Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Commemorating Stonewall, Texas Style

Texas commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in unique Texas style: By raiding a gay bar and roughing up the patrons.

There is a very old story about an airline flight arriving in Dallas from JFK; one of the passengers asked a stewardess if Dallas was an hour behind New York City. The stewardess responded that Dallas was 20 years behind New York City.

More like 40 years, it seems.

5 comments:

Ruckus said...

Supposed to be Mark Twain
"When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always twenty years behind the times."

Some things never change

Anonymous said...

Kinda makes your post about the Texas judge's ruling about Standford even more notable.

Eck! said...

Having spent a few weeks in FT Dirt during the mid 70s what they did was pretty typical. Also that they're still
doing it is unfortunately also typical.
While there I kept my head down and checked 6 often.

The FT Dirt fuzz have nothing to be proud of, ever.

Not a good thing, much bad.

Eck!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Dallas/Ft. Worth's proximity to Oklahoma makes the region a hotbed of ignorance, racism and hatred.
Having lived in San Antonio for more than 40 years as an out lesbian, I can say with certainty that not all regions of Texas (a huge state) are as intolerant.
At this year's Pride Parade, the mayor will be the grand marshal. The chief of police has designated police liasons to the gay community and we enjoy a cordial relationship with most cops. We have more than 25 gay bars here and one never hears of police raids.
So, please, stop lumping all of Texas together in one horrible chunk. It's inaccurate and often insulting.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

I had a relative who lived in east Texas for a number of years. After he moved, I was passing through the state. I called him and asked what was the best thing to see in Texas.

His answer: "The state line."