Apr 17, 2007

Blogosphere was buzzing about the queen of hate’s appearance

Both the Michigan and national blogosphere were buzzing yesterday about the appearance of the queen of hate Ann Coulter at Cleary University’s Livingston Economic Club Speakers Luncheon Series in Livingston County.

Our cruise director, Liberal Lucy, got the buzz going and picked up the fight on Michigan Liberal with the help of an excellent piece of art from Mike Ramsey.

Rich over at Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood took Rogers to task for his sponsorship of Coulter’s racist and hateful remarks and positions.

Nicole Belle took up the fight on the national and busy Crooks and Liars.

LL’s diary on the national Daily Kos also generated lots of traffic and comments.

Back here in Michigan the echo began, and blogers began spreading Lucy’s message to their readers. Over on Democracy for Metro Detroit the message generated lots of interest.

Over on Democratic Edge they gave Coulter back just a little bit of what she has given anyone who doesn’t’ agree with her warped view of the world with this headline, “Coulter (the bigot whore) is coming to Cleary University.”

Celeste Whiting over at Our Michigan speculated on why verbal abuse and propaganda is so popular, and why it’s earning Coulter so much money.

As you know, Cleary’s executive committee of the board of trustees plans to meet Thursday to discuss the matter. I have posted the contact information for the entire board below. I suggest contacting them directly and politely telling them Cleary University should not be embracing Coulter’s racist, discriminatory and hateful views. For some members I could not find contact info at all, and for others all I could find were home phone and address.

If you contact them please be polite, and I request you let us know the results of your contact with the board members, and if you have better contact info please let us know that too.

President Tom Sullivan
Cleary University
3750 Cleary Drive
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: 517.548.3670

Cleary University Board Officers
William J. Davis Jr., J.D.
Arbor Springs Water Company, Inc.
1440 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Telephone: 734-668-8270
Toll Free: 800-814-4183
General e-mail: sales@arborspringswater.com

Ian Schonsheck
Chief Executive Officer
Schonsheck, Inc.
Vice Chair of the Board
51331 W. Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
(248) 669-8800 - Phone
(248) 669-0850 - Fax

Andrew M. Eggan, J.D.
Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C.
1349 S Huron St Ste 1
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 483-3626
Fax: (734) 483-1107
E-mail: aeggan@psedlaw.com
Secretary to the Board

John E. Klee ‘74, ‘01
Vice President
National City Bank of MI/IL
Home phone 734-429-1836
Treasurer of the Board

Anne McKenny
Senior Project Engineer
General Motors Powertrain Group
Chair, Livingston

Scott Maly
TG Fluid Systems USA Corporation
740 Advance Street
Brighton, MI. 48116
Tel: 1-810-220-6161
Vice Chair, Livingston

Frank E. Fike ‘70
Vice President (Retired)
Comerica Bank
4500 E Loch Alpine Dr.(Home addrerss)
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9769
Chair, Washtenaw

Milton A. Weidmayer CPA ‘74
Weidmayer Schneider Ratham & Bennett CPA
635 S. Maple Road
Box 2389
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2389
Phone: 734.662.2522
Fax: 734.662.9581
Vice Chair, Washtenaw

Carol Alexander ‘76
Ford Credit IT Office

David W. Barfield
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
The Bartech Group
17199 North Laurel Park Drive
Suite 224
Livonia, MI, 48152
Tel: 734.953.5050
Fax: 734.953.5075
Toll free: 800.828.4410

Nelida Bravo
Vice President, Community Relations
Uni-Boring Company, Inc.
2280 W Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843-8515
Phone: 517-548-0500
FAX: 517-548-1336

Robert J. Buckler
Group President
DTE Energy Company
2000 2nd Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226-1279

David Canter, MD
Senior Vice President, PGRD & Director
Michigan Laboratories, Pfizer, Incorporated

Richard R. Chrysler
Former Republican U.S. Congressman
4869 Southern Breeze Dr.(Home address)
Naples, FL 34114

Patrick R. Cleary II
Captain, USN (Retired)
Vice President & General Manager,
Warfare Systems, PRC, Inc. (Retired)

Dan Craig
President & Chief Operating Officer
Hatch Stamping Company
635 E Industrial Dr.
Chelsea, MI, 48118

John J. Edwards
President & COO
Edwards Brothers, Incorporated
PO Box 1007
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
(734) 769-1000
Fax-(734) 769-0350

R. James Gorenflo
Director of Development
Wexford Development Group, LLC
13770 Rainbow Dr.
Dexter, MI 48130

Matthew C. Hoffmann
Jewelry Designer
Hoffmann Phoenix, LLC

Lee Jean-Gilles
Pierre Paul Art Gallery
3601 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 975-1050

Phil Jenkins
Sweepster, Incorporated
2800 North Zeeb Road
Dexter, MI 48130-1199
PHONE: (313) 996-9116
(800) 627-9378
FAX #: (313) 996-9014

Kevan P. Lawlor
President and CEO
NSF International
P.O. Box 130140
789 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48113-0140, USA
Telephone: (+1) 734-769-8010
Toll Free (USA): 800-NSF-MARK
Fax: (+1) 734-769-0109

Sheldon F. Markel, M.D.
Department of Pathology (Retired)
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
3975 Waldenwood Dr. (Home address)
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Glynis McBain
Your Peace of Mind

Nina I. McClelland, PhD
Nina I. McClelland, L.L.C. Consulting Services
4580 Sawgrass Dr E (Home Address)
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Robbie O’Brien, CWA
Senior Vice President
J.J. B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, Inc.

Douglas J. Ritter ’93, ‘01
Sierra/Silverado Brand Quality Manager
General Motors Corporation Service Operations Headquarters

Dave Sager
Fiegel’s, First Fiegel Financial Corporation

Judith L. Scranton ‘95
Former Republican Michigan State Representative
2457 Spring Lake Ln. (Home address)
Brighton, MI 48114

Ed Shedlock ‘03
Hoi Polloi Boutique, LLC
President, Alumni Association Ex-Officio
333 S Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Leon Tupper
Gilreath North

Donald E. Van Curler
Van Curler Associates, Architects
Flying Dutchman Companies
2008 Hogback Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 971-4000
Fax (734) 971-9450
E-mail: teb9711@aol.com

Richard W. Wells
Chief Financial Officer
Victor International
2601 Cambridge Court Suite 310
Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Fed up said...

CG, Could you tell me what involvement the Press Argus has had with bringing this despicable piece of garbage to Livingston County?

I need a good excuse to cancel my subscription.

Communications guru said...

The newspaper is a sponsor of the series. I think sponsoring the series is a good thing if the school lives up the LEC goal “to enrich the Livingston County community by hosting speakers who can share a broad spectrum of social, political, intellectual and cultural experiences.” Coulter does not enrich anyone or anything but herself. I don’t think any of the sponsors have much to do, if anything with choosing the speakers, but if they don’t voice their opposition they are endorsing her hate, prejudice and discrimination.

I have long been a supporter of newspapers, so before you cancel your subscription perhaps you should ask them to denounce her appearance.

Fed up said...

Well, if they're sponsor then they're heavily involved and should be able to reject that hatemongering b____!

Thanks, you just saved me a few bucks a month - I'll cancel my subscription when I get home tonight.

Vicki said...

I support Ann Coulter; she speaks her mind and protects us against these dreaded godless liberal Democrats.
I try to pattern my own public behavior after her. I think she says exactly what this community needs to hear.

Communications guru said...

Why am I not surprised? So this means you are a bigoted hatemonger?
Right, liberals are Godless. I have a real good friend who is a liberal. I dare you to call Godless.
He feed the hungry, simply because they were hungry. He didn’t ask them for money. He didn’t require that they go to work first. He healed the sick, simply because they were sick. He didn’t push them into an insurance company, or let the drug companies gouge them on prices. He rejected greed, violence, and the glorification of power, the amassing of wealth without social balance, and the personal judging of others, their
lifestyles and beliefs. Pretty liberal beliefs, don’t you think? His name, by the way, is Jesus Christ.

Vicki said...

If he's a liberal, I'm sure he's godless.

Vicki said...

And how dare you call the Lord a liberal? If he were here today, he would embrace Republican values.

Communications guru said...

You’re calling Jesus Christ godless? I know you have a screw loose, but really. He would embrace Republican values? Like Tom Delay’s or Newt Gingrich’s values? Get real.

These are the values, I least what I was taught in the church I went to, of Jesus Christ. He fed the hungry, simply because they were hungry. He didn’t ask them for money. He didn’t require that they go to work first. He healed the sick, simply because they were sick. He didn’t push them into an insurance company, or let the drug companies gouge them on prices. He rejected greed, violence, and the glorification of power, the amassing of wealth without social balance, and the personal judging of others, their
lifestyles and beliefs.

Now, can you show me one “Republican value” in there?

Republican Michigander said...

Looks like Cleary U doesn't like to get run out by the Kos mob. It's good to see a victory for free speech.

Communications guru said...

What's free about $30,000?

With the political make up of the board of trustees and the decision makers it’s going to take a lot more pressure to change their minds. There’s still time, and I’m sure your spokesman will say a lot more discriminatory and controversial things before Oct. 1. The question is will it be enough to change the closed minds? We’re going to keep trying.

What the hell is the “Kos mob?” All the letters I saw to Tom Sullivan were local.

Vicki said...

It's been nice chatting with you, this is my last post on this blog. There are lots of things to do before May 8th.
I'll stop by on May 9th and reveal the winning strategy.

Communications guru said...

You don’t have to bother; after the so-called “love” candidates are soundly beaten I’ll post it. By the way, is your anti-gay hate group ever going to revel its endorsements?

Michael Motta said...

I think it's pretty obvious that Jesus would have been considered a progressive or on the Left in his time. This raises a question that I've often though about though: would yesterday's liberals who took positions that today might be considered conservative be likely to have continued to keep up with the times and change the contents of their positions to continue to be progressives? In other words, would for instance a liberal from the pre-gay rights days support gay rights today? While this is all purely hypothetical, I'm inclined to think that the general idea of being liberal, progressive or "on the Left" is more of the "essence" of a person than are the positions taken at any given time, such that the positions on issues would change or develop rather than being adhered to for the sake of the positions themselves.