Celeb conservative Fox News diva Ann Coulter is coming to town. Maybe.
Or maybe not.
Invited by campus Republicans to speak at UC Berkeley next Thursday, then uninvited by the school, then approved by UC but for a later day, Coulter remains somewhere between a show and a no-show for next Thursday.
In the meantime, even the notion of her making an appearance at liberaler-than-thou UCB is whipping local activists into a frenzy.
But why? After all, Coulter is not nearly as incendiary as former Breitbart News provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, another conservative scheduled to speak at Cal before the threat of riots caused the school to call the whole thing off.
You be the judge: Here are just a few of the bon mots that have come out of Coulter’s pie hole over the years:
- “I have to say I’m all for public flogging. One type of criminal that a public humiliation might work particularly well with are the juvenile delinquents, a lot of whom consider it a badge of honor to be sent to juvenile detention. And it might not be such a cool thing in the ‘hood’ to be flogged publicly.” (On MSNBC, 22 March 1997)
- “I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote.” (Hannity & Colmes, Fox News, 17 August 1997)
- “If those kids had been carrying guns they would have gunned down this one gunman. … Don’t pray. Learn to use guns.” (On Heath High School shooting where a gunman killed three students at a prayer meeting, on Politically Incorrect, 18 December 1997)
- “God gave us the earth. We have…
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