Oh, Ann.

Out late seeing the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (which continues to improve; we’re so proud), so no blog today. This Ann Coulter column is making the rounds, but I’m refusing to engage with it. It’s such lazy trolling, and Ed Anger did it better. Feel free if you like, but as for me, eh.

Have a great weekend, all. It’s going to be sunny and hot here.

Posted at 9:05 am in Media |

47 responses to “Oh, Ann.”

  1. brian stouder said on June 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

    “I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.”

    Hey Pilot Joe – I think ol’ Ann is goring your ox!

    Actually, Nancy’s right; to heck with Ann-the-un-American-detector.

    We have enough to worry about with kooky elected officials and wannabe kooky elected officials

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  2. coozledad said on June 27, 2014 at 10:05 am

    If you haven’t got to wear a styrene container on your head to keep your brains from leaking out your powdered temporal bones, it’s not an Americanische sport.

    And if you ain’t watchin’ Fox News, you were too big a pussy to take a hit.

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  3. Bitter Scribe said on June 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Ed Anger! I haven’t thought of him in years. Is he still around? Now that was trolling.

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  4. Deborah said on June 27, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I thought I was clicking on a take-off of the stupid Coulter column but the link is to her column. Now I wish I hadn’t ‘t clicked. I hate to give her the click, that’s what she wants. That’s why she does it. She’s laughing all the way to the bank.

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  5. Connie said on June 27, 2014 at 11:03 am

    None of my great grand parents were born here, for what it is worth.

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  6. Sherri said on June 27, 2014 at 11:06 am

    All of my great grand parents were born here, for what that is worth. (And I’ve been watching soccer.)

    Coulter and Keith Olbermann should get together; Olbermann has been making fun of soccer all week on his show.

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  7. brian stouder said on June 27, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Sherri – that almost reminds me that KO had a bit of a crush on Anne….it seems to me he admitted as much once, but then again, the guy is kind of all over the ball-yard even on a good day…

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  8. coozledad said on June 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    You.Can.Not.Make. This. Shit. “Stool of conservatism”.Up.
    There’s a song in this somewhere.

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  9. Jeff Borden said on June 27, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I suppose La Coulter has to keep reaching to stay relevant. She’s on the wrong side of the right-wing age gulch and has been upstaged by younger and prettier sociopaths like S.E. Cupp, Dana Loesch and the Foxbots. Such a pity.

    Soccer is not much in my vocabulary as either a viewer or a player, but I rather enjoy the hoopla. Chicago has ben hosting watching parties in Grant Park and they’ve drawn turnaway crowds, which is very cool. I may not “get” the sport, but I love the passion fans from all over the world display. In our very diverse neighborhood, we’ve spotted no fewer than eight different national uniforms being worn by fans.

    Coulter is a very odd duck. An unmarried, childless professional with a law degree from Michigan who somehow has great cachet within a movement that worships marriage, kids and an anti-intellectual bias. She’s a grotesquerie, but I kind of admire how she rips off the rubes.

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  10. beb said on June 27, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    wanking in public is what Republicans do. He’ll fit right in with the state legislature. Still… I kinda wish he wasn’t in Michigan.

    Curiously state after state has found it desirable to restrict the right of people to obstruct the legal operations of women’s clinics. Not so the Supreme Court. Even the lady judges, who ought to know better, thought that freedom of speech some how trumps women’s rights to medical advice.

    Boehner wants to sue the President for not following the law. Maybe the President should sue the Senate Republicans for not doing their duty. The Constitution gives the Senate the duty to advice and give consent to the President’s administrative picks. Something they have (mostly) not been doing.

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  11. michael said on June 27, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Points for gratuitous Ed Anger reference. I loved “let’s pave the rain forest and give the teachers stun guns”. I reserve the right to correct the exact title when I get to my desk and have a real connection.

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  12. Deggjr said on June 27, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Odd duck indeed. Al Franken said it best in response to Ann Coulter’s phrase “of the left’s own Marquis de Sade lifestyle.”

    “First of all, on this Marquis de Sade lifestyle. I’ve been married twenty-seven years,
    have two kids who’ve turned out fairly well, and a wife who runs my life. Ann, on the other
    hand, is forty something, has never been married, and has the personality of a dominatrix.”

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  13. Julie Robinson said on June 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Al Franken for President! I’m not giving Ann a click.

    None of my great grandparents were born here either, and I’m not watching soccer, but I don’t watch any sports save for the occasional IU basketball game.

    It’s wedding day here in Indiana, blessings to all the newlyweds.

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  14. Scout said on June 27, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    No clicks for the Coultergeist here either. My grandsons watch soccer and their great grandfather was indeed born in the USA USA USA. I’m sick of people getting a free pass to say this stupid racist shit. I just hope their precious free market eventually bites them in the ass for it.

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  15. Joe Kobiela said on June 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    You want to watch soccer fine by me, just not my thing, after playing rugby all those years I just want them to pick up the ball and run.
    Pilot Joe

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  16. Deborah said on June 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    From The New Yorker about Ann http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2014/06/things-ann-coulter-said-while-watching-the-us-germany-soccer-game.html

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  17. Dexter said on June 27, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Breaking news: Grandson JT and his lady V had a baby last night, and I am now a great-grandfather. Toledo, Ohio, 6 and 13 girl, 20 inches long, Audrey Jordyn. 🙂 <3

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  18. Deborah said on June 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Congrats Great Grampa Dexter

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  19. brian stouder said on June 27, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Great grandpa indeed!

    Congratulations on the new bouncing baby Buckeye!

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  20. MichaelG said on June 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Congrats, Dexter. A Great Grandfather. Wow.

    Best I can claim is that my parents were born in this country. The rest were from Ireland which I don’t recall as ever being a great soccer power. Maybe being Irish makes them small ‘a’ aliens because they already spoke English when they got off the boat.

    I read that Ann Coulter thing and am still half convinced that it was an Onion take off or something.

    I’ve envied Keith Olbermann ever since I learned that he used to live with Katy Tur.

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  21. David C. said on June 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I’m 14th generation – before the United States was The United States. I don’t watch soccer, but I’m going to start. I gave up on handegg a few years ago and I’m sure that’s what she thinks real ‘murricans should be watching.

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  22. Julie Robinson said on June 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Sweet, Dexter! Audrey is such a lovely name and I’m happy it’s being used again.

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  23. Dave said on June 27, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Congratulations, Dexter. I don’t expect to see the day I become a great-grandparent. Is that baby going to watch soccer?

    All of my great-grandparents were born here and all but one set of great-great grandparents, to the best of my knowledge. I’m not much on soccer but I have a son who is a big fan, which started when he was a exchange student in Sevilla, Spain, with a soccer stadium a block away.

    I like Jeff Borden’s take at #9 on that columnist.

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  24. brian stouder said on June 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm


    the lead:

    Mark Mayfield, a tea party leader, who was one of three men charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife in her nursing home, was found dead on Friday from a gunshot wound in a possible suicide, police said.

    “We found him at his home with a gunshot wound in his head. We found him deceased there. We are working this currently as a suicide because all of the indications, it appears to be suicide, but we still got some things to look into,” Ridgeland, Mississippi, Police Chief Jimmy Houston told CNN.

    (This is one of the guys involved in the break-in at the home where Senator Cochran’s wife resides)

    If we were tea-partiers, how long would it be before we concocted a whole scenario wherein President Obama ordered the murder of this guy, and then watched from the situation room as it went down.

    Just like Benghazi – an Obama-ordered hit!

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  25. coozledad said on June 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    brian: Mississippi is the Republican dreamscape in all its florid criminal essence. It’s been a government of murdering crooks and the descendants of rapists and thieves so long there’s hardly a genetic line that won’t pick up any firearm anywhere they find it and head straight to the nearest liquor store or just fire the damn thing indiscriminately until some other crook cuts them in half, or as in this case, they hit their own damn pinched tea trash face.

    As they say in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and all them other states where brain function is paralyzed by heat, lard, and making babies on your own mama or sister, it was a axedent.

    And this should be the Mississippi national anthem:

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  26. John (not McCain) said on June 27, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Wow. Between the dead teabagger, the wankin’ teabagger, and the teabagger who believes the guy he lost a primary to can’t be properly elected because he’s a robot, it’s a great day for conservatives!

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  27. brian stouder said on June 27, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    The wanker looks like the pick of the litter!

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  28. LAMary said on June 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    One of my grandparents was born here, the rest, no. We still used an occasional Dutch or German word around the house when I was young. A lot of our neighbors did as well.
    I watch soccer. I’m sick of the the Ole, ole ole ole song.

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  29. Deborah said on June 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    David C, what’s handegg?

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  30. Sherri said on June 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    “Handegg” is what futbol fans insist American football should be called.

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  31. Minnie said on June 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I knew the lawyer who killed himself. A dozen years ago his late father and he helped us settle my family’s estate. They were a pleasure to work with. No longer having connections to Mississippi, I’d not payed attention to the names of those accused of photographing Thad Cochran’s ailing wife. How fucking sad all the way around.

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  32. Dexter said on June 28, 2014 at 3:31 am

    These are futbol fans but they also would fit right into any pride parade: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/AP-PHOTOS-Die-hard-fans-bring-color-to-World-Cup-5586074.php#photo-6527008

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  33. coozledad said on June 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Once this vulgar ferret(R) gets out of jail, he can run for Ohio’s state house.

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  34. Dexter said on June 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    In discussing lost admissions revenue due to rain, baseball impresario Ole Will Veeck wrote that his daddy, old William Veeck, who ran the Chicago Cubs in the 1920s for old man Wrigley, taught his son to never cry or even lose a step to rain-outs , basically teaching the theme that we are merely humans and cannot control events beyond our realm, so just move on and get ready for the next thing comin’ down the pike.
    So why am I telling this life-lesson here on a Saturday afternoon when my lawn needs cut and I am wearing my mowin’ clothes, work boots, old shirt, sweat-pants? BECAUSE it’s raining cats-and-dogs, that’s why, and I am out of sorts, that’s why! I thought I had a window of dryness to get-R-done. Nope. And I am not the kind of moron who mows in the rain, like my stupid neighbor woman . 🙁

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  35. Dexter said on June 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    …looks like I’ll just be a Rain Dog all day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVaEPx_VyXs

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  36. alex said on June 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    The window of opportunity was yesterday evening, Dex, and I took full advantage. Congrats on the new granddaughter, by the way.

    Well, my rental house has had quite a few showings but only one applicant so far. My agent is surprised because they all seemed very interested, so he thinks it may be that the questions on my application form, which is three pages in length, may come across as unfriendly and intimidating. That’s what I get for borrowing a form that’s supposed to weed out/scare off scuzzbags. So the new tactic will be to have them call me in person for an interview. Then I can spring the question on them whether they can handle having landlords who 1) live next door and 2) are gay. Should be fun.

    Received a cold call from a very interested party the other day, and this morning a neighbor called to inquire as she has some friends relocating here from Indianapolis and needing a place within the next few weeks. And there are more showings arranged for the next few days. So I’m optimistic.

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  37. Deborah said on June 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    LB and I are car camping on our land in Abiquiu tonight, we’re relaxing after a pleasant meal. The rodeo starts in a couple of hours but we’re seriously thinking about plan B, staying up on the Mesa star gazing. Not a cloud in sight and a sliver of moon it should be a fantastic night for it, warm, low winds. Having just been to a rodeo last weekend it’s not that hard of a decision. On the other hand this one is a small community rodeo, so a whole different vibe will be fun to observe. We’ll see.

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  38. brian stouder said on June 28, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Not to jinx anything, but it sounds like you have things going in the right direction – especially the friends-of-a-neighbor people.

    Good luck, Alex.

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  39. alex said on June 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    In the meanwhile this mid-mod gem has come up for sale in the ‘hood and it’s a frickin’ steal. Not even a month ago a house that is marginally less cool (though on a more scenic lot with many mature trees) was offered for $20K more and got snatched up in less than a day for more than the asking price. Current owner has conventional tastes, as you can probably tell from the pix. It’s screaming out for someone who loves furnishing and landscape designing. If I had the resources, I’d drop what I’m doing and go play with that one.

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  40. Jolene said on June 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Amazing, Alex. Here, you can’t buy a closet for $150K. Keep telling myself I should move, but . . .

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  41. Joe Kobiela said on June 29, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Why do,you think it’s going so cheap? It looks great, the price raises a red flag in my mind that there must be something we are not seeing, unless the owners just want to move it quick. Maybe it’s because some crazy in a twin cessna keeps flying over.
    Pilot Joe

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  42. basset said on June 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    A black, unmarked Cessna… which the FAA claims they’ve never seen, it doesn’t show up on radar. Wake up, sheeple.

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  43. Deborah said on June 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    90 in Santa Fe and fairly still. We took a drive up into mountains where it’s cooler and shadier. After returning I took a nap out in the side yard in our hammock, I had to hold an umbrella over me for part of it. LB is making homade rigatoni right now to have with a tomato sauce she’s making from fresh tomatoes. I’m spoiled.

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  44. Dexter said on June 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm


    Poor bastard — just trying to attend a Crew game and ZAP !

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  45. Kirk said on June 29, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    The guy actually had just played in a charity game before the Crew game.

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  46. brian stouder said on June 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Well, lightening is going to strike again tomorrow, regarding the Hobby Lobby (et al) lawsuit against the ACA (‘Obamacare’) requirement that they include full prescription coverage for their female employees (so-called “birth control”*).

    I think it’s going to be 5-4, and who knows which way Chief-Justice Roberts will go.

    If he’s consistent with his previous reasoning in upholding the constitutionality of the ACA (ie – that it’s a tax, and therefore well-within Congress’ purview, then he must uphold the validity of the birth control coverage.

    Otherwise – why couldn’t a perfectly good argument be made that every Christian (for example) that believes the absolute validity of the Commandment that says “Thou Shall Not Kill” should absolutely get a 20% discount on their federal tax bill, so as not to have their dollars go to the Defense Department – which afterall exists to kill as many people as we choose to, as efficiently as possible?

    But, we shall see

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  47. brian stouder said on June 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    *forgot the asterisk…my lovely wife has a prescription that is indeed normally used for birth control, but which was prescribed for her for other reasons (not to over-share, but I had a vasectomy years ago. BTW – shouldn’t Hobby Lobby be against coverage for those, too?)

    And here’s a link for that 20%-of-the-budget-of-the-United States –


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