Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ann Coulter vs. Al Franken - Racial Profiling

Hello all,

I have been a little bit sick recently, hence the lack of daily updates. I am just breaking the cusp of my flu now so I should be back to the races shortly. For now I have a question to you all:

What is your view on Racial Profiling?

I watched the video below recently and was shocked to hear what Ann Coulter had to say nearing the end. Skip to around 6:50 you can hear her rant.

I was sickened by this as she is demonstrating a severe lack of understanding. In my opinion it seems as though she does not have the slightest inclination of how airport security functions, let alone that it is not the liberal left who is keeping racial profiling from occuring. Racial profiling is occuring, and it is a very unfortunate thing. One of my friends who I go to university with is just about to finish his degree in engineering here in Canada, and yet every time he goes to the U.S. he gets hastled to the point where he has to exit his car and go have his fingerprints matched. This means any border crossing takes around an extra hour to hour and a half. What is the reason for this? He is Arab looking.

This is very unforunate because it not only affects him but anyone he is friends with as well. We were planning to all go down to the states for a day trip until he pointed out that if we were to do so our car would undoubtedly be pulled aside and the border crossing would take around 4 hours (including traffic). In my opinion that is completely unnaceptable. So what do you think?


  1. Is she for real? Her best comments to date so far is:

    "...It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950—except Goldwater in '64—the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted."

    She should become a stand-up comedian.

  2. @KrowOne - I cannot believe she is given any credibility. It is funny you say she should become a stand-up comedian as that is what Al Franken has his roots in.

  3. don't know what to say, there is a stunning level of paranoia in America about the outside collapsing on us. I don't know why Al would attend this type of event. He pointed out what he believed to be a poor use of quoting that didn't have anything to do with the article and she responded with misdirection and ad hominem attacks on the author of the article. Very little of the response was directed to the criticism that Al leveled.

  4. Wow, she is seriously messed up. Does she have any specific examples of the "dozens of attacks" on American interests by "Muslim extremists" she mentions?

  5. Crazy woman. Is she acutally taken seriously?