The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 June 2004

The girl with the thorn in her side

Why Michele isn't throwing away her Smiths recordings:

You can make all the arguments you want about supporting anti-Bush or anti-America musicians and artists monetarily. I don't care. I prefer to live life enjoying those things that bring me pleasure, even if it means that Morrissey or the Beastie Boys or Johnny Depp gets a couple of bucks out of my paycheck. If I were to toss out every album and/or cd of every musician that behaves like a jerk or says stupendously stupid things, I'd be left with barely anything to listen to or watch.

Amen to that. Dixie Chicks, anyone?

(Update, 4:25 pm: More specificity in the opening.)

Posted at 4:22 PM to Political Science Fiction

should tell you something when all the people with a brain hate bush...

but I wont say what it is.

Posted by: bruce at 6:40 PM on 8 June 2004

Why not. Never stopped you before.

Posted by: Vickie at 7:23 PM on 8 June 2004

"with a brain"....hhmmm even microcephalic idiots have brains..go sup on that mr liberal!

Posted by: paulsmos at 6:57 AM on 9 June 2004

So entertainers are the brainy ones? I doubt it, but if so, is greater intelligence an indication of moral superiority?

bruce, you'll never convince anyone with reflexive anti-bushism or insults. You're better than that, aren't you?

Posted by: Dan at 11:36 AM on 9 June 2004

Oh wow -- that's why I don't hate Bush -- I don't have a brain! Thank you, bruce, for opening my eyes! (Through which you can see all the way to the back of my school, because I don't have a brain!)

Actually, it tells you something when so many of the people who hate Bush are also jerks of the first order. You know, back in the good old Hate Republican Presidents days, Reagan and Bush Sr. haters were often funny and even sometimes intelligent in their hatred. Now they are just crass and -- quite frankly, rather boring. How many times can you hear or read someone screaming "you're stupid! Stupid! Stupid stupe stupy-stupe fathead nobrain poopyhead STUPID person-who-doesn't-hate-Bush" (notice how you don't even have to like or love Bush to be labelled anencephalic; you merely have to be known as someone who doesn't hate him) before you just fall asleep out of sheer boredom?

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 10:39 PM on 9 June 2004

That should be "all the way to the back of my skull." Now, I don't know why I conflated "school" with "skull." Or maybe I do. School, Yale, skulls... Skull and Bones! Aha! I blame indoctrination by the Secret Cult of Dubya Worshippers™.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 10:42 PM on 9 June 2004

all the people with a brain

They do appear to have about one whole brain among them.

Whereas those of us who each have an entire brain all our own, support Bush.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:52 AM on 10 June 2004

I won't throw away albums from anti-Bush musicians, but I *do* keep their views in mind when I buy new stuff.

Most of the musicians I listen to may dislike Bush, but they keep those thoughts to themself. I can live with that.

Posted by: timekeeper at 10:12 PM on 10 June 2004