My, my, a couple of Minnesota natives have opened their yaps in rather unimpressive fashion in the last week. Let's start with Prince:
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian's Film&Music, Prince said: "It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." When asked about the fate of those unhappy with having no choice, he replied: "There are people who are unhappy with everything. There's a dark side to everything."
Well, not everyone wears a burqa. Notably, of course, men such as Prince. Perhaps the full interview will give us more context when it is released on Friday, but I'm going to bet that it won't matter. Talk about engaging your mouth before your brain.
Our second player today is one David Carr, now living in New Jersey and writing for the New York Times. You know, scrawny former crackheads say the darnedest things(video at the link):
New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the "smart states."
David Carr: "If it's Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that's the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?"
That sort of coastal elitism pisses off a lot of people in flyover country, but really they should just point and laugh. Maher and Carr are just showing their ignorance and prejudices and it's painfully obvious to everyone except them and their fans. We should be thankful that they live on the East Coast. I mean, would you want one of those intolerant assholes as your neighbor?