Ann Coulter Is A Plagiarist  

MissAnnThrope 56F
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6/14/2006 4:31 pm

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Ann Coulter Is A Plagiarist

"I am never forget the day I first meet the great Lobachevsky.
In one word he told me secret of success in mathematics: Plagiarize!

Plagiarize,
Let no one else's work evade your eyes,
Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,
So don't shade your eyes,
But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize -
Only be sure always to call it please 'research'."
- Tom Lehrer, "Lobachevsky"

Now that is what you're supposed to do when you use someone else's words. Give them credit. If you paraphrase, use footnotes. If you use a direct quote, quotation marks. But always give a citation. Seems Ann Coulter hasn't been doing that, when it suits her. (Settle in, folks, this is a REALLY long one today. Get a soda, or a beer, maybe a snack...)

The nice people at Gawker, The Rude Pundit and Raw Story have been following this for a while now, it seems. Articles about her plagiarism go back about a year. Let's look at some of the examples they've found so far.

Let's start with her 1998 book, "High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton." In 2001, Alex Beam of the "Boston Globe" noticed her writing resembled that of Michael Chapman, who writes for "Human Events," a far right rag. In 1997, he wrote an article for them called, "The Case For Impeachment." The nice people at Gawker were kind enough to post the comparison, as they have access to the Lexis Nexis database and that's the only place you can still find Chapman's article. Let's compare:

Chapman, “A Case for Impeachment,” page 13: “Four Democratic fundraisers have stated that former DNC Finance Chairman Marvin Rosen explicitly advocated selling access to the President…”

Coulter, page 219: “At least four Democratic fund-raising officials have revealed that former DNC Finance Chairman Marvin Rosen explicitly advocated selling access to the president …”

Chapman: “A DNC fundraiser told Nynex executives they would receive invitations to White House ‘coffees’ if they joined the DNC’s ‘Managing Trustees’ program and agreed to donate $100,000 …”

Coulter: “A DNC fundraiser told Nynex Corporation executives that they would receive invitations to White House coffees if they joined the DNC’s ‘Managing Trustees’ program and agreed to donate $100,000 . .

What were those publishing dates again? Oh yeah! Chapman, 1997, Coulter 1998. Did she give him an attribute in either the footnotes or in the paragraphs? Nope.

Last year, both Raw Story and the Rude Pundit did stories on a column she wrote, called, "Thou Shall Not Commit Religion." She talks about an art exhibit, but the ONLY attribute she gives is "NEA-funded exhibit." She doesn't even bother to tell readers in 2005 that the exhibit she's talking about is from the 1980s. The rude pundit discovered, every thing she said about it was lifted straight from a 1993 copy of "The Flummery Digest," which is now out of print. Let's look:

Coulter : "A photo of a newborn infant with its mouth open titled to suggest the infant was available for oral sex."

The Flummery Digest: "The title of a photo of a newborn infant with its mouth open suggested that the infant was available for oral sex."

Coulter: "A photo of a woman breastfeeding an infant, titled ' Jesus Sucks.'"

The Flummery Digest: "… photograph of a woman breastfeeding an infant was titled 'Jesus Sucks.'"

Coulter: "A show titled 'DEGENERATE WITH A CAPITAL D' featuring a display of the remains of the artist's own aborted baby."

The Flummery Digest: "'Degenerate with a Capital D'...included 'Alchemy Cabinet' by Shawn Eichman, featuring the remains of the artist's own aborted baby."

Coulter: "Performance of giant bloody tampons, satanic bunnies, three-foot feces and vibrators."

The Flummery Digest: "[T]he performance art of Johanna Went...relies upon props such as giant body tampons, satanic bunnies, three-foot turds, and dildos."

Now, it would seem she might have gotten some of these non-credited quotes elsewhere. MIT's magazine "Counterpoint" shows us several examples, just like the ones above:

Coulter: "A photo of a newborn infant with its mouth open titled to suggest the infant was available for oral sex."

Counterpoint: 3. (1984) "The title of a photo of a newborn infant suggested the infant was available for oral sex."

Coulter: "A show titled 'DEGENERATE WITH A CAPITAL D' featuring a display of the remains of the artist's own aborted baby."

Counterpoint: 7. (1990) "...a show called Degenerate With a Capital D...featuring the remains of the artist's own baby."

Coulter: "A novel depicting the sexual molestation of a group of 10 children in a pedophile's garage, including acts of bestiality, with the children commenting on how much they enjoyed the pedophilia."

Counterpoint: 4. (1985) "...a novel titled Saturday Night at San Marcos relates the sexual molestation of 10 children in a pedophile's garage, including acts of bestiality, and how much they enjoyed the pedophile's games."

Coulter: "A female performer inserting a speculum into her vagina and inviting audience members on stage to view her cervix with a flashlight."

Counterpoint: 6. (1989-1990) "Annie Sprinkle...inserting a speculum into her vagina, invites members on stage to view her cervix with a flashlight."

Now, the Flummery Digest gives attribute to all of the things on their list. A book by Alice Goldfarb Marquis called, "Art Lessons: Learning from the Rise and Fall of Public Arts Funding." Coulter doesn't list any of the above sources.

Now, let's get to her new book and what's been found so far...

In Chapter 1 of "Godless" she writes: "The massive Dickey-Lincoln Dam, a $227 million hydroelectric project proposed on upper St. John River in Maine, was halted by the discovery of the Furbish lousewort, a plant previously believed to be extinct."

Well, The Rude Pundit discovered this. (Which is directly from the Rude Pundit website:

Here's the Portland Press Herald, from the year 2000, in its list of the "Maine Stories of the Century": "1976: The massive Dickey-Lincoln Dam, a $227 million hydroelectric project proposed on upper St. John River, is halted by the discovery of the Furbish lousewort, a plant believed to be extinct."

What, because she took out this happened in 1976, she doesn't have to give a citation?

She steals from press conferences too, as pointed out once again by The Rude Pundit. Remember, paraphrasing without attribution is considered plagiarism:

From page 66 of Godless: "Other murderers furloughed by Dukakis included Donald Robertson and Bradford Boyd. Robertson a ninety-three-year-old woman and her seventy-two-year-old daughter and then stamped on their chests so hard that he crushed their internal organs."

From an October 27, 1988 press conference with Republican Senate candidate Alan Keyes and Cliff Barnes, who was nearly murdered by the furloughed Willie Horton, Barnes said: "Donald Robertson a 93-year-old woman and her 72-year-old daughter. Okay? After he them, he kicked them and beat them so bad, he crushed their chests and the internal organs in their chests."

On page 66-67, Coulter finishes what she says about Robertson with this: "Despite being sentenced to two consecutive life terms, Robertson was released under Michael Dukakis's furlough program after only eight years in prison."

Barnes, in 1988, said: Robertson's "sentence was overturned to two life terms to serve consecutively, without the possibility of parole. Eight years later, he escaped on a weekend pass."

On page 67, Coulter continues: "Bradford Boyd was serving time for when he committed first-degree murder in prison. Still, he was furloughed. While out on furlough, he viciously beat a man, repeatedly a woman, and then killed himself."

Barnes, in the press conference continued: "Bradford Boyd was a convicted and went to prison in Massachusetts. While in prison, in a controlled environment, behind locked doors with armed guards, committed first-degree murder in prison and that didn't preclude him from getting weekend passes. He went out, kidnapped -- he beat his sponsor and tied him up, with a gun -- beat him with a gun and tied him up, kidnapped a lady guest of the house, drug her off to some orphanage, and repeatedly her, and his final testimonial to suitability for the furlough program, blew his own brains out right beside her."

To give the same events in the same order as someone else and paraphrasing their words deserves a footnote at the very least. Or a listing in the bibliography. There is no mention of the Keyes/Barnes press conference in her book. Want proof? This is directly from The Rude Pundit:

Oh, and there's this: Coulter quotes Alan Keyes from the press conference. On page 71, citation-less, Coulter writes, "As Alan Keyes said, when Democrats 'look at Willie Horton they see a black man. When I look at him, I see a and a murderer.'" The only place, again, in Google or Nexis that the quote appears is that press conference transcript. So Coulter had to have used the Alan Keyes press conference. And its mention is simply absent from Godless.

But wait, there's more! The Raw Story discovered her bullshit about using mature stem cells was taking from the Illinois Right To Life website, without attribution. Not to mention, the website does not give any evidence these things happened, they just say they have. There is no proof. So, she's plagiarized from someone who didn't even bother to offer the background on their research, making the non-attributed quotes null and void and hearsay:

Illinois Right To Life: Spinal cord injury repair (using stem cells from nasal and sinus regions)

Coulter: Repairing spinal cord injuries by using stem cells from nasal and sinus regions.

Illinois Right To Life: Complete reversal of juvenile diabetes in mice using adult spleen cells

Coulter: Completely reversing Type 1 diabetes in mice using adult spleen cells

Illinois Right To Life: Crohn’s Disease put into remission (using patient’s blood stem cells)

Coulter: Putting Crohn's disease into remission with the patient's own blood stem cells

Illinois Right To Life: Lupus put into remission (using stem cells from patient’s bloodstream)

Coulter: Putting lupus into remission using stem cells from the patient's bloodstream

Illinois Right To Life: Repair heart muscle in cases of congestive heart failure (using stem cells from bone marrow)

Coulter: Repairing the heart muscles in patients with congestive heart failure using adult stem cells from bone marrow.

Illinois Right To Life: Repair heart attack damage (using the patient’s own blood stem cells)

Coulter: Repairing heart attack damage with the patient’s own blood stem cells

Illinois Right To Life: Restore bone marrow in cancer patients (using stem cells from umbilical cord blood)

Coulter: Restoring bone marrow in cancer patients using stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

Illinois Right To Life: Restore weak heart muscles (using immature skeletal muscle cells)

Coulter: Restoring weak heart muscles using immature skeletal muscle cells

Illinois Right To Life: Put leukemia into remission (using umbilical cord blood)

Coulter: Putting leukemia into remission using umbilical cord blood

Illinois Right To Life: Heal bone fractures (using bone marrow cells)

Coulter: Healing bone fractures with bone marrow cells.

Illinois Right To Life: Restore a blind man’s sight (using an ocular surface stem-cell transplant & a cornea transplant)

Coulter: Restoring sight in blind people using an ocular surface stem-cell transplant and a cornea transplant

Illinois Right To Life: Treat urinary incontinence (using under arm muscle stem cells)

Coulter: Treating urinary incontinence using stem cells from underarm muscle

Illinois Right To Life: Reverse severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) (using genetically modified adult stem cells)

Coulter: Reversing severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) with genetically modified adult cells.

Illinois Right To Life: Restore blood circulation in legs (using bone marrow stem cells)

Coulter: Restoring blood circulation in legs with bone marrow stem cells.

Illinois Right To Life: Treat sickle-cell anemia (using stem cells from unbilical cord blood)

Coulter: Treating sickle-cell anemia using stem cells from umbilical cord blood.

Now I took a look. This is on the Illinois Right To Life page. While there is no date on the page, right clicking and hitting "view page info" told me the page was last updated, Thursday, December 16, 2004 2:15:21 PM. So Coulter was cribbing from them. There are no links to this research, only what they say, which does make it dubious. I want links to the research if you want me to swallow something whole.

Coulter hasn't been available for comment to the media sources who have contacted her to ask her about the alleged plagiarism. They include a reporter from MSNBC. Of course, they fired Coulter in 1997, for being a cunt to a Vietnam vet. So I doubt she's going to get back to them for comment.

I'd like to thank humorguaranteed for leading me to the Gawker story. Which got me clicking links and finding more and more... Maybe thanks isn't the right word...

The pic is lifted from Betty Bowers review of "Godless."


DIVISION77 39M
8328 posts
6/14/2006 5:02 pm

I take it you are an Ann Coulter fan?

Her political views are overshadowed by her persistence in being controversial for the sake of being controversial.

The way she came down on the 9/11 widows was ridiculous.

Not that her political argument was bad, but the way she went about voicing it was just out of line.

She does this simply because it gets her more publicity, albeit the bad kind, which helps sell her book.

She may be a bitch, but she is nothing if not a great marketer.

DIV

"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 3:10 am:
Well, did you read the Betty Bowers review of the book? The comparisons to Madonna as a marketer and doing things for shock value and how Coulter is actually saying to the widows, back off, 9/11 is MY way to make money is right on the mark and something I wish I had thought of first.

The way she twists the facts and people swallow it wholesale makes me want to gag. She goes after the NY Times hook and nail and then takes out a full page ad in the paper to promote her new book? Hypocracy is her thing, in so many ways.

Yes, the publicity is helping to sell her book, which I will not buy, unless I see it at a yard sale. But as it's mostly a rehash of her old columns, if I was so inclined, I can read them online for free. But my eyes tend to glaze over about three paragraphs in.

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
6/14/2006 5:06 pm

And you were surprised? I've said she was fuckable, NOT desirable . Ann's a hack, everyone knows this. Everyone with half a brain at least. That she steals material isn't surprising. She's a neocon isn't she? You expect differently? Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 3:12 am:
Meow.

You know, she is fuckable, but in a really perverse way. If I was a guy, I'd want to fuck her, just to make it hurt. To get off on the power of making her submit in ungodly ways. Then, just will myself to lose my erection and tell her that she's so bad in bed that I couldn't keep it up. But something tells me she hears that anyway.

real36CgirlPA 38F

6/14/2006 5:17 pm

That Ann Coulter woman(?) gives me nightmares. The last time I saw her ranting on a news clip I nearly got gag reflex. How people buy the ravings of someone as repulsive as her is beyond me.


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 3:14 am:
Her need for plastic surgery at such a young age gives me nightmares. OMG, what do they do when they're doing a photoshot for book covers? Smear vasoline on the lens? The skin around her eyes is a nightmare. You would think with her money, she'd have the eye lift. I was kind of horrified when I saw her on TV last week. Then again, drug and alcohol abuse do terrible things to your face.

Hippink 35F
4499 posts
6/14/2006 6:22 pm

Who's Ann Coulter???

From what I read here, I find myself assuming she has no capability to form her own opinions and ideas, yet is still somehow able to publish and make money from stealing others' ideas.

What I don't get is HOW? (besides making the stereotypical assumption that she slept with the right people!).

I mean, commenting on something you see in the news is one thing... but you have to have your OWN ideas, arguements, opinions. If you don't, you come off sounding like a dummy voicing someone else's words. You know, like Bush.

She makes blondes look bad.
Hippie XXX


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 3:49 am:
Ann Coulter is an ex-lawyer who quit her Wall St. job because, (I'm paraphrasing here,) all the Jews she had to work with made her nervous. She started out writing for George Magazine in the 90s. Since then, she's been fired by both MSNBC and "The National Review" for her comments and being out of control. Then she wrote a book on the Clinton sex scandal called "High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton," which made her the media darling of the right wing and sent her career as a pundit for the right soaring. Bill O'Reilly embarasses himself whenever she's on, Sean Hannity all but fucks her on the air and she's really good at making outrageous comments. She's made racism chic again, saying things such as, she supports apartheid in South Africa because the white people are surrounded by savages. She comes right out and talks about how women shouldn't hold jobs, because we're not as smart as men and we don't know how to handle money. Yet at 45 years old, she's not married and raising kids. Then again, drugs, alcohol and eating disorders all lead to infertility.

She's suggested someone should put rat poison in Supreme Court Justice Steven's creme brulee. She has said her "only with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building." One of her most famous racist quotes was on Muslims: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." She insists the 19th amendment should be repealed, because if women weren't allowed to vote, Democrats would never be elected. Yet she's under investigation for voter fraud herself in Florida.

She's an anorexic blonde with giant man hands and a very pronounced Adam's apple, which has lead many to start calling her "Man Coulter." She's basically a novelty act and after nearly 10 years, it's time for her to go away. She's infuriated both sides by calling the four war widows (they are war widows if you consider 9/11 an act of war. After all, the government does.) who are the most vocal after losing their husbands, "The Witches of East Brunswick." In her newest book, she talks about how these "broads" were all getting up there in age and they're now millionaires thanks to the deaths of husbands who were about to leave them for younger women. There is no evidence that any of the men were having affairs, nor had anyone filed divorce papers.

Yet she makes the NY Times best seller list. The far right swallow every word she says and claim she speaks the truth. The far left runs out to buy her book, just to see what she's saying.

She's a media whore and her main attraction with the general population is, she's a formally attractive blonde who says outrageous things that those with a proper upbringing aren't supposed to say. If not for that, she'd be living off her parents still and a regular on Jerry Springer.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
6/14/2006 6:27 pm

Uh............wow. Why arent YOU a reporter? Or are you.....


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 3:50 am:
I don't have a degree and I give up my sources too easily. Just notice how I reveal where I got my information. They all did the work, I'm just parroting.

OcelotScratch 48M
286 posts
6/14/2006 6:36 pm

I'm sorry, but on my list of things to loathe Ann Coulter for, plagiarism doesn't even make the first page. This despite my coming from an academic family, where plagiarism is a capital offense. It's kind of like complaining that Charles Manson was a burglar.


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 3:59 am:
Ah, but Charles Manson sent his family to do his dirty work, while he stayed home at the ranch.

The simple fact there isn't an original idea in her addled brain is the problem. She's stealing from conservative sources, who probably won't call her on it. She's blamed her publisher in the past, for leaving out footnotes when she is called on the plagiarism and people believe her. Even though she gives no citations in her original columns, which make up the bulk of her books. It's a big thing, actually. It means not even her hate speech is original.

But even her publisher steals its name. Crown Forum is in no way affilated with Crown Publishing. So people who are boycotting her publisher are boycotting the wrong one. Crown Forum only publishes right wing authors.

wildoats19622 55M
3484 posts
6/14/2006 6:58 pm

Man Coulter certainly has balls doesn't "she". Is perpendicular as far out of line as she can get?

Wild

Crosswords increase your vocabulary. Cross words increase your blood pressure.


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 4:00 am:
She does have balls. But she's smart enough to know that the people whose thoughts she's echoing won't make a big thing out of it. Unless the author of the art book decides she's going to.

rm_imtheone42 74M
485 posts
6/14/2006 8:02 pm

Ann Coulter is an idiot. The best cure for her is to ignore her but unforunately there are people out there who eat that kind of crap up. It`s actually kind of scary. It proves the point that if you tell a lie often enough and loud enough people will begin to believe it.


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 4:03 am:
I don't consider her an idiot. I consider her a raving lunatic who needs to get on meds and fast. Oh, that's right. She can't drink on meds.

It scares me that people do eat this up. It bothers me that she manages to sell books full of lies and twisted truths. It bothers me that she sells far more books than those who actually do the research and make valid points. She is a side show freak, pure and simple and she appeals to people who are racists and seperatists at heart.

humorlife 49M  
5713 posts
6/14/2006 9:56 pm

My pleasure, Miss Ann -- I guess we know who the REAL misanthrope is, don't we?

With this book, and with her general 9/11 ravings, Ann Coulter has begun to self-destruct. One can see her following the career arc of Joe McCarthy, whose flameout and subsequent death due to alcoholism didn't exactly leave too many on either the left or the right dewy eyed...

Hey, wait, didn't La Coulter spend an awful lot of time defending Tailgunner Joe not too long ago?

Hee hee hee, it's like throwing bloody red meat to a Siberian tiger...

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MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 4:14 am:
More like, to a Siberian tiger who hasn't eaten in days...

I really am hoping this is the beginning of the end for her. I find it fitting that she's probably going to die the same way her idol, Joseph McCarthy died. In her book "Slander" she has a picture of herself at his grave. She goes on about how he was right, everyone suspected of un-American activities was guilty, because a skant few turned out to be. So yes, she did spend a good amount of time defending him.

I'm so waiting for her to do a column about how file sharing is communism at work. Then we will know for a fact she's jumped the shark.

shylena256 42F
1967 posts
6/15/2006 12:09 am

Not defending Ann Coulter by any means here.
Just noticed that a few men here seem to want to de-feminize her.
Same as people think Condoleeza is traitor to her race, nope folks, this here is the CIVIL RIGHTS we all like.... Black people, women, minorities etc. have just as much right to be conservative assholes as any body else.
I do not in any way agree with Ann Coulter, but I support her right to be a woman (even if it should shame me to share a gender with her) rather than to see her de-sexed just because she is controversial.
Doesn't she have as much right to be an ignoramous as the next?
I never see people saying Rush Limbaugh "He"....
Just my femo-humanistic comment on this.
Lena


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 4:32 am:
It's very easy to defeminize her. She acts like a tomboy in a miniskirt, showing off her sticks for legs, she's so anorexic her Adam's apple is more pronounced than some men and her hands, OMG, the size of her hands! One website uses her long, spindly even bigger than most men's hands to try to prove she's an alien from another planet. Basically, she looks like a drag queen, especially with the amount of make-up she's been wearing. If not for the muted colors she uses, it would be obvious that Tammy Faye Bakker uses less pancake. If you do a websearch on the phrase, "Man Coulter" you will find people have been calling her that for years. There are people who are dying to get their hands on her medical records to see if she was born a hermaphrodite who had gender assignment or had a sex change, all based on her voice, hands and Adam's apple.

Basically, people don't want her to be a woman.

Condi Rice is just an idiot. Who went shoe shopping at Ferragamo while New Orleans was flooding. She went so far as to have another customer ejected by security for confronting her about that. Why wasn't she on the phone, asking other countries to help with the search and rescue, instead of shoe shopping? If there really was an upper class twit of the year contest, she would be in the running, every year. Yet the right uses her to prove that they're less racist than the left. That it took a right winger to finally put a black woman in the cabinet. But if you make a comment to them about how that's affirmative action at work, when so many others are more qualified, they throw fits. And of course, I only say that because it pisses them off...

rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
6/15/2006 12:13 am

Well, at least she gets some of her stuff from 'reliable' sources ... Rush just makes it up.


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 4:37 am:
Yes, but only some. The evidence against her is continuing to mount. I can't wait to hear what other pseudo-science she lifted verbatim.

shylena256 42F
1967 posts
6/15/2006 12:21 am

Leave it to me to hop on my bandwagon and not notice that it was equal parts women and men questioning AC's gender.
I still stand by my words though.


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 4:38 am:
Yeah, but we still don't *want* her to really be a woman. I'm still voting for space alien. Half human, half something from another planet, whose father forgot to pick her up after birth.

Hippink 35F
4499 posts
6/15/2006 5:25 am

Wow. That's really disgusting.
She sounds like a Blonde STUPID Howard Stern wannabe.
She says things ONLY to get a response.
She has no idea what she's talking about.
How stupid are people to care what she has to say enough to read her book (never mind publishing it!).

How some people make a buck, I have no idea.
Someone should put some poison in her creme brulee.
I can't believe that she's been in the public eye for that long. Don't the people who've read her book know that she'll full of shit???
That's really sad that anyone thinks she actually has something to say.
Hippie XXX


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 7:55 pm:
The people who read her books see a formally pretty blonde who spouts what they want to hear. Well, half of them. The other half read her to be shocked.

I wouldn't bother poisoning her. I mean, her comments about the 9/11 widows are the first nail in her coffin. Someone needs to remind her, if not for the Kennedys existing, she would not have a job. That John Kennedy Jr. is the one who gave her her start. People tend to forget she used to work for George Magazine. Then again, not many read that to begin with.

humorlife 49M  
5713 posts
6/15/2006 10:11 am

"MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 7:38 am:
Yeah, but we still don't *want* her to really be a woman. I'm still voting for space alien. Half human, half something from another planet, whose father forgot to pick her up after birth."

Umm, excuse me, MissAnn, but if s/he's not a woman and yet still half-human, s/he's half-man, and quite frankly my gender doesn't want to get stuck with him/her either.

No, the males of our species already have trilobites such as Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh. This one is all yours.

Personally, I blame the (unpassed) Equal Rights Amendment. If Coulter had been barefoot, pregnant and chained to a stove, she never would have had a chance to mouth off.

Halt the ringing cry of progress!

(Topic thread: If Ann Coulter WERE to become pregnant, who would be a deserving father?)

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MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 8:02 pm:
OK, let's say the rumors are true and she was born a hermaphrodite and had gender assignment surgery. Then both men and women have to deal with her being one of theirs.

Now, about the ERA. You know she's one of the women who's always been against it, as she considers women inferior. So that has no bearing on her opinions. Nope. Poor, poor Ann Coulter can't find a husband. Not for lack of putting out on the first five minutes of a date either. She's been used and dumped more times than the collective men on this site will even have sex. She so wants to be Michelle Maklin, it's killing her. Why, when she was first assigned to DC, all she did in her column was whine about not being able to get anyone to date her. Date, not fuck and dump, but date. Poor, lonely Ann, who has never known the love of a man.

(If she were to become pregnant, my money is on Matt Drudge, who seems to be the only one to come back for seconds. Hey, come to think of it, what is this good Christian woman doing on the pill?)

free2chose2 66F

6/15/2006 1:45 pm

Hope you're feeling better

Don't worry, be Happy


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 8:02 pm:
Thanks, free2. I am.

concupiscentKid 40M

6/15/2006 1:56 pm

This post is so up my alley.
I'm a big Tom Lehrer fan and I posted the lyrics to Smut as a comment
on mzhunyholes? blog. I have a lot of his songs memorized including the elements.
Also cannot stand Ann Coulter. That she is full of shit and unoriginal is not news to me. But you did give me some great new evidence.


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 8:08 pm:
Thanks. I used that song to prove a point. But there are far more examples building up on both Raw Story and The Rude Pundit. The Rude Pundit had her at DefCon Jacko for self destruction last night and she's was on her way to DefCon Mommy Dearest. I do have to check to see if she made it.

So sad. Unless Oprah makes a big thing about it, she's not going to get the publicity on plagiarism that she deserves.

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
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6/15/2006 2:26 pm

Ok Miss Ann, you WIN! She's no lomnger fuckable. the only time I've ever seen her is on Maher's show, and we all know what the proper viewing conidtions are for that. I humbly apologize.
Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 8:06 pm:
LMAO! Caught her on the "Tonight Show" last night, did you? Sadly, I fell asleep and missed it. But I swear, unless a guy is a minuteman, he's going to hurt himself on those bony hips.

caressmewell 53F

6/15/2006 3:37 pm

Sheesh...and she thinks so highly of herself. I guess it's ok for her to do this but if someone on the "left" did the same it would be the end of the world as we know it. Sigh


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/15/2006 8:10 pm:
Yep. If Maureen Dowd did it, the right wouldn't just be screaming she belongs in jail, but they'd also be talking about how ugly she is. The only reason they don't get upset about "Man Coulter" comments is, they have a sneaking suspicion she's not all woman, too.

micahbiguns 51M

6/19/2006 5:23 pm

You have me wondering now? What political book written in the 21 century is not full of Plagiarism? I believe there are no truly new ideas in the political arena anymore. I am not defending or indenting Ann Coulter, Just wondering?

Where are the real leaders at? All the politicos seem to be the same any more. I mean can you honestly say that John Kerry has the character or leadership of Roosevelt or Kennedy? I cannot say they Bush stands up well when compared to Regan or even Nixon, maybe it is time for us to stand up against all this bullshit from Republicans and Democrats just MLHO


MissAnnThrope replies on 6/20/2006 2:49 am:
OK... It's a big deal for a few reasons. Doris Kearns Goodwin got her ass sued off and had to settle out of court for failing to name one source in her book, "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys." She also had to "resign" from the Pulitzer board. OK, granted, we won't be seeing Coulter on that board anytime soon, but you get my drift.

Ben Domenech of Red State lost his job at the Washington Post for plagiarism. He had been stealing the works of others since college, but it wasn't until he stole from his employers and Michelle Malkin called for his resignation that anyone else followed suit. He not only lost his job at the Washington Post, he lost his job at Regenry and he's been on a "leave of absence" at RedState. Coulter has stolen far more and a good deal from questionable sources.

You have to annotate. You have to use footnotes, references, give credit, get permission, etc. Otherwise, it is plagiarism. Every day, more sources from whom Coulter stole and didn't give credit are being uncovered. So this is bigger than either of those stories.

Look, I consider Nixon a better president than Reagan or Bush. Hell, I consider Hoover a better president than Bush. GWB isn't even the president his father was. This is where the problem lies...

The religious right has hijacked the Republicans. Granted, I am in NJ and a Republican from NJ or NY is far more likely to be further to the left than a Mississippi Democrat. However, I know someone who is on the board of some group on Long Island, Republicans for Stem Cell research. Not one of them would want Intelligent Design taught in their schools. Pandering and catering to the far end of the spectrum is where the party is going wrong with most people. There are far more things to worry about than the morals of homosexuals. Everyone I know who votes Republican only does it for fiscal reasons and none are too very happy about their children's college funds now being taxed at the same rates as their investments. That was part of the new tax relief bill.

The Democrats have to grow a set of fucking balls. Hell, they don't cater to moderates or extremists in their own party anymore. They're afraid to even make a move these days. About all they're doing these days is protesting the fact that amnesty is about to be given to terrorists in Iraq, who have been killing our troops. Well, at least that's a step in the right direction. But they should be pressing about other things.

So what's left? The Libertarians? I used to be one. I share a good number of their ideals, but lately, they've been over the top. Independents? While a number of voters consider themselves to be such, they vote along the two party lines in "important" elections or they consider their vote wasted. Not to mention, when you do get an independent candidate rich enough to run against the big parties, it's always a nutjob like Ross Perot or Lyndon LaRouche.

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