Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sometimes Perez Stimulates My Mind

Today, that crazy-haired blogger, a seriously addictive guilty pleasure of mine, posted this OPED by Harvey Fierstein published in The New York Times. In it Mr. Harvey points out how selective our country's intolerance of hate speech can be, and I have to say I agree with him.

It usually takes a lot for me to be offended by something that someone says. Actually, I can't think of anything that would personally offend me- I guess I just haven't come across it. Stuff has upset me, but not offended.

But I have noticed that lately, like Mr. Harvey so eloquently stated, it's still okay to call someone a "faggot" and a "lard ass," but you might want to steer clear of calling someone a "nappy-headed ho" or imply that certain dark-skinned human are, in fact, "niggers."

Keep in mind, though, that "nigga," "niggah" and "niggaz" is still ok, but only if you're black. No, really. Snoop Dog said so. Plus it's in the Colored Folk Handbook. Didn't you get your copy at the local liquor store/cash checking place?

You might want to pick one up before the PC police comes for you.

*smooches...droppin' the N-word like it's my JOB*
life in the circus ain't easy
but the folks on the outside don't know
the tent goes up and the tent comes down
and all that they see is the show
and the ladies on the horses look so pretty
and the lions are lookin real mad
and some of the clowns are happy
and some of the clowns are sad