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  •  She's not supposed to be funny (0+ / 0-)

    She's supposed to be outrageous. "It's all a joke" is just a cover line for when someone calls her on her offensiveness. What she's really doing is forming community for people who agree with her political views: if you "get it," you're in the in-crowd. We on the left form community the same way (see Bob Love's point, which I think is quite funny) but we don't generally find calling for someone's assassination or advocating bombing an entire country or musing on convenient accidents for our political enemies to be fodder for humor. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    •  if someone is trying to defend coulter (1+ / 0-)
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      Captain Doug

      and they throw the ol' "that was a joke" line, i respond

      "ann coulter is a cunt bag."


      "see, that was a joke. calling for the murder of a supreme court justice, well that's a crime."

      i apologize for my language, but it stops people cold, lowers they're defenses  and allows me to get my point across effectively.

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