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mooseandsquirrel Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:02 AM
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Meet Ann Coulter--Deadhead
From America Online this is 'Required Reading' with the AOL Book Maven, Bethanne Patrick.


Bethanne Patrick: Hi, this is AOL's Book Maven, Bethanne Patrick, and today I'm speaking with Ann Coulter who is just out with a new book called 'Godless: The Church of Liberalism in America.' Ann, you just told me you were out until 3AM last night with Bobby Weir.


Ann Coulter: My life-long crush.


Bethanne Patrick: I love it. You have to tell us more about why you got to go out with Bobby Weir. Everyone should know that Ann Coulter is a big Dead-head.


Ann Coulter: Yes, well they saw an interview I did recently and invited me to the show. It was at Radio City Music Hall, and it was one of the greatest nights of my life. I was like an Orthodox Jew meeting Moses. Bobby is of course every girl's lifelong crush and he's every bit as cool and as wonderful as I could hope he could be. And the band, 'String Cheese Incident' started for them. It was one of the greatest nights of my life.


People are often incorrectly surprised that there are a lot of conservative dead heads. I'd mentioned that in an interview, and actually on the 'Tonight Show,' that one of my friends -- who was a fellow dead head -- would get up in the morning, smoke a bowl, turn on Rush Limbaugh, and start making his candles for 'Grateful Dead' merchandising. I met his brother at the show.

Bethanne Patrick: I've heard this a lot. You're not the first conservative to be a big Grateful Dead fan. How do you reconcile the free-wheeling ideas and lifestyles of other Dead-heads, and the band itself, with your own, very hard-core, right-wing, conservative beliefs?


Ann Coulter: I actually think the lifestyle is more consistent for a right-winger. I mean, the smoking issue, for example. Conservatives don't have a problem with personal freedoms. Liberals are the ones going around taping up no smoking sings every place. And this is one of the things I always loved about 'Dead' shows, they genuinely were friendly, or we were, since I considered myself one of them, genuinely interested in other ideas, and they wouldn't get angry and pout-y, and call you a fascist and walk away. You could talk about anything.


A lot of my San Francisco Dead-head friends were total Dead-heads, and often, I admit, many of them gravitated towards liberalism because of their interest in drug legalization laws. However, you start with that and the whole edifice starts to fall of the usefulness of government regulation generally.


Bethanne Patrick: So, how is your reception at these events? Bobby and Phil and everyone else, they see Ann Coulter and they don't say, 'Oh my gosh, run away, she's evil.' They say, 'Oh, we embrace her, we love her, she's our greatest fan?'


Ann Coulter: Well, I had a great time, they were all very friendly. The 'String Cheese Incident' band members were hilarious, and they agree, obviously, on many conservative principles, on capitalism, for example. 'String Cheese Incident' famously -- and I found out last night that it was my former fianc who was the lawyer who brought the case -- 'String Cheese Incident' sued Ticket Master so they could sell tickets at different prices. Ticket Master had total control of it, and they now have control of it. So, they're totally with me on that, although, I must say, they said to me, 'You have to explain why you support George Bush.' And I said, 'Ok, I'll give you a thirty-second explanation,' because what they were talking about was Iraq and not tax cuts, for example. And I said, 'Ok, I'll give you a thirty-second explanation,' and I began with the attack on 9/11. And they did say something that cut me off at the knees and I could go no further. They think it was an inside job and then I just laughed and said, 'You know, if you think it's an inside job, the rest of my explanation falls apart.'

If you have the stomach here is the audio mp3:

http://aolradio.podcast.aol.com/books/aolbooks_anncoult...

m&s
http://moose-and-squirrel.com
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:05 AM
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1. I saw this last night on AOL, and sent them a message stating that if we
Edited on Wed Jul-19-06 11:06 AM by Penndems
ever saw another puff piece featuring Ann Coulter again on the AOL Welcome site, we were cancelling our service.

Sheesh, talk about putting lipstick on a pig.







(edited for additional text)
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:01 PM
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9. I'll take the pig
thank you ...
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:10 PM
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10. LOL! You and I both, zbdent!
n/t
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blue cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:17 PM
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11. Please consider cancelling anyway
they are much more expensive and right wing to boot. Save your money.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:07 AM
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2. coopting culture is so much fun!
Edited on Wed Jul-19-06 11:08 AM by maxsolomon
:puke:

st. jerry, smite her from on high
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:11 AM
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3. "Conservatives don't have a problem with personal freedoms"
Edited on Wed Jul-19-06 11:12 AM by ixion
:rofl:

Yeah. Right. Whatever.

There are presonal freedom fascists on both sides, and neither is any good. It's more constructive to discuss the issue, rather than politicize it as you've done here, Ann 'Sugar Magnolia' Coulter. :eyes:



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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:12 AM
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4. Here it is! the essential flaw in her thought process
Generalizing from her own opinion:

"Bobby is of course every girl's lifelong crush..."

Speak for yourself, strawhair. Everyone knows that JOEY RAMONE is every girls' lifelong crush.
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xzyra Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:23 AM
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5. Would they be unkind to her?
Of course not. They are grown ups, not kids. I'm sure it felt like when you are at a party or a wedding or something for someone you care about, and you are cornered into conversation by that strange uncle, the guy everyone avoids because he is pretty stupid and/or insane, and your trying hard not to ruin the whole event for yourself and others by getting all upset about his weird political ideas. Just sort of going along until you can get the f$ck out of there.

I actually don't think it was a private affair that lasted hours and hours with her at the center, as much as she would like to think that it was all about her.

A good friend of mine has known Bob Weir for 20 years or more, and from what I hear he is way out there... Ann couldn't possibly hang, unless he was running circles around her and she was completely missing it all.



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thoughtanarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:01 PM
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8. They were likely lobbing jokes about her over her head all night...
...and she just didn't get it.

Bob and Mickey played as part of a benefit for Patrick Leahy last may. Leahy was literaly playin' in the band doing backup vocals...



:hippie:
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:20 PM
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12. Did you know that Mickey Hart was invited to Bohemian Grove?
I'm sure that Coulter would be invited there if she was male. What the hell am I saying --- her gender is questionable, isn't it? Maybe someone could follow her around and catch her peeing in the forest. Sort of like "It's Pat".
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thoughtanarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 01:02 PM
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15. I heard that rumor...
..never saw it documented...

I'd be curious to see what goes on in there though... I'd attend if I was invited. There's been so much bizarre speculation about what happens at these things how could anyone resist an invitation?
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 01:07 PM
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17. Bob Weir is also a member, according to this reference.
Edited on Wed Jul-19-06 01:14 PM by shain from kane
http://deadnews.blogspot.com/2005/07/bobby-mickey-bohem...

Steve "Take the Money and Run" Miller is also listed.
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colonel odis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 11:56 AM
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6. so ann coulter, poster-girl for the right, actually participates in and
promotes a lifestyle where drugs abound, people don't bathe or wear shoes, free love is a given, panhandling is the order of the day, and no one has a job.

so she's really just a hippie girl who's been fooling the right wing all these years and making money off them.

hmmmmmm......
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xzyra Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:23 PM
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13. I read or heard a suggestion that Ann is just an act
It was funny, but almost made sense. She is pulling off a stunt that even Andy Kaufman would admire. She spews out the *most* insane, *most* inflammatory, *most* ridiculous right-wing arguments and stays in character, for fun & profit.

hmmmm

Nope. Gives her too much credit me thinks.
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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 04:44 PM
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23. I completely believe it is an act
She's too well-educated, is too close with Bill Maher and other "left-wing" entertainers, and has too many odd interests for it to be real.

I just don't get how someone can stay up all night drinking with Bill Maher as he negotiates with hookers at Chateau Marmont on Friday, gets high at a Phish show on Saturday, and then writes about Godless Liberals on Sunday with a stright face.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:00 PM
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7. A little rehabilitation for Annthrax?
Sorry, too late!
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 12:26 PM
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14. "Conservatives don't have a problem with personal freedoms..."
Since when?
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 01:03 PM
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16. "I was like an Orthodox Jew meeting Moses."
What a :dunce: ! In Moses' time, there were no Orthodox Jews, or Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist Jews, either. There were only Jews. Even sects such as the Essenes came later.

Coulter : Cornell :: Bush** : Yale.
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 05:46 PM
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18. Ticket Master is the government?
"String Cheese Incident' famously -- and I found out last night that it was my former fianc who was the lawyer who brought the case -- 'String Cheese Incident' sued Ticket Master so they could sell tickets at different prices."

What the hell is she talking about? The guys sued Tickemaster because they don't think gov't should regulate business? She makes no fucking sense at all.

GAWD!!!!! (where's Napolean Dynamite when you need him?)
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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 07:14 PM
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19. ok - thinking more clearly now
but it still doesn't make sense.

It's OK for people who are "sort of conservative" to sue a company for its capitalistic practices, but it's NOT OK for a liberal to sue anyone for any reason whatsoever.

She's such a tool.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-19-06 07:29 PM
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20. Anthrax Ann is as much a Deadhead as Pat Boone is a punk rocker


If you want to torture yourself, listen to that shit.

Sorry, Ann. Either you're a continuing liar or you did some bad Purple Microdot at a show and never came back...
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xzyra Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 01:15 PM
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21. that is funny
:rofl:
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-20-06 01:26 PM
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22. Does she think Ticket Master is a gov't agency?
She cites the example of her ex-fiance's case against them as if it was a triumph of repuke capitalism. Ummm....yo Annie...Ticket Master was just being a good monopolistic corporation. Get it straight dumbass.
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