One reason we absolutely have to stop this not-so-subtle attempt to purge Mexicans from our city: if our Spanish-speaking neighbors leave, most likely we will lose Telemundo. And if we lose Telemundo, we lose Muy Buenos Dias.
I get up at 4:45 every moring, and I need evermore assistance to get the blood flowing. And with some things in life, the language barrier just doesn’t matter.
Lately, I wake up, get a cup of coffee, let Lelan Statom tell me the weather, then flip the channel and take a little time to learn what’s hot in spanish-language music.
If you are up at 5 in the morning, I highly recommend the show.
Speaking of me being a sexist pig, here’s where I reveal a secret that will definitely make you think less of me. There’s been one thing that has been bothering me about this whole Miss USA, Carrie Prejean dustup (besides the fact that it reminds me that Perez Hilton got famous with no discernable talent).
It bothers me greatly that the producers of these pageants feel it neccessary to interject “issues” and other things of importance into what is essentially an entertainment show focusing on female beauty. I’m speaking only as a “consumer” here.
I love and prefer the company of women who are smart and knowledgeable. I also am not ashamed to admit that I appreciate female beauty. I am extremely lucky that the woman I married 22 years ago is both highly intelligent and beautiful.
But, as a man, my mind just won’t let me concentrate on both at the same time.
Apparently, I’m not alone. According to an article in the NY Times about Miss America’s decline (from 2005):
Broadcasters show data proving that the talent show and the interviews, the pageant’s answers to feminist criticism, were the least popular portions of the pageant, while the swimsuit part still had the power to bring viewers back from the kitchen.
Sorry. I know many women get very upset with the compartmentalization that occurs in the male mind, but I really was born this way.
Granted, some of it is just about context. When I’m watching basketball, I would be highly upset if someone stuck a microphone in Lebron James’ face and asked him his opinion on TARP right after a slam dunk. Not that I wouldn’t want to know his opinion, just not at that moment.
But anyway, back to important matters. Politicians of Nashville, consider yourselves put on notice. If your actions result in Telemundo being pulled from the air in our city (meaning no more Muy Buenos Dias), I will support your opponents, regardless of party.
Some things are far more important than politics.