Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Okay, Then

You'll recollect in a previous post I claimed conservatives weren't funny anymore, just dumb?

Here you go.


It's Mike Adams over there at Townhall, and he's been thinking about Coulter and the faggot uproar, and this is his conclusion -- and my God is it dumb:

The first thing Ann should not do is heed calls that she apologize for using the term “faggot.” The last time I heard that word, I was helping move a friend into his new house in downtown Wilmington. The next door neighbor, who happened to be gay, had us over to grab something to eat and drink.

When someone asked our host the name of the style he used to decorate the living room, his reply was “Early 20th Century Colonial Faggot.” He made the joke partially because he had a few too many drinks before his guests arrived. But he also did it because many homosexuals have never really aspired to the goal of making everyone feel as comfortable as they feel they have a right to feel at all times.

Yes, Mr. Adams. That's exactly what was happening there. Coulter was using the word exactly the way your friend's neighbor used it. Coulter, as a white het, had exactly as much right to use the word as your friend's neighbor did. Yep. No difference there!

Mike tries to cover himself, knowing what we're thinking: Gay persecution does not rival black persecution in the annals (I could not find a better word to insert here) of American history. Any assertion to the contrary is simply too queer to take seriously.

Annals -- get it? Har har. Queer. Get it? He's a kidder! And gay people aren't persecuted, so shut up!

Tell that to Matthew Shepard.

(And see also:

But here is where Adams really loses his shit:

But enough about what Ann ought not to do. Here’s what she should do immediately:
1. Start a website called “Global War on Fags” today.
2. Begin writing essays calling for the cleansing and purification of society via the mass murder of homosexuals.
3. Distribute videos on the website showing the actual murders of homosexuals.
4. Circulate instructions on how to bomb gay bath houses in San Francisco.
5. Circulate a “battle dispatch” to give people specific information on America’s most notorious bath houses.
6. Apply for a job at Kent State University.
At first, the cries for Ann Coulter’s imprisonment will be loud. But once Kent State gets wind of the story (and possession of her job application) a happy ending will soon be in sight (not incite). In fact, I predict that Ann will soon be a professor at Kent State University with good retirement benefits, a health plan, and tenure.

Okay. What?
Forget that this isn't funny -- because none of this stupid essay was funny -- this doesn't even make sense. What's Adams trying to claim here? What's his point? Hate speech will get you a job in the Leftist University system these days? I thought the whole Conservative Rant was exactly the opposite? Or is his point that Coulter should go on the offense and -- what, exactly? Why would that get her a job at Kent State? Why Kent State? Because she'll scare us chicken liberals? Does he have a point? Has he been eating too much undercooked beef lately?

Maybe he always was an idiot. It would explain the conservative POV, certainly.

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