Crass overture

roberts 5.jpgBiblically, one definition of a fool is a person who doesn't know when to shut up.

The blogger who on the Wonkette site won the award for crassest comment about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' July 30 seizure, ("Chief Justice John Roberts has died in his summer home in Maine. No, not really, but we know you have your fingers crossed.") is at it again.

Today, after listing my blog "among some self-righteous conservative folks" who thought the comment was asinine, Culture Warrior quipped, "From all of this outrage, you would think I actually took a shot at the guy."

Now, this is the same blogger who called Ann Coulter the c-word and accused her of an unspeakable act for "spew[ing] unparalleled hate" by her f-word (the other one) joke about John Edwards.

Touche.


Comments:

I hate to say this, but it doesn't come as any surprise to me. It's just like most pro choice blogs I have visited.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 9:29 AM


How can someone wish death on another human being. As much as I loathe abortionists, I'd still pray for them.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 9:48 AM


Not gonna lie, I say some pretty nasty stuff about Coulter. She's a terrible person. She uses a bigoted viewpoint to promote hate and to further her career. She hasn't done something worthwhile ever in her life.

Posted by: Erin at August 2, 2007 10:19 AM


Hate the sin, not the sinner.

Posted by: Leah at August 2, 2007 10:19 AM


I glad John Roberts is doing well, I really like him and he's incredibly smart and humble guy.

I love Ann Coulter too, she's pro-life and a great writer, not afraid of anybody. I suggest people by her book "Godless; Church of Liberalism", she has a chapter called "Abortion; Their Holiest sacrement"

Posted by: jasper at August 2, 2007 10:39 AM


Jill? What does the quote of the day today have to do with anything? I think I might just be being dense, but I don't get it :-/

Posted by: Erin at August 2, 2007 11:01 AM


Ann Coulter is an incredible fiction writer, too bad she tries to pass her stuff off as non fiction.

Posted by: JKeller at August 2, 2007 11:22 AM


I like Ann Coulter, she says what most people want to but don't.

Posted by: Rosie at August 2, 2007 11:57 AM


I really dislike everything that Ann Coulter says and does. It bothers me how full of HATE she is!

Posted by: Leah at August 2, 2007 12:00 PM


Erin, being pro-life isn't all about abortion. I thought O. J.'s crass (word of the week, I think) statement that being accused of murder was the least of his problems with getting dates was worth noting.

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 1:21 PM


Hate to break it to you, but Ann Coulter is a c-word.

That blogger is in the wrong, but you can't deny that Coulter is a raging b****.

Posted by: prettyinpink Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 1:38 PM


To be honest with you, I don't know much about Ann Coulter. What is so awful about this lady?

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 1:53 PM


PIP, tsk tsk. Think what you like about Ann, but the c-word? I can't think of anyone at the moment I'd call that word, the worst of the worst words, imo.

Heather, Ann Coulter is an incredibly gifted thinker, writer and debater, thankfully on the conservative side.

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 2:19 PM


Please, referring to any woman as a c*** denigrates all women just as referring to any black person as a n***** denigrates all black people.

Posted by: Mary at August 2, 2007 2:31 PM


PIP,

I would suggest that you buy Ann Coulter's book, I bet you could learn alot from her---

Posted by: jasper at August 2, 2007 2:48 PM


I only liked Coulter when she went after Bush for the whole Harriet Myers appointment. But, it's a free country and she can say what she wishes.

Doesn't bother me too much, but I'm certainly no fan.

As to wishing someone dead? ("How can someone wish death on another human being.") I think it's okay to look forward to someone's end days. Wishing won't make it happen. How about Osama Bin Laden, don't you sort of wish he was dead?

Posted by: hal at August 2, 2007 2:49 PM


Hal, Bin Laden was a horrible human being. You probably wouldn't want me to make horrible statements about abortionists, would you? I was on an all PC blog one day. They were ragging on Mother Teresa and the Pope. 2 people who did good things in life. One commenter wrote "I hate Mother Teresa." "I hope that wretched old hag rots in a hot hell!" What did Mother Teresa ever do? Why would anyone wish her ill will?

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 3:02 PM


Another PC site was writing about the late Reverend Falwell. One person wrote, "Don't worry about him anymore." "He's worm food." How would you like it if I were to replace the name of Reverend Falwell with deceased abortionist David Gunn?

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 3:06 PM


I'm no expert on Mother Teresa, and I didn't want her to die or rot in a hot hell. However, you ask, why would anyone wish her ill will. Let's ask Christopher Hitchens:


This returns us to the medieval corruption of the church, which sold indulgences to the rich while preaching hellfire and continence to the poor. MT was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction. And she was a friend to the worst of the rich, taking misappropriated money from the atrocious Duvalier family in Haiti (whose rule she praised in return) and from Charles Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan. Where did that money, and all the other donations, go? The primitive hospice in Calcutta was as run down when she died as it always had been—she preferred California clinics when she got sick herself—and her order always refused to publish any audit. But we have her own claim that she opened 500 convents in more than a hundred countries, all bearing the name of her own order. Excuse me, but this is modesty and humility?

read the whole thing here:
http://www.slate.com/id/2090083/
Mommie DearestThe pope beatifies Mother Teresa, a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud.

Posted by: Hal at August 2, 2007 3:09 PM


I don't care if you call David Gunn worm food. That's what happens when we die.

Posted by: hal at August 2, 2007 3:11 PM


Who is Christopher Hitchens? I googled his name. It looks like he's just a British Journalist.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 3:20 PM


Yes, he's a British Journalist. You asked why any one would wish Mother Teresa ill will. Although I don't know if Hitchens wished her dead, he does describe reasons some would wish her ill.

Posted by: Hal at August 2, 2007 3:26 PM


*headdesk* Ann Coulter is just a person trying to further her career by slandering people by twisting their words and using propaganda. Ann Coulter is the conservative parallel of Michael Moore. They're both nuts.

For those Harry Potter fans? Ann Coulter=Rita Skeeter.

Posted by: Erin at August 2, 2007 3:28 PM


Erin, stop banging your head on the deask, you're going to hurt yourself! I can send you Ann's book if you like?

Posted by: jasper at August 2, 2007 3:42 PM


Erin, What does *headdesk* mean? Hal, I can't bring myself to say things like this about the dead. I guess you would call it "having respect" Would you like someone to call your deceased friend or family member "worm food"?

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 3:51 PM


Actually on a lighter note *off topic* Tammy Faye Messner told Larry King that she wanted to be cremated. When Larry asked her why, she replied; "I don't want the bugs eating on me." Poor soul. May she RIP.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 3:55 PM


Mary: I agree. Besides that, I just think that calling a person a vagina is kind of silly. The same way I think "douche" is a dumb insult.

Posted by: Leah at August 2, 2007 4:07 PM


Heather, I try not to be disrespectful towards anyone, dead or alive. I don't call dead people "worm food." However, I don't see it as that bad. Dead is dead. There are many worse things to say about someone then that they are "worm food," which basically just says they're dead.

Not that their life wasn't important, etc.

Posted by: Hal at August 2, 2007 4:12 PM


Leah, I was once called a "douche bag" by a man. Utterly stupid.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 4:17 PM


Another old phrase is "pushing up daisies", which I supposed is a little nicer than worm food.

Posted by: Mary at August 2, 2007 4:24 PM


Okay, let me try it. David Gunn and John Britton are pushing up dasies. I feel better now.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 4:26 PM


AAK daises.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 4:27 PM


AAk Daisies!

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 4:28 PM


*headdesk*- Indicates the typist beating their head on their desk- usually an expression of frustration.

Jasper, I have read two of Ann Coulter's books. Stopping several times to let my anger die down. She is a very hateful woman who has little to no conviction- simply the desire to be famous. A lot of me thinks she only says the things she does to get attention. She's a very nasty lady.

Posted by: Erin at August 2, 2007 4:35 PM


Thanks Erin.

Posted by: Heather4life at August 2, 2007 4:38 PM


Jasper--

I tried but gagged. I remember the phrase "liberals like "The Sixth Sense." That's when I knew she had nothing intelligent to say.

Posted by: prettyinpink Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 4:58 PM


And Jill--I also use the c-word with discretion. However, I give it out when deserved....and Ann does deserve it. In fact, it looks like it was practically made for her. For someone that horrible, calling her a c-word is being nice.

Also, if you think the c-word is degrading, get rid of every cussword, the b-word is degrading to women, the a-word is degrading to both anatomists and everyone basically, f-word is degrading to the love-making generation, the d-word is degrading to all Christians or anyone who uses it as a serious verb, g-da****/jesus christ is degrading to Christians/god-believers, s*** is degrading to poop enthusiasts everywhere, tits is degrading to women, ho and whore are both degrading to women, D*** and cocks***** are degrading to men and god knows we use that those all the time. Isn't using the word in general the point--to degrade the person?

Posted by: prettyinpink Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 5:11 PM


Heather--I find that to be the most utterly ridiculous insult in the world! Honestly, when people call me that, *I* laugh at *them*. Is that seriously the best they can come up with? They want to get on my nerves and they call me that? My ex had some pretty clever insults. According to him, Canadian profanity is better. :)

PIP--"poop enthusiasts"? lol

Posted by: Leah at August 2, 2007 6:12 PM


I try not to use any of the words PIP describes and I mostly succeed.
It makes you sound like, well the very woman you are accusing of sounding like that...

I once asked an old man in a wheelchair how he was doin' and he responded "I'm still on this side of the dirt!" Gotta love it!

Posted by: MK Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 7:44 PM


Leah-- quite the point ;)

MK-- huh? I'm a very nice person, whereas, Ann is not. I don't walk around making grand generalizations about half the country and go out of my way offending everyone else in the process.
You do have a point about using cusswords, however, I cuss like a sailor on normal days, so most of my friends are used to it. No, I don't think they are polite, but that's the point right? That's why they are cusswords--because they aren't politically correct or proper to say, and consist of mostly degrading language..

Posted by: prettyinpink Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 8:28 PM


PIP,

Take the high road...Never lower yourself to your enemies standards...

Posted by: MK Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 8:53 PM


PIP, I've always thought the c-word was so disgusting it even sounded disgusting saying it.

I think I've only called one person that word, the woman who had an affair with the husband of one of my best friends after my friend was diagnosed with cancer. To compound the grief, my friend learned she had cancer when miscarrying twins. And then she died. My friend's last postcard to me from the hospital is still on my fridge 13 years later. She was 39.

Well, I digressed. But that's the kind of person the c-word is reserved for in my world.

Posted by: Jill Stanek Author Profile Page at August 2, 2007 9:10 PM


Jill,

Point taken. Sorry if I caused offense. I just find Ann the most repulsive public figure...

Posted by: prettyinpink Author Profile Page at August 3, 2007 12:29 AM


PIP,

It's not so much that you caused "offense" as that it reflects poorly on you...we still love you no matter how base your language skills are (Kidding, I'm kidding).

I have no problem with you insulting the pants off of someone that you despise, I just want you to be more imaginative. I mean, imagine if Simon or Garfunkel had limited themselves to four letter words. "I am a c***, I am an Island..." or "Sounds of Sh**" or "Bridge over Troubled Pi**"

Posted by: MK Author Profile Page at August 3, 2007 6:36 AM


PIP,

Have you read any of Al Franken's books?

Posted by: JKeller Author Profile Page at August 3, 2007 11:28 AM


JKeller,

Nope. Any better than Coulter's?

MK,
Point well taken.

Posted by: prettyinpink Author Profile Page at August 3, 2007 6:08 PM


PIP,

Definitely better than Coulter's. He's in the same mould as Stewart and Colbert, hilarious and he really knows his stuff. I think he's thinking of running for congress too. Anyway, one of his books, Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them, goes into detail about the lengths that people like Coulter, O'Reilly, and Hannity will go to stretch the truth for their own gain. I highly recommend it.

Posted by: JKeller Author Profile Page at August 3, 2007 9:46 PM


Thanks! I'll put it on my reading list.

Posted by: prettyinpink Author Profile Page at August 4, 2007 1:19 AM