Sad and pathetically revealing and reminding of the sick mind of left wing extremists who think they are going to inherit this country and this planet -- if you had posted such a thing in regard to Pelosi or any of the idiots that head Acorn, or any of a number of female leftists who are worthy of such graphic 'satire' -- you would be watching your back for the next three years.
Ha ha. I don't see her presented having decadent sex or being called a pervert. Pelosi no doubt actually liked this attractive presentation of herself, no doubt she has it poster sized and hidden in her closet.
You should really make the move to Canada and hope the country doesn't decide in the near future that your view is the minority view.
"We want Ann" was chanted again and again by many students, and I can't imagine why that isn't readily available for you to find in a quick news article from the student population. But then the liberals do their best to control the media here, and you are a fine example of the skewed perspective and perverted politics that are taking hold in the US today.
Cosette, sorry, speaking before I think, kind of like Ann Coulter at times, the comments were intended for Deeds............. and you are right, in the US no American student would be happy to become a tool for preventing free speech.
It just wouldn't do for someone educated and intelligent and courageous to cross a border and speak her mind? You would have only the voice of the liberal and feet of the liberal walk and talk across any border.
From the article, it sounds like a publicity stunt from the conservative organizers themselves. There's no mention of actual threats, and the spokesman for the "liberal" protesters doesn't sound violent at all, just mentions Ann's own hate speech. It would seem the organizers cancelled the speech based on an imagined threat to make the protesters look bad.
Well, for a start, those who protested do not represent ALL Canadians. Secondly, I understand there were concerns for Ms Coulter's safety... by that I do not mean that she was ACTUALLY in danger, but that the university probably did not want to take any risks looking like they had egg on their faces. Either way, I highly doubt she was in danger. I know that university well, and I am sure she was not in any actual danger.
Finally, one out of three Canadians polled support the Conservative Party, so....
Just curious, how does everyone condemning this peaceful protest up in Canada feel about Sarah Palin telling her followers to "reload" and posting a map on her website using gun crosshairs to illustrate politicians to "target"?
How fortunate that Pelosi's bikini cartoon falls just below your very unfortunate reference to Palin as a 'metawhore'.
You've now labeled Palin a whore and Coulter a sex pervert -- and identified yourself as someone frightening -- and provided an illustration with words, just words, more telling than any of the sick graphics you post, of the mind set of liberal Democrats in the USA today.
To repeat, please do even a slight amount of research before you post. The Canadian Conservative Party has been in power for the last four years. In other words, conservatives have PLENTY of room to speak freely here.
OK, now let me see, you are saying that a country that is ruled by a Conservative Party that did an awful lot to ally Canadian policy on a variety of issues with the Bush administration is a place where conservatives do not have room to speak publicly. OK.......
"OK, now let me see, you are saying that a country that is ruled by a Conservative Party that did an awful lot to ally Canadian policy on a variety of issues with the Bush administration is a place where conservatives do not have room to speak publicly. OK......."
You summed up the situation very well...without even realizing it.
Interesting. And you presume I am a liberal because...(?).
Listen, Canada has only two national newspapers and one of them is a conservative paper. Conservatives gives speeches all the time... it shouldn't be rocket science: when you form the government you get to speak a lot in public (isn't that how it works in your country?).
As for Ann Coulter, as I have already said, there can't be too many Canadians who do not know who she is, and where she stands, and those who don't certainly know Mr. O'Reilly, so I think her ass is covered.
No, I don't presume you are a liberal, but the circular statement you made is reflective of liberal style thinking in this country, in my opinion. So my apologies if you were offended.
While Canada has a conservative party, the most effective Canadian speaker I saw this afternoon on FOX, some woman with her own news program of some kind, was adamant and clear that Canada does not have American free speech, and she was thrilled that Coulter was run off, and she presented a very liberal point of view of the policy and politics of Canada. It was actually very disturbing, as I've never thought of Canada as a country that was intolerant.
Regardless, television in both of our countries is the immediate source of news, and in this instance, it was a Canadians point of view that was captivating for me. I can't even imagine how the major networks spun this - it had to be worse.
I'll keep my opinion of Canada from my only trip there back in the early 90's. We 4 wheeled all over Vancouver Island on a slim budget and met wonderful people and saw unforgettable scenery and drank lots of local beer, and then got lucky and bumped up to a corner suite for our last two nights in a great hotel in Victoria, the only room we booked for the whole trip. We would have taken the basement, we were fairly messy and tuckered out.
Wild Cat Beer! Great vacation, and one of the few we have ever managed to take. One day soon, perhaps some gov't fund will be set up here to just give vacations to people to stimulate international economies. Sounds absurd, but so much already is.
She just did a freakin' TOUR of Canada! She was BOOKED to speak. She speaks ALL THE BLOODY TIME to us, because she's on the television here... because most of our channels are from the US in the first place. Plus she is all over YouTube. Are you saying her other Canadian bookings were also shut down then?
A Canadian Conservative (these days) is MUCH MUCH closer to an American Conservative than to a British Conservative NOW, even if this wasn't true twenty years ago. You need to catch up. Canada's Conservative leader has always openly been allied with the US Repuhlican Party. This was not true in the past, but Canada's conservative movement has undergone a radical overhaul in the last two decades.
The idea that Canadian freedom of speech is more restrictive than American, again, needs to be substantiated. You can simply state that if you want, but it is at best a dubious claim. If you want it to be taken seriously, therefore, you need to back it up.
As for the incident in question, Coulter was NOT FORBIDDEN TO SPEAK, SHE WAS BOOOKED TO SPEAK!!! Should they have let a riot ensue if that is what they thought was going to happen?
American conservatives are a far cry from canadian and british conservatives. You keep saying the republican party. There is a difference between a republican and a conservative. you do know that right?
Thats alright bro, you will understand one day.
Well when you get through reviewing the canadian laws in regards to hate speech and other forms of speech, and then the american law, get back to me.
But I can assure you, canadian laws in regards to speech are restrictive when compared to american free speech laws.
You are precisely right, and the right to actual free speech in America, rather than the 'idea' of the 'constitutional' right to free speech -- is being eroded. The Dixie Chicks, however, would be the only instance I can recall of any consequence that involved the denigration of a conservative here in the USA, and we were in a high climate of war.
Beyond that, these days it is the conservative who is cautious to actually speak -- even in daily conversation -- that's how bad it is here now. The right is there, but the common sense is there as well, for the regular person.
I agree that she should have been permitted to speak, because frankly I think all sides should get an airing. Clearly the University of Ottawa thought so too, or they wouldn't have booked her. I am EXTREMELY doubtful that she was cancelled because of her opinions, but that it was a decision by university security.
I didn't catch which university yet, but Coulter is giving a speech there tonight. They moved it to a larger venue and have hired more security. I don't know how universities should be expected to pay for this when they are threatening to raise tuition fees all the time. I'm sure she got a hefty fee. And I'm sure that even though the speech in Ottawa was cancelled, Coulter got paid.
Canada is a tolerant country; just because you hear a conservative woman speaking on Fox does not mean she knows what she is talking about.
I was shocked to learn that Canada has a hate speech law that could put someone in jail for simply saying "All Muslims should be on the no-fly list". I was also surprised at the Canadian students intolerance of Ann Coulter. You call yourselves a "free" country? You think you're a tolerant people? It seems to me you're a bunch of hypocrites!