Sunday, April 15, 2007

Rogers Supports Ann Coulter

No. We are not making this up. You can't make up silly stuff like this.

Our Congressman, Republican Mike Rogers, is a supporter of Ann Coulter. A person deemed too extreme by National Review. From the Livingston Economic Club,

Ann Coulter - Monday, October 1, 2007 - Johnson Center
This event kicks off Cleary University Founders Week Celebration. Ann Coulter is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — Godless (June 2006), How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) (October 2004); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (June 2002); and High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton (August 1998).

The Livingston Economic Club Founding partners are pleased to welcome new members to our advisory board, as well as to accept individual speaker sponsorships.

And who is listed among the Founding partners that are pleased to welcome Ann Coulter?

You guessed it. Republican Congressman Mike "Mr. Grin" Rogers.

Founding partners include:

CLEARY UNIVERSITY
COMCAST CABLE
GREATER BRIGHTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
HARTLAND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
HOMETOWN NEWSPAPERS
HOWELL AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
LIVINGSTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
U.S. CONGRESSMAN MIKE ROGERS


Just to be clear, Congressman, do you support a person who says things like the following?

"God says, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours.'"

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."

"They’re [Democrats] always accusing us of repressing their speech. I say let’s do it. Let’s repress them. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of the First Amendment"

"I think [women] should be armed but should not [be allowed to] vote. No, they all have to give up their vote, not just, you know, the lady clapping and me. The problem with women voting — and your Communists will back me up on this — is that, you know, women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it. And when they take these polls, it’s always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care.”

"I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo.”

“I would like evolution to join the roster of other discredited religions, like the Cargo Cult of the South Pacific. Practitioners of Cargo Cult believed that manufactured products were created by ancestral spirits, and if they imitated what they had seen the white man do, they could cause airplanes to appear out of the sky, bringing valuable cargo like radios and TVs. So they constructed ”airport towers“ out of bamboo and ”headphones“ out of coconuts and waited for the airplanes to come with the cargo. It may sound silly, but in defense of the Cargo Cult, they did not wait as long for evidence supporting their theory as the Darwinists have waited for evidence supporting theirs.”


"It turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm kind of at an impasse -- I can't really talk about Edwards."

Cleary University can bring whoever they want to speak for their Founders Week Celebration. I don't care. I don't send my money or my children to that institution. But I do do care whether my Congressman supports such an ill-informed, homophobic, idiot.

So what do you say, Congressman?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would say you better go back to school and sign on for a topic in literary composition regarding holding up human vices, folleys, abuses, or shortcomings by means of ridicule or irony. Then, or just maybe, you might have the intellectual capacity to quote Ann Coulter in context.

I find it interesting that you and Joseph Stalin have something in common, you both are using political correctness in order to stifled opposing political views or banish the opposition from speaking. Are the liberals leaning more to Communism or do the liberals’ favor using communist tools of repression?

However, speaking of irony, isn’t it ironic that both communism and democrat liberals both use class war in order to further their respective agendas?

rich said...

anonymous,
Ann Coulter is anything but stifled. She is allowed to publish her books, speak on television and at events like CPAC, and give speeches around the country. The real irony is that this is a woman who, if you read the quotes, decried the First Amendment.
As I said in the post, I don't care whether Cleary University lets her speak. That's their business. I'll use my free-market choice to not send my money or my children to that institution.
But I do care whether the person who represents me in Congress, a man whose salary is paid for by the taxpayers, supports her and her brand of ignorant thug conservatism. (I often disagree with conservatives, but I have respect for people like Buckley and Will, people who think out their positions and show respect for the other side of the political divide.)
Ann Coulter can say whatever she wants, and people like me and many others have the right to call her out as the bigot that she is.
Speaking of going back to school, you might want to take a psychology class. You would learn what projecting is. As in how you're projecting all of Ann Coulter's ills onto Liberals. Repression? Banishment? Those are the tactics Ann Coulter has said (again the quotes) she wants to use to stop people from even becoming liberals. Sounds more like a style of government that would be recognized as a Communist dictatorship.

Anonymous said...

There is a book that says it all...

"The New Thought Police" by Tammy Bruce

A good read.