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"An incontinent brute."

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"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

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"Is that really your dad?"

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Ann Coulter

We have received several requests to set out our editorial opinion respecting Ann Coulter. First, several quotes:

"We've finally given liberals a war against fundamentalism, and they don't want to fight it. They would, except it would put them on the same side as the United States."

"While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security."

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building." Asked later if she regretted the quote, she said, "Of course I regret it. I should have added, 'after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters.'"

"If we're so cruel to minorities, why do they keep coming here? Why aren't they sneaking across the Mexican border to make their way to the Taliban?"

After Hillary Clinton called Coulter's "Jersey girls" remarks "vicious [and] mean-spirited," Coulter fired back, "I think if she's worried about people being mean to women she should have a talk with her husband."

We love Ann Coulter.

If Howard Dean, James Carville, Paul Begala, Al Franken or Randi Rhodes were smart and clever, they'd be Ann Coulter.

If they were cute.

Comments on "Ann Coulter"


Blogger Village Idiot said ... (10:09 AM) : 

The whole "Ice Maiden" thing is pretty effective, but I wonder what sort of shoes she wears?


Blogger Almost Ignatius J. said ... (10:30 AM) : 

and here i had so much hope for you


Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (10:45 AM) : 

If you were to point out something she's said that's wrong, I'd be pleased to reconsider my opinion.

Very seldom do I see liberals engage Miss Ann on the merits. They seem to confine themselves to exhibiting symptoms of the vapors while vigorously fanning themselves with copies of the complete works of Che.

I cannot help being reminded of an interview (long ago) with Grace Slick, who explained that part of her celebrity inhered in the fact that "They can't get over the fact that a girl who looks like me says 'fuck.'"


Blogger Almost Ignatius J. said ... (11:33 AM) : 

that's funny; i live with a girl who drops the f-bomb all the time.

do you believe that we should kill the reporters and editors of the New York Times?

do you feel that, as she says in her latest book, "Liberals just want to kill humans?"

there's nothing really meritorious about those comments.

perhaps she has a point when she says that some liberals push their agenda through victims, but her thesis in Godless seems a bit off.

i simply cannot agree with her ideas that outline, as one reviewer put it: "The state religion of liberalism demands obeisance (to the National Organization for Women), tithing (to teachers' unions), reverence (for abortion), and formulaic imprecations ('Bush lied, kids died!'' 'Keep your laws off my body!' 'Arms for hostages!')."

i don't obey NOW, i've never given a dollar to any teacher's union, i don't revere abortion and i've never said any of those things.

i would consider myself a liberal. naybe i'm not.


Anonymous chesty said ... (12:04 PM) : 

i suppose i regard coulter the way i assume most conservatives regard maureen dowd: She's great at calling names, but lacks any real coherence, insight, depth, thoughtfulness, or moderation in her arguments. Plus, she's a bad writer.


Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (12:40 PM) : 

That's not at all how I view Ms. Dowd.

I used to read her column regularly, since she was perfectly happy to use her considerable powers of observation and description to wittily skewer the terminally silly. But she got caught up in the groupthink of New York Times orthodox liberalism, and ceased to think (since it was not only no longer necessary, but muchly discouraged). After the 2000 election, she became an early casualty of BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome). It's difficult to be interesting, and impossible to be witty, if everything you write is an approved variation of "BushHitlerchimpbloodforoil, BushLiedPeopleDied, thejapsattacked&weinvadeFrance?, globalwarmingisdelay'sfaultlikehurricaines, and so on and so on.

Miss Ann, on the other hand, distills the essence (and thereby necessarily oversimplifies), and then packages the message in terms that are pointed, impossible to misunderstand, impossible to ignore. And the reaction of the establishment pontificators and professional Bush haters is to explode into more than usual incoherence.

Maureen Dowd for quite some time has done nothing than to repeat the gibberish of the establishment, while Miss Coulter speaks truth to power, and gets pies thrown at her for her trouble.


Anonymous old man hasler said ... (12:59 PM) : 

i'm glad that we still have those farm subsidies so that farmers like yourself can respond to us during the day, rather than work in the field.


Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (1:44 PM) : 

Even as I type these words, I'm gazing out my window upon an enormous field on which I'm not growing soybeans.


Blogger girlfriday said ... (2:58 PM) : 

Did someone mention shoes?


Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (3:45 PM) : 

Here we go again . . . .


Blogger A Christian Prophet said ... (7:03 PM) : 

It seems Ann Coulter operates very much like an exceptional spiritual teacher by being willing to call a spade a spade. She sees that Liberals are hopelessly trapped in fantasy and self-deception and she calls them on it. If they refuse to look at themselves and the depths of their own hatred, they will attack her as hateful ones always attack. If her wake-up call is heard just a little, they will grow and open spiritually.


Anonymous anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 

[rolling eyes]


Blogger Almost Ignatius J. said ... (11:20 AM) : 

awesome, now i don't have to have my palm read. i knew something was wrong, but i never realized it was because I was "hopelessly trapped in fantasy and self-deception." thanks christian prophet!


Blogger Village Idiot said ... (11:37 AM) : 


And what's all this "spade" shit? We don't want any of that racist crap around here.

But: Anonymous, you may wanna get those eyes looked at. If they roll around too damn much, you're gonna hafta' wash the fuckers.

Let's talk about shoes some more.


Anonymous maeby said ... (2:58 PM) : 

i dont know what im saying


Anonymous let me put it this way said ... (4:38 PM) : 

He spelled "Yale" with a 6


Anonymous the duke said ... (12:21 PM) : 

When we all know that "Yale" is properly spelled with three sixes.


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