Saturday, March 03, 2007

You Kiss Your Mama with That Mouth? and Other Headlines

The always respectful, ever charming Ann Coulter is at it again. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, in front of several candidates for the GOP nomination, she opened fire on various Dems with her usual attempt at witty invective. She made fun of Al, Bill and Barack saying the sorts of unkind, not-funny things that any decent parent would punish a kid for saying on the playground. And then she used the "f" word in reference to John Edwards because, oddly, that's her fall back whenever she can't think of anything else to say about a Democrat.

None of this is surprising, of course. It's to be expected from the poor thing. I do think, however, it might be pleasant to see some of the folks present, like Mitt Romney and Rudy Gulliani, step up and suggest that such language has no place in the public discourse; particularly since their appearance at this event had a lot to do with their desire to position themselves as the "moral values" candidate.

Oh! And speaking of moral values, here's an interesting story. The National Association of Evangelicals is getting some pressure from outside conservative groups. Afraid that a broader view of what "moral values" might entail will dilute the message of hate focus of the religious right, folks like James Dobson are urging the NAE to get rid of their policy director, the Rev. Richard Cizik. Why? He thinks global warming and human rights are moral issues, too, and he won't stop talking about it. Because when God asked humankind to care for His creation, it was just a suggestion. And when Jesus said "love one another as I have loved you" He just meant the people you agree with. (Happy to clear that up for you).

Meanwhile, you'll be delighted to learn that despite rhetoric to the contrary, US emissions are increasing. Go team!

In the "Remain Calm, Nothing to Worry About. It's Not Like We'd Ever Use One" category, we're happy to announce that a "design contest" has come up with a winner for a new nuclear warhead. I always say, it's not enough to be able to destroy the world several times over...you have to look good doing it.

And finally, lest you've been worrying that everthing is going to hell in a hand basket and everyone is just too touchy these days, here's some encouraging news: on Thursday the Swiss accidentally invaded Liechtenstein. Did the Liechtensteinians hastily deploy all their missles, sabers and other engines of destruction on the border? Did they send envoys and generals to the European Union asking for a coalition of the willing to strike out in retribution? Was there huffery and puffery in the UN Security Council?

No.

Pretty much the Liechtensteinie response was, "Meh". I believe there was also a shrugging of shoulders and then everyone had some beer and sausages. I find this to be a very affirming little story from which we might glean the following lesson: an offense is only an offense if you decide to be offended.

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14 Comments:

Blogger Seattle Coffee Girl opined...

You're being far to witty and brilliant for a Saturday, my dear. :)

Glad to know the creative juices are still flowing on the weekend.

Me, on the other hand...I've already thrown out several choice cuss words because of Ann Coulter's idiotic, hate-spewing comments. So much for my Lenten resolve on the no-cussing front...

March 03, 2007 12:29 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Aw, shucks.

As for Ann, she is so ridiculous that I can't even take her seriously anymore. Unfortunately, others do so we must. Sorta.

March 03, 2007 1:12 PM  
Blogger Sling opined...

"Brilliantly Sarcastic!"..
The O-Town Herald Trumpeter and 1 hour Martinizing service..

March 03, 2007 3:19 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Love my peeps in O-town!

March 03, 2007 4:29 PM  
Blogger jp opined...

Wow.

Somebody hit you with the brilliant stick today.

I almost just said the F word.

March 03, 2007 5:09 PM  
Blogger rosemary opined...

Ann Coulter....I've heard of her...isn't she the one that can fit both of her size 21 feet in her mouth? That must be why she talks so dirty and crazy!!

March 04, 2007 4:15 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Golly, Poodle. I'm just trying to be more like you.

LOL, Rosemary. That'd be the one.

March 04, 2007 4:43 PM  
Blogger Iwanski opined...

I'm glad to be back online, if no other reason I get to read you.

OK, I admit. There are other reasons I like the internet, such as cubs.com and unfettered free porno.

Still, your blog is pretty good.

March 04, 2007 7:03 PM  
Blogger Jon opined...

Huffery and puffery. Good one.
I want to move to Lichtenstein.

March 05, 2007 7:24 AM  
Blogger Nicole opined...

Your sidebar is pretty.

March 05, 2007 12:37 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Hey, welcome back, Iwanski! Hope you set everyone straight back in DC.

Jon, Tee.

Nicole, Huh?

March 05, 2007 12:40 PM  
Blogger Nicole opined...

Isn't that the word for it? You know the spot over to the right of your posts with links nicely categorized and thingy titles and indentions.

March 05, 2007 11:26 PM  
Blogger gina opined...

Okay, so, I used to sort of like Ann Coulter about a gazillion years ago just because she rankled a few feathers, and was a somewhat entertaining to listen to. But she has really gotten mean(er?), and I don't like her anymore. I used to view her the way I viewed Rush Limbaugh - they say outlandish things for entertainment/shock value - sort of like conservative Howard Sterns - because that was their job. But she's really gone way over the top, and has turned into the kind of conservative that gives the rest of the moderates and conservatives who are NORMAL, a bad name. I don't like mean people. And if I read right, a bunch of those who were at the event have returned money she contributed to them and have denounced her. Good for them.

As for the Swiss and the Liechtensteiniansers, that was just a great tale. Thanks!

March 06, 2007 5:32 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Good for them...people like her should be denounced, and you're right...it's people like that who end up tarring decent folks with a very messy brush. It's the complete and total mean-spiritedness of what she says that is so offensive. I wonder that tongue doesn't poison her!

March 06, 2007 5:43 PM  

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