Video Evidence

By popular demand, here is the video clip of Ann Coulter from CPAC, doing that thing that she does. What’s important here is to note the reaction of the crowd. Contrary to the damage control claims of conservatives rushing to distance their movement from Ann’s bigotry, there is unmistakable applause in response to her use of the word “faggot”.

In some ways, maybe we should be thankful that the hijacking of the “conservative movement” by rabid racists, sexists and homophobes has finally been publicly confirmed.

Case in point: comments on Canada’s right wing blog, the Western Standard, rationalizing Ann’s bigotry. Do these sentiments represent the majority of conservative opinion? I really can’t say; I hope not. But it’s pretty clear that these sentiments exist in sufficient numbers, or at least with sufficient volume, to taint the Right accordingly.

Meanwhile, Darth Vadum alerted me to a recent development regarding a fellow named Corporal Matt Sanchez, who was recently the darling of the US right for his vocal criticisms of anti-war activities on American university campuses. He’s been embraced by the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin. Now comes news that Corporal Sanchez used to be a gay porn star! Oh how embarrassing for the crusading set. Sanchez has promised to post an official statement on his blog soon.

I will leave you with a couple of random items. First is the existence of a group of former Israeli soldiers who are touring the world to raise awareness of the abuses committed by the Israeli Defence Force. For those who don’t understand why the Palestinians are perpetually pissed off, it’s worth the read. More details are here.

And last comes joyous news from Vermont, that town after town, and now maybe the state itself, is voting to impeach Bush and Cheney. Oh happy day. Maybe there’s hope for democracy after all, if the people can do what their leaders are too cowardly and self-interested to do.