Dear Roger Grumbel,
Your rants against squirrels are keeping me up at night.But today I found THIS and I think you are really on to something. If I weren't so sleep deprived, I might be able to connect the dots.
Coulter was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut by an upper middle class family. Her father, John Vincent, was an FBI agent turned union-buster who enjoyed shooting squirrels in his backyard. According to a column Coulter wrote upon this dick’s death on January 4, 2008, She concluded her tribute, “Now he was “very funny.” Daddy is with Joe McCarthy and Ronald Reagan. I hope they stop laughing about the Reds long enough to talk to God about smiting some liberals for me.” Unfortunately for John Vincent Coulter, based on whom he’s hanging out with, it sounds like he’s in hell.
Anyone who is never kept awake at night by worries of the Squirrel Threat just isn't paying attention. The Alameda Daily Noose and I aren't sure why the interweb article quoted above contains so many references to people named Richard, nor why their nicknames are not capitalized, but it is obvious that the Reds that McCarthy and Reagan disliked were none other than Red Squirrels. It is also clear that Ann Coulter, in addition to coming from good Squirrel-hunting stock, understands the power of complaining in dealing with any problem, Sciurine or otherwise. Now, if there are any dots that we have left unconnected, they can't be very important. You're welcome, Mr. Delmonte.
P.S.—Given the thousands of topics we cover, it's a virtual statistical certainty that at least some of them are going to be related to Squirrels. In other words, the Alameda Daily Noose and I are not obsessed with Squirrels.