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June 11, 2004 5:27 AM   Subscribe

The latest affront in a war of good vs. evil.
posted by lazywhinerkid (7 comments total)

 
I'm sure Mayor Curley will have something to say about this, but as a Bostonian-at-heart I struggle with a bit of an inferiority complex with regards to NYC. The question though, is how much of it is self-inflicted vs. inflicted by the a-holes from New York who pull stunts like this. On a slightly different tack, shouldn't the Democrats at least *attempt* to show some kind of unity? Meh.
posted by lazywhinerkid at 5:54 AM on June 11, 2004


Lucky, Boston's reprisal has already begun. While standing in the men's room at Fenway last night, I heard a most scandalous rumor that one Derek Jeter has performed sexual favors for fellow teammate Alex Rodriguez.

Were this true, there shall be a good amount of egg (in addition to other fluids) on the face of many a Yankee tonight!

And if that doesn't work, the three-point-two million "Yankees Suck" T-shirts that are normally on sale outside of Fenway Park would make nice gifts to help smooth things over with the New York Dems.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:30 AM on June 11, 2004


Lucky, Boston's reprisal has already begun. While standing in the men's room at Fenway last night, I heard a most scandalous rumor that one Derek Jeter has performed sexual favors for fellow teammate Alex Rodriguez.

Heh. As soon as I get all pissed at the New York Dems, someone is thankfully on hand to remind me what a city of knuckleheads I live in.
posted by jalexei at 7:08 AM on June 11, 2004


I'm rather confused. It's 2004, right? And this south Boston place, it was white racist in the past, right? And now, African Americans from New York say they won't party there?

Um, I woulda thought that everyone having a good time, regardless of race, in such a place, was a GOOD thing. Maybe I am just too much of an idealist and romantic.
posted by Goofyy at 7:59 AM on June 11, 2004


Is the neighborhood really integrated now? That's the whole point. And call us assholes if you like--we don't care.

We all remember the terrible shit that went on re: busing back in the 70s. It was big and constant frontpage news here in NYC back then. (Boston was more famous for that than for Zoom, at least to my elementary school mind back then)
posted by amberglow at 9:54 AM on June 11, 2004


But does publicity regarding racism mean that that place is actually more racist or does it just mean that the racism was more widely known? 'Cause let's face it, there are plenty of racists wherever you go.

Would the NY Democrats have had the same reaction if the convention was in, say, Montgomery, AL? I say they're just taking the piss seeing as how the convention is in Boston.

(p.s. Amberglow: I just just missed the Amsterdam meetup . . . Miguel is a good buddy of mine outside the MeFi realm!)
posted by lazywhinerkid at 11:01 AM on June 11, 2004


Busing in Boston: Looking Back at the History and Legacy from Harvard's Grad School of Education.

and Has Boston shed its racist reputation?

next time, lazy : >
posted by amberglow at 3:58 PM on June 11, 2004


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