Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Wanna Land A Man? Be A Bitch! | Main | Larry Johnson: If You Like Bush, It Must Be 'Cuz You're One Of Them Queers
June 16, 2006

More Ann Controversy: Coulter Anti-Semitic?

Patterico seizes upon this from her book:

Liberals use the word science exactly as they use the word constitutional.

Both words are nothing more or less than a general statement of liberal approval, having nothing to do with either science or the Constitution. (Thus, for example, the following sentence makes sense to liberals: President Clinton saved the Constitution by repeatedly ejaculating on a fat Jewish girl in the Oval Office.)

Patterico then writes:

Here’s what I find especially interesting about that passage: why did Coulter find it necessary to include the word “Jewish” in that last sentence?

We have all sorts of Coulter apologists populating the comments here, so I am sure someone can explain this to me.

To me, every word in that sentence is designed to show how repugnant and disgusting Clinton’s actions truly were. I mean, just look how bad his behavior was. He didn’t just kiss her; he ejaculated! Not on a woman, but a girl! Not just once, but repeatedly! Of all places, in the Oval Office! And she was fat!

And to top it off, she was Jewish!

It's possible, but I don't think so.

I think what Patterico is missing is that comedy often relies upon unnecessary specificity to be funny.

This "joke" isn't funny:

John F. Kennedy had sex with attractive women. Bill Clinton seems to only have infidelities with dumpy women.

This one is:

John F. Kennedy was bangin' movie stars. Bill Clinton gets aroused during the shift-breaks at the Culver City Fuddruckers.

Well, maybe it's not that funny. But that's a badly-remembered Colin Quinn joke. What makes it funny (to the extent it's funny at all, and if I've screwed it up, I'm sorry) is the unnecessary but terrific detail about "Fuddruckers."

I mean, he could have said "Trailer Trash" or something. But it's the "Fuddruckers" that makes it a joke.

Woody Allen used to do this all the time. He wouldn't say he was dating a woman; he'd specify he was dating "a [socio-ethnic type] majoring in [odd course of study in college] from [major "Women's Ivy" school or NYU]."

Anyway, while I do see that the mention of Monica Lewinsky's Jewishness as a seeming put-down, along with other put-downs (fat, the implication she's a whore), it also serves the purpose of a bit of comic specificity.

I would have avoided it, myself. It's not really that funny, and, as is lately the case with Ann, the comedic or rhetorical value of the barb is far outstripped by its likelihood of giving offense.

But as evidence of anti-Semitism? I don't think so. Just more evidence the woman is kind of thoughtless in her writing. Dangerous but oblivious, like Godzilla on Rufies.

Allah weighs in, more on Patterico's side, if tepidly so.

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:41 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Old Dilbert strip : "I think mauve would use the least RAM. ..."

MAGA_Ken: "Yeah, how does that work? What law has Musk violat ..."

...: "Posted by: Lizzy at June 18, 2024 09:21 AM (cCVOS) ..."

[/i][/s][/b][/u]blaster: "[i]This should be slapped down hard, with prejudic ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (ZdexC)[/s][/u]: "Israel War Room @IsraelWarRoom 45m #BREAKING: Gaz ..."

[/b][/s][/u][/i]Muldoon: "[i]earworm, help She's a bad mamma jamma just as ..."

It's me donna : " My prediction: he surpasses all expectations in ..."

Don Black: "magenta on a weather map is bad, I know that ..."

Don Draper: "Best wishes for your chemo/radiation, JJ! As a su ..."

Ordinary American: "424 >> Suppose Biden is setup; he melts down at th ..."

Martini Farmer: "> The tools used by NOAA's National Weather Servic ..."

Cat Ass Trophy : "I would have twice as many followers on twitter if ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64