I do try not to rant very often … I really do. I try to remain professional, keep my speech and tone well-moderated, not use profanity and … and … not beat the paint off my poor little laptop keyboard. I apologize in advance, for this post is indeed one of those moments when the story simply pushed the wrong buttons at the wrong time.
In July 2016, I awarded several Idiot of the Week awards, one of which went to Ms. Ann Coulter. The others were Pat Robertson, Roger & Ann Stone, Phyllis Schlafly, and Newt Gingrich. Less than a month later, I did a follow up on Ms. Coulter, for she continued to shriek and clamour for attention. In recent weeks, I have seen her name, occasionally her picture floating about on my screen, but I have largely ignored her, for she is one of the few people that I simply cannot stand to watch nor listen to.
But tonight I could no longer resist the urge to slap the smile off her face. However, since I am several hundred miles away, I shall settle for a written slap. In a rather juvenile expression of angst, I did send her a tweet with a link to the Idiot of the Week award post. Yes, yes … I already admitted it was juvenile, but sometimes it’s fun to get down ‘n dirty. I needed the comic relief … my blood pressure needed it.
What has she done now? She’s apparently been taking private lessons from Alex Jones on how to invent a totally off-the-wall conspiracy theory using kids as pawns. The most egregious news this week is the separation of children from their parents at our southern border, per orders of none other than Donald Trump, though he has a convoluted way of trying to point the finger back on the democrats. Pictures and sound tracks of crying children being taken from their parents, detention centers cloaked in mystery that even an elected senator was not allowed to tour … Americans are up in arms, and not just us ‘bleeding-heart-snowflake-liberals’, either. So along comes Coulter and says, aka Alex Jones, that she has knowledge that the children portrayed are actually child actors who have been coached! Sound familiar? Of course it does … there was Sandy Hook and the Parkland, both of which Mr. Jones claimed the survivors were ‘child actors’ and had been ‘coached’.
An estimated 2,000 children have been separated from their parents and are being housed in overflowing ‘detention centers’ – abandoned stores such as the Wal-Mart in Brownsville, Texas. Some are teens, others much younger children, even babies. These are not … I repeat not … child actors! These are children, for Pete’s sake! INNOCENT CHILDREN! Ms. Coulter … please sit down and shut the f— up!
Coulter’s apparent ‘concern’ is that Trump, upon seeing the images on television, will have his heart softened and loosen his ‘zero tolerance’ policy. No need to worry, Ms. Coulter, for Donald Trump has no heart to soften!
“These child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now, do not fall for it Mr. President. I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV.”
Now, why does she think that these children are little Shirley Temples being coached to cry and wail on command? Because, she claims, she read it in the New Yorker. Only problem is, she didn’t reference the article directly, and several news sources – reliable ones – tried every combination of keywords and came up blank. Finally, Ms. Coulter, with her usual dripping nastiness, said … … and finally provided a link to a 2011 New Yorker article about a woman from Africa seeking asylum in the U.S. Hellooooooooo???? And just how does this make the case that the children on the Mexican border are coached child actors???
Excuse me, but can somebody tell me why Ann Coulter is even allowed to continue breathing the same air as the rest of us??? Why she is taking up precious resources on our planet???
Sorry … I’m riled, in case you hadn’t guessed … probably wore the paint off three more keys on my laptop tonight.
Donald Trump is using 2,000 children as pawns, as bargaining chips to obtain funding in the budget to the tune of $20 billion for his damned wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Not, mind you, because there is a need for the wall, but because he promised his followers. Of course, he also promised them, foolishly, that Mexico was going to pay for the wall, and all of us who ate our Wheaties for breakfast knew from the start that was never going to happen.
And now this blonde bimbo comes along and further denigrates these innocent children whose only crime was being born???
I fully support the right to free speech, but I am also a big fan of truth, of honesty. Coulter is lying through her teeth, Trump is lying, and innocent children are paying the price. Coulter is an avowed white supremacist who supports white nationalist and ‘scientific racism’ causes … why would anybody listen to her??? I don’t know, but apparently some do. And that, folks, is reason enough for this rant … that we cannot even trust the people of this nation to think with their brains.