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Is Ann Coulter For Real?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Posted in: American Politics

Bring back Sarah Palin, all is forgiven.

So I discovered Ann Coulter via Youtube the other day… and God love her, but she’s a fucking lunatic.


Ann Coulter on Hannity and Colmes

“How do we know that these men weren’t going to divorce these harpies?” Apparently that’s a question that Ann Coulter asks of the 911 widows, in her book. Classy bird.


Ann being interviewed by Katie Couric


Ann being interviewed by the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy looks as disturbed as I feel when I listen to her.

How is this woman any different from a muslim extremist?

Jews need to be perfected?

Coulter is a great example of why organised religion should be avoided at all costs. Man she makes Sarah Palin look like an ultra-liberal lefty.

43 Comments »

  • Ann Coulter is not only for real, she has a very large following. All her books go best seller.

    This frightens me as she suggests the best way to reason with liberals is with a baseball bat.

    She claims it’s “just humor.” But only since people have started calling her on her hate. Before that, she was dead serious.

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  • Las
    November 18
    2:05 pm

    I tend to think that Coulter and the other extreme conservative pundits know that they’re full of shit but do it because they know they’re audience eats it up. She’s too successful to be stupid enough to believe what she spews, you know?

    Regardless, it warmed my evil little heart to see her lose her shit several times on national television and radio, when she went too far for even those who worshiped her by saying that 9/11 widows were glad that their husbands died. Even the jackasses on FoxNews called her out on it, and the bitch couldn’t take it.

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  • I can’t even watch the clips, she’s nauseating to me. But yes, she’s for real. I would lay money that people who called for the assassination of Obama during Palin’s rallies are devotees at the altar of Ann Coulter.

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  • Randi
    November 18
    4:36 pm

    There was a character on a Law and Order episode that was based on Ann Coulter. At the end, you still were not sure if the character actually believed all the shite or was just making a buck. I don’t listen to her though; so can’t make a judgement either way. But the episode was really good.

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  • Marianne McA
    November 18
    5:03 pm

    I’m in danger of becoming a troll now, so I’ll say this once, then shut up on the topic of religion.

    1. You keep talking about ‘organised’ religion, as if there’s some other kind. I don’t think there is.
    2. If you found video of a religious person being wise – Martin Luther King, say – you wouldn’t conclude that it showed organised religion had merit.
    3. Similarly, if you found video of an atheist saying stupid things, you wouldn’t conclude that it showed why atheism should be avoided at all costs.
    4. Belief doesn’t work that way. I don’t know if you believe in anything non-proven, but say you believed in ghosts, or True Love, the fact that Ann Coulter shared those beliefs would not, in itself, cause you to abandon them.
    5. Religion doesn’t work that way either. You don’t follow a religion because it’s bad, or good, you follow it because it’s true. It’s like the road to your house – you don’t walk up it because you like the scenery, you walk up it to get to your house. It’s as if you’re saying to me ‘The road to your house is ugly, so you should go home by a different street’. In the end, if I know my house is on Hill Street, I have to go home by Hill Street, whether I like it or not. It’s not a matter of opinion. If I know God exists, I can’t avoid religion, whether I like it or not.

    *Shutting up now*

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  • Coulter is a great example of why organised religion should be avoided at all costs. Man she makes Sarah Palin look like an ultra-liberal lefty.

    Coulter isn’t an example of religion.

    Coulter is an example of extremism, period. Extremism really doesn’t have anything to do with religion, although for some frickin reason, religion attracts more extremists than anything else.

    Most people of faith that I know don’t live by the extremist rules, although yes, some do. But sadly, it’s the extremists that take the spotlight.

    I mean, face it… if you put a quiet, church-going lady on TV who believed in judge not, who believed in compassion, helping the sick, the poor, the lost…how much interest is that going to get from media?

    It’s not.

    So the nutcases get the spotlight. But that’s not what faith is. If it was, I’d shudder to have any part of it.

    edited

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  • Coulter’s nice on the eyes, but she’s the embodiment of what’s worst in pundits.

    Marianne McA., Jesus said, “I am the way.” I know you were using an allegory there, so allegorically speaking, I tend to think these days that meant home is where the heart is.

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  • Marianne, please don’t shut up–we may disagree, but that does not make you unwelcome here.

    I don’t know how Karen uses the term “organized religion” but here’s my take: I believe in the existence of a God and many of my beliefs about that one God revolve around my catholic upbringing–Jesus, the Virgin Mary, etc. However, I don’t believe the catholic church–or any christian church–are anything more than man made organizations. Not the voice of God, not his representatives on earth.

    In the same manner, I don’t believe that Mohammed or Budda speak through the immams or the lamas… if I even got those correct, sorry.

    Do I make any sense?

    Shiloh, I agree, it’s the nutsos who hog the spotlight.

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  • However, I don’t believe the catholic church–or any christian church–are anything more than man made organizations. Not the voice of God, not his representatives on earth.

    I’d disagree to some extent. I think a Godly church would be a voice of God. Not THE voice, necessarily, but a voice. However, you won’t find that in churches where the majority of the attenders are ‘Sunday Christians’, or worse, just a bunch of hypocrites.

    The Bible says “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

    If they are true believers, then God is with them and if God’s with them, He can give them voice.

    But I do understand when people feel that religion is a man-made construct. It wasn’t meant to be, but too many hypocrites or those who pick and choose what they want to believe have whittled it down to that. But I feel that each individual can change it for themselves.

    edited…typos

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  • Emmy
    November 18
    6:49 pm

    You found this nut job? Ignorance was bliss, wasn’t it? I could happily forget this fucktard, but she keeps popping up on tv.

    This made me laugh:
    http://punditkitchen.com/2008/11/17/political-pictures-ann-coulter-milf/

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  • SamG
    November 18
    6:54 pm

    Um, I don’t think you have to go to a church to believe in God (any god). You can go to the forest and pray in the trees. You can go to the ocean. Hell, you can have an informal group in your home to discuss whatever you want (religion included). All without joining or tithing to any church. You can have faith without an organization.

    Sam…who believes in God, but not in going to church

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  • Coulter is the reason I wrote this:
    http://julesjones.livejournal.com/85365.html

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  • Grrrly
    November 18
    10:08 pm

    You know, I keep waiting, nay, hoping, for Ann Coulter to do a press release. One saying “Congratulations suckers. My name is -insert something here-, I’m a student at High Muckity Pretentious Art School, and you’ve all been part of an onging performance piece called ‘Could anyone really be this fucking stupid and hateful?’ after many years of successfully yanking your collective chain, the project is finished, and I will now retire from public life to my multicultural, pagan, seperatist lesbian commune in the Berkshires with my girlfriend and our fifty cats. Thanks for participating, and contact my agent for further bookings.”

    Or something to that effect.

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  • Marianne McA
    November 19
    12:02 am

    Azteclady – I wasn’t intending to go – just to stop with the pontificating. I’ll happily talk about books and other stuff.
    FWIW, I mostly agree with you about the churches. I think that about the Bible too – that it was written by fallible people – shouldn’t be read as the literal word of God.
    *really shutting up about religion now*

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  • sallahdog
    November 19
    12:18 am

    I was going to say basically what Marianne said, but she did it better. In no way does Ann Coulter represent any
    “organized religion” …. Ann Coulter represents herself… I don’t know of anyone in my particular church who thinks she is all that and a bag of chips…She wraps herself in conservatism and the flag to spread crazy hate rhetoric… I personally ignore her…

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  • “You keep talking about ‘organised’ religion, as if there’s some other kind. I don’t think there is.”

    You’ve clearly not had much dealing with paganism.
    8) Talk about an unorganized religion… (We joke that rituals run on Pagan Standard Time, 10-50 minutes later than the clock)

    Coulter is religious the same way the Christian Identity people are religious: because it gives them an excuse and a direction to direct their hate.

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  • West
    November 19
    1:19 am

    I’m with Angelia. I’m Wiccan. Sooo unorganized. That said, the reason Ann Coulter can be used as a yardstick for organized religion is because most Churches agree with many of her statements. They use their beliefs as a way to spread fear and hate. Just as she does. And for those that would argue that not everyone who goes to church feels the same way- well, by going to those churches, you are supporting them, therefore, agreeing.

    And *that* being said- she makes my jaw clench. Seriously. One of these days, I’m going to hear her speak, and my teeth will explode. I will die choking on the fragments.

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  • the reason Ann Coulter can be used as a yardstick for organized religion is because most Churches agree with many of her statements. They use their beliefs as a way to spread fear and hate.

    Respectfully, I disagree. Churches don’t spread fear and hate, and neither do true believers of Christ. There are some ‘so-called’ churches who love to try and spread fear and hate, but most of the churches I’ve ever been to teaches more on the promises of the New Testament and not the fear and law of the Old Testament.

    You can’t take what you see coming from some of the extremist monsters who come on the TV under the guise of Christianity and base an opinion on Christianity.

    They aren’t indicative of the church.

    However, true believers generally aren’t going to stand up (well, except for very opinionated ones like me…lol) and cast judgment or downcry specific individuals.

    It goes against our very basic beliefs of judge not, turn the other cheek, love one another, forgive, do unto others, and do your good deeds in private.

    True believers will quietly do their good works, practice their faith and try to lead by example. It makes it hard to counter the hypocrisy, but true Christians don’t believe and live their lives to counter hypocrisy. They live their lives to please God.

    edited, typos

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  • West
    November 19
    2:59 am

    My point, and I didn’t make it clearly, is that the leaders of many of these churches, speak for the churches, as they were put in a position to do so. And they very often agree with her perspective. I also grew up in a Christian household. My father was an associate pastor. And in all the churces we attended or were invited to visit, the message was very similar to hers. “Liberals are godless, and they are out to destroy our country. Liberals promote baby-killing, and push a homosexual agenda, which God has declared immoral”. And by supporting those churches, paying tithes and continuing to attend, people are supporting that message. They may personally believe differently, but silence is tantamount to agreement.

    *edited to add- She and those church leaders are just as wrong to declare liberals godless, because they believe differently. There are many, many liberals who believe in God, or Christ. And it’s offensive for them to state otherwise.

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  • joanne
    November 19
    3:28 am

    I’ll have to strongly disagree with West here, too. I don’t know what church you grew up in, but I have NEVER heard anyone in any church say anything close to “Liberals are godless, and they are out to destroy our country. Liberals promote baby-killing, and push a homosexual agenda, which God has declared immoral”. I grew up going to everyone’s favorite punching bag – a Catholic church. Maybe the several different parishes I have belonged to are out of the norm, but I have NEVER been told how to vote from the pulpit or that people who did not believe in the same teachings of the Church were godless or immoral. My ex-husband is a Lutheran and we attended his family’s church often, and I never heard anything like that. Growing up, my friends and I used to all attend each other’s churches on Sundays and I never heard anything like that in any of their churches either. I’ve been in Baptist, Episcopal, Greek Orthodox, Methodist, and Church of Christ that I can think of off the top of my head. Maybe it’s a regional thing or maybe I just never hung around with people who attended churches like that. The whole “teaching hate from the pulpit” thing is totally alien to me.

    And I also have to disagree, just a bit, on one other point. Pagan or Wiccan religions may not be as highly structured as mainstream religions, but if a religion has a name and rituals, it’s organized.

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  • Joanne,

    I think what West is describing may be part of a more recent development. I moved to the U.S. 10 years ago and I’ve watched a progressive rising of evangelical (you are either with us or you’ll end in hell) demagoguery including the hate preached from the pulpit. There are more religious radio stations now and they are all pretty darn radical. When I moved to TN there was one station, now every other station is religious, most of them fundamental. And *all* the talk radio is extremely right wing, of the ‘you are with us or we hate you and want to eliminate you’ persuasion.

    I’m always boggled when I hear the accusation that the media in the U.S. is so liberal, and I wonder whether the folks saying that live in a parallel universe, because it sure doesn’t seem to be mine.

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  • West
    November 19
    5:18 am

    GrowlyCub could be right. This may be a more recent thing. I freely admit that I am only 26. But this is what I grew up with (not just my parent’s church, but also churches we visited, churches they communicated with). They are extremely vocal in their anti-liberal sentiments. And many other churches said similar things during the weeks leading up to the election. And talk radio is exactly as GC described. Now, I’m not holding churches accountable for what talk radio hosts are saying. I only hold churches responsible for what church leaders are saying. But what I grew up with was very much a “do as we say, when we say, or you’re going to hell” message. All messages were based on fear and intolerance.

    And I disagree on Wicca being organized. It’s a belief system, where no two people have to practice the same way. There are no rituals required, no set way things must be done, no holy book that’s supposed to be a guideline. There’s not even an agreement on which spells or rituals to do when. Everyone is free to do as they wish, when they wish, as long as it harms none.

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  • I grew up going to everyone’s favorite punching bag – a Catholic church

    I beg to differ, joanne. I’m Jewish. I win, or a least tie, LOL!

    As for her claim to be a conservative, the entire true meaning of conservative has been lost in all of this religious fanaticism going on in the US. I found this great definition of conservativism, and it sure ain’t Ann Coulter. http://www.conservative-resources.com/definition-of-conservative.html.

    And I am so offended by her notion that as a Jew, I need ‘perfecting’,that I could just spit (preferably on her, but I guess that’s not likely). How dare she? She said over and over that Jews have laws they must obey, but that Christians just accept that they are sinners (granted that isn’t exactly what she said about Christians, but it was the gist of it. I can’t be arsed to go back and listen to her drivel once more). No offense to anyone here, but does she actually believe that that means that because Jews are ‘law-abiding‘ people and that Christians ‘apparently‘ can do whatever the hell they want because Christ died for their sins, they don’t have any laws they have to follow? I guess that explains a whole lot about Washington these days.

    And can I just say, I was picturing McCain air quotes the whole time I typed those italicized quotation marks, LOL!

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  • Oh, and I’m amazed you are just discovering her, Karen. She’s a real winner, huh?

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  • Ann Coulter is one of those people you wish would go away but for some reason she keeps popping up.

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  • Comedian Kathy Griffin believes Coulter’s popularity is based upon the fact she’s sexy. According to Kathy – the staunch right-wing republican males sit at home and..um…pleasure themselves while watching her. What else can there be said about a woman who shows up to an early morning talk show in a cocktail dress?

    Personally I think she’s a wannabe celebrity who can only garner attention by offending others. In short – she’s pathetic.

    As far as Wicca being organized – I disagree. We have only one belief and that is to harm none. How we choose to do that is completely up to the individual. In my mind organized relegion is any religion that has a slew of rules (the bible or the Koran etc) and you have millions of people who follow it in roughly the same manner.

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  • Organized religions also have a hierarchy and structure–from preachers/priests to bishops/archbishops/the pope.

    Organized religions require their adherents to pay/tithe to support the structure of the church–overhead–first and their charity endeavors second.

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  • Organized religions require their adherents to pay/tithe to support the structure of the church–overhead–first and their charity endeavors second.

    Require? :-O

    There are churches that require it? Any of the churches I’ve attended, they pass an offering plate, but it’s not mandated that you give.

    Seems kind of counter-productive, because God wants a cheerful giver…not an obligated one. And most people aren’t cheerful when they are under any obligation to dole out money.

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  • BTW, the thing with Kathy Griffin’s opinion on AC’s popularity? Man, so NOT an image I wanted in my head.

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  • Anon76
    November 19
    7:27 pm

    Ann Coulter is toxic. ‘Nuff said about that.

    For me, God is in my heart and soul, and not in any way tied to any one religion. And definitely not tied to a certain building or bible or any other form of literature…or any of those who create heirarchies to pass “His word” down to me.

    I’ve seen far too many evil, or verging on evil, people claim they are God fearing, honest souls. Then in their daily lives they have no qualms about hurting and cheating others. But you see, they go to church events, participate in charity events (throwing out the coin they ripped off from others) and speaking in tongues. Okay, my version of speaking in tongues is being a glorious believer in God as long as certain people are watching. After that, it’s business as usual. Which involves not only denegrating others personally, but also for the religious beliefs of others that the accusers only hold on to when faced with their “organized religion” leaders.

    For me, I need only walk out into my yard to see My Lord.

    And as Forrest Gump says, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

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  • Ann Coulter is a hate filled, nasty piece of human garbage. There’s not a nice thing about her. She is utterly without compassion and is one of the biggest fame whores out there. She’ll do or say anything to get attention and she gets it. She has a dried up heart and I feel pity for her because I doubt she knows what true joy feels like.

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  • joanne
    November 19
    11:22 pm

    We’ll have to agree to disagree on the “organized religion” thing. To me, if Wiccans and Pagans can actually identify themselves as Wiccans or Pagans, and there is a “we” to joke about “Pagan Standard Time” or actual rituals to perform, there is some organization there. It’s extremely loose organization, but it’s there. I suppose my idea of “unorganized” would be closer to an agnostic – one who believes in some type of higher power, yet has no rituals, community, or literature. I guess it’s just a matter of semantics.

    One thing I think we can all agree on is that Ann Coulter’s 15 minutes of infamy should have ended years ago. Why or how people can enjoy this harpy’s filth is beyond me.

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  • West
    November 20
    3:10 am

    Joanne,

    I’m not asking this to be arguementative, I’m asking for clarity. Wiccans don’t all share the same beliefs. There is only one rule-harm none (and not all people who call themselves Wiccan believe this)- and everything else is up to each individual. There is no offical literature- just books written by individuals, where none are considered to be a “final word” or “ultimate authority” (such as the Bible for Christianity). Wiccan’s don’t even agree on deities. Some believe in a single god, some in a single goddess, and some in both a god and a goddess ruling together. Rituals are not required, or even believed in by some. There are no rules required for rituals. If a person chooses to perform rituals, each person makes their own, generally writing their own spell/blessing. How does this create an “organized” religion?

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  • Jenns
    November 20
    5:42 pm

    “Personally I think she’s a wannabe celebrity who can only garner attention by offending others. In short – she’s pathetic.”

    What JC Wilder said!
    I came to that conclusion a while back, so I ignore her and try not to let the little idiot bother me.
    You’ll notice that (here in the U.S. anyway, lucky us – insert eyeroll) you won’t hear anything from her or about her for a while … Then she’ll manage to put another hate book out, or will latch on to some sort of tragedy, and she’ll hit the talk show circuit and spew a lot of toxic trash in order to sell herself.
    What bothers me more is the fact that she has a following.
    Good God, gross as it is, I hope Kathy Griffin is right.
    Sorry to hear you discovered her, Karen!

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  • DS
    November 20
    6:59 pm

    Nothing really against Christians, both my parents were Christians, BUT Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church are also considered Christians.

    Also devote Mormons tithe– hence the current idea Stephenie Myers supported prop 8. A tenth of her income would have paid for a lot of anti-gay marriage propaganda.

    A group I really like? Unitarians. I once said that and got jumped all over because they weren’t REAL Christians.

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  • Nicole
    November 21
    5:11 am

    With all due respect, sometime churches do spread fear and hate. Case in point, Second Vatican Council, commonly known as Vatican II, in the Nostra Aetate, read in part:

    “True, the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ;”

    True, the Vatican later apologized, but it was for a time considered dogma.

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  • Bev Stephans
    November 21
    10:17 pm

    As I watched these video clips of Ann Coulter, I came to the conclusion that she is nothing more than a puppet. Unless, it is something that she has been briefed on beforehand, she can’t come up with a convincing answer. I don’t think the woman has an original thought in her head. I just wonder who is manipulating the strings.

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  • SusanL
    November 22
    7:50 am

    Friends of mine joined a church because their young daughter wanted to attend; she knew some of the children there and it was near their home. Members were asked to fill out a card showing how much they would contribute each week. The child eventually lost interest and my friends were only there for their child, so they stopped attending. The church sent them a bill based on the contribution card.

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  • joanne
    November 22
    7:59 pm

    “I’m not asking this to be arguementative, I’m asking for clarity. Wiccans don’t all share the same beliefs. There is only one rule-harm none”

    I’m not trying to be argumentative, either, I’m just trying to be clear on my point. All Christians do not share the same beliefs other than that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that there is only one God. All Christians do not adhere to a strict hierarchy within their belief system. There ARE Wiccan and/or Pagan organizations and sects, such as The Pagan Federation or The New Wiccan Church, just as there are Christian organizatons and sects. While you, personally, may not adhere to them, that doesn’t mean that Wiccans or Pagans as a whole are unorganized. By that definition of unorganized, neither Jews, Muslims, or Christians are organized. There may not be “one” Wiccan holy book, but there are several. Even Wiccans have their racist fringe elements, like The Heathen Front, just like Christians. So my point is that, while you personally may not belong to an organized Wiccan group, that doesn’t mean that Wiccans or Pagans are unorganized in comparison to any other religious belief. Many Christians don’t belong to churches or Christian organizations either.

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  • West
    November 24
    4:20 pm

    Actually, the New Heathen Front is not Wicca, it’s Odinism.

    And there are not Wiccan holy books. There are books written sharing the author’s beliefs and practices, but they are by no means considered holy books. They are simply what that particular person practices. Others may find that it suits them, and practice the same, or we are free to disagree and ignore (and if any author claims to have written a book to be used a final law, it’s actually against Wiccan practices, and they are really, really full of themselves).

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  • Emmy
    November 26
    8:47 pm

    And, from Emmy’s patented You Can’t Make This Shit Up files, I bring you…

    …silence?

    From the LA Times:
    Page Six is reporting that right-wing agitator and controversy-seeker Ann Coulter’s jaw is wired tightly shut.

    I know, I know. If the report is true, It’s almost as if our prayers have been answered.

    Apparently it was broken, but by whom, no one seems to be sure. We could hazard a guess, but why throw roses yet.

    The blogosphere is already aquiver over the idea of a forced Coulter Moment of Silence.

    Finally, the Right Wing Barbie Doll has to shut up.

    Full article: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2008/11/oh-dear-page-si.html

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  • Slightly OT, but is it me, or do the majority of the women on Fox News have blonde hair? Laura ‘I-can-screech louder-than-you’ Ingraham, Meggyn Kelly, ED Hill, etc, etc…

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  • Emmy
    November 26
    9:20 pm

    All news networks are moving towards younger, prettier anchors, which is great if you’re a guy. Instead of watching the morning news to see if they need to wear a raincoat, they wear a raincoat to watch the morning news.

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