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    Fox News ought to buy a copy of Monday's Democrat debate on CNN to play over and over during the general election campaign. For now, the Democratic candidates need to appeal only to their nut-base. So on Monday night, the candidates casually spouted liberal conspiracy theories that would frighten normal Americans, but warm the hearts of losers blogging from their mother's basements.

    B. Hussein Obama got the party started by claiming he couldn't get a cab in New York because he's black. This line was a big hit with white liberals in the audience who have never been to New York.

    Even writers for The New York Times don't drag this canard out anymore. Last year, a black writer in the Times pointed out how things had changed in New York in the 10 years since he had been out of the country. Not only did he have no trouble getting a cab, but he cited statistics from taxi sting operations that showed a 96 percent compliance rate among cabbies in picking up blacks. (Remarkable, considering that New York cabbies' compliance rate on daily bathing is less than half that.)

    As the Times writer noted, even 10 years ago, "most of the drivers who refused to pick me up or take me to my destination during that time were of African descent." When he asked one cabbie 10 years ago why he avoided picking up black customers, the driver displayed a scar across his neck, a souvenir from a black customer who had robbed him. "I have to choose which is worse," the driver said, "a fine or death."

    Thanks to Rudy Giuliani, cab drivers in New York no longer have to make that choice. Under his mayoralty, New York City became a lot safer for cab drivers and everyone else. The murder rate went from about 2,000 murders a year under Mayor David Dinkins to about 700 by the end of Giuliani's term. The last time a cab driver was killed in New York was in 1997.

    In addition to making it safer for (mostly African-American and Muslim) cabbies to pick up African-Americans, Giuliani made it costly for them not to. He started "Operation Refusal" in 1999, sending out teams of black undercover cops and taxi commissioners to hail cabs and give fines to those who refused to pick up blacks.

    Even back in 1999, in the first 12 hours of "Operation Refusal," out of more than 800 cabs hailed, only five cab drivers refused to pick up a customer one of whom was a white woman with children. And by the way, I've had dozens of cabs refuse to stop for me on Fifth Avenue. Sometimes they forget to turn on the "off duty" light, or they're daydreaming or maybe they've read my columns on Muslims.

    Next time, B. Hussein Obama ought to tell us the one about Kool cigarettes being owned by the KKK and causing impotence in black men. There may not be overwhelming evidence disproving that one as there is for the yarn about blacks not being able to get a cab in New York.

    Overall, Hillary appeared to be the only Democrat even dimly aware that there will eventually be a general election. But she too played to her audience with wacky conspiracy theories. Oops, I mean she "discussed the Democratic platform in detail." No need for me to get judgmental.

    Hillary raised the Bush-stole-the-2000-election fairy tale, saying: "I think it is a problem that Bush was elected in 2000. I actually thought somebody else was elected in that election, but ..." (Applause.)

    On Nov. 12, 2001, The New York Times ran a front page article that began: "A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward."

    Another Times article that day by Richard L. Berke said that the "comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots solidifies George W. Bush's legal claim on the White House because it concludes that he would have won under the ground rules prescribed by the Democrats."

    On Nov. 18, 2001, notorious pro-abortion zealot Linda Greenhouse wrote in the Times that the media consortium's count of all the disputed Florida ballots in which the Times participated concluded "that George W. Bush would have won the 2000 presidential election even had the court not cut the final recount short."

    If three prominent articles in the Treason Times isn't enough to convince Hillary that Bush won the 2000 election, forget the White House: ABC ought to hire her to replace Rosie O'Donnell on "The View." I know that's a big seat to fill, but maybe she can finally convince Elizabeth Hasselbeck that 9/11 was an inside job. Ann Coulter, "Obama Hails a Unicorn", April 25, 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schoen View Post
    Fox News ought to buy a copy of Monday's Democrat debate on CNN to play over and over during the general election campaign. For now, the Democratic candidates need to appeal only to their nut-base. So on Monday night, the candidates casually spouted liberal conspiracy theories that would frighten normal Americans, but warm the hearts of losers blogging from their mother's basements.

    B. Hussein Obama got the party started by claiming he couldn't get a cab in New York because he's black. This line was a big hit with white liberals in the audience who have never been to New York.

    Even writers for The New York Times don't drag this canard out anymore. Last year, a black writer in the Times pointed out how things had changed in New York in the 10 years since he had been out of the country. Not only did he have no trouble getting a cab, but he cited statistics from taxi sting operations that showed a 96 percent compliance rate among cabbies in picking up blacks. (Remarkable, considering that New York cabbies' compliance rate on daily bathing is less than half that.)

    As the Times writer noted, even 10 years ago, "most of the drivers who refused to pick me up or take me to my destination during that time were of African descent." When he asked one cabbie 10 years ago why he avoided picking up black customers, the driver displayed a scar across his neck, a souvenir from a black customer who had robbed him. "I have to choose which is worse," the driver said, "a fine or death."

    Thanks to Rudy Giuliani, cab drivers in New York no longer have to make that choice. Under his mayoralty, New York City became a lot safer for cab drivers and everyone else. The murder rate went from about 2,000 murders a year under Mayor David Dinkins to about 700 by the end of Giuliani's term. The last time a cab driver was killed in New York was in 1997.

    In addition to making it safer for (mostly African-American and Muslim) cabbies to pick up African-Americans, Giuliani made it costly for them not to. He started "Operation Refusal" in 1999, sending out teams of black undercover cops and taxi commissioners to hail cabs and give fines to those who refused to pick up blacks.

    Even back in 1999, in the first 12 hours of "Operation Refusal," out of more than 800 cabs hailed, only five cab drivers refused to pick up a customer one of whom was a white woman with children. And by the way, I've had dozens of cabs refuse to stop for me on Fifth Avenue. Sometimes they forget to turn on the "off duty" light, or they're daydreaming or maybe they've read my columns on Muslims.

    Next time, B. Hussein Obama ought to tell us the one about Kool cigarettes being owned by the KKK and causing impotence in black men. There may not be overwhelming evidence disproving that one as there is for the yarn about blacks not being able to get a cab in New York.

    Overall, Hillary appeared to be the only Democrat even dimly aware that there will eventually be a general election. But she too played to her audience with wacky conspiracy theories. Oops, I mean she "discussed the Democratic platform in detail." No need for me to get judgmental.

    Hillary raised the Bush-stole-the-2000-election fairy tale, saying: "I think it is a problem that Bush was elected in 2000. I actually thought somebody else was elected in that election, but ..." (Applause.)

    On Nov. 12, 2001, The New York Times ran a front page article that began: "A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward."

    Another Times article that day by Richard L. Berke said that the "comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots solidifies George W. Bush's legal claim on the White House because it concludes that he would have won under the ground rules prescribed by the Democrats."

    On Nov. 18, 2001, notorious pro-abortion zealot Linda Greenhouse wrote in the Times that the media consortium's count of all the disputed Florida ballots in which the Times participated concluded "that George W. Bush would have won the 2000 presidential election even had the court not cut the final recount short."

    If three prominent articles in the Treason Times isn't enough to convince Hillary that Bush won the 2000 election, forget the White House: ABC ought to hire her to replace Rosie O'Donnell on "The View." I know that's a big seat to fill, but maybe she can finally convince Elizabeth Hasselbeck that 9/11 was an inside job. Ann Coulter, "Obama Hails a Unicorn", April 25, 2007

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    An adroit polemicist with a Menckenesque invective. (In other words, try not arguing with her )
    Polemicist? Certainly

    Menckenesque invective? Not even on the same planet.

    I'd say more Limbaughesque invective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geerair View Post
    Menckenesque invective? Not even on the same planet.

    I'd say more Limbaughesque invective.
    I doubt I'd argue with Ann concerning appropriate use of the English language. But I'd take on Rush, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schoen View Post
    I doubt I'd argue with Ann concerning appropriate use of the English language. But I'd take on Rush, though.
    Neither has the subtlety of word usage and cleverly veiled derision that Mencken had honed to a fine point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geerair View Post
    Neither has the subtlety of word usage and cleverly veiled derision that Mencken had honed to a fine point.
    So whom among our current political commentarists might marginally approach Mencken?

    George Will?
    Charles Krauthammer?

    Al Franken?
    Al Sharpton?
    Rosie O'Donnell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schoen View Post
    So whom among our current political commentarists might marginally approach Mencken?

    George Will?
    Charles Krauthammer?

    Al Franken?
    Al Sharpton?
    Rosie O'Donnell?
    Great Caesar's Ghost........ NO.

    Although he somewhat lacked Mencken's gloved fist, Hunter Thompson always struck me as Mencken's literary heir.

    I still marvel and laugh at the exquisite honesty and accuracy of Thompson's description of Nixon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geerair View Post
    Great Caesar's Ghost........ NO.

    Although he somewhat lacked Mencken's gloved fist, Hunter Thompson always struck me as Mencken's literary heir.
    Perhaps we may see such a talent emerge before braces complains of our medicare expenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Schoen View Post
    Perhaps we may see such a talent emerge before braces complains of our medicare expenses.
    Probably be destroyed by another brane collision before that happens.
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    On Nov. 12, 2001, The New York Times ran a front page article that began: "A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward."

    Another Times article that day by Richard L. Berke said that the "comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots solidifies George W. Bush's legal claim on the White House because it concludes that he would have won under the ground rules prescribed by the Democrats."

    On Nov. 18, 2001, notorious pro-abortion zealot Linda Greenhouse wrote in the Times that the media consortium's count of all the disputed Florida ballots in which the Times participated concluded "that George W. Bush would have won the 2000 presidential election even had the court not cut the final recount short."

    Come on guys, what do we really have here?
    A comprehensive review of the uncountedFla ballots. How can you have a comprehensive review of something that hasn't been counted? Their is nothing to review!
    Really a review of ballots that wern't counted. They are really saying is uncounted ballots were counted. It's a joke no matter what the truth is. For writers this is unforgivable don't you think?
    The media consortium's count? Who the hell are they? How was this count even done?
    Tracers work both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    How can you have a comprehensive review of something that hasn't been counted? Their is nothing to review!
    Really a review of ballots that wern't counted. They are really saying is uncounted ballots were counted. It's a joke no matter what the truth is. For writers this is unforgivable don't you think?
    An attempt at the Menckenesque, I presume

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    Nope.. but I've got one for you...
    Pleonasm n The use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
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    always thought the big story on the Florida vote was the "caging" whereby people who were eligible to vote were denied the chance. not counted or uncounted but never cast in the first place. people showed up to vote, denied, told it would be straightened out after the election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batdude View Post
    always thought the big story on the Florida vote was the "caging" whereby people who were eligible to vote were denied the chance. not counted or uncounted but never cast in the first place. people showed up to vote, denied, told it would be straightened out after the election.
    Yes. And people with cameras by polling places mostly in minority areas frighting voters, and that the Unsupreme Court decided our election.
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