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Q & A With Ann Coulter: Vegas, Baby!

Posted on | March 22, 2010 | 34 Comments

Ann Coulter will speak Saturday in Las Vegas at a Tea Party rally, and not only has she invited everybody to join her in Vegas, but she agreed to this exclusive e-mail interview with The Other McCain:

1. Is this event in Vegas your first Tea Party rally, or have you been quietly lurking in the crowds for months?

I’ve been at all of them. The reason you didn’t see me in the MSM coverage is that I’m an African-American.

2. Why do the major media keep trying to portray the Tea Party movement as a bunch of dangerous scary racists?

Oh it’s nothing against the tea partiers — they think all Americans are dangerous scary racists.

3. Speaking of dangerous scary racists, do you think Sen. Robert Byrd will rediscover his attachment to parliamentary principle and object to Nancy Pelosi’s constitutional end-run with the health care bill?

Yes, right after he remembers where he left the remote.

4. You’re going on a speaking tour of Canada — aren’t you afraid their human-rights commissars will declare you a thought-criminal?

I hope they send the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after me!

Don’t worry. They’re not sending Mounties, just the usual whiny liberals.

Thanks, for the interview Ann! See you Saturday in Vegas!

UPDATE: Just in case you thought I was joking about those Canadian human-rights commissars, check out this letter that
François Houle, University of Ottawa provost, sent to Coulter
:

We have a great respect for freedom of expression in Canada, as well as on our campus, and view it as a fundamental freedom, as recognized by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I would, however, like to inform you, or perhaps remind you, that our domestic laws, both provincial and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or “free speech”) in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in the United States.
I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here. You will realize that Canadian law puts reasonable limits on the freedom of expression.
For example, promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges.

The only “indentifiable group” against which Coulter promotes hatred* is bloodthirsty jihadi terrorists, but I suppose she could always add “Canadian academic douchebags named François” to the list. As Rich Fader says in the comments:

Creepy. And not creepy in a “hey, baby, you and me, huh?” kind of way. Creepy in a “nice freedom of speech you have there, it’d be a shame if something happened to it” kind of way.

Kathy Shaidle has more at Five Feet of Fury.

(* – Well, perhaps not “hatred,” exactly. “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity” sounds more like missionary zeal to me. Your mileage may vary.)

UPDATE II: INSTALANCHE! Uh, actually, this is what we call a SecondHandaLanche, which is when someone who links you gets linked by Professor Glenn Reynolds. But we’ll take whatever we can get . . .

UPDATE III: Just booked my flight: Vegas, baby!

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Comments

  • Rich Fader

    I saw the letter the U of Ottawa vice-rector sent her. Creepy. And not creepy in a “hey, baby, you and me, huh?” kind of way. Creepy in a “nice freedom of speech you have there, it’d be a shame if something happened to it” kind of way.

  • Rich Fader

    I saw the letter the U of Ottawa vice-rector sent her. Creepy. And not creepy in a “hey, baby, you and me, huh?” kind of way. Creepy in a “nice freedom of speech you have there, it’d be a shame if something happened to it” kind of way.

  • Rich Fader

    I saw the letter the U of Ottawa vice-rector sent her. Creepy. And not creepy in a “hey, baby, you and me, huh?” kind of way. Creepy in a “nice freedom of speech you have there, it’d be a shame if something happened to it” kind of way.

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  • RickS

    I hope someone informs François that if Ann really needs any of his fascist shite, she’ll squeeze his head.

  • RickS

    I hope someone informs François that if Ann really needs any of his fascist shite, she’ll squeeze his head.

  • RickS

    I hope someone informs François that if Ann really needs any of his fascist shite, she’ll squeeze his head.

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  • Rich Fader

    Thanks for the mention.

    Vice-Rector Houle is a professor of political science. That someone learned in that field, running a university in the ostensibly free world, could write and send such a letter as anything except a bad joke is just embarrassing.

  • Rich Fader

    Thanks for the mention.

    Vice-Rector Houle is a professor of political science. That someone learned in that field, running a university in the ostensibly free world, could write and send such a letter as anything except a bad joke is just embarrassing.

  • Rich Fader

    Thanks for the mention.

    Vice-Rector Houle is a professor of political science. That someone learned in that field, running a university in the ostensibly free world, could write and send such a letter as anything except a bad joke is just embarrassing.

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  • http://www.coldfury.com Noel

    Not only is Monsieur Houle a “posturing wanker” he’s a self-admitted Vice-recteur !

  • http://www.coldfury.com Noel

    Not only is Monsieur Houle a “posturing wanker” he’s a self-admitted Vice-recteur !

  • http://www.coldfury.com Noel

    Not only is Monsieur Houle a “posturing wanker” he’s a self-admitted Vice-recteur !

  • SmokeVanThorn

    I believe that the Provost’s last name is pronounced “hole.”

  • SmokeVanThorn

    I believe that the Provost’s last name is pronounced “hole.”

  • SmokeVanThorn

    I believe that the Provost’s last name is pronounced “hole.”

  • Paula

    Oh my gosh. What a total moron. I hope everybody in Canada isn’t as big an idiot as this guy. And he’s actually in a position of influence at a university? That seals it. My kids are going to private universities!

  • Paula

    Oh my gosh. What a total moron. I hope everybody in Canada isn’t as big an idiot as this guy. And he’s actually in a position of influence at a university? That seals it. My kids are going to private universities!

  • Paula

    Oh my gosh. What a total moron. I hope everybody in Canada isn’t as big an idiot as this guy. And he’s actually in a position of influence at a university? That seals it. My kids are going to private universities!

  • Hunt Johnsen

    Would it be appropriate to refer to the vice rectum as an ass-Houle?

  • Hunt Johnsen

    Would it be appropriate to refer to the vice rectum as an ass-Houle?

  • SteveCan

    “Would it be appropriate to refer to the vice rectum as an ass-Houle?”

    Works for me ….

  • SteveCan

    “Would it be appropriate to refer to the vice rectum as an ass-Houle?”

    Works for me ….

  • Andrew

    It’s so funny how these intellectual types try to shut up free speech and debate. Unfortunately, in Canada, individuals such as the noted professor may try to find and nitpick anything an individual says and try to create a case of “hate speech” that lands a person in front of a Human Rights Tribunal which can tie Canadian citizens up in years of legal fees and waiting (see Ezra Levant’s “Shakedown” of his own fights with the HRTs). Most people take the fine and not have to deal with the tribunals.

    Do I think this will intimidate Ann? Oh, of course not! I hope she makes this man’s eyeballs explode!

  • Andrew

    It’s so funny how these intellectual types try to shut up free speech and debate. Unfortunately, in Canada, individuals such as the noted professor may try to find and nitpick anything an individual says and try to create a case of “hate speech” that lands a person in front of a Human Rights Tribunal which can tie Canadian citizens up in years of legal fees and waiting (see Ezra Levant’s “Shakedown” of his own fights with the HRTs). Most people take the fine and not have to deal with the tribunals.

    Do I think this will intimidate Ann? Oh, of course not! I hope she makes this man’s eyeballs explode!

  • JEM

    Y’know, I’ve been wondering…it seems to me that Mr Obama missed a chance.

    We are approaching the bicentennial of one of this country’s less successful endeavors, and our President might have been able to pull off the hat trick:

    1) Announce we’re going to do what James Madison and his bunch failed at, we’re gonna go get Canada. War for oil, and all that.

    2) Trot a platoon across the border and have them immediately throw down their weapons and surrender at the first Timmys they find.

    3) The peace treaty would, of course, result in fifty new provinces represented in Ottawa, fifty new provincial healthcare bureaucracies, and so forth.

    4) Obama then secures himself a cabinet appointment in the newly-expanded Canadian government in preparation for his accession to the Secretary-Generalship of the UN.

  • JEM

    Y’know, I’ve been wondering…it seems to me that Mr Obama missed a chance.

    We are approaching the bicentennial of one of this country’s less successful endeavors, and our President might have been able to pull off the hat trick:

    1) Announce we’re going to do what James Madison and his bunch failed at, we’re gonna go get Canada. War for oil, and all that.

    2) Trot a platoon across the border and have them immediately throw down their weapons and surrender at the first Timmys they find.

    3) The peace treaty would, of course, result in fifty new provinces represented in Ottawa, fifty new provincial healthcare bureaucracies, and so forth.

    4) Obama then secures himself a cabinet appointment in the newly-expanded Canadian government in preparation for his accession to the Secretary-Generalship of the UN.

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