The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 November 2005

What about those approval ratings?

Andrea Harris sees it as a spiritual thing:

[A]t heart liberals are old-time fundamentalists whose God is social approval, and they've noticed that strong, confident people tend to make enemies of weak, envious people. Being weak and envious themselves, they fear the responsibilities of being citizens of a strong, confident nation with enemies, and they identify more with weak, envious nations who want to see us broken in the dirt. It's a vicious circle.

If nothing else, this explains why I became much more content with my lot in life after I quit giving a damn. (I suppose the next step is to cancel SiteMeter, but then I've already paid for next year.)

"I just want to be loved. Is that so wrong?" It's not enough, Harvey, old friend, it's not enough. You don't ever want to put yourself in the position of having to grovel for that love.

Me, I tend to think that this is the best idea Lyndon Johnson ever had: get them by the 'nads, and their hearts and minds surely will follow.

Posted at 7:37 AM to Almost Yogurt


i think andrea has an over active imagination. She should write a comic book.

Posted by: bruce at 10:48 AM on 22 November 2005

She's not imaginative. She steals her whole act from Coulter. The only thing she's done that I'm aware of that wasn't straight out of a Coulter column was racially attacking a 6 year old a few months back.

That said, this wins my "Dumbest Fucking Excerpt of the Day Award," if only because it doesn't make any damned sense. A strong confident nation wouldn't be such enormous pussies about say, Saudi Arabia... you know... where the Terrorists actually came from??? Similarly, a Strong Confident nations wouldn't be such enendurable wimps about Pakistan--where Bin Laden actually is?

Yeah.

Posted by: aldahlia at 2:47 PM on 22 November 2005

Ah, my fans! How I don't miss them.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 8:10 PM on 22 November 2005

By the way, I didn't "racially attack" anyone -- the "attack" was in the febrile minds of the mother of said child and her friends. But I don't expect a retraction. Being a tolerant progressive liberal feminist means never having to say you're sorry for the libel and slander you spew.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 8:40 PM on 22 November 2005

So let me understand this correctly, aldahlia. You advocate the invasion or something similiar of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to show we are a strong, confident nation? Iraq should have been further down the list?

Posted by: Lana at 9:01 PM on 22 November 2005

Ooh, catfight!

[munches popcorn]

Posted by: McGehee at 9:09 PM on 22 November 2005

Heh heh. More melted butter?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 9:17 PM on 22 November 2005

was racially attacking a 6 year old a few months back.

You know, Andrea's already defended herself on this, but it irks me enough to jump in anyway.

For Andrea to have deliberately targeted ANYONE's kid, Andrea would have to:

1. Remember that her opponent has a kid;
2. Remember the first thing about that kid;
3. Consciously decide to insult that kid instead of her opponent, in such a way as to
4. Earn her a reputation as a bigot.

Andrea may be "The Blair Witch" in the eyes of some, but there's one thing I have never, ever seen her do: Give two fucks about anyone besides herself and a very, very few others. (In fact, I believe she helped Charles Austin raise money for muscular dystrophy. Because she's such a hater, of course.)

But Andrea just doesn't think that much about other people. I emailed the mother of the child in question to point that out, and received in reply the argument that said mother and Andrea had recently gone 'round in my comments and, in the course of so doing, the mother had mentioned having a biracial kid.

Okay, granted--but what in hell would make anyone think Andrea would remember that and care enough to file it away for future reference? Do you have any idea how many times I've had to email Andrea to say something like, "Uh, that commenter you ripped a new asshole on?--That's my brother," or "Hey, you, um, just called my boyfriend a halfwit, there?" And do you know why I have had to send emails like that to her on so many occasions? Because she CAN'T REMEMBER. BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T FUCKING CARE.

Which, personally, I like about her. But I can see how that indifference might not be conceivable to people who'd rather believe that the mean lady's picking on them again. Imagine: A world that doesn't revolve around you or your offspring! Nay, nay, 'tis not possible.

Anyway, that accusation needs to die. I think of it like this: If I had a mafia, and Andrea were one of my hitmen, Andrea would be the hitman I could never send out on a job alone, because no matter how discreetly I requested my enemy be whacked, no matter how many admonitions I gave her to "use a silencer" and "don't get the cops involved," Andrea would be the hitman who, left to her own devices, would use the AK-47 for every job, making an enormous mess and taking out 12 innocent bystanders along with the intended victim every time. Andrea would be one all the other hitmen referred to in whispers as "Psycho."

Okay? The kid was a bystander in this. Only, he wouldn't have been involved in this at all if his own mother hadn't raised the roof with her lamentations that Andrea picked on her son. Andrea picked on a stereotype that the mother in question chose to identify with--but that was an act of self-identification. You know, I could read a post of Andrea's in which she went off on Mormons without going "OH NO, ANDREA INSULTED MY PARENTS!" But that's because I don't shoehorn myself into every fucking screedy scenario she comes up with. I can heartily recommend that policy. The peace of mind it gives one is incredible.

She's just not discriminating enough to care about anyone's fucking personal life. She has enough integrity and enough faith in her powers to attack her opponents, not their children. Oh, and she's not a bigot.

I expect this will be received about as well as it was the last time I explained all this shit. Well, if there's one thing in life it's tough to argue some people out of, it's a persecution complex.

Posted by: ilyka at 11:12 PM on 22 November 2005
If I had a mafia, and Andrea were one of my hitmen, Andrea would be the hitman I could never send out on a job alone, because no matter how discreetly I requested my enemy be whacked, no matter how many admonitions I gave her to "use a silencer" and "don't get the cops involved," Andrea would be the hitman who, left to her own devices, would use the AK-47 for every job, making an enormous mess and taking out 12 innocent bystanders along with the intended victim every time. Andrea would be one all the other hitmen referred to in whispers as "Psycho."

Oh no! I would never use something so loud and noisy -- and heavy -- as an AK-47. You could count on me for the discreet silencer. Just make sure you give me a photo of the target. I suck attaching names to faces.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 5:47 AM on 23 November 2005

Hey don't Bogart that butter, McGehee.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 11:21 PM on 25 November 2005