Thursday, June 08, 2006

In Her Own Words

Here's a direct quote from Ann Coulter's recent bit of fascist propaganda, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" (incidentally...lifelong Democrat and devout man of God, the Reverend Billy Graham, might object just a little to her title choice, but that's another post) Coulter's words were aimed at four 9/11 widows who have been very proactive in questioning the decisions made by this administration and events that led up to the 9/11 attacks.

"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much. And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren't planning to divorce these harpies? Now that their shelf life is dwindling, they'd better hurry and appear in Playboy."

That any person (let alone a woman) could criticize, question or second-guess the feelings or motivations of these women and their losses is beyond my comprehension. Her heart must be a molten mix of broken glass, rusty metal and battery acid...with a little essence of Pol Pot thrown in for good measure.

Coulter believes she can say anything she matter how hate-filled or false or beyond the pale it is and it had better be accepted with as much reverence as the tablets Moses brought down from the mountain. Any person (Democrat) daring to question her is bitch-slapped into submission with another round of lies, threats and a lesson in the type of "Christian attitude" the likes of which haven't been seen since the Crusades.

Don't get me wrong. I love a strong-willed woman, but I think you first have to qualify as a human being before anyone can consider you a woman and that requires not only a brain but a heart. I think all Coulter has going for her is a pulse and even Hitler had one of those. I'm disgusted by her in a way that surprises even me. I started out to post about how pissed off I am that Blogger is breaking down so often lately and how FREE SERVICE is just another word for "lame-ass". But Coulter just makes me even angrier.

The writer, E.B. White said it best in his book "Charlotte's Web" while describing the odious character of Templeton the Rat: "The rat had no morals, no consideration, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunctions, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything. He would kill a gosling if he could get away with it--the goose knew that. Everybody knew it." Just because Coulter fancies herself a beautiful women (Is she? Really?), she feels no one notices the fact that she vomits her words...rather than simply speaking them like everyone else. We noticed, Ann. Now go eat a sandwich for the love of Pete? Mmm-kay?

Don't stand too close to the tracks, Ann Coulter. Even the Karma train has been known to jump them in order to run over those who truly deserve it. Your turn is coming.


Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

I read about that statement today and was just appalled. I don't think there's any way to plead "taken out of context" - not that she has - when those are the words that were used.

And Ms. Coulter - I AM godless. Don't even get me started on how revolting it is to be portrayed as immoral simply because I do not believe in a higher being.

6:56 PM  
Blogger toyfoto said...

I have been feeling like I can't say anything about blogger ... since it's free. (I'm crossing my fingers that this post gets accepted before it hits the wall again). But Ann Coulter? ... Well, I guess all I can say is her book should be free ... or better yet, she should pay us for reading it.

I can't take her too seriously, though she's got a pretty good schtick going for herself that's for sure. I can't imagine there are many folks out there who can see her arguments as viable. My guess is her appeal is the same as Jerry Springer's -- train wreck.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

One can only hope that Ann Coulter riles up enough of us godless heathens to turn out in record numbers next election day.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen said...

To mock the pain of another is unforgivable.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Jozet said...

"I think you first have to qualify as a human being before anyone can consider you a woman..."

Amen, I say, amen.

8:29 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

oy. finally. has been holding your page hostage, and now that I've got the chance to comment, I'm doing it, even if I don't have the right thing to say. I agree, agree!!!

Also, sounds like you guys had a marvelous time in Savannah. And who gives a rat's ass what your age is? Actually, scratch that. I think I respect/admire you even more, knowing the number. I think you're cool as shit.

lastly, Ann Coulter is Satan.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Marcie said...

I hate that woman with a passion. I have a hard time beleiving her act is real. I agree with toyfoto, it comes off as a schtick to sell books. "Look at the pretty, conservative woman making inflammatory conservative comments." How boring!
And not to sound catty but she isn't even that pretty, she's just pretty compared to fat ass Rush Limbaugh. She makes me sick.

4:52 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I hope she enjoys her next life, for her reincarnation is going to have a hell of a time.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Sarcastic Journalist said...

Ann Coulter is a waste of space.

7:13 AM  
Blogger TB said...

Women like Coulter are the reason I have a hard time being charitable toward the religious right. What a vicious, poisonous hypocritical bitch she is.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Sarcomical said...

oh my lord. that is some seriously demented crap. that's what scares lots of people away from even considering christianity as an option, not to mention there are lots of people stupid enough to let something like that bend their lame brains in a completely ridiculous direction.


7:53 AM  
Blogger Nilbo said...

The solution to alleged people like Ann Coulter is not to hate them.

The opposite of love is "indifference".

8:32 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Harridan said...

Ugh. Haaaaaaaate that woman. I get the idea that she thinks she can be as incendiary as she wants and get away with that because she's a pretty blonde (who is so ugly inside!).

This may be the nastiest thing she's said, ever.

I almost don't even want to give her space in my brain, she is so abhorrent.

I love the pin. You should sell those online, I swear! I would totally buy one.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

My immediate reaction to her recent tripe was that she noticed interest in her "work" had waned and she needed something inflammatory and grassroots-hate-speak-ish to rally the troops. I'm guessing this recent submission will have guys in pickups all across Alabama tooting their General Lee horns and waving their Confederate Flags in praise. Good for her - she's finally speaking to people on her own level.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Oh and yes! to what Nilbo said. I try to remember this when I see/hear something particularly vile such as this. Just refuse to care about her.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

What Nilbo said! It works in so many situations where people act inflammatory to get attention.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Rude Cactus said...

We were focused on similar things in our recent posts. I love the visual. It's a little too realistic ;-)

10:03 AM  
Blogger Lisa Ann said...

That woman has me so riled up I can't even...

And that fact that there are people out there that listen/believe her is just so....

I've never heard such rattrash bs crap in all my life.

And the blogger thing? Totally can relate.

10:37 AM  
Blogger The Queen Mama said...

Is she pretty? I've always thought she looks a little ghoulish. Perhaps because she has no soul...

I consider myself somewhat conservative, politically speaking, but I just can't relate to Coulter at all. She certainly doesn't speak for me or for what I believe in. I feel about her the way a lot of Democrats feel about Al Franken, I suppose. That she's just squawking off for her own vanity and that she's in serious danger of coming off looking like a loon.

I hope the media lets this all die down soon. Because right now the hoopla is only feeding her ego, which is already huge. I'm with nilbo...the opposite of love is indifference.

10:59 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

QM- Hmmm. I gotta say I disagree with you about Franken. I don't think he's ever said we should invade the countries that give us problems, kill their leaders and convert everyone to Christianity. He might be opinionated (and who isn't these days?), but Coulter attacks everyone from those who disagree with her (about anything at all),to women with children, widows, anyone from a foreign country or a different religion. Her sweeping generalizations about anyone with whom she takes issue are fairly legendary. The inconsistencies in the actions of politicians have always been fodder for Franken...even before Bush practically handed him his present material on a silver platter. He's not doing anything he hasn't always done...but never has he made innocent bystanders (soccer moms) and non-political citizens the target for vile and merciless ire. Even Republican apologists are pretty much not defending what she said this time.

11:50 AM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

I saw her on the Today show and don't like her at all. She was really abrasive and I just don't think thats a good way to bring people to your cause.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

The comparison to Templeton? Brilliant. Truly brilliant.

6:33 PM  
Blogger CISSY said...

I heard her talking on a morning talk show and I'm always surprised not only at how mean some of these so-called conservatives can be, but at the hyprocrisy.

Let's not forget, Dubyah dragging young widows of 9/11 to the State of the State address only a few short months after the attacks. Let's not forget the ones they marched out during the last election. Why is Coulter not criticizing them?

Liberalism is not a dirty word. In fact, if Coulter would get her head out of Dubyah's ass she would see that the likes of Patrick Henry and George Washington were called "liberals." Benjamin Franklin, Abe Lincoln. The list goes on.

If the conservative list includes people like Coulter and other blow-hards, then please call me a liberal. Whether I'm a Republican or not.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

I also agree with Nilbo.

The media world today is so crowded that it is the ones who push the envelope that get the attention, like the bully at school. As disgusting as she is, Ann Coulter is coming out of the same media crowd that consists of Geraldo, Jerry Springer, Howard Stern, Michael Moore, Bill O'Reilly, etc. She wants to get on the news and make you upset. Like with any drama queen, the best approach is ignoring the person -- because attention is what she wants. You certainly don't want to go to the same level and wish they get killed.

7:50 PM  
Blogger cameo said...

i hate her. and i say that in the purest sense of the word. hate.

i'm all for a strong willed woman as well. but only strong willed women of QUALITY!

she is the republican spirit personified - entitled, reckless, arrogant, but ironically, self-loathing to the point of crassness.

karma train some quickly.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Rock said...

I am going to dip my toe in the water - knowing that many of you will hate what I have to say. But it needs to be said.

It's amazing to me that there are 25 posts here and none of them have actualy have even remotely broached the topic of what Ann was talking about. It's just hate, hate, hate. Please think about what you are saying.

Since we all do not live in NY we cannot understand the full bearing of what she is saying. Her point is that these women are now actively campaigning for Hillary in NY and getting paid for it, but no one can impeach what they say because of who they are.

This is a REAL argument folks. What she said in a few lines of a 300 page book are brusque and startling - but she's making a point that politician's like Hillary should not hide behind un-impeacable widdows of 9/11. That's cheap marketing.

And why wasn't that tramp Michael Moore treated this way? He abused everybody for a film he made and he got nominated for an Oscar?

Media bias at its best.

Sorry guys but it had to be said.

3:26 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

rock you say Coulter's point is Hillary's hiding behind the unimpeachable widows of 9/11 but Cissy already pointed out that Dubya and others did the same in the last election. Ann Coulter is frightening and I just took the time to create my own freakin' blog so I could post that.

6:37 AM  
Blogger cameo said...

ROCK - if her point is to criticize hillary for having these women campaign for her - as you said, "but she's making a point that politician's like Hillary should not hide behind un-impeacable widdows of 9/11. That's cheap marketing."
then why is she calling these women "cheap harpies"? and questioning their marital relationship? and saying they seemed happy by their husband's deaths? and cheapening them as people by saying they will next appear in playboy?

"this is a REAL argument, folks!"
i think you have it wrong.
what this is is a narrow minded, entitled, cronnie attacking the "children" to try and get to the "mom". hmmmmmmmmmmm, doesn't that sound an awful lot like what a former "terroist dictator" - the one we went to war to get - was notorious for doing?

ann coulter would have an argument if she were adult and rational enough to MAKE A POINT! this attack of hers, even if a mere few lines in a book as you suggest, negates anything of 'substance' she might have had.

she's a shell of a person. cold. bitter. arrogant. and you know what?



7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH I AM SOOOOO JUMPING onto this Coulter hate train. Ya'll have said it so well in so many different ways...really, I'd probably add only a shitload of obscenities. ARGH. Hate.

12:56 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

I feel nothing but contempt for the woman. Not hate. Just good ol', lacking-in-emotion disdain.

I can't dredge up the energy to hate such an obvious handful of crazy. She's not worthy of it.

That in no way interferes with my validation of those who do choose to hate her; it is their right. a right I support. Just as it is her right to spew the inane vitriol that she does. A right I also support. I'm disgusted by it, but I support it.

Nonetheless, I am underwhelmed by anyone who is willing to spend one iota of time defending a word she's said. It's disheartening to think that she who is beyond critical of anyone/anything not belonging to her itsy-bitsy circle of power and influence could convince any rational, thinking persons to defend her.

*looks square at Rock*

3:46 PM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

Okay...a moment of everyone's time, if I may.

I think what Rock is trying to say (in a very civil way, I might add) is that he sees Coulter's intended target (scattershot as it is)as Hillary Clinton. I know for a fact that he's not a fan of Coulter but that he would like everyone to plow through the bullshit of Coulter's delivery/broadstroke condemnation/ pitiless vitriol to see that she's really just accusing a political figure of hiding behind a tragedy in order to gain the public's trust/approval/vote. He in no way supports the MANNER in which she does it. And really...who could?

I see what he's trying to say and I appreciate his ability to do so without resorting to bitter reprisals and name-calling aimed at other commenters.

I don't have any issues with Hillary Clinton and if she's paying these widows to be Exhibits A-D for the whole 9/11 debacle (lest we forget), Coulter's issue should really be with Clinton and not the widows. A skilled writer (unlike Coulter) could see the distinction and make her point without character assassination, but making a verbal effigy of HC is such a common Neo-Con pastime, it's easy to see why Coulter decided to choose being a bitch over being a skilled "journalist".

And if Coulter was, indeed, shining a giant spotlight of truth on a behavior that has never been attempted before (and something of which no Republican could be accused)...the argument would pan out even further.

But as Nancy has pointed out, the President has done nothing but hide behind 9/11 and use it to justify everything including scare-tactic votes for a second term , criminal behavior (wiretapping)and the continuance of a costly war. He has stood on a smoking pile of yet-to-be searched WTC debris for a photo-op and costumed himself in a flight suit while standing on an aircraft carrier with people who actually served their country (and who showed up for the medical exam). The man has no shame.

I appreciate the fact that both Rock and well as everyone else who has chosen to speak their mind here (even when disagreeing)have really tried hard to focus any ire or disrespect for the subject matter (Coulter), rather than each other. We may disagree, but as long as we keep our respect for each other, we are free to verbalize our discontent --or even hatred or support--for the topic itself.

You guys are the best.

7:32 PM  
Blogger IzzyMom said...

I cannot stand Ann Coulter. She's like a female Rush Limbaugh on steroids.

Seriously, I've never seen a bigger and more obnxious media whore than Ms. Coulter.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Nap Queen said...

I love you for this post. It was so well written, and I was internally screaming "Yes!" the entire time. I can't believe that no one calls her out on her blatantly insensitive remarks. She is truly an embarrassment to our country.

The Templeton reference was awesome, too. Thanks for the great Sunday morning read.

8:42 AM  
Blogger lildb said...

Wordgirl, as usual, you have reminded me of, erm, logic.

You're right - I re-read Rock's statement, and he isn't so much defending AC as he is agreeing that HC shouldn't be acquiring 9/11 widows to help her with her political momentum, or whatever it is she's trying to accomplish (which, really, imo, is a big ol' can of worms on it's own - HC isn't my favorite pol by a long shot - she's def. a pol, first and foremost, and not for her civic duty, which is disappointing and hurtful for our country, but I'm stepping away from the point).

I should've been more careful in my criticism of Rock's defense; after all, it's as much his right to defend her words (or her person, for that matter, if he so chose) as it is mine to feel disdain for her, or for anyone else to hate her with a passion.

*steps meekly down off soapbox, slinks away*

10:15 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

LILDB- You have no reason to slink! You were simply stating your opinion and I'm glad you did.

I only know a little more about Rock's perspective because I know him personally. He and I will probably still disagree about Coulter's central point,given our obvious political differences, but we don't disagree about the manner in which he expressed it. Like I said, he's not really a fan of AC and more of your "fairly reasonable" Republicans feel similarly.

Anyway...I'm not fussing at anyone but merely giving positive strokes to everyone for keeping this a discussion that hasn't dissolved into an ugly mess.

12:26 PM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

oops...I meant that "we won't disagree about the manner in which SHE expressed it".

1:27 PM  
Blogger marsha_tm said...

Ann Coulter = Evil.

I agree - her time is coming.

3:40 PM  
Blogger daysgoby said...

I went on her site and waded through the instaorder buttons for an autographed copy of Godless (Looking for the perfect Fathers day gift??) and read about half of an essay on there - um, no, thanks.

4:25 PM  
Blogger madge said...

In another gem from Coulter's new book, she refers to the 9/11 widows as, "these broads" who selfishly coopted 9/11 for their own benefits. She begrudges them any settlements they have received and states that they should hold no greater proprietership over the grief.

Hmm. I would think if I lost my husband, I'd certainly deem myself more entitled to grief than some random, blond lady from the radio.

She should have walked on that pile and seen body parts, broken eyeglasses, framed family photos under bent steel beams. She should have done that and THEN tried to discredit the women whose husbands were incinerated that day.

She may have been referencing Clinton in that one quote, but her repeated attacks of the widows reveals a heart made of coal (and a serious alck of creativity).

I hope no one ever forces her husband to jump out of the 94th floor of a building because he had no other options.

Wow. Sorry for the rant. She. Just. Gets. Me. Going.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

My mother just told me about that statement today and now I see this. I'm convinced she is mentally ill. Truly. There's something wrong with that woman's sense of reality and lack of empathy. Like one of those kids who shoots birds with beebee guns and feels nothing about it.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Rock said...

Thanks Word Girl for your back - sort of. But thanks.

My only point is that we all need to really look underneath to see what really is being said sometimes before railing on and on. And everyone can - on my sister site i do all of the time. But many times I think the point is missing in all the vitriol. I just wish we could discuss the point instead of the person sometimes. And regardless of wheterh is Ann, Hillary, Bill, Al or Michael - that IS something I am passionate about.

11:39 PM  

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