Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Remember the infrastructure?

How quickly they forget.

Two months, two gleaming examples of our “crumbling infrastructure” (I use quotes because the I don’t buy the gloom and doom bs): An underground pipe in NYC explodes and a bridge falls in Minneapolis.

Apparently the message sent in NYC has not resonated with its city council. At least not all of it:

The New York City Council, which drew national headlines when it passed a symbolic citywide ban earlier this year on the use of the so-called n-word, has turned its linguistic (and legislative) lance toward a different slur: bitch.

I wonder if the ban will apply to the Westminster Dog Show. I can see it now, “Check out the shiny coat on that bitch.” “That bitch has a great set of legs.” “There’s nothing like watching a graceful bitch prance across the floor.” “He has to keep that bitch on a tighter leash.” “That bitch is getting out of line.” “Stop barking at me bitch.”

The term is hateful and deeply sexist, said Councilwoman Darlene Mealy of Brooklyn, who has introduced a measure against the word, saying it creates “a paradigm of shame and indignity” for all women.

“A paradigm of shame and indignity”…Good Lord. Darlene Mealy (Mouth) must have played basketball for Rutgers. She puts as much power into the word “bitch” as the nappy headed hos did Don Imus’ comments last spring.

Ms. Mealy(Mouth) acknowledged that the measure was unenforceable, but she argued that it would carry symbolic power against the pejorative uses of the word.

Unenforceable? Of course it’s unenforceable, because it’s unconstitutional, you moron.

Was Mealy(Mouth) so distressed by the freewheeling use of the word “bitch” she decided to run for a seat on the NYC city council for the purpose of passing a symbolic ban on the word?

What a bitch.

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