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January 20, 2001 11:02 PM   Subscribe

Doesn't anyone in this country know what condoms are for anymore? For crying out loud. (Yet Another Unexpected Baby...)
posted by Steven Den Beste (9 comments total)

 
What I find most bizarre about this is that Mayor Willie has been legally separated from his wife for 20 years and yet they apparently have no intention of divorcing. I can't imagine that his constituents care very much, but what sort of advantages does this arrangement have for them?
posted by MrBaliHai at 8:18 AM on January 21, 2001


Condoms make boffo water balloons.
posted by rodii at 8:54 AM on January 21, 2001


Could have something to do with his complicated and secretive financial dealings, including something named "The Willie Brown IRA".
posted by dhartung at 9:29 AM on January 21, 2001


Could have something to do with his complicated and secretive financial dealings

Interesting, I'm sure his wife must benefit from this arrangement as well or else she'd be hauling him into court for a big, fat settlement.

From the original post: Brown said. "She's a great friend."

Boy, I'll say.
posted by MrBaliHai at 11:41 AM on January 21, 2001


I know he's separated so it's really not that big of an issue but I really like the way he's honest about it. What he said about his career not being an issue was also very cool.

You make a good point, Steven, but condoms don't always work. So maybe we can't blame this one on stupidity. Doubtful though.
posted by crushed at 2:30 PM on January 21, 2001


Explain again to me what was stupid about it?
posted by dhartung at 12:50 AM on January 22, 2001


Dan, I think that anyone who is reasonably well educated who gets surprised by a baby is stupid. Birth control now is cheap, effective and readily available. IMHO no child should be conceived except deliberately and with love.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 5:44 AM on January 22, 2001


IMHO no child should be conceived except deliberately and with love.

But the point is, no method of birth control is 100% effective. Yes, it is possible to be surprised even when she is taking the pill, he is using a condom, and she's not even supposed to be fertile at this time of the month.
posted by daveadams at 9:32 AM on January 22, 2001


What I meant by stupidity was being surprised by a pregnancy after not using any form of birth control. Which, sadly, people are still prone to do.
posted by crushed at 3:23 PM on January 22, 2001


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