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“I’m more of a man than any liberal.”

–Ann Coulter

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  1. Laughing Boy says:

    Why do you post Coulter so often? She’s such a fringe harpy that most R’s think is out of bounds most of the time.

      • Laughing Boy says:

        Hate isn’t funny.

        • RedGreen says:

          and sometimes she’s just funny.

        • colorado76 says:

          When people’s hateful statements reach comical levels, I prefer to treat them as such.  Having to take every hateful statement seriously gives purveyors of hate too much power.

          • NEWSMAN says:

            Hate speech, or just tellin the truth.  Ann reports, you decide.

            Democrats always assure us that deterrence will work, but when the time comes to deter, they’re against it.

            Ann Coulter

            Democrats couldn’t care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can’t look at themselves in the mirror.

            Ann Coulter

            If John Kerry had a dollar for every time he bragged about serving in Vietnam – oh wait, he does.

            Ann Coulter

            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?

            Ann Coulter

            Liberals are stalwart defenders of civil liberties – provided we’re only talking about criminals.

            Ann Coulter

            The Democrats have no actual policy proposals of their own unless constant carping counts as a policy.

            Ann Coulter

            The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.

            Ann Coulter

            The really amazing part, to me, was when Florida made it into the Final Four, the Democrats didn’t demand a recount.

            Ann Coulter

            They’ve hit us and we’ve got to hit back hard, and I’m not just talking about the terrorists.

            Ann Coulter

            Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening.

            Ann Coulter

            “We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee. That’s just a joke, for you in the media.”

            Ann Coulter

            “Liberals love America like O.J. loved Nicole.”  

            Ann Coulter

            “There are a lot of bad republicans; there are no good democrats.”

            Ann Coulter

            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.

            Ann Coulter

            Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America’s self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant.

            Ann Coulter

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

            Ann Coulter

            And my favorite Ann Coulter Quote

            When we were at peace, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now there’s a war, so Democrats want to raise taxes. When there was a surplus, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now that there is a mild recession, Democrats want to raise taxes.

            Ann Coulter

    • Colorado Pols says:

      Didn’t she keynote the Leadership Program of the Rockies retreat with Bob Schaffer a couple of years ago? Our recollection is fuzzy.

      • Go Blue says:

        almost weekly spewing the hate

        • Laughing Boy says:

          Go Blue, you are farther to the left than she is to the right.  Just as hateful.

          It’s all garbage.

          • Go Blue says:

            Sorry pal, but I’m in the mainstream. Something you and Coulter will never be

            • Haywood JBM says:

              That every time a Republican says something you disagree with you label it in that bs term du jour as “Hate Speech”?

              I think a lot of things that democrats say are mildly to severely stupid, but I don’t go looking to label it as something for political correctness impact.  I just dismiss it as retarded….

              • Aristotle says:

                It’s not a matter of disagreement when she says stuff like the quote above, which is very mild compared to things like calling liberals terrorists. That ain’t a difference of opinion; that’s hate, and you won’t find a single liberal commentator who does the same thing. (That’s a challenge, by the way, to you or anyone who disagrees with what I just wrote to find some liberal commentator – some prominent one, that is, not some basement blogger somewhere – who does the same thing.)

                It’s one thing to hold strong opinions, to be caustic, or be deliberately provocative. It’s another to do what Coulter does.

                • Haywood JBM says:

                  She makes a stupid comment like calling liberals terrorists and you want to interpret that as “hate”.

                  It’s not hate, it is just a stupid analogy that demonstrates why those of us with an R after our names ignore her and prefer she would just go away.

                  Quit searching to label things with PC correct terms like this speech or that speech and just accept it for what it is, stupidity.

                  The minute you start throwing around that every statement you disagree with is a “Hate Speech” the less likely a lot of us are to listen to your point of view, even when it is very valid.

                  • Aristotle says:

                    Ann Coulter is renowned for her intelligence. We can not simply dismiss these statements as “stupid” because she is not.

                    I agree that labels like “hate” and “racist” are used way too often. If it’s being misused here then we have to suss out what’s driving Coulter to make these statements. Again, it’s not that she’s stupid, so what is it?

                    I’ve given this some thought… and the only other plausible explanation I can come up with is just as bad: Coulter is a cynical sell-out who peddles these insults, to the detriment of discourse in America, for money. She realized she could make herself wealthy and famous by crossing lines even Limbaugh and Hannity shy away from, and that was more important to her than applying her intelligence in a constructive manner. In some ways this is even worse than being driven by hate because the lack of empathy required for such a cynical course is frightening to contemplate.

                    I hope the rest of your lecture wasn’t addressed to me in particular; if you pay attention to my posts you’ll see that I don’t use those terms lightly or frequently.

            • Laughing Boy says:

              We’re in big trouble.  I’m far from Coulter, and you are so reactionary and venomous sometimes I swear you’re a Republican plant.

              I’d pay $1000 to find out who you are.  Not for any nefarious reasons [totally serious there – I want to be very clear that’s not a threat in any way], I just have a hard time believing that such a bitter little silly person actually exists.

              What do you do for work?  How do you get along with anyone well enough to make it to lunch every day?  Who can you talk to that you don’t hate their guts so much that you’re driven to spit on them because they don’t exist in your tiny lunatic fringe view of the world?

              These are the things that don’t keep me awake at night. 🙂

        • dwyer says:

          They should quit politics and take their show on the road….Coulter could be Dean Martin and Caldara could be Jerry Lewis….I’d pay.

        • Colorado Pols says:

          “Fringe harpy,” indeed.

          • Laughing Boy says:

            I don’t know why Caldara has her on, but I wish he wouldn’t.

            I’m just glad you all let me post on such a left-leaning blog.  It’s good to have healthy debate.

            • Alan says:

              They were asking about Coulter’s appearance as keynote speaker at the Leadership Program of the Rockies (formerly Republican Leadership Program) retreat. LPR was (still is? not sure) chaired at the time by Bob Schaffer.

              Which means that Schaffer picked, or at least approved of, Coulter as the keynote speaker.

              You know, your “fringe harpy.”

              Comments?

              • Aristotle says:

                But I know that redstate.com was full of comments disowning Coulter as a representative of the mainstream conservative viewpoint. Now, I don’t know how much redstate.com represents mainstream conservatives, but it was an indication that things like what you’re talking about have come to an end. But we’ll see…

    • WesternSlopeThought says:

      The Daily Sentinel is saying that it is now time to give “Ms. Bestiality” the ol’ sheep skin boot.

  2. Sir Robin says:

    Coulter was on virtually every media outlet, with columns, books, and tv appearances. If she’s so “fringe” why did she get so much press in the “liberal” media?

  3. LarimerBoy says:

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  4. DavidThi808 says:

    Hi all;

    I think I’ve gotten too wrapped up in blogging recently so I’m going offline for a week. I think I have a family around here somewhere and so I’m going to try and find them 🙂

    thanks – dave

    ps – Someone needs to post a Russian Music video in tomorrow’s open thread.

  5. HamiltonRoberts says:

    Read the letter from an Army Captain

    http://conservativeforchange.b

    • Go Blue says:

      And you’re an idiot

      The Pentagon confirms to TPM Election Central that military officials told the Obama campaign he could not visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany yesterday with campaign aides in tow because that would violate DOD regs.

      “We informed the Obama staff that he was more than welcome to visit as Senator Obama, with Senate staff. However, he could not conduct the visit with campaign staff,” a Pentagon spokesperson tells EC.

    • Barron X says:

      .

      If Captain Porter’s Commander doesn’t discipline him for that,

      then that Commander needs to go.  

      And, what a crybaby.  

      “I was at the rope line, and Obama walked right by without shaking my hand.”

      Final point:

      US soldiers do not provide my freedom.  

      If he’s really a commissioned officer, then he swore (or affirmed) to uphold the Constitution.  

      Maybe he ought to take the time just once to read the founding documents and learn what this country is about.

      .  

      • Laughing Boy says:

        Once again.  The whole thing sounds like BS.  Plenty of reasons for a military person to disagree with Obama, but not getting your ass buttered isn’t one of them.

        • Aristotle says:

          It’s complete BS.

          Here’s a tip for Ham – if you hear about something via email or some smalltime blog like yours, but not anywhere in either the MSM or more reputable blogs, check it out on Snopes first before allowing yourself to be made a fool. Something this juicy would not have been passed up by Fox, Drudge, or redstate.com if it were legit.

      • Cartesian Doubt says:

        He posted his name, rank, and unit in what could easily be considered a political statement.

        I asked my brother, who’s also an Army officer, his opinion on something political a couple years ago. Even with me in a casual conversation, his answer was measured and only as much as he felt was prudent.

        This was a stupid thing that, even if not punished, will hurt his chances at promotion or reassignment.

  6. Barron X says:

     

    “In light of the findings of the El Paso County Republican Party that Doug Lamborn’s radio ads contain unsubstantiated false statements about Jeff Crank we ask Doug Lamborn’s campaign to immediately stop running the ads and to apologize to Jeff Crank and his campaign.”

    Nasty, that is, for Girl Scouts, which is who I think is running for office.  

    Crank, if you can’t at least force the good Congressman to yell at you to shut up,

    as a poster here has done,

    then you are worse than a loser.

    You are irrelevant.

    Think about taking those white silk gloves off.  Think about doing it before August 12.

    .  

  7. RedGreen says:

    Here’s an inspirational image for the McCain fans, found on DemocraticUnderground

    Feel the Excitement

      • Danny the Red (hair) says:

        You’ve got people like SJintheknow making clearly racist attacks which muddies the water for guys like you who disagree with Obama for legitimate policy reasons.

        Based on your writing I would never imply you are a racist, but there are many people opposed to Obama based on racism or prejudice against his name.

        • NEWSMAN says:

          When you take out the Hillary supporters and Jesse Jackson, all that’s left are 3 rednecks in Alabama that oppose Obama on racial issues.

          For everyone else, its the content of his character, or “issues” with his issues.

          • Aristotle says:

            The stuff I gave you before shows it’s a lot more significant than this.

            I’m sorry if it’s troubling to be on the same side as those chumps, but that’s no excuse for you to close your eyes to it.

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