They must’ve heard I called ’em a bunch of pussies

UC Berkeley officials on Thursday reversed their decision to cancel conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s appearance at the university, but have rescheduled it from next week to May 2, according to a statement from the university.

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12 Responses to They must’ve heard I called ’em a bunch of pussies

  1. ChuckN says:

    Well, there’s​ at least one intelligent person left in Berkeley. Coulter said she was going anyway and someone obviously figured out that instead off a regular talk it would instantly turn into a defund academia campaign. Hopefully this still happens.

  2. Andrew says:

    And then, two days before, they’ll cancel it again. Just you wait and see.

  3. Dickweed says:

    I guess you still have some pull in CA. Thanks. The party will be interesting to watch. I wonder if the I didn’t do nothing Antifa chic will attend. If so I hope some one can get a better hit on her than the last dude.

    Note to self get some beer, popcorn and some jalapeño poppers. It’s a special occasion.

  4. larryw says:

    Yep, delayed to give the antifa clowns more time for training at jediburger academy.

  5. pigpen51 says:

    I think that the powers that be are learning that the publicity from banning these right wing speakers is actually worse than the problems that they would encounter if they allow them to simply speak. I am sure that the PTB have not had an epiphany, or a sudden change of heart. It is always about self sustainability. They are simply trying to cover their collective asses. Ann Coulter has some very good things to say, but she also has some hateful, ridiculous things that she says, no doubt meant to stir the hornets nest that is the left, until they can’t help but swarm, and then she can point and laugh. The left is always happy to oblige.

  6. Peter B says:

    Ann said the magic words: “public university,” “takes federal money” “contract” and “reimbursement.” She’s been deuninvited and says she will speak as originally scheduled though the venue is TBA.

    • Mike Papa says:

      This is exactly what happened. Same as any performer under contract with a venue. The shows canceled by venue? The artist still gets paid.

  7. Curmudgeon says:

    They rescheduled it to a date when there are no classes on campus and many students leave. Can’t let snowflakes possibly hear something real.

  8. Andrew says:

    Well, according to Ann C., she’s not available on the 2nd of May, which is a day the school is closed. She says she’s booked already, got hotel and airfare, and she’s speaking on the 27th.

    Boy. This is really turning into a spectator sport, kinda demolition derby meets tennis. Back and forth head-turning with explosions and flames!

    Can’t wait to find out what happens….

  9. fjord says:

    according to this, this is what happened:

    As they did with Horowitz, UC officials, citing safety concerns, first tried to bureaucratically shrink the Coulter speech out of existence by informing Young Americans for Freedom, sponsors of the event, that Coulter could speak only in the afternoon when students were in classes; that only students could attend; and, in a Kafkaesque twist, that the location of the speech would be distant from the center of campus and not be announced until just before it occurred.

    Coulter agreed to these conditions. But she added two stipulations that called the bureaucrats’ bluff that this was about public safety rather than the suppression of the free speech of conservatives. She asked that the Chancellor not require police to stand down in the face of anticipated violence by thugs, as he has in the past; and she asked that the UC administration make it clear than any student trying violently to disrupt the speech would be expelled.

    The University replied by cancelling Coulter’s speech outright.

    Remember the other speech, the cops stood by while millions of $$ of damage was done.

    • Elmo says:

      I sent this in an e-mail this morning to my local radio guy in Sacramento. It fits here, so I cut and paste it for you:

      “I thought you might be interested to know that the 3 U.C. Berkeley spokesmen who originally claimed Ann shouldn’t speak because they couldn’t provide adequate police protection (while at the same time those same police are ordered to stand down when things begin to heat up) were paid $348,000, $193,000 in $183,000 in 2015.

      It’s obvious the intention of a police presence up til now has been to give the appearance that they care. It’s also obvious that all they care about is protecting their buildings from being damaged and in doling out police overtime. Human safety (especially of conservatives) is the last thing they’re interested in.”

      Like Dennis Prager says, there are no bigger cowards than college administrators. And in California, they’re very well paid cowards.

  10. anonymous says:

    Ann Coulter doesn’t back down from confrontation, she won’t be intimidated into silence. From what I understand, the school attempted to make her decide to quit by them giving many conditions that many would say ‘Nah – lets forget this crap’. She agreed with the many conditions, which then was canceled, then later changed their minds again.

    I can’t believe the snowflakes are scared to hear words that offend them, the poor dears. I’m sure the school will provide counselors to help them deal, and safe spaces are already being erected to help them cope.

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