Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Franken Destroyed Coulter in Hartford tonight

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
RedSox02 Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:06 AM
Original message
Franken Destroyed Coulter in Hartford tonight
Hey all, I attended the debate between Ann Coulter and AL Franken in Hartford Connecticut tonight. Anyone else there to see it? (Sorry if someone already posted a thread, I couldn't find one) All I can say is, wow Coulter really got destroyed. That pretty much sums it up.

Oh yeah, and Al Franken is one seriously funny guy. The best way to describe the show tonight was "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: Chapter 3" Live and onstage in Hartford.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:07 AM
Response to Original message
1. I've been hearing about this all day long
and all I got was a lousy "anyone have a transcript?"

So, seriously.... anyone have a transcript?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:10 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. Wish I had it. :-( n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Serenity-NOW Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:08 AM
Response to Original message
2. Oh come on cut loose with a little detail at least... pleeeeeez?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:11 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. yeah what Serenity says eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:11 AM
Response to Reply #2
5. Yeah we want DETAILS
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RedSox02 Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:34 AM
Response to Reply #2
12. Some details
Edited on Sat May-15-04 01:39 AM by RedSox02
Early on, Coulter was asked by the moderator what politician she admries the most, and which one she would like to be. She said she admired Joe McCarthy the most, and that if she could be anyone, it would be FDR, so she could go back in time and stop the New Deal.

So when Franken was posed the same question, he immediately goes (paraphrasing), "I would want to be Hitler. Since Ann wants to erase the new Deal, I think I'll go back and say, erase the Holocaust. Erase alot of things Germany did. But keep the Volkswagon." When told that the Volkswagon still existed, Franken then added a bit more humor saying "yeah but Hitler never would have wanted the Passat".

- When Coulter said most Conservatives already acknowledge that Abu Ghraib was bad and that it was time to move on and support the country again, Franken pointed out how Limbaugh and Michael Savage tried to say that the Iraqi abuse was no big deal. He pointed out Savage's "Grab an Arab" line, and then did an impersonation of Limbaugh comparing the abuse to a "Skull & Bones hazing".

- Coulter repeatedly responded to hecklers by saying the words "Senator Norm Coleman", apparently to try and claim that Liberals are always rude and that cost them the Wellstone/Coleman election. She was also trying to bait Franken who earlier had discussed how much Wellstone meant to him.

- Coulter claimed that the lootings in Iraq after the war were no big deal because "it was only pottery". Of course it was more like ancient priceless relics of mankind.

- Franken had brought a backpack to the stage, and occasionally would pull out Ann Coulter's books and start reading out lies from them or outrageous quotes.

In my favorite moment, not because it was funny but so true, Franken responded to one of Coulter's claims that Liberals hate America. Franken pointed out his numerous visits to the troops. Then he stated how the soldiers are mostly his son's age. Then he mentioned how Paul Wolfowitz couldn't even be bothered to know how many US servicemen had died. Franken really went off saying that it was disgraceful and showed how little they care about these kids. Franken then pointed out how he had flown over the Sunni triangle even though he knew how dangerous it was because he loves seeing the kids (troops). Then he added how his wife had mentioned that Bill O'Reilly never went and saw the troops, but he had to point out to her that Bill O'Reilly wasn't talented enough anyways. (This drew some more laughs)

- They accepted questions to be submitted on index cards, but none of the questions used were all that good. One man proposed to Ann and Franken said, "Let's see this guy. Can he stand up"? Franken also cornered Ann about lying about her age on her drivers license, and Coulter refused to answer what her true age was.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
TheWizardOfMudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:41 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. Thanks for the report
Heh heh. Must have been great.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Serenity-NOW Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:42 AM
Response to Reply #12
15. A thousand times thank you! :) May a camel not ...
spit in your general direction.

"time to move on" Damn that was quick...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RedSox02 Donating Member (804 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:52 AM
Response to Reply #15
17. Yeah it was one of those nights.....
.....where you are proud to be a Democrat. Not only proud, but it makes you proud of who you are. When COutler ever said that the trashing and looting of ancient relics is no big deal, you knew we were dealign with an absolute pig and reprehensible person.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sweetpea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:36 PM
Response to Reply #12
34. All I can say is
:headbang:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:12 AM
Response to Original message
6. Despite her prowess with the poison pen
Ann never struck me as being particularly witty or articulate as a speaker.

Not surprised to hear this.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:13 AM
Response to Original message
7. was C-Span there? (she asked hopefully) n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:20 AM
Response to Original message
8. I always enjoy a good debate between two men.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 01:23 AM by huellewig
Women can debate too. I just wanted to take a jab at the gender of Coulter. I should be at the bar.. I got nuthing..

{edit: made my post slightly more legible}
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Daisey Mae Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:21 AM
Response to Original message
9. Al Frankin is Great and He has the truth on his side....
Coulter is soooooo full of it and she can't stand up in the light of true facts.... She is a snake and used to having people cover for her, as she slithers away after she lays a lot of mean crap on the record.....She tries to shock and lie but against Al Franken she is FRIED.... He doesn't get shocked easily and he Knows WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT.....Most of the people she is used to snowing don't have the facts and a quick wit ..... and this destroys her type of snaky crap......Frankin KILLS - I love him.....
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:21 AM
Response to Original message
10. Any audio of this gonna air on Air America? How about FOX? EOM
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:29 AM
Response to Original message
11. Wow I Just Think It's Cool That You WENT!
How FUN! Good for you - -good for Al, good for US good for U.S.!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:36 AM
Response to Original message
13. Coulter has been off since her breakup with Harry Reems.
One of those sad stories that caused a lump in her throat.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:45 AM
Response to Reply #13
16. just testing...
the new sig line.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
andino Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:22 AM
Response to Reply #13
27. Ummm, that lump
is called a Adams Apple...

:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:23 AM
Response to Reply #27
31. Damn, I thought it was called Harry's Apple.
- :)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:55 AM
Response to Original message
18. How I wish I could have seen this....Al Franken for VP!
Anyone know how one might see this replayed? I assume it was filmed?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:27 AM
Response to Original message
19. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Rick in Maryland Donating Member (90 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:33 AM
Response to Reply #19
20. The best part is where the Freeper wrote that she wanted to
give Ann some points on some things, but she couldn't because she was sitting all the way up in the balcony.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:33 AM
Response to Reply #19
21. I guess the truth hurts
So much so that they cannot even tell it. Pathetic bastards.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Amanda Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:11 AM
Response to Reply #19
24. I loved this one...
"The KOMMIE SOCIALISTS ALWAYS LIKE TO FIGHT WITH A TOTALLY STACKED DECK AND THEN TO FIGHT DIRTY ON TOP OF THAT!"

Jeez, would somebody please tell these people that Communism is SO 1950s. They seriously need to get a new meme.

And Coultergeist seriously needs to eat a sandwich.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
MilDem Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 02:44 AM
Response to Original message
22. I almost feel bad for her
Because she's clearly insane. It her supporters who I really have a contempt for.

I hope someone has a transcipt of this debate, I'd love to read it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:05 AM
Response to Original message
23. There must be a recording of this somewhere.
Right?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
hexola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:13 AM
Response to Reply #23
25. Yeah - where are all you Mini-disc bootlegger dudes?
I want to hear this too...I'll keep an eye on the live music trading boards - sometimes comedy or off-beat stuff like this turns up...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:14 AM
Response to Reply #23
26. Found an article
But you must register to read it. I always put in false information. Why do these newspaper websites always want your personal info just read the flipping articles? Anyway, here is an excerpt:

Political Matchup Rains Low Blows
May 15, 2004
By TARA WEISS, Courant Staff Writer

The evening was titled "A Conversation Between Al Franken & Ann Coulter," but it was more a verbal schoolyard brawl, where even the teacher attempting to break it up got a bloody nose.

"I'm going to try to keep it fair, keep it moving, and I should have brought my body armor," said commentator Steve Roberts, moderator of the Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Friday.

<snip>

The evening's tone was set early when Roberts asked which political figure each would most like to be. Coulter said she would answer with who she believed had the most fun. Her response: Sen. Joseph McCarthy, because he got to remove "communist spies from the government."

That elicited loud booing from the sold-out audience, that made its political leanings obvious with frequent applause and jeers.

Franken's response: "Hitler."

The audience roared with laughter.


link>http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-franken.artmay15,1,6...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:31 AM
Response to Reply #26
28. Ugh. If it's a "register" link please say so. Thanks (NT)
NT
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:48 AM
Response to Reply #28
29. I did
What part of "but you must register" is unclear?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
theoceansnerves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:01 AM
Response to Reply #28
30. www.bugmenot.com
get a password from there.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:49 AM
Response to Reply #26
32. heee! hee!
I always put in false information. So do I. :evilgrin:

One question, do you know if C-Span was there?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Scairp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:29 PM
Response to Reply #32
33. No idea
Checked their website's television schedule and found nothing about it. I don't think that means they weren't.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Apr 23rd 2014, 11:15 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC