Ann & Peter, sitting in a tree ...
In reading this over just now, I realized that my habitual sarcasm, fondness for inside jokes, and customary self-deprecating humor might be misinterpreted. I love Ann Coulter and am very grateful to Peter Brimelow. The people who hate them, hate me even worse (if possible). We now continue with our regularly-scheduled snarkfest. -- RSM
** UPDATE 9 p.m. 5/18 **
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Ann Coulter's got a crush on Peter Brimelow. Or something like that.
Just about the time I was starting to worry that somebody might make a big deal about my "links and ties" to Mr. Brimelow — for the record, I don't speak German and never learned to goosestep — here comes Ann, citing VDare and devoting an entire column to spanking El Presidente with Alien Nation.
Hey, Ann: Guess who really liked DONKEY CONS?
"Vividly written and witty."
-- Peter Brimelow
author of "Alien Nation"
author of "Alien Nation"
Brimelow's writings on immigration got him banished from National Review.* Morris Dees' $100-million smear machine describes Brimelow as an "advocate of a whiter America" (that's a very bad thing, in case you didn't know) and has described VDare as part of "the racist right."
Since El Presidente has taken to denouncing patriotic Americans as "vigilantes," being praised by Mr. Brimelow can be a career hazard for conservatives. But now if I end up on the unemployment line, at least I have the comfort of knowing that Ann Coulter will be there with me ....
OK, not really. She'll still be on "Hannity & Colmes" and the New York Times bestseller list. But it's the thought that counts.
* -- The asterisk indicates that this is just my provincial understanding of the NR/Brimelow fallout. I'm not fully familiar with the details.
Ann's plug has given a huge boost to Alien Nation, the Amazon.com ranking of which went from #101,184 (5/17) to #9,088 (as of 3 a.m. 5/18) in about 8 hours. (Miss Coulter, have I ever told you how much I genuinely admire your work? And I know Lynn feels the same way, as she has told me so many, many times ....)
E.L. Frederick's also blogging on Coulter's new column, apparently without realizing how she's jabbing the National Review gang in the ribs. ("C'mon, c'mon: Denounce me! Double-dog dare ya!")
Also blogging the latest Coulter column: Lady Jane at A Lady's Ruminations, Jason Gart , Roman Catholic Blog, Kevin and Patrick ...
This is so wickedly, subversively cool: Ann Coulter, one of the most famous faces of conservatism today, is leading untold thousands of her admirers to Brimelow and VDare! I hope this isn't lost on those of my paleo friends who had previously dismissed Coulter as a neo. I wonder if, in her next column, Ann will quote M.E. Bradford?
As of 5:15 p.m. Thursday 5/18, Alien Nation was at #3,923 in the Amazon rankings.
At VDare, James Fulford acknowledges the tribute from the Blonde One:
This is interesting. Ann Coulter is bashing Bush’s speech, and when Ann bashes something, it stays bashed.And speaking of "interesting," Fulford reminds us of something I'd forgotten -- the late Sam Francis' defense of Coulter: