A couple of items passed my desk this morning, that I thought I'd post here, both relating to the porn-loving hag, Ann Coulter.
First, from my good friend and co-blogger, Lydia Cornell:
Just a few hours ago, my friend Dan Borchers (conservative Christian who is writing a book about Ann Coulter's "extermination speak") was bodily wrestled out of CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) by 4 of Ann Coulter's bodyguards (two claimed they were CPAC security.) They staged the whole thing, followed him with a camera, cut his hand, tried to pry his name tag and credentials off from his neck, physically WRESTLED him out of the hotel, and shoved him. Why? Borchers couldn't get a straight answer out of the four guards, except "you are not permitted to be here." Borchers recognized the most hostile guard as Ann Coulter's longtime body guard.More details can be found at Basham And Cornell, the blog for Lydia's brand new radio show.
His crime: asking a question of another author (Mark Smith) about Ann Coulter, and about the Paula Jones case. Borchers spent money, bought tickets, took time off work and traveled from Maryland as he does every year, to be at CPAC. He is a lifelong Republican, a conservative military veteran, whose only crime is being morally offended by the way conservatism has been ruined by people like Coulter who indulge in hate speak. He believes it is his moral obligation to bring attention to this, and that "evil triumphs when good men do nothing."
Borchers is the most mild-mannered, humble Christian. He is critical of the way Ann Coulter has "mainstreamed extremism" and has written articles about her. He accused her of plagiarizing her early books, and at the CPAC conference two years ago, he tried to distribute press kits calling for coulter to stop her hate speak.
The other Ann thing is a little more disturbing. After all, Ann has a history of physically harassing people (aren't you glad you never dated her?) and siccing her underlings to handle things that are clearly beyond the scope of her painted little fingernails. No doubt she's saving those as well as her virginity for her husband.
Although at 40....6? 7? 9?...she's more likely to find a husband herding yaks in Nepal than in the United States. And at least she'd have some way to work off her pent up energy...
Anyway, as the years have not bene kind to Ann, she in turn has not been kind to years. She has gone from a strident, obnoxious critic of President Clinton (in the process, abusing and sucking dry what little dignity Paula Jones had) to being a parody of herself: her own best argument against what she advocates. Too, I think she spends a little too many nights locked in some fraternity hazing fantasy where she's the dinner table for a dozen pledges of My Thicka Smega, because she's trying be a stevedore without the cojones to stand up the way a stevedore does, and confront people face on.
Speaking today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter said: “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.” Audience members said “ohhh” and then cheered.. You can view the C-Span video at the link.
What poor Ann Coulter may have done is sealed Mitt Romney's campaign as dead, as well, because he was dumb enough to go on ahead of Ann and actually praise her (that video is at Think Progress as well): “I am happy to hear that after you hear from me, you will hear from Ann Coulter. That is a good thing. Oh yeah!”
You know, there's a winnowing audience for Coulter, which speaks volumes about America's tolerance for such obvious grandstanding, self-aggrandizing thuggery. To call a man out for being a "faggot", however, is kinda like throwing a rock at another fourth grader while hiding behind Daddy's manicured hedge, and mocking them for not coming over to smack the living shit out of you.
So, Ann, I'm putting you on notice, mostly because I'm just nuts enough to tear through that hedge: make sure, if you ever come after me (and I'll give you cause to at some point in the near future), you'll need six body guards.
Cuz, I know people...four isn't going to be enough to protect you.