Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What Dave said.


Indeed.

P.S. Dear Michael Coren:

You're beyond pathetic, you disrespectful, cowardly misogynist.

Yours in endless disgust,
LuLu

P.P.S. I'm not fit for human company today -- I just thought you needed to know that. I managed to make it through the entire winter, working my ass into the ground, without getting sick and now that it's spring and things have calmed down somewhat ... I'm sick. FML.

Now I'm going back to bed and pulling the duvet over my head because I'm kind of tired of everything.

24 comments:

Dharma Satya said...

That man is a douche. Unnecessary, irritating to women and potentially harmful.

What kind of stupid, selfish prick takes the death of a soldier in combat and tries to make it all about THEMSELVES AND THEIR PRECIOUS FEEEEEEEEELINGS?!?!?!?!?

Ugh. Sick, sick, sick.

peter g said...

You exposed yourself to his words,
in the morning!
No wonder your sick.
I hope it wasn't his actual voice.
ick, ick, ick.

peter g

liberal supporter said...

I didn't see the part with Michael said he should have been sent there instead of Karine. Is he not gallant enough to fight in her stead?

deBeauxOs said...

Michael Coren is your basic misogynist, shrieeeking about the wimminz in combat because what he really really wants is some young, vulnerable woman like Karine Blais compliant and submissive, available to service his own needs.

Coren should be stuffed and put in a museum somewhere.

Ti-Guy said...

Don't be demoralised by this smelly gap-toothed old yob with a penis for a head. He's deranged and has been for quite some time.

I means, converting from Judaism to Catholicism? There's a traumatic event in that history, to be sure.

toujoursdan said...

So essentially he's saying that the Taliban are right. Women are simply too precious to exist in the big bad world and need to be segregated.

Women obviously can't be trusted to make their own decisions, as Karine did when she volunteered for the military in the first place, and volunteered to be sent to Afghanistan.

Maybe he should move there.

Ti-Guy said...

Gosh, when you re-read his bio at Wikipedia you are reminded of just how deeply weird this man is. An entire career based on nothing but the drive to have people notice you.

That's fine for artists and entertainers, but disastrous when it comes to journalists.

liberal supporter said...

His column survived the recent layoffs at the Sun, so he must be doing something right. He occasionally does a column based on his mailbag, doing the "neo" routine where he excerpts the angriest parts of letters, and then gleefully reports how many "death threats" he claims to receive.

How else can the Sun tell that his column (and therefore the ads near it) get read unless there are lots of letters and emails calling for his dismissal? Some of these may actually come from readers.

Not too different than Catherine doing her best to get AdSense hits.

Dave said...

LuLu, make sure you have a breathing straw shoved out from under that duvet cover.

Vronvron said...

LuLu

Here is a copy of the email I sent to Coren; I hope it makes you feel better, so you can escape from under your duvet.

_________________

Michael

As soon as possible, write an article apologizing to Canadian women for your article "Caring for Karine" published in the Edmonton Sun on April 18, 2009. Your article is offensive and the language in the subtitle "Sending our daughters to war in Afghanistan is just wrong" is even more offensive. Karine Blais is not your daughter. Your comment "So Canada sacrifices another victim on the altar of equality" is really annoying. Spare me the Catholic/religious terminology. Karine Blais was not a sacrificial victim and Afghanistan is not an altar, nor is equality an altar. Dispense with comments like "Look at the photograph of this beautiful girl." Karine was not a Sunshine girl exposing her charms on whatever page of the Sun voyeurs turn to for their daily jolt. She was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. She had every right to join the Canadian Armed Forces. Women have rights in Canada; Canada is not the Roman Catholic Church, which considers women second class citizens.

liberal supporter said...

And you can just see next week's column:

"My telling the truth about sending our daughters to Afghanistan really touched a nerve with the far left extremists who don't support the troops. These atheists would have our women brutally and repeatedly raped and horribly tortured to please their atheist 'god', the same one worshiped by Stalin and Hitler.

I can't reprint the letters here, since they are unprintable, not even the ones not written in crayon.

Canada sacrificed a beautiful girl, to please the powers of political correctness. These hateful people think nothing of allowing the Taliban to brutally and repeatedly rape and horribly torture our daughters.

The left have no shame, and have the nerve to demand that I apologize to Canadian women for defending them as best I can."

That'll be thirty five cents, Michael.

The Seer said...

I thought I should write to defend my Brother, Michael Coren.

Then I clicked through the link and spied the SUNshine Girl to the left of the end of his column.

I waiver.

Maybe I shudda known about SUNshine Girls, but I don't see The Sun very often.

So. Duz SUNshine Girl kinda, sorta, or in any way compromise Brother Michael's take on this thing?

P. S. If Brother Michael thinks that modern warfare is about hand-to-hand combat, he does not understand the industrialization of war, which began around 1853, and continued through 1861, 1871, 1914 etc. It's not like this is a thoroughly modern invention.

The Seer said...

I thought I should write to defend my Brother, Michael Coren.

Then I clicked through the link and spied the SUNshine Girl to the left of the end of his column.

I waiver.

Maybe I shudda known about SUNshine Girls, but I don't see The Sun very often.

So. Duz SUNshine Girl kinda, sorta, or in any way compromise Brother Michael's take on this thing?

P. S. If Brother Michael thinks that modern warfare is about hand-to-hand combat, he does not understand the industrialization of war, which began around 1853, and continued through 1861, 1871, 1914 etc. It's not like this is a thoroughly modern invention.

wv: I'm sorry; in context, it's too much. frocav

Frank Frink said...

Was this supposed to be about Karine Blais or you?

sooey said...

It's just another me-man rant from the "Blame the Feminists Club".

MgS said...

By the sounds of it, you're in fine form to take on Mr. Coren ... although his degree of humanity is rapidly becoming more and more questionable...

Ti-Guy said...

Karine was not a Sunshine girl exposing her charms on whatever page of the Sun voyeurs turn to for their daily jolt.Good one, vronvron.

KEvron said...

"a young girl dressed up as a soldier"ten-to-one, she'd have broken the chauvinist pig's pencil neck for that.

KEvron

KEvron said...

"Good one, vronvron."

despite the superfluous catholic bashing?

KEvron

Ti-Guy said...

Coren chose Catholicism, so he's more liable for its excesses than I am.

wv: "sorbum" Must be my diet...

the rev. paperboy said...

Among the many idiotic things in Coren's column is his fear that should things descend to close combat, Trooper Blais' armored vehicle, machine gun and sidearm would be no match for the long knives and heavy clubs of the Taliban. Uh....right.
He also seems very, very worried that such a pretty young thing would be raped as a matter of course. Given the well-documented tendency of the Afghan mujahedeen to take the idea of foxhole buddies to a whole new level, I strongly suspect that raping of prisoners would not be confined to female prisoners. (For further first-hand observation of the hot mujahideen-on-mujahideen action phenomenon, see BBC journalist Phil Rees excellent book Dining with Terrorists")

Cameron Campbell said...

rev, exactly re: sidearm etc.

Also, how much strenght does it take to depress a trigger? How much bulk to call in an artillery strike..

sooey said...

I blogged about this - he's actually said more offensive things about women - and girls.

Men like him love to go on and on about women in war being "raped repeatedly" if caught by the enemy. They enjoy the idea of Feminists being punished - by the bad guys -for thinking they can do jobs traditionally reserved - for the good guys.

They're afraid that women will eventually be recognized as equals to men, which to them means that they would have less power. They think they're in a competition - a competition against women.

Dave said...

I wonder if a Somali pirate-fired RPG took out the captain of HMCS Halifax if the vile Mr. Coren would wax quite so eloquent?

On the other hand, he probably views her appointment as a "political" act.