Coulter Under Fire

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  3. by   muffie
    she really is shocking

    and she dissed the 9-11 widows

    that's about 27 shoe stores in that pie hole of hers
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    I can't stand that anorexic witch.
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    If I were a conservative, I would absolutely HATE the idea that Ann Coulter represents my views or purports to speak for me.

    There should be no place in American civil discourse for anyone who spews such hate and bigotry, no matter where they are on the political spectrum.
  6. by   Sheri257
    IMO, she just did it for publicity to get herself back into the headlines.

    Unfortunately, it's working.

  7. by   Roy Fokker
    "and the applause from her audience
    Truth be told, that bothers me a lot more.

    Not just the fact that some talking head abuses someone else - but that others agree and applaud that measure.

  8. by   Spidey's mom
    It does get ugly out there. I hate the "F" (slur for homosexual) word, the "N" (slur for black person) word, etc.

    I was going to post the comments Bill Maher made on his show recently but haven't been all that keen on getting a current event post going - we have to "gird our loins" so to speak for the Presidential campaign and I'm just not all that ready for the spats. However, now that this has come up . . .

    Both sides can use some lessons in polite conversation - I think wishing VP Cheney dead is a bad thing. On the net and on Bill's show, people were remorseful that Mr. Cheney didn't die in the attack. That is very meanspirited. He is a human being - you may disagree with him but to wish a person dead because you disagree with his politics is sick.

    My daughter made me proud recently - she stood up in class against a classmate calling someone a "F"-word. (slur for homosexual). However, she and her friends still call each other "N"-word . . . . .

  9. by   Spidey's mom,2933,256949,00.html

    Ann defends herself . . . .

  10. by   SuesquatchRN
    Y'know, context is everything. Persons of color can use that word amongst themselves and I would - and should - be flattened if I did. I have affectionately referred to my closest - and now dead from AIDS - friend as my "favorite ******," and to myself as a "*** hag," back in the day. And I was. But if anyone had disparagingly called Eddy a ****** I would've beaten the tar out of 'em.

    Ann has never in her life used a word with affection.
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    I worked on the Queen Mary while in college back in the 80's and most of the people working in the hotel were gay. I had lots of gay friends, one especially good friend named Jim who was also in college studying to be a teacher. This was at the beginning of the HIV crisis. I had never heard the term "F" - hag . . .I cannot even type that word. But he called me that. I went to gay bars with him along with movies, plays, musicals, dinners out, etc. I was younger and liberal then . . so I guess the term didn't bother me. I've changed . . .life changes you. You fall in love with people and they die of a horrible disease and you see them treated badly and called horrible names and those names forever are ugly.

    I don't agree that context matter with these two words - I think they are wrong, regardless of who says them.

    Many black folks also think using the "N" word is wrong - especially among black people.

    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Mar 6, '07
  12. by   Tweety
    Steph. thanks for the link, it only confrims in my mind she's an idiot, but also might confirm the presumption she wants back in the news. I wonder if there's new book coming out.

    Steph, I don't necessarily like the word "*** hag", it's been around since I came out over 30 years ago. It's still around and I hate to admit it I've said it recently about a friends best friend "are you going shopping with your *** hag today? I'm so jealous because every gay man needs a good *** hag to shop with." I cringe as I'm typing this, because not everyone understands it's a term of endearment.

    Other than a post like this or a conversation with another gay person, you'll never hear me say ****** in mixed company. And never with the malice Ms. Coulter intended. (I don't mind writing the word, because for some reason it isn't filtered.)

    We'll have to agree to disagree that it's wrong 100% of the time. But I will agree it's wrong in her case and that's what this thread is about.
    Last edit by Tweety on Mar 6, '07
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I find her one hateful witch. Never read her books; never listen to hear speak.
  14. by   Simplepleasures
    It makes me wonder that some right wing conserative types seem to be so full of vitriol, after this past weekends postings on the Healthcare/ Political Activism Forum , I am shaking my head in wonder. I have heard alot of conservatives come forward today to denounce her, I think they know the need to distance themselves from her.