WHEC: As reports continue nationwide, “creepy clown” hysteria has moved into New York State.
According to CNY Central, a 10-year-old boy spotted three people dressed as clowns in Syracuse. The child told our affiliate the clowns started walking toward him and he ran away. However, after a search, police did not find anyone dressed as a clown.
Police said the actions of the clowns could count as harassment loitering.
Senator Charles W. Tobey was a devout, prudish Baptist from New Hampshire. He loved playing the piano while singing hymns to his friends and admirers. In 1951, he was a member of the Kefauver Congressional Committee investigating organized crime in America. Virginia Hill was a beautiful Mob “playgirl” who was subpoenaed to testify. Tobey wanted to know why she “kept getting all these expensive presents and large sums of money?”
Senator Tobey: “Young lady, what makes you the favorite of the mob?”
Ms. Hill: “Senator, I’m the best goddamned cocksucker in the world.”
Sally Ride was a lesbian who lived in a 27-year, committed, monogamous relationship with Dr. Tam O’Shaughnessy. You probably don’t have that immediate image of a gay person, right? When you think of someone who’s gay, you imagine a painted, wild screamer with pink flamingo feathers in his hair and purple butt cheeks, dancing in the San Francisco Gay Pride parade.
But stereotypes are short cuts to ignorance. They’re like visual clichés – no thought involved.
I have a problem with stereotyping too. Whenever I see a nun, my blood pressure shoots into a negative abyss. Slowly, I give her the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she was just kidnapped as a child and forced into a convent.
I read somewhere about a guy who would HATE for his daughter to use Sally Ride for a role model. Don’t worry about it, buddy. First of all, you’d have little to say about it anyway. More important, Ride was chosen from 8,000 applicants to be a NASA astronaut. Something tells me any kid of yours wouldn’t even be allowed to load the rocket with Tang.