• pants-man Posted: 3/22/2007 4:25pm PDT

    please stick to writing about cars. if this is indicative of future TTAC content, i'll do my reading elsewhere.

  • pants-man Posted: 3/22/2007 4:25pm PDT

    please stick to writing about cars. if this is indicative of future content, i'll do my reading elsewhere.

  • Jeremy Butler Posted: 3/22/2007 5:33pm PDT

    I'm sorry to see that The CarConnection will give even more media space to that pontificating buffon, Ann Coulter. This is my last read of your Web site.

  • Bobby Clarke Posted: 3/22/2007 6:25pm PDT

    Uh, when 95-99% of the world's scientists who could plausibly have an informed opinion on this matter basically agree with the same position that Gore holds, you might think twice about supporting a person who called all Arabs "towelheads" and said there was nothing wrong with going to war for oil because "we need it." Coulter is a stupid person whose role is as an entertainer for people dumb enough to believe that she's informed or credible.

    Really, this site shouldn't publish support for the words of such a person. What's next for this site, saying something like, "you know the Imperial Wizard of the KKK might have some issues with black people, but when he's talking about muscle cars, the guy makes sense!"

  • Bjorn Free Posted: 3/22/2007 7:28pm PDT

    You gargantuan ass.

    Since when did your sniveling self-delusion of "moral superiority" give you the idea that facts don't matter?

    Since you're so f'ing "smart," why don't you step off a nice high ledge (preferably the 15th floor or better)? With your superior moral smarminess, you can undoubtedly negate the "theory of gravity" and float, like a magnificent turd in the punch bowl of your own genius.

    Talk about the inconvenience of truth. (Which, of course, you won't do.)

  • Morris Roth Posted: 3/23/2007 12:03am PDT

    It is shocking that the 'car connection' would give space to Ann Coulter, that demented retard, to spew her hateful messages. The 'car connection' has lost all measure of respectability!

  • Nick Hlavaty Posted: 3/23/2007 12:21am PDT

    Ann Coulter is a blowhard - and the emphasis is on "blow".

  • nickman Posted: 3/23/2007 1:24am PDT

    I'm surprised you would sink so low as to quote Ann Coulter - a mean and evil spirited women who fosters her ideas around the politics of hate. America is sick and tired of corruption, hate, and greed from either side - please stick to cars.

  • Brian Posted: 3/23/2007 6:44am PDT

    The Ass Age has begun - that is my ass leaving TCC and never returning. This political BS by a hateful extremist does not belong here. If I want extreme opinions with name calling and fact-ish numbers then I'll visit political sites such as foxnews or air america. Marty should be ashamed for writing this garbage and he and Marty should be fired. Of course, I'll never know because I won't be back.

  • Edard Martelle Posted: 3/23/2007 12:50pm PDT

    Stick to cars and the industry. Defending Ann Coulter is like defending the use of Thalidomide or DDT. And she has much the same effect on the citizens and honest political discourse of this country.

  • Dr. Chris Siebrasse Posted: 3/23/2007 9:30pm PDT

    Carrying water for Coulter earns you no kudos, Padgett.

    Those who listen to Gore without the constant braying of the News Corp. flunkies in their ears receive a rational, earnest message.

    Your labeling of Gore as a hysteric brings to mind the 1960s Commies in Russia always diagnosing dissidents as mentally ill; always throwing out ad hominem attacks instead of addressing the issue.

    Open your eyes, ears, and mind, Padgett. You can be a car fan and an environmentalist.

    By the way, it's exhortations, not exhortions. And your use of "extortions" really doesn't fit the context of your sentence. Spellcheck would catch the first and a good editor would catch the latter. In fact, a good editor would junk the whole column.

  • John Mellberg Posted: 3/24/2007 3:24am PDT

    Next you folks are going to be arguing that the earth really is in the center of the universe, that modern physics is a 'jewish conspiracy', right? When the scientific community has clearly reached a concensus, despite their corporate funding, that climate change is happening; I think it's about time you yield to those more knowledgeable than you. You wouldn't ask a brick-layer to do brain surgery, likewise with odious rightwing commentators.

    It has been quite awhile since I visited theCarConnection and have to say it's commentary like this that made me tire of it. That and the fact that autoblog and jalopnik clean your collective clocks on a daily basis..

    I think TCC would benefit from a change in tone. Not to mention some proper packaging. Take it from a professional web developer with over 10 years in the business, your current template is drab and less than user-friendly. Take a peek at windingroad.com for an idea of how it's done.

    Skip the political BS and stick to horsepower and rubber stained pavement. Put some focus on your brand.

  • Paul Posted: 3/24/2007 9:48am PDT

    Anne Coulter is a vicious, spiteful, foul mouthed bitch no matter how you slice it. She alone says more about the current vile state of American journalism and commentary. She represents that side of America that the rest of this planet has grown to truly hate.

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  • Al Banchansky Posted: 3/25/2007 11:33am PDT

    Well done Car Connection! You have managed to endorse bigotry and ignorance all in one shot. Coulter’s rant would have her kicked off of most blogs but instead you have chosen to endorse her twisted vision.

    I cannot for the life of me understand why an automotive website should take such an aggressively anti-environmental stand. This stand seems counterintuitive for people who enjoy automotive technology and driving. Haven’t you already seen the effects of ignoring the environment? Due to pollution a nice drive to a restaurant in a convertible now means added risks of skin cancer from putting the top down and of mercury poisoning from ordering the tuna steak. Rising global temperatures mean a future of rising sea levels ruining our beaches, scorched landscapes, and more severe storms flooding our garages.

    Ignoring issues of fuel economy and environmental impact are a part of the reason why American automobile manufactures are struggling to survive while Toyota and Honda can’t open up new factories quickly enough. Over the last several decades government pressure has made cars safer, more efficient, more environmentally sound, and even fun to drive.

    The industry financed anti-global warming camp has been scientifically discredited. Even Exxon–Mobil has given up on funding these “the world is flat” scientists. So the last line of defense seems to be resorting to personal ridicule. Calling people names and joking that skinny people save energy doesn’t exactly render global warming a “nutty superstition.” For little personal gain, Al Gore is attempting to publicize a serious problem and to ask the American people, industry, and government to act responsibly. In response to this serious call to action, Coulter has resorted to playground antics and calling Gore an “a*s.” Car Connection has chosen to cast him as a “huge drama queen.” If you have such a strong point how about using evidence and reason and doing it with respect toward others. Or better yet, stick to reporting about cars and leave the offensive rants to others.

    Now, I ask yourself, who is being ridiculous and inflammatory?

  • Cal Montanez Posted: 3/26/2007 11:00am PDT

    More inflammatory, ignorant garbage from Coulter....

  • Deanna Sclar Posted: 3/26/2007 5:21pm PDT

    As the author of "Auto Repair for Dummies," "Buying a Car for Dummies" and a media consumer spokesperson in the automotive field for the past 30 years, I am writing to express my dismay and surprise to find this on TCC!

    To find an apologia for Coulter's rancid, unfactual, rant against Al Gore and the overwhelming scientific evidence for the connection between vehicle emissions and global warming in TCC is absolutely astounding! As a source of news about automotive developments such biased reporting is unethical and seriously undermines your stance as a news source. It also reveals a serious lack of insight or information on a crucial situation that is directly linked to the automotive field.

    I am deeply disappointed in you!

  • Dr. Chris Siebrasse Posted: 3/29/2007 3:33pm PDT

    Hey Padgett, is the comment function busted, or do you just choose not to publish comments?

  • Tessil Posted: 4/2/2007 6:42am PDT

    I think that the debate is not relevant here :
    1.do we agree that CO2 causes green house effect ?
    2. Do we agree that CO2 is mainly emitted by human activity ?
    3. Do we agree that even if sun was doing the bad work of increasing the temperature , CO2 emissions are not good for us ?
    4. Do we agree that we as humans have done irreperable damage to our environment ?

    If the answer is yes for all these questions , then we should do something , even if the "sun" is the culprit

  • JP Nuss Posted: 4/3/2007 3:37am PDT

    Kind of sad to see you side with ignorance! Makes all people interested in cars look stupid.

  • Realist Posted: 4/6/2007 3:41pm PDT

    Well done, there should be more reasoned debate about the issue. If this was a true problem, why would we let people with money excuse themselves from having to do with less? Or why "third world" countries (China) are allowed to continue to pollute the way we used to in the 1920's?

  • Lou T Posted: 4/8/2007 9:25am PDT

    I love Ann Coulter and I love TCC. Keep it up!

    And I just love it when liberals have their little hissy fits!!!

  • Not a Hypocrite Posted: 4/7/2008 10:43am PDT

    Read the book "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years" before you believe everything being reported by the media these days.
    Oh, and if you really believe man is causing global warming, ease off the gas pedal and drive the speed limit or you are a hypocrite.