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Anne Coulter Thanks You From the Bottom of Her Heart

Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:53 pm

Her book just hit #1 on the NYT Bestseller List. Well done, wrathful blogosphere!
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Post by Lilith » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:06 pm

Of course she showed herself to be a loud mouthed tramp in the process. But thats ok - she'll make tons of money, right?

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Post by Ralph » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:40 pm

No surprise. I think Bill Clinton has it right when he says that the politics of personal attack and hatred will stop when Americans reject that approach. And so far most don't - of either party.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:41 pm

Lilith wrote:Of course she showed herself to be a loud mouthed tramp in the process. But thats ok - she'll make tons of money, right?
Some people don't care about such things. :lol: :lol:
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Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:42 pm

Ralph wrote:No surprise. I think Bill Clinton has it right when he says that the politics of personal attack and hatred will stop when Americans reject that approach.
What politics? This is entertainment. :lol:
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Post by Ralph » Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:44 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
Ralph wrote:No surprise. I think Bill Clinton has it right when he says that the politics of personal attack and hatred will stop when Americans reject that approach.
What politics? This is entertainment. :lol:
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Post by Barry » Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:25 pm

An increasingly well-known (thanks partially to Chris Matthews) Philadelphia conservative radio talker named Michael Smerkonish has come out vehemently against the more extreme comments by Coulter about the 9/11 widows and said Republicans are making a big mistake by not denouncing Coulter. He feels her comments won't play well in middle-America and that the Republicans failing to denounce her is basically the equivalent of the Democrats failing to disassociate themselves from Michael Moore.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:36 pm

Barry Z wrote:An increasingly well-known (thanks partially to Chris Matthews) Philadelphia conservative radio talker named Michael Smerkonish has come out vehemently against the more extreme comments by Coulter about the 9/11 widows and said Republicans are making a big mistake by not denouncing Coulter. He feels her comments won't play well in middle-America and that the Republicans failing to denounce her is basically the equivalent of the Democrats failing to disassociate themselves from Michael Moore.
I've noticed she's been making the rounds of the conservative shows to be dressed down by the hosts.
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Post by Ralph » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:53 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
Barry Z wrote:An increasingly well-known (thanks partially to Chris Matthews) Philadelphia conservative radio talker named Michael Smerkonish has come out vehemently against the more extreme comments by Coulter about the 9/11 widows and said Republicans are making a big mistake by not denouncing Coulter. He feels her comments won't play well in middle-America and that the Republicans failing to denounce her is basically the equivalent of the Democrats failing to disassociate themselves from Michael Moore.
I've noticed she's been making the rounds of the conservative shows to be dressed down by the hosts.
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Post by RebLem » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:34 pm

I hear she will soon appear as a clown with a funny hat, black dots on her face for freckles, and a horn on Univision.
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Post by Madame » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:32 am

Corlyss_D wrote:
Lilith wrote:Of course she showed herself to be a loud mouthed tramp in the process. But thats ok - she'll make tons of money, right?
Some people don't care about such things. :lol: :lol:
I watched Leno last night -- he made the mistake of trying to have a serious discussion with her -- remember Charles Durning as gov. of Texas in TBLWIT -- "ooooh, I love to dance the little side step" LOL
She laughed and told Leno she wore the contempt of her critics like a badge of honor.

Carlin was great, still a dynamo at age 69, he was on first, then she came in and took the seat next to Leno. His only line during her appearance was, "I never thought that when Ann Coulter came out I'd have to move to the right" and gave her a playful jab in the arm. It was funny.

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Stingers, not honey, are Ms. Coulter weapons of choice. She seems convinced that extremism in the defense of book sales is no vice. And she is a tough interview, a wily bruiser who wraps provocative hyperbole in injured self-righteousness. On Wednesday she defended her comments about the widows (Mr. Leno did ask her why she called them "broads" in her book) by saying that they, like Cindy Sheehan, the antiwar activist whose son died in Iraq, unfairly promote a liberal political agenda while hiding behind their inviolate status as victims. "Their husbands died; her son died; we can't respond," she said. (Somehow, all that tragedy hasn't stopped her or any of her like-minded commentators, from denouncing their statements.)

Ms. Coulter became a media star by portraying herself as a conservative gadfly tweaking the liberal hegemony, which is, of course, quite a revisionist feat. It may have been the case 30 years ago, but no conservative who came of age during the Reagan Revolution can credibly claim they are marginalized or unheard. When the J. K. Rowling of political invective decries what she describes as the "intolerance" of the mainstream liberal media, it's a little like the Soviet Union complaining about oppression from Finland.

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Re: Anne Coulter Thanks You From the Bottom of Her Heart

Post by Madame » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:43 am

Corlyss_D wrote:Her book just hit #1 on the NYT Bestseller List. Well done, wrathful blogosphere!
Barnes & Noble now selling @ 40% discount, #4 top seller in their store.

From a B&N reviewer: (5 stars)

good book, lets everybody know that they can't just say anything they want to without any facts. the people that she talks about are not above reprive. they are really really krapy people that have it comming to them. they don't care about the country just themselves.

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Post by Donald Isler » Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:56 am

She was on Leno with George Carlin? That's funny! For all the criticism he's received I don't consider his work a fraction as obscene as I find hers!
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Post by Ralph » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:45 am

New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com
9/11 widow: Don't judge
BY EILEEN CIRRI
SPECIAL TO THE NEWS
Sunday, June 18th, 2006

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I am not a "harpy." I am not a "witch." I have never taken a moment's pleasure from my husband's death on Sept. 11, 2001.

What I am is a "9/11 widow." I am a mother of three, and I dread today - Father's Day - more than any other.

For four straight years, Father's Day has been a raw reminder of what I - and thousands of women like me - lost on that cloudless Tuesday morning almost five years ago.

Today, I will watch my three beautiful daughters and be amazed at their resiliency - and how their lives honor their father every single day. Of course, I will also think about what we might have been doing today as a family - what we should be doing today. A barbecue, probably, or maybe a day at the beach with Dad. Today, the hole in my heart will grow a bit bigger.

So I will seek comfort in being with other 9/11 families, people who know what it's like to be forced to mourn so very publicly. Whether I want to or not, I still live in a 9/11 fishbowl. Complete strangers feel free to judge how I choose to grieve, how I should channel my energy. Through activism over safety and security? Into concerns about the Ground Zero memorials? Or simply by raising my children quietly in the shadows of those fallen towers?

Everyone seems to have an opinion. And to have no compunction in expressing it. I am all for free speech. But still, it feels different when it's you - and your deepest pain - they're talking about.

Yes, I still grieve. The loss of my husband is ever present; the scar will never completely heal. Yet, I, like many of my friends, am in a very different place emotionally than I was four years ago. I'm stronger. I'm healing. But for every two steps forward I take, something creeps from those shadows to set me back - sometimes just half a step.

Each day's newspaper brings a fresh reminder of that day: a story about the fight over federal Homeland Security funding, something about the endless Ground Zero controversies, and I can't see a movie without fear of being confronted with a trailer for a 9/11 movie. On a bad day, even hearing the radio announcer say that the time is 9:11 a.m. can jolt me.

This is my fourth Father's Day of being angry because thousands of kids have no father, thousands of women have no husband. But this year I'm also angry about being judged. Angry that people are telling me how, and how not, to grieve. I want people - especially those who think it's okay to reduce our situation to an unflattering one-word stereotype - to know that our families still struggle to get by. That some days are harder than others. That there is no single, easy or "right" way to get through what we must endure.

So before you pass judgment, again, I ask: Does anyone want to trade places with me today?

Eileen Cirri is a member of Tuesday's Children, a 9/11 family support organization. Her husband, Lt. Robert Cirri of the Port Authority Police Department, was killed on Sept. 11, 2001.
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