|April 14, 2016
Clint Eastwood's advice in "Dirty Harry" that
opinions, like certain body parts, are best kept to
New York mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic front-runner
criticized for something said at a charity dinner.
Hillary was thanking Bill for his belated endorsement of her
campaign, saying "it took you long enough",
to which de Blasio responded "Sorry Hillary, I was
running on C.P. time". The phrase "colored
people time" is a reference to the fact that
African-Americans are notoriously late for appointments.
Blasio should have known that the African American
community lies in wait for the next opportunity to be
offended. Being offended is a rush better than drugs, giving
empowerment to take immediate charge of the situation. The
time had arrived, and everyone else was going to be at a big
Let's all just take a moment and
lighten up, ok? Hey, another opportunity to be offended, "lighten
has nothing to do with color. Coming from Minnesota,
nobody laughs louder at "Ole and Lena" jokes than
Norwegians and Swedes. Newfoundlanders, like my wife, take
the good natured remarks about how they are "a half
hour late to everything" in stride because, well, they
are a half hour late to everything.
from now, when my wife passes away at the age of 113 while
mountain biking, the obituary will say that the funeral will
be at 10 AM, that's 10:30 Newfoundland.
A year or
two ago, I had lunch with an old friend. When the waiter
came over to our table, my friend said, "separate
checks please, we're going dutch". Well I was
outraged, I didn't say anything, but suddenly I was offended
on behalf of all those fine people of Holland, whose only
fault is a reputation for thriftiness.
indeed, and I was looking forward to a free meal. Besides, I
bought last time.
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