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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:33 AM
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Ann Coulter Wants 'Torture As a Televised Spectator Sport'

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

Coulter Wants 'Torture As a Televised Spectator Sport'

NEW YORK Ann Coulter is at it again.

In her latest column, posted Wednesday at AnnCoulter.com, the Universal Press Syndicate writer has this "tongue-in-cheek" comment: "I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East, and sending liberals to Guantanamo."

Coulter also "praised" Paul Krugman's New York Times/New York Times News Service column for "helping people house-train their puppies" twice a week.

The conservative Coulter used much of her column to support President Bush's directives to spy on Americans.


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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:34 AM
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1. good, she can be the first contestant
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:39 AM
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9. My thoughts exactly eom
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:53 AM
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23. Wow, I was going to say the same thing!
Yeah, if Ann Coulter wants this, she can be the first contestant!
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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:59 AM
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25. Yep, Head of the line for her!!!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:27 PM
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33. Five of us with but a single thought.
Waterboard her in a septic tank. All she can eat and a facial besides. :puke:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:31 PM
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36. Better yet - how about a Fear Factor: Political Pundit edition?
We could send the torture supporters like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh - to get their wildest dreams fulfilled! First up - the electric nipple clamps!
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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:34 PM
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38. Something tells me that she'd break in the first minute
usually loudmouthed bullshi*ters fold their hands pretty quick if it means they have to endure any real suffering.
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info being Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:34 AM
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2. At least one Republican is honest about their beliefs.
Good for her.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:36 AM
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3. I wish she had more exposure....
I love that she's out there supporting the chimp in that fashion.

You go girl!

:rofl:
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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:37 AM
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4.  Piece of bull S*** on Earth and good thrill for fake men.
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GatoLover Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:38 AM
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5. You know she lives for the kind of reaction she gets here
eom
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politicaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:56 AM
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24. I doubt she gives a crap about a message board...
we don't get her paid in the end.
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GatoLover Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 12:00 PM
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26. Right, I don't mean "here" literally
I mean she writes the way she does in order to arouse the kind of reaction she gets here.
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:36 PM
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41. Yes, but she's not getting any money from most of us....
I've NEVER considered buying one of her books. My local paper doesn't carry her column & I don't look it up on the Internet.

And I NEVER watch her on TV.

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GatoLover Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 03:41 PM
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44. Well, she's never gotten any money from me, either
I do see her on TV and sometimes read her column. There's something about her looks which isn't quite right. (Thought I'd add that for no particular reason.)
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:38 AM
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6. obligatory Orwell 1984 excerpt:
"Mrs Parsons' eyes flitted nervously from Winston to the children, and back again. In the better light of the living-room he noticed with interest that there actually was dust in the creases of her face.

'They do get so noisy,' she said. 'They're disappointed because they couldn't go to see the hanging, that's what it is. I'm too busy to take them. and Tom won't be back from work in time.'

'Why can't we go and see the hanging?' roared the boy in his huge voice.

'Want to see the hanging! Want to see the hanging!' chanted the little girl, still capering round.

Some Eurasian prisoners, guilty of war crimes, were to be hanged in the Park that evening, Winston remembered. This happened about once a month, and was a popular spectacle. Children always clamoured to be taken to see it. "
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Bob3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:38 AM
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7. not even worth getting angry about you know?
She's an utter waste of protein. And all those other atoms she's made of formed billions of years ago in the hearts of stars - what a sad misuse of the products of the universe.

may she end up in an old age home run by hippies (who take her in cause she's broke).
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:41 AM
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12. I don't think she's in any danger of going broke (nt)
nt
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Bob3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:45 AM
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17. oh give her time
Edited on Thu Dec-22-05 11:46 AM by Bob3
someone as obviously hateful as she is will, once she gets too old to be the blonde for the right wing will turn that hate on herself and in an orgy of self destructive behavior (drugs - bad investments - failed lawsuits - legal fees and the like) end up broke.

Karma's a bitch you see.

edit keep using the wrong to
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:38 AM
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8. I wonder about people
that might take things she says seriously.
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GrumpyGreg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:45 AM
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19. There aren't too many people stupid enough to take her seriously.
Thank God!
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:39 AM
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10. To be followed by "Drowning Kittens - the miniseries..
This evening on the Ann Coulter Network:

The Evening Lies with Ann Coulter 6-7PM Eastern
TortureTime at 7PM Eastern
Drowning Kittens, The Miniseries, Part One 8-10PM
Damned Liberals at 10PM
Local Lies at 11PM


Doug D.
Orlando, FL
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:40 AM
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11. It's ok for conservatives to make disgusting remarks,
since it will be described as "tongue in cheek" by the mainstream press intead of as disgusting.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:43 AM
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13. Good, she can be the first victim
The more shrill that hate spewing harpy gets, the more people she turns off. Angry white males are all she has left now, and even some of them are scratching their heads and wondering what's going on.

Narcissists who start to lose attention that they feel they are entitled to generally spin into lunacy pretty quickly. That's what we're seeing, pushed along by gawd knows what chemical substances.

At least she's been lavished with enough dirty GOP money to afford a plush nuthouse.
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hwmnbn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:44 AM
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14. Coulter, here's what they did in France.........
to the German collaborators. There is a consequence and precedence for your words and actions.



Keep talking.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:44 AM
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15. Make her the star of "The Running Man II" flick
Edited on Thu Dec-22-05 11:45 AM by calipendence
and have Arnie star with her once he gets booted from office in 2006. And yes it would be "The Running MAN 2".

She's a MAN, baby!

Only this time the audience gets to see all of the blood it really wants! :)
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:44 AM
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16. An appropriate response to Coulter . . .
Edited on Thu Dec-22-05 11:45 AM by MrModerate
Is a reasonable level of high dudgeon whenever she vomits out one of these hateful screeds, just to be sure that the reasonable people hear about it and shake their heads.

Coulter endorsing your policies is a lot like the KKK endorsing your policies -- it may juice up your base, but the non-neanderthals shudder in distaste.

Ann's working for us, she just doesn't realize it.

(Or she may be a genuine psychopath, or a laughing-all-the-way-to-the-bank "popular entertainer." The result's about the same)
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:45 AM
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18. Soooo predictable
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:46 AM
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20. Dupe....
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:51 AM
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21. but it ALREADY is... whenever Ann appears on my TV and opens her yap
I scream, "Will this TORTURE never cease?".
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politicaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 11:53 AM
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22. When is her novelty going to ware off like the rubics cube or Tiffany...
She pathetically grabs at attention and the press still bites. I suspect Anne Coulter hasn't helped a single individual through her endeavors. Not even the president she covets so much. Her writing seems soulless, reflecting her desire to keep this lifestyle of paid commentaries and appearances going rather than actually doing anything to support her beliefs.

After she showed that she couldn't be successful as a lawyer she turned to her looks and her quick tongue. Like Dennis Miller, she chose a side and is capitalizing on it, but without any tangible contribution. That blind dedication to a single side or issue makes for a horrible lawyer and so her mediocrity has made us all have to endure her childish need for attention.
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 12:16 PM
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27. Ironically, Ann Coulter IS 'Torture As a Televised Spectator Sport'
I know I get a headache trying to listen to the drivel she spouts.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 12:19 PM
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28. She'd be happy in Rome ca. 100 AD
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MN ChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 12:37 PM
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29. Ann-orexia Coulter is this generation's
Ilsa Koch. With luck she will meet the same fate:

Ilsa Koch
born 1906?, Dresden, Germany
died September 1/2, 1967, Aichach, West Germany

byname Witch of Buchenwald German Hexe von Buchenwald German wife of the commandant of Buchenwald concentration camp (193942), notorious for her perversion and cruelty.

A sometime librarian, in 1936 Ilsa married SS Colonel Karl Koch, then commander of the Sachsenhausen camp. In 1939 he was transferred to Buchenwald, where she acquired the reputation of a sadist and nymphomaniac, beating prisoners with her riding crop and requiring them to participate in degenerate orgies. Her husband was relieved of command in 1942, and in 1945 he was convicted of corruption and graft and executed by the SS.

In 1947 an Allied military tribunal tried and sentenced Ilsa Koch to hard labour for life, later commuted to four years' imprisonment on the grounds of insufficient evidence. While in prison she gave birth to a child, who was fathered by a prison guard. In a subsequent trial (1949) before a West German court, she was sentenced anew to life imprisonment. In 1967 she hanged herself with bedsheets tied to her prison bars.


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TNOE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:14 PM
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31. Wow - that was interesting
thanks for the post.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:14 PM
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30. It is a full time job making the Bush WH look somehow "in the middle"
with their policies.
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tledford Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:17 PM
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32. Who is "Ann Coulter?" :-) n/t
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:29 PM
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34. Like this Ann? Longing for the "good ol' days"?
Edited on Thu Dec-22-05 01:30 PM by JHB
It was a little before television, but public torture certainly is an American tradition, one we were apparently too hopeful that we'd put it behind us...









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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:31 PM
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35. Ann Coulter lost all credibility long ago. n/t
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:32 PM
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37. What would happen if you substituted "Arabs" for any other ethnicity,
minority, or nationality.

Try it. Post a response to this post and insert various other ethnicities, minorties or nationalities.

See if Coulter would last one second.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:35 PM
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39. Annie, annie
can I start with you? Nail pulling is all fun, and water boarding is too... I mean we will have lots of fun together. And after that, we can also use some baterry wires on you... after we are done, we will take your scrawny hands, cuff them high, so we can dislocate your shoulders. I think we can even obtain a confesion from you, about what does not matter. By the way, I left the sexual torture out... but you can use your imagination Annie.

(By the way folks what I described above are common techniques... I just left the true horrific descriptions out)
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:36 PM
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40. And She Wonders Why She Gets Booed At Speeches
When you say outrageous things, you will get booed.
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:51 PM
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42. Torture = "GOP Porn" (nt)
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 01:51 PM
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43. well, isn't she just a hoot.
:eyes:
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Rocknrule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 04:31 PM
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45. She probably gets wood watching footage of Shock and Awe
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