Friday, February 16, 2007

At Least They're Honestly Evil

You know they think things, really despicable things, and they're thinking them all the time, but these days it's sometimes hard to identify exactly who the pernicious people are. I'm not so sure "Political Correctness" has corrected anything as much as made it difficult to spot the Neanderthals. But here are two folks that have made that a bit easier:

1 The NY Times has a story entitled "A School District with Low Taxes and No Schools". It's about some rich folks in suburban Phoenix (which I know is a redundancy) who formed a new school district in yet another new suburb with the idea of never building a school in it, thus never having any costs/taxes. The plan is to just send the few kids the mostly older rich people have to surrounding schools.

The leader of the idea, a Mr. Flynn, is paraphrased in the lede paragraph saying he "loves public education". Well, Mr. Flynn, I love fast cars, trips to Europe and the occasional bottle of Bordeaux, but most times I have to pay for 'em. I might even feel a bit guilty if I didn't have to. Good thing you don't have that "guilt" concept gnawing on ya or anything.

Phoenix is the anti-Burque. Let's keep it that way as much as we humanly can.

2. Proving he would be right at home in any 7th grade Boys' locker room in Planet America, ex-NBA point guard Tim Hardaway (product of UTEP, btw) said (as you probably already know) the following about hypothetically having a teammate who made it public he was gay :

"First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team, and second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that is right. I don't think he should be in the locker room while we are in the locker room...You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people... I'm homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States."

"Something has to give. If you have 12 other ballplayers in your locker room that's upset and can't concentrate and always worried about him in the locker room or on the court or whatever, it's going to be hard for your teammates to win and accept him as a teammate."

Hardaway is being ostracized by the NBA, with whom he is still affiliated, but the sad fact is his opinion is still widely shared not only by 7th Grade boys with sexual ambiguity issues, but also 20, 30, 40, 50 & 60 year-old men with sexual ambiguity issues. Mr. Hardaway, I know I HATE IT whenever I get confused about my sexual orientation and these darn outed gay people just make it even harder. How dare they confuse me? How dare they exist?

I know, Mr. Hardaway, it just about makes your small mind explode...but consider this. What about all those gay teammates you showered with all those years who YOU DIDN'T KNOW WERE GAY? Roll that around for a few restless nights. Sweet dreams.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

It took me a second to get your title until I started reading other blogs that also contained Hardaway's supposed apology.
His statements opened the doors to many awful, hateful comments and many are saying they are "grateful" for his level of "honesty" versus the glad-sacking gloss-over that usually happens whan anyone in sports talks about homosexuality.
Gimme a break!

And that deal in Phoenix? Some "rich" people are rich because they keep their money to themselves.
I had the choice between going back to Az. or moving to NM.
I'm so glad I chose the latter.

I think it's really funny that my word verification is frizooo
Coincidence? I think not.