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  • "There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative-more heat than light-and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature."

    While it appears they were pressured a bit, this was very well-said.
  • Diogenes: While it appears they were pressured a bit, this was very well-said.


    Is appealing to someone's better nature really "pressure"?

    Looks to me like they realized just how bad a visit from that total Coulter of a human being would look to the rest of campus and that it wouldn't win any hearts or minds. From there, it's a pretty sound decision to avoid alienating the people they hope to bring to their cause.

    I mean, you'd have to be a complete Coulter to not realize that they made a good decision here.
  • Freudian_slipknot: Diogenes: While it appears they were pressured a bit, this was very well-said.

    Is appealing to someone's better nature really "pressure"?

    Looks to me like they realized just how bad a visit from that total Coulter of a human being would look to the rest of campus and that it wouldn't win any hearts or minds. From there, it's a pretty sound decision to avoid alienating the people they hope to bring to their cause.

    I mean, you'd have to be a complete Coulter to not realize that they made a good decision here.


    Perhaps "pressure" is too strong. But I would hope the decision came more from better judgement than concern over appearances.

    I'd love to see if Coulter would accept an invite as a comedian.
  • Diogenes: While it appears they were pressured a bit, this was very well-said.


    Apparently that was what the university president said, not the College Republicans:

    Link
  • Diogenes: "There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative-more heat than light-and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature."


    Pop quiz hot shot. It's the end of the world. The forces of darkness are closing in all around you. The chill winds of socialism, communism, fascism, and kenyanism are sweeping across the icy tundra of what had once been a land swathed in the green embrace of freedom. The cities have burned. The churches have burned. The streets are empty wastes. You are hungry, you are scared, you are hunted by the very government that should protect you. Alone, huddled in your last bunker with nothing but the rats and the few rounds of ammo you've scavenged, with the winter's winds howling at the door and the tattered remnants of your clothes hanging from your gaunt, starved body, which do you prefer: light, or heat?

    Answer that honestly, and in the future I'll thank you to think before you speak.
  • Diogenes: But I would hope the decision came more from better judgement than concern over appearances.


    How is having concern for the appearance and reputation of your group NOT using better judgement?
  • "The College Republicans regret the controversy surrounding our planned lecture featuring Ann Coulter," they wrote in a statement announcing the cancellation. "The size and severity of opposition to this event have caught us by surprise and caused us to question our decision to welcome her to Rose Hill."

    There's been a lot of this recently. I hope it continues.
  • Pocket Ninja: Diogenes: "There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative-more heat than light-and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature."

    Pop quiz hot shot. It's the end of the world. The forces of darkness are closing in all around you. The chill winds of socialism, communism, fascism, and kenyanism are sweeping across the icy tundra of what had once been a land swathed in the green embrace of freedom. The cities have burned. The churches have burned. The streets are empty wastes. You are hungry, you are scared, you are hunted by the very government that should protect you. Alone, huddled in your last bunker with nothing but the rats and the few rounds of ammo you've scavenged, with the winter's winds howling at the door and the tattered remnants of your clothes hanging from your gaunt, starved body, which do you prefer: light, or heat?

    Answer that honestly, and in the future I'll thank you to think before you speak.


    Uh, doesn't fire produce both?
  • They quietly dropped the conversation about having Glenn Beck drop by.
  • Good! I hate that farking coont
  • doyner: Uh, doesn't fire produce both?


    YOU CAN ONLY HAVE ONE. Jesus, pay attention.
  • The word troll doesn't mean anything any more does it
  • You'll know that Coulter's over when she finally releases "The Final Solution: Why All Liberals Should Be Killed".

    That's about all that's left for her to do at this point.
  • Walking into a Jesuit College may have unexpected consequences.
  • Pocket Ninja: Diogenes: "There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative-more heat than light-and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature."

    Pop quiz hot shot. It's the end of the world. The forces of darkness are closing in all around you. The chill winds of socialism, communism, fascism, and kenyanism are sweeping across the icy tundra of what had once been a land swathed in the green embrace of freedom. The cities have burned. The churches have burned. The streets are empty wastes. You are hungry, you are scared, you are hunted by the very government that should protect you. Alone, huddled in your last bunker with nothing but the rats and the few rounds of ammo you've scavenged, with the winter's winds howling at the door and the tattered remnants of your clothes hanging from your gaunt, starved body, which do you prefer: light, or heat?

    Answer that honestly, and in the future I'll thank you to think before you speak.


    Light. My rage will keep me warm.
  • Did she get invited to join the Skin and Bones Society?
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: Skin and Bones Society?


    Awww, that's not fair :(

    /skinny
  • sweetmelissa31: Diogenes: While it appears they were pressured a bit, this was very well-said.

    Apparently that was what the university president said, not the College Republicans:

    Link


    D'oh! My bad.

    Freudian_slipknot: Diogenes: But I would hope the decision came more from better judgement than concern over appearances.

    How is having concern for the appearance and reputation of your group NOT using better judgement?


    Better judgement is not best judgement. Doing the things because of appearances is not the same as doing the right things because they are the right things, irrespective of how you are perceived.
  • Pocket Ninja: Diogenes: "There are many people who can speak to the conservative point of view with integrity and conviction, but Ms. Coulter is not among them. Her rhetoric is often hateful and needlessly provocative-more heat than light-and her message is aimed squarely at the darker side of our nature."

    Pop quiz hot shot. It's the end of the world. The forces of darkness are closing in all around you. The chill winds of socialism, communism, fascism, and kenyanism are sweeping across the icy tundra of what had once been a land swathed in the green embrace of freedom. The cities have burned. The churches have burned. The streets are empty wastes. You are hungry, you are scared, you are hunted by the very government that should protect you. Alone, huddled in your last bunker with nothing but the rats and the few rounds of ammo you've scavenged, with the winter's winds howling at the door and the tattered remnants of your clothes hanging from your gaunt, starved body, which do you prefer: light, or heat?

    Answer that honestly, and in the future I'll thank you to think before you speak.


    ...


    I bow to your greatness.
  • Jackson Herring: The word troll doesn't mean anything any more does it


    Seriously. Trolling her would've been giving her the address to speak at and it being in a back-alley behind a dumpster somewhere.

    This was the university president saying it's probably a bad idea to invite her since she's just a hatemonger and the student group listening to him and recinding the invitation. They didn't even let her waste the money on flying before telling her to GTFO
  • How did she get trolled? Stood up, maybe. Subtly told she's a worthless biatch, possibly
  • Freudian_slipknot: Is appealing to someone's better nature really "pressure"?

    Looks to me like they realized just how bad a visit from that total Coulter of a human being would look to the rest of campus and that it wouldn't win any hearts or minds. From there, it's a pretty sound decision to avoid alienating the people they hope to bring to their cause.


    That doesn't sound like the Republican's MO.
  • Peter von Nostrand: How did she get trolled? Stood up, maybe. Subtly told she's a worthless biatch, possibly


    Nope. The real point was expressed by the College President:
    'Disgust' was the word I used to sum up my feelings about those incidents. Hate speech, name-calling, and incivility are completely at odds with the Jesuit ideals that have always guided and animated Fordham.".

    More to the point: Don't screw with Jesuits. Most Catholics know this. I predict bad things for the college's Republicans.
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