingway room at the local museum. Anyway off topic I know but.....three times on Canadian public radio they played an interview with a gentleman from California. He thinks the huge spaces created in Detroit might be turned into farming and using hot houses. An idea that might be one who's time has come.
In case anyone puts the idea down, old maps of London, England show huge "market gardens" right within that city. Then came easy transport and it was over.
American conservative firebrand Ann Coulter won't be in London until Monday...From UWO.ca:
University of Western Ontario (aka "UWO")Oh.
1151 Richmond Street, Suite 2, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B8
The OTHER London...
Back many years ago my Dad had a roomate from Windsor, heart trouble, paid for it him self.
For the Detroit farming, I don’t know if I would trust the soil, lead.
However I took my Dad shopping one day, had to take a side street, saw a X-Mas tree he help a friend plant 50 years ago. Almost the only thing left on that block.
Turn what’s empty into a giant tree farm.
I know a great couple from Detroit!
When were you in hospital?
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