Bold prediction: outraged conservatives will not insist that Ann Coulter apologize to Melissa Harris-Perry
Did you see this?
Did you see this?
I know she just says these things to get attention like any other spoiled brat, but like every other spoiled brat, Ann Coulter occasionally needs a good spanking. I’m sure she enjoys a good spanking more than your average spoiled brat, but that’s a subject for another day.
Anyhoo, Ann was set to give a speech at the University of Ottawa. And the protests were so harsh that they cancelled the whole gig. Ann was predictably annoyed:
“The University of Ottawa is really easy to get into, isn’t it?” she said in an interview after the cancelled event. “I never get any trouble at the Ivy League schools. It’s always the bush league schools.”
Now, I’m sure I’d be mad, too, if I were her. (Or would I? She still got paid, I’m certain, and did so without having to do any actual work at all. Isn’t that pretty much the definition of a good day for an arch-conservative?) But “bush league”? Really? The U of Ottawa? Read more
Note: Relevant updates will posted to the bottom. By all means, read all the way to the end, where it gets interestinger and interestinger.
Dr. George Tiller was murdered at his church this morning. According to the New York Times:
Dr. Tiller, who had performed abortions since the 1970s, had long been a lightning rod for controversy over the issue of abortion, particularly in Kansas, where abortion opponents regularly protested outside his clinic and sometimes his home and church. In 1993, he was shot in both arms by an abortion opponent but recovered.
He had also been the subject of many efforts at prosecution, including a citizen-initiated grand jury investigation. Read more
As one of my colleagues might put it: sweet fancy mouth-breathing Jesus!
Ann Coulter’s Jaw Wired Shut
By Brandon Barker
Nov 25th 2008 11:40AM
For the next few weeks, fans of Ann Coulter–anyone?–will have to rely on Lindsay Lohan to provide insensitive, backward-thinking sound bites.
Because of a nasty fall last month, says the New York Post’s Page Six, the 46-year-old will have her jaw wired shut.
I’m thinking of changing my middle name to “Schadenfreude.”
Part two in a series.
There’s a rising tide on the rivers of blood
But if the answer isn’t violence, neither is your silence
– Pop Will Eat Itself, “Ich Bin Ein Auslander”
When all is said and done, nothing communicates the racism and knee-buckling stupidity of all-too-wide swaths of our nation quite like video. So if you don’t trust me to tell the truth about these folks, maybe you’ll trust their own words.
Part one in a series.
Listen to the victim, abused by the system
The basis is racist, you know that we must face this
In 1991 Pop Will Eat Itself produced one of the most damning comments on racism in society in the history of popular music. “Ich Bin Ein Auslander” was specifically aimed at anti-immigrant racism in Europe, but over the past 17 years it’s been impossible for me to hear the song without mapping its penetrating, undeniable truth onto our American context. Our black auslanders aren’t recent arrivals (although many of our brown ones are), but they nonetheless remain social, political, economic and cultural outsiders, and whatever progress they may have made in the several hundred years since they first arrived in shackles, only a fool can believe that the basis is no longer racist.