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Ann Coulter continues to be horrible

It's old; and hardly news...and I don't think I've seen it here, so in case it's interesting:

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2013-01-16.html

GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, THE MENTALLY ILL DO

 

I really don't like that whole "play the nazi/fascist card" thing. But sometimes, statements like this specific one by Coulter seem to exhibit  a willingnes of the speaker to walk right up to the boundary between "other stuff" and outright fascist-like eugenics.

It's as if the sub-text in her narrative can be accurately described as a variation of Lebensunwertes Leben.

 

HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF, THE GAMES THE SAME, ONLY THE NAMES ARE CHANGED

 “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

NO NEED TO QUARTER TROOPS; WE NOW HAVE DRONES

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:…..For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

PROHIBITING The States from allowing MEDICAL MARIJUANA  

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions..

Knowingly allowing, those with mental problems, to be released, to live amongst us; the merciless, mentally disturbed; in order to excite the population, in order to get the guns, from law abiding citizens, so those in power can work for the establishment, of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

There was nothing in Coulter's piece that hasn't been said by her bunch before.  It wasn't even clever.  It looked like one of those pieces she sleepwalked through, grabbing paragraphs from somewhere else and dropping them into open spots because the realized five minutes earlier that she had a deadline.

This is the same Ann Coulter, by the way, who defended Joe McCarthy's Red-baiting witch hunt in the 50s this way:

“The portrayal of Senator Joe McCarthy as a wild-eyed demagogue destroying innocent lives is sheer liberal hobgoblinism. Liberals weren’t cowering in fear during the McCarthy era. They were systematically undermining the nation’s ability to defend itself while waging a bellicose campaign of lies to blacken McCarthy’s name. Everything you think you know about McCarthy is a hegemonic lie. Liberals denounced McCarthy because they were afraid of getting caught, so they fought back like animals to hide their own collaboration with a regime as evil as the Nazis.”

When she was questioned about it later in an interview, she said (pararaphrasing here), "Jeez, get over it already.  Nobody died." 

This is Coulter's shtick:  Keep the Right Wing arguments alive and blame the liberals for taking everything in them so seriously. 

If the liberals believe in something, it means whatever they believe is un-American. 

Throw in a few short sentences guaranteed to shock. 

Collect your pay and never look back.

  It is crazy to say liberals were collaborating with the Soviet Union, especially in the 1950s, when they were as hawkish as conservatives(and one shouldn't exaggerate the extent of their dovishness in later years).

She is horrible. We were due to hear a Coulter outburst sooner or later though, she hates it when she is out of the eye of the media for very long, it hurts her profits.

GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, THE MENTALLY ILL DO

Crap, now I'm more worried about Wayne LaPierre, Ted Nugent and Glenn Beck.

Seriously, I have no fear of the overwhelming major of "mentally ill" people becoming violent. The truly mentally ill are more likely to be the victims of violence than creating violence. Improve the mental health care system, but focus more on people with an actual history of violence if you really want to quell gun violence

Well sometimes you have to follow the evidence where it leads you. Look at the most recent gun homicides committed by mentally famous sports heroes like Oscar Pistorius. Football players, olympic athletes, and other athletes hopped up on steroids.

Guns don't kill people famous sports heroes do.

I cannot help myself.

This is misogynistic.

For sure.

Coulter is a desiccated old bitch who is angry over her lost attractions!

And she makes so much money over being a desiccated old bitch that she cannot help herself.

The more she expresses herself as an idiot; the more money she receives.

Why should she change her manner?

Coulter does not believe in anything.

If she did, she would end up like me.

Unloved and unread and irrerelevant.

the end
 

 

 

 

One of my favorite Mike Luckovich cartoons:

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