Friday, May 04, 2007

Ann Coulter said the word "faggot," and I don't care

(I've been sitting on this one for so long that the Rude Pundit has already done a column about why he doesn't care about the Imus situation. However, he made his case using quotes from other scumbags such as Rush Limbaugh. I make my case solely with Ann Coulter. This, therefore, is different from that.)

This is hardly timely, but that's right: I don't care.

I can't find it in myself to get worked up about anything Ann Coulter says. She's long, long since passed the point of mattering; she has never been credible, and she has never been decent. Rather, her every word is so much monkey feces flung from behind the bars of a zoo cage. As driftglass said: "Ann Coulter is not 'provocative'. She is not 'controversial'. She is ebola in pointy shoes. She is Bull Connor with a bonier ass and a bigger man-apple."

Harsh, you say? Consider this-- Ann Coulter is the woman who said:

- My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.

- We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors.

- God says, "Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours."

- Jihad monkey talks tough; jihad monkey takes the consequences. Sorry, I realize that's offensive. How about "camel jockey"? What? Now what'd I say? Boy, you tent merchants sure are touchy. Grow up, would you?

She is also the woman who called into question, on national television, the heterosexuality of. . . wait for it. . . Bill Clinton.

So, no. It doesn't matter to me that she said the word "faggot." It was offensive, wrong, and hateful, but if you've been paying attention at all, you already know that Coulter is professionally "offensive, wrong, and hateful." The Conservative Political Action Conference, where she uttered that slur, is the very same place she called Muslims "ragheads" the very last year prior to that.

That did not earn her a ban from CPAC. That did not prompt CPAC to put any kind of apologetic message on their website. No-- it got her invited back.

I'll spell it out for you: Hatred-- actually, that's too kind. Wretched bigotry is a conservative value. The browner, gayer, kinkier, or less Christian you are (for example), the less likely you are to be embraced with open arms, and the more likely you are to be shot, hung, beaten, or even dragged from behind a pickup truck.

And that's why I additionally don't care who's now suddenly breaking their silence about what kind of person Ann Coulter is, and how they won't put up with blah blah blah. If you are a decent person who has been paying attention, you were already not associated with Ann Coulter-- which makes me confused about Bill Maher-- does she satisfy a fetish of his? Does she simply provide really good drugs? --but that's just speculation, and even he hasn't made much mention of that association recently.

And really-- if all you've got is, "Democrats are all big faggots haha!" to argue with, there's no reason to argue with you than there is to go down to the zoo and debate feces-flinging with slightly more evolved simians.