Ann Coulter Explained

From Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren’t, An Interview with Ann Coulter, at

TH: What’s your favorite Grateful Dead show, and why? Were you there?

AC: They were all my favorites – especially the shows at Shoreline. It’s a beautiful outdoor amphitheater, the Dead’s home field, with California chardonnay for sale by the glass (in addition to not being a pot-smoker, I’m not much of a beer-drinker), and I often ran into my college Deadhead friends there. We’d go sailing during the day and see the band at night.

I fondly remember seeing the Dead when I was at Cornell. It was the day of the fabulous Fiji Island party on the driveway “islandâ€? of the Phi Gamma Delta House. We’d cover ourselves in purple Crisco and drink purple Kool-Aid mixed with grain alcohol and dance on the front yard. Wait – I think got the order reversed there: We’d drink purple Kool-Aid mixed with grain alcohol and then cover ourselves in purple Crisco – then the dancing. You probably had to be there to grasp how utterly fantastic this was.

It just hasn’t been the same since she took the act national.


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Seeing Ann Coulter humanized like this is the most bizarre thing I’ve read in ages.


You know, I was watching Animal House last night, and it occurred to me that the College Republican loons never really got that it was a joke. College never ended for them.


We’d go sailing during the day and see the band at night.

It’s not surprising. She’s a lazy, spoiled sorority girl. The Dead’s audience has always included huge numbers of fratboy/girl assholes.


Yeah, as an erstwhile deadhead, I can attest the Dead always attracted its share of of asshole fratboys/sorority girls (although actually some pretty cool fratboys/sorority girls too).

But I think Ann’s up to something different here – she’s try to using a liberal icon (the Dead) to mock liberalism. Maybe she actually does like the Dead, but come on: going out of here way to point out how her Deadhead-ish proclivity for A/V technology helped impeach Clinton and how loves going sailing before “the show”, where she enjoys a nice glass of red wine. She’s clearly taking the piss – read that whole interview, it’s hilarious.

I think she’s aping a sad caricature of what she thinks groups like “Log Cabin Republicans” are doing – she is trying to poison a philosophy by conflating it with something which that philosophy cannot accept.


AHA! We’ve finally got it in writing – she ADMITS to drinking the Kool-Aid!!!1one!!eleven11!

However, the image of her covered in purple Crisco is going to be in my head for a looooooooooooog time. Damn you Gavin – damn you to HELL!! *shakes fist*


P.S. I, as the employer of the above all-capital words, do hereby state that I AM NOT UNBALANCED.

So there.


read that whole interview, it’s hilarious.

To be clear, Ann Coulter makes me sick – I meant hilarious in a bathos kind of way. Like that time when Trooper Cassidy from the State Police came to my 7th grade class to get real and rap with us youngsters about ‘the dope’.


Isn’t chardonnay white wine? Can’t imagine mAnn going for the “colored” stuff.

We’d cover ourselves in purple Crisco and drink purple Kool-Aid mixed with grain alcohol and dance on the front yard.

She seems, somehow, to have left out the frenzied fisting (sorry, celticgirl–bad mental image there, I know).


I think when she says Dead show, she means when she captures small children, eats their souls in a demonic ritual (hence the purple Crisco and the nice chardonnay) and then re-animates the little children’s bodies. She was confused by the dancing skeletons…


That’s a spoof, right?


Apparently, she never read any interview of Jerry Garcia. He was anti-authoritarian, and was very concerned about how xenophobic Americans are.


Sort of like when the Nazis used to tear up during Beethoven …


There are few people fore morally frivolous than conservative dead-heads.

They love the hedonism and the too-ccol-for-you atmosphere.

The fact that live dead shows were musically dreadful emphasises the point.


“You always felt like you were with family at a Dead show – a rather odd, psychedelic family that sometimes lived in a VW bus and sold frightening looking “veggie burritos.â€?

Weird she says this, since during the Democratic convention she wrote that hateful screed about hippie women.

“true Deadheads are what liberals claim to be but aren’t: unique, free-thinking, open, kind, and interested in different ideas. Also, excellent dancers! ”

Wow. Just wow. And, I hope I don’t offend any Dead fans here, but frankly, I’ve always thought that Deadhead dancing was just lame. self-absorbed and self-driven, and just lame.

“during the Clinton impeachment. There was so much viciousness – killed cats, punctured tires, threats, investigations and slander against those of us favoring impeachment. (Anthony Pellicano, you’ll recall – the Hollywood private investigator now accused of criminal conspiracy, attempted murder, and making criminal threats – was working for the Clintons ” — Please! Isn’t there something legally actionable here?

“My collection of Dead tapes, by the way, was the reason I heard one of the Linda Tripp tapes before Ken Starr did. Tripp’s lawyer obviously needed to hear the tape before turning it over to the prosecutor, but he only had an old 1950’s tape player and couldn’t get it to work and Ken Starr wanted the tape the next morning. He was terrified he’d hit the wrong button and erase the evidence. In the wee hours of the morning, it occurred him, a Deadhead himself, that he knew one person in D.C. who definitely had a tape machine. So, at around 2 AM, he called me and asked to come over to use my tape deck. ”

Uh…..excuse me here, this is too utterly fucking fantastically to be believed. Remember, this was in 1996. Small children had cassette players. You could buy a cassette-player Walkman in a drugstore. Everybody’s car had a cassette player. Are we to believve that a DC lawyer didn’t know how to operate – much less obtain – a cassette player?

She’s not asking us to believe that Linda Tripp used a reel-to-reel to tape Monica, is she?

“Apart from Al Gore, Al Franken is the most un-Deadhead like person I know of who purports to be a Deadhead.”

Irony, thy name is Ann Coulter!


Oh god, I remember hearing that she was a Deadhead but reading an itnerview about it, that’s just great. Man I can’t wait til in like 10 years Ann Coulter: the Next generation talk aobut how she was this huge Rage Against the Machine fan.


The “Fiji” thing used to be black makeup, they changed it to purple.

At least that was what they told me way back when I was drinking their free booze at Freshman rush. Rapidly realized that free was still too steep if it meant you had to hang around frat creeps.

So dreamy reveries of a Dead concert in blackface–I think that’s consistent for AC.

Sheesh, McCarthy, Minstrelsy, what does she have to say about Flouride?



You reckon if she’d a smoked pot instead drinking that elitist Chardonnay back in college she might not be such a hateful ol’ harridan today?


You reckon if she’d a smoked pot instead drinking that elitist Chardonnay back in college she might not be such a hateful ol’ harridan today?

Oh, I suspect that she voted in the wrong precinct to make sure her regular dealers didn’t knock on her door for back money.


I’m…..actually surprised for once.


In 1983, I moved my seventeen-year-old punk ass out of my mother’s house and into a shared place in North Oakland that was a big stopoff point for Deadheads. Most of my then-roommates were Deadheads; as they moved away, I managed to replace ’em with my punk friends. Deadheads still stopped by, expecting us to put them up, feed them, and provide bathroom facilities for them, and to passively tolerate their endless insulting diatribes about our musical taste.

In short, much of my experience with Deadheads was of judgmental mooches who felt that I owed them something and who were perfectly comfortable offending thier hosts with their inablilty to accept differences. Thus, I am unsurprised that Ann Coulter is a Deadhead.


Y’know, I’ve spent a good part of my life off and on in Marin County, particularly Fairfax and West Marin. As a result of that and my tendency to hang with the filthy commie hippies I have had regular, if occasional contact with the members of the Dead, Airplane and Journey at local watering holes, various parties and of course, at the beach. I have had long conversations with most of the Band members and I can tell you without fear of contradiction that the very thought of Ann Coulter being a fan would be nothing less than appalling to them…



Ann Coulter: the Next generation talk aobut how she was this huge Rage Against the Machine fan.

Didn’t Alan Keyes do a stage dive during one of their gigs once? I seem to remember that.


Alan Keyes was encouraged to mosh during an episode of The Awful Truth. You can see it on DVD. It’s all kind of freaky, but not more so than his politics, including his theory that gay people shouldn’t be allowed to adopt because their children, not knowing who their biological parents are, will be naturally drawn to each other and commit incest. (Doesn’t it seem like this should rule out adoptions by straight parents, as well?)


Yeah, I remember plenty of obnoxious broads like Adam’s-Apple Annie when I used to go to Dead shows. The type who would show up drunk off their damned fool asses with no real clue as to why they were there, other than because that was where the party was or because that was where they’d followed some guy they wanted to fuck. In other words, exactly the kind of people you DON’T want to be tripping next to. The kind who automatically make you edge sideways
until their flapping-ass yaps are out of earshot.

I definitely had a short fuse when it came to scammy little stenchballs sidling up to me and begging me to “kick down a splash, brah?” of my beer (“Did you actually just beg me for my BACKWASH, you shit-smeared dumbfuck??”) but I’d have taken their nonsense at a Dead show any day over having to deal with drunken, braying, gucci-fuck yuppies like Coulter. When I hear that soul-rotted twat blathering on about the “family vibe” at Dead shows, trying to somehow justify her own hatemongering, or to give herself some sort of “street cred” amongst decent human beings, all I can think is that there just isn’t a circle of Hell that is torturously miserable by HALF for the likes of her.

There were plenty of lame-asses on Dead tour, I realize, but CRIKEY!!


So this does seem to lend credence to the theory that Ann Coulter doesn’t really believe the shit she spews, she just does it for money and ratings. Which, somehow, makes her even more reprehensible.


After having the music and culture that represent the cornerstone of my belief system (egalitarian, DIY, righteous anger, anti-authoritarian) become appropriated by the NRO crowd because one line of one song is “drop your bombs between the minarets, down the casbah way” — all I can say to my peace-loving Deadhead bretherns is HA-HA!


As someone for whom both the Clash and the Dead are/were immensely important, I have to say that:

“(egalitarian, DIY, righteous anger, anti-authoritarian)”

describes plenty about both bands.

The people in the crowd have their own reasons for being there.


“There was so much viciousness – killed cats, punctured tires, threats, investigations and slander against those of us favoring impeachment.”

Good. Christ.

The lying. Please. Make it stop.

Chris Moorehead

“There was so much viciousness – killed cats, punctured tires, threats, investigations and slander against those of us favoring impeachment.â€?

I wasn’t aware that Bill Frist (and his toned, hairy biceps) was working for Clinton’s team.

And, pray tell, how does one “slander” Ann Coulter?


“Apart from Al Gore, Al Franken is the most un-Deadhead like person I know of who purports to be a Deadhead.”

yeah…so, franken actually spent time with the dead. he and his old comedy partner (tom davis?) were actually featured in sketches on “dead ahead” which was a video of some of the dead’s 1980 run at radio city music hall. i mean, he may not SEEM like a deadhead to ann, but anyone who is in a movie with garcia seems to count. (yeah, go ahead and make fun of me. i’m a big dead fan.)


we called em “trustafarians…” real easy to tour with your parents money, real easy to “go sailing” and then head to a show. not so easy to work a 9 to 5 job, save up, sacrifice a bit (strange concept in our country) in order to catch a few cherished shows. and every ‘scene’ is merely a microcosm of the culture in which it operates to some degree; you will inevitably have your small percentage of gate crashing, too much terrible beer drinking, talkers on the cell phone during “stella blue,” FREEBIRD shouting assholes and wankers. I mean, that fella ann coulter is sadly confused if she thinks that good rubs off on you just by hanging around good, or that godly rubs off just by calling yourself christian.

and a.j is right: have I seen that guy coulter on stage with the dead? sadly, no.


Maybe there was something else in the koolaid her mates never told her about…..

same era deadhead

Uh, fiji is a fraternity. traditionally, only members of a frat do the costume thing. Little surgery there, ann? Interested to see that there is a coulter listed as an esteemed almumni back in the teens. Was he/she a fiji legacy?

As to the dead. the shows were great until rich drunks who should have been at jimmy buffet, and the white dreadlock losers really made shows too irritating and too smelly to enjoy. This combined pack of morons ruined the last show i saw — except for meeting my future spouse– by tearing down a wall at the venue. The concert parking lot was filled with the kind of drunken losers the Ms.? coulter seems to have been.

Sign me as Still bitter for losing those 10th row center tickets and that cute 22 yearold i was going camping with, due to the drunken sots that destroied the venue.


As a long-time Deadhead, I’m appalled that Coulter (who still hasn’t released her medical records proving she’s not a man) claims to be one of us. On the surface, one only has to profess an affinity for the music, but I doubt little Miss Hitler Youth had real clue. Al Franken, whom I ‘ve met, is far more a “real” Deadhead than Coulter could ever be. Now, the Dead themselves were pretty apolitical most of the time, and while there were and are plenty of conservative Deadheads, I can’t see any of them–at least the one’s I know–claiming kinship with Coulter.

As same era deadhead said, both the “trustafarians” and the tourhead moochers all showed up about the same time in the mid- to late-80s, long after the band’s best years. I know that the Dead are considered tragically unhip, but their music from the late 60s and early 70s, which was when I first found them, was raw, energetic, and in many ways revolutionary. Coulter and her ilk were mainly there for the party and the circus-like atmosphere that nearly ruined Dead shows in the later years; their approach was more like “isn’t it amusing to see all the quaint hippies”. She may have caught sight of the reality–thinking the shows “awesome” (actually only a small percentage of those late-era shows were “awesome” though many were good)–but she clearly didn’t get it.

Coulter is a wine-drinking Deadhead wannabe who has no understanding about the Dead…or anything else for that matter.



I thought deadheads were a tolerant bunch who just wanted to make music and spread love. If Anne Coulter wants to be a part of that organization then I think it should be respected, not rejected out of hand. Maybe she’ll learn something! I think what most of you are afraid of is maybe she’ll teach something. . . . .Can’t have that, can we . . .


As a gunowner,hunter,pothead,conservative I agree with Ann that freedom is what it`s all about.I was disheartened when the surviving band members supported the new fascist dictator.Jerry never cared for politicians and neither do I.


I’m with overgoverned……..if you go to a show and enjoy it, well that’s that. Surely the people make the atmosphere, but who are you really there to see???? and if ann coulter enjoys the same music whether it be in her own home or at a show who are we to say she’s feigning it.
i hate coulter and her nazi ass as much as everyone but let’s not lose sight of the goal here!!!


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