Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ann's New Book

Sam's got it in a day late but I finally got my copy of "Godless" yesterday. I have been terrible about my book reading this year so you guys are my new accountability partners. I want to have her book read by the end of June so I can do a review of it in early July. So don't let me forget :-)!!

Ann Coulter is no stranger to controversy. She is already being demonized by the MSM and of all people Hillary Clinton. Hillary had the audacity to call Coulter heartless. Isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black? One of Coulter's points in the book is that liberals use people and their grief to make political points. Examples would include Cindy Sheehan, the politically outspoken 9/11 widows and others. Obviously we sympathize with their losses but it doesn't mean they are immune from criticism because they've experienced tragedy. The 4 9/11 widows have said extremely hateful things about Bush, Rumsfeld and other administration officials. But because they have suffered a loss we aren't allowed to criticize their extremely leftist opinions. And obviously Coulter's point is accurate since she is now being attacked even by people like Bill O'reilly.

I started reading it already and here was a particularly great excerpt:
"Liberal doctrines are less scientifically provable than the story of Noah’s ark, but their belief system is taught as fact in government schools, while the Biblical belief system is banned from government schools by law. As a matter of faith, liberals believe: Darwinism is a fact, people are born gay, child-molesters can be rehabilitated, recycling is a virtue, and chastity is not. If people are born gay, why hasn’t Darwinism weeded out people who don’t reproduce? (For that, we need a theory of survival of the most fabulous.) And if gays can’t change, why do liberals think child-molesters can? Pedophilia is a sexual preference. If they’re born that way, instead of rehabilitation, how about keeping them locked up? Why must children be taught that recycling is the only answer? Why aren’t we teaching children “safe littering”?"

To read the 1st Chapter of the book go here.

Skye has already gotten her copy too.

Ann's review of her own book.

Rebekah made a really good comment in the comments section on how to take Ann Coulter. Would most of us have said what Ann said about the 9/11 widows? No, but Ann says strong things to make a point and get people to pay attention. Here was Rebekah's comment that I thought made the point very well:
"I love Ann Coulter! I think the thing people don't understand about Ann is that sometimes she purposely says outrageous things - so people are like "Did she just say that??" - and then goes on to make a very good point. Her point was that once Liberals have picked someone as a victim, no one can say anything about them, no matter what. Would I have said exactly what she did? No. But her point was still a good one, and I think it's being proven by all the backlash."

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