Wednesday, July 18, 2007


"I believe that Bernard, yes--he’s a faggot if he thinks that I am not Hispanic."
“I would never knowingly say or do anything to hurt the GLBT community — a community that I have worked hard for and supported my entire career. In the Spanish I grew up speaking, the term means simply ‘gay,’ not positive or negative. It has been brought to my attention that the word also has a hurtful or derogatory connotation, which was never my intent. If I offended anybody, I’m sorry.”
(All the above are quotes right from Richardson's mouth.)
Oh? I googled for a translation of "faggot" in Spanish. Pages and pages but no clear definition. Lots of talk about it, but not one I read said it meant "gay".
In the English I grew up speaking, the term Hispanic meant someone from Spain. It didn't cover those who spoke variations of Spanish.
And the following is a New Mexico law: "New Mexico: Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public." (Are you listening New Mexicans?)
New Mexico schools are up to par (or up to something):
Recently at McDonald's I ordered a half-dozen Chicken McNuggets. "We don't have them by the half-dozen," said the teen counter-jockey. "You don't?" I questioned. "We only have six, nine, or twelve," he answered. "So I can't order a half dozen McNuggets, but I can order six?" "Yeah." So I ordered six McNuggets, whatcha gonna do?
Bill R. likes tacos and burritos:
If we are what we eat, does that make him easy, fast, and cheap?
Things Bill has accomplished recently: Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., talks about two of his unique accomplishments: negotiating with Saddam Hussein and setting the world record for shaking 13,392 hands. Damn, that's impressive. And Hussein should be proud to have a drink of tequila with him, too.
Couple of questions, Bill ... how and when?
"The governor, whose mother and sister live in Mexico, is the only Hispanic candidate in the presidential race. He said there should be a "tough but fair" system to qualify for legal status, including learning English, passing a background check, and paying fines and back taxes."
And our brilliant Governator wants Social Security to pay women who stay home to take care of their children. From the Social Security fund? Yep. He said so. Out loud, to Wolf Blitzer.
Pardon me, but haven't I been hearing every few years about a coming shortfall in those funds? Doesn't Bill read the newspapers? Or the bills his own political party wants enacted? Even, (shudder) watch TV "news"? Has he forgotten what SS was set up for originally (by a Democrat who wanted the American people to have good things)?
Bill, if you want to pay stay at home moms, have you looked into why all the welfare departments, nation wide, have limited the time welfare moms can stay on welfare? I realize you lack knowledge of things like accounting, economics and cost effectiveness. But still, Bill, you should have someone on your staff who has taken more than an introductory course in these areas.
I have to agree that Mexican citizens seem to always feel that mamacita should be subserviant to the man. I think it's called being macho. But, Bill, we don't live in Mexico. Why not get your party to pass an act giving that responsibility to Welfare? Social Security has enough problems without adding a gigantic work load to their plate.
I have deliberately not mentioned anything about his known attitudes toward women and sex. You'll have to click the header to find out about that.


Lin said...

Where did you ever find a cat who looks so much like Bill Richardson? You're simply amazing!

Catmoves said...

Rowrlll, lin. Thought you might catch that.