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berberry
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Message 46 of 310 (314601)
05-23-2006 11:57 AM
Reply to: Message 45 by Percy
05-23-2006 11:02 AM


Re: Anti-Coulterisms
You're pretty close to accurate with those, Percy. The point - for me at least - was how little intellect or effort goes into doing what she does. You just take the tiniest grain of truth, then grossly distort and exaggerate it in an insulting way.

I don't think there's anything upthread, but we've discussed Coulter here before. Here are a few genuine examples of her "humor":

Whether they are defending the Soviet Union or bleating for Saddam Hussein, liberals are always against America. They are either traitors or idiots, and on the matter of America's self-preservation, the difference is irrelevant. - Treason, p. 16

Liberals hate America, they hate flag-wavers, they hate abortion opponents, they hate all religions except Islam, post 9/11. Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do. They don't have the energy. If they had that much energy, they'd have indoor plumbing by now. — Slander, pp. 5–6

My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building. - New York Post, August 26, 2002

When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too. Otherwise they will turn out to be outright traitors. - CPAC convention, February 2002

Liberals hate God. - Indiana University, February 23, 2006

That last one made headlines a few months ago when Coulter's speech started a near riot on the campus.


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Message 47 of 310 (314618)
05-23-2006 1:07 PM
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05-23-2006 11:57 AM


Re: Anti-Coulterisms
Wow! Those quotes go beyond unfunny all the way to scary! Or they would if they weren't so self-evidently outlandish, though I suppose such statements always find believers somewhere.

Have conservatives explored the possibility that Coulter is actually a liberal mole whose mission is to make conservatives look biased and ridiculous? Or that she's really Rush Limbaugh in disguise?

In case someone might misunderstand, just let me say that I'm neither liberal nor conservative (neither would have me, anyway), it's just that I'm not a supporter of buffoonery or absurd overstatement, no matter how beautiful the proponent or how much I might otherwise agree with the sentiments expressed. It frequently isn't the view itself that's a turnoff, but the way someone is expressing it, so naturally I don't pay much attention to people like Coulter and Limbaugh on the one hand, or Al Franken and Al Sharpton on the other.

--Percy


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Message 48 of 310 (314633)
05-23-2006 1:33 PM
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05-23-2006 1:07 PM


Re: Anti-Coulterisms
Or that she's really Rush Limbaugh in disguise?

"Not much of a disguise." [/MIB emulation mode] :D


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Message 49 of 310 (314779)
05-23-2006 10:38 PM
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05-23-2006 1:07 PM


Democrats trying to be entertainers
I don't pay much attention to people like Coulter and Limbaugh on the one hand, or Al Franken and Al Sharpton on the other.

It's interesting that you lumped an elected official with entertainers, who have a reason to exaggerate and make statements that are (to some) entertaining. Maybe that's where Democrats are headed. Howard Dean and Al Gore does what Ann Coulter is being accused of (by another EvC person).

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Message 50 of 310 (314784)
05-24-2006 12:00 AM
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05-23-2006 10:38 PM


Re: Democrats trying to be entertainers
quote:
Howard Dean and Al Gore does what Ann Coulter is being accused of (by another EvC person).

Can you quote anything that's as vicious and uncaring as the Coulter quotes I posted? Although Dean and Gore both have a gift for hyperbole, I can't remember anything that even approaches the McVeigh quote from either of them.

Al Franken and Bill Mahr can be outrageous, but still I can't think of anything from them that's as completely mean-spirited. Maybe it's a matter of perspective, but to express regret that one group of people was killed rather than another by a terrorist or that one's opponent hates God as a way of making a political joke shows a purity of hatred that I think is unmatched by any other best-selling pundit. I could be wrong.


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Message 51 of 310 (314846)
05-24-2006 9:27 AM


St Peter looked up and over 1000 folks from New Orleans were converging on the Pearly Gates. Never having had more than one or two persons a day from New Orleans before, he ran to God and asked him what to do. God told him, "Don't worry, St Peter. There's been a terrible flood in New Orleans. That's the reason for the large number of New Orleanians showing up at once."
St Peter ran back to the Pearly Gates and then ran right back to God yelling, "They're gone, they're gone!" God said calmly, "St Peter, those 1000 people from New Orleans could not be gone that quickly."
St. Peter said, "No, the Pearly Gates! They're gone!"


A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit
Mexico. Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start with asking for help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock. Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots. Saudi Arabia is sending oil. Other Latin American countries are sending supplies. The European community is sending food and money. The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Mexicans.

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Message 52 of 310 (318027)
06-05-2006 5:13 PM


At Duke University, there were four sophomores taking Organic Chemistry. They were doing so well on all the quizzes, midterms and labs, etc., that each had an "A" so far for the semester.

These four friends were so confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to go up to the University of Virginia and party with some friends there. They had a great time, but after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final then, they decided to find their professor after the final and explain to him why they missed it. They explained that they had gone to UVA for the weekend with the plan to come back in time to study, but, unfortunately, they had a flat tire on the way back, didn't have a spare, and couldn't get help for a long time. As a result, they missed the final.

The professor thought it over and then agreed they could make up the final the following day. The guys were elated and relieved. They studied that night and went in the next day at the time the professor had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet, and told them to begin.

They looked at the first problem, worth five points. It was something simple about free radical formation. "Cool," they thought at the same time, each one in his separate room, "this is going to be easy." Each finished the problem and then turned the page.

On the second page was written: (For 95 points): Which tire?


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Message 53 of 310 (318132)
06-05-2006 8:56 PM
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06-05-2006 5:13 PM


LOL.

Get out your old grey bonnet
with the blue devil on it
and we'll all have another keg of beer
cause it's not for knowledge
that we came to college
but to raise hell while we're here

(Duke Band song)

ps -- welcome to the fray.

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Message 54 of 310 (318416)
06-06-2006 6:24 PM



nator
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Message 55 of 310 (318438)
06-06-2006 8:35 PM
Reply to: Message 47 by Percy
05-23-2006 1:07 PM


Re: Anti-Coulterisms
quote:
I don't pay much attention to people like Coulter and Limbaugh on the one hand, or Al Franken and Al Sharpton on the other.

Er, Al Franken backs up his work much better than most journalists and is not at all a political hack like Al Sharpton is.

Have you ever actually gotten around to reading any of his work, Percy?


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Message 56 of 310 (318439)
06-06-2006 8:42 PM
Reply to: Message 51 by SR71
05-24-2006 9:27 AM


not funny
St Peter looked up and over 1000 folks from New Orleans were converging on the Pearly Gates. Never having had more than one or two persons a day from New Orleans before, he ran to God and asked him what to do. God told him, "Don't worry, St Peter. There's been a terrible flood in New Orleans. That's the reason for the large number of New Orleanians showing up at once."
St Peter ran back to the Pearly Gates and then ran right back to God yelling, "They're gone, they're gone!" God said calmly, "St Peter, those 1000 people from New Orleans could not be gone that quickly."
St. Peter said, "No, the Pearly Gates! They're gone!"


A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit
Mexico. Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start with asking for help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock. Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots. Saudi Arabia is sending oil. Other Latin American countries are sending supplies. The European community is sending food and money. The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Mexicans.

Just thought it needed to be said that these are both rather unfunny racist jokes.

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iano
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Message 57 of 310 (318440)
06-06-2006 8:49 PM
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06-06-2006 8:42 PM


Re: not funny
Just thought it needed to be said that these are both rather unfunny racist jokes.

You could change Mexico for Ireland and you'd still have 2 million to send back here. And I would have laughed at the joke then too

Or maybe that's just subserviant ex-colonial mentality speaking


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Message 58 of 310 (324551)
06-21-2006 6:57 PM


Cartoon Version of Revelations
A manga-esque version of Revelations that I originally saw posted at No Answers in Genesis.

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Message 59 of 310 (324553)
06-21-2006 7:03 PM
Reply to: Message 56 by nator
06-06-2006 8:42 PM


Re: not funny
Not sure they're particularly racist..
I've heard that joke (pearly gates)in reference to the irish, the liverpudlians the scots....
(I'm irish... we put up with "Irish jokes all the time, If I were to get offended I would have let myself and my countrymen down)

There was, was there not a whole lot of looting going on in New orleans was there not?
Now.. if the joke had've been "black new orleanians.." that would have been racist. perhaps your own preconceptions coming into play?

fair Game I say.

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Message 60 of 310 (325292)
06-23-2006 11:19 AM


All-too-common logic
I thought this was a funny email and since we deal with a lot of logic around here, I thought I share it with you all.

quote:
Two South Texas farmers, Jim and Bob, are sitting at their favorite bar, drinking beer.

Jim turns to Bob and says, "You know, I'm tired of going through life without an education. Tomorrow I think I'll go to the community college and sign up for some classes."

Bob thinks it's a good idea for Jim, and the two leave.

The next day, Jim goes down to the college and meets the Dean of Admissions who signs him up for the four basic classes: Math, English, History, and Logic.

"Logic?" Jim says. "What's that?"

The Dean says, "I'll show you. Do you own a weed-eater?"

"Yeah." "Then logically speaking, because you own a weed-eater, I think that you would have a yard."

"That's true, I do have a yard."

"I'm not done," the Dean says. "Because you have a yard, I think, logically, that you would have a house."

"Yes, I do have a house."

"And because you have a house, I think that you might logically have a family."

"Yes, I have a family."

"I'm not done yet. Because you have a family, then logically you must have a wife."

"Yes, I do have a wife."

"And because you have a wife, then logic tells me you must be a
heterosexual."

"I am a heterosexual. That's amazing, you were able to find out all of that because I have a weed-eater."

Excited to take the class now, Jim shakes the Dean's hand and leaves to go meet Bob at the bar. He tells Bob about his classes, how he is signed up for Math, English, History, and Logic.

"Logic?" Bob says, "What's that?"

Jim says, "I'll show you. Do you have a weed-eater?"

"No."

"Then you're a queer."



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