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Old 04-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Ann Coulter and Civility

Self-proclaimed polemicist and "mean-spirited, bigoted conservative (second)". Ann Coulter is the author of seven books, so far, and ranks at the top of many liberal and non-liberal hate lists, as well as many conservative worship rolls.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Coulter

Personally, I think Ann is the funniest writer in the past 20 years. Don't agree? Who cares?

Well armed is well-informed, and I'll be reading Ms. Coulter and her critics in the coming months. To learn how to debate with fanatics, you have to learn about their thought processes and verbal tactics. From Maguire's book, Brainless - The Lies and Lunacy of Ann Coulter:

"When Ann calls Darwinism a “makebelieve story, based on a theory that is a tautology, with no proof in the scientist’s laboratory,” she violates the skeptic’s guideline that scientific language does not make science (note her use of the word “tautology”) as well as erroneously transferring the burden of proof back onto evolutionary theorists."

Now, the theory of evolution is a serious subject. Readers of all persuasions should be arguing about this topic, instead of silly technology issues. Another thread on this sub-forum addressed the issue of civility on Mobileread, and wondered, where has it gone? Freedom of speech has gone into extreme orbit, thanks to the internet, cable tv, and public airways. We're never going back to the dignified ways of the past. So many threads seem to degenerate into childish diatribes, I wonder what sort of meds some of our readers are on. For example, why do people get so vociferous about e-ink vs. lcds?

If I start out a new thread/poll about what color should eReaders be sold in (red, white, black, or blue?), I'm sure I'll see 150 replies and half a dozen hijack attempts. Can't we all just grow up? But this time, I'll have my trainer (Ann Coulter) by my side. Lol.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Go ahead and discuss Ann Coulter, and possibly Evolutionary theory. Just keep it civil or the thread will be closed.

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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Go ahead and discuss Ann Coulter, and possibly Evolutionary theory. Just keep it civil or the thread will be closed.

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Might as well save the hassle and close the thread now.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:14 PM   #4
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An oxymoron.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:02 AM   #5
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So does Ann think the Sun rotates around the Earth?
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:12 AM   #6
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Moderator, please close this thread NOW. My faith in my fellow MobilRead forum members is restored. No one came to the defense of Ms. Coulter. I am ashamed to call her a fellow American and New Yorker (although she was born elsewhere). No money will go into her coffers, at least from this book buyer.

I have chosen to spend my money elsewhere. Amazon has a 15 Book Box Set of Roald Dahl's writings up for pre-order. No finer author ever lived- and by this I mean a mensch and a writer. The man had a heart.

http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Author...008184,00.html

Hurry up Penguin, and get his box set released! I can't wait.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:35 AM   #7
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Go ahead and discuss Ann Coulter, and possibly Evolutionary theory.
I'm just saddened that nobody has made one of those "March of Progress" cartoons for "the evolution of Ann Coulter" that I could google up.

Her name does reaffirm Internet Rule 34, though.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:54 AM   #8
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So does Ann think the Sun rotates around the Earth?
No, she believes the Earth rotates around her.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:32 AM   #9
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No, she believes the Earth rotates around her.
The mental image this creates is giving me a headache! (Imagine the world as a slug type thing, moving globularly around a fixed point on itself...)
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The mental image this creates is giving me a headache! (Imagine the world as a slug type thing, moving globularly around a fixed point on itself...)


Besides, this can't be right, because I know the earth revolves around ME
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:34 AM   #11
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Besides, this can't be right, because I know the earth revolves around MR

Just a small correction there Florence ....
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