Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Times continues an ugly misquote

"When a woman once told Winston Churchill he was drunk, he is said to have replied: “And you, madam, are ugly. But I shall be sober tomorrow, whereas you will still be ugly.”

So the Times says (and I've seen this attribution before), but I've seen the movie (and it's an old movie) in which W.C. Fields says, "...But I'll be sober in the morning and you'll be ugly the rest of your life."

This is just why I have a blog. The Times makes it too hard to respond to most articles and it's so frustrating. But now I can express myself whether they like it or not! Thank you, blogspot!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Simple Equality

A week or so ago I went to a beautiful wedding in San Francisco. Two of my very best friends, both men (or brooms as they referred to themselves), exchanged rings in a simple backyard in Novato, with about 50 friends gathered around. There was music and poetry, wedding cake, flowers, eggshells filled with confetti (brought from Mexico), tears of happiness and lots of laughter. What a wonderful occasion and how inestimably creepy it is to try to stop such moments. Propositon 8 would do that, deny the right to marriage to two people of the same gender. I'm hoping No to Prop 8 will win the day; any other conclusion would be too cruel and unfair. So, America or Amerika--which will it be? Fingers crossed.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Times on Mexican drug killings

A story today again about the drug killings in Mexico and their effect on children says this is happening "throughout Mexico" but reports on horrible incidents in Tiajuana only (and refers to the state of Chihuahua having the most killings). Why do they do this? Why do they hate Mexico? Gosh, I live in Mexico and I can tell you it's a big big country. The crime rate at the border does not hold true in the interior, at least not in the mountains of Guanajuato. It's as if killings in Detroit were reported in a Mexican paper as indicating the violence level throughout the US. Please New York Times, give us a break!