—Adam Caulfield Kleinheider–Named after two of Western Civilization’s greatest brats–Mr. "She made me eat the apple!" and Little Lord "My Problems are So Deep and I Care So Much about my Sister"*–Kleinheider cracks me up today with his sass directed at Brit Hume: "It’s fine, I’m not mad at him, I just wish he’d dispense with the smoke up my hindparts." and he alerts us to this weird ass thing about that hate-monger Michael Savage: he used to hang with Allen Ginsburg. And I do mean hang.
—Rachel–She goes after Phil Valentine for playing "blame the victim" and she does it with such panache.
Oh, and Phil, she’s a college student and mother of two. Presumably, she’s stripping in order to pull herself up by her bootstraps like you conservatives appreciate so much, and to make a better life for herself and her children.
–And last, but not least, Ann Coulter. No, no. I know. I don’t understand it either, but sometimes when I read her, I think "this is art." I mean, it must be what some folks feel when they look at Piss Christ. I’m not a softy when it comes to visual art, but Andrew Hudgins and I are on the same page about it
if we did not know the cross was gimcrack plastic,
we would assume it was too beautiful.
We would assume it was the resurrection,
glory, Christ transformed to light by light
It is one of the most amazingly beautiful, moving–dare I say?–transcendent images of Christ I’ve ever seen. I look at that and see something that tells me more about the transformative nature of Christ than any book and most ministers. But I can also see how people find it unbelievably offensive, how they can’t get past the sacrilege and the seeming degradation of a representation of Christ.
That’s how I feel about Coulter. I look at her columns, like this one, which is so hilariously repulsive that I must share it with you**, and I think, this must just be art that I don’t get. Especially check out the last part, where Ann Coulter professes her great love for Jesus. Does anyone in America read that and not see that as deliriously insincere? I cannot imagine.
*I should, perhaps, point out that I totally made that up. I have no idea what Kleinheider’s middle name is. I imagine it’s Charles or Craig or Christopher. I secretly hope it’s Carlos and that there’s a huge scandal when it turns out that he himself is an illegal immigrant from Mexico taking blogging jobs that should have gone to real Americans. I guess Carlos Kleinheider would be a weird mix, but no weirder than Carlos O’Kelly and that dude’s got himself some restaurant.
**Thanks to our Wayward Boy Scout for the heads-up.