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Good grief ...
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

You know, sometimes its better to just shut up:
"'Faggot isn't offensive to gays; it has nothing to do with gays," [Ann] Coulter said on "Hannity and Colmes" Monday night. "It's a schoolyard taunt meaning 'wuss' ...
Oh.

So your best stuff is now reduced to "schoolyard taunts?"

Wow.

Impressive.
 
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...said the old maid. i’m sure she wouldn’t take offense to that - it’s just a card game.

wtf would she know about anything that doesn’t have anything to do w/ clintonian politics?
 
Written By: window licker
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Clueless, simply clueless.
 
Written By: looker
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The word "sissy" is a schoolyard taunt that arguably does not necessarily imply homosexuality, but I think it is a stretch to define "faggot" as anything other than a derogatory term for a homosexual.

I suspect that she deliberately chose that word in order to make a joke that alluded to the Isaiah Washington story.
 
Written By: Aldo
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From Wickopedia:

Faggot or fagot may refer to:

Faggot (epithet), a pejorative term for a gay or effeminate man
Faggot (wood) (or fagot), bundle of sticks or branches
Faggots (novel), a novel by Larry Kramer
Faggot (unit of measurement), an archaic unit of measurement
Fagot (pronounced with a silent T), the NATO reporting name for the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 airplane
Faggot (food), a British pork meatball
Fagot(to), the name in many languages of the musical instrument bassoon
Faggoting, a metalworking technique
Large faggot worm
Fire and Faggot Parliament
Ashen faggot (or ashton fagot)
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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Did you really expect different? The woman is vile, to say the least.

Weren’t you on her Yahoo board years ago McQ? I was, for some unknown reason. I got kicked off because I dared to disagree with her. Her fans are just as vile as she is.
 
Written By: Jamie
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Coulter, Moore, Savage, Frankin, and a host of others prove VILE is a good way to make money.
 
Written By: James E. Fish
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I wonder if she has any idea what the word "c*nt" means.
 
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
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Case study, First Law of Holes.
 
Written By: Bryan Pick
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Weren’t you on her Yahoo board years ago McQ?
Nope, never was, Jamie.
 
Written By: McQ
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I wonder if she has any idea what the word "c*nt" means
I’m sure she doesn’t believe anyone who would use that word would be a chauvinist or mysoginist by doing so. Sorry, but Goldstein is right.

yours/
peter.
 
Written By: peter jackson
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It was a joke.

In context I can see why she selected that word. It was a reference to the Isiah Washington story. "Fag" is the term used on school yards to mean "wuss", but "fag" wouldn’t have worked as a reference to Isaiah Washington, so she ’upsized’ it to "faggot". It was sophomoric humor, but it was an attempt at humor nonetheless.
 
Written By: Fyro
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Sorry, but Goldstein is right.
About what?

No one is denying her right to say whatever she wants to say. And obviously, given the convolutions Jeff had to go through to make the "botched joke" case, it certainly wasn’t clear to most (to include Jeff apparently as he admits to having to review it, etc).

What she said was in poor taste, stupid and inappropriate for the event. She has every right in the world to say tasteless, stupid and inappropriate things, and I have an equal right to condemn her for them.

Whose rights have been violated?
It was sophomoric humor, but it was an attempt at humor nonetheless.
Yeah? Well I’ve always heard that humor was in the eye of the beholder. And I found nothing humorous at all in the attempt, whether she meant it to be humorous or not.
 
Written By: McQ
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I didn’t find it funny either. I thought it was pretty tasteless. Neither of our opinions change the fact that it was intended as humor.

It wasn’t even directed at Edwards because of any association between him and homosexuality. He just happened to be the only Democrat candidate that she hadn’t mentioned in her speech yet. The joke’s reference to Edwards was due to a process of elmination more than anything.
 
Written By: Fyro
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I think you miss the point, McQ.

I’d try to argue here again, but alas, I’m way drunk on Scotch.

But trust me. Point? Missed.

Which is unusual for you, I’ll readily grant. QandO remains one of my favorite sites. For what that’s worth these days.

My stamp of approval hardly carries any weight anymore.
 
Written By: Jeff G
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The botched joke premise appears to be legitimate. However, given that the "Isaiah Washington" story escaped my purview (my personal investigation of how hasn’t commenced), perhaps she relied a bit too much on conservative perspicacity (gosh I like that word). Resolved, Coulter should refrain from considering a run for a US senate seat...except, of course, from Massachusetts where all gets forgiven.
 
Written By: Whateez
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So when does she make amends and enter "Rehab" the way the rest of the PC world deals with the inappropriate?
 
Written By: SShiell
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I’ll readily grant. QandO remains one of my favorite sites. For what that’s worth these days.

My stamp of approval hardly carries any weight anymore.
How much scotch was that, anyway?

I mean you’re typing pretty good for having drunk enough to depress you.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
 
Written By: Tom Perkins
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I think you miss the point, McQ.

I’d try to argue here again, but alas, I’m way drunk on Scotch.
I applaud your choice. Hopefully single malt?

Anyway I’m always up for point recovery, Jeff. I have to admit I read through your post rather quickly and, hell, I was a couple beers into beer bloggin’ myself. So, whenever you get around to it, drop me a line.
 
Written By: McQ
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Memo to Mark Knopfler:

If a ’Faggot" is a homosexual, why would a faggot be interested in getting ’chicks for free’?

Get with the program, Mark.


Or maybe you and Ann Coulter were in cahoots, 20 years ago?
Freakin’ conmspiracy...
 
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