Friday, December 09, 2005

LIberals Prove Themselves Intolerant (Again)

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." -- Winston Churchill

Is it just me, or does anyone else see the irony in this?

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter cut short a speech at the University of Connecticut amid boos and jeers, and decided to hold a question-and-answer session instead.

Coulter's appearance prompted protests from several student groups. About 100 people rallied outside the auditorium where she spoke, saying she spread a message of intolerance.

"We encourage diverse opinion at UConn, but this is blatant hate speech," said Eric Knudsen, a 19-year-old sophomore journalism and social welfare major who heads campus group Students Against Hate.

That's kind of like the pot calling the kettle black, isn't it? Apparently, the only thing Liberals are intolerant of is tolerance of Conservatives.

Look, I allow that Ann Coulter can be acidic and sarcastic at times, but she is funny and more importantly, she is right. As in correct. Liberals don't like her because they can't out argue her, which was demonstrated at the University of Conneticut the other night. Instead, they resort to attempting to shout her down.

If you ask me, I would say she scored a huge victory against the left wing Liberals by their very reluctance to listen to what she had to say. Nothing proves my oft repeated point that Liberals are mean spirited and closed minded better than this.

This is not to say that all Liberals are not intelligent and cannot form a legitimate argument. It only says that Ann Coulter's protestors on this night couldn't.

Most extreme left wing Liberals are this way. They don't have ideas. They don't have solutions. They don't have a plan. They don't have answers. To any problem. All they know how to do is launch personal attacks and indulge in name calling and accuse Conservatives of lying.

When was the last time a Liberal speaker had a pie thrown in their face? I don't know of any time when a Liberal speaker was booed off the stage but it is fairly common for Liberals to do that to Conservative speakers. Is it because they are afraid of hearing the truth?

I think so.


FrenziedFeline said...

Just to be a smart aleck...I do remember one particularly big lib getting booed. I believe sHrillary was booed in New York when she spoke someplace soon after 9/11. I seems it was a group of firefighters, or something like that.

Mark said...

Hey, you're right! I stand corrected. Thanks.

Also, She was booed and hooted at Liberals who thought she had moved too far to the right!

FrenziedFeline said...

I don't think the libs appreciate Ann's looks either. ;)

Lone Ranger said...

Until they can gain power and set up the gulags, liberals will just have to be content with behaving like spoiled brats.

tugboatcapn said...

She (Billary) was booed at a speech on Monday.

I think she might try for the Republican Presidential nomination in '08.

She WOULD, too, if that was the only way she thought she could win...And she would blame Rush Limbaugh if it didn't work.

Sheila said...

Anna Coulter has been caught coplying other people's work aomng other things.

She maintains her popularity by being very nasty, caustic, and rude to so called Liblerals.

She says what the ordinary Conservatives want to Really say and she's somewhat pretty.

That's the only way she keeps her job. Thats a very sad fact.

I don't respect her or Oreilly or Sean Hanity or Limbach for all of the unsportsman like hateful conduct that they all Authored.

Francis Lynn said...

Liberals are a contradiction. They are the ones who preach tolerance of all things, yet they are the most blatantly intolerant jackals in the world if you do not share their opinions. More so if you are a conservative.

Liberals, untreated, can easily become tin horn dictators who would quickly use oppressive actions against the common man under the banner of reform or "for the good of the public", because don't you see, they KNOW what's best for you & they are going to have it their way whether you agree or not, because they KNOW better than you whats best for you. The arrogance!

Liberals have been intolerant of any opposing views since the 60's, when they shouted down conservative speakers on campuses. So nothing new in that.

It is the Liberals, the so-called lovers & defenders are free speech, who will quickly deny, squash or otherwise prevent an opposing view from being heard. They are hypocrites & phonies. They are the true fascists, the true intolerants. - God help us if they had real power.

Sheila said...

There you all go. Out right hate and imply hate of "So Called" Liberals. I thought the post was about Anne Coulters attributes.

I'll tell you what a moderate has seen time and again. I wanted to like Coulter. Hearing about her greatness, I looked forward to listening. I've heard her thress times now. All three times, there wasn't an origional thought in her pretty head. Two out of three times, she was so hateful I had to close me ears after a while.

I've read her collums wanted to give her credit again, because sometimes brilliant writing is more of a credit then speaking. Again, she was lacking and has been caught plagerizing from college students....what you say? Its fact unfortunately.

You guys should cool down and really defend her to people like me instead of name calling about thise nasty liberals and how mean they are.

Your colors are showing. At least most of you and so I'm leaving the space until the Red dissipates a bit.

Sheila said...

Just have to add one point.

Frances Lynn, How can you say you Conservatives are put upon when you have the upper hand. How many liberal radio talk show hosts are on nationally sindicated shows? How many Consevative Political Talk shows dominate cable news and what are the ratings? Didn't conservative media groups just buy stocks in and or buy up known liberally dominated Newspapers Like the Miami Herald and Kinght Rider? GEES....Stop the "We're Put Upon Crap".

YOu guys have taken over the airwaves. The attack method and the years of proganda builiding up to this time have worked...Anne Coulter is a product of Rush Limbagh's success. Just hope for your sake, her slap happy messy way of journalism (if you can call it that) isn't what we can expect from conservative run media.

Diversity makes the world go around bud. Give the Conservative put upon act a rest and let the "Others" in America speak their peace or we'll end up being the form of society we actually hate.

Fritz said...

You are confusing the other beautiful blond Crowley, Coulter has not been accused of plagiarism. The Sunni moonbat insurgency has now begun to go after liberal Democrats, as witnessed recently with Hillary. Yes, this rude behavior by the moonbats is only a few degrees away from Iraq's violence.

BRUISER said...

I do not agree with your broad generalization of the incidents at Uconn...

A few students called the spade a spade ...and that's what I thought you conservatives liked which is straight talk...I however thought them booing her was a stupid move.

But that was only a handful of students. The majority who oppossed her racist views stood outside and were more than polite handing out flyers.

So because Republicans view Hate of Identity as one of their conservative traits now we should let Racists like Annorexic Coulter have a get out of campus free card?

She is someone who has plagerized others works and in her arena that is simply dispicable. Next your going to tell me that you think Michelle Malkin is rational by saying internment camps and McCarthyism were good for "Freedom" loving Americans.

FrenziedFeline said...

Sheila, I think I've seen at least as many things authored by libs against the right as I have the other way around. That's a bit of the pot calling the kettle black, isn't it?

Old Soldier said...

" called Liblerals."

No, I think Anne's targets are "actually" liberals, as evidenced by their nasty behavior.

"I don't respect her or Oreilly or Sean Hanity or Limbach for all of the unsportsman like hateful conduct that they all Authored."

Do you mean like Al Franken, Al Gore, and the liberal like?

Gayle said...

I agree with Francis Lynn completely! And the only time I can think of that a Liberal got shut down by an audience was an audience of her constituents! Not by conservatives! I really think the reason some extremist liberals act like that is because they simply have no class.

Michael said...

It seems to me that liberals are intolerant of intolerance. This is a fools position.

Anonymous said...

Generally speaking when a liberal gets attacked by the far right, its usually not a pie in the face, but a knife in the back.
The Far Right can be vendictive, passive agressive, and down right mean to anyone who doesn't support their views. I prefer an honest fight where people get challeged face to face as opposed to the conservative cloak and dagger system.
Remember, I don't have to listen to a God damned thing you have to say and if I speak up about how wrong you are at least I'm not part of the problem. You want to speak publicly? Be prepared to defend yourself in debate.
We live in a system of checks and balances, like speakers and audiences.
Personally, I'm sick of her propogandast rhetoric.

Mark said...

First I want to apologise for not getting back to comment on the comments until now. I am working longer hours for a while. The boss is on Vacation.

Bruiser, it's nice to see you can contribute without being offensive. I don't mind opposing viewpoints but I don't appreciate uncalled for rudeness. I like this Bruiser much better! thank you.

Sheila, this post is about Liberal intolerance of Conservatives and their viewpoints, not about Ann Coulter per se.

I have seen this over and over again and I say again Conservatives don't come close to being as intolerant of Liberals as Liberals do if Conservatives.

I was a Liberal back in my younger days and I still remember how hatreful and condescending we behaved towards anyone who disagreed with us Liberals.

Sheila said...

No Bother. I just saw Anne Coulter and remembered how badly she has behaved.

Fritz your not right on that though. It was Coulter who plagerized. Did Monica Crowley do that too?.

Francis Lynn said...

Sheila - huh?? I'm talking about liberals who try to deny someone the right to speak. What is this "put upon" & media buy-up & diversity stuff you're throwing in? Off-topic, disingenuous to my comment, my friend - like 2 ships passing in the night. Sounds like typical liberal side-stepping to an issue they won't address.

Gee - now I have to do a comment on conservatives being put upon, just so your comment will have some relevancy.

Sheila said...

My appologies for this morning. Have you ever worked seriously hard for an extended period of time and was so tired you couldn't sleep and couldn't find sense if it came knocking at your door?

I feel like I came out of a fog tonight and then read some of the stuff I authored from this morning....all I can do is giggle and appologise.

Don't put all liberls in one pocket though. I know many many liberals who are just as nice as the conservatives I know.

It's the....should I say it? Oh well what's one more blather right?
It's just the Trolls and Moonbats...or should I say NEOCONS and Left Wing Commies that make it very hard for us normal people.

Mike's America said...

"unsportsman like hateful conduct that they all Authored"

Sheila: Turn off Air America (have they paid back the money they stole from kids and Alzheimers patients yet) and listen to Hannity, Rush and Coulter before you make such transparently sill statements as the one above.

Mary said...

I think the instance that Frenziedfeline is referring to was the Concert for New York City. It was held at Madison Square Garden shortly after 9/11. Lots of firefighters and cops attended.

When Hillary came on stage, she didn't receive a very warm greeting. She was booed and heckled.

I do think there's a difference between disrupting a speech and booing an elected official coming out being sets at a concert. The setting is totally different.

That said, libs do seem to be more prone to boorish behavior than conservatives.

Maybe it has something to do with the libs' tendency to respond emotionally rather than rationally, relying on feelings rather than facts.

In any event, when someone is scheduled to deliver a speech, that individual should be allowed to do so.

The people that shouted down Coulter showed no consideration for members of the audience that wanted to hear her speak. The protesters probably hurt them more than they did Coulter.

Toad734 said...

I didn’t know that speaking out against intolerance was intolerant.

Eugene said...

I didn't know storming a stage, attacking conservatives, heckling yourself red with moonbat rage were acceptable ways to 'speak out' against so-called 'intolerance'. My mistake.

Nice post btw.

Flu-Bird said...

Stupid students of stupid stupdidy their brains have shrunk down to pea sized proving liberals are not only intoerent but STUPID as well

300 Lbs Parakeet said...

The usial amount of young mindless zombies comming out of these collages and universities and most likely their admiastraters a leftover from their collage days as dirty uncleaned smelly stink holes applud their actions proving that these collages and universities deserve to lose their govement money by 100%

Birdzilla said...

Liberals blabber a lot about FROM SPEECH but certianly dont belive its for conservatives becuase LIBERALS ARE STUPID