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Ann Coulter proved in just one sentence that she is not just hateful, but ignorant. Appearing on Fox Business Network, Coulter talked about efforts to take down the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol, efforts that are supported by the South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley.

I’m appalled by––though, I really like to like Nikki Haley since she is a Republican. On the other hand, she is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.

Three interesting points. First, Coulter decides who to like based on their political party? Second, immigrants can’t understand history? And third, Nikki Haley was born in South Carolina. She is not an immigrant (although her parents are).

Added bonus factoids: Apparently Confederate flag sales at Amazon are up 2,305%. The Confederate flag is now outselling the US flag (just before the 4th of July!). Amazon has announced that they are pulling all Confederate merchandise, as are Walmart and Sears.



  1. Yudith wrote:

    I feel like this Confederate flag thing is just a diversion, like when people say a shooting is caused by videogames or death metal. It’s like they try to avoid the racist elephant in the room.

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 5:16 am | Permalink
  2. Michael wrote:

    I know it’s now an accepted definition, but I really despise the use of “factoid” as trivia. (It’s all CNN’s fault because they thought it was cute and used it improperly.) A factoid in the original sense should have truthiness. It should be unproven and its truth should rely on just how many times it has been repeated.

    OK, I’ll step off my pedantic soapbox now.

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:41 am | Permalink
  3. wildwood wrote:

    I agree Yudith. I told my husband that it’s a bandaid on a major artery. But even with that, I’m happy that there are attempts to remove it. A person can have it on their own property, but it has no place on public property.

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 8:56 am | Permalink
  4. Hassan wrote:

    Is confederate flag being scapegoated for actual underlying issues (guns and racism)?

    Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:09 pm | Permalink