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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:18 AM

Man with Downs responds to Ann Coulter

Iím a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the publicís perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow. I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you. In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.

Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.

Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.

Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are Ė and much, much more.


http://specialolympicsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/an-open-letter-to-ann-coulter/

He's a better man than I.

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Reply Man with Downs responds to Ann Coulter (Original post)
Jester Messiah Oct 2012 OP
Butterbean Oct 2012 #1
ejbr Oct 2012 #2
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #3
Bertha Venation Oct 2012 #18
dickthegrouch Oct 2012 #28
Waiting For Everyman Oct 2012 #4
onecent Oct 2012 #5
democrat_patriot Oct 2012 #6
Jester Messiah Oct 2012 #11
Jim__ Oct 2012 #7
Jester Messiah Oct 2012 #10
Arkansas Granny Oct 2012 #12
Pakid Oct 2012 #8
Dustlawyer Oct 2012 #9
Stellar Oct 2012 #13
nuxvomica Oct 2012 #14
bongbong Oct 2012 #15
Jester Messiah Oct 2012 #16
MyOpinion-2 Oct 2012 #17
hootinholler Oct 2012 #19
Jester Messiah Oct 2012 #20
bongbong Oct 2012 #24
JiminyJominy Oct 2012 #21
budkin Oct 2012 #22
mountain grammy Oct 2012 #23
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #25
gademocrat7 Oct 2012 #26
Stargazer09 Oct 2012 #27
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Oct 2012 #29
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #30
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #31
faithfulcitizen Oct 2012 #32
Media Lies Oct 2012 #33
DCKit Oct 2012 #34

Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:22 AM

1. That made me tear up. Bless him for that.

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Response to Butterbean (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:36 AM

2. + 1 n/t

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:38 AM

3. SIGN the petition for ANN COULTER to APOLOGIZE for her remark.

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:39 AM

18. Done, but honestly --

Such a petition would not move her one iota.

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Response to Tigress DEM (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:45 AM

28. Needs DU help only 163 signers so far /nt

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:41 AM

4. He is as thoughtful as she is thoughtless.

What a contrast. Well said, Mr. Stephens!

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:44 AM

5. Good for him. I'm proud of him for doing that. it is making me

cry also....Why can't people learn to get along in this world.

What amazes me, is the people that cause the most trouble are the ones that "live by the good
word of the Lord". They are the ones that seem to want to fight the wars....take my neighbors for instance. I think they go to church about 3 times a week and twice on Sunday. Good little baptists...don't drink..or smoke...or do anything fun...

But all they can watch on tv is FAUX news and they got their Romney and 3 other signs in their yard, oh, yes, one is for Aiken of Missouri. educationed..wife is a teacher....and yet....they don't get it...

When anyone has chlldren and grandchildren I don't see HOW they can believe Romney and Ryan and all their followers are right....

God Bless this young man for standing his ground and speaking his mind. It would be an honor to know him!

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:51 AM

6. Where's Palin? Ann used the R word.


Out grifting?

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:04 AM

11. IOKIYAR

(It's OK If You're A Republican)

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:57 AM

7. The really sad thing is that coulter will probably come up with a nasty response.

If she could, she'd challenge him to a public debate. She's pathetic.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:03 AM

10. She'll just sneer and blow it off.

She knows what she is, and she's not likely to start caring now.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:08 AM

12. Or she'll claim that her remarks were taken out of context.

That seems to be one of their favorite fall back excuses. It's that damned liberal media again, reporting what she actually said.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:01 AM

8. Great letter It touched my heart

People like Coulter make me ashamed to be an American and a member of the human race. If her kind ever get there way 100% look out folks because it will not be pretty

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:03 AM

9. K&R!

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:09 AM

13. Thanks for sharing!

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:13 AM

14. A response so eloquent, she might not get it

"No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much."
That probably makes no sense in Ann Coulter's universe. Well said, John Franklin Stephens.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:22 AM

15. If the heat gets too high

 

Coultergeist will say "It was just a joke! Can't you lamos take a JOKE???"

That is the SOP of all the repigs - haters to a tee. "I was only JOKING!"

Their deep & unrelenting hatred comes from their unending fear of African-Americans, and how America now (somewhat) treats blacks equally. It translates into a bitter hatred for America, which all repigs share.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:29 AM

16. Yeah, it's always a "joke" when they get backed into a corner.

I've never really "gotten" Republican humor. It always seems to boil down to "Hey, look at that DIFFERENT guy. He's all different with his differentness. He's sure not like us! Haw haw haw!!!"

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:38 AM

17. Profound contrast and well said.

Good job!

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:39 AM

19. The way he signed it!

Personally, I have absolutely no desire to meet, let alone make friends with Ann of the shallows, but this man signed the letter "A friend you haven't made yet"

He is indeed a better person than I.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:43 AM

20. I've heard that Downs folk are some of the nicest, friendliest people you ever could meet.

On the strength of this letter, I have to believe it. I've got nothing but contempt for Coulter, wouldn't piss on her if she were on fire. This guy... yeah, like I said. A better man than I.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:03 AM

24. The local supermarket employs one as a bagger

 

He's about 1000x the human that the other kind of baggers (teabaggers) are. Friendly, talkative, very intelligent.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:45 AM

21. I Encourage

everyone to stop using the "R" word. i used to use it a lot to. but its insensitive and meanspirited. why use a word that clearly offends so many people?

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:01 AM

22. Damn that is some self control right there

I would have said things a little different...

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:03 AM

23. ann coulter has no shame and no conscience

in other words, a typical republicon... with an adam's apple!

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:39 AM

25. This makes me smile



great post

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:40 AM

26. My nephew has Downs Syndrome

He is a spokesman for Special Olympics. He participates in Special Olympics as a golfer, skier and swimmer.He teaches a three year old Sunday School class. Last weekend he gave an acceptance speech for an award his mother received from her alma mater. She is suffering from ALS and can no longer speak. Ann Coulter will never ever achieve as much as my nephew has. She is pure evil.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:41 AM

27. Wow

That was wonderful to read, yet sad that he had to say it in the first place.

Ann Coulter is a horrible person.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:45 AM

29. That's great

Too bad a vile creature like Coulter doesn't give a shit. Hopefully she OD's on coke finally. Hell, a 60 year old woman on that much blow should be dead by now.

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

30. K&R

 

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:58 AM

31. Ann Coulter is a bitter woman. She is incapable of loving anyone.

Why do people pay so much attention to her when there are so many wonderful, warm, loving and beautiful women?

Think of Michelle Obama. She lives her love for her husband and her children and her mother. And you can see what a vibrant, good person she is.

Meanwhile, Ann Coulter is just spewing hate at everyone. Why is she on TV or mentioned on DU? She has no talent, no personality, and she isn't pretty or even good looking. Why does she get so much attention?

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:07 AM

32. Wow, I wish the media would cover this! What a wonderful man!

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:52 PM

33. K&R

 

nice post

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Response to Jester Messiah (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:53 AM

34. A better question is "Why did any of the MSM provide an outlet for Coulter's hatred?"

 

She morphes into hating anything that's in fashion (to hate) with the Republicons.

She's Mitt Romney, with a dick.

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