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Sour Grapes Awards

Is it too early yet to start a round-up of sour grapes remarks from the past

few days? Jimmy Breslin must surely be up there:

“He [i.e. Ronald Reagan] proudly hurt the boroughs of this city [i.e. New

York] more than anyone before or after him. If you live in Brooklyn, the

record shows that Ronald Reagan hated children. The city and state had to

raise taxes to make up for money lost because of Reagan’s great conservative


(More here .)

However, I hear that gay activist Larry Kramer is going for the gold with a

piece due out in the next issue of The Advocate. Samples:

“The man who murdered more gay people than anyone in the entire history of

the world is dead … More people than Hitler even. In all the tributes to

his passing, as I write this two days after his death, not one that I have

seen has mentioned this. The hateful New York Times (‘all the news that’s

fit to print’) of course said nothing about this. We still are not fit to

write about with total honesty in their pages. Not really. Just as we were

not fit for Ronald Reagan to talk about us. What kind of president is that.”

More on Kramer’s comments here.


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