I Can’t Believe Ann Coulter is Allowed to Speak

8 03 2007

Ann Coulter is up to her old tricks again.  Well, they’re not so much tricks as ignorant, bigoted, slurs.  The tricky part is that she is trying to pass it off as political commentary. 

This time she has announced that John Edwards is a “faggot”. 

 As far as I’m concerned she can insult John Edwards all she wants, he’s not going to win anyway.  The problem here is that she seems to think it is OK to use such language as what she later referred to as a, “schoolyard taunt”. 

When I think schoolyard taunt, I think something along the lines of, “John Edwards is a poo-poo head.”  In fact, I find very few similarities between my rhetoric and that of David Duke.

If Ann Coulter insists on being a bigoted asshole, she should at least have the common decency to at least be respectful, blah blah blah blah.

But really, she shouldn’t even be that fucking ignorant.  How was this person allowed to live to her age with such completely repulsive beliefs?  How has she been allowed to publish a column in over 100 newspapers and become a frequent guest on Cable “news” outfits like Fox News?  What the hell is wrong with this country?  What the hell is wrong with the American people?  What the hell is wrong with YOU!?

There’s a reason that the head of the KKK doesn’t have a syndicated column in the New York Times.  It is because as a society we have decided that while speech is and should be free, there is also such a thing as useful discourse.  Discourse can only be useful if it is civil.  Name calling and mud slinging help no one and do nothing more than waste time. 

And as my grandmother used to say, “If you don’t have something intelligent to say, SHUT THE FUCK UP!”




One response

3 11 2009

I have been surprised by the lack of civil political discourse in some of the threaded discussions in the blogs. I suspect it might reflect the sort of people we are (i.e., in American society). Here is the post if you are interested: http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/are-the-american-people-really-like-mr-smith/

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