She's taken a lot of heat over this one from both left and right. I don't care much either way. It's not like being a ****** is bad, right??? It was clearly a joke, but you have to admit, he goes a long way out of his way to make himself look purty...
As for real hate speech - why don't you cite Bill Maher when he said he was sorry that the assassination attempt against Dick Cheney failed (and not as a joke!), or when Barney Fa... Frank said that is was a wasted bomb?
Seem's that some in here would dictate that if I say something negative about Coulter it is mandatory that a Democrat's foot-in-mouth should follow. I guess thats what depending on wikipedia for logic lessons will get ya.:cool2:
f we were in other countries, we would all right now, all of us together, all of us together would go down to Washington and we would stone Henry Hyde to death! We would stone him to death! [crowd cheers] Wait! Shut up! Shut up! No shut up! I'm not finished. We would stone Henry Hyde to death and we would go to their homes and we'd kill their wives and their children. We would kill their families.
If President Clinton would pardon me I would whip Starr's ass right now. I will get a crew from Brooklyn and we will stomp him like, like, we're Savion Glover. We'll stomp him like it's bringing da noise.
There is a sound case to be made for dropping a tactical nuclear weapon on the Cuban section of Miami. The move would be applauded heartily by most Americans. Alas, Operation Good Riddance would require the sort of mature political courage sadly lacking in Washington, D.C., these days.
My plan? Get close enough to Bauer to give him the flu, which, if I am successful, will lay him flat just before the New Hampshire primary. I'll go to Bauer's campaign office and cough on everything. Phones and pens. Staplers and staffers. I even hatch a plan to infect the candidate himself; I'll keep a pen in my mouth until Bauer drops by his offices to rally the troops. And when he does, I'll approach him and ask for his autograph, handing him the pen from my flu-virus-incubating mouth.
That column also appeared on Salon.com. It was a little more than hate "speech" - the guy actually did try to give Gary Bauer the flu.
Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn't offer anything back to our community.
I feel nothing over the death of merceneries [sic]. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.
O Lord, give Dick Cheney's Heart, Our Sacred Secret Weapon, the strength to try one more time! For greater love hath no heart than that it lay down its life to rid the planet of its Number One Human Tumor.
The point of this list is not to argue that leftists are more hateful than conservatives. There are many documented examples of hate speech on the right; Ann Coulter provides many examples, but she is not the only one. I publish this list simply to rebut the Greenwald-spawned canard that leftist hate speech is exclusively the province of anonymous trolls on the Internet. On the contrary, prominent leftists have said some pretty awful things.
I suppose the point is not that leftists seem to commit more personal attacks (and they do) and not that personal attacks are illegal or even immoral (BlowJob isn't notably shy about retaliating in kind. The point is that the media only show outrage when the the targets of such attacks are on the left. Attack a righty and you are held out as "visionary" who "speaks truth to power".
One reason for the asymmetry, I guess, is that, as a general rule, the righties are better behaved, and more cogent arguers than lefties. Dog bites man, no story, man bites dog, story.
I listen to him some, mostly when I have forgotten to change the radio channel. Locally he comes on after a pair of my favorite libertarian talk shows and I've said that before on this forum. How would I know how mean spirited he is if I never listened to him?