a. This vanity raises a serious question for discussion, and
b. FR is not the Catholic Church and Ann isn't the Virgin Mary - so I hope that free discussion of this topic will be permitted....
That persona you deride makes her a very wealthy woman--I think you're reading far, far too much into it.
Ping to PJ COMIX.
Is there a thread like this on the DU board PJ?
What is that?
Oh please a 'psychological profile'. What is this obsession with a 'woman' having the intellect to say what is without coating it to win friends and influence people?
There is no deficiency in NOT getting married, and IF my daughter decides to NOT ever to get married it would not make me think less of her.
Just in case.
I do understand the reasons behind the questions you pose with this thread. I, for one, feel that Ann goes to the heart of the matter on every subject she writes.
Whether it is about her upbringing or how she conducts herself privately is another matter. To me, it appears she had a very different upbringing than a lot of girls these days. She was raised with a fierce patriotism that has extended itself to some of the views she has today.
We could talk all day about what makes her the way she is, but in the end her ability to point at any issue and have a definitive position is refreshing.
The Libs have no problem calling consevatives every dirty thing they can think of, but when a conservative calls four women, who are truly using the deaths of their loved ones to further a political agenda, 'harpies', the whole media comes unglued and we get posts like this one about ..."what makes her tick".
What should be the focus is how correct any of her observations are to being accurate.
Nonsense. Coulter is a cultural/political strategist, and a damn fine one at that.
You don't shake the trees she does by following the recommendations of those sitting in them.
You'd do well to abandon your fatuous flirting with psycho-analysis, and try looking at her as a cultural general.
I think most psychologists and psychiatrists are psychotic. There, you have my contribution.
That ought to be just as fun and maybe even more enlightening, particularly because we can safely allow Al Simmons to serve as a stand-in for all the other erstwhile FReepers who apparently cannot tolerate no-holds-barred criticism of liberalism and its outrageous tactics of deceit and manipulation.
Why is it that posters like Al Simmons and sinkspur are outraged by fearless outspoken conservatives such as Ann Coulter and relatively silent and accepting of the vileness that is liberalism?
Here's an idea, Al Simmons. Why don't we leave Ann Coulter be and concentrate our energies and posting space against the real enemy, the left, as Ann has done?
John Murtha can accuse our troops of being Nazis and no one bats an eye.
Ann skewers the Jersey girls for going on exhibition, using their husband's deaths as part of the attack, and the MSM and liberals are outraged.
Bill Clinton can rape and sexually assault women repeatedly and he's fetted as a "great man". Ann's single and she has "issues"?
My Grandpa saw "Ol Bucketfoot" play...
Annie is a big girl. Don't try to tell her how to dress.
I am sure she knows full well the implications of a skimpy dress.
Some women use their bodies as weapons. Get it?
I believe her parents deserve the Presidential Medal of Freedom for giving us her voice.
Personality disorder? She's driven and compulsive, but honey, flip through the DSM - we've all got our issues.
Eating disorder? Very likely. (And check out those nubs of nails)
Quite frankly, IMHO, each of us has our calling in life Providentially defined. For some, a "never-married" lifestyle, gives one time and resources to devote to their destiny.
And you think Ann Coulter has issues?
Been a while since I bothered much with the DSM . . . IV is it?
Guess I don't see her all that insecure at all. Don't see her compensating per se--certainly not over compensating.
Narcissistic . . . Don't think so.
I see her as very bright and very angry at what's been happening to her country. She's also angry that the MSM gets so much of the attention and air time to the destruction of her beloved country. I think she's very clever at turning the tide with attention getting phrases and sentences. More power to her.
I suspect she's intimidated most men who have caught her eye. She can no doubt live comfortably and carry out her mission in life.
Actually, I see her as pretty reality based; committed to her goals; great sense of humor; bright; personable; pretty well balanced psychologically and emotionally.
The stuff which catches the headlines is all reality based at least in one or more respects, imho. I think she deserves a medal of freedom or some such. I consider her a National Treasure.
Would be willing to note psychopathology if I saw it. I just don't see it . . . actually . . . at all.
Of course, I haven't interviewed her nor given her a battery of tests. Though I don't think either would reveal anything that significantly new.
You're a brave man!
No daughters yet, but when I have children I plan on raising them in line with New Testament standards of morality, which demand civility, self-control, fair-mindedness, and generosity (both financial and in personal dealings). I'm no longer Christian but I have great respect for these ideals.