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September 26, 2005

There's A Side To Ann Coulter You Don't Know About

Here's some important information about Pat Tillman:

Interviews also show a side of Pat Tillman not widely known — a fiercely independent thinker who enlisted, fought and died in service to his country yet was critical of President Bush and opposed the war in Iraq, where he served a tour of duty. He was an avid reader whose interests ranged from history books on World War II and Winston Churchill to works of leftist Noam Chomsky, a favorite author.

What most people don't know is that it was Tillman's admiration of Chomsky that caused Ann Coulter to refer to him as "virtuous, pure and masculine like only an American male can be."

Even less known is that privately Coulter uses exactly the same words to describe Chomsky himself.

UPDATE: Somehow I missed this important part:

[Tillman's mother] Mary Tillman said a friend of Pat's even arranged a private meeting with Chomsky, the antiwar author, to take place after his return from Afghanistan — a meeting prevented by his death.

Was this friend who arranged the Chomsky meeting Ann Coulter? You might think the answer is obviously yes, because of her great admiration and affection for both Tillman and Chomsky. But my sources say no, it was actually Sean Hannity.

Posted at September 26, 2005 09:17 AM | TrackBack

I bet Noam Chomsky would look even hotter to her if he put on a flight suit (and codpiece).

Posted by: Harry at September 26, 2005 10:19 AM

I bet Noam Chomsky would look even hotter to her if he put on a flight suit (and codpiece).

True, but at least Howard Zinn does it.

"A People's Codpiece."

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at September 26, 2005 02:09 PM

Jonathan, I'm sure you know this, but when the people are being menaced with a codpiece, they are not much happier if it is called "The People's Codpiece".

Posted by: Harry at September 26, 2005 03:35 PM

"A People's Codpiece" is going in my sigs file.

Fair warning. :-)

Posted by: James Cape at September 26, 2005 05:57 PM

Here's what you don't know...

As a little girl, Coulter really had posters of Che and Trotsky in her room...until her white bread mom came and tore off all those posters of hunky lefty men...

From the upcoming movie "The Life and Times of Ann Coulter"...

"But mommy, Che is virtuous, pure and masculine as only those Latinos can be!"

"No daughter of mine is gonna worship a lefty! The day that my daughter brings a lefty into the house I will DISOWN HER!"

(rips poster off wall)


Posted by: En Ming Hee at September 26, 2005 07:44 PM

Not being intimate with any of these personalities, we have no basis to judge whether this is satire or not.

Is this true and confirmable, or is this some kind of snark?

Posted by: patience at September 27, 2005 10:16 AM

Well... this websites strives to have %0 true and confirmable content.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at September 27, 2005 11:19 AM

Color us interested.

Snark or not Snark?

Posted by: patience at September 27, 2005 03:44 PM

It was snark on my part, yes...though I would like to believe that there really is some kind of closet lefty fetish hidden in the wire-thin frame of Broom Hilda.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at September 27, 2005 10:59 PM

Being a Canadian living in Japan, I had no idea who Ann Coulter was. After a brief browse through the right wing websites that give her a forum I came to the conclusion that she, like most neo-cons, completely brainwashed.

Incapable of attacking a person's argument, when a personal attack presents itself (BTW En Ming Hee, 'wire-thin frame of Broom Hilda' is typical of the neo-con's modus operandi) neo-cons don't merit extended consideration on serious issues. Let's not sink to their level, no matter how tempting (and easy) it is to do so.

Rush, Ann, Fox, W. We can never change the minds of people like this. They preach to the converted. We left-of-center people do the same thing. The secret is to get heard by the moderates, the undecided, the young and keep present the facts as clearly and honestly as we can.

Posted by: Brian at September 28, 2005 12:04 AM

The thing is, Brian, George Lakoff will beat us if we try honesty. 'Cause it just ain't workin'.

Posted by: Sully at September 28, 2005 11:32 AM


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Posted by: Bob Forer at November 5, 2005 05:52 AM