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How to listen to a Conservative.... (if you must) [Oct. 22nd, 2007|09:17 pm]
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So I just got back from Ann Coulter's speech and I am so angry I can't even discuss it.  She was awful, of course.  Not only did she say awful, hateful things, including suggesting that we deport all Muslims currently residing in America, and lie, flat-out denying her "Jews need to be perfected" comment, but she's an awful speech writer and a self-obsessed speaker.  Her speech wasn't a speech at all, but bullet points that didn't hang together in any coherent way.  She didn't have any discernible point, and there was no logic to the order of her thoughts.  As for her speaking abilities, she got tripped up and had to refer to her notes so many times that I doubt she really understood what she was spewing, and she paused after every bullet point for applause.  If she didn't get the desired effect, she would repeat her point over and over until she got some sort of response. 

However, what I was really unhappy with were the students.  Remember when that republican politician came to NoHo and really trod on Toy's toes, and then put his arm around him and asked him to speak against unions or some such thing?  The response of the HGM as a whole was decidedly unpleasant, and I know we caught some flack for that, but the audience at tonight's speech was worse.  I was honestly ashamed and embarrassed.  Now, Ms. Coulter wasn't any better, and reverted to childish tactics of insulting our intelligence, talking over us, and chasing one kid away from the microphone (during the Q&A), by shouting at him "you hate blacks!  you hate blacks!"  when he asked her about her hate speech towards Muslims and Jews.  Oh, and that's another thing.  She kept pronouncing the word "Muslim" weirdly, so when the first kid went up for the Q&A, she corrected Ann's pronunciation, which Ann responded to by making fun of the girl's foreign name. 

I would apologize for the Ann Coulter rant, but then I remember to whom I type. 
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[User Picture]From: zoaster_toaster
2007-10-23 03:03 am (UTC)
Ann Coulter is one of the few people in the world who I would push off a cliff and not feel any remorse for.
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From: starinatdasun
2007-10-23 06:07 am (UTC)
I was looking at her website the other day and was contemplating how difficult it would be to get her to come, just to see what would happen. Then I saw the "fundraising" portion of the booking section, and was like oh hell nah.

Yeah, it's sad to see college kids disrespect themselves like that. It turns into a situation where winning the argument is like winning at the Special Olympics...
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